Saturday, May 26, 2012

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Sketch Blog Hop



Welcome to our Operation Write Home Memorial Day Sketch Blog Hop!

I LOVE OWH sketches and have a few cards today sharing those sketches.

My first card uses OWH Sketch #79 one of my very favorites!


The cute ladybug is from Bugaboo Stamps and colored with Copic markers.


Sketch #26 with more Bugaboo Stamps digital images.


Sketch #46 with another Bugaboo Stamps digital image.

Enjoy our Operation Write Home Memorial Day Sketch blog hop!

Thanks for visiting my blog today -

Challenges:
Ladybug Crafts - Things With Wings 
Oozak - Spring Colors

107 comments:

Cora said...

Whats not to like about Bugaboo images. I have a ton of them. As usual you did a wonderful job coloring. I would like to sneak into your craft area and leave with that ladybug card

Carol L said...

Jan, your cards are always so polished and well done, and I enjoy seeing what you're up to! I love how that dsp matches the bug on the first card! They're all so cute and fun! NJ

Yolanda said...

Adorable! Your work is always stellar. Your cowboy card needs to hook up with my horsey card LOL. Thanks for all you do for OWH!

Donna Bowman said...

All three of these cards are so cute! I love how you colored in these images and used the sketches. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Amy Macak said...

Jan,
I love your cards! Great job.

Miriam Prantner said...

These cards are so sweet! I think my favorite is the second. I just love the image. Your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for taking part in this hop and supporting OWH!

Linda R. said...

Great cards! Thanks for your support of our troops!

Susan C said...

You're cards are so cute! I'm inspired to use my markers more.
Thanks

Susan C said...

Your cards are so cute. I'm inspired to use my markers more and buy more whimsical stamps.
Thanks

Susie said...

Very wonderful cards.

Mary said...

Love all the images. I have resisted going digital but you might have changed my mind. Just too cute to pick a favorite!

jennifer mitten said...

These are so cute! I love them all.

Rachel Guerrero said...

Jan, what a neat way to incorporate that horseshoe into the sentiment! Your coloring on the digis is so clean and clear and I can't get enough of that ladybug! He's too cute lol. Thanks for sharing!

Renee said...

These are all so cute! #2 is my fave, that stamp is just adorable, and I love the colored bling, really compliments the colors in your image :)

Cheri said...

I love the bright, bold and CAS design of your cards, Jan.

Monica Hunter said...

Great layouts for those cute, cute images! I love your coloring skills so much! :)

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Hi Jan!
As ALWAYS your coloring is OUT OF THIS WORLD!! Thanks so much for introducing me to OWH!
Blessings!

Hey Hey Paula said...

Jan, all of your cards are adorable & your coloring is super. Great job!

Jean B in PA said...

Jan, you make the cutest cards! I love the ladybug with the red paper and black dots. You know just how to mix the right colors and textures for perfect combinations.

Tommi said...

I like your coloring and how you made it a focal point.
Nice work!

Tommi said...

I like your coloring and how they are the focal point of your cards! Nice job!

Cherie said...

Absolutely adorable cards! My favorite is the cowboy. I love how the horseshoe forms part of the sentiment.

Laura Jane said...

SO CUTE!!
I'm DIGIN' the DIGIS!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards...love the images and how you coloured.

Ellen said...

Hi Jan! All of these cards are so adorable. I thought the first would be my fav but after seeing all of them, I just can't decide. Your coloring is just beautiful!

Paulette Still said...

They're all so adorable and your coloring is wonderful.

Dixie Cochran said...

3 terrific cards, Jan! I think the last one is my favorite. He's got a perfect expression on his face for the sentiment.

Nancy M said...

OMGosh!! They are all so stinkin' cute, no way to pick a fav!! I love how all your elements always coordinate so well!!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Your cards are so cute! I especially love the cowboy and the horse shoe U! So clever!.

Anonymous said...

I love your clean and simple designs!

Anonymous said...

Delightful cards - - and if I were a copic marker, I'd be GREEN with envy over your coloring abilities :D
Thanks so much for sharing your creativity. I have never tried the sketches - but see now how they're a wonderful jumping off point in cardmaking.
Have a safe & enjoyable holiday weekend!
Mary, in Wausau WI

airbornewife said...

Oh Jan... these are adorable. Your coloring is beautiful as always. I so enjoying seeing your creations. thanks for sharing f~ Pam

The Stamper's Touch said...

Well Howdy stranger!!! How are you Jan? Love your cards. Such sweet images (I too love Bugaboo!) and perfection for coloring. Great job.

Linda

JoAnn Ross said...

They're all darling! I LOVE the paper choices on the lady bug, and the boy and the dog just tug at heartstrings! Great coloring, too!

Theresa said...

great cards! I often look to your great coloring for inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Great job, Jan...love the cards and your coloring skills are great...I especially love the little boy and his dog...thanks for sharing, Ardeth (Surprise, AZ)

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Jan you've done a fabulous job on your cards and I love Bugaboo! I love how everything pops on the 1st one, and on the 2nd the little boy and dog would melt any heart. But for some reason I absolutely love the 3rd one with the little cowboy. Love that sketch and the colors you chose.

Anonymous said...

Your work is so beautiful... love your cards! Pat K.

Ronni said...

Jan, I totally admire your work! You coloring is wonderful - but how you put the cards together is what creates the beauty!

Ronni said...

Jan, I totally admire your work! You coloring is wonderful - but how you put the cards together is what creates the beauty!

nancy y said...

Great Copic work, something I struggle with. I like the clean lines of your cards and the fact that you may each piece - really makes them look finished!

Sarah said...

Seriously--these are all so sweet I can't stand it! I adore that little boy in card 3--oh so sweet!

Kay said...

Such cuteness! Perfect cards to brighten up any little Bugaboo's mailbox :)

Diana E said...

Adorable cards! Clearly I need to get some Bugaboo, too! Thanks for sharing.

Crafting Adventures said...

So cute as always!

Dolores A. said...

Oooh! just love the ladybug card, though all those bugaboo images are great. Wish I could work with digitals but stamps are my preference.
TFS and all your help here.

JPScraps said...

Your cards are WAY TOO CUTE!

Lee Mae said...

Hi Jan! Your cards are all simply adorable! (I bought that ladybug digi too!) Your coloring is perfect as are the sketches they're paired with. Have a Great Memorial Day weekend!

Valerie said...

Adorable cards! I'm going to have to check out Bugaboo stamps! Just love your choices. The Lady bug is so bright and colorful. I like your choice of red with blk polka dot paper. Like the boy & dog too with the dry embossing in the background and dew drops on the side! I absolutely loved the lil' cowboy. Liked the textured paper as an accent behind the image. Very well done!

Paula S. said...

Perfect sketch choices to highlight these adorable Bugaboo images. I just love the cowboy one and the way the sentiment ties in with the image in such a fun way. Great work as usual Jan! Thanks for all you do as part of the OWH blog team.

Jen said...

These are so sweet, Jan! You always find the cutest images and your coloring is just amazing. :)

Sue D said...

Fabulous coloring on these cute images.

Marsha said...

They are all adorable. Thanks for supporting OWH and the troops.

AlteredPages Artsociates said...

Such cute and thoughtful cards. Families will love receiving them.

Linda said...

Perfect coloring as always! Adorable images...you used the perfect sketch for each! Thanks for sharing!!!

Donna Nuce said...

Jan your cards are always so gorgeous. Thanks for all you do for OWH. craftycolonel.blogspot.com

Sybrina K said...

Jan,

These are adorable! First of all, the coloring is so well done. I'm quite envious! But, then your attention to detail -- like the brown beads on either side of your missing you card -- adds so much to each card.

Berni Cuttino said...

So sinking cute all three cards. Huf

Kathryn said...

I love the ladybug and coordinating paper. So cute!

Patricia H said...

ACK - how creative, using the horseshoe as a U on the last card!!! :) As always, you've done a fabulous coloring job on all of your cards.

Indy said...

What great cards! Love the red and black polka dots--perfect paper for a lady bug! As for the other two cards, love the sentiments and the embossing, and the coloring!

Melissa Cash said...

Wow, your cards are adorable. Thanks for sharing them!

Beth L. said...

I love your cards and the Bugaboo images! You always do such a beautiful job coloring your images. TFS

Patty from FL said...

So cute! Love the the Missing You card with the boy and dog!

Suzanne @ Day to Day said...

These are all very cute!

Lynn said...

These are wonderful! I love them for their simplicity. And the cowboy kid card is perfect! Have a great weekend!

sherry varga said...

Each card is prettier than the next. Great job!

Ann said...

Jan, these are so adorable!! I love your layering and of course your coloring is amazing!!

Jeanne J said...

Jan, You always have the most amazing coloring and images! I appreciate your support and kindness - always spreading the love! You are a great example and wonderful representative of OWH!

Maria said...

Love your cards--your coloring is beautiful!

Brenda Hugar said...

Ohh, Jan, these cards are just great. Love all of them. You did a great job coloring that first one! TFS

Lynne said...

Like them all but the first was my favorite. The colors are so vibrant.

Heather C said...

Great cards! Love how you did the colored images!

Heather C said...

Awesome cards, and I love how you colored the digital images!

sandybear76 said...

Love all your cards but the ladybug is the cutest!!

Teena said...

LOVE your cards. Hope to get to learn how to color sometime soon! Teena

Lucy said...

Not only did you choose 3 great sketches, but you combined all the elements perfectly AND colored them -- something I have yet to feel good about. I know...practice, practice, practice. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for continuing to support the troops.

CarrieAnne said...

Two things everyone loves.. ladybugs and copic markers! Great card, I love the use of papers to accent the theme of the card! Nice job!

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Jan! Adorable cards. Thanks for always introducing us to such cute images and sharing your coloring skills! Love the little cowboy with the "Missing U" horseshoe--awww!

Sandi said...

I love the lady bug card! Great cards Jan, I really like the different sketches you used!

grandmalee said...

You always amaze me with all of your fabulous cards! These cards are definately winners in my heart! They are all fabulous, but I adore the little cowboy since we call my youngest DGS "Roo" which is short for Buckaroo. It's no surprise that you used a dog on one of the cards. I love see updates about your boxer. Thanks again for all that you do for OWH!!!

Michele from MS said...

These cards are awesome! I love the colors and embossing. I think my fav is the middle one with blue/green and the images are all so adorable! New follower!! msmith38652@gmail.com
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ajsdigishoppe said...

Great cards! Thank you for supporting OWH!

ajsarts said...

I love the different takes on the sketches! Great cards.

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Crafty Khandy said...

Thanks for sharing!! Your Copics skills are what I look up to! Always so perfect ;)

StampTramps said...

I learn a lot looking at your cards, your Copic skills are amazing. Thank you for sharing!

helloholley said...

Hi Jan!
Love all of your cards and your coloring is amazing as always!!! Great use of the sketches!!! ;)

Mary L said...

These are so comfy cozy and the coloring is spot on:) Love them!

Mary L said...

These cards are so comfy cozy feeling and the coloring is spot on:) Love them!!!

CARO said...

Great coloring! I love Bugaboo! Happy Memorial Day!

DustyPenny (Joy Ott) said...

Cute cards!

DustyPenny (Joy Ott) said...

Cute cards!

Margaret said...

Fantastic cards. But then all of your cards are great.

Robin said...

these cards are so cute! love your coloring on the images

Misty said...

As usual, I am blown away by your work! I love them all, but then I always do! ♥

Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Susan Marie said...

What cute images!!! Great cards, thanks for sharing with us!

Julie said...

Every one of your cards is just perfectly done! The images are so sweet!

KellyRae said...

LOVE your cards, Jan. Darling images and I can't pick a favorite. TFS and supporting OWH.

Sara Tieszen Paschal said...

Darling creations.

suzann said...

Thank you for showing support to our Troops. Your beautiful efforts will be appreciated by so many. Honor Memorial Day!

Kathy said...

Your cards are great! They make me smile. Great work.

Sandy Allnock said...

You always make such CUTE cards Jan! I love that cowboy with the big U! And that ladybug....so sweet. The lonely little bench scene is perfect for a missing you card :)
Thanks for all you do for OWH, my friend!!

Angel said...

What darling cards, and the little I miss you cowboy one will be cherished for sure.

AllisonG said...

Three cards?! You overachiever, you! I always love your cards - you are my card making idol. LOL! We've never gotten together "virtually" to make cards...maybe one day we will find the time. :-) Thanks for continuing to inspire me.

Carolyn said...

Lovely cards!

Julie said...

Awesome cards as always, Jan! Sketch #79 is one of my favorites too :)

Cindy's Card Co said...

I am such a slow poke. I never finished the hop. I love the ladybug, it's so bright and cheery. They are all cute tho, as usual. I hope you see my extremely late comment.