Saturday, May 26, 2012

OWH Memorial Day Bloghop

Welcome to my little piece of the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop!  Thanks so much for visiting!  You can start the hop anywhere and use Inlinkz on the Stars and Stamps blog to get around to all the blogs.

I am sharing Sketch #99.  Sketches are near and dear to my heart.  At the beginning of 2012, I challenged myself to complete all of the OWH Sketches at least once and made a checklist so I could keep track of my progress.  Today, I wanted to share a milestone with you- I've officially done all of the current sketches this year.  Right now, that's 122 plus a few bonus sketches.  If you want to play along with this challenge, there's still plenty of time left in the year! 

Both versions of the card were made with papers from Basic Grey's Picadilly line, brads by Making Memories, and a sentiment stamp by KI Memories. 

For some blog candy, please see my last post.  :)  Thanks again for hopping by!  Head back to Stars and Stamps for the rest of the hop. 
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Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 620 blank and 200 AnyHero (as of 4/24)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695
Check out OWH at www.operationwritehome.org to learn more about its mission and how to get involved.

105 comments:

  1. Congrats on doing all the sketch challenges this year! Yay You! The cards you shared today are so pretty with that colorful dsp, and I love the variety of ways you've used them!

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  2. Wow! That is a great achievement and so early in the year. Now you can do them all two more times LOL. This card is lovely! Terrific mix of papers.

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  3. Love how you used the sketch in two ways! Very pretty shabby chic cards - great papers!

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  4. I love your cards, so simple, but elegant, and blessing to family and friends that would receive it.

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  5. Such pretty cards. Great papers and design!

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  6. I love the two versions of the same card. Congratulations on sending so many cards, that's awesome!

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  7. The papers are stunning. I love the touch of the buttons.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
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  8. Now that is a goal to be proud of! Your combination of papers really works!

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  9. Wow! You have done all the sketches....amazing. I love these beautiful cards on your blog today!

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  10. Kathryn, these are really pretty! I really like the soft floral patterns and that sentiment font is cool too. Thank you, too, for putting together that sketch challenge pdf. I counted the other day and I'm only about 40 sketches in... I'd better pick up the pace, lol. Great job completing the challenge in only 6 months. Does that mean you're going to do it a second time?

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  11. Oh what beautiful cards, and your dedication to this cause is great. Job well done!!

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  12. These are gorgeous cards, love the CAS look and your choice of patterned paper is exquisite!!! Congrats on finishing all the sketches, such a wonderful accomplishment! You have to update the sidebar to show that you're done now and give yourself a pat on the back! (Or a mani/pedi! or something!!)

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  13. Wonderful cards! WOW!!! 122 sketches - that's an amazing accomplishment. Congratulations! I'm inspired.

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  14. Super cards. Wow, all the sketches. You go girl!!! Great achievement.

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  15. I, too, have challenged myself to try all the sketches but still have a ways to go. So I'm very impressed - and inspired - that you've done them all! I love the paper choices and the way they work together, but I'm partial to the blue background card. It catches my eye first. Beautiful papers in a simple, classic layout.

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  16. I think I have that paper...may need to CASE this! The button are the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  17. These are beautiful, Kathryn! Very shabby chic... I love it! Congrats and fabulous job on completing the sketches!

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  18. Pretty cards...love the different pp and the button detail.

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  19. Hi Kathryn!
    Your cards are so beautiful! I love the floral paper used in this sketch! So beautiful!
    Blessings

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  20. Love your variety of patterned papers!

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  21. I like the different ways you used the same paper. And congrats on meeting your sketch goal.

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  22. Congrats on doing all of those sketches! I love the dap and enjoyed seeing two versions.

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  23. Beautiful papers, thee blue one really pops, prob got my attention because I love blue.

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  24. Way to go on the sketch challenge! Love the way you used this paper on your cards! That layering defines each of them beautifully!

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  25. WOW--I like how you used 3 different patterned papers; I think I am not brave enough to tackle that! I also like how you show use similar, but different, cards; TFS!!

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  26. Beautiful use of patterned papers. I also like the use of the mini buttons as brads - most clever! Thanks for sharing your creativity! Mary in Wausau, WI

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  27. Oh my Kathryn... that paper is gorgeous. I love how you used it on your cards.. perfect! thanks for sharing ~ Pam

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  28. Wowza, these cards are stunning! Congrats on completing all of the sketches too. I may have to challenge myself on that one someday too.

    Linda

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  29. So pretty! And great job of changing them to use two ways!

    And congratulations on the sketches! I'm jumping around (my mind so doesn't work in a linear way, lol), but I don't think I can possibly get them all done before the end of the year. But I'm going to keep trying!

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  30. Kathryn your cards are gorgeous and I love your choice of papers and colors! I love blue, so the blue background is my fave. Congratulations on finish all the sketches so far this year!!! Keep on keepin on girl.

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  31. I love basic grey papers! I too, am working my way through all the OWH sketches!

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  32. Kathryn, these cards are beautiful...I struggle to put different prints together, but you did a wonderful job...thanks for sharing, Ardeth (Surprise, AZ)

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  33. What wonderful cards, and congrats on meeting your challenge to yourself. I think I am going to try to do the same!

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  34. WOW - what an amazing accomplishment! Congrats! Those cards are gorgeous - I would probably not be attracted to that paper but these cards are really great! I may have to reconsider!

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  35. Very pretty. Love the paper! Pat K.

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  36. Amazing! The paper is absolutely beautiful - and you have created gorgeous cards from them. I am so inspired to go through my paper! Thanks! hehe

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  37. Congrats on doing all the sketches! I may take you up on that challenge. Love these simple, yet beautiful cards

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  38. Holy awesomeness I LOVE that you are rocking out these sketches--you've motivate me to get my rear in gear!

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  39. I like the statistics you included. It's a great encouragement to us newbies.

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  40. How great to do all the sketches! I may just take you up on the challenge too! I love your patterned papers!

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  41. What a great idea to work through all the sketches - congrats on making your goal!

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  42. These cards were a wonderful way to make use of that sketch as the papers are lovely.
    Congrats on all the stats. I too have completed the challenge to use all the OWH sketches and used the checklist to track them. Didn't recall where I got it before, but you must have posted it so I thank you for that as it's been a great help.

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  43. Gorgeous cards! Those papers are beautiful.

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  44. How beautiful! I love the paper combinations. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Kathryn, congratulation on completing your challenge! I was inspired by you earlier this year, but I haven't reached my goal yet, but I'm getting there! I love, love your cards. They showcase the beautiful papers and are just gorgeous. I also like the font on the sentiment stamp - it goes perfectly with the papers.

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  46. beautiful papers! My favorite print is the floral! The colors coordinate really well together and the matting really makes them stand out. I love this technique!

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  47. What a great sketch for showcasing gorgeous papers like these! Thanks for bringing it to my attention again. Congrats on completing your challenge Kathryn. It always make me smile to see how many excited and dedicated members make up the OWH family. Thanks for joining in the Memorial Day hop and for supporting OWH.

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  48. Very pretty papers on your lovely cards.

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  49. I pinned this one. Love the simplicity of it and it is so pretty. Congrats on completing the sketches. I seldom use them

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  50. Beautiful cards Kathryn! Love the papers you used. Congrats on completing all the sketches. Thanks for hoppin' with OWH. craftycolonel.blogspot.com

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  51. Kathryn,

    Congratulations on reaching your goal! So, what are you going to do with the remaining 7 months? :)

    Lovely, lovely cards! I especially like the way you matted each layer for an extra touch of elegance.

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  52. Simply beautiful, loving the dp. Hugs

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  53. Such beautiful cards. I like how you combined the papers to create two different look. Your achievements are impressive. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  54. What beautiful papers! I love the simple, but powerful message--Hi!

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  55. Very pretty cards! I love the papers you used, they are so happy!

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  56. Such a difference in appearance when you use the blue instead of the orange. The cards are nice.

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  57. Congratulations on completing your challenge. Your cards are beautiful and I like how you alternated the colors. It makes a totally new look. TFS

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  58. Wow! Great job on completing all the sketches! This is perfect sketch for combining patterned papers....thanks for the inspiration!

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  59. These are beautiful! I love the papers you chose for this sketch as they don't need a lot of fussy embellishments to finish it off. Great job! Now on my CASE list!

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  60. Sweet cards!!! Love how you used 3 different patterened papers.

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  61. I love this sketch, it looks like a diary. Your paper is pretty too
    bdtktr at gmail dot com
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  62. Awesome cards, love the design and use of designer paper.

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  63. Wow...I'm so impressed by the number of cards you have made for OWH and the fact that you've used all of the sketches! What an inspiration! Thanks!

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  64. Kathryn, you rock!! I love how you did this sketsh using the soft papers. Beautiful!!

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  65. What a pretty card. I love the flowered paper.

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  66. WOW! All the sketches--that's incredible. Your cards are beautiful!

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  67. so pretty and love how you flipped the papers to make them different. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  68. Sketches make card making much easier. Very pretty paper.

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  69. LOVE these cards! The papers are beautiful...thanks

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  70. You picked some great papers to use. Love the color combo. That's a heckuva feat to have completed so many sketches. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for continuing to support the troops.

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  71. The pastel florals are so lovely! Gotta love Basic Grey papers! Way to go on completing all the OWH sketches!

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  72. What a terrific use of multiple paper patterns! A fabulous card anyone would be proud to send and recieve! Thank you!

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  73. Hi Kathryn! I love how that sketch shows off the really beautiful DPs you chose! Love that sweet simple sentiment, too. Congrats on using all the sketches! You go girl!

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  74. I love these colors Kathryn and the inked edges really adds a nice touch!! Thanks for letting us know which sketch # you used! You rock! msmith38652@gmail.com
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  75. Great cards! I love both cards - I love the fact you are challenging yourself on completing all of the sketches! Good luck in your quest!

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  76. I love the cards they are beautiful! Wishing you the best on completing all of the sketches!

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  77. Love your paper choices. Wonderfully simple.

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  78. So impressive to do all the challenges!! Great cards, love the papers.

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  79. Beautiful cards, I love that you made two versions with the same papers, I like doing that also!

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  80. ooohhhhhh, love those yummy papers, your cards are lovely!!!!;)

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  81. I love the way this card is organized and the elements are placed on the page. Great job:)

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  82. Wow! That is a very impressive feat. Good for you!

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  83. I love the paper combo on both... Beautiful

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  84. Awesome cards. I love the dp you used.

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  85. Kathryn,
    Your cards are beautiful. Congratulations on your sketch challenge completion as well...that on its own is an awesome accomplishment!

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  86. love the floral cards
    congrats on finishing all the sketches, I've always thought if I had a few days off work I'd try that too

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  87. LOVE your sketch cards - that patterned paper looks fabulous. What an achievement too to be current with all the sketches. That's my goal, slowly and surely. TFS and supporting OWH.

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  88. I love this paper! I'm going to head over to the Basic Grey web site and purchase it. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  89. Your cards are exquisite! The papers, the colors, every detail! Great job!

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  90. Congrats on finishing the sketches! What an accomplishment! You definately have a wonderful eye for color! These cards are gorgeous! Thanks for all of your support of OWH!!!

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  91. Fabulous cards, I love your combination of patterned papers!

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  92. Both of these are stunning, love them!!!!

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  93. Thank you for showing support to our Troops. Your beautiful efforts will be appreciated by so many. Honor Memorial Day!

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  94. So simple, yet so pretty. Great combo of papers.

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  95. I love this sketch - and your pretty papers are shown off so beautifully with it!! Thanks so much for hopping with OWH!!

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  96. congrats on the challenge & great cards!

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  97. Such beautiful papers! Love each card you made!!

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  98. I am new to OWH, but thought to myself after looking at the great sketches it would be cool to send cards using all the sketches.

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  99. You are an inspiration to me! ALL the sketches done! Wow! The papers you chose are very, very pretty and feminine. This sketch truly enhances them. Love the buttons. Thanks for sharing Kathryn and Happy Memorial Day...

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  100. Kathryn, you are a sketch champion!! *I* haven't even done all the sketches, and I created most of them, LOL! Love what you did here with this gorgeous paper, this was a perfect way to make it shine.

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