Memorial Day Bloghop 2012: Start here!Posted by Sandy Allnock on May 26, 2012 in Bloghops/Events, Stars and Stamps | 136 comments
Welcome to our Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop! We’re so excited to have so many wonderful individuals and companies joining us in blogging about our heroes – you’re going to love what you see this weekend! Know that you can take your time – each post below is linked to the actual bloghop card, so you can make your way through over days or a week or more if you desire. (But candy may have a time-out date!)
*New to OWH? You’ll want to visit our WELCOME page after hopping
but before getting started making cards…there’s lots of great info for you!
First, 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. Please take a moment sometime this weekend to leave a tribute on our new In Memoriam page:
The technique for making the background on this card was shown on the Thursday episode of OWHtv.
Special live event Sat afternoon at 1:00pm
***and again Sunday afternoon at 1:00pm PST**
We’re going to make an attempt this afternoon to try the YouTube Live Streaming feature! It’s new to us so we hope it works (and ask your forgiveness if things go crazy!) If you’d like to be notified where to tune in, we’ll post a link in a new blog post when it begins, as well as on our Facebook page. Go Like our page, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to this blog using the link in the sidebar, and you’ll get word when and where the live broadcast is available! (I think it will be just on our YouTube channel, but….we’ll link you up at the time it goes live just to be sure!)
What’s a hop without candy? We’ve got one of each of the Hero Arts Fundraiser stamp sets as well as some no-longer-available sets from Amuse….leave a comment and we’ll draw a winner Monday night! If you do not wish a prize, just say “no prize” in your comment. First winner to reply to the winning announcement post will have first choice of stamp sets. How will you know the winner? Click the subscribe to the blog button at right, you’ll get an email right away!
One more thing to let you know about before letting you hop: our current card drive! Click it for details.
And now…the blogs!
The theme for the hop cards this weekend is varying – but the commonality is using OWH sketches! If you didn’t know about our sketch collection, you’re in for a treat, seeing how each is used in such different ways along the hop. Some have posted the sketch, others posted links to the sketches…be sure to note how they’ve adapted the designs and use those ideas in your own crafting!
- Leave comments for our bloggers; everyone wants to know what you think of their creations. Comment on the element you like best; just posting “great card” doesn’t help us grow as crafters, so we all value your input!
- Do not spam with sales urls—that is considered rude. Leaving your own blog address is fine.
- When leaving your email address to win prizes, write it out: “myname at hotmail dot com” to avoid spam.
- Companies have **asterisks** around their names. Check for candy!