Saturday, May 29, 2010

OWH Memorial Day Hop... Missing You!


What an exciting day! I get to honor our military heros by participating in the Operation Write Home blog hop! If you didn't come by way of Tereza's blog you can start at the top of the hop over at the Operation Write Home blog, Stars and Stamps. From what I've heard, there are around 135 blogs participating. So make yourself a cup of coffee or a rootbeer float and enjoy some Patriotic Inspiration!



Our mission today was to make a "Miss You" card for one of our heros to send to a loved one back home. My card uses the adorable free digi set - "Kolar Remembers" - illustrated by my daughter, K. Joy, from Splashes of Joy. Be *sure* to stop by her blog on the hop and see how you can get your free digi!! Wouldn't this be a fun card for a child to get from a Mom or Dad who's on active service? It would be just as appreciated if it was sent *to* one of our soldiers as an "Any Hero" letter. What's an Any Hero letter? Well, along with each batch of cards that OWH sends to the soldiers, they include letters of thanks that can be given to "any hero" that needs some encouragement, or doesn't get much mail from home. Isn't that wonderful?? Here's some ideas on what to say in an Any Hero card from some children that have written them for school projects. They're just precious!

Learning about Any Hero Letters

I personally have a brother who is an officer in the Air Force and a nephew who is also in the Air Force, as well as a son who is looking forward to joining the Marines after he graduates from High School. My goal is to get involved with Operation Write Home now, just as I would like others to do when *my* son is deployed!!

Now it's time to head to Judy's blog for some more inspiration!!! And don't forget to pick up your free digi from Splashes of Joy while you're out and about hopping! When you're all done I hope you'll find time to write an Any Hero Letter and make a card or two for Operation Write Home!! Edited to add: I don't see a link at the next stop on the hop. After Judy's blog you'll want to head to see Nora at http://merrysmix.blogspot.com/ !

Blessings!

Tricia


47 comments:

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

hi Tricia, love the card... I also posted an AnyHero card that I sent a while back. Your daughter's blog is also delightful. How wonderful to see my sisters in Christ using their God given talents to brighten other people's days. :) God bless, Tereza

Shelley said...

great card!

Virginia D. said...

Love this pup! Gonna have to check out your daughter's blog, too! Happy Hoppin'!

Carisa said...

so sweet!

Dawn said...

i adore this card, i love the way u left a white spot on his nose.

your daughter has talent.

thank u for supporing owh!

Kristen said...

I will have to go and find this image... very cute! I love your card. And was so happy to share with everyone in this great experience of card making.

Have a blessed Memorial WEekend!!!
xxx

Marianne said...

I love the dog stamp. I am heading over to the link you provided to see what else they have to offer.
Thanks.

Karen Howard said...

Tricia, this is a super cute card!!!

Julie said...

Very cute puppy on that card!

Be sure and thank your family members for their service from all of us!

Dawn B. said...

This is terrific Tricia.. What a sweet image.. I think it is great for this hop.. TFS

PocketsOfInspiration said...

What a sweet image. Great card.

joscelyne cutchens said...

what a sweet card! :)

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I love that image. How fun for an any hero card.

Courtney said...

What a great card. And I want to say thank you to you and your family for your service to our country. May God bless you and yours.

~Courtney~

Merry's Musings said...

I love the stitching and the pearls on these cards, I noticed the one in the post before this. It really makes it a polished look. Just Super!

Les said...

very cute card

Operation Write Home said...

Awwww, what an adorable card! I'm going to need to pick up that digi when I get there - CUTE!!! You made such a sweet design with it!

Happy hopping, Tricia!!

Susan said...

Thanks your brother and nephew for us and best of luck to your son...Godspeed!

Great message and card!
Susan

TN Granny said...

Tricia, the card is darling and I agree we need to make more cards for the soldiers to send home to their kids and neices and nephews.
God Bless,
Jeanine

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling card- love the sweet image and look forward to checking it out! Wonderful Blog Hop. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

rstuck2003 said...

What a cute pup....thanks for sharing.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is darling and so thoughtful!

Linda said...

Hi Tricia! Really cute card. Thank you for Hopping.

Lelia Pierce said...

Wow! I love your card! Your daughter is very talented! :O)

helloholley said...

your card is so sweet....love this digi stamp....I can see where your daughter gets her talent! ;)

Erika said...

Adorable 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.

Paula said...

Beautifully done card. I love the mix of papers and all the details you included. Thanks for participating in the hop!

Betty said...

Cute cute cute... And he is perfect for sending home or as an Any Hero card!

debb said...

Such a cute card!

cinmfoster said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

There's that cute Kolar again! You must be so proud of your talented daughter--and she must be tickled pink over your darling creation!

Cathy... said...

Adorable card! Your coloring is fabulous and that image is so sweet!

jackielwatson said...

Awesome card

Jennifer Moore said...

What a cute card.

Trevorstuffmammas said...

Love the card.....Semper Fi
Jennifer

Playing with Paper said...

Adorable! I love it.

Debby said...

I love your card. Thank you to your family for all they give in the service of our country and for our freedom. Thank you so much.

2MuchFun said...

What a sweet card.

Cheryl said...

Cute! Wonderful coloring!

Dixie Cochran said...

Many thanks to your family for their service to our country! Love your card. Glad you found OWH!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Love your cards for the hop! Your eagle is cute, my 8 yr old son and I colored the dog today. our's was a little large too ;)

Melanie Montes de Oca said...

What a fantastic card! Good job! :o)

Corinna Lyons-Revello said...

Love your card and the little doggie you used!

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

Meg Bean said...

Your card is very cute! I love the dog next to flag!

Cut n Paste said...

Very cute card!!! Thank you for supporting OWH!

Heather Grow said...

My boyfriend and I have a thing for dog cards. We say dog cards mean love. So, your card is perfect.

Seongsook Duncan said...

What a great card! Your coloring is awesome. Thanks for the link for the image. Thanks for sharing.