Saturday, June 15, 2013

Art Impressions Operation Write Home Bloghop!


Today we have another wonderful bloghop for you! We're working with Operation Write Home  again and now Ai is offering two new sets with a portion of the proceeds going towards OWH!
I've used one of the new sets today called OWH Sending Love set and you can pop by tomorrow to see the other new set.


Keep in mind there are STRICT guidelines for OWH cards to be accepted.  You can view them HERE.  You don't want to do all that work and have your card be rejected.





 Here is the blog hop order...


OWH is important to me because I have a nephew in the military.  He left home for eight months when his new baby girl was just 3 months old.  He's lucky to live in the age we do.  At least he can Skype and keep his voice and face fresh in Lilly's mind.  Service people years ago didn't have that option!
  This one's for Dan, Brittany, and Lilly!


 Saying goodbye...




76 comments:

Kendra Northup said...

Super cute cards, and a HUGE thank you to your nephew... (sweet photos too...) I have three out of four sons serving, and come from an AF family myself... so I remember the "Old" days when you had to wait for snail mail, or those few and far in between calls from a loved one.

Thanks for sharing :)

madamewong said...

Great colorway on your card. Sweet pictures of your peeps as well.

Shawnna Silvius said...

Very cute cards, and I love the photos.

Kathryn said...

Aww, thanks for sharing pictures of your precious family. These stories are all too common, which is why I love supporting OWH. Thanks for participating in this hop to bring attention to OWH.

I'm loving the color scheme you chose for your card. It will appeal to men and women alike, so it will be a great addition to an OWH box.

Stephanie said...

Love your cards! and such beautiful photos!

Becky Wiliford said...

Loving the card- I'll have to try that layout!

Kathy S said...

Yes, OWH is personal for many of us. My son is a US Marine and I do cards because I want to support all who serve connect with their loved ones. It is so challenging to be apart for so long.

jcobb said...

Love the card! Love the family pics more!

Julia said...

Great cards but beautiful photos of your family!

Jen R said...

Love what you have done with the cards! Also enjoyed seeing the pictures! Thank you for supporting OWH!!! Radloff jen at cableone dot net

Nancy M said...

Nice card; I like how the colors are gender-neutral! Thanks to your family for serving our country and thanks for supporting OWH!
RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

Kelly said...

I enjoyed the colors you did your card in but I really enjoyed your pictures!!! Love the one of the family and Dad in uniform!!

Kathy Ashworth said...

how thoughtful of you to link to the OWH card guidelines in your post. Very nice card, like the grey and red combo.

Diane said...

Love the color combination of your card! And thanks for sharing such beutiful photos of your family!

Newlexness said...

Oh my gosh! Seeing the pictures of your nephew and his family made me tear up. So hard to think of them being apart with him serving all of us while his little girl grows. Hoping he returns safely and soon to see this precious little child. Thank you for sharing! And you are right about at least they have skype now. My husband's father would be gone long periods of time in the Navy with only letters to keep the contact. Wishing you well!

Sherry Butcher said...

Love the card, great color combo and such beautiful photos. TFS.

Nancy Keller said...

Hi Renee! I'm so glad that you joined us for the hop! Thank you especially for sharing the photos of your nephew and his sweet family. My heart goes out to service men like him and his family. I hope that our OWH cards help touch their lives and make them a little sweeter. Your cards will, for sure! Love what you did here. Thanks for joining us and happy hopping to you!

Pat Schafer said...

You used my favorite color scheme with theses cards. Great job!
I got involved with OWH from cards that my son in law sent home to my daughter during his many deployments. I thank your nephew for his service.

Beth L. said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for supporting OWH and a special thank you to your nephew.

April Story said...

The pictures of your nephew and his family are beautiful. The card looks great.
April

computer2gal said...

Great card. Loved your pictures, thanks for supporting OWH.

Debbie Caldwell said...

I love this stamp set, your card is great...thank you for helping support OWH and thank you for sharing pictures of your nephew and his beautiful family. Thank him from me for his service to our country.

April Carey said...

You have inspired me. Thanks.

8upscrapin said...

Super cute card Renee , love the photos and story you shared about your nephew , my God keep him safe and get him home quickly to be with his family .Thx to him for all he is doing to keep us all safe ..

JoAnn P said...

I like the extra touch of the baker's twine.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a super neat card you made with that lovely set. I am inspired! And, thanks to your family members for their sacrifice and for serving our country. God bless them!

Carol J said...

I like your card, the red really sets it off. Thank you for sharing the phots of your nephew and his family. I pray that he is safe, I love the picture of him in his uniform with his beautiful baby girl.

Dixie Cochran said...

Renee, you've used one of my favorite color combinations to perfection on this card!

Thanks for sharing the lovely photos of your nephew and his sweet family. Many thanks for his service to our great country.

Kathy said...

Great sending love card but I think Lilly stole the show. Thanks for sharing the photos of your family.

Linda said...

Great card...nice color combo! Thanks for reminding us why wemake cards! Great pics! tfs!!!

Paula S. said...

Your card is great but I have to agree with Kathy's comment those photos definitely stole the show! Thank you for sharing them today. Hearing from heroes and their families really helps to give meaning to OWH and our mission to help keep our military families connected.

Sue D said...

wonderful card--I like the color combo. thanks for sharing photos too.

conil said...

Nice job on the card...the colors are wonderful. Enjoyed seeing your nephew's pictures...got me all teary when I saw him in his uniform with that precious little girl.

Bert B said...

Love the card! but I love the personal pictures and story you shared even more! Thank you to your nephew and his family for sacrificing so much for him to serve his country!

Cynthia Rose said...

The photo story of your nephew and his family are very special. I like all the layering on your card.

pcrusberg said...

Really great card. Thanks for sharing the sweet photos. That's what it's all about, right? Thanks.

SusanS said...

Oh my - the pic of your nephew in uniform holding his baby girl nearly took my breath away! Thank you for sharing the pictures and reminding us of the very special people that we support through OWH. Great card - Red, Black and White are a great color combo - the school colors of my sons alma mater. Thank you for supporting OWH

Naomi said...

Cute cards - I really like how you coordinated the color scheme with the brads you used - the trim around the red really stands out. Thank you for supporting OWH and sharing your story.

Karen Day said...

What a great post, Renee! I'm so glad that you shared the photos of your nephew & his lovely family. Lovely card :o)

Lee Mae said...

The pictures of your nephew and his family really touched my heart, especially the goodbye photo. Thank you for sharing them with us. It really brings home that the cards we make can keep families connected during separations.

I love your card's color scheme and layout. It's just the perfect blend to work for anyone, man or woman. I especially like the sentiment stamped in red.

Thanks for supporting OWH and thank you to your nephew and his family for their service to our country.

Pat Kinkaid said...

Your card was great. Beautiful layering. And beautiful family photos too.

hana jones said...

loved the use of the black dots on the card and what you did with it ..i also liked the layering and just the phrase on the other card ...the phrase jumps right out at you ...great job !!
the pix of your nephew and baby are adorable !!! glad they have skype now days i can not imagine how it is being away from family like that ...my nieces fiance is in the military glad they have tough love for one another they will need it to make it for sure ...

Camille Short said...

Grand cards!

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Love the red accent color and the baker's twine on your card. Super job! TFS! ~ Marilyn

WhoMom said...

Love the simplicity of your cards.
Thank you for sharing your pictures.
Lyn

Barb said...

great card--love pics of nephew's family

cissymurphy.com said...

Please let your nephew and his sweet family know that we truly appreciate his service. I love the colors you used for your card! Thanks so much for sharing!

Barbara said...

Thanks for sharing your family photos...so sweet! Your are cards CAS and lovely, right to the heart of it all.

Dotti's Hobbies said...

Thank you, Renee, for joining in on the hop and supporting OWH. The black, white and red combo is perfect! And, thank you for sharing a part of your family with us - those are great pictures and very inspiring to help keep those relationships strong and keep those in the military encouraged in their service. We appreciate your support! ~Dotti H., OWH Board member

Tanya said...

nice cards, so glad you could join us.

chignon said...

Wonderful cards and such beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing a part of your family and supporting OWH. I started to make cards because of family connection in the military and this is a small part I can do to brighten our service members and families day. TFS!!

Ronni said...

Such wonderful pictures!! The one of your nephew in his uniform with his daughter had me enthralled! Now to your cards - - I LOVE the colors! In fact, they are my favorite - black red and white! The card with the sentiment in the middle and the design on the bottom is awesome - - quite professional!

BobbisTreasure said...

Th eblack, white, red color combination is one of my favorites - thanks for sharing!

PoJo said...

Love your card! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for supporting OWH!

Thanks for sharing the photos! They are precious!

canadian_liner said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of your nephew and his family--helps to put a face to the efforts and sacrifice of the military for us all!
I love that stamp of the telephone-can phones...brings back memories! THanks for your support of OWH.

Karenladd said...

Love your adorable cards and thanks so much for supporting OWH!!

Lisa Brooks said...

I love your choice of colors for the card. Thanks for sharing about your nephew. My son is in the Navy and I recently joined OWH, because I wanted to do something that would make him proud of me. I am glad that I found OWH.

Fran Green said...

I love your card, especially the color combination, but the photographs stole my heart. There are tears here on my end as I recall my husband saying goodbye to our son when he left for his deployment. God bless your nephew and is beautiful family.

Billie A said...
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Billie A said...

Love your card and color choice.
Love the photos and thanks for sharing them, very touching and thank you to your nephew for serving and sacrifices he gives and bless you for all you do it has to be hard and for the family there is so much you sacrifice too. Blessings and hugs.

Rufus said...

Please thank you Nephew for his service to our country! Thanks for sharing the pictures, they're great. A very good looking family! Thanks to AI for partnering with OWH. 2 of my favorites. It's a small thing that I can do to let the military and their loved ones know that we appreciate what they do. We owe them more than we could ever repay. They deserve our best and AI has just made that a bit more fun!
R/

Kate Swanson said...

Thanks for joining in the bloghop Reneé! And a bigger thanks to your nephew for his service! Thanks for the sweet photos, touched my heart! Love your card layout and cute cans! You are awesome! -Kate at Ai

Angelica Chambers said...

Your card is beautiful inside and out! So are the precious pics of ur nephew and his sweet baby girl! Thanks for sharing with all of us a little something extra special to you.

Ruby Craft said...

Lovely card and love the photos.

Dave said...

Thanks so much for the great ideas. What a beautiful family you have.

Michele from MS said...

Yep, I got a little teary eyed seeing those sweet pictures. Thank you for sharing them.
Love the red, black, and silver on your card and the twine is the perfect touch! Great job!

Papermoon Dreams said...

Love the design of your card and the beautiful photos of your family.

bayersps@wordpress.com said...

Thanks for the Pictures of you nephew and his family.....that's really what it is all about.

Rhonda Harre said...

Great card - love the colors and the touch of twine. I will be keeping Dan and his family in my prayers.

Sandy said...

Awwww sniff! Seeing those pics of your nephew and family ...just reminds me why we're doing this. Thank you for making such a sweet card!

Sandy Allnock, Founder/Executive Director, OWH

LINDA M said...

What a lovely card and family photos. This is a super cause and the blog hop is a great way to get out the message.

Sharon said...

Great new stamp set. Thank you for sharing the photos too!

Gabby Lou said...

Great cards...love them and what absolutely beautiful pictures....thanks for sharing!

Kerry said...

Renee, awesome card and love the pics of your nephew and his family.

Ann said...

LOVE your card! Fabulous colors! Thank you to your nephew and family!

Leslie Frederick said...

Oh my...as beautiful as the card is, it is no match for the precious photos of your handsome nephew and his precious family. Thank you for the strong reminder of the motivation for this entire organization. Please convey my heartfelt thanks to your nephew and his wife...