Hi Hoppers! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am honored to be a part of this 3rd bloghop for Operation Write Home. I have been involved with OWH for almost two years now, first as a cardmaker, then for a year as a shipper, and now back to being a cardmaker again! It is a great organization and I really encourage everyone to visit the website, there is a wealth of information available for you to browse and learn more!
The "mission" for this bloghop was to create a springy, thinking of you card. Being a bit of a rebel, I didn't do it. LOL! I actually created two cards, and really neither of them are springy or thinking of you-ey. But I liked them, and both themes fit really well for the types of cards that OWH is looking for.
Without further ado...
This fun little card was made using a JoAnn's $1 bin stamp, some assorted papers from my stash, some Prima flowers with Liquid Pearl centers (Thanks Diane!) and my Stampin Up Big Shot Top Note Die.
I wanted to feature this card as a reminder to think of our military kids! When I was a shipper, one of the top requests I would get was for cards for the men & women to send home to their kids. I thought this would make a cute card for that purpose - HA! Thinking of You!!!! LOL!
OK, so butterflies are springy, right? HA! This card was made using some found paper, but best of all - I used some OLD rub-ons that I found in my stash. I have NO idea where they came from, but I really loved the butterfly - just goes to show that sometimes found objects can make the neatest cards! There is nothing fancy about this card, just thought it came together really nicely and that someone would love opening their mail and finding this on a beautiful spring day!
I'm so honored that I can be a part of this wonderful organization, and watching it grow has been an enormous joy.
I will be choosing two random commenters to get a little care package/blog candy from me. However - there's a catch! I want to inspire you to find something in your own stash to use to make an OWH card. Preferably something old that you never thought you'd use, or maybe even landed in a giveaway pile. Type in your comment what this item is, and you will be entered to win! Spring cleaning! HA! Another spring reference. Enjoy the search for something fun and forgotten to use, and let Operation Write Home be the benefit of your spring cleaning!
OK, so enough yammering here....let's move on to the next blog!
Megan has a great story on her blog honoring her brother, and you can learn more about why she joined up with OWH! She has a FABULOUS Shabby Chic style, and I just love the cards she created for the blog hop! Check her out here:
If you get lost on the bloghop, visit the Operation Write Home website to find your way! Happy Hopping, Happy Spring Cleaning, and thanks for stopping by!