Saturday, November 13, 2010

Operation Write Home Blog Hop



I first started sending cards to soldiers back in 1998.  It was a different program then and you sent cards to troops who were stationed overseas and couldn't make it home for the holidays, or didn't receive much mail.  I still to this day have a penpal from those days - we have been writing to each other for the last 12 years. We have never met in person as he is always going in the opposite direction with the military LOL.  When my son joined the USMC this penpal wrote letters to my son encouraging him.  I am very thankful for programs like Operation Write Home that allow "us" the civilians a chance to show our gratitude, support and well wishes for our freedom defenders!

The blog hop this weekend is for making and sending Valentine cards to the troops that they may send them back to their loved ones. Our military personnel don't always get to shop for cards for the holidays and special occasions. Heck sometimes they only have pencil stubs to write with. OWH sends 100's of thousands of cards to our troops so that they may send a special one of a kind handmade card home to their loved ones for birthdays, anniversary, Christmas and now Valentine's Day. The Christmas wishlist for cards is full so we are concentrating on Valentine Cards until January 7, 2011.

Dude Time Doodles is proud to get this opportunity to share our love and support with those away from home, defending our country and fighting for our freedom. 

I used Count Vladimir for my Valentine Card today. It is a swing card - the tutorial is HERE.  

Created two cards - she's so feeling the love she got totally groovy with Gary Giftbearer and Hippie Rocker.     


Used Gary Giftbearer on a really cool patchwork background. Cleota nicknamed Gary "Gump", gee I wonder why?

Was blown away by the muscles on Henry Hero. Although her card indicates that perhaps Henry spent some time participating in activities that may well have gotten him in a bit of trouble.



Made Gary Giftbearer quite unique by replacing the gift he was holding with a handmade Valentine. Ah Gary is such a mushy fellow.

Has Football Phil running for the last 20 yards right in to your heart! 


If you made it here from Nancy's Scrap Happens then you are on the right trail......NEXT you'll be heading to Dana's Scrap Therapy - who doesn't need therapy right? After all this sugar sweetness Valentine Hop we are all going to need some!

Here are a few rules if you would like to participate in OWH:

-A valentine card (absolutely no glitter that will flake off of your project)
-The valentines deadline: Jan 7th
-No Christmas cards. Christmas deadline is passed
-JoAnn's Fabric is giving away $50,000 in their Craft for a Cause promotion.  PLEASE VOTE DAILY at Joanns Voting begins November 7 and ends 11:59:59 P.M. EST on December 4, 2010. Limit one vote per person/e-mail address per 24-hour period. 
 the special mission with Archway Cookies and OWH have entered in to a special mission to match card for cookies - check it out HERE. Become a part of something HUGE.


LINKS for OWH:


VOTE FOR OWH DAILY! --->http://bit.ly/ckDQjH

Check out our OWH Old Spice video!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGL-cxQGLxY
Celebrating our 500,000th card:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnPLbOLEw4Q
Sign up for our email list:
http://operationwritehome.org/email






Thank you!! 
The DTD Team 
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39 comments:

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

What a fun assotment of Valen-Dudes! Who wouldn't get a kick out of one of these?!?!?

Jan aka StampQn said...

Thanks for your support of OWH. These are the cutest guys ever!

Nancy Keller said...

This is a new blog to me! I am definitely going to have to follow and stop back by. I love your dudely doodles! How great for manly man cards! Thanks for sharing and for being my blog hop neighbor!

grandmalee said...

What fabulous creations! Your images are a perfect match for OWH!!! Thanks for your support of OWH!

Sharon said...

What unique cards and images these are!

Joanne Travis said...

I love these images and have not seen them before. So unique and perfect for guy cards. I always have the hardest time finding cool stuff like this so I am glad I stopped by your blog today. Thanks for sharing!

Yvonne said...

Awesome cards and perfect for all the men in our lives. Glad I stopped by!

Janet said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa said...

The cards are awesome and what a relief to have a go-to place for guy images! TFS!!

Betty said...

WOW!! So much inspiration! I'm stalking - following I mean following - now :)

Rhonda Miller said...

What great cards. TFS.

Cleota said...

Hey! I've seen those cards somewhere before... :) Love the Count!!

Patti said...

Quite an assortment of cards for "dudes". Kudos to all the designers and their creativity.

Megan said...

wow!! amazing designs!!! i love how they are all not so typical! very cute!! wonderful job!!

God Bless
Megan

Hetty said...

Bonui, your swing card is adorable!!

MomsBeenScrappin said...

What great images and cards! Love them all :)

Jean B in PA said...

Thanks for sharing your dude designs!

Yolanda said...

Cute images. Manly digis are hard to find. These are great. Thanks for joining in the hop.

Tammy said...

Awesome card Boni, and for sure, I am going to check out the tutorial. Thanks for all you do and then some.

Attegirl said...

Great cards! Love the 'guys'!

Seongsook Duncan said...

What such nice cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ann said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!!

Cindy's Card Co said...

Your cards are so funny. They're great.

Ronda S said...

WOW!! I never have seen your site and your 'dudes' before! Love, love, love them!!
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Lisa said...

What FUN cards!!!!

Paula said...

Great blog! These are some pretty "cool" dudes. So glad you joined the OWH hop. I will certainly be back for more inspiration.

Paula said...

Great blog! These are some pretty "cool" dudes. So glad you joined the OWH hop. I will certainly be back for more inspiration.

Lori H. said...

DUDE! So cute :D

Samantha said...

All the dudes are great! I like Gary 'Gump' Beautiful cards!

Operation Write Home said...

Superdude cards! Love them all. Thanks for sharing with us!

Dixie Cochran said...

DUDE! Love the cards! Thanks for hopping with us!

Shelley said...

What great cards, love all the images too. The hippie rocker is great, hope to get a card made for your guest spot challenge.

KarenS said...

Great work, ladies! Thanks for sharing

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Dude Time Doodles are totally cute! I love the cards all the girls made for the hop!

Rufus said...

Hey Boni, Great bunch of dude-tines! Looks like you and the girls had a great time creating these! Please thank your son for his service. Thank You for supporting OWH!
Hugs,
R/

Nancy F. said...

These are GREAT!!!

Heather Grow said...

Count Vladimir is so smooth. Love the foldout.

Cre8tiveVet said...

I love all of your images! These are fun cards!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your work with the troops.

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