Saturday, May 28, 2011

Organize your Stuff: Week9 (round 4): OWH Blog hop & Embellishments part 1


This is just a quick post this morning to celebrate the Men and Women serving this great country during Memorial Weekend! To help Celebrate, Creative Me made some more cards for the fabulous folks at Operation Write Home (OWH).

If there is any doubt in your mind that this is a for real and awesome charity (sending blank cards to the troops to write home), fear not! Awesome Auntie has received two OWH cards from her husband (my brother-in-law) since he left for Iraq in April.

Here are my cards…

Since it was embellishment week, we had to use buttons (LOVE them!) even though Fabulous Spouse put us on button probation for overuse… (that’s okay, Creative Me snuck a clear button on to his Iraq layout on the previous post on the Bingo Travel Card…maybe we do have a problem!)  We especially love the heart button with the yellow ribbon.  The POW does, however, want to show that we can be more than just buttons, so...

We also made a much simpler card using the same liquid glass that was the adhesive for the buttons to add dimension to the patterned paper and stamped phrase.

The POW did snag us some blog candy for this weekend. One name will be drawn from this post (don’t really need to be a follower, but it is easier to get a hold of you!), one from yesterday’s Iraq layout post, and the final one from our June 1st post! Winners announced June 4th! So, that is 3 chances…Woo Hoo!

Happy Hopping!!! And a great Memorial Day Weekend!!!

You should have ust come From Trish at Mouseprint Creations
and next is Sharon at Sharon's Shenanagans!

51 comments:

Louise Fox said...

I really love, love, love the button heart card! Very clever and the heart says it all! Blessings.

KellyRae said...

I love both your cards. The heart with its buttons (absence makes the heart grow fonder comes to mind). And the fabulous patterned paper and how you embellished it with the dimensional clear glaze. AWESOME

Patty said...

Cool cards!

Dolores A. said...

What a clever card with buttons! Thanks for sharing it here.

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

The buttons at the bottom of the heart are adorable! Thanks for sharing! Blessings!

Redonna said...

Greats cards - love the button filled heart, and especially the heart button with the yellow string tied through it.
TFS,
Redonna
rleckie911 AT gmail.com

Susan said...

That's a lot of buttons! very unique card!
Have a great weekend.
Susan

Misty said...

Love all the buttons!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Yesterday's Echo Scrapbooks said...

Yay for sparkly cards! Love them both!
brittany.yesterdaysecho at gmail dot com

Divinity said...

fun cards! :)

Patricia H said...

The button-filled heart is really cute! I like the stars on the second card, too.

AllisonG said...

Great cards! Thanks to your husband for his service (even if he is getting ugly about your buttons!). :-)

Amanda said...

Great cards :) Thanks to your husband for his service. Have a Happy Memorial Day :)

Operation Write Home said...

Love that 2nd card with all the patriotic love --- great cards!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what great cards. TFS.

Cheryl said...

Cute card! I really love the heart/button card (but then again I have a weakness for buttons.)

Have a great week end!


--Cheryl--

BobbisTreasure said...

Thanks for being part of the Hop! Great ideas. Great way to use up my (huge) stash of buttons!!
BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

...Darlene said...

Great cards. The heart with buttons is a nice concept for the card. My fav is the Miss you stars. Thank you for sharing on the blog hop

sandy said...

I love the buttons!! Your blog cracks me up. "Hostile takeover of the Dining Room" and your personalities!! pretty funny!!

cricutgreen at gmail dot com

Missy said...

Great cards, that liquid glass looks cool, might have to try it!

Sylvia Nelson said...

Lovely cards. Have a wonderful weekend.

Shell said...

The button card is just so cute. Thank you for sharing.
she11ygirl at verizon dot net

Paula S. said...

These are both cute ut I love the star paper and the bold miss you sentiment a lot. Thanks for supporting OWH and hopping this weekend!

Yolanda said...

That star paper is great and I like the sentiment stamp a lot.

littlebitoftoto said...

Love the buttons and especially the one with yellow ribbon, NOT too many buttons...really. Do love it.

tlfletcher at embarqmail dot com

Pam said...

I love OWH! I really need to sign up and start making some cards. Wonderful organization! TFS!

Sandy #1781 said...

Great cards and I totally understand the button thing. LOL! Thanks for hopping along to remind us of how important OWH is for our heros.

Sandy
fiskateer1781 at gmail dot com

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

LOL, that button heart is just too cute--you'd know you were special getting that one, to be so button-worthy. . . .

Julie said...

Cute cards, Amanda! I love the way you used the craft laquer to dress up the designer paper, that's a great idea. Happy Hopping!

Sandi said...

Cute cards! I especially like the liquid glass that is great! Thanks for sharing!

newsonata said...

Love the buttons!

Anonymous said...

So fabulous!! I love the glossy accents and the large sentiment. So pretty!
Joanne Travis
(Sleepy In Seattle)

Scrapacat said...

Very cool use of buttons - you should not be on probation! LOL I also like how you accented stars on the second with shiny glaze. Glad to have you on the hop!

Tami B. said...

Love the heart filled with buttons.

Sprytebyrd said...

Wonderful cards! The buttons heart is just so sweet!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Tracy said...

Your cards are wonderful :)

Anonymous said...

Love all the buttons. Thanks for offering up the blog candy. Please enter me.

Kathy
Laurel, Md
scrapkathy@verizon.net

B-Jo said...

Your cards are cute, and really is there ever such a thing as too many buttons?

babybjo at live dot com

I am going to try and follow, but blogger is telling me I am at quota, rude huh?

helloholley said...

awesome cards.....great job!!!;)

Christine said...

super cute cards - love liquid glass.... big bang for a little drying time. thanks for sharing and thanks for your brother in laws service

rstuck2003 said...

I love both cards but really love the heart one with the buttons! Thanks for sharing.

SueB said...

great cards - thanx for the inspiration!
- SueB of Blondin Blogs
sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

Juliana T said...

great cards! I love buttons and want to try to use them more in my cards. The dimensional glaze is really nice, too.

jonder at frontier dot com

http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

Cute cards!! I love all of those buttons!! :)

I'm already a follower :)

Thanks so much for sharing your cards and supporting OWH!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog ($50 GIVEAWAY going on NOW!!)
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Ann said...

Love your cards! The button one especially. I do love buttons!!

bam7462 AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing your cards, great inspiration! the hop has been LONG, but so much fun!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

sharon said...

Buttons! This is the first card I have seen with buttons being the big wembellishment! And you can't go wrong with red, white, and blue.
Sharon L
sharon dot lemon @ sbcglobal dot net

April said...

It made me smile to see that you used dimensional gel. It's one of my current favorite embellishment techniques! Also, you are the only recipient of OWH cards of whom I am aware! Thank you for sharing photos of those two special cards with us! Please convey my gratitude to your brother-in-law for his service. May God bless him!

Adele said...

Beautiful work with a lot of detail. You are very talented.

mirthmaker at dslextreme dot com

Ann said...

Both cards are great. I love the button idea and will try to remember to use it in the future.

Ann K
annjerryk at aol dot com

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