Who Loves a Parade? – A Card Parade That Is!

Hello everyone!  Well, it’s been one of THOSE kind of weeks in my household.  BLEH!  On the very same day, my kid came down with a fever and I came down with an earache.  Anyway, before all that happened I was looking for inspiration for my card making and decided to call on my Facebook friends/family for help.  Knowing that Operation Write Home had 179 sketches to choose from, I asked my Facebook friends/family to choose a number from 1 to 179 and that I would create a card based on the first response.  Well, of course you know I had more than 1 response and how could I say no.  So, off I set to make the cards.  Fortunately I was able to make MOST of the before I got too ill.  Yeah.. 6 days of an ear infection.  1 Doctor visit, 1 ER visit and 1 ENT visit and I’m not all that much better… BLEH!  Soooo here we go!

Who loves a parade?  I love a parade and well, so does Melissa as I first read about card parades on her blog.  You ought to go check her out.  She makes the best cards!!! And well, I kinda love her.  😀  She’s great and has been very helpful to me on my little card creating venture.  So, let’s start this parade!  Dontcha hear the marching band? No? Yeah… me neither. LOL!  First up…

#121

My cousin Pamela O. picked this number as her very cute, adorable, baby boy was born on 12/10.  Here is the OWH sketch that corresponds this number:

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And here is the card that I made to go along with the sketch.  Not bad eh?

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Here are some of the main supplies used for this card:

Next up we have:

#44

This was chosen by the lovely Tracy P!   The OWH sketch that corresponds to this number is:

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The sketch itself is kinda on the eh… simple side, but I do think I did it justice.  Here is the card I made from this sketch.  Isn’t she lovely?  😀

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Here are some of the supplies I used on this card.  The paper was received as a gift, so I don’t know the manufacturer of it, so if anyone knows, please let me know and I will edit this to add to it.  The digital stamp is from Pink Cat Studio.

Next in our card parade we have:

#81

This number was chosen by my coworker/friend Christine W. or Christine F.B.W or just Chris!  😀  The girl has more names than anyone I know.  😀  Here is the OWH sketch that corresponds to the number:

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Now, I didn’t have that exact shape for the middle of the card.  Yeah, I know… I’m surprised too!  Anyway, I chose something similar and off I went.  Here is the card I made:

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Cute huh?

Here are some of the main supplies used for this card:

Next in the card parade is:

#69

My long-time friend Mark O. picked this number because well… he’s just bad and anyone who knows him knows… he’s just bad!  LOL!  So, I rolled with it and here is the sketch that corresponds to this number:

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So off to my stamps and markers I went and here is what I came up with.  It’s cute, right?

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And once again, here are the main supplies:

So, of course Jack had to get in on the parade and he chose the following number for Highway 101 in Ca!:

#101

Here is the corresponding OWH Sketch:

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And here is the card I made using this sketch:

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Once again, I used paper given to me, so I don’t know the manufacturer, but here are some additional supplies I used for the card:

Now, last, but not at all least in the card parade is:

#88

Another long time friend Marni picked this number and well, I won’t tell you WHY she did, but uh… let’s just say, her and Mark would make a great pair! Birds of a feather, ya know?   LOL!  Here is the OWH sketch that corresponds to this number:

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And here is my final card for the Card Parade!

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Here are the main supplies used for this card:

I really hope you enjoyed the parade as much as I enjoyed it!  To my friends/family on Facebook – Thank you!!!  I’m certain these cards will make the family of one of our Great Heroes VERY happy!

Peace Out!

Cindy

Here are some supplies that were used on all of the cards:

14 Comments

  • whereslelie

    July 6, 2013 at 8:48 pm Reply

    They’re all Fantastic Babe!

    • mercuriocs

      July 6, 2013 at 8:59 pm Reply

      Oh, but I think your bias babe. You *HAVE* to say that!… if you know what’s good for you. LOL!

  • whereslelie

    July 6, 2013 at 8:48 pm Reply

    They’re all Fantastic Babe!

    • mercuriocs

      July 6, 2013 at 8:59 pm Reply

      Oh, but I think your bias babe. You *HAVE* to say that!… if you know what’s good for you. LOL!

  • Melissa Shea

    July 6, 2013 at 8:57 pm Reply

    but I really DO hear the marching band, haha! I love your parade! And that you included each sketch! Thanks for the shout-out too, you’re too sweet!

    Hope that ear clears up fast!

    • mercuriocs

      July 6, 2013 at 8:58 pm Reply

      Awww… thanks Mel! You really are the best! 🙂

  • Melissa Shea

    July 6, 2013 at 8:57 pm Reply

    but I really DO hear the marching band, haha! I love your parade! And that you included each sketch! Thanks for the shout-out too, you’re too sweet!

    Hope that ear clears up fast!

    • mercuriocs

      July 6, 2013 at 8:58 pm Reply

      Awww… thanks Mel! You really are the best! 🙂

  • Kristina

    July 6, 2013 at 9:59 pm Reply

    How cute what a fun idea, great cards!!

  • Kristina

    July 6, 2013 at 9:59 pm Reply

    How cute what a fun idea, great cards!!

  • PaulaSpagnuolo

    July 6, 2013 at 11:05 pm Reply

    These all came out fabulous! I love the idea of have friends randomly choose the sketches the way you did. I always find it motivates me a bit more when I have a specific challenge in front of me to accomplish.

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

  • PaulaSpagnuolo

    July 6, 2013 at 11:05 pm Reply

    These all came out fabulous! I love the idea of have friends randomly choose the sketches the way you did. I always find it motivates me a bit more when I have a specific challenge in front of me to accomplish.

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

  • jacquib07

    July 7, 2013 at 4:31 pm Reply

    What a great idea. The cards are really lovely too. My favourite is #121, but and dare I say it, I also like #69. Great cause too

  • jacquib07

    July 7, 2013 at 4:31 pm Reply

    What a great idea. The cards are really lovely too. My favourite is #121, but and dare I say it, I also like #69. Great cause too

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