Saturday, March 20, 2010

Operation Write Home Springbreak Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Operation Write Home Spring Bloghop!! If you've arrived here from Maria's blog, welcome - if you're stumbling onto the hop right now, you might want to start at http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org to see all the great blogs!



With weather up in the 70's the past few days, I am full of Spring Fever!  My card is fun and bright and inspired by another card maker,  Fran Sabad.

When I discovered Operation Write Home, I knew I had found a great organization!  When you have a few minutes, take a look at their blog and in particular, their videos.  That is what caught my eye...to read the testimonials of the troops who receive our handmade cards to send home.

I love to receive handmade cards from friends, and I love to make cards.  I think about all the people who selflessly sacrifice every days for us here back home..safe...and I want to do something for them.  Sharing a bit of my creativity with them is the answer for me!  I think about someone in a far away place choosing one of my cards to write a note home in, and I smile....makes my hobby all the more worth while!

I am working on Mother's Day cards now, with an April 1 deadline...won't you think about sending some too?  Think about a service person overseas sending their mother, grandmother, wife a beautiful home made Mother's Day card this year...one that you made!

To help say thank you to my readers and fellow card makers, I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to Stampin up!  I will cover shipping, so you get to pick out a stamp set, some cardstock, ink ..whatever you need! Just leave a comment here and let me know if you are just learning about OWH for the first time, or whether you are already a supporter! . If you'd like to be entered and you are NOT a blogger, please provide your email address like this: name at server dot com and then I can contact you if you win! (If you're a blogger I can click on your name and leave you the news on your blog!)  I will pick a winner Sunday night, around 9PM EST.

Leave me a comment below, and then hop on over to Kathy's blog! You will be wowed by her cards and her personal story!




card details: cased from Fran Sabad
stamps:  Stampin Up With All My Heart
inks:  Stampin Up Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink, Summer Sun
papers:  Stampin Up Whisper White, Pixie Pink
accessories:  sprinkles, Stampin Up Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch



144 comments:

  1. I love your explosion of flowers, Lauri!! Just beautiful, you do such a great job with yummy layers :) Thanks for joining in the hop!!!!

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  2. Awww- such a cheerful card- sure to make anyone smile! I have been an OWH supporter- and really enjoy 'meeting' other crafters on the blogs! Thanks!
    Diane

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  3. Your blog is awesome, the colors are great, and your card rocks. I love your header and your water mark is really cute! Have fun hopping, thank you for supporting OWH!

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  4. Beautiful card, I love the colors! I have been an OWH supporter for a few years - it is a great organization!

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  5. Love love the colors on your card! Yellow is so cheerful. I'm a new cardmaker and a relatively new blogger but have been making cards for OWH every week since I retired in late December and first learned of it! Happy spring!

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  6. I love the way your cards are built with so many layers. They are beautiful!

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  7. What wonderful bright colors! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Love the color combination in your card!! I'm getting ready to send the first of many boxes to OWH!

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  9. What a beautiful spring card, especially after the snowy winter. I have been part of OWH for several months. cardkel@gmail.com.

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  10. Love your card!!! love all the stamping! hugs xo

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  11. What a beautiful springlike card you made... and thank you for your very generous offer of blog candy!

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  12. I love that you created patterned paper from stamping...looks fab!

    I would love to be entered into the drawing for the $25 gc. I am already a supporter of OWH, I plan on getting some cards out soon too!

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  13. wow lauri! what a fabulous card! great colors and i just love that flower.

    oh, i'm already a supporter of OWH!

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  14. I love the crisp layers and colors that "pop" on this card -sure to cheer up any soldiers loved one!! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Great job on the card! Love the design and colors.

    I've been making cards for OWH since the Valentine's day submission.

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  16. I love the colors they are so bright and really pop off the page. Nice job!

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  17. I like the way you created your card by stamping in cheerful colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. cute cute card! i love your color combos and this one is SO spring!

    i've hear about OWH but i haven't ever sent them anything, i totally should, huh?

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  19. Beautiful card full of bright spring colors! I have been with OWH since last fall

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  20. I love the little bit of sparkle you added to the center of the flowers. Such a cute idea. I would love you be entered in your giveaway - I have been supporting OWH for about a year now!

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  21. Super cute, love the cheerful colors too. :)

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  22. Very nice blog and such great information. Thanks for sharing with us.
    God Bless,
    Jeanine

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  23. Very pretty card! I love the way you used the colors and repeated the stamp. Great idea!

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  24. Lauri, such generous blog candy! =) I actually found out about Operation Write Home in January. I'm a college student and had just started stamping. When I heard about OWH, I knew that I wanted to be a part of it. Fortunately, I'm in a volunteer organization on campus. Every two weeks, I bring in card kits and we make around 30 cards. We've made 100+ cards in under two months. Hooray!

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  25. Love the bright colors on your card! I would love to be entered in for your candy. I love SU!

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  26. Thanks for your ssupport of OWH from the mom of a hero. It means so much. I also send card to them and have for over a year! I also enjoyed your blog.

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  27. I love the bright pink on your card. It makes me sad that it's snowing in Chicago right now! I'd like to be entered for you candy - I've only been doing cards for OWH since December and "need" some more supplies! :o)

    jeanne706 at yahoo dot com

    Thanks!

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  28. I love Opertion Write Home. I have been a supporter for a few months now and love to send them cards.

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  29. Lauri
    I love the bright colors you used. I can't wait for warmer weather myself. I have been making cards for a few months now and start each month thinking what can I send.

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  30. Your card is so bright and cheery. TFS. I am also a supporter of OWH. I started sending cards to OWH probably a couple of years ago and am so glad to have found an organization that can use the cards that I create - just because I enjoy doing so.

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  31. What a pretty card!
    I love stampin' up product but I have a hard time using the brighter colors, I may have to try this combo

    last year my SU club made several Christmas cards for OWH! we hope to do it again this year too

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  32. Love the bright springy colors, gorgeous card! I think OWH is an awesome organization too and heard about this wonderful group on SCS in Sept and immediately began mass producting cards for them! LOVE your post!

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  33. I love the stamping on this card! Amazing!

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  34. Hi Lauri,
    Snaps, we have been having great unseasonble weather here in Mich too. Love your color choiecs - nice and bold!! I have been making cards for OWH for about 2 years.

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  35. What a bright happy card! Love the little bits of bling! I've just recently started making cards for OWH and I'm spreading the word on Ft. Gordon here and recruiting more cardmakers excited about the cause.

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  36. Beautiful colors on your card! I'm a supporter of OWH - I first found out about it last Memorial day when they were Cards For Heros and doing a blog hop. Plus, my hubby is in the Air Force and deploys frequently.

    Thanks for the chance to win and more so for participating in a wonderful organization.

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  37. Beautiful card! I love the spring colors and your layout! Gorgeous!

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  38. Your card is so bright and cheerful. It will surely light up someone's day. Jan

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  39. Wow Lauri your card is so bright and sunshiny! I love the colors you chose and the sketch is perfect for it, I like the bling you added too.

    I'm new to OWH and love the idea of being able to donate some of my cards to this great cause.

    Happy Saturday!

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  40. I love the bright colors (I struggle with bright colors). I am new to OWH. I sent off my first batch of cards 2 weeks ago. Thanks for the opportunity to win the GC! My email is robinski6 at yahoo dot com. ~Robin

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  41. Love the card! My husband was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and received cards from OWH. I think it is a fabulous organization and love making cards for them.

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  42. As I read your blog I feel as if we are kindred spirits! I feel the same was as you do about the servicemen and women getting a card I made. I also like to make cards for the servicemen and women with encouraging notes inside. I even met one of the soldiers that I sent cards to!

    Thanks for a chance of winning your generous prize!

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  43. Lauri, I love, love, love the colors in your card! I wish I could be brave enough to use those colors - they compliment each other so nicely! Wonderful card. Thanks and blessings, Louise

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  44. What a cheery card! I am a VET that is a stamper/scrapper and I found OWH last fall. I love making the cards as my show of support from home. Thank you for making cards for OWH and for the blog candy you hve offered.
    hiscreation2@hotmail.com

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  45. I love your card from FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010, the colors and kraft paper are really wonderful. That must be a great stamp collection! Thanks for supporting OWH. We sent out first batch of cards out last month.

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  46. Love love love the bright colors on your card! Great job! Thanks for participating in the hop!

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  47. I love your card. Such lovely colors and very pretty! This is my second time participating in the blog hop and OWH has a special place in my heart.

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  48. Super fun and bright card! So springy! I have been a supporter of OWH for a while now. I started making cards back when it was Cards for Heroes. Such a wonderful organization!!

    Thanks for the chance to win a GC!

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  49. Love the layers of your beautiful card! Great blog!!!
    Hugs, Debi Rice (blogger... and have been an OWH gal, since my daughter told me about what fun she has making cards for the troops!

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  50. I am a supporter of Operation Write Home. I am loving this blog hop and all the great inspiration along the way. Thanks for a chance to win some great SU goodies!

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  51. Great card, so happy! Your blog is pretty cute too!

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  52. I love your happy cheerful card. I'm participating in the hop too, this is my third hop with OWH.

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  53. Love the bright spring colors!

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  54. Your card is an inspiration to me as a new cardmaker..and new to OWH.
    (daughter Sandy got me hooked!)
    Don't know much about blogging, but would like to be part of this
    as I need all the wonderful ideas being put out there - dm.allnock@verizon.net ... Thanks.
    D.A.

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  55. Spring has sprung in South Carolina, so your card with the cheery pastels makes me smile!

    lannhand@gmail.com

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  56. Such a sweet card. I like all the layers and the colors.

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  57. Beautiful springy card! I've only made one shipment to OWH so far, but am planning to make lots more! It's a wonderful organization and I've been telling all my cardmaking friends about it!

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  58. I love the bright colors of your card.

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  59. Thanks for the inspirational card for this new cardmaker ..and new to OWH (daughter Sandy got me hooked!) This blog thingy is new to me, so hope I make it through as I can learn a lot with all the info being shared. Would love to play along even though am not a blogger... dm.allnock at verizon dot net. Thanks

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  60. I love the layered flowers. I am just learning about OWH, it sounds like a wonderful organization.

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  61. I love the different flowers & bright colors on your card! I only recently (as in this last week) learned about OWH through Facebook. I can't wait to have enough cards made to send a box.

    My email is halewis1213 at yahoo dot com

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  62. The tempting turquoise is tempting me! I may have to get these colors at my next stamp club. The turquoise looks so good with the yellow and pink.

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  63. Fantastic Spring Colors! And WOW, your embellishment just pops out terrific! Thanks for sharing and participating in the hop!

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  64. Lauri: The card is gorgeous. I really like the colors on the card and I love flowers. I just retired from civil service after 36 years and am already missing my military folks. I know many who are overseas right now and OWH looks like a good thing to get involved in. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  65. I love this....and Yes this is my first time here....and I'm so inspire to do this.....thank you for the chance also....
    gw0109@gmail.com

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  66. I love this bright spring card, Lauri. I call cards like this "happy" cards. :)

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  67. I just learned about OWH. It sounds like a great organization!!

    AprilsL8@windstream.net

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  68. Thank you so much for your beautiful springtime card! Love the layers and colors...

    wolfevm at sbcglobal dot net

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  69. Your card was very bright and "Springy". Thanks for supporting OWH. I've sent cards twice before. They are a great organization.

    Angie Hall anghall2@windstream.net

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  70. I just recently found out about OWH from Mary over at Cardz TV. I am new to making cards, I just recently got my Cricut and Cuttlebug, but I would love to start making some cards for this wonderful organization. I love your colorful spring card!

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  71. You did a great job on this bright and cheery card...Love the colors...
    blessings...Tammy

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  72. Gorgeous springy card! I am just getting ready to send my first box of cards! I am new to card making and have limited supplies! Thanks for sharing.

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  73. love the colors and all the layers!
    a very spring-y card.

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  74. What a wonderful card! I love that flower die cut and have nothing like it. Oh dear, is this enabling? lol! Thanks so much for being part of the blog hop and inspiring me.

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  75. It's cloudy and cold out side your spring card makes the day brighter as it will one of our heros. I also make cards for OWH.

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  76. Love all the bright and happy colors on your card. It's 26 degrees here. reneeh55304 at yahoo dot com

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  77. Fun card! So bright - I love your colour combo and all the layers. I have been involved with OWH for awhile now...it's wonderful! Thank you for taking part in this hop - I've enjoyed stopping by your blog and taking a look around! :)

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  78. I just learned about OWH, and will definatly go downstairs into my "scrap" room and make some cards... This should be lots of fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win and thanks for thinking of those away from home.....
    hannah wilde (hwilde at wyoming dot com)

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  79. Wonderful card! Love the blingy and cheerful color combo!

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  80. I love the colors you chose and the beautiful layering! I also appreciate your thoughts on how you got involved with OWH.

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  81. Great job, Loved the colors

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  82. Pretty card~ Love the bright colors!! I am a new supporter of OWH.

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  83. Love your use of bright colours and in particular like your "house card"
    It is my first visit but it will not be my last
    Kind regards JP in England
    www.stampinslippers.com

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  84. What a great "springy" card! Nice bright, happy colors. I'm a OPW supporter, have been almost from the start, back when they were still CFH. I think they are a truly marvelous group! I love the thought of one of our heroes picking one of my cards to send to their loved ones. If I win you can contact me by clicking my Goggle acct. Not that I will, I never do!
    R/

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  85. gorgeous spring card! i have participated in owh - it's sucha great organization!

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  86. Love the bright colors! What stamp did you use for the flower backgorund?

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  87. I love this card! WOW. I am a fellow blogger on the hop, so I am very familiar with OWH. Thanks for supporting such a great organization!

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  88. I love your cute card and your cute blog background.

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  89. Gorgeous card - LOVE how bright it is ... especially w/this false spring we had, now have snow ... This SO reminds me of what last week felt like!

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  90. Your card is SPRING to me. I love those combinations of color. I started sending cards to OWH in January, and yeah those videos and letters do get to you. My e-mail is smswoope@bellsouth.net.

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  91. Lauri,
    such a beautiful card! and I am a long ago follower of OWH, but want to get back on the train again.

    so happy to see you participating in this wonderful organization. you are such an amazing person! have a great weekend! :)

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  92. What a great card! I love the bright colors that you used. Keep up the great work! Stephanie - steph648@aol.com

    srcards.blogspot.com

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  93. What a great card!! I also love the colors on your blog :)

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  94. I love the bling in the middle of your flowers. Great card and beautiful color combo. :)

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  95. Wonderful card and your so generous!

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  96. Oh Lauri, what a bright and beautiful card! Gosh anyone would be thrilled to receive this cheerful card. Beautiful work!

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  97. Great card I am SO ready for spring :)

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  98. Lauri, your cards are so cheerful! Love the houses! Cathy clb29201@yahoo.com

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  99. Love the colors & bling on your card.I've been making cards for OWH for almost a year now. I love doing it!

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  100. I enjoyed your blog today please visit one of these when you get time.
    Sherrill Graff
    http://latenightstamper1.blogspot.com/
    http://latenitestampinwithsherill.blogspot.com/
    http://latenightstamper-stampandscrap.blogspot.com/

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  101. Your blog header is so stinkin cute! As is your card. Love the flowers and colors. I found OWH a year ago and, like you, was very impressed by what they did by viewing the videos. Happy Spring!!

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  102. Its as bright and beautiful as a spring bouquet!

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  103. What a beautiful card!! I love the bling you used in the center of your flowers. All the colors work perfectly together! I'm just learning about OWH, but already I can tell its a great organization!!

    As a military spouse, I thank you for taking part in this awesome blog hop and in OWH!

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  104. I love the teal ink on that card... that is just gorgeous... I found OWH last year with their very first bloghop which I participated in. I'm that girl who stops people in service uniforms and says "you can't possible hear it enough, and we can't possibly say it enough, but thanks for serving" I like being able to show support for our military personnel in a way that is quiet and personal. Your give away is sure generous... thanks for the opportunity.

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  105. LOVED your card.... also LOVED, LOVED, your profile. I am 51 years old...and I am just about ready to embrace my gray hair. I said when I was 50 I would do it... then 50 came, and I didn't feel that old... you have inspired me!!!

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  106. Love your card. What a great giveaway! Yes, I'm already an OWH supporter and I intend to continue supporting them. They're a great organization :)

    Corinna
    www.myscrapbooklife.com

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  107. I like the colors and happiness in your card!!!!!

    It´s the first time I heard about the OWH.

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  108. Such a cheerful card. Tonight is the first time I found out about OWH. I happen to subscribe to a blog that is on the hop, so a neat way to find out. I'm going to have to make a few cards at least for it.

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  109. Lauri, your card is *FABULOUS*!!!!! I love the vibrant, cheerful colors, and the awesome layout!!! You have definitely captured the feeling of spring with this beauty:o) I love it!!!

    Big HUGS!!!
    Carolyn

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  110. Us children of the 70's unite! Love the bright colors, they made me smile. Been sending cards here and there-I think I'll try to get some made this week...

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  111. I've just found out about OWH until this blog hop.... I think it is a WONDERFUL cause and I can't wait to get started on making my cards to send out!!!

    Thanks for Sharing!!!

    xoxo
    Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  112. Such a beautiful Springy card! Love it!

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  113. I am just learning about OWH and think it is a wonderful mission. I am new to cardmaking, but hope I can one day produce beautiful cards to send to our heroes. I have a son in the Army and it warms my heart to know others would do this for him, too.

    tonia underline sims at yahoo dot com

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  114. i just found this hop! such a wonderful cause! your card is so bright and cheerful, lauri!

    (love your blogwear!)-thanks for adding the giveaway!

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  115. I am so glad I found OWH this morning in an e-mail from Stretch and Bubbles. I love what you are dong for our troops. Being a retired troop myself, I can't tell you enough how comforting it is knowing that folks back home really care about the sacrafices our troops make for this great country.

    Thanks so much.

    CJ

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  116. Such a bright and cheerful card!

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  117. I am so glad I found the OWH bloghop this morning. What agreat thing you do for our troops. Being a retired troop myself, I can tell you they really appreciate the support.

    CJ

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  118. Beautiful and bright card... It a cheerful card. :) great colors. thanks for sharing

    Hugs x

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  119. Fabulous bright bold colors! Nice job! Happy Spring!

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  120. What a happy and SPRING card! Love it!!! I believe OWH to be a wonderful way to support our active service members and feel honored to be a card maker for them.

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  121. I just learned of OWH today. I hope to get some cards made and mailed this week. Thanks for the chance to win your generous blog candy. Also, love your adorable blog banner.

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  122. I love all the bright colors you used. Great layout! A friend of mine posted this blog on Facebook and that is how I came to see your wonderful card! I did not know about OMH but I will ge getting involved. Tina http://livelovenstamp.blogspot.com

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  123. I love your spring card. I have been making cards for OWH since last Oct.
    bjlfarm-scrap at yahoo period com

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  124. You are so very generous. Lovely card. I have been supporting OWH since before the name change. I have been making cards for soldiers and their families for about 7 years (although technically I guess I have been making cards for the family of a soldier since I started since my husband is in the Army ;) )

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  125. I'd never heard of OWH before but it sounds wonderful! Cute card and great giveaway! Thanks for sharing it all!

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  126. Nice card! We are getting spring fever here too!

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  127. Adorable card.

    This is my 3rd or 4th blog hop with OWH.

    {hugs}
    M.E.

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  128. This is the first time I'm hearing about OWH. All I can say is WOW!!! This is very cool and I'm excited to find all of you!

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  129. I just learned about OWH...and what a wonderful organization, i would love to send cards, i am firm supporter of or men and women in the service of this nation. I am surrounded by veterans, and most proud of my late father(Navy) and Uncle who served in WWII, my uncle(ARMY) was awarded the Purple heart for being wounded in the battle of the bulge.
    Mu husband was in the navy when he was young and served honorably for 4 years in the seabees, his son was a navy boy, his late brother also the navy, and both of my daughter had boyfriends that were service men...one navy one army. The army man has already done 3 tours over in iraq and afganistan.

    Three cheers for what you all are doing...I would like to join, and put a blinkie or button on my blog.
    Thanks for your generous giveaway,
    Susan

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  130. These colors are fabulous :) Thank you so much for sharing! I really enjoyed my stop here on the blog hop!

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  131. Bright, cheery, and springy. Thx for supporting OWH. Hugs, Loni (Stop #55)

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  132. I love the fun colors and design you used on your card. I've heard of Operation Write Home, but only read about what it is recently. gorotajo@yahoo.com

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  133. Love your blog. I have heard about about it before but never to thsi extent! I love the idea of it! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Pamela B.

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  134. Lauri,
    Your card is so bright and cherry.
    Love the colors you uesed.
    I just happened across the OWH blog the other day and think it's such a wonderful cause.
    Love this hop!!!

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  135. I love your bright, cheery card. Wonderful.

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  136. Great spring card. Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH.

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  137. this is a great spring card! and thanks for the giveaway. it is very generous.

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  138. Love the layering on that card...Beautiful!!!

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  139. Your card is so bright. We have been in the 40's the last few days so seeing your card makes me warm and cozy inside!

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  140. What a fun card full of beautiful color combinations.

    I want to participate in sending cards to soldiers so please tell me all about it.

    I wish I would have found them when my own son was over in IRAQ....


    Northern Girl Stamper

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  141. Lauri, what a beautiful card! I LOVE the colors, and the layout of the card is wonderful! What a great organization, and I am glad you posted the info. I'm going to go makes some Mother's day cards to send. Take care! Best, Curt

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