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Saturday, March 5, 2011

I got the Bunny!

No - I do - the real one!! So I didn't make a bunny card for the hop.

(this is MacMiller, my rescue, getting caught using the Vagabond. Oh my!)


I'm so glad you are here! You should be coming here from Jennifer's blog, The Sparkle Within. Are you lost? Just dropped by? We're having a wonderful hop for Operation Write Home, a non-profit group that sends homemade cards to soldiers so they can use them to write home. Want to start at the beginning? Click here, or on the icon up to the left! You don't want to miss out - tons of eye candy, some blog candy, challenges, tutorials - get inspired!

I have a little challenge for you. If you create 2 new cards for soldiers - that's all, just 2 - and put them on the internet (your blog, Facebook, Flickr, wherever there's public access) then link them back here, you can be entered in a drawing for this prize package. You'll have until 10 p.m. CST, Monday, March 7th to post a link to your work, here, to be eligible for the drawing.

(Play along and you could win this!)

Here is my little bit of inspiration for you:

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This is a clean and simple (CAS) card design set with hand watercolored flowers, embossed nestabilities dies, and extra pages on the inside for sending thoughts toward home. Some have sentiments, some don't, but they are all spring themed. I used Gina K Designs paper and stamp sets for these cards. Please read the OWH blog for guidelines for sending multiples of a design.

The deadline for you to get your Easter cards to our shippers is March 18th! 


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I made all three of these cards using a Gina K Designs stamp set, and of course, her Pure Luxury cardstock. I embossed the images in gold, and colored them using Neocolor II watersoluble wax pastels. Please read the OWH blog for guidelines for sending multiples of a designThese cards say All My Love, and are perfect for Mother's day and more.

The deadline for you to get your Mother's Day cards to OWH for shipment is March 31st.

I love browsing through the Operation Write Home website. There's so much information there, and it's very easy to come away inspired. My favorite post, hands down, is the description of the average soldier making use of our cards. Check it out (bookmark it for later!) then head over to:


Thanks for hopping along with us!! ~ky






43 comments:

  1. All beautiful cards, love your bunny (the real one)!

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  2. Gorgeous coloring on these! Enjoy the hop.

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  3. love the CAS cards
    thanks for sharing them with us on the hop!

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  4. I love your cards- simple and beautiful. Thanks for hopping.

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  5. I had a hard time moving past the cute bunny picture!! Beautiful spring cards! Thanks for sharing your talent! (and bunnies!)

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  6. TYFS your creations and participating in the OWH Blog Hop. :o)

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  7. Your cards are lovely -and your bunny made me SMILE!
    Happy hopping!

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  8. Thank you for taking time and using your creative talents to bless OperationWriteHome. and thank you for linking the post about the average soldier using our cards... It always touch my heart. :)

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  9. Thanks for sharing your cards and the bunnys are adorable. This hop is fun!

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  10. So pretty! Clean and simple never looked so nice!

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  11. Love your bunny! He is better than a bunny card any day! Great cards! Glad sto stop here on the Hop! -Amanda (#61)

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  12. Your bunny is so cute and your cards are beautiful! TFS!

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  13. I adore your creative style - and your REAL bunny!!

    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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  14. oooooo, love that gold embossing--looks like a detail from a cloisonne vase! Just lovely, Ky. . . .

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  15. They are simply beautiful. The embossing is just so special and the paper is more than fine

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  16. Oh, my gracious! That bunny is ADORABLE! And your watercoloring is flawless!

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  17. Awwwwwwwww!!!! That bunny is adorable, and your cards are gorgeous!!!

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

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  19. Beautiful cards, the bunnies are adorable too. Thanks for sharing their cuteness.
    cstephenson@q.com

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  20. Love those one layer cards - wonderful!

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  21. I love your cards - those "simple" ones with the watercolors are breathtaking.
    I have made about 50 cards so far, with the hope of doing about 30 more to send off next week.
    my blog is too private to link to, so I guess I will try to put them on flikr or something and come back with a link....

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  22. I'm so jealous that you and your bunny have a Vagabond. I made two bunny cards for OWH yesterday. The picture shows only one but you know how bunnies multiply. ;)
    http://wegrowbyourdreams.blogspot.com/2011/03/welcome-to-bunny-hop.html

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  23. Looks like your other bunny has been on your scrapping table too. I see blue ink on his back paw...lol. How cute! I'll be back with my submissions later :-) Please come by my blog for a chance to win a free stamp set.

    Carol
    scrappinheaven at yahoo.com

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  24. 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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  25. LOL! I never thought of taking a pic of my bunny 'Sugar" and putting him up!
    Love the colors!

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

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  26. I think I will play along with your challenge...If I remeber it LOL

    Mindy

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  27. First, gotta tell you, I collect bunnies! Loved the cards - those watercolored flowers are a treat for the eyes - Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp! I've a shoebox full getting ready to ship to OWH!
    - sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

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  28. I was working on a couple of Mother's Day cards for OWH when I decided to take a few minutes to "try" to finish the blog hop....and came here! Woo hoo, gonna take me some pix and try to win your awesome blog candy! Anyhow, I want to THANK you for validating my fave style - clean and simple! I didn't even know it had a name (CAS) or a following until this blog hop! LOVE your cards, thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. Beautiful cards and adorable bunny!

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  30. Love the bunny photos! My son insisted that we show them to our bunny, Duster, who is a French Angora. He wasn't as impressed as we were. Anyway, here's a link to some cards I made yesterday after looking at the blogs. I have more blog hopping and more card making to do today. http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10150155141943824&set=o.144767211408&theater

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  31. thanks for sharing the link to the average soldier on OWH. I hadn't read that in a while and it brought a tear to my eye as it always does

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  32. That bunny is the cutest. I just love all your cards. Thanks for the inspiration. I'll try and get a couple of cards linked up.

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  33. What a beautiful bunny and a super giveaway!! I'm gonna go make another card for OWH (I have one posted already for the hop -- which is going to them, but I'm gonna make another for your challenge -- and hopefully many more before the deadline!!)...

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

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  34. Love the cards. Your use of nestabilities makes me want them even more!

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  35. Beautiful cards, I love the gold embossing on the second one.

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  36. Wow, your cards are beautiful!!! And would you look at that bunny, he is simply oozing with sweetness!!!!!!!

    Linda

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  37. Love all your cards...very pretty! And the bunny is too too cute ! :)

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  38. I'm jealous. MacMiller uses a Vagabond. I can only dream.

    Love your cards. Florals always catch my eye.

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  39. What gorgeous cards! Your CAS aren't so simple when you consider the stunning watercolor painting. Love the embossing, too! I love the Gina K stamps and how you showcased them! I've never used wax pastels, but you definately did a gorgeous job with this medium! You should definately make Gina very proud with your fabulous work! I'm so impressed with all of your work! Thanks for supporting OWH!

    Love your welcome bunny! Thanks so much for taking in rescues...especially bunnies! My daughter used to raise & show them, so I was impressed that you have a Cinnamon & an American Sable. You don't see too many of those on the show tables. I see that they are very loved!

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  40. These are beautiful cards. I really like the daisy one.

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  41. Woo-hoo! I got my cards linked for your challenge with a whopping 42 minutes to spare! :D Thanks for giving me an extra incentive to get them made for OWH.

    Your cards in the first photo are gorgeous! I love their elegant simplicity. The extra pages inside the card is a fantastic idea! The cards in the second photo are beautifully colored, and I really like the loopy bows.

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Welcome to the Bunny Nest! I host rescued animals in a small in-home setting. Currently, I host 3 bunnies and 2 kitties. These animals will be socialized and housed for the entirety of their lives in my home. They inspire my crafts, and I use any proceeds to pay for their needs. Thanks for visiting!