Saturday, November 13, 2010

Operation Write Home Bloghop!

Welcome to the Veteran's Day Weekend Bloghop, sponsored by Operation Write Home! Welcome hoppers coming from Jackie's Blog!

Our bloghop mission was to make a Valentine's Day Card! Since we're making cards for soldiers overseas, we need to be a month or two ahead of the game! The deadline for Christmas Cards has passed and next holiday OWH needs cards for is Valentine's Day.



My card was made using Close To My Heart's Silhouette Creative Basics paper (no longer available). The "I love You" stamp from CTMH's "Dainty Thoughts" C1350 stamp set, and the "Truly, Madly, Deeply" stamp from CTMH's "Priceless Love Word Puzzle" D1348 stamp set. The words were stamped in CTMH's Amethyst ink, and the distressing in CTMH's Archival Black ink. Lastly, three Prima flowers were added, in various shades of purple, along with black brads. The card base was made from natural brown cardstock (not sure of the name, but the brown paper bag type paper). And that's it! Simple but cute card.





So let's start making Valentine's Day cards for OWH! We need to get tons of these cards completed and sent overseas by the 7 Jan 2011 deadline!

Blog Candy: How did you get started volunteering to make cards for OWH? Share your story under my comments and I'll pick a person at random to receive 5 homemade Christmas cards. My story on how I got started is that I actually received an OWH card in the mail from my husband in Afghanistan! You can read more about it on my website!

Next on the Bloghop is Heather's Blog. Thanks for stopping by!

32 comments:

  1. Love how pretty and simple your design is. Very nice color combo. I got started by stumbling across their blog, nothing fancy lol

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  2. I LOVE this color combo! Great job on this card :) I forget how I heard about OWH, but what a great thing they are doing!

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  3. I miss Silhouette...love the card!

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  4. Such a simple yet powerful card. The 3 flowers and brads just 'make' it!!

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  5. Excellent card....thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  6. Very nice and elegant card. I got started originally through a group of ladies I get together with and then got them involved again when Christie put the challenge on her blog. Being a veteran and an Army brat this means a lot to me, so I'm overjoyed to be involved!

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  7. Pretty card! Love the clean and simple design! TFS :)

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  8. That sentiment is fabulous and I love the color combination you chose. Really pretty!!

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  9. Great card - love that sentiment!

    Be sure and tell your husband that we all thank him for his service!

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  10. Very lovely clean and simple card!

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  11. Very pretty card. Love the touches of purple with the flowers. If I'm not mistaken I read an article in a magazine a couple of years ago.

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  12. Love this card. Love the stamp and the color choices. I found out about OWH from blog hopping one day. I'm so glad I did. It feels good giving back to our heroes.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  13. Oh, so pretty! I love the colors and the little flowers! Thanks for sharing!!

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  14. The sentiment is perfect....this is just lovely!!!! ;)

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  15. Great sentiment and I love the bracket. Neat story. I got started when I found OWH on Facebook. It is a great way for me to deal with being an Army mom of 2 soldiers--one deployed. I've made somewhere around 800 cards for OWH now.

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  16. Love your card... great color combo!

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  17. Fabulous story. Thank you and your husband for your service to our country. I found OWH while surfing the web one night and became OBsessed with being a part of the project. I've gotten my two women groups involved and my networking group is raising money for OWH at our next meeting.
    Your card is simple but really nice. Love the look of it.

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  18. I think I stumbled across a blog at one time that talked about OWH and it prompted me to start making cards for them. Love your card! TFS! Thank your husband for his service!

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  19. cute card, I received my 1st OWH card from my youngest daughter when she was deployed to Iraq about a year ago.

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  20. Striking color combo! That's also a great sentiment stamp. So wonderful that you actually discovered OWH through receiving a card.

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  21. Very nice card. Love your colors and the sentiment. What an inspiring story that you received an OWH card from your husband. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Wow! Black and purple is a stunning color combo!! Beautiful card!

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  23. Great card! I started making cards for OWH after finding them on Facebook. My husband was deployed at the time and I thought it would be some great mommy time!

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  24. Such a lovely card! I got started with OWH last year when I was looking for something that I could do to show support to our service men and women. Cards were a great way for me to be artsy and make a small difference.

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  25. Gorgeous card, the purple pops right out! Hugs, Karen

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  26. Love this "out of the box" card! Thank you for hopping with us!

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  27. I found out about OWH on one of my Stamp Shack friend's blogs.

    I have a }punch that I've never used. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. Love your crisp, tailored style--so striking!

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  29. Hi Amanda I love your Valentine card, very masculine! I'm thrilled you received an owh card from your husband!

    I got involved making cards for owh by joining in on their challenges and then was asked to help out on their blog team. I get to host the OWH Midweek Throwdown challenge now and it's a great organization. ;)

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  30. Great card. I love it that you did not choose red. Very stylish!

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