Saturday, May 29, 2010

Operation Write Home Blog Hop!

I am so excited to welcome you to my little corner of the world!  If you are one of my regular readers, I am so glad that you stopped in today for this special event!!  You may want to go to the beginning at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps.  You don't want to miss out on the great artwork, tutorials, challenges, and blog candy! 

 If you are blog hopping, you've come here from Samantha's blog.  Didn't she have some great artwork for you?  Here is the card I cooked up for you for Memorial Day weekend:

I love making cards for Operation Write Home.  I have found that it's a lot of fun to go through sketch blogs and create with the soldiers in mind.  I love making cards, but there is no way I can use all that I make!  If you are like me, click on the OWH link to find out the information as to how to go about sending cards.  Standard size is preferred (otherwise it's nice to send envelopes for different sized cards), and no glitter on these. 

Are you wanting some blog candy.  You have two chances!!  Before I go on, I will show you the candy:
Patriotic Wood Mount

Set of Unity Frames

Won't these stamps come in handy for your paper crafting needs?  Post a comment by Monday Memorial Day at 11:59 pm CST.  I am going to use the random generator on Tuesday morning to pick the two lucky winners!!

Your next stop on the OWH Blog Hop is Barb's place.  I am quite certain you are going to love her artwork!!

I want to take this time to thank our soldiers.  Without their sacrifice I would not feel so protected at this time in our country.  I am thankful for that everyday.  Families of our soldiers deserve huge thanks as well because they are making a huge sacrifice, too.  I appreciate you, and you are always in my prayers...

110 comments:

Laurel said...

Love it, love the stars!

Kim said...

Fabulous card, Brenda. I love the stars too and the red, white, blue! You have such a giving heart! God has a special place for you!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Irena said...

Wonderful card, lovely stars :)

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

Beautiful card and tose stars are fantastic.

Thanks for leading the way to my blog.

Barb

LadyDoc said...

Good morning! I am starting off on the blog hop a little early. You card, and your work, are wonderful!

Dawn said...

Wonderful card sweetie! Thank you for the reminder I haven't sent a package for awhile. I have plenty to share.
A blessed weekend!

Nancy Keller said...

What a fantastic colorful card! I love those stars! Thanks so much for sharing! Going to follow. . .

Jan aka StampQn said...

Your cards are lovely and the blog template is absolutely perfect for this OWH hop.

Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is so great. I love the stars. TFS.

Tink said...

Love your card and those stamps would make some FANTASTIC OWH cards!!

loyaz said...

I love your great card creation and that you are participating in this awesome project. Thanks for this opportunity.
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

helloholley said...

Your card is beautiful!!! Happy Memorial Day!! ;)

Kate said...

I love your card. There is so much going on in it I was staring at it figuring out how you did it! I love that God Bless America stamp. Do you know what brand it is?

Lindsey said...

That God Bless America stamp warms my heart. =) Thank you for posting today!

xoxo
Lindsey @ ScrapStreet

Cathy... said...

Fabulous card! I love how you've decorated your blog for this too! Beautiful job and thanks for taking part in this today!

stampgirl said...

Wow, I love all your work. I will definitely be following your blog from now on. Thanks for the blog tour and awareness for OWH.

Erika said...

Great card! And, as a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

Samantha said...

Hi Brenda, your card is wonderful and I love the way you decked out yout blog for the holiday, looks great!

Operation Write Home said...

Adorable card, Brenda - those stars look so soft!!

Happy hopping!!!

Melanie Montes de Oca said...

What a great card! Love all the fun papers you used together! So happy I hopped onto your blog today! What fun! Have a great weekend! ;o)

Kim said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love how you laid out the stars on your card.

Martha said...

What a great starry card! Nice work. Thanks for supporting OWH!

Paula said...

Super card. I love all the layering and texture in it and the color combination just pops with the green!

BJ said...

Beautiful card!!!

Kelly said...

Thanks for the chance to win your candy!

Anita said...

Stunning card! The distressed stars are a perfect tocuh.

Rufus said...

Great card, love the stars. I love to make cards for OWH. Can do all sorts of things that I wouldn't have a personal use for, but would be great for servicemen and women to send home! Not to mention it's something I can do to thank them for their sacrifice for all of us. Thanks for your support of our Heroes and OWH.
R/

Karen said...

Love your card...and I scrolled down farther and love so many other posts! I got ya bookmarked now! Thanks for the chance and I'll be back often!
Karen

Melanie Holzwarth said...

Great card! Thanks for the Inspiration.

Mary said...

I love your cards and like that you include the sketches so we can create on our own.

Debby said...

i love your use of pattern paper. outstanding. thanks for the tip for OWH.

Lori said...

Love the nontypical red white and blue colors. Beaytiful!

Malorie said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing!

SWEET PAPER TREATS said...

I love your colorful card and your blog is so cute!! thank you

jackielwatson said...

I love vintage looking cards and yours is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this Memorial Day weekend.

Kim venton said...

I am loving this blog hop and I love your card and blogspot! Your's is the first blog candy I tried to win because I am in love with the God Bless America stamp! Thank you for all you do to help our soldiers. I am a cardmaker and a mom of 2 US Army Soldiers and finding OWH a week ago was the greatest blessing I could have received. I have been searching for what I can do to give back in honor of my kids and this was it..

Thank you
Kim Venton
kventon2@cfl.rr.com

Dawn said...

Great...Great...Great cards. Love them. REally nice blog.

Naomi said...

wonderful cards! Thanks for a chance at winning the blog candy.

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Beautful work!

Carol Taggart said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog today. Keep yp the good work stamping for the troops. As a wife and Mom of former veterans in foreign wards, I know those cards mean a lot to them and to their families.

Lelia Pierce said...

Your card is great! I love the hints of green in it! :O)

Dixie Cochran said...

I love this card! I don't know if it's the vintage look or the green that makes it look so good to me. Both, I imagine! Thank you for such a nice post, and thanks for making cards for our military heroes!

Yolanda said...

Love your card. The papers are so beautiful.

rstuck2003 said...

I adore this card...love the papers! The God Bless America stamp is AWESOME...thanks for sharing!

Marianne said...

Brenda,
I love the card you made. I am on overdrive in seeing so many great cards.

debb said...

Beautiful card and wonderful stamps- thanks for the opp!

Trevorstuffmammas said...

Love that card. There is a lot going on, but it works. Thanks for the inspiration!! Jennifer

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Brenda sweetie...
I have so enjoyed my visit here at your blog today. Beautiful card you made.

I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what you share next.

I too have been inspired by you ladies in the blog hop so far, and am going to try and make a few cards myself to send in. I have never made a card, but sure want to now. Thank you for the inspiration.

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

Robin said...

I love the picnic tablecloth paper on your card

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Love your card today, the stars with the circle are neat! Your blog candy also looks yummy!

Staceykinz said...

Love all the colors on the star card; it's great!

Butterballfeather said...

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

XOXO,
Greta

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

Brenda, what a great card! Love the look. Thanks for an opportunity to win the blog candy and for supporting our troops.

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/

Robin said...

love the card!!

JPScraps said...

Great card! Love the stars.

Merry's Musings said...

Love the stars, and the touch of rayon ribbon just makes the cake!

Meg Bean said...

I really like how the red, white, and blue stands out but it still looks like a fun summer card. Very cute!

Theresa said...

Great log...love your card. TFS

Theresa said...

Great blog that is....been hopping too much!

Christine said...

your card is super cute
love all the red white and blue on you blog
your candy is awesome... I have been eyeing that God Bless stamp - got my fingers crossed that i win it... hee hee

eddee1286 said...

Thks for sharing. Love your card.

Lynn said...

I LOVE your site and your creations are wonderful! Thank you for your inspiration! Thank you for offering such awesome blog candy as well! Have a blessed weekend.

Adele said...

I love your work! I admire that you are not afraid to combine different colors and patterns. Very eye catching!

StampinSher said...

Terrific card! Thank you for participating in this wonderful and very special blog hop!

Cut n Paste said...

Great card! Thank you for supporting OWH!

Susan said...

GREAT card, love the touches of other colors. I enjoy your blog as well, I "lurk" a lot and comment occasionally as I follow over 900 blogs.

your blog is cheery just to look at! that photo is wonderful and shows LOVE!

Great candy! good luck to everyone :)
Susan (#78 on the list)

Kajikit said...

Love your patriotic background for the weekend! Love your card too... it's a nice artistic 'jumble' of elements but it's not messy.

Diane S said...

Great patriotic card!

Cheryl said...

I LOVE the layout of your card!

3momph4755 said...

I love your card. The layering with the stars and the other goodies made it just awesome. I am partial to circles because thee is something about their use that makes a card or scrap page so unique. Great job! I am so excited to learn about OWH!

Cheryl said...

I love the way your card looks as though its popping out at me and the colors...you pulled them together so great!

Caryl P said...

Fun card, I love all the different papers and details you included. I too, have too many cards to use and love that I can help out in my own creative way. Lovely blog, I'll be back to visit!

Courtney said...

Your card is beautiful! Thank you for supporting our troops!

~Courtney~

Cindi (aka iring) said...

I like the mix of prints on your patriotic card! I also like how you decorated your blog!

Stampin_melissa said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colors! Thank you for all of your support for our troops!

Julie said...

Super cute card, Brenda! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Fun and fabulous card, Brenda.. tfs, enjoying the tour!

K. Joy said...

Cute card! I like all of the stars. :) Thanks for sharing!

Lillian Child said...

Love the patriotic stars! 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!

Betty said...

WOW! Great job with that card!!

Seongsook Duncan said...

What a great card, Brenda! Love your card and the papers that you used. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

I love you card. The stars and all of the other elements set it off. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Teepee said...

Your card is so patriotic. I love the cut-out stars.

Marcy K said...

Very creative card - love it! Thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

Wow! Look at you, giving away candy left right and center! You're so generous! I love all the colors in your card - so bright and cheerful!

Patty said...

Love the card. Red, white and blue but in a subtle way. It's so colorful. Thanks for sharing.
Patty

cal8007 said...

Wow, thanks! Two blog candies in one day - how generous of you! I love your card! I will be joining OWH soon, the summer is very busy for me.

Happy crafting!

Carmen L
cal8007 at aol dot com

christy sheffield said...

Your card is gorgeous! thanks for sharing.

Heather Grow said...

Great card. I love all those stars.

Jeanne said...

Wonderful card! So patriotic!

Suz said...

Fantastic card & thanks for inspiring me today

jengd said...

Wonderful card! I love the rustic look of it and those stars are great!

mmwilken said...

There are some wonderful cards going around and yours is one of them. Thank you for sharing. Love the way you have used the stars on the card! More ideas to get myself going!!

Pamela said...

Awesome card!!! :)

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Fun colorful card! TFS. Fun blog too. Can't wait to nose around.

Tammy said...

Awesome card Brenda! I love the chipboard stars!! TFS!

Marsha said...

Oh my. Wonderful card and such generous candy. Thanks for supporting the troops.

Bev E said...

I love how you added the green, it seems to make the rest of the red, white & blue pop. Thanks for the chance for the blog candy too.

Linda said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for supporting OWH and for joining the Hop.

Ola said...

Your card is beautiful.... I love stars!

Thanks so much for sharing & the chance to win (love that God Bless America Stamp)!

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

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Jamie said...

I love the card and the way the stars are coming off the card. It looks great!

Happy memorial day!

grandmalee said...

I thought I had commented on your awesome creations, but I got too distracted by all of the stuff on your blog! I love your card...the green was really meant to be...it's gorgeous! I think I'm becoming addicted to anything circular too! Great job! I'll be in touch! Thanks again!

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous card!!

About : sbartist said...

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

ML Design Works said...

I love your stars. Very nicely done! Lisa

Angie said...

Great card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jennifer Moore said...

What an awesome card.

Jana said...

Love your card. So very perfect for a HERO.

Corinna said...

Your care is lovely! Love the stars!

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com