Saturday, November 13, 2010

Operation Write Home - Be My Valentine Bloghop!!!

Today is the day we have all been waiting for!  Yeh! You should have arrived from Tara's blog at Dreamscapes, http://maritimuz.blogspot.com/.  If you have you lost your way, I would hate for you to miss out on any talent, so just make your way back to the beginning, OWH Stars and Stamps Blog, and go from there.  Everybody is looking for some LOVE today, so please leave your loving comments as you hop, hop, hop!

This blog hop is dedicated to Valentine's cards for our heros to send to their loved ones, big and small.  Here are some ideas to get you going and creating:

This first card was made with a daughter in mind.  It could be sent by a mom or a dad to a child.  As you can see the design is extremely simplistic, the patterned paper and the little girl stamp have centre stage!


Paper: Unknown patterned paper, Cardstock (PTI), Neenah Solar White
Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Fired Brick Distress Ink, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black.
Other: Mat Stack #4 Die (PTI), Eyelet Lac Border Die (PTI)

This second card has a more mature romantic feel to it, meant to be exchanged between adults!  Again, just using some pretty patterned paper for the background. (Sorry I cannot give you the manufacturer details, but I used to throw all that extra informtion out, before becoming a blogger, now I know better). The butterfly was stamped using distress ink on watercolour paper and spritzed with pearlized water just before stamping.  The one wing is popped up with dimensional adhesive.


Paper: Unknown Patterned Paper, Neenah Solar White, Watercolour Paper
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Worn Lipstick & Tea Dye Distress Inks,
Other: Random pearls

Here is the last card from me for today!  This one was one of those that I vividly saw in my mind about two days ago and walked around literally for two days thinking of all the details!

The rose is from Darkroom Door and it was stamped on PTI's Rustic White Cardstock (love it) using embossing ink and then setting it with clear embossing powder.  I then inked the panel with Fired Brick and Peeled Paint Distress inks, wiped off any excess from the actual stamped image, and added a little bit of Vintage Photo around the edges.

The sentiment was created using a Close To My Heart and Hero Arts alphabet stamp set, as well as Tiny Type sticker letters from Cosmo Cricket.  A litttle bit if twine from The Twinery and some gemstones from Hero Arts and my vision came to life!  Love it when a plan comes together!

Paper: PTI
Stamps: Darkroom Door, Hero Arts, CTMH
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Fired Brick & Peeled Paint & Vintage Photo Distress inks
Other: Twine (The Twinery), Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphabet stickers, Gemstones (HA)
Please remember that the deadline for submitting Christmas Cards to OWH has passed.  OWH is now collecting for Valentines Day, and that deadline is the 7th of January 2011, so you have some time to share the Love!

Also, don't forget to vote at Joanns , you can do this daily until the 4th of December.  The winning charity will receive a wopping $50,000 donation!!!

Ok, so now you need to hop along and visit Christy at Lone Pine Designs to see her magnificent creation/s.  And don't forget to leave her a comment!

Thank you so much for passing by, I hope you enjoyed what you saw and that it has inspired you!  Wishing you an awesome Saturday!

64 comments:

Rosemary said...

beautiful valentines, brenda! i love the butterfly one.. just gorgeous!

Tara said...

These are wonderful! Good Job!

Disp6194 said...

Love the cards Brenda! They are all wonderful. Don't you just love when a great idea comes to life :)

Sharon said...

I love the bright cheerful colors you used, especially on the rose card. That's a technique I keep seeing and just MUST try soon! Thanks~

Robin said...

beautiful cards
thanks for sharing

Lynn said...

Beautiful cards.....saw some stamps I may need to add to my stash.

Lisa said...

Your cards are lovely!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

these are wonderful!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

LOVE all of your wonderful projects! Gotta share though - your first card with the little girl? if your look directly to the right of her, your circle border lands right on a heart that makes a face that looks like those plastic glasses with the nose and mustache attached! LMBO. Totally made me laugh - it's like one of those pictures where you have to find the actual image in the pixels or perhaps making shapes out of clouds!! FAB!

April said...

The little girl stamps is CUTE! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol said...

I love all three of your cards. You are so clever! Thanks for your hard work on OWH.

Janet said...

Adorable cards!

Carol said...

Bonibleaux you are so right about the glasses image, reminds me of Mr. Magoo (which is so dating me).

Julie said...

Wow, you've been a busy stamper! These are great cards!!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Your cards are all beautiful. I love them all. Thanks for inspiring!

K. Joy said...

What great cards!! I love pink!! :D And the rose card is great! Don't you love it when you can make the cards you "see" in your head? :) Thanks for sharing!!

Patti said...

The cards are so pretty. I especially like the rose. Great technique.

Cleota said...

Each of your cards are great! I especially like the last one with the rose!

Bev E said...

That rose is stunning! Great cards.

Karen Howard said...

Beautiful cards!!! Hugs, Karen

MomsBeenScrappin said...

Beautiful cards Brenda! The rose is just stunning!

Amy said...

Amazing! I love the romantic/shabby chic feel! Great job!

Velda said...

Nice variety of cards. It's easy to get stuck on one type, but there's a great variety in the recipients of these cards.

Yolanda said...

Gorgeous! Love your paper choices. Thanks for joining in the hop.

JPScraps said...

Your cards are fantastic!

njgramma said...

All 3 of your cards will be so loved by the one sending and receiving!

Patricia H. said...

1) The little girl card is adorable, and what Bonibleaux said about the "glasses" is so funny!
B) I love the butterfly and the pearl accents!
iii) Great job on the emboss resist!

Giselle said...

such a pretty card!

Ruza said...

I love both the cards. So cute!!!

Joanne Travis said...

Your cards are so sweet and bautiful! Love them all.

Vieve said...

Love the cards and that you created them for a targeted recipient, I should do that more often! TFS!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, your cards are great. TFS.

Attegirl said...

Beautiful cards... really like the rose one!

Sherry Hickey said...

Thanks for inspiring us with your pretty cards!! Happy bloghopping!

Sherrie said...

Love your cards! TFS

Ronda S said...

Really nice cards!! TFS!

Shelley said...

Those are all so great!

SuzAnn said...

beautiful cards especially that one with the rose.

Valerie said...

Super cute cards!

Lisa said...

These are beautiful! I love that butterfly!

Samantha said...

Beautiful cards! It makes it harder to hold out for Christmas on buying some twine! Love the rose!

Paula said...

Very nice cards. Love the "No one like you" sentiment too... great for Valentine's and all year-round too. Thanks for particpating in the OWH hop.

Sharon said...

All of these ares are gorgeous!! I love all of them.

MizDenise said...

Nice work! I've added you to my RSS reader to see more!

Dixie Cochran said...

3 beautiful cards! Thanks for hopping with us today!

Heather Grow said...

The first card is just darling. The second one would be great for a teenage child too. I love the sentiment in the third.

Operation Write Home said...

Wow, your cards are just so PRETTY! I love that one for the little girl...that will surely make her smile!!!

Rufus said...

Great cards, esp like the last one. Thanks for supporting OWH and our Heroes!
R/

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Brenda! Your cards are fabulous! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has this stuff in their head that needs to be made into paper ;)

Sarah Frantz said...

My favorite is the "you're the best" card. Beautiful.

Michelle said...

Love all the valentines day cards Brenda!!!!

KarenS said...

All your cards are great! Thanks for sharing

lori j said...

i love all the cards esp the little girl one

Jennifer said...

Great cards!!!

loyaz said...

Oh, I love ALL of your creations - too special. Just 'met' that adorable Hero Arts girl yesterday so was really happy to see her in use.
TFS
DianeL
loyaz1 at wbhsi dot net
http://loyaz1.blogspot.com/

Christine said...

love all your cards - definitely going to CASE some of the elements from all 3 - TFS

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Your valentines have such a sweetness to them. I especially like the rose photo. . . .

§hawnie® said...

WOW! I love all of your designs!

Blessings!
~§hawnie® Bartron
http://cardsbyshawnie.blogspot.com/

helloholley said...

wowza!!! These are all soooo gorgeous!!! AWESOME job!!! ;)

Collette said...

Very pretty - 'specially like your butterfly card. Lovely!

pennyd said...

Wow! Great designs!

Nancy Keller said...

Oh wow, these are all great! Thanks for sharing! And happy blog hopping to you!

Meg Bean said...

Looks like you are a fellow Texan - woohoo! Awesome cards! I also saw your aloha invitation - so cute!

gbinion said...

these cards are BEAUTIFUL!!!!

thanks for sharing!!!