Saturday, November 14, 2009

Operation Write Home Blog Hop Time!

Operation Write Home is celebrating Veterans Day this weekend with a Blog Hop. What is Operation Write Home you ask??? Crafters for all walks of life make cards and OWH sees that they reach the our deployed troops so that they have handmade cards to use to write home. What a great reason to make a card! The Blog Hop is set to kick off officially at 3:00pm EST so if you are here early make sure you check back to see all of the wonderful creations along the hopping trail.


If your arrived here from Laura's Blog you are on the right track. And, remember if you get lost along the way or just want to check out the wonderful things OWH is doing check out their page here. All information you need to get started making and sending cards for our troops is contained on those pages. An interesting thing I learned was no cards sent should include loose glitter. The glitter can flake off and put the troops at risk to be seen with night vision goggles.


Another interesting point is the time frame for sending completed cards. Right now, OWH is collection Valentine Cards. Remember, the cards must be collected, sorted, mailed overseas in time for the troops to mail them back home! Here is a Valentine Card that I will be forwarding for the cause.

The card is made on an A2 (5 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch) base. (BTW - that is the easiest size for OWH to ship) The large mat is Garnet and was embossed using a Cuttlebug folder. The pattern paper is from the That's Amore paper pack. The silhouette image was heat embossed on Colonial White using Cocoa powder and is from Childhood Portrait. "Be Mine" is from Thoughtful Seasons and stamped in Garnet on chipboard that was sponged in blush. All items used are Close To My Heart.

Here is another card I recently made. The card is a wallet fold style. It is handstitched, the little elf is heat embossed and watercolored and the closure is magnetic. Again, all items used are from Close To My Heart.



Oh well, I guess everybody is a critic..... :o) That's Bombay, my five month old kitten adjudicating my work.....


It's time to hop over to Cathy's blog and check out her contribution. She has some wonderful layouts and a great altered tin posted so I can't wait to see what she has done for the hop! Remember the Hop starts here.


Thank you for visiting. And, Thank You to all of the Troops who have and continue to serve our Country. God Bless America. For Now, Happy Crafting!

27 comments:

Scrapin Kat said...

So cute I used to sell (BUY) lol before I opened my store! They have such great products!
Thanks for the inspiration and love your Cat!

JPScraps said...

Love your cards!

Merry's Musings said...

Amazing cards, and such a beautiful blog. Sweet kitty cat!

Dixie said...

Well done. Pay no attention to the kitten's opinion! Beautiful cards!

Patty K said...

cute cards, thanks for sharing them with us!

grandmalee said...

Great cards! I'm glad to see a CTMH consultant on this hop! Thanks for supporting this org.

Karelj said...

Wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing with us!

peggysue said...

What pretty creations, and I don't think kitty is being critical, I think she's adding a bit of extra love to that last card.

Anita said...

Cute cards and cute kitty.

Scrappycath said...

OMG your cards are so cute!!!

The Wired Angel said...

Your card is darling and the kitty adorable. Thanks for being in the blog hop and for helping to spread the word about OWH.

Cyn said...

Love the silhouette image, lovely! And very cute kitten :)

Karen (aka Sassyscrapper) said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing your pretty cards. Bet your cat offers it's opinion on more than just your cards!

Carla Gade said...

Awesome cards! What a wonderful crafty and supportive thing we can do for our troops! God bless them, and you!

Carmen O. said...

Such beautiful cards you've created! Never mind what kitty says. :D Haven't you seen some wonderful creations today? So great to see so many participate.

Kas said...

Your cards are adorable. I think your cat was just ADMIRING them!

Paula said...

Adorable Dear Santa card, I think Bombay thinks so too! :)

MiamiKel said...

Beautiful blog post and what a sweet kitty! I had a picture with my dog getting in the way the other day,lol, so I posted it anyway as a way to say hi, too:) Thanks for the wonderful blog stop!

debb said...

Great cards and cute kitty!

Cr8ive ME said...

Terrific cards.

Super cute kitty.

{hugs}
M.E.

Bekah's World said...

As a military wife I must give a great big thank you for participating and sharing your talents!

Dawn said...

Ahhh, the elf on the second card is so so so so so cute. Is that one of CTMH, stamps?

Thanks for supporting our heroes!

Your blog is very nice!

Holly @ InkPaperStamps said...

What a sweet valentine! Someone will surely treasure that pretty card. . . .

Cindy said...

To answer Dawn's question....yes the elf is CTMH - It is from a set called Merry Pursuits.... :o)

Night Shift Nancy said...

Your card is fabulous. . . it is obvious that Bombay thinks so too. :) Way to go! It's nice to meet you!

Tammy said...

Cute cards! Our Heroes will love them! Adorable kitty!

Chris said...

Such pretty cards!