Saturday, March 20, 2010

Welcome to Operation Write Home's Spring Break BLOG HOP ... for more information, please go to ...

So, what's the story behind your contributions of sending cards to our troops? I'm always curious.

My husband is unable to serve in the military because of medical reasons, and my only daughter is only 14 years old. Therefore, I don't have anyone in my immediate (or even extended) family who is serving our country for whom I can offer up some kind of encouragement or appreciation for all they do from the home-front. I LOVE participating in the challenges over at Splitcoast Stampers where the cards completed are sent over to the troops for them to pick and choose what they'd like to send home to their loved ones. (Thank you, Kris, for all you do!) I think it's safe to assume there are no Hallmark card stores where these men and women are sent. It feels like the least I can do for all that they do for us to protect our country and our freedom throughout the world.

These servicemen and women need all the love, prayer, encouragement and support that we can give them !!

Today, I made this card to send along ... and will be doing a bunch more as time allows ... If you're up to it, I'd like to challenge you to make a spring-inspired "Thinking of You" or just "Hello" card yourself and send it along. Go to the Operation Write Home link posted above, and click on the About Operation Write Home button to find out the particulars - remember...No Glitter, size A2 cards, No storebought cards - they DO so like the handmade ones best.


I made the background paper with PaperTrey Inc.'s Distressed stripes and my "Gua-Sabi" combination of Stampin' Up colors: Guava and Wasabi. I'm hoarding the cardstock and ribbon since they're In-colors that have been retired, but figured if this wasn't a worthy cause, nothing was.

Please REMEMBER - The Deadline for Mother's Day is April 1st - so please keep that in mind. No Mother's Day cards will be sent to the troops after that day. There's always Father's Day, 4th of July,and just plain ole Thinking of You cards.

Now, without further ado, Please Hop On Over to Erika's blog at Polley Crafts to continue on your journey.

Best Of Blog-Hopping to you ...

49 comments:

Maryu said...

Very effective card with just two colors! Thanks for supporting this great cause.

Windy Robinson said...

Lovely card Colette!

Vieve said...

Love that plaid!!!

Tami B. said...

This is a beautiful card and such a happy color combo.

Karen McAlpine said...

Pretty card. Nice use of the dec paper for the background. happy hopping

...Darlene said...

Nice card. The peach and greens are a wonderful combination.

thank you for sharing,
darlene a

Operation Write Home said...

Collette, thank you so much for joining in at the last minute! Your card is so sweet - though I wish it was bigger, my eyes are old, lol! I love that color combo.

I don't have family serving either, except a cousin I don't know - but we can all love on the ones who are over there! :)

Rhonda Miller said...

Great card. I love that flower and the quote is great. TFS.

SuzAnn said...

oh I really love your card and the pink/green plaid paper! Thanks for supporting OWH

Dawn said...

very pretty card. Love the bunny on the other post too. Cuteness!

Jeanne said...

I love the pink and green! Thanks for sharing.

Merry's Musings said...

Oh i just love the peach and the green, it makes such a lovely card. I know someone is going to absolutly love it!

Wendy said...

Collette, I love your card! I love the colors and the simplicity of it. Very nicely done!

lavendarrose29 said...

Great card and I love the patterned paper you used.

Bekah's World said...

Great card! And as a military wife I must say thank you for helping OWH keep families together in heart despite being apart because of duty.

Anita said...

Cute card! I love the bright colors.

Marianne said...

Collette,
What a pretty card. I like how you made all the colors come together.

JPScraps said...

Your card is lovely.

Leigh Anne said...

ooo yummy is tthat wasabi & ooo what is the name of that?... it's like the one tropical lifesaver color ;) love that combo ;)

JenMarie said...

Soo pretty Collette!!!

TN Granny said...

Collete, your card is beautiful and I love your blog is so full of cute cards. Just want you to know its a blessing to be part of this OWH team.
God Bless,
Jeanine #14 on the blog hop.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Great card today, love the way you made your background paper!

rstuck2003 said...

What a pretty card...I love it :)

Betty said...

Very nice job the colore go especially well:)

Kas said...

All the cards on your page are great!

Marci said...

I love your card. I love how the ribbon goes perfectly with the plaid background paper.

Dixie Cochran said...

I love that plaid paper and ribbon. Lovely! Thanks for hopping!

~Jeri~ said...

Awesome card!!!

As a military spouse and someone new to OWH, I thank you for taking part in this awesome blog hop and in OWH!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Nice card. I love your color combination. Thanks for sharing!

Fabre said...

Thanks for joining in the OWH blog hop! I too love all the colors.

-- said...

Very nice card. Love the layered flower.

Trinity Paper Arts said...

Collette, you are right to save the paper and ribbon in your special stash as the colors really are fab together. I also like your design very much. Blessings, Louise

Lauretta See said...

gorgeous card.. love these colors :)

hugs x

Tammy said...

Cute card...Love the peach and green color combo!

Cathy... said...

Pretty card! Thanks for sharing and being a part of this great cause!

Rufus said...

Thanks for your support of OWH and our Heroes! Love your card, very effective.
R/

Nancy Keller said...

That plaid reminds me of argyle socks WHICH ARE ONE OF MY VERY FAVORITE THINGS!!! :) I love your card. Thanks for sharing Collette!

Gloria Westerman said...

This is so pretty....I love the colors....thank you for sharing with us....

Alex said...

What a beautiful card you have made. Great colors!!!

Martha said...

What, no Hallmark stores? LOL. What a wonderful opportunity that gives us though. I love making cards for our service people and I can see that you do too. Thank you for creating and sharing. It makes lives better.

laurlynn said...

Hey Collette, I finally made it to your blog - feel like I've been hopping for days!! LOL Love your card...now I'm gonna have to get that distressed stripe stamp set (I had just talked myself out of it) AND use colors I've been hoarding too! ;)

gorotajo said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors.

debb said...

Beautiful card!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Such a lovely creation!! I love the cheerful colors and that wonderful patterned paper!! So very beautiful!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

JPScraps said...

Love the colors in your card. It's beautiful!

Cut n Paste said...

Beautiful card!!! Oh yes the Wild Wasabi is one of my very favorites of all time!!! Thanks for supporting our troops in this way!

Purple Princess said...

Super cute! I love the colors!

Lyneen said...

Beautiful card... I too am trying to get through all the posts. Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH.

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Summer Rose Scrapbooks said...

Love your card! It's colors are very "springy". I'm determined to get through all these blogs also! It's just taking me forever! LOL

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com