Saturday, March 20, 2010

OWH Springbreak Bloghop


     Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home spring break blog-hop! If you got here from Sarah's simply scrapping page -Great! If not and if you'd like to see all the ideas and blog candy this hop has to offer please hop in order by starting at http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org
     Below you will find my "spring card" which is based on Shirley's #8 sketch from this week's challenge at OWH-thanks so much Shirley I will definitely be using this template a lot! This card along with others pictured will eventually make its way into the hands of one of our deployed American Hero's for the purpose of writing home to a family member! I first began by adopting a soldier through www.adoptaussoldier.org, in November of 09 and quickly made it one of my favorite causes. Soon after I came to know of OWH through facebook connections. Though I had never made a card before I immediately loved the idea and decided to try it. I've dabbled in crafts from sculpey to acrylic painting and most everything in between but was never into the scrap-booking thing. So I've been making cards now for about 3 1/2 months and Hobby Lobby has replaced Wal-Mart as my favorite place to shop!
     One interesting thing I find is that when I create a card I have to give it the overnight test. If I like it then I sleep on it...if I still like it in the morning I don't tear it apart and start over! LOL. Today I got my Cuttlebug albeit against my husbands wishes...lol. If you are new like me it won't take you but a few months and perhaps X amount of dollars wasted on other stuff to realize you NEED this contraption!
     I hope you like my card and please leave a comment because I LOVE comments. I'm also new to blogging with just having gotten this blog up this week in time for the hop so I hope you will follow me or stop by again soon!

Now hop on over to Caro's blog... Scraps of time
http://caroscreativecorner.blogspot.com/2010/03/happy-spring-happy-bloghop.html


61 comments:

Windy Robinson said...

Hi Cheryl! Super cute card!!! Love your "sleep on it test" idea... I should use that too:)

Vieve said...

Love your hoppy bunny stamp!!!

txbluiz said...

oh my - you are going to LOVE your cuttlebug!!!

Great card!

Tami B. said...

It's a great spring card.

Karen McAlpine said...

Hi Cherly, Congrats on your new blog. I just started my blog too!! Your blog looks fantastick!
Your is so cute. Love how you shaded the scalloop circle.

...Darlene said...

Cheryl,
Your cards are great and welcome to blogging. You know we do not let the DH know just how much is needed for this hobby that is going to save us so much because we do not have to buy store bought cards anymore.

That shall remain our secret!
thank you for sharing,
darlene a

Operation Write Home said...

Supercute card - I love all the hoppyness for the hop! lol. The fence is an adorable addition!

Thanks so much for picking up cardmaking - you're a natural!

Meg Bean said...

Great card with lots of wonderful spring colors!!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fun card. I love the papers and colors. TFS.

SuzAnn said...

Fantastic card! Thanks for supporting OWH

Paula said...

Oh Cheryl... please, no more tearing up cards! This one is adorable as I am sure are mots of the one that wind up in your trash bin. It's awesome that you took the time to start a blog so you could be in this blog hop. Thank you for participating!

Julie Craig said...

I looked thru your cards and they are all great!

Dawn said...

fun spring card!

Shell said...

What a wonderful fun card! I will be checking your blog to see your new creations! Have fun paper crafting!

Jeanne said...

Very cute card. Thanks for sharing! I might need to get a cuttlebug. :o)

Betty said...

What a super cute fun card.Great fence flowers and embelishments!!

lavendarrose29 said...

Great card and I love all the little details like the dragonfly at the top

Bekah's World said...

Great card! Welcome to the world of blogging! And as a military wife I must say thank you for helping OWH keep families together in heart despite being apart because of duty.

JenMarie said...

Such a cute and Spring-y card!!

Anita said...

Adorable card! You will enjoy your cuttlebug.

Marianne said...

Your card is diffinatley springy. Love it.

TN Granny said...

Cheryl,
Absolutely darling card and your new blog is great. You have a full slate but such a wonderful outlook on life.
God bless you and your family.
Jeanine #14 on the blog hop.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Love your card today, the pink and green always look great together!

rstuck2003 said...

Love the stamp...cute card!

Merry's Musings said...

Love the fence and the metal bug accent just sets off the card. so cute!

Renee said...

Your card is sooooooo stinkin' cute!

Dixie Cochran said...

I like your overnight test idea! I sometimes do that, but I didn't have a neat name for it. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card!

Marci said...

I love your card. Cute papers, cute bunny, very springy!

Kas said...

Your card is adorable!! love the fence

~Jeri~ said...

Great card!! Very cute!!!

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...

This is beautiful - thank you so much for sharing! And please don't stress so much - there is no stress in cardmaking! :-)

Tammy said...

Cute card Cheryl! I love the bright colors! You are going to absolutely love your Cuttlebug! Can't live without it!

Cyn said...

Loving the colors on this card! Thans for sharing

-- said...

I LOVE the picket fence. Too cute!

Janice said...

This card is so beautiful, keep up with it!

Jennifer Moore said...

Beautiful card. Love the little fence

Trinity Paper Arts said...

Cheryl, I like your card very much! Colors are great and it has a lot of whimsy! I also like your blog name and enjoyed reading your story on Citrus. I also thought citrus was yellow...very interesting. Blessings, Louise

Lauretta See said...

cute card :)

Hugs x

grandmalee said...

You have such beautiful cards for someone that's so new to this hobby! Thanks for joining in w/OWH!

Cathy... said...

Cheryl, this card is FAB!! Love the colors! Your blog is great so far too!

Rufus said...

Congrats on your new blog. I haven't gotten that accomplished yet! To busy making cards for OWH and reading other folks blogs! You are going to LOVE your 'bug! Thanks for your support of OWH and our Heroes!

Gloria Westerman said...

This is just to cute....I love it...thank you for sharing it with us......

Kajikit said...

I know what you mean about sleeping on your cards... half the time if I think I HATE a card and it seems irretrievable, I'll set it aside for a few days and when I come back to it I've figured out that either it's not that bad after all, or else there's a way I can salvage it. I hate wasting all that hard work and supplies! I don't have a cuttlebug, but I got a Cricut for Christmas and I love it! :)

buglvr2010 said...

Your card is so cute....

Nancy Keller said...

You know what I love best is that cute little fence :) Thanks for sharing your card! I love it!

Christine said...

don't worry be scrappi... i love it - hee hee
and who doesn't love their cuttlebug...
cute card - thanks for sharing

Martha said...

Very fun elements on your card! Love the picket fence. Gosh I have that stamp and it has not even seen ink. Now I've really got to give it some love, lol. Thanks for the inspiration!

Alex said...

Beautiful card and ENJOY your cuttlebug. I tried to do everything else and ended up with one too :)

laurlynn said...

Great card - love the little fence!

gorotajo said...

Really cute card. I love the sentiment with the bunny.

debb said...

Really wonderful card- I love it!

Carolyn Bounds said...

What a wonderful card!!! I love the fab papers...the picket fence...and that little bunny within the sentiment is beyond precious!!! This creation is so much fun and a feast for the eyes:o) And...WELCOME to the world of blogging!!! It looks to me like you hit the ground running...cuz your blog is fantabulous!!! I am proud to become a follower!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

JPScraps said...

Awesome card! I love all the springy details!

Cut n Paste said...

You did an awesome job on the sketch challenge!!! Beautiful card!!! and yes I too have the Cuttlebug embossing folder addiction...luckily I sell them in my online store!!!:D

Purple Princess said...

Super cute! Love the fence!

Susan said...

awesome card, thanks for doing what you do!!
Susan

Kimme said...

What a great spring card. I LOVE the pink and green color combo!

Lyneen said...

Love your card... Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH.

Trevorstuffmammas said...

Cheryl, I love that card....what is the fence from??? And if you love your Cuttlebug...wait til you see the Cricut....that was a must have for me!! My Marine son got it for me for Christmas this past year. ~~Jennifer

Collette said...

Very pretty card - Thanks for participating in the blog hop this weekend for the OWH. Got a little sidetracked enjoying the rest of your blog - Thanks for sharing all your info!

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