Saturday, June 15, 2013

AI and OWH Bloghop

Hi everyone!  Welcome to my stop on the Art Impressions/Operation Write Home Bloghop.  If you're new to Operation Write Home, it's an organization that sends blank hand made cards to deployed military units.  For me, it's been a great way to give back and honor my family members who have served while making use of my talent and supplies.  If you're interested in more information, be sure to visit Operation Write Home's website and Facebook page

Art Impressions is a loyal supporter of OWH.  Art Impressions has released two new fundraiser sets today and 25% of every purchase of these stamps will benefit OWH.  Shopping and charity, what a great combination! 


If you missed the start of the hop, it can be found on the Art Impressions blog. There are 17 designers and I'm sure you'll want to catch them all.

Here's the card I made using the new OWH Every Hat set.  It comes with this adorable lady to color and two sentiments.  


Paper: DCWV A Type of Art Stack
Copic colors: B00, B02, B04, B06, B32, B34, BG0000, R22, R24, R29, R35, R39, C5, E31, Y13, Y17, YR04, YR20, YR23, and YR27 (I'm still learning to color, so please forgive any mistakes!)  
Punch: Fiskars Apron Lace
Dies: Spellbinders Circles
Other: Brads from stash, probably by Making Memories 

The second set of stamps is the OWH Sending Love set.  Isn't it so cute how the string connecting the cans spells out LOVE? 
Paper: K & Co Halloween Mat Pad
Punches: EK Success Binding Edge and Flourish Square, Stampin Up Curly Label
Dies: Cuttlebug heart
Other: Glossy Accents (on heart)

Now, I'm sure you want to go place an order for these great new stamps.  The logo below will take you to Art Impression's online store. 



Your next stop on the hop is Lee Mae at Boxes of Dogs.  She always shares awesome cards on the Operation Write Home blog, so I'm sure you'll want to see what she has for you!   Thanks for visiting. 


If you're lost, here are all of the stops:
  1. Art Impressions
  2. Crafter's Home
  3. Crystal Lopez 
  4. Dixie Cochran
  5. Paula Spagnuolo 
  6. Karen Day 
  7. Kathryn Belmonte (You're here!)
  8. Lee Mae Elkins
  9. Kerry Kung
  10. Nancy Keller
  11. Piali Biswas
  12. Kristie Marcotte
  13. Reneé Matarese
  14. Ronni Unger
  15. Rhonda Harre
  16. Sandy Allnock
  17. Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps
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Cards shipped to OWH in 2013: 651 blank and 236 AnyHero (as of 4/28/13)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 1284 blank and 218 AnyHero
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.

90 comments:

  1. Fabulous layout on the second card in regards to using the stamp's "love" as part of the sentiment.

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  2. Love the red white and blue on your top card- great coloring of the busy lady! Love the glossy heart!

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  3. I really like how you reworked the stamp on the cup card. Very clever.

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  4. Love your cards using the new Ai stamp sets. The busy lady is way too colorful! Wow! She really pops off the card.

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  5. Neat! I love how your first one is so 'busy' with all the colors and patterns, but yet it is not overwhelming at all!! The second is simple in a way, yet has so many elements to it that it draws your eye around the card a few times!! Thank you to your family for their service and thank you so much for your support of OWH!!
    RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

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  6. Love your cards and the little heart in the tin can is adorable!

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  7. Such great cards! Love the colors!

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  8. Love the halloween papers! You've inspired me to use more of my stash!

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  9. Great cards! Love how the backgrounds really show off the stamps!

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  10. These are great. I love how much dimension you seemed to be able to add without adding thickness. The tool belt and tools almost look real the way you've colored them. Renee (Art Impressions DT)

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  11. Love your use of pattern paper and is an example of how to use busy paper but not have it take over your project. I also love the heart. Looks really cute.

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  12. Lovely! and you've made so many cards for OWH...inspiring!

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  13. You did such great embellishments on your card! they just set it off!!

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  14. I love the phone card with the heart!!! Thank you for supporting OWH!!!

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  15. Love the cards, with pp, heart, style and the cute new stamps. TFS.

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  16. your coloring on the hats is great and using halloween paper for the second shows love comes in all seasons--great cards,

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  17. I love the papers you used with these two cards. Thank you!

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  18. Hi Kathryn! Oh I love your hat lady with the bright bold colors! And I am so happy to see the "sending love" stamp used with some papers that can be used for next season too! I love halloween colors and patterns. That will be so fun. Great cards! Thanks for sharing and happy blog-hopping!

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  19. Very vibrant floors!! I like the distressed look of the second card and your dp choices.

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  20. ** colors (not floors) dang auto correct...

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  21. Beautiful coloring on the first card! And I love the adorable sending love card, with the heart inside the cup. Very clever!

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  22. The hat lady card is my favorite, it just bursts out at you - in a very good way.

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  23. Wonderful job using the new stamps.

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  24. Fantastic cards! I love your colors and papers on both cards. I really like how you did your sentiment on the Sending Love card.

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  25. I love the coloring and the paper choices on both cards. These two stamp sets are so perfect for OWH

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  26. I really like the colors you used. I especially like the dark colors on the 2 cans and a string. That purple is gorgeous.
    April

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  27. Love the colors that you used. Good job

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  28. you did a great job with both stamp sets , very creative : )your coloring is great , I am new to the copics too and the more i color the better I seem to get , i like to stamp out 5 of the same image and color by the time you get to fifth one you you got it down where to shade how much color to add ect .. I love coloring with the copics great fun..keep up the great coloring : )

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  29. I like how you used different shapes of cutouts. I need to venture out from straight edges.

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  30. Two great cards, Kathryn! Love your layouts & colour choices :o)

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  31. Way to go...love the papers and layering on the first...and great inspiration on the second for those who do not want to color! tfs!!!

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  32. Great cards--I like the heart you added to the can.

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  33. I think you did a great job of coloring.

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  34. I so love how you used these stamp sets. You have me totally inspired and I know I will want to get both sets now.

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  35. Kathryn, you absolutely ROCKED both AI sets! Your designs make the stamps pop! Well done!

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  36. I think you used terrific papers for your cards and I like the way you made the images pop by layering them with black. Great work.

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  37. Very nice job on these Kathryn. The little heart you've added inside the cup is a great idea that I will most definitely be CASEing along with the layout on your hat lady card. I am so glad you got to join in on the hop today. Thanks for all you do to support OWH!

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  38. Great job on both cards! The love the fun colors choices for the first card. And the heart in the cup was a great touch.

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  39. I love these! What an awesome job, Kathryn! The background papers and embellishments on the lady card are wonderful and the heart in the cup telephone is perfect with those background papers! Perfect! Thank you for everything you do for OWH!

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  40. Terrific job using both stamps. Love the cards you created and the colors are awesome.

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  41. What wonderful cards! Love what you did with the 'hats' card!

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  42. Great cards! The new stamps are so cute.

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  43. Great cards. The background paper work well.

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  44. I love your use of the vibrant colors in the paper and coloring. Thank you for participating in the bloghop.

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  45. Hi Kathryn! Loving the hat lady card and your telephone cup card is really cool. Love the layout and how you used the sentiment. The heart in the cup is really a cute touch!

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  46. Cute, cute, cute! I especially like your idea on the cup card. Thank you for supporting OWH!!

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  47. When you tune in late it's hard to think of a comment that hasn't already been said. I agree with everyone else. I really love the back ground paper you choose for the hat lady, and the heart in the cup... sweet!

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  48. great job on your cards ....wow i am impressed with the number of cards you have sent to ohw !!! keep up the great work for our heros !!

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  49. Your cards are wonderful. I love the first card, it goes together well. Thank you for sharing your ideas!
    Lyn

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  50. GREAT job on the cards! Love the paper choices and the addition of the border punches. TFS! ~ Marilyn

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  51. So cute with heart in the 'phone'! Nice job.

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  53. I can't seem to make this work. Don't know how I got to be called Dave. I'm Cathy Brandt. I'll try again.

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  54. love the cards-great idea with heart in phone

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  55. Great cards, wish they were around before hubby retired from the USAF!

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  56. Kathryn, thank you for participating in the bloghop! Love your cards! Love the circle sentiment on the Every Hat card and your heart on the Sending Love set is so cute! Thank you again for joining us! - Kate at Art Impressions

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  57. Love your cards & the new AI Stamps!!!

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  58. Thanks for sharing your version of the new stamp sets... good design and use of paper.

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  59. i love the papers used on the cards. great job

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  60. Wonderful cards and great coloring technique!

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  61. Woooohooo! Was this blog hop fun or what! I adore your cards - the cups puzzled me. I love the angles and lines of your card. The paper you used with the hat lady is great!!!! I know I am a bit late at the hopping - but I am taking my time and enjoying!

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  62. Love your color choices! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for supporting OWH!

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  63. Love how you die cut the sentiment on the love card!

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  64. I love your choice of background paper (the "every hat" gal making her TO-DO list!). And the black matting on the second card, along with the heart coming out of the phone, are perfect!

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  65. Very cute cards. I have that same stack of paper. I love the little heart you added to the cups. Great touch.

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  66. Great cards.... really like the colors.

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  67. Love the patterned papers you used with your cards...über cute!! Love it!!

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  68. Great cards and love the papers you paired with the images. Very nice work.

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  69. Love both AI and OWH! Great job with your cards, bet they're fun stamps to play with! Thanks for all your support of OWH!
    R/

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  71. I like the way you were able to use bold patterned paper yet your stamped images remain your focal point.

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  72. Great cards! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for supporting OWH.

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  73. Loving the second card with the purple and stripes! Thanks!

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  74. brilliant use of the background papers in the hat lady card, supporting the idea of how busy she is!!! and the white space around the lady herself offers just the right amount of peace and quiet while focusing the eye on her. (IMHO) everything so beautifully tied together!

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  75. Love the colors you chose! So pretty and the card designs are fabulous! Great job on your OWH cards! I just sent my 1st box in and can't wait to get #2 in the mail! TFS!!

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  76. Love the design & color on your cards.

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  77. Love the vibrant colors on the "Sending Love" set!

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  78. Beautiful cards - coloring, papers, and embellishment are splendid!

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  79. Super cards. I think both these sets really are perfect for Operation Write Home. This blog hop is full of wonderful inspiration.

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  80. Gorgeous card, love them both! The heart is a great touch, love it!

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  81. I love them both! but your can phone one is absolutely adorable!

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  82. These are such cute cards...your use of accents is really wonderful. Love the punches that pop the sentiment on the phone card and create border interest for your lovely lady. Thank you for being such a staunch supporter of OWH.

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