Saturday, May 23, 2015

Operation Write Home Annual Memorial Day Blog Hop: FINISH STRONG!

Welcome to my stop on the annual OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop! The challenge for this fabulous hop is to make a card using red, white and blue. I used OWH Sketch #169 as a guide:



My Favorite Things Pure Innocence "Aim High" clear stamp set
Pebbles "Americana" 6x6 paper pad
Copic Sketch Markers
Glossy Accents
 
OWH is winding down its mission because, thankfully, so many of our troops have returned home.  OWH will no longer accept cards after August 1,  2015.  It's a bittersweet time for OWH volunteers  but we aim to finish strong for our heroes! Congratulations to our leader, Sandy Allnock, for establishing and building a successful nonprofit organization that has provided over three million cards enabling our deployed troops to stay in touch with their loved ones.

 I hope you have lots of fun on this hop and that we all take away even more happy memories of our work with Operation Write Home! Here's a link back to the beginning so you can continue hopping:

http://wp.me/p2kUr6-5bB

Sherry
Memorial Day Weekend 2015


MelonHeadz Illustrating



38 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Nice, nice card. Sherry. Darling image and love those papers. Great layout also. Enjoy your weekend.

Diane said...

Hi Sherry! I always love your cards- and I love that I usually have the same stamps as you- so I really get inspired! I love your paper piecing! Have a wonderful weekend!

Karen Wyngaard said...

Great mixing of patterns on this card. TFS!

Nancy said...

Such a sweet card! I love all the patterns together. Not an easy task and your card is perfect!

Tanya Boser said...

What a sweet little girl! Great coloring and paper piecing!

April Story said...

Such a sweet image. Love the use of patterned paper. April

Donna Nuce said...

This is such a sweet image for a hero to send home! Love that darling patterned paper you used. Hope you have a great day!

Paula S. said...

Another amazing paper pieced card by you Sherry. You are truly among the best at this technique. It's not easy to choose just the right patterns to mix-n-match but you always nail it. I am so happy to have 'met' you through OWH and appreciate the kindness you've shown me over the years. Thank you.

Trish said...

Those are perfect patterned papers, love how it all came together.

Bunny said...

I love all the different papers.

Carol L said...

Wishing you a happy Memorial Day weekend as the OWH drawdown continues with all of the fun cards on this hop! Love your paper piecing on this darling PI image! I hope to see you around blogland in the future :)

sherry varga said...

I love the little girl and her red hair. The kite is awesome too. Card card Sherry. So glad I got to know you through OWH.

Tammy said...

This is so cute Sherry! I love that image and her cute paper pieced dress!
Tammy x

Carolyn said...

Cute card! Reminds me of the dresses my mom used to make for me in the 70s.

Linda said...

Adorable paper piecing! WTG!!!

Lee Mae said...

This card is so cute! Love, love the paper pieced dress. The times I've paper pieced something I always think of you and your adorable PI images. I also love how you put the circle into the rectangle portion of the sketch. Have a great weekend!

Pauladawn Owen said...

What a sweet little girl, very cute card.

Sandy Allnock said...

Awww she's so sweet! Awesome piecing job - and a great sketch to use, and allowing her kite to pop out of the circle like that :)

Lisa D said...

I'm so jealous of your paper piecing and Copic skills! Amazing card!

Lori Kobular said...

Love how you paper pieced her adorable dress and she is such a cutie pie! Great card!

Cindy O said...

Love her plaid dress with the red shoes, gingham kite and flower print background! Such a cute redhead!

Sybrina K said...

Sherry,

What a sweet card! Love your little girl and her adorable dress. :)

In case I never told you, yours was one of the first blogs I ever started following. You've been such an inspiration. I, too, hope we stay in touch. And, thanks for all you've done for OWH.

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

What a cool card, Sherry! Love the paper piecing on the dress especially. Thanks for your lovely comment on my post, too! ~ Andrea

heather said...

Beautifully colored and paper pieced card. the fun tied ribbon treatment is the perfect finishing touch - so sweet

Dr. Ivy said...

I love your sweet card. MFT images are so cute and you did a wonderful job coloring and paper piecing the image.have a great weekend.

Beth L. said...

Beautiful card! You always do such a gorgeous job with your paper piecing.

Dixie Cochran said...

Sherry, we've come a long way, haven't we? Your cards are always lovely. Your attention to all the details, big and small, make them winners in my book.

Michele Smith said...

She is so sweet! Love the papers and the little sentiment. Thanks for sharing

Kathy S said...

Great paper piecing. This is time consuming but well worth the effort. Thanks for all you do for OWH.

Robin Hoff said...

I love, love, love this card! The design, the mix of patterns, everything about it is awesome
thanks for sharing

Velda said...

Great card, Sherry. I have that little girl stamp and need to try paper piecing, since I'm not good at coloring.

Kristie said...

I just love everything about your card. Your paper piecing is simply perfect and how clever to have the kite outside of the circle. It's very obvious you put lots of love into this card. Thanks for your continued support to OWH.

Patricia Hays said...

Sherry, you always do a super job with the PI images and this card is no exception. I love how you've paper pieced the dress and the kite. Making the girl a redhead is an extra cute additional nod to the patriotic color scheme.
I'm glad to have gotten to know you through OWH. Let me know if you're ever going to be down my way! :)

Anonymous said...

Sweet, sweet card. Love the paper piecing with the darling printed papers, and the layout, especially all the details including the peek of gray offset behind the circle.

Gina said...

Very cute! i like how you've blended different patterns and made it work!

Debbie Caldwell said...

you are a magician when it comes to paper piecing and making cards, they are always so neat. I just love all the detail in this card. I hope we stay in touch long after OWH is a memory.

WhoMom said...

Wonderful paper piecing. The colors all blend so nicely.

Sue D said...

Very cute. I like the paper piecing.