Saturday, March 5, 2011

Operation Write Home Bunny Hop Blog Hop

Good morning!  If you arrived here from Patricia's blog, you 
are in the right place. If not, the blog starts here.  It is 
time for Spring and OWH is celebrating with a hop to feature
Spring cards. 
I apologize if this post looks odd, blogger and I are not getting
along at the moment! LOL 
Please remember the following dates for your cards to be at 
your shipper.  Easter is March 18th and Mother's Day is 
March 31.  If you ever have questions about due dates,you can 
check the OWH web site for their one page calendar. Spend some 
time exploring the website; I particularly like the tutorial page
I always find new techniques and tips which helps keep my 
creativity fresh.
I've got 5 cards for you today - I couldn't pick just one! As you 
can see, my "hello" stamp is a favorite.  I figure it can be used for
just about any occasion.  I try to keep my cards fairly simple, but I love
dimension so all the butterflies add that to the cards.  They'll flatten out
for mailing but will pop back up. 

I just spent the week at a wonderful camp called Camp Kieve in 
Nobleboro, ME.  The wonderfully generous people there offer programs 
for veterans for free.  They have had family weeks, Vietnam Vets week 
and a Women Veterans week which I went to.  This is a time for reflection
on our service and an opportunity to center ourselves.  Many of the women
I met had multiple tours in Iraq or Afghanistan along with the first 
Persian Gulf war, there were "peacetime" vets and vets who served as 
peacekeepers such as my time in Bosnia.  All had poignant stories to 
share about how serving in the military changed their lives.  I even 
had a reunion with a woman I served with whom I haven't seen in almost
10 years. There were many generous contributors who made this experience
possible for us and I'd like to thank them all.
The next stop on this Hop is  Christy  at lone pine designs!  Have 
fun as you continue on!  I love to read comments, so please feel free
to leave me a hello and browse through my other posts.
Happy Spring!


  1. Great collection of cards! :) Happy hopping!

  2. Thank you for sharing your creations!

  3. Great colors, great sentiments.... great cards !

    thanks for sharing :)


  4. I love what you wrote :)

    Mindy O.

  5. Great cards! Thanks for sharing and participating in the blog hop.

  6. Thank you for your service to our country and thank you for sharing your cards today!

  7. Pretty cards--I visited Nobleboro, Maine a couple years ago!

  8. Great assortment, love the butterflies!

    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  9. Wow!!! you've been busy, LOL!!!
    All your cards are wonderful!!! ;)

  10. Pretty cards, thanks for sharing.

  11. Your cards are wonderful.

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

  13. Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing! :)

  14. Thanks for your service. That sounds like a great retreat. I like the butterflies, they add a lot of dimension.

  15. Wow, so many lovely cards!!! Love that you used your "Hello" stamp on all five!!! Fabulous!


  16. Beautiful cards, all. Scrolled down and fell in love with the one with the rosette --- made a not to try making those! Have a blessed weekend!

  17. Beautiful cards! Thank you for your service:)
    Doris, stop #45

  18. Lovely cards These will definitely make someone's heart happy!

  19. thank you for sharing your talents and blessing OperationWriteHome with your artwork. :)

  20. Penny, thank you for serving our country! And for continuing to serve the troops through your cards for OWH.

  21. Super cute cards, Penny! I agree, the Hello sentiment is super flexible! Happy Hopping!

  22. Thank you for sharing all five cards! You have really done so much for OWH! Thanks for all your work.

  23. Thanks for doing this Hop for OWH
    Have a wonderful Day… HOPPY Easter to You!
    Come and BEE a follower on my blog
    Rebecca Minor

  24. What a fun selection of cards--so many pretty patterned papers!

    I'm so glad you were able to participate in the retreat. THank you for your service to our nation.

  25. great cards and news of the retreat - Thanx for the inspiration!

  26. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing them as well as your service to our country!!

  27. Wonderful spring-y cards! Thanks for being a part of the Bunny Hop. And many thanks for serving our great country!

  28. Fantastic group of cards! TFS!
    Tammy :)

  29. I love your Hello stamp, too; it's neat how one stamp can become a favorite! I enjoyed reading your post; thanks for serving our country for so many years. Enjoy the Bunny Hop; I was out yesterday so I'm trying to catch up today! My computer is too slooow.

  30. Any one who will try to incorporate Star Trek is a winner in my book! ;)

    You created some great cards. And I'm glad you had some time to reflect.

  31. WOW!! You've been busy! Beautiful spring cards!

  32. Lovely cards- The Hello stamp is perfect- love the pretty butterflies too. Great OWH Hop

  33. your cards are all very pretty! Thanks for sharing :)
    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!

  34. Great job on your cards!! Thanks so much for sharing them all in the OWH Bunny Hop!!

    Amy :) at
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

  35. What lovely cards!!! Beautiful sketches and papers and I really like how you make the butterflies 3-D.

  36. Thanks so much for your service (even if you are Navy, I'm Army!)! I'm so happy you were able to attend this outing. I wish my daughter could go to something like this after her tour during Katrina at St. Bernard's Parish and then to Iraq. Anyhoo, I love all of your cards, but my favorite is the one with the butterflies. I do love all of them as well as so many others on your blog. Thanks so much for your support of OWH and help spreading the word!

  37. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing with us and OWH!

  38. great cards.... i wouldn't have been able to pick just one either... LOL
    I was in the Navy for 8 years... (wish i would have stayed in - oh, well) I will have to look into that camp - thanks for the info

  39. It sounds like you had a great time at that camp!

    Thanks for your comment on my gatefold cards. Your idea that we keep how easy they are a secret gave me a chuckle. :)