Saturday, May 29, 2010

OPERATION WRITE HOME Blog Hop

Welcome to this stop on the
BLOG HOP



(If you didn't get here from Karen's blog, go here to start at the beginning. I'm sure you don't want to miss out on any of the eye candy.)


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Just look at the joy on this HERO's face.


Is that not the coolest thing!!


How would you like to be responsible for this type of happiness?
You don't have to fly overseas to make this happen.


Just make a few extra cards to send overseas for our HERO's to send to their friends and family.


It can't be any easier than that.


If you are reading this blog, odds are you like to craft. So making these cards would be sorta selfish.
This kind of selfishness is A-OK.


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I am a NAVY brat. My dad retired from the NAVY before I got out of high school. But not before we moved around a bit. I cherish the experiences I had because of his commitment to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. He sacrificed a lot to go out there and do the things he did.







Now my nephew is in the COAST GUARD. I am proud of him.


His brother will go into the MARINES in October. I am proud of him.
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I made these cards FOR the HERO's who are out there defending freedom.


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I am able to feel safe in my home because of the bravery of these wonderful AMERICANS.



It doesn't seem like enough to send a little card to thank them for their hard work and sacrifice, but I am going to send them because they need to know that their efforts are appreciated.
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I am sending these thank you cards with a note inside each one to a HERO that I haven't met.



I am sending them along with 100 blank cards that I made and packaged up.







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OPERATION WRITE HOME mission:
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To support our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourge them.
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There are deadlines for sending cards for the various Holidays throughout the year. All the guidelines are listed on their website. You can visit the blog here.
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To help celebrate MEMORIAL DAY,
I am offering up a little collection of RED, WHITE and BLUE goodies to give away.
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Ribbons, papers, and some doo-dads.
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Just leave me a comment and you'll be entered into the drawing.

Winning name will be Announced on Tuesday, June 1.





NOW off to the next stop on the HOP:


LESLIE

Have fun and thank a Service Member today.

69 comments:

Rosemary said...

Everyone should remember to thank the heroes who choose/chose to serve their nation and their family members who are often moved repeatedly throughout their lives in support of their loved ones serving. Thank you to your dad and your nephews for their service to this country. God bless all of our armed services members; those who continue to serve, those who have in the past, and on this Memorial Day weekend especially - those who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom!

Rosemary said...

I didn't want to tack on "really great cards: at the end of what is my honest and sincere thoughts on the armed forces.

That said, these are grand and will be happily welcomed by the heroes. I think we'll see lots more big smiles on their faces like the photo you included.

Carisa said...

These are awesome! I am proud of your family serving as well. We all should be. Your cards will be well received as they come from the heart!

Betty said...

Great post and GREAT cards! Thank you and all your family...

Karen Howard said...

Jana, what beautiful thank you cards, all of them!!! Thank you and your family for proudly serving our nation! So proud to be before you in the bloghop!

Shelley said...

Jana, your cards are great! It is so rewarding to be able to make cards for OWH!

Virginia D. said...

Loved the use of color and how these cards came together. Beautiful!

Lone Pine Designs said...

Both of these cards are great!

Dawn said...

I just got very distracted by those turtles. yes i fed them lots, they should not need food for hours...LOL

great cards. Fun blog, love the owl on your sidebar.

The Wired Angel said...

Your cardsa are lovely and perfect for our holiday. Thanks for participating in the hop today and for all you do for our service men and women.

Hi, I'm Brenda. . . . . . . . . . . said...

Your cards are way cute. Your sentiments go straight to the heart -- serving this country is an honor and I say THANK YOU to all our servicemen and women and their families.

Marianne said...

Your cards and your words are right on. Thanks for supporting OWH

Melissa Elsner said...

Beautiful cards! Really like the papers and that you contribute to the Any Hero cards.

stampgirl said...

Awesome card! Thanks for sharing. Love those background papers! Lisa

Kristen said...

Very nice, Jana! This was one of the best feeling projects I have ever done! I feel so blessed to be a part of it!

Have a blessed Memorial Weekend.

Linda said...

Hi Jana! Great cards! Thanks for Hopping along with all of us. May God bless your family as they serve our country.

Courtney said...

Beautiful cards Jana! Please tell your nephews Thank you for their sacrifices...and may God bless them and their family!

~Courtney~

Rhonda Miller said...

You go girl!! 100 cards, that's great. I love your cards you have shared with us here. TFS.

BJ said...

Great post....Love your cards

Erika said...

Great cards! And that little turtle feature you have in your side bar is adorable! As a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

grammiej said...

Love your blog, I will come back and read more!
Your cards are wonderful and so thoughtful.
As an Army mom, thank you for sharing.
God bless all our military, past and present.
jashmore_1944@hotmail.com

Susan said...

GREAT post, AWESOME cards!! please thank your heroes for me and my family!
I am a new follower, but NOT a new OWHomer.

Quite ahead of you on the list.
Hugs,
Susan

Operation Write Home said...

Jana, your cards are so fab! And to have a hero for a dad, how blessed are you! :) :) :)

Happy hopping!

Erin of the Bears said...

such fun background papers, and I love the child-like image of the flag and its saying. Good job!

TN Granny said...

Great blog and super great cards.
God bless,
Jeanine

Merry's Musings said...

I love the sentiment on the flag card, all your cards are so special! They are sure to be keepsakes.

rstuck2003 said...

Wonderful cards...thanks for sharing. Thanks for the chance at the blog candy.

Lelia Pierce said...

Great cards! TFS!

Paula said...

Beautiful papers you've used in all these cards and thanks for sharing from the perspective of a military family.

helloholley said...

Your cards are all lovely...I liked the way you told the 'why' you do this!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Martha said...

You've done such a nice thing making the thank you cards plus all those cards for the troops to write home on. Thanks so much!

jackielwatson said...

I love both your cards they are awesome.Thanks for sharing your artwork.

debb said...

Your hero cards are awesome!

Playing with Paper said...

Your cards are really great!! I love making cards for OWH!! It is such a wonderful thing!

cinmfoster said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

Erica said...

Great cards. I love the flag stamp.

Cathy... said...

I love your hero cards! Thanks for your family's service!

Mary said...

Thanks for participating in this blog and for supporting OWH. If I am blessed enough to win the blog candy it will be used by a group of Girl Scouts when we make cards for OWH.

Jennifer Moore said...

I love the image you used on the first card. All of them are cute.

Dixie Cochran said...

I really enjoyed reading your post for the hop. Well said! And your cards are so fun! Someone's going to treasure those!

LadyDoc said...

Wonderful cards- love how you used the colors!

Trevorstuffmammas said...

Great way of putting it...Thank you for the inspiration!!
Jennifer

inkpaperstamps said...

What sweet cards. . . I enjoyed what you shared, too--thank you.

Cheryl said...

Great cards! I love the idea of tucking a note inside each one.

Rufus said...

Please give your personal Hero's my heartfelt THANKS for their service. The USA is the home of the Free because of the Brave! They all need to know that they are remembered, honored and appreciated by those they have never met. That's why I, also, send Any Hero cards along with each box of blank cards that I send to OWH! My OWH box sits right next to my crafting counter.
Thanks for being part of the hop,
R/

Lynn said...

Great Hero cards! Thank you for all you do for OWH!

Debby said...

I love your cards...awesome! Thanks for the heroes in your life!

loyaz said...

What awesome creations. I'm learning all about OWH today and am so proud to be an American stamper. What a great project.
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Nancy Keller said...

OK I love your blog because we are twinners today :) I came here to hop and look at your blog and now I have fed turtles and looked at the halloween countdown (holy cow) and there are just way too many other fun things here! I used to know some friends who would say "I can't know." when they didn't know or care what you were asking them about . . . lol. . . so I can't wanna makes perfect sense to me. Great to meet you!

PaulaM said...

Lovely cards. I like the bg you used on the cards and the little pitcher with the flag and flower is just adorable. TFS

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your great background- I really like the thought of putting a note in each card- great images. Fantastic Blog hop! TFS

Carol said...

Your cards are beautiful. Where did you get the flag that is tattered and torn stamp? I love it!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I LOVE YOUR CARDS TODAY, YOU REMINDED ME I HAVE THAT STAR PAPER SOMEWHERE! THANKS FOR SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS AND OWH WITH YOUR PACKAGE OF CARDS! YOUR BLOG CANDY SOUNDS LIKE FUN TOO~

Melanie Montes de Oca said...

Really enjoyed your post and all your fantastic cards! Thanks so much for sharing your talent! ;o)

Kim said...

Your cards are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your story.

LibertyinmyLife said...

What a beautiful set of cards, each made with love. Thank you for supporting our troops!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

wonderful post and wonderful cards. We all share your pride. TFS!

Marsha said...

Wonderful cards. Thanks for your sentiments and your efforts. If we all do what we can do, we can make a difference in many lives.

jengd said...

Great cards! Thanks for supporting such a wonderful organization!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Jana Sweetie...
I am Country Wings your newest follower. I absolutely adore these beautiful cards that you have designed and made for the OWH soldiers. My fav is the pitcher with the flag and flowers, so beautiful and country. How wonderful they will feel when they reach in the box and find your gifts of love.

Thank you for inspiring me to create some. I have never made a card but this blog hop has so inspired me. I have been shut in for a month and have another 2 weeks before the Dr.s will allow me outside. I am having issues with my lungs and chronic asthma on top of it.

I am finding this is something that I could do from my recliner. I am so excited. I am going to search the house today and see if I can find a few materials to get started. Thank you for the inspiration.

Please stop by and say hi. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Meg Bean said...

Beautiful cards! I love the stamped images you used- so sweet!

christy sheffield said...

cute card! thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Beautiful cards. TFS

cal8007 said...

One of my heroes is sitting right next to me and I'm thankful for him. He was wounded in VietNam but that doesn't stop him from doing everything a normal person can do. The other two heroes are my two nephews now deployed in Iraq.

Thanks for making cards for our heroes.

Carmen
cal8007 at aol dot com

Cut n Paste said...

Love your cards!! Thanks for supporting OWH!!! Like your turtles :)

Stampin_melissa said...

Thank you for your family's service to our great nation! Your cards are wonderful, so very cute! Thank you for all you do in supporting our troops!

Heather Grow said...

100 cards? You go girl! Thank you for sharing about the men in your family who have committed themselves to freedom.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Great cards. Very cute images and nice coloring. Love your background papers. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for your family's service.

Corinna said...

These are absolutely darling! I love the images. Are they digital or are they stamps? They're both so cute!

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com