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!

31 comments:

Operation Write Home said...

Awww! Love your Greeting Farm kiddo...that's a stamp I need to get :) And your valentine is smoooochycute!

Thanks for adding to our hoppin' along!!

JPScraps said...

Cute cards. Love the Valentine one

Merry's Musings said...

hoorah is just so sweet! Someone is gonna love it. Super Valentines day card. :0)

Dixie said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

Patty K said...

such a cute soldier card! thanks for sharing!

Karelj said...

Thanks so much for sharing your cards. Love the little soldier stamp!

Anita said...

Cute cards!

Scrappycath said...

OMG that is such a cute soldier stamp!

Dawn said...

love the cards Chris.

peggysue said...

Very nice cards! And now that I've seen your blog, I know where they get all those gnomes for the travel commercials . . .:)

The Wired Angel said...

Lovely cards Kate.... thanks for being in the blog hop and for helping to spread the word about OWH.

Kate said...

Hi, thanks for the intro! I love the little Hoorah guy. I just bought some cammo paper and I'm going to post my first card made with it later tonight.

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...

Great cards. I love the little boy. How cute.

Karen (aka Sassyscrapper) said...

Enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing your cards, which are great!

Cyn said...

Love that valentine! So cute.

Carla Gade said...

Awesome cards! What a wonderful crafty and supportive thing we can do for our troops! God bless them, and you!

MarcyK924 said...

Super cute cards! Thanks for supporting OWH!!

Carmen O. said...

Your cards are FANTASTIC! I love the little and the smoochie couple is adorable too. Definitely will bring a smile to the recipient's face.

Paula said...

What a classy, sophisticated Valentine design. Love the color combination.

Kas said...

Oh my is that first card adorable!

debb said...

so cute!

Cr8ive ME said...

Terrific cards.

{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!

Stampindragon said...

Love the little soldier. TFS!

Cynthia Ferenz
Fredericksburg, VA
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Holly @ InkPaperStamps said...

LOL, love your camo coloring--complete with matching duct tape, no less! The heroes are going to love your fun cards!

Loni said...

Terrific cards. Thanks for supporting OWH. Hugs, Loni

Night Shift Nancy said...

CAMO DUCT TAPE!!!!!!!! :D I love it! You are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

shelly said...

super sweet cards!

Michelle's Inky Fingers said...

Totally cute cards! TFS! I am proud to be on the hop with you! ~Michelle ;)

Anne said...

Hi, Chris! Love your OWH cards! The one with the Greeting Farm "military" Ian is adorable! Hope you and yours have a fabulous holiday season! :-)