Saturday, March 20, 2010

OPERATION WRITE HOME BLOG HOP!

**EDITED** You now have until 8am Central Time on Monday, March 22nd to leave a comment for the blog candy**
Welcome to the Operation Write Home (OWH) BLOG HOP! If you've found your way here by mistake...well it's your lucky day..but you'll probably still want to start at the beginning so go HERE to start the hop at the top! If you've come here from Melissa's blog, you're in the right place. Your next stop is below. But first, I want to tell you a little about OWH. This amazing organization collects handmade greeting cards from crafters all over the United States and ships them to troops overseas for them to use to write to their families back home. Here are a few quotes from deployed troops who have received cards from OWH:
(from the OWH website).
Thanks to you and your organization for the personal handmade greeting cards. They are a big hit with everyone here. The first day, the box was reduced to 2/3 of its original amount, and i have some folks taking handfuls at a time.
It is because of the work you and your organization does that makes our time bearable
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Thank you so much for the box of cards. I am a physician who works at the Medical Clinic and our medics went crazy for them! The cards look great and I know my family and friends will love them! Thanks again so much. It definitely helps brighten the day knowing that so many people care about the soldiers to put time and effort into making these cards.

Making cards, something we all love to do anyway, is such a simple way to help brighten the day of soldiers serving overseas. Knowing that a card you made is helping that soldier stay in touch with family and friends is the most rewarding aspect of participating in OWH. If you aren't already a part of this great organization, I encourage you to jump in and send some cards. It's really easy. Here is a link to information for beginners: HERE
This isn't a huge commitment. It's whatever you want to send, whenever you want to send them so don't worry about getting over committed! If you want to jump in right away, how about making a few Mother's Day cards this week and sending them off to the OWH shipper closest to you? They need to make it to the shipper by April 1st so there's still time to make some cards and help make Mother's Day special for so many moms with sons and daughters serving in the military.
Now, on to my card. I made this card with an image from Sassy Cheryl's which you can get here.
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If you're interested in seeing a step by step walk through of how I colored my card, click HERE.
Finally, leave a comment on this post and you could win a little prize from me. I'll use random.org to choose a winner around 8:00 AM Central Time on Monday, March 22nd.
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In case you can't tell from the picture, here are the details of the prize:
Ribbon from the Paper Studio. 6ft lengths, 3/8 inches wide in these colors:
*Large Dot Brown
*Polka Dot Blue
*Large Dot Bright Pink
*Polka Dot Bright Pink
*Polka Dot Brown
The Paper Studio 3D "Butterfly Glitter Stickers"
K&Company Dimensional Stickers "Princess Tags"
Bo Bunny "Love Bandit" buttons 35 piece pack
Stampology "onyx" ink pad
Your next stop is Carolyn's blog. Have fun on the rest of the blog hop...I'm sure you'll see a lot of inspiration along the way. I hope this encourages you to join in on the fun at OWH. You'll be glad you did. Thanks for stopping by today!


84 comments:

  1. Hi, Lori! My blog is the stop before yours. :) I love your card. I have not yet made the leap into the world of Copic, but I very much appreciated your tutorial. It helped me better understand how these popular pens work!

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  2. Such an adorable card and you have wonderful coloring skills.

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  3. Love your bear card! That stamp is fantastic!

    Thanks for the chance to enter for that awesome blog candy!

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  4. Great coloring techniques Lori.
    I love your card.

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  5. Thanks for the tutorial on using copics markers. I am a newbie so I don't have any markers yet but I enjoyed learning how to blend them.Thanks for sharing!

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  6. What an adorable card. Love it!

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  7. Awfully cute laundry. Mine is never that interesting. Sweet image!!

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  8. Beautiful coloring, Lori -love your tutorial!! The whole card is so sweet - yellow is my fave color :)

    Thanks for joining in the hop!

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  9. Great card. I love the coloring and that image is adorable. I love bears...but not clotheslines, or washers, or dryers...or any other use of household appliances :) Fabulous job!

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  10. What a wonderful spring card! The bear is so cute!

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  11. What a great card. I love the way you've colored it. TFS.

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  12. your card is dang cute!Thanks for supporting OWH

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  13. I'm new to OWH. I love the shading on your bear. Thank you! robinski6 at yahoo dot com

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  14. Adorable card and so springy! Great job with the coloring. Thanks for sharing your talent and tips.

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  15. I love this card, I almost feel sad for the little bear, he does not want to be hangin' like that.

    Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  16. I love the teddy bear on your card. So cute! Thanks for offering the blog candy.

    jeanne706 at yahoo dot com

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  17. OMGosh! That bear is adorable...Great job with the card :)

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  18. Oh my goodness! That bear card is absolutely cute! I have a very soft spot for teddy bears. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  19. what a cute teddie... love your blog!

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  20. So bright and cute!! Love the bear!!


    AprilsL8@windstream.net

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  21. What a CUTE card and great tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing!
    hiscreation2@hotmail.com

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  22. Great card. Thanks for the tutorial on blending with copics.

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  23. Absolutely love it! Wish my laundry was that cute!

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  24. Your card today is too cute! Thanks for offering blog candy too!

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  25. I love Teddy Bear's so this card is precious to me. Thanks for sharing with us and keep up the good work at OWH.
    God Bless,
    Jeanine #14 on the blog hop

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  26. So cute! 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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  27. Your coloring is fabulous! I am still learning how to use my copics! Thanks for sharing this great card and for joining the blog hop!

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  28. Lori
    like the way you that you color you image
    I still have a hard time with my copics
    but I will give it a try
    now that I saw you doing it
    thank you

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  29. What a wonderful card. I am going to check out how you did the coloring.

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  30. Oh what a CUTE card!!!
    (no need to enter me in the drawing)

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  31. Oh my gosh..that stamp is TOO cute!! Thanks for sharing the card!

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  32. I love the card. The yellow background paper just makes it POP.

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  33. Lori, it's very nice to stop by your blog as one of OWH bloggers. Your card is very nice as always. I love your coloring. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Love those polka dots! Is there anything that isn't cuter with polka dots? I think not!

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  35. CUUUTE card!! LOVE the image you used!!

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  36. You all ready know that I am a big fan of yours. I love your tutorial. I finally think that I can do the shading better after looking at this... Thanks so much Lori.
    Hugs

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  37. I love the clothes line! (Had my sheets on the line today!) And I collect bears so this card is a favorite for me! Well done!

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  38. What cute cards! They will make a serviceman or woman happy as well as their recipient!
    scrappygal1 at gmail dot com

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  39. What a great card!! Your coloring is stunning!!!

    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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  40. The coloring on your card is beautiful. Such a cheery card.

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  41. Thanks for the tutorial! Such a cute card :)

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  42. That bear stamp made me chuckle! Ok, there is a little more to the stamp than the bear but you can tell what snagged my attention, lol. Thanks for making and sharing your cards.

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  43. Beautiful card! I'm so glad I didn't post the card with this image because it would pale in comparision to yours! Thanks for being involved w/OWH for our soldiers (& my daughter)!

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  44. Your cards make me smile-cuteness overload!

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  45. Lori, thanks for the turorial on the coloring... you are sure talented. Love how cheerful your little bear is.

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  46. love the coloring and what pretty card!!

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  47. what a fun card, I like the yellow background

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  48. I was delighted to visit your blog from England and I love you "Sunshine bear" as we have very few sunny days here especially in winter

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  49. Very sweet card, totally love your work
    Thanks for having me
    Lynn in Lancaster Ca

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  50. Thanks so much for the tutorial. You rock, Lori. And... for the record... I didn't even cheat and skip to here first... I'm travelling all the way around!

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  51. ok that little bear card is adorable!! It brought a smile to my face. Thanks for sharing

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  52. Lori, I love that you do this for this organization. You can't even imagine how much joy you bring to families all over the country!

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  53. Just adorable.....I love this digit and wish I had gotten it early......thank you for sharing and a chance to win your lovely prize...I also became a follower too....
    gw0109@gmail.com

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  54. Your card is adorable! Your coloring is just awesome and I really enjoyed your blog! Thanks for sharing!

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  55. love this digi.. the card is beautiful :) great job!! hugs x

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  56. Everyone has such great blogs and can't wait to have more time to explore them all. Thanks.

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  57. Beautiful card...I would love to be able to color like that.

    Corri

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  58. That teddybear is so cute! Somebody will love that card... :)

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  59. I love your card! I'll be off to watch your video in a min. I notice that you also use Elisabeth Dulemba's images. She's so generous. I feel the same way about OWH. I can't encourage folks enough to send in cards. Thanks for supporting OWH and our Heroes!
    R/

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  60. that little teddy is so so sweet! great job on the coloring

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  61. What a cute card! It definitely going to make someone smile when they get it!

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  62. Awwww Lori, What a totally cute card! So sweet and cheerful and I love it! Love your blog candy too. Thanks and blessings, Louise

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  63. Cute image you decided to do for the OWH Spring Blog Hop. Sunshine is the life of Spring!
    Great job.
    Sher

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  64. OMG, how cute is that?! Love that image - TFS! Thanks for a chance at the awesome blog candy. Blessings to you!

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  65. That bear is so cute. Great coloring too. Thanks for supporting OWH and offering candy.
    anghall2@windstream.net

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  66. Your card is positively precious!!! I know you are going to brighten the lucky recipient's day with this sweetie pie:o) I never thought laundry could make me smile so big! I also love the yellow and blue color combo...one of my faves!!!

    Hugs!
    Carolyn

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  67. What a darling card!!! The little bear is precious!!! Thank you for supporting OWH and being a part of this hop!

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  68. Your card is adorable! I love the papers you chose. The blue and yellow look so good together. Thank you for the coloring tutorial.

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  69. Lori, as always a gorgeous card with an adorable image! Now, if I could only color so well.

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  70. Love the bear picture... you picked the cutest coordinating paper..,. cute card!

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  71. Beautiful card and wonderful image!

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  72. Oh my gosh that little bear is adorable!!

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  73. SWEET CARD love your little bear! Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH.

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  74. your card is so cute! Thanks for what you do, I hope to be with you on the next blog hop! I am now a follower of your blog also :)
    What a fantastic organization, wish I knew about it sooner, I'd have sooo already be involved!
    Thanks again,
    Susan

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  75. Your card is soooo cute! I love the teddy bear!

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  76. Such a cute springy card. Love the teddy bear.

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  77. What a fun card. Thanks for participating in the OWH blog hop.

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  78. Love the adorable bear and the bright "springy" colors you used on your card.

    Corinna
    www.myscrapbooklife.com

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