Saturday, May 29, 2010

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Good morning,
This is my first time participating in Operation Write Home's blog hop.
 It's HUGE! What an incredible site....I have it saved on my desktop and will be participating in their challenges and events as often as I can.

This bloghop is an effort of bloggers across the internet to share their love for Operation Write Home's heroes—service members deployed abroad, sacrificing for their country....and they send them handmade cards to write home on! We've sent over 430,000 cards, and have impacted military families in ways we'll never know!
My card is actually going to a co-worker's daughter who is serving in Iraq. Besides the Star Spangled Banner, her mother says the song  "Proud to be an American" is her daughter's favorite. Whenever they hear it playing - they will always  ...stop...and sing the chorus out loud... no matter where they are!!!
So I encaptured it in the "Note Card" digital image by Isabella from  Isabella's Sketchbook  (which you can purchase  HERE).....this card is hopefully in the hands of her daughter by now.


colored with Copics and designer paper is from Webster's Pages! (sorry, pic is slightly too dark and the red is giving a pink-ish tone to the white)

This is an incredibly huge hop - so wont keep you any longer...your next stop is


God Bless The USA! and a sincere THANK YOU to all in our military....
our Country is truly in your hands
God Bless YOU!

74 comments:

Pamela said...

This is fantastic! I love it! :)

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

How wonderful linda! It's so nice to see people in this country reaching out to our soldiers. God Bless and keep them and thankyou for doing this linda. Beautiful card. I'm sure she'll love it!

Tink said...

what a FANTASTIC Card!!

Joanne Gilch said...

lovin the story, the card,and the song!

Betty said...

OH MY that is stunning!!! Great story as well :)

Jennie said...

This is beautiful Linda! Love that song and still gives me chills when I hear it :o) Enjoy time with family....I know you are :o))))

Carisa said...

fab coloring & what a great story!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh Linda, this is so very special! and I love the story you have told to go along with it. it makes me so very proud to be an American! almost brings me to tears.

helloholley said...

You did a lovely card,and I know her daughter will love it!!!

Kristen said...

it's my first time too! I love the card! I loved this song, and get goose bumps when I hear it. Thank you for sharing your talents and lovely story!

Have a blessed Memorial weekend!

Sara said...

Linda, that is beautiful-TFS!

Patti said...

What a beautiful work of art!

Dawn said...

two thumbs way up.

Merry's Musings said...

The colors and the image and the song lyrics and the perfect white bow just rock my socks off...this is a gorgeous card!

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

Beautiful Card and thank you for the link to Isabella's sketchbook.

Marianne said...

Payne,
Thank you for sharing such a beautiful card.

Lelia Pierce said...

Every time I hear that song it gives me chills. Wonderful card!

NancyJones said...

so very nice love this song!!!!

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

Lovely card and it is just great you were able to incorporate your friend's daughter's song on it.

Please let your friend know her daughter is thought of and we wish her a safe return.

ML Design Works said...

Wonderful colors! Great! Lisa

Virginia D. said...

Beautiful card! I love this song too and sing along everytime I hear it on the radio. A prayer and a thanks to your friend's daughter!

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Lovely!

melissac said...

Fantastic card!! I love the colors you used!! Prayers and thanks to your friend's DD!!

joscelyne cutchens said...

thanks for supporting OWH! :)

Karen Howard said...

Wow, beautiful card! Love the bright colors and lovely flowers! Truly a heartfelt sentiment!

K. Joy said...

Very pretty! Love the silky bow, and what a great poem. Thanks for sharing!

Les said...

always love a blog that has a story that shares a piece of our lives....thank you for that

Rhonda Miller said...

Great card. I love that song too. I love how you've added it to the card. TFS.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully colored- I love that song- you have really incorporated it beautifully in the bow! Great card!

Selma said...

What a stunning card.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Your card is so vivid and lush--the young hero will love it for sure!

Courtney said...

This is a beautiful card and I'm sure she will love it. I actually heard this song on the radio and as I sang along not only did I get chill bumps it also brought tears to my eyes as I thought about what the lyrics truly mean. Thank you for supporting our troops!

~Courtney~

Erin of the Bears said...

OOOOOH! If that's what Copics can accomplish, I predict a big expenditure in my future! (Or do I actually have to have skill, too??) lol Beautiful card -- she'll be the envy of her whole unit.

Operation Write Home said...

Love this card! And I can just picture our heroes belting that song, loud and clear!!!!

Happy hopping!

Sue W said...

Fabulous card Linda!!! Love how you've used this image from Isabella! Oh and those are stiring words indeed......

Shell said...

wonderful card... love that song too!

TN Granny said...

Love your card and I love the Lee Greenwood song. I use to ride in the rodeo and we would present the flag to 'God Bless the USA'. Thanks for the memory.
God Bless
Jeanine

rstuck2003 said...

Gorgeous card...one of my favorite songs too! Thanks for sharing.

Paula said...

Fantastic card. What a wonderful idea to turn the lyrics of such a beautiful song into such a beautiful card. Great work!

Erika said...

What a wonderful way to honor your friend's daughter! And, as a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

grandmalee said...

What another stunning creation! I love that Lee Greenwood song, and you definately made it even more special! You definately did this image from Isabella justice!

Susan said...

Beautiful card!! and Thanks for the info, I have been with OWH since their spring break blog hop...I had no idea we had sent that many cards so far! wonderful. :)
I am now a follower of yours also.
Susan

Fellow OWHomer

Sherrie said...

What a lovely card! I love that song. It always gives me goosebumps and puts tears in my eyes. That card was sure to be a bright spot in her day!

Olga said...

I can't believe this got past me, this is so awesome!!!! I love how you put the words to the song on there. It's one of my favs too!

debb said...

Beautiful card!

Cathy... said...

Gorgeous card! I love that song-they played it at my Army basic training orientation 20 years ago and it makes me tear up every time I hear it! Have a great weekend!

Cut n Paste said...

Lovely card...I love that song also! I know that your friend's daughter will cherish it!!! Thanks for participating and supporting OWH!!!

The Wired Angel said...

Lovely card Linda... the coloring is fab. I'm sure it brought a huge smile to her face. Hugs, Peggy x

Shelley said...

Great card! that song always makes me cry, I love it!!!

Linda said...

Hi Linda!

I'm Linda, too and this is also my first Blog Hop! Welcome to OWH.

Beautiful card and I love that song!

jackielwatson said...

Beautiful card and I love that song too.

LadyDoc said...

FANTASTIC card!!!!!!!

Kimme said...

Wonderful card and great song.

NinaB said...

What a pretty card, Linda. Amazing coloring!

Jennifer Moore said...

What a pretty card and such a great idea to put the song lyrics on it.

Corinna Lyons-Revello said...

This is beautiful! How neat to incorporate her song into the card for her. Great idea!

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

She will just love it, Linda! What a beauty and I am sure glad I didn't miss it!

Debby said...

totally cool job on the cards. i love the deep colors and adding the song is awesome. TFS

smswoope said...

Hey Linda,

Another familiar face and a fantastic and very special card for your friend's daughter. Thanks for participating.

redwasher1 said...

OMGOSH! GF!! Your card is incredible!!! I love it and the cause!! You rock!!

Nancy Keller said...

Oh wow! I love this - what a beautiful card! I love love that coloring :) Thanks so much for sharing!

Rufus said...

I, too, love that song! Great card, I'm sure she'll love it. God Bless the USA and all it's Armed Service personnel! Thanks for supporting our Heroes and OWH.
R/

Laura Stewart said...

great projects!

Dixie Cochran said...

Linda, this card is lovely! Thank you for posting on the blog hop!

Kim said...

Beautiful card. Your coloring is so pretty.

Seongsook Duncan said...

What a beautiful card! Love everything about your card. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! I love this song. It always brings a tear to my eye.

Bev E said...

Love your card.

Meg Bean said...

Love your cards and I am sure she will too!

Theresa said...

Great card. Hope you had a great holiday!

christy sheffield said...

cute card! thanks for sharing.

Heather Grow said...

So pretty. So so so pretty. Love it.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Perfect and so thoughtful!

Melanie Montes de Oca said...

GORGEOUS! I love your card! TFS!

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