Saturday, March 5, 2011

Operation Write Home Bunny Hop Bloghop!




Hello! I'm Sherry Hickey, I live in Arlington, Virginia, and I'm happy to welcome you to my blog, Bits of Cheer! Isn't it a great day for the OWH Bunny Hop? You arrived here from Sherrie's Impressionable Arts blog; if you're just visiting or want to start over, go to www.owhstarsand stamps.org.
My photos may not be in the order I wanted them to be; I haven't figured out how to do that yet, lol.
I made two cards for today. I love the little bear with her Easter bonnet! I've had the digi for quite awhile and I'm not sure where I got it; there is a tiny signature on the digi that looks like "Dell". If anyone recognizes it, let me know. I colored the digi with Prismacolor pencils. I picked up the "Happy Easter" rubber stamp in the $1 bin at Michael's. I really like the banner.
My "Think Spring" card is made with Bo Bunny and K&Co. papers. The butterfly is a rubber stamp called "Wonderland Butterfly" by Memory Box.
I hope you'll scroll down on my blog and check out other cards I've made for OWH. I started making cards in June 2010.
OWH has a great website; Sandy, OWH president, and her team keep the website current and full of news and challenges. One of my favorites at the website is the Resources page, which has an archive of all the OWH sketches and tutorials. I quickly learned when I started making cards that I need a sketch to guide me, so I often refer to the OWH Resources page. Here is a link: http://www.operationwritehome.org/resources.html.
Just a reminder of important deadlines for OWH cardmakers. Easter cards are due at your shippers by March 18; Mother's Day cards are due by March 31!
Blog Candy alert, woo hoo! I'll draw one random winner from comments left at my blog during the hop. I'm giving away a signed copy of my children's book, "Card Auntie's Wonderful Workshop", which I wrote and illustrated. It's the story of a cardmaker! I'm also giving away a little grab bag of crafty goodies. Be sure to leave me your email address so I can contact you; in order to protect you from spammers, type your email address this way: my name at aol dot com.
I hope you sign on to Follow my blog so we can keep in touch! Have fun today as you let your fingers do the hopping! Three cheers for Operation Write Home and our heroes!
From here you go to Jen's blog at http://jencuthbertson.blogspot.com.

75 comments:

Marilyn Webb said...

Very beautiful! My email is marilynrhyno at gmail dot com

Kimberly Johnson said...

Great cards! txtornadoinaz at yahoo dot com

Mindy said...

Great cards, Sherry!!

mjdikinson at gmail dot com

Mindy

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Lovely spring cards!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Sherry! Your bunny hop cards are just darling! My kids would love your book :)

Mindy :) said...

your cards are so great!!
Mindy O.

mindy trl at yahoo dot com

Janet said...
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Janet said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

Janet at scrappingthemagic dot com

Operation Write Home said...

Cute cards! The bear is my fave, I hope you find out where it's from! Happy hopping!

campbelljudy1228 said...

Very cute cards.

Misty said...

I have to come back & see how you made thet lovely butterfly card!
Such talent! TFS

Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

elizabeth said...

The pink butterfly card is so beautiful!!! I have a thing for butterflies.
http://wilmaferngirl dot blogspot dot com

Redonna said...

Cute cards. I especially like the Teddy Bear, but then, I collect Teddy Bears so that stands to reason! Thanks for sharing!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Cute and beautiful cards, Sherry! Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

nice cards, thanks for sharing with us


shmi2 @ sbcglobal . net

Shirley G said...

Sherry yet another couple of awesome cards. TFS...I would LOVE to get your childrens book. :)
Happy Hopping
shirlsfree at gmail dot com

Velda said...

Lovely cards & congrats on the book.

Linda Dale said...

OOH, a book how wonderful. Great cards thanks so much. Linda Dale :) at www.thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.com

Teresa said...

Great cards! TFS

helloholley said...

Hi Sherry!!I love both of your cards!!! They are both beautiful and love your designing too!!! ;)

rstuck2003 said...

Adorable cards...I LOVE books :) Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Rhonda Miller said...

Both cards are so cute. That looks like a fun book. Thanks for a chance.
rmpoohbear75 at gmail dot com

Lillian Child said...

So very lovely, Sherry!

I do so enjoy the OWH events as I get to meet so many lovely and talented people along the way. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your creativity with us today! My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran and this event always holds such a special place in my heart.

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Cute cards, Sherry! I especially love "Thing Spring" - what a great sentiment!

Stamp Addict Jennifer said...

Nice cards. Thanks for participating!

email is jennifer at thestampaddict dot com

check out our facebook page here:
http://www.facebook.com/thestampaddict

Yolanda said...

Terrific cards. I love the butterfly.

scrappinheaven said...

I love the cover of your book..fantastic illustration work!! Don't you just love those little stamps at Michaels? I have a drawer full of them. It's the first bin I look in every time I visit...lol. Your cards are adorable!!

Carol
scrappinheaven at yahoo dot com

Cyndi S said...

Both of your cards are beautiful but I just love the colors you chose for the butterfly card.
cstephenson@q.com

Paula said...

Such cute cards! The little bear is adorable. I love the flower shaped brads on that one too. Perfect for that card.

Erika said...

Cute! And as a military wife, let me say thank you for donating your creations to OWH!

If I'm so lucky to win you can contact me through my blog.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards!

--Cheryl--

Lisa said...

Cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute! :)

Yesterday's Echo Scrapbooks said...

Lovely cards! My favorite is the butterflies!
Brittany
http://yesterdaysechoscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
brittany.yesterdaysechoATgmailDOTcom

Monica Hunter said...

Great cards Sherry! Thanks for sharing! :)

The Stamper's Touch said...

So much sweetness here!!!! Love your two cards! Thanks for sharing!


Linda

Angie said...

Ms. Sherry - WoW! I love your blog site! I will be following you and your work too. Thats what I love about blog hops you find crafters you haven't seen before! I absolutely love all your cards, but the middle one with the little bear is just too cute! Thanks for the wonderful chance on the blog candy too! Have a great weekend!

Angie

ediehardy said...

Gorgeous cards! Hey, we have two things in common. I'm in Virginia (in the Northern Neck) and I love Prismacolors. My dd is going to art school in the fall so I borrow hers. Don't know what I'll do when she leaves. She'll have to leave those pencils here, I guess. Have a great weekend! Oh yeah, it's henryfamily at vabb dot com.

MomsBeenScrappin said...

Beautiful cards Sherry! Lovely as always:)
Doris, stop #45
momsbeenscrappin at yahoo dot com

Michelle Single said...

That pink butterfly makes me hopeful spring will be here!

Disp6194 said...

I just love teddy bears, so cute. The pink and brown combo is too die for also! Really great cards and thanks for the chance to win Kelly1801us @ hotmail.com

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

thank you for taking time to use your talents to bless Operation Write Home. :) Your book looks like it's an awesome read. I homeschool my children and it would be fun to read it to them.

AllisonG said...

Love your cards, Sherry! I hope I win your book. :-)

scrappernic said...

Beautiful cards! Your book looks wonderful!

Becky said...

beautiful cards!

madimom_04 at yahoo dot com

Yvonne said...

Such fun cards to look at! I love all your polka dots--that seems very Springy! Thank you for sharing your blog on the Hop!

Cut n Paste said...

Such cute cards for spring! Thank you for sharing your talent!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Thanks for doing this Hop for OWH
Have a wonderful Day… HOPPY Easter to You!
Come and BEE a follower on my blog
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
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Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

What fun, fresh colors you chose for your pretty cards--and how cool that you've written a book about card making!

Ami said...

Great Spring works!!! TFS!

amidkmpr at msn dot com

GrammaR said...

I love your cards! The bear made me smile. :) And I am so ready for spring that I'm beyond thinking but demanding!

kelley at sevenmilenursery dot com

Ann said...

Sherry, your cards are beautiful!! I LOVE the lil bear in the Easter bonnet!! Thank you for sharing! A children's book< how exciting!!!

SueB said...

Cute cards - Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!
- sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

Ann said...

forgot my email addy.... bam7462ATgmailDOTcom

Cherie said...

Pretty cards. The bear is so cute! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Anonymous said...

love your cards! thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win the candy!
linda patti tpatti at windstream. net

Donna S said...

Adorable bear image! Thanks for sharing!
donna_e_s at live dot com

Cindy's Card Co said...

cute little teddy, I see you have the same blog template as me, that's funny

Dixie Cochran said...

Sherry, your cards are always so cute. Thanks for posting some springtime!

Kathryn said...

Sherry, I love the second card. Better yet, I love that I have all the same supplies and tools, so I can CASE it!

P.S. To change the order of your pictures, you can just cut and paste them after they're inserted in the blog entry. I always change mine. I click on the photo once to highlight it, press control X to cut, move my cursor and click once where it should go, and press control V to paste. If you use a mac instead of pc, replace control with the command key. Hope this helps!

Susan said...

Your cards are always so pretty! Great candy also :)
Thanks for the opportunity!

and please come back to #29, my post was up late, due to a blogger snafu...yesterday's post...challenge with prize (still time) today's post...tutorial and candy!
Thanks,
Susan

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love both of your cards- Great OWH Hop. I am already a follower.
Shellymc2@ comcast dot net

Rosie said...

Bee U TEE FULL Cards!

Amy said...

Very beautiful cards!! They are both great!! Love the colors!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent in the OWH Bunny Hop!!

Happy to be your newest follower...
Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Samantha said...

Lovely cards Sherry! The bear is adorable! You did a great job!

Shelly said...

Your cards are terrific!!! The image on the Easter one is adorable and I like the embossed background. I love the colors of the spring card and the pearls are such a pretty accent.

Thank you for a chance to win your yummy blog candy.

webe34him (at) bellsouth (dot) net

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

What a cheerful collection of cards. Thanks for being part of this hop! terriavidreader at yahoo dot com

Resa said...

both cards are so cute, but the bear in the hat is adorable.

resa8401 at yahoo dot com

Ann said...

Sherry, I love your cards and your book. I've ordered 3 so far. I think I'm a card auntie, though not all of mine are handmade. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Ann K
annjerryk at aol dot com

Pauline said...
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Pauline said...

What marvellous creations you've shared with us! How awesome to write and illustrate your own book! Even more awesome to win a copy... maybe it would explain my addiction of cardmaking to my husband and special needs daughter (she crafts with me)!
hugs and blessings from Australia,
Pauline hopper #48
paulineguttreyATyahooDOTcomDotau
(sorry about the deleted comment, I forgot to add my email address!)

Jinny Newlin said...

Such sweet cards for an even sweeter cause! Great job!

grandmalee said...

Wonderful cards! Love the coloring and the yummy textures! I adore that pink butterfly card...love the monotone design! Thanks again for all that you do for OWH! Your work is outstanding!
grandma_lee_t AT yahoo DOT com

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing with us and OWH!

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karensk said...

Cute card, I became a follower. Great blog hop.
Thanks for sharing
karen k3 at ameritech dot net

Nikki said...

Love everything! I'm so jealous... I couldn't make a decent card if my life depended on it...lol.