There are no words to thank everyone enough for the Memorial Day bloghop this past weekend! The creativity, the stories, the inspiration, the passion....the bloggers were amazing! And all of you hoppers—the comments left on the blogs have been so touching! Thank you for your kindness in sharing your encouragement!
We want to introduce our blog admin team for this S&S blog — these bios are also going to be posted on the "About the blog circle" page (link at right), as well as email links to send any of them a note. These ladies are incredibly dedicated to making this blog helpful to us all...they aren't responsible for creating the content, only for recruiting it from all of you, and posting it here! Please help them out whenever you're able...suggestions are welcome! Click on their names to see their blogs!
Hi everyone! My name is Karen Howard and I'm the crazy voice behind the OWH Stars and Stamps Sunday Sketch Challenges. I'm honored to be creating cards for our nation's heroes and LOVE sharing my creative ideas with all of you! I started my creative blog, Feline Creative, in the fall of 2009 in order to share my creative projects with others and to participate in all the awesome OWH bloghops. I'm so glad I did because I love playing along in all the amazing challenges.
Kate: Tuesday Tutorials
Hi, I'm Kate, and I'm proud to be organizing the Tuesday Tutorials for OWH. My background is corporate training, and I am enjoying the opportunity to combine some of those skills with my favorite hobby to benefit an organization I really believe in. Opie, Mimi, and Tabby and I live just a few blocks from the runway at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana. I've been stamping for about three years, and you can see some of my work over at hellofromkate.com.
Please let me know what you'd like to see in the tutorials, or if you'd like to be part of putting one together. I'm enjoying learning something every week. I hope everyone else is too.
Jan: Midweek Throwdowns
Hello from sunny Arizona, my name is Jan and I think I need a 12 step stamping recovery program! One of my passions in this life is rubber stamping and creating cards. I'm hopelessly addicted to rubber stamps, digi stamps, coloring, challenges, etc. If it has to do with card making... I'm in!
I've been crafting most of my life. My Mom taught me how to sew when I was a little girl, we spent countless hours together sewing clothing, mostly for me! My Grandma was also a seamstress and taught us how to knit and crochet (I failed at the crocheting part). My Grandfather's were wood workers with shops in their garages so I think I come by this craftiness pretty naturally!
I'm happy to be part of Operation Write Home and I'm excited to be working with the team doing the Midweek Throwdown challenges!
My Dad was a WWII veteran, I have an old scrapbook from the 1940's full of their photos, letters, Western Union telegrams and lots of memorabilia. Letters to and from our service people are one of the ways we keep our family legacies alive. That's why I'm here with Operation Write Home, to keep the legacy alive.
Sandy: Feature Fridays
Mom to our mascot Ciara, shipper for the west coast, and chief cook and bottle washer for OWH, I keep busy wrangling stampers to feature each week!
By day I'm a graphic designer, a field I've been in for, oh.....a lot of years! I've been creating things since I was a little kid - I've always been drawing things and playing with paper. (I did some stints with needles, threads, and yarns but that's passed!) I started doing a lot of cardmaking in the late 90s for a ministry I participated in, and when that ended, I needed another place to give away my overabundance of cards - our heroes are the perfect recipients!
I spend most of my spare time on OWH and crafting, and during downtime my favorite indulgence is some quality time with my Copic markers!
A special treat!
As a special treat—and to help us all go back to find "that blog with the thing that was so cute, you know the one..."—we've created this compilation of all the stops on the hop! You'll be able to view the thumbnail of a card that will remind you which tutorial you were looking for, or perhaps show you a sneak peek of a blog you missed so you can visit it.
The original start of the bloghop: click here.