Saturday, March 20, 2010

Operation Write Home Blog Hop




Welcome, Welcome, Welcome to the Operation Write Home Blog Hop. Those of you who have followed my blog for a little while, know that I am a big supporter of Operation Write Home. OWH is a non profit organization that collects and sends blank handmade cards to military members down range so they can send them back to their family and friends in the states. As a military wife for what feels like forever, I know how amazing it can be to recieve an actual card from your deployed husband. In a time where email and social networking has become so routine, recieving even the simplest card can mean a great deal.


OWH is now collecting Mother's Day cards. Think of how many Mom's we can make happy if each of us sends only one card to OWH. Wouldn't it be amazing if every service member downrange could send a Mother's Day card Home? Unfortunately time is running out. So, if you would like to donate please send your cards to OWH so they arrive no later than April 1st. Not enough time for Mother's Day? OWH is also accepting cards for Graduation and Father's Day. Make a difference in a service member's Family's life. Donate a card today!


Now, on to the card. For this blog hop, I wanted to make a spring card. This one takes a bit more care to mail, but the visual presentation is absolutely stunning. My husband always said it was hard to send me flowers while he was deployed (not sure if that was true, or just his way of getting out of doing it :) ) but now, anyone can send flowers with these great paper flowers. These are made with a simple flower punch and a bit of cutting. I think any mom or wife would be happy to recieve these flowers in the mail....what do you think?



For more amazing Blogs on the OWH blog hop, check out Handmade by Julie. If you just happened here by chance and would like to start the hop from the beginning, just click here.





65 comments:

  1. Such a lovely spring card. Your flowers are gorgeous!

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  2. Love the flowers, they are so cool!

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  3. Gorgeous! Love those colors!

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  4. wow..what a card. Looks so cool!

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  5. Wowsers what a flower! Crazybeautiful, Kelly!

    Thanks to your family for your sacrifices for us all...you're awesome!

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  6. The flowers are beautiful and my favorite color!
    thank you for sharing,
    darlene a

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  7. This is a fabulous card. I love those flowers. TFS.

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  8. Great use of flowers on the card!

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  9. Love your card, those are best kind of flowers, they last forever. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. FANTASTIC card! Thanks to your DH for his service and your support

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  11. Those flowers are gorgeous! Pretty card!

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  12. Lovely card. The soft, muted color combo is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  13. Those flowers are amazing! Would you consider doing a tutorial on them for the S&S blog?

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  14. The flowers are awesome. And I love the deep purple.

    jeanne706 at yahoo dot com

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  15. Love the flowers and you can never go wrong with PURPLE:)

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  16. Wow! That is really impressive! I bet anyone would want to receive that card!

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  17. I just learned how to make these flowers. Yours look great. Thanks for sharing

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  18. Kelly, Your flowers in the mail are beautiful!

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  19. I love your card and would love to know how you made the flowers.
    Amazing work, God Bless you.
    Jeanine #14 on the blog hop.

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  20. Thanks Kelly - your flowers are so beautiful and will make someone so happy when they receive them! Thanks for joining in the blog hop again! :-)

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  21. the flowers are neat. I will need to see if I can figure out how you did it.

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  22. How lovely, such pretty flowers!

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  23. I love the colors in this card... now you know you must do a video/tutorial on how to make the roses....lol... thank you for sharing...

    Cookie

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  24. Wow, those flowers are so gorgeous! And I love the purples you chose.

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  25. Kelly, Not only are the flowers just gorgeous, but the color combination is just fab! Blessings, Louise

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  26. Your card is stunning!!! Love those flowers!!!

    From one military spouse to another, thank you for your service and sacrifice!!! Please give our thanks and prayers to your husband as well for his service and sacrifices!!!

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

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  27. Very cool color combination on this card! Your flowers are lovely. Thank you for sharing your cards with us!

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  28. Looks like you have a tutorial ahead of you!... Awesome job.

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  29. what a pretty card,love the colors

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  30. whata pretty card love the colors

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  31. Kelly,what an awesome card! Love how you did those flowers! Thanks so much for your family's service-our troops and their families are always on our minds and I'm so happy to be a part of brightening their day just a little:)

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  32. your flowers are so beautiful

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  33. This is a lovely card, would love to try it sometime, my if you make tutorial we could all learn
    Thanks for inspiration
    Lynn

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  34. BEAUTIFUL flowers. I just ordered a punch for this very thing. :)

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  35. I love this.....will have to try and make one of these too....thank you for sharing.....
    gw0109@gmail.com

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  36. Kelly your card is beautiful! I love the flowers :)

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  37. wow stunning card.. the colors are a great combo.. and the flowers are awsome..

    great job!

    Hugs x

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  38. Wow those flowers are awesome! You're right about OWH and cards. Who prints out an email to save in a shoe box under the bed? That's why I send them as many cards as I can make and get my friends to make!
    Thanks,
    R/

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  39. Absolutely, any loved one would love having these flowers delivered to them. My favorite colors too.
    Nice work!
    Thanks for participating in OWH Spring Blog Hop.
    Sher

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  40. This card is a beauty, the second best thing to getting a bouquet, and such a great idea.

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  41. What a LOVELY card!!! You are right...these are the next best thing to receiving a fresh bouquet. Actually...on second thought...this is even better because the beauty will last forever!!!

    Hugs!!
    Carolyn

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  42. Your flowers are amazing! Thanks for sharing and thanks for your support of OWH!

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  43. Gorgeous card!!! It's going to be really special for someone to send and receive. :)

    A big thank you to your husband for his service and to you for standing by his side.

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  44. Beautiful flowers....are you gonna share and tell us how you did them?....please :) Thanks to your husband for his service and thank you for supporting OWH!

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  45. What beautiful flowers on a beautiful card. You'll have to share how you did the "circle" behind the flowers.

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  46. Your flowers are beautiful!! Great choice of flowers.

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  47. Neat & lovely. Thx for supporting OWH.Hugs, Loni (Stop #55)

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  48. Your cards is amazing. Any mom would love to get those flowers in the mail

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  49. Beautiful flower card- someone sure would be thrilled to receive it!

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  50. Oh love this! Of course the color is wonderful but I also love the design!

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  51. JUST BEAUTIFUl... thanks for sharing and supporting OHW!

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  52. GORGEOUS, STUNNING, WONDERFUL!!!
    how did you make those flowers? OMG!!! too cool and awesome.
    Thanks for all you do, and thank your husband for serving! We are firm supporters of our service men and women. I am surrounded by Veterans, both alive and passed on...They make me proud!
    Thanks, Susan

    PS...now a follower

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  53. Beautiful flowers. My husband tried to pull the old "but I can't get you flowers" when he was gone too. Unfortunately I know that he would go out and buy them for the other wives on their husbands request when he was home, he just wouldn't ask anyone to do the same :rolleyes: I would love a card like this.

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  54. Oh my - this is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and participating in the blog hop!

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  55. Wow! Love it. Your flowers are beautiful!

    Corinna
    www.myscrapbooklife.com

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