Saturday, March 5, 2011

End of the bloghop!

You did it! (And if you didn't did it, go to the start of the hop on the Stars and Stamps blog!) Many thanks to all the bloggers....WHEW, how was that for a day of creativity!

We've got just a little more in store for you....and especially for the gardeners out there! Hope this gardening vest card makes you feel like spring really is on the way.
This card uses yummy DCWV paper for the background, distressed; the neck and armholes were cut out after it was adhered. Brads for buttons, matching paper for pockets, and flower stickers from several companies. The watering can is a punch.

We've got some elegant blog candy to go with the elegant vest - leave a comment telling us what you thought of the hop, and you'll be entered in the drawing to win one of TWO prizes!

105 comments:

- - Sheryl - - said...

As a participant - I am glad to be doing this for another go around! Lovely card!

April said...

What a really neat card!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Wow... awesome cretion.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

What a delightful gardening vest card!

I started at the back of the hop, so I haven't seen it all yet--but what I have seen has been a treat. It's so fun to see everyone's style and ideas, and to hear so many wonderful stories of inspiration.

Thank you for another lovely hop, OWH!

Jules said...

I had SO MUCH FUN today... told myself, pushed myself thru going to ALL this time around. Yeah me!! Fantastic - I want to be apart of it next time around! Happy Cr8'ing!

Auntie Marg said...

OMG I had so much fun blog hoppin and being part of the blog hop was beyond great. Thank you for all your hard work. I love this card.
eadesmarjorie@yahoo.com

Marilyn Webb said...

Thanks for having the blog hop! It has been so much fun, this is my first time with OWH, I hope to join in the fun again next time!! It was great seeing all the cards/projects, I got lots of ideas and techniques to try out! The vest card is gorgeous!!
hugs Marilyn Webb

Cindy O said...

Beautiful gardening card, and the vest looks so simple to make, but such a great effect! I started at #113, and I'm still working my way around. There is something to enjoy and appreciate in every post!

Robin said...

cute little garden vest card
I love the hops for all the inspiration

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I love your gardening vest card, very cute! And... I made it through the hop!!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Thank you for an awesome blog hop! I loved the submissions and the inspiration. Now off to my own studio to create. :o)

Sharon said...

WOW! All the way to the end! That was fun!

Laurel said...

Wow, I've never done a blog hop before and I really enjoyed looking at everyone's creations! I got lots of inspiration from all the bloggers out there. Thank you for doing this!

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

yeah!! I made it!! thank you for the blog hopping, it is so much fun getting to know a few of the many volunteers that make such beautiful art for our heroes and their families enjoy. :) thank you again. :)

Christine MA said...

I love the Gardening Vest card!! I enjoy my 1st blog hop. Saw alot of wonderful ideas/cards to inspire me & give me new ideas to try. Thanks for the opportunity!

-- Christine

myserenity19 (at) comcast (dot) net

campbelljudy1228 said...

This is such a cute card and thanks for sharing it.

Susan said...

wow - what a great way to spend the afternoon! I found a lot of great cards to CASE and really enjoyed seeing what my fellow OWHers were creating.

Great job ladies.

Sandy said...

LOVE the garden vest card!! And the blog hop was fun... got to see some new papercraft blogs which is always a good time.

Dixie Cochran said...

Beautiful card, Sandy. And clever too! I may be at the end of the blog hop, but I need to go back and look at the first half. I've bookmarked several posts already. More to come!

Sheila said...

What an awesome card!!

Lillian Child said...

It was a FABULOUS hop!!

Dolores A. said...

Great creation, Sandy... I just got back home so am now only getting started on the hop, looking forward to lots of new ideas. Thanks to all who helped on this.

rstuck2003 said...

What a creative card...thanks for sharing. I thought this blog hop was awesome! I loved ALL the blogs and the cards and creations that were shared. There are a TON of talented people out there and I appreciate all of them sharing their creations with us this weekend!

bethanne said...

It is wonderful seeing all the cards being made for our Men & Women fighting for our freedom.
They are all so beautiful and it only shows how many unbelievable people there are out there who give of their heart with each and every card they donate.
God Bless America and God Bless our Servicemen and Servicewomen!

Linda Dale said...

Awesome hop, awesome creativity. Thanks so very much for what you all do. Linda Dale at:)lindamilroy@hotmailcom or you can get me at :) www.thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.com

Nana Connie said...

This is the first time I've done an OWH blog hop. I have spent almost the entire day hopping all the blog sites myself and I have to say I am overwhelmed with the talent and creativity, to say nothing of the inspiration. Now, I'm off to my craft room to make the next few cards which will get sent to OWH. Thanks to all for your support and inspiration. :-)

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Cute card!!

Loved the hop...happy to have been a party of it! (Not trying to win.)

Teresa said...

Cute card! I've never "hopped" before! I stumbled upon a few hops, but didn't know what they were all about. Have to say I enjoyed it and saw many wonderful cards! Thank you. I am working on cards for OWH--just haven't finished as many as I want to get sent off. They will be coming, though! Thank you again!

Yesterday's Echo Scrapbooks said...

So much fun to see all the ideas and lovely cards!
Brittany
http://yesterdaysechoscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
brittany.yesterdaysechoATgmailDOTcom

Redonna said...

I enjoyed the blog hop, but it has actually taken me ALL day to visit every site. I am worn out now! Need my recliner and some hot chocolate now!

Erica said...

Thanks for putting together the bunny hop. I am sure it was a ton of work. Thanks to all of the card makers who keep OWH going.

Amy Macak said...

I love the vest thanks for a great blog hop--now to go get busy!
ajmacak at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

There was so much creativity, tutorials, and why didn't I think of that going on....fabulous hop!

Velda said...

Love the vest! It's been a long day, sitting at the computer. Lots of fun blogs and I really made it through in one day. I may have to revisit some tomorrow because I was too tired to enjoy it near the end.

Janet said...

This was my second blog hop and it was awesome. I picked up techniques, inspiration, and some stamp and digi companies that were new to me!

Thank you so much for all you do!

Janet at scrappingthemagic dot com

Erika said...

Cute! And as a military wife, let me say thank you for what OWH does for our military families!

Lisa Oliver said...

What a wonderful hop! Thank you ladies (especially Yolanda) for all of the work that has gone into making the Bunny Hop possible and fun!

I love the gardening vest, Sandy. Is there a tutorial on vest making? If not...maybe there should be!

Angie said...

Aww, I"m sad this is the end!!! :) I have so enjoyed this blog hop and have to tell you this was my first blog hop I've ever completed from start to finish! What a great group of talented people and what a great cause you all are giving to creating you cards! I so enjoyed this hop and will also join in with making cards for our military with the rest of you. So inspiring! Thanks to everyone who contributed their time to make this happen for the rest of us, I loved it!
Angie

Stamp Addict Jennifer said...

I loved the hop! Stopped on everypage! So many wonderful cards and great people making cards for our troops! Thanks for organizing this!

Jennifer

http://www.facebook.com/thestampaddict

Dawn W said...

As a hopper I thought it was great!!! When I first started this AM there were a couple that I couldn't see the pictures but otherwise no problems. Can't wait for the next blog hop

Cyndi S said...

The vest card is a great idea. For the blog hop, it was FABULOUS. I had a hard time leaving for a well needed break. Thank you so much for all the Spring inspiration.
cstephenson@q.com

ScrappnBee said...

Love the vest card!!! Too cool! Loved the blog hop! There was so much inspiration out there! It was great to see some of the ladies (I haven't come across any men yet, but I still have to start at 1 to finish!) who make this whole thing work! -Amanda (#61)

Cheryl said...

I really love this vest! Wonderful card.

I enjoyed the hop. Thank you for organizing it


Adorable card!


--Cheryl--

phyllis Lay said...

This was my first hop and I LOVED IT. Gave me lots of ideas and am going to try to get a church group together to help make cards. Thanks for sharing. Its a GREAT cause.

Becky said...

Thank you so much for the fun blog hop! I loved looking at all the inspiration!

madimom_04@yahoo.com

Scrapacat said...

My little pile of wet tissues should be a good indication of what I thought of the hop. So many stories, seeing people open their hearts to a new cause, reading about those who've been with OWH from the start - well, as a child of the military who almost lost her dad 3 times, it's touching.

This group, this effort is immeasurably valuable - it crosses political, cultural, religious and so many other boundaries and comes to the core of humanity. Standing together. Thank you for the chance to be part of something larger. God bless you all. ♥ky

Elizabeth said...

This was an awesome first time experience as a blogger and a hopper! I am so impressed with all of the wonderful talent! And the vest is too awesome for words!

Samantha said...

Amazing Hop! I'm so grateful for all the inspiration I saw today! Big huge THANK YOU to all our cardmakers!!

Anonymous said...

What a fun hop!! Glad I got to see them all. Pat

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Thanks for doing this Hop for OWH
Have a wonderful Day… HOPPY Easter to You! It took all day but I saw some great ideas and followed them wonderful blogs
Come and BEE a follower on my blog
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

scrappinheaven said...

I've spent all day going through the entire hop and it was well worth the trip. I've seen some beautiful cards and learned some great new techniques. Thank you Sandy for everything you do for this organization. You are a peach!

Carol
scrappinheaven at yahoo dot com

CTgirl said...

Wow, what an amazing hop it was!
I got so much inspiration on the way and of course joined quite a few of the blogs.
The gardening vest is sooo cute - what a lovely idea....
Thanks!

Carol L said...

The hop was amazing and I still have more to finish checking out today! This gardening card is over-the-top CUTE! Very original and so creative!

Brittani Nguyen said...

Beautiful card and awesome blog hop! Can't get over how many people participated and how many gorgeous cards there are! Thanks to our soldiers for all they do, can't wait to get some cards out!!

Nicki121986@hotmail.com

Michelle Single said...

As a former Soldier and recipient of such love from complete strangers, it brings tears to my eyes to see so many people participate in this hop! The support for our troops is unbelievably heartwarming! Thank you so much for doing this, and trust me, your efforts do NOT go unnoticed!
And btw - the pockets on that vest are TOO cute!!!

Sue D said...

It was a fabulous blog hop--so many ideas in so many styles--very inspiring and all for a wonderful cause!! Love the garden vest card.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

What a fun way to spend time !! Isn't it interesting how very different everyone is. I saw so many styles so cards and many color combos I wouldn't have thought of. Inspiration at it's best.

A huge thank you to everyone who made this possible. I had lots of trouble leaving comments- not sure if any even appeared. I'm have to figure out why but I'm disappointed that I couldn't let people know what wonderful work they had done and how much I appreciate them.
Patty
sportsfan80 at aol dot com

Misty said...

This was my 1st time participating in a hop, and I was glad I did! Got home from work Saturday, pushed myself to my blog, then finished this am. I have SO many notes of pages to revisit! I am new and barely have any supplies, but still, I am making Easter cards today. I am hyped & inspired! Can't wait till the next one! Also can't wait to get the tiller out and start my garden!

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

littlebitoftoto said...

WOW....IT TOOK ME FOREVER BUT WAS WORTH EVERY MINUTE!!! THANKS FOR SPONSORING THIS WONDERFUL EVENT.

Monica Hunter said...

What a great vest card - so creative!

The blog hop was so much fun - thank you for organizing it! It was so inspiring to see the different kinds of projects, and all the great card layouts and color combos. I think I will remember the Easter & Mother's Day card deadlines the rest of my life! LOL Thanks for inviting Hambo to be a part of the hop!

Yvonne said...

I had so much fun today. Thank you for letting me be a part of the hop!
~Yvonne
OneCreativeMomma at yahoo dot com

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow, my little feet are tired from all the hopping I did!!!!! What a stunning card! I am so ready for spring now!

Linda

Susan said...

Other than blogger not posting my pot ( as pre-set) and me getting a late start visiting. the hop was AWESOMESAUCE!!! there are some really beautiful cards, talented card makers, and nice freebies, and lots of yummy candy along the way. Personally I myself am doing a second post today, which is a Tutorial.
Thanks so much for the spring fun!!
Susan

Lynne said...

blog hops are wonderful. Thank you so much

SueB said...

I can't believe I've made it thru the blog hop ... it took two days for me, LOL! GREAT card - Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!
- sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

Lori said...

There was so much crewativity that I couldn't absorb it all. I can't wait to go back and look one more time at my favorites.

Desert Rose Stamper said...

What a great card. I would like to try something like that. The blog hop had sooooo many wonderful cards -- I am going to go back through the blogs today to soak in all the different ideas and take notes. Thanks for setting it up and allowing even beginners like me to participate. And thanks to all for the nice comments -- it is nice to get feedback.

Ann said...

Love, love, love the garden vest card! 24 hours after I started hopping... I finally finished. OK, there were a few breaks in there. I loved loved loved the bunny hop also. So many great ideas, I have no excuse not to fill this box now!! Thanks to all for the great inspiration!!

bernietom47 said...

Thanks for having the blog hop! It has been so much fun. It was great seeing all the cards & projects. I got so many wonderful ideas and techniques to try out! I've been to most but not every blog but family is calling so I'll try to stop by later. I also plan to make cards for OWH ASAP!
The vest card is gorgeous!!
Blessings Bernie
bernietom47 at yahoo dot com

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

the hop was amazing! I'm sad I couldn't play this time, but I will definitely try to again next time!

Becky said...

Great card. The hop was lots of fun, enjoyed seeing all the creativity out there.
Thanks for all the work it took to organize it
mishona2 at yahoo dot com

Mindy :) said...

Great hopping!!
Loved the cute card!
Mindy O.

Cynthia said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful Blog Hop! I've seen so many wonderful cards to CASE - can't wait to start. I love OWH - Thanks for the outlet for my try at creativity.

shersl84bed said...

Very cool card! I thought this was a great blog hop, so many talented ladies with awesome ideas. It was a Long little booger too! LOL

ShersL84bed@aol.com

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great hop. I loved all the inspiration everyone had to share. This vest card is great. TFS.

Anonymous said...

whew!! that was quite a long hop, but what fun and inspiration! thanks for hosting it!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

AllisonG said...

It took me 2 days to complete the hop, but it was worth it! I had a notepad and pencil by my side to write down ideas, websites I wanted to visit that people mentioned and blogs I want to re-visit. Great experience as one who posted and one who hopped! Downside: I didn't make one card for OWH this weekend because all my free time was used hopping. :-( Don't worry - one more week and it's Spring Break, so I should be able to make lots of cards then.

CJ said...

I loved the hop and I am so happy I joined in this time. It was amazing to visit all the blog, these ladies do great work. I can't wait for the next hop to come around.

Thanks for all you do.

CJ

Anonymous said...

After going thru the full blog hop for the 1st time I'm worn out and amazed at the talent out there, Now i need to get budsy and make cards!
Thnak you,

DPP

ediehardy said...

Amazing card! The perfect ending to a perfect hop. I can't believe I made it all the way through, and I think I left comments on almost all of the terrific blogs!

Linda said...

Loved it! Thanks to everyone for their hard work!

Mindy said...

I can't beleive I found the end :) This has been a fantastic hop. I am very proud to have been a part of it ! Thank you for the opportunity .
Mindy

grandmalee said...

WOW! What a fabulous hop!!!! I can't believe how gorgeous everything was! Such creativity in all of the blogs. I was very impressed with all of the wonderful tutorials, too! Love that cool vest!
Thanks again to all of you behind the scenes and especially Yolanda for making this happen!

Cherie said...

I love the Bunny Hop! I got so many great ideas. It was a little overwhelming, though, being so long. Thanks again to Yolanda for doing such a wonderful job organizing everything and everyone!

Kathryn said...

Four hours of hopping done! I was impressed with the quality of cards from everyone. What a creative bunch OWH has assembled! Thanks to those who organized and posted for this bloghop. :) The index posted at the end will be a resource for some time, indeed.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful hop! I love that you do this- lots of different ideas and inspiration!
Thanks so much for organizing!

Nancy said...

Fantastic Hop! I found so many great sites to check back on.
Thanks to you all for your hard work and to all the Bloggers.

Amy said...

Whew... It took me two days, but I did it!! I thought there was a TON of inspiration out there -- Some VERY talented card-makers... I am amazed at how many cards some people can create at a time for a mailing... I'm gonna have to work on that!!

Thanks so much for the opportunity to hop with y'all!! I had fun and found some new friends to follow :)

Love this gardening vest card!! SO CUTE!!

Very thorough tutorial!! Thanks for spending all that time to prepare it!!

Yesterday, I would have said that seeing the first robin meant spring was here (saw one on Friday)... But then we got several inches of heavy, wet snow dumped on us today... :( poor robin... I wonder where those robins are sleeping right now -- sure hope they're warm!! Surely spring is not too far away though... :)

Thanks so much to everyone who generously shared their talent in the OWH Bunny Hop!!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

schuyler dog said...

I made it through all the blogs on the hop and it's only 12:15 AM on Sunday! I didn't have enough time to leave comments on most of them (although I did on a few and I saved a few for future reference). This was the best ever! Lots of fabulous cards and tons of inspiration. These folks are real artists. Thanks for all who participated, especially the organizers and card makers!! Love you guys! And big thanks to OWH for giving people the chance to honor our heroes.

schuyler dog said...

Sorry I forgot to mention how much I love this vest card. It's perfect for spring.

Pat said...

There has been so much inspiration that I need to get to creating! Thanks goes to everyone that has made cards for our troops!

Donna S said...

This vest card is great! Is the pattern on OWH site?
The blog was great but overwhelming! I have back issues and can't sit for that long. It took me almost two days to go through all of the sites and I didn't spend as much time as I wanted to at some of the sites. I also missed out on some of the blogcandy because the winner had already been selected by the time I got there. As a first time bloghop participant it was great to get connected with so many blogs.

Resa said...

the blog hop was wonderful. thank you for getting all these ladies together and inspiring me to get to work on spring/summer creations. Thanks again!!

GrammaR said...

Great hop. Thanks to all who posted their creations.

Jamie said...

Loved the hop. It took me 3 days to finish it :) I really like this card such a cute idea. TFS
http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/

Sherry H said...

Yay! It took me 2 1/2 days but I just made it here! What I love about a hop is that it gives us a chance to get to know and learn from each other better and get fresh ideas! Being an artist and crafter is often a solitary activity; a hop reminds us that we're not alone in working for such a great cause! Sandy, your gardening vest is the perfect cap to this giant hop (thanks Yolanda!). Your skill is amazing. See you on TV Thursday!!

Yolanda said...

Thanks for all you've inVESTed in our service people and their families by starting and maintaining OWH! Cute card too.

Jodi said...

I think your Vest is neat. I love the whole Vest, but I really like the watercan. IT's nice to be able to look at all these cards that the Ladies make. you can get some really good idea. still looking at the Bunnyhop.
Jodi

Cut n Paste said...

What a cute vest! Boy there were a LOT of awesome cards/ideas on this hop! Great job!

Judy Rozema said...

ADORABLE vest! Loved hopping and also being a participant! Thanks for inspiring us to create for those that keep us safe!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Wonderful vest card, very cute!

I really enjoyed the hop and finally finished on Tuesday morning! Whew, that was allot of great talent! Thank you for hosting and look forward to the next one!

circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

Marsha said...

That was one long hop ! But fun. Thanks to all the participants.
Love the vest card on this blog post - so clever.

Patricia H said...

Ta-da! I wasn't home much over the weekend so I just now finished the hop. Whew! It was great seeing what other crafters are making.

I think the vest card is super cool! I rarely think to make shaped cards.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

It took me 5 days but I looked at each and every card and am amazed at the talented folks who support OWH! Thanks for such a fun hop and I'm looking forward to the next!!

Cheryl said...

Thank you for the blog candy! I was so excited to get the snail mail today!