Sunday, May 25, 2014

A VERY special blog hop


We are joining forces with Operation Write Home to honor the memory of those who have given their lives in service to their country…and families, our hearts are with you as you go through the pain of remembrance once again. Your sacrifices have not been made in vain; our land stands strong and free because of all who have defended her.

I have many family members who have served this beautiful country and I am extra-grateful for them.

I used sketch 192.  I used Bold Buzzwords for my sentiment.  The flowers are from our Pocket dies set, The oval is from our Ovals 1 die collection and I topped it off with one of our Feathers dies.  The sketch is a good one, so it was easy to just stick things where it told me to LOL :)



The blog hop starts HERE

HERE are the guidelines...for OWH cards if you decide to participate

...as our way to say "Thank You", we'd like to offer you a special discount.

Use this code: PSlovesU15

...to receive 15% off your entire retail purchase at our web store.

Our sale ends at 12:00 midnight (eastern time) on Monday, May 26th

The free TAM stamp set is included with purchases that total $60. or more AFTER discount is applied.  (please keep that in mind)

I will choose one random winner to receive THREE stamp sets (winner's choice) from comments on this blog post and announce the winner on Tuesday, May 27th. 

Remember that if you order our Circle of Honor stamp set, a portion is donated to Operation Write Home
Memorial Day was once called by another name. 
    Decoration Day. At the beginning, it was called, "Decoration Day" because the purpose of it was to visit cemeteries and place flowers on graves of fallen loved ones who had died in the Civil War. In 1882, many people began calling it "Memorial Day". After World Wars I and II, it became accepted as a day to remember all of our military men and women who died, not just those from the Civil War era. A Federal law was passed in 1987 officially acknowledging the name of the holiday as "Memorial Day". Veterans' Day is observed in the month of November. 

xx Kim

193 comments:

  1. I like the subtle touches which hint at Memorial Day and sending thanks to the ones who serve in the military. Thank you for the discount sale. I'll be checking it out for sure as I am a big fan of your stamps and dies.

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  2. A beautiful card to honor our men and women in the military! A big "thank you" to them for serving our country! Love your stamps and dies! Thanks so much for the discount sale!

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  3. It is a beautiful card. Love the bold sentiment - will be back to place an order. Use the Circle of Honor stamp set quite often. Thanks for your support of Operation Write Home

    Barb Housner

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  4. Sweet card!! I love the colors and the layout!!! And thanks for the discount code!!

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  5. BEAUTIFUL card, LOVE the design with the cute flowers & feather and will definitely check out the sketch you used :)
    THANK YOU for being part of the OWH Blog Hop and THANK YOU for the discount code too!!!

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  6. Love your fabulous card! Super fun!! :)

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  7. Such a special and beautiful design to say Thank You, love the colors!!!!

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  8. What a cute card. Paper Smooches always has the greatest fonts.
    April

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  9. Like the card. I have the Bold Buzzwords & Feather die. Have used the Bold Buzzwords many times and need to use the Feather die more.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  10. Love, love, love this!!! Awesome!!

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  11. Love your gorgeous card Kim! So soft and pretty! Thank you so much for your generosity!

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  12. What a great card, so elegant and pretty! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  13. wonderful card...love the soft colours and the design. Thanks to our troops for all you do.

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  14. Like that wood grained paper. You're so sweet to offer a sale & a giveaway to honor this holiday & hop!

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  15. Thanks for taking the Time to honor those who have sacrificed for our freedom. I have many family members and friends that have served and continue to serve.
    Your card is beautiful!

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  16. Woot! Thanks for the sale! I love the soft card, it is so lovely. And I LOVE Paper Smooches, too. ;)

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  17. That is such a soft, pretty card. I love the subtle colors.

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  18. Great card, nice subtle colors. I just adore those feathers where ever they are!

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  19. Great card and a great organization! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. Love your card and the beachy feeling I get looking at it!!

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  21. beautiful card...such soft and subtle colors = calm relaxing card! Thanks for your support of OWH!

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  22. Lovely card with non-traditional softer colors for Memorial Day. What a breath of fresh air. Thanks you for sharing. Big hugs, Kristina

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  23. Love this light and whimsical card!!!

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  24. The colors are awesome - love non-traditional combos!!!

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  25. I love the combo of the flowers and feather on the card. So pretty!

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  26. Love the woodgrain background with those charming little flowers and the big thanks. So well designed,

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  27. Beautiful card! I like that the striped border looks like an air mail envelope (don't know if that's what you intended lol!), but it's really fitting for the OWH theme!

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  28. I love the woodgrain on the card and the opportunity for winning some paper smooches product. You're the best when it comes to customer service!

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  29. Kim, love the layered effect and the rustic feel of the card. Just beautiful.

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  30. As an OWH'er myself, I'm always on the lookout for inspiration for appropriate cards to send. Paper Smooches always offers plenty of that. Thanks!

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  31. Love your pretty card. It's a good weekend to break out my Circle of Honor set!

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  32. Flowers, feathers and string, Oh my! Nice card.

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  33. So pretty. Love the pastels, CUTE flowers, leaves, and embellies against the woodgrain paper. Thanks for supporting OWH and also for a chance at your wonderful giveaway.

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  34. This is a great card! I really like the word and colors, muted and soft. Thanks for the idea.

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  35. What a wonderful card. Nice soft colors used. And, yes, I remember people referring to it as Decoration Day! So thanks for the reminder.

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  36. OWH is such a wonderful way to let the soldiers know how much we appreciate them! I, too, have quite a few veterans in my family. The soldiers and their families make such sacrifices for us.

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  37. Love this card! I love the Circle of Honor set, used it on my cards for the hop! Thank you so much for supporting OWH!

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  38. Thank you for being such a huge supporter of OWH. I love the faux wood background on your card, and the little stitching details.

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  39. Love your cards, Kim, like this one-- full of visual goodies and surprises... wait, what's under that die cut?! Many thanks for all your inspiration.

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  40. Great card. Love the woody effect in the background and the use of the twine.

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  41. Wonderful, love the card and the giveaway. I also have 2 family members servicing now. TFS.

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  42. I heart Paper Smooches! Thanks for lovely inspiration :)

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  43. Beautiful card and I love the subtle colors. The stripes around the edge remind me of the old airmail letters! This is a special card for remembering and honoring those who are in the military and serve our country unselfishly!

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  44. Beautiful card. I love those feathers.

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  45. Great soft colors, I like how they play against the more masculine woodgrain paper.

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  46. I so love the softness of this card! Thank you for the discount and for the support of OWH! And your opening statement brought an emotional lump to my throat. My father was a Pearl Harbor survivor (he passed away in 1994), my brothers served during Viet Nam, and I know have a niece and 2 nephews in Afghanistan.

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  47. Such a pretty card! Love your flowers and fab layout :)

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  48. Beautiful card I luv owh n sandy allnock for all she does for owh as well

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  49. Beautiful card- I love the outline- reminds me of airmail, then the feather is such a great add on... the dimension and texture to it! Yum! Beautiful!

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  50. Love this fun card with the wood background and that great feather die cut. I would recognize Paper Smooches fonts anywhere! And thanks so much for the discount!

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  51. Thanks for including the fun facts - it's good to remember why we have a memorial day.

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  52. Love the card and all the different patterns on the flowers! What a great cause!

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  53. Thank you for supporting OWH and honoring those who serve and have served our country. Your card is great, and the discount is a very nice bonus to visiting your stop on the hop.

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  54. Love the layers of embellishments and sweet sentiment! Thanks for the discount too! Paper smooches ROCKS!

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  55. So sweet! Love the pretty colors next to the neutral barn wood background!!

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  56. Oooh- I was hoping you'd offer a discount like you did last year! Thanks for supporting OWH and being part of the great bloghop!

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  57. Great card - thanks for the discount - very tempting - there are a few sets on my wishlist.....

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  58. Great card. Thank you for the discount too!

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  59. I just LOVE the wood grain paper and soft hues. Thank you for supporting OWH!!

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  60. Happy Memorial Day! I love the layering on the card, thanks for sharing.

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  61. What a cute card that is sure to make its recipient smile! Thanks so much for your support of OWH. And please thank your family members for their service.

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  62. This is a beautiful card! Such pretty colours.

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  63. Really pretty card and embellishments.

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  64. Thank you...great card, wonderful post, and a discount code! Thank you!!!

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  65. I LOVE that sentiment!!! Thanks for a chance to win! BobbisTreasure at aol dot com.

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  66. Great card! Sending a big thank you to all who serve our country!

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  67. This is terrific. I love the flowers.

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  68. Very pretty card!
    Happy Memorial Day
    to all!
    Carla from Utah

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  69. What a beautiful card! I love the soft colors and the distressed wood paper. Just lovely!

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  70. Now who just doesn't love Paper Smooches? Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  71. So awesome to see all the inspiration and support for OWH! I am working on my first batch of cards to send off for our troops! Lots of great ideas from PS!!!

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  72. Such a sweet card! It makes me so happy to see such wonderful support for OWH.

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  73. Like your support for OWH. You have some of the cutest stamps and dies!

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  74. Soft, pretty and simple. OWH is a great cause!

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  75. This is such a sweet soft card! really lovely. Thank you for the sale as well.

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  76. Love the card. Thanks for your support of OWH. Your stamps and dies are always at the top of my pile -- especially the sentiments. Thanks for offering a discount!

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  77. Lovely card! Thank you for supporting OWH.

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  78. Very pretty card. I loved how you said the card "told you" where to put your little embellishments! lol I love all the PS stamps and dies!

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  79. I love your stamp images - some are so funny. I like your dies too.

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  80. Your stamps and dies inspire and your desire to give back entices others to use their creativity to encourage as well...thank you!

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  81. Beautiful card. I'm sure it will be appreciated.

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  82. Oooooooo I really hope I win! I already placed my PS order and can't wait to get my new stuff. I love PS!!

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  83. What a fun card with that feather die and the wood grained papers! I always love your cute sentiments!

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  84. I have just discovered your products, your webpage and... your card, all at once! Perfect combination of colours and shapes. A lovely way to be grateful.

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  85. I have just discovered your products, your webpage and... your card, all at once! Perfect combination of colours and shapes. A lovely way to be grateful.

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  86. What a pretty card - love the collage-y feel of it, and all of the texture and visual interest you created here. Thank you for your support of OWH, our brave armed forces, and for the chance to win some of your wonderful stamps!

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  87. I love the texture on this card! You've added it through the feather cut out, the brads, the twine and stitching! I think they are GREAT design elements. Thanks so much for the giveawat and the discount. Amy A.

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  88. My favorite elements on this card is the woodgrain background and that feather detail, so cute!! - Kristal

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  89. Thanks for all your support of OWH. Love the woodgrain paper and the feather!
    R/

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  90. I just love those soft and pretty colors. There are so many great details. I especially love the stitching over the woodgrain paper. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  91. I love the papers you chose for this card and the stitching really adds a loving touch! The colorful flowers are beautiful and the added little gem is just perfect! I especially like the sentiment font. Thank you for the discount and thank you for supporting OWH! Oh...and thank you for that little bit of history! I didn't know it used to be Decoration Day!

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  92. Smooches rocks! Thank you SO much for supporting OWH. It is really appreciated! I will be looking at that sale!

    What a great summertime card..the wood...the colors...has a very relaxed feel to it.

    Thank you for making this and sharing today :)

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  93. Love your card! Especially the woodgrain background! And that little feather is so cute! I am thankful for this day to remember all those who gave their lives for our country.

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  94. Love the woodgrain background.

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  95. What a great card. I love all the little touches.

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  96. Beautiful card. I love the lighter colors you used. So Thankful for all the men and women who have fought for our freedoms and still are today. <3

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  97. This is nice, I like the soft colors, the diagonal stripe reminds me of the old air mail envelopes my mom used to get from my dad when he was in the service

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  98. Awesome card! I love the flower and feather dies! Happy Memorial Day weekend to everybody!

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  99. Thanks for posting about OWH. I'm going to give it a try and make some beautiful cards for them!

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  100. Thanks for sharing your card - more ideas to make more cards for OWH!

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  101. Love the color palette of the this card, wonderful job!

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  102. Gorgeous card! Such nice detail and a soothing color combo and it goes without say that the sentiment stamp and dies are fabulous. I'm a big fan of Paper Smooches and grateful for their support of OWH for so many years. Thank you.

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  103. what a beautiful card to commemorate this most special day of remembrance! :)

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  104. A very beautiful card. Love the variety of colors. Such a lovely Thank you card!

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  105. Wonderful card! I love the blank center wood area with the corner focus.

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  106. Love the card and the color combo!

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  107. This is gorgeous! I love the woodgrain background and the soft colors! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  108. Love this card! The color combination is great.

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  109. Love the wood grain and all the cute embellies. Thanks so much for supporting Operation Write Home!

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  110. I love the card and how it has a subtle resemblance to an envelope with its colors around the edges. Great!

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  111. Very awesome card. Love it. Detail is great.

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  112. I love the soft colors and all of the textures! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  113. Great card and great tribute to those who have dedicated their lives for our freedom!!

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  114. Very nice card. I enjoyed the fun fact - read it to my husband also. Thanks for the sale to us and thanks for participating in and supporting the OWH blog hop.

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  115. Thank you for participating in the OWH and the discount. I'm trying to figure out how to combine my stamps to create a few cards to send & just placed an order for the banners stamp & die set. Can't wait to get them and create something beautiful

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  116. An awesome discount, and an awesome way to give back. Great cards!

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  117. Fab card. Love the springy colours against the wood background.

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  118. what a great hop and love the soft colors of this card!

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  119. Love your card! Love the color combination.

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  120. Congratulations for your card and nice post!!

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  121. LOVE all the stripes around the edges!
    Thanks for the info on the origin of the Memorial Day name!
    A hearty thanks to those who died so that we might be free!

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  122. Thank you for participating in the blog hop and giving away 3 prizes as we honor those who served in the military.

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  123. My family has many who have served in various wars going back to WWll.
    Love your card. It is bold and soft at the same time. The feather is a nice touch.
    paulapoindexter@gmail.com

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  124. Beautiful card for a beautiful cause! OWH has such a great mission and is doing such great work! :)

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  125. Adorable card! Love all the little details. xox

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  126. lovely lovely card!!! I did not know it was called another name!!

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  127. Love the card. I think I may need that feather die! Amazing. :)

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  128. I love the papers, brads and die cuts. I did not know those facts about Memorial Day. Thank You to our Troops and Sandy!

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  129. Fabulous! The feather die is one of my favorite to see used and hoping sometime I can get one. Your funfacts is something I look for every day and look forward too on FB. Great job with stiching, brads and flowers too. Thanks for sharing and having a giveaway.

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  130. A very lovely card of thanks!

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  131. Pretty Card!
    Especially like all the little flowers with brads
    and the sentiment font!

    Thanks for all your support of OWH!!

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  132. Very pretty card. Thank you so much Kim for your support of OWH! Thanks for a chance to win too!

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  133. Cute card . I have been thinking about purchasing the circle of honor stamp set,I see so many cute cards made with it. I too like the fun facts on facebook. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  134. Love seeing Paper Smooches supporting the OWH Memorial Day blog hop! I'm such a huge fan of everything you do and think it's so great that you partner with OWH and created special stamps for our heroes! Thank you ,

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  135. Love the design and mix of colors on your card!!!

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  136. Great color combo, and the leaves and flowers would be welcome in many areas in which our soldiers serve.

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  137. This is a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  138. Oh so cute with the different dies and patterned papers. Really made me smile!

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  139. A lovely card destined to brighten the spirits of a soldier and his/her family! So heart-warming!
    c

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  140. Super card! I love the whitewashed wood look and all the soft colors! All the little embellishments add such a nice touch!

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  141. Love the card and your products. Thanks for sharing the discount code!

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  142. very sweet card. I like the soft colors and the feather!

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  143. Super adorable card. Love the colors and the layering on this one. TFS!

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  144. I love the shabby chic feel of the card, a perfect blend of soft (colors) and hard (woodgrain). A shopping discount? Bonus!!! owhcarol at gmail dot com

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  145. What a sweet card. I love it. The colors just give a soft feeling.

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  146. Wow- thanks for your generous support of OWH and the goodies you are offering us! I like the woodgrain panel and the striped paper of your cards as the elements that stand out most to me. TFS! RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM Nancy M and thanks for the chance to win!!

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  147. Very nice card, love the cheerful colors! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  148. Such a beautiful card for a wonderful cause.
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  149. love that font and all those elements!

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  150. Creative to use the wood looking paper with the soft colors. mrwatson30@hotmail.com

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  151. This card is great. Love the wood look, the feather, oh heck, I loved it all. Thanks for offering the discount and candy. brendah1951 at gmail dot com

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  152. Beautiful card. Love the soft color of the flowers. TFS

    resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

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  153. i love this card--it's almost beachy and do cute! I love the flowers and their centers, and I love how the feather turned out, too! Thank you for supporting OWH and for the giveaway opportunity. I am headed over to shop before midnight--thank you also for the discount!! I have been eying a few things lately...

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  154. That new die set looks like tons of fun!

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  155. Can't wait to order some smooches

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  156. Love your card!! It is so pretty!!
    Angela
    chewiescrappin@hotmail.com

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  157. What a beautiful card and a very lovely way to remember what today is truly about. Thank you for doing this Kim and being a part of this great cause. Not only are your products fabulous, you have a great big heart of gold and that makes Paper Smooches aces in my book. :) Now off to hop! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Memorial Day!!

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  158. That card looks like it belongs at the beach!

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  159. LOVING this FUN Card Kim!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chance to win!! What an AWESOME way to spend the Day!! (SHOPPING) =) Have a FABULOUS Memorial Day/Week!! =)

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  160. You produce such gorgeous work -- such an inspiration to us all!

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  161. Great dimensional card - love the font of the sentiment. Thanks for the discount coupon and the chance to win some goodies - PS are some of my favorite stamps - I don't need more, but I definitely want more!!

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    1. I just love that little lizard/Gekko! Cute cards!

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  162. I like your stamps, especially the fonts like the one on this card. I really liked colors going around the edges of the card--reminds me of the old style airmail envelopes the Post Office sold.

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  163. I admit it - I am a Paper Smooches addict!! Especially the fonts, in both the dies and the stamps. Can't get enough of them? Love the card, and the color palette on it!

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  164. Pretty card! Love those cute little flower embellishment... Perfect touch!

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  165. Nice! I like the cute papers and the dies.

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  167. Your card is so sweet and I love OWH.

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  168. I really like the fresh colors against the weathered looking background. Thanks for all your support of OWH! :)

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  169. Thanks for supporting OWH. I really like the way you used the flowers, feather and oval dies together on this card. I also love the soft colors.

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  170. I am sooo loving those die cuts! Have to order that set for sure! Super cute ideas on this post and the next post. :)

    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com

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  171. Love the die cuts! Great card and colors!

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  172. OH Gooooooooooooodness, Kim! I need to have you come to my house for a craft day! WOWOWOWOW! This is gorgeous! I LOVE your mix of soft colors with the papers and the dies/stamps! WOWOWOW! Happy Memorial Day <3

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  173. Love the simple but yet elegant style.

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  174. Love your company! Thanks for your support of OWH! Lovely card!

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  175. This is such a sweet card! Love the soft colors and woodgrain background!

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  176. Very nice color combo! Sweet card!

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