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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Operation Write Home Blog Hop



Good Saturday Morning to you!! This morning kicks off Operation Write Home's Blog Hop. We were asked to make a red, white, and blue card with a "miss you" theme. Well, that was easy for me, since I frequently make patriotic cards for my brother, who is currently in Germany in the US Air Force. You can read more about him HERE. I used this week's layout from Clean & Simple, one of my favorite challenge sites. I love to make large quantaties of the same card, when I donate them to Operation Write Home. Easier for my brain, that way! ;)
At the end of the weekend, I will randomly choose one lucky person who comments on this post. He/She will win this yummy blog candy!! A pack of Martha Stewart 24 sheets of 12 x 12 Crafting Paper (pretty shades of white, kraft, and light coral with lovely designs on each) AND a pack of Stampin Up's Fresh Cut Notes cards and envelopes!!!
My inspiration for doing this Blog Hop came from my brother and from Operation Write Home. Love this organization. I support them every chance I can.
So please let's continue Blog Hopping this morning and give some love to our next in line... Christine's Crafting Capers ...

84 comments:

  1. Great card. Simple but perfect. Anyone would love it.

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  2. God bless your brother and your family... I wish I had the patience to duplicate cards because I'd get a lot more don, but I never do the exact same thing twice!

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  3. Lovely CAS card! Love the embossed stars!

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  4. Absolutely LOVE your card! (Unfortunately the blog before yours in the hop does not have a post up yet so it got broken and that is why people haven't visited yet...hopefully they will fix that soon).

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  5. Love your card....I have the ribbon of hope stamp,never thought of doing it in yellow....I saw it as a 'Breast Cancer' stamp.....thank you for making me see 'outside of the box'!!!I will definately be CASEing this!!! God Bless your brother for his service and sacrifice ;)

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  6. I love what you guys are doing...awesome job!

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  7. Nicole, this is just the perfect card! Love it. God bless your brother.

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  8. Love the card and I am also a new fan of clean and simple! The quick cards are the ones that I get made. Thanks for sharing. Lisa

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  9. Love that design... Nicely done - Very nicely done :)

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  10. great card. love the starts on the background. perfect touch. Prayers to you for a quick return of your brother and his wife.

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  11. Your card is so elegant. I love the embossed stars especially. Many thanks to your brother for all that he does.

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  12. Very nice! Thank your brother for me...he is my HERO!

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  13. I like clean and simple. I really like your card.

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  14. I love your card, it is simple, yet elegant.

    Please let your brother know he is thought of and we wish him a speedy return home.

    Your blog candy sounds scrumptuous.

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  15. Wonderful card! I love the ribbon and the stars. thanks for the candy opportunity! Lisa :-)

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  16. love the simplicity of your card. very chic. we appreciate your brother's commitment to our country.

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  17. Love that yellow ribbon image on your card!

    Please thank your brother for his service from all of us!

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  18. I love simple cards too, and yours is just FABULOUS! Please pass on big thank you to your brother...may he always return home safely!

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  19. what a great card! :) Thanks for supporting OWH

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  20. Great posts celebrating our heros. Thanks for participating!

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  21. love the card, and let your brother know we are in support of his work and pray for his safe return!

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  22. Very pretty clean and simple card! I'm really liking that Cuttlebug folder! Thanks for sharing! I love CAS cards!

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  23. What a great card. I love the lo. TFS.

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  24. What a great card--so crisp and fresh!

    Please thank your brother for his service; we all all indebted to him and his compatriots.

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  25. Your CAS card is awesome! Thank you to your brother and your family for the sacrifices you make to our country. May God bless you and yours!

    ~Courtney~

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  26. Hi Nicole! I'm sorry the blog links were broken. I set my blog to post at 7:00 a.m went to bed, then got up early to go to work. When I got home I had an email in my inbox that Michelle, who I linked to, decided not to participate. Well, I didn't receive my email notifying me of that until 12:30 a.m. when I was asleep and I didn't check my email when I left for work this morning, so I didn't see the blog link was broken until now. I just fixed the link.

    I love your card. Its such a wonderful CAS design!

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  27. Your card is so simple and striking... and I value greatly the story and photo of your "one and only brother." Having a one and only brother myself, I can imagine how you miss him when he's half a world away. Blessings on you all.

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  28. Wonderful card!! I like the clean and simple look :)

    I snuck a peek at your hero - you have to be so proud of him! Tell him thanks for me!

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  29. Love your cas look. I have a thing for stars, and yours are just perfect.

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  30. love the card, thank you for sharing your brother with this nation

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  31. I like your card. very nice!

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  32. I LOVE your card! Tell your brother I said Thank You! My father served in Iraq for almost 2 years, so I know it can be very hard on both the person serving and their family!

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  33. Alicia (GoBucks319)May 29, 2010 at 8:17 PM

    Beautiful card. How did you do the embossing for the background? I have not seen that pattern before.

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  34. Bless you, your brother and your family for your sacrafices. God Bless you,
    Stampin Hugs,
    Jeanine

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  35. Please thank your brother for me. Your card is awesome....I LOVE the CAS look of it! Thanks for sharing and thank you for the chance at the blog candy.

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  36. Handsome card (and a handsome brother)! I love that clean, crisp look you achieved on your card.
    Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  37. Love your card- what an awesome tribute to your brother and all of the soldiers that serve in the military (past and present)!!! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

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  38. Great card... the yellow ribbon image is so perfect! (Why didn't I think of that?? LOL) Great photo of your brother. My thanks for the sacrifices your whole family makes on behalf of our country.

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  39. Beautiful 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.

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  40. GREAT card, GREAT candy, GREAT sister!

    Please thank your brother for us!

    Fellow OWHomer,
    Susan

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  41. Definitely clean and simple but oh so beautiful. I love it! I hope your brother gets to come home soon.

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  42. Wonderful card. Thank you so much I am now a follower.
    Celeste

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  43. Wonderful card and yummy candy!

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  44. what a great way to let them know you are all thinking of them great card

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  45. What a simply perfect card! Love your clean style!

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  46. Great card, thank your brother for his service!

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  47. Love your card - so simple and yet so elegant!!! Thanks to your brother for his service!!!

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  48. Love the card! Thank you for participating in OWH. Give our thanks to your brother and SIL as well for their service to our country.

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  49. Awesome card, love clean, simple cards and yours is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. LOVE your card!!! Thanks so much for the link to the Clean and Simple Blog- I know I will be going there for inspiration a LOT!

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  51. Absolutely Beautiful Card! Thank you for participating! I enjoyed your previous posts as well.

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  52. Lovely card and a special thank you to not only your brother, but especially his wife. I think the military spouses are the big heroes who make more sacrifices than people realize.

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  53. Awesome card. Thanks to you, your SIL and brother. It's got to be tough separated from family.

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  54. Love your card. Love the embossed strip going across and the yellow ribbon!

    Corinna
    www.myscrapbooklife.com

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  55. Love your CAS! Thank you for being a stateside Hero!

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  56. I'm really going to have to buy this embossing folder. Your card is amazing. Thank you so much.

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  57. What a sweet card creation! My husband is a vietnam veteran and says he wished there had been an OWH program when he was overseas. Thanks for supporting our fellow patriots, and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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  58. LOVE this card - that strip of embossed star paper works GREAT - I have that folder, but have never seen it used quite like what you did! What a great effect! Thanks for sharing everything - glad to meet you!

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  59. Wonderful card! I love cards with simple lines so will definately check out the Clean and Simple blog.

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  60. Please thank your brother for his service to our country. His family is also owed a debt of gratitude, since they also bear the burden. I love your card. It may be a CAS, but it certainly gets it's point across! Thanks for supporting our Heroes and OWH! At least this way we can show our Heroes that they are not forgotten and they are appreciated.
    R/

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  61. Oh, I really like this card! May have to copy your design! Thanks for posting! Many thanks to your brother and his wife!

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  62. I love your card, it clean simplicity is gorgeous!

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  63. I love your card, the embossing folder is really great! Thanks for supporting our troops!

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  64. Your card is beautiful! Love the CAS look.

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  65. I love your CAS card! Great embossing!

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  66. I love that you keep these simple and easy- it makes the thought of sending off loads of cards more manageable.

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  67. Very nice beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. This is a great CAS card. Love it.

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  69. I've been making cards for OWH since I discovered them during the blog hop last year! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  70. Beautiful CAS card and the yellow really makes the other colors pop! That Ribbon of Hope stamp is one of my favs - perfect for so many uses. Thanks for sharing and caring and give your brother a hug from all of us.

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  71. I love your card!!! Great job!

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  72. cute card! thanks for sharing. and special thanks to your brother for serving our country and protecting our freedom!

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  73. I really like your card--it has given me ideas and I like how you make a bunch of one kind--I need to do that.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  74. Hi Sweetie...
    I am Country Wings your newest follower. I love your card that you have created for the OWH soldiers box of love. How creative and so differant than others that I have seen. The yellow really pops against the red, white and blue. Beautiful, just beautiful.

    I have never made a card, and am going searching through the house to find something to create some with. I have been shut in for a month and have 2 more weeks to go before I can go outside. I have spent (8) days in the hospital with my lungs and chronic asthma. This is something I could do from the recliner and still feel useful. I have been very sad shut in and not being able to do anything.

    Thank you for your inspiration. I would so love to have you stop by and say hi. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well.

    Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

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  75. Nice card. I like the yellow ribbon.

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  76. What a beautiful card...of course the colors are fabulous - I am also a fan of clean and simple. Best thoughts for your brohter!

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