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Saturday, May 28, 2011

OWH Memorial Weekend Blog Hop



Hello bloggers and hoppers!  Welcome to my stop on the Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop by Operation Write Home!  This is my first time participating in a blog hop so I've got my fingers crossed that I'm doing it correctly.  Here are two missing you cards that I made for the hop.  I went with kids cards because I know if I were away from my children for so long I'd be writing to them like crazy!  My first card is for a mom to write home to her daughter.  I love this silhouette image but only made a couple of these cards because I typically like to make more general cards that can be used by more folks.

Recipe:

PP is Basic Grey (floral) and My Mind's Eye (blue)  Silhouette is cut with Cricut's A Child's Year cart.

My other missing you card is also designed for a little girl (can you tell I have a young daugher).  :)

Recipe:  PP is all Basic Grey, zebra is cut using Cricut's Create a Critter, missing you stamp is from Unity Stamp Company.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and participating in the hop.  Happy Memorial Weekend everyone!!

Next up on the hop is KellyRae, stop by her blog and leave her some love on her missing you card(s)! 
http://sassyrubberartists.com/kellyrae/ 

53 comments:

Patty said...

Crystal you have inspired me to make a card a parent can send a child. What better way to show young ones the meaning of sending cards than to receive such a special one themselves. Great card!

Operation Write Home said...

Awww cute cards! Not sure which I like more....they both make me smile!!

Missy said...

They're both lovely and adorable! I know know what they meant by recipe, I'm new to cardmaking, so I was thinking more like sugar cookies, ha, very cute cards,

Meg Bean said...

Very sweet cards! They will be loved by whomever receives them!

Redonna said...

Great cards, love the silhouette.
TFS,
Redonna
rleckie911@gmail.com

Dawn said...

awwww....loveeee the first one, and the zebra is so cute.

Misty said...

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

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Crystal,
beautiful card! So glad you are part of the hop!
Blessings!

KarenS said...

Great cards for kids! Thanks for supporting OWH and joining the hop!

Jennifer Scull said...

these cards are both amazing! no way to pick a fave here.... both rock! :)

AllisonG said...

These are very cute cards. I keep seeing that Cricut Critter cartridge used on cards, so I may need to get it. It makes really cute kids cards!

Tiffany Temple said...

These are two beautiful, sweet cards. I don't know which one I like most. Love your detail on the zebra! This was my first time, too. I hope to see you on the hop again next time. Happy Hopping!

Cheryl said...

Cute cards! I love the papers you used.


Sorry my blog candy post wasn't up when you stopped by my blog. (Naughty blogger!) It is up now if you are interested. Sorry about that.

--Cheryl--

sandy said...

Cute Cricut cards!! Don't you just love your Cricut?? I do!! Mine goes with me to Friday nights crops!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Awwww! So cute. Love that cartridge!

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both so great. TFS.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Fabulous cards Crystal! Happy hopping and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Trish said...

Both are great cards, love the zebra.

Kajikit said...

The giraffe card looks like it would be fine for a boy too... it's not too floral. But I adore the first card. It's a bit different from a lot of the designs you see, which makes it more interesting.

...Darlene said...

Two wonderful cards. I like them both. Well done and thought out. Thank you for sharing on the blog hop.

Yolanda said...

Both of these cards are great and would make any child's day. Thanks for thinking of the kids. I really like your stitching on the clouds.

Nancy M said...

Aawww they're just great! Thanks!

Patricia said...

These are great! The black silhouette is very striking against the pastel background of the first card. I totally love that the zebra's nostrils and mouth form a smiley face!

Amanda said...

Cute cards love the silhouette :) Hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend :)

Amanda :)
ajsarts at gmail dot com

syviastamps said...

Lovely cards! Have a wonderful weekend.

Shell said...

What a perfect card for a child to receive. Thank you for sharing!

Paula S. said...

Beautiful cards! I like the sentiment and silhouette combo. I am glad you are back to crafting cards and were able to hop with OWH this weekend.

Lee Mae said...

I think the first card just grabbed my heart! I love the second card too - googly eyes with lashes!! I got some of those too at JoAnn's - they are sooo cute. Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards!

Christine Real said...

Hi Crystal,

Love these cards! In the first card, how did you write the "My Heart Misses You" is it little letters? Chriss

america57@comcast.net

Sandi said...

Very cute cards I really like the silhouette on the first one and the zebra is adorable!!!

Cindy's Card Co said...

You did a great job for your first time. Nice cards.

Linda said...

Great cards..sooo differnt. Really like the zebra card!!!

Karen Howard said...

OMG, I love both your cards! Lovely silhouette and such a cute die cute! Hugs, Karen

Nancy Keller said...

Oh my gosh, I love both of those! That zebra is just way too cute for words. I love spring too! Hugs to you and thanks for the awesom inspiration. I will be a new follower!!!

Nancy Keller said...

OH OH OH! We have two crazy ferrets too!!! Steve, and Tyler!!!! Yay, ferret people! Have you seen Sandy's ferret digi stamp??????

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

What delightful cards--I especially love that precious zebra, Crystal!

Lady Fair said...

Lovely cards. I really like the zebra's eyes, I've never seen any like it. Tell me more!
TFS! lflinesatcomcastdotnet

leslierahye said...

Great cards! love them both but the zebra is my favorite

Scrapacat said...

Lovely cards - I think it's genius to use a Dymo labeler for the sentiment on the first. I need to do more kid-based cards, but I find them hard to do. You've given me good ideas! Thanks for being in the hop!

Velda said...

Kids will love getting these from their parents.

Sprytebyrd said...

Such sweet cards! Love the little girl card, so cute!
Hugs,
Dee

Heather Grow said...

Both cards are so pretty. TFS.

helloholley said...

Love both of your cards.....it's funny, we have the same layout on our blogs (course, I will change mine soon because of summer!!).....and we both used the cricut cart 'A Child's Year' on our blog hop cards, LOL!!! Great job!!!;)

Juliana T said...

love both of your cards. the zebra is so cute!

http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

SueB said...

stinkin' cute cards to share w family back home - thanx for the inspiration!
- SueB of Blondin Blogs
sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

sharon said...

Two truly wonderful cards. Love the zebra and I have a soft spot for silhouettes.
sharon dot lemon @ sbcglobal dot net

NanaBeth said...

Your cards are truly wonderful!

Ann said...

vey cute!! Love the wiggly eyes!

Susan said...

Welcome to hopping! you did great. :)

Your cards are precious!

Happy Memorial day!
Susan

Amy said...

Beautiful cards!! :)

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

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

lisastuf said...

Very nice cards! The first one is so heartwarming and the second one is so cute with that adorable zebra!
Lisa H.
lisastuf.blogspot.com

Kate said...

Great card! I love the funky eyes on your zebra. Thanks so much for playing along at FCCB!
Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Wendy ten Hove said...

Love the silhouette card! The black on color is so pretty!
Hugs, Wendy