Saturday, May 28, 2011

OPERATION WRITE HOME MEMORIAL weekend Blog Hop

**Giveaway Now closed**

Hello and welcome!!
 

It is the annual MEMORIAL DAY weekend OPERATION WRITE HOME blog hop.  I am proud to say this is my second one. I am a very small part of this HUGE organization.  I make cards that are shipped over seas to our enlisted, to use to write to their friends and loved ones and sent home to them. Anyone can join us, and I fully encourage anyone who makes greetings cards to do so. There is no amount that is too small to be sent. I have some disabilities and am not always up to making cards, but I do the best I can when I can.  Our enlisted totally ENJOY what is sent to them by OWH, and  they have even sent messages to the homefront blog saying the OWH packages are usually the care packages "looked forward to the most".

I am surrounded by Veterans both living and passed on, to me this is a small thing I can do to help serve those who serve our country. The latest change in the war in the middle east is no reason to not join, as we are continuing to create and ship cards until all our men and women are home. So, give it some thought!! :)

We were asked to create one "Miss You" card for this hop either patriotic or not. Since almost every other hop I have made patriotic cards, I went for a non-patriotic card this time. I hope you like my card :)

 This is a slightly off-center "Gate-fold" card, (scores at 2.25" on one side and 2" on the other side)
Card stock: Glorious Green and So Saffron from STAMPIN' UP, white is GEORGIA PACIFIC.
Stamps: Chick and "Hey Chick" both from CORNISH HERITAGE FARMS,  inside sentiment is a digi stamp by SHANNON'S Sentiments from RAINDROP ECHO DESIGNS, Bkgd. stamp on front--"Antique Cracking" (retired) STAMPIN' UP
STAMPIN' UP markers used: Pumpkin pie, Really rust, Only orange, More mustard, 
Cameo coral, and Creamy Caramel
other items used: SPELLBINDERS Nestabilities Die- Labels 16, Orange Stickles by RANGER,
Raffia bow and green button. 
MONO permanent adhesive runner by TOMBOW and Craft size GLUE DOTS.

Inside of card :)
When you leave my blog, PLEASE proceed to see Jennifer at JUST COFFEE PLEASE

BUT, before leaving I am offering Blog Candy, you are eligible if:
* you are a Card maker
*you have a blog (since this IS a BLOG hop)
Just leave a comment on THIS post with a link to your blog and your email (post it in this manner: cardmaker AT gmail DOT com--do NOT use symbols or punctuation, that is a good way to get lots of spam in your inbox)
* you get a 2nd entry if you become a PUBLIC follower, leave a comment saying so, or if you are already a follower.
Here is the candy:
 a BN Bow Easy and a BN set of clear stamps by AUTUMN LEAVES- Big embellished words: Always, Imagine, Grin, Love, and 2 floral and flourish stamps.

If you get lost along the way, the icon/link at the top of all the blogs will lead you back to the first blog, which will have a list of all the blogs. 

Thank you for visiting me today, and remember to pause a moment this weekend in reflection, for those who lost their lives serving this country.

**If you are looking for my COTTAGE CHARM GIVEAWAY POST, please scroll down one post. Drawing winner of Grand prize on Sunday, The junior prizes will depend on how fast commentors get back to me.

68 comments:

Louise Fox said...

Very cute card with nice colors. I especially like the raffia bow! Blessings.

KellyRae said...

Your card is great. I haven't been making gatefold cards because I wasn't sure how to insert them into the envelope for OWH. I LOVE the idea of your miss you message being on the inside!
mail AT kellyrae DOT com

Nancy Keller said...

Hello Susan! I love your chick card! It's great to see you on the hop. I am already a follower. But gosh count me in for that bow easy prize if you would please. . . and those super cute stamps! I hope that your weeend is great! By the way, i love that little blue coffee monster. :D
-nancy keller
brjahrose at lycos dot com

Jennifer Scull said...

what a cute card! I love that little chick! she sure does make me smile. :)
have a wonderful weekend!

Dolores A. said...

What a wonderful example of a gate fold card. Thanks for sharing this and helping the OWH mission.
Dolores A.
dmdotallnock AT verizon DOT net

http://angeladaniels.squarespace.com/ said...

Susan- great card! I think the raffia was the perfect accent.

-Angela Daniels
Lead Fiskateer

Redonna said...

Great card. I should use the gatefold more.
TFS,
Redonna
rleckie911 AT gmail.com

Dot said...

Hi!

I think that it is wonderful that you put together care packages for Operation Write Home!! The card on the blog today is really cute!!

Dot
Fiskateer #6703

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Susan,
what a lovely card! I appreciate the reminder to pause and reflect on those who lost their lives serving our country! Blessings to you!

Misty said...

Super cute chickie card!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Divinity said...

hi susan! your chick card is adorable! :) hopping on...

Yesterday's Echo Scrapbooks said...

What a cute card!
I am following-
brittany.yesterdaysecho at gmail dot com
blogspot.com/yesterdaysechoscrapbooks

Patricia H said...

Nice job with the gatefold card! I never think about doing the more creative folds like that for my OWH cards.

ph_in_va (at) comcast (dot) net

AllisonG said...

What a cute image! Love the crackled background, too.

mallisonr at aol dot com
http://allisonscreations.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

Great card love the chicks :) Happy Memorial Day!

One Scrappy Gal said...

What a great card! I love the gatefold and would really love to win that "Bow Easy."

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fun card. TFS.
rmpoohbear75 at gmail dot com
http://bluepoohbear753.blogspot.com

Rhonda Miller said...

I am a new follower (at least I hope blogger is working enough to have added me.)

Cheryl said...

I love your card! Cute image.

Thank you for the chance at winning this yummy candy.


--Cheryl--

email: shestamps11-blogs at yahoo dot com

debbie said...

what a kool card -
PS - nope cocoa was bought at sweet and sassy under all the cocoa mouse stamps. I'll go back and get the link to the page and come back & post for you
debbie

Lisa Oliver said...

Love your card Susan! I don't use the gatefold enough either, thanks for the inspiration to give it a shot.

Lisa Oliver
thestampster at aol dot com
www.stampingwithamission.blogspot.com

Regena said...

What a sweet card!! Love the Bow

Meg Bean said...

Cute gate fold card! Love the colors you used!
mgardiner at hotmail dot com
megbean.blogspot.com

debbie said...

here's the stamp info :)
http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/categories/Clear-Stamps/Cocoa-Mouse/

...Darlene said...

Hey Chick cute card. I like the bright colors. Thank you for sharing on the blog hop.

Tami B. said...

I really like the Antique Cracking stamp you used. I thought it was patterned paper and was looking to see who made it. Nice card. tamiwb1234 at aoldotcom

Nancy M said...

I like your card. I really like the background pieces. I enjoy that is a bit unusual. I'm an OWH card maker but I don't have a blog. (sad face pout!)
RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM (mine is easier to read in caps)

Missy said...

Cute, love the bow and the card style, I'll have to try to make a gate card!

Sylvia said...

Cute card, have a great weekend.

Laura Evangeline said...

Super cute!

Shell said...

Thank you for sharing with us this beautiful card! I followed you!
she11ygirl at verizon dot net

Paula S. said...

This card is really cute! using a gatefold is a nice way to change things up and still have an A2 size card thats ideal for OWH. Thanks for supporting OWH and hopping this weekend!

crazed scrapbooker said...

i've got a few gate templates i never thought to use & now seeing the inspiration of yours...i might give it a go. thanks for sharing & see you around Fiskateers (off to follow some more too :)

Yolanda said...

I need to try that fold! The oranges and greens are very nice together.

Anita said...

Stunning card!

littlebitoftoto said...

cute card, thanks for all you do for OWH...every card makes a difference. And a chance at candy?? Yippee...

tlfletcher at embarqmail dot com

debbie said...

susan - here's the set - it includes the saying I used
http://www.sweetnsassystamps.com/products/Cocoa%27s-Latte-Clear-Stamp-Set.html

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

What a fun gatefold card! Love that chick--she's a cutie!

Linda said...

Great card, especially like the green button!

If I am lucky enough to win you can reach me at lough855ataoldotcom. Have a great weekend!

Karen Howard said...

Wonderful missing you card! Thanks for sharing and joining in the bloghop! Hugs, Karen

silvia said...

Cute card

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful card! This is one hop I look forward to EVERY year and I sincerely appreciate your participation. My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran and it's such a pleasure to honor those men and women serving our country in whatever capacity. Our heartfelt thanks go out to them AND to their families at home. Happy Memorial Day!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com
lillianchild at cox dot net

grandmalee said...

Another winner for our heroes! I love it when I see people still involved with OWH that I've had the pleasure to initially introduce to the organization. It's great that you still have time for this with all of the other swaps and family issues that you have going on. Your cards are always so upbeat, and I love your sense of humor that you add to most. I'm glad Blogger is working for me today...so far! I tried commenting here the other day and it wouldn't take my comments, it just kept going to the Blogger sign in and back. I see you got out your Twinks and used them. I really need to use them more since they have the sparkle I love for the troops.

Your Cottage Charm giveaway is sooooo cool! I also have "dreams" of cottage living, but with such a small apartment, it's almost impossible. I did get a green Hazel-Atlas depression glass complete cookie jar at a garage sale yesterday for $1!!! I'll catch up more later. MWAH!

Sandi said...

Hi Susan! I love your card! The raffia bow is really cute!

I have been a card maker for about 6 months now and this is my first blog hop! This has inspired me to start a blog!

sandisplace-sandi.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Nice card, Susan, I like the offset gate fold. Happy Hopping!

Sandi said...

I like your fold! I especially like the rafia bow to go with the chicken! This blog hop has inspired me to make a blog!

Joanne Travis said...

This is just as cute as can be! Love the raffia bow and the chick :)

Scrapacat said...

Very cute card! I too am disabled, but making cards really helps me forget myself for a little while. I appreciate you being on the hop!

Tami B. said...

Adorable combo of sentiment and image.

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Cute gate card.

The Cranky Queen said...

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P.S. Visit my blog to see the giveaway details. Your give looks fun too...is it too late for me to enter?!?

Marsha said...

Really cute card. The BG is perfect for this image.

Christy said...

What a cute card. I admire gatefold cards and I will definitely have to try one of those. TFS!

csblade2000 AT yahoo dot com

Sprytebyrd said...

What a FUN card! Love the little raffia bow!
sprytebyrd at gmail dot com
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Heather Grow said...

Fun card. My email is h_mcewen at hotmail dot com.

Jen said...

Great card, Susan! Love the gatefold with that super cute chick. :)

B-Jo said...

I think your card is cute!!! my blog http://buzzygreen.blogspot.com babybjo at live dot com

helloholley said...

Wow Susan!! this is so cute.....love the chic....and sentiments......everything,LOL!!!
Inky Hugs,
holley

Seongsook Duncan said...

Sooooo cute great card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Juliana T said...

I love your card. I love to make differently folded cards and have made gate fold cards before. Although unfortunately there are none posted on my blog! Have to do that. Thanks for the chance to win.

jonder at frontier dot com

http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Juliana T said...

I also became a follower.

jonder at frontier dot com

http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

SueB said...

cute card - thanx for the inspiration!
- SueB of Blondin Blogs
sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

Tiffany Temple said...

Cute card, chick! :)

Amy said...

Nice card :)

Thanks so much for sharing your card and supporting OWH!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog ($50 GIVEAWAY going on NOW!!)
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Amy said...

I'm a follower (and card-maker)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog ($50 GIVEAWAY going on NOW!!)
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

sharon said...

Fun card! I like the special opening. Nothing ordinary for our heros.
Sharon L
sharon dot lemon @ sbcglobal dot net

April said...

I just made my first gate fold card a few days ago - yours is darling! I just became your latest blog follower and am looking forward to seeing your creations!

Adele said...

Beautiful work with a lot of detail. You are very talented.

I do not have a blog. Is that required for entry to blog candy?

mirthmaker at dslextreme dot com