Saturday, November 14, 2009

Operation Write Home Blog Hop!

Hello! This posting is for the Operation Write Home Blog Hop. You'll want to start there if you just stumbled upon my post, because there are a lot of hops in this blog hop. . .over 75! A lot of those blogs have goodies to give away, so you'll want to make sure you get to all of them.

Operation Write Home is a wonderful organization with this mission: "To support our nation's armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them."

That warms my heart, especially since my man is deployed right now! I've sent several boxes of cards to this group and hearing about how they are received is very emotional. If you've never made anything for Operation Write Home, I would highly encourage you to do so. You don't have to send hundreds. . .even 1 is good and appreciated. Right now they are looking for some Valentine cards, so this is what I came up with.

Stamps: Tanks, Tanking of You on Your Special Day (Hambo Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Ridinghood Red dp
Accessories: Old Olive, Real Red, & Sahara Sand markers, silver brads, brown ribbon, hearts & brackets die, Diamond Plate embossing Folder

That's not all, folks! I also have some candy to give to celebrate this fun hop! I am offering up these 2 awesome patriotic sets from Clear Dollar Stamps called Colonial Carvings & Liberty along with 2 yards each of blue and red twine. All you have to do is leave me a comment,
and follow me if you want. . .it's that easy! I'd love to hear about your favorite Veteran ;D This candy will be open until the end of the day. So, come back tomorrow to see if you won!Your next stop in the hop is going to be to Donna's blog! She is a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator with something fun to show you, so get to hoppin' after you leave me a comment!


73 comments:

  1. Ohmygosh!! I totally need to go to Hambo and get that tank stamp!!! It's so perfect - I have a bunch of tank dudes we send cards to and they'd go crazy over that :) :) :)

    Thanks so much for playing on the hop - and for keeping the homefires burning for your hero :)

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  2. So Cute , thanks for hop,,, I am trying to hop to all ... finding my way in the blogger world
    Thanks...

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  3. Ohmygosh!! I totally need to go to Hambo and get that tank stamp!!! It's so perfect - I have a bunch of tank dudes we send cards to and they'd go crazy over that :) :) :)

    Thanks so much for playing on the hop - and for keeping the homefires burning for your hero :)

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  4. Wonderful cards I ove your log so full of great information.
    Thank you forthe chance to win the great andy.

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  5. Adorable card. Thanks for sharing. Tell your man I say Thank you!

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  6. I'm posting your candy, lets see if we can get you some cards rolling in!

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  7. Cassie thank you so much for sharing your talent. I love your card. The tank and sentiment are fun.

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  8. Hi there... Thanks for giving a chance to win.. Your card is wonderful!

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  9. Your card is adorable.. it's simple yet gives great impact!

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  10. Great card Cassie! You know how operation write home touches me too, I did a little one of my own for HHC 1-77AR. Of course my man doesnt write home LOL
    Great all around Cassie!

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  11. Hi Cassie,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I so enjoyed visiting yours.

    Wendy

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  12. SO CUTE. The perfect card. Tanks!...haha...had to say it.

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  13. What great patriotic candy and thanks for offering it. Also, what a great cause. What a cute card!

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  14. Hi Cassie! Thanks for letting us know about Operation Write Home. And I'm adding you to my feeds list! Also thanks for the chance at some CDS goodies!

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  15. Great cards! Love your colors!

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  16. Cassie, that card is just adorable. I love that tank stamp.

    Thank you so much for the nice link. I've updated my blog with my actual post, I had a slow start this morning!

    Please thank your husband for his service for me. It is greatly appreciated.

    Take care,
    Donna

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  17. Oh my i just discovered hopping the other day lol and i am hooked im not sure i can do ALL but i will have a good jump about lol.please enter me in your fab giveaway..and thanks for offering a great prize
    artbyjan@googlemail.com
    www.tarotwisdom.etsy.com

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  18. Your cards are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing, and for offering the fab candy!

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  19. LOL...what a funny stamp. Love it Cassie. My thanks to your hero for his service.

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  20. My favorite Veteran's Day is every year that we are safe and Free. I have had two of my children in the Military both of them were in when 911 happened. My son was stationed on the USS Cole ( the ship that was attacked) after it came back to the states. My daughter was over in Afghanistan and Iraq on the USS John Young and then stationed at the A school at Great Lakes for another 4 years teaching new sailors. My family was always military and I appreciate everything they do each day and not only Veteran's Day.
    KymKreates

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  21. those stamps are perfect! love your card!

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  22. What awesome stamp sets...I can't believe I've never seen these before! Love your cards & wanted to say thanks to your hubby & family for your service & sacrifices. My daughter is my HERO! She's a Sgt. in the CO Army Nat. Guard 220th MP unit. Oooahh!

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  23. 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

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  24. that is an adorable card! Thanks for sharing

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  25. This hop is great fun- thanks for particpating and sharing!Diane

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  26. I love that tank stamp and sentiment! What a fun card! Please thank your husband for his courage in serving our nation, he is truly a heor! And thank you for being there to support him!

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  27. What a cute card!! Perfect stamps!!!
    And a great cause!
    Mmm, I love blog candy, thanks for a change to win.Take care, Anja

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  28. Your card is adorable! I LOVE the sentiment! Thanks for sharing today!

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  29. Wow, thanks for sharing your hubby with our country. And such nice stamp sets you're highlighting, CDS is awesome! Great job on the hop cards.

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  30. What a great card! I love that tank stamp...that would be so versatile to have. Fabulous work!!

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  31. That tank stamp is way cool! Love your cards. Thanks from me to your hubby for his service and to you and your family for the sacrifices you make for my freedom!

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  32. That card is so perfect! Thanks for sharing! And many ((((hugs)))) I'm sorry your man is away right now...mine is prepping for his 4th deployment so I know how hard it is. Thanks for being a part of this hop!

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  33. Love your card and that mug idea is terrific!.. thanks for being part of the hop and for sharing your talent. Hugs, Peggy

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  34. My sister homeschool, I give you a huge high five. I know it's a ton of work, and the fact you do stuff for our heroes too, is just awesome.

    Keep up the great work!

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  35. That stamp is adorable!!! What a perfect card for OWH.
    My favorite veteran is my DH - retired after 20 years, so I know how hard deployments are. Hang in there!

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  36. sweet card and I hope your husband comes home safe and sound!

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  37. This is a fabulous cause. I was just thinking of you today Cassie and how you are a single Mom at this time with your husband being deployed. I expect my son to be deployed as well this coming year. I am going to participate in this cause with the Cuttlebug challenge. I just love your card. I love the tank and the cb bg folder. Fantastic. Nice blog candy. That is very thoughtful of you. You are such a sweetie. Wishing you strength and patience and that Heavenly Father is watching over your husband and his fellow comrads. Hugs. Lisa

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  38. Very nice cards. My favorite vet is my husband - ex-navy. Thank you for the chance to win the candy,.

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  39. Super adorable card Cassie!!!! I love it!!!!!!

    Linda

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  40. Love the tank card. Make sure you pass along thanks to your man!

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  41. You card is sooooo cute!! Loving it! Will become a follower-thank you for the chance to win such awesome candy!

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  42. What a great card! I love the image used!

    hugs
    Mary

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  43. The tank card is TOOOO Cute! Thank you and your family for the sacrifice you all make while your "man" is away! Blessings to you!

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

    Said a prayer for your man and your family.

    carlagade [at] gmail [dot] com

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  45. Thank you to your man for his service!

    Your tank card is perfect! What a great way to use that stamp. I'm sure whoever gets it will get a kick out of it. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  46. Such a cute card! Totally need that stamp.

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  47. OHHHH my goodness, I've never seen this stamp and absolutely love it! THank you sooooo much for the inspiration - it's perfect!!!! Your blog is lovely and thanks so much for the blog stop!

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  48. Just love that tank stamp! Very coo; card with the tank.

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  49. LOVE your AnyHero card. That tank is adorable.

    I just became a Follower. Thank you for the chance to win blog candy.

    I'm also participating in the hop and I've got some Blogoversary candy.

    {hugs}
    M.E.

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  50. Your cards are fabulous!!! I especially love the tank card!!!:o) So perfect!!!

    Hugs!
    Carolyn

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  51. THanks for sharing! I became a follower~its nice to see fellow believers out there craftying!

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  52. I love that tank stamp and need it.....one of my sons is a "Tanker". I LOVE both of the sets you are offering. Hard to pick my favorite vet as my grandfather (that I never knew as he passed away when mom was 12) was in the Army and my father is retired Air Force and my DH is Retired Navy (guess I would have to say he is my fav - LOL!) and now both of my sons are in the Army - 1 currently in Iraq. Thanks for all that all of you do for our guys and gals in the armed forces.

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

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  53. I love the texure added to you tank card. TFS

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  54. Maybe it was you that originally pointed us to Hambo Stamps? I guess I have you to thank for my obsession :D Thanks for sharing! I love your cards.

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  55. Hi Cassie, thanks for the chance to win these great stamp sets :)

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  56. What a great stamp! Just love it and your card too!

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  57. Never thought to use a military element in this way, what a great idea. I love your mug, I will have to remember this when our son deploys. Thank you for supporting OWH.

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  58. What a sweet card!! Thanks for your husband's service, and your family's sacrifice of living without him for awhile. Big hugs!
    ~ky
    http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

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  59. Goodness gracious, what a terrific valentine--a hero's going to love sending this one home to their sweetie for sure!

    Holly

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  60. What a wonderful idea. I'm sure they will be treasured. Happy sunday to you gf!!

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  61. (((hugs))) Cassie!!! Thanks for sharing this organization & your super cute card. I love that stamp, too. I think I might need to get me one for my soldier :)

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  62. What a darling Valentine, Cassie...I just love that little tank!!!! The soldiers will love this one, for sure!!!

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  63. This is awesome Cassie.. I know this is near and dear to you.. Tonight we made up about 50 boxes of goodies at Cub Scouts for the troops... Love this.. Your choice of stamps is perfect.. TFS

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I always appreciate your sweet words :)