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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop

Welcome to the Paper Spa - if you are participating in the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop then I hope you find great inspiration both here and as you visit other blogs along the way.
To get your inspiration going - or keep it going - I encourage you to join in on the weekly sketch challenges offered on the OWH Stars and Stamps blog (you either started there, or will end up there) I used one of the weekly sketches on this first card. I used patriotic colors for inspiration - Stampin' Up's Real Red, Brilliant Blue and Georgia Pacific's White Cardstock. I cut a strip of the brilliant blue and ran it through my CB using the Stars folder. I stamped the Nesties label cut with brilliant blue using this sentiment stamp from Sweet Impressions. I used brilliant blue around the edges of the label and popped it off the card.
I am also participating in the Wish Rak Memorial Day Card Challenge on the Splitcoast Stampers site. The cards that are created for these challenges will be sent to OWH.
This next card fits the third challenge which was to create a card where the design is uncluttered and there is lots of 'white' space. It was also to be a 'missing you' card. there is an additional challenge in that all the cards/items made for the challenges have to be made using items received from other wishrak members. I received a bunch of cardstock this week - so I used the brilliant blue and the red nesties label from my stash of wishrak items.
I enjoy making cards for OWH - but more than anything, I appreciate the sacrifices that these young men and women make each and everyday so that we can enjoy our freedoms. We all know people who have served/are serving - but let us not forget that many have given the ultimate sacrifice - their very lives. I want to thank the families of those that lost their lives so that we can enjoy our freedoms today. May American's today never forget those who gave their lives.
Thank you for stopping by the spa today - I hope you have found inspiration and encouragement. My challenge to you is to create a card following the challenge above and post a link in the comments - at the end of the hop I just might have some blog candy for one lucky hopper.

Now, on you go to the next blog - Lindsey's Scraps where you just might find some scrapbook inspiration as well as cardmaking.

~Paula~

53 comments:

MidnightCrafter said...

Simple yet Special cards! I will have to meet your challenges and come back to post! Thanks for Sharing!

Lindsey said...

Thanks for linking me up today, Paula!!

xoxo
Lindsey @ ScrapStreet

Nicole said...

Great cards - simple, yet perfect this blog hop.

Merry's Musings said...

Simple and elegant, how perfect. Thanks so much for the share! I love your cards.

Pamela said...

Great cards!

helloholley said...

great cards!!!

Carisa said...

very cute!

Lelia Pierce said...

Great job on your cards!

Marianne said...

Paula,
Ok this is a card I can make!

Hi, I'm Brenda. . . . . . . . . . . said...

Very nice cards, and a challenge.

TFS

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Thanks for sharing your artwork. Enjoy your memorial weekend.

joscelyne cutchens said...

i love that star embossing on the first card! :) Thanks for supporting owh!

Cut n Paste said...

Love the simplicity of your cards!!! Thanks for supporting our troops and for supporting OWH!

Yolanda said...

Love your embossed stars. I completely agree about the challenges. I'm learning a lot about composition by using them.

Rhonda Miller said...

Great cards. TFS.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Oh those embossed stars add such a nice touch, without detracting from the simplicity of your cards--nice work!

K. Joy said...

Very nice! I like the embossing in the first card. I have seen those stars all over this blog hop and am thinking they would be a fun purchase!! :) Thanks for sharing!

Virginia D. said...

Cute cards!!

Paula said...

Simply and beautiful. Thanks for participating in the hop!

LadyDoc said...

I love CAS cards when they are as pretty and effective as yours!

Courtney said...

Very nice CAS cards! Thank you for supporting our troops!

~Courtney~

Sandy said...

Paula, I'm so glad you were able to join us at the last minute!!! Hugs and happy hopping!

Amy Johnson said...

What a cute card! The sentiment says it all!

Cheryl Kosakura said...

Cute cards!
-Cher

rstuck2003 said...

I LOVE the CAS look of your cards! Thank you for sharing. I have a box of about 150-200 cards I am working on filling to send in to OWH!

Martha said...

Okay, that does it. I just have to have that star embossing folder, lol. Each card on the hop I have seen that was made using it has been terrific and yours is no exception. I'm not sure if I should thank you for convincing me or not...LOL.
No, really, thank you and thanks for supporting OWH!

Shelly Schmidt said...

A great tribute to our troops- great CAS cards! Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

Erika said...

Great Card! And, as a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

Susan said...

keep on, hopping on! Susan

debb said...

Wonderful cards!

Heather Grow said...

I love that you were able to participate, using two challenges. WYG!

StampinSher said...

Wonderful cards and terrific to promote the weekly sketch challenges from OWH S&S. Your words and actions are loving and I appreciate your commitment to all of the heroes of our Nation! Thank You!

Cathy... said...

Great cards! Love the embossed stars!

Toni said...

Simple layouts are the best aren't they?! I love your little stars ribbon.

ML Design Works said...

Pretty! Thanks for the challenge! Lisa

jackielwatson said...

Awesome cards, clean simple and lovely.

grandmalee said...

Beautiful cards! I love to simplify things every once in a while too, and these cards are a stunning example of what beautiful creations that come from it! TFS!

Kimme said...

cute cards.

3momph4755 said...

Love the embossed stars. Cool cards!

Tammy said...

Simply beautiful! TFS!

Debby said...

thank you for sharing and for all you do for our heroes.

loyaz said...

Great cards for an awesome cause. Just learned about OWH today - tell you true - it makes me proud to be an american Stamper. Great job everybody!
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Nancy Keller said...

Red white blue and perfect :) You have such a way with making these bold and cheerful! Thank you for sharing all of this with us today!

Laura Stewart said...

great project!

Dixie Cochran said...

I love a card that's all about the sentiment! Well done!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Nice CAS cards. Love your embossed stars. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

Love your CAS cards.

Cheryl said...

Wonderful CAS cards!

Jennifer Moore said...

Great cards. Love the star ribbon you used on the second one.

Rufus said...

Great CAS cards. Thanks for remembering all of our military Heroes, past and present. May we never forget what we owe to them.
Thanks for supporting our Heroes and OWH
R/

jengd said...

Cute cards- simple and easy!!

Sue D said...

Great CAS cards for this wonderful ministry.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

christy sheffield said...

cute cards! thanks for sharing.