Shabby Miss Jenn

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Welcome to the Operation Write Home blog hop! I am so glad that you stopped by.


This wonderful cause is even more important to me as a very good friend of mine lost her son in Afghanistan last week. He was such a dedicated soldier and so young at 22. He has left behind a wife, two young children and family and friends who love him dearly and are so proud of him for his love of this country. Please take time to read about Michael and perhaps leave a message for his family.




 The card that I have made features AJ the Romantic from the Stamping Boutique. I used Prismacolor pencils and Copic markers to color the image. I used Sahara Sand and Pacific Breeze cardstock from Stampin' Up! and Blueberry Crisp designer paper also from Stampin' Up! The lace is from Michaels. I used small pearls in each corner of the image and stampin' dimensionals for depth of layers. I also used some Crystal Effects on the rose and bow of the candy box.

As a thank you for playing along in our blog hop, I am offering one of you the chance to win 2 free digital images from The Stamping Boutique Shop. You may select any two images that you would like. To enter please become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post. The winner will be chosen at random and I will announce the winner on Sunday, November 14 at 5:00 PM EST. You will have two days to contact me with your selections.

The Operation Write Home Blog Hop begins here.

After viewing my blog please hop over to Stamping Sister. 
Jackie has a wonderful card for you!


37 comments:

MelissaS said...

I love your use of non-traditional colors for a Valentine! Great coloring, too.

So sorry for the loss of your friend's son. What a horrible thing to experience.

Shell said...

How adorable! thanks for joining the hop!

Shirley G said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friends son, Michael. It is awesome you are making cards for OWH in his honor. :) Somewhere an angel is smiling down on you.
Beautiful card.

njgramma said...

What a wonderful card. I SOOO appreciate the talent it takes to color those digi stamps with Copics.. cause I don't have it ! LOL

Mindy

Patrice H said...

Really cute cards, Love these stamps of the little people

Sharon said...

What a touching story and memorial for Michael. Thank you for sharing that with us. Through my tears I can tell you that it really brings home the importance of showing our support for the many men and women serving in our Armed Forces (taking a very deep breath now...) I also served in the Army, following in my father's footsteps and can tell you first hand how much this means to everyone!

Oh and I really LOVE the card you made! Thank you so much!

Lisa said...

Thank you for sharing your card. I am so sorry about your friend's son, Michael.

Joanne Travis said...

Aww, this is so precious!! Love your coloring.

Julie said...

My condolences to your friend on the loss of her son.

Thanks for hopping this weekend - beautiful card you created!

Cleota said...

Such a cute card.

Rhonda Miller said...

I'm sorry to hear of your friends loss of her son. I can't imagine how difficult it must be for her.

Your card is wonderful. I love the colors you've used. TFS.

stefeni said...

What a sweet card. Great coloring too.

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MomsBeenScrappin said...

Beautiful card!

K. Joy said...

Cute card! I like the non-traditional valentine colors, actually! :) Thanks for sharing!!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Please extend our deepest sympathy to your friend and her family on the loss of their beloved Michael.

I will try to be more worthy of the sacrifice Michael and so many others before him have made for our country.

Your card is lovely.

helloholley said...

Your card is too cute!!! ;)

Sorry for your friend's loss....how young he was.

Attegirl said...

Very cute card.. nice work!

Cheryl said...

22, how awful. He is why I participate in OWH. My small way of giving back. Thanks for sharing your card. I've never used Digi images but would love to try.

andyjay said...

I was so sorry to hear of your friend's loss. Please accept my condolences.

TFS! Beautiful card.

Valerie said...

So cute! I love it!

Paula said...

Wonderful coloring on this very nice card. What a tragic loss for you and your friends. A very stark reminder of ho much we have to be grateful for this Vetrean's Day weekend.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Cute card. Love your coloring. Sorry about your friend's son. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

This is adorable!!

Operation Write Home said...

What a darling card....made in honor of a brave young man. I left the family a message in the guestbook. :( Sad.....

eddee1286 said...

Love the colors. Great card.

Samantha said...

Beautiful card. I love the use of the blue instead of traditional Valentine colors. It's a beautiful thing that you are honoring Michael in your blog. My heart goes out to his family.

Beth Horn's Stamp Pad said...

I love your card - too cute!

Sherryh said...

I love your Valentine. It's one that I call cute and beautiful at the same time! My heart breaks at hearing about your friends' son and the young family he leaves behind. He was a true hero and patriot.

Karen Howard said...

He is just adorable, so sweet! Hugs, Karen

lori j said...

loved the card,the colors are great. sorry for the loss of your friends son micheal.sending prayers for you and his family

Dixie Cochran said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend's son. We have lost too many of our heroes.

Thanks for sharing your cute card! And thanks for hopping with us!

Heather Grow said...

Love your card.

Thank you for sharing the story about your friend's son. May God bless that hero and his family.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Debbie, I'm so sorry to hear of Michael's passing. My heart goes out to you and his family.

Your Valentine card using A.J. is adorable.

Christine said...

great card . . .what a touching story - sorry for your loss... TFS

Christine said...

great card . . .what a touching story - sorry for your loss... TFS

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Love your card. Thank you for sharing.

Hetty said...

Your card is so sweet!