Saturday, November 13, 2010

Operation Write Home blog hop today

Thank you all who enjoyed this hop. We hope to do this again,
Please feel free to still visit. I have pulled the winner of the blog candy.

We hope you can join and hop in our Valentine hop for cards for heroes.
Valentine's you say... yes! Because we have to make card well in advance of a holiday - this month it is a Valentine card. (the deadline is January 7th if you like to make some blank cards to send so the heroes have cards to send back home, all the information is at the OWH home page.)
Here is the card I made last night in prep of this hop. When my Stampin' Up demonstrator showed me her version - I sat down with some scraps and got to work. Her's had a beautiful rhinestone in the middle - but I wanted to add a butterfly and pearls. I also altered mine with a border punch as a strip accent. I also Cuttlebug embossed the base white card stock and inked the edges. If you are wondering what this technique is called, it's called a pinwheel card. In a separate post here are the directions. (this post is rather long)
Thanks for stopping by - now on to Stacie (who is after me) at My Creative Side

I am offering these Adornit Dimensional stickers.
To qualify - please leave a comment here and tell me a little bit what you learned about Operation Write Home. I will draw the winner next Monday and o be sure to come back and see if you have won. I'll leave how the winner can contact me to claim the prize on Monday.

It all starts at the home site if you want to start there OWH Stars and Stamps.
Ends at the Homefront Blog
I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge for embossing.

47 comments:

Sharon said...

Oh gee, yet another technique to try! I'm learning so much on this hop! I'm a veteran and a daughter of a career Army dad, so OWH is very near and dear to my heart. Thanks for participating!

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Sheryl! I learned that your pinwheel technique makes a very pretty Valentine some lucky lady will love to receive. Great idea to post the OWH home page link; I'm going back to my blog to add that :)

Ronda Archangelo said...

Neat card...what a great idea!!

Lisa said...

Your pinwheel card is beautiful! I can't wait to learn how it's done. TFS!

Janet said...

Love your card....thanks so much for the inspiration!

Julie said...

Great card - love that butterfly!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. TFS.

Betty said...

Thank you thank you thank you! Great way to use up scraps of paper. Can't wait to do it :)

Cleota said...

Love the pinwheel and that sentiment!

Patti said...

I love the butterfly in the center. I think the pinwheel technique is great and am planning on giving it a try. Your card is lovely.

Melissa said...

Love it Sheryl and all you do for OWH!!!

Melissa

Adele said...

What a cute idea for a card! I'm going to follow you, because I can't wait to see what you do next!

stefeni said...

Wow, that card is beautiful! And looks simple enough to make several for the troops. I learned that OWH has a lot more to offer than just cards and I'm so glad I have sent cards already. Definitely will continue to send them.

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MomsBeenScrappin said...

Beautiful card and great tutorial - can't wait to try it! I learned that this OWH blog hop has been so much fun :)
Doris
MomsBeenScrappin at yahoo dot com

K. Joy said...

Wow, your card is so pretty! I love the colors, too. Thanks for sharing!! :)

Yolanda said...

Neat card. I love how it looks like a very fancy fold.

Hetty said...

Lovely card with the pinwheel and a butterfly in the middle.

Shell said...

alright, you have peaked my creative curiosity... I'll be back to see how you created this adorable pin-wheel card! TFS

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Your pinwheel card is so darling!! Love your color choices!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Very nice card. Look forward to seeing your tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Attegirl said...

That is so pretty... love the paper piecing

Ann said...

Love that card!!!

Ronda S said...

I love your card! I love OWH because I am a retired USAF member and I know that my fellow servicemen/women really appreciate everything that is done for them.

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Valerie said...

Cute! Reminds me of a quit!

Lesley from WI said...

Being an Army brat of a father who was in the service for 25 years, I know what this blog means to people. Your kindness is so appreciated and I know how happy you make the soldiers and the families who give up a lot for us to have our freedom!

Patricia said...

I love the pinwheel background behind the butterfly!

I've been learning what a diversely talented group of crafters join their creative efforts to support OWH.

Lisa said...

Lovely!!

Paula said...

Lovely card! I may have to CASE this and finally use up some of the scraps I've been hoarding!

Samantha said...

Great technique! I've been doing OWH for a while now and as soon as I read the no glitter rule it applied to my life.

Operation Write Home said...

Your butterfly is perfect for the center of the pinwheel! Lovely lovely card :)

Dixie Cochran said...

What a great way to use some scraps! Thanks for sharing your pretty card! And thanks for hopping with us!

Ann said...

I love the pinwheel. It looks simple but I'll have to try it to find out. I've been supporting OWH since I read about them in Paper Crafts magazine last spring. A great organization and a good outlet for my card making.

annjerryk at aol dot com

Shelley said...

I love your card, it is beautiful.

KarenS said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing

Lynn said...

You made a lovely card! I like the butterfly and pearls. I make cards for OWH because I am a Vet and come from a family of Military service men and women. This is the least I can do to show my support.

Sheila Smyre said...

what a beautiful card! I have learned quite a bit more about OWH from the blog. How to tuck cards properly, how to make the insides bigger for writing. How wonderful all the people are that support OWH. Makes me very glad to be a part of this organization.

lori j said...

i love ur card!a daughter of veteran and a mother of soon to deployed army son.i love making cards for our troops!

MizDenise said...

The main thing I've learned about OWH this blog hop is that there are so many different artists creating in so many different styles and that each one has something to inspire or teach me. I'd love to win your stuff!

Rufus said...

Please don't enter me in your candy, I just wanted to say that I like your card and to thank you for your support of OWH!
R/

StampTramps said...

Your card is lovely. I'm really enjoying the bloghop, and I'm learning so many new things. Thanks for sharing!

Kathryn said...

great card, I love that technique and thanks for sharing it. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, K x

Dolores said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely valentine and the details.

Heather Grow said...

Beautiful technique. I love it! I will try it today.

Ashley said...

Beautiful :) I learned about OWH through the cardmaker magazine message board :)

Holly said...

Your card has all the cosiness of grandmother's favorite quilt--just charming!

Meg Bean said...

Cute Card! I love the quilt look of it!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful technique card! Thanks for sharing your work with the troops.

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