**Giveaway Now closed**
Hello and welcome!!
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.