Saturday, March 20, 2010

Operation Write Home Spring Blog Hop


Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home Spring Break Blog Hop.  To start at the beginning of the hop please go to http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org as you are not going to want to miss a single card or see what everyone else is up to.  If you have already been hopping along you should have come to me from Allison's blog.    

After a long cold winter here in Maryland, the snow from the early February storms is almost all melted  (yes, I still spotted some in the store parking lot yesterday, CRAZY) and some of the spring bulbs have started to bloom.  To go from snow to flowers and shorts in under a week is wild, but that's Maryland.  I was so inspired by the little daffodils blooming outside the back door, I used them as a jumping off spot for my card.

OK, when I am creating for OWH I try to make more than card at a time.  So here is the trio ready to go along with several other cards in my stash.

Details


Stamps: GinaK
Paper: So Saffron, Old Olive, Perhaps-BasicGrey, White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, So Saffron Ribbon, Old Olive Buttons
Other: SCS Sketch #272


Now the Big Announcement.  In order to restock the shelves at Operation Write Home I am holding a Card Making Blitz at my home on May 1.  If you are in Maryland or Southern Pennsylvania or even DE, NY, NJ you are more than welcomed to join me for a day of card making.  My goal is to fill a box for the soldiers, but wouldn't 2 boxes be even better.  For more information please contact me at MelenaPrincess at hotmail.com (you know the deal, replace the at with @, I'm just trying to avoid some spam.)

Now hop on over to Seongsook's Sea Garden to see her wonderful creations.  She has such a nice clean style, everything she has is just eye catching.

70 comments:

  1. I love your daffodil inspiration - come onnnnnn spring!! The papers you picked are so pretty :)

    My Mom is in MD and will hopefully be hopping today - maybe we can get her to go to your Blitz!! Thanks for hosting it!!!

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  2. The blitz sounds wonderful - wish I lived closer! The daffodil makes me so ready for spring - the ones in my garden just popped up yesterday (temps in the 60s here in the east). Thank you for joining in the OWH blog hop!

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  3. I'm in New Jersey! Have fun. That is always the mostest fun to make cards with friends.

    Great cards by the way!

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  4. Great for you to hold a blitz!!! Wish I was in the area!

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  5. Daffodils are such sign of spring. I grew up in Indiana and when the crocuses and daffodils were blooming we knew it was over! Well hopefully!

    I too like to make several of the same card. Have a great time at your card making blitz

    darlene a

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  6. Fab cards Kimmie! Love the spring colors and image, beautiful accent with the ribbon too. :)

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  7. I love that daffodil stamp, and I love your color combination. So pretty!

    Happy blog hopping!

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  8. What a great card. I'm hoping to get a batch ready to send out this week. TFS.

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  9. I love your cards!! I really like the use of the button on the ribbon. Very cute!

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  10. Love the elegance of your card, clean and classic.

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  11. Kimmie, What a stunning card! There is just something about it that really has me going back to look at it over and over. I shall have to use this as a sketch for my OWH cards! Blessings, Louise

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  12. I want to come to your crop!! But I'm really far - central Calif. lol I do get to go to a Natl Scrapb day event at my CM consultant's retreat center on Apr 10th though - gonna make many cards for OWH!! And I just love flowers on cards... joanej

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  13. Your daffodils are gorgeous and the blitz sounds fun. You are such a constant supporter of OWH, thanks!!

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  14. Great cards! I love the simplicity of the design very versatile.

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  15. I love how you tied the button to the ribbon, very clever. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Kimmee,
    Thank you for the invite but I'm not close enough. I do love the daffodils ours are blooming today and its actually 72 out. Greetings from TN.
    God Bless,
    Jeanine #14 on the blog hop

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  17. Your card is so elegant. Nice papers and I love your color combination. As Louise comented, it is a nice sketch. I appreciate that you linked my blog with such nice comments on my cards. Thanks very much!

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  18. Such a lovely card and your cardmaking blitz sounds amazing. I hope you fill 3 boxes!

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  19. Your daffodil card is really pretty. I'm glad that the weather is inspiring your craft making! However, it's currently snowing in Chicago and I'm not too keen on making winter-y cards at the moment. hehe.

    Thanks for sharing! I hope you reach your goal!

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  20. Beautiful cards and great daffodil stamps! Love the ribbon treatment!

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  21. Pretty flowers! And I hear you about the weather - we hit 70 in chicago this week but today it's snowing!

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  22. Thanks for sharing your great card with us. I love the colors you used.

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  23. your cards are gorgeous! love them!

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  24. The daffies really make a great card, and your color combo is great. I just love those cards!

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  25. Good luck with your card-making blitz! I wish I had somebody to make cards with... love your daffy card - they look like they'd appeal to a man because they're not overly fussy or floral.

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  26. Beautiful cards. I wish I lived closer so I could help with the blitz!

    And as a military wife I want to thank you for helping in OWH's mission to help families separated by duty to feel a bit closer.

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  27. Beautiful cards! I love the green, so happy!

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  28. Daffodils are so pretty and I love yours.

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  29. OMG, I too mass produce my cards for OWH. I love working on them while I watch my favorite TV shows during the week! Love the card, TFS!

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  30. I love your daffodil cards are adorable! Thanks so much for the cards and love you are sending so regularly to the servicemen and women who are doing so much for us!

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  31. Any card with old olive immediately becomes my favorite! That's a terrific daffodil! A perfect card for the beginning of spring. Thank you for all you do for our heroes! I wish I lived close enough for the card party. Can't wait to see what the group does!

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  32. Love that card...papers are gorgeous!

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  33. So pretty! Love the button/ribbon treatment!!

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  34. Cool way you stitched the bottons around the ribbon. I can't wait to try that! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  35. Daffodils are one of my favorites -seems like they say that winter is over!!! Wish I lived close to participate in your Blitz! Thanks for supporting OWH and our troops!

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  36. Your style is very elegant and yet a little rustic. Very cool combo!

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  37. Love the cards! Everything about them is just perfect! I too like to make a few of the same card when I'm making cards for OWH.

    I hope you all fill two boxes at your blitz. :)

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  38. Gorgeous card! Love the clean lines and color combo. Your blitz sounds so fun--I go up to Baltimore at least once a month on business but I'm not due up there until the end of April:(

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  39. I love your color combinations!

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  40. Love your daffodil cards. Aren't we all more than ready for Spring??!! Wish I could be at your card Blitz, but it's a bit to far. Thanks for supporting OWH and our Heroes!
    R/

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  41. Beautiful cards! I like that you make multiples.. I need to do that! Thanks for hopping with us today!

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  42. I love the distressed paper, great touch!

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  43. Beautiful card!! Love the colors you used on your cards and your coloring of the image is great!

    As a military spouse and someone new to OWH, I thank you for taking part in this awesome blog hop and in OWH!

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  44. Love your card and the daffodil flower....speaks of spring for sure.....I wish I live close to you or I would be there at your home to help......but know my heart is all ready there.....thank you for sharing with us.....

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  45. Wonderful daffodil cards!! How awesome that you are having a card blitz! I wish I could be there!!

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  46. What a lovely card - and great idea, making a trio at each sitting of the same card - it's the design that takes so much time, putting together once you've decided is nothing. Wish I lived closer, would love to come join your cardmaking Blitz. Thanks for all you do!

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  47. I love daffofils... they are absolutely screaming spring.

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  48. Fun card. Love the flowers! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Kimme, the cards are beautifully elegant. I too make them in multiples. I wish I lived close enough, I'd be there with bells on. Guess I'll work on a box from here.

    Thanks for participating and supporting this cause.

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  50. beautiful cards.. to bad i am so far.. i would of enjoyed crafting with you and fill up those boxes :))

    Hugs x

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  51. Love your cards. I really need to follow your example of making more than one at a time.

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  53. Your cards are lovely!!! I don't do pretty so well..cute yes, but pretty no. How I wish I could attend your card making blitz...I could take lessons from you and create cards for our nation's heroes all in one pop:o)

    Hugs!
    Carolyn

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  54. I love the colors. I do the same when I make my cards for OWH or any card actually. I try to make several of and some might have a little twist to make it slightly different.
    Thanks for participating with OWH and this weekend's event.
    Sher

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  55. How nice to find a neighbor? on here! Love the way you buttoned the ribbon on your cute card. Your May 1st Blitz sounds like fun ... Sandy's Mom ....
    dmdotallnock at verizon.net ...
    will get in touch on details!
    Thanks.

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  56. I loved the simplicity of your card.
    Thank you for sharing... and, if I didn't live in California, I would LOVE to come over and make some cards!

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  57. Gorgeous cards. Great thinking to make more than one at a time.

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  58. Lovely cards! I like your ribbon embellies:)

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  59. Beautiful card- love the daffodils!

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  60. Great daffodils. Thx for supporting OWH. Hugs, Loni (Stop #55)

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  61. LOVELY spring card...I have seen the leaves for all my daffodils coming up. I would love to join your card making day, but I do not have a car at the moment. but I'll plan on making cards at home that day and be with you in spirit!
    Susan

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  62. Sure wish I could join you for the blitz. Way to grab more folks and bring them on into the OWH family. Beautiful cards.

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  63. What adorable cards.

    I certainly would love to attend that blitz to bad I'm in TX.

    Maybe I should have one.

    {hugs}
    M.E.

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  64. Wonderful cards. What a great idea to host a BLITZ. Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH.

    I hope you had time to stop by my hop post.

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  65. How springy! I love it! Thanks for hopping!!! I love the daffodils. :)

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  66. Kimmie,
    I like your trio of cards. I love daffodils too - it sure does make you feel like Spring in just around the corner when they start blooming. TFS

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  67. Your cards are just lovely, simple and beautiful!

    Corinna
    www.myscrapbooklife.com

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