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Friday, May 23, 2014

OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop

Welcome! I want to keep this post brief so you have time to visit more blogs. The theme this year is cards with patriotic colors.




The stamp I used is from Stampotique. I can't remember what I colored it with. Maybe Copics, maybe Stampin Up markers. As my late mother-in-law would say, "I have slept since then". It doesn't really matter anyway. The letter U was cut with Sizzix Sizzlets that haven't seen any love for a long time. The polka dot paper and the cardstock are all from Bazzill.



The I miss you sentiment is a Stampin Up stamp I bought on the cheap from my St Vincent DePaul thrift store. The Hanging hearts stamp is from Stampotique. I used a lighter shade of blue for the background paper. It is from the DCWV small pad Dots Stripes Plaids. It has some built in wet look embossing.

Thanks for checking out my cards.

Scroll down for a chance at some blog candy if you are interested.

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83 comments:

Beth L. said...

I love your cards. That Love one would be fun to do. I love the hanging hearts too.

Jessie said...

Lovely cards as always Cora! That second one us super sweet.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

great cards Cora - thanks for supporting OWH

Barb Housner

Robin Hoff said...

great cards, I love the font on the I miss you sentiment on the bottom card
thanks for your support of OWH

Debbie McNamee said...

These are great cards! Sometimes the best things are found at garage sales and thrift shops!

Melanie Rozwood said...

These are very nice. I like the sentiment styles.

Cindy's Card Co said...

You are too funny Cora! We'll just assume you used those Copics to color. Both cards are great but I really like the 2nd one.

Cindy E. Rapson said...

Following the guidelines to start at your own blog and move forward put YOU my first stop! LOL Excellent cards Cora. I especially like the second one with the hanging hearts. I love that sentiment too. It also has a "picnic-y" feel to it. Maybe because I'm SOOO ready for some BBQ! :)

sherry varga said...

Cora, your cards are so cute. I love them both but the first one stands out to me. Just beautiful!!!

Carol J said...

I like the hanging hearts, draws the eye. Great job.

Ronni Unger said...

They are both beautiful! You always have the most fantastic paper! Your scrap pile most be wonderful! I really like the stamp with all the hearts --- is that an newer stamp:

Margaret said...

Love both cards.

Celeste Goff said...

What sweet and pretty cards! I love them!

Elsie B said...

Aside from the great papers and arrangement of elements, the thing I like best about your cards is the sense of whimsical fun. They make me smile!

Dolores Raml said...

Beautiful cards Cora!

Tammy said...

Great card Cora. I love your work. Love those hanging hearts.

Tammy said...

Great card Cora. I love your work. Love those hanging hearts.

Lori Kobular said...

Both of these cards are amazing!

Marsha said...

Both cards very nice, very well put together. So glad you are an OWH supporter.

Leni said...

Beautiful cards. Love the second one, with the hearts on a wire! So sweet.

conil said...

These are both terrific card. Great focal points and design elements.

Liz Lumsden said...

Both are great, thanks for sharing.

deb said...

Great cards. Definitely sends the message of love on this Memoorial Day.

Jen R said...

Nice cards! I like! Love layering and textures!

April Story said...

Love your cards and the use of red white and blue.
April

Sharon Cheng said...

While I like both of your cards, those hanging hearts are way too cute!

Cherie said...

Oh my, I love that hanging hearts stamp. You picked a perfect sentiment to go with it. I like the U that you added to the love sentiment on your first card.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome cards. I really like the first one a lot with that huge stylistic sentiment.

Ms. Craftin-ista said...

Ms. Cora Jean...
Wow, I have to say that these cards are absolutely brilliant! Im digging your choice of stamps. I'm also wishing I could find awesome stamps at a thrift store, like you seem to always score!I'm putting the stamps on my wish list. Awesome job friend!

Tammy said...

Fabulous cards, I love that fun sentiment on your first card!

Kathy S said...

The love card is very unique and eye catching and the hanging hearts is just sweet. Thanks for participating in the hop.

byAnnette said...

Nice Cards!
Really like all your layering and stamps used!

Sherry Hickey said...

I like both of your cards very much, Cora! It's so much fun to see all these red, white and blue cards. You find the most amazing things at St. Vincent DePaul! I don't have any Stampotique. Thanks for inspiring us and motivating us at the FB wall. Hugs!

Andrea T said...

Cora Jean - you just make the neatest cards. I love that you look for supplies in thrift stores. A woman after my own heart.

Valerie Doyle said...

Great cards!

Paula S. said...

Fabulous cards Cora! Those hanging hearts are so sweet. I don't know if I ever saw that SU set. I always enjoy hearing of the great deals you get at St. V, we don't have anything like that here. I'm glad you joined in today's hop!

Rosie said...

Fabulous cards and a great give away too. Thanks for sharing. Rosie
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Esther E. said...

Thanks for participating in the OWH Memorial Day 2014 Blog Hop. Love looking at all your cards.

Linda said...

Two wondweful cards! I love the visual pop! Lucky you to find a bargain! WTG!!!

Lee Mae said...

Hi Cora, I always love seeing your cards. I really like the patterned paper as one of the mats for the sentiment on your first card and the second cards sentiment is just gorgeous and looks terrific with the string of hearts. I started visiting our local Goodwill after seeing your great finds from thrift stores, and thanks to you, I have come home with some great stamps. Hope you have a great weekend and are enjoying the TE die.

Donna Nuce said...

Great cards Cora! I guess I need to start shopping at thrift stores for some great finds like yours! Have a great day and thanks for supporting OWH.

Ann Marie said...

Love the dangling hearts card!

Barbara said...

Love that wet look.

StampNK said...

So sweet, love the one with the little hanging hearts!

Kristie said...

Another fan for the hanging heart stamp. And the sentiment works so perfectly with it. Wonderful cards!

Rufus said...

Gotta love a good thrift store! Win-win for everybody. Thanks for sharing and for your support of OWH.
R/

Korin Carter said...

Lovely cards. I adore the hanging hearts stamp. Lucky find at the thrift store! Great work!

Cheryl Schmitke said...

Love your cards - thanks for sharing, once again! I've gotten a lot of inspiration from your hints on OWH facebook page!

Lisa said...

I think I will check out Stampotique! Great cards, thanks for sharing! :)

Patti J said...

Love them both, but especially the first one! Great job, and thank you for sharing :)

Patti J said...

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Debbie Caldwell said...

I love both of these sentiments...how much fun it would be to use them.
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Michele Smith said...

I love love love the 1st card! The layers, the "U" and the image are so pretty! I really like how the sentiment goes across the whole mat really accenting the heart string! Brilliant - thanks for sharing!

Jo Ann Usey said...

Both cards are wonderful, no matter what they were colored with LOL. I love the hanging strings of hearts on that second card especially!

Tammy Pope said...

The hanging hearts stamp is really a nice image. Don't you just love it when you find a great stamp at the thrift store!

Jodie Heuser said...

Wonderful cards, the hanging hearts is very unique!

Dawn Y. said...

Beautiful cards, Cora Jean! I really love the hanging hearts stamp!

Colleen said...

Oh Cora your cards are so cute. I like the "love" card a lot.

coco said...

I just gasped when your first card came up-- it's amazing! Love the rich colors. And your 2nd card is so charming-- love that you found a great stamp at the thrift store!

Sybrina K said...

Two fabulous cards -- can't pick a favorite! TFS!

Amy C. said...

Your cards are very pretty and sweet!

Cheri said...

Love the primitive Americana look of these cards.

Aimee said...

I like both cards; the stamp plus the die cut U in the first work together so well! and I like the lighter blue plaid paper in the second. Nice job!

Rhonda Miller said...

These are great.

grandmato20 said...

cool frame on the first card
Great heart banner on the second:)

Andrea La Vigne said...

I love both cards, but especially the one with the hanging hearts. Looks so much like clean laundry hanging on the line! Nice and homespun. Thanks for supporting OWH and for sharing your beautiful cards!

Shanta said...

lovely lovely cards!!!

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Love the hanging hearts, your sentiments and your cards!

rstuck2003 said...

Both of your cards are amazing. I love everything about them!! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win.

Mary Locke said...

Your cards are fantastic. I enjoyed finding yet another place to buy stamps.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards and I love your mother in law's statement.

Ellen Smith said...

very creative cards. Keep up the good work.

Jackie Watson said...

Awesome cards.

Waverunner said...

Both cards are nice-I am leaning towards the first one-I like the Love stamp

Thanks for making and sharing!

J Reece said...

Very cute--isn't it great to use older supplies that haven't seen the light lately? I especially like the second card with the hearts and the paper--it reminds me of a soft blanket. Maybe i need sleep? TFS!

Michelle said...

Great cards! I love them! Thank you!

Brenda Hugar said...

Great cards, love the papers you used.

Becki with an i blog said...

What fun cards. Makes me want to spread a quilt under a tree and pull out the picnic basket. Thanks for being a hop stop

Diana N. said...

Great cards! I too once scrapbooked and happened upon making cards after I retired. Yeah!

WhoMom said...

Both cards are wonderful. The white with the red stamping is very effective.

Stacy B said...

Great cards but I particularly enjoyed the gem of a sentiment from your. MIL...sounds like a wise and fun lady! Thanks for sharing.

Jean S said...

Love both of your cards. I have the SU I miss you stamp. I use it a lot on masculine cards.

Ann said...

Cora, I love your cards. I really like the patterned paper layer. I never think to use patterned paper for a layer, but I love the look!