Friday, March 19, 2010

Blog Hop! Yaaaaaaaay!



Hello OWH Blog Hoppers. . . WELCOME to SCRAP HAPPENS! Hooray!
IF YOU ARE JUST GETTING STARTED... START HERE!!!

I am hoping that today will bring a lot of my fellow card-makers from the Operation Write Home blog hop! Thanks so much for stopping by! I have prepared something special for the blog-hoppers - a tutorial for making a really special hero card! The tutorial includes the measurements for making the working parts of the card - and so anyone could use this template to make a card for any occasion! I hope that it inspires some of you to try a new technique and make this super fun, interactive card. I rated the difficulty of this project to be four stars - don't be intimidated - once you get the cutting part done - the rest is super easy. You can embelish your card any way that you like and use this card to showcase a very special embelishment, photo, or anything that you like.

I have been making cards for Operation Write Home for about a year now and I am super proud to be a tiny part of this awesome group of people who make cards for our heroes! If you haven't checked out Operation Write Home - now is the time! I make cards for our heroes because I am all about the warm fuzzies in life. I love to help other people feel good. Can you imagine being a family member of a deployed hero? A piece of mail from your loved one would be a very wonderful thing I am sure. To recieve a beautiful hand made card that has traveled around the world and back would be so cool! I can't think of anyone more deserving of hand made cards than our deployed heroes and their families!

Another one of my favorite parts about Blog Hops is the offering of. . . BLOG CANDY!! Hooray! I am offering a neat gift for someone who visits my blog this weekend. All you have to do is follow these simple rules.



  • You must be a participant in the Blog Hop 3/20/10 to enter.

  • Leave me a message or reply to this post.

  • I will choose a random winner from the list of responders!

  • The winner will recieve a package from me that includes some really fun things for making hero cards! This package will include some patriotic papers and embelishments that I have put together, kind of like a card kit. I know that you will have fun with it!

  • I am also restricting this offer to participants who live in the continental USA for shipping purposes.

Now then, Here is your video tutorial, and happy blog hopping to you!






If you are joining in on the blog hop - you probably just visited *Karen's* Dreaming and Creating!


The next blog on your stop is *Kajikit* ! Kajikit always has such awesome stuff! Hop on and check it out!!! Thank you so much for stopping by!

80 comments:

Our Little Inspirations said...

Oh my gosh, this is the most unique and cleverly designed card I've ever seen! I'm just amazed at how this was put together! TFS with this great video! Awesome! BTW, your banner makes me smile every time I visit here........it's hilarious!!!

jeanna said...

Really cool Nancy! :):) Thanks for sharing it! Your cards are really great and it always gives me inspiration.. :)

Kajikit said...

Hi Nancy! Thanks for the link (and the compliment!) Your herocard is really original... thanks for sharing with everyone - enjoy your crop!

Lizabratt said...

I can't wait to try this card

Caro said...

Thank you for the tutorial which is so helpful! I love your card and hope you are having a lovely early spring day in Idaho!

MarcyK924 said...

Thanks for the lovely comment Nancy! I can't wait to try your card - cool tutorial. Your blog is awesome! I will also add you to mine. :)

digirl said...

I love your card- and your directions make it look like something I can do--- thanks for the video!

Vieve said...

I love your header picture, totally made me giggle!

Cute card! Love how it opens...

Tami B. said...

Beautiful tutorial.

Karen McAlpine said...

Very nice card layout. I am a particapant in the hop. I am the blog before you!! Happy hopping

...Darlene said...

Thank you for the great new card! This will be fun to try!

darlene a

...Darlene said...

ps, I love your blog header!

Operation Write Home said...

Fannnnnntastic AnyHero card! And what a super tutorial, thank you so much - you're a great teacher!!
Happy hopping!!

Meg Bean said...

Great tutorial and I love your blog banner- too funny!

Debra said...

Thanks for the video. Can't wait to make my own.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a great card. Thanks for the tut.

Betty said...

Great card and thanks for the tutorial :)

SuzAnn said...

Fantastic tutorial and card!

xyzcunningham said...

What a great tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing this. I actually think that I could do this card now.

Paula said...

Cool card. Thanks for the tutorial!

Dawn said...

your header always makes me laugh. I love this card. great work, and the blog looks really nice!

Kate said...

This is an excellent tutorial. Now I want to make one!

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the tutorial - I can't wait to make it! As soon as I finish all these blogs I'll be pulling out my card stuff and working all night long.

AprilsL8 said...

Great tutorial!


AprilsL8@windstream.net

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I just love your blog template, header, etc., too cute! I also love your creation today, thanks for making a video for us.

lavendarrose29 said...

I just sat and made this card with you. You rocked the instructions on this one. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Bekah's World said...

Great card and tutorial! Thanks!! And as a military wife I must say thank you for helping OWH keep families together in heart despite being apart because of duty.

Fabre said...

Thanks Nancy for a great post and tutorial! I can't wait to try it out! Thank you for joining in on the blog hop today!

TN Granny said...

Oh Nancy I knew I would find something wonderful on the blog hop that would spark my fire, you win I loved your tutorial. Thank you for sharing it with us.
God Bless,
Jeanine #14 on the blog hop.

Anita said...

Amazing card! Great tutorial!

JenMarie said...

How fabulous!!!

Marianne said...

This is a new card pattern. Thanks for the video showing how to do it.

rstuck2003 said...

Thank you for the tutorial. Love the card.

Julie said...

That's a fantastic card, and thanks for the great tutorial!

Dixie Cochran said...

I'm bookmarking you blog. I need to come back and look around! Great card!

Marci said...

This is so fun!

Kas said...

You have so many great spring cards on your blog!

~Jeri~ said...

Great card and tutorial!!!

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

Seongsook Duncan said...

Nancy, you did a great job. Thanks for tutorial. You are my inspiration.

Whispers and Wishes said...

Your banner is totally hilarious... I didn't make it over yesterday... was up reading blogs til one am and still only got a bout half the way through. Thanks for the tutorial to go along with your card.... really great stuff!

kimberley martini said...

I love your blog background. It is awesone. I will have to be back to check out your video.

Janice said...

Your card is very different than the rest, well done, oh and I love your banner, very funny!

-- said...

very cool card. good job.

Lynn's Magnolia Haven said...

I love learning new thing thanks for the tutorial
Lynn in Lancaster Ca

Cyn said...

Love your card! But I must say your blog header is amazingly funny! I know the feeling of having 5 women scrapbooking at a table and someone yelling "don't move I have dropped my eyelett" LOL

Jennifer Moore said...

Such a fun card. Love your blog's background.

Merry's Musings said...

Nancy, suuuppeeeerrrrrrrbbbbbbb! Thanks for the vid, it really helps to see these new things done.

Gloria Westerman said...

I love this.....and will be back to view your video again to write down the measurement.....thank you for sharing this awesome creation.....

Cathy... said...

Your blog header is hilarious! What an awesome card and tutorial! So clever! Thanks for sharing!

Lauretta See said...

nice card.. thank for the video

hugs x

Melissa Rossi said...

thanks for the tutorial! I can't wait to try it out!

laurlynn said...

Didn't get here by Sat nite for the drawing but just wanted to thank you for the tutorial. Can't wait to try the card!!!

Rufus said...

I didn't get here by Sat night either, just to many marvelous blogs to look at! Thanks for the tutorial, will give it a try as soon as I finish hoppin'. Thanks for your support of OWH and our Heroes!
R/

Rufus said...

Forgot to say what a chuckle I got out of your header! I'd have said a rhinestone, those little suckers are always escaping!!
R/

buglvr2010 said...

Love your blog...I didn't make it on Sat evening...there are so many blogs so little time, lol!

Corri

Trinity Paper Arts said...

Nancy, Your great sense of humor is so apparent by your blog. This is one clever card and I am so happy to see the tutorial. Watched it once, but will have to watch it again as I make this card. I am looking forward to making many of these! Blessings and thanks, Louise

Mrs. Jones said...

Very cool card, thanks for offering the tutorial... very nice of you.

jengd said...

What a great card and an awesome tutorial! Thanks for sharing it all!

Martha said...

Wow, an amazing tutorial! You really gave it 110%. Thank you so much for the fun card and teaching me how to make it!

andyjay said...

Great tutorial! And what an awesome card - I've never seen one like that before! TFS!

andyjay said...

Oh, yeah, I forgot to say how much I love your header on your blog! Gave me a good laugh!

mtscrapgal said...

Your shutter card was a new one for me. Your tutorial was great.Thanks for supporting OWH. Its a great org.
anghall2@windstream.net

PatQ said...

I love the design of your card--I also enjoyed the slide show you put together.

gorotajo said...

Very nice card! Enjoyed seeing it.

Carolyn Bounds said...

Oh my goodness!!! Your card is phenomenal!!! Thank you for sharing this awesome tutorial and for all the fabulous inspiration!!! You ROCK!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Tassie said...

Thank you so much for posted the video tutorial. It was so clear... I think I can actually make one of my own. Thank you

Tassie said...

Oh, and I forgot to say how much I LOVE your blog header!!! Made me laugh so hard!!!

Shelly said...

Awesome card!!! Thanks for the great tutorial showing us how to make it.

debb said...

Thank you for the great video! Lovely!

Purple Princess said...

Thanks for the wonderful video! Fabulous card!

Cut n Paste said...

Oh wow!!! Such a cute card and a tutorial too!!! Love you! Thanks for being a part of the bloghop!!!

Lyneen said...

love the trifold card thanks for the tutorial... Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH.

Susan said...

awesome card!! thanks for all you do. I will be along for the ride next blog hop, wish I had known about this great organization sooner.
I LOVE your blog BTW...the banner, so cute!!
I am now a follower,
Susan

JPScraps said...

Awesome card and tutorial!

Kimme said...

Oh deary, I have lost a few eyelets and my marbles on more than one occasion. Love your card too.

Trevorstuffmammas said...

love the opening on your card. Thank you for sharing.

Collette said...

What a great tutorial ... I'm bookmarking you so I can come back later to try my hand at your shutter card - very clever. Thanks so much for being a part of the blog hop & OWH.

Betty said...

Psst Nancy you need to come back over to my blog ;)

Betty said...

Nancy watch your mailbox... Mailed yesterday :)

Betty said...

Forgot... ersehnen @ gmail . com (remove spaces obviously ) Stuff in the baggy is incase you want to make the flower I did as a tutorial. Glad it arrived and that you get to play tomorrow.