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.
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.
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!
Stamps: Stampin' Up!
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