Pages

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Operation Write Home Birthday Bash 2013 with StampersBest BlogSkip


Hi and welcome to the Operation Write Home     Birthday Bash with StampersBest Blog Skip ~ Thanks for stopping by!

Today I have three cards using some of the awesome StampersBest OWH Fundraiser stamps.


Card #1:

 My first card is one using Star Spangled Banner,  which by the way is one of my favorite songs.  I have it on my MP3/Phone by several different artists.. my favorite being Martina McBride... ahh, I love to hear her sing it.

I used a row of stars die from Lifestyle Crafts that comes with two sizes of stars.. on the blue layer I used the piece that was left after cutting out the stars and then used the red stars that were from the smaller size die.  My son said that this one was his favorite.




Card #2

This next card uses the True Soldier stamp... such an awesome saying. I am going to send this card to the spouse of a "true soldier" that recently lost his life.. forging forward.. as the saying says, not because he hated what was in front of him.. but because he loved what was behind him.   RIP SFC Young.  

Trying to type this without breaking down and crying...  please know that our heroes so appreciate cards and letters from home, knowing that we support them wholeheartedly .. with everything we have.   God bless each and every one of those that put their life on the line each day.



Card #3:

This last card uses all but one of the stamps in one of my favorite StampersBest stamps that is called OWH My Hero.   I mounted all the stamps on a big block and stamped it onto a piece of card stock. I left the space for the stars (which were made using the LifeStyle Crafts star dies that I used on the first card). 




Thanks again for stopping by...   if you stop by the StampersBest site to place an order.. be sure to use code:  airbornewife   to save 10% on your order.


Next stop on the blog skip is Nancy

Happy Skipping!!


Card Supplies:

card #1:
card stock: tortilla, cherry cobbler, navy linen
ink: Ranger Sepia
accessories: Lifestyle Crafts stars die, Stampin' UP! Cherry Cobbler wide striped ribbon and Dimensionals!!

card #2:
card stock: white, red, Hobby Lobby pattern paper
ink: Versafine black
accessories:  Lifestyle Crafts stars die, MFT banner flags and Dimensionals!!

card #3:
card stock: cherry cobbler, night of navy, tortilla
ink: Versafine black
accessories: Hobby Lobby star embossing folder, Lifestyle crafts stars die, mini silver brads, hole punch and Dimensionals!!






thanks for looking ~

have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

76 comments:

Sandy Allnock said...

Oh Pam! Starting off the hop crying with you! I am so sorry for the loss of SFC Young. Your card is a true gift for his wife :(
All your cards are just lovely - I think I need to go find those star dies. And the last one with all those sentiments?? My mind is reeling with more ideas to do that! Super creative. Thank you so much for sharing!

Linda said...

Perfect group of cards...love the take on #189! I agree with Sandy on the last card. WTG!!!

Diane Loughrey said...

So sad that we left a hero.

I love your embossed stars. How cool.

Lori Kobular said...

Beautiful cards, I really love how you made the stars!!

Jo Ann Usey said...

Wow! The cards are all terrific - I love them all but particularly the last one - using all the sentiments in this way is really creative.

Kelly said...

What a wonderful group of cards to start off this blog hop!! I agree with your son the first one is so amazing! All your cards have great depth with layers that I love!

Jenny said...

Your card #2 made me well up also! I believe this with my whole heart. And rest in peace, SFC Young. Thank you!

Andrea T said...

They are all wonderful. I think I like the first one best with the Star Spangled Banner front and center.

Andrea T said...

They are all great but I like the first one best. The Star Spangled Banner is highlighted so well on that one.

Alycia said...

I love your use of the same stars in different ways on each card. Great job. :)

Michele Cunningham said...

These cards are so precious. You can certainly tell that they were made with love. Each one is a work of art.

Jody said...

Pam, All three cards are wonderful. I couldn't possibly pick a favorite. I'm sure the love with which they were made will be obvious to those who receive them. Great work!

Annie Wills said...

Love all three of these and how you used the embossed stars differently in each one. Nicely done!

VikkiCH said...

Your cards are inspiring!

Linda Anderson said...

Wow, these cards are stunning! I love all the sentiments and of course the red, white and blue.

Linda

VikkiCH said...

Beautiful & inspiring cards!

VikkiCH said...

Your cards are inspiring!

Marsha said...

There is no way to choose which card I like best. They are all fabulous. LOVE the die cut, embossed stars. They really pop off the page.

Ronni Unger said...

Pam, You are just the best card maker ----ever! You cards are sensational!

Sandy Trefger said...

Love all the layers and those stars! The stamps are awesome too. So sad to hear of the loss of a hero and I know his wife will treasure your card.

Cheryl said...

Pam, such a great collection of cards. Especially love how you put all the littler stamps to make one bigger, I'll CASE that idea. Thanks you for never ending support of our heroes, God bless your entire family.

Jan Mougel said...

Pam, When I saw the first card I had to agree with your son, Then I saw the others, and now I can say I love them all. The card that you made for the Soldiers wife is a card I am sure she will cherish forever. The last card, I love what you did with all the sentiments, very creative idea.

WhoMom said...

Awesome cards! Tears and prayers are falling right now for SFC Young. Our hearts go out to his wife and family.
I love each of the cards-the first is probably my favorite but I love the way you grouped the sentiments on the last one too.
Thank you for sharing your talent and true caring for our heroes.
Never Forgotten.
Lyn

Susan said...

love how you used the negative space in the first card! very clever!! and great take on the new sketch! thanks for sharing!

Nancy Keller said...

Sept. 11 is such a day of remembrance. Ill be sure to include SFC Young and his family in my prayers, today! I am so in love with the last card with all of the sentiments In a pattern like that. What an awesome idea!!! Thanks for sharing, Pam! You make the best Hero Cards!!!

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Pam! I couldn't wait to see your cards and they do not disappoint! They are beautiful! You know I'm a huge fan of your work. Thanks for showing us how to use those neat star dies in different ways. So sorry to hear about the loss of a hero; it reminds me why we do this. You have a unique perspective as a military spouse. Great job!!

Jen R said...

I think that the first card is my favorite, all are truly wonderful. I've been thinking of getting the Star Spangled Banner Song stamp, and love how this one was done! Lots of interest and layers! radloffjen at cableone dot net

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Pam, what a fantastic set of cards to start the skip! I'm just blown away by the second card and all the detail you've put into it. Love those die cut stars and especially the banners. Such beautiful layering.

Velda said...

Pam, you are such an inspiration. I love the way you used the negative space for the blue behind your stars. I also love to see how you used those sentiments. I have them and don't use them often enough. Great work!

nancy y said...

gosh, what a gorgeous card to send to SFC Young's family - sorry to hear about that and thankful for his service.
I really like the way you incorporated all the sayings on the last card, and the die cut stars are really great on all the cards. Your cards are so clean and well thought out and executed!

Sherry Stone said...

Love them all. Got some great ideas for using my own stamps.Sherry

Shelley C said...

These are all beautiful cards, and my favorite on the hop! I love the clean look and the patriotic colors. I can't pick a favorite, but your creativity on the 3rd card is a great way not to choose what you want to say when you want to say it all! Thoughts and prayers for the family of PFC Young.

BobbisTreasure said...

Love how you combined the different stamps for subway art look. I will have to try that!

postalorphan said...

Fabulous cards - I especially love the use of the positive and negative die cuts on the first one. They're all wonderful!

Pat Kinkaid said...

Beautiful cards. I can't define what I like most about them, but I think it has to do with the genuine love that I sense in them. The last card with the collage of sentiments was especially great

Lee Mae said...

Pam, your cards are always awesome! Love the stars on all the cards. I know your second card will bring comfort to SFC Young's wife. I love, love the last card. All the sentiments used together look fabulous.

Ann said...

Pam, these are fabulous cards! I love the collage of sentiments! I have that set, I may be doing a CASE!

Diane said...

All of your cards are so moving- and beautiful-- I too am choked up and so sad about the loss of one of one of our soldiers- prayers for all of the Young family. I love the last card- I like that you used the whole set and stamps and make a very special card. I adore the sentiment on the 2nd card. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Ava Oxley said...

Fab - U - Lus! I really love the second card with the Sunday sketch. The wavy card stock backing those ribbons that poke out is really cool. Love that detail!

Ava Oxley said...

Fab - U - Lus! I really love the second card with the Sunday sketch. The wavy card stock backing those ribbons that poke out is really cool. Love that detail!

One Scrappy Gal said...

What marvelous cards! I have to say that I like the one with the Chesterton quote the best. I have that stamp and I intend to use it - maybe even scrap- lift your design. Thank you for your inspiration!

Lucy Schmidt said...

So sad to hear of a young life lost. I'm sure your card will touch just the right spot with the spouse. All of them are worthy cards, so no favorite for me. The sentiments on them are particularly touching and well used.

Kay said...

What a great idea to put multiple sayings on one block and just stamp once! These are all beautiful but I plan on trying that technique myself soon.

Kathy said...

Fantastic assortment of cards!
Card #1: very clever use of the negative space for the card background.
#2: beautiful sentiment.
#3: Outstanding use of all the stamps.
You're very talented!

AllisonG said...

Pam, I always love your cards, but I *REALLY* love what you did with the stars on the first card. What a neat idea to "nest" the smaller die inside the negative of the bigger one.

I am so sorry for the loss of SFC Young - their family has made the ultimate sacrifice for us.

Paula S. said...

Fantastic cards Pam. I don't have the Star-Spangled Banner one in my collection but after seeing how you've used it I am definitely adding itto my wish list and the way you used all the sentiments together on one card is so clever! No hard choices when you can use them all. I will be CASEing that for sure.

My prayers and deepest gratitude go out to the family of SFC Young. Thanks too to your family for your service. God Bless!

Janet said...

All of your cards are GREAT!! I love the sentiments you used, especially the card you made for SFC Young's family.

KindleLover said...

These are all wonderful! I definitely like the first one best. I hadn't seen that stamp before.

Patricia Meadows said...

Beautiful cards hard to pick one. Your cards show the love you put into them.

Julie said...

Beautiful cards, as always, Pam. I love how you featured that Star Spangled Banner stamp. That's one of the few I don't have but now I think I gotta have it!

Heather C said...

Wow! I love all three cards, can't pick a favorite! I do really like the embossing on the stars. It adds a very nice touch.

Lisa Brooks said...

I can tell your cards are made with love. They are so patriotic. I think I liked the third one the best. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Linda said...

These are great! Thank you

Debbie Caldwell said...

What an awesome set of cards, and a sweet tribute to your "fallen" friend. God bless his family. I love what you did with all the sentiment stamps on the last card, an inspiration for me...I have all those and am going to give it a try. I do like the Star Spangled Banner, I use it often.

Patti J said...

You have certainly created from the heart. Thanks for sharing these wonderful creations.

Rebecca King said...

All 3 cards are great!!! Love the ribbon on the first one & how the stars are done. Great job!!!

Cindy's Card Co said...

Pam, all your cards are just beautiful, I love how you did the sketch from Sunday.

croppinmama said...

Love all of these great cards, especially the attention to details with the embossed backgrounds and using the 'negative' stars to frame the stars on the first card, and the scalloped borders on your banners on the second one. Beautiful card for your friend who lost her soldier.

Marie W said...

Pam, All 3 cards are beautiful. I especially like the one with all the words! I'm definitely ordering it! Thank you.

Rufus said...

Please let SFC Young's family know that we grieve with them and appreciate all that they have given for our country. Thank you and your family for your Hero's service. As always your cards are fantastic. Love the way that you used the negative of the lg stars and popped the smaller ones inside. Thinking of all our Heroes,
R/

Sherry Butcher said...

Love all 3 cards, the embossing, the the colors, the words and negative uses.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Pam, I am so touched by your inspiring cards for heroes. Thanks for sharing the story of card for SFC Young's wife. I like to case your second and third cards since I have those stamp sets. THANK YOU!

Ann said...

Pam, I came back again to look at your AnyHero cards. We have 2 events in Oct for AnyHero cards. I just found 4 12x12 sheets of blue star paper in my stash. I am definitely CASEing your second card! Thanks for all your inspiration!

Colleen said...

Sad to hear of the loss of SFC Young,breaks my heart every time. All the cards are fantastic, I really love the one with all the sentiments, I need to try this!

Samantha said...

Prayers to SFC Youngs family and friends. I truly enjoy seeing your cards. Number 3 is a new favorite. I have the same set but never thought to stamp them all together. Thanks for sharing!

Lots of Hugs!

SuzAnn said...

what an amazing set of cards! I love the red & navy with the kraft combo and highlighting the 'star spangled banner' touched my heart.

Prayers and gratitude to SFC Young's family.

SuzAnn
OWH Board Member

Sue D said...

Great cards! I like the star dies you used.

Emily said...

Fantastic patriotic cards. I just love that saying on the second one.

Emily said...

Fantastic patriotic cards! I love the saying on the second one.

Donna Nuce said...

Gorgeous cards Pam! My heart goes out to SPC young's fami l y. Thanks for all you do for OWH.

Cynthia Rose said...

Card #3 is my favorite. Love the sentiments on all of them. You did a great job leaving the focus on them.

Kathy S said...

WOW - these cards are stunners. The layering and embossing really makes them stand out. My son is a Marine and the thought of losing him makes me shutter. Thank you for supporting those who have lost.

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

I love card #1... all the layers, the stars & the ribbon... wonderful!

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

Your cards are wonderful.

I have that Star Spangled Banner stamp. I need to use it.

I love all of your cards but my favorite is the third card. I just love how you stamped all those sentiments.

These are wonderful and I just know the Heroes will love them.

Hugs

rscholz said...

I loved all of your cards but really liked how you did card #3 using all of the stamps. Thanks for sharing.

rscholz said...

I loved all of your cards but really liked how you did card #3 using all of the stamps. Thanks for sharing.