Saturday, November 14, 2009

Let's Go to the Hop (Oh, Baby) for Operation Write Home



While we enjoy the benefits of living in the greatest democracy in the world, we must be ever conscious of the fact that none of the achievements or freedoms enjoyed in America would be possible without the price that has been paid for by our servicemen and women.  - Mark Kennedy, former US House of Representatives

(If you landed on my post you are in the middle of the hop...you might want to start from the beginning so you don't miss anything.)
You might know that "Cards for Heroes" became Operation Write Home just a few months back. This project has been a fantastic success getting handmade cards distributed to our service men and women throughout the world. Every donated card finds it way to some terrific soldiers who sacrifice their personal safety and the comfort of their own home to ensure our homeland safety. This hop is in honor of Veteran's Day... well I think we decided it's "Veteran's Week".. and why not? Our men and women in uniform deserve all the accolades we can give!


I first heard about Operation Write Home about 18 months ago and I was so impressed with this project that I had to jump in to honor to all of the personal heroes in my life. I started asking my fellow card-makers to donate their cards, card fronts and even help with shipping. The response was over-whelming. Here's a pic of just some of the cards I was able to collect. It's really easy.... just ask your circle of friends to help and you will be amazed at the outpouring.





I made this card for the hop using a digital stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil. It's entitled "Time Out to Salute"... and the cutest part of this set is that the hat is interchangeable for any branch of the service (there's also a little boy version available). The versatility of this digital set is amazing. This card is in celebration of the 234th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps on November 10th of this week.









Would you like a chance to win a free image from Mo's Digital Pencil? Just leave a comment on this post by Monday, November 16th, and you might just be the lucky person. I'll draw a name that evening through random generator. Just check back after 6:00 p.m. CST to see if you are the winner. Once you try using Mo's images you will be hooked!

There are over 75 participants in our blog hop today... and many have great prizes and RAKS and there's even special incentives on the Homefront Blog. Leave a little love as you go through the hop to show your support.


Your next stop on our blog hop will take you to Carla where you can learn more about this aspiring writer, peruse her terrific blog, and read about her personal involvement in Operation Write Home.


Thanks for stopping by and visiting a while. I hope that your weekend is terrific. Be safe in all you do.



40 comments:

Patty K said...

wow, fabulous that you get all of those cards to send!!! and your card is adroable!!!

Karelj said...

What an adorable card! Thanks so much for sharing!

kathyc said...

Love your Marine!! Being an Air Force AND a Marine mom I really appreciate the work you and others do to help OWH. Oorah

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

Your card is adorable! Love the oversized hat, and the bright colors you used.

peggysue said...

That image is so cute! I just discovered Mo's images a few weeks ago, they're addictive, aren't they? Great card!

Anita said...

Cute card!

Scrappycath said...

Amazing work you have done. Thank you for all your efforts!

Cassie said...

Super cute card! I would love a chance to win one of Mo's images. . .they are so darling!

Ina said...

Beautiful card! Mo's images are super!
Hugs
Ina

Kate said...

Wow! It's crazy how cute that little girl saluting is.

I scrolled through your blog and love your cards. I'm bookmarking you to come back to again.

Happy Blog hop!

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

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card. Such a cute image. I love Mos images. TFS.

JPScraps said...

Your card is sooo cute!!

Cyn said...

What a cute stamp! Love it.

Mary said...

Look at all those cards! What a great bunch to send! Your card is gorgeous! I love that image it's so cute!

hugs
Mary

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Cute card, and great project. I'd already been recruited! Did this last year too.

Cindy said...

What a fabulous card!! It is adorable!! What a wonderful thing you are doing. I'm going to check it out!!

Carla Gade said...

Hi Peggy, It's Carla (next on the bloghop!) Awesome cards! What a wonderful crafty and supportive thing we can do for our troops! God bless them, and you!

Carmen O. said...

Peggy, your little girl Marine is so adorable! I love all the little details you've added to your card. Beautiful work!!

Paula said...

What an adorable image, she's darling! Wonderful card, thanks for sharing and participating.

MiamiKel said...

Oh Peggy, what a joy that box is to see that will bring joy and smiles to many of the troops - God bless yoU! Beautiful blog post!

Kas said...

Look at that box!! That's great! Thanks

MarcyK924 said...

Super cute cards! Thanks for supporting OWH!!

debb said...

such a cutie!

debb said...

what a cutie!

Cr8ive ME said...

Adorable card

And I'm truly impressed by all the cards you're sending. I'm sure the troops will appreciate them.

{hugs}
M.E.

Bekah's World said...

As a military wife I must give a great big thank you for participating and sharing your talents!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

How nice! what a great idea!

Stacie said...

Absolutely adorable card!

Holly @ InkPaperStamps said...

Now how darling is this?!?! And that jaunty yellow ribbon, too. . . your big box of cards will bring many smiles to our heroes and their loved ones!

Tammy said...

What a fantastic amount of cards Peggy!! Our heroes will LOVE them!! Your card is adorable...that image is sooo cute!

Loni said...

Terrific work. Thanks for supporting OWH. Hugs, Loni

Merry's Musings said...

Such a cute cute card, and you have a beautiful blog. :0)

Night Shift Nancy said...

Wow - thank you for sharing! I love all of the fabulous things here. I am going to follow!

Grammykrob said...

Thank you for your support of OWH. I have a son in the USAF and know how much it means.
Kathy
http://kathypassiton.blogspot.com/

Vicki said...

OMGoodness! What an adorable card! And what a wonderful thing you are doing with the cards! Blessings to you!

Chris said...

How wonderful that you gathered all those cards and donations. Your card is so sweet! Thanks for supporting the heroes!

Michelle's Inky Fingers said...

Peggy, what amazing cards! You are very talented! I am so proud to be on the blog hop as one of your neighbors! TFS! Have a great one! ~Michelle :)

Lee said...

I just love you card! I also love Mo's stuff thanks to Sandy! Didn't think I'd ever get into digis, but she has helped to change my mind. Thanks for being such a great supporter of OWH! Awesome work!

Whimcees said...

I am late for the blog hop but starting now! I love everything that Mo creates!

Barbara Diane

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