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I Believe There Are Angels Among Us Blog Hop ~

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Oh I believe there are angels among us, Sent down to us from somewhere up above. They come to you and me in our darkest hours, To show us how to live, to teach us how to give, To guide us with the light of love.
When life held troubled times and had me down on my knees, There’s always been someone there to come along and comfort me. A kind word from a stranger, to lend a helping hand, A phone call from a friend, just to say I understand.
Click this link to see a military tribute video using the song from Alabama
Today's hop may be the story of our own Guardian Angel who watches over us, the beauty of angels, or just expressing kind words. The craft blogging world is phenomenal as sharing loving thoughts and caring towards others.

We have fabulous sponsors today:

Lucy Kelleher, A Close to My Heart representative, has graciously offered a stamp set called "Angelic Blessings" to one lucky winner that becomes a follower of her blog!
Daisy Collins of I Love Sketches by Tsunami Rose, , …

Cards for Operation Write Home

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Welcome ~ Welcome ~ Welcome

I have started to accumulate cards to send to Operation Write Home so I thought I would share a few of them with you. OWH is a non profit organization that sends handmade cards to soldiers currently deployed so they can keep in touch with their family and friends.  I have seen so many testimonials and videos from the soldiers that really warm your heart....especially when they receive a new box! Seems the cards go really quick so there is never an end to the need.   Sandy Allnock is the President and Founder and has done an amazing job! She recently received letters from the 1st and 2nd ladies of the United States commending her for the hard work and effort she has put into OWH!!! How cool is that??   Way to go Sandy!!
Stampabilities Stamp - At the Beach (I1092), Cryogen paper, Black embossing powder, Spectrum Noir markers - TB3, TB5, CR11, CT2, TN8, EB1, Spellbinders - Labels Three (S4-189), The Scrapbooking Queen Stamp - Royal Friends, Inkadinkadoo Ink - …

Winner - Easel Card Blog Hop

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Good morning everyone! I really enjoyed participating in this hop and learning how to make an easel card. While doing my research, I came across so many cute designs and I hope you were inspired to try one too! Thank you for all the super sweet comments and I am excited to see new followers! One day soon, I will take time to visit each and every one of you for inspiration! I love doing "research" for new ideas! Ashley will be hosting another fun hop on September 26th where we will be showcasing Center Step cards. This will be another 1st for me so I better get started!!
Without further adeu.....RNG chose comment # 21 as the winner today!!!  Congratulations to........  LOVE your card. When we get home from lunch I'm coming right back here to make one of theses. Beautiful. TFS.  dmcardmaker (at AOL dot com)!
D, please email your preferences to msmith38652@gmail.com  :-)

Tune in tomorrow for another great hop! ~~~ Happy Crafting ~~~

A Homespun Affair ~ August Challenge

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Have you checked out A Homespun Affair's blog yet? This month's challenge is to create something using the following colors:  I thought my card base was a little more tan but that's ok. I created this challenge card with Operation Write Home in mind so I am sure someone around the world will find a good home for it. :-) For the challenge, you can also use one of the featured projects such as a tri fold card or frame. May have to try one of those too! Hope you have time to join in on the fun!  Supplies used:  Cricut Lacy Labels Cartridge cut at 2-1/4" TPC Studio Stamps - Dots & Stripes (ST93459) CTMH Embossing Powder - Cranberry (Z659) Peachy Keen Stamps - Wide Eyed (PK-757)

Easel Card Hop ~

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Hey everybody ~ Thanks for taking the time to stop in and see me today. This is my very first ever easel card! It was so easy...can't wait to make another one. Shame I have spent so much time admiring them but thinking "I could never do that"!  Special thanks to our host Ashley for helping me step outside the box!!
If you are here from the fabulous Jamie, you are on the right track. I will try make this short and sweet so you can head on over to rockin' Robin and see what she has in store for you!


For the card base I used Martha Stewart Crafts Essential Paper Pad and Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles and Labels Four dies.




 I scored the top layer 1/2 way to create the easel

I used Watercolor paper for the image, Spectrum Noir markers, CTMH Dutch Blue dye ink and Stardust powdered chalk from Stamp n Plus Scrap n. The ribbon is Offray and the stamp is from K Andrews Scripture Sayings applied with copper embossing powder.
For the inside of the card, I used Hero Arts Good …