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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Rock on!



Welcome to the OWH Memorial Day blog hop using sketches from the Stars and Stamps blog.

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 I wanted to focus on teenagers for my cards. It seems a lot of us have trouble making suitable cards for this age group. The first card uses sketch #33. I used a stamped image and the card is pretty basic. The white of the card base is Bazzill Bling so it does have some pizzaz.


For the girls card I wanted a softer look but still wanted an edgie look. I stamped her on colored paper and mounted the image on more colored paper. For the background I chose  a geometric look. I finished the card with some bling. I used sketch #2 for this card.

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100 comments:

Yolanda said...

Great cards! Love that sheet music paper.

Carol L said...

I like your teen-themed cards for both genders! Great silhouette images and fun cards!

Donna Bowman said...

Great use of these images with the sketches and I really like the papers you used.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great job with these cards! I agree that teenager cards are hard and you did a realy good job. Thanks for being part of this hop!

Susan C said...

Great cards as always Cora .
Thank you!

Lisa Oliver said...

You certainly DID NOT "miss it" on this hop! Your cards are awesome! You are completely right - we don't make enough cards geared toward this age group, I'm going to work on that more.

Your blog candy is fabulous! I don't always enter the contests but yours I can not resist!!! Thank you!

thestampster at aol dot com

Linda R. said...

You're right. Teenager cards are difficult for most of us. But your cards are perfect. Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks also for supporting our troops.

lindar at earthlink dot net

Mary said...

Love the papers and you did get it right. Love the "edgy but soft" affect.

April Carey said...

Cora, thanks for the inspiration.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Cora, your cards are very cool. You always do a great job. It's true that creating a card for teens is not always easy. Thanks for the inspiration.

Renee said...

You're right, the teen cards are definitely harder! Great job with these! Any teen would love them, and I'm sure you'll have some grateful moms and dads in the military happy to send these home :) Have a great day!

Rachel Guerrero said...

Cora, these are great. The silhouettes are truly rockin'!

Cheri said...

Fantastic cards for teens! You're right about this type being harder to find. I loved your choice of bg dp.

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Hi Cora,
What great cards and I love that you made them for teens! My kids were teens when my husband was last deployed and they would have LOVED these!
Blessings!

Mary-Anne V said...

Teenager cards are always hard to do... but you did a great job. thanks to all those in the military for your sacrifice and loyalty.

Dixie Cochran said...

Rock on, Cora! These are perfect for teens!

Ellen said...

These cards are fantastic! I do have a hard time making cards for this age group. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nancy M said...

OMGosh--these are both great! I really struggle with teen cards; your are very well thought out and coordinated. TFS!
RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wonderful idea to think of the teens, definitely a difficult group in more ways than one (hehehe, can you tell I have two!!!). Perfect cards too.

Linda

airbornewife said...

These are perfect "teen" cards Cora.. they are going to love them. Thanks for sharing ~ Pam

Theresa said...

these cards are PERFECT for teens! Great cards!

Paulette Still said...

Yes, this age group is so hard to make cards for. You did Great. I like these sketches too.

JoAnn Ross said...

Okay, you really inspired me with these! Not only are they great, you also reminded me that while I do a lot of kid cards, I don't do teenage ones. (I should especially think of that since our two grandkidlets are teens!) I'm going to have to change that because they're obviously missing their parents at that age.

So, thanks for creating such special cards and for reminding the rest of us there's another age group out there that needs some OWH love! xoxoxo

Ronni said...

It worked! It worked! Great cards Cora - they really do rock! I love the papers

Ronni said...

I forgot to leave my email address - rgunger at yahoo dot com

One Scrappy Gal said...

How great for you to be aware of the teens and make cards for them!

One Scrappy Gal said...

How great for you to be aware of the teens and make cards for them!

Sarah said...

Fantastic cards Cora! Love that you are focusing on teens--what a great idea!

Kay said...

Yip, teens are hard to make cards for no doubt, but I think you've nailed it!

Crafting Adventures said...

You're cards are cute, I like those silhouette style of images!

Bobbi said...

What great interpretations of the sketches!! Thanks for supporting OWH.
BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Wow! Your cards capture a teenager so perfectly. This has probably been said but, I'll say it anyway. Cards for kids are easy but I shy away from teenager cards. Not any more! I pinned this for inspiration.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Oh gosh my head isn't attached! I forgot my email addy on my comment.

marlened9680 at sbcglobal dot net

Mignon said...

Great images for the teens!

nancy y said...

these are terrific teen cards! Thanks for the reminder to make some.

Jen said...

These are great teen cards! I do struggle with these, so thanks for the inspiration!

Paula S. said...

Nice job on these Cora! I often envision teenagers getting cards that they are not quite a perfect fit . Though they are no doubt happy to hear from a parent or sibling far away it makes me happy when I can manage to come up with some designs for my OWH cards that will really appeal to them. Thanks for joining in the Memorial Day hop and for supporting OWH!

Ms. Craftin-ista said...

Love the Edgy look of the cards. I often forget to make cards for the older kids, now I am inspired to make some. Thanks for sharing!

JPScraps said...

Fabulous cards!! Those images are great!

Lee Mae said...

Cora, your cards are terrific! I like the sketches you chose to use with the images plus the papers and the embellishments fit each one perfectly.

amybobamey said...

So clever to think of the big kid crowd. I'm sure they will be appreciated. I love the color choices on the feminine card. Perfect!

arvholt at gmail dot com

Dolores said...

These are perfect cards for any teenager and they'll love 'em.
Do like that 'edgie' one!
Just wondering where you got these stamps.

Sue D said...

Great ideas for teenage card--something I have trouble with--thanks!

Robin said...

those are great cards for a teen
I struggle with making them
thanks for sharing

AlteredPages Artsociates said...

great cards for different personalities! great job

Berni Cuttino said...

loving these images for that special teenager. Hugs

Sybrina K said...

As a former high school teacher, I love that you made cards for teens.

I think you've achieved the perfect amount of edginess. The recipients are sure to treasure these!

Linda said...

Great teen cards! I cannot decide which of the two I like better...love the eyelets on the first fer sure! TFS!!!

Kathryn said...

Cora, I teach 8th grade and I can assure you you're making cards teens will love. I think the girl card is my favorite with the color palette you chose for it.

Indy said...

Wowza! These cards really rock! Love the added embellies--eyelets and bling!

Cilla F. said...

Great teen cards! I like how you used the embellishments.

Donna Nuce said...

Super teen cards. I might use your idea for my niece's birthday. Thanks for hoppin' with OWH.
craftycolonel.blogspot.com

Beth L. said...

Fantastic cards! I love your images and your papers.

Valerie said...

These are great images for teen cards. I really like the music on the first. I like the bling you have on the other. Nice color choices on both cards.

sherry varga said...

I love your cards Cora Jean. I never have enough ideas for teenage cards and these are great inspiration.

Helen said...

Love your ideas for teens. They are inspiring. I love the paper on the female card, gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Stacy B said...

These cards are great and I love your reminder to think of the age of the recipients...sometimes I struggle trying to come up with cards that will be "cool enough" for my teen nieces and nephews! I love these!

Ann said...

Cora, these do rock!! They are perfect for teenagers! I love those stamps!!Thank you! bam7462atgmaildotcom

Lynn said...

These are great teen cards! I'm thinking I might give this a try! Thank you for all your beautiful cards that inspire! Have a great weekend!

Patricia said...

I love the musical spin on your cards, and I think they'll be a bit hit with their recipients!

sandybear76 said...

I can make kids cards, and girly ones and have made a few guy cards but teens- haven't done many of those. I will have to try a few of those. Thanks for the ideas.

Teena said...

Great cards!

Lucy said...
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Lucy said...

I deleted my other comment because I didn't include my e-mail address, even though I think Google and Blogger accts (and probably others) come up with e-mail addresses attached to them. Nonetheless here's what I said, including my e-mail address at the bottom:

Well, some/most of us may have trouble making cards for teens, but you nailed both of them. Any teen would love to get these (and would likely save them). Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for continuing to support the troops.

(t000dle000 at frontier dot com)

Brenda Hugar said...

Love your cards. I know my two teenage granddaughters would love to receive this card (girl's) and I believe any guy would love to receive the other one. Great job and TFS.

Diana E said...

What terrific cards! The teen-theme is really well done, and inspiring to me - I'll have to find some images like these! Thanks for sharing.

Diana E said...

Oops! Forgot to leave my name & email! Diana Evensen epmo at usa dot net Thanks for having "CANDY"!

CarrieAnne said...

It is so hard to make a card for teens! Nice job, thank you for sharing!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

What cute cards! I think it's important to include cards for teens as well as for the little ones! Awesome give-away too! Thanks for a chance...b_turpin at comcast dot net

Tonya Kaushik said...

Lovely! Thanks for the giveaway!

Aundria B. said...

Loved your cards - a couple of teens will definitely enjoy receiving them! By the way, who makes these stamps? Thank you for sharing these and for your support of OWH & our heroes!

aundriab at yahoo dot com

Yvonne said...

Hey, Cora! I like your theme this time. These are very cool for the teen set! I like the music paper a lot for your background. Have a great weekend!

Michele from MS said...

My focus today was going to be cards for kids so thank you so much for the inspiration! Your cards "rock!! Love the colors too! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

Heather C said...

Awesome cards for teens! They turned out great!!!

momofcody1993atyahoodotcom

ajsdigishoppe said...

Love the cards! Great for teens :)

ajsarts said...

Great cards! I love the silhouettes!

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Cora! You are one hip Grandma! Your cards are fantastic. Love them both, but my fave is the girl card--the beautiful background DP and the flourish which really adds to the feeling of music and movement! Wonderful work!

Crafty Khandy said...

The teenage cards are difficult - you did a great job!!

helloholley said...

These ARE perfect for teens!!! Great job!!! ;)

Mary L said...

Goal accomplished...These cards rock:)

DustyPenny (Joy Ott) said...

Fun cards!

Margaret said...

Great cards. Any teenager would be happy to get them.

Julie S. said...

You're right - teens are hard to make cards for. You hit the nail on the head with these though.

Leslie said...

Cora...
Your cards rock! I think you have successfully completed "your mission".

leslierahye said...

Love those silhouette images! Great job with teen cards

StampTramps said...

Cora - great cards! I seem to focus on cards for smaller children, I'm glad you reminded me not to forget the teens! I have some rock type stamps and will take inspiration from your art and see what I can do. Thanks for being inspiring!

Kathie said...

How sweet of you to remember the young adults who have loved ones serving our country overseas! I love your cards, you really captured the spirit of rock music with your designs. The silhouettes, music notes and movement in your design is perfect!

Misty said...

LOVE the teen theme! Hopeto case ya for mine!

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

Julie said...

I think you totally nailed the teenager card! Great work!!

Cindy's Card Co said...

Cool cards, that is a hard age to make cards for. I love the paper you used on the girl.

Diana N. said...

Great cards for teenages!

Rufus said...

These cards are superb!!!! Love the stamps that you used and the papers on the gal's card are lovely. Who's stamps did you use? Thanks for your support of OWH and all of our Heroes!
R/

Kathy B said...

Great cards! Totally suitable for a teenager!
Thanks for your generosity!
cmkathy at comcast dot net

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Great silhouette cards Cora Jean, I really like the black and white color palette!

Kathy said...

Great cards! My teenage grandkids would love receiving a card like yours . Thank you.

Operation Write Home said...

Thanks for taking on the teens - there aren't many stamps that call out teenager but these certainly do...great job!
Thanks for hopping with OWH!!

PatQ's Cards said...

Really fun cards for heroes.

Susan Marie said...

Teen cards, very hard for me to do. I love what you created! Thank you for sharing with us Cora!

Carolyn said...

fantastic cards!

Julie said...

Great cards for teens, Cora! Love the touches of bling.