Saturday, May 29, 2010

OWH Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop!!!


Hi everyone! Welcome to the OWH Memorial Day Weekend blog hop! If you are just popping in, you can start the hop here or just continue on from here until the end and then start at the beginning! This is my first time ever participating in this! :) In case you don't know what OWH is...Operation Write Home began in 2007 with just a few cards made by friends on a message board; what began as an outlet for a hobby has become a much larger mission to help heroes keep in touch with home - and the effort has been joined by thousands of cardmakers! OWH receives handmade cards donated by crafters across America (and beyond!). And then the cards are sent to heroes deployed abroad (Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, National Guard). What an awesome service this is!
So for this blog hop we are all making a red, white, and blue card, with a "Missing You" theme. Here's my card:

And I thought I would also share this project with you. Me and my boys were making decorations for this weekend. I made a banner saying "Thanks" that I now have strung across my front porch. Here's a picture of that (not on my porch but strung across our shed):

I know it is hard to see that. You can click on it to view it larger. And here are a couple close up's to help you see a little better:



I want to shout a thank you to American families who have given the ultimate sacrifice...to those who have served or are serving...to those that sit at home and wait and pray for their loved ones that are working to protect our great nation. We cannot say thank you enough. Even as I write this, tears are welling up in my eyes. I know several of you wives, and I just don't know how you do it...you too are very brave!
Well I thought I would offer up some blog candy for leaving a comment on this post (btw...I also have blog candy in my post below this!). Here's what one lucky winner will get (I know...it's not patriotic, but it is still fun!):

It is the "Flying High" collection from My Little Shoebox. :) All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I will draw one random winner after this weekend.
Have a fantastic weekend!



(My son and the flag he made yesterday! It's four sheets of paper that he taped together...thus the wide cross in the middle.)
Supplies for Miss You card:
Cardstock--Bazzill, Paper--Basic Grey, Chipboard--Rusty Pickle (heart) and My Little Shoebox ("u"), Flower and Gems--Prima, Stamp and ink--Stampin' Up!, Trim--Rusty Pickle, Glimmer Mist--Tattered Angels, Pen--Sakura.
Supplies for Thanks banner:
Wooden Houses--Say It With Letters, Chipboard--Rusty Pickle, Papers--Basic Grey, Reminisce and Scenic Route, Cardstock--Bazzill, Fabric Trim--Rusty Pickle, Flowers--Prima Marketing, Glimmer Mist--Tattered Angels, Paint--Making Memories, Wire--Stampin' Up!.

119 comments:

Tink said...

Fantastic! I think the Wide Cross in the middle of your son's flag is PERFECT!!

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful card and just love your son's flag. He did a fabulous job.

Kelly Massman said...

What a beautiful tribute to those in the military!

Christy said...

I love the patriotic projects! I'll have to get craft w/ my 4th decorations this year so I don't spend money on them!

Jenn said...

Your banner is amazing and I love your sons flag :D

Summer Braxton said...

That banner is so wonderful!! Thanks for a chance at goodies, too.

Amanda L. said...

That patriotic banner is awesome, Pamela! You always inspire me!!!

Joanne Gilch said...
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Joanne Gilch said...

I know that I am supposed to comment on your creation, but the pic you took of your wee one holding up his flag..how precious. and he's looking down on his work..so proud!
Ok, your card is awesome and perfect! the banner is a fantastic idea so that everyone who passes can remember our service people and thanks them!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Your projects are fantastic! I'm always inspired by your blog! I love your son's flag! What a sweetie pie!

Kajikit said...

Very sweet! Did you make those flowers btw?

Lone Pine Designs said...

Great card but I love your banner!

Danielle said...

Really cute cards -- you are very talented. Thanks for sharing.

Carisa said...

adorable!!

Cheryl Kosakura said...

What a super cute card and banner. I also love your sons flag. Great job!
-Cher

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

how awesome!! kudos to your son too!! thanks for the blog candy and taking time to make cards for our heroes. :)

helloholley said...

Oh,my!!! Your card is just gorgeous....and your flower is breathtaking!!! Not to mention your banner you made,WOW!!! You are one talented lady....now we can see where you son gets his artsy talent from,huh?? Great job!!! ;)

Kristen said...

I love your son's flag, and the cross fits very well in there! I love your background story of OWH! Your card and banner are fantabulous! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent!

God bless, and have a wonderful Memorial Weekend!

Patricia said...

Wonderful card! I love your son's flag! Great job!

Patricia said...

Wonderful job to both you and your son for creating such beautiful things for the holiday!

perezmom said...

Great job on all of the projects. That banner is so cute!

stampgirl said...

Love both the projects. How did you make those flowers, so cute! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. Lisa

Dawn said...

I love the soft blue flower. I love your cards, and the flag your son made. Hmm, a white cross in the flag. That made me smile.

your blog is really nice!

Merry's Musings said...

This was just the tripple whammy! Of course your son takes first prize, he is a treasure indeed and his flag was my favorite. Love your card and love that banner! Just perfection and great ideas.

Marianne said...

Pamela
Both you and your children are creative. I love your cards.

Lelia Pierce said...

Awesome job on the card...the banner is wonderful too! :O) Tell your son his flag rocks!

Hugs,
Lelia

NancyJones said...

I am so glad yall are doing this. So many people as I have said, just view this as another holiday weekend to cook out and take time off from work and visit with friends. They don't look at the true meaning behind this holiday and why we celebrate it. I really am happy you guys did this blog hop. I am glad to see all these cards going to our soldiers. Huge inspiration to get our selves crafty and use our talents to pay tribute to these people who wish they could be home with their families and the families who remember their loved ones this weekend. Thanks so much

Hi, I'm Brenda. . . . . . . . . . . said...

Love your card. Your son did a great job with his flag, it's nice to see kids do something patriotic.

By the way, loved your THANKS banner.

Butterballfeather said...

What a cute banner! Wow! And the flag poster is great, too! Thanks for sharing! Lisa

Jackie said...

Wonderful work. I love his flag with the cross in the middle, it's definately perfect and fitting :)

Virginia D. said...

Fantastic work! And, your son with his flag...priceless!

Julie said...

That picture of your little boy is just the sweetest thing!

Love your card, too!

melissac said...

The banner is fantastic!!!

Brianne N. said...

Pam, your card and banner are BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you SO much for helping out with this VERY worthy cause! It means THE WORLD to families like mine! Have a GREAT day!

1CardCreator said...

I think it's awesome that your son recognizes the need to honor these fine men and women. ~Diane

joscelyne cutchens said...

i love that flag your son made! I was wondering if Glimmer Mist was an acceptable item to use on OWH cards due to the no glitter rules- ya know I got plenty of GM and it was hard not to add it to my cards.

I'm thankful that you are supporting OWH!

Shelley said...

Love the banner!

BJ said...

your son did a great job!....OH wait....you did awesome too....Love your card! *hugs*

Tiffany said...

Always love checking out your blog and amazing projects. Love your banner...I just created one for the first time today!

K. Joy said...

What a pretty card! I love the lace. Thanks for the chance at the candy! How fun! :) TFS!

Les said...

thanks for such a comprehesive post, love your cards and seeing your little guy sharing in the fun!

Rhonda Miller said...

Great card. I love your banner. Your son's flag is great. TFS.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Please tell your boys they did a first class job on that banner--everyone's going to want one after they see yours!

caroline hancock said...

What anawesome idea, you know im not American but you brought a tear to my eye and i can only imagine what these families must go through every day, im off to check out what the other ladies have done

Courtney said...

Your card is beautiful...And your banner is amazing! Your son did an awesome job on his flag! Thank you for supporting our troops! God bless.

~Courtney~

Robin said...

Love your sons flag so cute!!! Oh so are your cards.

Erin of the Bears said...

love love love the banner... each part is a little work of art... and obviously an inspiration to your son!

Operation Write Home said...

What a GREAT post!!! Love your card, the TY banner....and seeing your son's flag just made my day! Well done! :)

Happy hopping!

Shell said...

great card... FABULOUS FLAG!

Terri ( Meterr) said...

Awesome card and very creative son!!
Terri

meterr70 at gmail.com

Angie said...

great card. Your sons flag is awsome. too cute. have a good weekend.

Cassie_lu said...

love those projects (and this includes the fab flag your sweet son made)

TheresaE said...

I actually love the white cross in the middle of his flag! and what a great project, I LOVE that banner!!! and I would like to say a HUGE thanks to all our vets and servicemen and women also!

Cathy said...

ive never seen this b4!!!

Amanda said...

I like all 3 creations, Pamela! :) We don't thank our soldiers enough!

TN Granny said...

You tell your kids to keep up the good work, how precious.
God Bless,
Jeanine

rstuck2003 said...

Beautiful card...I love your sons flag, he did an awesome job!! Thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

Wow, I just love the flowers you used on your card and banner. They remind me of gardenias.
Thanks for the support you give to our troops and to OWH!

alwayscharlie said...

What a wonderful idea. I'm sending it to all my card making friends! Loved your projects too! Have a great holiday!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Awesome projects and it is so sweet that the kids helped out! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Martine said...

lovely card! and cute banner!!

Jes said...

Love the banner, and your son's flag is great! Thanks for the chance to win!

thehomans at yahoo dot com

Annelie Maddock said...

LOVE that banner, just fantabulous! Thanks for the chance to win an amazing prize!

Paula said...

What a truly touching post and such lovely details in your card. Thanks so much for joining in on the hop!

Linda said...

Nice card! Love your son's flag. Thanks for Hopping.

Lisa F said...

Love the flag - love your card! Great way to show tribute to the military (thank you!)

Erika said...

Great card - and fantastic flag! And, as a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

Rene' Sharp said...

Looks like a fun hop Pamela! I love how patriotic everyone in America is!!

Susan said...

awesome cards and I LOVE that Banner!!
the pic of your son and his flag is awesome!

Thanks also for your generosity in having a giveaway!
Susan

Judy B. said...

Very cute guy!! TFS!!

Sherrie said...

Very nice card! I especially love that banner you made. You've inspired me and now I want to make one too! Yours is wonderful and I love that you got your kids involved in the project too!

Scrapping Mom said...

Absolutely wonderful creations.
Your son is adorable...
thank you so much for the chance to win your wonderful blog candy. I am now a follower.
Celeste

debb said...

Wonderful cards- wonderful candy and wonderful flag from your son!

yvonne said...

love your sons flag he did a real good job what a great tribute

kellystar said...

I love the banner...the houses inbetween the letters are adorable. Very loving tribute to our nations' helpers.

PinkPug,INK. said...

I really love your banner, especially how you have the houses in between the letters..perfect!

Emeraldvalkyrie said...

What a great blog hop to be a part of! I love the card you made. Great idea!

Marlene said...

Your son's flag is amazing. Your projects are adorable. Have a great weekend. What a wonderful cause.

Marlene said...

Your son's flag is amazing. Your projects are adorable. Have a great weekend. What a wonderful cause.

Cathy... said...

Gorgeous cards! Love all the little elements! Your son's flag is too cute! Have a great weekend!

Shelley said...

terrific card! i love the flower & your son's flag is great!

Denise said...

Fantastic banner! Love it!

BlessedinTexas said...

Love this and I too am thankful for those who have served and serve today especially my dad who served over 20 years in the AF.

Have a great holiday weekend,
Diana aka BiT

jackielwatson said...

gorgeous card, banner and your sons flag is too cute. Thanks for sharing

LadyDoc said...

Pretty card, cheerful banner and CUTE son!!!

Trevorstuffmammas said...

I love the other crafts as well as your beautiful card. Please let me know about that flower.....Thanks Jennifer

Kimme said...

Great job. Cute card with a lovely flower and a wonderful banner. Your son's flag is great too. Thanks for supporting OWH and the families of deployed service members.

Jennifer Moore said...

I love your son's flag. I love the flower on your card.

Brenda said...

I love your creations, but I especially love the picture of your sweet little boy's flag. Very touching!

Lynn said...

Wow! that sign is terrific! Thanks for the inspiration!

Debby said...

Hi Pamela. Your cards and work on your blog is awesome. I would love for you tell me how you made your flowers. I love them. Thanks of all you do for our heroes.

Debby said...

PS. Please tell your son he did a wonderfully "cool" "awesome" job on his flag.

smswoope said...

I love your card, but I'm really impressed with the Patriotic banner you made. Your son and his flag are beyond cute.

lou said...

Awesome. Love your creations, your son and your blog. I am so proud of the job you folks are doing with OWH - had never heard of it before this weekend. Keep up the great work.
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Lillian Child said...

Great projects!! My husband is a vietnam veteran and says he wished there had been an OWH program when he was overseas. Thanks for supporting our fellow patriots, and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful projects! I love your card! Great LO. I am going to have to try to make a banner. Yours turned out fabulous.

Nancy Keller said...

Hi Pamela! Wow there are so many fun things! Thanks so much for sharing all of your hard work! Happy blog hopping to you!

Rufus said...

I love the banner that you made! And your sons flag, he did a great job with it. Thank you for supporting our Heroes and OWH!
R/

Laura Stewart said...

great projects!

Dixie Cochran said...

What a terrific post..card, banner, and your son's creation! Thank you!

LibertyinmyLife said...

The 'thanks' banner is just beautiful! Thank you for supporting our troops!

Kim said...

I love your banner! It's so cute. Great idea.

Seongsook Duncan said...

What such a great project! You must be a great mom. Love your card and the beautiful flower. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Lori said...

Love your sons flag. It's great to see the kids participating.

PamS said...

I love your banner...I am sure any military family that sees it will be be very proud.

Corinna Lyons-Revello said...

Your card is beautiful, and I love your banner too....the little houses are tooo cute! But how appropriate that your boy's flag has the big cross in the middle! That is awesome :)

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

jengd said...

Great card- fab flower! And I LOVE your banner!!

Marsha said...

Great project. How sweet of your son.

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Fabulous shares Pamela. The Banner the card and the flag! A perfect celebration of today. You've given all of us quite a bit of inspiration and some thoughts to think about as well. Thanks for sharing and caring.

Hugs - Jean

Wendy said...

I've been making cards for OWH since I discovered them during the blog hop last year! Thanks for the inspiration!

Bev E said...

Please tell your son I loved his flag. Loved your card too. Thanks

Meg Bean said...

Great card and your son's flag is cute!

Sarah said...

Great banner! Thanks for the chance!

christy sheffield said...

Love the card and banner! Your blog is adorable - definitely adding to my feed reader. Thanks for sharing!`

Sue D said...

Nice feminine miss you card and great banner and flag!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

cal8007 said...

Love your LOs - that's one thing I have trouble with, I can make cards, but it takes me days to finish one page. Thanks for sharing your creations with us!

Hugs,

Carmen
cal8007 at aol dot com

Heather Grow said...

I love your banner. I can tell that you are a great mom teaching the importance of freedom.

Cut n Paste said...

What a beautiful card and cute banner!!! Thanks for supporting OWH!!

Melanie Montes de Oca said...

Your projects are amazing! Love the pic of your little boy too! Sweet! Thanks for sharing your talent on the blog hop!