Saturday, April 6, 2013

Operation Write Home Spring Training Blog Hop & a Giveaway!



Welcome to the Operation Write Home Blog Hop!  You might have arrived from Jennifer McGuire's blog.  For the start of the hop, please be sure to go HERE.  

Operation Write Home® (OWH) supports our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.
Simon's co-founder, Jason, and also our teammate, Nick, are Army Veterans.  We salute these men and all of those men and women who serve or have served in our Armed Forces!
Did you know that Hero Arts donates 25% of profits from these clear sets to Operation Write Home?



My dear friend Kathy Racoosin from www.TheDailyMarker.blogspot.com created this card below in honor of today's event and our heroes.  Thank you Kathy! (Be sure to check out Kathy's Blog!  It's soooo worth the visit!)

First she die cut stars and Squares using the Stars Border die and the Tri Square dies.  Can you see how she used the woodgrain textured paper as the base?

 


Then Kathy added color to the white 120# cardstock using her B16 and her R29 Copic Markers.



Then she colored in the Eagle from Paper Smooches "Circle of Honor" stamp set.


I love how she used the House Die from our Simon Says Stamp "Where the Heart Is" set combined with the stamps from our new "Fit to Be Square" set.



Don't you love Kathy's beautiful completed card!?
 


Supplies:




I have been playing (working ;)  with the brand new Tim Holtz Distress Metallic paints and loving Tim's new Idea-ology Rub ons!  I can't even begin to tell you how much fun it was for me to make the below card honoring our Heroes!   I am a little nervous to post my personal work on the blog because I am hyper self conscious of my own art, BUT I have a lot of fun creating and needed to share the really really COOLNESS of these products with you!  AWESOME!  Trust me, the photo doesn't even do justice to how METALLIC these paints actually look!



Supplies on the Distress Card:


 
For the next stop on the hop, be sure to visit Sparkle Creations.  We can't wait to see what they have created!

**Bonus!  Comment below and tell us if you have any friends or family serving in the military.  Monday we will choose a lucky winner for a $50 Simon Says Stamp Gift Card.





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350 comments:

  1. yes, my brother and my brother in law served in the army. i am so proud of both.

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  2. Oh my goodness, that's adorable. I have the eagle stamp, so now I know just how to color him. Thanks! While I don't currently have any family in the military, my grandfather and his five brothers served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, and my cousin and his wife served in Iraq and Afghanistan, so I do have a family history of service and greatly appreciate the sacrifices the members of our military make on a daily basis.

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  3. Myself, sister and brother all served in the Navy. I am a nurse and just this past week I took care of a couple who's husband was in the Army currently serving in Afghanastan. They skyped the whole labor and delivery while he watched from his barracks. Such a wonderful couple and such a joy to bring some good for them while he is away.

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  4. Fantastic card!! My son is 16 and i'm so proud of him as he is joining the armed forces when he leaves school!! Hugs, Hazel xx

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful ideas! Love them all! *hugs*

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  6. Thanks for sharing this card with us.
    I have no family but my friends husband that is joining the armed forces.

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  7. That eagle is sooo cute!! Thanks for the great ideas

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  8. I do not have anyone serving at this time, but I still support OWH as best as I can. Thanks for the great inspiration you have shared with these cards. I need all the help I can get when it comes to guy cards.

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  9. Thanks for sharing this great cause! Our school adopts a platoon every year and collects items throughout the year. For the past 2 years we have been fortunate enough to receive a visit from them in a Black Hawk. Imagine my surprise last year when one of my best friend's sons, who is a former graduate from our schools, flew the copter in. I've known him since he was 2 years old. It is always an honor to do whatever we can for these men and women. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  10. After serving many years as a pilot, my cousin has retired from the service..always prayed for his safety...thank you for honoring our service men and women in this way.

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  11. Awesome card- love the coloring of the eagle and all the details! the glossy beak is the perfect finishing touch! My dad and 2 uncles served in WWII, my gandfather in WWI, a cousin served during Desert Storm and my man spent all of 2010 in Afghanistan. I am in awe and proud of everyone of them! Making and donating cards to the troops helped me get through a very long 2010! Thanks for supporting our troops and OWH!

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  12. My husband served in the military for 21 years and I served for 5 years. I support OWH and I hope this bloghop encourages others to make cards for the troops. Thank you, SSS for taking part in the bloghop!

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  13. What wonderful cards! Thank you for supporting this wonderful cause! I've been a OWH supporter for many years. My father was a Marine who served in the Korean War. Aside from his family, there was nothing he was more proud of than being a Marine and serving our great country!

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  14. Love the glossy accent on the beak. Super cute card and technique.

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  15. My auntie is in the army and she was deployed to Afghanistan a couple years ago!

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  16. How cute is this!! love the design

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  17. My dad and brother served this country. I love them both very dearly and think they are amazing men! I support OWH!! My heart goes out to all that are or have served and all that are near and dear to their hearts!!!

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  18. We are a NAVY FAMILY... my brother, grandson and his wife are all NAVY! I love making cards and OWH helps me give back! The card with eagle is so cute!

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  19. Love both cards. No need to be shy about your own work, Heidi. Love the colors and shimmer! My former brother-in-law used to be in the Dutch military. I have no idea if he still is.

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  20. I forgot to mention my Uncle died in world war 2 so i never got to meet him and my cousin was in the Airforce!! xx

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  21. Jil-Anne EssingerApril 6, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    My dad and brother also served out country. My niece's husband is currently serving. Your cards are great! Love the detail - it would take me days to make them but what fun to try. Thanks for sharing with us today and for supporting OWH

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  22. Although I don't have anybody serviing in the armed forces, I commend the work OWH does. It's such a noble cause. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing Karhy's amazing card!!

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  23. I have had several family members serve. OWH is awesome!

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  24. Thanks for supporting OWH by participating in this blog hop! I love making cards for Operation Write Home, and wholeheartedly support their fine efforts to keep families in touch. My husband and my son both served in the Air Force; our Dads were Navy men. Love both cards!

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  25. what a fantastic card! love the fun, bright colors and that cutey eagle! :)

    we have several friends who are currently serving in the military, and of course are so proud of their commitment. I come from a family who has served for many generations.
    thank you to OWH for all you do!

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  26. Love your card & the effect of the metallic paint. No. I have no one in the military.

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  27. I love this card! All my favorite colors: red, white and blue. Thanks for being part of the hop!

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  28. I don't currently have family in the military but both My Dad and Brother served in the Army. Both during conflicts. Very grateful they both came home. And very grateful for those who continue to protect us.

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  29. My dad was in the military for many years but he is retired now...I still have many family members and friends that are currently serving. I am so grateful for their service, dedication, courageousness, it is the greatest act of loyalty to our country and humankind. Thank you for project OWH...it is wonderful!

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  30. Love the cards! I think I'm going to have to check out the metallic distress paints. They look wonderful. You did a lovely job on your card!

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  31. The first card is too adorable.....cute eagle and the stars die is too cool! The second card is amazing....love the blended inks and distressed look! Thanks for the inspiration today!!!

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  32. Beautiful card. Don't currently know anyone who is deployed. All is back home now.

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  33. The little eagle card is out of this world. I really had to sit and study all the wonderful things/techniques she used on it. Great job on both.
    Our family is divided...mostly Navy, but a couple of Army guys & one Marine thrown in for good measure, so thank you so much for supporting OWH.

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  34. My brother serves In the navy- he is home now but heads out again soon ;(

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  35. Wow!! Loving the fun projects!! Such great designs!! Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous weekend!! ;)

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  36. I absolutely love the eagle card. Just adorable. My hubby proudly serves in the US Army.

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  37. Love this card. I do not have any family in the military.

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  38. What a fun project! My husband is now retired but served 23 years in the Army. Jean Sundquist

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  39. I have a friend, Justin, who is getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan. Love the cards!

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  40. Kathy did a fantastic job with this Eagle card - but then again - she always does! I go to Simon Says Stamp so much all I have to do is put in "s" and my computer takes me! Not sure my husband appreciate that - but I sure do.

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  41. Love supporting OWH with cards, such a great idea. I have quite a few friends who serve in the military and my husband is retired from the military.

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  42. What a great card. Thanks for supporting the hop.

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  43. Such a fun card! Thanks for sharing.

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  44. No one serving; however, I make cards for a VA hospital. Your cards and the "operation" new stamps are sure ones I could use!!!

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  45. The patriotic card is perfect, love all the details. I have a son and daughter-in-law serving the in the Air Force. Thanks for supporting our troops and their families through OWH.

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  46. Both cards are gorgeous! :) My brother served in the Air Force, but he's been "retired" for a few years.

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  47. love the card!! fabulous :) thanks for sharing ♥ great cause!! ♥

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  48. Fun card! Love the details and design! No one in my immediate family serving in the military but I enjoy helping Operation Write Home support our troops!

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  49. Thanks for the inspiration! Every guy would be happy to get one of these cards!

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  50. Your patriotic cards are just great. They are the perfect cards for OWH.
    I have a niece who is serving in the reserves. My husband was in the Viet Nam war and my borther the Korean war. But thank God, I have no one over seas now.

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  51. Great cards, gonna have to get some of the Metallic Paint to see what it can really do. Love all the bonus stars you end up with for other projects when using the Stars Border Die. Sweet!!!
    My husband was with the 82nd Airborne.

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  52. My husband did two tours in Vietnam, but no one in our family is currently serving. I really need to get busy and make some cards for OWH, I've been slacking off for a while now.

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  53. Great cards! My love of 9 years was in the Marines. The 9 months he spent in Fullujah were the hardest. Operation Write Home is a wonderful thing. Communication between these soldiers and home is so important. Thanks to everyone who helps support them.

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  54. I love the details on the eagle card, the wood grain, the stars, very nice. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  55. What a great idea useing the jeans for texture. Thanks for sharing it.

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  56. Both cards are awesome! My nephew is currently serving his 5th year with the United States Air Force and we are very proud of him.

    Thank you for your continued support of Operation Write Home!

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  57. Both cards are so clever. I love the use of the dies in the card. Looks like a good purchase coming up.

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  58. I don't have anyone serving at this time. Thanks to all who support our troops

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  59. Thanks for these neat cards and especially your support of OWH! I hear your name come up all the time around the OWH pages and with good reason!! Thanks for the very generous giveaway; I SO hope I win!!!

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    1. OOPS, forgot to say that ALL of my uncles except one were in the military and I had a lot of uncles!!

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  60. Heidi, don't ever be nervous to share again-those are fabulous! I'd love a tutorial on how to get that distressed background on your card. Thanks for sharing.

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  61. Love both cards - they are stunning! I don't have any immediate family serving, but I'm thankful for those that do serve. Thanks for inspiration, and the chance at some awesome goodies!

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  62. I love OWH! We've made many cards to send to those who are serving to protect our freedoms. We have many family members who are serving or who have served. My husband's grandfather even received a Purple Heart in WWII.

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  63. Love the card and that star die! TFS!

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  64. P.S. We're a military family here.

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  65. These are stunning! I have friends serving in the military and husband is retired Air Force.

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  66. First off Heidi...your card is amazing. I love the look of the new metallics! And Kathy's card is (as expected) amazing. I love how she combined all the different products to come up with a truly beautiful and unique card for our heros. Thanks for joining along with the hop today and for supporting OWH. (I don't have anyone in the military...so hope the giveaway goes to someone who does).

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  67. Being a former AF Brat, and a mother of 3 serving now, I must say this is by far one of my favorites I have seen thus far! I don't know how many times I have said those exact words in letters and phone calls to our boys ("Wishing you were not so far away") Thank you for a fine job done!!

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  68. Both cards are great. Lots of cool techniques. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  69. Great cards! I have many relatives that have served in the military and people from church who are currently serving.

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  70. Love your Tim Holtz inspired card. I don't have any current relatives in the military but lots of past ones served.

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  71. I love both your card and Kathy's card. We have many connections to the military in my family, but none are current. My son was in the Air Force for 4 years and my nephew was in for 20 yrs. achieving the rank of LT COL and my husband was in the Air Force reserve many years ago. Thanks to all who serve!

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  72. wow! love all the texture and layers on the first card and great techniques on the second!! thanks for sharing!

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  73. Love the idea of OWH and also these cards...especially the little stars....I wish I had a die cutter. Anyway- My husband was in the AF, our daughter was in the Air National Guard and served in Iraq, where she fell in love with her now husband, our son-in-law who is Active Duty Guard with the Army National guard. My father was in WWII in the Army; earned 4 bronze stars that none of us knew about until after his death...my mother-in-law and father-in-law both served in the Navy in WWII and I even had an Aunt who was a lady Marine in WWII, as well as many uncles and cousins who were (some still ARE) in all branches. We are proud of our military! Thank you for doing this.

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  74. Super nice card! I loved all the techniques she used.

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  75. Great cards. I have loads of family and friends that have served but at the moment no one is deployed. OWS is such a great cause!

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  76. cute card, love the star boarder!!!

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  77. great card filled with many techniques. love to try it.

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  78. What a fun card, and it makes me thankful for the sacrifice our heroes make by being separated from their loved ones on my behalf.

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  79. The eagle card ROCKS!!! Fabulous job, Kathy!!

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  80. I have some friends that are serving and they love getting mail. This is such a great way to use our creativity to serve those who serve us! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  81. My younger brother is serving in the german armee.

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  82. I have a cousin serving in the military! So proud of him! My dad (now deceased) was a Veteran as well as an uncle who served in VietNam.

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  83. My brother just retired from the Navy. He put in some long hours and deserves some relaxing days! Thanks for participating!

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  84. What a real nice card! My husband is a Veteran, he was one of the first to go after 911. He is home safe and sound. He always likes seeing what the troops get from back home now a days. He never had anyone send him goodies boxes or wonderfully homemade blank cards. We thank you as a family for the wonderful people that have these projects for our troops, they are very lucky in deed.

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  85. Gorgeous card here from Kathy, but she is a real pro with these things.
    Yes I have a cousin and an uncle, who´s serving in the military in the US too.

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  86. Awesome card!!!!! We have a number of relatives serving. One lost an arm and a leg and is still continuing to be actively serving! We also had a nephew, KIA, Matt Broehm, part of the 3/5 (Marines) who we miss always. Thank you to all who support our military!

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  87. Awesome cards and great ideas! God Bless all the troops serving and their families. Thank you SSS for supporting OWH!

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  88. I love everything about this hop stop!! :) that star die looks so cute and fun! I'd love to give it a try!! I love both cards but Kathy's just says "OWH" all over it. Toooo cute! Thanks for sharing and for your support of OWH!

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  89. What wonderful cards. Love the texture and movement. Thanks for sharing. My nephew is serving in the Army and my Dad was an Army WWII vet.

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  90. Thank you for sharing a great card. No I do not have anyone serving our country.

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  91. Fun cards! I totally need the sentiment on the eagle card, wow! No family in the military, but I think of all my contacts as my kids :)

    Thanks for joining in the OWH bloghop!!!
    Sandy, OWH ExecDir

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  92. Great cards - beautifully made and for a great organization! TFS ;-)

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  93. Love the cards! I have a cousin in the Army. He has served 3 tours in Afghanistan so far.

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  94. Love the card with stars. It's beautiful! I have a friend in the Army.

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  96. Thanks! Two different cards with completely different styles, and I love both. More ideas for my next box to OWH.

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  97. Both cards are really great. All the work that went into coloring the little stars amazed me.

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  98. I don't have any now but when I was a child my Uncle was in the Navy.

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  99. what a great blog hop! enjoyed each one and everyone's ideas. a great way to spend a few moments on Saturday :) I am very proud of my Nephew who currently serves in the Navy, my Dad who was in the Coast Guard during the Korean War and my Uncle who was in the Army during the Korean War.

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  100. Didn't read all the info but just jumped to the comments section first. My brother is in the Marines. We're so proud of him!

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  101. What a great, patriotic card! My father was a veteran of the Marines. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  102. I love your card! love the stars die & love how your highlighted the eagle with dimensional shine! Also love the metalics page!

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  103. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card...for a very worthy cause!

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  104. Show more of your work--it's beautiful, and Kathy always brings her A-game. My father was a Marine, my oldest brother was in the Army, and my next oldest brother retired from the Navy as a Lt. Colonel. A friend's son is currently serving in the Army. Her daughter hopes to follow in his footsteps in another year or two. Thank goodness for our soldiers!

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  105. It's hard to find well-informed people in this particular topic, however, you seem like you know what you're talking about!
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  106. Both are great cards. I love the look of the metallic paint as well!

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  107. Great card! I always enjoy seeing different sets used together in new ways. It helps to get me thinking 'outside the box'. I don't have any family members in the military but have friends who have served and I absolutely love making cards for OWH. Thanks so much for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

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  108. My friends Brandon and Kevin Norris both are serving their country as their careers

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  109. Great cards! Thanks for the ideas and for supporting OWH! I have a son in the Army.

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  110. Thank you for the cool tutorial with this pretty Paper Smooches set! I didn't know you donated so much of the profits to OWH - THANK YOU! I will have to check those sets out more closely! Thanks so much for sponsoring this hop and supporting our troops! As a military spouse, my hubby and I especially appreciate it! :)

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  111. Those cards are fantastic! I don't have family in the military now just Vietnam and WWII vets.

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  112. OH! I love Kathy's card! Thanks for the scoop on the design too. Thanks also to SSS for your support of our troops and OWH!

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  113. Both Kathy's and your cards are awesome. Love Kathy's design and the way you use the metallic paints on yours.

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  114. Love how you used the star die.

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  115. What an awesome card! Thanks for chance to win!!

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  116. Awesome inspiration! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I am a new subscriber.

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  117. My grandpas served in the military before, but not anymore. I love the eagle card!!

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  118. Adorable card!! I have no family members serving in the military at this time, but have a strong military heritage in my family., from WW2 through Viet Nam era.

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  119. Great cards!! Yes, my husband is in the Military as well as his brother.

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  120. LOVE that die. Such a cute card using the stars as well as the strip with negative space. No relatives in the military right now.

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  121. I love OWH. Thanks for participating in the blog hop! :) Gorgeous cards!

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  122. Gorgeous cards! I love your design on the first one. Very creative!

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  123. Stunning card! My dad was a Marine.

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  124. Wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing your steps, love that American Eagle! Too cute. Thanks for supporting our men and women serving our country. God bless America.

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  125. Love how images from different stamp sets were used in the same card.

    Thanks so much for all you do for OWH and for participating in today's OWH Blog Hop!

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  126. Fabulous artwork! I have family who are retired from the military.

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  127. I love OWH, too, and Sandy. No family now in the military. I'm a widow (2 years) of a 100% disabled Korean Veteran. I'm usually non-political but I need to say we have to keep a vigilant eye on Korea now. Obviously.
    Thank you, Simon, for all the inspiration. Becky Johnson

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  128. I know several young men and women who have joined the military within the last few years. I have known many of them since they were children and it is an honor and a privelage to see the courageous young adults that they have become. My thoughts are with them as they serve abroad.

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  129. Wonderful cards! Fantastic use of dies on that first one! I work for DoD, so lots of military folks past and present. OWH is such a great cause! Thanks for supporting them!

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  130. Yes, my son-in-law is currently serving in the Air Force. So proud of him and all of our service men and women. God Bless them all! Thank you too for supporting OWH!

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  131. Awesome card!! My uncle served in the Army.

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  132. What a nice bright card! That star die looks like fun! thank you for partnering with OWH.

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  133. Great Cards. My son served in the Danish Army, and was posted in Irak.
    Christina P.

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  134. Cute cards! I have a relative in Us who serves

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  135. There is some major love in that card! My husband, brother, nephew, and father-in-law all served in the military. But I have no one that is serving now.

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  136. Beautiful cards!! Thank you for supporting OWH! We have many in our family who have or are serving. My husband and 5 of his brothers have served, my mother in law and father in law both served in WWII, 2 nephews (one has just returned from his 4th tour of duty and our daughter served in Iraq and will commission as a 2nd Lt. in the US Army next month.

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  137. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. I enjoy making cards for OWH--I find it very fulfilling and have a few friends who have served in the military.

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  138. What a terrific card. I love the combination of so many different stamp sets and dies. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  139. Thanks for sharing the card, lots of ideas that I know I will use. I currently don't have family in the military. My father and grandfathers served. Operation Write Home is such a great cause to support! thanks!

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  140. Fantastic cards..specially love the eagle one!! I don't currently have any family members in the military! My late father served in WWII. I don't know how military families handle the stress of having their loved ones in harm's way...they must be so strong!

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  141. Your card for the soldiers is wonderful. So bright and cheery and fun!

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  142. Love the cards - no I don't have any relatives in USA at all

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  143. I am a regularly contributor to Operation Write Home and am happy to be able to enjoy some creative card making and support our troops at the same time. I have many friends with children and spouses in the armed forces and am thrilled to see you featuring OWH !

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  144. the eagle cutout, distressed house, and the little star details over the cutout really make this card look great. i'm a total newbie to cardmaking (never fold/cut paper until 6 months kinda new) so thanks a bunch for the new techniques!

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  145. Thank you for the card ideas and for supporting OWH. My son is currently a Lt. in the USMC, one nephew is in the Navy and another nephew is in the process of joining the Air Force. My father, father-in-law and two brothers also served in the Army, Air Force and Navy. I am honored to be part of a strong military tradition. Thanks again and God Bless.

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  146. love your cards!
    Yes my nieces husband is in the Navy. God bless the armed forces.
    Sandra ltb

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  147. WOW! This is gorgeous! Thank you so much for your support of OWH! I currently have many friends serving in various branches and pray daily for all of our heros!

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  148. Wonderful Cards! I liked the use of negative space. I used to be in the Army Reserves, and my brother-in-law served 20+ years in The National Guard and went on several missions.

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  149. Love the cards! I have several friends in the National Guard, who were deployed overseas. They have said these cards mean the world to them. Thanks for the new ideas!

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  150. I love both cards that are showed in this blog post. I don't have any family or friends serving in the military but I do like this cause very much!

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  151. Terrific cards today! My nephew, in the Canadian Navy, is currently working for NORAD.

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  152. I have a great-nephew who is in the service. He will be getting out in June however.
    I love the card. It is so bright and cheerful.
    don't hang your head about your work - it is great too. We are always our own worst critics.

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  153. Such wonderful cards! My nephew is in the Air Force and recently returned from Afghanistan. OWH is such a wonderful cause; thanks SSS for your support.

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  154. Super cute cards! My hubby is active military and while in Afghanistan used a card from OWH to write to me. OWH is a wonderful cause. Thanks for doing this.

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  155. Wonderful cards. Love the colors in the first cards, so bright and pretty. I support OWH. I lost a Uncle in World War II so when I read about OWH on the computer I jumped right in. Mary L Schreiber

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  156. Beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing the ideas for masculine cards, they will help so much.

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  157. Thank you for sharing! This card is unique, the tips are awesome! thank you for supporting our troops!

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  158. Adorable adorable cards!!! Loooove that metallic paint!!! Masculine cards are so hard but you ladies made it look easy!!! I am so proud of all of the men and women who serve in the military!! And so thankful!!

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  159. Love the way the accents on the eagle. My dad and husband are retired Army, my oldest son just let the Army, and my youngest son joined the Marines a year ago. Making cards for OWH keeps me busy, so I don't worry so much.

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  160. Both cards are great. I think I will have to try some of those distress paints.

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  161. My father and father-in-law both served in the army. Thanks for the inspiration on these projects!

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  162. Great cards! Love that stars die!!! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  163. While no one in my family is currently serving, I teach young children who have deployed parents. Beautiful, fun, lovingly made cards (like your examples!) are so very appreciated. Thanks for your support of OWH!

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  164. I know 2 scrappy friends, who's son's are troops. One mom has a crop night to make christmas cards each year!!! love it

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  165. Both cards are fabulous, Heidi you have nothing to be nervous about sharing your art, I love the effect of the metallic paints, two perfect tributes.
    We have friends serving in 40 Commando Marines which were hit really hard on their last tour of Afghanistan losing many of their friends & comrades. On Thursday my daughters friend Zak aged only 19 left for his first tour of Afghanistan so we are all praying he stays safe x

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  166. No one is currently serving that I know, but we do have veterans in our family as well as friends. We re grateful for everything our servicemen and women do for our country. Thank you all!

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  167. Great cards. Love the use of metallic paints. My husband servers in Viet Man. I pray for the same return of all of our military personnel.

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  168. I'm so crazy about this eagle card, I'm buying the stamp set!

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  169. Thanks for the great card. Love that Eagle stamp. I can't wait to try the Distress Metallic Paints. Love the look! I currently have a nephew serving in the military.

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  170. Fabulous projects, TFS!
    I don't currently have anyone in my family serving in the military, but have army/police veterans.

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  171. Love your card!! The eagle stamp you used is SO cute, and the dies make the card look really neat!!

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  172. beautiful card thank you for sharing it with us.

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  173. Love Kathy's card and your project is fabulous, Heidi! I'd love to see more of your creations on this blog. One of my grandsons is in the Air Force and I am truly proud of him for his service to our country.

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  174. I love today's art work thanks for sharing it with everyone.

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  175. This card is breathtaking....I LOVE it! My husband's cousin is serving in the Army and is stationed in South Korea. We think of him daily with all the turmoil currently in that region.

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  176. Fabulous masculine projects from the DT! I've had a lot of relatives and friends in the military, now it's their children. hugs, Kimberly

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  177. Fun projects! I do not currently have friends or family serving in the military but appreciate all those who serve our country.

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  178. Heidi, your Distress card is just amazing!! Truly a work of art! Thank you so much for supporting Operation Write Home!! My cousin, Louis, is serving in the Marines. Our Heroes all deserve our support!

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  179. Beautiful projects, thanks for sharing!

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  180. This card Absolutely Rocks! I love the Star die and how you used it beneath the square punch outs .. Awesome!! Thanks for showing us how it's done.

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  181. Gosh, this one made me feel a little weepy. Great job!

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  182. I love both cards! So great for our guy heroes! I've got a ton of cousins and quite a few who are serving in the military! I'm so grateful to them for their service and so grateful for your support of OWH!

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  183. How cute is this eagle? I'm in love with it! My boyfriend is serving in the Army. Thank you for supporting OWH!

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  184. Love the card, especially the glossy beak on the eagle.
    And, I have a 23 year old nephew who is in the Army. Just completed a tour in Afganistan. Am hoping he doesn't have to go back...

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  185. Love the cards! Several of my cousins' children and a few sons of my friends are currently serving in various branches of the military. I'm so proud of each and every member working hard to protect us.

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  186. Thank you so much for your support of OWH and these beautiful cards. I love the tiny stars!

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  187. That is so cute, that little eagle is adorable!

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  188. Heidi, I just love your metallic card!! Nice job with those awesome paints! As for the star border - I just LOVE mine and use it all the time! I love your OWH stamp sets too and have one (so far). Thanks for generously supporting OWH and the stamping community with all you do! SSS seriously rocks!!

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  189. Wow....I've been wowed. Such an awesome card. I just love that eagle. It's the perfect card, perfect sentiment, perfect everything. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  190. The cards are so nice!! I like the shine. I don't have direct family in the military but I do have a 2nd cousin who is in the Navy. My Dad is a veteran he was in the Army in 1954-1957 post Korean Conflict.

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  191. Love your eagle and the windows with the stars is a neat layout!

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  192. Both of these cards are so cool! Several members of my family, uncles and cousins, have served in the military.

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  193. What great cards! I don't have anyone serving in the military right now, but my son-in-law was in the Army and served two tours in Iraq. I'm glad to support OWH!

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  194. Fantastic projects! Fortunately I don't have any friends or family (that I know of) serving right now, but I'm grateful for every one that does!!

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