Saturday, May 29, 2010

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop


Welcome "Hoppers" to my blog studio for Salon D'Arte - one of my shops on Etsy. My name is Susan and I am so proud to participate for the second year now.

Operation Write Home began in 2007 with just a few cards made by friends on a message board; what began as an outlet for a hobby has become a much larger mission to help heroes keep in touch with home - and the effort has been joined by thousands of cardmakers!

OWH receives handmade cards donated by crafters across America (and beyond!). Cardmakers range in age, location, and level of skill; cards are provided by individuals and groups, schools and scouts, companies and churches. All have one primary thing in common: a desire to serve those who defend our nation!

Cards are mailed to one of our volunteer shippers in quanities both small and large. The shippers process, sort, repair, and document each donation, and then pack and ship boxes of over 300 cards each to our contacts. Our heroes request cards (families may also request on their behalf; we serve all branches in all deployed locations. Click Here for info on how you can participate.


My youngest sister is in the National Guard [for 2 years now] and was officially deployed on Jan. 5, 2010 from Ft. Lauderdale to report to Fort Hood for preparations to Iraq.

I am so proud and grateful to all the men and women serving our country, and to their families, too - my thoughts and prayers are with you. Happy Memorial Day everyone! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit, please take the following link to the next blog on the hop:

Paper Castles by Lori... a pretty little beachy oasis.

To Celebrate I am sharing a Tutorial: Click this link to my previous post with the tutorial on how-to create your own embossing template for cuttlebug. Super quick and easy...and best of all - FREE! To take you back to the "Top of the Hop" click here.

Thanks again : ) Sb

55 comments:

TN Granny said...

I love your blogs your very talented and the information on OWH is fantastic. Your neighbor on the Blog Hop.
Stampin Hugs,
Jeanine

Seongsook Duncan said...

What a great idea of making your own embossing template for cuttlebug! Thanks for sharing.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I can't wait to try your tutorial, thanks for posting it for us!

LadyDoc said...

Terrific tutorial- THANKS!

Off to the next stop on the OWH hop- have a great weekend!

Tink said...

LOVE your card!

Tammy said...

Wonderful card and tutorial!! You must be so proud of your sister!! Thank her for her service!

Rhonda Miller said...

Great card. I love the heart. Thanks for the link to your tutorial.

Thank you to your sister for her service.

Shell said...

Thank you for you and your families service. Nice Card.

Kristy said...

Darling card!

Kim said...

Beautiful card! I love the vintage look.

Operation Write Home said...

Awesome card - WAY COOL tutorial!! I love it, now to figure out what stamp to try it with! Thanks!!!

Tell your sister a big THANK YOU from me!

Melanie Montes de Oca said...

Your card is GOOOORGEOUS! I really, really like it! Fantastic post! Thanks for the inspiration! :o)

Erika said...

Cute card! And, as a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

Paula said...

Awesome tutorial. I am totally addicted to my cuttlebug embossing folders and I can't wait to try this out. beautiful missing you card too. I love the vintage feel.

Martha said...

Love the shabby chic look of your card!

Thanks for supporting OWH and please pass on my thanks to your sister.

helloholley said...

Your card is stunning!! I love it...and thanks for the tutorial!! ;)

Cathy... said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for the tutorial--cool idea!

Debby said...

beautiful card...i couldn't resist tweeting it. thanks to your sister and your family.

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Your card TOTALLY rocks!!!!! Love the layered heart.

Yolanda said...

Beautiful card. I love all the texture in it. Blessings to your sister.

jackielwatson said...

I love your card it is very vintage looking. You rock girl.

rstuck2003 said...

I love the vintage look of your card. Thank you for the tutorial also.

debb said...

I love it all- thank you for the wonderful and inspiring tutorial!

Lelia Pierce said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for showing a photo of your sis! :O)

Rufus said...

I'll def. be trying your tutorial! Great idea! Please thank your sister for her service, she'll be in my thoughts. Thanks for supporting our Heroes and OWH.
R/

Grammykrob said...

I always enjoy the bloghops on OWH. It is a wonderful group and I enjoy being a part of it. Thank you for your part in the group.

Kathy
Pass It On
http://kathypassiton.blogspot.com/

Hi, I'm Brenda. . . . . . . . . . . said...

Love, love your card and the vintage look. Your tutorial is great, too.

Let your sister know she is in our prayers.

Dixie Cochran said...

What a terrific post! Thank you! A beautiful card, a clever tutorial, and a brave hero! Well done!

Lindsey said...

Stunning photo. Just breathtaking.


Thanks for posting today.

xoxo
Lindsey @ ScrapStreet

Our Little Inspirations said...

You really came up with an innovative idea for creating your own embossing template, and I LOVE it! TFS! I'm just blown away by that incredible look!'Your card is so pretty with that decorative heart and the little sentiment! Chic to say the least!
Heartfelt wishes to your little sister, I know you'll send her off knowing she is cherished and will be dearly missed, but God bless her for her bravery and service to our country!

Theresa said...

Great card TFS

Karen Howard said...

Beautiful card and I wish your sister the best!!!

Nancy Keller said...

WOW - that is a neat tutorial for the embossing folder thingy! I will have to give that a try some time! Thanks for sharing everything - especially about your sister - big hugs to both of you. :)

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card and tutorial. TFS

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a great tutorial- love your card and sounds like a great visit with your sister! Bless you both! Great Blog Hop!

JPScraps said...

Gorgeous card & I bookmarked the tutorial. Definitely going to try that!

Cheryl said...

WOW that tutorial rocks!!! I never ever thought about making my own template...I have got to see about doing this. Also I could not see the cracks at all but I have some store bought cuttlebug templates that also crack on my thinner paper...its so aggravating when that happens but your inking idea is great to mask that!

3momph4755 said...

Awesome card! I love the rows of stitching around the heart. Cool tutorial!

Cut n Paste said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for the tutorial...will try that for sure! Give your sister our thanks!

Courtney said...

Thank you to your sister and your family for the sacrifices you make to our country. May God bless you and yours!

~Courtney~

Meg Bean said...

Very nice card. I love all of the layers of color you used.

Butterballfeather said...

This is such a cute card! You did a great job!

XOXO,
Greta

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

K. Joy said...

Very pretty card! Beautiful heart. :) You must be very proud of your sister. It is a great thing she is doing for us!! :)

Betty said...

Well done with the card :) And thanks for showing how to make your own embossing plate!

Patty said...

Very pretty card and certainly one of a kind. The embossing directions were great. Thanks so much for all the time you spend creating it for us.
Patty

christy sheffield said...

great card. thanks so much to your sister!

Heather Grow said...

Your card is beautiful. I love all the details. God bless your sister for her service.

Stampin_melissa said...

Lovely card, I love all the little details that you added. Please thank your sister for her service to our great country!

Samantha said...

thank you and god bless to your sister for her service.

Ola said...

I love your tutorial & can't wait to try it out!

Thanks so muchf or sharing!

Happy Memorial Day!
God Bless our Soldiers & their families!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

About : sbartist said...

Thanks to everyone for all of your wonderful comments and gratitude for my sister. I'm sure she will be very happy when she reads these : )

Virginia D. said...

I just loved your card! Thanks for the tutorial, too!

A BIG Thank You to your sister for her service to our great country. She is in my prayers for a safe return home always.

Corinna Lyons-Revello said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love it!

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

Jennifer Moore said...

Such a pretty shabby chic card. Thanks to your sister for serving.

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