Operation Write Home Blog Hop!

Hey there…welcome to my humble stop on the bloghop! For those of you arriving from Brenda’s blog “Rose Blossom Legacies,” welcome and I hope you took some time to look around — she has beautiful ideas for both cardmaking and scrapbooking!  If you’re stumbling onto the hop right now, you might want to start at  http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org to see all the great blogs! 

I am so thrilled to do my little part for such an amazing organization — Operation Write Home’s mission is to support our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.   I always make more cards than I can use personally and I think this is a fantastic cause to send cards to.  I love to check out the website and the blog (www.operationwritehome.org) – please take the time to check it out — the soldiers that the cards go to are so grateful and it definitely inspires me to jump into action to do whatever I can for these men and women serving our country!

And, if you ARE inspired, please remember that the deadline for Mother’s Day cards to arrive at OWH is April 1 (which is a great reminder for me to put the ones I have made in the mail on Monday).  You can find where to ship the cards — it can be as few as one — on the website.

This card is a springy card that could be used for a friend, for Mother’s Day — it uses Stampin’ Up stamps and paper and the flowers on the front are attached with pop-dots for a 3-D effect…I think the sentiment is especially fitting because of the service men and women we are thinking about today.


On to the really good stuff…If you’d like to be entered to receive a SPECIAL SPRING SURPRISE RAK from me, please leave a comment below. (If you are NOT a blogger, please provide your email address like this: name at server dot com and then I can contact you if you win! If you’re a blogger I can click on your name and leave you the news on your blog!)


Enough about me!  After you leave your comment, hop on over to Louise’s Trinity Paper Arts blog! She does quilling — which is a beautiful paper craft that I have not seen very often!  GO LOUISE!  Click here to keep hopping — http://trinitypaperarts.blogspot.com/2010/03/how-to-make-2-cards-in-less-than-3.html!

Thanks for visiting!



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120 responses to “Operation Write Home Blog Hop!

  1. Hi Amy! Happy Blog-hop! Your card is really pretty. When I clicked it, the zoom came up blank for me. Not sure if that was on my end? I was just up early and hunting for early birds on the hop. Have fun!

  2. Amy I love your card! Those popped flowers are precious – and the colors are so sweet. Thanks for joining in the fun of the hop!

  3. Amy, beautiful card! I love purples and green together, just lovely! Happy Hopping!

  4. What a great card. So pretty! Thank you for supporting OWH. It’s a fun way to share what we do!

  5. I love purple and this beautiful classy card would make a great Mother’s Day card too. Thank you for sharing and taking time to hop!

  6. Love the layers and the softness of this card. Great use of purple and green!

  7. Susie

    Beautiful card — love the colors!

    thanks for the reminder about mailing Mother’s Day cards!

  8. Debbie

    What a beautiful card. cardkel@gmail.com

  9. What a pretty card! I love “text” stamps and preprinted text papers! I like how you popped the flowers too.

  10. Love the pop dot flowers!! Very cute!

  11. Erica

    That is a beautiful card and anyone would love to receive it.

  12. Betty

    Great job with that card and the sentiment is perfect for a Hero card! Or for so many others…

  13. Janice

    I love the purple, to me it says spring. It makes me think of crocus popping out. You can find me at janicecarldesigns at gmail dot com. Thanks

  14. Terrific card, simply wonderful. So nice to hop with you!

  15. Barb

    What a beautiful card for any occasion! Love your colors! my email: blkubont at yahoo dot com.

  16. Denise

    Beautiful Amy! Love the pretty colors and the 3D effects. 🙂

  17. I love the background you used and how you incorporated it with the popped flowers! Thanks for sponsoring a RAK!

  18. Christine

    this is such a sweet card – love the soft colors

  19. Beautiful card! I love the way you popped up the flowers, the colors and the stamping over. That is a great sentiment also.

  20. Amy,

    I really like the card that you have posted to your blog! The background paper is gorgeous! Did you stamp those words onto the page, or was the paper already textured with words and leaves?

  21. Love the softness of the card! Thanks for helping to support our troops!

  22. Thank you for your support of OWH. I enjoyed you blog and getting to see your card.

  23. Jeanne

    I love your card. The purple and green combination is great.

    jeanne706 at yahoo dot com

  24. Rhonda Miller

    Your card is great. I love how you’ve cut out the flowers and popped them up. TFS.

  25. Beautiful card and I agree with all you’re reasons to make cards for the soldiers. Enjoy the day.
    God Bless,

  26. Wendy

    Love the little purple flowers. They add a pop to the card.

  27. Very elegant card. I like the colors that you used in this card. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Very pretty. Love your background treatment. Happy hopping

  29. Cathy

    What a beautiful serene card! Love all the layered stamping and the popped up flowers–and the sentiment is perfect!

  30. Beautiful card! Love the colors. Thanks for participating and for using your talent to help the nation’s military families.

  31. Marcy K

    Lovely card! I love the color combo. Thanks for all you do for OWH!!

  32. Oh my, what a stunning card! I love the details and color in the background and the flowers are soooo cute! Great job!

  33. Love the card! The colors are beautiful TFS

  34. I love, love, love your background stamping! It’s one of my favorite things to do and I haven’t for a long time. Your card today is just gorgeous, I love the background stamping as you already know and the colors you chose are nice together, cutting out the flowers to pop them gives great depth too. Happy Saturday!

  35. Amy, your card is so pleasing and easy on the eye and it has lots of dimension, which is always good! I would like to try to create it for some OWH cards. OK with you? Blessings from the person next on the hop! Louise

  36. Hannah Means

    What a beautiful card! I also appreciate your comments about OWH. I’ve been sending cards to them for a few months now and I agree that they are a wonderful organization!

  37. hiscreation2

    My fav colors for just about anything, purple and green. The softness of the colors you used makes this a stunning card! Good job! hiscreation2@hotmail.com

  38. aerobuyck

    Love the card but I really LOVE the monkeys. That is so cute to make for your parents and you. You need to think of a really cute sentiment and do some kids cards for OWH with that little guy.

    “I’m bananas for you”, “monkey see, monkey do, monkey misses you” My dh isn’t home but he is the best sentiment ‘think-r-uper’ there is.

  39. Paula S.

    I love using “text” on my cards and I just love the way you have it over another print in this card. Beautiful result!

  40. Beautiful card! I love the colors! Enjoyed your blog.. will come back again to visit. Thanks for participating for such a great cause!

  41. I love your card! Those colors and stamps are wonderful together!

  42. Robin

    I think I have those stamps
    I’ll have to remember this card for an idea when I use them again

  43. Tara Prince

    Oh I just love this card! The color of course is my favorite! I love the look of layering the stamps!

  44. Cute card. Your blog header is pretty cute too!

  45. Wendy Lust

    Very soft and pretty card!

  46. Love this color combo. It’s a beautiful card.

  47. shelly p

    Super pretty card. Love the script background.

  48. cut n paste

    Love your card!!! The colors look really springy and I love the word paper that you used.! Thanks for supporting OWH!!!

  49. Glenda Hart

    This is a very cute card. The colors are great.

  50. Very pretty card, Amy! So soft and elegant!

  51. Andrea

    Lovely card! Thank you for the chance to win!

  52. love your card.. love how u popped up the flowers.. brilliant!

  53. Anita

    Purple is my favorite color. Beautiful card!

  54. Deborah Vanderburg

    Love the card! I have most of those stamp sets. My club ladies will see a variation on this soon. I esp. like the flowers popped up w/ dimensionals.

  55. SuzAnn

    classy card! Thanks for supporting OWH

  56. I was certain I posted on this beautiful card but I do not see the post. I love the purple and green colors together, one of my favorites.

    thank you for sharing,
    darlene a

  57. Sandy F.

    Amy – your card is fantastic, thanks for sharaing it with us.

  58. laurlynn

    Very beautiful card! I love anything in purple anyway and the script background really adds to the card! TFS.

  59. Heather

    I love the background paper, did you create it using stamps?

    halewis1213 at yahoo dot com

  60. Dixie

    Thanks for the pretty card! Love the colors for spring.

  61. StampinSher Sheri

    My favorite colors, Amy! Beautiful card for any occasion! Thanks for sharing.

  62. April Stevens

    I really like your background paper! Nice card!


  63. Such a lovely card, Amy. I really like the back ground with the sentiment layered over it and the flowers popped up. Very sharp!

  64. Gloria Westerman

    I love your card…..and this hop has given me inspiration to participle..thank you for sharing this beautiful card…..

  65. Your card says it all..Thank you for being you!

  66. Angie Hall

    The 3D flowers are perfect to finish your beautiful card. The shades of purple are lovely. Thanks for your support of OWH

  67. Renee

    Purple is my favorite card…this is gorgeous and I love how the flowers pop!

  68. GrannyCharlotte

    Great color and the pop dotted flowers look awesome. Thank you for sharing your talent with us and with the troops.

  69. Martha

    Love the soft, dreamy colors you used on your card. I agree it is a very versatile one. Excellent for OWH!

  70. Nancy L.

    love the color combo!
    fellsmeresun at bellsouth dot net

  71. Renee

    Love your card. Everything’s better with pop-dots, right?

  72. Oh what a pretty card, love the background you created!

  73. love love love the purple! Such a gorgeous card!!

  74. Amy, your card is stunning. I like the way you popped the flowers off the stems – very clever. Thanks for all you do to support our troops.

  75. Perfect color combination and perfect sentiment. Your card has such a ‘warm’ feeling to it! Beautiful!

  76. Beautiful card!! I LOVE the color combo!

  77. Nice blog and I admire what you are doing for your troups.
    Love the polka dots, especially the little “dot” who is your son…….such a cutie.

  78. Corri

    I love the papers and sentiment on your card…very pretty.


  79. R

    What a great sentiment for sending to OWH. Would make a great Any Hero card too.

  80. Cute card. I love the dimention of the flowers.

  81. i have one word for your card — WOW!! it’s beautiful!!! 🙂

  82. What a beautiful card. Looks almost like vellum overlay, its so soft. Purple/green= my favorites – I love it!

  83. Shirley

    The card is beautiful and even versatile, a totally winning combination. My e-mail is smswoope@bellsouth.net. Thanks for paricipating for such a great organization.

  84. What a nice card! I really like the background paper that you used and the color! Maybe I will try something in the future like this. 🙂

  85. I love your card & the fact that you also do like I do & make them so they can be used for more than one reason. When my daughter was in Iraq, she sent me a Mother’s Day card for Christmas since that’s all they had. After that, I try to make them non-specific. Your son is so lucky to have a mom like you! Great scrappin’! Thanks for offering blog candy, too!

  86. What a beautiful card! My favorite colors and just loving all the wonderful detail. Thanks for the inspiration!

  87. Love how you pop dotted the flowers. It really added a nice texture to the card! I love your blog too!!

  88. Such great talents on these OWH Bloghops, and you are no exception! Great job. Thx for your work for OWH. Hugs, Loni (Stop #55)

  89. Your card is beautiful!! I love the colors and the script background!!! Wonderful work!

    As a military spouse and someone new to OWH, I thank you for taking part in this awesome blog hop and in OWH!

  90. JJ

    What a beautiful serene card.

  91. Another purple card… I love it!!! I agree with you that the sentiment is very apt. It is such fun to see share with others around the country who are all joined by this passion to create and give.

  92. LOVE this card!! Such a pretty colour combo, and I love, love, love the text background!! I’ve just bought some big text stamps and this is exactly what I want to do with them! TFS!!

  93. I love the pretty purple flowers on your card.

  94. kas

    Love the 3D flowers!

  95. Your card is gorgeous…. I love your 3d flowers!!!

    I’m very excited to learn about OWH… and I can’t wait to get started making cards to send in (I also think my youngest son will LOVE helping me do this…. he is obsessed with ‘real’ army men, lol!!! Thank you so much for all you do!

    Thanks for Sharing

    okj83 at live dot com

  96. Beautiful card- love the script with the leaves and the soft colors!

  97. TAS

    Your card is fantastic! Thank you for sharing your talent and time in this mission for our heroes.

    tonia underline sims at yahoo dot com

  98. Absolutely beautiful! Love all the layers!

  99. beautiful card, love the color combo 🙂 great job..
    hugs x

  100. Pretty card–love the ‘popped’ flowers and purple is my favorite color.

  101. JPScraps

    Your card is beautiful. Maybe I need to start adding pop dots to my cards.

  102. What a stunning card! I really like the way you lined up the popped up flower to the stem on the other section of the card!

    Thank you for the surprise candy give away- but MOSTLY for helping with OWH!

  103. Love your “springy” card. I am soooo ready for spring!


  104. Love the dimension of this card. Very nice spring card.

  105. Gorgeous card! Love your colors and layers!

  106. Love the layers!! Just beautiful!!

  107. Wonderful card.


  108. Lovely, lovely card, I have this set. 🙂

    I totally admire and support what all you gals are doing, and would like to join in!

  109. I LOVE purple 🙂 This is an awesome card – thank you so much for sharing! Hope your blog hopping was great! I am still trying to catch up. 😀

  110. Keira

    Great card – love the flowers.

  111. Golda

    What an elegant card. I love the colors and the design.

  112. Very very nice. Thanks for the chance to win! Love the colour purple.

  113. Gorgeous card. Those colors are my favorites to use together. Perfect sentiment too!

  114. This is a great multi-purpose card. I love the background paper with the script and the leaves. Did you stamp it? Great color combo

  115. Beautiful spring card! Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH.

    I hope you had time to stop by my hop post.




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