Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy BlogHop!

Oh happy day! It's time for the Veteran's Day Bloghop for Operation Write Home. . . something that I have been really excited about! If you are just getting started or have stopped here by chance, please begin your hopping at the Homefront Blog!

Allrighty then. . . welcome to Scrap Happens. . . my little blog about everything scrappy in my life! I have a few fun card and layout ideas and even videos here. Stop by any time! I love visitors!

So if you are making Valentines for the troops, they are due by January 8th. Plenty of time to get those love notes made! There are so many of our deployed heroes have loved ones at home. I can't wait to send in my next box of cards. . . they are just so full of love! It gives me lots of warm fuzzies to think that their loved ones will recieve these little notes and have a special keepsake from so far away. I don't think that I will ever need any more reason to make cards for the troops than the ones you can find here. Go read. take tissue!!!

One of my favorite things is mixing and matching and finding products that compliment each other well. Here are a few that are perfect for making Valentines! Making Memories has a great selection of papers and embelishments called "Love Notes." (A neat thing about this collection is, it is from last year, so you can find them on CLEARANCE at scrapbook.com!) I also used the "Storybook" Cricut cartridge to cut out some coordinating letters and embelishments. They go together like pb&j. :)



You can also find these coordinating notebook looking pages, which are perfect for liners for the insides of your cards! See?



Does it get any better? Yes! There are also coordinating envelopes and guess what size they are. . . A2. Weeeee!



In no time at all, you can create a whole pile of cards with matching liners and envelopes and adorable sentiments and embelishments. . . it is like Valentine bliss.
Here are a few. . .



Now then, I have to add that I was first introduced to these products because they all came to me as part of a monthly card kit that I got last February from Express the Moment. I use these monthly card kits to make cards for the troops very frequently. I find it fast and easy because all of the supplies are already matched up for you and if you want even more, you can add on extras from the ETM store!

Here is my contest. . . leave me a reply to this post and on Monday evening (the 16th) I will use a randomizer program of some kind to pick a winner - the winner will recieve a Expressions Card Kit that I will purchase for you from ETM. I will also throw in a few goodies and embelishments and other treats. To qualify you must post leaving me a name or contact info of some kind. . . I will post the name of the winner here on Monday night!

I love making cards in general - but especially when they go to the people who will really treasure them - the troops and their loved ones - friends and family at home who are so grateful for all of their hard work.

Now then, there are tons of awesome blogs to move on to. So hop on over to the next blog. . . .

Sewcrazy by Aimee!

and thanks so much for stopping by!

67 comments:

Rhonda Miller said...

Thanks for sharing all that info. I like to find coordinating supplies as well. Your cards are great. I especially like the papers you used. TFS.

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing. Beautiful cards, Love the colours.
It is the main job of making a card, finding coordinating supplies, I think:) The rest is just the fun about paper crafting;)
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Rose Petal said...

Hi there. I love all the co-ordianting things and beautiful cards too. Such a gorgeous colour too.
I have also made myself a follower and I will be back to see more of your gorgeous work. Take care and Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Scrappycath said...

Wow, what a terririfc informative first stop on the hop! Thanks for all the great info and pretty cards!

debb said...

Cute cards- I love all things clearance so great idea!

Scrapping Mom said...

Wow I love your cards. Your bog is amazing so full of great inspiration

kathrynrose said...

Hey! You're the first stop on the hop, and what a great post! I love the note pages as liners idea.

Operation Write Home said...

Great card - the notebook liner is the COOLEST! I have so much notebook paper, and I think I know what to use it for....wheee! Thanks for playing on the hop!!

Deloris said...

Neat cards! Thanks for sharing them!

JPScraps said...

First off..Thank you for making such beautiful cards to send to the troops:) Your post is full of great ideas so ,thanks again.

Diane S said...

very pretty cards!

Dawn said...

Happy hop day! Thanks for playing along.

(there is not link to the next stop tho)

Cassie said...

Very cute cards! You're a great start to the hop ;D

Kay said...

Great idea to use a card kit - and I LOVE the envelopes. How special is that?

Dana said...

very sweet card!

Rhonda said...

Great card!!! TFS!!!

RiverDog Prints said...

I love all the tips! And those colors are just lovely :)

Anita said...

Thanks for the tips! Awesome cards!

Merry's Musings said...

Perfect link to reference for OWH, What a great blog post. Will be back to utilize those tips. Thanks. Great Cards!

jeanna said...

Your cards are very lovely!

peggysue said...

Thanks for all the tips, what lovely creations!

Kas said...

Using notebook paper as a liner is a great idea!

Karen (aka Sassyscrapper) said...

Wow ... love your blog and all the great ideas and suggestions. I'll be "following" and look forward to more inspirations in my card making! Happy Thanksgiving!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas. It looks very nice. I was not sure about getting those card kits but I will go and check.

Patty K said...

great cards! those kits look awesome!

inkpaperstamps said...

Cute, cute, cute cards--won't a hero love getting to write home on one of them!

Holly

Tammy said...

All your cards are gorgeous! I love the colors you used and the papers!

Carmen O. said...

Great cards!

Karen Howard said...

What a wonderful idea... getting card kits!!! Thank you for sharing. I'm farther down the bloghop, hope you get a change to stop by!

GretaB said...

Thanks for sharing your process of making cards. What a great idea for the card liners! I'll have to remember that one.

Cyn said...

Wondeful blog!

dawna said...

Beautiful card!! I especially love the way the 'notebook looking page' looks inside the card.

MarcyK924 said...

LOVE your ideas and your card! Thanks for being on this amazing journey, so on to hopping.

Bekah's World said...

Such cute cards! Thanks for participating, and providing great inspiration.

Catherine said...

The cards are so sweet! TFS and God Bless!

dabhug said...

Great blog! I love those coordinating kits! Thank you for participating in the bloghop!

The Wired Angel said...

Great cards Nancy.. thanks for sharing your talent and creativity. Hugs, Peggy

shelly said...

Super cute card!

cdm317 said...

Beautiful cards. You are very creative.

Karelj said...

What wonderful cards! I've been making them all day, and haven't dropped an eyelet yet....knock on wood! Thanks for a wonderful beginning!

Sharon said...

These are great!! I love how they all mix and match. Thanks for sharing.

Dixie said...

Thanks for sharing your talent!

bumblebee creations said...

Wow love your cards--and loved your tutorial on the flower card!! Amazing--I will have to let you know when I get mine done!! Great job--and thanks for sharing such a wonderful new technique!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Beautiful Valentine cards!!! Like you, I love to play and coordinte with my stampin' goodies:o) I also love finding bargains!!! Thanks for telling me about the papers at Scrapbook.com! Think I am just gonna have to check 'em out;o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Mary said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!!!

hugs
Mary

maryrdemmons76@hotmail.com

Carla Gade said...

Awesome cards! What a wonderful crafty and supportive thing we can do for our troops! God bless them, and you!

carlagade [at] gmail [dot] com

MiamiKel said...

Superb! Love your blog - the title is hilarious! You are super creative - thanks for hopping along, too!

grandmalee said...

Love the kits...I'm really a fan of easy! heehee I also love your blog title. Can't wait to see the rest of the hop!
grandma_lee_t AT yahoo DOT com

Brenda said...

What great ideas!! I love what you've done! OWH really is a great way to send cards that will be treasured.

Linda L said...

Thanks for the tips. I love what you did with all the papers.

Cr8ive ME said...

love your Valentine's cards.

{hugs}
M.E.

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Just adorable! Love the tips and all the designs. I will be back to visit your blog!
~ky

Loni said...

great job on the mix & match design work. Thanks for supporting our heroes!

Hugs, loni holt at gmail.com

SugarBeanz said...

Thanks for sharing!

Maggie said...

Your cards are very nice. I like the idea of co-ordinating products for multiple cards. Thank you for supporting OWH

Cindy said...

Great cards...the kits sound wonderful!

Stacie said...

Thanks for sharing your great card ideas!

helen said...

what a generous heart you have and thank you for sharing your passion for card making...it is evident in your design skills and choice of products that include coordinated papers.

Clare said...

what a great idea and beautiful cards.

Mrs. E said...

Great cards and I still crack up when I see your blog title. So very fun!

Caryl P said...

I love when everything is coordinated, beautiful work on these! Who doesn't love matching envelopes too!

SuzAnn said...

Matching A2 envelopes too! SAWWEEEEEET!

Andrea said...

Super cute cards and envies! Nice job!

Michelle's Inky Fingers said...

Great cards! Glad to be on the hop with you! Have a good evening!

Jessica said...

Lovely cards, TFS

paula said...

Great cards!! Thanks for the info on the card kits - off to check that out!! Thanks for participating in the bloghop and supporting our troops!

Heather said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love the colors and papers. They are sure to make lots of people happy. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog for the hop. I am so honored and blessed to have been a part of this with so many wonderful ladies. You have a prize you won from the hop so be sure to stop by and claim it :) Have a wonderful day.

Heather Dennis