Saturday, March 20, 2010

Operation Write Home Blog Hop...


Operation Write Home's Mission is to support our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. Saturday, they are having a Blog Hop and 84 blogs have signed up for this momentous occasion! Not only will you see wonderful creations that will inspire you but you'll give our Armed Forces a lot of love! You'll start the BLOG HOP at the OWH Stars and Stamps blog!

Once you've commented on my blog, you'll next hop to Jeannie's blog, TheBucketList Stamper!


My card today fits the Clean and Simple Sketch for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. (Sketch below) Yes, I went the easy way out, but I just couldn't figure out all the little bricks on the Fancy Sketch! Luckily, they gave us a chance to pick which sketch to do!

I printed my image from Delicious Doodles onto Whisper White cardstock, then colored with Copic Markers. I mounted my image on glittery cardstock. My designer paper is from the "At Home" Stack by Die Cuts with a View and my pearls are from Hobby Lobby. I finished the large card off with rhinestones and an organza bow. Card size: 6 x 6 3/4 inches.


94 comments:

  1. Hi Darsie - this is just divine - you know we love your cards and each week you 'wow' us with something gorgeous!! Love the image and the colours you have used - and ADORE those pearls!!! This is definitely a favourite with me - thanks for the YUMBLY eye candy Darsie! Love it! I am so glad you played along this week with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we appreciate your support and we love seeing your 'works of the heart' See you again next week! (((hugs)))
    Linda MMSC Design Team

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  2. Wow, so many yummy embellishments, Darsie!! Delicious!!! Thanks for joining in the fun of the hop!!

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  3. Wow! That card is beautiful, and that sketch is really fabulous - already added to my sketch book! Thanks for joining in the blog hop!

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  4. WOW, this card is really pretty, I also love the one you did with the cross. Great work.

    Blessings,

    dawn

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  5. Love the pearls...what a great way to add shine, without using glitter!

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  6. Darcie, what a wonderful image of those gorgeous yellow roses, I can almost smell them..........love all the pearl swirls you crated too. Colors are so soft, love them. Glad you could share your card with the MMSC this week. Beautiful take on the sketch.

    MMSC
    Sue
    March Guest

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  7. Wow Darsie, this is gorgeous! Those flowers look like a photograph, beautiful coloring. Love the pearl details too. :)

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  8. Beautiful card!! The pearls are great!

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  9. Just beautiful! The pearls add such class and elegance. Thanks for being part of OWH.

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  10. What a great card. I love your image and the bling.

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  11. Darsie,
    I'm Jeanine I'm tagging behind you but just wanted to leave a message saying your card is absolutely the most gorgeous I have ever seen. Wow is all I can say.
    God Bless you and your family,
    Jeanine

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  12. I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the pearl embelishments! You did a fantastic job coloring in the flowers!!

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  13. Wow Darsie.....a lady who loves the bling as much as I do. Great job with the colors and pearls on this card.

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  14. What a beautiful card! I love your flowers.

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  15. Gorgeous work as always, Darsie! I'm so blown away by how you colored the image -- it looks so REAL! Love the pearl accents and that wonderful blue bow, too. Thanks for all that you do for our soldiers!

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  16. Oh so pretty! This will be gobbled up and treasured. Such a beauty.

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  17. LOVE your card, Darsie! Thank you so much for being part of the blog hop today and for the beautiful card and tutorial you shared with us on the Stars and Stamps blog!

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  18. Your card is so pretty! The sketch reminds me of a quilt pattern.

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  19. What a truely beautiful card! This is my first time to your site, but won't be my last for sure! I am inspired!
    hiscreation2@hotmail.com

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  20. Beautiful card! I love all the pearls and the flowers are wonderful. You did a wonderful job with your Copic Markers WOW!

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  21. Lovely card. I love the sketch. I'm always looking for a good sketch! Now I have GOT to get some Copic markers!

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  22. I am so impressed with your card. All of the embellishes are stunning. You have a great eye for stamping and creating cards! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  23. Your 'clean and simple' sketch becomes very complex when you lay the pearls on top of it!

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  24. Wow! Such texture! I just want to touch it! Great card. Thanks for hopping!

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  25. Your coloring is amazing and all those pearls are stunning.

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  26. Lovely card! Those pearls are amazing.

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  27. Darcie, your card is fabulous! I love it. The image is colored so beautifully and I love the sketch! Thanks for joining in on the blog hop! I am so proud to be involved with such a great cause!

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  28. Oh Darsie! You colored this?! Wow. I am just stunned by this card. You are so very talented!

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  29. This card is fabulous. I love all the pearls you added and the ribbon is sweet.

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  30. Oh your card is just so beautiful! I love the sprays for pearls and the image is so pretty!

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  31. Love your card - the sketch, the coloring, the pearls!!!!! Thanks also for sharing the sketch with us!!

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  32. Beautiful card! From a military wife - Thanks for participating in OWH's blog hop and for sharing your creativity.

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  33. Wow, what a beautiful card!!! So much detail; I love it!

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  34. love all the pearls! What a beautiful card and thanks for supporting OWH

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  35. That vase and flowers look like a photograph!! I am not nearly that talented when it comes to coloring images.

    Thanks SO much for sharing.

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  36. Just beautiful! I love all the new blogs of such talented people I've discovered on this bloghop!

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  37. Great card. You followed the sketch very nicely. I will need to come back and look around your blog when I have more time.

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  38. This card is beautiful...thank you for sharing.

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  39. What a gorgeous card! I was amazed when you said you colored it. Wow!

    Thank you for sharing your card with us- and with our troops though OWH!

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  40. Wonderful card. The pearls set it off so well. Great card and the colors are so springy. This card will be ooohed and aaahed over by anyone who gets it:)

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  41. Thank you for sharing your card and especially for taking part in the OWH Spring Blog Hop. You embellishments are beautiful and stand out terrifically. Great card.
    Sher

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  42. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Your coloring is exquisite.

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  43. Lovely card, beautiful coloring and lovin' all those pearl swirls!!

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  44. That card is beautiful eye candy. The details are amazing. Each time I look at it I see something new. Wow!

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  45. Darsie this is just magical. I love the luscious pearls and all the charming details. So well done. Thanks for playing along this week with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

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  46. What a beautiful card! A lot of work went into it.
    thank you for sharing,
    darlene a

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  47. What an exceptional job you did coloring this image! The bling just takes this fantastic card right over the top! WOW!

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  48. So pretty! Love the colors and pearls:)

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  49. What a striking card! Beautiful! This is what is known as EMBELLISHMENTS! I also really like your cross card - had to go look that stamp up so I can buy it later! Thank you and blessings, Louise

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  50. Absolutely beautiful card, I love it.

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  51. OMG, your coloring is divine! This card is gorgeous! LOVE your pearl flourishes. Also love how you've used 2 narrow ribbons for your sentiment tag on your Old Rugged Cross card.
    R/

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  52. Cute! I love all of the cute pearls.

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  53. WOW what beautiful cards!!!

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  54. Excellent job again Darsie!!!! I was expecting FSS, & now I'll have to check out Delicious Doodles...you enabler!!! The yahoo swap came at a great time...I even made a Stampscape card for the hop! Thanks for your awesome tutorial on OWH blog. I love seeing all of the hoppers that used that FSS image! If you keep using all of these beautiful pearls, it may be cheaper to buy into the company! lol

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  55. What a GORGEOUS card! I love it. It sure would be an awesome Mother's Day card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  56. This is so pretty....I love your pearls....thank you for sharing...

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  57. WOW!! Absolutely stunning and amazing!! Your coloring leaves me speechless! It's like I'm looking at a picture from a magazine. Totally awesome work!!!

    As a military spouse and someone new to OWH, I thank you for taking part in this awesome blog hop and in OWH!

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  58. Love the pearl flourishes... beautiful card.

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  59. I love your card... it's very beautiful!! I'm so excited that I found the OWH on the hop... I can't wait to start making my cards to send out!!!

    Thanks for Sharing!

    xoxo
    Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  60. Absolutely stunningly beautiful card! Colors are glorious!

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  61. What a beautiful card, Darsie ... I love the colors w/the yellow and the pearls - perfect ... Wonderful job.

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  62. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love all the layers. Thanks for sharing!

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  63. OH.. WOW gorgeous card.. ( i must say cards,, i love what you do...) great job..

    hugs x

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  64. WOW!!!! Your card is gorgeous!!! I love all those beautiful pearls and the lovely papers!!!

    Hugs!
    Carolyn

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  65. When I read your card description of clean & simple all I could think of was no way! Then I saw it was about the sketch. It's stunning.

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  66. Beautiful flowers and your pearls are divine. It looks so elegant. Great job and thank you for supporting our heroes.

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  67. So happy to "see" you again! I used to visit the shop in Horseheads whenever I was in town to visit my husband. He's finally home in FL, but I missed your shop on my last visit. Your card is beautiful! Glad you are still creating!

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  68. Hello - I've hopped over here from OWH - it's my first time visiting your blog - WOW! What a card!! SO beautiful and ornate - I think 'Victorian era' when I look at it! My style is so much simpler - I could never come up with something like this - it's gorgeous!! I look forward to visiting you here again for more eye candy! :) Happy Hopping, and cheers from Vancouver, BC!

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  69. That card is just AMAZING! The coloring is fantastic and the bling just finishes it beautifully!

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  70. What can I say, I am very impressed with your rose coloring...it is perfect. Amazing work my friend :) AMAZING :)Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge blog. I wanted to just let you know that the MMSC46 Sneak Peek has been posted.
    Priscilla
    MMSC Hostess

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  71. Darsie, your CAS card is just beautiful..lovely coloring of the roses and the addition of all those pearls adds such a feminine touch to your creation. Lovely dp, colors and ribbon! Beautiful!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week.
    Hugs,
    Charlotte
    MMSC DT

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  72. I love the pearl doodles - do they come like that?? what a fantastic idea.

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  73. fabulous card. I love the faux pearls they the perfect touch!

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  74. I want to join you all at OWH :) what a great organization.


    your cards are lovely and I am now a follower,
    Susan

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  75. Pretty & springy, great job! Thx for your support of OWH. Hugs, Loni (Stop #55)

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  76. Your card is totally fabulous!

    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  77. What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH.

    I am a little late and trying to catch up!!!

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  78. Love those yellow rosees :) And your blog is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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  79. Darsie,
    I tried to post a comment on Saturday and it wouldn't open up for me. Your flower is absolutely stunnin!! I love all the bling that you included - some lucky gal is going to get this work of art! TFS

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  80. What an absolutely gorgeous card!!! Love the pearls!

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  81. You sure did a wonderful job with the CAS style sketch, those pearls and flowers make a cheerful card! Thanks for sharing your talent this past week, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

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