Saturday, October 1, 2011

Welcome to the OWH Blog Hop

I am so excited to participate in my first ever blog hop with Operation Write Home and honored to have you stopping by to take a peek at my Stampin' inspirations!

As the spouse of an amazing man who served almost 25 years and participated in many tours over seas before retiring in 2009 from medical reasons I am proud to now be able to support Operation Write Home. Sometimes I wish I could do more as it is such a small thing to do to help them stay in touch with loved  - but it means so much to them and their families! 

These are the men and women who risk their lives both at home and over seas to help keep us safe and ensuring that we are able to enjoy the many freedoms we often take for granite - my heart and my gratitude goes out to them daily!


Now on to the cardmaking .... I wanted to share a card with my favorite little Christmas Greeting Girl from the Stampin Up Greeting Card Kids stamp set! She is such a sweetie and so much fun to color with our Stamp Write Watercolor markers and my Aqua Painter.

I also love how you can use one stamp set to make so many different cards by just tweaking the layout and embellishments. Here are a few more cards I made to share today using the same materials but changing up the layouts and embellishments slightly ... I will than package these up and half of them are going to OWL and the other half I will sell them to help raise money for my Run for the Cure this year...equally supporting my passions!








 

If you would like to support the Operation Write home initiative there are so many ways to do so ... visit here to learn how to donate your handmade cards for soldiers to use when over seas to keep in touch with their loved ones back home or please follow the link to give a cash donation ...


Happy Stampin' and Blog Hopping!

16 comments:

  1. It's fun to see all your variations with the same basic ingredients! My favorite is the 3rd one with the white ribbon and red button. Thanks for supporting Operation Write Home!

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  2. Thanks Cindy for the update on the other link. :) These are GREAT. Nice use of different embellishments that make each card unique. :)

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  3. thanks for showing different layouts for that adorable stamp-- it helps to inspire me!
    Diane

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  4. Okay, now I have to order that stamp set! Thanks for showing us your adorable cards.

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  5. Love the way you mixed up the elements on your different cards - very cool! Thanks for sharing with OWH!

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  6. I love your variations and you have done some beautiful coloring! Wonderful use of that stamp!

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  7. How adorable is that little girl?? Thank you so much for supporting the troops!! GREAT CARDS!!

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  8. Lots of fun versions here. I like the glitter on her coat, and the the torn paper on some.

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  9. Love the different versions. Did you use glimmer paper for the snowflakes??

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  10. LOVE that stamp set and your creative use of it on different layouts--TFS!! I am inspired by seeing them and I enjoy them very much!

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  11. What a sweet retro image! I tossed out my glitter when I started making cards for OWH exclusively so that I wouldn't accidentally use it and render my cards unacceptable... but I may have to make some personal cards this year so I can use some :) Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

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  12. Sweet cards! Love the one with the doily accent best! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Great cards- love all of the LO variations! The troops are sure to love receiving these! Great OWH Hop! So nice you support the troops and have a hubby that has been there! Thanks!

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  14. That little girl is so adorable. I just love that whole stamp set, it colors up so nicely. I'm worried about that glitter, though, it's dangerous!

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  15. I love that you made different versions of your card, each is a treasure. The little girl looks so sweet. I'm hoping you used Stickles so the troops will be able to receive your cards.

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