Friday, March 19, 2010

OWH Spring Break Blog Hop

Update:
Ola, you're a lucky girl today!  Salt water taffy from Santa Cruz CA is on it's way!
Operation Write Home (OWH) is hosting the Spring Break Blog Hop! Oh Happy Day!!!
Love it!  Such a great motivator to get making cards for our military personnel.  If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, go HERE. Operation Write Home is a great organization that supports our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. I first learned of this organization on Memorial Day 2009. Making cards for use by our military is such a little thing, but means so much to them and their families back home. It's a great way to bless our service personnel for serving so selflessly for us. Go check out  OWH website to learn more!  OWH is also on Facebook!
Here in Northern California, we have enjoyed sunny days in the 70's, so I came up with the following cards with my favorites colors: "happy" green and orange.
In celebrating spring, I will send one lucky commentor a 1/4 pound box of Marini's Salt Water Taffy made in Santa Cruz CA.  That's "blog candy" done literally!  I'll pick a winner Tuesday morning!

Head on over to see Erica's creation by clicking HERE!  She's made a super cute card...I love the flowers!

102 comments:

Operation Write Home said...

What pretty cards - and I especially love that you photographed them outside, and with a birdhouse! Great signs of SPRING! Wheee!

Thanks for adding sunshine to the hop!

Fabre said...

Beautiful cards - and big cheers to your son for being a Red Sox fan! (I live right outside of Boston). Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Dawn said...

I adore these cards. Just awesome.

Blessings,

dawn

Vieve said...

Fab cards! I love the MME paper!

That candy is making my mouth water, I love taffy!

txbluiz said...

Great cards -- love the color combination!!

p.s. love your blog!

Alie de Vrij-Venema said...

Great cards! And what a great idea this blog hop!

Greetings Alie

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Fab cards! Love the fun layout and pretty papers and accents. Great sentiments too. :)

Kate said...

I love that you've shown 3 different ways to do basically the same card. :) I also love the setting of your photos. I want to go there. :)

Happy hopping!

Wendy said...

Great cards! Excellent place to take pictures of them! Real Blog Candy! yum!

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors and the felt! And an extra treat of yummy candy!

Anonymous said...

I really like the combination of plaid and patterned papers and the felt borders. I am stitcherpa from pearx2 at zoominternet dot net

Wendy said...

The colors are yummy! Adorable family photos too!

Jan aka StampQn said...

Lovely cards. OWH is such a great support to our troops. Jan

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, those cards are so great. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.

Betty said...

Wonderful cards! And nice touch to get them with the birdhouse...what says spring more than that.

Karen McAlpine said...

Pretty cards! Love your color choices.

TN Granny said...

Just darling cards and so lucky to live in beautiful California. Thank you for helping make cards for OWH.
God Bless,
Jeanine #14 on the Hop

Meg Bean said...

I really like the green and orange color combination. It works so well together!

Anonymous said...

I was just in your area a few weeks ago for a quilt show - I love Santa Cruz!! And I really like how you photographed your cards outside - I take my with a bunch of stuff in the background cause I usually do it kind of fast. And I like the cards too! thanks lol joanej in Lodi

Shell said...

What fun with felt! TFS

Christine said...

Beautiful cards with beautiful presentation . . .love the bright pop of colors

Tammy said...

Cute cards!! I love the green and orange color combo! TFS!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Very cheerful springy cards! I like the way you made these cards in combination of stamping and patterned paper. The felt flowers border is an excellent accent. Thanks for sharing.

Paula said...

Great cards, love the embellishments, you can almost 'feel' them in the pictures. Thanks for participating!

hiscreation2 said...

What a wonderful spring collection! These are fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration.
hiscreation2@hotmail.com

Kajikit said...

I like the way you used the same design to make three different cards... I like the bottom one the best.

levelsoflight said...

I love your cards! It's snowing again in Chicago (after being in the 50s and 60s this past week). We definitely need some sunshine! Your cards are really well made. I especially like the third card that says, "Hi". I love the mix of patterns, die-cuts, and felt!

Tami B. said...

Your cards are wonderful and I love that you're offering real candy. Fun!

shelly said...

super pretty and cheerful cards. Can not wait until I can take pictures outside again

Jeanne said...

Your cards are making me long for spring! Here in Chicago it's snowing today. But that makes it great weather to stay inside, read some blogs, and make some cards!

jeanne706 at yahoo dot com

lavendarrose29 said...

Such great cards. Thats my favorite line of paper. I love all the "Happy colors" in it. Thanks for sharing. I love that taffy.

Cut n Paste said...

Thanks for sharing your "happy" cards...love the bright colors!!!

Bekah's World said...

Beautiful cards! I love the color combos! And as a military wife I just want to say thank you for sharing your talents to help those separated from their loved ones.

Monica said...

Great cards! thanks for hopping with us today!

BonnieRose said...

beautiful blog candy... love taffy.. yummmmmy and I love the santa cruz area.. been there a few times.. ur so lucky to live there!!! love your fun cards!

Anita said...

Cute cards! Awesome colors!

Julie said...

Love your cards! I have been on an orange kick myself lately. It's such a cheery color!

Karen Howard said...

Love your cards and how gorgeous the photos turned out! Great idea using the stand, very pretty!

Cathy... said...

Pretty cards! Love the colors! We used to live in Monterey so I know all about that saltwater taffy from Santa Cruz! Ah...memories...

Hannah said...

Lovely cards! So Springy!

AprilsL8 said...

I love the orange flowers!

AprilsL8@windstream.net

Trinity Paper Arts said...

Mrs. E, Your cards are terrific - perfect for OWH! I also really like your superwoman under the About Me. I'll bet it fits you well. Love taffy! Blessings, Louise

laurlynn said...

How fun - your last card matches your blog candy!!! Love the cards and how a little change of the same supplies can make for a whole new look. Thanks for sharing.

Dixie Cochran said...

Three yummy cards! Thanks for the touch of spring!

rstuck2003 said...

Love your cards...they are so nice and springy! Salt water taffy reminds me of my Grandma who passed away in January...thanks for the chance to get some blog candy :)

Merry's Musings said...

Those cards are just shouting out loud! Perfect spring cards..refreshing!

Donna Inks said...

Very cute cards and I love your presentation of them!

Linda L said...

Beautiful use of colors. I love your cards.

Sandy said...

Your colors are great and I love the layouts. Thanks for sharing with us all.

Melissa said...

Love the cards! Forget the candy, send me one of those Santa Cruz beaches! :) I miss California (we're originally from Sunnyvale) and all my summers spent on the beach in Santa Cruz.

JenMarie said...

Oh I LOVE your cards! Love the dp!
Mmmm...taffy!!!

GrannyCharlotte said...

What wonderful cards. They are so springy and colorful. The sentiments are right on target. My mouth is watering for the taffy:) Thanks for sharing with us and for being a part of OWH. Happy Easter.

Darla Lewis said...

I love your card ideas, i will be casing them becuz I have that same felt flower trim. Love taffy too
dardar4j at yahoo.com

Renee said...

Cute cards! Love the happy colors and patterns!

Melissa Rossi said...

hehehe blog candy is really candy- LOVE it :) I also love the orange and green- such great spring colors

Shelly said...

Love, love, love your cards made in your "happy" colors. I thought I was the only person talked about "happy" colors. lol I'm glad to know I'm not alone. The sentiments on the die cut index cards is a great touch. Fabulous Cards all around!

Your photography is beautiful too.

StampinSher said...

I love the cards that you made. They are quick and easy! Fantastic project to do on an assembly line with friends too. Great reason to have a Party for creating OWH cards with your projects.
Thanks for participating in the Spring Blog Hop!
Sincerely,
Sher

Our Little Inspirations said...

All 3 of these cards are charming! I love the sweet colors and especially how you took such special care in photographing them! Thanks for sharing your talent!!

Windy Robinson said...

CUTE cards!!!

silvia said...

Pretty cards!! LOVE the bright colors you used!

Brenda said...

LOVE your springy card!!

amycatalogna said...

LOVE THE CARDS and I love that you photographed them outside! I am in New England and boy are we ready for spring...the pictures are beautiful! Thanks for supporting OWH!

Marci said...

I love how you were able to add different greetings with the same theme.

Rufus said...

Thanks for supporting OWH! Pretty cards and love the way you photographed them! Everyone is Soooo ready for Spring. Thanks for the chance at some literal blog candy! Love taffy.

Purple Princess said...

Oh super fun and bright cards! Love them all! Also yummy taffy!

Stephanie said...

What great cards! I like how each one is a little different!

Cyn said...

Great cards! Did you use felt letters on the hi one? OMG I so gotta do that!

Shirley said...

Love the retro look of the cards and what great messages they send. The colors really grab you.

Thanks for participating.

andyjay said...

Really cute cards! TFS. I've got to have some of that taffy! Sure hope I'm the lucky winner! :)

Kas said...

Your cards are almost as adorable as your kids!!

Carmen O. said...

Lovin' your bright and cheerful cards! Thanks for the chance to win some taffy. Looks yummy!

grandmalee said...

OMG! I don't know what's sweeter...the cards or the salt water taffy!!! What a wonderful layout for the cards. I love to make tons of cards for the soldiers that I can change a thing or two to make it look so different like yours do. My daughter was in Iraq & will be going to Afghanistan soon, so I know all to well what these cards mean to the soldiers. Thanks for all that you do & keep on making these beautiful cards for the troops!

Gloria Westerman said...

Now that a great idea.....I will case these babies for sure.....thank you for sharing.....and love your candy.....
gw0109@gmail.com

~Jeri~ said...

What great cards!! Absolutely adorable!!!

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

-- said...

GORGEOUS cards!!!

Whispers and Wishes said...

such cheerful cards... they are simple and playful... truly speak of spring. Thanks for sharing with us.

Tassie said...

Really liked your cards. I do the same thing... get an idea, and then just keep making variations.

Collette said...

Sweet cards - very bright and cheery. (I also wanted to say I LOVE your blog header - wonderful).

dustypenny said...

Lovely cheery cards and props! The cake stand and bird house are divine!

Lauretta See said...

great job. The cards ar so colorful and cheery :))

Enjoying the hop..

Hugs x

Caro said...

I love your cards AND they are done in some of my favorite colors.. orange and other "citrus-y" colors so that's another "high five" from me!

JPScraps said...

Awesome cards.

Carolyn Bounds said...

Such FABULOUS creations!!! I love all the happy, springtime colors:o) Beautiful!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Kimme said...

Love the green and orange. It's a color combo I just started using and it is simply fabulous.

jengd said...

Cute cards! I love the whole set of them- so springy!!

Ola said...

Very beautiful cards.... I love the spring colors!!!

Thanks for Sharing!!

xoxo
Ola

okj83 at live dot com

Jillian said...

Your cards are so cheerful looking! Your style appeals to me - reminds me of my own! :) Cute idea about the blog candy - now you've got me California dreamin'! :) Your blog looks great - so clean, and I love your banner - I will definitely be visiting you here again! TFS!! Cheers from Vancouver, BC!

gorotajo said...

Very nice cards! I love the spring colors. Love the literal blog candy!

Missy Mo Crafts said...

Your cards are full of spring - love the colours

Maria Levine said...

What great cards!

debb said...

Now that is some yummy candy! Love the cards- especially the felt accents!

Susan said...

all of your cards are bright and cheery and perfect for their intent! what a great organization, I am gonna join up!
Thanks, Susan

Loni said...

Miss You - Love You - and Hi... 3 very popular Hero sentiments to home I would think.... very springy and grand work. Thx for supporting OWH. Hugs, Loni (Stop #55)

Cr8ive ME said...

What an adorable cards.

That sure does look like some delicious blog candy.

{hugs}
M.E.

Lyneen said...

SWEET CARDS or is it the Taffy that is sweet?
Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH.

I hope you had time to stop by my hop post.

Nancy Keller said...

your springy colors are absolutely inspiring to me today on this dark and drizzly morning. :) thanks for sharing your blog hop post! hugs!

Tink said...

Beautiful Cards!

Trevorstuffmammas said...

Love the colors you picked....very happy ones...Thanks for the ideas

Summer Rose Scrapbooks said...

You are so funny with your "literal" blog candy! LOL Your cards are absolutely darling! Love them.

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

Teresa said...

Now that's real blog candy! Great cards!

Stampindragon said...

Beautiful cards! After this winter, I am happy to see springy things! Salt Water Taffy - Yum!

Cynthia Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers
stampindragon at verizon dot net

Ola said...

Thank You so much Patti!!! I'm so excited I won! I'm on my way to send you my addy!