Saturday, November 13, 2010

Operation Write Home Blog Hop!

Welcome! Today's post is part of the Operation Write Home Be My Valentine blog hop. Operation Write Home supports our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.  Over 670,000 cards have been sent to the troops. 

Last month, my mom, my best friend Jen and her mom and sister, Heather made a big batch of Christmas cards and sent them to Operation Write Home. The deadline for sending Christmas cards has passed, but they are always looking for birthday, thinking of you and love you cards. 

Heather is a captain in the Army Reserves and spent 18 months in Iraq. A group of Red Hat Society ladies sent her blank handmade cards that she could send home. Making cards for Operation Write Home is a way for us to pay it forward.



The theme for this blog hop is Valentine. Now it may seem strange to see Valentines in November but Operation Write Home has to work ahead of the calendar to get cards to the troops so they can send them home to loved ones. If you would like to donate some cards, the deadline for sending Valentines is January 7. Visit the Operation Write Home website for all the details. 

Here's the Valentine that I created. It's loosely based on this week's sketch #63 at Get Sketchy.

I'd also like to do a little giveaway to continue spreading the love. So leave me a comment by Monday, November 15 at noon. I'll pick a name at random to win a few fun embellishments. 

Now hop on over to see what Paula at Handmade by Paula has created! If you would like to start at the beginning go to the Stars and Stripes blog!

Don't forget to vote for Operation Write Home in the Joann's Craft for a Cause contest. You can vote once a day. 


Supplies Used:
cardstock: Die Cuts With a View (coral), Papertrey Ink (chocolate)
patterned paper: Basic Grey, Jillibean Soup
stamp: Studio G
ink: Papertrey Ink (snow white)
punch: Fiskars
felt embellishment: K&Company

50 comments:

Disp6194 said...

Christi, these are just too cute! Great Job!

levelsoflight said...

I love your card, Christi! The quote from Robert Frost is very fitting for Valentine's Day! =)

Jan aka StampQn said...

Thanks for your support of OWH.

Shell said...

fun fun fun! love OWH too!

Heather Grow said...

I love your card. I drew a sketch of your interpretation on the sketch. I have some patterned paper in mind for my own version. Thanks for the inspiration.

Velda said...

Thanks for supporting OWH. Cheerful, bright colors on the cards.

Shirley G said...

I love the cards. Robert Frost saying is perfect!

njgramma said...

Great paper + cute embellishmnets = Wonderful cards!

Janet said...

Love the color combination and that saying is perfect for the cards. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Lisa said...

these are so cute and I *love* the color combination!

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing your story and for showing such nice cards. I love that sentiment!

Joanne Travis said...

So very pretty!! Love the layout on these.

Julie said...

Great cards! Love those felt embellishments!

Cleota said...

Excellent cards! Love the sentiment and the layout!

Rhonda Miller said...

Great cards. TFS.

stefeni said...

Pretty cards! I love how they are the same but different too!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

MomsBeenScrappin said...

Very pretty assortment of cards! Love the colors :)
Doris
MomsBeenScrappin at yahoo dot com

K. Joy said...

Oh, what pretty cards! I really like the layout and papers! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the chance at candy!! :)

Adele said...

Love those cards. Whoever receives these is going to be very lucky!

helloholley said...

your cards are just so lovely ;)

Attegirl said...

Great cards!

Yolanda said...

What a great sketch, colors and I love the felt embellishments. Thanks for joining in the hop and a special thanks to Heather.

Cheryl said...

Ditto, Thank you to Heather. Love the project and really happy to be taking part in the Blg Hop.

andyjay said...

Love these cards! The color combo is awesome. TFS! Blessings...

Brenda said...

Adore your card sketch, the beautiful papers, and those lovely embellishments! Beautiful!

Ann said...

very cute cards, love the embellishments!!

SuzAnn said...

spunky CAS cards! TFS

grandmalee said...

Beautiful cards thanks to this awesome sketch! Pat yourself on the back for a job well done!

Paula said...

Fantastic cards! The heart buttons are a perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining the OWH hop.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Very lLovely cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa said...

These are adorable!!! :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Beautiful cards- thanks so much for sharing!

ourchangeofart@gmail.com

Operation Write Home said...

Christi these are so cute - I love the layered embellishment!

Samantha said...

Christi your cards are so cute! The troops are sure to love them! The layered embellishments look great!

Raelynn said...

Super cute cards!

Bobbi said...

Thanks for supporting OWH. Love your sketch, I will be trying it out!
Bobbistreasure@aol.com

Karen Howard said...

Great cards! Ugh, word verification is killing me! Hugs, Karen

Lynn said...

Love your cards! Thanks for supporting OWH (from a Vet)!

Sarah Frantz said...

The embellishments are great! Love the sketch you used.

Sherry Hickey said...

Your cards are eye-catching bright and cute! Love those PPs and never saw that wonderful Robert Frost quote (I love his poems). Glad you had some fun cardmaking time with your Mom and friends.

Ann said...

Love the quote! I ran across this the other day when looking for "love" quotes. I'll have to use it. Thanks.

annjerryk at aol dot com

lori j said...

love the cards!

Dixie Cochran said...

Graet paper choices! Thank you for hopping with us!!

Ashley said...

Great cards :)

Holly said...

What a great selection of cards--love those embellies, too!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

You have a beautiful collection of Valentine cards, they are going to be appreciated so much!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful cards!

Kendra

j_k_sand@yahoo.com

Christine said...

super cute card - love the color combo and the sketch that you used - gonna have to check that one and play along

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Very cute cards. Thank you for sharing and being part of the blog.

Hetty said...

Great cards. Love the sentiment. Thanks for telling us why it is importand to make those cards.

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