Monday, March 22, 2010

Lucky Winner of My Blog Candy and a card to share....

Good evening everyone!! Thanks again to everyone who stopped by on the Blog Hop! It was so much fun and I thoroughly enjoyed everyone's cards and posts along the hop!  What an awesome group of talent we have making cards for our heroes!!

The lucky winner of my blog candy is Rufus!  I've sent you an email.. please reply back with your mailing address so I can get the goodies in the mail to you!

I have another card to share with you all. If you know me, you know that Magnolia stamps are one of my all time favorites!  I made this card by paper piecing Tilda's outfit with designer paper.  I colored the rest in with my Copic Markers.

This is a very simple card, but sometimes I like simple! LOL

Hope you enjoy it!

I will be back tomorrow night with another card to share.. meanwhile I hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday!


Saturday, March 20, 2010

It's Blog Hop Time!!!

Welcome to the Spring Operation Write Home Blog Hop!
I’m so glad you are here! If you didn’t start at the beginning, please go here:

I’d hate for you to miss out on any of the great blogs before me!

If you came here from Joscie’s Blog.. you are following the right path.

I am so excited to be participating in today’s blog hop. Last October my daughter joined the Unites States Marine Corps. My husband served 20 years in the US Army, and my brother served in the Army during Operation Desert Storm.  I had taken a break from cardmaking while my daughter was in bootcamp and have just started crafting again.  I’m really happy to be making cards for our troops so they can send cards back home to their friends and loved ones.

I have two cards I’m sharing today as well as some blog candy! 
The first card is my spring card I created..

The image is from Sugar Nellie, sentiment from Stampin Up, and designer paper from Basic Grey. Cardstock Stampin Up and I used my Copic Markers to color my image.

The second card is one I have made to send to “Any Hero”.  I will write a note of thanks to let our heroes know how much I appreciate their service to our country. 

To be entered in the drawing for my blog candy pictured below, please leave a comment on my blog no later than Sunday night at 10pm EST.  I will draw a name from the comments on Monday evening and post the winner here on Monday night. I am also committing to making one card for each comment left here.  

It gives me such a sense of honor to be involved with Operation Write Home. I know how much these men and women sacrifice to keep up safe and Free!  I hope during your many clicks through this blog hop, we will inspire you to make a few cards for our troops! Please visit the OWH website to see what a great organization Sandy runs.  The website is full of information, motivational stories, cardmaking tips and the Stars and Stamps blog also runs weekly challenges! 
Your next stop on the hop is none other than Sandy, the Operation Write Home founder and President.  She works tirelessly with many other women to get these cards shipped to our troops every week.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have fun visiting all the other wonderful blogs on the hop! 

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Two New Cards... Gorjus Girls

Hi everyone! I have two cards to show you tonight. I've had these adorable stamps - Gorjus Girls for quite some time and just love them.  I just love the little girl that's got attitude!

Both of these cards were colored with Copic Markers. I hope you like!

I'm ready for the big Blog Hop on Saturday!  I really hope that you'll stop by and also play along with the rest of us who are hopping! I can't wait to see all the wonderful cards out there!

I 'll be back tomorrow night with another card to share! Have a great Friday!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Getting Ready For The Blog Hop--- Operation Write Home- Join Us!

As many of you know, the military men and women hold a very special place in my heart. Now that I have a daughter serving proudly in the United States Marine Corps, I have to say my love has grown to a whole new level.

When I first started cardmaking 2 years ago, I started out by reading lots of different blogs. I came across a blog called Cards For Heroes which has now evolved into Operation Write Home. OWH is a non profit organization that sends thousands of cards to the deployed troops all over the world.  These hand made cards are made by thousands of different card makers who generously donate to this great cause.

When my daughter was traveling from her last training base to the current training base, she flew into St. Louis International Airport.  I told her to make sure she stopped by the USO room at the airport if she had time to kill before her bus arrived to transport her to her base.  She was so excited when she found a box of hand made cards there that had been donated.  She found several cards she took and a few days later she surprised me by sending me one.  Inside she wrote how the cards immediately brought a smile to her face because she knew how much work us card makers put into making them.

She even likes to make cards too.  I always have fun helping her create a card for a friend or her sweetheart.
Anyway, on Saturday, March 20th, OWH is holding a blog hop. We have 80 people participating and we'd love to have you join us!

I've been busy getting things ready and will have some blog candy to offer on Saturday. I'll get a picture posted here in the next couple of days.  I'm steadily getting back into the card making mode and hope you'll like the cards I have to share.

Stay tuned for more... Please visit the website link above if you are interested in participating with us on Saturday.