Saturday, March 5, 2011

Operation Write Home Blog Hop is Here!

Welcome to my blog! If you have made it this far in the Operation Write Home Blog Hop, you are at #97! Thanks for being here! If you have just come from Shannon's blog, you are in the right place! If not, start at the beginning at Operation Write Home and enjoy a bevy of springtime cards and creations in today's "Bunny Hop!"

My card is made with the Spring Swirl set from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I stamped the snail in Kiwi Kiss, and the sentiment is embossed using Split Pea VersaColor and Clear Detail Powder. I am so ready for spring! Click on the photo for a close-up view. If you have never used Sparkle N Sprinkle powders, glitters and flocking, or seen their stamps, YOU MUST! They have the best selection anywhere and are so wonderful!

If you are not familiar with Operation Write Home, please click HERE. Basically, their mission is: "Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." 

Isn't that awesome? Click here to get involved!
Upcoming deadlines for mailing in cards: the Easter card deadline (March 18th) and Mother's Day deadline (March 31st).

Next up is JENNIFER! Enjoy your hop! I know there are surprises along the way! But first, some candy here: a brand new "Punny Farm" clear stamp set from My Favorite Things.
Leave me a comment and I will choose a random winner on Tuesday!
 Like what you see on my blog? Become a follower!

Other challenges for this card:
Alphabet Challenge - ribbons (mine are from Really Reasonable Ribbon!)
Peachy Keen Stamps - stitching (faux or real - mine is real)
Simply Create - Power of Flowers 
Tellen's Place - embellish (flowers, button, ribbon)
4 Crafty Chicks - faux or real stitching
Colour Create - inspiration photo (kiwi, watermelon, cantaloupe)
Delightful Challenges - spring
Pixie Dust Studio - polka dots (embossing folder!) 


104 comments:

  1. Very beautiful, the colors are gorgeous!! TFS, your new follower Cathryn67 :)
    inthepinkcathryn.blogspot.com

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  2. Such a pretty spring card. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  3. WONDERFUL Judy, love the colors and all the wonderful details...HUGS and happy weekend!

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  4. What a pretty card! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win!

    Lisa
    prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com
    lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

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  5. Gorgeous card! I especially love the real stitching detail and the colors are fabulous. Thanks for hopping with OWH today.

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  6. pretty card
    thank you for sharing it with us on the hop

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  7. I really like all of your yummy layers on this card!! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  8. Beauatiful bright springy card! Great layering.

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  9. Hello Judy. What an adorable and beautiful Spring card. Such gorgeous colours, love the design. The embossing really shows off your flower. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  10. TYFS your creations and participating in the blog hop. :o)

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  11. oh, my!! you are involved in so many challenges! what a talent! Thank you for taking time and using your creative talents to bless OperationWriteHome. your card is adorable 2!

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  12. Stunning!! I just LOVE the stitching, embossing....all of it, wow! Happy hopping!

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  13. Gorgeous combination of color, texture, and elements, July! Stunning!

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  14. Oops! I meant Judy. (Insert sheepish grin.) I think my fingers are getting worn out with the hop ;).

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  15. Hi Judy, this is a really cute card. I had to smile on your blog you have snow floating even on the think spring card! Funny! Thanks for joining us over at the Tellen's Place Embellishments challenge. Good luck and I hope to see your creativity again!

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  16. This card is way super cute! Definately makes me think spring- Amanda (#61)

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  17. What a wonderful card you have! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Janet at scrappingthemagic dot com

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  18. I do love flowers - great "spingy" card to get us ready for spring
    hope you have fun hopping and thanks for offering candy... it is very "punny" stuff =)

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  19. Pretty card!! LOVE the flower and the snail

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  20. So so pretty Judy! I love the flower and the beautiful DP! Great work, as always! :)

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  21. What a lovely card, Judy!

    I do so enjoy the OWH events as I get to meet so many lovely and talented people along the way. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your creativity with us today! My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran and this event always holds such a special place in my heart.

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  22. ooooo, love how you did your sentiment, Judy--it shows up so nicely against the embossed polka dots! Very, very pretty. . ..

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  23. Love the card you shared! The stitching and the ribbon really tie it all together! Very nice! One of my favorites on the hop so far!

    Jennifer

    http://www.facebook.com/thestampaddict

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  24. Your card is beautiful! Thanks for hopping with us today!

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  25. Hi Judy, what gorgeous papers you have and I love the color scheme! Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week for our "Embellishments" challenge! :~)

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  26. Oh what a beautiful card! Love all the details!
    Brittany
    http://yesterdaysechoscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
    brittany.yesterdaysechoATgmailDOTcom

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  27. Perfect sentiment because your card screams "SPRING!!!!" Love it!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  28. Cute! And as a military wife, let me say thank you for donating your creations to OWH!

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  29. Your card is beautiful, love the colors.
    cstephenson@q.com

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  30. This is the first time I ever hopped and your blog is my fav so far. our work is elegant. Thanks for sharing.
    phyl1313@neo.rr.com

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  31. Very nice card--I like all the pretty layers.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  32. Gorgeous card! I love the great design and lovely colors.


    --Cheryl--
    shestamps11-blogs at yahoo dot com

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  33. Very beautiful work! Thanks for sharing. http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

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  34. I love the soft colors you used on your card...absolutely gorgeous!

    Carol
    scrappinheaven at yahoo.com

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  35. Your card is so pretty and springy. I love the colors and textures.

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  36. Hi Judy, LOVE this card. Your choice of colors is perfection. How adorable is that little snail from sparklensprinkle!

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  37. Thanks for doing this Hop for OWH
    Have a wonderful Day… HOPPY Easter to You!
    Come and BEE a follower on my blog
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  38. Beautiful card!! Love the colors and the embossing!! I'll be back later to leave my official blog hop message! :)

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

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  39. Hi Judy!
    This is such a lovely card!! Gives me an instant spring feeling! This will make someone very happy!!! Love the colors in it!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  40. Love the colors!

    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  41. A lovely card thanks for playing at Tellens Place
    Luv Jane xxx

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  42. Thank you for such a cheerful card :)

    Mindy

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  43. Beautiful card, beautiful flower on it! Thanks for sharing!

    Nicki121986@hotmail.com

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  44. So pretty! Great colors on the fab spring card!

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  45. Great spring card, Shannon - Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!
    - sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

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  46. I love your card with the pretty floral paper, stitching and textures! Thanks for sharing!
    http://penguinpapers.net

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  47. Stunning card! Great colors and textures!

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  48. Very nice, thanks for playing with us this week.

    Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks!

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  49. I love your card! The floral paper is lovely and textures! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Blessings Bernie
    bernietom47 at yahoo dot com

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  50. I'm in awe! Your blog is the bomb. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  51. Gorgeous!! I'm coming back to look at that again:)

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  52. What a fun and sweet card! Simply fabulous...thanks for a chance to win some yummy candy too. =)

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  53. Hi There.

    Totally beautiful, love the ribbon.

    Thanks for joining us at AC.

    Huggies Angel

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  54. Beautiful card. Love the little snail!

    mallisonr at aol dot com

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  55. great card, love all the springy elements!
    thanks for supporting the fun hop!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  56. Very pretty card. Love the ribbon with the twine. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

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  57. Your card is so pretty. TFS.
    rmpoohbear75 at gmail dot com

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  58. Super cute...I love the happy Spring colors, papers and theme.

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  59. Your card is gorgeous!! Such beautiful papers and embellishments.

    Thanks for a chance to win your yummy blog candy.

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  60. The first word that came to mind when I saw your card was "girly"!! Your DPs, flower, stitching, all the details are beautiful. Some lucky lady will be thrilled to receive it!

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  61. I just love this card Judy! The colors are perfect and your stitching detail is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  62. Oh wow... I love your card!! Thanks so much for sharing it in the OWH Bunny Hop!!

    Just signed up to be a follower!! :)
    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  63. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!
    www dot descreations dot blogspot dot com

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  64. Really adorable card! I love the little snail - perfect touch of whimsy :)

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  65. I'm inspired to pull out my sewing machine and get to work stitching my cards when I see lovely results like yours. Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Great card. Thanks for being part of this hop.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  67. Hi Judy!! Your card is stunning!!! I am so waiting for spring to arrive...we woke up with two inches of snow Sunday morn so I guess I'll have to wait a little longer!!!

    Linda

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  68. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous and colorful card!

    dmdotallnock at verizondotnet
    thecornerstudio blogspot

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  69. Cute card, and thanks for offering some blog candy too. And participating in this lovely hop!

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  70. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing it in the blog hop!

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  71. Your card shouts spring! Love it.

    Thank you for a chance to win a MFT stamp set.

    kelley at sevenmilenursery dot com

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  72. Such a beautiful card. Thanks for the opportunity to win the stamp set.

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  73. I found you through Peachy Keen. I love it that we both have the JAR initials and we are both Judy! This is such a cute card. I love all the layers.
    Judy
    http://craftyjar.blogspot.com/

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  74. Love the layers and very fresh colors and feel of this card.

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  75. I love the background paper. I'm still hopping along...

    annjerryk at aol dot com

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  76. A lovely card for a worthwhile cause. Great use of your embellies. Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

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  77. I am loving your card! I love the embossing. Thanks for sharing operation write home, I had been recently searching for something like this. So thanks much. hugz n blessings.

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  78. Oh wow - what a fantastic card! The stitching, the ruffled ribbon, the twine and the layered flowers are all fabulous! I'm glad I finally got here to your blog!

    ph_in_va(at)comcast(dot)net

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  79. Fabulous card love the stitching, thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week. WendyR xx

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  80. Wonderful Card! Thanks for sharing it with us and OWH!

    circlebenteprises.blogspot.com

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  81. Ooh soo pretty. I love the colors. Thanks for playing with us at Craft Us Crazy.

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  82. I HAVE become a follower! that card is GORGEOUS, one of the best I've seen this hop :)
    I like SnS powders too.
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Susan

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  83. I love the embossing and how the trims you chose coordinate perfectly with the papers! Great job!

    jencuthbertson at gmail dot com

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  84. Love the embossing. Beautiful spring card & I am sooo ready for spring.

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  85. This is beautiful! I love the little snail! Thanks for playing with us at PKS LFIF!

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  86. Gorgeous card! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

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  87. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with our Embellish chalenge at Tellen's Place, and good luck! :D

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  88. Very beautiful card!!
    Thank you for joining us at Simply Create for our flower challenge...hope to see you for our next challenge that starts tomorrow.

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  89. Congrats on your win for this card at Color Create :) :) :)

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