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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop

Sorry for the problem...I was so worried about reporting that Blogger wasn't taking my comments that I didn't even check my own blog to see if it posted.

Welcome to the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop!  If you want to stop at the beginning of the hop, you can go to the  OWH Stars and Stamps blog

Sit back and relax, and pour yourself your favorite beverage.  This bloghop is long, but I'll guarantee that you will be impressed at the fabulous cards you are about to see!
 I've been honored to call OWH my favorite charity for about two years now.  You see, my daughter, Chelsey, is in the Army National Guard, and she knows first-hand what a box of cards for her troops to send home mean to their morale.  She was stationed in Iraq for over a year, and I sent her cards while she was there that she shared with her troops.  When she returned home, I wanted to continue to share the joy with other soldiers by making cards for them, but I had to have names of soldiers to be able to do this.  Then I found Cards for Heroes, the former name of Operation Write Home.  After reading about their mission, I knew this would be a perfect place to send my hand-made cards that would go directly to the troops that requested them.  Chelsey just left on Wednesday to go to Haiti with the National Guard, but she sends her thanks for all of the wonderful comments that she has received from all of you!  
My card today uses a Stampin' Up! stamp from the set, Nature Walk, that I won from Holley's Hobbies, another OWH blogger.  Holley Smith has been with OWH as long as I have.  She is also on the bloghop today, so you want to make sure and stop at her blog to see her gorgeous projects as well as the Blog Candy she is giving away.  I love all of the red, white and blue cards, but I wanted to do something a bit softer for a missing you card.  I also clear embossed the leaves from this set with Versa Mark, but I don't think you can see it on the picture.
P.S. This pic was taken before I realized that I had forgotten the rhinestones.
I have a bit of Blog Candy that I want to offer to my followers in appreciation for all that you do for Operation Write Home.  You must be a follower and leave a comment below to be entered.   This Blog Candy offer will stay open until Wednesday, June 1st, so everyone has a chance to go through the bloghop.  Sorry, but I can only ship this candy anywhere in the U.S. at this time.
Blog Candy includes numerous fibers and ribbons, an Inkadinkado birthday mini clear stamp, a studio g clear stamp block and an unmounted Sweet Pea stamp by ching-chou kuik called September Rhythm.  More than 50 comments will mean more candy will be offered!
In celebration of receiving more than 50 comments even though I'm not on the "official" blog hop list, I've decided to offer more blog candy!!!  You must be a follower and leave a comment below, and the random drawing will be held on Wednesday, June 1st.  I can only ship in the U.S. at this time.
Blog candy includes an unmounted set of 4 Stampin' Up! stamps called Ecletic Corners, assorted fibers and ribbon, Staples 2" book rings (I hang my long strips of ribbon these and hang them on a clothes rack behind my door), a 4 1/2" piercing template and ???
If you just started  the hop here, the next stop is at Nicolette's blog, Beyond Scrapin.  She has some fabulous projects on her blog along with some more Blog Candy!

~~~~Lee~~~~

Card Deets:
Stamps:  Stampin' Up!
Cardstock:  Bazzill
Design Paper:  The Rouge Bird by My Mind's Eye
Ink: Versa Mark, Top Boss Embossing Ink, Walnut Distress Ink 
Embossing Powder:  Creative Zoo, ?clear detail
Adhesive:  Ad Tech

63 comments:

sandy said...

Very nice!! I can barely see the leaves but I can tell they are embossed. Love it!!

...Darlene said...

Grandma Lee,
Thank you for sharing your card. Nice use of that stamp, I have that set and love it.

Jennifer Scull said...

what a beautiful card! I love it! :)
will say prayers for your daughter in Haiti.

Velda said...

Thanks for supporting OWH.

Sandi said...

I love the clear embossing that you did on this card! Thank you for sharing the story of your daughter also! Good Luck to her in her career!

Brandy and Andie said...

I love the embossed birdcage and the simple sentiment.

Yolanda said...

Your embossing is beautiful!

K said...

beautiful! i'd like to say that i made this one! thanks for sharing!

Yesterday's Echo Scrapbooks said...

What a beautiful card! Love all the embossing!

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Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is fabulous. TFS.

Adopted2 said...

Lovely card -I like the background papers and the embossing.

Becca Whitham said...

I love the classic feel of this card. Understated elegance!

Esther said...

You have such beautiful technique!

Paula S. said...

Great bird cage image and paper combo. Thanks for supporting OWH and hopping today!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card! Have a wonderful weekend!

Missy said...

Very nice card. Enjoy your weekend.

Cynthia B. said...

Beautiful embossing work! Thanks for sharing this lovely card!

Leslie said...

The embossing on this is just exquisite and I love the free bird and the gilded cage! Thank your daughter from my family for her selfless service please!

Nancy M said...

Thanks so much for the service and sacrifice of your family!! Your card is nice; thanks for sharing.

Alex said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the birdcage image.

Alex said...

Very nice card!!! I love all the stars.

Amanda said...

I love the embossing :) Great card and Happy Memorial Day :D

Meg Bean said...

Beautiful card! Love the bird cage and embossing!

Swedie said...

I like the way you did the bird lightly in the background - behind the cage which is more stand out.

Brenda said...

Beautiful, I love your embossing!

Shell said...

I love the use of the colors and papers! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly Massman said...

Lovely CArd! I've become a follower through networked blogs--since blogger is not cooperating! Thanks for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Nancy Keller said...

Love this - and I love that photo of yourdaughter most of all. Thanks for sharing your story and your card! Hope you have a great weekend!

Operation Write Home said...

Great card, love the embossing! And tell your daughter thanks for us...we'd be happy to send her a box in Haiti too :)

Cindy O said...

Really nice pink and brown colors. Thanks for sharing your card and your daughter's story!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I love blog hops for a cause, this is a great one. Thanks for participating!

Julia said...

I love how the burgandy just makes it pop right up and gets your attention. Thanks for posting this attractive card.

Susan said...

your daughter's service is so appreciated. Thanks for sharing a great 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

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Lee. I love all the embossing and the layout you used. Happy Hopping!

B-Jo said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the bird cage. Also, please tell your daughter thank you so much for her service. It is very much appreciated.

I am in the Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 4918... I am always looking for ways to support our veterans, and I have wanted to make cards for this for a while, this hop has been inspirational to me.

Laura Evangeline said...

Very pretty!

Christine said...

great great card ~~ love the color combo, but especially the bird cage in the diamond instead the standard square ~ TFS, for the candy and supporting OWH

Rufus said...

Great card, lovely color combo and the layout is super! Please tell Chelsey, again, THANK YOU for her service! I'm hard at work on my next box for OWH. Thanks for the chance at your yummy candy. Oh yes, I'm a follower!
R/

NanaBeth said...

Your card is truly stunning-love the colors and embossing.Great work for a great organization.

Susan said...

Hi lee, how are you? how's the grand baby? Please thanks Chelsey for hubs and I and i'll be keeping good thoughts for her in Haiti.

LOVE your card!!! I sooo want that stamp set :)

I have candy also, come see me:)
Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs~Susan

Marsha said...

Lovely card. Really like your embossing, red and clear. Thanks for a chance for your wonderful candy.

Jennifer said...

Great card! Thanks to your daughter for her service.
New follower
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lisastuf said...

What a beautiful card! Love how it is so serene looking! Please thank your Daughter for her service! We are eternally grateful!
Lisa H.
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lisastuf at gmail dot com

Misty said...

Nice embossing! Best wishes for your daughter.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Lady Fair said...

I love the subtle embossing. I also love that you used "Hello" for the sentiment, which would be a nice card for a soldier to send to a friend back home. I am now a follower! lflinesatcomcastdotnet

The Stamper's Touch said...

What a beautiful card! And a huge thanks to your daughter Chelsey for all she does. Happy Memorial Day.

Linda

jennifer mitten said...

Love that bird cage! Thanks for sharing your personal story about your daugther's service.

SueB said...

great card ... I love the birds and bird cages lately too, and a girl can never have too much ribbon nor lace, right?! thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!
- SueB of Blondin Blogs
sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card! I love the embossing on the birdcage, so striking!
Hugs, Dee
p.s. I'm a follower now! :)

Kara said...

Love the colors, very beautiful card!

Wendy said...

The embossed bird cage is lovely. You did a great job!

Windy Robinson said...

Nice embossing Lee! Beautiful card:)

Dolores said...

Beautiful card, Lee, as usual.
You're the embossing queen..lovely.

Just A Pac Rat said...

Love the card and the colors used. Thanks for sharing in the hop!

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Cathy (Merciechild) said...

Love your card. The cage looks perfect in that diamond shape with the floral backgrounds. Love it, Thank you for sharing
Hugs Cathy

BJ said...

Lovely cards.

Cut n Paste said...

Lovely card! Thank you for supporting OWH and our troops. Thanks to your daughter also for her service to our country!

Ronda Archangelo said...

What a great mom and fan of OWH! I hope your daughter will be home from Haiti very soon :-)

PS - Love your cards too!

Heather Grow said...

Your daughter is beautiful. Thanks for all of you support for OWH and our troops. God bless you and your family.

Missy said...

I've finally caught with your blog through all this hoppin! I'm so glad you told me about the hop, it's been so fun, thanks. Love you card, beautiful! Your daughter is an mp, that's cool!

April said...

I've enjoyed the bloghop even though I've been a little slow in getting through all of the blogs! Glad to see that I still have a chance for some candy on your blog. :) I'll be following you, too!

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