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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Operation Write Home Blog Hop - Updated

Updated look for red text...
 
Welcome to the Operation Write Home Blog Hop!  You should have arrived from Erika's blog.  If you started here you will want to go to Operation Write Home's Stars & Stripes blog so you don't miss a thing.  Please scroll to the bottom of this entry to see the next stop.

I started making cards for Operation Write Home when my friend Alex posted that she was looking for others to join her.  If a cause is good enough for her it's good enough for me and I usually stop there but having several friends and family who have or currently are serving with the military I started poking around the website and was touched by the videos and notes from the Heros for receiving something so simple as a card.  Now my husband who is a civilian employee for the State Military Division helps make cards and honestly is always asking when we are doing more so looks like I'll - no we'll be sending off cards for some time.

Now for the card I made


This card was made using scraps, which is my favorite thing to do after making a layout.  The large squares are 2 1/2 inches x 2 1/2 inches and the rectangles are 2 1/2 x 1 inch.  The pieces are then aligned so the outside edges line up which leaves a 'grid' pattern inside and surrounding the patterned paper.  The button, which has a floral design on it, was then placed onto a blue flower which I took off a stem I had purchased just to pull apart for embellishments.  This time I did not use any sentiment but this could easily be for a birthday, thinking of you, missing you, love you, hello or Mother's Day.

Speaking of Mother's Day - it is also the next holiday OWH is needing cards for and if you are interested in joining the 'fun' they need to be in the hands of the shippers by April 1 to allow sufficient time for them to get to the Heros and then back Stateside to loved ones.  You will find full guidelines on the site I linked above but I will mention the most important - NO glitter!

I am offering some blog candy to those who leave a comment, that's it just leave a comment and you will be in the drawing...  Below is the starting candy (2 stamps and 4 different ribbons) but for every 10 comments left I will be adding a little something extra - so at 10, 20, 30 etc up until midnight MST tonight, March 20.  I am extending this until Sunday at midnight!! You can thank several of my friends who I spent the evening with as they haven't had a chance to do the hop yet.  This tutorial I did earlier *might* come in handy for the winner...I'm just saying.



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64 comments:

  1. Very nice card love the colors:) The dino cards below are awsome. Oh great photos:)

    Love the photographer Jay

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  2. Thanks for sharing the flower tutorial. Appreciate an great idea on using up those so-hard-to-discard scraps!

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  3. I love the LO scraps card. Very CZ design, which I love. I love the digi LO too. I dabbled a bit a couple years ago, I just have to use the supplies. I have enough that I could open my own store with. Thanks for the blog and what you do for OWH! PS I ventured over to Bits & Pieces for the first time in ages...I had no idea that she had started in the digi world.

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  4. Love the ribbon flower tutorial and your card is perfect for so many occasions.

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  5. Betty,
    Thank you for sharing about your husband joining you. I think that is great!

    You card gives me ideas about how to use up all those scraps of paper I horde and then never use.

    again thank you for sharing,
    darlene a

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  6. I love cards that use scraps - I have so many I can't bear to part with! lol.

    You'll have to post pics of your hubby making cards! Give some of our other OWH men a kick in the butt so they help too...LOL!! :)

    Thanks for joining in the hop!

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  7. Great card. Great way to use up your scraps.

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  8. I can never seem to use up all the craps I accumulate. This is a great idea for a simple way to do just that. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. great blog. Happy spring. ANd that you for supporing OWH!

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  10. LOVE your story! Cute card! Thanks for all you do for OWH.

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  11. I recently just made some cards similar to yours to use up my scraps. I don't like to waste anything! Very nice card.

    jeanne706 at yahoo dot com

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  12. Hey Betty, this should be fun. Nothing to do this afternoon, but surf the web!!! Have a great weekend..... By the way, DD#3 is probably moving to Evanston, WY how far is that from you?

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  13. I like the button on your card!


    AprilsL8@windstream.net

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  14. I love seeing all the creations that will be going to OWH. What a wonderful cause.

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  15. A wonderful way to use up scraps and the button is a perfect touch!

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  16. Very nice card and I like the way you left it nuetral so it can be made to do any occasion.

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  17. Great card. And as a military wife I must say thank you for helping OWH keep families together in heart despite being apart because of duty.

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  18. Adorable card! I like how you used your scraps.
    anitamocha@charter.net

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  19. I do the same thing with scraps. Nice looking card :)

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  20. Oh yes I love being able to use scraps too. Thanks.

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  21. Wonderful ribbon tutorial! and nice card!

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  22. How lovely, great Spring-y colors!
    (no need to enter me in the drawing)

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  23. Cute card using scraps I'm going to have to try that. Thanks for helping with OWH.
    God bless you,
    Jeanine #14 on the blog hop.

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  24. What a great way to use up scraps! Thank yo for sharing :)

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  25. I never think of using my odds and ends like this, thanks!

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  26. What a fun way to use scraps of paper with an embellishement to make a fun card!

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  27. I love to use up everything! Waste not! Great card!
    hiscreation2@hotmail.com

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  28. Well done! Thanks for hopping today!

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  29. Awesome card!!!
    As a military spouse and someone new to OWH, I thank you for taking part in this awesome blog hop and in OWH!

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  30. Thanks for sharing your ideas and your tutorial.

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  31. Great use of scraps! I am trying to weed through a lot of old products in my stash too!

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  32. I love the layout for this card! We should have that as a sketch challenge on the Stars & Stamps blog!

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  33. I too have a great scrap pile that I love to grab from and make some cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. I think scraps is something we all have in common... great use of them on your card. :)

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  35. I must "case" your idea for this card. It is terrific! Thank you for extending the deadline, but the card idea, the tutorial, and using up my scraps are 3 wonderful gifts! But if I win, I will gladly accept the blog candy too. Blessings and thanks, Louise

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  36. Scraps are the best... Your card is very springy.... Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH. I appreciate you stopping by my blog during the hop and leaving your kind words. Good luck in my OWH giveaway!

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  37. What a nice anytime card with warm Spring colors. And you even have your husband involved, too?! You are fabulous!

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  38. I LOVE using up scraps! And thanks for the tutorial- that is a super cute way to make the flowers even fancier!

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  39. Nice card and great way to use up scraps! I think it's awesome that your hubby is making cards along with you! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. I love to challenge myself to make cards with only the scraps sitting on my table! Your tutorial on the ribbon flowers is a great idea! It's great that your hubby helps to make cards. Thanks for your support of OWH and our Heroes!
    R/

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  41. Great card...thanks for the chance at the candy!

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  42. I am always making cards with my scraps too, because I can't seem to throw them away! Your card is awesome - thanks for sharing. I see a new imaginisce stamp in your blog candy that I do not have *YIKES* I am going to have to look into that!!! :)

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  43. Cute card.....and I saw your tutorial and how awesome is that flower.....your creative size is working for sure....thank you for sharing....and also love your candy too..
    gw0109@gmail.com

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  44. Your card is very simple... but VERY effective!

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  45. Cute card! Has a nice, quilted look!

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  46. i love working with my scraps too - thats what i made my two cards out of

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  47. Yay Betty!!! Better late than never :) I am so proud of you and everything you and your WHOLE family do for OWH! You are an inspiration lady!!!

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  48. Nice card! Great way to use up scraps! TFS! Blessings to you and your family. :)

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  49. Wonderful graphic look to your card! I need to approach my scraps with your attitude I think. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  50. Very nice card. A great way to use up scraps!
    Golda @ gorotajo@yahoo.com

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  51. Love using up scraps - so handy yet so easily forgotten! Thanks for sharing.

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  52. What a pretty card!!! I love the wonderful papers and the fabulous layout!!! It was refreshing to hear that your husband is enjoying this craft with you!!! A huge THANK YOU to the two of you for supporting OWH with your wonderful creations and for helping our heroes stay in touch with their loved ones at home!!!

    Hugs!
    Carolyn

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  53. Pretty papers you used! I love the springy colors!

    Corinna
    www.myscrapbooklife.com

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  54. Very nice card. Love the layout.

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  55. Thanks for your "scraps" card. I am always looking for ways to use up all those scraps!!! Happy to see that you've got your hubby as a helper!!!

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  56. I always love cards made of scraps!!

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  57. What a great use of scraps. Wonderful. Thanks for being a part of the blog hop this weekend at Operation Write Home!

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  58. Hello - I'm still working my way through the blog hop! Wasn't it great?! Glad to have come across your blog and I'm looking forward to visiting you here again!

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