Saturday, November 14, 2009

Veterans Day Blog Hop!

Happy Blog Hop #2, Operation Write Home! Thanks for visiting my blog! I am one of the volunteer shippers for OWH, located in the Boston area. You can learn more about Operation Write Home at our website, OPERATION WRITE HOME

Things have been crazy busy for me, we've packed up 53 holiday boxes here to go to the middle east, and we have about 10 more to go this weekend. My personal goal was to pack about 50, so I am thrilled! Thank you SO MUCH, cardmakers!

This blog hop was a challenge for me, yet fun, as I'm still having a hard time gearing up for Thanksgiving, let alone Valentines day! Knowing the need that we are going to have for great Valentine's Day cards, however, I brought out the hearts and created 2 cards today...

The first card was created as a reminder that we are going to need Valentine's Day cards for kids as well as adults. A cardmaker recently RAKd me this dinosaur, and I just fell in love with him (her?). I was lucky enough to purchase my first Copic markers recently, so he was colored in with those, and a chipboard button tied with a ribbon makes the heart. The sentiment was just printed in MS Word. It's a simple card, but I liked it...



The second card is one that I made with a young couple in mind. As some of you know, I have a little..umm...penguin fetish! I just adore them! If a scrapbooking supply comes out with a penguin on it - I buy it! I loved this stamp from River City Rubber Works! The background is cuttlebugged with the hearts embossing folder. The three red "dots" are brads, and the sentiment was from the same set. I have a stitching template from Hot off the Press that I used for the doodling. Another simple card.


I hope these two cards have inspired you to go make some Valentine's Day cards for our service men & women who are working so hard for us!
Leave a comment on my blog with a goal that you have for making Valentine's Day cards (remember, they have to be mailed by January 5th to one of our shippers) and I will enter you into a drawing for an envelope full of goodies!
Finally (nobody ever accused me of being short-winded), your next stop on the blog is one of our fabulous cardmakers, Seongsook! She makes some amazingly lovely cards - please be sure to check out her blog here:


40 comments:

Paula said...

Fabre, you are just amazing! Thank you for all you do for our heroes. I agree the dinosaur is adorable, some loved one is going smile wide at that guy! I am so grateful to have you as a shipper, thank you.

JPScraps said...

Hi Fabre! Love your cards. I'm not promising but I'll definitely try to get more cards sent to you before Christmas :)

Marcy K said...

SO "stinkin" cute as someone I know would say!!! You are a HERO to me and so many others. :)

Operation Write Home said...

Awww I agree, the dino is so darling! Perfect to have him handing over a heart :) (Instead of eating one LOL!)

Thanks so much for all you do Fabre - and for all your organizing for the hop!!!!

Dixie said...

Fabre, thanks for the card inspiration! And thanks for YOUR service to OWH and our deployed heroes.

Patty K said...

adorable cards! thanks so much for sharing your work! love that dino!

digirl said...

Oh Fabre- you inspire me daily! When the heck did you make time to create the cards! They are awesome---I am so stealing the idea with the dino holding the heart! And I love how you colored him! The penguin stamp is precious! Thanks for all you do- this whole organization brings such joy! Diane, Stoneham

Karelj said...

Thank you so much for all you do! Your cards are darling---thanks for sharing. A box from me should be coming out to you this week....

Anita said...

Cute cards!

Cyn said...

It's great to stop by your blog and get to know my OWH shipper a bit better. Thanks for all you do everyday! Oh, and I love the penguin card, just adorable!

cdm317 said...

You are a very talented artist and for such a great cause. Thank you.

debb said...

Beautiful cards- I know you are going to love your copics!

Scrappycath said...

The dino and the penguins are adorable! I've already got 10 V-day cards ready to be shipped off to OWH!! My son & I are teaming up to make even more before the Jan 8 deadline!

Tammy said...

Adorable cards Fabre!! The images are sooo sweet! Thank you for all your hard work!

The Wired Angel said...

Darling cards.. Thank you for all you do for our service men and women. You help us touch many lives. Hugs, Peggy

peggysue said...

The dinosaur and the penguin are so cute! And thanks for all you do help keep up the morale of those who are serving.

Shelley said...

This is such a heartening venture. Here in Canada, the painting guild I belong to also creates and sends cards for our troops. They range from painted, thru to stamped and embossed cards in every style imaginable and are received with great appreciation. It's such a little thing we can do for our heroes!

~ Shelley

shelly said...

Fabre
These are sooo cute!!! I do not know how you find time for all of this!! Shelly

Kate said...

Thanks for all your hard work!

I don't have a specific number as a goal, but I am going to host a card-making day at work next month, for people to make cards and write any hero notes during their breaks or lunches. I hope to get a lot of cards made that day. Cross your fingers!

Rhonda Miller said...

Great Valentine's. Those penguins are adorable.

Carmen O. said...

Hi Fabre! Your cards are so adorable. They'll be certain to bring smiles to the recipients. Gosh I hope to get out at least 8 valentine's day cards. I know that's low, but with school and all else that's going on better to be safe than sorry. Thanks for all you do!!

Kay said...

Hi Fabre - you are "my" shipper :) Thanks so much for all you do - and you make cards on top of it. i can't imagine how you find the time but I'm glad you do. The penguin is beyond cute!!

grandmalee said...

Great cards! I got a tear in my eye when I read what the kids had wrote on their letters to any hero! How sweet! Thanks for joining in the hop today, the soldiers really appreciate all of these beautiful cards!
grandma_lee_t AT yahoo DOT com

Carla Gade said...

Awesome cards! What a wonderful crafty and supportive thing we can do for our troops! God bless them, and you!

Kas said...

I love your cards!! Thank you for all that you do! You are wonderful!

Cr8ive ME said...

Simply adorable.

{hugs}
M.E.

Bekah's World said...

Thanks for all the hard work you do! Great cards!

Stacie said...

I have not made any cards for OWH yet but I am so excited start with Valentines day. Every year my kids stamp their cards so I have plenty of kids V-day stamps/ideas ready to go. Hopefully once I get started I can recruit some friends to stamp with me! Thanks for all you do.

Holly @ InkPaperStamps said...

Oh my goodness, that dino-mite valentine is just too adorable! What hero wouldn't love sending that cutie to a little loved one back home?

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Thank you for all your hard work to support our troops. Just adore your cards! I love penguins, too! I plan to crank out a bunch of Valentines as soon as I get my Christmas stuff done (soon!). Hugs!
~ky

http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

Night Shift Nancy said...

Way to go Fabre! I just bought a cuttlebug this week. SO exciting to see what can be done with it! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for being such an inspiration! Go, OWH! :)

Merry's Musings said...

I really like how you used word to create your cards, they are just dynomite!!! :0)

Grammykrob said...

Thank you for all you do for OWH. As the mom of one our heroes I know how much it means. Kathy

Seongsook Duncan said...

Thank you very much, Fabre, for your great support. I love your cards and I love penguins, too. I am going to make more Valentine's card with my cardmaking friends in December once holiday cards are done.

SuzAnn said...

Hi Fabre! I love penguins too and plan on making 25 valentines for OWH. You've inspired me to make kid friendly ones too. Thanks for all you do.

Dana said...

Fabre, you are an angel to do all this stuff for OWH. I pledged to make one card per comment left on my blog and I know that a bunch of those will be Valentine's Day ones.

Chris said...

Thanks for all your hard work. Your cards are cute - I too have a love for all things penguin, and I have those stamps too!

Michelle's Inky Fingers said...

Fabre, your cards are so simple and so classy! They are just great!!! I love your blog, too! Great work! I am proud to be on the OWH blog hop with you, neighbor!!! ~Michelle :)

paula said...

Thanks for all the work you do for OWH...you are really really appreciated! Your cards are darling!

GretaB said...

Fabre, your cards are soooo adorable! The dinosaur just made me smile...and then I saw the penguins - sigh. I love penguins too. :)

Thanks again for all you do for our heroes! :)