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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Operation Write Home

So, today, we have a 75-blog hop in the works to celebrate Veteran's Day and to encourage everyone to write letters to our service people (Any Hero cards), or create cards to contribute for them to write back to family and friends. This really touches my heart. You see, I'm a BRAT (Baby of Real American Troops), the child of a military family who traveled to every assigned post. I owe the military a lot, and I continue to honor our service men and women.

Letters from home were received with more delight than a well-anticipated toy on Christmas morning. I don't think that has changed, even though the method of delivery has. Even stories about someone you've never met help relieve the boredom, remind you of your own memories, and bring to the forefront why you are serving so far from home.

You should have started your journey today from Operation Write Home's blog. If not, please click that link so you don't miss a minute of all these volunteers' posts and projects! They are truly inspiring!

Blog Candy Alert: Leave me a comment on this post, and become a follower of this blog. I will draw a random name and that person will win 15 random stamps from Unity! The blog candy will close Monday at 5 PM MST, and will be posted here on Tuesday, November 17. If you are already a follower, just leave a comment to be included.

I created the following projects to send to Operation Write Home. These will be sent to troops stationed in various bases overseas. Mine will be blank, so that they may carry important feelings back to loved ones. But I will also include at least one card that tells them how much they mean to me.



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I realize a lot of our soldiers are young, so I wanted to include some "younger" styled cards to be sent back to their younger siblings.


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Soldiers tend to miss a lot of birthdays. This card will let their loved ones know they care!



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Many of our service people are married. This hand-colored, gold embossed card is perfect for anniversaries, or other memorable occasions. The inside is decorated as well.


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I know you have a lot to do today, so I'll keep this short. Details about my projects are at the very bottom of this post. Next, you are heading over to Barbara's site (http://barbarade.blogspot.com/). Thank you so much for stopping by - I'm honored!

Remember, you may be only one person in the world, but to one soldier, you may be their whole world.

Ta for now! ~ky

Recipes:

Rock On: Gina K Pure Luxury Rich Cocoa and White cardstock; Basic Grey patterned paper; Unity images heat embossed in gold; Copic markers for coloring; Nestabilities die cut; SU ribbon.

Wish: Gina K Pure Luxury Green Apple, Vibrant Violet and White cardstock; SU patterned paper; Unity sentiment stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed in silver; SU images stamped with various Memento colors, then heat embossed using the emerging technique and clear powder from SCS; Gina K silver cord; Making Memories flower brad.

All My Love: Gina K Pure Luxury Sweet Corn and White cardstock; Gina K Designs image by Melanie Muenchinger - Arranged With Love set heat embossed in gold, sentiment in Memento ink; Offray ribbon.

All My Love inside: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock; Making Memories pink paper; EK Success border punch; Gina K Designs Many Wishes set, stamped in Memento inks.

64 comments:

  1. Love your cards!! My eye's really drawn to the floral - with the gorgeous decorated inside! Lovely work!

    Thanks for joining in the hop!!

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  2. That last card is so simple and sweet, love it!

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  3. Wow~ your cards are gorgeous! Beautiful coloring. Thanks for sharing. I learned a new word today - BRAT (Baby of Real American Troops).

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  4. Love your cards and I love Unity stamps! Great combo :)

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  5. Great cards--I especially love your roses one. Won't a hero's sweetie be thrilled to receive that!

    Holly

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  6. Oh, your cards are fantastic! I absolutely love the gold embossed flower one! Thanks for a chance to win your candy!

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  7. Beautiful cards, I especially love the floral card with gold embossing! I'm a follower now, great blog! (And the bunnies are so cute)

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  8. Gorgeous cards... very detailed! Love the embossing and coloring on the "All My Love" card. Someone out there is going to receive the most beautiful card. TFS!

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  9. I am so loving this blog hop! Great cards!

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  10. Your cards are so detailed and look like you put a lot of time and effort into them. I know they will be loved! I really like how you even decorated the inside of the one card.

    Beautiful post.

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  11. I just signed up to follow your blog! I love your cards, and your journaling just as much. I love your heart! <3

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  12. Beautiful cards- so thoughtful!

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  13. Super cute cards! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  14. Wow! I'm totally digging the guitar card - so lively & energetic. The roses are super sweet and elegant. Lovely work!

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  15. Such amazing cards! I especially LOVE the guitar one. What did you use to color the rose one with? I'd love to start doing some like that, but have no idea where to start! I'll be sure to follow from now idea - you have such great ideas!

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  16. Wowza! Gorgeous cards!! Lucky soldiers.

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  17. Beautiful cards! Very unique! Thank you for participating!

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  18. All beautiful! Thanks for sharing your stories. And such an eclectic mixture too, a great assortment.

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  19. Gorgeous cards. I'm lovin the guitar! I'm now following too!

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  20. love your cards... thanks for participating in the blog hop and offering such generous blog candy. Hugs, Peggy

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  21. These are great cards - how good you are to think of all the different age groups and occasions the cards are needed for. Love the guitar one especially!

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  22. love that rockin' card. Great stuff!

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  23. What bright and cheerful cards! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

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  24. Love, love, love the "Rock On" card!!

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  25. Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Great cards Ky!!! Hope to see them at my doorstep soon!

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  27. Love your guitar card! Wow! I have become a follower. Rock on!

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  28. Great cards, unbelievable... rock on just rocks. You should make a dozen of those. Thanks for supporting our guys!

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  29. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing!

    hugs
    Mary

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  30. Your cards are AMAZING!!!! I especially love the gold embossed floral creation...so very elegant, and your coloring is fabulous!!! Thank you so very much for supporting our nation's heroes!!!

    Hugs!
    Carolyn

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  31. Super love your Rock On card!!

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

    carlagade [at] gmail [dot] com

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  33. Gorgeous cards, and what great candy! Thanks for the chance ;D

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  34. I love your cards, very pretty!

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  35. What a beautiful blog and terrific Rockin' cards! Your blog made me smile all over and it's a blessings being a child of the military and supporting our troops now - you've done that beautifully today! Blessings!

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  36. What awesome cards!!! You really know how to ROCK a soldier's heart! Awesome blog candy! I hope I'm the lucky winner! Thanks for helping our soldier's have a brighter day!!
    grandma_lee_t AT yahoo DOT com

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  37. Oh, I love your cards! Thanks you so much for sharing!

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  38. WOW ~ that anniversary card is amazing!!! And who can resist some Unity blog candy!!!

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  39. Thanks for doing the blog hop. I have a son in the USAF. So I know how special they are.

    Also love Unity stamps!!

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  40. I love the way you thought of what the soldiers would need. Your cards are wonderful.

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  41. Awesome cards.

    I am also participating in the blog hop.

    Plus, I'm offering Blogoversary candy, too.

    {hugs}
    M.E.

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  42. Great cards and I became a follower!! Thanks.

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  43. Very very pretty....especially the rose

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  44. I love the variety of your cards!

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  45. Beautiful cards! I am the daughter of a Retired AF Officer and wife of a Retired Naval Officer and Mother of two soldiers, one currently in Iraq. Thank you for all you and everyone involved with Operation Write Home do for our guys and gals in the Armed Forces. God Bless Them All!

    Cynthia Ferenz
    Fredericksburg, VA
    stampindragon@verizon.net
    Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

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  46. Oh my gosh, that gold embossing is beautiful. . . love all of your cards, and I will be following for sure! TFS!

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  47. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Rock On card! Thanks for the ideas!

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  48. Your cards are beautiful. I love the gold embossed rose card...signed up to follow your blog. Thank you for supporting OWH.

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  49. Terrific cards! Thanks for supporting Operation Write Home. Hugs, loni holt at gmail.com

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  50. your creations reveal your heart, the detail, the sentiments, the thought of who might be the recipient. so many are thankful for what you share!
    i became a follower today

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  51. Great cards! I love your "rock-on" card. Very Creative!

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  52. So many great cards, I've got to get making some more now! I love the Rock On card, so bright and cheery!

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  53. awesome cards and I really love the Rock On one. Classic!

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  54. LOVE the cards, especially the guitar!!

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  55. Hello! I recently married into the military -When I say recently I mean August, and my husband deployed September 11! I absolutely love your cards, but very much appreciate all of your thoughtfulness in how to make them appropriate for those serving. I have been thinking of making cards and sending them to my husband so that he can hand them out to his guys, but have been at a loss at where to start, you have given me a lot of ideas! Thanks so much!

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  56. awesome cards. Thanks for supporting our troops!

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  57. Wonderful cards! Just love them! Thanks for the hop!

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  58. Great cards - awesome guitar! I am totally in love with Unity Stamps! Oooo, pick me, pick me!!! Hee hee! Glad to be on the blog hop with you as a digi-neighbor! Rock on!!!

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  59. What lovely cards! Can you feel me stalking you? lol I watch too many blogs already, but I had to add you because of your beautiful work.

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  60. Lovely cards, I love the Rock On card the best.

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  61. Awesome cards!!!Thanks you so much for participating in OWH!

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