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Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop


Hello Friends.  It’s time for the annual Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop.  This is a special hop as our mission this year is finishing strong because Operation Write Home is closing it’s doors!  I’d love for you to help me get the word out that we need to finish strong.  That means we still need cards, but they must be sent in no later than August 1, 2015.

For your participation in the hop, if you leave a comment on my blog I am giving away a brand new Dylusions Paint jar in Bubblegum Pink!

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So let’s get to a little inspiration.  For my card I broke out my old tools of dry embossing, the light table and stylus.  One thing I had forgotten was you have to reverse the stencil so the image comes out in the right direction.  My first go had my flag facing left and that just won’t do!  HAHA.

I inked the edges with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo to create the distressed look.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink “Military Hero” stamp set.  Paper is from Farmhouse “Fair Skies” collection.

Please leave me a comment and if you like what you see, sign up to get my e-mail notifications for more inspiration.

Happy Hopping and don’t forget, please continue to send your cards into OWH until August 1st!


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Operation Write Home – Memorial Day Blog Hop 2014


I’m so excited to participate in Operation Write Home’s Memorial Day Bloghop for 2014!   I’m normally a participant, but this year I’m able to be a host because I just started my blog this year.  My son is a Marine stationed in Japan and I’m thrilled to be able to make cards for Operation Write Home.

My first card is an Any Hero card using OWH Sketch 12 and the hop’s theme of Red, White and Blue.  The stamp set is Close to My Heart “Freedom”.  The eagle is stamped with Tea Dye Distress Ink, then watercolored using Gathered Twigs.  Make sure to let your layers dry in between adding colors or they will mix too much without providing the shading you want.  The paper is Club Scrap, the ink is Hero Arts and Distress Inks, and the sentiment is Papertrey Ink.

Any Hero Card

Any Hero Card

Sketch 12

Sketch 12

My second card uses Operation Write Home Sketch B-1  – My apologies, I couldn’t pull the image off the site – but here is the link to the PDF for all the sketches.  The paper is from Farmhouse Paper Company called Fair Skies.  I paper pieced the balloon, embossed the background with a Darice Embossing Folder, added some faux stitching, and topped it off with some wood veneer stars.  Guess I was in a vintage mood when I created these two cards.  LOL.  I’d love to know which you prefer and why?

Missing You - OWH

Missing You – OWH

Now – on to the fun stuff – BLOG CANDY

Hero Arts Painted Poppy and OWH Stamp Set!

Hero Arts Painted Poppy and OWH Stamp Set!

For this hop I am offering a little blog candy for a random a commenter.   I’d also love it if you subscribed to my blog because I love sharing my cards and art journal projects!  Happy Memorial Day friends.


Here is the link back to Operation Write Home if you get lost.

Sandy Allnock

Fearfully, wonderfully made! —Ps 139:14

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