Saturday, May 28, 2011

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop 2011


Welcome to our annual Operation Write Home Memorial Day blog hop!  If you've arrived here from Leslierahyes's blog you're on the right track.  If not and you'd like to start at the beginning click the banner above and it will take you there!
For my card today I used a Hannah Lynn image called Ocean Rose.  She's colored with Copic markers W9, W7, W5, W3, R29, R27, R24, R22, R20, YG67, YG63, YG61, G28, G24, G20, B41, B23, B21, B0000, E000, E00, E02, C0 C00 with a very simple layout to show her off to her best advantage.  The "miss you" sentiment is by Handmade by Paula, I changed the color to match my color scheme.  I also added a fancy photo corner by Quickutz.  The cardstock I used is Neenah Solar White & Red Linen and Via Vellum Kraft.

I have blog candy to offer, I've filled a medium sized flat rate Priority Mail box full of cardstock, stamps and other card making goodies for one lucky person.  Leave a comment & I'll draw a number and announce the winner Monday, May 30, 2011 right here.

Your next stop on our hop is Yvonne, enjoy!


Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Challenges:
Make It Monday With Kraft Outlet - Clean & Simple
Woodware USA - Anything Goes 
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes 
For Fun Challenges - Patriotic Colors 
My Mum's Craft Shop - Favorite Colors 
Stamp Insanity - Red, White & Blue 
Outlawz Copic Challenge - Anything Goes 
Fairy Knoll - Memorial Day 

133 comments:

KarenS said...

Beautiful card, Jan. Thanks for all your support for OWH!

Susie said...

I love your card - the coloring is fabulous.

Julie said...

Beautiful job on the coloring Jan (as always!) and I like the clean layout. Happy Hopping!

Lisa Oliver said...

Another beautifully colored image, Jan! Really, she is gorgeous. This is one of those keepsake cards that the fortunate recipient will hold onto for ever and cherish it and the feelings it envokes.

As alway...I am thankful to have found your blog and am inspired by your creations.

Jennifer Scull said...

this is absolutely beautiful! I am not familiar with this stamp line, but you can be sure I will be checking it out now.
have a great weekend! :)

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Jan,
You did such a nice job on coloring this! So glad you are part of the hop!
Blessings!

Dawn said...

Your coloring is fantastic. great card

Kerri - Big Smiles from Kbear said...

Amazing card!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Wow... beautiful coloring as always! Thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

Stunning... absolutely stunning card Jan - thanks for sharing

AllisonG said...

I absolutely LOVE your coloring on these Hannah Lynn images. They look so real and beautiful.

Misty said...

OH WOW! The eyes really pop! great as usual!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Charlotte Cornett said...

LOVE YOUR CARD!!! TFS!
Charlotte

Kitty G said...

Love the coloring - I aspire to be able to color like that. Thanks for sharing your talent

Jen said...

Love your card; gorgeous coloring!!!

Robin said...

Jan: Your blog is one of the blogs I go to when the mojo is running low! I love your fantastic coloring skills and the lovely finish you give to all of your cards. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us, and mostly, thank you for supporting OWH!

helloholley said...

Pretty Pretty!!! I love it Jan!!! Happy Hoppin'

Jennybean said...

What a gorgeous card!!!!

MamaCurls said...

I love the colors of your card!

Jemima's Jems said...

wow what a gorgeous card, great image and fabulous colouring

thank you for joining us at MMCS

JJ
xx

Brandy and Andie said...

What a delightfully detailed card. Nice job!

thestampingbug said...

Jan, LOVE this card. I'd love to see the person who gets surprised by this card...Ummmmm...maybe not...I hope he'll be able to concentrate on his job afterwards... Such a special gift tho-

Kerry

Jenn J said...

Great card and super coloring! Thanks!

...Darlene said...

Jan,
Love your card, I have been following you for sometime now and always like what you share. Thank you.

Robin said...

beautiful card Jan
thank you for all you do for OWH

sharon g said...

Somebody's been perfecting her Copic skills!! sharon.gullikson at gmail.com

Cherie said...

Amazing card!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

cherie.goyer at gmail.com
http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

Yesterday's Echo Scrapbooks said...

Amazing job on the coloring!

Scrapacat said...

Gasp! I love her! Your coloring is stunning as well. Gorgeous card!
♥ky

Yolanda said...

Love the Kraft and red. The image is beautifully colored and the corner is a great touch.

K said...

beautiful coloring! *jealous!* very pretty card!

Dolores A. said...

Just love to see your cards as they are always gorgeously designed and painted. With such a talent, you must also be a painter
and would love to see some work.
Thanks for all your OWH teamwork and the challenges...I usually try to follow them but don't get around to posting a sample.

Becca Whitham said...

This looks like a stained glass portrait. Stunning!!

sandy said...

Wow!! Impressing!!! Love it!!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. Your coloring is fabulous. TFS.

Teen2Step said...

What a great card for one of our soldiers to send home to their daughters or any female they may be missing. I love the vibrancy of the card. BEAUTIFUL.

One Scrappy Gal said...

What a dramatic stamp! Your coloring is amazing!

littlebitoftoto said...

What a wonderful card, the colors are awesome. You are very talented. Thanks for the candy too...

tfletcher at embarqmail dot com

Cynthia B. said...

Your coloring with the Copics is amazing! Beautiful, touching card for the hop. TFS!!

KellyRae said...

Fabulous coloring Jan! Love how you sneaked in the red, white, and blue but not overtly patriotic. Great great card.

Sylvia said...

Cute card! Have a great day!

Velda said...

This card will be grabbed up quickly. It will make the recipient very happy.

Anonymous said...

Nice card! TFS.

Cindy's Card Co said...

Boy she's a sexy little number, nice job on the card, and no black!!

Leslie said...

Hokie smokes girlfriend...you are one talented lady. I think your card is just stunning. It is so simple, but the coloring is outstanding. Some lucky girl will be framing it for sure when it arrives from her hero!!!

Anonymous said...

Great coloring...thanks for sharing.
rkscholz at yahoo dot com

Cheryl said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love this image. Your coloring is amazing.



--Cheryl--

Karen Howard said...

This is really awesome! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Karen

Anonymous said...

wonderful coloring on your cute card, i'm sure it will be plucked out of the box quickly to be sent home to a special person! and thanks for a chance to win some CANDY!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Redonna said...

Great card - love the coloring.
TFS,
Redonna
rleckie911 AT gmail.com

Lee Mae said...

What a beautiful card! I love Kraft paper and your coloring really pops off the card.

Nancy M said...

I made it here! I love your coloring; it's so rich and vibrant!!! Great job, thanks for sharing and the chance at blog candy, of course!!
hop...hop...hop.....
RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM (mine is easier to read in caps)

grandmalee said...

Another stunner! I love this gorgeous image! You really have they eye for great images! Awesome coloring! That corner really adds a great touch without bulk!

I really love your watermark! I didn't realize until now that you used the boxer image that you requested in an earlier post. I love it AND Maxine!

Anita said...

Stunning card!

Marsha said...

Such beautiful coloring. Thanks for the chance for candy too.

Meg Bean said...

Stunning use of colors in the image!

Kelly Massman said...

Lovely image and card is nicely put together! Thanks for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Elizabeth said...

Very Pretty:) http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Amanda said...

Cute card love the image :) Hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend :)

Missy said...

This card is great!! I love the coloring.

Shell said...

When I first saw the card all I could think of was wow, its like stained glass. That is truly beautiful.
Thank you so much for sharing

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

fun card!

Paula S. said...

A masterfully colored image as usual Jan. I think it's so cool that you incorporate digital elements too. Thanks for for all that you do to support OWH!

leslierahye said...

beautiful image and beautiful coloring!

Linda said...

Super duper coloring job. Love the green eyes, use of kraft and the interesting corners. Way to go!

Samantha said...

Totally amazing card Jan! I only wish I could color half as nice as you do!

Alaine said...

Wow. This is very pretty. Your coloring of her, especially her eyes is wonderful!

MomsBeenScrappin said...

Jan this is a gorgeous image - great job!
Doris

Susan said...

you do a fabulous job with coloring (not one of my talents so I really admire it in others).

Thanks for sharing

Nancy Keller said...

Oh wow, that Hannah Lynn image is a neat one, I'm going to have to do some looking! Dang it Jan, every time I stop by your blog I find more digis that I "have to have." Thanks for that. :D Love you to pieces. . . hope that you have a safe and happy holiday weeend!

Nancy Keller said...

Blogger is giving me a hard time. I hope that my comment stays this time. . .just wanted to say thanks to you Jan for being my enabler. . . every time I come here I see more digi stamps that I have to have. :D I am going to look for more of this Hannah Lynn gal, I just love her. And I love you to pieces! You are my hero! Thanks for sharing and have a safe and happy weekend!

Tiffany Temple said...

This is AMAZING!! AMAZING! I LOVE it! You rocked the hop! :)

newsonata said...

Fabulous card!! Love it!

Operation Write Home said...

Gorrrrrrgeous!! I love the sentiment balanced out with the corner on the other side too :)

Sandi said...

I love the vibrant beautiful colors on this card!

jennifer mitten said...

Your coloring on this card is spectacular! Great card.

Patricia H said...

What a stunning coloring job! Wow!

Louise Fox said...

Jan, your Copic skills are growing so quickly. The image is just so beautiful with so much dimension. Love, love, love your card. Give Maxine a hug for me! Blessings.

Autumn said...

Beautiful "coloring" job!! I'm getting my first set of Copics soon...hope I can learn to "color" like that!! Just gorgeous!!

Esther said...

Wow, Jan, such great coloring and bright, clear, appealing graphics. I always look forward to see what you're crafting for OWH.

Laura Evangeline said...

Super cute blog! I love your project too!

PS Memories in Uniform is the manufacturer of the rub on I used. I think the company went under a few years ago, but they were bought out by another company because I see after googling that you can still find the stuff everywhere. They had/have a great line of military stuff.

B-Jo said...

WOW!!! This is amazing, you did a terrific job on the coloring, the shading and such is excellent!! I hope to be this good someday.

Crystal said...

Beautifully colored and I really like the red and kraft together!

Rufus said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is so pretty! Really like this image, I hadn't seen her before. Will have to look it up after hopping. Thanks for all your support of OWH!
R/

Dixie Cochran said...

Wowzers! What a stunning card! Somebody will be very luck to get that!!

NanaBeth said...

Your card and talent are breathtaking.Blessings to you and yours for sharing it with us and our soldiers.

Pauline said...

Marvelous creation Jan... and what a stunning image! Thanks for joining us at the For Fun Challenges Patriotic Colours Challenge!
hugs,
Pauline

Lola said...

My oh my she is gorgeous and your coloring is awesome!

Sharon said...

Still another awesome card Jan! Your talent simply amazes me.

rstuck2003 said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you for sharing!

Sherry Hickey said...

Your card is just beautiful! I'd love to see a tutorial video of you coloring an image like this; I can imagine the amount of work and care you put into it. It's a treasure for someone!

Noreen said...

Wonderful, vibrant colors!

Lori said...

I love how you color hair. It looks so real. Well done!

craftsbyreva said...

she is absolutely beautiful, I love your coloring, I'm just starting with card makeing and scrapping and I really want some copic markers, maybe someday.....sigh..........

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Your coloring that this fun image is perfect! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us for our CAS challenge at The Kraft Journal!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful card! The image is fantastic.

Just A Pac Rat said...

Wonderful card, such great colors! TFS in the HOP

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Juliana T said...

beautiful card. the coloring is fabulous and the sentiment and photo corner really set it off.

jonder@frontier.com

http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful card! This is one hop I look forward to EVERY year and I sincerely appreciate your participation. My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran and it's such a pleasure to honor those men and women serving our country in whatever capacity. Our heartfelt thanks go out to them AND to their families at home. Happy Memorial Day!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Your coloring is breath-taking, Jan. Such a lovely card. . . .

Lady Fair said...

I love all the shading you put in the hair, very detailed.
lflinesatcomcastdotnet

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! Your card is awesome! I am absolutely speechless about the coloring job. Totally outstanding. :)
Thanks so much for sharing this with us at The Kraft Journal.

Axes DesigNs said...

Congratulations.. your card is so pretty!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow Jan, your card is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous image, wonderful coloring!!!! Love it! Oh, and pick me, pick me, for some yummy candy!!!! LOL!!

Linda

Ronda Archangelo said...

Hi Jan!
Beautiful card...love your coloring! Thank you for the nice comments on my blog...sorry Blogger was misbehaving.

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is just stunning!
Hugs, Dee

Joanne Travis said...

Wow, so beautiful!! Your coloring is exquisite.

silvia said...

Gorgeous card!! LOVE the image and how beautifully you colored her

Trisha said...

Just amazing!

aqualeiga said...

Stunning Jan! It's great to see you joining in with our Patriotic challenge at FOR FUN this week. Hugs, Ali x

MizDenise said...

Great card, Jan - I always find your work inspiring and am thankful you share it with us here in blogland!

Alex said...

what a very pretty card. Love the simple design, but it is still so elegant

Kelly said...

I love this card! Thanks for sharing. =)

Susan said...

Pretty card, GREAT coloring!!
Thanks for the opportunity at some candy...I have some also. come visit!

Enjoy your weekend!
Susan

Katknit said...

What fun ..... hop, hop, hop.

Wow, I loved the card you shared for this "blog hop". It's very nice with the design, the stamps and coloring, and the paper you used!!! It is a great card. Your coloring on the stamp is awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing.

I have become a follower and want to say thank you for the "blog candy".

Thanks for supporting OWH.

Charlene

katknit at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

What a pretty card! She is beautiful!!


Karla Schroeder
kjs@sit-co.net

Michelle Single said...

Absolutely gorgeous coloring, as always!

SueB said...

omigosh, love the image and coloring, jan! thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!
- SueB of Blondin Blogs
sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

sharon said...

Beautiful! Your use of color is so soft. the whole card is fabulous
Sharon L
sharon dot lemon @ sbcglobal dot net

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Card. Thank you for offering up the blog candy. PLease enter me in the drawing.

Kathy
Laurel, MD

Ann said...

Wow Jan!! Beautiful card!! I hope one day I'll color as wonderfully as you do!!

Shannon White said...

Oh Wow! Jan this is just Beautiful! Love your Gorgeous coloring! Happy Memorial day to you!

Hugs!
Shannon 8-)

Jennifer Olea said...

This card is AMAZING!!!! So Pretty....her green eye are striking.

jkstiles77 said...

This card is absolutely beautiful ... the coloring is flawless!

Jennifer said...

WOW! Amazing coloring! Great card!
www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

Amy said...

WOW!! What a BEAUTIFUL card!! I love your image and card design -- You truly do always have the most beautiful cards... Love seeing your talent!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your card and supporting OWH!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog ($50 GIVEAWAY going on NOW!!)
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

gbinion said...

i love the image you used! since my girls have long dark curly hair, i'm a sucker these types of stamps and digis! and as always, the coloring is perfect!

MMeowsx2 said...

She is so pretty. Thank you for sharing her!

lisastuf said...

Oh my, this card is so pretty! Love the girl on the front! I know I'm too late for the candy, but wanted to comment anyway and tell you what a great job you did! This hop has been fun, but it's so long I've had a hard time getting through the whole thing!
Thanks for some great inspiration!
Lisa H.
lisastuf.blogspot.com

Marie said...

Really lovely card. Smashing job done! Thanks for playing with us over at the For Fun Challenges this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Faye said...

What a fab card, luuuurve the colours. Thanks for joining in with MMCS this week. x

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Your card is simply stunning... love the goregous coloring. It fits our challenge this week perfectly at The Kraft Journal and we are allowing back-linking due to the holiday! I hope you consider entering your card for a chance to win! http://thekraftjournal.blogspot.com/2011/05/make-it-monday-with-kraft-outlet_30.html

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Beautiful card! Thanks very much for playing along with our Red White and Blue challenge at StampInsanity :D