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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop

Thank you for hopping by my blog today!  If you have arrived here from Susan's blog you are on the right path!  If you happened to have just stumbled upon my blog (lucky you!) and you want to enjoy all of the wonderful posts you can click on the link below and it will take you to the very beginning.

This is my very first time to participate in a blog hop and I am very excited!  My blog is only 6 months old and was created so I could join in the fun challenges on the Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps blog.  New challenges are posted every Sunday and Wednesday and a new technique tutorial is posted every Tuesday.

For my card today I decided to stray away from the traditional red/white/blue just to break things up a bit.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE our nations colors but I am pretty far down on the list and assume that you have already seen quite a few patriotic cards today (if not just scroll down a few posts here and you will find several cards with r/w/b and stars!)


For my focal image I used a pre-colored digi from the Sunflower Friends set called  Lil Kitties.  The sentiment I typed in MS Word and just added it to the .png file before I printed it.  The card stock is Stampin' Up! and the designer paper is from a gift pack I received from a Facebook friend just this week. The brads are faux - the technique instructions can be found on an earlier post by clicking here.  The layout is the Stars & Stamps Sketch #59.

Your next stop on the hop is Dolores' blog called The Corner StudioI hope you are having fun and have a blessed Memorial Day Weekend.

May God bless you and the families that are missing their heroes to ensure our safety and freedom.

60 comments:

  1. I think your card is just precious! Love that design and the image is just adorable too. Great card!
    Lynn

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  2. Awww...your card is just too darn cute! And I LOVE the layout.

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  3. Adorable card. Could be used for either an adult or child. Blessings.

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  4. Your card is lovely. I love the little kitty and your great coloring. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  5. such a cute card - love those colors too!

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  6. Nice card, but I have to confess to being drawn off course by your last post with the silhouette of the girl. But I'm back on course now. :)
    TFS,
    Redonna
    rleckie911@gmail.com

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  7. Lisa,
    Love your card and you mission to use the talents He's given you for His glory! Blessings!

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  8. Love the purples! Too cute!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  9. this is adorable! I love that kitty! :)

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  10. So cute! The kitty's bow coordinates perfectly with the designer paper and the card base.

    I totally get where you're coming from about all the repeated red, white and blue stars and stripes things. I had to deviate from that, too. :) Thank you for a refreshing change of pace!

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  11. I love the kitty! Cute card :)

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  12. Meeeeeow! So darned cute! Love the color combo - you're right, we have a ton of red white and blue going on huh :)

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  13. Great card! Thanks for the link to the digi.

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  14. OH, you just can't look at that cat without smiling!

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  15. This card is so cute. I just love that kitty. TFS.

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  16. Fabulous, the cat is cute.

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  17. love the purple bow tie. great card!

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  18. Lisa I LOVE your kitty :) how cute! Happy hopping and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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  19. Awwies! What a cute card. Everyone loves kitties... (hugs)

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  20. Hello Kitty, well just as cute. The colors are great and my purple is one of my favorite colors. Thank you for sharing on the blog hop.

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  21. I agree! This card is very cute and well done!

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  22. Cute card, have a wonderful weekend.

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  23. Cute image. Love his pink nose. The layout is a great one too.

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  24. That is one cute card! Love it!

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  25. Lisa this image is adorable and the way you've placed the strip of patterned paper right down the middle makes it such a strong focal point on the card. Terrific job on this card! Thanks for supporting OWH and hopping this weekend.

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  26. I like the kitty a lot - a very cute card. Thanks for the tip on the faux brads. I will definitely give it a try.

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  27. Love the kitty...so cute. I usually don't care for the darker colors but this rocks!

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  28. What a fun card--and I do love your color combo!

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  29. Great card using that sketch. Love you colors and that cat is so darn cute! TFS!!!

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  30. Wonderful missing you card! Thanks for sharing and joining in the bloghop! Hugs, Karen

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  31. I love purple, and I love kitties. . . therefore, this is the perfect card. :D Thank you so much for sharing! I love it! I hope you have a safe and happy weekend!

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  32. What a delightful card! And I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you!

    This is one hop I look forward to EVERY year and I sincerely appreciate your participation. My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran and it's such a pleasure to honor those men and women serving our country in whatever capacity. Our heartfelt thanks go out to them AND to their families at home. Happy Memorial Day!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  33. I love the purple you chose tro go with that image! Great idea to use a sketch!

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  34. Beautiful card, Lisa. I love those purples - and great use of a sketch!!

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  35. that is such a cute image!
    thanks for sharing

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  36. Awww! I love this kitty! Purple is a great compliment to your coloring. Thanks for being part of the hop!

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  37. Love your card. I'm sure lots of them left kitties at home too.

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  38. What a cute image and cheery card!
    Joanne Travis
    (Sleepy In Seattle)

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  39. Lisa - love your card and thanks for CASEing my card from the hop!
    Doris

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  40. Such a wonderful card! Great colors and layout and I LOVE the tip for the faux brads, I'll definitely be using that idea soon! So cool that you can make matching brads so easily! Thanks!
    Hugs,
    Dee

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  41. fun and cute card.....great job!!;)

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  42. cute card..love the kitty and the layout. The colors are very nice..different.

    http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

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  43. cute crazy kitty and I love the coloring - thanx for the inspiration!
    - SueB of Blondin Blogs
    sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

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  44. Oh, I really love your kitty card :) What a SWEET card for a hero to send home!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your card and supporting OWH!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    and Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog ($50 GIVEAWAY going on NOW!!)
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. Great card!! I love how you used this sketch!!

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  46. Love the image, very nicely done

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  47. So cute! Your colors are very nice. Thanks for the Faux Brads technique instructions.

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  48. This one gave me a giggle. Cute kitty. Lovely laying of color
    Sharon L
    sharon dot lemon @ sbcglobal dot net

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  49. Lisa, your card is adorable. Love the kitty.

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  50. Truly great happy card-great work!

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  51. great card, love the kitty!

    Happy Memorial day!
    Susan

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  52. I love the simple design of this cute card, and that matching bow around the kitty's neck is adorable! Nice job on this!

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  53. Hi Lisa,

    You are such a sweetie! I'd be willing to be that you could also color Hannah's wonderful images...for me coloring so totally relaxation and if it takes me two hours to color...it's fine!!

    I colored that Mermaid image last night and I felt totally relaxing while coloirng away! I've also taken lots of classes and enjoying watching videos on coloring too! I also happen to LOVE creating with Copics and now that I made the big investment, I really want to make it all worthwhile! The rest is all about fun and being creative! I still have lots of learn!

    Thanks so much again for your kind comment!!

    Lis

    PS: Your kitty card is adorable and I'm drawn to it so fast, because of the PURPLE! I love it, as I'm sure you know!!

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