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Saturday, May 25, 2013

OWH Memorial Day Bloghop


 
Welcome!  Thank you for joining in on the Annual Memorial Day Bloghop with Operation Write Home!  It is my honor today to thank the families of our nation's fallen heroes and remember the many lives that have been given to ensure freedom not only in America but around the world.


My card features the Doodle Pantry Patriotic Eagle set, pre-colored version used here, including the background paper.  I accented the eye with Glossy Accents and used black card stock and a regular whole punch and Glossy Accents for the faux brads.
 
The sketch I used, very loosely I admit, was #74.  I obviously flipped it horizontally and changed the circle to a square because it seemed to fit my image better.

 
Thank you for hopping by and I hope that you enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend - and do something special to honor our fallen heroes.


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116 comments:

  1. Such a majestic Eagle! This makes a perfect Any Hero card and I suspect a male hero would like to write a thank you note to someone on it too since it's quite masculine. Nice job Lisa! I am sorry about the post mishap but glad you shared your link on FB so I could stop by an say hello. :)

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    1. Thank you Paula! I can always count on you for words of encouragement, thanks for that. I think this card is pretty masculine too and will probably put it in my OWH box for a guy to use. However, the other patterned paper that comes with this set is a beautiful blue color that I think will be more cheerful for Any Hero cards.

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  2. I love this image-I've never checked out this stamp company before--I will now! Your card is perfect and your coloring equally perfect!

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  3. Your coloring on the eagle is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I love your card and the eagle image. It is fun to read comments and realize they didn't read your description but I already know how you feel about coloring! :) It's always interesting to see how a sketch gives a starting point and how it ends up.

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    1. I know, it's funny isn't it? And I always make sure to mention that when the image is pre-colored, too. I knew what image I wanted to use but really struggled with finding a sketch for some strange reason. Thanks for saying 'hi!'

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  5. I too love the Eagle image and I love how you did your faux brads. Very Nice Card!

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  6. I love that you added glossy accents to the eye of the eagle. It just gave it that extra pop. Great card!

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  7. What a wonderful image, the glossy effect on the eye is the perfect touch ! I've never heard of that company so I will look into it. Thanks for the inspiration and for making cards for our heroes !

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  8. I love how you made your card. Love the glossy look on the eye of the eagle too. Awesome work.

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  9. like the glossy on the eye
    great card

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  10. What a great eagle image, I love that you can get it pre-colored, and using the Glossy Accents was a great idea. Great job on the card.

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  11. Great coloring and I love your choice of patterned paper... beautiful.
    Kristine V. of Checkerberrylane

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  12. love the sneaky use of glossy accents!! great idea!

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  13. What a cool way to make fake brads! I also love the eagle image. Well done!
    I'm being contrary and hopping from the bottom to the top, so you're my first blog of the evening.
    I just signed up for a Google account so I can comment now on blogs...so you're also my first comment - aren't you honored?
    :-)

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    1. I am Elsie! Did you get your ATG Tape?

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  14. Love the faux brads idea! I'll have to remember that one! The card is wonderful!

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  15. Stunning card!! LOVE the Eagle!!

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  16. your eagle card is just beautiful! my dad always had a fondness for eagles and he would find them everywhere. he served in the army way back in the day. he's been gone for many years now, so your card has brought back many lovely memories for me. thank you! :)

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  17. Your background looks so feathery -- perfect to go with the eagle. Love the idea of gloss on the eye.

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  18. Super card...love that paper with the image!!! You rocked the accents!

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  19. Great job, Lisa! Striking eagle and the DP is perfect. Looking forward to PA next spring!

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  20. Love your card, especially the glossy accents tricks! It's exactly what I need because I never have that brad color I want!

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  21. Hi Lisa, I love your card. Your background paper is very cool. Your blog is adorable too by the way. Thank you for always leaving me kind comments on my cards also. You're a sweety.

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  22. The eagle is an extremely powerful visual. You have done a fabulous job. Stunning card!

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  23. What a beautiful card. I love the eagle image.

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  24. The background paper correlates beautifully with the regal eagle.

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  25. Gorgeous eagle image and I love the beautiful paper!

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  26. Lisa... this is awesome. I love all the details in your card. thanks for sharing. Pam

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  27. Fabulous card. Loe the eagle image. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Great job using the Glossy Accents in two different ways. The brads look so real. Love the background paper too.

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  29. Lisa, you showcased that eagle perfectly! A perfect card!

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  30. What a wonderful card...that eagle is perfectly colored!

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  31. Well that is the beauty of a sketch start some where and well who knows where you will land! So your card came good and your eagle landed! Great idea to get something pre-colored, must give that a try.

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  32. I love the image...so appropriate for the occasion. I also love ideas for masculine cards! Thanks for supporting our heroes!

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  33. Beautiful card. The coloring you did on your eagle is great!

    Cheri - John 3:16
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  34. Nice card love the faux brad great idea.

    reflections:0)

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  35. Great choice of dp, coordinates well with the eagle!

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  36. What a wonderful card - that eagle is so majestic! Love the papers and color choices you made for this, and your composition really allows the eagle to shine. Thank you for sharing this patriotic card & for your support of our heroes and OWH.

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  37. Great card. It is perfect. I love the eagle. Thanks for being apart of the hop.

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  38. Your card is a wonderful tribute to our Heros. I like how you flipped the sketch and used the many layers. The background is a great compliment to your eagle. Thanks for the inspiration and for being part of the OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop!

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  39. Pre colored? Love it ! Such a beautiful card! TFS

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  40. A beautiful take on the sentiments. Love the idea of the whole kit thing. Thanks for the link to Doodle Pantry. I'm headed there to shop.

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  41. Gorgeous card- the eagle is so majestic! TFS!

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  42. Love the idea of a pre-colored image with matching pre-colored papers. Wonderful masculine card.

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  43. An eagle is always a good choice! Nice card.

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  44. Great card and great way to end this hop!

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  45. I love it! Your coloring is so good!

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  46. What a great ending to a wonderfully inspirational hop. I love the soft blue around the eagle. Thanks for joining us.

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  47. Great job on the coloring. You found a perfect background paper too.

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  48. Great job on the coloring :) Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda
    http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  49. Lisa I love this card! The paper is nice and manly. Thanks for telling us where you got the digi AND that it was pre colored, I can't color worth a darn!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  50. Wow great card. The eagle is so majestic. I love the paper in the background. You have amazing talent thank you for sharing and supporting OWH

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  51. I like how the patterned paper somewhat resembles feathers. It coordinates nicely with that wonderful eagle image!
    Thanks for sharing the source for the eagle image, too.

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  52. Nice Card!
    Really like how the glossy accents really make the eye pop!
    Paper pattern choice is great and looks like feathers.

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  53. This is amazing! Wonderful job with the eagle….he looks so stunning!

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  54. Wow... this image is so striking and you put it on very nice layout and the sentiment. Thank you for sharing every information on something new and supporting OWH.

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  55. That is a great card, anyone would love to receive it, whether a hero or just a regular person.

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  56. Fabulous coloring of the image. Wonderful card. TFS

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  57. That eagle is very impressive. Looks great with that background paper. TFS.

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  58. Hey a sketch is a starting point, right?! This card come together just right. That eagle is def. a winner! Thanks for your support of OWH and our Heroes. I made it through the entire hop and my brain is overflowing with ideas and information. But I'll have to check out that eagle, I really like him. Hope that you're having a Happy Memorial Day weekend.
    R/

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  59. Hi Lisa! Doodle Pantry has some great digis and you picked one of the best. The sketch really showcases the eagle! Thanks for your support of OWH. You might be last on the list but certainly one of the best!

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  60. That is a fantastic card!
    You did a great job coloring the image and your choice of coordinating paper is spot on!
    Very nice!

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  61. love this card and eagle image

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  62. Great card! love the eagle image!

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  63. I absolutely LOVE your card!!!

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  64. Love your coloring on your eagle!!

    shanasewing@yahoo.com

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  65. Love your EAGLE! He is a statement to the strength of our troops! TFS!

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  66. Love the card great background papers.

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  67. The faux brads are such a classy accent. Love your card!

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  68. Very striking card! I love the background paper!

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  69. Grand card - what a perfect end to a great hop!

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  70. Beautiful card, Lisa! Love your paper choice - reminds me of feathers!

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  71. Great digi card! It looks like it was all hand colored and layered. The eagle looks like he's ready to take on the world with those Glossy Accented eyes. They've got so much depth to them. Nice touch with the faux brads, too. You are going to make some hero mighty happy. Thank you for supporting OWH and for participating in the hop. What fun!

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  72. What an amazing card! I love the Eagle with that background paper! Thanks for sharing!

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  73. What a beautiful card! I LOVE the Eagle, your coloring and your DP is a perfect match! TFS!

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  74. Great choice for your focal image, very Patriotic. I like how you put the glossy accents on his eye. Makes it look very realistic.

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  75. Love your eagle and background paper. Some days I think owning a color printer would be nice. :) The glossy accents is perfect on the eagle's eye.

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  76. Great coloring, love how the patterned paper seems like feathers.

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  77. Lisa, how nice to have your majestic eagle finish off the Memorial Day Blog Hop. I love that you embellished your eagle with glossy accents as well as adding the three brads. Really nice coloring on your card! Thank you for sharing your card with us! ~ Marilyn

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  78. Beautiful card - lovely job coloring the eagle! Like the faux brads, too!

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  79. I think using a sketch as a jumping off point and then following what your image dictates is part of what makes sketches so great. All the details you put in with the glossy accents to give the card that extra bit of love. Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop!

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  80. Wonderful card--love this eagle image.

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  81. Doodle Pantry has such wonderful images for patriotic cards. Your card is beautiful! I love to use glossy accents, so you had me at the shine! Thanks for sharing :)

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  82. P.S. LOVE your blog background, too!

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  83. WOW! What a fabulous image! I love how you accented the eyes, what a great detail! :)

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  84. I'm sure you are getting this a lot but .... Woo Hoo! I made it to the end! Love the eagle and the paper you chose to go with it.

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  85. What a glorious image & I don't think a better sketch you could have picked to showcase it!

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  86. Love the "brads" trick! Would have never known

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  87. WOW...beautiful. The eagle is just gorgeous. I love the colors together. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

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  88. Nice job of adapting the sketch to fit this wonderful image with the perfect papers. TFS and being part of the hop.
    Must also say that I love your patriotic blog page too!

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  89. Totally awesome card - the eagle says it all.

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  90. Your eagle card is awesome.

    Hugs,
    M.E.

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  91. Nice eagle! Very pretty card!

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  92. The colors on the eagle and the background paper go so well together. Very nice card!

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  93. This is a great variation to the sketch template. I really like your background that goes well with the eagle. The accent brads add a nice extra to the card.

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  94. Great card to end the bloghop. The eagle just reinforces what this holiday is all about.....Thanking our heros past present and future. Thank you for an inspiring card

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  95. Yippee! Finally figured out my comment bug so I can post and tell you what wonderful coloring I thought you did on that eagle! Thanks so much for the inspiration. :)

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  96. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! As usual ;)

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  97. I like the pattern paper and the coloring on the eagle. You did a great job.

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  98. Beautiful! Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  99. Stunning card.
    It might be after the weekend here in the UK, but I just wanted to support such a good cause.
    "Like the ivy and the wall, together we stand united we fall"

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  100. It's official. Out of all the blogs I've seen this weekend, yours is the most patriotic. Thank you for sharing your lovely card and for supporting OWH.

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  101. Love the eagle and that it comes pre-colored! LOVE the GA accents; SO cool what you did!! TFS and supporting OWH! RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

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  102. Well Lisa, you were last but certainly not the least....I made it!! What a wonderful card! I love your shading on the eagle, the paper is oh so perfect and the 3 little brads are all that is needed to complete this card. Great job!! TFS

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  103. Fabulous card! I love the background paper and how well it coordinates with the eagle image!

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  104. Wow, I finally made it through the entire hop! :) I love the coloring on your card. Thank you for being such a great supporter of OWH! We really appreciate your involvement. ~Dotti H., OWH Board member

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  105. This card is so beautiful. I thought I had commented on it last month because I remember seeing it. The sketch worked perfectly for both accenting the image and the paper.

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