Saturday, December 31, 2011

Operation Write Home 2011 Top Ten Cards

I thought it would be fun to do a tribute to Operation Write Home cards for 2011.
I'm posting my top ten favorite cards for 2011,
that I made for Operation Write Home.
Most of the layouts for these cards are Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps sketch challenges.
Some of the images are colored with Copic markers and some are pre-colored digital images.
Most of the patterned papers and sentiments are digital.
A couple are "Any Hero" cards...
others were for fund raisers for Operation Write Home,
gratitude and appreciation,
and just the pure love of it.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my top ten favorite cards made for Operation Write Home 2011.

If you just "happened" upon my blog post and would like to see where all the Operation Write Home Top Ten  Favorite Cards are I have a link for you:  OWH Stars & Stamps blog.
Happy New Year!
Jan

43 comments:

Misty said...

Everything you make is my favorite! You cards are some of the best I have ever seen. You have a wonderful sense of style and matching papers & colors!
Happy New Year!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Erica said...

Jan, All of your cards are pieces of art. Thanks for sahring them with us.

Jen said...

Jan, I love all of them! You are so talented!

Cheryl L. said...

These are all wonderful! I hope that one day, I can use my Copics as well as you! Thanks for sharing these..they are so cheerful!

Lisa Oliver said...

Jan, I am soooo glad that YOU had to chose the top 10 - I never could have done it! It was fun to see which cards were YOUR favorites. Keep doing what you are doing...you are a great inspiration.

Yolanda said...

Gorgeous! I linked your girl and dog card on my Pinterest board. Where is the sentiment from? That butterfly card is striking!

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Jan! Your work is amazing. You inspire me to try "just a bit harder" to make a quality card. I love your coloring work especially. Thanks for all I've learned from you! God bless your family in the New Year!

Cindy O said...

Lovely cards! I've just started to play with some embossing folders, so it's great inspiration for me to see how you use the textures. My favorite is the orange and blue pumpkin card with the three blue buttons! I'd love to try CASEing it in 2012.

Ronni said...

You are just so darn talented! But my favoite is the yellow flower! It was so hard to pick - thanks for sharing!

Melissa Elsner said...

Beautiful work as always Jan! You have amazing coloring skills and I can see why these are your top ten. :)

AllisonG said...

I always love everything you make, but especially the images of the girls with all of the hair because I'm in awe of your coloring abilities! Happy New Year and may 2012 bring you all that you hope and wish for!

Cindy's Card Co said...

Jan, I always love your cards. In fact the first 2 you posted I printed and have in my binder for inspiration, hope you don't mind. If there is any Whippers you want, let me know and I will stamp some up for you and mail them to you.

Vicki said...

Jan,
I love all those cards...so very neat and clean designs...you have an awesome talents with your coloring. I hope 2012 brings better health to your husband!

HUGS!
Vicki

airbornewife said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! I really like the Butterfly card.. your coloring on all your cards is awesome. thank you for sharing your talent with us. blessings ~ Pam

Happy New Year

Marsha said...

Oh, my goodness. These are gorgeous. Love the bright colors and fun designs. The XOXO is definitely my favorite. Lots of fancy cutting there. Thanks for sharing.

Marianne said...

Jan,
All your cards are fabulous. My favorite is the butterfly. The blue against the orange just makes it pop.
Thanks for everything you have done for OWH this year.

Margaret said...

Your cards are always beautiful. Your use of Copics inspires me to use mine more. I always look forward to seeing your cards on OWH and have your blog in my favorites.

Berni said...

Loved your cards in review. I am a big fan of yours. Happy New Year

StampTramps said...

Your copic coloring and layering is inspiration for me. I'll keep trying!

Cherie said...

I always enjoy seeing your creations! I'm stuck between my favorite being the first one with the purple or the third one with all that gloriously colored hair. Happy new year, Jan!

Linda said...

I give up...I cannot pick on over the other...your coloring is ammmaaazzzing! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy New Year!

rscholz said...

I really admire your work. You do such beautiful coloring with the Copics. Thanks for sharing.

glowegal said...

Oh wowza! Gorgeous cards! Your coloring is stunning!!! Very jealous! I'm still learning the way of the Copic.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

I am so envious of your coloring skills - beautiful and fun cards - thanks for sharing.

Barb Housner

Paula S. said...

Jan your cards are always fantastic! If you forced me (LOL) to choose a favorite I'd have to say the last one. The colorful XOXO image and textured white background is striking. Thanks for the look back and Happy New Year!

Laurie R said...

WOW!!! I wish I could color my images as well as you do! Your cards are so awesome! Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year!

Jennifer said...

These are just all incredible! Each one shows attention to detail and shows you give them all your special touch!

Sheila said...

I don't know how you could ever pick 10 of your favorites. Every day I look at your blog I'm amazed at your work. You are an awesome cardmaker!

Happy new Year!

Sheila
http://2pawprints.blogspot.com

Carol L said...

I really enjoyed re-visiting your OWH cards! They're all so beautifully done and colored! The way you colored the hair on that 3rd card is just AMAZING! TFS! Happy New Year!!

Dixie Cochran said...

I don't know how in the world you managed to keep this to 10! Your cards are always so beautiful! Thank you for all you do for OWH!! Happy New Year!

Velda said...

I have so much trouble with coloring and you do a great job. I also love your crisp layering.

Patricia Hays said...

Jan, I bow to your coloring skills! Your cards always turn out fantastic.
Thanks for all the work you do for OWH! Happy New Year!

Kathryn said...

Jan, I love that your fall card has so much blue. I wouldn't think of using blue, but it's so striking. Love it! Happy 2012!

Nancy Keller said...

Jan!! I came to see your cards and then I clicked the link to read about Katie and now I am a blubbery mess. What can be done for Katie's family? If you hear of anything, will you let me know?!? Wow. . . Big hugs to you. Happy New Year! I love your cards. Sorry, I am totally distracted now and I feel like a real sucker for whining about my broken leg this year. . . . Seriously, things can always be so much worse can't they??

Karen McAlpine said...

What a vibrant collection!! The colors and coloring are super!! Happy New Year!!

Julie said...

Beautiful cards, Jan! I love seeing your approach to the sketches, it always inspires me. It was great working with you in 2011, looking forward to a great 2012!

whippetgirl said...

you are an extrodinary colorer (is that a word?!). I love the red headed little girl and the dog. Beautiful! tfs

Yvonne said...

Jan, your coloring is amazing! I love to see your cards and you always inspire me when you post! The Fall pumpkin card is really lovely, but that is one of my favorite cardmaking times of year! Thanks for sharing and Happy 2012!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards--I can see why they are your favorites.

Ann said...

Jan, your cards are always gorgeous! Thank you for all the inspiration. One day I hope to be able to color as well as you!

Elsie said...

I imagine these striking cards don't last long in the OWH boxes when they arrive overseas! Your card are so well designed and the colors are vivid. I love them!

Crafty Khandy said...

Jan- thanks so much for sharing. Your cards are always amazing - your Copic skills are next to none! LOVE LOVE that butterfly

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