OWH Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop ...

This is my second post today, please scroll down 
for the Sassy Studio Designs May Release Blog Hop.

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This weekend we honor those who have given their lives for the greater good of our country. I am honored to participate in this weekends OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop (http://operationwritehome.org/starsandstamps/) to say "Thank You" to all of our service men and their families!


My card features the lovely SRM Fancy Sticker Sentiment that is part of the #55004 Thanks collection. It's clean and simple, and get straight to the point. The background was embossed with my new Star Spangled Impression Plate.

My design is based on OWH Sketch #105.


If you have not heard of Operation Write Home Organization, please take a moment to stop by their BLOG to read about how they support our troops on a daily basis by providing them with the means to send home some LOVE!

To start at the beginning of the OWH Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop please go http://operationwritehome.org/starsandstamps/! Make sure that you check out all of the amazing creations that were created for this event!

Challenge Submission:  CAS-ual Friday's Challenge #102, Red White & Blue.

Have a FUN & SAFE Memorial Day Weekend! Remember, Don't Drink & Drive.

Thank you for joining us in remembering, and thanking, those who gave their lives for "US"!

Ruza

Products used:
 ... Papetry Ink cardstock, and scraps
 ... Papetry Ink Star Spangled Impression Plate
 ... SRM Fancy Sticker Sentiment #55003 Thanks
 ... 3D Foam Squares

Comments

Debbie McNamee said…
very striking! easy to do too!
madamewong said…
Love the CAS look and the scrappy banner.
Kigz said…
Simple, but awesome! Love the white embossed stars...and the stripes are great! :)
sherry varga said…
I like the white embossed star background and the colorful strips. Great card.
Tigerberry said…
I love the simplicity of this card. The colors and the embossed stars says a lot, but the sentiment says it all.
Hi Ruza!
I absolutely LOVE the white stars embossed on the white of your card...super striking!
Blessings,
Antoinette
Cheri said…
Love that star bg and your beautiful card.
Anita said…
The embossed background is perfect for your card.
Melanie Rozwood said…
This is really pretty. Nice touch with the embossing.
Brittany Snoke said…
Great CAS card- embossing is always so nice on that style of card!
Kathy Ashworth said…
LOVE CAS cards;--really like the EP--one to add to my wish list.
Sybrina K said…
Love this card -- CAS at its finest! Really like the embossing and the sentiment.
Jan Hunnicutt said…
Love your CAS style Ruza!
Jen R said…
Clean simple card that backs up the sentiment. Thank you for supporting OWH!
very pretty CAS card!
You rock CAS! I love the texture too. Beautifully done.
Marsha said…
Beautiful card. Clean and Crisp. I LOVE your embossing folder!
Lindsay said…
oh this one is great! I love the embossed stars! This inspired ...and reminded me of someone i need to send one to
Tammy said…
Beautiful CAS card Ruza, love the embossing!
Barbara said…
Fun CAS card today!!
reflections:0) said…
Very nice clean and bold.

reflections:0)
Leslie Hanna said…
Oooh, great choice of sketch. I'll be doing this one with washi tape. :)
Fab card - and who doesn't like a little SRM with patriotic colors!
Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.
Andrea T said…
CAS is right! Wonderful execution! TFS
postalorphan said…
Perfect CAS card - love the embossing and how crisp the whole card feels!
Kelli Acopan said…
love it!! perfect for scraps!! love the embossing too!!
Love the embossing folder you used! Very pretty red, white and blue thank you!!
Great clean & simple card! The embossing just adds so much interest to the card. Love it!
JPScraps said…
The CAS card is fabulous!
byAnnette said…
Really like the simple design and colors. The stars add just the right amount of texture.
Beautiful. Super embossing. TFS
cissymurphy.com said…
This card is right up my alley. Clean and simple and well put together. Great colors and texture. Thanks for sharing!
Sylvia said…
Beautiful card, Ruza, I love the star embossed background and the CAS design! TFS and have a great weekend. #133
Sarah said…
Gorgeous card-- love this sketch and your take is awesome!!
Erika said…
Like that your sentiment is the focal point! Very nice card.
Sharon Russo said…
Ooooh I like the stars embossed on the background.
Thank you for sharing.
Paula S. said…
Very nice CAS design and a great use of the SRM sentiment sticker too. Thanks for joining in the hop and for supporting Operation Write Home!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team
Donna Nuce said…
Love the patriotic design on your card. Beautiful CAS card. SRM is another big supporter of OWH so kudos for using their products. Thanks for your support of OWH.
grandmax2 said…
Great CAS, like the little star embossing.
Jules said…
Very nice card
Rufus said…
Great use of the SRM sticker, the whole thing just works!
R/
Miriam Prantner said…
Great card! I love the simplicity of it and that you used that sticker!
Stacy B said…
Oooh...I love that star spangled embossing plate. The thing I love about these hops is the long list of "wish list" items that I create from them. This is going on that list too! Thanks for sharing.
garnett said…
A greatcard. Love embossed background.
Sheila said…
Beautiful card. I love the embossing and the strips of paper. Awesome!
Studio Diva said…
Totally envious of your stars embossing plate. My favorite stars embossing design so far. Absolutely stunning card! Thank you.
Misty said…
Stunning CAS. I love the embossing.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net
Does need to be any better than this. CAS and very patriotic. TFS
April Story said…
I just love the stars embossed in the background. So patriotic. April
Fantastic card! I love the simplicity and the texture of it. You rocked the sketch with your clean and simple approach! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Memorial Day weekend!
:) Marie
ajsdigishoppe said…
I love the background! Great card :)

Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

Amanda
http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com
Annie Wills said…
That embossed star background is brilliant...thanks so much for sharing this!
A great CAS card. I think I'm going to have to get that star embossing folder, it could be used for some many types of cards. Thanks for sharing your work.
Dolores said…
Great version of this simple sketch ...embossing does add to it. Thanks for sharing.
Debbie Caldwell said…
What can I say...this is a great card, the stripes are so nice and the embossing is great.thanks for sharing and supporting OWH
Lynn said…
Terrific card! I love those tiny stars! I think I will have to CASE this one as I haven't done this sketch yet. Your card is just the right inspiration. Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!
Camille Short said…
What a wonderful embossing folder. The card is beautiful.
Kim OConnor said…
Very nice card! Love the clean and simple design. Thanks for sharing:)
Ginny said…
VERY nice card! I love the Swiss dots embossing and also your paper choices
Becca Whitham said…
I've not seen the star embossing folder before! How did I miss it?? Love how it compliments your very patriotic card. Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop!
Barb said…
wonderful clean and simple card
Linda said…
Uber striking...Wtg! Great details! tfs!!!
JoAnn P said…
Love the textured star background
Susan Strawser said…
nicely clean and simple. like that embossing folder
paula said…
Awesome CAS! This is such a striking card!
Kelly said…
It almost looks like you could take the sentiment off of your card and wear it!! that would be cool if it was appropriate!
Very nice CAS patriotic card. Love the white background embossed with stars. Thank you for sharing your card with us! ~ Marilyn
MaryS said…
wow such a nice hero card - i will CASE - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH
Renee said…
Now this is my kind of card! I love everything about it!
Very nice embossing. Subtle and classic.
Jessie said…
CAS, love it! I love the star embossing background.
Cindy Sartain said…
Classy card. Love the embossed stars in the background.
Susan said…
the embossing turns a simple card into an awesome card!!
Patti J said…
Love your take on the sketch, Ruza. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. Love the patriotic colors, and the CAS layout!
scrappingnana said…
Very nice CAS card. Love the embossed star background.
Sue D said…
Wonderful--I like the sticker and the embossing.
Pam said…
awesome card
Diane said…
wow- great sentiment- I would never have guessed it was a sticker! Great card!
Your card is so patriotic. Great interpretation of the sketch. I love the EF you used.

Hugs,
M,.E.
Margaret said…
This is such a fabulous CAS card!! The red and blue really pop against the white, and the wonderful star embossing adds detail without taking over the card! LOVE this!!
Love how crisp and clean this is!
You said it yourself, clean, simple and to the point but what you didn't say was heartfelt and well done so I will say it for you. Nice job! Thanks for supporting OWH!
Dodge3670 said…
Love the star embossing and the red white and blue strips. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.
Heather Grow said…
Your card is a great tribute to our troops. Thank you for sharing and for supporting OWH.
Beautiful card. I love the embossed stars for the background. The white really makes the colors pop. Thanks for joining in.
Jen said…
The embossing really makes your simple design stand out! :)
Patti said…
I like the patriotic paper ribbon. Your card is simple but is a wow for me.
I like the simplicity of the your card. You did a great job.
Karenladd said…
A beautiful card...and sometimes clean and simple and to the point are the best kind!
Nancy Boyd said…
I love this simple card. The embossed background is great. It is very striking and the message is clear.
Ann said…
Beautiful card! I love the embossing!!
Michele from MS said…
I love this CAS card! The embossing is beautiful and the sticker is so pretty! I need to get both of those!
silvia said…
Pretty card! LOVE the embossing!
Julie said…
Love your clean approach to this sketch, Ruza! Aren't those SRM sticker's great?
BobbisTreasure said…
Great use of the SRM stickers, perfect for this card!!!
Cynde P said…
What a sharp card! Love the star embossed background :)
sarahstone said…
I LOVE this! This is right up my alley! I love the embossed star background, the strips of red, white, and blue, and the clean and simple design. LOVE IT!
lakeslady said…
Stunning in its simplicity!
It might be after the weekend here in the UK, but I just wanted to support such a good cause.
"Like the ivy and the wall, together we stand united we fall"
Ill be ur 101st commenter! I really like this pretty card! The colors are so nice together! I appreciate the post!
Paper Blessings said…
Perfection. Sheer perfection with this design and the tiny embossed stars are just the right touch. Thanks so much for sharing the inspiration!
PoJo said…
Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

ptucker6 at cox dot net
Marilyn Young said…
Great interpretation of the sketch. Love the embossed stars. TFS!
Patricia H. said…
This is a very nice CAS design. The embossing is great!
heather said…
LOVE that impression plate - and your CAS card overall, thanks for sharing !
Cindy Lawrence said…
This is terrific! Love the texture, and all that white with the pops of color!
Marybeth said…
I love the simple bold stripes and the beautiful sentiment ! Love this one !
Leigh Ann Baird said…
Lovely card, love the embossed background! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!
Angie Tieman said…
Awesome card! Love that start texture for the background! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!