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Saturday, May 25, 2013

OWH Memorial Blog Hop


We want to remember what this weekend is actually about – REMEMBERING. We honor the memory of those who have given their very lives in service to their country…and families, our hearts are with you as you go through the pain of remembrance once again. Your sacrifices have not been made in vain; our land stands strong and free because of all who have defended her.
 I used OWH sketch #169 from here.  I used papers from the 6 x 6 pad called MME Dolled Up.  The circle was cut from a background paper I made from scraps.  I used a Stampin' Up stamp for the sentiment, Hero Arts black ink, and a My Favorite Things die for the scallops. I added 3 small buttons for the rule of odds.
I used the negative part of the background to make this other Thank You card. The Thank you is from a Hero Arts stamp set that I love because of the large sentiments in it. The ribbon is May Arts wrinkle ribbon and I used a Hero Arts Shadow ink.

162 comments:

  1. Very clever idea to use the positive and the negative of your "scrap" paper. The 3 buttons are a great addition. The circle really shows up against the barnboard background. Philippians 4:13 is one my favorites, too. We need His strength. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Oh how pretty!! I like the circle and I love the paper combination you used.

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  3. Great idea. Both cards are very pretty. Wonderful use of scraps.

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  4. Love the idea of using the circles against the stripes:) The button clusters are a nice touch.

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  5. That's a great way to use scraps, and I like the buttons, too.

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  6. very cute i love that circle wit all DP and the color combinations used.
    Great Job!

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  7. I love both of your cards.

    And what a wonderful use of your scrap stash.

    hugs,
    M.E.

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  8. Beth, I love them both! Great background from your scraps! I love that you also used the negative!

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  9. Hi Beth,
    Your reminder about REMEMBERING is so true! Thank you so much for your beautiful cards (I love circles!)!
    Blessings,
    Antoinette

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  10. Two great cards. I always enjoy seeing people being creative with scraps.

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  11. I really like the rustic look of the first card. Thanks Beth for sharing! (Amy. A #118)

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  12. Two beautiful cards. The first is my favorite, but to use the negative paper was so clever. Great way to use scraps.

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  13. What a great idea using scraps to make the striped paper. Thanks for sharing and supporting the OWH blog hop.

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  14. ^^^^As mentioned--great way to use the postive and negative items of the die. In the top card I like how the DP matches in not only color but in "age"--shows attention to detail.

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  15. I really like how the negative and positive spaces were used. the first on with the circle reminds me of a hoop for sewing or embroidery.

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  16. Love the combination of patterned papers! Great use of negatives-thanks for sharing :)

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  17. Great Cards!
    Love the wood background; it really pops the circle you made. Also love your use of the leftover paper for the second card. The large "Thank You" emphasizes the sentiment.

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  18. Love how thrifty you were with the paper piecing...getting two cards out of one technique is genius and something I really should try to do more of. The scrap wrangler must be very proud of you today.

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  19. Very nice ideas here! God Bless our Heroes and their families, may they stay strong and see each other soon, safe and HOME.

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  20. Gorgeous circles combined with the perfect colors and patterns of the scraps. Will copy your idea!

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  21. Great use of scraps.... how did you cut them so evenly.... nice job... great idea

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  22. Way to go on using scraps! thanks for the idea.

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  23. The circle on the the first card reminds me of years ago when putting a small quilt top piece in an wooden embroidery hoop was all the thing to do! I have recently started doing this scrap paper background technique and love the different looks you can come up with! Absolutely love these cards!

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  24. Great use for scraps! Pretty cards! Love the bg papers

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  25. Great cards. Very clever to use scraps for your patterned paper.

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  26. Wow! Both are stunning cards! And ways to use up those itty bitty scraps are always nice.

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  27. love the buttons on the large circle, repeating the shape and your weathered wood background paper is great!

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  28. Way to recycle!! And they're both beautiful!!

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  29. Love using up the scraps of my papers and you've done such a wonderful job making it look great - certainly would never think it was made from scraps.

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  30. Beth, both are stunning! I love the papers on the 1st and the scrap usage.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  31. I have looked at this sketch before and passed on by because I could not figure out what to do with the big circle. I'm not good at coloring so large images are out. You have shown me the perfect solution and I am so thankful for that! I love the papers you used!

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  32. Love the scrappy paper you made!

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  33. I never think to use the negative parts but how could you not when it's as pretty as yours? Amazing use of scraps and I love those little buttons.

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  34. Absolutely stunning cards-- love how you showed us the use of positive and a negative-- best negative thing I've seen in weeks :) hehe! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  35. These are neat cards and a great idea for scraps. TFS.

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  36. Love the positive/negative versions - so different and lovely and a great way to use the paper!!

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  37. What a great way to get two cards out of one scrappy background! The colors and textures you chose are so rich. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Positive and Negative...two for one! Great card to use up all those scraps we always end up with.
    Thanks for supporting OWH and our Heroes
    R/

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  39. Very nice - i love finding ways to use my scraps - now you have provided one more idea for me - gathering many today - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

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  40. The circle made with strips is a stunning centerpiece..I like the way it draws the eye. I also like the three buttons nested together. Both cards are very vibrant. Thank you for sharing. OWH is such a great program...thank you for supporting the cause.

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  41. Wow! They are both beautiful. Love that you made too cards out of scraps.

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  42. Love the paper pieced pattern, so lovely. Reminds me of a beautiful Amish quilt I saw in Lancaster, Pa.

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  43. Interesting cards, like the circles......

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  44. I love the sketch you used and you did a great job with it. That paper is great! I especially love the wood-grained background! TFS!

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  45. So very clever - great way to use all of the paper, instead of getting more scraps! TFS!

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  46. Great cards! Love how you used the negative.

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  47. Very nice card. Gives a cozy, country feel for me. Thanks

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  48. Great cards - I especially love the 1st card with the circle offset and that yummy wood grain background paper. I just love rustic. TFS!

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  49. Super wonderful cards. I love how you used the positive and negative and used them in cards. Very lovely and colorful and beautifully done.

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  50. Your two cards are very creative. Love the colors and details. Very nicely done.

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  51. I love the background paper you created!
    I'm also impressed by the creative way you made a second card using the negative space! Great job!!

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  52. Great way to get two card at once. Also I really liked what you said about remembering all whom have walked that walk for us and those that are still walking it. :0)

    reflections:0)

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  53. What a clever way to use up scraps...and to use both the positive and negative to get the most use out of all that gluing! I'm really impressed with how you managed to keep both cards from being overpowered by the pattern. Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop!

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  54. Beautiful, beautiful! I love the colors you used and most of all the tiny strips of paper!
    Beth F. OWH #114

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  55. love what you did with your papers .... what a great idea for using scraps ...

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  56. Two beautiful cards. I love cards with circles on them. What a great way to use up all those little scraps of paper that we manage to keep.
    The colors and patterns you chose are great.

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  57. Wow - beautiful cards and so clever to use the negative from the first to create the second card. (making note to self) I think your blog design is ADORABLE. Love those bunnies! Thank you for sharing your talent with us today! ~ Marilyn

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  58. Great cards. Love how you used scraps to make the background and cut the circle from. Great use of the positive and negative cuts for both cards. TFS

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  59. The strips of paper on the circle are very effective and create a stunning effect. Great card that anyone would be thrilled to receive.

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  60. Perfect use of "scrap" papers. Love the wooden paper too.

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  61. What wonderful cards! So creative! Have a great weekend! And thanks for supporting OWL.

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  62. Beautiful card, Beth, love the design you used and that paper is fabulous! Love your cheerful blog as well. Have a wonderful weekend.TFS! #133

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  63. The first is my favorite, because it really shows off the scraps. The focal on the second is great, but the size kind of takes away from all of the beauty underneath. Thank you for sharing. Love them both.

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    1. the focal point on the second card is that big because I cut the circle from the first card out of the paper used for the background.

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  64. The top card looks like the buttons are sitting on a flower box. Love the wood background and scallop.

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  65. Love, love, love the clever paper strips!! Inspiring and simply beautiful cards!

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  66. Perfect way to use scraps. I love both the circle and background. I can't wait to get to my scraps so I can copy this one!

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  67. Way to use up those little strips of dsp! I love how you put both of these cards together by using them! NJ!

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  68. Why haven't I ever thought of using my scraps like this? Awesome cards!

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  69. These are two fabulous cards! Thanks for a great way to use scraps. :)

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  70. LOVE the background paper! Great card! The buttons are cute! TFS!

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  71. I really love the first card. I like the way you contained the scraps in the circle. Think I will give this a try!

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  72. oh my! great way to use up thin strips of left over dp!

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  73. Wowza, this is one fabulous card! Love your use of scraps! Can I send you all of mine?!!!

    Linda

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  74. i really love how you used your scraps. Fanatic projecs.

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  75. Two great cards Beth. Great idea to share them both to show how we can get more from our supplies if we are just a little be creative. TFS!

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  76. The first card is just uhMAZING! I love featuring all that paper that way - against the "fence" paper it looks like a scene with a wheel against a barn wall. I know, I'm sleepy, but that's what I thought of! :)
    Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

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  77. the 1st one brought memories of sitting outside with my great grandmother while she hand quilted her quilts. Just lovely, and thanks for the memory.

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  78. I love both of these...and I just realized I have this 6x6 paper pad, so thank you for the inspiration too! Great pattern combos!

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  79. Fabulous cards - love how you've used scraps and then used "scraps" again by using both the positive and the negative piece! Perfect!

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  80. Love how you created 2 different cards my cutting the negative and the positive of the image. And using your scraps for the background is a fantastic idea!

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  81. I see a trend now with the stripes going in a slant. I like it. I love May Arts ribbon. They sure have great quality ribbon and awesome colors. SU is another fave of mine. I love the scallop and I love the black circle around the white . The black really makes it pop. Thank you for sharing.

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  82. Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  83. Nice! I love the scraps use-up and that you used the negative--most people would probably throw the 'opposite' piece away!! Cool!

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  84. What a great use for scraps. I usually throw away those little strips. Not anymore.

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  85. My favorite part of your cards is the patterned paper you made. Beautiful!

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  86. Such a great way to use scraps, thanks for great ideas.
    shanasewing@yahoo.com

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  87. Fantastic use of scraps and I love how you used the positive and negative cuts!

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  88. Pretty cards, I love the patterned papers.

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  89. I like of how you used your scraps. I'm always looking for ways to used up all of my scraps.

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  90. Love the background paper you made what a great way to use up scraps.

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  91. What a wonderful way to use up bits of paper and I love that you didn't waste a thing! So clever to use the negative space as well! Fabulous card!

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  92. Fabulous way to create your own pretty pattern paper. Way to go on using the beautiful negative to create a second card! and I agree about loving the big sentiment!

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  93. Love your use of scraps and both the positive and negative. Way to stretch the paper dollars!

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  94. Your use of the scrappy background technique in both of these is just terrific! I will have to try using thinner strips the next time I do some because I love the look of these. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  95. Never thought of using scraps and then cutting a shape. Great cards. Thank you. Charlsie

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  96. I really like it when people find ways to make use of every bit of their supplies at hand. Making your own background paper was another great touch, something that could certainly be done with scraps. Thanks for supporting OWH and participating in the hop.

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  97. I really love that circular element in your cards and you did a great job with the sketch!

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  98. Love the use of scraps. Two great cards.

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  99. Great cards! Love the idea of using paper strips or washi tape to fill in a shape.

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  100. I love this way to use up scraps and especially how you managed to use both the negative and positive to get even more use out of them. Beautiful, creative cards - great colors!

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  101. Love the background! I am always looking for ways to use my scrap papers and this might just be something I should try. Beautiful job!

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  102. Great use of scraps on the circle...nice effect.

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  103. I love using my scraps for diagonal patterns and yours is Superb!!!! Really nice cards!
    Penny Ward #16 in the Hop

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  104. Great cards, I love them both :)
    Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda :)
    www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  105. Who knew that all those different scraps could create such a beautiful effect! I love that you used the negative for another card. Great ideas that I am certainly going to use in the future. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  106. love the card-great use of sketch

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  107. thanks for sharing your card, I always like to see ideas for using up scraps of paper and ribbon.
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  108. Excellent second card using the negative of the first one!

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  109. Clever you to use your scraps to make a background. Love the positive and negative cuts.

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  110. I really like them both, but my favorite is the fence one; I think it's really going to bring a warm touch of home to some lucky recipient! Thanks for being part of the OWH family!!

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  111. This is a smart idea. I have filled a note card with scrap pieces before but never thought to use a shape to do it. Thanks for the idea!

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  112. This combination of paper scraps is very creative. The simple worn wood paper makes a nice background for your beautifully colored paper scraps.

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  113. Nice paper combinations on both.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  114. Beautiful cards Beth! Fantastic designs and I your papers... so bright and cheerful!

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  115. What a great use of papers. The paper-aholic in me saves scraps so this would be a great project for me so thanks for the inspiration. Thanks too for supporting OWH.

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  116. These cards reminds me of homemade quilts and nothing is more comforting than a good warm handmade quilt. Thanks for sharing and participating in the wonderful organization OWH

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  117. Great idea 2 cards from one set of papers. Great way to use up scraps.
    Beautiful job.

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  118. I wish I'd thought of using scraps to make striped paper, thanks for sharing that tip! I just did a journal page about how I save all the scraps and I need to use them up -- serendipity to see your cards today! Love the two-fer aspect, too!

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  119. Great use of patterned papers. Also love that you used the cutout circle from one card for the other card. tfs

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  120. Fabulous cards! Great use of scraps! and nice you are able to use both parts! TFS!

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  121. Great card, loved how you used the smaller paper pads. I will be using some of my 6 x 6 paper with your designs. Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  122. What a great card! It's the perfect design for the sketch... wonderful!

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  123. TFS and supporting OWH. Great use of scraps for your backgrounds here. I always forget to do that.

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  124. Great way to conserve paper. Love both cards. I'm a big circle fan.
    April

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  125. LOVE the way you used your scraps!!I must remember to do this!!

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  126. Gorgeous cards! You did an amazing job putting the scraps together to create the lovely designs! TFS!

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  127. Love your scrap cards! Nice idea to use the negative cut for your second card. Thanks for your support of OWH.

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  128. love how you used the leftover piece for the second card! I feel so thrifty and efficient when I do that!

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  129. I really like that u took the positive and negative and made two cards! No waste! :) Thank u for sharing such beautiful cards and participating in OWH! Your first card keeps me staring at it. The pattern and colors on the circle are so lovely!

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  130. You have made two great cards using this sketch - I love the pieced circle!!

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  131. Enjoyed how you got two cards out of one scrappy background. Thanks for sharing.

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  132. What a great idea for pattern paper. Thanks for inspiring and sharing.

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  133. Love your use of scraps--in both positive and negative forms! I hope you don't mind but I'm pinning your cards onto one of my pinterest boards: http://pinterest.com/njstampingqueen/cards-made-with-scraps/
    thanks for the inspiration and for remembering our heroes! Happy Memorial Day weekend!
    :) Marie (OWH #119)

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  134. I love that you made two cards from one piece of your homemade background papers ! Thanks for the inspiration and making cards for our heroes !

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  135. Great use of beautiful paper. Makes me ashamed of the negative image paper I wasted and I could have used as creatively as you.

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  136. Great cards and love the paper you used.

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  137. Fabulous that you made 2 cards from one background paper. The papers are beautiful.
    Thanks for making cards for OWH!

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  138. Love that you used the negative to make a second card. They both look great.

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  139. Love your cards!!! CAS. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  140. Way to be thrifty...Totally love the first card...a homespun feel to it! Gotta love scrappy cards!

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  141. Your cards are great. The pos. and neg. idea. Ann O.

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  142. Wonderful cards. I love the first one and the country feel to it. Thanks for joining in on the hop.

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  143. I love all the patterned paper you used in your circle! Great inspirational card! Thanks for sharing for this amazing cause!

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  144. I really like the positive/negative style to these cards. I think the positive was my favorite. I really liked that used lots of different strips of paper and colors.

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  145. Very, very cool way to use up that paper! I really like the tones of your papers! :)

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  146. Love the use of the circles and the buttons in your card designs.
    I know it might be past the weekend here in the UK, but I wanted to support a good cause.
    "Like the ivy and the wall, together we stand, united we fall".

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  147. Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  148. Sweet cards! :) Glad to see another button lover, lol! :) Thanks for sharing.

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  149. I love the circle cut out of scrap pieces. I love doing things with the scrap pieces. The step further, making a positive and negative from the circle is inspired. Thank you for sharing.
    Lyn

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  150. Beautiful cards Beth! Love the round with pretty papers.

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  151. I love these cards. I love the use of scrap pieces.

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  152. Great use of scraps! I love the warm and homey feel of both of these cards!

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  153. Well done with the positive/negative thingy! Put that on my list of things to try!

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