Friday, May 28, 2010

OPERATION WRITE HOME MEMORIAL DAY BLOG HOP

WELCOME

If you arrived from Let a Little Sunshine In then you are on the right ride, so please put your seats in the upright position, buckle up and get ready for a fun time! If you didn't arriver from then you might want to go to the front of the line and see ALL of the attractions by clicking HERE...

I found OWH a few months ago and knew in my heart that I wanted to be a part of this amazing group of paper crafters! I come from a long line of family that has served in the military and served this great country we live in. I know that we live in the land of the FREE because of the BRAVE. My heart runneth over with gratitude and love for those that have served, are serving and will serve this great nation. I am also grateful for the families and friends of those that serve for their sacrifices as well.

All of those that are serving near and far know that you are missed and thought of each and every day, and through OWH cards those that serve can send that sentiment to those they love and miss too. I've been busy making "missing you" cards and know that someone out there will be able to send one home.


I'm offering a little "blog candy" and will also be creating 1 card to send to OWH for each comment left from Saturday morning until Sunday night 11:59 Monday morning I will post the random winner of the BLOG CANDY.

This tutorial is my first... please be kind. I love to "mask" images and use my waterbrush so I combined the two and created the element that will go on a "Missing You" card for OWH... I hope you enjoy and no, there isn't any sound cause I thought my voice sounded funny... I'm so vain I probably thought the song was about me...





Now that you know how to mask and use a waterbrush it is on to Jan's ArtFriendzy the next stop on this Memorial Day tour ENJOY the ride!!!

82 comments :

Kristy said...

What a great card. It is just darling! I am so glad to participate with you in this hop and thank you so much for getting me connected with something I love to do! Card #1!
Hugs

Lori said...

I love tutorials! It's so much easier to figure things out when you can see someone doing the actual card. Great card!

Michelle Nist said...

Great job, Shel! Don't know if you knew we were remodeling.. but now I have this HUGE box of cards accumulated as I have packed up my craft room this week. I'm inspired now - going to pack up everything I don't absolutely have to have and send them off too! I'll let you know how many it ends up being!! What a great organizational project for me on Memorial Day weekend!! :)

Christine said...

love ribbon on your miss u card
thanks for the tutorial - don't be so critical.... your voice would have been nice, but we do get the point

Cheryl said...

I love the way you did the ribbon..ive never thought of that...will have to try it!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I love your sentiment. TFS.

helloholley said...

OK,first of all....I had to actually wipes tears from my eyes!!! I laughted so hard!! I thought I was the only one who felt that way about MY voice!! Hahahah!! I've done a few videos and I will take 3 and 4 and before long....I've taken 20 takes to make one video!! I think my voice is too funny and then I stumble over my words,LOL!!!! Now I can't get that song outta my head,that's just way too funny!!
Anyways,moving on... I really enjoyed your video tutorial,I've done masking one time!! I'm too lazy with all that cutting,but I loved your sample so much,now I will give it another go!!!
Your blog is adorable and your cards are too!! Thanks for sharing....next time we wanna hear some singing!! ;)
I'm sure your voice is fine.....and like my hubby told me....I bet everyone else feels the same way about their videos/voices......at least I know one person who feels like I do!! ;) Hahahah....maybe we should start a support group!!!
Happy hoppin'(sorry so long)

Robin said...

Thank you for sharing! I am ribbon challenged and love seeing how others use it! I love OWH. I feel so at home with all of the inspiring & generous people out there. Have a great weekend! ~Robin robinski6 at yahoo dot com

Tink said...

GREAT Card!!

Melanie Montes de Oca said...

Couldn't get the video to load right now but I'll check back later! Really don't care for my voice when I hear it on recordings either! LOL Nice card too! Have a great weekend!

Operation Write Home said...

Wonderful card - and great tutorial! I missed you talking though. I love to know what people are thinking when they create! :)

Happy hopping!

Lindsey said...

GREAT vid, thank you!! Sure beats trying to figure out what I want to stamp backwards!! lol

Thanks for posting today!

xoxo
Lindsey @ ScrapStreet

Erika said...

Great cards and a great tutorial - And, as a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

Monica said...

Your video was great! Love your card too! Thanks for hopping with us this weekend!

Paula said...

I just love all the mixed textures in this card. Great dimensional quality to it, I wish I could touch it. Well done!

Kim said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the video tutorial.

Charisma3103 said...

Great tutorial thanks so much

PaulaM said...

I loved your masking tutorial/vidoe. I know it takes alot of time, but you have done a great job with this video - the visual was so clear. Thanks for sharing.

Stacy said...

even without a word spoken you got the tecnique of masking done BEAUTIFULLY!!

Martha said...

I'm a sucker for stars on cards so you know I liked yours! Thank you for supporting OWH!

Butterballfeather said...

Oh my gosh. What a pretty card, Shelly! The ribbons are really cute, and the tutorial is awesome.

Xoxo,
Greta

Anita said...

Beautiful card!

BJ said...

Love your card...it's so eye catching :0)

Rufus said...

Great card! Hope that you end up having to make lots and lots of cards for OWH!! Thanks for your support for our Heroes and OWH.
R/

Malorie said...

Wow! That's really cool! Where did you get the waterbrush?

Debby said...

i felt like the little boy sneaking a peek on how the magician works. awesome job on the tutorial

jackielwatson said...

I loved your card and when Your video was nice my only problem I couldn't hear you. Beautiful card. Have a great weekend.

Lynn said...

Wonderful tutorial. Makes me totally want to try this! Thank you for making cards for OWH and for remembering our heroes!

K. Joy said...

Great card! Love the ribbons tied in a row like that! I am sure one of the soldiers will appreciate it. Thanks for Sharing!

Dixie Cochran said...

Shelly, what a terrific post! The card is terrific, and I think the ribbon makes it!! Great job on the video! What would we do with out sticky notes? Thanks for sharing all the good ideas!

Adele said...

Great video showing a process I've never seen before. You didn't need the words, but perhaps next time you could hum a few bars?

Lelia Pierce said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Your card is wonderful! :O)

rstuck2003 said...

Your card is awesome...love the way you did the ribbon. Thank you for the tutorial. I've never done masking. Thank you for the chance at the blog candy!

Caryl P said...

What a great card, I love those stripes! Hope you gets lots of comments because that means lots of cards!

debb said...

Beautiful cards and great video! Thanks for the candy opp!

Kajikit said...

Thanks for the little tutorial on masking...

Brenda said...

What a wonderful card and turorial! How great of you to commit to so many cards!!

Cut n Paste said...

Your card is great!! Thanks for the tutorial..know what you mean about the voice thing :)

Sandy said...

I love tutorials! Thanks for the new tech!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Loved your card today and the tutorial was just fine, we all have to make a start, you did great!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Shelley sweetie...
What a beautiful card you have shared and I love the tutorial. They make things so much easier when you are trying to learn. You can start and stop at your own will. Thank you so much.

I have never made a card, but am so inspired to give it a try. You ladies have really inspired me and I want to make some for the OWH too. I have been at home ill for about a month now with my lungs. I could do this from my recliner. I can't go out to shop for supplies, but will give it a try with what little I have at home. I so want to do this.

I am your newest follower. I can't wait to see what you share next. Please stop by and say hi. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Trevorstuffmammas said...

Great cards......Can I swipe the ribbon idea. LOVE it. Thanks, Jennifer

SuzAnn said...

fantastic card and your "voice" comes through just great in your video. Thanks for sharing.

Hi, I'm Brenda. . . . . . . . . . . said...

Great card and a super masking video! I bet your voice is just fine -- nice job for your first one.

Staceykinz said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I just ordered a CTMH waterbrush, so it was great seeing one in use!

JPScraps said...

Awesome card!!

christy sheffield said...

Such a neat tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

Grammykrob said...

I always enjoy the bloghops on OWH. It is a wonderful group and I enjoy being a part of it. Thank you for your part in the group.

Kathy
Pass It On
http://kathypassiton.blogspot.com/

Jana said...

Lovely card. I like masking lately too.
I hope you have a lot of cards to make. ;-)
Happy Memorial Day to you.

Theresa said...

Beautiful card. TFS..hope you have many cards to make.

Cindi (aka iring) said...

Great first video! I enjoyed it, and can totally relate to the voice thing. I don't like mine either!

Stampin_melissa said...

Oh man, I thought the song was about ME? Ha! Wonderful card, thanks for the tutorial!

Cheryl said...

Cute card! Great job on your first tutorial

Julie said...

You didn't have to ask us to go easy on you for your first tutorial... it was great! Great job on the red white and blue card too :)

Virginia D. said...

Great first tutorial! I just loved your card!

Susan said...

thanks for sharing the tutorial :)

and I love your card :)
Susan

sportsfan80 said...

What a fun card. Thanks for the tutorials. I love to learn new things.
Patty

Courtney said...

Your card is great...And thanks so much for the tutorial! you did an awesome job for you first one! Thank you for supporting the troops!

~Courtney~

3momph4755 said...

I love your card and the tutorial was awesome.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Hi Shelly,
What a great card. I love how you put the sentiment together. Thanks for the tutorial viedo. You did it very well. I really enjoyed it and found an answer to my own question - masking and filling the gaps by waterbrushing. Thanks for your visit to my blog.

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Really cool!! Enjoying the hop, and will be back to visit your blog again...

Lillian Child said...

Sweet card and great tutorial! My husband is a vietnam veteran and he says he wished that the OWH program would have been in place back then as there's nothing better than a card from home. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!

Shirley said...

I loved your card and enjoyed and learned from your great tutorial. Thanks for sharing and for participating.

StampinSher said...

I am so happy that you found OWH and most of all your involvement and appreciation of all of our heroes. Thanks for sharing and contributing. Your card is wonderful.

Linda said...

Wonderful card and guess you will be busy for awhile making all the cards. You are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Heather Grow said...

I love the tutorial. Thanks for the inspiration. I think almost everyone hates hearing their own voice.

Carol said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I love these.

mmwilken said...

Love your card! Looks so easy and yet functional! Keep up the good work. Thanks so much for sharing your life with us!

cal8007 said...

Thanks so much for your "masking and coloring" tutorial. Awesome technique! I also love the way you did the ribbon - that's thinking outside the box!

Happy stamping!

Carmen L
cal8007 at aol dot com

Kristen said...

I love what you did with the string and the U... that is a neat way to add to an embellishment! Very unique and beautiful card!!!

Happy Memorial Weekend!

Suz said...

Such a great card & thanks for the tutorial

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Your Video made it all look so simple maybe now I won't be afraid to mask. Thanks for sharing the card and the tutorial - not to mention the candy - lol!

Pamela said...

Great card!!! :)

Ola said...

I love your card... it's very cute!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Happy Memorial Day!
God Bless our Soldiers & their families!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Betty said...

Well done with the cards and tutorial :)

Bev E said...

Great video & card! I will have to try that masking since you made it look so easy.
I'm so vain I probably thought the song was about me... nope - not you it was me! Loved it.

Purple Princess said...

Great card and tutorial!

About : sbartist said...

Love the card! Simply Sweet! Thanks for all you do for OWH & supporting the men in women in the armed forces. I am grateful to your family for serving our country as my sister is on active duty with the Army. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
: ) Susan [sbartist.blogspot.com]

Sherrie said...

Pretty, pretty card! TFS the tutorial too!

Angie said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for the tut!

Corinna said...

This is great. I like how you knotted the ribbons together!

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

Jennifer Moore said...

cute card