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!

67 comments:

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

What adorable Valentines your digi makes--and how talented and generous are you to share it with us! These beauties will be spreading a lot of love, no doubt. . . .

Robin said...

the image is so cute
thanks for sharing your talents on the OWH blog hop

Cleota said...

Sherry, great digi image! Thanks for sharing.

grandmalee said...

Thanks for the awesome digi! You did such a wonderful job on these cards using her! It's amazing how different they look with the different colors!

Sharon said...

Thanks for the image. Your cards remind me of those we used to share in school when I was growing up!

Yolanda said...
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Yolanda said...

Sherry, I can't wait to go through your post slowly. Right now I am still tweaking links. Heather has not posted at this point so please change your link to go to Sheryl at Cheryl's Crafting Corner. http://sherylscraftingcorner.blogspot.com/2010/11/operation-write-home-blog-hop-today.html
Thanks!

Joanne Travis said...

Love your darling digital images, they are so adorable. Lovely cards!

Ronda Archangelo said...

Thanks for sharing your adorable digi and a chance at some wonderful candy!! I wish I could do that with my drawings...so clever. I'm saving it next!

Lisa said...

I love your cards and how thrilled I was to find you offered the image as a freebie!!! This image is going to be a hit among my girls - thank you so much!!!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

great cards thanks for supporting OWH.

Barb HOusner

Janet said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Julie said...

That is a really cute digi and so nice of you to offer it as a freebie!

Rhonda Miller said...

What great cards. I love to see the versatility of images. Thanks for the cute image.

Betty said...

Love the cards and LOVE the image :) Thanks so much!

jennifer mitten said...

Great image - love that girls' pose - thanks for sharing!

Patti said...

The cards are so cute. How unique they become just by changing colors.

Melissa said...

So cute! I just became a follower of your blog! Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy and for all you do for OWH!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Adele said...

Thanks for the really cute digi! Just what I was hoping for! It will be a big help in getting those Valentines out to our Heroes!

stefeni said...

This digi image is so sweet. Great coloring too!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

MomsBeenScrappin said...

Love your cards and really love your digi images! She looks just like my youngest daughter Sara :)

K. Joy said...

Great cards!! Great work on your digis, too! They're so fun, aren't they? :) Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the chance at blog candy! :)

Jean B in PA said...

I especially like your blue and purple color scheme. My e-mail is pearx2 at zoominternet dot net.

Yolanda said...

2:35 and I finally made it here and grabbed some digis! These are great. Thanks! Thanks for taking part in the hop.

Hetty said...

Great cards, and a lovely digi stamp. Thanks!

Shirley G said...

Sherry, did you say you were new to card making? I don't believe it. Beautiful cards. Thank you for the digi. I have to learn how to do that.

Lesley from WI said...

Your card is so cute as is the digi! I love the happy colors you used!!

Karen Howard said...

Thank you so much for sharing your new digi! What pretty cards! Hugs, Karen

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Great image! UBER cute cards!!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Very nice card and lovely image. Thanks for sharing.

Attegirl said...

Sweet cards.. the little girl is so cute...

Ann said...

Your cards are so cute. Thank you for the freebie digi!!

SuzAnn said...

fun digi and great cards. TFS

Ronda S said...

adorable cards and a great digi! Thanks!

Judy Jackson said...

Cute cards! OWH rocks -- and I voted!

Lisa said...

Cool digi, and adorable cards!

WAflowerchild said...

Thanks for sharing the digi :D I can just imagine the smile it will put on the face of the Hero who selects a card with the image on it - thinking about his Loved One's reaction when they receive the mail-hug!

Paula said...

Great cards Sherry. These are going to ne cherished by some heroes daughter for sure. Thanks for joining in on the OWH hop today and sharing your talent.

Lynn said...

I think this card is so cute!

Samantha said...

Your cards are wonderful Sherry! Great digi to offer as well!

Operation Write Home said...

Love your digi Sherry---well done! Thanks for all you do for our heroes :)

Ann said...

The digi is so cute and looks so different when in different colors.

annjerryk at aol dot com

Dixie Cochran said...

Great digi! Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for hopping with us today!

BobbisTreasure said...

Thanks for supporting OWH! Love your digis!
BobbisTreasure@aol.com

Disp6194 said...

Really cute cards! Thanks for the chance to win and the digi. i can't wait to make a card with her :)

Shelley said...

Great cards, thanks for the cute freebie.

KarenS said...

Cute cards! Thanks for sharing

Lynn said...

Wonderful digi! Thank you for sharing and being a part of OWH!

Lillian Child said...

I just discovered your blog (and am now a follower) and love your creativity! Thanks so much for sharing with us and it's so nice to meet a new crafter who is as passionate as I am about OWH (my husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran) and papercrafting. So nice to meet you! And please feel free to drop by my blog at http://lillianchild.blogspot.com/ sometime and say hi!

lori j said...

the card is so cute! cant wait to use it thanks! if i ever4 get off bloghop i can make cards today lol

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Sherry, I enjoyed visiting your blog today, I love the cards you've made and thank you so much for the image you drew. She could be my daughter!

Rufus said...

Thank you for the digi, she's adorable! Thank you for your support of OWH and our Heroes.
R/

Christine said...

great cards - love the colors
thanks for supporting OHW and for the freebie - she is super cute

Paula said...

Such a sweet girl! Makes a very nice card!

loyaz said...

Great cards and extra special digi images - too cute. How kind of you to offer up as candy...

DianeL
loyaz at wbhsi dot net
http://loyaz1.blogspot.com/

MizDenise said...

Thanks for the freebies Sherry & I'd really love to win your blog candy. I've only got one small stamp set and NO distress inks or pearls. As a relative newbie cardmaker on a very tight budget, I am just building my cardmaking toolbox and would immediately put them to use for OWH! I've added you to my RSS reader to keep up with you!

Heather Grow said...

I love that she looks totally different based on the way that you colored her.

Ashley said...

Your cards are sooo cute :) TFS

njgramma said...

Sherry, you are so talented :) your cards are wonderful and the different colors you used really show how versatile your image is.
Mindy

Bonnie said...

Very cute card! I'm a new follower and I look forward to seeing your creations.
bjohn3237@aol.com

helloholley said...

Hey Sherry!!!

Just makin' my rounds through the blog hop!!! I'm lovin' your new digi girl!!! She's a cutie pie!!! oooh....so glad you got some help with turning your artwork into digis!!! That's great news!!! ;)

Your cards are beautiful as usual...just like you!!!

Talk to ya' soon!!!

Holley

Meg Bean said...

Wow! So sweet of you to offer that image - it makes really cute cards!

Cre8tiveVet said...

Thank you for the image. By the way I love your book. I won it on an OWH challenge. Thank you!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your work with the troops.

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Patrice Herrera said...

Wow you drew that design?? I am impressed you are so creative. I am just trying to figure out what Digi means? If you have a moment please explain it to me. Your cards are really cute BTW!

Operation Write Home said...

Here's my first card with your sweet digi!
http://acolourfulworld.blogspot.com/2010/11/doubletime.html

Alex said...

ADORABLE! Thank you so much for the wonderful digi and thank you for taking care of my friend Betty with the blog candy too :)