Saturday, November 13, 2010

Be My Valentine BLOGHOP! Last stop!

Have you been having a good time today? We sure hope so!  This is the last stop on the hop, unless you started mid-stream...you'll want to go to the beginning and pick up any you missed!
Card share
We've got a little valentine for you, made with a new release from MelJen Designs - isn't this little guy the sweetest! The card design here is from the Stars and Stamps sketch #42 for this past week - do you use the sketches posted there each Sunday? They're a great source of inspiration - especially going back on a Saturday to see how so many different folks used the sketch all week long.


PRIZES!
We've got a special treat....36 little prizes! The Paper Zone generously donated all these packets of goodies, and we'll be picking 36 winners from comments left on this blog post. Winners will be selected from comments left  about what you found inspiring during the hop. If you're not a blogger, leave your email - type out your email address like this: janestamper at aol dot com  - that way we can reach you to get your address, and spammer robots won't find you. Comment by midnight PSTon Sunday November 14th, winners will be emailed later in the week.
  • 4 packs with a "Words Party Set" from Rubber Soul, plus 2 Studio G small stamp sets
  • 13 packs with a "Words Baby Set" from Rubber Soul, plus 2 Studio G small stamp sets
  • 19 packs with 6 assorted Studio G small stamp sets
All stamp sets are clear, unmounted. The Studio G are Xmas and Halloween with a few St Patricks.

Thanks for taking the time to hop along with everyone....for leaving comments and sharing ideas. Now go get busy making cards! :)

78 comments:

ThePurplePlace said...

I wish OWH much success with this wonderful blog hop! I was NOT abel to visit all the blogs, but I am doing to my to see as many as I can.

I'm honored to be part of OWH and I wish I could have played too but having Fibromyalgia and Disc Disease, makes it too difficult for me to spend too much time on the computer, and sadly I have to miss out! Bummer!

I do, however, love OWH and also love creating cards when I can to help out!! Best Wishes!!

Hugs,
Lis

PS: Thank you ALL for everything you do! I'm so touched by everyone here and it's a joy to be part of such a fantastic group!!

Shell said...

What a perfect way to spend my day... hopping from blog to blog and gaining more love and admiration for each and every individual that is touched by OWH. My life has been immeasurably blessed since I found this amazing organization! Thanks Sandy for putting YOU into OWH so we can share it with the world. Much love.

Robin said...

Thanks for another great blog
I think I've only made about 1/2 of them .. but I was going through my blog reader and this came up so decided to post now even before I finished

I love the Sunday sketches, I've used quite a few of them! Your card shown above is so cute!

Shirley G said...

I have had such fun on my first blog hop. My head is spinning with ideas. I tried to write down the stamp, paper, etc. companies everyone listed on their card information. Note to self, must start doing this on my own blog!
Thank everyone for your inspirations, your tips (much needed) and the encouragement I get with each comment I receive.
I love being about to send my creations to our Heroes that keep us safe! Thanks to the men and women of our Armed Forces.
My email is shirlsfree at yahoo dot com.

njgramma said...

I can't begin to tell you all the inpiring stories and projects I have seen on this hop! This is my first time being involved in any sort of blog hop and I have to say I am so glad I picked this great cause to be a part of! I am spreading the news about OWH to all my family members and friends>
I will be sending cards from now on !

thank you so much

Mindy Dickinson
grammiescraftroom.blogspot.com

jennifer mitten said...

I feel the same as the others-head spinning with ideas and motivated to join such a worthy cause - thanks for all the inspiration and hard work you do...

Hetty said...

Your card is just too cute!

April said...

For my hop it was fun, a little long, but very fun. I picked up a few new ideas and I can't wait to start crafting today!

Janet said...

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do something for the wonderful men and women who protect our country. I had a great time looking at all the blogs and am going back to a few to do some challenges.

You guys are awesome!

Janet@scrappingthemagic.com

Melissa said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is the longest blog hop EVER! I am amazed by all the talent and generosity! Truthfully inspiring!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Christine from FL said...

Wow so much inspiration on each of the hops! It is so good to see so many ladies making cards for our soldiers. cwins89203 at aol dot com

Lisa said...

Yippee - I did it! I visited every blog in the hop! I have absolutely enjoyed this event and am honored to have been a part of it. I have gotten so many great ideas and am full of inspiration! Off to the craft room I go. Thank you all for what you do!!!

Giselle said...

Awesome Blog!! Gotta start from the beginning!! Thanks for hosting.

Joanne Travis said...

I'll have to join in on the sketch challenges. I have so enjoyed hopping this morning, what a wonderful inspiration you all have been.
Thanks for all of your work in making this wonderful endeavor such a success. You rock!

Sharon said...

Wow, I've been hopping since a little before 8 this morning and it's almost 2 pm now! What have I found inspiring? Gee, just about every blog I visited had something to share, all of them had great cards, some had tutorials, loved the blog candy giveaways and probably more than anything I love the stories folks have shared.

I'm a veteran and daughter of career Army dad, so this is very near and dear to my heart. Thanks to EVERYONE for participating!

Cleota said...

The stories that some chose to share really made participating in the hop even more inspiring and memorable. This is the first OWH hop I've been involved with and I'm so very glad that I chose to. It has really been a pleasure.

Brenda said...

Firstly, love the card that was made! That stamp is really a cutie! I have seen so many cute and unique stamps today!
It has been truly inspirational and heart warming to see so many kind and giving people out there!
I still have a lot of hopping to do, so wont ramble much more! Thanks again for making this possible! bnmturbanik at gmail dot com

Rhonda Miller said...

What a cute card. I was inspired by the stories of service men and women. There were also some good tutorials that I just might give a try.

Anonymous said...

What a fun day hopping around. There was such a wide variety of cards to say I love you. I can't wait to play outside the box with different colors and patterns and adding something that reflects love. THANKS to all who created hop spots. I was trying to leave comments on each blog but began randomly getting messages I didn't understand. It worked the last 3 times so what's going on now ?? lol I'll have to try and find a place that explains it all.

Patty
sportsfan80 at aol dot com

stefeni said...

Thank you for a great blog hop. There were such great inspiration at every stop. Now off to the craft room to make Valentine cards!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Yvette said...

There are soooo many amazing and talented cardmakers here. So many new ideas and techniques to try I actually have inspiration overload. I'm off to create a few of my own little bits of LOVE!

Tracy said...

wow, what fun. everyone has amazed me and made me want to create more and different valentines.

aloha,

tracizuni at yahoo dot com

Ruza said...

Such a lovely card! It has been a long haul going thru all of the blogs, but I have had a marvelous time. So many talented individuals out there, and all of them are contributing to OWH. I just contributed for the x-mas card batch. Seeing all of these beautiful cards has inspired me to create some v-day cards for the troops once I'm done with my holiday cards. Hopefully, that will be soon.

Thank you and all the bloggers for your dedication and hard work.

Adele said...

I can't believe I saw the whole thing. A big shout out to my husband and son, who left me at home alone today!!! I am both green with envy and as proud as can be. Envious of all the wonderful card makers who can make cards more beautiful than I could ever dream of making. Proud to be associated with all the wonderful people who make cards for such a worthy cause. I had a few "Ah ha!! I can do that!!" moments, and they were wonderful. Can't wait to hop again some day!

K. Joy said...

Oh, what a cute card!! What a cute digi!! :) Thanks for the hop! I saw some great CAS cards along the way. I always like getting inspiration for CAS cards!!

MomsBeenScrappin said...

What an adorable card! What a great way to end a great blog hop! I had so much fun participating, getting my cards and blog post ready. I visited and left some love at every single blog and saw some awesome, inspiring cards by very talented folks. It was a GREAT way to spend a Saturday afternoon and now I have 100+ more blogs to follow :)
Doris
MomsBeenScrappin at yahoo dot com

Heather Grow said...

Thank you Paper Zone for donating the fun prizes.

I'm still towards the beginning of my blog hop journey (I think I've seen 20 so far) but they have been so inspiring. I love reading about how people got involved with OWH. And, the artistic diversity among the cardmakers is amazing.

Thanks everyone who participated.

elizabeth said...

Thanks so much for such a fun blog hop!!! There are tons of ideas and inspirations!!! I love getting together with my favorite crop group to make cards for OWH--And today,such a wonderful offer of blog candy!!
elizabeth dot castleberry at gmail dot com

Yvonne said...

I just finished the Bloghop and Loved every minute of it. This was my very first Blog Hop and a first to participate in as well. I LOVED everyones cards and tried to leave Love when I had time.

The stories about being a part of OWH were just amazing and truly inspirational. What an honor to share in this very special BlogHop with all of you! THANK YOU!

helloholley said...

I still have plenty hopping to do...but what I've seen so far is amazing!!! Tons of fun!! Thanks girls for everything you do;)

Elin K. said...

Awesome job on such a HUGE 'hop! I hit every stop and loved all the inspiration. Thank you!

Elin K.
kovash001@hotmail.com

Velda said...

I made it! It's been a long day and this oldstamper is tired. Lots of inspiration today. I may have to go back to some tomorrow to refresh the old brain. It was my first time with a blog in the hop and I truly enjoyed it.

Judy Jackson said...

Operation Write Home is such a wonderful support to our troops who are deployed and an encouragement to their families at home! I have sent cards and will send them again! I have a collection of cards started and I know fellow stampers in my area also support OWH with cards!

Judy Jackson

judystamper at verizon dot net

Attegirl said...

Love your card.. all the detailing and the mouse is just plain adorable!

Yolanda said...

What inspired me? SO MUCH! All the great peeps who took part, great ideas and layouts, free digis, gorgeous richness of some of the colors and embellies, Military wives and family along the way. So much fun!

Tricia said...

I love seeing all the people who want to support and honor our troops!! What a blessing!!!! It's so fun to be a part of it all. Thanks OWH!

Kathy Clark said...

Wow! I made it! I can't believe so many bloggers wanted to be a part of Valentines Day! And what a great job you did setting it all up!

Ronda S said...

All I can say is WOW! This is my first blog hop ever and I went thru every site. It was so much fun and sooooo inspiring! I think that just the sheer amount of cardmakers that are helping OWH was the most inspiring. And the comments and thanks for all the troops was wonderful.
mum2eight at hotmail dot com

Raelynn said...

Very cute card and such a FUN blog hop.

Cheryl said...

SOOOOOO excited to be part of this project and this Blog Hop. Thanks so much for all you do. LOVE the idea of Blog candy. Thanks.

Valerie said...

That was so much fun! This was my first blog hop and I will participate next time. I thought looking at the variety of cards was huge help! It inspired me to try to get some Valentines Day cards done! This blog hop is just what I needed to get inspired!

Erica said...

I love the bloghop because you see so many different types of cards and get all kinds of inspiration.

Ann said...

OMG, this is my first blog hop. It was absolutely amazing!! Such beautiful cards and fabulous inspiration. Thank you to all who made this possible. I'll definitely be looking forward to another one.I am so proud and honored to be a part of OWH!! But now I must go finish the kits for tomorrow's card making party, that I neglected because I had so much fun bloghopping!! ~Ann~ bam7462@gmail.com

grandmalee said...

How could we NOT be inspired! I have tons of new sketches, lots of new color combos I want to try, lots of new places to spend all of my money on, lots of tutorials I want to try, and above all, lots of fabulous people that love OWH like I do!!!!!1

Courtney Johnston said...

This is the cutest card! I love it! This hop has been so much fun and I'm so glad I was able to participate!


Court122 at gmail dot com

Lori said...

What inspiration. It's so overwhelming but makes me want to create,create, create. These hops always keep me going knowing there are so many out their willing to spend the time to help our troops and their families ,of which I am one of.
Thanks so much and know how appreciated you all are!

Lori H. said...

SO MANY awesome artists contributed to the Hop - LOVED IT! Also so many I will be subscribing to and revisiting for inspiration :D

A BIG THANK YOU for all the contributors, and for helping spread the word of this fantastic organization <3

Seongsook Duncan said...

Wow... I completed the bloghopping! I even took a little break for a walk. It was nice day.

What such great inspirations in a day. Thanks very much for all what you did to make it happen.

Kim T. said...

Thank you for all of the inspiration. All of the blogs were wonderful to see filled with such caring people. Thank you also for the chance to win.

Lisa said...

Woohoo! Made it - hit them all! Inspiring? The tutorials - learned a bunch of new stuff!

- - Sheryl - - said...

Love the card - the image is adorable - considering how many acorns we actually got this year - it is great! What I like about this OWH blog hop - we get to share what we love (card making) with the heroes. Communication is a vital part of their lives and I think what we do is great. The heroes we support in such a little way provides a huge impact I would think on their lives. Nice to be a part of it. Thanks and glad I found this support site months ago!

Christi said...

This has been a really fun blog hop! So many talented and creative card makers participating. It's been inspiring and fun. Definitely keeps my card making mojo going.

ScrappingDeb said...

Got up this morning and hopped around - how fun. I never knew there were SO MANY different stamp companies - got some new to try now.
debsweeney99atyahoodotcom

Joanne said...

I'm still working my way through the blogs, there are many I plan to go back to - this was great fun and thanks to everyone for all the inspiration .. hopefully next time I'll be able to participate and share in the fun

Lillian Child said...

I am so inspired by all of the fabulous crafters and their heartfelt comments about our men and women in service. I am so passionate about OWH (my husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran).

My email is: lillianchild@cox.net

Samantha said...

The blog hop was amazing! There are so many talented cardmakers out there with such different styles. I found it all to be inspiring and took a little something from each card.

Lone Pine Designs said...

What a great hop! So much inspiration I'm off to make cards!

§hawnie® said...

WOW I am so glad I went through all of the blogs. The card you created was so adorable!

What I found interesting or what was the most inspiring for me was the one story where the woman was on a flight and she bought the soldiers a sack lunch & everyone on the plane was touched and affected by her gesture. Truly inspiring!

I also appreciated all the creativity and hard work the blog participants put into their projects!

cards by shawnie at gmail dot com

Beth Horn's Stamp Pad said...

Though I flopped on my part of the blog hop, I have followed the full trail of great creative blogs -- I have felt so inspired by all the wonderful contributors and am so excited to contribute to the cause too! :)

pennyd said...

I tried, but I couldn't make it to all the blogs - my hands are giving out and I want to be able to make VDay cards and get them out to meet the Archway deadline. The blogs were incredibly for the breadth of designs and styles - my head is full of terrific new ideas! I'd love to be in the next blog hop!

Jean B in PA said...

I found the use of non-traditional colors inspiring and also the use of textured items like crocheted hearts. And so much more! My e-mail is pearx2 at zoominternet dot net.

Karen Howard said...

Thank you for another amazing bloghop! Hugs, Karen

schuyler dog said...

sandy, i really like that you posted photos of the cards next to the bloghop names. I somehow managed to get lost a couple of times and it was soooo easy to find my way back by seeing the cards and clicking on the one after the last one I visited. as usual, great job!!!!! and to all the cardmakers, I did not have time to leave messages on every blog but these get better each time and your cards are all fabulous...so inspirational...thanks!!!!

BobbisTreasure said...

The blog hop was so inspirational - my head is spinning! Thank you for all you do - your efforts to keep everything running smoothly are noticed!
BobbisTreasure@aol.com

Sarah Frantz said...

So many, many ideas and inspirations from this blog hop! Such a blessing to see the evidence of support for our troops. I'm happy to be a part of it.

Lynn said...

All the creations and all the effort that went into this hop is inspiring and sends a message that OWH cardmakers are a caring, giving bunch of wonderful people.

Ann said...

I don't have a blog and have never participated in a hop before. I went through quickly in order to make it to the end but am amazed (and inspired) by so many unique creations and by so many people who are supporting this great cause. I gained some new ideas I want to try out, whether layout or technique. Thanks to all.

annjerryk at aol dot com

Lisa said...

What DIDN'T I find inspiring?!?

Sherry H said...

The bloghop has been amazing. It gave me a feeling of community with other crafters, not to mention the inspiration. It was like one HUGE online pep rally for our heroes! This was my first time as part of a bloghop; very exciting. I loved all the variety of cards! SO much info it's almost hard to process, but I took notes! Thanks, OWH!

FibreJunky said...

I can't believe how many people are involved in OWH, but I have been inspired to do everything I can to participate and to send in cards. I hope to get my children involved as well. I've never been so proud of so many people I've never met.

Dixie Cochran said...

Done! Whew! What an amazing hop. The best one yet!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Another wonderfully fun blog hop and I'm not quite done yet! I'm always amazed at the visitors that come through this hop, I've had just over 400 visitors to my blog from 7:00 AM Saturday morning till 9:00 PM today (Sunday), wow.

I'm inspired by so many of the awesome card makers here and enjoy this so much! and, I LOVE the Sunday sketches and use them almost weekly! Thanks for a fun hop!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I am not done hopping yet- what a great Blog Hop. OWh is such an awesome cause- I really enjoy making cards for soldiers. Thanks for all you do!

~ Kendra ~ said...

I have been inspired by all the wonderful cards everyone has made, what a great wonderful group of people doing something special for the troops! Love your card by the way!! Adorable!

Kendra

j_k_sand at yahoo dot com

Christine said...

these hops are always inspiring - a couple cards reminded me of stamps that I have that I need to pull out and the digi freebies are also inspiring - something new to play with...
Thanks for setting it up and then adding the links to the line up

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Cute card. Thank you for being a part of this wonderful blog hop.

Patrice H said...

I am a newbie to OWH and this blog hop.It was a lot of fun. But the best part is that It thrills my heart to read all the personal stories and to see the dedication crafters have to this cause. I am honored to be able to serve our Heros by sending cards to help our soldiers keep in touch with their loved ones.

Ola said...

I loved the blog hop. I wasn't able to comment on everyone's post, but I plan to! I'm most inspired not by the work (even though they are amazing) but by all the support! I love seeing so many people involved in helping a Hero keep in touch with their families!

Thank you so much for a wonderful hop!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com