Saturday, May 29, 2010

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop 5/30/10




Welcome to the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop. I am so glad to have found out about the Operation Write Home which sends cards to soldiers to send to their family and friends. I am going to send my card to them as well as a bunch from my stash. I am also going to host a party with my friends to make cards for this wonderful organization. You can find all about how to do this on their site. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the sacrifice soldiers and their families make to keep my family and your country safe.
If you came to my site without participating in the hop then you are going to want to go the beginning Operation Write Home Blog Hop. Next you will be going to Kathy's wonderful blog.
Pinwheels are really easy to make. You can use any size square that you want. I used a 1.5" square and then cut on the four diagonal lines to within about a 1/4 of an inch. You then fold alterating pieces toward the center. I held them in place and punched a hole for my brad.
I am offering some blog candy; and in order to be eligible you have to sign up to follow my blog. I would really like to get some more followers. I will be offering the items above as my blog candy.
Hugs,
Anita

74 comments:

Tink said...

Love your card!! I have to try making the pinwheels....
I am following your blog now too..

Heather said...

Oh I LOVE the starry pinwheels. GORGEOUS!! Another fun thing I an create with the kids today for my sanity!!! :) Have a blessed weekend

Cindy's Card Co said...

Love the pinwheels. Cindy

Merry's Musings said...

The pinwheels make a perfectly wonderful card. Love your choice of papers!

Kajikit said...

I've never tried to make a pinwheel card before... but it sounds simple. Your little card is gorgeous especially with the contrasting colours.

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

the pinwheels are so fun! I am in for the blog candy! :) thanks for joining in the fun of cardmaking.

Carisa said...

great card! love the pinwheels!

Kristen said...

I love the pinwheels, and GREAT candy! Very nice prize!
Your card is wonderful and so spangulicious!

Have a blessed Memorial Day Weekend!

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

Love your card and the pinwheels. Soo glad you included how to make them. I added myself as a follower, great site. Lovely candy.

Virginia D. said...

Love the pinwheels on the card! Thanks for the directions on how to make them!

ML Design Works said...

I love the fans you made! Great! Lisa

stampgirl said...

Love the card. The papers are awesome! Thanks for sharing. Lisa

helloholley said...

Your card is incredible!!! I love it,great job,I will definately follow you!!!

Dawn said...

great pinwheels.

Marianne said...

Oh the pinwheels, I love them. What a great card.

Lelia Pierce said...

Love the pinwheels on your card! :O)

JessicaLynn said...

OMG pinwheels..I love them!! Great card!

THANK YOU for sharing!
Jessica Lynn

Karen Howard said...

Gorgeous card and I love those pinwheels!!!

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Those pinwheels are darling!

1CardCreator said...

Sweet card, I love the pinwheels! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

joscelyne cutchens said...

love those pinwheels! :) Thanks for supporting OWH!

K. Joy said...

Wow. Love the pinwheels on your card!! How very fun! I may have to try them. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

BJ said...

I love the pin wheels
I'm follower now...I'm gonna have to do something like this to get more followers too....I only have 2...LOL...*hugs*
Good job on the card...love it

Rhonda Miller said...

I just love your card. Those pinwheels are great. TFS.

Scrapping Mom said...

Love Love the card and the pin wheels... Wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing. I just started following your wonderful blog.
celeste

Les said...

Thanks for the wonderful Memorial Day Post for OWH; and for offering a blog candy! Hoping I win! : )

marilyn said...

LOVE your card - the pinwheels are fantastic!

Courtney said...

Your card is amazing...I have never made pinwheels, but you make it sound so easy that I'm eager to try! Thank you for supporting our troops! God bless!

~Courtney~

Erin of the Bears said...

thanks so much for making pinwheels sound easy... they are as cute as can be. I'm pleased to be a new follower of yours!

Operation Write Home said...

Wowsers on the pinwheels! Oh my this whole card is full of so many great details! Thanks for inspiring me!

Happy hopping!

TN Granny said...

Anita,
I love the pinwheels those are so cool. Thanks for telling us how their made.
Stampin hugs,
Jeanine

Martha said...

Love the pinwheels! What a fun card you've made.
Thanks for supporting OWH!

rstuck2003 said...

LOVE the pinwheel, thank you for the tutorial. I am a follower. Thank you for the chance at the blog candy.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the pinwheel card and the sentiment is awesome! Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Linda said...

Hi Anita!

My first reaction when I saw the card was I hoped you would tell us now to make the pinwheels! Thank you. The card is beautiful. Thanks for Hopping with us.

Paula said...

Oh my gosh, what great pinwheels. My list of things I simply MUST try grows longer by the hop!

Erika said...

Great card and thanks for the tutorial. Also, as a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

gocanucksgo said...

Hi Anita! Fantastic work on this card. I love the pinwheel idea because it adds a unique texture to the card. The sentiment is so sweet. Great work =)

Susan said...

Thanks for the pinwheels info. LOVE your card...great sentiment also! LOVE that you are offering candy, so generous of you. Thanks for the opportunity.
Susan

fellow OWHomer and new follower

debb said...

Love love love your card! Thank you for the how to and the candy opp!

Cathy... said...

I love your fun patriotic card! thanks for the pinwheel tutorial and your blog candy is awesome!

Kimme said...

Thanks for joining the hop Anita. Love those pinwheels!!!!

jackielwatson said...

Love your pinwheel card. I will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing your ideas and artwork

Betty said...

I love the pinwheels! Lovely lovely card :) I am following your blog now so I can see what else you come up with.

Trevorstuffmammas said...

I like that patterns together.. Wonderful!! Thank you, Jennifer

Seongsook Duncan said...

Very nice card. Love your pinwheels. Thanks for the instruction. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Moore said...

Love the pinwheels, so cute.

Hannah said...

Love those pinwheels! Thanks for sharing :-)

Lynn said...

Thanks for sharing the pinwheels! I love them!

Debby said...

I love your card. Thanks for the instructions on your pinwheels. I'm now a follower! LOL Great work on your blog.

Carmen O. said...

Anita I just love your card. Pinwheels are one of my favorites and to use them on a card is genius! Very clever and creative!!

Cindy said...

Love your pinwheels! :o)

JPScraps said...

Love the pinwheels on your card :)

Lillian Child said...

What a sweet card creation! My husband is a vietnam veteran and says he wished there had been an OWH program when he was overseas. Thanks for supporting our fellow patriots, and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Cheryl said...

I LOVE your pinwheel card!

Nancy Keller said...

Every time there is a blog hop I find new hoppers and I always add them to my list of blogs that I am following! I am glad that I found you - another new one to me! The thing that I love best about your card is that cute little sentiment - and those pinwheels of course! Thanks for sharing!

Dixie Cochran said...

Pinwheels! Awesome! Love the sentiment!

PaulaM said...

Oh, these pinwheel folds are so cool. I will have to try making some of these - TFS

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a great card, love it!

Kim said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the pinwheels. Adds a wonderful touch.

Anita said...

Stunning card! The pinwheels are awesome.

Corinna said...

Your card is great. LOVE the pinwheels!

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

Tassie said...

I am so happy to follow you!! I love the pinwheels on the card!! I would never think to use them that way... so cute!!

Marsha said...

Your card is great. I've never made pinwheels. Going to give it a try. You candy looks wonderful too! Thanks for the chance.

Melanie Montes de Oca said...

I adore your pinwheel card! Sooooo cute! ;o)

Meg Bean said...

The pinwheels are adorable. Going to add this to my "to-do" list.

Christine said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THE PINWHEELS
thank you soooo much for those easy instructions

christy sheffield said...

cute card! love the pinwheels. thanks for sharing. i'm following your blog through Google Reader.

Theresa said...

These are Beautiful Cards TFS

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Anita Sweetie...
I am Country Wings your newest follower. I cannot wait to see what you share next.

OMG I so adore the little pinwheels that you created on your beautiful cards of love for the OWH. You are so inspiring.

I have never made a card, but this blog hop has inspired me to start. I have been wanting to do something for the soldiers also and this has truly inspired me to give it a try. I have been shut in my house for a month with lung and chronic asthma (hospitalized for 8 days) and am thrilled to find something that I can do from my house. I am going in search of supplies around the house to see what I can create with. Thank you for the inspiration.

Please stop by and say hi. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well. I love meeting new friends and love sharing crafts and ideas.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

cal8007 said...

What a cute card, love the pin wheels! I am following you now and will be visiting you often.

Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

Hugs to you too and thank you for what you do for the troops!

Carmen
cal8007 at aol dot com

Heather Grow said...

Love the pinwheel card. TFS

CraftyMomOf2 said...

gorgeous card Anita and seriously THE most beautiful cause...

wonderful my friend =)

Cut n Paste said...

Love your pinwheels!!! Thanks for supporting OWH!