Saturday, November 13, 2010

OWH Valentine's Blog Hop!!!

Morning!!! TGI...S? Saturdays rock! (I bet if you keep reading allll the way to the end, there will be a surprise or two...) Let's start with a simple request, eh? Right now, click that big button below this. C'mon, go ahead, I'll wait - and vote for Operation Write Home in Joann's Craft for a Cause. $50k is worth a 'lil click, isn't it?


See? That was easy. And you can do it every day! :) 

So, why are we chatting about Valentine's before the turkey is even cooked? (For those of us in the US....our Canadian friends get their gravy in October) That whole transporter thing isn't working out so well, so OWH has to allow time for cards to get from here to there, then back again. Christmas is over, finished, done, kaput! Valentine's Day is underway, and the deadline for Valentine's Day cards to arrive at a shipper is:

January 7, 2011

Wanna hear something else cool? Archway is gonna send COOKIES, if we send valentines. How awesome is that? All the details on how to participate are right HERE.

Yeah, I know. Stop talking already, and get to the cards, right? I'm sooooo not a typical Valentine's, Cupid, who wants an arrow in their butt kind of person. And I figure I can't be the only one, so my take on Valentine's Day...


Supplies used:

Unity, Ippity, Quotes a'la Happy
My Mind's Eye paper
Stampin' Up ribbon
Neenah cardstock
Copics
random hotfix rhinestone
random cardstock


Supplies used:

Unity, Ippity, Quotes a'la Happy
My Mind's Eye paper
Michael's ribbon
Neenah cardstock
Prima flowers
Copics
random pearl
random cardstock

If you're tired of reading, you can head for the next stop...you're off to visit Sherrie at:

If you're still reading....well, yeah, I did promise a couple of surprises, didn't I? See, I like to give stuff away. It makes me happy. So I've got two stamp blog prizes today. 

First up, one of my favorite Ippity sets - Now and Always. 


The second prize, a stamp from Shirley's 2 Girls - Puppy Love. S2G has gone digital, but this is a real live acrylic stamp. 


Ya never know what else I might be tempted to toss in there, too. How do you get in for the goodies? Just leave a comment. :) I'll leave it open thru Sunday....and announce the winners on Monday.

Enjoy your weekend, eh? And go make a card for OWH!

138 comments:

  1. Great Cards, cute stamps

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  2. your cards are STUNNING Lisa!! Love your blog. You do AMAZING work. I look forward to seeing what you make.

    erika.seever@klrd.ks.gov

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  3. Lovely cards and yummy blog candy! Thanks for sharing.

    Melanie
    Scrappily Ever After Blog

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  4. Great card for a great cause! Thanks for the chance to win, but I already have Now & Always (love that set!) Happy weekend!

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  5. Fabulous cards for a wonderful cause!!

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  6. I love the soft colors in your card- thanks so much for sharing with us!

    ourchangeofart@gmail.com

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  7. What a wonderful card - and the sentiment is spot on!!

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  8. cute cards, love the softer colors instead of bright red
    thanks for sharing

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  9. How much fun is that? LOVE the cards!!!

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  10. Very cute! What are you using to display your card?

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  11. Those sentiments are great. I love the cards!

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  12. Lovely cards, Lisa! I am also a non-traditional-valentine kinda person!

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  13. Adorable cards!! Love those quotes. And all the PINK! :) Thanks for joining in our hop!!!!

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  14. What pretty cards! I love pink. ;) Thanks for the chance at the blog candy, too!! :)

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  15. I'm sure you're not alone in your choice of cards. OWH needs a variety of cards, so our heroes have a choice in what kind of card they wish to send.

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  16. Great cards, such pretty colors. Love the puppy love! That's a great sentiment that just gave me some inspiration on something I have.

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  17. Oh great cards! Pink is always good.

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  18. Great cards and love the puppy dog stamp too. thanks for the inspiration

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  19. Beautiful cards! Lots of creativity!

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  20. Awesome! Thank you for sharing everything. . . I am totally doing the Valentine / Cookie thing. . . thanks for the inspiration! I am a new follower!

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  21. Beautiful cards!!! I just love Unity Stamps! Thanks for the chance to win and for making cards for OWH!

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  22. I LOVE your cards - non traditional rocks! Great job :)

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  23. So very clean and simple! LOVE IT!! Thanks for the chance win some candy!

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  24. Nice subtle Valentine cards!
    Sandy
    Friend of Scrapping the Magic

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  25. your cards are adorable!! Cute blog also!
    ~1CraftyDame

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  26. Not only are these cute & so sweet, they've got some really great advice to share!

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  27. Great cards - glad to see you here! No need to enter for prize, though....

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  28. Aw!!! I love that puppy!!!! And I'm totally shocked that your fav stamp company is Unity. I just never would have guessed...EVER! (lmao!!)

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  29. Oh!! (don't count this comment) I love your pretty pink cards!

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  30. Lovely cards! Lovely give-aways!

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  31. Love the sentiments on your cards, very pretty! Hugs, Karen

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  32. Beautiful cards! I'm so happy I stumbled upon your blog! I just became a new follower!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  33. very cute cards TFS and for the chance to win.
    Tracy
    NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

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  34. Love the cards Lisa! I'm going to get started on my Valentine's Day cards for OWH as soon as my Unity set gets here from Crafty Steals! :) Ooooh goodies....love em! Now, since Chris is working and I have housework to do and I don't want to do it...I'm gonna blog hop!! lol

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  35. Your cards are beautiful! I love the labels. Are they nestabilities? Thanks for the chance to win!

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  36. fun cards and thanks for supporting OWH.

    Barb Housner

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  37. Lovely cards -- I love the colors!

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  38. Great cards. I've never heard of those stamps but I love them! Something else to add on my wishlist!

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  39. Beautiful cards with very true sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Beautiful cards, my dear friend!

    barbdotmiller2 at sbcglobal dot net

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  41. great cards. They can be either male or female. Lovely.
    Thanks for the ideas. Have a fun day.

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  42. Cute cards! I love the Happy quote!

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  43. Great Cards! Don't you just love the Unity stamps!

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  44. Love the shades of pink and those pretty designer papers! I really like your quote stamps too. Nice work!

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  45. Thank you for being a part of the blog-hop. I love the cards.

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  46. Such beautiful valentine, so soft and pretty!! Love them both.

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  47. LOVE your cards! The sentiments are perfectly set off by the elegant backdrop you did for them.

    WOW LOVE Unity and this Ippity set is goregous! And well I think I *must* have the puppy love image :)

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  48. Love them!! The sentments are great!! Love the non traditional...

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  49. Wow, your cards are fabulous. I love that Unity set. TFS.

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  50. nice digis... thanks for joining th hop

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  51. Wow, LOTS of good things going on in this post!

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  52. Nice cards.. really love the flower one!

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  53. Your cards are adorable! And I love the puppy love blog candy too! :)

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  54. Really pretty cards and I love the sentiment!

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  55. Great cards! Thank you for all the work you do for OWH.
    bjohn3237at aol dot com

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  56. Your cards are gorgeous and the sentiments two of the truest I have seen! Very nice!

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  57. Your cards are really beautiful! Thanks for supporting OWH. Great blog candy two. I'd love to win one.

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  58. I love the cards because they don't shout 'Valentine's Day' but still convey that message.

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  59. I love your cards! Yes, OWH is a great organization and I have been voting daily. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies; yes, I love Unity too!

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  60. Great cards- pretty colors. Your cards are perfect for the not too frilly person- love them! Thanks for all you do for OWH!

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  61. I really love that Happy card. I love the puppy stamp as well. Have a great day.

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  62. "an arrow in the the butt" totally made me spite out my coffee! Great cards too.

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  63. Gorgeous cards . . . and who said you needed an arrow in your butt ;) Thanks for the chance to win such yummy candy!!

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  64. Thank you for supporting OWH !!!! I love making cards for them with my favorite crop group--Love your cards and love you blog candy offer!!!

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  65. Love your cards & added your blog to my reader! Hope I get some blog candy!

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  66. Your blog is so pretty! TFS and the chance at some blog candy! Blessings...

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  67. Your cards are so pretty and I love the nontraditional approach.

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  68. I like the quote on your first card "Where there is love there is life". Cute cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  69. Gotta love those Ippity stamps!!! You definately made them look even better than than already do without the ink! I love to step outside of the lines whenever possible too!

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  70. Soft pink is beautiful, and Love really is all we need, isn't it.

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  71. your cards are sweet, lisa! and so are you for supporting owh and the give away:)

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  72. Hi Lisa...love your cards and thanks for a chance at some yummy candy!

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  73. I love that you've done atypical Valentine cards. I was hoping to find some ideas that aren't dripping in the usual hearts and both of these are absolutely wonderful. Thanks for participating in the hop.

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  74. Your cards are lovely and perfectly embellished. TFS! robinski6 at yahoodotcom

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  75. I loved reading you post!! So entertained! Beautiful cards too! Thanks for hopping with us!

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  76. They're so pretty! I love cards that are decorated enough that they don't need an image, just a sentiment! Thanks for sharing!

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  77. Lovely job on both of them ... Sometimes less is more, I wouldn't change a thing!

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  78. These cards are really cute. Love the soft colors.
    cathyhartle at gmail dot com

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  79. I love the sentiments that you chose for your Valentine cards! I'm not much of a cupid person either and I think these are just great!

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  80. these are beautiful, simply stunning!

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  81. Great cards. I've got my "Archway" Valentine's all set to ship out next week!
    R/

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  82. Love your blog and your cards are so sweet ;)

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  83. I love your cards. Really like the soft colors.

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  84. Hi Lisa,

    Lovely card you created, that sentiment is always so perfect!! Very, very nice!! And that Ippity set you are giving away is soooo pretty!! Don't have it yet, so I'd love to take my chance on it! Thank you sooo much & wishing you a wonderful Sunday!

    Hugs, Wendy

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  85. Love your cards Lisa and the sentiments!! Those colors are so soft and pretty!! :)

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  86. Your dedication to this cause is inspirational!
    Shelley
    scrapshopinaboxabagandabasket.blogspot.com

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  87. Love your cards. Your work is inspiring AND I love the Ippity stamp set you are giving away. There will be one lucky, lucky person receiving that! Have fun!

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  88. Lovely Valentine cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

    CJ

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  89. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing with OWH :)

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  90. Love your cards. Love the feminine feeling of them. And who said you can't have a Valentine's day card without hearts or a cupid? Fantastic and thanks for the chance to win some candy -- either set would be a welcomed addition to my stash. Have a great day!

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  91. Great card - and I do so very much appreciate all that you do. Thank you. And thanks too for this fun opportunity.
    DianeL
    loyaz1 at wbhsi dot net
    http://loyaz1.blogspot.com/
    PS - I voted too and bookmarked it.

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  92. Love your creativity, Lisa! Thanks so much for sharing with us and it's so nice to meet a crafter who is as passionate as I am about OWH (my husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran) and papercrafting. And please feel free to drop by my blog at http://lillianchild.blogspot.com/ sometime and say hi!

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  93. I so much love the designs & the sentiments!

    Thank you so much for sharing! I have become a follower, I would like to see future creations from you as well!

    Blessings!
    ~§hawnie® Bartron
    http://cardsbyshawnie.blogspot.com/

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  94. love the quotes on both your cards as well as the pretty pink paper - too too cute. TFS - thanks for hopping with OWH and for the candy (i got my fingers crossed - LOL)

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  95. juleslynn24@comcast.netNovember 14, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    love the puppy love image. reminds me of my dog, Colby.

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  96. Hi Lisa! Your cards are beautiful!Love the patterned paper!

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  97. Great card.

    Please come and visit my blog too!
    Jessica Lynn
    http://jessicalynnoriginal.blogspot.com/

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  98. Great cards! Thanks also for the chance at blog candy, I love Ippity stamps!

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  99. Love the cards and the colors!!

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  100. Sweet cards! And such yummy candy, too. This post is full of goodness that'll make people's day!

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  101. Sweet quotes on your lovely cards. Thanks!

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  102. Love the sentiments and pastel shades of your cards.Great job!Thanks

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  103. The people who receive your cards must smile inside and out!

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  104. Beautiful card. Great hop! Great OWH!
    Sue S.

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  105. This is my first time blog hopping. I love cookies but I really love candy :)

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  106. Your cards are beautiful...tfs :)

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  107. this card is sooooo pretty! i LOVE pink and brown together!!

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  108. Your card are cute... I'm definitely not the arrow in the butt type either, lol!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  109. Beautiful cards!

    Kendra

    j_k_sand@yahoo.com

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  110. I love the sentiments. I'll add them to my wishlist. :)

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  111. I really liked "Where there is Love there is Life"
    Isn't that the truth.

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  112. Very cute cards. Thank you for a chance to win some blog candy. Thank you for sharing

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  113. i just voted! thanks for offering the blog candy. i will be pulling out the valentine stamps later!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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