Saturday, March 5, 2011

Operation Write Home Blog Hop with Candy





Phew! You've come a long way if you're playing in the Operation Write Home Blog Hop! Keep your energy up because you still need to play bubbles with Dudley the Dragon AND keep hopping. You can find Dudley hanging out on Dustin Pike's - Doodle Dragon Studios blog and store.

Operation Write Home is an amazing organization that supports our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as gratitude to encourage them. One of my favorite places to visit on the Operation Write Home website is the Get Inspired with pictures of the troops and their cards. How can you not be inspired when you see their smiling faces in the midst of such sacrifice on their part?

Soldiers have a special place in my heart. My brother recently retired from the Army after 20 years of service. My sister is retired from the Air Force. My uncle fought in Vietnam. And my grandpa fought in WW2.

If you would like to join the ranks and create cards for our soldiers, visit Operation Write Home for details. Deadlines are fast approaching...Easter deadline (March 18th) and Mother's Day deadline (March 31st).

Now you've had a short break, it's time to keep hopping to
Rosie at Rubber Stamp Rosie's Card Factory HERE


If you get lost along your way, go to Operation Write Home to get back on the right path. I am #111 on the hop.

Candy, candy, candy!!! Leave a comment to enter for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Doodle Dragon Studios. You could get your own Dudley the Dragon and more! The winner will be posted on Monday, March 7th. Thanks for hopping by! Hope to see you again!






Supplies:
Doodle Dragon Studios image - February Membership
Best Creation Inc. - paper
Close to My Heart - paper
Spellbinders Nestibilities - Lacy Circles & Circles
EK Success - circle punches
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Swiss Dots
EK Success - butterfly punch
Kaiser Scrapbook - rhinestones
Pebbles in My Pocket - ribbon
American Crafts cardstock
Font - CK Handprint

58 comments:

  1. omgoodness I love the dragon, I've been a dragon collecter for all my life as was my mom who started with me I was born in the year of the dragon.

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  2. This is a super cute card! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win!

    Lisa
    prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com
    lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

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  3. This is so cool, I love anayathing with dragons!! Gorgeous card.

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  4. Wonderful card! Dustin Pike is super talented and I am glad you've used one of his images today. I first found him through OWH myself. Enjoy the hop!

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  5. Love that Dragon. So much so that I had to go and get some images of my own. LOL WOuld love to get more. Pick me. hehehe!

    TYFS your creations and participating in the OWH Blog Hop. :o)

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  6. Your Dudley is awesome!! He looks like he could jump right off that card. Beautiful job!

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  7. Thank your family for me for their service and dedication to the country. and thank you for taking the time to use your talents to bless OperationWriteHome.

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  8. Blowing bubbles! What a great springtime activity, trust Dustin to have the perfect digi ready :) Nice card!!!!

    Happy hopping!

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  9. My grandson would ADORE this dragon! Great coloring and love your bold colors!

    I do so enjoy the OWH events as I get to meet so many lovely and talented people along the way. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your creativity with us today! My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran and this event always holds such a special place in my heart.

    And I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so VERY nice to meet you! HUGS!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  10. How CUTE! Love the dragon!!! This is such an awesome card! Happy hopping!- Amanda (#61)

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  11. You have to love any card made with Dustin Pike dragons. This is just too cute!

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  12. Cute card...I love Dustin's images! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. What a darling dragon image! I'm not familiar with Dustin Pike Dragons but you can bet I'll be checking them out. I have young grandsons who would just adore your card! This has been such a great hop. My first, but not my last!

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  14. Just found Dustin's images and your card is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

    Janet at scrappingthemagic dot com

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  15. I've always loved these dragons and I'm thrilled to get a chance to win a gift certificate! Beautiful work! ♥ky

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  16. That is one cute dragon! -Beautifully colored and embellished too-for a wonderful card!!

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  17. What a beautiful card, I love it! I love Dustin's dragons.

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  18. Cute dragon and cute card! TFS

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  19. Dustin is so talented, love your work!
    ajmacak05 at yahoo.com

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  20. That dragon is so incredibly cute!!!! Great coloring!

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  21. Cute! And as a military wife, let me say thank you for donating your creations to OWH!

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  22. I just love Dudley, you did a great job bring him to life.
    cstephenson@q.com

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  23. This might be my favorite card of the hop! So much cuteness!

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  24. awesome card it definitely makes me smile - LOVE LOVE LOVE all of Dustin digis - thanks for the chance to win some

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  25. Oh my goodness, isn't this adorable! We saw our first butterfly in the back yard this week--wonder if soon we'll see Dudley out there too. . . .

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  26. Love Dustin.
    username at yahoo dot com

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  27. Talented! Your card is amazing and I know a little military brat like my son would love it! Thanks so much for sharing and fab job with the Dustin Pike image!

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  28. Super cute. I love the colors! You are so talented! Lucky service members!

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  29. Luuurve Dustins Dragons they are sooo cute. Thanks for the chance to win some of his goodies.

    Huggs

    TracieBxx

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  30. adorable card, I love that little dragon!!! TFS!

    nicki121986@hotmail.com

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  31. Super cute! TFS
    I love Dudley!

    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  32. Adorably cute--for a dragon!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  33. What a happy card ! Thanks for sharing :)
    Mindy

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  34. Wonderful Card!!! Love that Dudley.

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  35. LOVE LOVE LOVE your card - It's absolutely ADORABLE!!!
    ~Yvonne
    OneCreativeMomma at yahoo dot com

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  36. Aw ... the little dragon w butterfly net is SWEET - Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!
    - sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

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  37. Love Dudley! And love what you did with him!! TFS!

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  38. Cute, cute, cute!!! I ADORE Dustin's images and have a ton of them, but you can never have enough of anything Dustin Pike!!! I adore how you colored Dudley, and how you made him chasing the butterflies! How sweet! Great card for a child or the kid at heart (like most of us who love Dustin's images!)! You DP really help bring out this awesome image! Thanks for yours and Dustin's support of OWH!

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  39. I love your card!!!! That's a terrific DP spring image and you've showcased it perfectly. It brings a big smile to my face. :)

    Thanks for a chance to win your yummy blog candy.

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  40. I recognized Dudley as soon as I got to your blog! Love the butterflies he's trying to catch, too.
    mallisonr at aol dot com

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  41. I love Dustin Pike :)
    You made such a gorgeous card!

    Mindy O.

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  42. Your card is so cute. I just love that image of Dudley. Dustin Pike is one of my favorite artists.
    rmpoohbear75 at gmail dot com

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  43. Such a cute card. It is sure to brighten a child's day.

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  44. TOTALLY LOVE your card!! From the colors to the design to Dudley -- Your card is GREAT!! Thanks so much for sharing it in the OWH Bunny Hop!!

    Happy to be your newest follower,
    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. what an adorable card! I love the cheery colors and cute image :)

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  46. Super cute! I love that digistamp. FUN!

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  47. Wow, your card sure did make me smile!! Love Dustin Pike and that image is adorable!!!!

    Linda

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  48. thanks for sharing your stuff with us.

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  49. How cute! I love the dragon & bright, cheerful colors you used. TFS!

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  50. I love how clean this card is and Dudley is super cute! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  51. Love your cute dragon card! Kids will love opening that! Thanks to your family for its proud tradition of military service.

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  52. The dragon is sooooooooo cute and springy!

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  53. Love every single thing about this card. The image made me smile right away--playing bubble is always fun. And you colored it beautifully.

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  54. Your card is so cute and cheery! I love the 3-D butterflies!

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  55. Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing it with us and OWH!

    circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

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