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Saturday, March 5, 2011

OWH Hop and Sentiments Challenge!!!

Welcome to another Sentiments Challenge! We're beginning our March challenges this week....and we have something very special for you!!!! We're participating in the Operation Write Home Blog Hop!!!!!! If you're just popping in here, start back at the OWH blog so you don't miss any of the fun along the way.

For those of you not familiar with Operation Write Home, they are a charity organization that sends cards to deployed servicemen and women to send back home to their families and friends. They are always looking for cards, so take those extras you have lying around, and send them off, but PLEASE follow the Card Guidelines they have listed. Some of these guidelines are in place to protect our heroes, and others just keep them from being frustrated. For those of you wanting to send in cards.....the Easter deadline is Mar. 18th and the Mother's Day deadline is Mar. 31st. Don't know who or where to send them to? You can find a list of OWH shippers here.


This week's Sentiments challenge was to use Spray Misting....and we combined it with the OWH challenge of a springtime card. Now, my card isn't all bright and colorful and all that. Because that's not really what spring is around here. In MI, spring (especially early spring) is still brown with just hints of green and color starting to pop up. We still have to rely on storebought flowers since the ones here won't be blooming for another month or 2. So, that was my inspiration for my card. I used Olive Branch and Coffee Shop Glimmer Mists on the kraft cardbase as well as on the designer paper. The flower vase and flowers are from my "Garden Time" set. Hope you'll stop by and play along. There's a $10 store gift certificate and free image prize up for grabs this month.



The next stop of the hop is Darlene. Don't forget to leave some love along the way.


Happy Stamping,
Shannon

45 comments:

Dixie Cochran said...

That's a beautiful card. I love the layers! Thanks for joining us!

Marilyn Webb said...

Gorgeous card!

Paula said...

Very pretty card! Spray mist is something I haven't tried just yet... may just have to get some having seen this!

Linda McClain said...

Oh darlin' this card is gorgeous. You colored it so beautifully. I hope you'll play with us a Catered Crop some time.

Operation Write Home said...

Spring colors come in all shades - some of which are brown! lol. The soft colors you used with it is perfect...well done! Happy hopping!

eddee1286 said...

Loved the colors. Loved the layering with the buttons.

ScrappnBee said...

This card is positively Gorgeous! Love the color palette! Thanks for sharing and inspiring as a part of the hop! Keep on Crafting!-Amanda (#61)

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Pretty card! Love the buttons and great details!

Christine said...

welcome to OWH - great card and it is too bright and colorful. . .even with today being one of those "brown" days around here (I live in Mt. Clemens)

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a gorgeous card! LOVE your floral vase with its stunning color and those scrumptious, corduroy buttons!

Teresa said...

Pretty card!

Michelle Single said...

The coloring on this is just amazing!!!

Redonna said...

Nice card. TFS

Darlene said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Shannon! TFS

rstuck2003 said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing. I've not used Glimmer Mists yet.

Misty said...

Love the colors!

Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Lisa said...

Just gorgeous!

Erika said...

Cute! And as a military wife, let me say thank you for donating your creations to OWH!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. TFS.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Love the papers and the fun details!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Love your interpretation of spring--much as we all love the blossoms, it's those first signs of renewal that refresh the soul. . . .

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card!


--Cheryl--

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

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Mindy said...

Wow... what a GREAT card Thank you for sharing :)
Mindy

Ann said...

georgous card! Coming from Mn, I get what you say about early spring!TFS

SueB said...

Great card - thanx for the inspiration! Gotta pull out my mists!

Marsha said...

What a beautiful card. Love the shabby vintage.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow, how absolutely stunning!!!!

Linda

MomsBeenScrappin said...

Beautiful card - the spray gives it just the right touch!
Doris, stop #45

ediehardy said...

Your lovely card says spring to me! Have a super weekend and thanks for sharing!

AllisonG said...

Beautiful and enjoyed hearing what spring means to you in MI!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

gorgeous card! love your coloring

Shelly said...

I love your card!!! Such a beautiful image and awesome papers.

Disp6194 said...

Beautiful card, I love the glimmer mist!

Julie said...

Lovely card, I think it's very springy!!

GrammaR said...

I love the colors in your card, which surprises me. They aren't my usual choice. Thank you for sharing the card and showing me this color combination.

Pat said...

Very beautiful card!

shersl84bed said...

Love your card.

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Amy said...

Great card!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent in the OWH Bunny Hop!!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Cut n Paste said...

Very pretty! Thanks for being a part of the blog hop!

Resa said...

fabulous card!! thanks for sharing.

helloholley said...

Beautiful card!!! ;)

Yolanda said...

Love those covered buttons!

Patricia said...

The warm colors are really nice! The corduroy buttons are a great finishing touch.

Susan said...

Very pretty card!
Susan