memorial day weekend blog hop!

Ladies, you are in for a super, special, awesome treat this weekend! Operation Write Home is sponsoring a BLOG HOP based on sketches from their incredible sketch gallery, and I couldn’t wait to participate.  You can check out my card below and then click HERE or on the graphic to reach the page where the hop begins and lists links to all of the beautiful cards … a whole weekend of card design inspiration!


OPERATION WRITE HOME is a wonderful organization that facilitates the delivery of handmade cards to military bases all over the world, so our heroes can write home and stay in touch with their loved ones. If you’d like to contribute a bundle of your own hand made cards to this generous and heartfelt effort,  you can read the guidelines and get all the information you need right HERE.

For my contribution to the Blog Hop, I chose this particular sketch out of the OWH: Sketch Gallery


And this is the resulting card…

DSC_1065 copy

Materials|Card stock: A Muse|Studio (cherry polka dot, navy, winter sky, sugar) …
Ink: A Muse|Studio (navy) … Die cut star: cut with A Muse|Studio star trio die set, inked with versa mark, dusted with simple stick powder, heated with heat tool and then dusted generously with diamond glitter…(though per the OWH guidelines, cards containing glitter can never be accepted for donation–see guidelinesStamped sentiment: A Muse|Studio – Southern Sass

Thanks for stopping in and enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

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  1. Love the simple design!

  2. Wonderfully simple! Nice! 🙂

  3. Sherry V says:

    I love the polka dot paper and the nice big star!

  4. Hi Kristine!
    Love this very beautiful card you made!! The white background makes your colors POP!

  5. I love your contribution and that you participated in such a great cause!

  6. I just LOVE your CAS card, Kristine. Well done!

  7. Melanie Rozwood says:

    This is very nice. I like the colors.

  8. Love CAS! Great bright card!

  9. Great CAS design. Love how the star pops on the darker cardstock.

  10. Jennifer Radloff says:

    Nice clean lines. Thank you for supporting OWH!

  11. ooooo, I LOVE that star! it really makes the card 🙂

  12. Verna Angerhofer says:

    I love this card. So bright, crisp and very patriotic!

  13. Marsha D says:

    Beautiful. Clean and Crisp. Fishtail ribbons are so “in” right now. I love them.

  14. Barbara M says:

    Love the CAS approach has high impact!

  15. I really do like a good clean simple card. Nice work.


  16. Oh so lovely – so clean and simple and elegant!
    Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

  17. Rhonda Miller says:

    What a lovely CAS card.

  18. Andrea Taft says:

    We must think alike. I did one very similar with this sketch. TFS

  19. So crisp and striking! You did a great job on this. Just “Glossy Accent” over that glitter & send it on (it’s too nice not to.)

  20. wendy mc. says:

    Beautifully CAS – love the papers and the textured star!

  21. Love this sketch, and you did a great job keeping it CAS. White space makes me itch.

  22. love how you used the sketch… i picked the same sketch but did something soooo completely different!!

  23. Great card – Clean & Simple! Love it! May even make some cards with sketch myself!

  24. jpscraps says:

    Great card! Love the sketch you used.

  25. Awesome take on the sketch!

  26. Teresa Godines #6857 says:

    You just can’t go wrong with these colors. Love the glitter star. Beautiful card.

  27. I go back to this sketch over and over again. You did a fabulous job with it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  28. Polka dots are always a favorite of mine.
    Thank you for sharing.

  29. How pretty!

  30. Love the big star and the polka dot paper sets it all off! Clean and simple does the trick.

  31. Paula S. says:

    Very nice interpretation of a very popular OWH sketch and a wonderful example of a CAS design. Thanks for joining in the hop and for supporting Operation Write Home!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

  32. Love how CAS this card is yet so bold! Beautiful job! Thanks for your support of OWH.

  33. Maureen says:

    CAS nice

  34. cr8vejuices says:

    It’s a simple and beautiful card.

  35. adorable card! so crips and the colors just perfect!

  36. This card is spectacular in it’s simplicity.

  37. Miriam Prantner says:

    Wonderful card! I love the texture on that star!

  38. This is one of my favorite sketches and your interpretation is terrific. Thanks for joining in the hop today.

  39. Garnett says:

    Great card.

  40. Lovely card. Have an awesome weekend.

  41. Such a pretty card! Thank you for sharing.

  42. I love the CAS card. The colors just pop.
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  43. Just perfect. Patriotic thanks, CAS. TFS.

  44. What a sweet card. I like the star in the center – it makes the sentiment pop.

  45. Love the patriotic colors you chose and the great CAS design. I love your technique on the star! That really makes for an outstanding embellishment on your card! Thank you for sharing your card with us! ~ Marilyn

  46. I love the adaptation of the sketch. Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!


  47. Love the way you used the sketch in a patriotic way. Thank you for supporting OWH.

  48. Annie W says:

    Beautiful and simple…love the bright colors. Thanks so much for sharing this!

  49. I love the clean and simple lines of this card, makes the message just pop out at you.
    Great job on your card.

  50. Debbie Caldwell says:

    This is one of my favorite sketches…the star is the “star” very nice card. Thank you for sharing your talent and supporting OWH

  51. Thanks for the great idea..

  52. What a beautiful card, perfect for Memorial Day and such a wonderful cause!!

  53. Fabulous card! I love the white space as it seems I can get caught up in thinking it has to be a print or texture. This is on my CASE list for sure! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

  54. Love the clean and simple design. Great card for the blog hop:) Thanks for sharing!

  55. Ginny quell says:

    Beautiful card- very patriotic!
    I LOVE the sentiment stamp!

  56. Very crisp and clean! Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop!

  57. a great patriotic card

  58. Linda L says:

    Love that sentiment…it steals the show! tfs!!!

  59. I like the star, if you cover the glitter with glossy accents you can send it.

  60. very nice clean and simple card

  61. Very pretty CAS card! I struggle with CAS so it’s always nice to see an example of one well-done!

  62. Kelly Horn says:

    Great take on a really good sketch!!

  63. perfect hero card for this sketch – thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

  64. Outstanding! I love everything about it!

  65. I love the bold, crisp CAS design of this card! Great card!

  66. linda patti says:

    great layering! thanks for sharing your work!

  67. love your simple yet sophisticated take on the sketch!! beautiful card!

  68. Patti J. says:

    Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

  69. A very patriotic way to say Thank You. Love the simple design and friendly style.

  70. LOVE this card… absolutely perfect!

  71. JoAnn B. says:

    Great thank you card. Perfect color combo. TFS

  72. Love the card you made with this sketch.

  73. awesome card

  74. Terrific card- love the sentiment! TFS

  75. This card is classic elegance! I love the patriotic colors, the clean lines and this is my favorite all-time OWH sketch! Awesome!

  76. Wow! Your card is awesome. Great interpretation of the sketch.


  77. I love the fabulous clean design on your wonderfully patriotic card!

  78. Love how clean and crisp this is!

  79. Lynn G. says:

    Love the layout and the star. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

  80. This is the perfect any hero card. Clean and simple. Love!

  81. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) says:

    Such a great card. Great job on the sketch. Thanks for joining in.

  82. I love the simple design and your choice on colors.

  83. pretty card! thanks for describing how you made the star and your support for OWH.
    🙂 Marie

  84. karenladd says:

    A gorgeous CAS card! Love that sparkly star element!

  85. I love your CAS patriotic card!

  86. I love this CAS card and the texture on the star is perfect! TFS

  87. Kris Hipwell says:

    What a terrific design – simple, yet bold.

  88. silvia haynes says:

    Pretty!! LOVE the simplicity!

  89. Great use of the sketch!!

  90. Lovely take on this sketch! Bet if you covered that glitter with a couple of coats of Glossy Accents, it would be safe to send in!!

  91. Marilyn in Michigan says:

    Love the clean look and patriotic color combination.

  92. I really like this take on the sketch. Your star is great in place of the heart. I really love the sentiment too. Great card!

  93. Stunning CAS card! Love every layer you used to create this beauty! TFS!

  94. Polka dots? They just make me swoon with their simple sweetness and they just MAKE this card so perfect! Thanks for sharing.

  95. Patricia says:

    Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

  96. Beautiful and simple. You certainly nailed the sketch. TFS!

  97. Fabulous clean and simple card, I really like that sketch, too ! Although it is a no no for OWH, that glittery star sure does make an impact !

  98. Just perfect! Love the clean style and sparkly star!

  99. I love your card. It is simple and patriotic. Thank you for sharing.