Friday, September 28, 2012

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

The Crop Chocolate design team is hosting a blog hop  for Operation Write Home, a merry band of thousands of card makers  made up of Americans – and citizens of other nations too – who care about our military, and want to support them through creativity and encouragement.
All of the design team members will be challenging you to make cards to send to our troops.  There are some important guidelines that you need to follow, review by clicking here
Your first stop should have been Amber’s blog so if you happened by here first pop over there to start.  Here is the complete order:
Amber
Michele (by belle) you are here
Brenna (Xanthippe)
Julie (Scrap Happy)
Brittany (BritK)
Nina (NinaN)
Miwa (Chocolatier Miwa)
Kathy (Clayton528)
Jenni (Mom2Two)
Chris (Christina)

When you have all of your cards done and are ready to ship, here is the info.   All of our fabulous Canadian card makers can send their cards to:  
Corinne Braun 6-300-108th St, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1P8. 
If you are confused by all the directions or don’t have time to get your OWH stamp I would be HAPPY to collect cards with envelopes, prep them and send them all together after the blog hop is over.  If you have ANY questions please feel free to comment and I will get back to you ASAP.
 
OK!  Now here is my challenge to you:  This is OWH’s sketch #59.  Make as many different cards as you can using this sketch.  Please make sure you use at least 50% Crop Chocolate goodness.

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Post them on your blog or make a collage loaded to your facebook or Crop Chocolate profile and then link up to my blog with Mr. Linky below.  Whoever has the most different cards will win some great blog candy.  AND as a bonus, anyone who reaches 20 or more will receive a little homemade sweet surprise.
Here are a couple of examples of my cards using sketch #59.

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You have from September 28 thru October 8 to get linked up.  I will be announcing winners Tuesday October 9.  If you decide that you want to send me your cards please leave a comment to let me know and I will get a mailing address to you.

Make sure you visit all the rest of the design team's blogs (Brenna is next) and see what they have cookin...I am sure there will be chances at blog candy.  I have it on good authority that the last stop on the hop, Christina's blog, will direct you to The Crop where you will have a chance to win some chocolatey goodness.   And of course this is all for a great cause...who doesn't LOVE a challenge?!?
 
 

67 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards!Can't wait to get going.

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  2. Beautiful cards I'm sure they will be appreciated xx

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  3. You did a great job on your cards! They are beautiful!!! (I feel like a slacker with my 2 little cards. lol) Again, GREAT job, belle!!!

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  4. Good idea repeating the sentiment!

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  5. Love the variations on the sketch, Michele! Great cards!!!

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  6. Great challenge. I like how your embellishments completely amp the look of the card.

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  7. How pretty and such a great layout.

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  8. TaDah.... I'm done, how does eight hit ya? LOL

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    1. Wow and on the first day!! I am impressed, as usual!! I am off to see what you came up with!!

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  9. Great cards! Love that sketch!

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  10. This sketch is amazingly versatile and love your interpretations.

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  11. Great sketch choice!

    Love you cards! I'm aiming to hit 20 for you!

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  12. Great challenge! Can't wait to try it!

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  13. oh! i LOVE these cards! love how just 1 stamped image can just make the whole card gorgeous. love your style!

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  14. sketch printed and waiting for some crafty time!

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  15. I linked up,it is down the page a wee bit!I am going to make some more too..so far I have 7

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  16. Hi Belle, I loved this sketch! Just linked up 2 cards.

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    1. Very nice Julie!! Thansk for playing!

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  17. This was very cute, I hAve one finished, hoping to add to it later this week.

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  18. Finished project, linked 2 of my cards. Can't fiqure out how to link the 18 remainder cards. Can you help me out?

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    1. It doesn't look like your links worked but don't worry I will see your cards on your CC page...going to look right now. Thanks for playing!!!

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  19. I think I fiqured it out I have linked an other colloge

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  20. think that I linked my card, if not it is on my CC profile

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    1. OK,finally it is there, sorry, I am technically challenged....

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    2. SO cute!! Thanks for linking up!

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  21. alrighty, I made more cards for your challenge today :-) another TEN!

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    1. I LOVE THEM ALL! Really beautiful! 2 more and you win a handmade surprise!! ;)

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  23. Love your cards! I hope to get at least one done.

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    1. Ok. I got one card done. It's Linky #15. #14 was a mistake...wrong picture. I don't know how to delete it.

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    2. Lucy thanks for linking up...I can't see your link but I will go to your CC profile and check it out.

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  24. just posted 4 cards! Thanks and I love the sketch!!

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    1. Great cards Jenni!! Thanks for linking up!!

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  25. Thanks for the challenge. I just posted my cards linked from my brand new blog! :)

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    1. Yay!! A new blog!! You'll have to get me the address... I couldn't see your blog when I tried your link. It said I didn't have access. Can't wait to see...

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  26. Michele, You're cards are inspiring as always! (((hugs))) to you, you talented lady! I made four cards for your challenge and should be all linked up!

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    1. They are super cute, I loved them all! Thanks for linking up!!

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  27. Alright Michele, I made 23 cards. 21 of them are for YOUR CHALLENGE!!!

    All linked up :)

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    1. Wow! Beautiful! Thanks for linking up all your great cards!!

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  28. Got two done. Wish I could have had time to do more!

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    1. Thanks for playing!! Love your cards!

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  29. OK, plugging along, I really like having sketches. It is much easier for a noncard maker. Thanx.

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  30. Got one done for your challenge, great hop

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    1. Great card Corrie! Thanks for linking up!

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  31. Great challenge - I rotated the top piece (hope it still counts). Working from sketches is a big help!

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    1. Ruth I could not open the link but I will check your CC profile! Thanks for playing!!

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  32. Well, my cards are nothing compared to yours - yours are gorgeous and mine are extraordinarily simple.. I'm kind of embarrassed! But, you do make beautiful cards!

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    1. Miwa! Your cards are great!! I love the simplicity, I wish I could do that!!

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    1. Loved the cards Kathy!! Thanks for linking up!!

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  34. I finally managed to get my post up and linked. I loved this sketch. So simple and easy to use. Thanks.

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    1. I love all your cards!! Thanks for linking up!!

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  35. Finally got them up and loaded up!! Phew!

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    1. Thanks for linking up!! Great cards!!!

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  36. It looks like it's still open... is it? Baby Boy just went down for a nap and I'm hoping to do a couple cards!

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    1. Lily, I didn't put a timer on the linky but I closed the drawings at 6. I would love to see your cards though so please feel free to link them up!! Thanks!!

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    2. Ok, thanks! When I get them done, I will link them up :)

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