Saturday, March 5, 2011

Bunny Hop Blog Hop Day!!

It's finally time for the Hop! It doesn't feel anything like spring yet here in Wisconsin with 20 degree weather and heaps of snow, but we've had sunshine the last few days and that makes such a huge difference! When it's gloomy and Mom gets gloomy, watch out! LOL

A quick reminder, if you are making cards to send in to OWH - there are a couple of deadlines quickly approaching:
March 18 - Easter cards
March 31- Mother's Day


As always, if you are running late in mailing your box (I'm sure I've ***cough cough*** never had one of those moments), you can make your cards spring-like or bright and feminine and omit the "happy Easter" or "happy Mother's Day" sentiment, so they could still be used even if they don't arrive to a shipper in time to be mailed overseas for that holiday!  And if you need a little inspiration, I love checking out the OWH card gallery: http://operationwritehome.org/cards.html

I don't have any bunny stamps, so I went with birds. Here in central Wisconsin, they are definately a sign of spring! (I have seen bunnies running through the snow. No robins yet, though!) I know not everyone will think this color combination is particularly spring-y, but I like it. :)


Card recipe:
DSP from K&Company
Stamps from Unity
Momento inks; SU pastels











Here's another card I made for a friend's birthday this week. This stamp is one of my favorite flower stamps, from Unity Stamp Co. I reach for it all the time! I love the colors in this card.


Card recipe:
DP - Papertrey Ink
Solid cardstock - SU and Papertrey
Stamp - Unity Stamp Co

Ribbon unknown
Colored with Prismacolor pencils & baby oil





Now, for the really fun part - Blog candy!!!!! I've got some cool embellies to send to one lucky winner! See?



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Want to win? First click on the right to follow my blog, and then leave a comment below telling me what your favorite embellies for cardmaking are! I'll pick a winner on Sunday night.

Thanks so much for Hopping!  Go here next and see what Kyra has to share:
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

46 comments:

  1. Terrific cards and GREAT advice about avoiding specific holidays if you;d rather not have to worry about making critical deadlines. It has saved me a frazzled lat minute trip to the PO many a time!

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  2. cute cards!
    I know what you mean as how it doesn't look like spring yet in WI (I live in LaCrosse where we're snowcovered as well)
    thanks for sharing your talents with us on the blog hop

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  3. Oh, my, those birds on a limb are awesome! Love your cards!! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  4. TYFS your creations and participating in the OWH Blog Hop. :o)

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  5. Your chirpy birds are adorable! :) And thanks for sharing that keeping sentiments general is a good idea....not that you ever miss any deadlines, or anything, like you said....just sayin. LOL!

    Happy hopping!

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  6. Jen, the tips are on target and your card is so springy. LOL Thank you for taking time and using your creative talents to bless OperationWriteHome.

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  7. Totally love the birds! Who needs a bunny LOL! Great cards! thank you so much for sharing and enjoy the hopping!- Amanda (#61)

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  8. super cute card - Love the paper (the yellow screams spring to me)
    fav embellishment would clear gems cuz they are classic and go with everything

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  9. Your cards are both great! I love the cute birds on the first one, and the colorful polka dots on the second. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Sweet cards, Jen!

    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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  11. Nice cards - I especially like the birthday one, but then I am partial to pink! My favorite embellishment is ribbon. I am also now following. TFS

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  12. LOVE your cards, thanks for sharing. I am a follower. My favorite embellishment is ribbon...I usually buy white and then color it with marker to match what I need!!

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  13. Oh my, that fringe-y flower stamp is delightful--wouldn't they be cute colored as spider lillies, with lots of little rhinestone accents! (Wanna guess what my favorite embellie is?) Fun selection, Jen. . ..

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  14. Wow - love them both! Favorite embellishment...hmmm. Anything textural - love embossing in particular at the moment! Beautiful cards! ♥ky

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  15. Love the flower cards! Thanks for sharing! My favorite thing to embellish with at the moment (it changes all the time) is the Viva Decor Pearl Pens, or Liquid Pearls....same effect, but the Viva pens tend to keep their pearl shape better!

    Jennifer

    http://www.facebook.com/thestampaddict

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  16. Such pretty cards! I think my favorite things to embellish a card with are buttons and bling!
    Brittany
    http://yesterdaysechoscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
    brittany.yesterdaysechoATgmailDOTcom

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  17. Great cards and advice! Love me some Unity! :)

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

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  19. I love both of your cards but I read further down on your blog. I must say, I love your journals and what you are doing with them. What a great gift you are giving, there is just something healing about putting your thoughts and feelings down on paper. Great job and I am very sorry for your losses.
    cstephenson@q.com

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  20. great cards and bling of course!
    phyl1313@neo.rr.com

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  21. Both cards are so cute. Great tips about making general themes JIK. I have a few St. Patty's cards that will be in my drawer for the next 9 months.

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  22. 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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  23. Love the colors! I am new to this and don't have much supplies, so I am not sure of my favorite embellishments yet, but I DO like bling!

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

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  24. Love your cards...great colors and thanks for the tip :)
    Mindy

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  25. Fabulous cards!Love the little chickies. My fav embellie is ribbon galore.... and also little pearls!! :)

    Nicki121986@hotmail.com

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  26. Great cards, great embellies! My fav's probably ribbon, tho' it changes depending on my mood of the day! Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!
    - sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

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  27. Love your cards!! My fave embellishment at the moment is brads!!

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  28. So Sweet! Love the flowers but the birds are delightful as well.
    My fav embellishments are ribbon and flowers but I love bling as well.
    Blessings Bernie
    bernietom47 at yahoo dot com

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  29. Oh your cards are so great. TFS.
    rmpoohbear75 at gmail dot com

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  30. I love your cards -- and I DO think the first one is 'springy' in color!! :) Thanks so much for sharing both of your cards in the OWH Bunny Hop!!

    My favorite card embellishment would be a die cut... If that's not considered an embellishment, then it would have to be BLING (like sticky gems) or ribbon!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  31. I agree, birds are the first sign of spring! I live in MN (your neighbor) and robins are usually the first birds seen or heard. Cute image!
    My favorite embellishments are fake flowers.

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  32. Really adorable cards! Happy Hopping!

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  33. Love your little birdies. My favorite embellies for my cards would be anything that sparkles and inks.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  34. Fabulous!!!! These cards are adorable!!!

    Linda

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  35. Both cards are so Springy and so pretty! Thanks!

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  36. Great cards. I need to look for the Unity stamp. I'm being enabled on this hop.

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  37. Love all of the cards...spring cards don't have to have a bunny on it! All of yours are great...the colors, layouts and stamping! I love bling, butI try to tone it down some for OWH cards. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  38. Love the daisy paper on card 1 and the flowers and colors on card 2. Great!

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  39. Both cards are very lovely and sweet. Thanks for being a member of OWH.
    :)
    Susan

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!