Saturday, March 20, 2010

OWH Spring Break Blog Hop


Hi!

Welcome to the OWH Spring Break Blog Hop! You should have just visited Brianne's blog, she made an adorable card and has some fantastic blog candy, too. If not, you don't want to miss anything, because there's great tutorials and blog candy throughout the hop, so you should
start here at the Stars and Stamps blog. And speaking of blog candy if you look below you will find that I have some awesome bumper stickers as blog candy today along with whatever else I can stick in the same envelope.

These are some of the upcoming Deadlines. Don't forget the troops have these celebrations coming up too, but unlike us they can't just go head down to the Hallmark Store and pick out a card. So they need our help.

Card Deadlines:

Mother's Day: April 1
Graduation: April 19
Father's Day: May 15
All other cards: anytime!

A little about OWH.

Operation Write Home began in 2007 with just a few cards made by friends on a message board; what began as an outlet for a hobby has become a much larger mission to help heroes keep in touch with home - and the effort has been joined by thousands of cardmakers!

OWH receives handmade cards donated by crafters across America (and beyond!). Cardmakers range in age, location, and level of skill; cards are provided by individuals and groups, schools and scouts, companies and churches. All have one primary thing in common: a desire to serve those who
defend our nation!

This is my creation for the hop:
Hi OWH
For this I wanted something springy that would PoP! And because I couldn't pick just one stamp to use. I decided to go for simple. So this is all done using die cuts from Quickutz and Sizzix. I believe the dp is from Stampin' Up!

Also, I am offering some blog candy. All you need to do is create a card using chipboard along with your_at_email.address and post it back here for a chance at the candy below. The only other rule I have about this candy is that I will only send it in the USA .You don't even have to become a Follower unless you want to ;).

I will also add some other goodies that I can fit into the same envelope as these bumper stickers. Here's a pic of some of the candy you'll be getting. I'll draw the winner at midnight on Tuesday 3/23/2010.
OWH candy

We were asked to say a little something about why we are participating in the hop. And there's not really 1 specific reason for me. I mean I live in Austin, TX which is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Ft. Hood. If you don't know about what happened at Ft. Hood, here's a link you can read.

Plus, the men in my family have served our Country, including my Step-dad's brother. And my mom and step-dad aren't even from this country they're from the Philippines so believe me I am fortunate to be born in the USA. So if my making a card and sharing a little information with you helps show our troops how much we care for them I'm more than happy to do so. I just wish I could do more because the Troops do so much for us.

So please remember these deadlines.
Card Deadlines:
Mother's Day: April 1
Graduation: April 19
Father's Day: May 15
All other cards: anytime!

Your next stop on the hop is Stephanie's blog.

Happy Crafting.
M.E.