Saturday, November 13, 2010

Love Times 4 - Blog Hopping!

Welcome to the OWH Be My Valentine Bloghop! If you don't know and are just stopping by, OWH stands for Operation Write Home, an organization that passes along homemade cards to our troops overseas so they can keep in touch with family members back home. You can find more information about how it works HERE.



It's hard to believe that we are thinking of Valentine's Day when it's not even Christmas, but the deadline for OWH to receive and send along Christmas cards is long gone. In order to get cards to the troops in time to send back to their loved ones, OWH shippers need Valentine Cards by January 7! Which is not so far away, really.




I had fun making these cards, and with the supplies out, it took no time at all to make the whole set. I used Chocolate Chip as a base, then a layer of Pretty in Pink, topped with a layer of Whisper White. The hearts are punched with the SU! heart punch that goes with the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set. DP is from MFT. The Sentiment is from Elzybells (sadly gone out of business), and is stamped first with Chocolate Chip ink then again slightly offset with Pretty in Pink. To give the sender lots of room for a letter home I adhered white paper to both sides of the inside of the card. This is important if you are using a dark base, because the soldiers don't have all the fancy colored gel pens like we do!



Thanks for stopping by and viewing my Valentine cards. I have TWO challenges to you: First, vote for OWH as the Joann's Craft for a Cause winning charity. You can vote once per day here: http://www.joann.com/CraftForaCause. Second, make a Valentine card (and embrace the white space!) to send along to OWH. Remember the January 7 deadline, but there is a special program going on with Archway Cookies. If OWH receives 4000 cards by December 1, Archway will send cookies to the troops! Make their holidays sweet by helping out.

Have fun as you hop along, and Thanks for looking! Your next stop is:

34 comments:

Disp6194 said...

Such sweet creations Melissa! I just love pink and brown together!

Shell said...

YUMMY! The progression of the cards is amazing! Glad you're on the hop!

Shirley G said...

I love the "white" space on your cards. It never quite seems right on mine. Love the color combo's, also.

njgramma said...

I love the simplicity of your card and your color choices are so perfect! This hop is amazing:)

Mindy

Patrice H said...

What cute cards ! They are all so clean and crisp. I really like that style of cards. Nicely done.

Sharon said...

Those are adorable and oh so simple to make. Thanks for the inspiration!

Janet said...

Simply cute cards.....thanks so much for the inspiration!

Lisa said...

lovely cards - I love the color combo too!

Joanne Travis said...

Sweet cards and such a pretty layout!

Cleota said...

Love the quilted effect!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Your cards are so great. TFS.

Julie said...

Great cards, I love your clean style on these!

Patti said...

Really like these cards. It's neat how you changed each one up and made them unique.

MomsBeenScrappin said...

Very nice - love the colors too.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Melissa, this is just delightful--what a fun series!

K. Joy said...

Oh, aren't those pretty CAS cards?? Wow, isn't that wonderful. I love the colors! And I think my favorite is...all of them?? LOL :) I especially like the one with the squares and the hearts. Thanks for sharing!!

helloholley said...

These are all so beautiful!!! You've been a busy girl....keep up the awesome work!!! ;)

Velda said...

Loved your saying 'embrace the white space'. It really does make more elegant cards.

Yolanda said...

Clean, simple and fabulous! Thanks for taking part in the hop.

Attegirl said...

Great cards.. love how they progress from one to the next...

Cheryl said...

So simple yet STUNNING. Thanks for sharing. Love the color combo.

Ronda S said...

I love these cards......so simple, so sweet. TFS!
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Ann said...

cute cards, great way to use up scraps!!

Paula said...

Love that you;ve shown several variations. Great work! Thanks for participating in the OWH hop.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Beautiful cards in the nice color combination. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

These are lovely!!!

Operation Write Home said...

So simple - and lovely!! I like all the different ways you changed up the design. Great job!

Samantha said...

Love your cards. Seems like a great way to use up some paper scraps as well!

Hetty said...

What a lovely 4some of cards!

Sherry H said...

I love the style of your Valentines and the way you changed each one up! TFS! Happy bloghopping!

Karen Howard said...

Beautiful cards, love them!!! Hugs, Karen

Dixie Cochran said...

Oh, yes!! Love your cards, especially that first one! Thanks for hopping with us!

Heather Grow said...

I love all the versions. Great cards.

Message Keeper said...

These cards are simple but highlight the main purpose of the cards! Great jobs! Thanks for the inspiration!