Saturday, March 5, 2011

OPERATION WRITE HOME BUNNY HOP!

Welcome to the Operation Write Home Bunny Hop bloghop!  If you came here from Marilyn's blog, then you are on the right track.  If you'd like to start at the beginning of the bloghop, then go to Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps blog.

This is my first time ever to participate in a bloghop, so I guess I'm not a bloghop virgin anymore, am I?!  Thank you for visiting.  I know there are LOTS of blogs to visit so I'll try to keep it short and to the point.  :-)  BUT, don't skip out early...there's blog candy being offered at the end of the post!

Here is an Easter card using a free image from Sans Designs(Update: Someone was kind enough to let me know that this is no longer available as a freebie.  Sorry to tease you like that!) Don't forget the OWH Easter deadline is March 18th.  Less than 2 weeks away!  Be sure to ship a few days ahead of time to make the deadline.
Here is a Mother's Day card using a free image from Coloring Page Tuesdays/Elizabeth DulembaDon't forget the OWH Mother's Day deadline is March 31.
One of the things I love most about the OWH Stars and Stamps blog is the tutorials.  Here is a link to a tutorial where I learned how to make embossed flower cards like the one I made below for Mother's Day.  There are many tutorials that make difficult techniques appear simple enough that even I can do them!

And, in honor of it being a BUNNY hop, I did a few bunny cards that weren't even Easter-themed.

The first uses a free image from Meljen's Designs along with a sentiment I created in Word.  The patterned paper is from Cloud 9 Design.  I also used a sketch from the OWH Stars and Stamps blog - it's sketch #26.  Here's a link to sketches 1-54!  Every week there is a new sketch posted on the Stars and Stamps blog so come join in on the fun.
My second bunny card uses a free image and sentiment created by Sandy Allnock, founder and president of OWH.  This was my first ever attempt to use shading when coloring a digital image.  I was able to print out the image and follow along with Sandy live on OWH/tv as she colored her image.  I have lots more to learn, but the knowledge so generously shared through OWH with all cardmakers is amazing.  Here's a link to the recording of her live tutorial in case you want to give it a try yourself.

And now....drumroll please...BLOG CANDY!  To qualify for the random drawing, simply sign up as a follower on my blog (in the left sidebar).  The winner will be announced on Sunday night, so check back to see if you won! (Update: It took me 2 full days to get through the blog hop and still keep up my other responsibilities in life, like feeding my child!  So, with that in mind, I will not announce the blog candy winner until Tuesday to give everyone the opportunity to make it all the way through.  Thanks for your patience.)

Thanks for visiting!  Your next stop as you hop down the bunny trail is Susan's at http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com. Have a hippity hoppity day!

86 comments:

  1. all of your cards are great, but I am drawn to the 1st one... I love purple and green together :)

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  2. wonderful cards - thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  3. Beautiful cards, wow what a display!! thanks for sharing them all with us.
    hugs Marilyn

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  4. Thank you for being part of the blog hop!

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  5. Beautiful cards Allison, thanks for sharing them with us!

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  6. What great cards!!! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win! I'm a new follower. :o)

    Lisa
    prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com
    lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

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  7. Terrific cards. Thanks for supporting OWH! Hugs and Blessings, Loni www.loniholt.blogspot.com

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  8. I really love that red mothers day card!! they are all beautiful!!
    Mindy O.

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  9. So glad you participated in the Bunny Hop because I found your blog and am now a follower! You do such great cards, and I love the inspiration I get from them. Huge thanks for supporting OWH and our troops.

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  10. wonderful cards! thanks for sharing them with us

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  11. WOW girl!! These are all just awesome!!! Great coloring job.....they are so cute!! ;)
    Happy hoppin'

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  12. Hope you're having fun on your first hop. Great cards. Happy hopping.

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  13. Lovely blog hop and now im a new follower:)

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  14. Lots of fun inspirations today.

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  15. Hi Allison, please see your e-mail and change the link to the next post.Thanks.

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  16. Love the colors!

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

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  17. You've been real busy with all of your cards! They all turned out great! I love the tulle on the 1st one, and I also love how you used Elizabeth's image on the 2nd one. I see you also like MelJen's, and it's always good to make the cards less specific so they can use them for more than one purpose! You did an awesome job with Sandy's bunny, and I really adore that embossed card. Can't wait to get my own machine so I can have some more fun with things like this! Thanks for your support of OWH!

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  18. Cute cards. I clicked to follow. Thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance at some blog candy!

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  19. These are great cards. Thanks for posting and joining the OWH Bunny Hop. I am looking forward to following your blog.

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  20. Your cards are all wonderful! I love the Meljen card, I have that image too! Great work!

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  21. I enjoyed looking at your adorable cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Wow, you were one busy stamper!!!! Your cards are beautiful!!! Congrats on your first blog hop too!!!

    Linda

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  23. Beautiful cards! I especially like the way you used the net as ribbon on the first one. Gonna steal that idea! Have a great weekend!

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  24. Sooooo much great spring inspiration, thanks for sharing!! Happy hopping!

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  25. I just love all of your cards but I must sa, the floppy eared bunny is my favorite. Thanks for sharing, they are great.
    cstephenson@q.com

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  26. Thanks for sharing your fun cards!! You did a GREAT job!! :)

    I'm your newest follower,
    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. Wow! You've been busy!! Those are some great cards, I'm really inspired now. I think I might have to pause hopping and go make a couple of cards :)

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  28. Your cards are awesome. New follower
    Linda Dale www.thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.com

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  29. All your cards are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. Cute! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. Also, as a military wife let me say thank you for donating your creations to OWH!

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  31. Such sweet designs!

    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.

    And I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so VERY nice to meet you! HUGS!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  32. AWESOME cards...wish I was that talented! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win...I am a follower.

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  33. Beautiful cards, and thanks for the links to the free digis! I'm following you, please stop by my blog for a chance to win your own candy. Would love it if you followed me as well :-)

    Thanks
    Carol
    scrappinheaven at yahoo dot com

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  34. Fantastic cards. I really like the purple/red combo with the flowers.

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  35. Wow, your cards are all so great. TFS.

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  36. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Congrats on your first hop post. You did great!

    Thanks for the shout out about tutorials. It means so much to me to know people enjoy them. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!

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  38. WOW!!! Such a beautiful assortment of cards! Thanks for sharing them all with us!

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  39. Love your darling cards, especially the bunny ones!

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  40. adorable cards! I love them all! Thanks for hopping with us today!

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  41. Allison, it was YOU that made the red & blue Mother's Day card Sandy posted? I think it is a fantastic card for a hero to send to his or her Mom!! All your cards are wonderful. I'm happy to join as a Follower! I see you're a Hambo Hoedowner--me too! What fun. Happy hopping!

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  42. Wonderful cards! I am so glad you joined in the OWH hop today and shared these with everyone.

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  43. Hi Allison, it's me again! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. You asked if I was on The Paper Shelter's design team, unfortunately I missed their DT call by a couple of days so I'm not. I've been working on more OWH cards lately and loving the pre-colored digital images and The Paper Shelter's happen to be really cute and are very affordable :) I'd love to be on their team & hopefully will be awake enough when they give a call again to apply! I hope you've been enjoying this owh hop as much as I have, have a great weekend! Hugs, Jan

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  44. very cute cards thanks for sharing

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  45. What wonderful inspiration! :) All of them!

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  46. All these bunnies are so sweet. :) thank you for taking the time to use your talents to bless OperationWriteHome. :)

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  47. It is very fun to see your Spring and Easter cards! Thanks for sharing so much. --Yvonne

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  48. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Lovely cards! My favorite is the 2nd one with the bright flowers, and the red and purple together. An unusual color combination that worked beautifully for you!

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  50. These cards are too cute! Love the coloring on the chubby bunny, especially!

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  51. Allison, my goodness you are talented!! What great cards!! TFS!

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  52. Allison - your cards are gorgeous! So pretty :)
    Doris, stop #45

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  53. I'm a new followe :) Great cards and wonderful coloring!

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  54. Adorable cards! Of couse I love the lop, but they are all super!

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  55. Beautiful cards!!! Loving the little bunnies! TFS!

    Nicki121986@hotmail.com

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  56. Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me the great links for when my DH deploys! Loving all of your cards! You are super talented!!! Thank you so much for supporting OWH! -Amanda (#61)

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  57. LOVE,Love,love all of your cards! I am definitely a follower :)
    great job on all of them. I really like that first image, it is no longer avail. as a freebie, and it isn't in her shop yet...I was so disappointed. but then you showed me Sandy's spring set! Thanks now I have those great spring images to play with :)
    Susan

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  58. Oh, my. Where to start? Your cards are just lovely! I'm so impressed with the bunny you colored with Sandy. Well done!

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  59. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your talent!

    circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

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  60. 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

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  61. New follower here! Love the cards. The embossed flower card is a favorite! TFS!!!

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  62. You have made some wonderful cards. Thank you for sharing them.

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  63. Lovely Cards~TFS!
    Rachelle
    joyfulhrt@gmail.com

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  64. You did such a GREAT job! I am soooo proud of you! Now it's my turn to be inspired by a 1st-timer!! AND you're up to 35 followers right now... that # is going to go up even more because your cards are so wonderful!!!!

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  65. Allison, I love what you did with my Spring Blooms image. I hope you'll share it in my Coloring Page Tuesday facebook gallery at http://www.facebook.com/pages/ColoringPageTuesdays/131602883523029 . It's where I pull creations to feature in my newsletter each week. :) e

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  66. WOW all of your cards are wonderful! They will put a smile on someone's face for sure!
    Tammy :)

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  67. Such a fun selection of cards--I especially like the bouquet of flowers one, and that bunny love one. So cheery!

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  68. WOw- lots of gorgeous cards! I love the Egg image- so pretty- and the shaded bunny- looks like a challenge! Love your great coloring. Fun OWH HOP!

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  69. You certainly outdid yourself in sharing so many cards...all so lovely. Thanks!

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  70. Lovely cards - thanks for sharing during the hop. These commenters should have signed up to follow, I look forward to seeing more projects!

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  71. Beautiful cards! Wow you were on a roll and done a great job on each one!!! Thanks for your support of OWH!

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  72. wow... lots of cards - job well done they all look great. thanks for sharing and hope you had fun hopping. ..

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  73. I love all of your cards - so colorful! My favorite touch is the green tulle ribbon on the first one! I'm terribly behind you having been out of town this weekend - 10pm Sunday night and I'm only a third of the way thru!

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  74. Hi Allison .... all your cards are just awesome! Just out of this post, my favourite is the textured flowers.... I love the bright colours on white! I will really enjoy visiting again to see more...
    Thanks for offering the candy.... I hope you joined in mine!
    hugs and blessings from Australia,
    Pauline #48

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  75. Hey, this is the OTHER Allyson G from Ft Worth TX!!! :) You just posted a comment on my blog... I was excited to see you are from Ft Worth- maybe we could get together and crop/make cards sometime! email me at ally.minimonkey@gmail.com if you are interested! :)
    my blog is ally-minimonkey@blogspot.com

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  76. Wow, girl! You've been busy and for such a worthy cause, too! Keep it up! TFS!

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  77. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your cards!!! TFS
    jbrick at yahoo dot com

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  78. Cute cards, I became a follower. Great blog hop.
    Thanks for sharing
    karen k3 at ameritech dot net

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