Hooray! Thanks for stopping by! Happy Memorial Day Weekend and welcome to my Memorial Day Bloghop post for Operation Write Home, 2013.
I made my card following the most recent sketch, #173. I love how detailed the newer sketches have become and all of the great possibilities that you can create. Here's the sketch:
I also immediately fell in love with the sample card by Linda. Outdoorsy cards are right up my alley. They're my favorite to make, because I live my life in such a beautiful outdoorsy place! In fact, I'm really looking forward to some camping real soon. Do you think that we'll run into bears like this?
I used some really fun new papers by BoBunny from the Camp-A-Lot line. How appropriate! I also used a stamp that I purchased inside Yellowstone Nat'l Park. The price was kind of crazy, but I couldn't resist a souvenir of my favorite things... rubber stamps and bears. A bear rubber stamp! Hooray! I also used a Sizzix embossing folder and some really cute canvas-like ribbon from Stampin'Up. I stamped the image and heat embossed using some Cocoa embossing powder by CTMH.
Although our theme today is Thank You - I did not add a "Thank You" sentiment to this card yet. I figure that masculine cards can be hard to come by and this one could be used for any guy - Dad, Uncle, Brother, Son.... for Thank You, or any other occasion. The writer will have to decide that for themselves :) Then again, I would love to get an outdoorsy card like this myself, so maybe it will be perfect for someones' Mom or wife?
Thanks for stopping by to see my Operation Write Home blog hop card. I've been a huge supporter since 2009, when I first discovered OWH (Then "Cards for Heroes.") It all began when I made a patriotic card for the family of my friend who was deployed to Iraq. In my online search for patriotic cards, I discovered OWH quite by accident, but fell in love with the idea. It all began here and has now been my favorite hobby for the last four years! Looking back at my first OWH cards, I am ever amazed and grateful for all of the lessons that I have learned and encouragement I have been given by others. I've met so many new friends, and had so much fun along the way of supporting the troops in the best way that I know how.
Hey... fun - here are posts from the Memorial Day blog hops from 2010, 2011! I missed the hop last year... I'm so glad to be back! :D
Be safe and have a very happy Memorial Day Weekend. Enjoy the blog hop!