Saturday, March 5, 2011

Welcome to the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Bunny Hop!

This is my first time to participate in Operation Write Home's Stars and Stamps Bunny Hop.  I'm a little nervous and excited all at the same time..lol.

First, I want to tell you about Operation Write Home (OWH).  It is an awesome organization that supports our Armed Forces by sending them blank handmade greeting cards which they use to write home to family and friends.  Where do they get these handmade greeting cards? Volunteer cardmakers all over the United States, and even other countries, make them and send them to one of OWH's shippers. All types of cardmakers participate, from beginning to advanced, and they can send only a few cards at a time or boxes full of them!! There are deadlines for certain holidays, but you can also send all-occasion cards at any time. Upcoming holiday deadlines are Easter - March 18th, and Mother’s Day - March 31st. Please check out the guidelines as well...some are very important for the safety of our heroes (i.e. no glitter).

If you live in the Shreveport/Bossier area, please consider joining me next Wednesday to make cards for OWH. This is something I want to do on a monthly basis, so if your up to the task and would like to participate please send me a note to scrappinheaven@yahoo.com. I figure there have to be a few military wives and families over at Barksdale AFB that would love to join in. So please help me spread the word :-)

Now, on to the card I made for the hop:
Stampin' Up! products:
So Saffron Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Presto Patterns Specialty DSP
Eastern Blooms Stamp Set
Oval All Stamp Set
Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker
Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker
Homemade Glimmer Spray (Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo)
Scallop Oval Extra Large punch
1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Large punch
Floral Frenzy Classy Brass Embossing template (retired)

Non SU products:
White 7/8" wired satin ribbon (non-SU)
Stickles - Cotton Candy

Now on to the fun stuff, I know you've been waiting :-) 
I will be giving away this retired Stampin' Up! set, Wonderful Woodcuts, to one lucky winner on Monday, March 7th @ 5pm CST!

To win please leave a comment answering the following question...What is your favorite Sale-A-Bration set?  Also, please consider following my blog using your favorite social media link in the left sidebar.  Following is not required but is appreciated :-)  Also, don't forget to leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win.  I will give the winner 48 hours to respond to my email before I move on and draw another name.

I hope you enjoyed your visit!

Hop on down the bunny trail to Angela's blog at Midnight Crafting 


60 comments:

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

ooOOoo, love the shine on your plum blossoms, Carol--is that where you used your glimmer mist concoction?

As for favorite SAB set, last week I would have said Bliss--but then I got a delightful card from a friend using Sweet Summer that's making me rethink that. What's yours?

scrappinheaven said...

Hi Holly, Actually the glimmer mist is on the Presto Patterns DSP in the background. The shine on the flowers is from the Stickles. The glimmer on the DSP didn't photograph well, but it's there...lol.

My favorite??...all of them :-)

Thanks for visiting!

Back Porch Stamper said...

Love your use of the Presto Papers!
If I had to pick a favorite, I am really having a ball with the Punch Bunch sale-a-bration set!

Donna Inks said...

Hi, Carol! So glad you are hopping with OWH!

Marilyn Webb said...

Oh so lovely card! Love all the them!

Cindy O said...

Beautiful colors together, and your card has lovely textures and dimension. Especially the flowers! Very nice - thanks for sharing your card.

MidnightCrafter said...

This is beautiful, I love the background! To me, the most beutiful part of spring is the blossoming trees!
SAB set, I can't decide: Bliss or Punch Bunch... Sigh. or them All :-)
Glad to see you involved with OWH, such a great organization! Thanks for sharing!!

AmyCatalogna said...

Hi there -- LOVE the card! And I love the chair set (I am forgetting the name). Thanks for helping out OWH!

Kimberly Johnson said...

TYFS your creations and participating in the OWH Blog Hop. :o)

Paula said...

Such a pretty card! I love the background. Thanks for joining in on the OWH hop today...hope you enjoy it!

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

thank you for taking the time to use your talents to bless OperationWriteHome. :) such beautiful card with fun techniques!!

Operation Write Home said...

Wow wow wow Carol, this is stunning!!! I love what you created, it's gorgeous!

Happy hopping!

Dixie Cochran said...

Your card is lovely. I love your design! The ribbon is just the right touch!

Lillian Child said...

Your card is SO VERY LOVELY!

I do so enjoy the OWH events as I get to meet so many lovely and talented people along the way. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your creativity with us today! My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran and this event always holds such a special place in my heart.

And I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so VERY nice to meet you! HUGS!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

rstuck2003 said...

Love your card, thanks for sharing. My favorite SAB set is Bliss. Thanks!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card and I love the colors!

Adele said...

I have no idea what a Sale-A-Bration set is. I'm not a big shopper, so I guess I'm missing out. I love your blossom tree. I just got back from visiting Balboa Lake, and saw many beautiful trees like the one on your card. Fabulous!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Such a pretty card! Nice work!

Teresa said...

Pretty card. TFS

Linda Dale said...

beautiful card.Thanks so much

Redonna said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and the bow. TFS

Amy Macak said...

your card is beautiful
my favorite set is punch bunch--should be here Monday yeah!

Lisa said...

What a lovely, delicate card!

April B. said...

Very cool stamps! They look like they would be really fun to color!

Janet said...

Beautiful card! I love Sweet Summer, no wait,Punch Bunch, no Sweet Summer...argh, I can't decide!

Janet at scrappingthemagic dot com

Erika said...

Cute! And as a military wife, let me say thank you for donating your creations to OWH

Cyndi S said...

Your card is stunning, love it.

I am not familiar with Sale-A-Bration so I could not pick one. Sorry.
cstephenson@q.com

ScrappnBee said...

Love your card! It so reminds me of spring! If only the thermostat would cooperate and think spring too! Happy Hopping- Amanda (#61)

Cheryl said...

Lovely card!


--Cheryl--

Scrapacat said...

Beautiful card. Dad was stationed at Barksdale in the 70s - if I were still in the area, I would certainly join you. Thanks for being part of the hop! ♥ky

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Thanks for doing this Hop for OWH
Have a wonderful Day… HOPPY Easter to You!
Come and BEE a follower on my blog
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
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Brittani Nguyen said...

Beautiful card, TFS!

Nicki121986@hotmail.com

Scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

This card is just beautiful.. As for getting more traffic, do a lot of blog hops. That always brings more and I will do a shout out on my Facebook for ya. That will help too. :d
Hugs
Meighen

Michelle Single said...

That DSP is just fabulous with your coloring... Hello, spring!

Misty said...

Your card is lovely! I am new to this & don't have much in stamps & embellishments yet, so I can't say what my favorite set is. But the 'Bliss' set they just sent is very pretty.

Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Monica Hunter said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for sharing!

Yvonne said...

Carol, Your card is beautiful!
Thank you for sharing it with all of us here at OWH.
~Yvonne
OneCreativeMomma at Yahoo dot com

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh what a lovely card!!! Such wonderful springy colors!!!

Linda

SueB said...

great spring card - tfs!

Ann said...

Carol, your card is stunning!! I love everything about it!! Thank you for sharing! I'm sorry I'm not familiar with Sale A Bration so I can't say.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

great card!

Becky said...

Great card, thanks for sharing
Punch Bunch.
mishona2 at yahoo dot com

Amy said...

What a pretty card!! Thanks so much for sharing it in the OWH Bunny Hop!!

My favorite sale-a-bration set is the Punch Bunch with the owl -- I love owls!! :)

Happy to be your newest follower!!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. TFS.

AllisonG said...

Lovely card!

grandmalee said...

Great looking card! I love the flowers and the textures. Don't enter me for thecandy as I already have this wonderful set of stamps. Thanks for supporting OWH!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration. I might case your card.

LilPenny said...

Hey Carol! I finally got through to do this. You know how I am. It takes me 3x as long to get it as most people.

Dolores said...

Gorgeous card and color combo.

Favorite SAB?? I think the Punch Bunch.

dmdotallnock at verizondotnet
thecornerstudio blogspot

Donna S said...

Lovely card! I'm not sure if it's a sale-a-bration set but my favorite stamp is a butterfly set I got years ago.

Anna said...

Very, very pretty card! I love the background.

GrammaR said...

Great card! Thank you for sharing it.

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi! Your card is very pretty; in fact, I took notes! I'm not sure if I'm referring to the right catalog, but I like the Mother of Mine stamp. I signed as a follower to keep up with your projects!

tonya said...

Beautiful card! I love the Bliss set and Sweet Summer. Cant decide. Great giveaway - thanks for a chance to win.
angelsx3@hughes.net

Yolanda said...

Lovely card. I like the flowering branch image a lot.

scrappinheaven said...

Getting ready to draw a winner!

gbinion said...

hi carol! i love your card!! very pretty! and i've had my eye on the ice cream parlor ribbon and button pack in the sale-a-bration catalog!

thanks for being part of the hop!

Virginia Binion
jags930 at sbcglobal dot net

Cut n Paste said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for sharing!

Patricia H said...

Your card is really pretty! I've always liked that blossoming branch stamp.

That was a great stamp set you gave away for your blog candy! I'm sorry I'm too late to be included in your drawing. Such is life... oh well.

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Carol! I love the glimmer effect. Hope we can get together again for cardmaking sometime soon! (Yes, I am still hopping through these blogs, four days later, LOL!)