Saturday, November 13, 2010

Operation Write Home Veterans Day Blog Hop!


Hope you are enjoying the Operation Write Home Blog Hop!!  Welcome to Inkie Fingers!  I am excited to be participating in my FIRST blog hop.  This is the perfect Hop for me since our veterans are near and dear to my heart.  Not only do I have a daughter currently serving our country in Iraq but my son graduated from West Point Military Academy and served his country both in Korea and in Iraq.  Also, my father, step-father, brother and grandfather were all proud veterans.

The deadline for Christmas cards has passed for Operation Write Home.   Valentines are the next holiday cards that are needed. Valentines are due Jan 7, but sooner is always better so they can get some boxes packed ahead of the deadline.

I hope you enjoy these Valentine cards that I have made to send to our Veterans.  I would love to hear your comments!

My first card is a darling Love Birds card featuring the birds from Stampin' Up's Love You Much.  I put a little envelope (from Sizzix Bigz Scallop Envelope) on the front with a little love note inside.

 
Front of love birds card. 

Supplies used:
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette; SU Dotted Window Sheet (retired); Whisper White
Stamps Used:  Love You Much, For A Friend (Stampin' Up - retired)
Accessories:  Bigz Scallop Envelope Die, Cuttlebug Embossing Dotted Swiss folder; Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Owl Punch (for the red heart)

Inside of card
My second card features a cute little OWL.  I love Stampin' Up's Owl Punch and it made making this card super easy!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: SU Soft Suede, Regal Rose, DSP unknown
Accessories: 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, SU Scallop Punch, Spellbinders Circle & Scallop Punch, Owl Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch. Hand Held Circle Punch
Ink: Soft Suede

To make this card, cut your cardstock 5 1/2" x 11" and score at 2 1/2" and 5". Decorate accordingly.


Card open

You can help Operation Write Home get $50,000!!  Joann's is giving away $50,00 to one of 3 charities.   Now it's everybody's turn to choose the charity that will receive the $50,000. The 2nd and 3rd place vote-getters will receive $25,000 and $15,000 respectively.  Voting begins November 7 and ends 11:59:59 P.M. EST on December 4, 2010. Limit one vote per person/e-mail address per 24-hour period.  We ask that you please VOTE DAILY at Joanns.

Archway Cookies is also partnering with Operation Write Home and will match sending their sweets with our sweet Valentines.  Read all about it HERE.

Hope you enjoyed my  Valentines and will visit me again.

To go to the next stop on the Blog Hop, click HERE and visit Shelly!

50 comments:

Jan aka StampQn said...

Thanks for your support of OWH. Great cards.

grandmalee said...

Fabulous cards! Love the stamps & the supplies that work so well with your layouts!

Sharon said...

Such beautiful cards! Thank you so much for providing the instructions so I can make some too. I'd also like to thank you for acknowledging all of the military folks in your family. I am also a veteran and daughter of a career Army dad, so this is very special to me too.

Joanne Travis said...

Sharon, your cards are gorgeous. I love Stampin' Up, my favorite products ever!
Thanks for sharing!

April said...

Great job! Lots of cuteness here!

Janet said...

Your cards are adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa said...

Great cards!! I love the card-in-a-card one - darling!!

Julie said...

These are fantastic cards, Sharon!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, these are great Valentines. I love the lovebirds. TFS.

Catherine said...

You have a great way with these fun layouts! TFS!

Patti said...

Really pretty cards. Crazy about that owl and the punch.

Cleota said...

Love the envelope on the card! Super idea!!

K. Joy said...

What pretty cards! I love the one with the owl. Such pretty DP and a great design!! Thanks for sharing! :)

MomsBeenScrappin said...

Such lovely cards! Very unique:)

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards! Love the design and soft pink on your first card!

Jean B in PA said...

Great cards!

Yolanda said...

That owl card is terrific! Thanks for joining in the hop.

Velda said...

Love the fold on the owl card. Thanks for tell us how to do it.

Holly said...

Oh how I love these cards! :)

Ruza said...

Such cute cards!

njgramma said...

I too love that darn owl punch! But your little critter is just perfect for your card. Thtanks for reminding me to get out of the rut of ordinary flod cards :)
Mindy

Seongsook Duncan said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen Howard said...

Beautiful valentines cards!!! Hope you are enjoying your first bloghop! Hugs, Karen

Patricia said...

Both of your cards are really cute! I especially like how you pieced together the owl with the cardstock and the designer paper.

Attegirl said...

Such cute cards, love the little birds the best!

Ann said...

Absolutely LOVE the owl card, definitely need to get that punch!!

SuzAnn said...

sweet cards. Thank your children for their service to our country for me!

Valerie said...

I love the owl card! Great work!

Shelley said...

those cards are great. i love the owl punch, it makes the cutest cards.

Lisa said...

These are lovely!!!!

Paula said...

Marvelous cards! I love how you turned him into a Valentine's owl. How cute is that?!! Thanks to your family full of Veteran's for their service and thanks for joining the hop today.

Samantha said...

Very beautiful cards, the owl is my favorite!! I love the fold!

Sherry H said...

Gorgeous love-note card: a double treat! And that cute owl -- who knew he can be the romantic type? I love that PP and just bought some the other day. Thanks for sharing your work and happy bloghopping!

Carol said...

Super cute, really awesome cards. Thanks for your hard work for OWH.

Dixie Cochran said...

Two beautiful cards! I love that owl punch too! Thank you for hopping with us!

Operation Write Home said...

Love that little envie! And the owl is so cute...I think I may have to break down and buy that punch!

Disp6194 said...

So super cute, I love the love birds!!

KarenS said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing!

Heather Grow said...

Love them both but I'm a sucker for polka dots. TFS.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Awwww, your z-fold owl card is just delightful! And who can resist those love birds?

Christine said...

great cards - thanks for supporting OWH and blog hopping - its been fun!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Sharon, Your cards are beautiful! I like the way you've embossed your envelope, it looks great that way! Those love birds are darling, your cards are going to be treasured!

Rufus said...

Really cute cards! Thank your daughter, son, father's and Grandfather for their service. That's a proud tradition!
R/

Vieve said...

Thank your family for their services! Love the owl on your card!

Meg Bean said...

Your cards are so sweet! I love the note in the envelope and the fold of the owl card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your PINK projects (I love pink).... great cards- I love the last one with the fun fold! TFS

Nancy Keller said...

Awesome!!! I love owls!! That last card, is really a hoot. Yuk yuk yuk. :D Thanks for sharing! Happy blog hopping to you!

helloholley said...

love your cards.....they are gorgeous!!! ;)I love that lil' owl too....he's such fun....thanks for the inspiration!

Cre8tiveVet said...

I love your envelope card. I will definitely being CASE-ing that one!Thanks!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your work with the troops.

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