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May 25, 2013

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Hop ~

The purpose of this hop is to create a Thank You card based on an OWH sketch. Currently there are 173 sketches plus 32 bonus sketches so how's a girl to choose??? Random.org of course!! OWH also has over 100 tutorials to help us develop our creativity. If this all seems overwhelming, try the Interactive Cardmaking Project first to help you get started. 

Here is my Thank You card created for Any Hero using Sketch 35 & Tutorial 20 Pocket Fold Card


I tried the clear embossing technique with stars on the brown piece. You can barely see them.
 All I need to do now is add my message of encouragement.
Great place for a bookmark or photograph.

I have a goody box ready to go out to 1 lucky commenter. Check back here, in this very spot, on Wednesday to see if you are the winner!!
UPDATE: What an amazing hop this was. I was so inspired by all of the projects and encouraging words. Thanks to each and every one that stopped in to spend some time with OWH over the weekend. 

Please send your mailing address to msmith38652@gmail.com 

Thanks for spending time with us ~ Have a crafty day and don't forget to pause for a moment to remember our Heroes...past and present. 



148 comments:

  1. Your card is awesome! I love the pull out part, and Ciara is done so nice, love the paper choices too. Nice job!

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  2. Very nice card. I like the star paper and your button accents.

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  3. What a great card. Lovely papers, cute pull out. Fun to see Ciara. Thanks for supporting OWH. And wow, what a ton of candy !

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  4. Michelle your card is awesome i love the puppy image and your coloring Great job!

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  5. Adorable pocket card Michelle, I love that sweet Ciara image and your perfect paper!

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  6. What a super cute way to make a pocket card. I love your take on the sketch.

    hugs,
    M.E.

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  7. What a cool card! Love the pocket! Your coloring is awesome, too.
    Jen
    Jennifer.mueller409 at gmail dot com

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  8. I love that you used Sandy's Ciara stamp. It's so cute and this card is so well done.

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  9. Hi Michele!
    OHH what a sweet surprise in your pocket!! I love all the layering and the fact you layered inside the card where you will write your note!
    So clever!
    Blessings,
    Antoinette

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  10. What a great card! I love your coloring on Ciara. I especially love how you lined the inside with the designer paper under the white. Very nice touch.

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  11. What a great idea for the pull out part. This is a high quality card. Any Hero will love it.

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  12. love how you made a pull-out tag using the OWH stamp

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  13. What a great card and love that little Ciara is hiding inside. Thanks for joining us today and for the chance to win your prize pack.

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  14. These colors are great. I love how interactive the card is.

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  15. Such and adorable card! I love the puppy!

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  16. Cuper cute card - love Ciara popping out.

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  17. Thanks for the tutorial. Love the pull out card and use of pattern on the inside of the card also.

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  18. You did a great job of coloring Ciara! She's always a big hit with the troops and their families.
    R/

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  19. I love that this card has a pullout. Ciara is a nice surprise. TFS

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  20. Fabulous work. I love how the inside of the card is just as awesome as the outside.
    Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  21. I love the card! It's just adorable!

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  22. Great Card!
    Pocket is a neat feature.
    Nice job coloring Ciara

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  23. What a cute pocket card and an even cuter doggy! This card is so adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I like the idea of the removable book mark.....great inspiration!

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  25. Now that is a great card design. Love the pullout bookmark and of course, Ciara, is a favorite too.

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  26. I AM going to CASE this card..I missed that tutorial (there is a lot to choose from) Thank you for sharing. I really like it, thank you for supporting OWH!!

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  27. I love the little extra something by having the pocket. I will need to try this.

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  28. Awesome card with a sweet surprise! Great coloring and thanks for the Random.org tip!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  29. Oh my goodness. Your card is awesome. So creative with the tag. And how cute is the dog in camo. Oh yes and thanks for the terrific giveaway. So generous of you.

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  30. Lucky person whom gets your work it really is done well. Love it!

    reflections:0)

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  31. Oh my gosh this is just too cute! I love that little dog that pulls out! Wonderful card!

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  32. I have never seen a pocket card like this! I am TOTALLY STEALING this idea. It adds a fun dimension to the card without creating extra bulk...and an extra space to write for those heroes who just need to add one more thing to their loved ones. Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop! I'm inspired!

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  33. I love the sketch and how you added the pull out tag.
    What a surprise to see the little military dog that is on it. Fantastic card.

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  34. Wow what a surpirse--had not a clue this was a pocket card. Really like the papers design, layout, the whole deal. Great job!!!

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  35. Great card, the pull out is an added bonus.

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  36. What a happy surprise for the recipient!

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  37. Fabulous card. Love all the details and that adorable puppy in his camo outfit. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. wow,a card within a card. The Hero card can be removed and they can use the rest of the card to write home on. CLEVER.

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  39. Great card, thanks for sharing an interactive technique.

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  40. Love your card, Michelle, the tag is so cute, it will be a great uplifting surprise for someone! TFS and have a fabulous weekend! #133

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  41. Love the non-traditional patriotic look.

    Very nice cards. TFS.

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  42. This card is so well done! Not only is the coloring amazing, but the pull out tag is such a nice bonus. Yet, my favorite parts might just be those little details like the aged sentiment strip with the tiny brads. TFS!

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  43. I MUST try this pocket technique! Love how the card pulls out of the pocket with the dog image. Beautifully done card and nicely finished on the inside as well. Thank you for sharing with us today! ~ Marilyn

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  44. I love this. What fun to have the tag with the little puppy on it. TFS.

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  45. Oh my goodness--this turned out awesome--looks like the crystal affects dried perfectly :) Love the pocket! Great idea!!

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  46. How creative with the pull out part. How'd you figure that out? I love the color combinations of your card. It's put together very nicely! Tfs! (Amy A. #118)

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  47. What a special & fun card - love the Ciara pull-out surprise!

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  48. A pocket card with a Ciara surprise! Can't go wrong with that combo :)
    Mary, Wausau WI

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  49. Love these! The strong layering creates some nice dramatic contrast :)
    Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

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  50. How wonderful. I love the pocket on the front to hold a surprise.

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  51. Love that star paper and the hidden surprise. TFS

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  52. Great card - love the layering, the pocket, and of course that darling image!

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  53. Love the paper and the pull out. Great card

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  54. Thanks for sharing. This card is such an inspiration to think out of the "pocket."

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  55. Beautiful...love the coloring on that adorable puppy. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  56. Love the pocket card. I never think to do that but think it is great for a different type of card than the norm. Thanks for reminding me to do these types of cards!

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  57. Thank you for sharing your card with us. I love the idea of the pocket...and the bookmarks in them.

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  58. LOVE LOVE LOVE the puppy! He is bound to bring a smile to the recipients face! The embossing on the awesome background paper is such a great way to add some sparkle without using glitter! Love it! Your goody box looks luscious! macaskillbarbara at yahoo.com Thanks for the chance to win these yummies!

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  59. Fabulous pocket card! Great job coloring Ciara!

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  60. wonderful card - thanks for the tutorial i will be CASE - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

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  61. wonderful card - thanks for the tutorial i will be CASE - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

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  62. wonderful card - thanks for the tutorial i will be CASE - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

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  63. wonderful card - thanks for the tutorial i will be CASE - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

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  64. What a cute doggie!! Love that you made a pull out card!

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  65. What a fun card! Thanks for sharing!

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  66. How cute is that pull out tab with the puppy! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the like to the pocket card tutorial!

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  67. Oh, my--what a cute card! I LOVE the pull-out part, Ciara, how well it's all matched--neat! TFS, the chance to win, and supporting OWH! RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

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  68. How cute! I love the little pull out piece, so fun!

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  69. It is so wonderful to say thank you to military service people: past. present - and of course- future! Thanks for showing us your creations!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  70. What an adorable surprise then they pull out that tab! Wonderful use of colors.

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  71. What a fantastic card, I love the star pattern and that it has a pocket.

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  72. I love that you made a pocket card. That doggy is such a cutie.

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  73. Beautiful card. love the paper and the cute dog on the bookmark. Mary L Schreiber

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  74. Thank you for including a link to the tutorial for your adorable card!
    My favorite part is the dog image and the entire idea of the bookmark- brilliant!

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  75. That is a great idea for the little bookmark. And I know it is hard trying to capturing the effect of the card.

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  76. What a fun card design! That little surprise of Ciara is going to bring a smile to the face of whoever gets this when they discover her. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  78. This is my favorite card on the hop. Everyone is doing such a terrific job. But I just love tags, the digi of Ciara, and the way you put everything together, love it.

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  79. What a fantastic pocket card! I love the little dog hiding and waiting to be discovered!

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  80. that is a seriously cool card! I love that the sentiment is actually a tag tucked "into" the card! wonderful AND interactive!

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  81. Love the stars paper. I have never tried a pocket card. Great idea. Charlsie

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  82. I love the pull out, such a nice surprise. I must try this!

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  83. Love the pull out! That pup is adorable.

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  84. Your card is great, I love the pull out card and the puppy is so cute.

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  85. The "dog tag" is perfect. Great card.

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  86. Secret message guarded by Ciara ... How perfect! Great card.

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  87. So precious, so precious! I adore everything you did with the card! I love the dog and the secret card that pull out. Great job!

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  88. love this card-just wonderful

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  89. Such a cute card I love the secret message :)
    Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda :)
    www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  90. Great interactive card, and I love that background paper. (leslie #113)

    PS: You can leave my name out of the drawing, thanks! :)

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  91. I just love that card and puppy is so precious.
    shanasewing@yahoo.com

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  92. What a neat card! I really like your color choices and Ciara looks great. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Totally not on the subject of cards, but I own a real estate company in Pickwick, TN and I have clients from New Albany. One of them doesn't own property in our area any more, but still calls me from time to time from his retirement center. :D When I think of New Albany, I think of super nice people!

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  93. What a fun surprise your card is! I love it and Ciera never looked so good!!

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  94. Very cute puppy.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  95. what a cute surprise tucked into the front of the card and love the detail you added inside and out.
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  96. Love the pocket contents! Great card.

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  97. Super cute card! I love the dog with the camo kerchief!

    mare460 at gmail dot com

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  98. What a wonderfulcard for a wonderful cause. TFS.
    I have made cards for OWH in the past. Time to make some more.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  99. Great card. I love the sentiment and Ciara is adorable.

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  100. Such a wonderful card! I love the tag that comes out of the pocket :)
    Beth F. OWH #114

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  101. Ditto to all the positive comments but I also appreciated the glimpse of the inside of the card. I like that you decorated it as well. It really finishes off the card beautifully. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  102. What a neat card. I just love the pocket and was thrilled to see the camo dog come out of it! How stinkin' cut! I love it! The coloring and sentiment are awesome! Thank you for sharing!

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  103. Some lucky person is going to love finding such a cute surprise inside the pocket ! Thanks for the inspiration and for making cards for our heroes.

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  104. What a cute pocket card! Love the paper, but then the pupparoo comes out and makes you smile! So fun.

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  105. The extra "surprise" of the pull out really sets your card above and beyond - love it!!

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  106. Love the layout and the pull on this card. Just precious image!

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  107. Wow - what a great blog candy offering. I love the pocket on the front of the card. And Ciara is adorable. :-) I'm off to check out the tutorial.
    April

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  108. love the pull out on your card!! so sweet for a little kid!

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  109. Ohh, aahh, love Ciara popping out of your card! A hidden gem!

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  110. Love your coloring job on Ciara! A pocket card is a cool idea. Thanks for your support of OWH.

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  111. Oh my! I thought your card was already wonderful and then when I saw that little pull out of Ciara...TOO CUTE!

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  112. I love...love...love this card! You did an awesome job on it! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance at the blog candy!!

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  113. What a fun card with that pocket and hidden tag with the darling doggie image.

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  114. Oh wow! I'm making one of these for sure! I love the tag with the sentiment tucked inside! I also love the cute little puppy dog that would have to brighten anyone's day who sees him!!! Blog candy too?! Yay! And lots of candy there! Woo hoo! TFS and thank u for helping OWH!

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  115. Love this special pocket! the dog in fatigues is quite adorable...thanks for your generous blog candy offer (I would love to win!) and for your promotion of OWH. mflayer at comcast dot net
    Happy Memorial Day weekend!
    :) Marie (OWH #119)

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  116. Love that this is a pocket card and cute dog image.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  117. Great job on coloring Ciara! And you used one of my all time sheets of dp from Bo Bunny! Super nice card! Thanks for sharing!

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  118. What a cute interactive card...love the little puppy image.

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  119. Fantastic card. The pull out tag is such a neat idea.

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  120. OH.... your card is beautiful. and what a wonderful surprise with the pocket. I love it. The puppy is so very cute and the sentiment is perfect. Wonderful job. Thanks for joining in.

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  121. What such a great AnyHero card. I like the paper, sentiment and the Ciara image - great combination. I like the idea of great place for a bookmark or photograph. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  122. Simply adorable! I love the patterned paper and color combo! Thanks so much for sharing for this truly amazing cause! God Bless!

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  123. Great cads! Love Ciara! Great coloring skills!

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  124. What an amazingly creative idea....I'll need to try this myself. Wonderful!!

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  125. This is such a wonderful card! I love the pocket with the dog…just too cute! Nice bg also!

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  126. I love your pocket card, and have never seen one made like this! You colored that great image so well, and I love that some lucky soldier is going to find the surprise tag inside when he opens this! Great job!

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  127. I have NEVER seen that before! What a great idea for a pocket! I have to admit that at first I read it as think you for sewing and was so confused! ;)

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  128. Awww, your card is "dog gone cute"! :)

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  129. Great card!! LOVE the "dog tag"

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  130. Stunningly different card, just love it!!
    It might be after the weekend here in the UK, but I just wanted to support such a good cause.
    "Like the ivy and the wall, together we stand united we fall"

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  131. Awesome card! Love the DP you used, and the surprise pocket is so cool! Also love the little pup! TFS!

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  132. Great card! Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  133. Love pocket cards, but wasn't expecting such a cute little puppy to come out! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!!!

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  134. This pocket card is adorable. I spent the weekend making cards and am still enjoying all there is to see on the blog hop!
    Thank you sharing your talent.
    Lyn

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  135. Love the pocket card for your message and nice coloring on Ciara, too. TFS and supporting OWH.

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  136. Very cute card! Little Miss Ciara looks adorable :) Great idea to do a pocket card!

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  137. Love the pocket card! What a suprise to see Ciara!

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  138. Hello, you had expressed some interest in my cloud tutorial. I wanted to let you know that I have already posted it. It is at http://lesleysoriginalthings.wordpress.com/my-cloud-tutorial/ . I hope you have a good weekend.

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  139. I am for sure going to put your cloud tutorial to the test...It is so easy. Thank you for sharing that.

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  140. Hello There, my name is Ashley and I am stopping by to say hello. I am loving your blog and the great posts you are putting out there.

    Thanks so much.

    If you have some free time would you mind stopping by our blog as well at: www.ashleychapmandesigns.com/blog

    We have an awesome giveaway running right now and a winner will be chosen at random on June 15. Why not come join the party!

    We would really appreciate it.

    Ashley

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