Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Operation Write Home Blog Hop!

Hello ~ Thank you so much for stopping by today!

          Several Design Teams have come together with the hope of inspiring you to join us in doing a good deed! As you all know, men and women from our armed forces are deployed all over the world.  Sometimes these men and women are in places that make it very difficult to pick up a sweet card to send a quick note home.  Fortunately they have Operation Write Home (OWH); a non-profit organization that sends special boxes filled with cards to soldiers all over the world.  How can you help OWH keep the good deed going?  By making cards!!! Yes! OWH angels receive tons of handmade cards from crafters all over the world, which they check, organize and send out to our soldiers.
          We would love for you to join us in helping OWH, and thought it would be fun to do a blog hop to inspire you! Design Teams from Paper Temptress, Oozak and Color me Creative  have joined together in one amazing Card Drive HOP.  You can join in the fun by making a project (following OWH – size and safety guidelines), entering a picture of the project on the hop inlinkz (One project linked per person please) then mailing the project to us. We would loooove it if you could send as many cards as you can by November 7th (we will screen them and send all of them to OWH) . You could win super prizes from our  amazing and generous sponsors!!!! You do a good deed and you also can win a sweet gift!!!
Thank you to our sponsors:
I'll be making more cards this month for OWH, but wanted to start out with a card designed for a child.  Sweet Pea Stamps has so many darling images and I chose to use Concetta Kilmer's Giraffes in Wonderland digi:
I used Cryogen White for the digi and framed it with a beautiful pearl like paper called Starburst Lichen Glimmer from Paper Temptress
I used paper piecing so as to give the card more dimension and fun without adding too much bulk.

It’s time to HOP around ~ feel free to leave a little note as you pass through the designers’ blogs!  Don’t forget to add your project to the inlinkz at the end of the Hop where you'll also find the address to mail your cards. Hop is open throughout the month of October ~ so you'll have plenty of time for designing your cards.  Thanks  :0)
Blog Hop list directory

Patricia St Martin
Steph Ackerman
Ann Fran * you're here* 
Dana Joy
Anita Autore
Danni Bindel
Lynne Haston
Monica Lowrance
Suzanne J Dean
Linda Payne
Amanda Reed

Nancy Jensen
Cathy Preissing
Vickie Kertz
Holley Barnhart
Karen Gautier
Samantha Casey
Christine Riley
Jacquie Heffner/Paper Temptress


  1. Such cute images and so full of colorful cheer! :) I love this wonderful cause and will be doing something for sure this Saturday!! Thanks so much for the information! HUGS :)

    1. Thank you Vicki~ I'm so glad you're participating and look forward to seeing your card, fantastic!

  2. totally awesome, I love your coloring of that stamp. I own it too, but have just never done it up into a card. so impressed with yours!! wow. Be sure and drop by the Sweet Pea Stamps friends & Fans page on facebook and share that card with everyone. Lovely work! Cheers, Holley

    1. Thank you Holley ~ I'll definitely stop by the fb page, sounds great! :0)

  3. This is gorgeous, beautifully coloured, so pretty
    Hugs julie P

  4. This card is completely adorable, Ann. Your coloring is wonderful and you paper piecing adds so much to the card. Love the other work on your blog as well!
    Cathy xx

  5. Oh my any child would love this card. The images just jump out at you. Fantastic job.

  6. Aww what an adorable card!! Thanks for sharing and for supporting OWH a great organization

  7. Oh, wow! Your card is fantastic! Love your coloring and those cute images! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  8. This is wonderful!!!!!!!! So impressive.

  9. Fun, colorful whimsical card. TFS.