Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!


And welcome to the next stop on the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop! I'm so glad you made it this far--aren't all the entries fantastic?! If you've happened here and didn't know about the Hop, please go back to the start and begin there! Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop





Here is my card; it is a coupon holder, actually. I made a space to write a short note on the back of the card. I used some of the exclusive stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp, one of our sponsors for the Blog Hop. I enjoy making cards for OWH; and especially ones for children. I know it has to be difficult for families when one of them has to be away. And hopefully a card from Mommy or Daddy will brighten a little one's day! My family truly appreciates everything that our armed forces personnel do to protect our freedom, and I teach my children about the sacrifices they make every day on our behalf. 



I also have a tutorial for you on making handmade flowers. Please feel free to look and bookmark it to try later! Visit my handmade flower tutorial here!



Need help getting started making cards for OWH? Did you know they have a whole bunch of super cute digis that companies have donated? How cool is that? There's something for everybody there! Here's the page:

And here are the guidelines and how to get started. So, go get started! (Oh, finish the blog hop first!) :-)
http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/p/about-owh.html

Card Recipe:
Idea for the money/coupon holder: by
Jacqui at Whiff of Joy Inspiration Blog
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Exclusives Deer with Forest Family, Card Sentiments, Owls and Branches


Now, on to the next blog,

Thanks for looking, and happy Memorial Day! Lisa :-)













44 comments:

1CardCreator said...

SUPER CUTE COUPON HOLDER, THANKS FOR ALL THE INFO TOO! ~Diane

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

wow!! that is such an awesome idea!!

Virginia D. said...

Great card! Gonna have to come back! Going in my favorites!

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

Great cards, so bright and cheerful.

Thanks for the info on how to start giving cards.

Kristen said...

Great card, I love the coupons, what a sweet addition to a wonderful creation!

Have a safe and blessed Memorial Weekend!

Marianne said...

Lisa,
What a cute owl. I am sure any child would love this card.

Dawn said...

cutness!

helloholley said...

this card is adorable!!! thanks for your tutorial ;)

PocketsOfInspiration said...

What a sweet card. Love that little hedgehog.

Merry's Musings said...

Those owls are just THE cutest! Great cards.

joscelyne cutchens said...

thanks for supporting OWH! :)

Rhonda Miller said...

What a sweet card. I love the little coupons in the pocket. TFS.

Courtney said...

These are beautiful cards Lisa... Thanks for supporting OWH.

~Courtney~

Les said...

what thats wonderful!

Operation Write Home said...

CUTE! I bought a packet of coupons that are preprinted but forgot about them...I meant to design cards to match them. You just inspired me!!!

Hugs, and happy hopping!

Susan said...

LOVE your creations, and the tutorial is awesome! thanks,
Susan

Shelly Schmidt said...

Cute card and how thoughtful to think of kids.....I send cards to the soldiers to send home to their kids, so what a fun idea- I love the coupon you added. Happy Memorial Day!

TN Granny said...

Cute litle coupon holder I'll bet the receiver will love it.
God Bless,
Jeanine

rstuck2003 said...

I LOVE the owl, thank you for sharing!!

Lelia Pierce said...

Very cute! TFS!

Linda said...

Hi Lisa! Nice cards. Thanks for the link for the free digis. I didn't realize they were available. Thanks for joining the Hop.

Erika said...

Adorable cards, 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.

Paula said...

What beautiful details on your card! Thanks for theflower tutorial.

debb said...

Wonderful cards and the coupon holder card is very clever!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Love those coupons--and your tutorial is really neat too!

Betty said...

Oh my word those are cute cards :) Well done!

Cathy... said...

Your card is so sweet! Love that you thought of the kids and the little coupon idea is perfect!

jackielwatson said...

Simple, cute awesome card

Jennifer Moore said...

Super cute card. A coupon holder is a neat idea.

LadyDoc said...

Cute card and LOTS of good info- THANKS!

Debby said...

what a great idea to send coupons for the soliders to send home. this is great. I love your owl...i need to take him home with me. LOL

Nancy Keller said...

Loving the card and the instructions. . . and all of the cute fabric looking papers! Awesome stop on the hop! :D Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Cute! I love the embossed panel and the tags/tickets.

Dixie Cochran said...

OH!! I love cards that hold secret messages! This project has given me some good ideas! Thanks

Kim said...

Your card is so cute! I love the coupon idea.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Wow~ what a great idea. Your card is great. Love your flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Tammy said...

This is so cute Lisa! I love the tags/coupons!! Fantastic!

Melanie Montes de Oca said...

What a fun card! TFS! Have a great weekend! ;o)

Meg Bean said...

The coupons are a great idea!! Cute cards!

christy sheffield said...

cute cards! thanks for sharing.

Cut n Paste said...

Very cute idea...and very cute cards!!! Your handmade flowers are awesome!!! Thanks for the tutorial!! Thanks for supporting OWH!

Heather Grow said...

Great cards. I love your homemade flowers.

Butterballfeather said...

Your card is awesome, Mommy! I love the flowers and the owl is soo cute! You did great.
Love,
Greta

Carolyn Bounds said...

Hello, Lisa:o) I wanted to thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I also wanted to tell you that you are the winner of the candy I was offering:o) Could you please drop me an email with your snail mail address? Sure hope you are having a beautiful day!!! I am loving your awesome blog, and your card is positively precious!!! I love the denim paper and your gorgeous coloring!!!

Hugs!!!
Carolyn