Saturday, May 26, 2012

OWH Memorial Day Sketch Bloghop


I actually made two Any Hero cards for the hop, both using only paper from my scrap pile.  I really wanted to pick a sketch that I have not made yet, as I would like to try them all this year so I picked #45.  I used the new Paper Smooches set.  I colored my twine on both using a technique that can be found on Nancy's blog here:  http://brujahrose.blogspot.com/2012/01/money-saver-monday.html.  The second card is not a sketch card, but I wanted to show you the twine in white.  I love that you can create your own "baker's twine" using any color(s) so cheaply.  I have blog candy, see the blog candy post if you are interested.  Happy hopping!!!

54 comments:

  1. Great cards! Love the papers and the stamp set. These will be much appreciated!

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  2. What a fun idea on the twine! Especially when you want it to coordinate perfectly and you don't have the wight color. I have heard of this technique but never tried it. Now I think I will! Thanks for joining in the Memorial Day hop and for supporting OWH!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  3. These cards are so cute with the perfect designer paper on each one! Thanks for the link and great twine idea - I'll have to use that one!!

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  4. Hi Linda!
    I love the colors you used and BOTH of your cards!! Lovely!
    Blessings!

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  5. Great cards! I especially like the second one! Thanks for participating and your support of OWH.

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  6. Love your cards. That paper smooches eagle is so cute.

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  7. Oh my goodness-- I am in love with these cards. That twine is super-- definitely going to have to try that!

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  8. Love the papers ans the use of the twine, which I am still trying to learn. Love #1 best!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  9. Love the colors you used and the twine is so cute. I'm going to have to give it a go.

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  10. Thanks for showing us how to do the twine. Its looks great on your cards. Thanks for your support of our troops and OWH.

    lindar at earthlink dot net

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  11. LOVE! I'm going to have to go look at that sketch, which I really like, and you did it perfectly! (So many times I'll have a square image and sentiment.)

    Also, I just left a note about the twine on your blog. Thank you so much for sharing! I've been having twine envy, but knew I'd have to buy so much to make sure I had any color I'd need. But you've solved that problem.

    I don't know any other cardmakers around here, plus, I work full time, so I've really come to count on the OWH online group for inspiration and fun knowledge!

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  12. OH! I just got that Paper Smooches set in the mail today. Thank you for the terrific inspiration! Cute cards!

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  13. Great cards! The more I see the Paper Smooches the more I like them :)

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  14. This Paper smooches set is so fun... thanks for showing us your great cards.

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  15. Fun cards. Happy Memorial Day weekend. Hugs

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  16. Linda,

    Great Any Hero cards! They will certainly be appreciated by the troops who receive them.

    Thanks for the tip on creating your own baker's twine!

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  17. So cute, Linda! I have been meaning to try making my own baker's twine but I haven't gotten around to it yet. But you've inspired me now to try it ASAP!

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  18. Great; thanks! I love the tut and the cards are neat! If that 2nd one is not a sketch, I think it needs to be!! ;-)
    RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

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    1. Oops, what I mean about the sketch is--that needs to become a sketch, NOT saying 'you had better use a sketch'--LOL just saw that might be read the wrong way--Oops, sorry!!

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  19. I love Paper Smooches stamps and you have used this little eagle so adorably!

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  20. You did a fabulous job with that sketch and the twine you created adds such a special touch. WTG.

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  21. Great job with both cards. I am going to check out the tutorial to see what you did with coloring the twine.

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  22. I love the handmade twine! Very cute cards! The sketch is one of my favorite "go to" sketches.

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  23. Cute anyhero cards. I always get creatively stumped when making anyhero mail-thanks for the inspiration. I especially like your first card-Way Cute!

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  24. Both cards are perfect. Love the twine! TFS!

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  25. Great cards love the paper you used!

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  26. Love the paper both cards are amazing - TFS!

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  27. Thanks for sharing the custom bakers twine info!
    Mary, Wausau WI

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  28. both of your cards are great! I need to pick up those Lawn Fawn stamps - love 'em.

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  29. There's that eagle again! Cute and fun cards! Love how the sketch card turned out. I also think the 2nd card should become a new sketch. (hint, hint Julie) I know I will definately be CASEing that layout.

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  30. Hi Linda! Thanks for using this sketch! I have never used it since I struggle with it. Your card has really helped me "see" it! Love that new stamp set and your tip about coloring the twine is one I will be using! Hope you are having a great Memorial Day weekend!

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  31. Very nice cards. I like the sketches you chose also

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  32. great use of your supplies, I love your creations.

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  33. Lovely fun cards! Thank you for the inspiration and the method to color the twine.

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  34. I love the twine coloring technique! Really must try that one. 2 wonderful cards here ~ I am sure they will love them!

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  35. Thanks for sharing these great cards and the twine coloring technique.

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  36. very nice cards! Twine is a nice finishing touch on a card without using ribbon!

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  37. Your homemade twine is great! It pulls the cards together nicely.

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  38. I love your cards, there's that little eagle again, he so cute.

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  39. What great cards! And you know I'm loving that lil eagle :) :) :) Great job!
    Thanks so much for hopping with OWH!

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  40. Thanks for giving the link to the "bakers twine" tutorial. I love the way you got both red and blue on the twine! Thanks for supporting OWH

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  41. Fabulous cards--love the papers and that adorable eagle--thanks also for the tip on twine.

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  42. Excellent cards. I love using twinw but have never colored my own

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  43. Great cards. I love that eagle and saying. Your second card is cute, love the baker's twine you made.

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  44. Great cards. That eagle is so cute.

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  46. There's that eagle again! I've been seeing him everywhere on this hop :) He goes so well with the paper you chose - great cards!

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  47. Linda -
    You left a comment on my blog (www.stampintx.com) during the Blog Hop and I wanted to let you know that you've won the drawing! Yippee!

    Please contact me at beckc@rocketmail.com and I will send you your $10 Stampin' Up! gift certificate and I would also like to mail you a catalog.

    Thanks and congratulations!!

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  48. these really turned out cute. You are inspiring me to try to do all the sketches now.

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