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:

Cathryn said...

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

Jules said...

beautiful card! tfs!

Jan aka StampQn said...

Such a pretty spring card. Thanks for supporting OWH.

Silli said...

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

Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful card!

Lisa said...

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

Lisa
prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com
lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

Paula said...

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

Robin said...

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

Dixie Cochran said...

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

creativearts said...

Beauatiful bright springy card! Great layering.

Rose Petal said...

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

Kimberly Johnson said...

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

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

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!

Operation Write Home said...

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

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Cute card Judy! Love the stitching and details!

Jinny Newlin said...

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

Jinny Newlin said...

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

auntbeespickles said...

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!

ScrappnBee said...

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

Janet said...

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

Janet at scrappingthemagic dot com

Christine said...

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 =)

silvia said...

Pretty card!! LOVE the flower and the snail

Monica Hunter said...

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

Lillian Child said...

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

rstuck2003 said...

Pretty colors...thanks for sharing

Redonna said...

Very pretty! TFS

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

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

Stamp Addict Jennifer said...

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

Monica said...

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

Terry Oulboub said...

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! :~)

Yesterday's Echo Scrapbooks said...

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

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Melissa said...

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

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Erika said...

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

Linda Dale said...

Your cards are gorgeous.

Cyndi S said...

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

phyllis Lay said...

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

Mindy :) said...

Gorgeous Card!
Mindy O.

Michelle Single said...

So simple, yet so gorgeous!

Sue D said...

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

Cheryl said...

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


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

Elizabeth said...

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

scrappinheaven said...

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

Carol
scrappinheaven at yahoo.com

Dean and Heather said...

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

Rosie said...

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

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

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

~Jeri~ said...

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!

Wendy ten Hove said...

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

Misty said...

Love the colors!

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

Jane said...

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

Linda Peterson said...

What a beautiful card!!

Mindy said...

Thank you for such a cheerful card :)

Mindy

Brittani Nguyen said...

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

Nicki121986@hotmail.com

Karin said...

So pretty! Great colors on the fab spring card!

SueB said...

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

Yvonne said...

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

Linda said...

Stunning card! Great colors and textures!

Ann said...

What a beautiful card!! TFS!!

Leanne said...

Very nice, thanks for playing with us this week.

Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks!

bernietom47 said...

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

ediehardy said...

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

MomsBeenScrappin said...

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

Mary Duffek said...

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

Angel said...

Hi There.

Totally beautiful, love the ribbon.

Thanks for joining us at AC.

Huggies Angel

AllisonG said...

Beautiful card. Love the little snail!

mallisonr at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

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

Joynana said...

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

Rhonda Miller said...

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

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

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

Shelly said...

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

Thanks for a chance to win your yummy blog candy.

Sherry Hickey said...

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!

Disp6194 said...

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

Amy said...

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

Donna S said...

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

Julie said...

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

Kathryn said...

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.

shersl84bed said...

Great card. Thanks for being part of this hop.

ShersL84bed@aol.com

The Stamper's Touch said...

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

Dolores said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous and colorful card!

dmdotallnock at verizondotnet
thecornerstudio blogspot

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

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

Cut n Paste said...

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

GrammaR said...

Your card shouts spring! Love it.

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

kelley at sevenmilenursery dot com

Resa said...

thanks for sharing with us.

gbinion said...

this card is just beautiful!!!

Cre8tiveVet said...

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

doverdi said...

Lovely card. TFS!

CraftyJAR said...

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/

Yolanda said...

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

Ann said...

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

annjerryk at aol dot com

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

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

Renee said...

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.

Patricia H (PH in VA) said...

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

Purple Crazy said...

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

Just A Pac Rat said...

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

circlebenteprises.blogspot.com

Savahanna said...

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

Susan said...

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

Jen Cuthbertson said...

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

jencuthbertson at gmail dot com

HeyHeyPaula said...

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

joeygirl86 said...

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

Lesley said...

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

Susan's crafty chaos said...

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

Linda said...

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.

Karin said...

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

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

Cute card!
Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy!