Saturday, May 29, 2010

OWH Memorial Day Bloghop



Hello - welcome to the OWH Memorial Bloghop if you got here from Nicole Craft Room Creations you are right on track, but if you need to get back to the start... here ya go. I was able to make two cards for this hop - First off, being a vet I am a HUGE fan of all things stars so when I saw this quickutz archivers exclusive star border I had to have it. I love love love how this one came out. Although after looking at it all day while setting up the blog I realized I should have embossed my sentiment.... next time.




The second one I just "threw" together with some stars that were cut and "laying around" - again cut from a quickutz archivers exclusive die. Doesn't look bad in the picture, but I don't like how my "miss u" turned out :o(
If I would stop being a Last Minute Lucy I would have / could have done something different.




Being one of the last stops makes this a good place for a little entertainment break... I have included a U-Tube video I found that is just hilarious. I wish we had all this technology - internet, FB, U-Tube around when I was in the Navy. Even just taking pictures... we didn't take pictures like people do now a days and videos were a real rarity. I chose this particular video because it shows how sailors "let their hair down" and relax in their spare time while deployed. They did the best job at editing and gotta give them props cuz they had the best dancers LOL. In going thru a bunch of these types of videos some of the comments that were posted were, if you can believe it, negative. Saying they were giving off "the wrong" impression of the military or "wasting" tax dollars... blah, blah, blah - are you kidding??? When confined to a ship for months at a time - you've got to find a way to let off some steam and I think this was a great outlet. So I say "THANK YOU!" to all that have served - past, present or future... my military years were some of the best times of my life and hope they feel the same. (this is one of my favorite pics - me and my girl on deployment in Korea 1990)



That video also brings me to why I support Operation Write Home... I know all about "mail call, mail call". Mail Call is HUGE deal when you are stationed overseas. Yes its great to email, but when you get something that you can hold in hot hands, that you can put under your pillow or in your pocket. . . that is the best. Not only is the OWH website very informative, but we have all had a blast chatting on Facebook. We have done some challenges with prizes, some image exchanges and other fun chatter. . . so after the blog hop - hop over to FB and join in on the fun! I think I have rambled long enough. . . .so hop on over to see Susan. . . .she has blog candy....

62 comments:

  1. Super cute cards! Love all of those stars! :) Great job!!

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  2. Well done with the cards. LOVE the stars :) Thanks for your service...

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  3. Great card. Simple but perfect.

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  4. Great cards! And that video was great too, thanks for sharing! And THANK YOU for your service!!!

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  5. Your card might be simple, but it's very effective - love that star border!

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  6. loved the video...and your cards are awesome!!! I like your stars too ;)

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  7. thank you for serving! I think it takes one heck of a women to serve so high five girl!

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  8. haha nice to see those guys having fun. What a wonderful thing you said about mail call... it's nice to have something to put in your pocket or under your pillow! Great inspiration to write more hero cards.

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  9. Your cards are great and thank you for sharing that photo! You are a real inspiration!

    Hugs,
    Lelia

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  10. Christine,
    I like the stars in both your cards.

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  11. "Mail Call" such a welcome phrase, I know it must be! Great cards! Lisa

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  12. Love your card and all the stars. The video was great. Being a vet I can appreciate the "blowing off steam" theory. TFS

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  13. Super cute cards!! And thank you for your service!

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  14. The cards you made are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for commenting on my ribbon post on Ideas for Scrapbookers! You asked about my Stickles... I put a strip of velcro on the top of my bulletin board, and then cut small pieces of the other side of the velcro (they were self adhesive) and stuck them to the back of the Stickles bottles. Then I sorted them by color, and stuck them up. I have a small scrap space, so I have to do a lot of vertical storage. If that doesn't make sense... let me know and I'll get another photo for you with more detail.

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  15. thank you for your support of OWH! :) and for your service to our country!

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  16. wow so good to hear from someone who has been at the front and now is back home sending cards to the other service men. thank you for your service. :)

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  17. Wow, your cards are great. Thanks for the You-Tube link. Great video. TFS.

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  18. Hi Christine! Great card! Thanks for stopping by....the paper I used is from Stampin Up! It is part of one of their designer paper packs!

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  19. Oooh, love the stars on your cards!! I am a stars fan. :) Very pretty! Thanks for the note about the soldiers. It motivates me to send them mail! :)

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  20. Thanks for your service, and for the link to the video--it's good to see our heroes get a little break from their important work. Nice cards, too!

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  21. Both of your cards are great! Thank you for serving our country and for your continued support! God bless.

    ~Courtney~

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  22. Wonderful post, wonderful card - you're a wonderful HERO! And thanks for that Navy video, I hadn't watched it in a while and it just brightened my day!!

    Happy hopping!

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  23. Thanks for your story and for sharing the cards and video. I think it's great they can do something so creative and cooperative with their shipboard energy... and it IS the MTV generation gone to war... it's a natural way to express themselves!

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  24. Love the stars and the colors you chose. Thanks for your service.

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  25. Cute cards! And thanks for sharing the pics!

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  26. Love your star cards both of them, really cool.
    God Bless,
    Jeanine

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  27. Super cute cards...love the stars. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Love that star border! Nice work. Fun to see the photo of you in Korea. I think we forget how far and wide our troops serve. Thanks for the service and the timely reminder.
    And thanks for supporting OWH!

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  29. Great cards- Fun You tube video- what a way to keep things light and make the time pass in a fun way! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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  30. Totally awesome post. Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity and for serving our country. What a great pic!

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  31. Great cards! And, as a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

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  32. awesome cards! and THANK YOU for your service!

    I am gonna watch that video...if you like military letting there hair down...here is a link to my blog with one of these "funnies"
    Hugs,
    Susan
    Fellow OWHomer

    http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/2010/05/passing-this-along-our-enlisted.html

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  33. I do like that border too! I like your card just the way it is. Very nice!

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  34. Wonderful cards- love those dies (I need an archivers here!)

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  35. Awesome cards! Love those QK dies! Thanks for the great video too and you're SO right about that 'mail call'!!

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  36. Love the stars!!! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  37. Hi Christine!

    Great cards! Thank you for your service to our country and to OWH.

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  38. I love your cards and simple is great. In fact they look vintage, what could be better than that.

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  39. Christine,
    Great to see your cards. I love the star border cut. Thank you for sharing. I was so happy to read that you were deployed in Korea in 1990 that brought me back the memories. Thanks for your visit to my blog.

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  40. Love the intermission....haha. Thanks for all you do and to all the other soldiers out there.
    Jennifer~~ Marine mom

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  41. Great cards and thanks for your service. Everyone needs to have fun.

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  42. Love that star border! Thank YOU for serving our country when you did!

    Corinna
    www.myscrapbooklife.com

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  43. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing the link to the video. It put a smile on my face.

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  44. Wonderful cards and thanks so much for sharing your story and photo, very touching!

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  45. Fun youtube! I love your cards and photo. Thanks for all you gave serving our country. Thanks a ton.

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  46. Great cards! Loved the video! Thank you so much for your service!

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  47. As a vet, I certainly want to give you my thanks for your time served. Thanks also for the video link. I loved it and I think it's wonderful that they can let their hair down. I also was amazed at the negative comments, but personally applauding there creativity and the ability to have some fun in probably some of the most stressful conditions.

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  48. Awesome cards Christine!! Love all the stars! and Thank you for your service!

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  49. What a terrific post for the hop! Thank you!

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  50. The video was fun! They get points for creativity and editing for sure. Why shouldn't they have some fun on their off time??? They work HARD, and need to let off some steam.

    Thank you for your service to this country of ours. We enjoy the freedoms that we do because of you and your fellow vets. This is something we should never, ever forget! That's why OWH is SO important. It's a way to pay it forward, to say we know you're out there away from friends and family, we remember you and appreciate your sacrifice and duty. We appreciate YOU!

    Oh, almost forgot ~ love your cards esp. the first one!! I'm a sucker for stars too. Archivers exclusive, huh? I've got one that similar, have to get that out and get to work!
    Thanks,
    R/

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  51. Loving your star cards! Thanks for sharing your story with us too!

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  52. Thanks for the great cards.

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  53. Thanks for sharing the cards and the video. Loved the video! Reminded me of some of what I saw on the PBS special series Carrier. Those Sailors really work hard and its great to see them having a bit of fun!

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  54. Love your cards and thanks for you service!!

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  55. Great card TFS!!Trying to finish this hop!

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  56. cute cards! thanks for sharing. and many many thanks for your service to our country!

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  57. Thank you for your service in our military and for your perspective on "mail call".

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  58. Hey Christine! I'm hoping that you got my message about your winnings. . but I came back here to check and I can't find it?? Yikes. . . will you please send your mailing address to Kim at etm at ida.net . . . you won the Expressions card kit from Express the Moment from my blog! Congrats and big hugs to you. :)

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  59. Thanks so much for visiting my blog during the OWH blog hop & leaving a sweet comment.

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