Friday, November 12, 2010
OWH Be My Valentine Bloghop! Welcome!
Thanks for hopping over from Cleota's at What's Inking; hope you had fun at her lovely blog!
Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home (OWH) Be My Valentine Blog Hop! If you have time while you're here, feel free to look around at some of the other cards I've posted. If not I hope you'll come back and visit. If at any time you want to return to the beginning of the bloghop, here's the link to the OWH Stars and Stamps Blog, where you will find a list of all of today's bloggers and other goodies.
Isn't this a great day for OWH and all of us cardmakers? It's a chance to share skills, tips and inspiration; meet new friends; and support each other in the OWH effort!
If you're new to OWH, new to cardmaking or want to try making cards for our heroes serving far from home, there is tons of info at the OWH home page including the submission guidelines for cards, tutorials, sketches (suggested lay-outs), sample cards, discussion forum, fun challenges, etc.! There's always something new at the OWH website. I made my first cards for OWH just this past June; I set up my blog soon after; and this is my first time in a bloghop. I've had so many questions from Day One, and everyone has been so helpful to me.
I had trouble positioning my photos for today in the order I would like, but after fussin' and fumin' for awhile, I decided to just roll with it! My first photo above is of a little stash of yummy, no-calorie blog candy I'm giving to one lucky bloghopper. Just post a comment here at my blog by midnight Monday (I added a day because there are so many blogs to go through) and I'll draw the winning name from a hat. Please watch my blog for the winner's name so I contact you.
I made the two Valentines pictured above, using -- TA DA! -- my NEW DIGI! I used my Prismacolor pencils as well as papers from Colorbok (Target) and Recollections. I took a white gel pen and wrote "4U" on the heart. I found those tiny red metal stick-on hearts at A.C. Moore. I haven't found a "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment stamp yet; hope I'll find a good tip for one on the bloghop today. I'll stamp the inside of the cards with it when I find one. I hope you have fun with my digi using various colors, papers and designs! Let me know if you make a card with it for OWH. Even better: if you post it to your blog or the OWH gallery, give me a shout-out! I'd love to see what you create.
Thanks to my friend, Mark, for putting my drawing into digi format for me (I just like to draw, lol)! It's posted here in both .png and .jpeg format. Please don't sell it or claim my art as your own work. Simply left-click on the digi, then right click to save it so you can adjust the size when you use it:
A few important reminders from OWH: NO MORE HOLIDAY CARDS because the deadline has passed; and the deadline for VALENTINES IS JANUARY 7th!
SANDY'S SPECIAL MISSION: If our OWH shippers receive 4,000 Valentines from cardmakers by DECEMBER 1st, ARCHWAY COOKIES will match our cards with cookies for the troops!! We can do it! OWH'ers ROCK!
Also, don't forget to vote and ask all your friends to vote for OWH in the Joann Craft for a Cause Contest. We can vote once every 24 hours! OWH is one of three finalists thanks to all the entries sent in by OWH'ers! The grand prize would be a huge help to OWH for the costs of shipping cards to our troops!
I hope you have lots of fun on your OWH Be My Valentine journey! Here's the link to your next stop at Sheryl's awesome blog!
Thanks for visiting Bits of Cheer. Have a wonderful day and weekend!
God bless our heroes and their loved ones!