Design Teams

Friday, May 28, 2010

Operation Write Home Blog Hop plus Candy!

Operation Write Home is a project of Volunteers that make cards and donate time and talent to send cards to the troops.  I am participating in a Blog Hop this weekend to support the soldiers that choose to do what they do so I can live comfortably in America-Home of the Free and Land of the Brave!!! I am also very appreciative of the families of the soldiers- they are blessed and proud, but I am sure there is alot of praying going on in their homes!  Sit back and grab a cup of tea or coffee and join in on some Red/White/Blue fun-the Hop officially starts at 10AM! There about 135 stops as of Thursday!
I started sending boxes to the soldiers about 5 years ago and recently found this great organization with a group not too far away from my home. 
ShellySchmidtMay13FCDOWHBloghop
The cards that are sent to the soldiers can not have any glitter on them at all- so I used my sewing machine and some metallic thread to add some sparkle!  I used the sketch from MoJo Monday to put the card together.  The background red panel is ‘sanded coordinations’ and the white is cuttlebug highlights.
The stamps by Firecracker Designs by Pamela are perfect for soldier cards- and you can WIN a set just by commenting on this post.
FCDsoldier
You do not have to become a follower to win, but you must come back and drop me a line to claim your prize within 48 hours of the end of the hop.  (Winner can e-mail me at Shellymc2 at Comcast dot net).

Next Stop on the Hop is Bonnie Rose
If you are so inspired to make a red/white/blue card, you can link up to the OWH blog which is the last stop on the tour.

Thanks for stopping by today!

75 comments:

grandmalee said...

I love this card! I love the layout & you choice of papers & threads! I'm so happy you used this set too, so others see different ways to use this set. I'm so happy to have won this awesome set from one of your previous blog candies! It still gets lots of use not only for OWH, but I also make cards for my friends and they request this stamp 9 times out of 10! Thanks again to you & Pamela for this awesome blog candy!

Karen Howard said...

Shelly, I love this card and you did an amazing job with the Mojo Monday sketch challenge!!!

Virginia D. said...

Love the stamp set used! Well done!

Carisa said...

I love your card - that stitiching is divine! What a great stamp set, thanks for sharing & the chance to win!

Kristen said...

I LOVE this card. These images are awesome. I have some images of my grandpa going to war in the early 1900s that would make a great stamp too.
This set is wonderful and so moving!!!
Have a great Memorial Weekend!
Thank you for your prize offering.

stampgirl said...

What an awesome stamp set. Your card is great! Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

I love the image you used and the papers go nicely with it.

Tink said...

LOVE the card!! What a GREAT stamp set!!

itstinkerbelle@aol.com

amycatalogna said...

What a great card! Thanks for participating in the blog hop from a fellow blogger! Have a great weekend!
Amy

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Such a great card! Love the overall design.

Karen Howard said...

Shelly, another gorgeous card! Love the distressed look and thanks for sharing your goodies with all of us!

jimlynn said...

Wonderful card Shelly and a fantastic idea about using the metalic thread!

Linda said...

Hi Shelly! Really nice card. Thanks for Hopping with us and the blog candy.

Caro said...

I love the image you used on this card! And thank you for blog candy..

Caro said...

I love your card.. very unique and the images are awesome

Jana said...

Very elegant card.
Happy Memorial Day.

Julie said...

Beautiful card!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful. What a wonderful set you chose. Great job.

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Hey ShellBell!!! Love the red, white and blue and the basis for this hop!!! YOU ROCK!!

Kristy said...

I love the stamp set you used. What a service you are doing to make cards for those who are serving our country. Thanks for posting and the inspiration!

joscelyne cutchens said...

thanks for supporting OWH!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I love how you used the metallic thread in place of the glitter. TFS.

BJ said...

I'm in love with this card OMG!

Courtney said...

What a lovely card! I love that image...so perfect!

Thank you for the chance to win it!

~Courtney~

Cassandra said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for supporting OWH and for the chance to win!

Erika said...

Great 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.

Merry's Musings said...

The scripture on that card is just perfect! and the stitching really adds so much. One of my favorites!

marilyn said...

Gorgeous card - great stamp set.

Susan said...

Great Card, Awesome stamp set, as a fellow OWHomer (I hope I win it, LOL)

Great post, and thanks for offering something up!
Susan

Operation Write Home said...

Super card with this stamp set---this one's on my list to get out of my stash after seeing a couple of you gals using it!

Happy hopping!!!!

Erin of the Bears said...

yours is the second mention I've seen today about Splitcoast Stampers... I'll have to go find out more about you all! Lovely work on your cards.

Joanne Gilch said...

Shelly, what a great card! that is an awesome set of stamps. perfect card for this hop!!!

rstuck2003 said...

I love your layout and this card. Thank you for sharing. Thanks for the chance at your blog candy.

SuzAnn said...

oh I love these stamps and how you've used them. Thanks for supporting OWH!

Lelia Pierce said...

Great card! TFS!

Paula said...

Terrific card. I just love the layer and the stitching detail is so nice!

helloholley said...

Wow,I love this card and stamp set!!!Great job creating!!!

Kathy H said...

Awesome!

mumgranny said...

This stamp has to be the absolutely perfect one for an Any Hero card.
I hope I win - I hope I win - I hope I win. (Do you get the idea I REALLY like this stamp?) Thanks for your generosity.

Betty said...

Well done :) Perfect paper and embellies!

Betty said...

Great job :)

Betty said...

Nicely done :)

debb said...

Fab card! Love your blog and will be back to spend more time! That candy is a must have!

Carrie said...

Shelly this card is absolutely wonderful. Those words don't even seem fitting I love this card so much.

cinmfoster said...

Love that card. What an amazing stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

Seongsook Duncan said...

What a great card. Love your layout and the image. Thanks for sharing.

jackielwatson said...

Like everyone else I love your card. I think the layout and simplicity of it is what I like. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

Cathy... said...

This is awesome! I love that image and the design is just perfect!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Metallic thread, what a great idea for adding sparkle! THat stamp set has such a wonderful selection of verses on it--no doubt the winner will feel blessed to receive it!

Playing with Paper said...

Wow what a great stamp set. Beautiful card!!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card! I love this image! Great idea using the metallic thread.

Dixie Cochran said...

This card would be great for Any Hero Mail! I love it! Thanks for sharing on the hop!

LadyDoc said...

Beautiful card- love this stamp set!

Jennifer Moore said...

I love how you sanded the stars. Such an awesome idea. I will have to try that. It looks super cool.

Trevorstuffmammas said...

Great cards....thank you for sharing. Jennifer

Denise said...

Fantastic card, love the image and sentiment.

Lillian Child said...

Your card creation is just stunning! What a fabulous set in honor of those that protect us. My husband is a vietnam veteran and he says he wished that the OWH program would have been in place back then as there's nothing better than a card from home. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!

Rufus said...

Love the card and the layout. Thanks for your support of our Heroes and OWH. This set would be perfect for OWH cards!
R/

Brenda said...

Now that is just the kind of set I've been looking for! Lovely work on your blog - it was a pleasure ot visit!

Lynn said...

I love this image used for OWH cards! Yours is beautiful! Thank you for participating with OWH!

Anne said...

I love this set and your card is perfect for a hero Shelly

2MuchFun said...

Beautiful card.
Thank you for the chance to win the stamp.

Debby said...

I love your card. Your take on the sketch is fantastic! Thank you

Nancy Keller said...

Thanks for sharing your fabulous card - wow this is so pretty! Great job! Hope your blog-hopping weekend is great!

Tammy said...

Awesome card Shelly!! Love that stamp!! Fantastic stitching and embossing!

jengd said...

Wonderful card! I love the faded colors you used with this!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Love your card! I got a glimpse of Thursdays too, very nice! I'd love to win the stamp set in your blog candy. Happy Memorial Day weekend~

Melanie Montes de Oca said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card! Hope your holiday weekend is going great! :o)

Marsha said...

This is a wonderful card. Such a great stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Lovely card Shelly. All the textures and layers and especially the stamp set make it really appealing. Perfect for the day and the challenge. Thanks for sharing the love.

Christine said...

love your card... love that cuttlebug folder - i'm so excited cuz i just picked it up myself.
thanks for offering candy . . .

Meg Bean said...

Great card! I love how you used the colors and the stamp set is great!

Cut n Paste said...

Very pretty card!!! Love the coredinations paper with this!!! Thanks for supporting OWH!

Heather Grow said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for hopping.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Wonderful patriotic card!