Saturday, March 20, 2010

Operation Write Home Blog Hop and Stampin' Up! Blog Candy!!!

Hello blogging friends! I'm so glad you stopped by today. You should've just arrived from Maria's awesome blog, Ria's Creations. I love her cards! If you want to start at the begining of the Blog Hop,you can start here.
This is my very first Blog Hop to be involved in and I'm so excited!! This is not just any ol' Blog Hop either! This Blog Hop is through Operation Write Home! They are a wonderful program to be involved in. They help get handmade cards to our troops . Not only cards to say thank you with a hand written note of thanks to someone serving in our military, but provides them with handmade all occasional blank cards so they have something to send home to someone special. H-E-L-L-O!!!.....I've been trying to get something like this started for a long time now,LOL!! If you know me ,then you know this was right up my alley!! I just found out about them and happily joined along! What greater cause then to support our Nations' Heroes!! Click here to go to Operation Write Home to read more about them!

Front of card,below (it looks crooked....but that's just my photo abilities)! LOL!!!


Inside of card,below.


Close-up of card,below.



In honor of my first Blog Hop ,I thought it would be fun to offer up some blog candy! I'm giving away a $25.00 Stampin' Up! Gift Certificate!! This gift certificate is good only through me, Holley Smith. The $25 does not include tax and shipping. You can use your $25 towards any Stampin' Up! order. Right now, if you place an order through Stampin' Up! for $50 you can get one item in the Sale-a-bration Catalog FREE!! So, if you would like to add your own $25 ,along with my $25 (for a total of $50) to receive a Sale-a-bration item for free,just let me know!! You can click on any of the Stampin' Up! catalogs on the right hand side bar to shop,or go to my Stampin' Up! website by clicking the link at the very top of my blog!



In order to be entered into the drawing here's what you need to do:
1. Subscribe to my blog
2. Follow my Blog
3. add a comment on this post


Your name will be added in a drawing for a chance to win the $25 gift certificate to Stampin' Up! I will choose a name next Saturday. March 27, 2010 at 12 noon EST. When you add your comment,please include an email,so I can reach you if you are the lucky winner! If you are the lucky winner ,I will contact you to get your order. Good Luck!!!

Now, onto my card I made for the Operation Write Home. Our instructions were to create something with a spring theme. My card is an easel egg- shaped card. I cut the egg shape twice for layering, with my Cricut Expression. I also took the Frame Oval Scallop Die and ran it through my Big Shot twice with very vanilla to get just the scallop frame. Then I crimped and pleated the scallop frame to make a kinda lacey- look. I also crimped the oval DSP as well. The whole card has been sponged/inked on the edges. I also used a ton of dimensionals for added depth. Well, here is more deets on the card,thanks for stopping by.

Don't forget to visit the next blog , Melissa's Just Dandy blog, http://justdandy.typepad.com/, to keep the Blog Hop going!! I really like her sense of style. Have fun!

Recipe for Card :
  • Card stock : VV,Pretty in Pink,So Saffron and Certainly Celery
  • Inks : Basic Black,Regal Rose,More Mustard,Perfect Plum and Old Olive
  • Punches : 5- Petal Flower,Boho Blossoms,Trio Flower,Word Window,Modern Label, and Scallop Trim Border (Sale-a-Bration Catalog),
  • Shades of Spring DSP (Occasions Mini Catalog )
  • So saffron and Pumpkin Pie Markers
  • Brads from stash
  • Iridescent Ice from SU!
  • A Good Egg Stamp Set
  • Certainly Celery and So Saffron Ribbon (retired)
  • Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge (for egg shape)

64 comments:

CowtownCrafter said...

I love your card! I'll have to try and case it! Happy Blog Hop!!! TFS

Maryu said...

What a masterpiece. Your creative imagination is inspiring. Beautiful use of unexpected colors.

Windy Robinson said...

Great card!

Vieve said...

Don't be surprised if I lift this card, it is absolutely beautiful!!! I love the dimension!

I am now a follower and subscribed. I love stampin' up!

Tami B. said...

Love all the layers and texture you got in this beautiful card.

Karen McAlpine said...

What a sweet card. I love all the layers. I am now a follower.

...Darlene said...

Okay, are we voting to BEST OF SHOW? I haven't made it all the way through yet but am almost there. This is such a work of art!

thank you for sharing,
darlene a

Operation Write Home said...

Gasp!!! I could just sit and look at this card for hours and keep finding new things to ooh and ahh over! WOW! Beauuuutiful! SO glad you joined the hop...I am blown away! :) :) :)

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I just love that set and pulled it out today to work with. I have become a follower and subscribed to your blog.

SuzAnn said...

Your card is amazing and looks so complex! Thanks for supporting OWH ~ you'll love it.

Paula said...

So much gorgeous detail in this card, it's really beautiful!

Dawn said...

great card. fun colors!

Betty said...

Oh my god that card is absolutely stunning!!!! Is a pice of art,GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bekah's World said...

Wow! What a beautiful card! And as a military wife I must say thank you for helping OWH keep families together in heart despite being apart because of duty.

Anita said...

Amazing card! I just love all the layers. I am a follower of your blog.
anitamocha@charter.net

Marianne said...

What a magnicent card. You are very talented.

Kathy H said...

Wonderful card!!!!!

JenMarie said...

Oh this is just beautiful!!

Merry's Musings said...

Such a beautiful Easter Card, just wonderful!

TN Granny said...

Holley,
Your card is amazing so beautiful I am in Awe of your cards. Congrats on starting a blog and being a SU consultant.
I joined your followers.
Jeanine #14 on the blog hop.

rstuck2003 said...

Beautiful! I am a follower and a subscriber :)

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I love the card you made for the blog hop, all the detail is wonderful!

Marci said...

I absolutely love your card!

hiscreation2 said...

This is truely a work of art!
hiscreation2@hotmail.com

Dixie Cochran said...

That's a party on a card! Stunning! Thank you for hopping!

~Jeri~ said...

What a beautiful card!! Love the colors and details!!! I've become a follower and subscribed to your blog!!
As a military spouse and someone new to OWH, I thank you for taking part in this awesome blog hop and in OWH!

Fabre said...

Wow! This card is exquisite! Thank you so much for sharing, and I am going to follow and learn from you! Thank you!

shelly said...

Your card is so great!

Wendy said...

Ab-so-lute-ly beautiful!

-- said...

WOW!!! I love all the layers and detail and just WOW!!! Beautiful!

Jennifer Moore said...

Such a gorgeous easel card. Love all the little details.

Lesly said...

Oh WOWZER! This card is beyond phenomenal! Thank you so much for sharing and have a blessed day!

Lauretta See said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! such a beautiful easel card.. looks so awesome.. great job!

Hugs x

Melissa Rossi said...

!!!!! I am speechless!!! Your card is A-MAZING!! You are a very talented card maker :)

grandmalee said...

WOW! So glad you signed up to help out this awesome organization! I love OWH, especially since my daughter is a soldier that will be leaving for Afghanistan soon.

Your cards are so awesome! I love all the textures & extras that you add to make them extra special. Your scrapbook layouts are something else too. With all of your kids, this God-given talent will go towards making extra special memories.
I'm a follower+ now with pleasure. Looking forward to your new stuff!

Tammy said...

OM Gosh this is absolutely gorgeous!! This is such an awesome easel card! The colors, flowers and all the details are beautiful!

Cathy... said...

This is just gorgeous! Love all the little details and that chickie is adorable!! I'm now a follower of your blog!

Rufus said...

Thanks for your support of OWH and our Heroes!
R/

buglvr2010 said...

Amazing card...love it!

Latenightstamper said...

that is the prettiest one I have ever seen! wow!
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Nancy Keller said...

Amazing - so much detail in this card! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Gloria Westerman said...

WOW..Holley I love your card.....I have become a follower and subscriber as well....and I would love to received your gift cert....thank you for sharing this beautiful creation.....
gw0109@gmail.com

Kajikit said...

Your egg is just magnificent!

Christine said...

WOW! that is quite an exquisite card! thanks for sharing it and for offering some candy

jengd said...

What an amazing card!! I love all of the detail and work that went into it (and flowers!) I follow and subscribe to you!

Alex said...

I was told your card was stunning and they were not kidding. It is just plain GORGEOUS!!!

andyjay said...

Incredible card! TFS - I am now a follower and a subscriber!

helloholley said...

Awwww....thank you ladies for your sweet comments....it put a smile on my face!! YOU inspire ME all the time!!!I've learned from all of you!!! I am truly touched!!

Good luck on the blog candy!!
Happy Stampin' and creatin'
Many Blessings,
Holley

Martha said...

Wow, this is one amazing card! Feels like a Spring garden in full bloom.

debb said...

wow what a super amazing card- I'll be back later to thoroughly check out your blog!Thank you for the inspiration!

Carolyn Bounds said...

What a stunning Easter creation!!! I love all the beautiful details and the soft, spring colors!! Positively gorgeous!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Maria Levine said...

WOW, this is amazing! Simply stunning! Fabulous job!!

Cut n Paste said...

Awesome card!!! Thanks for sharing! Thanks a bunch for supporting OWH!

CRYSTAL said...

Wowza, Holley! This is insane-creativity at it's best! :) tfs

Purple Princess said...

Your card is fantastic! I am now a follower and a subscriber to your blog! purpleprincesstara @ yahoo.com

Kimme said...

incredibly stunning card. Great job!

Susan said...

That card is STUNNING...please make a tutorial!

i am a follower a subscriber and I love this organization, and am joining the ranks, Susan

Lyneen said...

WOW an amazing card... I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.... the power went out in my house yesterday and I am just finishing the hop now, seeing your cards was worth the commitment to finish the hop. Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH.

Juliette Chapman said...

This is an amazing card. Such a lot of detail and so very beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Collette said...

How fun this card is - Must have taken hours - but worth all of it! Thank you for participating in the blog hop this weekend for OWH.

stampingmadly said...

This card is a whole production! A great piece of art. Thanks.

3C Crafts said...

I hope I win! Thanks for a great giveaway!

e_donaldson said...

WOW! What an amazing card, I love it and I'm sure the serviceman/woman will as well! What an amazing thing to do. My fiance just got out of the marines and I know he would have loved something like that when he was in :)

Anywho - I found you on late night stamper's blog finds of the day and I'm so glad I did. I have subscribed to your posts and signed up to follow you. Thank you for the opportunity to win some blog candy, you can't ever have enough Stampin' Up products hehe.

- Elizabeth (e_donaldson@sbcglobal.net)

Susan said...

follower
subscriber
love the card and asked if you could make a tutorial for it :)
Susan