Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Operation Write Home Hero Arts Blog Skip

Hello!
And if you have come from Samantha's blog, welcome!
Today I am taking part in a blog hop with Operation Write Home and Hero Arts.
If you are not familiar with Operation Write Home, they are an organisation that supports the US armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. Such a great idea. If you want to donate cards, click HERE and read all about them.
Hero Arts has a number of special stamp sets available which have been produced for Operation Write Home. And Hero Arts donate 25% of the profits from these sets to OWH. Isn't that awesome.

So, I have created a card today using You're My World, and Year Round Sentiments, both FAB sets. I used patterned paper from Simple Stories, a cute wooden arrow, neon sequins and gems. A girly card for a guy to send his sweetheart maybe...
Missing U
Love the idea of using sequins AND gems (a la Jennifer McGuire... she is amazing, right?)
Missing U

And next on the hop, it is 

Or, if you want to join the hop at the start, visit the Operation Write Home Blog here.
Bye for now!!
Supplies

54 comments:

Shirley A. said...

I love your card and am sure it will be a favorite with whomever gets it! Thanks.

Laura Turcotte said...

So sweet---love that idea!

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

Precious. Now I know what to do with my stash of wooden arrows

Linda said...

Great idea! Perfect stamping! tfs!!!

cm said...

Perfect card for a wonderful cause! You'll definitely tug at heart-strings with this one!!
c

Kathy S said...

AWWWWW - this screams I miss you with the people and the missing soldier. TFS

L Fodor said...

Love the use of this stamp. I have this set and wasn't sure how to use it. Thanks for the idea. Also, thanks for your support of OWH.

Sharon Roselli said...

nice card! Thank you for supporting our troops!

Tami B. said...

What a great Any Hero card this would make. You did an awesome job on it.

Isabelle said...

what a sweet card, very nice
thanks for the chance
hugs
from belgium
isabelle

pennyd said...

Your card really caught my eye! I don't usually buy wood stamps, but I really want this set.

jintyoo7 said...

Sweet, sweet card, Lucy! Such a clever design :)

Ann said...

I love your card! Great paper choice also. I don't have the You are my world set yet, but I definitely need to get it!

Dixie Cochran said...

That's a clever card design!

Julie w/OWH said...

Oh, I love this! Pink polka dots and sequins! What could be better? Thanks so much for participating in our skip today and for your support of OWH!

madamewong said...

That is a great use of sentiment and embellishments. That card will be saved by its recipient

Lucy said...

Sweet and simple!

Debbie Caldwell said...

Super cute card

Daria Z. said...

Fabulous idea, Lucy! LOVE this card!!

Darlene Satkewich said...

Love the simplicity of your card! The colors are fab as well as the sequins and arrow.

Sandy Allnock said...

Sheer brilliance with the missing little person!!! So very creative, Lucy!!!

sideoats + scribbles said...

This design is just too clever!!! Love the arrow and the sequins too :)

Jen R said...

I like the arrow pointing out the person missing.....thank you for the additional picture to show the dimension of the arrow.....good card to send to a female loved one back home! radloffjen at cableone dot net

diana said...

Sweet card! Great stamp sets for a great cause. TFS ;-)

Barbara said...

Love your card, especially the colors and the wooden arrow!

Shelley C said...

so simple yet so cute! Great card.

Yolanda said...

Very sweet. Thanks.

Cyndee Scholet said...

Such a cute way to use the stamp and get the message across.

Louise said...

A perfect card and for a wonderful cause - someone will enjoy it x

Marsha said...

What a clever idea - arrow pointing to an empty spot. Very nice. Love the colors and dots too.

conil said...

Brilliant...the missing potty person sends such a sweet message. Love this card.

Sarah said...

Brilliant use of this stamps set and the paper is perfect! Love it!

Lucy Schmidt said...

Love the way you used the line of people. An easy-to-do card, which is important to one like me with limited expertise and supplies and time. Nicely done!

rscholz said...

Enjoyed your card and the stamp set you used. Thanks for sharing.

JoAnn Ross said...

Oh, how sweet is that? I always love polka dots and the sparklies and sequins are the perfect touch! Also love how you highlighted the missing person. I'm buying this stamp set just to CASE this card!

Karen said...

So sweet and imaginative! Love the way you used this set, the colors, and the layout!

Cindi said...

How adorable.

SJ Carsten said...

Love all the ideas on your blog this card was awesome thanks for sharing

Paula S. said...

Nice work! This is one of the fundraiser sets I don't own but you've convinced me that I should. Wonderful combination of image and sentiment. The gems and sequins together are really fun too. Thanks so much for joining in today and your support of OWH!

Kara said...

Love this!!

SJ Carsten said...

great job!!

Shona Chambers said...

Really lovely card and just love the 'people' stamp, its very effective!!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Gorgeous card--love the pink/white polka dot paper.

Diana N. said...

Wonderful card for a hero to send home!

byAnnette said...

Really cute idea to have all the people except U missing! Like the sequins with the gems too

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like the wooden arrow and the sequins/gems.

Iris said...

Great card and I love the stamps you used.
isoscia@aol.com

Lisa Brooks said...

Very sweet card. I love the little arrows.

andreea said...

Beautiful card! I sense a lot of passion looking at this card; the pink patterned paper and the sequins kinda take away that bit of sadness that you can feel the first time you look at it. Love the stamping!

Sabrina said...

Such a sweet card!!

Shawnna Silvius said...

The pink is perfect! It "girls up" the stamp a bit. Very nice.

Melissa T. said...

Great idea on how to use that stamp set, thank you!:)

{VICKI} said...

OH<

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

coco said...

Great looking card-- perfectly balanced in its assymmetry!