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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Operation Write Home Valentines Blog Hop


Operation Write Home is a group of card makers that make cards for soldiers AND for the soldiers to send home to their families- wives, kids, parents, brothers and sisters....you get the picture. 

There are deadlines for sending cards in- as it takes some time to get the cards to the soldiers- so we are celebrating VALENTINES DAY with the  OWH crew.  The deadline to send Valentines is Jan. 7th.  Of course, you can send in Valentine cards after this date- they will be saved for next year.  (You can also always send in Thank You cards, Happy Birthday cards- you get the picture.....!).
******The deadline to send in Christmas cards has passed already- no worries- the soldiers love cards all year long!******

You more than likely came to my blog from SHARON's BLOG.  If you go from link to link, you will go around in a big circle- there are freebies and blog candy along the way.  (There is a list of blogs on the OWH Stars and Stripes Home page if you find a broken link so you can keep hopping.......).

I decided not to add a sentiment on the card front, so the soldier could choose a Howdy or a love themed sentiment.  I am hoping a female soldier will send this card home to her man!  The image is by Bonibleaux designs and it is currently available at Firecracker Designs by Pamela (until 12/15).
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Before you 'hop' off, here is a chance for some blog candy:

  This is a set of unmounted stamps (5 1/2 x's 8) from Firecracker Designs by Pamela- no longer available as Pamela is going out of business and this set is SOLD OUT.  It is perfect for any horse lover! 
  Please leave a comment along with your e-mail address.  You will have one week to come back and claim your prize- drawing will be Monday 11/15 at 7PM CST (after I get home from work) and the winner will have until 11/20 to claim the stamps. 
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 Craft for a Cause: PLEASE VOTE DAILY at Joanns - http://www.joann.com/CraftForaCause

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Now, onto the next stop on the OWH Valentines Hop- Megan.

Thanks for stopping by! Shelly

67 comments:

grandmalee said...

What a great card for a female soldier to send home! Your cards are always so wonderful...I'm sure any soldier would be very pleased to receive one of your cards!!!!

I adore this stamp set, and was sorry that I didn't have the money to buy it when it was still available! I will really miss FCD, but I'm happy that Pamela will still be available through her blog! Thanks for all that you have done for her AND our troops!

Sharon said...

Such a cute card! I'd love a chance to win that stamp set. lilypadsis at cox dot net.

Joanne Travis said...

Shelly, this is adorable!! Love the way you did his mustache :)
Hope you have been doing well!
Hugs,
Joanne

Yolanda said...

Thanks for taking part in the hop! I can't wait to look at yours slowly. Right now I am fixing links. Megan has not posted at this point so please adjust your link to go to Ayana at Ayana's Creations. http://www.ayanaposadas.typepad.com/ Thanks!

Lisa said...

What a cute idea - allowing the soldier to personalize with their sentiment! Sweet! The horse stamps are wonderful! lisakjemail@yahoo.com
Thank you for the chance :)

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card. What a fun cowboy. TFS.

Julie said...

Great card, Shelly! Really creative! I love a nontraditional approach to valentines!

Paige said...

Such a fun card for someone to use and receive!

jimlynn said...

So cute Shelly - and I dearly love this little guy. Wonderful card.
Lynn

jennifer mitten said...

Great card - love those boots!!!

Cleota said...

Shelley! Love the Deputy Dave VDay! Thanks for a chance to win the stamps!!

Laura said...

What a lovely card.

K. Joy said...

What a great western card! Love how you added some twine for rope! Thanks for sharing!! :)

MomsBeenScrappin said...

That is the cutest card! Love it -and I'm sure whoever receives it will love it too :)
Doris
MomsBeenScrappin at yahoo dot com

stefeni said...

Great card. Love how you mixed western and love together! And his mustache cracks me up. Great job.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Annie said...

awww, that's so cute!!!!

Brenda said...

Lovely card Shelly! I like that it is not the traditional type card! Beautiful! Brenda bnmturbanik@gmail.com

Jean B in PA said...

What a creative card! Love the rope and mustache. Thanks for sharing. My e-mail is pearx2 at zoominternet dot net.

Yolanda said...

I love his moustache!

njgramma said...

Shelly, what a great idea your card is! I am so use to thinking femine in my cardmaking, but you have shown a great 'manly;card :)

Heidi said...

Great card! Love the western theme, there are a dozen different guys I know that would love that!

Shell said...

so glad you are hopping with us! Thanks for sharing the cute lil sherrif!

Karen Howard said...

What a fabulous idea to make a masculine valentine, you are brilliant! Love the image! Hugs, Karen

Seongsook Duncan said...

Nice manly card. Thanks for sharing.

Attegirl said...

Fun card!! Love it, TFS

Ann said...

That is a positively cute card!! Love it!!

Rebecca said...

LOVE this card very much, the way you did the mustache is original!

Elin K. said...

Love your work! Thanks for sharing!
I am a HUGE horse lover, too. :)

Elin K.
kovash001@hotmail.com

Lesley from WI said...

Your card is so cute. Thanks for the hop...it has been a blast so far. Love the stamp set and it would be perfect for some LOs that I want to do! Thanks for the chance to win.
lfuchs1 @ wi. rr. com

Ronda S said...

I love the cowboy card....and I'd love to have a chance to win your candy.
mum2eight(at)hotmail(dot)com

Shelley said...

Shelly that is such a great card. Great blog candy too!
Shelley :)

Lisa said...

What a FUN card!!!

Patty said...

Perfect card for OWH. I'm so happy to see so many cards being made for them.

I didn't know Pam was going out of business....what a shame, I love her images and stamps.

Also, thanks for a chance to win such a great stamp set :)

Paula said...

Cute card! Love the rope embellishment.

Lynn said...

Love your cards. You do some beautiful work.
Lynn
cross2stitch2003@yahoo.com

Samantha said...

Awesome card! Our Heroes will enjoy it! His mustache is great!

Ann said...

What a fun card.

annjerryk at aol dot com

Dixie Cochran said...

Your card made me chuckle! Love it! Thanks for hopping with us!

Carol said...

I absolutely love your card and want one for me!.. Thanks for your hard work for OWH.

If I win the blog candy please offer it to someone else who really wants it. Sharing and caring are enough for me. Thanks!

Krisa said...

this is such a great card - and such great designs from Firecracker.

Operation Write Home said...

What a fun cowboy! lol! Love his mustache :) Thanks for joining in the hop!

MizDenise said...

I'm a cardmaking newbie and would REALLY LOVE to win those horse stamps to use on my OWH masculine cards (ok, I know just as many horsewomen as cowboys!!) But really, please, please pick me!

Thanks for mentioning that FCD was closing - I love her images and placed an order. So glad she is staying in the Digi business! I've added your blog to my RSS reader. Oh, and don't forget, pick me!

Lynn said...

That "dude" is just awesome! Thank you for sharing and thank you for supporting OWH!

hiscreation 2 at hotmail dot com

Debby said...

Wish I had the time to help with cards, but being a 24/7 caregiver I don't get much time. I am sure the service men and women will appreciate this.
Love the horse stamp set. Thanks for the chance.
angel hugs
Debby

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Great card, and thanks for the chance to win that set!

ourchangeofart@gmail.com

Joanne Gilch said...

I just love the OWH blog and their hops, but I missed the call on this one!!! Great card and love the horses!!!!!!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Hey Girl! I thought I had gotten to everyone yesterday but with quite a few broken links along the way I missed a whole bunch. Catching up now! LOVE what you did with Deputy Dave - are those swinging saloon doors? Sure looks like LOL and his fluffy 'stache is too stinkin' adorable!!!

Disp6194 said...

So stinkin cute!

KarenS said...

What a cute card! Thanks for sharing

Heather Grow said...

OMG, he is great. I love how you made your saloon doors too. TFS.

Lillian Child said...

I just discovered your blog (and am now a follower) and love your creativity! Thanks so much for sharing with us and it's so nice to meet a new crafter who is as passionate as I am about OWH (my husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran) and papercrafting. So nice to meet you! And please feel free to drop by my blog at http://lillianchild.blogspot.com/ sometime and say hi!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Oh. My. Goodness! What a rootin' tootin' fun card! That little lariat puts it over the top.

You know, your card would also be great for a guy soldier to send to his sweetie--all it needs is a 'Can't Wait to Come Home to You'. . . .

brandi said...

My daughter LOVES horses. She'd fall over if she saw these!

brandigore AT hotmail DOT com

Debs Doodles and More said...

love the cowboy theme card you made, and it goes so perfect with the horse stamps. being a horse lover since i was a litle girl this stamp really touches me. how lovely all the horses are
thanks for a chance at some great candy
jusdeb2athotsprgsdotnet

Paula said...

Love your little guy!! Made me laugh! Will be back to see more of your work.

Paula said...

Love your card! Made me laugh. Will be back to see more of your creations.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Shelly! Your card is so cute, I like his mustachio! If I happen to win the blog candy can you send it to grandmalee? ;)

Rufus said...

Love what you've done with Boni's digi! I'd love, love, love to win this set! I didn't discover it till it was sold out. Thank you for your support of OWH and our Heroes.
R/

Shelley said...

Lovin' that cowboy card! Don't know what I'd do with the stamps as I already have too many horse stamps so pass me by on this one and give someone else the chance :)

Vieve said...

Ya, I agree that would be a fun card for a woman to send her man! I could see a lot of kids enjoying being the recipient of that card, too, though. TFS!

VictoriasCreativeCrafts said...

Love the card!! The mustache is way cute!!! Thanks for the chance in your blog candy.
victoriascreativecrafts@gmail.com

Meg Bean said...

Howdy! Cute cowboy card!

helloholley said...

What an adorable lil' cowboy valentines!!! I love the fluffy beard on him....so cute!!! My DD would love these stamps....she's a horse lover!!! I love horses too...so thanks for the chance to win!!!
Happy stampin'

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Cute card. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win some blog candy.

Shelly said...

Shelly,
GREAT SITE - I love the variety of artwork you share -- it's not all floral, or all one technique-- great ideas !! TFS - always anxious to see what's next!! .... Love the stamp set, too--

Just A Pac Rat said...

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

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Cheryl said...

This is great card! Perfect for a man. Some one will really appreciate being able to send this home. Great job.