Saturday, March 5, 2011

Operation Write Home Bunny Blog Hop

Welcome Operation Write Home Bunny Blog Hoppers!

For those of you not familar, Operation Write Home's mission is to support our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. I am thrilled to be one of the many volunteers that make cards for such a worthy cause. Many members of my family have served in the armed forces and I am well aware how important the cards are to the families.

I would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our Heroes. The sacrifices you make each and every day are appreciated by my family. We pray for you every day. Please be safe and we look forward to your safe return home!

Today is the official day of the hop! Whew! You made it here! What a wonderful and inspiring journey! We have some wonderful and talented artists in our midst! The next link is at the bottom of this entry.

 Be sure to leave a comment so that you are entered for my blog candy:)  There's more info about the candy on the sidebar:)





I had a ton of fun designing this card using Peachy Keen's Painting Easter Bunny Stamp. I am a huge fan of Peachy Keen and the customer service is just awesome!


I colored the bunny using copic markers RV23, BV23, E35, BV20, YG06,Y06, V91.

Supplies used: Doodblebug Baby Girl Striped Paper, Scrap of Lilac paper, Copic Cardstock, Hero Arts Grass Folded Card, Kaisercraft White Pearls and Yellow Pearls, Hooby Lobby Pink Ric Rack, Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing Folder

I so badly wanted to use glitter and glitz the card up. However, in making cards for the military it is a safety issue for them. It is very important to NEVER use glitter on a card for Operation Write Home. But if you are making this card for someone else, I think this card would be darling with a glittered egg:)

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in the blog candy contest. And again thank you to the men, women and families who are sacrificing to protect us:)

Have fun hopping! The next link is Jacquelyn

A grateful American,
 Elizabeth

77 comments:

  1. Awesome card!! And the glittered ribbon is so nice!!!
    Thanks for telling about the copics' codes you used. I always have an issue combining them.
    And this bunny is so cute!!!

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  2. Thanks Maria, I am always looking for suggestions on what I can do on the blog to be more helpful:) I will make an effort to include the Copic numbers in the future. Be sure to let me know if there are things you would like me to talk about or demonstrate on the blog.

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  3. Beautiful card, love the glittered ribbon!

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  4. What a cute bunny card! That swirly Cuttlebug embossing folder is a great choice for this card. Thanks for hopping with OWH today.

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  5. What a clever design! Thanks you for sharing your talent! Great post too!!

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  6. Beautiful card!

    circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

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

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  8. hi Elizabeth, I love how you used the pearls as the edge of the egg... so cute! Thank you for taking time and using your creative talents to bless OperationWriteHome.

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  9. Love the card with the Peachy Keen stamp! Love how you used the pearls to outline the egg shape.

    -- Christine
    myserenity19 at comcast dot net

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  10. Love the card w/ the Peachy Keen bunny! They have some of the best stamps. Also the way you used the pearls to outline the egg shape makes a great accent.

    -- Christine
    myserenity19 at comcast dot net

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  11. Your bunny is adorable! I'll have to go look for Peachy Keen :)
    Happy hopping!

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  12. very pretty...I'm with you, it took a long time for me to STOP reaching for the stickles. I hardly use them on anything anymore :)

    susan-MyThoughtsMyHeart.blogspot.com

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  13. Love your card! New follower!

    Hugs,Patty
    creativediva98@gmail.com
    creativediva98.blogspot.com

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  14. great job! Love the copic coloring, and the touch of ric rac just makes the egg shape pop! It is better than bling!!! -Amanda (#61)

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  15. ADORABLE card!!

    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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  16. What a delightful card--rabbit painting an egg on an egg! Very, very fun, Elizabeth. . . .

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  17. What an adorable card, thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  18. Your card is very cute. Thanks for sharing!

    Janet at scrappingthemagic dot com

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  19. Cute card! Even without glitter and glitz! TFS

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  20. You are right, the egg would be wonderful glittered! But you could always paint it with Twinkling H2Os to give it some sparkle and shine! Thanks for sharing! And for the chance to win something!

    Jennifer

    http://www.facebook.com/thestampaddict

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  21. Super cute card!! LOVE the bunny!!!

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  22. very cute little bunny thanks for sharing
    ajmacak at gmail dot com

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  23. Very cute bunny! Love your card. The background embossing folder is a great choice. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. What an adorable bunny! Very cute, I don't think it needs the glitter!
    Brittany
    http://yesterdaysechoscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
    brittany.yesterdaysechoATgmailDOTcom

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  25. Awwwwwwwwwwww!! Absolutely adorable!!!!

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

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  27. Aww - your bunny card is so adorable!!! I love Peachy Keen Stamps too! I can't get enough of them! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  28. Absolutely adorable! Love those pearls - perfect touch!

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  29. I agree it is hard not to glitz it up when making OWH cards.
    username at yahoo dot com

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  30. I love how you embellished the egg!

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  31. Adorable card! I love the egg shaped.


    --Cheryl--
    shestamps11-blogs at yahoo dot com

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  32. Very cute!

    madimom_04@yahoo.com

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  33. Adorable! Love your bunny on the egg and I like how you made it really pop with the pearls around the edging. I'm not a huge fan of glitter (little OCD on my part) so OWH was easy for me to adjust too. I like to use a lot of shimmer and metallic papers to help glitz and glam my OWH cards. =)

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  34. You just gave me ideas on a new way to use that zig zag ribbon I've had sitting around. It is super that we can share ideas with one another this way. Thanks!

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  35. Thanks for doing this Hop for OWH
    Have a wonderful Day… HOPPY Easter to You!
    Come and BEE a follower on my blog
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  36. Love the egg cutout for the bunny and how you surrounded it with pearls. Cute! I'm following you and would love it if you could visit my blog and follow me too. I have blog candy to give away as well :-)

    Carol
    scrappinheaven at yahoo dot com
    http://scrappinheaven.blogspot.com

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  37. Cute card. Love Peachy Keen items. I need to make the jump and order something and start using.
    delgador at bellsouth dot net

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  38. Very beautiful card and awesome blog candy, TFS!

    Nicki121986@hotmail.com

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  39. OH! That is Just Lovely! Thank you!

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

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  40. Very cute bunny card (love the pink ric rac)and thanks for the chance at blog candy.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  41. Hopefully my comment does not get posted more than once. I am new to this and this is my third try :-( Love your card. He is concentrating really hard , just like we do when making cards. LOL Thank you for being part of OWH's Bunny Hop.

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  42. So cute!! And I agree with the 1st poster.... Thank you for giving the Copic info :)
    Mindy

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  43. Two days of blog trolling and I haven't made it to MY entry yet, LOL! I agree re the glittered egg! Great card - Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!
    - sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

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  44. lovely card. OWH is awesome.

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  45. What an adorable card!!!! TFS!

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  46. Beautiful card, love the glittered ribbon! Thanks for a chance to win your candy.
    Blessings Bernie
    Bernietom47 at yahoo dot com

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  47. Your card is beautiful, and doesn't need glitter at all! Especially love the embossed paper. Hope your having a wonderful weekend!

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  48. I love that you put your bunny at an angle. It adds a lot of interest that way. I get so stuck in straight up and down, so thanks for sharing!

    mallisonr at aol dot com

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  49. that card is perfectly adorable, and I agree, some glitter would be cute :)
    it's been fun to look around your blog!
    Mindy O.

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  50. i can't get enough of the embossing folders, and it looks great on your card! thanks for the inspiration and chance to win the blog candy
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  51. Your card is so cute. I love the little bunny and the egg shaped center. TFS.
    rmpoohbear75 at gmail dot com

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  52. Your card is so pretty! I love how you trimmed the egg with the rick rack and pearls. Very creative!

    Thank you for a chance to win your yummy blog candy.

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  53. I love how you framed the bunny with an egg shape. so cute!

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  54. This is just the most adorable card! I just add Peachy Keen to my "go check it out" list! TFS this sweet Easter greeting!

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  55. Pretty card!! Love the colors!! Thanks so much for sharing it in the OWH Bunny Hop!!

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  56. Cute little card, and love that ric-rac on the egg!

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  57. So cute, Elizabeth. I love the egg shape and the embossed background.

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  58. Adorable!
    wwww.descreations.blogspot.com

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  59. Love how you put the bunny painting an egg inside an egg. Very cute.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  60. Very cute card...love that stamp! Thanks for hopping with us today!

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  61. Your bunny is very cute--he doesn't need that glitz and glitter! Thanks for sharing.
    http://penguinpapers.net

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  62. You made a great card. Thank you for sharing your copic colors.

    I like Peachy Keen stamps, too.

    Thank you for a chance to win some candy.

    kelley at sevenmilenursery dot com

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  63. fabulous card!! thanks for sharing.

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  64. Adorable card, I know what you mean about the glitter I felt the same way. I asked Kate at OWH about it and she said it's okay as long as it doesn't rub off so when I use stickles I cover them in glossy accents to encapsulate them. No rubbing off :) Thanks for the chance to win such fabulous candy!

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  65. what a great card! TFS and for the chance to win the blog candy. :)

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  66. Very sweet bunny card. I love the embossing on it.

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  67. love the embossing! beautiful card!

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  68. very sweet! Love the bunny!

    OWH is a lovely cause. Well done on being invited to join in the blog hop so soon!

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  69. Such an ADORABLE card!! I love the layout and the sooo cute image.
    thanks for sharing and being a part of OWH.
    Susan

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  70. I love the little bunny - he's so cute! - and the outline around the egg and the rickrack are perfect touches! Great card!
    jencuthbertson at gmail dot com

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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and leave a comment! I appreciate all of my wonderful readers! Elizabeth