Saturday, November 14, 2009

Veterans Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Veterans Day Blog Hop.  If this is your first stop, you may want to start at the beginning of the hop which is here at the Home Front Blog.   Today's blog hop is being hosted by Operation Write Home.  Operation Write Home is a wonderful organization that collects handmade cards to send to our nation's deployed heroes (troops) to send home to their families and friends.  They also collect Any Hero cards to send to heroes that aren't getting much mail or just need a lift.  I'm proud to be a card maker for Operation Write home and our nation's heroes.  I hope you'll join us in making cards. Operation Write Home makes it so simple to get the cards to the troops.  Their web site contains all the info you need to get started.

With Veterans Day in mind, I'd like to give a heartfelt thank you to the many people who have served and are still serving our country.  We wouldn't have our wonderful USA if it wasn't for you. 

My first card is an Any Hero card.  Any Hero cards are sent with a note written in them and the envelope is addressed to "Any Hero".  Upon reaching their destination these cards are handed out to those who need them the most.  I apologize for the poor photo of this card.  It came out dark looking no matter what I did. 

My second card is a Valentine for a hero to send home to family or friends.  Valentine's Day is the holiday that we're making cards for at Operation Write Home at this time.  This is a fun little shaker card.  I thought it might be something a bit different to send.

I'm offering this set of Inkadinkado Patterned Birds and Bugs clear stamps for my blog candy on this blog hop.  All you have to do to win is leave me a comment.  My candy is open to everyone.  My blog candy will be open through Monday, November 16th.  I'll announce the winner in the evening on Tuesday, November 17th.


Thanks for hopping by today. Your next stop on the hop is Maryellen's blog.

Inky hugs!
Shelly

51 comments:

Operation Write Home said...

I love the wreath you made for your AnyHero card --- yummmmmy!!!! Beautiful love card too :) :) :)

Thanks for joining in the hop!

Scrapping Mom said...

Wonderful cards and beautiful blog

Sheila said...

Both cards are great! I love the colors on the Hero card and the shaker box on Valentine card is so cute.
Thanks for the chance to win the awsome candy.

JPScraps said...

Love the cards. The wreath one is stunning!

Rhonda Miller said...

Great cards. I love the wreath and the Valentine's card is cute. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Thanks for a chance for some awesome candy.

Dixie said...

Great cards! You can't go wrong with candy hearts!

Danni said...

Both are just so wonderful Shelly!

Patty K said...

lovely cards and what a cute stamp set you are giving away!

Karelj said...

Your cards are lovely! Thanks so much for sharing! And, thanks, too, for the great blog candy!

Doris said...

Love the wreath--looks like you used some peg stamps for that one! Great use of your stamping skills for Veterans Day.

Anita said...

Cute cards!

Kathy H said...

Awesome cards!

debb said...

Beautiful cards! Love the shaker!

Scrappycath said...

Really sweet cards. Love the use of the conversation hearts! Those stamps in the set are awesome!

The Wired Angel said...

Very lovely cards... thanks for helping to spread the word about this wonderful way to help our service men and women. Hugs, Peggy

Tammy said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the wreath one! Thank you for a chance to win your candy!

peggysue said...

Rubber stamp tapestry, right? How pretty. Lovely cards and very nice blog.

Shelley said...

This is such a heartening venture. Here in Canada, the painting guild I belong to also creates and sends cards for our troops. They range from painted, thru to stamped and embossed cards in every style imaginable and are received with great appreciation. It's such a little thing we can do for our heroes!

~ Shelley

Kate said...

That wreath card is beautiful! Happy blog hop!

Carmen O. said...

Your cards are beautiful! And that wreath has got me thinkin, plannin...hmmm great idea. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!

Tanya said...

Love your cards!!

Kay said...

I loved shaker cards and this one is just adorable. Great cards -TFS

Maria Matter said...

oh wow your wreath is absolutely gorgeous Shelly...I love that!!!!
Darling cupid card too, makes ya smile!!!
Both are beautifully done!!
Blessings, Maria

Mary said...

Beautiful cards! I love the wreath you made!
hugs
Mary

Wendy said...

Love your cards. The cupids are too cute! Thanks for sharing!

MarcyK924 said...

Super cute cards! Thanks for supporting OWH.

grandmalee said...

AWESOME cards! I wish I could see the purple card up close...it's stunning! Thanks for helping our heroes! They really appreciate the cards & I love seeing all of them today!
grandma_lee_t AT yahoo DOT com

Carla Gade said...

Awesome cards! What a wonderful crafty and supportive thing we can do for our troops! God bless them, and you!

carlagade [at] gmail [dot] com

Danielle said...

Beautiful cards Shelly! I love the valentine shaker card and the cute cupid and the wreath is such a pretty image too! They are both going to such a worthy cause where they'll be much appreciated!
Hugs, Danielle

Kas said...

wow! I especially love your fist card.1

Cr8ive ME said...

love your card.

Thank you for a chance at the blog candy.

I'm the blog right after yours and I've got some Blogoversary candy up for grabs.

{hugs}
M.E.

Cami said...

Shelly, all of your "Any Hero" cards are beautiful. The recipient will be so happy to receive it to either keep or send back home. Bless you for your generosity and thoughtfulness in helping our heroes! Hugs, Cami

Bekah's World said...

Thanks for sharing your talent! Very cute card! I love the shaker idea!

Stampindragon said...

Love the cards! TFS! Love the blog candy stamp set, too. (Especially the dragonfly in it - LOL!)
Thanks for all you and the others are doing for our guys and gals in the armed forces.

Cynthia Ferenz
Fredericksburg, VA
stampindragon@verizon.net
Pround Parent of 2 Soldiers

Stacie said...

Thanks for sharing your cards!

Loni said...

Terrific cards. Thanks for supporting OWH. Hugs, Loni

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for inspiring me!
~ky

http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

Holly @ InkPaperStamps said...

Your wreath is so pretty, and that shaker card is just too much fun! A hero will be thrilled to send that home to their sweetie, no doubt!

helen said...

i enjoyed the softness of these designs. i would love a chance to win!

Night Shift Nancy said...

Oh wow, holy gilttery blog!!!!! I love it, and I love the cards! Way to go. . . what an artist you are!

JenMarie said...

OH what sweet cards!

Grammykrob said...

Thank you for your support of OWH. I have a son in the USAF and know how much it means. Kathy

Andrea said...

GREAT cards Shelly! Love the RST one!

Dana said...

pretty cards. Thanks for supporting our troops! And the stamps are super generous.

Karen said...

Wonderful job! Thanks for supporting our troops!

Michelle's Inky Fingers said...

Your cards are true works of art! TFS!!! I am proud to be one of your neighbors on the OWH blog hop! ~Michelle :)

inkypuddles said...

Shelly, I was brought to your blog by way of Netta, and I just have to say, I'm glad I looked...you have such beautiful work! I look forward to seeing more.

GretaB said...

Beautiful card and such soft happy colors. :)

PenLight said...

Beautiful cards for such a great cause!!

Randi said...

Shelly, beautiful cards for such a good cause. Your blog is so cute. I love your banner, title, colors the whole sha-bang.

Maggie said...

Cute cards. Love the shaker card. Thank you for supporting OWH