Saturday, March 5, 2011

OHW Spring Blog Hop

Spring is coming.... Spring is coming..... Spring is coming. . . Come on somebody tell me that spring is coming. Here in Michigan, it's sure not feeling like it. Just yesterday (Friday 3/4) we had an ice storm that caused something like 12 freeway/roads to be closed and it took me an hour and a half to get to work (should be a twenty minute ride). . .uuugggh . . .I can't drive 55 much less the 15 we were forced to do. So I am hoping that this hop can give me that warm fuzzy feeling of spring =) My card is made from Close to My Heart paper and stickease pack "Let's get together".




There is a ton of cool stuff going on at OWH. . .on the Main page check out the "Biker Video" as well as the newest fun thing - OWHtv! Yes, that's right... Sandy didn't have enough to do so she started a weekly OWHtv show. Also, the up coming deadlines are - for Easter cards is March 18 and Mother's Day is March 31... please get them to your shippers as early as possible especially if you have lots of multiples. The S&S Blog is the start of this hop but also Sunday = Sketch, so be looking tomorrow for the inspiration of the week. And then of course, you can get the latest and greatest news by following OWH on facebook.






Since I just move into an apartment I have been shopping the different thrift stores to see if I could find a nice small dining room table for a good price. I had been good about just looking at the furniture and leaving, but at one stop I decided to peruse the clothes racks, when all of a sudden I had an epiphany - I kept finding so many different patterns that I just loved but not only the pattern, but the color combinations as well. I thought why not do a color challenge for the hop. So, I took pics of a few of the materials I found. (the pics didn't do them justice, so I will list the colors)
the first one is yellow, brown, orange and maroon.
the second is cream, red, lime green and brown and the third one is khaki, light blue, black and white

The challenge is - pick out one of the color combos, make a card and post a link here, back to your creation for everyone to check out. I will number each entry as they come in for a chance to win the blog candy below. I will pick a winner on 3/19, so enter early and often. . .Good Luck and can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.




ok ok. . .I have rambled long enough. . .
Without further ado. . .go visit the multi-talented CJ at tea-n-stitches

36 comments:

  1. Hi Christine!! Your card is gorgeous! I love tags on cards! Thank you for your service to our country in the Navy and now with OWH! You rock!!

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  2. What a pretty card! Those fabrics are great for color challenges. It's amazing but you can find inspiration for crafting almost anywhere if you look for it. Thanks for your service and I hope you enjoy the hop!

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  3. What a cheery card! I'll definitely play along, those are some great inspiration pictures!

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  5. Very cute cards and thanks for sharing them.

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  6. Great card! Love the tiny touch of bling in the flowers! Have fun hopping!-Amanda (#61)

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  7. Good luck with the table search! I sure hope you're right about spring coming soon!!!!

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  8. Nice card and such a good idea for color inspiration. I will save your page and try to enter your challenge. TFS

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  9. Love your card creation!

    I do so enjoy the OWH events as I get to meet so many lovely and talented people along the way. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your creativity with us today! My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran and this event always holds such a special place in my heart.

    And I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so VERY nice to meet you! HUGS!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  10. Great card! I really like how your flower stamps and paper match perfectly! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  11. spring is coming, spring is coming... Beautiful card, and great inspiration fabrics! Thank you for your service, and for continuing to support our military! Hope to be back to play your challenge!
    ♥ky

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  12. Hang in there hon--just like the touch of sparkle on the blue flower, spring *is* out there and coming your way too!

    Love all the fabric patterns you shared. . . . . loads of inspiration indeed.

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  13. Love the colors!

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

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  14. Cute! And as a military wife, let me say thank you for donating your creations to OWH!

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  15. What a great card. I love the color inspirations. TFS.

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  16. Thanks for doing this Hop for OWH
    Have a wonderful Day… HOPPY Easter to You!
    Come and BEE a follower on my blog
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  17. Christine, I started my blog last fall because of OWH!! My dad and brother both served in the NAVY... thank you :) Oh yea... I love your card, too!

    Mindy

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  18. Love your card!!!! Great challenge idea!!

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  19. It's a beautiful card - I just love that patterned paper.

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  20. Great Card - TFS!

    Here's a card posted for color challenge #2!
    http://sueblondin.blogspot.com/2011/03/blessed.html

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  21. Pretty card! The colors in the challenge are awesome...will try to get back with a card!

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  22. Nice cards! Please help me to decipher the colors you listed. I'm new to blogging and don't understand those symbols, Thanks!

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  23. Your card is so pretty! I really like the sentiment on a tag and the rhinestone flower centers.

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  24. I like the simplicity of your card. Thank you for sharing it.

    I have no clue what your color combination list says. :) I'll stick to the fabric for the colors.

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  25. I love that card! What a wonderful way to use this delicate stamp! I love all of those yummy color combos! What a good way to get inspired! The color names showed up as dingbats on my screen. Must be what the others were talking about.

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  26. Love how dainty this card is. Very pretty.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  27. Lovely card. And I want some DP to match your thrift shop finds. That top one is fab. Thanks for your service in the Navy.

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  28. Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing it with us and OWH!

    circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

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  29. Lovely card :) I am still hopping...anyway first thanks for the challenge and I will take it, how do we share it with you? I do not see an In-linki thing.

    second, YOU are my blog hop day #2 winner :) so please email me your mailing info. Congrats and thanks!! Susan
    http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/

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  30. Very pretty card! I am a new follower...if you want to come see me, I am at ginascraftingspot.com :)

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