Monday, October 19, 2009

Veterans Day Bloghop - plus a mission for enablers!


We're getting our plans together for a Veteran's Day Bloghop .... hopefully a BIG one like the Memorial Day hop we held earlier this year with 150 blogs, tons of inspiration, and lots of prizes!


The Bloghop details:
  1. Hop date: Nov 14th (Veteran's Day is Weds the 11th, so we're moving our celebration to the weekend to give us time to hop and be inspired!)
  2. Sign up by midnight on Nov 11 by sending an email to bloghop@operationwritehome.org. Include your name, your blog title, and your blog's url, and let us know if you'll be offering a prize drawing on your blog. (You can change your mind later, this is just so we have a heads-up!)
  3. On Friday evening Nov 13th, bloggers will receive an email with a link to the blog that follows theirs.
  4. On Nov 14 by 10am PST, post an AnyHero card (or dozen!) and a Valentine card that you'll be sending to OWH. You'll also need to include a link back to OWH, and a link to the next blog after you.
  5. Feel free to add more to your post...something on the OWH page or blogs that you find interesting or inspiring, or a video, news article, a tutorial, or a story about your own family hero...whatever you'd like!
  6. Then join in the hopping! You'll want to check out the blogs, the hearts behind all these cards, and the prizes you could win just for leaving comments!
Spread the word!
You can post right now on your blog about the coming hop to try to help us get even more bloggers involved! Check our Photobucket album to find graphics you can post in the sidebar of your blog.

Never blogged before? 
Check out YouTube tutorials to set up a free blog on Blogger or Wordpress!

The Mission for shopping enablers:
We need YOU to help us do some homework! Go out on the web and find us links to the best patriotic stamp sets! Any company, any price - just post a comment here with a link, and a description if you're able. And if you're representing a company who sells patriotic stamps, please join in and leave a link as well. We want everyone to have a great choice to shop from in time for the hop!

Later this week we'll post pics of each of the ones linked, so folks can "see" before clicking. (And if companies want to offer a discount on those stamps for our OWH crafters, drop an email to bloghop@operationwritehome.org with your details!)

14 comments:

Karen Howard said...

Our Daily Bread Designs has some really nice patriotic stamps.

Check out stamp sets:
God Bless America
On Eagles Wings
I Pledge Allegiance

They also carry patriotic patterned papers. The design team has some really awesome cards in the gallery so don't forget to check out those while you are looking!

Here is the link:
http://www.ourdailybreaddesigns.com/index.html

bluepoohbear75 said...

I posted on my sidebar and will try and get some things ready to join in.

I know Stampin Up has some patriotic stamps in their catalogue. You can find it at stampinup.com

Anita said...

Jessica Lynn has a cute digi image.
http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.com/

Mo has a cute digital set of a boy and girl and many different uniform parts for the kids.

http://digitalpenciltoo.com/

Flourishes has a beautiful clear stamp set and they make a donation to Wounded Warrior program with each set purchased. http://www.flourishes.org/

Kate C said...

OK, so I'm not a stamper (wish I was), but I do love a good search--this shopper thing was just for me. : ) Try www.stampin.com, then search "patriotic" once in their site. Cute stamps--flags, Star Spangled Banner, Pledge, Liberty Bell, 9/11, Statue of Liberty--can't wait to see some of your creations, girls!

Kate

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Memory Making Crafts sells a great stamp set by Unity Stamp Co.

http://zencart-template.com/cindy/unity-in-america-exclusive-stamp-set-w-free-acrylic-block-p-4779.html

I'm really partial to this set because it covers all military branches. ~ky

Lee Tucker said...

Sounds GREAT! Flourishes has a beautiful set called Patriotism on Parade at: http://www.flourishes.org/servlet/the-1074/stamps%2C-flag%2C-bunting%2C-fireworks%2C/Detail
Beeswax has lots at: http://www.beeswaxrubberstamps.com/patriotic.htm
Art Impressions starting at: http://www.artimpressions.com/Catalog/TC21.asp
VivaLasVegaStamps starts at:
http://www.stampostore.com/index.php?searchStr=patriotic&_a=viewCat
Stamp Francisco has many:
http://www.stampfrancisco.com/Search.asp
Innovative Stamp Creations has a beautiful set:
http://www.innovativestampcreations.com/catalog/item/1516071/7047172.htm
Alluring Impressions has some awesome sheets at:
http://www.alluringimpressions.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=65&Itemid=1
I'll give you some more later!
Lee

Anonymous said...

This one has some military stamps http://www.stampandgo.com/cartPATRIOTIC.html

Lynn Ramsey said...

Waaa-Hoo! found this Military and Patriotic stamps....

http://www.creatingmilitarymemories.com/militarystamps.html

Lynn Ramsey said...

Also a really nice Hero and Soldier stamp can be found at:

http://www.craftsetc.com/store/department.aspx?dep=51&cat=44&subcat=22

Lynn Ramsey said...

Ok, last one for tonight is a Military Scrapbooking site with tons of fun stuff to make cards with....

http://www.servicememories.com/

All branches, papers, stickers, stamps. Happy shopping.

Andrea said...

There are nice ones at Artistic Outpost:
http://www.artisticoutpost.com/newsheroes.html
and
http://www.artisticoutpost.com/hero.html

LadyDoc said...

I just bought this set from my Close To My Heart rep; it is called Vintage USA and I bought it specifically for OWH.

https://cindyleek.myctmh.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=3825&CatalogID=122

Loni said...

Stampin' Up! 2009-10 Idea Book & Catalog
Courage, set of 2, #115330, $19.95US

Service & Sacrifice, set of 8, #115992, $18.95US

Hero Jumbo Wheel, #116229, $8.50US

www.stampinup.com
www.loniholt.stampinup.net

Irene Lenihan said...

http://sparklensprinkle.com/o/index.php?cPath=82_101 has some really cute sets. I love the dog set.