Saturday, May 29, 2010

OPERATION WRITE HOME BLOG HOP!!!



Good morning and happy Memorial Day weekend to you all!  Today is the day of the Operation Write Home (formerly Cards for Heroes) Blog Hop!!!

If you have arrived from Katlyn's Blog, you're on the right track!  If not, please start at the beginning at the Stars and Stamps Blog so you don't miss anything!  There will be freebies/blog candy scattered throughout the hop!

I would like to challenge any of my friends or followers who stop by today to send in a batch of cards or a donation for postage...get the addresses HERE! (Right hand sidebar)  I have donated 40 cards this month...how many will you send?

Need some inspiration?  Check out the HERO BLOG that is filled with letters from heroes and their families.  Hear what they have to say about receiving all of our great cards!

I made the following card with a sweet image from Wink Wink Ink.  Melanie, the owner and artist, is amazing!  She made this digital image just for the blog hop today.  Be sure you didn't miss her!


I cannot find the words to appropriately express how grateful my family and I are that so many Heroes are putting themselves in harm's way to protect us and our country every single day.  The U.S.A. is the land of the free and the home of the brave...but only because of the courageous men and women who serve.  We wish them and their fellow troop members complete safety throughout their tour of duty.  May they return home soon to a TRUE HERO'S welcome!  Their sacrifices do not go unnoticed!


Do you have a family member or friend deployed?  If the answer is yes, please let them know that we said "THANK YOU!"

I have candy for you as well...anyone who becomes a follower (sometimes being a follower is fun!) and leaves a comment here will be entered to win this Close to my Heart acrylic stamp set!  Please comment by 12:00PM (noon) CST on Memorial Day!



Next stop on the hop route is Diane!  

Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day!

69 comments from friends:

Melanie Montes de Oca said...

Awesome card, Lelia! You do me proud every time! ;o) Hope you have a great weekend! (((hugs)))

Merry's Musings said...

I love how you showed the relief on your card, it is so rich and elegant! Just love it!

Kajikit said...

Awwies! What a cute little teddy bear. Love the details on your card, especially the stacked star charms.

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

Precious card. thanks for sharing. :)

Carisa said...

omgosh, that is so cute!

Virginia D. said...

I love how all the elements came together on this card!

Hi, I'm Brenda. . . . . . . . . . . said...

Cute, cute card -- love all the "extras", the stars, the bling -- it all made the card.

Kristen said...

I love your card! I sent 200 cards this month to OWH! I feel so blessed to be able to share. I just started one night and was on fire. I took a picture of the cards all over the table. It was my first time donating. I felt thankful for my talent, but so much more thankful to those troops!

Have a blessed Memorial Weekend!

Marianne said...

Lelia,
What a cute card. I am going to make sure I snatch up that digi stamp. Thanks!

ML Design Works said...

What a cute bear! TFS! Lisa

Dawn said...

cute card. I like the little dangle stars on the ribbon.

JessicaLynn said...

Great card.. thank you so much for sharing!

Jessica Lynn
JLMould.etsy.com

helloholley said...

What a cute little card,love it....thanks for the chance to win your blog candy!!! Happy Memorial Day!

Julie said...

Love the little stars hanging from the ribbon - that's a really cute touch!

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Beautiful. I love those little star clusters.

K. Joy said...

Very nice card!! I love the little star charms on the ribbon. So cute! :)

1CardCreator said...

Cute, cute, cute!! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing, ~Diane

joscelyne cutchens said...

what a sweet card! :) Thanks for supporting OWH!

BJ said...

Adorable card

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I love the image. So cute. Thanks for a chance to win, I'm already a follower.

Les said...

Love the cute cards. Glad to share the blog hop with so many great artists today!

Courtney said...

Your card is 'Beary' cute!!! I love that image. I will def pass on your Thank you to my husband.

Thanks for the chance to win this great stamp set. And thanks for supporting OWH!

~Courtney~

Les said...

Cute and awesome card.

Martha said...

You did such a super job with the wink-wink image! Your coloring rocks.

Thanks for supporting OWH!

Operation Write Home said...

Lelia your card is adorable!! Love the Wink Wink image, I'll be using it this weekend too!

Happy hopping!

Erin of the Bears said...

Erin of the Bears salutes your use of bears to spread your message! (LOL) Very colorful and cute.

Amy Johnson said...

This is adorable! I love the charms!

TN Granny said...

Wow what a card, your good!!!
Stampin hugs,
Jeanine

rstuck2003 said...

I am a follower and I LOVE your card. Thanks for the chance at the blog candy.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling card- I love the triple charms and all of your embellishments! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Linda said...

Lelia - loved the card!!

Paula said...

What a cute image! The I "heart" our troops message is just adorable. Great details too!

Erika said...

Great card - I love the charm that you added! And, as a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

Susan said...

adorable card (and image) nice blog:)
Wonderful of you to give a stamp set away, Thank you for that opportunity.
Susan
fellow OWHomer

debb said...

Such a beautiful card! Love it!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Very pretty--and I love those star charms! So fun!

Erica said...

I am following.

Marlene said...

Adorable card, Lelia!!!

Cathy... said...

Cute card! I love the image and those cute little charms are a nice touch!

jackielwatson said...

your card is so cute, love the bear I snag the digi earlier. Thanks for sharing.

The Wired Angel said...

Very cute card Lelia!

Toni said...

Ok, I never would have thought to color that bear blue. Notice the smile's on his knees?! Cute! Your coloring is fantastic as always!

Jennifer Moore said...

Love the little charm.

StampinSher said...

Really enjoyed your unique card and layout with the embellishments. There is a lot of beautiful details which I truly admire. Thank you for participating with OWH blog hop.

Tammy said...
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Tammy said...

Adorable teddy bear! I love all your details and the charms are fantastic!! TFS!

Seongsook Duncan said...

What a great card with the perfect image! Thanks for sharing.

Courtney K said...

super cute card ~ love how you colored the bear!

Hannah said...

Cute card! Thanks for sharing :-)

Lynn said...

I love the tiny stars attached to the ribbon! Thank you for participating in OWH!

Debby said...

great card and thanks for sharing close ups of the details.

Cheryl said...

OMG "im so blue without you" comes to mind as a sentiment for your blue bear! great job!

loyaz said...

I did join as a follower - love your blog and your creation. I am amazed at all that is being done for our men and am truly proud to be a Stamping American
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Debby said...

Darling! Love the layering and the embellishments! Very pretty!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card! I love the charms!

Lillian Child said...

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!

Nancy Keller said...

Love your card! Those charms are so cute! I have been to your blog through Dustin Pike's before or something. . . love your work! And great to see you on the blog hop!

PaulaM said...

Your card is fantastic. I grabbed that digi image as well as I have hopped along - but you did it justice!! TFS I am now following you - :)

Dixie Cochran said...

Thanks for sharing that terrific card. I love bears! All the pics of the card are so helpful!!

jengd said...

Cute card! Love all of your details!

Kim said...

Your card is so cute! I love the star embellishment.

Wendy Hawkinson said...

Awww! What a great card. I love the little star charms they are adorable--what a great little extra touch to your card. :)

My neice's soon to be husband is leaving for Afghanistan 3 days after their first baby is born in September. What a hard first year it will be for that brand new family with Ryan gone.... Thank you for thinking of those that serve our country.

~Wendy Hawkinson
www.gotrubberwillstamp.blogspot.com

Meg Bean said...

I love the ribbon and the star charm. So cute!

Theresa said...

TFS your post is great!

cal8007 said...

I know I'm very late, but it has taken me this long to visit every blog on the hop. I just wanted to thank you for what you do for the troops.

I think the knees on the bear are so cute!

Thanks for sharing,
Carmen
cal8007 at aol dot com

Cut n Paste said...

Love the bear!!! Your card is very cute!

Samantha said...

Hi Lelia, congrats to you on becoming a senior!!!1 , I checked out your beautiful cards and it sure is well deserved!! Love your OWH card, it's just perfect.xo

Heather Grow said...

Thanks for the inspiration.

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