It’s Time For The Memorial Day Sketch Bloghop

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all of you.

I am so happy to be taking part in Operation Write Home’s Memorial Day Sketch Bloghop.

As I wrote in a previous post, I love what Operation Write Home is doing.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Operation Write Home, they provide hand made cards for soldiers deployed overseas to write home to their loved ones on.  It makes it possible for the soldiers to send birthday cards and other special occasion cards as well.  As you can imagine, there aren’t too many shops selling cards in the middle of the desert or the mountains.  Operation Write Home does this through the help of hundreds of paper crafters and card makers who create and donate the cards they make to them.

I love this idea.  My husband has been deployed twice and I would have loved to have received a beautiful handmand card from him.  It would have been something that I would have treasured and kept.  Skype is great, but it’s so nice to receive a handwritten note.

I’m still a beginner card maker and enthusiastic learner.  I’ve made two cards with two of my free Crudoodle Digital Stamps, which are available on this blog, and  Anna Griffin papers.

Giraffes in Love Card
Giraffes In Love made with Sketch #35
Her Nose in a Book Card
Her Nose In A Book Card made with Sketch #02
You can find the Giraffes In Love digital stamp HERE .
You can find Her Nose In A Book digital stamp HERE.
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  1. Great cards and such cute images! As an avid reader since I was a kid I can totally relate to the "Nose In A Book" and that little blue bow is a perfect finishing touch. So nice too to hear that handwritten notes still mean something in our very digital world. Thanks for joining in the Memorial Day hop and for supporting OWH!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

  2. Those entwined giraffes are too cute and I love both of your cards and digis! You're doing a wonderful job for a beginning card maker! Keep up the great work!!

  3. Sweet cards and thanks for the digis! I'm an avid reader and delight in seeing my little granddaughters with their noses in books.

  4. Adorable cards! Thanks for the freebies! I, too, have always loved to read since I was a little girl! If my nose isn't in a book, it's in the Kindle!! God bless!

  5. Aw! They're both darling! Like so many others, I'm another nose in the book girl, which is probably how I became a writer. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing and a special thanks to you and your husband for your service! (Because, of course, families serve too!) Have a super Memorial Day weekend!

  6. Tori,

    Thanks to you and your husband for your service and sacrifice.

    Welcome to card making and the OWH blog hop. It's so generous of you to offer these free digital images. 🙂

  7. Aaaww, they're both so cute!! Thanks for hooping and most of all for the service of your family!!

  8. Pretty darn good for a "beginner". I love the sweet giraffes- they're too sweet. I thank your hubby for his service and I thank you for standing by and keeping his home life secure while he was doing the same for the rest of us. Big HUGS.

  9. Very cute cards! Did anyone else mistake the giraffes for snakes like I did? It was only for a minute though (giggle) The 2nd card just steals my heart. What a sweet image.

  10. Definitely my favorite is the "nose in a book" card … I was just like that little girl at one time! But also love the colors and patterns you used, and the bow tied around just the argyle plaid panel. Really a nice accent!

  11. Thank you to you and your husband for his service to our country. Loved your cards, both of them. (I'm still that little girl in the second one!) Thanks for supporting OWH and all of our Heroes.

  12. Tori, what great cards – I just LOVE those giraffes!! Think I need to go find them 🙂 Tell your hubby thanks for his service for me 🙂

    Thanks for hopping with OWH!!

  13. Your cards are great. Loved the intertwined giraffes, but the little girl with her nose in a book is my fave. I am an avid reader and so is my oldest granddaughter. Just may need to go get that digi, lol.

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