Memorial Day Bloghop Starts HERE!


Welcome, welcome, welcome! We're so glad you're here! This promises to be a weekend filled with incredible inspiration, creativity, freebies, prizes....and so many more surprises along the way! Be sure to get yourself a cold beverage, send the kids to the neighbor's to play, and settle in for some bloghopping!

For those who are new to bloghops, this is an effort of bloggers across the internet to share their love for Operation Write Home's heroes—service members deployed abroad, sacrificing for their country....and we send them handmade cards to write home on! We've sent over 430,000 cards, and have impacted military families in ways we'll never know!

FREEBIES FOR YOU
This adorable digi was created by the Digi Doodle Shop and shared here with you for FREE this weekend only! To download it, click on the image to see the larger version, then right-click that one to save it to your hard drive. If you've never worked with digis before, we've got a digi tutorial to show you some tips on placing and moving around the image in Word. 

Note: Some of the digis you see today are only free this weekend; others are free to OWH cardmakers anytime. The anytime ones will be hosted on our DigiPage after the hop's done...but you might want to snag them all while you're hopping around!

This freebie has expired.  To purchase this adorable image, please visit the Digi Doodle Shop.  Thank you!


CARDS TO SHARE
The cards shared here today on this blog are from several different cardmakers...made with DigiDoodle's  free digi! Thanks to these talented ladies for sharing their talents here!




BLOG CANDY
What would a bloghop be without candy? We have a number of things to give away today! Please visit our sponsors by clicking on their links below or in the sidebar. We're so glad they joined in to participate! (You'll also see other companies along the way on the hop....ask your honey for a shopping budget for the day!) Enter by midnight May 31st!

  1. The Digi Doodle Shop, in addition to sharing the adorable Stanley with us for the weekend, is offering a prize of a $10 gift certificate to their shop!
  2. Imagine Stamps: Three winners will receive a clear stamp for the back of their OWH cards! (Generic, no personalization.) Winners will be chosen from those who use the word IMAGINE in their comment on this post so we know you actually need a stamp for your cards. (Lots of you already have one!)

  3. Simon Says Stamp has graciously provided a $25 gift certificate to a lucky winner!! Wahoo! 

  4. Elle's Studio is giving OWH this awesome kit full of paper tags to award to a randomly drawn winner..... And, they are giving away two digital downloads to another lucky winner! These digital downloads, shown at far right, are a “Print & Create Kit” – you print the items out, cut and create! The banner kit includes all the items you see pictured below. With this kit you can make your banner say “Happy 4th of July” and/or “Let Freedom Ring”. Also, don’t forget the matching goodie bags!  
So that means we have SEVEN prizes. And who knows, there may be more by the time the hop is done! Be sure to leave a comment on this post to qualify to win!

BLOGHOPPER TIPS

  1. Comment! Leave some love for the bloggers who have worked so hard to make this hop a success. See if you can leave something more than "nice card" — we all love to hear specific feedback about our creations! 
  2. If you get "lost" (ie if a blogger posts a broken link or forgets entirely), simply come back here and pick up where you left off. We'll be checking the links and trying to get repairs done, so don't worry about reporting errors....just move on and enjoy the blogs!
  3. Keep a piece of paper handy to jot down ideas you want to go see again!
  4. To comment on blogs, many need you to enter your email address, Google account, etc. Unfortunately it's not uniform, so we're unable to assist if you don't have such accounts. You might wish to set up a temporary free Google account (using a free Google address that you can check, rather than your regular one).
  5. If you're entering for blog candy prizes and you do NOT have a blog (ie the person can't contact you by visiting your blog), you may wish to leave your email address in case you win. To cut down on spam, type it "name at server dot com" rather than "name@server.com".)
  6. If you're inspired, the last stop on the hop, you'll have the chance to add your card link! Join in the fun!

BLOGGER REMINDERS:
  1. Sometime today, please change your link to the "deep link" (the longer url you get when clicking on a title), so if someone posts something new, your blog still links to the bloghop post.
  2. If you're offering blog candy and you can't find the winner, email bloghop@operationwritehome.org and we'll try to help you locate the person.
SPAMMER REMINDERS:
  1. Just go away, okay? Thanks. That's all.


THE BLOGHOP LIST!
To get started hopping, click HERE

1. Start of the hop, Stars and Stamps
2. Holley, Holley's Hobbies
3. Kate, Hello From Kate
4. Melanie, Scrappily Ever After
5. Pat, PatQ Cards
6. Caryl, Stamps and Stitches
7. Betty , Simply Scrapping
8. Paula, Handmade By Paula
9. Sheri, Smiles for everyone!
10. Louise, Trinity Paper Arts
11. Sandy, A Colourful World
12. Eric, Broken Road Studio
13. Melanie, WinkWink Ink
14. Rhonda, Rhonda's Place to Share
15. Cheryl, Dont worry...be scrappi
16. Greta, Let a Little Sunshine In
17. Shelly, Create With Me
18. Jan, ArtFriendzy
19. Lauri, Paperville
20. Erica, Inked Up and Ready to Play
21. Megan, Megan Bean
22. Cathy, Monkeydreamz:Tales of a Paper Addict
23. Erika, Bekah Jo's World
24. Nancy, Scrap Happens!
25. Donna, Donna Inks
26. Teresa, Tilting At Windmills
27. Samantha , More Paper Please
28. Brenda, Rose Blossom Legacies
29. Barb, Paper Therapy Ponderings
30. Julie, Handmade by Julie
31. Dixie, What's Next?
32. Kristy, Jolley Scrapper
33. Gale, GEL-Oh
34. Debb, Forget Me Knot Nonsense
35. Stacy, Stacy's Stamps
36. Cindy, Papers Pads and Pictures
37. Karen, Lilacs and Lupines
38. Debi , Creating Cards D.M.Rice Artworks
39. Paula, Cut n Paste Memories
40. Tammy, My Craft Central
41. Lee, Stamping With Grandmalee
42. Jan, She's Gone Stampin...
43. Courtney, Back to the Drawing Board
44. Jeanine, Bucket List Stamper
45. Susan, SalonD'Arte
46. Lori, Paper Castles
47. Kimber, Whirlwind
48. Brittany, Levels of Light
49. Erin, Creating Something Every Day
50. Nina, Crafting in Croatia
51. Toni, The Digi Shack
52. Judy, Creating...my style
53. Anita , Cards and Coffee
54. Joy, Dustypenny Designs
55. Seongsook, Sea Garden
56. Darlene, It's an Inkin' Stampede
57. Marianne, Petunia's Paper Passion
58. Corinna, My Scrapbook LIfe
59. Nicolette, BeyondScrapin
60. Bethany, The Crap That Goes On In My Life
61. Tereza, My Treasured Creations
62. Yolanda, Imagine.Make.Share
63. Suz, Craftysuz Creates
64. Sharon , Created By You
65. Loni, Loni's Life
66. Jennifer, JAMSquared
67. Erika, Crafty Rika
68. Karrie, Sweet Paper Treats
69. Jay, Stampin' with Jaydee
70. Brenda, Brenda's Stamping Corner
71. Holly, InkPaperStamps
72. Jessica Lynn, Brentwood's Blog
73. Harriet , A Little This And A Lot Of That
74. Stephanie, SeaSteph's Creations
75. Melissa, Melissa's Moments
76. Dawn, The Chatty Stamper
77. OWH, Hero Blog
78. Susan, Pieces of Fate
79. Courtney, A Touch of Pink
80. Amy, Can't Wait to Create!
81. Linda, Nana's Notes
82. Susan, SMBdesign
83. Stephanie, SR Cards
84. Shelley, Shelley's Creations
85. Joscie, OHScrap!
86. Peggy, The Wired Angel
87. Brianne, Crazy, Beautiful Days
88. Christy, Lone Pine Designs
89. Melissa, The Profound Brunette
90. Vera, Ling's Design Studio
91. Dawn, My Stamping Thyme
92. Virginia, Scrappin' Along
93. Carisa, Lady Guinevere's Inky Faeries
94. Karen, Feline Creative
95. Jana, I Can't Wanna
96. Leslie, Tattered Scraps
97. Kristen, KAH-Wink-E-Dink Digi Stamps
98. Amy, Greetings!
99. JenMarie, Taylor~Made by JenMarie
100. Shelly, My Creative Rumblings
101. Bonnie Rose, A Life Unrehearsed
102. Heather, Stamptastic Creations
103. Monica, Little Bit of Life
104. Deborah, Thoughts of a Grasshopper
105. Kelly, Weekend Stamper
106. Barbara, The Love of Stamping
107. Melanie, Pockets Of Inspiration
108. Cindy, Cindy's Card Co.
109. Tereza, The Thrifty Scrapper
110. Tricia, Simply Stamping
111. Judy, Grammie Judy's
112. Nora, Merrie's Musings
113. Alexandria, Ready…Craft…Create!
114. Diane, 1CardCreator
115. Lisa, Welcome to My World
116. Christy, Wonderfully Complex Designs
117. Karen, Creating with Kajikit
118. Katlyn, Splashing Joy
119. Lelia, Green Goddess Creations
120. Diane, stampinldyglfr62
121. Kimme, The Life of a Princess
122. Ellen, Tinktime
123. Carolyn, P.M.S. etc...
124. Anita, Happy Paper Craft Happenings
125. Kathy, Pass It On
126. Joanne, Cardology, etc
127. Sherrie, Impressionable Art
128. Jennifer, Just Coffee Please
129. Erica, Creative but messy
130. Melissa, Melissa's Creative Space
131. Pamela, Pamela's World of Scrap
132. Linda, Payne Holler Cards
133. Amy, Amy's Creative Pursuits
134. Nicole, My Craft Room Creations
135. Christine, Christine's Crafting Capers
136. Susan, sbartist : painting in the dark
137. Claudia , Pretty Pressings
138. Amy, Amyspaperaddiction
139. Debby, Debby's Dare
140. Heather, We Grow By Our Dreams
141. Angela, Midnight Crafting
142. Kim, Tuesday Throwdown
143. Ayana, Ayana's Creations
144. Jackie, Creative Design by Jackie
145. Paula, The Paper Spa
146. Lindsey, Lindsey's Scraps
147. Homefront, Homefront blog

Kate  – (May 29, 2010 at 6:55 AM)  

Wow! That's a lot of blogs. Woo Hoo! Thanks, Sandy for wrangling everybody. We love you!

helloholley  – (May 29, 2010 at 6:58 AM)  

Great job.....the blog before yours, Sandy....I couldn't find a link to your blog on her blog??? Not sure if it's me....or staying up late and waking up early....just thought I'd pass it along!! ;)
does this post make sense???....boy,I scare myself! ;)

jackielwatson  – (May 29, 2010 at 6:59 AM)  

This is my first blog with owh and I am so honored to be with all these talented ladies. I love the your cards using the beagle. I had a beagle for years and she pasted this summer so yes I will snap that one. So many blogs, so much candy OMG what a weekend.

helloholley  – (May 29, 2010 at 7:04 AM)  

I 'imagine' I should've said THANK YOU in my other post, for the chance to win some awesome blog candy!!! So thank you! ;)

LadyDoc  – (May 29, 2010 at 7:06 AM)  

Just checking in to make sure we are OFF! I "imagine" that Sandy didn't get much sleep last night, lol!

Seongsook Duncan  – (May 29, 2010 at 7:21 AM)  

How exciting all about this! Sandy, thank you so much for your endless inspiration and dedication to this great project. You are amaazing.

Kimme  – (May 29, 2010 at 7:28 AM)  

I am up and running, links are all working and the person after me is up too :) I am so excited. I love Stanley, he's so cute and I am absolutely THRILLED that I was able to make a sample here. Happy Hopping to everyone and thank you again Sandy and everyone who helps make OWH possible every day!

Nancy Keller  – (May 29, 2010 at 7:32 AM)  

Awesome fun! It's going to take me a while to get through all of them - thanks to everyone who got this bloghop up and going - this is definitely one of my favorite things!!!! Happy hopping to everyone!

Jennifer Scull  – (May 29, 2010 at 7:33 AM)  

I am more excited than you can 'imagine' to be a part of this amazing effort to support our phenom troops! :) thanks for all you do! :) hugey hugs!

Tink  – (May 29, 2010 at 7:35 AM)  

Love the hop . such BEAUTIFUL cards! I could use the Image stamp..

iring  – (May 29, 2010 at 7:37 AM)  

All I can say is WOW! This will be a fun weekend! I can only IMAGINE how much inspiration we'll find here! (I could really use a stamp for the back of my cards) I can't believe all the great prizes being offered! Hooray! Happy Memorial Day and weekend!

Rhonda Miller  – (May 29, 2010 at 7:38 AM)  

This all sounds like lots of fun. I'm so excited to get hopping. I imagine there's a lot of inspiration to be had out there this weekend. I love those cards and thank you to Digi Doodle for the freebie.

Erika  – (May 29, 2010 at 7:38 AM)  

I just LOVE blog hops! Yay!

Lindsey  – (May 29, 2010 at 7:39 AM)  

Hooray! Here we go! Thank you so much, OWH and all the bloggers, for doing this today!

xoxo
Lindsey

Our Little Inspirations  – (May 29, 2010 at 7:40 AM)  

Oh, these cards are ADORABLE with that cute doggie digi image! Huge thanks to DDS for sharing that with us this weekend, woot!
I cannot IMAGINE winning such awesome blog candy, but thank you to everyone who's brought us this great blog hop to enjoy this weekend! I'm off to hop around and see all the OWH treasures now :)

Anonymous –   – (May 29, 2010 at 7:45 AM)  

Thanks for the great hop! I "imagine" the extra time I will have to make more cards for OWH if I do not have to write the name on each card.

Jean

pearx2 at zoominternet dot net

Anonymous –   – (May 29, 2010 at 7:51 AM)  

Wow, what a great idea! I live in a military town so this is great for me! Thanks for sharing all your ideas and for the chance to win great stuff! Lisa Courter stampgirl@embarqmail.com

Scrapping Mom  – (May 29, 2010 at 7:51 AM)  

I am so happy to be a part of Operation Write Home..
Thank you so much for the inspiration always given to make my cards better.
Wonderful freebie thank you. I have never used digital stamps before so I am going to give it a try...
thank you for the wonderful giveaways
Celeste
celestelombas@live.com

Zoe  – (May 29, 2010 at 7:55 AM)  

Really cute cards. Thanks for having a Blog Hop for Memorial Day!!

Merry's Musings  – (May 29, 2010 at 7:56 AM)  

So great to be a part of this amazing organization!!! Thanks so much. I am having fun already, wonderful card makers out there!

Kajikit  – (May 29, 2010 at 8:00 AM)  

Hmm.. that's strange. A few minutes ago blogger would not let me comment on any of the entries in this blog and now it works again. Thanks for organising this hop! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's cards...

Kajikit  – (May 29, 2010 at 8:02 AM)  

And I IMAGINE that I'll get lots of brilliant ideas from everyone!

PaulaM  – (May 29, 2010 at 8:10 AM)  

Sandy, That digi stamp is way too cute. IMAGINE all the ways that sweet stamp can be colored - you have already included three - and the cards that have been created are just wonderful too.
I am looking forward to hopping along today - at least until I have to run off to work. Thanks for putting another GREAT blog together.

Jennifer Moore  – (May 29, 2010 at 8:19 AM)  

I love the little dog cards. All of them were just too cute. Wow, what generous companies. I'm so excited to be a part of this hop. Thank you.

Yolanda  – (May 29, 2010 at 8:22 AM)  

Thanks for the doggie digi. Too cute!

Gina Thornton  – (May 29, 2010 at 8:29 AM)  

What a cute puppy! Cute but sad!
Thanks for the blog hope and the chance to win some goodies!
Happy Memorial Day and thanks to all of our Service Men and Women and their families!

Kim  – (May 29, 2010 at 8:29 AM)  

Thanks for putting this hop together! I am so glad I joined and thanks for the dog digil. He's adorable.

Dixie Cochran  – (May 29, 2010 at 8:34 AM)  

Sandy, you've done it again! Thank you for all the hard work. I can't imagine the time and effort it took to pull all this together! Looks like a fun weekend!

cheryl  – (May 29, 2010 at 8:42 AM)  

He ain't nothing but a Hound Dog! But he makes a fine card.
I am pretty new to card making and have never heard of digi doodle or seen any of them but wow I really like it! Can't wait to play with the hound. Thanks to everyone for sharing. I love to find new ideas and techniques.

Stampin_melissa  – (May 29, 2010 at 8:42 AM)  

Woo-hoo! We're off and running! Thanks to the Digi Doodle Shop for the darling freebie! I can't "imagine" NOT being a part of this hop! Now I'm off to hop and comment!

Anita  – (May 29, 2010 at 8:43 AM)  

Thanks for the awesome digi. Off to see the amazing projects.

Erin of the Bears  – (May 29, 2010 at 8:45 AM)  

Imagine! My first BlogHop... I'm picking up so many ideas. Sandy, I can't believe how much work this must be for you, and I admire your organizational skills. It is SO obviously a labor of love. Thanks!!

Charisma3103  – (May 29, 2010 at 9:11 AM)  

I love the digi stamp and the projects you all have created with it. Thanks you for the inspiration.

Janie Boots
boots3103@hotmail.com

Robin  – (May 29, 2010 at 9:20 AM)  

thanks Sandy for putting this together

the cards with the free digi stamp are so cute

I IMAGINE that my boyfriend will be upset with all the computer time I'll have this weekend blogging, but oh well ... he can go fishing! that's his hobby

Jamie  – (May 29, 2010 at 9:31 AM)  

Oh how fun! I'm so happy to go visiting the blog hop but sad that I couldn't participate this time. I IMAGINE next time may work better for me :)

Thank you to all the sponsors for the freebies and other prizes :)

Rufus  – (May 29, 2010 at 9:55 AM)  

Heaven's that's a LOT of blogs! Off I go~
R/

Diane S  – (May 29, 2010 at 10:12 AM)  

Looking forward to some hopping!

Julie  – (May 29, 2010 at 10:49 AM)  

I love the Stanley samples! I haven't taken the dive into colouring digis yet, so these gorgeous examples have me itching to give it a try! I IMAGINE it's not as hard as I fear it will be :) Sandy, have I told you lately that YOU ROCK? Well, you do!

The Paper Princess  – (May 29, 2010 at 10:55 AM)  

IMAGINE my excitement at finding your blog and learning about the blog hop this weekend! I will be adding your hop to my Calendar of Events at Create With Joy and will also be signing up to follow your blog. I look forward to visiting as many of the sites as I can this Memorial Day weekend!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Nicole  – (May 29, 2010 at 11:10 AM)  

Those doggy cards are too cute! Thank you to all at OWH for coordianting this Blog Hop. So much fun! I had a fun time participating!
Nicole

Janette Fuller  – (May 29, 2010 at 11:23 AM)  

Thanks for this opportunity to visit these wonderful blogs. I love the freebie doggie digi.

LynnR  – (May 29, 2010 at 11:31 AM)  

Wow! So many blogs! So many goodies! This is going to be such a fun weekend, thank you for putting this on and thank you for all you do for OWH!

LynnR –   – (May 29, 2010 at 11:34 AM)  

P.S. I can't IMAGINE how much work goes into putting on such a thing as a blog hop....kind of new at this..... but it sure is fun!
hiscreation2@hotmail.com

Grammykrob  – (May 29, 2010 at 11:36 AM)  

I love doing the bloghops with OWH. It is wonderful group and I love being a part of it. Thank you for all you do.


Kathy
Pass It On
http://kathypassiton.blogspot.com/

amycatalogna  – (May 29, 2010 at 11:41 AM)  

Sandy and everyone at OWH -- THANK YOU for all that you do! And thank you to the service men and women and their families. You are in my thoughts and prayers always!
Amy

Debby  – (May 29, 2010 at 11:42 AM)  

Can you imagine so many bloggers coming together to celebrate the men and women of this country and all they give? I'm new to OWH and this is awesome. Thanks for letting me participate.

debbysdare@gmail.com

Karen  – (May 29, 2010 at 11:43 AM)  

Amazing, Sandy and all the OWH crew! What a great day and great hop! So much talent!
Karen

Patricia  – (May 29, 2010 at 11:49 AM)  

I can "Imagine" that the person(people) who came up with this idea is a wonderful person(people)! I think you guys are doing something great here!

Sharon Field / Created By You  – (May 29, 2010 at 11:55 AM)  

This is such a wonderful service for our guys and gals who are protecting our nation!! I'm putting together a box of card fronts to send you on Tuesday (For Regina)... and also putting together a downline meeting to make more card fronts into cards so we can ship you another box next week.

THanks so much for organizing this blog hop, it's a wonderful commemoration to all who have served... past and present!! I'm so proud to be an active participant (stop #65). Hugs to all!

Mary  – (May 29, 2010 at 12:09 PM)  

Thanks for organizing this. I can't wait to get started. The gardens are weeded and ready for the party tomorrow. That leaves me the rest of today and Monday to blog hop. I IMAGINE I will get lots of ideas to keep me busy.

debb  – (May 29, 2010 at 12:20 PM)  

Woohoo- I am off to hop! Thank you digi doodles for this wonderful digi- love it! And I IMAGINE that I will be making many cards with it! Thank you to all the sponsors for their support! Off to hop hop hop....

Kelly  – (May 29, 2010 at 12:22 PM)  

There are soooo many blogs on that list. :) I will be finding much inspiration this weekend.

Country Wings in Phoenix  – (May 29, 2010 at 12:27 PM)  

Oh How Fun Sweetie...
I have so enjoyed visiting you today. I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what you share next.

Love the little critter. He is so adorable, and the eyes, oh my they are just the best. Thank you for allowing us to print. Love it.

Please stop by and say hi. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Caro  – (May 29, 2010 at 12:27 PM)  

Great job on the bloghop Sandy! I feel privileged to make cards for the heros and can't IMAGINE a week going by without making some... it's just part of what I do. I love the tutorials and all the wonderful card ideas!

Angie  – (May 29, 2010 at 12:43 PM)  

Wow! I can't "IMAGINE" winning all this awesome stuff! I'm off to hop:)

Cassie_lu  – (May 29, 2010 at 12:56 PM)  

What an amazing thing to do. The cards are great as are the prizes. One wouldn't have to look too hard to IMGAINE what they could do to help out.

Cassandra  – (May 29, 2010 at 1:06 PM)  

It would be wonderful to receive a OWH stamp - "imagine" how many cards could be sent :) Thank you!

BrendaLea, the Prpldy  – (May 29, 2010 at 1:19 PM)  

I can't wait to start my hopping. So glad I found out about this hop. That digi is so darned cute and I can IMAGINE so many ways of using it. Thanks also for so many wonderful prizes we have a chance at winning.

BrendaLea
The Purple Lady

rstuck2003  – (May 29, 2010 at 1:24 PM)  

WOW, lots of bloggers this time around! I love this digi stamp, he is ADORABLE! I can just IMAGINE how happy our troops are going to be when they get all these wonderful cards!

Kim Venton –   – (May 29, 2010 at 1:32 PM)  

I just recently found OWH a week ago and as the mother of 2 soldiers in the US Army and a card maker IMAGINE how happy I was to find this cause. I cannot wait to get started on getting my first set of cards to OWH and I IMAGINE I am going to learn alot more about OWH and the wonderful people who are making cards by this blog hop today. I am starting now and I am very excited

christy sheffield  – (May 29, 2010 at 1:33 PM)  

Wow, so awesome! I'm participating as both a blogger and hopper and can't IMAGINE how many awesome cards we will have! Thanks for organizing this, OWH!

Kim Venton –   – (May 29, 2010 at 1:34 PM)  

Oops, might want to leave my email:
kventon2@cfl.rr.com
Thanks you
Kim Venton

Lelia Pierce  – (May 29, 2010 at 1:51 PM)  

This was amazing! I'm not finished yet since I started towards the end, but there was so much talent along the way. I applaud all the family members who have loved ones deployed and serving. I can't IMAGINE having someone that close to me be gone and in harm's way.

Thank you for arranging the blog hop...it was inspirational!

Hugs,
Lelia

jccats  – (May 29, 2010 at 1:52 PM)  

I never imagined that I'd be making so many cards for this organization. I never imagined that I'd be upset with myself when I feel like I have done enough.... what a great organization, what a great blog hop (unfortunately I'm just getting started). I imagine I'm going to be busy tonight going through these blogs..... hope to get some cards done too..
I imagine I've used imagine enough?

Naomi  – (May 29, 2010 at 2:06 PM)  

Can't wait to start the blog hop. I couldn't imagine what to do with the digi dog but the samples were such a help. Thanks for the digi and ideas.
Naomi

Marianne  – (May 29, 2010 at 2:10 PM)  

Aw so cute. I love him. Sandy and all thanks for making this such a great Hop.

Jan Hunnicutt  – (May 29, 2010 at 2:22 PM)  

Wow Sandy, This is really something! It's going to take a couple of days to see each blog! I LOVE the sample cards you have today, I downloaded Stanley and can't wait to color him. Thanks!

Melanie Montes de Oca  – (May 29, 2010 at 2:51 PM)  

Thanks for letting me participate. This isn't just my first OWH blog hop- It's my first blog hop of any kind! So many blogs, so little time! Thanks to all the sponsors for the cool prizes! ;o)

Brenda  – (May 29, 2010 at 3:17 PM)  

OK, is that image cute or what?! I'll be visiting those shops! Thanks for putting htis together, Sandy!

Judy  – (May 29, 2010 at 3:18 PM)  

Hi to all the ladies that keep OWH going. I say Hats off to you! Also wanted to say thank you for allowing Digi Doodle Shop to be a part of this amazing effort. It is truly an honor!! Lastly, I wanted to say hi to all the contestants, and players. I wish you all the best of luck, and most of all to have lots of fun.

Hugs
Judy/DDS

Sandy  – (May 29, 2010 at 3:51 PM)  

I can't even "imagine" all the work that went in to getting the hop ready for this weekend, but I would like to give you all a BIG thank you!

Kristen  – (May 29, 2010 at 3:55 PM)  

This is great and has been so much fun! I can't thank you enough for putting this together, it has run so smoothly. I was afraid to enter, because I never have done a hop before... but it was painless. I will definitely participate again. I can't wait to send my next batch of cards off!!!!

JPScraps  – (May 29, 2010 at 4:29 PM)  

So many blogs & I'm getting a late start. Off I go...hop....hop...hop

Shelly Schmidt  – (May 29, 2010 at 4:35 PM)  

I saw the OWH on Karen Howards blog and decided to play along with the sketch challenges when I can- I am so happy I found the blog hop- fantastic idea snd I can only IMAGINE how many cards the troops will be recieving!!! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Payne Holler Cards  – (May 29, 2010 at 4:47 PM)  

my first time here in the hop! honored to be joined with such talent and tremendous cause!

Dee in N.H.  – (May 29, 2010 at 4:52 PM)  

Wow! What an impressive list of blogs! What a wonderful cause! Those that get the cards made by all the kind and generous folks here must be just thrilled! Thank you all so much!

Staceykinz  – (May 29, 2010 at 5:25 PM)  

I'm getting a VERY late start with the hop, but I IMAGINE I'll have a great time catching up. :)

Robin  – (May 29, 2010 at 6:14 PM)  

I can imagine having my own stamp. It would be awesome. The blog hop is fun thanks for all who gave their time.

Theresa  – (May 29, 2010 at 6:27 PM)  

I am looking forward to doing this hop...looks exciting. I imagine how nice it would be to have a stamp for the back of my cards that I send to OWH. Love the free digi. Off to hop hop hop!

Pat Q  – (May 29, 2010 at 6:29 PM)  

I IMAGINE it takes a ton of work to keep this blog hop going smoothly. So I am going to give s big shout out to you for doing all this work. I am more than half way through the blogs--so it's good we have a long weekend. Great ideas so far. Thank you.

Hannah  – (May 29, 2010 at 6:57 PM)  

I'm just now getting started on the hop! I can only IMAGINE all the beautiful creations I'll be seeing along the way!! :-)

Virginia D.  – (May 29, 2010 at 7:01 PM)  

Wow! What a wonderful job y'all did to make this a great Blog HOP! This is my first Hop, and I am definitely doing the next one. Thanks for all you do!

Vieve  – (May 29, 2010 at 7:03 PM)  

IMAGINE how many cards you wouldn't have to stamp 4 me if I won this. I am getting ready to make another shipment...

Off to the other blogs!

Jana  – (May 29, 2010 at 7:19 PM)  

I couldn't even IMAGINE how many talented blogs I would be visiting this weekend. I am so grateful to have the whole weekend. Love the doggie image. Thank you for him.
Happy Memorial Day.

Paula  – (May 29, 2010 at 7:44 PM)  

What a fantastic Blog Hop. Very exciting to have so many people participate. So much inspiration and lots of re-visiting to do in the days to come.

Viji Siddharth  – (May 29, 2010 at 7:58 PM)  

will try and visit each of those blogs! am going to be busy!!

Judy Jackson  – (May 29, 2010 at 7:58 PM)  

How exciting to this Blog Hop. I can only IMAGINE how creative the cards will be!

Judy Jackson

judystamper at verizon dot net

Cheryl Kosakura  – (May 29, 2010 at 8:15 PM)  

I better get hopping! I'm excited to see everyones blogs!
Thanks for the free digi! The puppy is super cute!
-Cher

Cheryl  – (May 29, 2010 at 8:38 PM)  

All I can say is "Wow"! I have not made it to all the blogs yet but I am on my way. I am impressed by all teh lovely creations and the personal stories shared by some of the participants. Thank you for the free dog digi. He is too cute!

Heather  – (May 29, 2010 at 9:17 PM)  

So excited to start the hop!!! I've been looking forward to it since last year :)

Shelly Schmidt  – (May 29, 2010 at 9:56 PM)  

I have been hopping all night and am 1/3 of the way through (back end)....fantastic projects!!! Great Blog hop!

Teepee  – (May 29, 2010 at 9:56 PM)  

Oh, my goodness! I never would IMAGINE that you would have so many bloggers. Congratulations on a wonderful site and such a worthy project.

Lisa  – (May 29, 2010 at 11:18 PM)  

wow this might keep me busy & inspired all weekend!!! lol!!

Susan  – (May 30, 2010 at 2:31 AM)  

digi doodles site not working right, they gave me free stuff, for ordering, but it is coming up as not free...AND there was no place that had anything written about this hop. I left everything in my shopping cart.

I'll be back.

Susan

Susan  – (May 30, 2010 at 2:32 AM)  

Imagine! I definitely need a stamp for the back!
Susan

Cindy  – (May 30, 2010 at 2:49 AM)  

Thank you for all of your hard work. What a wonderful blog hop! Love the cards, too!

Lori  – (May 30, 2010 at 2:50 AM)  

thanks sandy for all of your hard work. I love your images and cannot wait to use them.

STAMPING SAM  – (May 30, 2010 at 4:40 AM)  

Whoa! That's a lotta hopping! Best get busy, thanks for all that you do!

Sherrie  – (May 30, 2010 at 4:41 AM)  

I just love that hound image! I haven't taken the dive into digital stamps yet but he would sure get me to! I love all the cards you made with him too! This has been a great hop. I'm so excited to be a part of this "family" of cardmakers! Thanks for the opportunity!

Amy Johnson  – (May 30, 2010 at 5:42 AM)  

Awww, what a cute image and such adorable cards!

Celeste  – (May 30, 2010 at 6:00 AM)  

Cute image, great cards, great way to show love to our troops. "Imagine" what it would be like if we didn't have all these brave men and women. ((((HUGS)))) to all of them.

Shirley  – (May 30, 2010 at 6:13 AM)  

What a great turnout for this Blog Hop. I love seeing this much support for such a wonderful cause. Thanks for all the hard work that went into making it happen. The opening cards with that adorable bassett hound are wonderful and so different.

Marlene  – (May 30, 2010 at 6:37 AM)  

Absolutely wonderful! This is the best blog hop, ever.

Erica W.  – (May 30, 2010 at 7:26 AM)  

Holy cow, that's a lot of blogs! And alot of candy! Thanks so much for all you do, ALL of you who are participating!!!!

-wife of an Air Force Major (who happens to be deploying soon!)

yvonne  – (May 30, 2010 at 7:53 AM)  

what a great idea what a size of a hop

Heather Grow  – (May 30, 2010 at 8:09 AM)  

I'm loving the blog hop. It's been so fun to love only see the beautiful cards but to read the words of inspiration for Memorial Day. Love it! And, I am IMAGINE-ing that it would be wonderful to win a prize. But, if not, I am so filled with gratitude for all of the sweet ladies who have left friendly comments on my blog.

Jan aka StampQn  – (May 30, 2010 at 8:56 AM)  

What a wonderful hop! I am so happy I was able to participate again. I know you have put a ton of work into the organization of the blog hop and so many lives will be touched with the creative inspiration the hop has offered. Thanks. Jan

jaydee  – (May 30, 2010 at 9:09 AM)  

I am so thrilled to have been able to participate to support such a great cause. Thank you to Sandy and everyone else who worked so hard to organize this great hop. Such amazing projects to be found on the hop.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate
Jaydee

grandmalee  – (May 30, 2010 at 9:46 AM)  

WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! This hop is the best ever! I'm still going strong...there is so much to see & learn that I'm taking my time. I can IMAGINE how hard it must be to put all of this together, so I really want to thanks all of you that are behind-the-scenes making all of this possible (right Sandy!). I have more to see, so I'm blopping again!

paola  – (May 30, 2010 at 10:17 AM)  

That sure is a lot of blogs on the hop, i think what you ladies are doing is absolutely fabulous, well done. Your cards are great and i am sure they are so much appreciated, brilliant idea
smiles
Paola

Tricia  – (May 30, 2010 at 10:22 AM)  

This is so much fun! I'm so glad to be a part of it. I'd love to win an OWH stamp, since I don't have one yet! But any of the prizes would do!!! :-)

Thanks again! Now I have some hopping to do!

Jeanne  – (May 30, 2010 at 10:25 AM)  

It's Sunday and I'm just starting to hop ... I didn't realize how intimidating it would be! But fun!!! Thanks for the hard work everybody.

Judy  – (May 30, 2010 at 10:34 AM)  

Hi Ladies,

I hope you all are having a great time with the blog hope. I wanted to leave you a note in regards to my store special. There's was a glitch this morning, that I was unaware of, but it has now been fixed. Sorry for any inconvenience to anyone.

Hugs

Corinna Lyons-Revello  – (May 30, 2010 at 12:49 PM)  

This is a great hop, once again! The little dog is so cute and WOW Sandy, your coloring/shading is fabulous. I wish I knew how to do that! :)

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

gabyangel  – (May 30, 2010 at 1:47 PM)  

This is my first time here and on a Hop!!! Imagine that!!!
I am so excited to participate!!

Anonymous –   – (May 30, 2010 at 2:08 PM)  

Can't wait to get started on this hop and not much time left now.... so just want to thank you Sandy, my daughter dear, for organizing this for everyone... and thanks to those who have helped...as well as the participants making it possible. Love to all....Mom

dm dot allnock at verizon dot net

ML Design Works  – (May 30, 2010 at 2:11 PM)  

It's been great, everyone! Have fun and a safe weekend! Lisa

Courtney K  – (May 30, 2010 at 2:29 PM)  

thanks so much OWH for organizing the hop!! i can't IMAGINE how much time it took :)

Pamela  – (May 30, 2010 at 4:04 PM)  

Great cards!!! THANKS for doing this!!! :)

1CardCreator  – (May 30, 2010 at 4:39 PM)  

Lots of fun, thanks for arranging it all! ~Diane

Debby  – (May 30, 2010 at 4:43 PM)  

My eyes are sore. Not from reading all the blogs, watching all the videos, stopping to try out a few tutorials. But for all the tears. This was a very moving experince to be part of OWH's blog hop. Thank you very much.

Barb Housner –   – (May 30, 2010 at 5:30 PM)  

absolutely a wonderful blog hop - thanks everyone for the creative experience and stories you have shared.

Barb HOusner

Stephanie *SP Diva*  – (May 30, 2010 at 5:42 PM)  

Thank you Sandy for organizing this wonderful blog hop! I know this was a lot of work, but just "IMAGINE" how many more cards will be coming to OWH after this hop! Such a wonderful organization this is! Have a great weekend!
Stephanie
SeaSteph's Creations

Stephanie *SP Diva*  – (May 30, 2010 at 5:42 PM)  
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Suz  – (May 30, 2010 at 6:12 PM)  

Thanks for organizing such a great hop & for all you do all yr long supporting the troops

jengd  – (May 30, 2010 at 7:05 PM)  

Once more, fantastic hop! I sincerely doubt I'll get through them all but I'll definitely try! Thanks for all of your effort!

Sandy Hulsart  – (May 30, 2010 at 8:05 PM)  

Thank you so much for Stanley, he is adorable. Being owned by a basset hound, I truly love this image. Wonderful samples by your design team. Thanks for the inspiration and have a great hop!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio  – (May 30, 2010 at 8:25 PM)  

"Imagine" my surprise to discover this hop when I stopped by to check on donating cards - lol! Great job everybody. I've passed the hop info along on my own blog and I'll be sending in some cards too. Thanks for sponsoring such a cornucopia of inspiration.

Blessings - Jean

Ola  – (May 30, 2010 at 8:48 PM)  

I'm so excited about this blog hop.... so many people involved & for such a wonderful cause!!! I can't IMAGINE all the work to put this together!

The miss u cards are adorable.... and thank you for the free digi stamp!!

Thanks so much for sharing & the chance to win!!

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

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

kgroth  – (May 30, 2010 at 9:27 PM)  

I can't "imagine" how many new cards OWH will get after running a successful blog hop - thanks to all of the participants for getting the word out!

Marsha  – (May 30, 2010 at 11:28 PM)  

WOW !!! what a blog hop. Hope I can get through all the sites. Great ones so far. I support OWH so very glad to see this blog hop again this year.

MidnightCrafter  – (May 31, 2010 at 2:17 AM)  

Just IMAGINE how much time I could save the Fabulous shippers if I had my very own OWH stamp! :-)
I'd also like to IMAGINE a safe return for all our Heros, and a thoughtful day of remembering the real reason for Memorial Day.
Thanks for another GREAT Blog Hop, always such an inspiration treasure trove!

Susan  – (May 31, 2010 at 3:02 AM)  

Everyone has liked my limited edition ground zero stamp. so I added an additonal OWH post, please check it out, and see if you can link it here, and maybe OWH so all the participants can see it...let me know if you can.Thanks, Susan

http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/2010/05/operation-write-home-blog-hop-addition.html

StampinGran  – (May 31, 2010 at 5:16 AM)  

This is too fun!! Even if I don't make it through, it's worth trying. great stuff!!
Kathleen

SalonD'Arte  – (May 31, 2010 at 5:53 AM)  

Sandy - Thanks for all of your dedication and hard work to OPW. This is a wonderful way for me to use my creative talents to support our men & women in the armed services.

Love the digi pooch and I will make a card with him, I am IMAGINING how I can decorate a card with him! Happily Hopping along.

Have a Great Memorial Day everyone : )
Susan B.

Katherine  – (May 31, 2010 at 6:27 AM)  

Wow that really is a long list of blogs - it should make for a fun day! Thanks for putting it all together :)

Purple Princess  – (May 31, 2010 at 8:28 AM)  

Love blog hopping!! Thanks for putting this together!!

Jacilynn  – (May 31, 2010 at 9:31 AM)  

I just found out about this group. What a great cause. Can't wait to send my cards to OWH

Tammy  – (May 31, 2010 at 10:28 AM)  

What a fun bloghop!! Thank you! Gorgeous samples...that dog is adorable!

southernscraps  – (May 31, 2010 at 11:20 AM)  

Oh, glad I found this, I can't IMAGINE how much fun this will be!

mtscrapgal  – (May 31, 2010 at 11:27 AM)  

Just heard about the blog today. Don't know if I'll get to all the bloggers without getting a hand cramp from clicking my mouse. Can this thing get any bigger. I'm trilled so many want to support OWH. You are a great organization. Thanks for all you do.

Sue D  – (May 31, 2010 at 7:22 PM)  

Just found the blog hop and there are so many but I'm sure I will be inspired. The dog is adorable!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Chloe  – (May 31, 2010 at 8:36 PM)  

Check out that list! So great to see so many people behind such an awesome cause!!! The candy looks yummo too btw!!!

Susan  – (May 31, 2010 at 9:34 PM)  

I'm back....WOWZA!! just finished Thanking all my "visitors" about 2 hours ago. NOW, I have to through all of them and break them down into OWHers and hop visitors, and then see how many of each get extra chances, and add that in, and then draw names for the main blog candy and the crafty envelopes for hop visitors.

WHAT A RIDE!!!! I throughly enjoyed myself. I had a few glitches here and there with D/L or whatever, but most got straightened out. I found new blogs to follow (most I was already a follower of), got some rockin' digis, saw some good tutorials, and there is sooo much blog candy available, it isn't even funny!

Looking forward to next time. :) (of course after a rest period for our fearless leaders, LOL)

Susan

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