Saturday, October 1, 2011

Operation Write Home Blog Hop for the Holidays





We're supposed to keep it short, so I just want to say thank you to the troops and their families for all the sacrifices they make to protect our country. Operation Write Home supports the entire family structure by making a way for those serving overseas to send a little piece of love back home and that's one of the reasons why its so great. There is an entire blog hop today dedicated to Christmas card ideas for Operation Write home, click on the hop symbol at the top to start at the beginning.

Thanks for looking, happy hopping and start stamping your holiday cards for Operation Write Home right now! (remember! no glitter! I used shimmery paint and rock candy crackle to add a bit of shine)

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Nutcracker Sweet
Ink: Memento black
CS: kraft, SU Spice Cake DP, aqua, pear tart, vanilla
Other: Champagne (SU) paint, rock candy crackle, oval punch, snowflake die, prismacolor pencils, gold gel pen, twine, satin aqua ribbon

35 comments:

susanne said...

A beautiful beautiful card ... love your mix of papers and the colours you've used ... aqua is a favourite of mine.

Theresa said...

great coloring! I really like how every thing coordinates so well! Awesome card!

Lori B said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the colors

Paper Love said...

Love the nutcracker!!!

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Amanda said...

Love the nutcracker! Great use of color. Thank you for sharing :)

Manda :)
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andrea said...

The aqua and pear tart shades are so unexpected for a Christmas card, but are perfect. Add the buttoned down snowflake and aqua ribbon and it's wow!

Fabrizio said...

Beautiful card, lovely composition

Karen said...

Love your colors and the nutcracker is my favorite!

Cindy O said...

Lovely colors and textures. With your ribbon and little Noel tag, it looks like an elegant gift-wrapped package.

Jen said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and the papers - and that nutcracker is divine!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Oh wow! This is a wonderful card, love your layout and paper choices as well as the cute image!

Erin @ Simply Frugal Mom said...

I love the colors. And the paisley. And the nutcracker. Great card!

My Need 2 Craft said...

Great color choices. Love the combo.

Kathie said...

The nutcracker theme for Christmas is endearing. The colors and layout you chose for this card are perfect!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love all your layering - thanks for supporting OWH

Barb HOusner

MidnightCrafter said...

*swoon* these colors are soooo pretty, and where do I start?! The paper layering, the coloring on that nutcracker - really beautiful work Peggysue!

Bridget Larsen said...

love your colour choices

Pam said...

Love the colors!

Rufus said...

What a super image, I'd never seen it before. I also love your color choices. Great, great card!! Thanks for your support of OWH and all our Heroes
R/

Donna Jannuzzi said...

Your card is so pretty. I love that sparkly snowflake!

Kathryn said...

That's the first nutcracker I've seen on this hop. :) Great choice of colors and patterns!

Laurie said...

What a beautiful card! Love the color scheme. Thanks for sharing with OWH! Thanks for sharing with OWH!

Nancy M said...

Lovely--love the colors and the vintage look--TFS!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is gorgeous.

adele holcomb said...

Pretty patterned paper sets off the vintage nutcracker beautifully!

Tracey said...

I love this card! I immediately spotted the Spice Cake DSP from SU!! I love that paper. I am glad to see it being used as a Christmas type card, I would have never thought of that, :) Cute nutcracker stamp too, :)

KellyRae said...

LOVE the colors and the stamp. Great card.

Ann said...

Beautiful card, love the DP and the color scheme!

Linda said...

Unusual image that works so well on the card with all the pretty DP and layering! Great card!

Paula S. said...

Terrific card! Non-traditional color combos are always so eye catching and the nutcracker image is colored so beautifully. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

Cora said...

Wonderful choice of papers to go with that handsome nutcracker. I like how you did the ribbon at the top and the placement of the nutcraker on the ribbon.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors and papers.

Shelly Schmidt said...

t you chose to use non-traditional colors for your card. Love the image- fabulous L.O. The troops are sure to love receiving this! Great OWH Hop!

Julie said...

This is beautiful! I love that nutcracker image for Christmas! Thanks for sharing :)

Sherry Hickey said...

This is truly a fabulous card! So many things I love about it, especially the nutcracker. And you did a great job with your Prismacolor pencils! Beautiful work.