Friday, November 13, 2009

Operation Write Home Veteran's Day Blog Hop is here!

The legal Veteran's Day holiday was celebrated on Wednesday, but Operation Write Home is celebrating our active duty heroes all weekend with a Blog Hop! The fun starts at 1PM Eastern (10AM Pacific) Saturday- so if you're here early, make sure you come back and see everything!

If you arrived here from Rebecca's blog, Bella Carta, WELCOME! I'm glad you are following the Blog Hop and hope you are inspired to send cards or make a donation to support Operation Write Home.

If you are here but not on the Blog Hop, I hope you know about Operation Write Home. You can learn a lot more at their website, but the short story is that a large group of papercrafters all over the world are creating handmade cards and sending them to deployed troops to give them so
mething nice to write home on. As of last week, more than 246,000 cards have been shipped overseas to our service men and women.

If you got here without seeing the blogs from the beginning, you can start over by going to the Operation Write Home Veteran's Day Blog Hope page. I'm #12 on the list so it won't take you long to get back here and then you can follow along to see all the great blogs supporting OWH. I was blown away by the beautiful cards and interesting blogs I discovered on our last Blog Hop and am really looking forward to spending time with all of them again this weekend.

Here is my "Any Hero" card for this weekend. I got this stamp set
recently (Vintage USA from Close To My Heart) specifically for OWH.



So, make sure you check out all the work done by the OWH cardmakers, and think about joining by either making some cards or making a contribution to offset the costs of shipping the cards overseas. This is a totally volunteer organization, so any and all help is greatly appreciated.

Next stop is CARYL's blog and then you can continue on from there. Remember, there are a lot of prizes and blog candy along the way and some special prizes if you complete the entire Hop.

Thank you for visiting and may we all thank our active duty heroes and all the veterans who have served in the past. God bless them all!

49 comments:

Operation Write Home said...

Oooh I love what you did with that cool stamp set! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the hop!!

debb said...

This is a great card!

Scrapin Kat said...

Thanks have a great Day!

JPScraps said...

Great card...love the stamp.

Kate said...

I love that stamp! I enjoyed reading your story about Quixote in the side bar too. Now I have "I am I, Don Quixote, the Lord of La Mancha" playing my head, which isn't a bad thing. :)

Dana said...

neat stamp! Thanks for sharing!

Rhonda Miller said...

I love the flag on your card. TFS.

Merry's Musings said...

You have a wonderful blog. Will be back to brouse. Your card is just perfect!

Dixie said...

Love your blog! Thanks for "hopping" today.

Paula said...

Great card. I may have to add that stamp to my patriotic collection. Love the star border...nice touch. Thanks for partcipating.

Anita said...

Amazing card!

Patty K said...

love that stamp and card, it's perfect!

Cyn said...

Ooo, I like your color choices!

Holly @ InkPaperStamps said...

oooo, love how you changed up the traditional red white and blue to an artsy variation. Bet that will be refreshing for a hard-working hero's eyes!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Hi, Teresa,
Happy to see you and your nice card. Enjoyed reading your post as before.

Tammy said...

Wonderful card! Love the colors you used!

Shelley said...

This is such a heartening venture. Here in Canada, the painting guild I belong to also creates and sends cards for our troops. They range from painted, thru to stamped and embossed cards in every style imaginable and are received with great appreciation. It's such a little thing we can do for our heroes!

~ Shelley

dawna said...

Beautiful card! Love the interesting choice of colors. Looks very rustic! I'm sure it will be loved and appreciated!

MarcyK924 said...

Super cute cards! Thanks for supporting OWH!

Carmen O. said...

What a perfect card! I have a stamp similar to that from SU. Thanks for inspiring me to get it out. Great job!

Bekah's World said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing!

peggysue said...

Neat vintage look on that card, very cool!

Scrappycath said...

Totally cool stamp and card!!

Donna Inks said...

Beautiful card and great stamp! Thank you for participating!

Kay said...

I love vintage! That looks like a set I might "need" Love the card!

The Wired Angel said...

Love your flag card.. it's really nice. Thanks for sharing your talent in the hop. Hugs, Peggy

Dawn said...

Great card. Happy hopppppping!

GretaB said...

Great use of the flag stamp set! With all the fun stamps out there I might have to give stamping more of a try. Thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop! :)

shelly said...

l love your flag card! super creative!

Karelj said...

What a great card. i love the distressed look. Thanks for sharing.

bumblebee creations said...

Love your card--I like the distressed quality of it! TFS!

Carolyn Bounds said...

What a wonderful card!!! Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us and for sending love and cheer to our troops so far from home!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Kas said...

The stamp is perfect. Nice job!

cdm317 said...

I was reading your blog with more interest than the others so far since I am just across the bridge from you in So. Jersey. I heard about your school closing, and I can't imagine the pain it has cuased your community. I just wanted to say thank you for teaching, children are blessed because of you.

Carla Gade said...

Awesome cards! What a wonderful crafty and supportive thing we can do for our troops! God bless them, and you!

carlagade [at] gmail [dot] com

Shirley said...

Wow, Teresa! This is really the perfect image for this occasion! Love your whole simplistic design. It says it all. Lovely!

MiamiKel said...

Such a nice, classic card, Teresa! TFS!

Cr8ive ME said...

love your AnyHero card.

{hugs}
M.E.

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Oh I love this! Great set and great card!
~ky

SugarBeanz said...

THanks for sharing!

Night Shift Nancy said...

I am loving that card! And your blog is great. Thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

Thanks for suggesting that I get involved in this great blog hop!

Maggie said...

Cute card. Thank you for supporting OWH. I did read some of your blog and saw that your school is closing. Hugs to you, how terrible for all of the staff. I hope it works out on a positive side for everyone.

Rose Petal said...

Hi. Lovely and effective card.
Love Sandra xx

Loni said...

Terrific card. Thanks for supporting OWH. Hugs, Loni

Caryl P said...

Wonderful work, I love the vintage flag!

Mrs. E said...

Great card! Our troops will be very happy with your cards!

Andrea said...

LOVE the flag!!! Nice one!

paula said...

Love your card! Thanks for participating in the hop and for supporting our troops!