Friday, May 25, 2012

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop


Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you well and happy!

This weekend is a very special one for sure as you can see from the Eagle Button found below. Operation Write Home (OWH) is hosting a HUGE Blog Hop Starting Saturday Morning May 26th thru May 27th. There are well over 100 individual blogs featuring lots of eye candy as well as several Corporate Partners (notated by an astrick (*) on the line up) offering yummy Blog Candy.Keep an eye out for them as you won't want to miss out on that. You will be able to hop through the Blog Hop by clicking on the Eagle button provided below. If that doesn't work use this link http://wp.me/p2kUr6-1mH


My Honey works at the VA Hospital in Loma Linda CA. He is always amazed at the stories he hears from our veterans. Where they have been, if they saw combat and what their jobs were while while they were serving our country. He even had a chat with a Medal of Honer winner this year, he said "that was the highlight of his week". He remembered the poise that this gentleman had while telling him of his time spent  in active duty. I have the utmost respect for the families of and for those soldiers who serve and protect our great country. Before we start with  my cards  We want to say with great Respect and Admiration-
Thank You  for protecting and serving our country.
 Jeff and Patrice.

I created two cards for this hop. I sure hope you enjoy them as much as I did in making them. PS I used Sketch #4 by Kathy R

My first card is a very feminine card. It could be used to give to someones Sweet Heart, Mom or Sister. I used mostly SU products in creating these two.With the exception of the little flowers on this card. They are from a misc. vendor.
Now, for a look at the inside. I try to gussy up the insides of the cards that I send. I think the receiver gets a little extra surprise a second time. I really try to carry the card front theme on to the inside as well.

Here is a photo of the second card. It is along the same lines as the first card with regard to elements the embossed background  and the Bird on a cage, but it is a bit more on the masculine side. I used Sketch #114 (I think) on this card


Here is the photo of the inside
 I hope you like my cards and will come back to My Little Patch of Dirt again real soon. I usually post a couple  times a week so if you want notification of when I post please sign up to follow this blog. I would love to share paper crafting ideas and techniques with you.
Enjoy this amazing Blog Hop and have a safe and fun Memorial Day Weekend. Thanks for leaving a little love in the comment section too. It makes posting all the more fun.
Chat soon, Patrice

47 comments:

Donna Bowman said...

Very pretty cards! I love how you used the bird in different places. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Mary-Anne V said...

pretty cards... love the ribbon details.

Misty said...

Both cards are lovely. I like how you used the same elements to make both a male & female version.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Margaret said...

Thanks for playing along on the hop.

Robyn (RedDogGirl) said...

Decorating the inside of the card is SUCH an amazing touch! That really takes your cards to the next level. Thanks for sharing!

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Hi Patrice!
I love your cards and the maroon colors...so pretty! Blessings!

Paula S. said...

Very pretty color combo in the first card! The flower embellishments are sweet. Thanks for joining in the Memorial Day hop and for supporting OWH!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Linda said...

Very pretty cards! Thank you for your support of OWH and for joining the Hop today! God bless!

Donna Nuce said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for hoppin' with OWH. craftycolonel.blogspot.com

Ms. Craftin-ista said...

I am digging the bird and bird cages. I have a stamp similar and now i am going to pull out the ink pad and make some cards! Thx for sharing!

Miriam Prantner said...

Very nice cards. I really love the embossed pieces.

Cut n Paste said...

Very pretty! Love the color combinations and that you used the same elements for male/female version!

Julie said...

Great cards, Patrice! I love that bird and birdcage stamp!

Sarah said...

The colors you used are gorgeous! Those flowers are also awesome and add so much to this card!

Sybrina K said...

Patrice,

Tow great cards! It's nice to see how you used the same basic elements to make such different cards.

And, I love that you put a little something on the inside -- that's something I should try to do more often. Thanks for the reminder.

Sara Tieszen Paschal said...

Wonderful creations, I love the products you used and all of the texture. Wonderful job!

Redonna said...

Great cards - I especially like the pink & cranberry card at the top. TFS

Operation Write Home said...

I love those colors on your first card - I'm always afraid of purple but your card made me brave! Thanks for blogging with us!

helloholley said...

I love birds and bird cages, great job!!! Both are beautiful!!! ;)

Berni Cuttino said...

Lovely cards with great images. Happy Memorial Day weekend. Hugs

Susan Marie said...

The insides look just as great as the outsides! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Susan Marie said...

The insides of the cards are just as wonderful as the outsides! Thanks for sharing!

Stacy B said...

I love how you put as much attention on the inside of the card. It's a great reminder that creativity doesn't have to be limited to the front face. Great tip! Thanks for sharing.

Dixie Cochran said...

I like how you've layered so many elements on your cards. Makes for a nice pop of your focal image.

Julie said...

I love that you took the time to add details to the insides of your cards. What a lovely touch.

Ann Schach said...

Lovely cards, Patrice! As always, the inside is just as pretty as the outside!

Lee Mae said...

Sweet cards - love the flowers and the ribbon on the first card is spectacular!

Lucy said...

Gotta love that bird on the cage! The 2nd one is my favorite, just because I like blue and green and red and brown. Nice work on both. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for your continuing support of our troops.

ajsdigishoppe said...

Great cards I love the bird cages :)

ajsarts said...

Great cards TFS :) Love the bird cage :D

Cindy E. Burton said...

Great inspiration! I am thoroughly enjoying the Hop and visiting blogs I've never seen before... :)

Lynn said...

Both cards are really well done! The insides make them super special! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

Carey said...

I love them. You are so special. Thank you.

Carey and Roscoe

sherry varga said...

Very pretty!

JoAnn Ross said...

I really like the way you changed out the elements! And your paper and color choices are super! Lovely work!

JPScraps said...

Lovely cards!

Crafting Adventures said...

Thanks for sharing!

Cheri said...

Love the bird images and the softness of your cards. Very pretty.

debwaycreations.com said...

Great cards and thanks for supporting OWH. Have a great Memorial Day.

Ann said...

Beautiful cards!! I love the bird in the cage!

Angela Crandall said...

Love the embossed panels - great texture!

Michele from MS said...

So very thoughtful of you to create one for male and one for female! Love those flowers and sentiments! I know your husbands job must be very rewarding!

Diana E said...

Thanks for participating in the hop. It was neat to see how you used the same basic elements (bird and cage) and made two similar cards but for different genders. Thanks for supporting OWH.

Indy said...

Beautiful cards!

Sue D said...

Great cards and thanks for showing the insides too!

Brenda Hugar said...

Great cards. Loved them all.

Linda said...

The second card has alot of pop! TFS!!!