Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Operation Write Home and Perfect Paper Crafting Blog Skip

Today I have the honor of participating in a very special blog hop.   As you may have know, I am a Brand Ambassador for Perfect Paper Crafting and today we have team up with Operation Write Home to help them celebrate their birthday.    

If you are not familiar with Operation Write Home, here's a little bit about who they are and why I am so honored to be participating in today's hop to support them and their cause:

This merry band of thousands of cardmakers is made up of Americans – and citizens of other nations too – who care about our military, and want to support them through creativity and encouragement. Many thousands of crafters of all ages and levels of experience have participated since 2007!
Care packages filled with hundreds of handmade cards are sent to our contacts, restocking every 6-8 weeks, and are sent in time for the long journey back home to loved ones. Each box is packed with great care, alternating styles, colors, and cardmakers from all over the USA, creating “eye candy” for heroes who see only khaki around them. The topper on each box is a plastic bag filled with 20-30 letters from adults and children across the country, letters handed out especially to those in need of a positive word from the homefront.
Boxes are shipped through every week of the year, so join us anytime in sending your beautiful creations to help our heroes keep in touch with home!
If you would like to participate and support our troops and their families by making a card or two or more, be sure to check out the OWH guidelines HERE. 

I used the OWH Sketch #21 to show off what you can do with your Perfect Paper Crafting Perfect Layers tool.  Look at all those perfectly layered panels!  The Perfect Layers tool makes it so easy to do!  I also used the Perfect Ruler to help me place the panel and equal distance from one another.  Be sure to use the code Kim5% to get 5% off your order! 


Here's close up of my coloring.  I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.  I used a white gel pen to add freckles to her cheeks.  


Here is the sketch I used.  You can find a list of all of the OWH sketches here.  

Sketch Challenge #21



Your next stop on the hop is Paula's Blog
If you happened to start here, head back to the beginning of the hop HERE so you don't miss any crafty inspiration! There will be a $50 gift certificate from Perfect Paper Crafting for one lucky person who leaves a comment on all the blogs.



54 comments:

  1. What an absolutely darling card, Kim! Love all the contrast in colors of the papers, everything makes that image just pop. Thanks for joining OWH in the hop!

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  2. Great card with a very sweet little girl. Love the chalkboard touch.

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  3. Kim, she is simply adorable! Love the image, and the sketch you chose! And of course, you've colored her beautifully. The nice straight edges are the perfect finishing touch!!! Fun skipping with you today!

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  4. Love the chalkboard touch. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Sweet card, love how you used the lay out too! ~Diane

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  6. Very sweet card! I like the paisley paper. And the layers really make her stand out. Very nice job.

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  7. Such a cute little girlie! Thanks for sharing your PPC tools with us and for joining us on the OWH skip! You're awesome!

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  8. That image is so darling especially the freckles :) love them. Thanks for tip about using the ruler to like up the panels on the card...that is so hard to do for me, just another reason why I have to get one. Thank you for sharing your talent and supporting OWH.

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  9. Such a cute card. Really love the variety of papers used in the squares, similiar in tone but different in print so to create interest. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. I've always liked this sketch but the papers that you used and the black layers really make this one fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Great sketch choice to show off how those layers work. Lovely coloring.

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  12. Great sketch choice to show off how those layers work. Lovely coloring.

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  13. What a wonderful card! Love your colouring and all the sections with layering! I like that "Copics I used" Donkey image...where did you get that coz I want it...is it yours? ;0)

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  14. Oh, how darling is this card!? I love her with her little sign! Thanks so much for participating in our skip today and for your support of Operation Write Home!

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  15. That is an adorable image! Love your coloring! Great card!

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  16. Love that sketch! You did a great job on your coloring! :)

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  17. Your coloring is awesome and I love the blues!

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  18. How cute! I just got 2 MFT stamp sets and this is one of them, so of course I'm gonna like it, and I'm going to try & copy how you did the blackboard. It looks great.

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  19. A beautifully colored image placed on a perfect setting! Love it!

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  20. Your coloring is amazing!! Thank you for sharing!

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  21. MFT has the sweetest images and your coloring is terrific! What a good choice of sketches too. Boy, the extra layers make a huge difference and add so much wonderful detail. Nice work! Thanks for supporting OWH and joining in today's skip!

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  22. Awesome coloring! I love to color, still practicing with my copic markers Happy to have been among all the talent in this hop.

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  23. I love everything about this card. It's perfect

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  24. any little girl would love this card!

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  25. What a sweet card. Love that you used the Perfect Layers for all those squares and mats. Your colors of that cute PI image is fabulous.

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  26. I like you you put the image on top of the squares. From Laura Pervier since it'll show up as "unknown".

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  27. Cute. Love the little girl and your layering.
    isoscia@aol.com

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  28. As always, your coloring rocks and I love your layout!

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  29. Love the layered pieces--the more I see of these the more I am telling myself I just have to have those tools!!! what a sweet little girl on this card!

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  30. This is adorable--I like the sketch, layers and your coloring.

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  31. Like your choice of sketch to highlight the perfect layering tool. Great card love your coloring. Have not tried that yet.Like your embossed sentiment too. Thanks

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  32. Sweet, sweet coloring!! Thanks so much for your support of OWH. You picked a great sketch to show off your image and of course, all those yummy layers!
    R/

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  33. Great job, love the layering, colors and your coloring. thanks for your support.

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  34. Darling image. I enjoyed her freckles too. Great job on the card , (love those layers)

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  35. She is adorable.. love the color choices :)

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  36. Your papersgo so well with the adorable image.

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  37. What a sweet card! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Lovely card! such a sweet image, and the papers are cute, too

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  39. Wonderful card, super sentiment, love the simplicity! The little girl is adorable.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Lyn

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  40. Really like this:
    the colors, the patterns, the coloring & the sentiment!

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  41. The little girl is really sweet, I love her little heart cheeks. All of your cards are awesome. Thanks for sharing

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  42. Enjoyed your card. Love how you colored the image and the sketch you used. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. I love your coloring. The shading is nice!

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  44. I WANT that paisley paper!!! The embossing adds a great element to your beautiful coloring!

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  45. great share doing the blog skip~ thanks for supporting the armed forced, my husband and son are deployed to Afghanistan and Daughter in AF to Korea, WHEN THEY GET MAIL THEY ALL LIGHT UP, just knowing they are not forgotten and appreciated. SO THANK YOU ~ Hugs Larelle-Susanne

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  46. great share doing the blog skip~ thanks for supporting the armed forced, my husband and son are deployed to Afghanistan and Daughter in AF to Korea, WHEN THEY GET MAIL THEY ALL LIGHT UP, just knowing they are not forgotten and appreciated. SO THANK YOU ~ Hugs Larelle-Susanne

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  47. great share doing the blog skip~ thanks for supporting the armed forced, my husband and son are deployed to Afghanistan and Daughter in AF to Korea, WHEN THEY GET MAIL THEY ALL LIGHT UP, just knowing they are not forgotten and appreciated. SO THANK YOU ~ Hugs Larelle-Susanne

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