You Are One Day Closer ~ Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Missing someone gets easier everyday because even though you are one day further from the last time you saw them, you are one day closer to the next time you will. --Author Unknown



Hello and Welcome!!
Such a poignant theme this weekend for Operation Write Home's Memorial Day Blog Hop: Missing You. I hope as you travel the Blog Hop this weekend that you will be inspired to contribute a card or two (or hundred) to this fine group so that a Hero overseas will have a really special card to write home a message of love – connecting the cardmaker, the sender, and the recipient! Such a blessing to be so useful!

Please visit this website for more information! http://www.operationwritehome.org/ Their mission: Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.

Have a table set out at your BBQ this weekend and let folks write a thank you note to Any Hero that you can include in your next donation!! Mail from home is the #1 request from deployed warriors; adults and children alike can encourage heroes by writing notes to include in the boxes!

This is my 3rd blog hop with Operation Write Home. I am sharing my cards made in the My Digital Studio crafting program from Stampin’ Up!
I say “crafting program” because this is so much more than a digital scrapbooking program!! With this digital software you have access to all your favorite Stampin’ Up papers, punches, accessories, and stamps – in all the Stampin’ Up colors you love. You are able to quickly customize a layout – card or scrapbook page – and print it out! You could be done, mail or wrap it up! But you can also use the print outs as a foundation and add even more embellishment to the printed piece – known as Hybrid crafting. Hybrid crafting is perfect for large projects and group projects. You can produce one, or a dozen, but ultimately save time and money creating something unique and special!

I started with a Base Card: Red White and Blue background with some star accents. Pretty patriotic, and look how easily it can be transformed into Birthday, I Love You, Miss You, Congrats! Enjoy the power of possibility!
Click on the images to see them larger.

Simple and easy : print multiple prints of the Base Card and add punches, ribbons, brads and your sentiments. But Special! Hand made cards are really held together with love and good wishes. Won’t you send some of yours to a Hero today?

Your Next Stop on the Operation Write Home Blog Hop is to the fabulous new Tuesday Throwdown blog! This is a challenge blog geared towards stamping or anything fun and crafty incorporating the use of paper crafting supplies. Enjoy! ( http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/2010/05/memorial-day-blog-hop.html )

The words Thank You will never be enough, so as you hop on I'll send you with you some Quotes that give expression to my feelings:

"I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for You my heart has no bottom." – Anonymous
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. ~Joseph Campbell

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~Maya Angelou
The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. -General Dwight D. Eisenhower, D-Day 1944

Blessings to you and yours,
and may you quickly cross off those days on the countdown to Home!!

and as always,
Happy Crafting!

~angie

59 comments:

Anita said...

What a cool idea to create digitally.

Kim said...

Your digital cards are beautiful!

Lindsey said...

Thank you for my blog comment! I just had to skip ahead in the hop for a moment to tell you my blog was originally called Midnight Scrapper. lol! I always say my best inspiration comes when it's dark outside!!

Thanks for posting today!

xoxo
Lindsey @ ScrapStreet

Nicole said...

Great idea to use MDS!! Love all of your creations for the blog hop!

Merry's Musings said...

Now that's a good idea to set some anyhero cards out at the barbeque. Good for others to get involved and good for the hero who gets many good wishes! Your cards are just stunning.

Joanne Gilch said...

Great post and your digital cards are amazing.

Pamela said...

These are fantastic! :)

helloholley said...

Your cards are all great!! I love MDS too,it's addicting!! ;)

Carisa said...

fabulous cards & love the quote!!

Caro said...

I just love your blog name:) Your cards are great red white and blue!

Heather Grow said...

I love your card with the craft background. So simple yet so beautiful.

Lelia Pierce said...

I love your digi cards! Very patriotic and oh-so-perfect for the occasion!

Marianne said...

Angie,
These digital cards are cool. I've never tried one but you have whet my appetite.

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

The cards you created with the MDS (My Digital Studio) are fantastic. TFS

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Great digi cards!

Julie said...

These cards are so great! Love them!

Susan said...

great cards, missed you on the hop!
Susan

Les said...

love seeing such nice cards using red white and blue that are more general in use.......thanks.

Cut n Paste said...

Your digital cards are great!!! Thank you for supporting OWH!

joscelyne cutchens said...

These are sweet! :)
Thanks for supporting OWH!

Paula said...

Lovely digital cards and thanks so much for the quotes and words of wisdom. I love your idea of getting people to write thank you notes at BBQs!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, these cards are so great. TFS.

jackielwatson said...

I love your cards they are super

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

beautiful cards... thanks for participating. :)

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Fantastic use of MDS, and I love your idea of having an 'Any Hero' card signing table at the Memorial Day gathering!

Virginia D. said...

Fabulous cards! Love the different results of the same design--clever!!

Courtney said...

Beautiful digi cards!

~Courtney~

Operation Write Home said...

Wow, digicards!! Yours are wow - cooooool!!!

Happy hopping!

Amy Johnson said...

Fabulous cards! I love the CAS design of the first one, yet there is so much interest in it! Great job on them all.

Corinna said...

These are pretty cool!

Corinna

Alexandria said...

These are all great cards! MDS is on my wish list! I want to use it to design my cards before I make them with actual paper so that I don't waste any if I end up not liking it!

Cheryl Kosakura said...

Your digi cards are very fun!
-Cher

rstuck2003 said...

WOW, your cards are GORGEOUS...thank you for sharing.

Erika said...

Great 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.

Susan said...

GREAT cards, thanks for the bkgd, and for the quotes :)
Fellow OWHomer,
Susan

debb said...

Amazing cards!

StampinSher said...

Very nice explanation of your project. Thank you for the suggestion to invite your family and friends who are at your gathering to participate. It was a pleasure visiting your blog.
Sher

Renee said...

Who knew you could do all that fab stuff with digi. Great job!

Cathy... said...

Cool digi cards! Great job! Have a great weekend!

ML Design Works said...

The program seems to have a lot of options! Really cool idea! TFS! Lisa

grandmalee said...

Beautiful cards! I love all of the new things that Stampin' Up is doing!

Robin said...

wonderful cards
thanks for sharing

Kimme said...

Wonderful cards. A great way to make several cards all unique but very much the same to make things easier. Great job!

3momph4755 said...

I love the idea of makng a group od individual cards from the same basic idea. Yours are awesome!

Karen Howard said...

Wow, gorgeous cards. I love all of them!

Debby said...

Wonderful, wonderful cards. I love your quotes also. The last is especially dear to me. TFS.

Nancy Keller said...

Wow - loving all of these. Thanks for sharing your ideas and talent!

Betty said...

GREAT JOB! I love them all...

Laura Stewart said...

great project!

Dixie Cochran said...

Very informative post...on so many levels! Thank you! Lots of great cards too!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

You did a beautiful job with your cards!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Great cards! Love your digital creations. Thanks for the quotes. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Cheryl said...

Fantastic! Your digital cards are great!

Cindi (aka iring) said...

Very nice group of cards! I especially like the first one on kraft card stock. Thanks for sharing the quotes! I'm saving them.

Bev E said...

Great cards. I too really like the kraft card stock one. Thanks

Kristy said...

Love your ideas! Thanks for sharing! I may lift a few of them!!
And I will make sure that I add a card just for you in my donation box of cards for OWH! THanks

Meg Bean said...

i love all of the variations you created for your cards! Very creative!

Sue D said...

What a nice set of hybrid cards--I haven't done too much with digital card making.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

christy sheffield said...

cute cards! thanks for sharing.