Saturday, May 25, 2013

a 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.


My card is admittedly "over the top" but I just couldn't seem to stop.  I started with sketch 122 and ended up with this LOL...and oh my how funny, I completely forgot about the "Thank you" theme.  Please, let's imagine that this says "Love U".

I used Loopy Leaf die, Needle Little Love stamp set and Leafy Greens stamp set


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.

This offer expires at midnight (mountain time) on Monday, May 27th

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

I also mentioned a PRIZE in a previous post - I will choose one random winner to receive a prize (to be announced) on Tuesday, May 28th.  Winner chosen from comments on this blog post.

Remember that if you order our Circle of Honor stamp set, a portion is donated to Operation Write Home.

Sorry friends....I forgot to post the winner of a stamp set of their choice...
It's been a busy week.  My son turned 16 on May 21st, my daughter turned 14 today and my bff is going back to Seattle for the summer, so I had one last crop with her until she returns in the fall. 

the lucky winner is:
Travel
Trendy Sentiments
Ocean Creatures
Gardening
Canning jar vase and flowers

Esther  please e-mail me at info(at)papersmoochesstamps(dot)com to let me know which stamp set you'd like.  Please feel free to wait a week to choose a new stamp set :)  CONGRATS!!!

They all look cute :)
I hope you enjoy your weekend friends
love you!
Kim

206 comments:

  1. Yup, over the top, but in a good way!! (I sometimes have the "just one more embellishment" syndrome.) Love the loopy leaves in patterned paper. Lots of great dimensional effects. Have a great Memorial Day weekend! Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  2. Beautiful. I love the mixed media look. When I try this, it just comes out looking like a mess. Thank you for supporting OWH.

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  3. Oh Wow, what a beautiful card. I love all the elements of it. Thanks for your support of OWH!

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  4. yep...over the top, but well worth it!!! I love all the elements of your card. Super cute !!!

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  5. So pretty, all of the embellishments really compliment each other.

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  6. so very pretty! Love all the goodness!

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  7. I like over the top - sometimes that just happens

    thanks for your support of Operation Write Home

    Barb Housner

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  8. This is pretty!! Very pretty!

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  9. Over the top... or just pretty amazing!!! I think it turned out super cool. Thanks for your support of OWH - I used PS stamps on my blog hop card, so I'm pretty sure I need to shop today. :)

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  10. Awesome! Maybe over the top, but gorgeous! You wouldn't be related to Sandy Allnock, would you? LOL

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  11. I like all the different texture elements, especially the brads and cork.

    Thank you for supporting OWH!

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  12. I love your card. And I don't think its too over the top. Just the right amount of WOW factor.

    hugs,
    M.E.

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  13. I like it. I see a lot of red, white and blue. Looks appropriate!

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  14. Kim, your card is amazing as always. I love PS and everything you create! Thanks for being part of this hop and for the discount code.

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  15. Over the top but beautiful! I cannot make a card look like mixed media. My brain doesn't work that way. So, I admire those who can pull if off!

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  16. The collection of elements are so well put together. Nice job! (Amy A. #118)

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  17. Wow! Your really put a lot of time and effort into this card, obviously. Great job.

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  18. What a card! I really like the leaves that you created.

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  19. Thank you for your support of OWH---and yup it's over the top!

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  20. Way beyond my abilities. Great details and color combinations. I will be back to your store.

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  21. I think this is Just right, not over the top at all!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  22. It may be over the top, but it's lovely. Whenever I try over the top, I end up with a train wreck! I'm loving all the little banners!
    P.S.- For anyone on the fence, Circle of Honor is a great set!

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  23. Definitely over the top. When I try doing this, it never seems coordinated but yours is beautiful.

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  24. I love collages! nice job on this one, thank you!

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  25. I love the collage/mixed media feel this card has. It's very artistic and even though there is a lot happening you've manage to keep it cohesive. I'm a big fan of PS since finding you through my work with OWH and want to say thank you for your loyal support. How exciting to be surprised with a discount code too! I can't wait to go shopping for some of the things on my ever growing Paper Smooches *wish list*. Thanks you!

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  26. This card would cheer up any Service Man or Woman... nice job

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  27. Oh yeah there is a lot going on with this card but it all blend so well and is so interesting that it all works!!!

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  28. I love all the dimension to the card . Definitely an artistic level I aspire to develop.
    Thank you for the inspiration

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  29. I love your over the top card! Would be honored to receive it!

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  30. Thank you so much for your support of OWH. I love Paper Smooches products and your support of OWH is a fabulous bonus.

    The card is great! I can't get out of my CAS box but so enjoy seeing cards like this and wish my brain would lean in this directions sometimes. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. I always know coming to your blog it will be something fantastic..and you didn't disappoint..I like over the top sometimes...this is such a fun card you can look at it for days on end and appreciate it over and over . I would gladly display this card.

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  32. very cool funky card, love all the prints together

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  33. So many great layers! I'm definitely not so good at this type of card but love how they look.

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  34. It is a really fun card and OWH is in need of Love cards so you may not be in the theme but well within the OWH spirit! TFS!

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  35. Love all the fun elements & design of this card!!! Good job!!! Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  36. Thanks for the discount - I just bought a bunch of stamps - woohoo. Yes - this is an "artistic" card, but you are an artist!

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  37. Love how it's a bright vintagey mix o' stuff. It's frame-able and wall art worthy.

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  38. Gorgeous card--love the loops! Thank you so much for all you do in support of OWH! You are truly appreciated!

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  39. Wow, bet you had fun making that card! Thanks for your support of OWH and our Heroes.
    R/

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  40. This is a cool card. I love how you used all those different elements.

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  41. what a great use of papers - your card makes it look easy - mine don't look pulled together when i do this - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH - will follow your blog for more great ideas

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  42. Your card is gorgeous! I really like all the paint and leaves and flowers and strips of papers. Great job!

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  43. I can never put together so many patterns and make it look this good. Great card.

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  44. Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful work of art & offering this discount.

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  45. Lots of elements but they all work together. Thanks for the discount code and for your loyal support of OWH!!

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  46. I love the collage style of this card. So beautiful with these colors and embellishments.

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  47. Very different from what I do, but it is an interesting card.....the recipient of this card will enjoy all the different aspects!!!

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  48. Great collage card. Love it all. Thanks

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  49. Lots of great variety and love the loopy leaves. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  50. Great card! I love all the 3D elements on it.
    Beth F. OWH #114

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  51. Amazing card design. I love how you made use of so many cool designer papers in it. Lots of texture too.

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  52. Very pretty colors and patterns.

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  53. Love your card. Look at all those yummy details. So pretty.

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  54. Great card - too funny about the "imagine love you instead of thank you"
    Love that loopy leaf die!!

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  55. I love your card, Kim, the colors, the elements and the papers you used! Fabulous card! TFS and have a wonderful weekend.

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  56. This is a wonderful card and one the recipient will be so pleased to receive. Like the way you made the sketch work for you.

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  57. Over the top is good. It really is a nice card.

    reflections:0)

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  58. Like the use of buttons/brads.

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  59. These mixed media cards always inspire me to strech my card making. And since Sandy Allnock specifically said she needed "Love" cards, this will be put to good use. Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop and your company's support of this amazing organization!

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  60. Sweet card! You did a lot of work here, and I know our heroes will appreciate it.

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  61. Many of us have an "over the top" problem! LOL. Your card is still great since OWH is also in need of Love cards. Love the background on your card with the buttons and flower embellishments. ~ Marilyn

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  62. love how you incorporated the colors you used and the design on your card ....also great your donating a portion of the stamp sold to owh !

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  63. So many great details on this card! I love busy cards that make you keep going back so you don't miss any of them! TFS!

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  64. So many elements on your card, and they all work so well together.

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  65. Very pretty. Love all the details on your card. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  66. Isn't it wonderfully weird how you can start out with one creative idea and have it develop into something totally unexpected? Serendipity.
    Thanks for supporting OWL.

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  67. Over the top is a great description for this stunning and very effective card! Thank you for offering the discount this weekend.

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  68. I love the collage-y feel of your card - so artsy & fun! Usually when I try to do something like this it ends up just a big ole' mess but you pulled it off beautifully. Thank you for sharing this wonderful card & for your support of OWH.

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  69. fantastic embellishing! Love the look.

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  70. If I received this card, I would frame it and use it as actual wall candy in my home. It is so clever and full of goodies.

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  71. nice card...I love that you use so many PP and they work.

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  72. So many fun details on this card...I love it!

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  73. You've created a great scrapbook page on a small scale, and I love it! Beautiful details and embellishments! Thank you for the discount code and supporting OWH! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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  74. Carol is exactly right -- this is a scrapbook page on a small scale. :)

    Love your Circle of Honor stamp set. Use it all the time. Thanks so much for all you do for OWH!

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  75. Oh, we all get the 'just a little more' syndrome! Love your card.

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  76. This is so pretty! I love ALL the stuff and more stuff! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

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  77. Your card is not over the top...it's absolutely perfect! Love the way you combined all the sets for this artsy effect!

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  78. Gorgeous card! Love all the layers!

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  79. I can't do this type of card so I am in awe of those who do it so beautifully. Busy, but full of interest and beautiful!

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  80. Love the mixed media random-ness to it :-)

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  81. hahahahaaa!!! that's hilarious! so funny when your creativity takes you away! but it turned out so well! i'm a newbie so i can only admire the mixed media delightfulness from a distance at the moment. with a little time and practise, i'm sure i can get there! thanks for sharing such a complex and beautiful card design! (ps, did you lay it out first or just add the layers as you went? seems so)

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  82. Def over the top...but anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Thanks for sharing your card!

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  83. There is a lot going on here but that makes the card fantastic. I love all of the different elements. TFS

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  84. I am so with you on "over the top"----some days it's hard to stop adding delicious details!! Thanks so much for your support....doing some group shopping with some friends in your shop this weekend!
    Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

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  85. I love the mixed media look of this card! I've really been into clean and simple lately, but this is such an inspiration to go beyond that! I also LOVE your products!

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  86. What a fun card! Love the layers of colors and textures.

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  87. Great card - love the collage-y look and feel! Thanks for your support of OWH!

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  88. Great card - it has a lot going for it and has some "Wow" factor. Someone will love to receive it from their loved one.

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  89. Beautiful card! I love all the things you used on it. I love your stamps sets and thank you for your support of OWH!!

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  90. Oh, I love it! It looks somewhat like how I decorated the cover of my journal. I love the loopy leaf die and the stamping. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  91. Grand collage look - I don't do enough of that! :D

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  92. Beautiful card...I don't think it's over the top at all! Thanks for sharing!

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  93. Your style is very artistic. I like the variation of shapes that you used.

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  94. OHHH! I love this card, Kim!! FUN papers and the design is FAB:) I might have to try this challenge/sketch! I love OWH!!!!

    And wowza:) Great sale!!! HOOOOOOORAY!!! <3

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  95. I love how things are unified by repeated elements, but especially the little X stitch stamp. Very pretty!

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  96. What a fun, funky, shabby chic card! Thanks for being part of this great hop!

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  97. I think this card is really pretty, I love all of the embellishments.

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  98. Oooh, thanks for the discount! I like your use of the mixed medias. They go together very nicely!

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  99. I like the leaf die. This is a cute card.

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  100. So awesome of you in so many ways!

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  101. This is so fabulous! So many pretty things and they work so well together!

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  102. wow, so many great things together on this card! lovely and very tactile looking!

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  103. Fantastic card. There is so much to look at. I love it.

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  104. As a military spouse I am always touched by the outpouring of gratitude and appreciation on Veteran's Day - thank you for your support of a great cause like Operation Write Home!

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  105. Even though you added quite a bit to your card, I think it still looks wonderful. I like the way you turned the loopy leaf upside down. I've never seen anyone do that before. I'm here because of Operation Write Home. Thank you for giving us a chance to win!

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  106. great card! thanks for supporting OWH.

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  107. Oh this is fabulous with all it's layers!!!! What a wonderful cause!!!!

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  108. What a wild and vibrant card! All the colors and patterns kept my eyes hopping all over the card. There's so much good stuff to see. Thanks for supporting OWH and participating in the hop.

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  109. There are a lot of details, but they all come together perfectly--it is a beautiful card!

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  110. You created an especially beautiful over the top card:-)
    Thanks for always being so generous with your prizes!

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  111. Hey Kim! I love your card and all its over the topness! Hope all is well with you...give your Dad a squeeze for me! :)

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  112. Love the card. Thanks for the discount.

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  113. Thanks for supporting this cause! Your card is busy but I like that about it!

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  114. Hi Kim! Love your card today! Great colors & flow to it! I hadn't heard about the OWH blog hop yet, so I'll be heading out to look at the other projects. Thanks for supporting such a great cause! :)

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  115. Wow - lots of little details in this colorful card! I love the sentiment buttons and the all the different papers you chose. I too got so caught up in using a tutorial that I almost forgot we were supposed to use the sketch. Thankfully it all worked out in the long run lol. Thanks for sharing!

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  116. I love the collage feel of this card. It is something I am just not able to pull off. When I try it it turns into the "sneeze" cards that Sandy is always talking about. Thank you for sharing and for your support of OWH and our HEROS

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  117. Love all the papers you used and the buttons and flair! A pretty card with a vintage feel.

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  118. So what I love about your card is that I was drawn to the I luv you and then my eyes were drawn to the flower then I notice the brad on the star paper in the upper left hand, it was like a pop of happiness everywhere I looked

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  119. Love having so much to take in and look at.

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  120. This reminds me of an old fashioned crazy quilt. Love it!

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  121. Great card ... love your mix of colours and patterns :)

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  122. wow what a mixed media look...wonderful use of different patterns.

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  123. Love how all the colors blend together and look so good! Beautiful job!

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  124. This is a really fun card - I enjoy having so much detail to look at. Thank you for participating in the bloghop today!

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  125. Great card!!!! Love the color combo!

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  126. Love all the elements you used.
    Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda :)
    www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  127. I'd call it "layered with love." So many fun details on this card! Thanks for drawing our attention to Operation Write Home--a great cause and wonderful people who ship all those cards overseas!

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  128. Love the layers. Love your "Needle Little Love" stamp set. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  129. I never would have thought to put all of that on one card but the result is really striking! It looks very good and is very interesting. For a hero in the desert this would be a nice change of pace visually!

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  130. Wow, I love this! Great mix of colors and neat elements and scatters.

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  131. Over the top, yes. But nicely done.

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  132. Gorgeous card! I love the "over the top" design, so many colors and textures! Thanks so much for supporting OWH!

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  133. Wonderful, I love 'over the top'.

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  134. What a cheerful card! I love it, wish I could pull off all the embellishing like you do:) Thanks for sharing!

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  135. Amazing card. When I do something like this it looks like a hot mess. You however make it look like a work of art so kudos to you.

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  136. Adore your card and thanks for your support of OWH and our troops!

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  137. Fun card! Love that Loopy Leaf die!

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  138. WOW!!! Like you said it is over the top but that is just what our miltary deserve. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  139. Thanks for helping with the hop, Kim. Your support is appreciated so much. Your card is loaded with layers of goodness for the recipient to enjoy.

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  140. Great card, you say over the top but it turned out great.

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  141. Your card has lots of scrappy goodness and makes me want to play, thanks! :)

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  142. Great card with lots of expression. TFS.

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  143. Love this card--over the top, but it works...so fun and creative. TFS and supporting OWH and for the prize offering.

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  144. You cannot stifle creativity! Yea, over the top, but... it's all good! Great card! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  145. Love the loopy flowers, what a cute card!!!!

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  146. I am sooo excited to have won one of your awesome stamp sets!!!! Thank you so much and thank you for the extra week so I can pick out one of the new sets :)

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  147. So pretty! Love all of the layers on this card! IT is beautiful!

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  148. Thank you, PS, for supporting OWH! We appreciate your involvement. ~Dotti H, OWH Board member

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  149. It might be over the top but it's a well done over the top! Thanks for the chance at your blog candy.

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  150. What a pretty card - so much going on.
    April

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  151. Sometimes cards just need to be over the top!

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  152. Beutiful card and I love all the layers and different DPs. Thanks for your support of OWH.

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  153. I love your over the top card!! beautiful and someone will be happy to receive it! thank you for supporting OWH!

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  154. What fun and beautiful card! Thanks for the support you give to OWH.. Your the Best Ever!!!

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  155. Wow! Some one had fun, lol. I am sometimes not able to stop either. Just.... One....more.... Thing..... Lol. Great job!

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  156. I just don't believe in "over the top" when ur making something with love and respect involved! ;) I enjoyed the lead-in to this post and love your card! Thank you for sponsoring OWH for this and thank u for the other giveaways! Wow!

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  157. I love every little detail of this card!! So many things to see and coordinated so beautifully, too! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

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  158. Thanks for sharing your card and being a part of OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop!

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  159. Enjoyed your card. Loved all the different elments you used. Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH.

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  160. Beautiful card. I wish I had an eye for putting items together. Thanks for sharing and inspiring

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  161. What a fun card. Love all the elements.

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  162. I like your over the top card, all of the amazing embellishments and papers work perfectly together.
    Thanks for the inspiration and for supporting OWH

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  163. Wow what fun enjoying each of the elements in your card. Love how the all flow together.
    Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  164. Your card is gorgeous and (LOL) I think we can all related to starting out with an idea and ending up with something totally different!

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  165. Well, with all the Paper Smooches on that card, I think it works perfectly as a Love card (which Sandy is asking for, so you can just help out there!) Thanks so much for sharing and for supporting OWH!

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  166. what a great mixed media card. So colorful and happy :)

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  167. Oh.. This is cool. I love that there is so much going on. You really made one awesome card. I love it!!! Thanks for joining in.

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  168. Great vibe on this card...very eclectic! Thanks for your support of OWH!!!

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  169. Not hard to imagine that it says "Love U" since it is right there! lol. :) Love the card and all the details you put on it!!! The Love U is one of my fave parts.

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  170. What a colorful card! I could never make that mix work, but you rock it!

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  171. FAB card! Great hop! So many inspiring cards and great ideas! Such a great cause! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  172. I think it is a fabulous card. Like you, I love to add different types of color, designs,and BUTTONS! THank you for such a great card for a great cause!

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  173. Thank you for supporting OWH.

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  174. Oh goodness, this is outstanding though! I love that you knew just when to stop adding, lol! I love the look! Thanks for the discount and giveaway! :)

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  175. Fabulous card! Thank you so much for supporting OWH and for offering an awesome discount! Mine order has been placed! Woo Hoo!!

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  176. What a super card to take a look at. It appears so tactile I would like to feel it in my hands
    I know it is past the weekend, but I wanted to support a good cause.
    "Like the ivy and the wall, together we stand, united we fall".

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  177. Great card!! So nice to see a good shabby chic card that is OWH Friendly! Thanks for sharing

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  178. Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

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  179. Over the top is just fine for any hero cards. This one is beautiful! Thanks for supporting our heroes and Operation Write Home.

    Cheri - John 3:16
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  180. Over the top? How about brimming with love? :) And I think "love you" is a wonderful way to say thanks! Someone will get much joy from this card! And while I'm here, thanks so much for the discount!

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  181. Thanks for supporting OWH and our heroes!!
    BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

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  182. I'm so happy you're spreading the word about OWH. I just sent my first batch/box to them a few weeks ago. What a great organization

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  183. Love your card! This was such a wonderful blog hop! I so enjoyed seek g all the cards!

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  184. May be over the top but it's really really pretty! Love it! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  185. Love your card. It's fun, yet respectful and patriotic all at the same time. :)

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  186. Over the top and definitely beautiful!!

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