Saturday, May 29, 2010

OPERATION WRITE HOME MEMORIAL DAY BLOGHOP





If you arrived from Dixie, What's Next? you are in the right place! Today you will find a whole lot of amazing card makers and be sure to leave them a little love... when you leave a comment today from Saturday - Sunday at 11:59 pm on Sunday I will be creating one (1) card for OWH! PLUS I will be selecting one random comment to receive this YUU--UUU--MMYY blog candy!!






In March I was introduced to Operation Write Home and fell in love with what they are all about. I love making cards and often have cards that I do not know what to do with. I now have a purpose for those cards I create and I don't send. I love that I can use my creativity and be able to send it to others that greatly appreciate it. I am a granddaughter of a retired Naval Officer and a wife to an Airforce Veteran and want to express my grattitude to not only family, but also all of those that have served, are serving, and will serve our great country. Know that you are missed and appreciated! Every day in my mind, I think about those who sacrafice their time serving to protect our country. Everyday in my heart, I would like to thank those who have sacraficed their lives for it.






Now it's on to Gale, GEL-Oh for the rest of the fun!



If you get lost somewhere along the day you can always go back to the beginning OWH

98 comments:

Lori said...

I feel the same way about OWH. I started when my husband was deployed both to keep me busy and so that my husband had what he needed. I can't say enough to everyone what it means to both send and receive cards when they are so far away. Keep up the awesome work.

Julie said...

Cute card! Love that striped paper!

LadyDoc said...

Wonderful card- I always love vintage-look red, white and blue.

Nancy Keller said...

Hi Kristy! Your blog is new to me so I am FOLLOWING!!! (Go CTMH! Hehe!) Thanks for sharing your awesome card! Happy blog hopping to you!

loyaz said...

I am blown away by this, my intro to OWH. How awesome. Thank you for participating and for this opportunity.
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Rhonda Miller said...

That card is fabulous. TFS.

Tink said...

FANTASTIC!!

helloholley said...

Adorable card!!! Love your blog....thanks for the chance to win some blog candy! Happy memorial Day!

Scrapping Mom said...

Wonderful card. Love your blog... I am now a follower of your blog and can't wait to poke around...
Thank you for the chance to win some wonderful yummy candy..
celeste

grammiej said...

Love your card and your blog! I will follow you for sure. Thx for nice giveaway also.
jashmore_1944@hotmail.com

Lindsey said...

Wow, your giveaway is so generous! As are you for participating today - thank you!

xoxo
Lindsey @ ScrapStreet

Shell said...

In case I haven't told you lately... LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR CARD! I'm so sad that they retired Blue Ribbon... is it available on StudioJ through our website??? I'm so glad you joined the group and the HOP!

stampgirl said...

Love the card. It would also make a great scrapbook layout! Thanks. Lisa

Erika said...

Great card - as a fellow military wife thank you for contributing to your creativity and inspiration to this organization.

Wendy said...

Thanks for the inspiration and dedication!
Wendy

Kim said...

Your card is beautiful! OWH is a wonderful organization.

Samantha said...

First , I think your blog design is just adoreable! love it all. Your card is fabulous!

Melanie Montes de Oca said...

Love your card, especially the stars! Have a great weekend! ;o)

Robin said...

Thank you! I love OWH! Thanks for the opportunity for the yummy blog candy. Robin robinski6 at yahoo dot com

BJ said...

Your card is lovely!

Paula said...

I'm so excited to be hearing about so many crafters who have recently discovered OWH. Beautiful card, thanks for joining the hop.

Kelly said...

Cute card! I am inspired to start crafting more cards.

Anita said...

Awesome card!

Caro said...

Love your card.. easy to cut out the message on the Cricut and use up some smaller pieces of patriotic paper

Karen said...

Wow....what a kit, what a card....what a great job! Very inspiring! Thanks for the chance, too!
Karen

maddenmom at gmail dot com

Cathy... said...

Cute card! Love the paper combo you used! That's some awesome blog candy too!!

Rufus said...

Great paper combo and a sweet card. Thanks for the chance at some truly yummy looking candy. Best of all thank you for your support for our Heroes and OWH!
R/

Martha said...

Your card has a great retro look to it that I am old enough to have lived through, lol. Very fun! Thanks for supporting OWH!

Debby said...

I love your blog template...too cute and eye catching. Your card is beautiful. I love the inspiration of it.

Melanie Holzwarth said...

What a wonderful card! I too am thrilled to be a part of OWH.

SWEET PAPER TREATS said...

Beautiful card and cute blog!

jackielwatson said...

love your card and the stars and brads go well together. I just love your blog too. I am a cowgirl at heart.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

I love your card -

Barb

Karen Howard said...

Awesome card and I love how you arranged the papers, very nice!

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Thanks for sharing your artwork. Have a great Memorial weekend.

Lelia Pierce said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win the yummy candy! :O)

rstuck2003 said...

LOVE the papers....thank you for sharing and for the chance at the blog candy.

Marianne said...

Great card I just may use the layout myself sometime.

debb said...

wonderful card and delicious looking candy!

Tammy said...

Cute card! I love all the different papers you used!! TFS!

Jamie said...

Cute card, Kristy!

Trevorstuffmammas said...

Lovin' that card. Great paper choice. Thanks, Jennifer

Robin said...

great card
I have some of that paper from CTMH
I think I may see some serious "lifting" coming from this blog hop

Dixie Cochran said...

Thanks for the terrific post today! I love your patriotic card, and I may have to copy your paper choices! Love it! Thanks for making cards for our heroes!

Staceykinz said...

Just found OWH a few weeks ago, and am loving finding all these great blogs this weekend!

Butterballfeather said...

This is such a cute card! You did a great job!

XOXO,
Greta

Hi, I'm Brenda. . . . . . . . . . . said...

Love your card and really appreciate all you are doing with OWH.

Erica said...

Great card.

Grammykrob said...

I always enjoy the bloghops on OWH. It is a wonderful group and I enjoy being a part of it. Thank you for your part in the group.

Kathy
Pass It On
http://kathypassiton.blogspot.com/

JPScraps said...

Awesome card!

Merry's Musings said...

Super cute! So glad you found OWH.

Meg Bean said...

I really like how you distressed the edges of your card!

Christine said...

that is a fabulous card... love the font used for the miss part...
and that candy does look - yum-a-licious! hee hee

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Kristy Sweetie...
I am Country Wings your newest follower. I love the card that you made for the OWH. It is so beautiful. I love the mixture of the stripes with the floral, and the large letters MISS U. The stars are the element of surprise. Love it. I thank you for the inspiration that you have given me to give it a try and make a few cards to send to the soldiers. I have never made one, but being confined to the house with my lungs for a month, I have been wanting to do a craft that I can do from the recliner. I think I have found it. I am so excited. I will be searching the house tomorrow for a few things to make cards with. Surely I have something that will work.

Love your eye candy give away. I will cross my fingers on this one. Love it. Any one of us will be so lucky to win this gift of love.

Please stop by and say hi. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

mumgranny said...

Gonna copy the Miss U Thanks for all you do.

Adele said...

Thank you for sharing your dedication and hard work. Your cards are beautiful.

StampinSher said...

Perfect card for our event this weekend. Thanks for participating with OWH.

Cut n Paste said...

Love your card!!! Thanks for supporting OWH!

Lynn said...

What a great card! Just the inspiration I need after my first 5 cards,I'm drawing a blank. Thanks!

Theresa said...

What a lovely card. HHave fun making all those cards.

Lisa said...

What a nice card!!

patq3266 said...

Love your vintage look. I think I may have to look into CTMH soon. They seem to have great paper.

Kajikit said...

Love your card, especially the layered stars.

Cheryl said...

What a great card for a wonderful cause!

3momph4755 said...

I love your card and am excited to learn about OWH!

Cindi (aka iring) said...

Hey! Thanks for making a card, just for my little ole comment! I like the mix of prints and your font choice on your card! Blog candy does indeed look yummy!

Sandy said...

LOVE YOUR CARD! So glad I found OWH.

Denise said...

Lovely card. My bil is in Afghanistan. I know how much they love getting cards from people stateside. Thanks for making them :))

Courtney said...

What a lovely card! I would like to say Thank you to you and your family for the service you have provided to our country. And thank you for your continued support to our troops! May God bless you and yours.

~Courtney~

Betty said...

Well done...VERY well done with the card!

Lillian Child said...

What a fabulous creation in honor of those that protect us. My husband is a vietnam veteran and he says he wished that the OWH program would have been in place back then as there's nothing better than a card from home. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!

smswoope said...

Your card is definitely in my CASE file. I love it and it screams AMERICA to me. Your words are also dead on and thanks for those as well.

K. Joy said...

Very cute! I like the pearls on the "u" and the stars. :) Thanks for the chance at the candy, and thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

buglvr2010 said...

Lovely card...love these papers. Thanks for a chance to win.

Teepee said...

Your candy looks so pretty. Thank you for allowing us to participate.

MidnightCrafter said...

Heres a comment from me, to add a card to that donation box of yours - Happy Crafting!!
Thanks for sharing your great card & your thoughts on being thankful Everyday.

Susan said...

Thank you to your Husband for serving!! Beautiful card, and lovely candy!
Thanks for sharing.
Susan (78 on the list)

Julie said...

I love the giant Miss U sentiment :) And I see I'm not the first one to say that blog candy looks soooo pretty!

cal8007 said...

Very nice card, Kristy! I will be joining the ranks of OWH soon, with two nephews serving over there, I feel the need to show how much we miss all of them.

Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

Carmen L
cal8007 at aol dot com

christy sheffield said...

Cute card! thanks for the service to our country your family has given!

Jeanne said...

That's such a cute card. I love the large lettering!

Suz said...

Great card & thanks for the chance to win.

Heather Grow said...

Great card. Glad that you are a part of OWH.

Cathleen McSorley said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for everything and all the hard work. Cathleen
cmcsor9101@aol.com

mmwilken said...

Thanks so much for sharing and giving wonderful ideas for us. Glad you like OWH, as it's been my passion for over a year and wouldn't do anything else right now. Our hero's are so worth it!

levelsoflight said...

I love the card that you made. The floral and striped papers mesh well together. I like how you distressed the paper edges, as well. Thank you for sharing your talents with us! I'm glad that you've joined OWH and are spreading the word. It's such a great organization!

...And, yay! A fellow Close to My Heart stamper! I see a lot of Stampin' Up representation in Operation Write Home, but not as many CTMH products. hehe. We need to start spreading the word to our fellow CTMH stampers. :)

Thank you for the generous offering of blog candy, as well. It looks like a lovely package of goodies!

Pamela said...

Love your card!!! :)

Kat said...

These ideas are great. Thank you for being part of the hop!

Jacilynn said...

soo beautiful. Great inspiration.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Very nice card. Love your style. Thanks to your family's dedicated service. Thanks for inspiring.

Bev E said...

Great card!

Linda said...

Great card, Kristy. Thanks for joining the Hop and the blog Candy.

Virginia D. said...

LOVE your card! I, too , am grateful to OWH for allowing me to help out our troops by making cards. I am getting ready to send out my first box! Great blog--I love CTMH!

Ola said...

Your card is so very pretty!

Thanks for sharing & the chance to win!

Happy Memorial Day!
God Bless our Soldiers & their families!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

About : sbartist said...

Love the card! Thanks for all you do for OWH & supporting the men in women in the armed forces.
: ) Susan [sbartist.blogspot.com]

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful card!

Jennifer Moore said...

Great card. Tell your veteran husband thanks for serving.

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