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Saturday, October 1, 2011

OWH Christmas Hop





Welcome to my stop on the OWH Christmas Blog Hop. This Christmas will be a time for us to celebrate with my entire family. Last year, my husband was in Afghanistan. While it was great to get an OWH card from him, it will be even better to have him beside me as we celebrate with our children.

All stamps and inks are from CTMH. I found the pleated ribbon at Hobby Lobby on sale, so naturally, I bought it in three different colors. I used a line of Liquid Glass to attache the red ribbon on top. I used a gold gell pen to color the ornament "wires".

Just because we can't use glitter doesn't mean we can't get a little bling. These little pearls are perfect accents. If they are attached well enough, they will survive the long trip from oversees. On the other hand, if they don't survive, it's not a drastic loss. The shiny ribbon provides plenty of shimmer.

Remember that all Christmas cards are due to your OWH shipper by October 31.
Until next time,
Becca

33 comments:

  1. Becca, what a lovely card. I don't know if you remember that I contacted you a long time ago about my husband becoming an army chaplain. Well, he is being commissioned on Monday as a Navy Chaplain. We're so excited to see what God has for us with this new ministry. Thanks so much for answering questions for us long ago!

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  2. Love this design and that yummy ribbon! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. So glad you will be able to celebrate Christmas as a family. And those ornaments are gorgeous!

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  4. You did a great job of bling without the glitter! Very nice card.

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  5. love the pleated ribbon. Next time I'm close to a Hobby Lobby I'll be looking for some! TFS

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  6. The ornaments are very cute!

    Lauren, Paper Love
    readysetlove@me.com
    www.readysetlove.me

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  7. Love the baubles :) Thank you for sharing :)

    Manda :)
    ajsarts at gmail dot com
    http://www.ajsartsanddesigns.com
    http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  8. A very elegant look...shimmery ribbon,swirly ornaments with pearls...love that look! God bless your family as you celebrate this holiday season together.

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  9. Beautiful card. Thanks for describing how you made it. Aren't sales wonderful? Thanks for sharing with OWH! And I'm glad your dh is home safe and sound this year. Thank him for me for serving.

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  10. OOh, love the ribbon! It's perfect with those ornaments. So glad your family will all be together this holiday season. :)

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  11. Very pretty! Love the layout with lots of white space and you got your sparkle on without glitter, well done!

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  12. Beautiful textures and dimension with the ribbons and gold threads - Thank you to you and your husband for your service!

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  13. beautiful - so glad you husband will be home with you this year - I have that ribbon in brown - thanks for reminding me.

    Barb Housner

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  14. Nice touch using the pearl accents. :)

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  15. What beautiful details you put into your card, very lovely! Congratulations, I know your Christmas will be blessed!

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  16. baubles on a card never go out of style

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  17. These ornaments are perfect and I love the shimmer of the ribbon and the pearls! Lovely!

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  18. Love your shimmery pleated ribbon with the thin red ribbon in the middle! Thank you, your family and esp. your husband for your service to our country. Thank you for supporting OWH and all of our Heroes!
    R/

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  19. This is so pretty -- the pleated ribbon, the gold cord, the scattered pearls. Great job!

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  20. Great card - the pearls bring the ornaments to life, :)

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  21. Gorgeous card-TFS! I love the card, info, and most of all, the service of you and your family--big thanks!!

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  22. Beautiful caard. Thank you for sharing it and thank you to you and your family for you service!

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  23. Love the ornaments with the pearls. Super nice touch! TFS!!!

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  24. Terrific design with the hanging ornaments and such great advice about adding bling without using glitter. The ruffled white ribbon is lovely too. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

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  25. Lovely card! I love the ruffles.

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  26. Pretty card- love the ornaments and the ruffles are a great embellishment too. Great Blog Hop!

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  27. Just lovely! I like how you pleated your ribbon, that's a really nice detail.

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  28. Hi Becca! I was happy to see you signed up for the hop because you make such beautiful cards! I love love the pleated ribbon on your elegant card!

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  29. The pleated ribbon is a great touch on your lovely card. I like the look of hanging ornaments on Christmas cards and yours are really beautiful. Glad your husband will be home with you and the children this Christmas.

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