Saturday, May 25, 2013

Memorial Day 2013


God Bless Our Heroes and Their Families


Happy Memorial Day!



The sentiments stamps are from Waltzingmouse Stamps Join Us
The flag is Stampers Best : Grunge Stars & Stripes

The stars are from Verve Stamps Starry Die the sentiment 
stamps are from Waltzingmouse Join Us
                       Stitched Mats: Rectangles 
                    
Keeping it short today!
Thank you so much for stopping by ! 

205 comments:

  1. Marybeth these are both fabulous...
    I love that stars and stripes...
    with the grunged stripes and negative stars...
    perfect!
    Love them both!

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  2. Wonderful stars and stripes! I love how you positioned your stars on the flag and used the sequins. Both are fantastic cards.

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  3. Very pretty, I always love stars and stripe cards and yours is awesome. I like your little accent pieces.

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  4. These are really beautiful. Love that flag stamp. Always like red, white,and blue. I have that die cut so I'm saving your cards to CASE later.

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  5. I am always looking for a card that can be used for males and these are perfect. They have a very classic look to them.

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  6. awesome! love the flag with the stars and sequins!

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  7. These are awesome cards! I love that distressed flag. Like a LOT.

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  8. awesome cards! love the sequins!! and those stars are adorable.
    Great Job!

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  9. Love the stars. Also it reminds me to try sequins, flatter for mailing. Thanks for you card!

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  10. Both of your cards are awesome. I love your use of the negative space.

    hugs,
    M.E.

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  11. Great cards! I love the added stars and sequence to the stamp and the negative stars and piercing are fabulous on the second card.

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  12. Both of your cards are great. The way you did the negative stars is wonderful.

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  13. Marybeth,
    OH how I love your cards! Your use of buttons is just BRILLIANT! BEAUTIFUL!
    Blessings,
    Antoinette

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  14. Such Striking cards! I love the variations in the designs and the color choice is always a winner! Tfs. (Amy A. #118)

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  15. I am a sucker for just aobut anything RWB--absolutely love the Verve starry die set--that's going on the wish list. Thanks for creating and sharing these--love them.

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  16. Two great cards! I love the flag stamp and how you cut out the stars. Love the flow of the stars on the 2nd card. Beautiful work on both.

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  17. Fantastic card! I really like the faded flag.

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  18. Thank you! Great ideas here. God Bless our Heroes and their families - every day.

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  19. Wonderful Idea, nice tribute to our the men and women that keep this country safe!!

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  20. Such great cards...and I always love learning about new products. That grunge stamp from Stampers best is terrific. Will have to go shopping! Thanks for joining us.

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  21. I like both cards. The negative stars are great. I've been trying to figure out how you did the stitching. It's so straight.

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  22. what great cards! love the stars and stripes on the first card, reminds me of a barn board look!
    the 2nd card, love the buttons! I always feel that I need to put something in the blank spaces and using the white on white adds a little something but does not take away from the colored stars! totally gonna use this idea!

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  23. I love love love the flag card! I am going to look up that stamp! Great cards! My fav so far!

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  24. Great Cards!
    Love the Grunge Stamp!
    I like your interpretation of the sketches ~colorful, simple and impactful.

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  25. Such perfect cards. I really like
    the flag stamp! Thanks for the inspirations.

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  26. I can't decide which card I like best! Both are beautiful! Is the faux stitching on the second one an embossing folder?

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  27. love the placement of the star die on the flag & that they are out of porportion to each other

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  28. I love the grunge stars and strips, great texture!!

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  29. I'm partial to the star card - love the use of negative space.

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  30. Both cards are stunning with color & texture.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  31. Seriously stunning-- that star die is ahhhhmazing... I definitely will be adding that to my wish list! Thanks for the inspiration! Thank you for supporting OWH!--you rock!

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  32. Love the idea of backing the diecut stars with 2 colors of paper!

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  33. Those are beautiful cards.
    Thank you for sharing

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  34. Oh my goodness, both cards are wonderful! I love everything about them. And yes, I just keep adding to my wish list as I go through this hop! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. That stamp is gorgeous and you did a wonderful job accenting it with the stars and sentiment. I like the simplicity of your second card as well. I think I need to break out my star dies and do some CASEing!

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  36. These are great cards. I love all the different sized stars.

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  37. You rocked the patriotic Thank You's!
    R/

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  38. Love the cutouts - what a great idea - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH!

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  39. Yummy paper, great designd, simple yet stunning. Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH and our troops.

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  40. Love these! I love the stars used on the first for some dimension and I love the negative space you used on the second card.

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  41. What beautiful cards and such great colors! Someone is going to be lucky to get these!

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  42. The thank you sentiment is perfect! Love both of your cards, so very clean and beautiful.

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  43. What a couple of absolutely gorgeous cards! They are so clean and I love that about them. I especially love the die cut stars in the second one!

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  44. Great cards - love the sentiment too!

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  45. Two great cards! Love the flag one.

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  46. love. Love. LOVE both cards and especially like their clean bold style! thanx for the inspiration!

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  47. I'm also partial to the patriotic cards!!! Love how you did these!!!

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  48. Your patriotic cards are awesome. I just love all those stars and how you used buttons with them as well. Nice touch!

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  49. Oh Marybeth both of your cards are just so fabulous. Love how one is grunge and one is so clean!

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  50. These are both wonderful, Marybeth!

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  51. I think your cards are terrific. What a wonderful stamp the flag is and the star die is great. Very very nice.

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  52. Very nice cards - perfect die placement and very patriotic looking

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  53. I love both cards - and I love that you were able to use both the die cut stars and the negative of them.

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  54. Great cards I love the clean simply look that they have.

    reflections:0)

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  55. These are two incredible cards. What a wonderful cause, too.

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  56. Oh. My. WORD!! I am totally copying both of these cards into my CASE file. I'm particularly impressed with how you managed to keep the first card so clean even though the image is grungy. Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop! I'm inspired!!

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  57. Both of your cards are fabulous! I just love them both! Great display of patriotic pride.
    Beth F. OWH #114

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  58. I love the American flag and that is so neat how you displayed it with the stars etc ....thanks for the inspiration!!

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  59. Beautiful cards. I would never have thought to use sequins on a card. Now I have something new to try.
    Thanks for the idea.

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  60. Wonderful cards. I am drawn to cards that use stars and yours are so eye catching. Had to stop and say thank you .

    Come and see what I've done lately!
    kren@
    http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  61. Two fabulous cards! Love the patriotic look with the stars and buttons on top of the grunge stamp. The second card is stunning with it's CAS feel. Thank you for sharing today! ~ Marilyn

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  62. So simple, but yet beautiful! Love both cards! tfs

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  63. Both of your cards are stunning and very effective. Absolutely perfect for this blog and will be well received by anyone in the military.

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  64. Bold and beautiful, just like many of our servicemen and women!

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  65. Love the stars as negative space! Maybe punches would work to do that?

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  66. Marvelous cards for our heroes out of this sketch. TFS

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  67. What wonderful cards! Those sequins are awesome. Have a great weekend! And thanks for supporting OWL.

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  68. Fabulous cards, really!! Loved the little details like the buttons and the stitching and the patriotic theme is great.

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  69. What fabulous cards, both equally beautiful, Marybeth! What a nice surprise to see you on the blog hop. Grunge or CAS you always do a beautiful job! TFS here today! #133

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  70. Love those sequins. Such subtle but beautiful little jewels they make. I will have to try them out.

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  71. Great cards. Love the texture in the flag in the first card and clean look to the second card.

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  72. You've achieved a clean and simple style with so much class and emotion. Anyone would be proud to send and receive those cards.

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  73. Love both your cards. I have a flag stamp and I can't wait to recreate my version of the "grunge" flag card. Love the buttons and stars in the star field. Great job.

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  74. These cards both sing to me with their patriotic colors, stars, piercing and clean lines! Thanks for sharing them!

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  75. Love the grunge look on the first card! The second is pretty too!

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  76. Both cards are fabulous! Love the grunge look on the first and the stars on both.

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  77. Love the rustic feel to the first card and the simplicity of the second card! TFS!

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  78. Both of these cards are fabulous! I love the distressedd stamp on the first one and the simplicity of the second one. Cool sequins, too!

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  79. Both of these are beautiful cards, for all of the reasons mentioned above. Your attention to detail... and the placement of your elements. I also noticed the double matting with the kraft paper and just loved that look.

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  80. These are both great cards. I really love the stars die on the 2nd one.

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  81. cute cute cute! love the cut out stars and sequins!

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  82. Positively fabulous. Lovin' the stars and sequins.

    Linda

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  83. Love the stars and stripes card but both are beautiful. The colors and theme is perfect for the weekend. TFS

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  84. I just love the idea of the focal star being punched out! GORGEOUS!
    Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

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  85. Love the crispness of the second...both are so pretty though. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  86. I am really lovin the graphic look of the stars and strips. But lovin the sequins too!

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  87. Amazing card Marybeth! Love the look of your flag, is gave me goosebumps just looking at it. Perfect in every way!

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  88. Love the star cut outs, they make a strikingly beautiful card. Simply gorgeous.

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  89. Love both of these cards - the punched bits layered on the image in the first card, the color backed cut outs in the second card, the sequin embellishments ... so much to love!

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  90. Your cards are beautiful!!!

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  91. Fantastic cards! I love the grunge flag with the negative stars! Amazing!

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  92. wonderful cards-love the clean one but also the grunge

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  93. Grand cards - the faux stitching on the second card is phenomenal!

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  94. Fabulous! Just fabulous! I am seeing a lot of sequin use lately and I like it. I absolutely love the flag stamp and how you embellished with the sequins and stars. Nicely done! Thank you for sharing!

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  95. Like the use of the negative space. The sequins are a nice touch. Never get tired of seeing Old Glory and yours looks terrific on the card.

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  96. Absolutely stunning! Love everything about this. Thanks for sharing!

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  97. I love the negative -space stars and that you did them in 2 different colors. TFS and supporting OWH!

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  98. Very nice patriotic cards. Love both of them. Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH.

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  99. Okay, I'm totally loving both cards. I love the cut out hearts in the grungy flag image.

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  100. The grungy flag paired with sequins is awesome! You've taken a very traditional theme and given it a modern touch. Fantastic cards!

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  101. I just love all the star cards and the cut out make such great dimention. shanasewing@yahoo.com

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  102. Wonderful cards! That first one is my favorite I love the grungy flag and the addition of the sequins!

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  103. Awesome cards, love the grunge stamp and star dies!

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  104. Love it! The stamp and die cuts are great!

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  105. I love of how you use the negative space for the stars. I have sheets of paper of negative shapes that I cannot bear to throw them out because I know that I can find some use for them. Good job.

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  106. Both cards are great but I really like the flag stamp alot might have to look for that one

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  107. I love your interpretation of the sketch! Both cards are fabulous with the stars!

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  108. I love how you were able to take a sketch but make it completely your own! you're very talented in your own design abilities! love both cards, BTW....very classy!

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  109. Your cards are Wonderful! Love the Grunge Stars & Stripes and the red and blue stars on the second card. I need sequins.

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  110. These are both so nicely done! I can tell you now that I am definitely going to be buying white sequins very soon and you've inspired me to finally ink up that great grunge flag stamp from Stampers Best that I bought. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  111. Two perfect cards for Memorial Day. Love the grunge flag. Thanks. Charlsie

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  112. Perfect holiday cards Marybeth! I LOVE the first one!!! Hope you're enjoying your holiday weekend ;)

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  113. Great cards. Both of them are really well done and perfect for Memorial Day and our heros

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  114. I love the second card with the white card front with the red and blue behind the stars.
    So cute I love the star die!!

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  115. both cards are wonderful but Wow I love the one with the flag design!

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  116. Oooh, I love that vintage distressed flag background!

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  117. Am I reading that right? 122 comments?! I've never seen anything like it! I'm not surprised, however, as your cards are divine! I especially love the top one with the very rustic stripes! Hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with the family, Marybeth!

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  118. Love the cut out starts. These cards are just great.

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  119. Fabulous CAS designs on both cards, enjoy your Memorial weekend, we have a long weekend here too, so most shops here are closed but not the one where i work unfortunately!

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  120. Beautiful cards! The second one is my favorite of the two.

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  121. Marybeth, these cards are awesome! You have done an amazing job....

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  122. Beautiful cards - love the use of negative space and the grunge/distressed stripes!

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  123. Both cards are gorgeous! So clean looking!

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  124. Wonderful cards...so patriotic and love the sequins.

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  125. Your cards are beyond gorgeous!!!! Inquiring minds want to know what you used to achieve the embossed stitching?
    penny.ward@zoho.com

    thanks for sharing
    Penny #16 on the Hop

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  126. Loving both of the cards! Pinning for later.

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  127. I love the cards they are both amazing!
    Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda :)
    www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  128. I love the distressed look of the flag on the first one and the crisp clean look on the second one. The faux stitching is a beautiful touch and the stars are amazing. Love those! TFS

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  129. I love everything about these cards. And now I NEED the stitched mats. Sigh. (leslie #113)

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  130. I love both cards. The grungy flag is fabulous. I really like the punched out stars with the red and blue paper behind.

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  131. Perfectly themed and executed for Memorial Day. Thank YOU!

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  132. Love the star cards they are beautiful!!!

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  133. Love the star cards they are beautiful!!!

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  134. These cards are so clean and crisp and just perfect! TFS.

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  135. Both cards are just amazing.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  136. I can see why you have 142 comments on this post! These cards are absolutely fantastic, Marybeth. I really love them, and they're so perfect for this Memorial Weekend. Beautiful work, my friend. ;-) Beautiful.

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  137. WOW gorgeous patriotic cards Marybeth! I love that fabulous grunge stamp on your first card and all of the cut outs on your second card!

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  138. The star die is fabulous! I love how you've backed it with the red and blue papers.
    You just may have created a want monster... LOL. ;)

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  139. I love the use of the stars both the positive and the negative thanks
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  140. Hope these cards will encourage all the brave men who risk their lives for the safety of others!
    Your cards are just FAB and made with a warm heart for all the men who serve their country, to help or save other people!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Bye from the Netherlands,

    Marjolein

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  141. I just love Red,White & Blue those colors I never seem to tire of all year round. Your cards are beautiful and so appropriate for the OWH any military person would be proud to receive or send. Thanks for sharing and participating in the wonderful organization OWH.

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  142. love the patriotic themes. Very clean and classy!

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  143. Love the way you used the same embellishments in such different ways. Great job.

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  144. Your cards are awesome! I love patriotic cards and must get that star die, thanks for sharing!

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  145. I love both cards, the sequins are perfect! Love the stripes on the flag.

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  146. both cards are awesome. The blue stars on the red & white stripes is just beautiful. tfs

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  147. This is a super card that combines a distressed look with the sharp dies for the stars. Very creative!

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  148. The stars are great, love your cards!!!!

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  149. Both of your cards are beautiful. Stunningly simple, but elegant!

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  150. Love, love, love your cards designs...great take on patriotic cards perfect for our heroes or anyone. TFS and supporting OWH. From one California girl to another...

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  151. What great cards. I love the star cut outs. And the sequins and the stars on the flag.
    April

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  152. These cards are great! I love the one with just the stars on it!!

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  153. Stunning card! Love the die, and how you created such different unique and eye-catching projects to share! TFS!

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  154. I have never seen so many comments on one post but these cards are so AMAZING and everyone wants to tell you how much your thoughtfulness will be appreciate! LOVE them both, Marybeth!

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  155. Both cards are amazing. Beautiful CAS. Love that Stampers Best Grunge flag. Thanks for your support of OWH.

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  156. great grunge flag stamp and I loved how you used it!!

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  157. The flag is superb! Hands down amazing! And the buttons and starts on the second card are so cute and fun! I love them both. TFS and for participating in OWH!

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  158. Beautiful cards - love the patriotic colors, the flag, the stars - well, I just love everything you've done with these! Thanks for your support of OWH!

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  159. Both of your card creations are great but the flag is my favorite. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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  160. Love both of your cards, but really like the CAS look of the second one. Thanks for sharing.

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  161. Thank you for sharing. You are an inspiration.

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  162. Both of your cards are fantastic ! I think my favorite detail are the sequins.... I;m sure I still have some long forgotten sequins in my crafts stash from oh so many years ago. I am inspired to dig them out to use them on a card project now, thank you !

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  163. Great cards! Love the sequin details!

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  164. Great use of stars and sequins.

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  165. Love all the details on your cards...I had to jump to the other blog to look at the die that also cuts the stitching...fantastic for creating stacks of OWH cards!

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  166. two beautiful cards. Love the stars and stripes.

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  167. Wow!!!! I am so loving your cards! So CAS and vintage looking at the same time....wonderful inspiration.

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  168. Uber fantabulous! Both are perfect! TFS!!!

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  169. Awesome cards! I especially like the grundge flag. And I've never thought of using sequins - what a great idea. TFS!

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  170. Very neat cards. They are so pretty. I love how the first one looks. very well done. Thanks for joining in.

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  171. These are a couple of the coolest patriotic cards I think I've seen in a long time! I love the crisp white along with the die cuts stars and the deep reds and blues! Thanks so much for sharing and for supporting OWH!

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  172. Both your cards are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talent for this amazing cause!

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  173. Love both of your cards but especially the one with the stitched mats and diecut stars. very patriotic!
    :) Marie (OWH #119)

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  174. Love the cards but the bright one is my fave!

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  175. What an awesome design on that first one, Marybeth! I just love the bold navy stars showing through the "grunge" image. Such a creative and beautiful sentiment, too! Your second card is so fresh and the stitched dies were perfect to layer like that!

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  176. I truly love these cards. The red, white and blue with all the stars. Perfect for telling a soldier "Thank you" for serving their country!

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  177. I don't know where to start! I love the negative cuts and I love the addition of the colored CS stars over the stamped image! FABULOUS!!!

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  178. What a wonderful tribute to Memorial Day!

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  179. Wow, these two cards are just AWESOME! Both made my top 10 list of the whole blog! So clean and perfectly done.

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  180. Stars seem to feature a lot in USA card making.
    However today they are very appropriate, all members of serving forces anywhere in the world are all stars in my eyes!
    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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  181. Great cards!! LOVE the flag!!

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  182. Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  183. Both of these cards are beautiful in their own way. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Cheri - John 3:16
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  184. Great use of embellishments and punching in these cards! They are both stunning!

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  185. Great cards, the bling makes the first card really pop.
    I like the cut out and scoring on the second card.
    Both are great ideas and I thank you for sharing.
    Lyn

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  186. Marybeth
    What great cards I especially love the second one.

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  187. I am in love with these cards! They are utterly perfect! Thank you for being a part of the OWH Memorial Day blog hop!

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  188. I love the look of this card. I never thought about using sequins on a card.

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  189. Love both of these cards! Fantastic use of reverse die cuts!

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  190. Love both of these cards! Fantastic use of reverse die cuts!

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  191. Dropping by a little late, but wanted you to know I think both cards are so awesome! LOVE the grungy flag with the stars & sequins--amazing design! And the star & stitched die cuts are perfect on the second one! I think my comment will make 200--wow!!!

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