Saturday, November 14, 2009

Veteran's Day OWH Style!

Thanks for visiting my blog today. We are celebrating Veteran's Day Operation Write Home Style - by having a bloghop! Operation Write Home (formerly Cards for Heroes) collects blank handmade cards and sends them to our deployed heroes so they can keep in touch with their family and friends. OWH also collects AnyHero cards and letters - cards written TO our heroes to show our support. If you didn't start the hop from the beginning, start here so you don't miss any of the handmade goodness.

AnyHero cards can be any theme. In honor of our Vets, I made one in military fashion:

Supplies: stamps (discontinued) from The Greeting Farm, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copics, Cuttlebug embossing folder, misc. camouflage duct tape, jute twine, EK Success corner rounder.

Love this little guy! I hope he brings a smile to a hero's face. He was colored with Copic markers. The camouflage strip is duct tape -- I found it at The Tape Depot when I was buying ATG refills. Pretty cool I think.

My next card is for Valentine's Day. Huh? It's not even Thanksgiving yet. Well, the deadline for cards at OWH comes early, so the cards can get overseas and back in time for holidays. Many people are busy with Christmas so OWH is starting to collect them early to ensure they receive enough cards.

Supplies: Kissing Couple stamp from A Muse Artstamps, sentiment from Papertrey Ink, Copics, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Quickutz embossing folder, ribbon from Michael's.

One of my favorite color schemes is red, white and black. It doesn't work for every holiday or occasion, but I thought it would make for a cute Valentine.

Thanks for stopping by today. Your next hop stop is Kate's blog Hello from Kate. She posted early so I already saw a sneak peek of her cards. You're in for a treat - I don't want to spoil the surprise but let's say it made my head spin!