Saturday, May 29, 2010

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop

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HI! Welcome to my blog as part of the Operation Write Home Memorial Day blog hop. The hop begins back at the OWH website. (It will be live at 10am EST on Saturday). Please take your time and hop through the blogs. This is one group that has my heart.

While my husband was in Iraq a little over a year ago, his unit received cards from OWH. He was lucky and was able to grab 3 cards to send home to us. He sent one to each of our children and one to me. Even though we chatted via web cam and instant messenger, there was nothing like getting a card from him with his hand writing inside. So THANK YOU to everyone who has ever donated their time and talent to this group. I have experienced 1st hand how wonderful a simple card can make a soldier's family member feel.

Also, thank you to all the servicemen and women out there and the sacrifices you make and have made. And I wanted to take a moment to honor the 2 fallen soldiers of my husbands unit. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice Sgt. Henry and Spec. Menke. You will never be forgotten.

Ok, enough jabbering... Let's get to the card! The theme for this hop was Red, White and Blue and "Missing You". Well...that was easy! I just received some of the new 4th of July themed papers from We R Memory Keepers. All I had to do was write in the sentiment on the flag banners with a black pen.


Now on to the next blog. Please jump on over to Brittany's beautiful blog. Thanks for stopping by and taking time this weekend to remember what it's all about.

Have a good one!
-kimber

71 comments:

TN Granny said...

Kim,
What a darling little card and such a cute idea.
Stampin Hugs,
Jeanine
OWH team member

Lori said...

Thank you to you & your family for your service! I like the way you wrote the sentiment on the flags.

Seongsook Duncan said...

A great inspiring story of your own. Thanks to your husband and your family for the service! Love your card. Thanks for sharing.

LadyDoc said...

Terrific card- sometimes the simple things look best!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I loved hearing about how your family was blessed by receiving some of the cards from OWH! Thank you and your family for your service to our country and I'm so very sorry for your loss. Your card is very creative!

Tink said...

CUTE Card!!

Tammy said...

Cute card! Love the twine and button! Thank your husband for his service!

Shell said...

very rustic red white and blue... I like it LOTS!!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Thank you for sharing your story. Thank you to your husband and family for your sacrifice.

Your card is great, what fun paper.

Julie said...

I love this card! So cute!

Thank your husband for his service :)

Kim said...

Very nice card! I love the idea of writing out the sentiment.

Melissa Elsner said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your story. It just makes it all the more important for me to send in my cards!

Operation Write Home said...

Yummy papers, Kimber!! Going to have to go look for them online :) :) :)

Thanks again for your hubby's service - and your whole family's sacrifices!!

Happy hoppin,
Sandy

Melanie Montes de Oca said...

Thanks for the story and the very pretty and unique card! Love it! have a great weekend! ;o)

Monica said...

Beautiful card! Your story is why we OWH cardmakers do what we do! Thank you to your husband and family for their service!

Erika said...

Great card! And, as a fellow military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

Paula said...

Thanks for sharing what these cards mean. It really adds perspective to hear directly from military families. Adorable card. We keep all our heroes and their families in our prayers.

Joanie said...

What a beautiful card! God bless all the service men & women and their families!
Thank you for sharing the importance of honoring our military!

Karen said...

Kim,
What a sweet card! Love the clean, simplicity of it! Thank your husband for his service and thanks to you and your children for your support of his service and all the sacrifices that come with that!
Blessing, Karen

Martha said...

Your card is lovely and I really like how you used the pennants for writing the message on. Looks so good!

Thank you, your children and your husband for all of your sacrifices. And thank you for supporting OWH!

Cathy... said...

Love this cute card! That paper is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing your OWH story!

helloholley said...

I{heart,heart,heart} this stunning card!!

Anita said...

What a fun card!

Debby said...

Hi Kimber. First thanks to your husband and your family for all you give. Thanks for your remembering Sgt Henry and Spec. Menke... thanks to their family.

It's a samll world Kimber...I know you from 2 peas in a bucket "the pub."

great card and I love your story how you were able to benifit form OWH. Very cool.

Cynthia B. said...

Great card! So simple, yet eloquent.
I didn't even know this hop was going on today. I'm going back to the beginning. Thanks for reminding us what this long weekend is about. So glad you shared your card today!

PocketsOfInspiration said...

What a beautiful card!

jackielwatson said...

Gorgeous card I just love the colors.

Kathy Martin said...

Sweet card! Love all those banners on that paper and how you added your sentiment within them! :)

rstuck2003 said...

What a cute card....I really like it

Marianne said...

I love the pattern paper and how you wrote I miss you on the flags.

debb said...

love it- very clever using those banners to put the sentiment!

Lelia Pierce said...

Lovely card! Thank you to you and your family for your service! :O)

Betty said...

LOVE IT! And totally enjoyed poking around your site.

Rufus said...

Sweet CAS card and to the point! Thank you and your husband for your service to our country! That's exactly why I make cards for OWH. You can't save a phone call, although if it's web cam I'm sure it's great to see his face, you don't print out an email and save it ~ but a card with his handwriting, THAT you save!
R/

Hi, I'm Brenda. . . . . . . . . . . said...

Great card!

Please know you and your husband are in our thoughts and prayers as all the military members are.

God Bless all of you.

Dixie Cochran said...

Clever!! Thanks for posting your connection to OWH. It's always nice to hear how are cards are received!

Lindsey said...

Hiya Kimber! Nice to see you here!


Thanks for posting today.

xoxo
Lindsey @ ScrapStreet

dstandard said...

Thank you - with two military SILs (one in Afganistan) I loved participating in your book! Awesome card!

Karen Howard said...

Lovely card and thank you so much for sharing your story... it is inspiring to hear that our cards really make a difference!!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Kimber Sweetie...
I am Country Wings your newest follower. I love your blog.

Loved the card you made. So precious and I know it will touch someones heart on the other side. What a beautiful banner and message and the colors are so perfect. Outstanding job.

I have never made a card and you along with the other wonderful ladies in this blog hop have inspired me to try. I would love to make some for the soldiers too. I have been shut in now for over a month with my lungs and have been searching for something I could do from my recliner. I have found it. I am going to search for something around the house to make a few cards with.

Please pop over and say hi. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well. I love meeting new friends.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Nancy Keller said...

That is such a cute card! What a great idea to write the sentiment on those little flags! And thanks for sharing your story - it's a great thing to know that your cards made it there and back again. :) Hooray!

Cheryl said...

I LOVE how you used the banners on this card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card- I love the banner idea! Great Hop!

Christine said...

that is a super sweet card - i love simple and clean

Cheryl said...

That's a cute way to use that paper just writing your sentiment in!!

JPScraps said...

Awesome card!

Cut n Paste said...

Very cute card! Thanks to you family for your service! Thanks for supporting OWH!

Courtney said...

Beautiful card! Thank you to your husband, you & your children! I know first hand what it's like to be a Military wife with children and a deployed husband. I know the sacrifices you make...So, from the bottom of my heart, Thank you! May God bless you and yours!

~Courtney~

Jean B. in PA said...

I really like your card...simple and attractive and usable by anyone.

Butterballfeather said...

This is such a cute card! You did a great job!

XOXO,
Greta

smswoope said...

Kim, I love the simplicity of the card. The message says it all. Thanks for your DH's faithful service to this country and thanks also to you and your kids for sharing him with us. May God keep him safe.

Sue McGettigan said...

What a great idea! Love this card :)

MidnightCrafter said...

Thank You for your familys sacrifices, hope you have a wonderful weekend.
I love the simplicity of your card!

Meg Bean said...

Absolutely adorable card. I love how you incorporated the message on the banner. Love it!

lough855 said...

Absolutely luv it. I gonna have to find some of that paper! Thanks for sharing!

K. Joy said...

Very cute! I like how you wrote the "miss you" on the paper. Thanks for sharing!

christy sheffield said...

love your card. thanks so much to you, your husband, and your children for the sacrifices ya'll have made!

Susan said...

PLEASE thank your Husband from the Guzy(like GUZZY--Ron, Susan, Tom and Amanda) family in southern NJ!! We are very patriotic and supportive, my hubby as well as many other family members are vets!

Susan
(78 on the list)

Carisa said...

great card, love the banner!

Patty said...

I like the flag banner and how you used it get show your message :-)

Patty

Heather Grow said...

Hi Kimber. I love your card. So cute. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with OWH and God bless you, your family, and the families of the fallen.

Samantha said...

Hi Kimber, thank you for sharing your OWH story here today. Fun to hear about what happens after the cards are sent to the shippers! You card is fabulous, love the banners

Stampin_melissa said...

What a wonderful card! Please thank your DH for his service! My husband is currently over there, so I send my most sincere thanks to you and your children for your sacrifice also!

Hugs!
Melissa

mmwilken said...

Just love the card with banners. Just received a new stamp set with them and your giving me some great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Suz said...

simply beautiful Kimber and a very creative idea.

Hope you family has a wonderful Memorial Day & thank you for your service.

Bev E said...

Great card.

Ola said...

Very cute card!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Happy Memorial Day!
God Bless our Soldiers & their families!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

About : sbartist said...

Love the card & the banner paper! Thanks for all you do for OWH & supporting the men in women in the armed forces. Thanks for sharing your story & the sacrifice your family makes while your husband is serving our great nation. I'm so glad to be participating in OWH for that reason so that my sister can do the same with my cards while deployed.
: ) Susan [sbartist.blogspot.com]

Virginia D. said...

Loved your card!

Thank you for sharing your personal story about OWH. And, thank your husband for his service to our great country. Your sacrifice is greatly appreciated as well; you are in my prayers.

Corinna said...

This is beautiful! I love the little banners and I hadn't seen this paper before now.

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

Jennifer Moore said...

Great card. Thank you for your husband for serving and for you and your kids sacrificing your time with him so he could serve.