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Friday, November 12, 2010

Valentines for Veterans

I am excited to be a part of the Operation Write Home Be My Valentine Bloghop. So, you may be asking yourself, "why are those crazy card ladies making Valentine cards in November?" Well, the Christmas deadline has passed so we are working on our next deadline, Valentine's Day, January 7th.

But, we have a special incentive to get them in earlier. Archway cookies is matching the Valentine cards received by our shippers by December 1 with cookies for our troops. Click here for the details. So cool!

Back to the hop. I made a little card to start off my weekend of Valentine's Day card making.
I went a little crazy with the patterned paper but I like how it turned out. I love the blue and black check paper from Teresa Collins. I can pretty much add it to every card I make a be totally happy and justified about it. Hopefully a soldier will love to send it to his wife and she will love to get something homemade from her hubby who is serving far away on Valentine's Day.

Here is another view.

So, do you want some sweets? I'm offering some blog candy today. All you need to do is comment below about anything, the troops, Valentine's Day, whatever. I'll draw a random winner from all those who comment by Monday at 8 p.m (California time) November 22. If you don't have a blog, leave a way for me to track you down.
Thanks for visiting. Please continue along the bloghop by visiting the very talented cardmaker, Patti at What are you Iinking?  And, if you are in the creative mood and love our troops, please make some Valentine's Day cards for OWH

Also, since it is Veteran's weekend,  I wrote a blog post about sending care packages to our troops. Check it out.

56 comments:

Sandy said...

I don't think you went crazy at all with the papers ---very nice card! I'm a sucker for metal embellies :)

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

I love the card - you can't go crazy with too much patterned paper - thanks for supporting OWH.

Barb Housner

Disp6194 said...

Beautiful card! I love how all those papers came together, I'm sure a very lucky somebody will be thrilled with it!

Disp6194 said...

I would have e-mailed you but I didn't see it on here. The link for Patti's blog took me to the OWH archway challenge

MelissaS said...

I love the mix of patterned papers you used! What a pretty card :)

Shell said...

yummy metal embellies, :)

Shirley G said...

Very nice card. I'm sure our troops will love this card.

njgramma said...

I love your use of patterned papers .. I am always intimidated to try it ! Any soldier will love being able to send this card to special someone !!

jennifer mitten said...

That is a beautiful card - I love seeing lots of layers!

Janet said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Sharon said...

Love your card, it really has a vintage feel and will surely bring a smile to anyone's face!

Lisa said...

Oh I love the mix of papers - it came together nicely! TFS!

Joanne Travis said...

I love this vintage style of card, so pretty and romantic.

Julie said...

Great card. You mixed those patterns just right!

Cleota said...

Very lovely card! Love the vintage feel of it.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for supporting OWH.

Patti said...

You can never use too much patterned paper. Elegant card.

stefeni said...

Gorgeous card! I thought the oval was actual metal. It really fooled me! The soldier will really appreciate it.

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MomsBeenScrappin said...

I love how your card turned out - patterned paper is perfect!
Doris
MomsBeenScrappin at yahoo dot com

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Looks like it was tons of fun playing with all these papers--and a lovely card to share, to boot!

K. Joy said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Ruza said...

Such a beautiful card. TY4S

helloholley said...

I love your card,just the way it is!!! ;)

Robin said...

very pretty card
thank you for sharing your talents with OWH

Yolanda said...

Fantastic cards! The metal embellishment makes the card. I love that paper too and like how you staged your pictures with it.

Attegirl said...

Beautiful card.. love the vintage feel...

Cheryl said...

ooooooooo, LOVE the stamps. Thanks for taking part in OWH and the Blog Hop. The blue and black are fabulous.

andyjay said...

Very lovely card! Someone will be very lucky to receive it. TFS and thanks for the chance at that awesome candy!

Ann said...

Love the metal embellishments!!! Very pretty!!!

SuzAnn said...

I like all the pp's you've used. Thanks for the info about the organizations to support our troops. Another good one is soldiersangles.org. Thanks for being part of OWH!

grandmalee said...

I love this card...especially the herringbone border! Love how it all came together! My daughter loved all of the cards she got while she was in Iraq, so now I like to pay it forward by making cards for other people's sons or daughters or husbands or wives, etc.! Glad that you shared your fabulous creation with us at OWH!

Courtney Johnston said...

How cute! You can never have too much patterned paper I love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

court122 at gmail dot com

Lori said...

Greta card I love the embellies.

Paula said...

I think the combination of papers is gorgeous! They word together perfectly and the whole card has such a wonderful vintage feel to it. Whoever gets this will absolutely LOVE it.

Seongsook Duncan said...

What such a beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lori H. said...

So elegant <3 Thank you for sharing on the Hop, and for supporting OWH :D

Lisa said...

Beautiful!!!!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love your card. Thanks so much for sharing it with everyone!

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Samantha said...

Beautiful card. I love the metal embellishments. The papers work, you didn't go crazy!

Lillian Child said...

I just discovered your blog (and am now a follower) and love your creativity! Thanks so much for sharing with us and it's so nice to meet a new crafter who is as passionate as I am about OWH (my husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran) and papercrafting. So nice to meet you! And please feel free to drop by my blog at http://lillianchild.blogspot.com/ sometime and say hi!

Raelynn said...

pretty card

Beth Horn's Stamp Pad said...

Beautiful card

BobbisTreasure said...

Thanks for supporting OWH! Fun blog!
BobbisTreasure@aol.com

Jean B in PA said...

Your valentine is very special. Definitely looks like a one of a kind card. My e-mail is pearx2 at zoominternet dot net. Thanks for sharing!

Lynn said...

I love how you made the frame! This is a great card! And thanks for supporting OWH (from a USAF Vet)!

Karen Howard said...

Beautiful card, love the metal sentiment! Hugs, Karen

Ann said...

I'm not usually bold enough to go crazy with patterned paper. I think you did a great job. A good way to use up leftovers from other projects too.

annjeryyk at aol dot com

lori j said...

i love this card.whom every gets it will surely love it too
scraperatheart63@yahoo.com

Dixie Cochran said...

Your paper and embellishments are terrific together. Thanks for hopping with us!

Ashley said...

Fantastic card :)

Jan Hunnicutt said...

LOVE your card, you did a beautiful job!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card! I love the metal embellishments!

Kendra

j_k_sand@yahoo.com

Christine said...

what a great card - I love the vintage feel to it. Thanks for supporting OWH

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

I love your card. Thank you for sharing and being a part of the blog.

Patrice H said...

I thought I left you a comment already but didn't see my name? I think your card is beautiful and very creative. That silver embellishment is perfect btw!

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Hetty said...

What a lovely card with the big embellishment in the middle!

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