Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Operation Write Home Blog Hop starts TODAY!

Hello Hopper! Thank you sooo much for coming by!
We brought our creativity together in the hopes that we would inspire you to join us (DT members) in doing a good deed!

Most of you know our Boys and Gals from the armed forces are deployed all over the world. Sometimes these men and woman are in places that make it very hard, or they’re far away from anywhere that they can pick up a sweet card to send a quick note home. Luckily, they have OPERATION WRITE HOME (OWH). OWH is a non-profit organization that sends special boxes filled with cards to soldiers all over the world. How can you help OWH keep the good deed going? Making cards!!! Yes! OWH angels receive tons of handmade cards from crafters all over the world, then they check and organize cards to be sent out to our soldiers. 

We would love for you to join us to help OWH. We thought it would be amazing fun to do a blog hop to inspire you! Design Teams from PaperTemptressOozak and Color me Creative Class will join together in one amazing Card Drive HOP. The fun just gets better! You can join in by making a project (following OWH – size and safety guidelines), entering a picture of the project on the hop inlinkz (One project linked per person please) then mailing the project to us. We would loooove it if you could send as many as you can by November 7th (we will screen them and send all of them to OWH) . You could win super prizes from amazing, super generous sponsors!!! YES!! You do a good deed and you also can win a sweet gift!!!

Thank you to our sponsors
I have three cards for you today using all papers from the Paper Temptress of course!  

This first card features paper from the Mica/Metallic paper family.  I used Copper for the tree and parts of the owl,  Amber for the owl, Spring Larch for the leaves and Emerald for the grass.

This second card also uses mostly shiny, smooth paper from the  Mica/Metallic paper family.  I used Amethyst for the background; Emerald Azalea and Bronz for the flag and Emerald for the "happy birthday" sentiment.   Just a hint, I used a water-based ink to stamp the sentiment and then used clear embossing powder and heat-set it so the ink wouldn't smear.  I used Cryogen White for the image and used my copics to color the image.  By the way, the image is from A day for daisies.

This last card has the same die for the tree but I used Brown Bag Cardstock instead of the metalic color I used on the first card. The owl stamps are stamped onto my favorite paper, Cryogen White and I colored them with copics.  The grass is Olive Cardstock from the Basis Package.  

It’s time to HOP around. Leave little note as you pass by these lovely designers’ blogs! Don’t forget to add you project to the inlinkz at the end of the Hop! You will also find the address to mail your cards at the end of the hop. You can Hop throughout the month of October. This way everyone in their own time can hop and join in!

Blog Hop list directory

OWH Prize Guidelines:
The ONLY objective to this blog hop is to get as many as possible "QUALITY" cards to our soldier's to send home so to meet that objective we are offering 
many great prizes that you can win! Here are the 14 prizes that are available:

Two $25.00 Gift Certificates from
Three $15.00 Gift Certificates from
One Copic Coloring class offered at Color Me Creative classroom worth $50.00
One $25.00 Gift Certificate from Heartfelt (I want to win that one LOL)
 One set of designer stamps created by Gilli
One $30.00 Gift Certificate from Bugaboo Digi Stamps
One $12 Gift Certificate from A Day for Daisies
A one year subscription of Through The Craft Door Magazine worth $18.00
Three Digis from Floppy Latte (worth is determined by choices of digis)
One $15 Gift Certificate from Sweet Pea Stamps
$10.00 worth of digis at Pizzas Aplenty 

SENTIMENTS TO USE…no Christmas since they will not arrive in time:
Thank you
Missing you
Thinking of you
Blank (no sentiment)

The person who sends in the most "QUALITY" cards (description on what is considered a QUALITY card is below in red) will win TWO prizes of THEIR 
choice having the first selection also so a real incentive to make as many QUALITY cards as possible…heck you have a whole month to create so do your 
best work EVER!

Then EIGHT more prizes will be handed out for the most QUALITY cards that are submitted with the winner also being able to select the prize they want. 
Example…one submits 10 quality cards and the next submits 9 quality cards so the person who submits 10 quality cards will have first choice at picking the 
prize and then the person who submitted 9 will choose next and so on.
The remaining 5 prizes will be selected randomly for everyone else that has submitted a QUALITY card and left a comment.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL, please remember this is such a worthy cause so let's work really hard to create a lot of happiness for those who are defending our 
freedom right now!

We do our best work for our heroes, since they do their best for us! Take your time to make beautiful cards, use your nice cardstock, and be sure everything is 
glued down well. No glitter, and no handwritten sentiments.....just really pretty cards! Remember that your card could be the last communication a family 
receives from their hero - and it could be scrapbooked and kept forever, so make it withstand the test of time. 

Thanks again and don't forget to leave some love!