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I can’t believe it is already Memorial day and time for the OWH hop. I found out about OWH about a year ago when I stumbled onto a blog hop similar to this one. I loved what they were/are doing for our troops and had to join in. Since then, I have sent a couple of boxes of cards and joined in every blog hop that I could to help raise awareness. Well, enough of the jabber, I will get on to my projects. I know there are a lot of stops on the hop and you don’t want to miss any of them. Don’t forget that I am offering blog candy for the hop. You can find all the details in the post following this one or by clicking HERE.


I have 2 cards to share with you today. I tried something a bit out of my style on both. No digi stamps where used on either card! That is really unusual for me.


For the first card, I was lacking mojo and was poking around on Pinterest trying to find some inspiration. I loved this card by the very talented Laurie Wilson and decided to CASE it and give it a bit of my own spin.




After completing my CASE of Laurie’s card, I felt my mojo coming back and made this card. It is a bit different my usual style, but I like the results.





Your next stop on the hop is Shelly(http://shellysangelheart.blogspot.com/) .



Thank you for hopping by today. If you get lost along the way, you can always find the complete blog hop list by clicking the Blog Hop button at the top of my post. Don’t forget to scroll down or click HERE to enter in my blog candy give away.



Supplies for the “Thinking of you” card:

  • Stamps: None
  • Inks: None
  • Papers & CS: Papertrey kraft CS, PaperStudio black CS, Bazzill Basics green CS, misc book pages
  • Tools: Big Shot, Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder, Stampin’ Up 1-1/4” & 3/4” circle punches, Martha Stewart 1” circle punch, Sewing machine
  • Embellishments: DMC floss, Stampin’ Up Love & Happiness rub ons

Supplies for the “Hello Sunshine” card:

  • Stamps: Papertrey Handwritten Notes
  • Papers & CS: Papertrey kraft CS, Georgia Pacific CS, Bazzill Basics blue CS, misc. scraps from October Afternoon
  • Inks: Close To My Heart chocolate
  • Tools: Sewing Machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Papertrey Banner Basics, EK Success punch
  • Embellishments & other: Misc. felt from Hobby Lobby

Challenges for “Hello Sunshine” card:

    Comments

    Amanda said…
    Cute cards :) I am so glad you are a part of the OWH Blog Hop :)
    Riet said…
    What a gorgeous cards Cheryl.

    Hugs Riet.xx
    Robin said…
    Don't you love finding your mojo! Your cards are lovely! I'm a fellow Wisconsinite. Will you be getting together with us with Sandy when she comes to Chicago for CHA?
    Missy said…
    what super awesome cards you have made, love them!
    Redonna said…
    Nice cards, I especially like the Thinking of You card.
    TFS,
    Redonna
    rleckie911@gmail.com
    Love the strip of 'button' circles - that'd be a great idea for an OWH sketch sometime. Super job on both cards!
    Love the strip of 'button' circles - that'd be a great idea for an OWH sketch sometime. Super job on both cards!
    Cheryl,
    Your use of the circle 'buttons' is very clever! Love it! Blessings!
    I love your use of green coupled with the black and white of the typeset printed paper. Great design, eye catching and endearing.
    Misty said…
    Love them, welcome back mojo...lol!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net
    Crystal said…
    Love all of your stitching detail, both cards are absolutely wonderful!
    AllisonG said…
    Cute cards. The sun is especially "happy!"
    Jennifer Scull said…
    these cards are wonderful! I love that felt stitched sun on the 2nd one. marvy! :)
    Christy said…
    I also love sewing on cards, both real and faux stitching. Great job! TFS!
    Tiffany Temple said…
    Great job! Pretty cards!
    xiumaiyuki said…
    They both are wonderful!! I love the texture and text buttons on the first one.... and the second one just put a huge grin on my face!!! It's sooooooo adorable!! Just beaming with joy!!!

    Have a wonderful long weekend!
    sandy said…
    Linky thing didn't like me. : (

    But I love your cards. I really like the Holtz embossing folder you used.
    One Scrappy Gal said…
    I especially like the Hello Sunshine. Such great texture!
    Rhonda Miller said…
    Wow, these are both so great. I love your sun on the 2nd card. TFS.
    Patricia H said…
    I really like that you embossed the textured paper on the first card. I'll have to remember that! The stitching is great, too.

    Your sunshine card also has a lot of neat textures and patterns going on.
    chrissy xx said…
    Both cards are sooo pretty and sooo different. LOve your stitching.
    Chrissyxx
    Jan said…
    Lovely card thanks for joining us at CFAS. Hope to see you again soon. xx Jan DT member
    Jan Hunnicutt said…
    I love your cards, great inspiration! Happy hopping and have a great Memorial Day weekend!
    Kajikit said…
    I love both cards. They're really a bit out of the ordinary, which is GREAT! I love the punched text on the first card.
    1CardCreator said…
    Both of these are gorgeous Cheryl, enjoy the weekend!
    ...Darlene said…
    Cheryl,Both very nice cards. I like the simplicity of the first one and the bright bold colors of the second. Thank you for sharing on the blog hop.
    Meg Bean said…
    Both cards are awesome!! I love the circles on the first cards and the stitching on the sun is awesome!
    Cora said…
    You are a regular on my blog roll. You are right, these are different than what you usually make. It is good to step outside the box. Nice cards.
    Tami B. said…
    The sunshine card is so cute and cheery. Nice job.
    Nancy M said…
    Nice job! I like all the stitching, it's such a lovely touch!
    RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM (mine is easier to read in caps)
    Sylvia said…
    Nice cards, love the different styles. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Yolanda said…
    Terrific designs. I really like the sunshine card. So happy looking.
    Paula S. said…
    I like the 'button' effect on the CASEd card. The text covered paper is really an attention getter and the stitching on both of the cards is wonderful. Thanks for passing on the inspiration!
    Julie said…
    Great cards, Cheryl! I especially love that big felt sun!! (And isn't Pinterest about the greatest thing ever?!)
    What fabulous cards! Love the clean style and the textures. Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week!
    patriziawithaz said…
    Thank you Cheryl for sharing this gorgeous card with us at My Time to Craft Challenge this week.Hope we see you again soon x
    ahlers5 said…
    Very cute. Love the sun. Thanks for joining us at DDSB. Diane
    Linda said…
    Outstanding cards. For no mojo that first card CAS rocks! Love the sun as well and your use of OA papers...aren't they the best!
    Julye said…
    If only sunshine was a summer guarentee fab cards thanks for sharing with us all here at Penny's.
    patti west said…
    hi Cheryl, Saw your sunshine card at Paper Issues and just thought I'd stop by and say "hi" and tell you that I love your style and your cards!! Have a great day! :)
    Such happy cards! I especially like the stitched sunshine one--who wouldn't smile to find that beauty in their mailbox?
    Karen Howard said…
    Wonderful missing you card! Thanks for sharing and joining in the bloghop! Hugs, Karen
    Nancy Keller said…
    Holy stitching!!! You are amazing and those cards are beautiful . . . I don't have a machine to stitch on my cards with (I am too skerd.) Your work is inspiring and beautiful!!!
    Robin said…
    I love the clean and simple look of the first card
    and all the stitching on the second card
    thanks for sharing
    Sandi said…
    Cute cards! I really like the words in the circles on the first one!
    Karin said…
    I love these cards! Great CASE on the first, I love the colors together and the felt sunshine is adorable! These are great cheerful, pop in the mail cards!
    leslierahye said…
    pretty cards! thank you for sharing!
    Scrapacat said…
    Really nice work! I love using felt on a card, and those faux buttons are really cool. I love pinterest too - great place for ideas. Thanks for joining the hop!
    Stempeltiger said…
    These cards are AMAZING Cheryl.
    Great work with the buttons and the felt.
    Wishing you a beautiful day.
    Hugs, Swantje
    Debs said…
    Great cards, totally different styles, thanks for joining us at TPS this week.
    Hugs
    Marsha said…
    I really like that first card - love the embossing and the circles with print.
    Davi said…
    Both cards are GREAT! I especially love the second with all the stitching! Best of all is the cause for which you are creating!! Thanks for what you are doing for our troops:)
    Sprytebyrd said…
    Wow! Quite a hop going on here! Love your cards, Cheryl! Your style is amazing and I love how you stepped "outta your box" a little for the sunshine card it's awesome!
    Hugs,
    Dee
    Heather Grow said…
    I totally know what you mean about the mojo thing. So glad that you were able to find inspiration to make your cards.
    Michelle Single said…
    Isn't it fun to try new things, especially for such a wonderful cause?! Love your cards!
    B-Jo said…
    I like your cards, sometimes it is nice to work outside our element...
    helloholley said…
    ohhhhh....I love both of your cards, so cute!!;)
    Juliana T said…
    nice cards. I like the colors of the first one.

    jonder at frontier dot com

    http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/
    rstuck2003 said…
    Both cards are great! Thanks for sharing!
    sharon said…
    Two very diverse cards. Thanks for you contribution.
    sharon l
    sharon dot lemon @ sbcglobal dot net
    It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining at TPS this week....

    Hugs
    Judith
    NanaBeth said…
    Your Hello Sunshine made my day-so bright and happy. Great work!
    Terrific Cheryl!!! Love the cased card!! So great with the circles out of the word paper.

    Now I adore the sun card!!! How great is that!!?? Sure to brighten a soldier's families day!!!

    Enjoy your day today!
    Maria
    Ann said…
    very cute cards~!! Love the stitching!!
    SueB said…
    both great cards - thanx for the inspiration!
    - SueB of Blondin Blogs
    sue dot blondin at gmail dot com
    KraftyKoolKat said…
    Lovely. Thank you for joining us at DDSB this week.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx
    Joanne Travis said…
    Both are so beautiful, Cheryl. I especially love the felt sunshine. What a wonderful layout, papers, and stitching.
    gbinion said…
    both cards are great, but i LOVE LOVE LOVE your Sunshine card!! I might have to CASE it!!
    Amy said…
    Both of your cards are so beautiful!! Love the textures and details!! :)

    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
    Susan said…
    very nice cards! love that stitched sunshine!

    Happy Memorial day!
    Susan
    Kathy said…
    Both are really cool Cheryl. I really love the sun on the second one, it looks so cool.
    Cheryl both of these are incredible! I love your case of the first card. I just got started with Pinterest after seeing it on your blog and I love it.
    Dolores A. said…
    Clever designs on both cards ....and so unusual. Good job.
    lisastuf said…
    Wow! These cards are so pretty and unique! Especially the sunshine one...I love it!
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf.blogspot.com
    lisastuf at gmail dot com
    Audrey Pettit said…
    What awesome cards! I think it's great for you to try out some different styles every once in awhile. Gets the juices flowing again. I feel like I need to do that myself, although I try and things go back to my regular programming. :)
    Love the simple graphic design of the thinking of you card. The colors are great and I love the embossing and the stitching. Awesome circles, too. And love, love, love that felt sun.
    Laurie said…
    Sorry it has taken me so long to get here! I LOVE your cards and your little shout out made my day! I love the stitching you added! I am so glad you could play along with my challenge!

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