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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Operation Write Home bloghop

You've finished the OWH blog hop!!! 
link up! for now, go back and visit Operation Write Home as your last blog stop!


Welcome to my blog! Read to the bottom for a sketch and a chance to win a package of Thickers!

I can tell you that I participated in Cards for Heroes last year and won a totally amazing photography workshop with Karen Russell. I'm in that now - and wow! - so much to learn! 


But it really wasn't about the prize for me. I'm not a card-maker by nature. However, a project like OWH just inspired me to create for someone else. I'm looking to top my number from last year - 22 - and to get them all sent out in a timely matter this time!


Blessings to you, fellow card makers and supportive scrapbookers. I'm glad to see you hopping, hope to see you creating for OWH, too!


I found these awesome tips on the
OWH website homepage:
  • *No glitter.

    Sparkly messes can make heroes visible at night - so please don't use glitter that flakes off the cards.
  • *Themes.

    General are best for flexibility! Thinking of you, birthday, love, miss you, holidays are also loved.
  • *Size.

    The best size that allows the most cards into a box is 4.25" x 5.5", fitting into standard A2 envelopes.
  • *Handmade.

    Handmade cards are loved by our heroes over storebought, so we only send crafted cards.
  • *AnyHero cards.
    Write a short note in one of the cards you send in and encourage a hero far from home!
I'd also like to offer an extra special thank you to all of our American families that have sacrificed for our freedom. I was in Army 'brat' myself, I lived the life for 12 years and I wouldn't have changed a thing. Blessings to my own Dad and thoughts to all of his fellow soldiers lost in fighting. 


This is a scan of something my Dad keeps framed in his house. This is a moment years ago - 1991 -  of my Dad rubbing of his best man's name at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial (Rafael A. Chavez, 1947-1970). If you look in the middle of the photo, you'll see the reflection of American Flag flying high - what an amazing capture. The photo itself is stunning.

Leave me a comment, just to let me know you were here and so I can go out and visit you. It's all about community support, after all.


Yours in Faith,






Here is a quick card sketch to get you rolling. To win a brand new package of Thickers, 
1. Follow me!
2. Comment and I'll randomly choose a winner
3. If you post a link to a card using my sketch by midnight your time on Monday (eta: extended! I'll draw sometime next weekend, so get your sketch interpretations in by Friday, June 4th, midnight your time) I'll enter you twice! Happy Scrapping!



66 comments:

Melissa Elsner said...

Fun sketch Linds! Love the card too!

Merry's Musings said...

Thanks so much for being a part of OWH, such a good cause, really nice I miss u card, love the embossing and the shiny detail in there!

Jean B. in PA said...

Thanks Lindsey for joining in the OWH bloghop. I decided to start out near the end of the hop. I like your sketch. It seems like a good way to use some of the strips of paper I have in my stash. I also found OWH (when they were still Cards for Heroes) just about a year ago and love to make cards for them. I am learning a lot about papercrafting along the way.

Jean

pearx2 at zoominternet dot net

MidnightCrafter said...

A great card, Best of Luck to you on topping last years number of cards - its a fantastic goal! I love your sketch, I'll have to come back after I get some crafty time this weekend!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Anita said...

Awesome card!

Nicole said...

Great card - love those polka dots! :)

Pamela said...

Great card Lindsey! :)

helloholley said...

Great card,and thanks for the sketch....I'll try to make a card soon using it!;)

Carisa said...

great caed - love the sketch!!

Brianne N. said...

BEAUTIFUL card twin! Love the frame!!! I would so much love to visit that memorial myself! Thanks for being a part of such a great project!

Lelia Pierce said...

I have saved the sketch for future use. Beautiful card too. Thanks so much for sharing that photo...awesome! I'm now a follower. Come on over to my blog and visit!

Hugs,
Lelia

Marianne said...

Lindsey
Great sketch and I love how you did it.

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

Great card and I love the pics of your Dad at the WALL.

I've become a follower and an avid supporter of OWH.

PocketsOfInspiration said...

thanks for sharing your artwork. Have a great Memorial weekend!

Caryl P said...

That's great that though you aren't a card maker you still make cards for OWH. I'm also a not so timely sender, but I guess sending some is better than never at all.
Thanks for the chance to win and a great sketch too! I hope I find time to play!

joscelyne cutchens said...

thanks for supporting OWH !:)

Cut n Paste said...

Thanks for the sketch..so simple (and doable :)) for me! Thanks for supporting OWH!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, what a great card. Thanks for sharing your photo.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

How neat that you've stretched to take up card making in order to support our troops--what a great way to share your talents!

K. Joy said...

Very nice card! Great photo. It's really neat to see the flag in the background! Thanks for sharing!

Paula said...

It's especially touching to see how many people have been inspired to join in the OWH cause. Nice sketch. Thanks for participating today!

Virginia D. said...

Loved your card! I'm definitely going to use your sketch to try and create something equally fabulous! Thank you for sharing about your dad. Although he served many years ago, please accept a heartfelt thanks from our family to yours.

Trevorstuffmammas said...

as your 23 poster....I feel honored. Thank you for sharing. Great card, Jennifer

LadyDoc said...

Your picture? WOW!!!!

Courtney said...

Great card! Thank you to your Father and your family for your service to our country, and thank you for your continued support! May God bless you and yours.

~Courtney~

Sandy said...

So glad you've broadened your creative horizons to include cards - you did great on yours!! Thanks for the sketch, I'll definitely be trying it out!

Amy Johnson said...

You mean I reached the end? Wow! However, now I have to go back to the beginning since I started at mine. But I will wait till tomorrow. I still have two days, right?

Fabulous card! And I recognize the dp. I have it in my stash. Love the word 'miss' in the heart.

Cheryl Kosakura said...

Get card and sketch!
-Cher

rstuck2003 said...

Great card and sketch. I am a follower! Thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

What a fun idea to offer a sketch! Personally I am a sketch junkie and will have fun trying yours out. Thanks so much and thank you for supporting OWH!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card- love the picture box with your Dad- really neat! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Erika said...

Great 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.

Susan said...

Nice sketch, hope i can squeeze it in, while I am doing all this hopping!!

Thanks, Susan

Fellow OWHomer, and new follower

debb said...

great sketch! great card!

Heather Grow said...

Very sweet card. I was able to visit the Vietnam Memorial when I was in high school. It was very moving to me to watch men and women walk up and touch the name of a loved one. Thank you for the reminder.

StampinSher said...

Thank you for your participation in the OWH blog hob. You do have first hand as being a child of a hero and I enjoyed your photo frame.

Cathy... said...

Great card and nice sketch!

Toni said...

Great card, great sketch and great photos of your photos ;)

ML Design Works said...

Beautiful card, and wonderful photographs! TFS! Lisa

jackielwatson said...

I love your card it is simple, and just awesome. I like the sketch as well. I will add it to my list of sketch's to try after this bloghop is done. This is my first bloghop for Memorial Day and have enjoyed all the cards, stories, and of course blogcandy. Thanks for sharing.

grandmalee said...

This is such a wonderful card that you made from this awesome sketch! I look forward to seeing more about your new home. Your studio is off to a good start. Thanks for supporting OWH!

Julie said...

Great card! And thanks for the sketch, I may come back to it in a few days!

Kimme said...

Cute card and sketch. Thanks for supporting OWH by making cards and THANK YOU to your Dad and entire family. It's not easy work loving a service member.

3momph4755 said...

I am a follower! I love your card and your sketch. I will try to get back tonight to work on it.

Tammy said...

Wonderful card and great Sketch! TFS!

Debby said...

thanks to you, your family and especially your dad for his service to our country and maintaining our freedom. I love your cards. I like the way you framed the photo and rubbings. I think I'll do the same with mine. TFS

Lynn said...

Thank you so much for being a part of OWH! I wish it had been around when I was in the military.

Jennifer Scull said...

such a neat card! and hasn't this been such fun? I will most certainly do it again and again! :)

Shelley said...

great card, the hop has been great!

Nancy Keller said...

The end? What??? I still have a few more to go so it's back to the start for me! You are definitely last but not least! Thank you for sharing that sketch - I would love to be able to make a card using that sketch by monday but I think that my clicky finger has a cramp in it! :D Best wishes Lindsey and nice to meet you on the hop!

Dixie Cochran said...

Thanks for posting the tips for cardmakers! Great reminders! Fun card too!

PaulaM said...

Lindsey - that photo is incredible - thank you for sharing it. Thank you for ending the hop with this inspiring story.

Kim said...

Very nice card. I love the embossed background. Nice sketch too.

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card!

I really enjoyed the hop - people sharing their talent and wonderful family stories.

Jennifer Moore said...

Cute card.

That is a great photo. Thanks to your Dad for serving.

Rufus said...

Great card. Thank you for sharing your page for your Dad. Please thank him for his service. Thanks also to your family, since the family also serves. Thanks for supporting our Heroes and OWH.
R/

Bev E said...

Wow this was a lot of blogs in the hop. Thanks for your cute card.

Sue D said...

Very versatile sketch--thanks!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

3momph4755 said...

Here is my card made from your cool sketch. I hope that I can do this right.
[IMG]http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f16/xhater/2010/1001.jpg[/IMG]

3momph4755 said...

I am posting a 2nd time to make sure this link works.
[IMG]http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f16/xhater/2010/1001.jpg[/IMG]

Susan said...

Here's my card!!
thanks, Susan

http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/2010/06/challenge-cards-for-owh-blog-hop.html

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