Saturday, May 29, 2010

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop Today!!

Today is the day!!  If you're arriving here from Stamping With Grandmalee you're in the right place!  If you had no idea there's a blog hop going on  you should start at the beginning HERE.

Welcome to the Operation Write Home Memorial Day weekend blog hop!  I'm Jan and I get to work on the Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps blog team.  My job is to take care of Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps blog Midweek Throwdown Challenges.   Which means I'll be choosing the challenges for each Wednesday's Midweek Throwdown at the OWH Stars & Stamps blog, finding a card maker to make a sample for the challenge and writing up the blog post for the challenge.  Then... I get to go to each of your blogs who've linked a card for the challenge and leave comments and lift a copy of your card so I can show it in the slide show at the following Midweek Throwdown challenge!   Now you know just a tiny bit about what goes on behind the scenes at OWH, trust me, there's a lot more!  

The theme for this blog hop is red, white and blue - I miss you!
This was such a fun card to make, the little guy is a digi stamp from Pixie Dust Studio.  He's colored with Copic markers, the stars paper is a digital download by Rene Bross Designs, the Missing You sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and I cut the tabbed border using my Quickutz Silhouette. 

I have a link to the Operation Write Home mail room for you.  They have good information about what kind of cards they're looking for, what size cards they prefer, things you should NOT use on your cards for Operation Write Home and addresses for the shippers when you're ready to send your box of hand made cards.   I'm sure I didn't even scratch the surface so go check them out when you have time.

Today I'd also like to thank all our troops in every branch of service for their bravery, dedication and service to our country!  My Dad was a veteran of WWII serving in Japan in the 1940's.  I enjoy being part of Operation Write Home in his memory.

AND NOW.. FOR THE BLOG CANDY!!!
I'm giving away this 8 drawer box I made that's filled with all kinds of embellishments for your cards and scrapbook pages!
From ribbon and flowers to assorted Dew Drops, hardware and half pearls.  All you need to do to enter for the blog candy is leave a comment on this post.  I will announce the winner Tuesday June 1st in my blog post!

I have a link to the tutorial for a 4 drawer version of this box in one of my previous blog posts HERE.  The cute Marine is a digi stamp from The Stamping Boutique.  Hey! I'm one of their newest design team members!  The paper is from my stash and the drawer pulls are made by Tim Holtz.

Now, on to your next stop at Courney's blog  Back To The Drawing Board - http://www.courtneykelley.typepad.com, enjoy!

111 comments:

Karen Howard said...

Your bloghop card is awesome as is the 6 drawer box! Love how you colored the image and added stars in the backgound!

Betty said...

OH my word... The card is adorable and the candy unbelievable!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Jan!
Your coloring is awesome as always. The image is so cute. Your blog candy is just "WOW~" Are you going to show how to make it? It shows full of surprises. Thanks very much for sharing and inspiring.

Julie said...

Wow, that drawer box is awesome!

LadyDoc said...

Looks like WOW is going to be a frequently used word on this post!

GREAT card- love the coloring, the details, EVERYTHING!

Your generosity with your blog candy is amazing!!!

aardvarkpest said...

Adorable card and amazing colouring. Loving the box too.

Glenda

Tammy said...

Adorable card Jan!! I love that image and you have colored it so beautifully!! Gorgeous box too!

Irena said...

Great card, stunning box :)
Lovely colors :)

Tink said...

GREAT Card!! Im on the new DT for TSB too..

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, your card is great. Thanks for the behind the scenes look at your "job" with OWH S&S.

stampgirl said...

The card is so cute! That box, how cool is that? Thanks for the link to the tutorial and a chance at blog candy!!! Lisa

Kristy said...

Cute card. Your blog candy is adorable. Cute idea!

Wendy said...

Thanks for the inspiration and dedication!
Wendy

Kim said...

Your card is so cute! Your blog candy is awesome!

Monica said...

your card is awesome and that box is just too cute!! Thanks for hopping with us!

Operation Write Home said...

Pixie Dust! I need to go there. NOW! What a cute image!!!

Thanks for all you do for the blog, Jan...you're doing an amazing thing in helping to inspire our cardmakers!!!

And holy cow that is one serious box! Beauuuuuuutiful!!

grandmalee said...

Another totally awesome card! I missed this one at Pixie Dust Studio, so I'll definately have to give them a visit. Your coloring is definately something to aspire to, and I love your tutorials! Your blog candy is GREAT!!! I'll definately have to check out how to make this wonderful creation!

Melanie Montes de Oca said...

Wowzers on the blog candy! That's amazing! Very cute card too! I so enjoyed your post! Have a great weekend! ;o)

BJ said...

Sooooooo CUTE!!!!!!!

Erika said...

Great card! Thank you for what you do for the S&S blog! It's so much fun to have new challenges each week!

And, as a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

Paula said...

Beautiful coloring and such nice detail. You always do such nice work Jan.

Courtney K said...

such a cute card - that digi stamp you used is too cute! and thanks so much for the work you do for the blog team.

Lone Pine Designs said...

Your card is perfect in every way!

Kate said...

OMG so cute! Wow I need to learn more about digi stamps and coloring.

Sprout said...

Thanks for all you do for OWH. It's nice to know a little of what it takes to keep this great group going & growing.

Cathy... said...

CUTE!! Your coloring is amazing! That box is beyond words--such an awesome blog candy!!

loyaz said...

What a kewl box and what an Awesome thing you are doing with OWH. Never heard of it before today. Thanks for this opportunity
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Martha said...

Your card is so sweet! Definitely it will touch someone's heart. Your box with all those wonderful drawers is amazing. Nice work.

Thank you for supporting OWH!

Lori said...

You are so talented. The colors are gorgeous!

Lori said...

What a talent you have. The box is gorgeous!

helloholley said...

Your card ia absolutely adorable,and your little chest of drawers is so cute!! You did a excellent job!!! Thank you for all your hard work making OWH run smoothly!! You guys rock!!! ;)

Anita said...

The card is amazing. The box is stunning!

Cassandra said...

Wow! Beautiful... thanks for the chance to win!

Rufus said...

Thanks for all you do for OWH. It's growing by leaps and bounds, in part due to efforts like yours! Your card is marvelous. As for the candy, YOWSA! the box alone would be incredible, let alone having all the drawers filled with goodies.
Thank you for all your efforts on behalf of our Heroes and OWH!
R/

Debby said...

I love detail and your copic coloring has tons of shades and blending. Your drawer is incredible. Very cool. thank you

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Wowzie, Wowzie, Wowzie! Love that box!

StephanieD2 said...

I love the card, I've never used digi-stamps before. I might have to give it a whirl, the one you've used is fabulous! What a whiz you are with those Copic markers, holy smokes that is fantastic work!
The box you've made for the candy is awesome as well. You've got some great talent!

TFS
StephanieD
txzgirl33@aol.com

jackielwatson said...

I love your card and awesome blog candy.

Yolanda said...

Your military men digis are so sweet!

rstuck2003 said...

You did an amazing job coloring! LOVE the blog candy...thank you for sharing.

Marianne said...

Jan
what a great giveaway. You are very generous.
What an amazing card.

Paige said...

your card is awesome! The coloring is so, so perfect! Awesome candy!

debb said...

Your card is fab- and that candy box is unbelievable! Amazing!

Lelia Pierce said...

Your card is absolutely adorable! The box full of goodies is awesome too! :O)

Robin said...

adorable card and box!
thanks for sharing

Trevorstuffmammas said...

Great card!! Loving that blue star paper....Can you share with me how that you found that?? Thanks, Jennifer

Staceykinz said...

I love the digi stamp you used, and the box you made is FANTASTIC!

Grammykrob said...

I always enjoy the bloghops on OWH. It is a wonderful group and I enjoy being a part of it. Thank you for your part in the group.

Kathy
Pass It On
http://kathypassiton.blogspot.com/

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

Your card is gorgeous. Love the little military guy.

Your blog candy is to "die for". Love the marine on top (son-in-law was a marine). You have those little drawers jammed packed with goodies. Hope I'm the lucky winner, hint, hint (wink, wink).

Take care and have a great weekend.

Dixie Cochran said...

Oh, my! What a beautifully crafted card! Thank you for sharing it with us. Great post too! Thanks especially for your work on the Stars and Stamps blog! Well done!!

2MuchFun said...

You are so talented. Great card and box.

Mary said...

What wonderful blog candy to use on cards for our heros. I love you blog design with the scrap booking embellishments.

Lindsey said...

Holy smokes, you're busy!! Loving your box!! Looking for the tutorial later!!


Thanks for posting today.

xoxo
Lindsey @ ScrapStreet

Hannah said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS. That box is absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for the chance to win it-- both of my Grandpas and my little brother are Marines :-)

mumgranny said...

Checking out Pixie Dust Studio - thanks for the tip. Your card is so cute.

Patty (LaLatty) said...

WOW, the box you made is just amazing! Love your card as well, great digi image!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hello Jan Sweetie...
I am Country Wings your newest follower. I love your blog, and this card that you have made for the OWH is so precious, right down to his little flight goggles. I love it. The hat is so detailed and what a face. You did an awesome job.

I love the eye candy box. Each little drawer has so many special items. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity. Any one of us will be so lucky to win. Many thanks.

I have never made a card but this blog hop has certainly inspired me. I have been confined to the house with lung problems for a month now. I cannot be outside in the air, and have been wanting to do something that I could do while sitting in the recliner. You ladies have so inspired me to create. I am going digging tomorrow around the house to see what I have that will allow me to create a few cards also. Thank you for the inspiration my friend.

Please stop by and say hi. I would love for you to follow my blog as well. I love meeting new people.

Country hugs sweetie..>Sherry

PaulaM said...

I love all the elements of your card - the border - the little guy - how cute - the bg paper. All very nice. TFS.
The box you made is wonderful as well - I really like the little sailor guy.

PaulaM said...

I am not sure that my post came through - I love your cards - everything about it - the layers, the border, the bg paper. The box you made is very nice as well - TFS

StampinSher said...

Adorable card and thank you for your contributions and involvement with OWH.

UniquelyMadeByHim said...

I really like your creations! How awesome to be able to use your talents to bless others!

Lynn said...

What an awesome box! I have got to try something like that! Thanks for all the work you do for OWH!

Carrie said...

What a wonderful card for OWH...love the shading on your image. That box is so cool too.

Our Little Inspirations said...

I know you spent a long time creating that fabulous box and how generous of you to fill it with goodies and then give it away?!! Yay you!! :)
The card you made is so adorable! I just love that little image and the pretty paper, and the border you created just perfectly pulls it all together! Congrats again on your DT status.......I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations again soon!
I hope you're having a great holiday weekend too!

Debi said...

Jan,
Always love your blog!
Thanks so much for all the inspiration and love you put into OWH! You are SUPER! and so are your creations!
WOW on the blog candy today!!! :O)
Love, Debi !

Theresa said...

Lovely card and great drawer box. TFS

Lisa said...

what amazing blog candy!!!

Robin said...

The box is so cute!! Love your cards!!

Robin said...

Love your cards and the box is to die for...thanks for what you do for the troops.

Nancy Keller said...

Hey Jan! I love your stuff! I just had to call my hubby over to the computer to see the little animated UPS guy - I knew that he would get a giggle out of it because he drives for FedEx. :D He says I should find one for him of a little animated FedEx guy but he has to be RUNNING and SMILING hahahahaha! Hopping along. . . I really enjoyed my stop here! Your drawer box is fabulous!

Cheryl said...

I LOVE your card! Great layout! Fantastic image.

What wonderful blog candy! That box is a treasure even with out all the goodies.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling image- love your coloring- and WOW! Fantastic project you have made for the hop! Thanks for the link to the tutorial for it. I will have to check out the mid week challenges- so far, I have only done the sketch challenges. Great Blog Hop!

Cheryl said...

Oh my that little box is so freaking cute! I am amazed that you made that!

Toni said...

Your samples are gorgeous! I love that little guy on your missing you card. Great blog candy too! What a fabulous box.

JPScraps said...

Adorable card and the box....Amazing!

Kajikit said...

Your colouring is just exquisite! And what a gorgeous box you made... somebody is going to be oh so lucky to get it. (Your little kitty Inky reminds me of my Tessie girl - her photo's on my blog. :)

Cindi (aka iring) said...

Oh my gosh that box is awesome! So is your card, even the ground your cute fella is standing on!

Thanks for all you do for OWH. I like the slide shows even though it sounds like a lot of work!

Sandy said...

Thanks for a look into behind the scenes :)

Love you box project, it is too cute!!!

3momph4755 said...

Your cards are awesome! Since we all won't be abla to win your stunning bax, you simply must post directions so that we can all make one of our own! Please!

Cut n Paste said...

Love your card! And that box is awesome!!! Will need to get instructions for that! Thanks for all the work you do for OWH...it's greatly appreciated!!!

Courtney said...

Your card is awesome and that box is AMAZING!!! Thank you for supporting our troops!

~Courtney~

Meg Bean said...

you did a beauriful job coloring in the image! Awesome job!

Butterballfeather said...

This is such a cute card! You did a great job!

XOXO,
Greta

Anonymous said...

I love the little soldier on the front of your card and the box is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Judy Jackson said...

Wonderfully cute project!

Judy Jackson

judystamper at verzion dot net

Sprout said...

Adorable card. Going to have to check out that 4 drawer box when I have more time.

Dawn Burnworth said...

This is adorable.. I love the images you chose. They are perfect for this blog hop.. I am so sorry you could not see my card. I don't know why.. I can see it. I haven't had anyone else say that they couldn't.. Thanks for letting me know..

K. Joy said...

Oh, your card is cute! Great layout and coloring! And thanks so much for the chance at the amazing blog candy!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Susan said...

awesome card, and that Box is AMAZING!! I'll admit straight out, I hope I win it!! LOL I am already a follower. and I am #78 on the hop list.
Thanks for all you do for OWH!!
Susan

Patty said...

Love the card, love the box. I'll be back for sure !
Thanks for sharing.
Patty

Jeanne said...

Very cute card! I'll have to check out the tutorial for the box soon. Thanks for the great inspiration!

christy sheffield said...

cute card! love that digi stamp!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Wow the box is amazing and the card equally fun. TFS!

Carisa said...

oh my gosh, i love your card!!! thanks for the behind the scenes look - that is cool! love your blog candy & thanks for entering mine. :) that box is so cool!

mmwilken said...

Thanks for sharing your cards and your time this weekend! Love the didits as always! I've become a big fan of them.

Kristen said...

This is gorgeous! I love all the secret stash places!!! Your coloring is amazing, and what creativity?!!! Your blog and creations are gorgeous!

Heather Grow said...

Adorable card. Your box is so cute. It would be a great place to store the often used patriotic finishing touches for cards.

Heather Grow said...

Adorable card. Your box is so cute. It would be a great place to store the often used patriotic finishing touches for cards.

Stampin_melissa said...

OMGoondess! Your box is incredibly awesome!!! I just love your card, that image is so precious!

Thank you for all that you do for OWH and our troops!

jengd said...

Such a CUTE card- love that image! And your box is just fantastic!!

Marsha said...

Wow! What an incredible box. Amazing.

Suz said...

I love your card. That border really caught my eye as I was trying to figure out which punch that was... another reason I want a Sil.

The box is just amazing. Thanks for the inspiration

Linda said...

Lovely card. Thanks for what you do for OWH!! It's fun doing the sketches!

Bev E said...

What a cute little guy on your card. I love him.

Jamie said...

I really like the card! I'm on a Pixie Dust Studio kick currently, their stamps are just so fun!

The box is AWESOME! Thank you so much for the chance to win it :)

cal8007 said...

What a sweet card you made! I love the soldier - great job on the coloring part too.

Carmen L
cal8007 at aol dot com

Ola said...

Your card is so sweet.... and that box is absolutely amazing!

Thanks so much for sharing & the chance to win!

Happy Memorial Day!
God Bless our Soldiers & their families!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

About : sbartist said...

Lovley card! SO thoughtful and crafty blog candy - thanks for sharing such a great idea! Thanks for all you do for OWH & supporting the men in women in the armed forces.
: ) Susan [sbartist.blogspot.com]

Virginia D. said...

Loved your card! I'll have to come back to view the post on the 4 drawer box; the one in your blog candy is AMAZING! I'm new to OWH, but looking forward to completing one of your throwdown challenges!

Jennifer Moore said...

An adorable card and such a neat project. I might have to try out your tutorial and make one.

Corinna Lyons-Revello said...

Love your card and WOW that box looks like it was a ton of work! You rock! :)

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com