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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Operation Write Home World Card Making Day Blog Hop

 Making cards for our Soldiers to send to their families is such a privilege to me- I hope you will take a little time- grab a cup of tea- or coffee and visit the Operation Write Home World Cardmaking Day blogs for some Inspiration!



  I started making soldier cards about 10 years ago when my kids needed a confirmation project.  I send cards to troops of friends mostly in Iraq and Afghanistan, and I really enjoy that the soldiers all share them with each other. I make a variety of cards- no glitter and flat so they do not require extra postage. 
 We are making Holiday cards for the soldiers:

 I still add glitz to my cards even though no glitter is allowed..... I used shimmery cardstock, Metallic thread in my sewing machine and Sakura Gelly roll pen on this card.




  I know many of the Blog Hoppers make alot more cards than I can for OWH- so I wanted to offer CANDY!
  One Blog Hopper will win any Spellbinders set of your choice from McMahon Five Designs
You do not have to follow my blog- but you will need to stop back and claim your prize on the evening of Oct 10th.

 My card:
Christmas Puppy by McMahon Five Designs
Colored with Copics and Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
DSP by SU
Gold Shimmery cardstock adds a touch of bling.

Bless all of our troops AND the families of all of our soldiers!


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

52 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Oh is this CUTE! I just want to hug that puppy! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Pam said...

Cute Card!

JenN. said...

That puppy is too cute. Nice card.

adele holcomb said...

I like the frame made of paper strips!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

great cards - it is not quantity but quality that counts - thanks for your support of OWH

bjhouse2004 at yahoo.com

Barb Housner

Amanda said...

I love the vintage look of the card and the puppy! Thank you for sharing :)

Manda :)
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jimlynn said...

So very cute Shelly! Love how you used all the DP too.
And for a wonderful cause!
Lynn

April B. said...

That is a really cute puppy!

Paper Love said...

Very cute!

Lauren, Paper Love
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www.readysetlove.me

Fabrizio said...

That's so cute ! Love the little doggy in it !

Laurie said...

Awww - what a cute puppy! Love the layering.

Nichole said...

Super cute!! That little puppy is adorable!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

This is a sweet card Shelly!

Janet said...

Thanks for being the blog hop so I had the opportunity to see your very cute card.

janet at scrappingthemagic dot com

Marsha said...

What a cute card. Love the image and layout. Thanks for supporting OWH. (Wow! What generous blog candy!)

Michelle said...

Ohhhhh, this is so pretty! I really like the vintage Christmas look. Gives me the warm fuzzies! And your layout is fantastic.

Kathryn said...

I really like the way you made a border of strips in two different colors. Such a nice way to add a layer! Thanks for the chance to win a prize, too!

Nancy Keller said...

I love the blocks and layers and that adorable puppy, what a great holiday card for some lucky dog lover!

HomeschoolHomestead said...

I love all the details. You put alot of time and love in your cards.

MaxineD said...

Love that card Shelly - your subtle use od glimmer is great!!
Blessings
Maxine

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Shelly,
Such special and beautiful cards for the troops. thanks for visiting me while I was away, you are so kind. take care dear friend, gerri

Bridget Larsen said...

What a great idea to use strips to frame a picture, I always have lots of strips left over

Kim H said...

beautiful card, love the different papers and the colors are great. The puppy is adorable. Thank you for sharing, and for a chance to win some candy.

Rufus said...

That puppy is adorable! It's not the number of cards you make, it's the thought and love you put into each one. Thanks for your support of OWH. Thanks also for the chance at a very generous goody!
R/

Tameko said...

Adorable card!

Julie said...

Metallic thread to add shimmer to your cards is such a clever idea! Thanks!

Ms. Craftin-nista said...

I love the puppy stamp! Great job!

Nancy M said...

What a cute card-love the puppy! Also, I like the different papers together. TFS I'm still waiting to be able to get my first set of SB, so I am THRILLED I might win them!! THANKS!!
RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

Cheryl said...

This is so cute! I love this adorable image and the fabulous papers you used.

KellyRae said...

LOVE the card, that puppy image is so darn cute and what a great idea to use alternate shiny things like metallic thread.

Linda said...

Great LO! Love the colors and that puppy is so darn cute and perfectly colored! TFS!!!

Jen said...

Lovely! You did a great job coloring the puppy!

Tracey said...

This is fab Shelly, I love that cute image :)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Paula S. said...

Cute image and I like the way you used the two different papers to create the frame effect. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

My Need 2 Craft said...

This is darling. :)

Cindy O said...

Beautiful shimmer. Thanks for the reminder about metallic thread - a great way to add sparkle!

Terry said...

Adorable card! Love the shimmer and just the right amount! Great stitching for a perfect finish!

trisha too said...

VERY cute card, Shelly--and for such a good cause, too.

:)

Karen Howard said...

Oh Wow, this puppy is really adorable! Love your holiday card and sentiment! Hugs, Karen

Vicki Romaine said...

Very sweet card. Love the cute little puppy.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card - I'm sure it is appreciated!!

Ann said...

Oh my! What a great card, that puppy is adorable, and I love the layout!!!

Sandi said...

I love your lil puppy! I really like the layering of spellbinders nesties! Cute patterns also!

Christine said...

Adorable!!! As a dog lover, I <3 that image!

gbinion said...

I know it's already been said, but that little puppy is so darn cute!! And I guess you haven't gotten too far from sewing... once a seamstress, always a seamstress!!

Shirley said...

It's an adorable card for a great cause!!

Laura said...

Shelly,omgosh what a cute card.I love the image,colors and design. TFS

Marlene said...

Wow - 10 years! That's commendable! Lovely card!

Jeanne Johnson said...

I love your card. That puppy just melts my heart. Blessings!

Pam Sparks said...

so cute! I'm sure this will bring smiles Shelly

Lynn Stevens said...

Just darling, I'm sure you bring a lot of Joy to our solders, what a great cause. Who knows maybe someday my son will receive one of your cards. You never know.
Hugs Lynn

Carrie said...

what a great cause and such an adorable card