Saturday, May 29, 2010

Red White and Blue Thinking of You - Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop

Welcome to my little stop on this wonderful blog hop.  What a great way to celebrate our Veterans and Heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice, while also celebrating such a fantastic organization like Operation Write Home which helps our current Heroes stay in touch with loved ones.  If you just happened upon my post here, you will want to go back to Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Blog and check out all the activities for today.  I'll wait.........

Welcome back. 

The following song seems to sum up Memorial Day to me.

Some Gave All by Billy Ray Cyrus 

I knew a man called him Sandy Kane
Few folks even knew his name
But a hero was he
Left a boy, came back a man
Still many just don't understand
About the reasons we are free

I can't forget the look in his eyes

Or the tears he cries
As he said these words to me

All gave some and some gave all

And some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all

Now Sandy Kane is no longer here

But his words are oh so clear
As they echo through out our land
For all his friends who gave us all
Who stood the ground and took the fall
To help their fellow man

Love your country and live with pride

And don't forget those who died America can't you see

All gave some and some gave all

And some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all

And if you ever think of me

Think of all your liberties and recall, yes recall
Some gave all

Some gave all

I have been aware of Operation Write Home since they started, but only recently started sending my cards directly to them.  In the past I have contributed when groups I belong to were gathering cards to mail to OWH, but for some reason I just never sent any cards on my own.  When I saw that Dixie stated her shelves were bare a while back I went through my stash and sent 50 cards out right away.  I then hosted a card making day and sent another 285 earlier this month.  I now have a box on my desk that I can add cards to and when I have it filled up I will mail it off again.

Here are a few cards that will be in the next box:

Does that card look familiar?  I was honored when they asked me to make a sample for the Stars and Stamps Blog today.  How cool is that?


Love this Love Bug set from Unity Stamp Company.  Isn't that car great?  I recycled a pair of my husband's work jeans and free handed the images on it and was lucky enough to find the perfect ribbon to go with the feel of this card.  I used a bit of crystal effects on the window, lights and chrome areas of the car to make them really shiny and stand out a bit.

Did you know that OWH has challenges?  If you ever need inspiration for your card making they have several challenges through the week on the Stars and Stamps Blog:  http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/   Pretty cool huh?



Now hop on over to Ellen at http://tinktime-tink.blogspot.com  and see what kind of cute cute cute stuff she has created today.

Have a great weekend.


56 comments:

  1. Those are two of the cutest cards I've ever seen. They will be keepsakes for sure. Your song is so true, let's never forget!

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  2. What a clever idea to use old denim as a background. It makes a wonderfully original card. I've never heard that song, but it's very moving. I needed a magnifiying glass to read it though - the print was TINY.

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  3. that dog is the cutest ever! thanks for joining in the fun!

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  4. omgosh, i love the way you recyled your old jeans for the card. it's just adorable!

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  5. Fun cards! I love the song lyrics too! This is wonderful!
    I like that old hound dog... he is great!
    So glad to be a part of this hop, it is so fantastic!

    Have a blessed Memorial WEekend!

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  6. How cool. I have a bug in the back yard and your card made me smile thinking about it.

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  7. Love the Doggy Card! Great idea on using your hubby's old jeans--creative genius!

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  8. What a sweet doggie image! These would be great for someone to receive! Lisa

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  9. These card are super cute!!! I 'see' old blue jeans in a whole new light now! ;)

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  10. Gorgeous card with our Stanley and thank you so much again for creating and sharing him!!! You are the BEST!!!

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  11. That love bug card is SO adorable. And what a great idea to recycle the jeans.

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  12. Great cards! I love the dog one. So cute! Congratulations on being chosen to make a sample for the OWH blog! :) Oh, and great recycling with the jeans on the card. ;)

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  13. Cute, cute, cute!! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing, ~Diane

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  14. what sweet cards! :) Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  15. Oh, your cards are great. I love the recycled jeans on your card. TFS.

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  16. Cute cards, thanks for joining in the fun!

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  17. You are so right about that song...it gave me chill bumps as I read the lyrics...And your cards are too cute! I love them and what a great idea using the jeans!

    ~Courtney~

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  18. Your cards are just wonderful! I especially love the 'love bug' card. So fun!

    Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  19. Thanks so much for creating a card for the S&S start!!! You did such a great job on it! :) And I love your Herbie the love bug card too---adorable!!!

    Happy hopping!!!

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  20. fabulous use of the jeans... what a treasure!

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  21. Both cards are precious love the dog.
    Stampin hugs,
    Jeanine

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  22. These cards are adorable, I love them!! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Darling cards- I love the patriotic dog image- too cute- and that is a great car- I have a similar one from another company- cute how you have all of the peace signs in the background! Have a great weekend!

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  24. Really cute cards. I love the jeans! Thanks for joining the Hop today.

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  25. Wow, what a great idea to use an old pair of jeans...and I love the way you added the drawings onto it to. So much inspiration, thanks for sharing!

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  26. Adorable cards. And, as a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

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  27. FIRST thank you for the raggedy dog...Love him!!, love your cards also.
    and...I also chose songs today on my blog...and I LOVE "Some Gave All" I have the cassette :)

    Excellent job of card donating also, thank you!!

    Susan

    fellow OWHomer

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  28. Cute cards--and I love the touch of shine on the car from the Crystal Effects!

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  29. Love,love, love them! Just the cutest images! Have a great weekend!

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  30. Two of the cutiest cards ever. I love the love bug, and the song you posted is so true. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

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  31. Aww- I can only see on card at work but the dog card is CUTE!! :)

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  32. Great cards....Crystal effects is perfect for windows!!
    Thanks for sharing
    Jennifer

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  33. Great cards. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. What an honor to have your card displayed at the hop's beginning. Love the idea of using your hubby's old jeans.

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  35. Loved the song lyrics. Your cards are marvelous. How great to have one right on the start! Thought that looked awful familiar! I, too, have a OWH box right next to my crafting counter! It's about 1/2 full at the moment. It's off to Dixie soon, I hope. Thanks for supporting our Heroes and OWH!
    R/

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  36. Inspiring song. I love your hound dog. You did a great job. Thanks for all you do for our Heroes.

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  37. Wonderful card! I LOVE the denim you used with the beatle image. (and the graffiti) Very clever!

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  38. Adorable! I love what you did with that dog stamp - I can't wait to give him a try too. :) Thanks for sharing your awesome work!

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  39. OH!! I can't wait to see these in real life! I may have to get that bug stamp. LOVE IT!!! Thanks for the terrific post on the hop!

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  40. Your cards are so pretty. Love the images you used.

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  41. Cute Cute Cute!!! They will definitely bring a smile to whoever receives them! :)


    Wendy Hawkinson
    ~www.gotrubberwillstamp.blogspot.com

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  42. Love the cards, total cuteness! I did see your card on the OWH blog!

    Corinna
    www.myscrapbooklife.com

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  43. Really cute cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. You really know how to make some cute cards! Great job!

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  45. your cards are great... love the denim with the graffiti too too cute.
    and i have to tell you- i almost used the words to some gave all too, but went in another direction... great choice glad someone did it

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  46. Love Love LOVE the cards and the song... Thanks so much for posting it all :)

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  47. Love that card with the dog! TFS

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  48. Great cards and thanks for sharing those beautiful lyrics.

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  49. Very cute cards!!! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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