Saturday, November 13, 2010

Hopping For Operation Write Home

Hey there!! If you are coming from PaperAddict Catherine, then you are in the right place today!! We are hopping in support of Operation Write Home, which is a fantastic organization that not only sends cards of gratitude to encourage our nation's armed forces, but also sends blank greeting cards so that they may send cards home to their loved ones.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, and would like to start the blog at the top, head here to OWH Stars & Stamps to get started.

Now, if you'd like to become involved, that would be fantastic! But - the Christmas deadline has already passed, so they're asking for Valentine's Day cards. Yes, already. It takes a while for the wheels to turn and for cards to get to OWH and then out to our troops. It's not like heading to Hallmark or even just down to Michaels to pick up supplies and then sending your card to Aunt Bertha in Toledo. It takes a lot of time and effort on the part of everyone behind OWH - and in fact, if you can find it in your hearts to do so, please go vote daily at JoAnn Fabrics Craft For A Cause. It would really help.

The deadline for OWH to receive Valentine's Day cards is January 7, 2011 - so it'll be here sooner than you think.
I used the sketch for Our Craft Lounge DT Sketch Challenge #39 and the colours from Color Throwdown #118, and Toni's VSN challenge to use a line art image and silver for Optimism. I don't know much that is more optimistic than Valentine's Day - except maybe a new baby!

I've got a little blog candy to offer. Please leave a comment and tell me your favourite stamp company. If you'd like to become a follower, I won't complain.
Next on your trip is Giselle at Cross My Heart Papercrafts. Have a great day!!

76 comments:

Patti said...

Love the puppy. This will sure put a smile on someone's face for Valentine's Day.

Deb said...

Absolutely adorable! He always makes me smile!

Lisa said...

I'll go thru the whole hop tonight, but stopped to see yours - I *need* that puppy!!!! :)

My fave stamp company? Shocker, but that would be Unity....

A.FowlFan said...

The card looks awesome! I really love the colors for this one and the dog is adorable <3

Wayne said...

So, like, my favorite stamp company is the US Post Office. And, like, I'm already a follower, so yer not allowed to, like, complain about my comment, you know. So, like, what kind of candy do I win? I prefer Snickers.

In all seriousness, I think this is a great cause. I have never been deployed (came close last year; I am in the US Air Force, for those that may not know), but I do know a lot of folks that have been and I know for a fact that service members really do enjoy receiving little things like cards. It shows that people back home are thinking about them while they are away and that they care. Even if you don't know anyone who has been or is currently involved in the conflict in the Middle East and beyond, chances are that someone you know does. Spread the word.

Wayne aka the spousal unit (see About Me up in the corner of the main page; I'm cited)

Shirley G said...

love the card. Not sure about my favorite stamp company as I'm very new to the card making/scrapbooking. Just been using stamps at Hobby Lobby and some free digi's I found online. I am picking up ideas from the hop though.
Have a great day

Velda said...

Cute card. It will make someone very happy. I use a variety of stamp companies, but love DRS Designs for their patriotic stamps.

njgramma said...

That puppy is so dang cute! Awesome card:)

I really am drawn to the Magnolia stamps though I haven't actually had the courage to buy any yet LOL

Heather Grow said...

I love dog cards and yours is adorable! I don't have a favorite stamp company at the moment. But, I still prefer wood mounted stamps. I guess I'm old fashioned that way.

Sarah E. said...

Hey Girl! Love your card! And of course, my fave company is Unity! <3 Thank you for the sweet blog comments yesterday and thank you for all you and your family do as well. Us military wives have to stick together! :)

Danni said...

What a simply adorable card!! Pretty too!
My favorite stamp company...sigh..too many to choose, top ones are The Angel Company, SCACD Stamps and PMS.

jennyk said...

I don't have a favourite stamp company. I don't have many stamps (well, not compared to a certain blogger I know), and they were mostly bought at my local HobbyCraft, and a few bought online or from eBay. I tried looking at my favourite stamps, but they are from a lot of different companies.

April said...

I really love Hero Art stamps. They have some of the cutest designs!

Janet said...

My favorite stamps are from The Memory Box and Dave always has such great inspiration to share for every stamp he creates!

Lisa said...

Great card! Love that little dog and the metal tag is wonderful!! I have really been into digital stamps and A Day For Daisies is my fave; as for rubber stamps, I'd have to confess I'm a sucker for those "G Studio" dollar stamps :)

Joanne Travis said...

What a delightful image, it brought a smile to my face! Love this.

Sharon said...

Now that I've settled down after reading Wayne's post I can type again (bout fell outta my chair laughing!). I am so loving all these dog cards because, well if I tell you that I have three dog blogs, two of them as memorials, and currently share my home with three dogs and three cats you'll understand. Anyway, right now I'd have to say that Clear Dollar Stamps is one of my favorite companies, although I own a ton of Stampin Up wood mounts too.

stampjourney said...

I love your card! The colors are perfect for that adorable little puppy! Thanks for the chance to win blog candy--My favorite stamp company is definitely Unity (that includes Ippity, too). I have a dear friend who is an Stampin' Up demonstrator, though, so I still purchase inks and cardstock from her. Hope you have a happy weekend!

Lesley from WI said...

Love the card. My favorite stamp company is Close To My Heart but there are so many out there that I love that it was hard to choose.

Cleota said...

The puppy image is really cute! Love the look on it's face! Great layout too.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a cute card. That doggie just looks so happy. I love Stampin Up.

Brenda said...

Love this card in the browns and reds!

stefeni said...

Great card. Love the sleekness to it. I don't have much stamps but I have found Hero Arts to be really nice. They're my favorite so far.

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Dee in N.H. said...

Love your card. The dog is wicked cute! My favorite stamp company varies with my mood.

Giselle said...

great card!!!!!!! :D

Adele said...

Great card! I wish I could tell you my favorite stamp company, but I don't have one. I've got a collection of stamps from all over, but I tend to use digi stamps more these days.

MomsBeenScrappin said...

Beautiful card! I love too many stamp companies (just ask my husband and checkbook). But the ones I go to most often are Unity.
Doris
MomsBeenScrappin at yahoo dot com

K. Joy said...

Oh, now isn't that sweet!! What a cute dog and great layout!! Thanks for sharing! And, oh, my favorite stamp company?? Wow, that's hard. Hmmm... I think it would be Clear Dollar Stamps. I think!! :)

elizabeth said...

Thank you for supporting OWH---such a good group with a positive goal!! Nice to meet you!!

elizabeth said...

I just left a comment, but forgot to answer your question about favorite stamp company. I really can't pick just one---I have favorite stamps from several different companies. (Oh, I signed up to follow while here!!)

Shell said...
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Shell said...

What a great reason to make a card! Love Unity!!

Robin said...

what a super cute puppy!
I like the red rubber stamps ... Unity Co. and Stampin' Up are my faves

helloholley said...

love your card....the doggie image is sweet!!! ;)

Paula said...

What a cute dog image and the choice of papers is so subtle and elegant it makes this a good card for anyone.

Hard to choose a favorite stamp company but I guess I'd say Stampin Up since it's what I own the most of.

Attegirl said...

Adorable puppy! Your details are great, nice work!

Yolanda said...

Wonderful carefree doggie in love :) Your colors and embossing are great and I really like how you did the sentiment. My fave stamps might just be MelJens digis.

Ronda S said...

Your card is adorable! My fav-The Angel Company.
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Trina said...

Your card is too cute! My fav stamp companies are A Day for Daisies, Some Odd Girl, Digital Pencil Too (Mo Manning), Guylou's Inimitability, The Greeting Farm, and Pink Cat Studio! (Really, I love them all!)

Cheryl said...

Love the different look of this card. My favorite stamps are Paper Trey Ink. Thanks for the chance at the Blog candy.

Judy Jackson said...

I am working my way through all of this very long Blog Hop. Cute card. My favortie stamp company is Stampin' Up but i love stamps from many other companies as well -- artistic Outpost, Markie's Finest Papers, Stampers anonymous, Inkadinkadoo, and a new find is Rogue Redhead stamps. OWH rocks -- and I voted!

Ann said...

What a cute card. I'm fairly new at this so I don't really have a favorite stamp company, but I've seen quite q few different ones on this hop.

grandmalee said...

WHat an adorable card! I really love the awesome colors and your layout!

My favorite stamp company is Stampscapes. I love making scenery cards, and wish I was faster so I could send more to the troops!

SuzAnn said...

love that your "spousal unit" posted a comment, and a dang funny one at that!

fav stamp company? Hambo Stamps or Bugaboo

WAflowerchild said...

Fav stamps are CTMH <3 But I'm really starting to fall for all the cute digi's I'm seeing in the OWH blog hop :D Thank you for sharing!

Seongsook Duncan said...

So cute image. Thanks for sharing your card.

Patrice Herrera said...

This little guy is so cute what a great Valentine Card. I am a Stampin Up kind of gal but I love to venture out once in a while:) shush!

Joanne Gilch said...

Wonderful card for the 2012 holiday!!! It is hard to think of VD so early or should I say so late in this year!!!!!
the blog candy is fab and my favorite stamp company is WMS, my favorite digi company is Daisy Doodles.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love the layout of your card! I don't think I have a favorite stamp company, but I have a lot of stamps from Inkadinkado, and I just love PTI!

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Broni said...

LOVE your great Valentine card for OWH!!! Thanks for playing along with us in the Color Throwdown!

Christi said...

Terrific card! Thanks for sharing. My favorite stamp company is Papertrey Ink.

Christi said...

Terrific card! Thanks for sharing. My favorite stamp company is Papertrey Ink.

Christi said...

Terrific card! Thanks for sharing. My favorite stamp company is Papertrey Ink.

ScrappingDeb said...

Cute little puppy - oh my, I don't think i can pick a favorite company! love them all!

Operation Write Home said...

Aww what a HAPPY puppy!!! Love the sentiment embellishment too. Great card!

Lillian Child said...

FAVORITE STAMP COMPANY? Well, UNITY of course! Thanks, Carole!

Samantha said...

lovely card and the strip of patterned paper is so pretty. My favorite? Well Stampin' Up and Verve. I love the quality they offer.

Raelynn said...

What a cute puppy card! My favorite stamps right now are from the {Stamps} of Life.

Robin said...

Puppies and hearts, a combination that can't be beat! Hmmm...favorite stamp company, I don't know. I'm new to card making. I do like the SU! stuff that I have, but I also like the $1 stamps from Joann's & Michaels. I love digi's because I can make them any size I want. Tiddly Ink's and Bugaboo are high on my list. TFS! robinski6 at yahoodotcom

Karen Howard said...

Pretty card, love how you added the sentiment! Hugs, Karen

Bobbi said...

I am partial to Stampin' Up stamps.

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Lynn said...

Such a cute card! My fav is Unity Stamps!

Ann said...

Thanks for sharing your card. I don't think I have a favorite stamp company, I have stamps I've picked up over the last 10 plus years. I do like the $1.00 ones at Joanne's or Michaels!

Holly said...

Look at that precious prancing pup--a cuddly card indeed!

Ashley said...

Adorable card...I dont know if I have a favorite stamp company, I just love stamps :)

Dixie Cochran said...

Oh, I love this card! The design is awesome! Thank you for hopping with us!

lori j said...

what a cute puppy! im sure it will bring a smile to somenes face

lori j said...

what a cute puppy! im sure it will bring a smile to somenes face

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Your Valentine is so cute! I love your layout and that pup is so cute!

Disp6194 said...

awww Puppy love :) My favorite stamp company is hero arts, their quality is awesome. Thanks for the chance to win!

Christine said...

your card is super cute - that crazy doggie big smile makes me wanna smile...
my favorite stamp company is... thats a tough call. . .probably Hero Art

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

What a cute puppy on the card. Thank you for a chance to win the blog candy.

Pat said...

It is hard to name any particular company because I love all types of stamps. Perhaps Hero Art stamps are one of my favorite, Love your card!

Catherine said...

Hi Carole!
I got a bit sidetracked this weekend, and sadly didn't get to all the blogs on this mega hop. But did want to make sure to pay you a neighborly visit. I just adore your card. I am a sucker for cute canines and the image you used is perfect! I love that flourish pattern paper and your coloring is gorgeous.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Sweet image- love your card and love the sentiment too. Great OWh hop!

Hetty said...

What a very sweet card!