Saturday, July 3, 2010

Operation Write home Independence day Blog tour day #1

Hello there everyone, today I got a late, ok a VERY late start on my small part of the Operation Write Home July 4th Blog tour.
It is a bit crazy around here, we had a house fire on 6/6 (no one hurt and contained to one room thank God, although smoke and soot damage to most of the upstairs)  I turned 50 on 6/22, this weekend my hubby and son are gone to NC to pick up my son's belongings as he is moving home, My daughter is working most of the weekend (she'll be turning 23 on 7/6), so I'll be all on my own. :(  

I have LOTS planned for this tour and will MORE than make up for today's simple content over the next 2 days.  I plan on doing a card of a different type tomorrow.  possibly some extra cards, and perhaps a special book mark. MOST importantly I will be giving away 3 BLOG CANDIES for comments on each of the 3 days posts. That means 1 candy per post...the candy is open to all visitors for the TOUR, participants or not.  

I will say that the candy is geared toward card making, and Red, White and Blue. SOOOO, if you are not a card maker perhaps, you'd like to mention that in your comment, that way I can keep your comment out of the draw so it goes to those who make cards, that will be up to you.  Pictures of Candy will be in Tomorrow's post.

Here is today's card: 
White C S -Georgia Pacific
Printed papers all rec'd as rak
Image rec'd as rak
Bic mark its!
3D Foam tape (under image)
Ribbon from stash
red circle nail heads by We Are Memory Keepers
Stamp & Ink by Stampin' Up

This card also fulfills Meljen's RW&B challenge

A short tale for today, my older sister Barbara's Birthday is July 4th.  When she was little she thought the Fireworks were for her.  I am sure for a child it was a major let-down when she was informed of the truth, LOL :)

OK, so any comments to this post will be included for the first draw of the candy.  but you'll be doing it without a picture til tomorrow, sorry. (my allergies have been kicking my butt, we have a new kitten, and I am afraid that most of the issue is coming from her, I am sure the soot that is still in some area's isn't helping either)
There is now a wonderful OWH FORUM, check it out!

OK the rules for the Candy...
*USA people only ( sorry I am kind of broke)
*ONE comment(per post) only will be counted in the draw
** Blog owners only (sorry) after the memorial day weekend blog hop, I had a hard time tracking a couple of people down  FURTHERMORE, if your blog is NOT a blogspot blog, you MUST include your email address...I am NOT hunting people down,  if  I can not immediately locate you, I will draw another name.
*Following is NOT necessary, but I would love it if you did.

##There is something I am forgetting to say, when it comes to me, I'll post it##


JustYolie said...

LOL that's one cute image! Great card.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Great card, very festive. Happy

Brenda said...

What a cute card. TFS

Looking forward to your other projects.

Paula said...

That Changito stamp is adorable! I've never seen that one before and it's just perfect for summer. Cute, cute, cute!

LadyDoc said...

Hi, Susan!

Just wanted to check in- saw on your post on the OWH forum that you are at the Jersey Shore. Well, so am I!

Hailing you from Ocean County near Toms River! Have a GREAT 4th!

Noelle's Corner said...

The monkey with the floaty are just adorable! TFS

rstuck2003 said...

Love your card...sorry to hear about your house fire. Happy Belated Birthday. Thanks for sharing. Happy 4th of July.

Cheryl said...

Very cute! What a great image.

Have a safe & happy July 4th week end!

Please stop by my blog and sign up to win my blog candy.


JPScraps said...

Love your card. It's adorable :)

...Darlene said...

Cute card, sounds like you have a lot going on. Happy Birthday to your sister

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card. Thanks for all your sharing.

Operation Write Home said...

What a cute card, I love lil Changito!

And LOL at your story about your sister - she can still believe they're for her! :)

Happy 4th!

debb said...

Fab card! Busy time in your life!!!! Enjoy your 4th!

Jackie L Watson said...

Wow, you have been busy. Your card is cute and fun. I look forward to seeing the other posts this weekend.

jengd said...

Cute card- great image! Hope things smooth out a bit and happy birthday!!

Sandy said...

Happy Belated Birthday. I turned 50 in December... Love your card! I'm glad no one was hurt in your house fire!

Ola said...

First I would like to say happy belated birthday. I'm so sorry to hear about the fire... we lost our home to a fire in 2001, it's so hard & a lot of work!

Your card is so fun & cute!

Happy 4th of July!!!

Thanks so much for sharing & the chance to win!!!

okj83 at live dot com

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

LOL, your monkey looks like he's geared up and ready to go to the birthday swim party of the year!!

helloholley said...

Oh,Susan....your card is so stinkin' cute....I love the saying too!!! I've been wondering how you have been doing with your fire...I hope things get back to normal soon...I can only imagine what you have been going through!!!Thanks for the chance to win some candy....I hope you have a relaxing 4th!!!You deserve it!!! ;)
Happy Stampin'

loyaz said...

I love what you did with the adorable monkey. Sorry you have so much going on in your life right now. Hope all improves. Happy 4th

Erika said...


Carolyn Sharkas said...

Well, happy birthday to your sister. I know what you mean, I was born around Thanksgiving and was always told that big meal was for my birthday, lol. I have a son born on July 8th so there is always fireworks and my daughter was born on New Years eve, so everyone celebrates her birthday, as well.

Love your card and thanks for sharing and caring.

Nancy Keller said...

What a fun card! Thanks for sharing. Hope that your weekend is great! Happy blog touring to you!

Kim said...

Very nice cards. Thank you.

Christine said...

cute cute card - love how you framed out your image with the stars & stripes - gotta love that!

Sprytebyrd said...

What a fun, cute card!
Thanks so much for joining us in our Red, White & Blue challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)