Friday, November 13, 2009

Blog Hop!

Welcome to my little corner of Operation Write Home's blog hop! A little about me... I am a pathological crafter.

My interests lie toward everything. ...If it will cut, glue, paste, click, make a mark, spread with a brush, merge layers, crimp, string, saponify, melt, pour, thread, dye, knead, bead, fire, glaze... then its my animal.

But even as I write these words, I sit snug in my home because we in America have a well trained and very brave military.


Operation Write Home is an organization of all kinds of crafters who have one thing in common... we want to show our support to that far away service person who is actively deployed on foreign soil.

One thing I can do is write a note to somebody I don't know and just say hi. This organization will take our handwritten notes and pack them up with the handmade cards and send them to the Middle East to be distributed there to all branches of the military. There are some amazing statistics about where these cards go, and how many are shipped off per month. There are so many servicemen who don't have much family and a note from 'home', even if they don't know me personally can really brighten up a day.

And ESPECIALLY at this time of year. Even if you are not a holiday person, you have no idea how much you are personally affected by the heartwarming stories and the Christmas lights and all the sentiments of the season that you are bombarded with as the holidays draw near.

I am hoping to spread some joy to somebody who doesn't get to roll their eyes toward heaven and say "Frosty the snowman...again?" or ..."fruitcake, you shouldn't have" this year.

I am not ashamed to say I bought some cards and am writing as many as I can before the deadline to send a good wish to a brave person. They call that an "Any Hero card". If you are not part of the blog hop, and have just wandered by this post, click the links and check out Operation Write Home. It's a super easy way to give.


Here's a quick link at how and where the cards are distributed. http://www.owhhomefrontblog.org/2009/11/mailroom-monday-report-nov-9-2009.html

YYYYNext hop: Kathy has a super super cute valentine and a very thorough list neatly lined out of some of the basics on making a card, and guess what else!!! a drawing. yay. So get to hoppin! http://www.scrapinkats.blogspot.com/


PS if you twittered on in here and didn't start at the beginning, here's the link to start from blog one and get some heart-warm and some inspiration. http://www.owhhomefrontblog.org/

38 comments:

Operation Write Home said...

Hey I love how you photographed your array of cards!! CUTE!!

Scrapping Mom said...

Awesome blog. Wondeful place for me to visit for insiration. Thank you so much for sharing

JPScraps said...

Awesome cards! I loved the little stories in the first card. Thanks for the chuckle, and the idea :)

Rhonda Miller said...

Thanks for sharing your inspiration. I love your heart on the first card. So creative.

Dixie said...

Well done. Thanks for sharing your talents!

Patty K said...

Love that trace paper heart!

RiverDog Prints said...

Tissue paper heart is my favorite! Love the jewelry in the side bar too.

Shelley said...

This is such a heartening venture. Here in Canada, the painting guild I belong to also creates and sends cards for our troops. They range from painted, thru to stamped and embossed cards in every style imaginable and are received with great appreciation. It's such a little thing we can do for our heroes!

~ Shelley

Anita said...

Awesome cards!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Thanks for sharing your creation! Nice!

Tammy said...

Wonderful cards! I love the heart one! Thank you for sharing!

debb said...

Great card- and hey, now and again we all buy cards! Great job with all your notes - that is a wonderful gift!

MarcyK924 said...

Super cute card display! Thanks for supporting OWH!

Carmen O. said...

Great card! Love the pretty pink heart. Fabulous photo of all the cards.

peggysue said...

Very funny, pathological? I never thought of that word to describe a crafting habit, er obsession, but true nonetheless. What a bright and happy card!

Bekah's World said...

Thanks for sharing the importance of Any Hero mail!

Scrappycath said...

Love that big heart!

The Wired Angel said...

Love your cards and such a terrific blog. Thanks for being part of the hop and for sharing your talent. Hugs, Peggy

Kay said...

Love the big pink heart and the idea for sharing some humor in the any hero cards. TFS

Dawn said...

I also like how you took the pics. Very cool

Karelj said...

Thanks for sharing so much of yourself! Your blog is great and your cards are cool.

inkpaperstamps said...

Love that crumpled tissue heart--and the cute stories! Aren't we blessed to be able to enjoy such simple things, thanks to the service of our heroes past and present?

Holly

GretaB said...

The stories you shared in your card are so cute! Saying goodbye to toilet paper...gave me the giggles. :)

Your cards look great too - love the way you made the heart on the first one.

Carolyn Bounds said...

Fabulous cards, and I love the "Grandma Humor"!!! Hahaha!! Too cute!!!:o) I never would have thought to add some funnies into the Any Hero cards. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for tickling the funny bones of our soldiers far from home!!! You are mahvelous...whether you kiss the toilet paper or not;o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Kas said...

Love that tissue heart!

Carla Gade said...

Awesome cards! What a wonderful crafty and supportive thing we can do for our troops! God bless them, and you!

cdm317 said...

Awesome blog!

Cr8ive ME said...

great cards.

There's no shame in buying cards when it's for a good cause.

{hugs}
M.E.

SugarBeanz said...

Great blog!!! Thanks for sharing!

Night Shift Nancy said...

Nice. . . I love your blog! You sure have a ton of really cool interests, er animals! :D TFS. . .

Cindy said...

Very creative cards...love the heart!

Maggie said...

Great card. Thank you for supporting OWH.

Loni said...

Your Any Hero cards are sure to bring a smile to the Heroes that receive them. Thanks for supporting OWH. Hugs, Loni

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Wow! I love your stories and your sense of humor. No doubt, our troops may be fighting over who gets YOUR card! LOL!!
~ky
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

SuzAnn said...

OMG I think I've wet my pants laughing at those snippets of grandma life! I'm sure some lucky hero will be sharing those with their whole unit. thanks for supporting OWH!

Andrea said...

Love the heart!

Mrs. E said...

Love your heart card and your blog header is pretty cute too!

Michelle's Inky Fingers said...

We are all pathological crafters - but it's a fun ride!!! TFS your great cards - thanks for being my digi-neighbor on the OWH hop, too! ~Michelle :0)

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