Saturday, March 5, 2011

OWH Bunny Hop

Welcome to another stop on Operation Write Home's Bunny Hop blog hop. There are TONS of stops on the hop, but click the blog hop logo above if you would like to start at the beginning. I discovered OWH two years ago on a Memorial Day blog hop (back when they were Cards for Heroes) and have enjoyed making cards for heroes ever since. My brother was one of them in Afghanistan in 2002 and I don't even remember sending him mail. (I was a senior in college, had just met my now husband, but STILL it is NO excuse!) This is my way of making sure today's heroes and families can keep in touch with each other during this difficult time.


I made a spring card with some beautiful flowered paper. I can't wait for this snow to melt so the flowers can bloom! While looking for a sentiment, this one seemed just right to send to a love one at home. I haven't been making cards enough lately to send a sizeable package so I tend to do birthday and generic thinking of you cards. When the box is full it gets sent! But if you are making holiday specific cards don't forget the deadlines: March 18th for Easter, and March 31st for Mother's Day.

One thing we were asked to do for this post was share a link to something we find helpful on the OWH website. I hadn't checked out the site since it was made over months ago (shame on me again) and enjoyed looking around in preparation for the hop. I love mail, I love cards, I worked at a card store for 13 years and worked in the mailroom all 4 years of college. It makes sense that one place I always check is The Mailroom! Its a great stop to see if shippers have specific needs, get addresses, and check deadlines. Last night I watched a YouTube video "The OWH Mailroom" which is great for visual learners, like myself. It is entertaining, teaches the proper 'tuck' technique, and has some good reminders of all the work shippers do and how we can help. Check it out, it is a great video!

Blog Candy.....I've been cleaning my stamping area since July. Okay, I started cleaning and kind of gave up. When I want to work on something I fill a basket with supplies, carry it upstairs, create, and then dump the supplies. Not a good system. But either way I have a lot of unloved supplies and am going to put together a package with ribbon, paper, possibly some hardward. Who knows what will make its way into the goodie bag! Just leave a comment to be entered, and I will announce a winner here next Saturday March 12th!

Your next stop on this Bunny hop is The Stamp Addict.


Happy Hopping,

80 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Caryl, that sentiment *is* the perfect one for an OWH card.!

    Your lovely card will no doubt be a lovely sight to see for a deployed hero's eyes, and a treasure to the one who receives it back home.

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  2. Beautiful colors together, and the green border is perfect to set off the designs. Love your sentiment, and the font of "thought" goes so well with the flower pattern. Great card!

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  3. loved your card - beautiful cr8'ion! i can totally relate to the cleaning out process & it is a process... most of which I am still trying to tackle! TFS!

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  4. very pretty card, thanks for sharing it with us on the blog hop

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  5. What a beautiful card! Happy hopping this weekend!

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  6. I think that card is beautiful. I'm quite jealous that I won't be the one to receive it :P

    dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

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  7. Caryl, this card is stunning! I love the colors AND the fact that it could really be sued for so many occasions. Perfect for OWH! I am so glad you joined it today's OWH hop... I've missed seeing your great creations!

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  8. Your card is precious - love that immage. I hope you'll play with us some time at Catered Crop.

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  9. TYFS your creations and participating in the OWH Blog Hop. :o)

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  10. love the banner of your blog!!! :) You got to see my craft room when I am working. http://creatingtreasures.blogspot.com/2011/01/new-creations-on-way.html

    Thank you for taking the time to use your talents to bless OperationWriteHome.

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  11. The colors of your card is awesome and I love the sentiment.

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  12. A beautiful spring card with a perfect sentiment! Thank you for sharing your talent on the hop!

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  13. Lovely card, wow! It's truly beautiful! And I get what you mean about not remembering things from my school days...lol. That was a LONG time ago :)

    Happy hopping!

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  14. What a lovely card, Caryl.

    I do so enjoy the OWH events as I get to meet so many lovely and talented people along the way. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your creativity with us today! My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran and this event always holds such a special place in my heart.

    And I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so VERY nice to meet you! HUGS!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  15. Great card. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win your blog candy.

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  16. Caryl, that's such a beautiful card! I love what you did with the dp and the sentiment is perfect. Glad to know I'm not the only one who fills a basket with supplies and then "goes upstairs" to create! :-) But I have very few unloved or forgotten supplies. They all get rotated pretty quickly. :-)

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  17. Beautiful card!! LOVE the contrast between the craft and white floral :)

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  18. Such a pretty card and perfect to send to the troops!

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  19. Love your card! Thanks for sharing!

    Jennifer

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  20. Awesome card. It is going to make a heroes really happy! I like the flowered paper.

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  21. Such a pretty card!
    Brittany
    http://yesterdaysechoscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
    brittany.yesterdaysechoATgmailDOTcom

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  22. Beautiful card, wonderful saying.

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  23. Your card is beautiful. I recognize the SU Designer Paper as one that is in my stash and has been unloved and unused for too long. You have inspired me to pull it out for the Mother's Day MWT this week. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. One of my top 10 favorite cards in this blog hop! Love it.....

    Janet at scrappingthemagic dot com

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  25. Cute! And as a military wife, let me say thank you for donating your creations to OWH!

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  26. Your card is very lovely and so sweet! I think alot of us can relate to the process of starting to clean and getting side tracked by wanting to creat instead! :)

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  27. Love your card! It is beautiful! The sentiment is perfect! Good luck with your cleaning of your craft space! That is always an ongoing challenge for me. LOL!- Amanda (#61)

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  28. I love the colors of your card!

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  29. Love your card.
    cstephenson@q.com

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  30. Adorable card!


    --Cheryl--
    shestamps11-blogs at yahoo dot com

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  31. great card... when I was in the Navy most of my family didn't write either - everyone just gets busy with life, but i did keep some and it is cool to look back on them, so thanks for your donations

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  32. Beautiful card! I love your story - don't beat yourself up too badly over not writing your brother, getting behind, and things like that. It's important that you DO make cards now! I'm so glad you joined the hop! ♥ky

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  33. Fab card! Love that sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  34. Thanks for doing this Hop for OWH
    Have a wonderful Day… HOPPY Easter to You!
    Come and BEE a follower on my blog
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  35. Hey, I own that paper! You've made such a beautiful card with it. Don't forget to stop by my blog for a chance to win my blog candy :-)

    Carol
    scrappinheaven at yahoo dot com

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  36. Beautiful card, love the colors and love that sentiment! TFS! ANd thanks for the chance at some blog candy too! :)

    Nicki121986@hotmail.com

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  37. Love your colors! Definitely screams spring!

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  38. I love the elegance of your card. I would love a chance to win your candy as I am new to this and I don't have much is supplies or embellishments yet.

    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  39. Very pretty card--I really like the colors.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  40. wow, what a card!! Thanks for the chance at candy

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  41. Just beautiful, and I love that sentiment!

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  42. Your card is beautiful, Thank you for sharing with all of us here at OWH.
    ~ Yvonne
    OneCreativeMomma at yahoo dot com

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  43. beautiful card, love the soft colors!!TFS!

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  44. BEAUTIFUL!! Love the colors and that sentiment is perfect for an OWH card!
    Blessings Bernie
    bernietom47 at yahoo dot com

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  45. great card!

    I would love to win your blog candy. I teach after school craft classes to 3-6th grade and we could use this type of candy. I could even have the students make cards for our heros!

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  46. I love your card! The papers are gorgeous and the sentiment is sooo perfect for an OWH card.

    Thanks for a chance to win your yummy candy.

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  47. How gorgeous! Love the colors and the design! I also love that never ending love card you made on another post...stunning! I'm trying to clean out my stamp area, too! Come on over to my blog and sign up for some blog candy from me! lol Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  48. Beautiful card. Thanks for the chance at winning some of your candy.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  49. I love the paper you selected and your sentiment.

    mallisonr at aol dot com

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  50. What a lovely card. I just love the paper you've used. TFS.
    rmpoohbear75 at gmail dot com

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  51. your card is awesome and i love the saying!
    thanks for a chance to win some of that candy!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  52. I love your card. Very pretty. And I love the chance at some "clear out goodies". Sometimes those are the best!

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  53. What a pretty card! And a beautiful sentiment. Hope you have an great, creative week! henryfamily at vabb dot com 8-)

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  54. The colors, paper and sentiment all came together to make a truly pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us 'hoppers' :)
    Mindy

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  55. Really beautiful card!! Love the colors!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing it in the OWH Bunny Hop!!

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  56. Beautiful card. I love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing!

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  57. Stunning, absolutely stunning!!!

    Linda

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  58. Such a lovely card with great color combo.
    The sentiment is perfect.

    Would love to get a surprise:
    dmdotallnock at verizondotnet
    thecornerstudio blogspot

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  59. Love the sentiment and wonderful card! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win candy!
    donna_e_s (at) live (dot) com

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  60. you have some fabulous things on here. I will be following....

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  61. Beautiful card & the sentiment is perfect for OWH. TFS!

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  62. Wonderful card, I love that flower paper!

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  63. The colors on your card are beautiful! I've been cleaning my craft room for months now. :D I don't know if it will ever be completed.

    Thank you for sharing about not getting a lot of cards made. I was beginning to think one needed to be a marathon creator! :)

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  64. Your card is just beautiful! Hope you enjoyed the Bunny Hop!

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  65. I know what you mean about organizing. I tend to get an empty shopping bag and dump everthing in it just to clean off the table or other surface my crafts have migrated to. Then I end up with bags that I need to go through. I am working on it thought. Thanks for your beautiful card! cre8tivegirls at yahoo dot com

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  66. Your card is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

    annjerryk at aol dot com

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  67. Beautifully clean and simple card. The sentiment is perfect!

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  68. your card is beautiful! thank you for sharing!!

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  69. Very pretty card...thanks for hopping with us!

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  70. Wonderful card, I love that saying! Thanks for sharing it with us and OWH!

    circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

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  71. That paper is so spring-y and cheery! I agree that the sentiment is perfect for OWH cards!

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  72. Beautiful card, Caryl! I love love love that paper you used! (Yes, I am still bloghopping four days later, lol!)

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  73. I LOVE your card, I have the set you used in the Bkgd. it is one of my all time favs!
    :)
    Susan

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  74. Beautiful card and one of my favorite sentiment stamps ever!

    jencuthbertson at gmail dot com

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  75. Wow how did I miss this? I didn't think you were even blogging.
    I love your card and so happy to see that you are back even just a little.
    I would love to win your candy.
    Now I need to read your other post.

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