Saturday, March 5, 2011

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Hi everyone,

Today I am blog hopping with the awesome card makers that send their handmade cards to Operation Write Home. If you haven't come from the blog hop you might want to start HERE.

I have lots to share so make sure you go all the way to the end of this post. BLOG CANDY is at the end of the post.

I want to share with you a bit how I create my cards. Yesterday, it went like this....


I was reading the Country Living magazine of this month and saw the  photo of a hallway with a staircase and a dresser that had flowers for knobs. (picture on the right) The wall color was a beautiful guava rose and there were white flowers and black and white and stripes... I had to put the magazine down and run to my craft table and make a card. The inspiration juice was dripping off me as I found the guava cardstock and cut it into 3 cards and then found my white flowers. Then I quickly searched for something to make the yellow centers... Ah-ha!! 3D yellow paint. The scraps of striped black and white papers were easy to use - they were just laying around on my messy table. So here is the result of such great inspiration...

Have we inspired you enough to make a few cards and send them on to our Heroes?? I hope so. :) The next deadlines are:
March 18th for Easter cards
March 31st for Mother's Day cards

If you need some more encouragement be sure to check out my videos and some tutorials on my YOuTube channel. :)  Also check out OperationWRiteHome Ustream videos...they are so much fun and you get to meet Sandy the lady who began all this!!!!






Make sure you hop over to Misty to see what Springy creation she has come up with. :)









And above the BLOG CANDY... Every comment will be entered to win, if you follow me you get an EXTRA chance to win, and if you sign up for my newsletter you get ANOTHER chance... so there is up to 3 chances to win this awesome vintage kit... Melissa Frances papers, handmade embellishments, Prima roses, a Sarah Kay stamp, ribbons, laces, wrinkled baby pink seam binding, manila tags, raw chipboards, doiliesand even some Papertreyink cardstock for you to get started making cards. The winner will be announced on March 12. So you have a whole week to come back here and enter for more than one chance to win.

I have used these gorgeous papers to create my last vintage chipboard album. Go check it out!!!

Have fun this weekend blog hopping and be blessed,
Tereza

80 comments:

Dixie Cochran said...

Tereza, your cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creative process too! I love the striped paper on the guava card stock!

Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the details.

Paula said...

Such pretty cards and a terrific post too. I'm glad that you have reminded everyone that "inspiration" can come from just about anywhere if you keep the mind frame to just look for it. Wonderful lesson on creativity!

Robin said...

I love your cards, so eye catching!
thanks for sharing them with us on the hp

Linda McClain said...

Oooo, I love your card, so simple but sweet. I hope you'll play along with us at Catered Crop some time.

Kimberly Johnson said...

Love the simplicity and elegance. TYFS!

Operation Write Home said...

Simplicity - BEAUTIFUL! I need to learn from you how to just stop when it's pretty :) :) :) lol.
Happy hopping Tereza!

Laurel said...

I like how you shared your inspiration with us. And your card is lovely!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Pretty cards!

ScrappnBee said...

Love your cards! They remind me of spring or even summer pool time! This totally rocks! -Amanda (#61)

Susan said...

nice card. I remember seeing an outfit on a weather girl and had to copy it into a card. funny things that give us inspiration!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE your inspiration pic and your gorgeous cards! Beautiful color!

Janet said...

Your cards a re great and I am so glad you are part of the blog hop so I can now follow you!

Janet at scrappingthemagic dot com

Christine said...

what great cards - love the color combo... thanks for offering a great batch of candy - happy hopping =)

Michelle Single said...

Those cards are too cute! So simple but so coordinated! Love the colors!

silvia said...

Pretty cards!! I LOVE the stripes and the flower!
I am a new follower and I subscribed to your newsletter :)

Lillian Child said...

Lovely, Tereza!

I do so enjoy the OWH events as I get to meet so many lovely and talented people along the way. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your creativity with us today! My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran and this event always holds such a special place in my heart.

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

rstuck2003 said...

Gorgeous, thanks for sharing. I am a follower and already get your newsletter!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Redonna said...

I love how you found your inspiration!

Redonna said...

Wasn't sure if I needed to leave a comment to let you know I ma now following you or not, so, if not, just delete this comment.

Samantha said...

Very cute cards! Love your brave color choices!

grandmalee said...

I absolutely adore your cards! Daisies are my favorite flowers, and I love what black and white do to make such a gorgeous card!

I especially want to thank you for the wonderful prayers for Thomas' daughter and wife. I'm sure that our Lord and Savior are with them at this time of need!

grandmalee said...

I'm now a follower and signed up for your emails, so I don't miss anymore of your gorgeous creations! What inspiration!

Cyndi S said...

I love your cards, beautiful color choices.
cstephenson@q.com

elizabeth said...

Hello Tereza!! I have been following you for a long time now-through the email updates--we chatted via email through Etsy way back when--I live in BugTussle (between Cullman and Jasper). Love your work!! So glad to see you here in the blog hop!!

Misty said...

Such talent! TFS

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

Yesterday's Echo Scrapbooks said...

Gorgeous cards! Following and subscribed as well. :)
Brittany
http://yesterdaysechoscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
brittany.yesterdaysechoATgmailDOTcom

Lisa said...

These are just lovely!!

Erika said...

Cute! And as a military wife, let me say thank you for donating your creations to OWH!

Mindy :) said...

Great inspiration! I will be looking for such great ideas like you have shown!
Mindy O.

Linda Dale said...

Beautiful site, beautiful creations.

Sue D said...

Thanks for sharing your inspiration for the cards and the chance for blog candy.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

what a thrill, to see your card go from inspiration to realization! So striking, too. . . .

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous cards! They are very striking


--Cheryl--

leslierahye said...

The Daisies are AWESOME! I love that you used 3D paint for the centers...Thank you for sharing!

scrappinheaven said...

Don't you just love it when inspiration hits you like that? Your blog candy is absolutely stunning! Such beautiful colors.
I'm following you on Google and subscribed through Feed Blitz. Come by my blog for a chance to win the stamp set I'm giving away. Compared to all that yumminess you're giving away, I feel bad...lol.

Carol
scrappinheaven at yahoo dot com
http://scrappinheaven.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

I am so glad I found your blog! Your work is breathtaking:)

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Thanks for doing this Hop for OWH
Have a wonderful Day… HOPPY Easter to You!
Come and BEE a follower on my blog
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

CTgirl said...

Wow, I love your cards!
Very inspirational!
I am so glad I hopped her - I'm becoming a folower too!
Rene
websales(at)telkomsa(dot)net

Mindy said...

Your blog is the reason I love hops... finding new inspiration!
Thank you!
Mindy

Brittani Nguyen said...

Very beautiful card and awesome blog candy! TFS!

Nicki121986@hotmail.com

Tammy said...

WOW I love these! Simply elegant and I love the yellow paint!!
Tammy :)

Seongsook Duncan said...

Wow... very striking springy card. Love your card. You inspired me more than enough. I agree with you and everyone who said that "inspiration" comes from anywhere instantly. Hope it stays a little longer until I finish my card. HA! Thanks for sharing.

SueB said...

Great cards! And it's great reading how inspiration strikes - TFS and thanx for the blog candy opp!

SueB said...

aargh ... I forgot to leave you my e-mail addy ... sigh ... it's
sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

Linda said...

Very intriguing! TFS!!!

Marsha said...

What fun Spring cards. Thanks for sharing and the chance for wonderful blog candy.

Ann said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the story. Isn't it amazing where inspiration comes from?

bernietom47 said...

Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creative process too! Yes you have inspired me to make some cards for our heros and I'll be back for more inspiration as I am now following you.
Blessings Bernie
Bernietom47 at yahoo dot com

Deborah345 said...

Great to find the Stars and Stamps website again, I had lost the name of it. thanks.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Such a gorgeous group of cards!!!! Absolutely stunning!

Linda

ediehardy said...

Love your beautiful, elegant, simple cards.....and the story of how they came about! Got me inspired to keep my eyes open every day. Have a great weekend!

MomsBeenScrappin said...

Oh...I love daisies:) Very pretty!
Doris, stop #45

Heaven said...

Really cute cards. Thanks for sharing.
mishona2 at yahoo dot com

AllisonG said...

What a neat way to find your inspiration. I love the clean and simple cards! TFS

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

love the bold stripes on your cards!

I am soooooo hoping you draw my name! I followed, signed up and LOVE vintage goodies!

Disp6194 said...

Love these colors together, gorgeous!

Disp6194 said...

I am now following you

Disp6194 said...

and subscribing :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Donna S said...

Simply elegant!

Back Porch Stamper said...

Great cards! Love the vintage look, and your blog candy is yummy!

Julie said...

Really cute cards, Tereza. I love your broken border around the edges!

Kathryn said...

The way you drew the border and intersected it with the sentiment is genius! Thanks for sharing. You have a new follower. :)

Pat said...

Love your cards and your candy is delicious!

shersl84bed said...

Wonderful ideas. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy. I'm a new follower!

ShersL84bed@aol.com

Amy said...

Really nice cards!! Love the colors!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent in the OWH Bunny Hop!!

Happy to be a new follower...
Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Cut n Paste said...

Very pretty...and quick and simple! Love it!

Resa said...

your cards are lovely.
I am also following and signing up for the newsletter.
was not sure if you wanted three separate comments or this one for all three.

gbinion said...

this card is soooo beautiful!!! i just love the colors!! oh... and i am a new follower!!

thanks for hopping!

doverdi said...

Lovely cards. TFS!I'm a new follower too! doverdi at yahoo dot com

Yolanda said...

Photos are great for inspiration. I like the contrast in your card.

Ann said...

I love the simplicity of your cards. Thanks for sharing your inspiration too.

annjerryk at aol dot com

Just A Pac Rat said...

Great videos, I am now a subscriber!

Wonderful Cards! Thanks for sharing them with us and OWH!

circlebenteprises.blogspot.com

Susan said...

what beautiful yet simplistic cards...I LOVE them, Tereza!! Great design :)

YUMMY candy also :)

Susan

Susan said...

PS...I am and have a been a follower for a while :)
Susan

Susan said...

Just signed up for your newsletter also :)
Susan....3 chances :)

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the inspiration for your cards! Brilliant!

jencuthbertson at gmail dot com

Gemini House Cat said...

Your cards are absolutely stunning. I love the inspiration you got from that magazine! I wish I could find such great inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

Your cards are just lovely. And thanks for walking us through how inspiration struck and how you made them. I'm already a follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win those wonderful tidbits!

Theresa said...

Love your spring cards. Will be sending some cards to OWH soon. Such a worthwhile cause. Haapy to be one of your followers.