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March 10, 2010

Operation Write Home with Fred She Said Freebie!

Have you heard of OPERATION WRITE HOME (formerly Cards for Hereos)?

Operation Write Home (OWH) is a network of cardmakers who create blank handmade greeting cards in support of our nation's heroes for them to write home on. OWH recently started a new blog, Stars and Stamps, to inspire the many cardmakers.

The Stars and Stamps blog features inspiration, challenge, tutorials, creativity and more! Operation Write Home is currently hosting a Half and Half challenge to inspire us cardmakers to create Mother's and Father's Day cards and Fred She Said Designs is offering this FREE tulip image!

Stamps: FSS Tulip Trio- freebie, SU! so many sayings.
Paper: dk gray cs (?), BasicGrey (Junebug)
Ink: Prisma pencils
Other: piercing tool, gray ribbon,
CM oval cutting system.

Darsie Bruno, fellow DT member, has created a wonderful tutorial using this freebie on the Stars and Stamps Blog.

I hope you have a chance to participate, checkout all the deets @
Operation Write Home half & half challenge!

Here are some other challenges...
Rosie & Dee's~think spring!
Ooh La La~anything goes
Stamp w/Fun~spring
Cupcake Craft chall~flower power
Stampavie & More~orange
Tanda Teaser~spring

God Bless all our soldiers on domestic & foreign soil!
Hugs & Blessings!!


cheryl said...

oh sweetie this is just brilliant adore the flower and your colouring its fantastic adore things like this so much fab work hun hugs cheryl xxxxx

Sparkplug17 said...

Such a lovely card!

Anne said...

Fantastic card Maria, your colours are wonderful. Hugs x

Carol said...

Beautiful card for a wonderful cause!

Christine Riley said...

Oh my goodness, this is stunning! The colors are so beautiful and the card just flows. Gorgeous!
Blessings and hugs,
Christine :)

Marlene said...

Great cause! Beautiful card. :)

Holly Young said...

Maria this is really pretty. I love how you colored the tulips, and the designer paper is beautiful.

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Pop's Cards said...

This is gorgeous i love the papers, and how you have tied the flowers cool idea, hugs pOps x

Donna said...

Absolutely beautiful card Maria, gorgeous choice of papers and colours and a beautifully coloured image...thanks for joining us at Cupcake :) Donna x

Elena said...

These tulips are so beautiful! It is so great to start an OWH blog!

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! Maria, this is soo stunning girl!! I love the pretty flowers and the papers look stunning with it!!! Beautiful card!! HUGS

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

I am loving your tulips! Thanks for joining the Tanda Teaser this week!

Saskia said...


Thanks for joining us at Rosie-D's challenge! Your card so so beautiful and elegant!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Maria, thanks for joining in the OLL challenge
Beryl x

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Maria, thanks for joining in the OLL challenge
Beryl x

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous Maria, a lovely image and worthwhile cause!

Anne H. said...

Such a lovely card!
A beautiful image and lovely colors.
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.

Deb Neerman said...

FABulous card, Maria!!! Love that digi-image and the way you've colored it ... so beautiful!

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful card, I love the image! Hope to hop over the pick it up myself! Thanks for sharing.

Jodi said...

Very pretty image and I love the coloring you did too!
Jodi =)

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Maria..I love this cause.. Great job on all those challenges too..You are the queen of challenges..

Rleen said...

Aloha Maria,
Your card is gorgeous! I love the color combo and the beautiful tulips. TFS!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Arlene

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Maria!! I just love your coloring of the tulips and the dp you paired with it!! Very soothing and beautiful!!
hugs and blessings,

Vicki said...

Maria awesome job! Love your coloring and that paper just makes the card pop! Beautiful.


Tina said...

Maria - this is simply lovely. I love this image. Great card as always...


Patti J said...

Sheer perfection, as usual! What a beautiful card, and a wonderful cause! You are one good lady!!! Hugs, dear friend!

Danni said...

This is so pretty!! Wonderful card!

coldwaters2 said...

Maria this is gorgeous those Tulips are beautiful makes me wish harder for Spring to arrive. I also love the paper you have used it is just delightful

Lorraine x

Mervi said...

What a great colours and cute card!
Thanks for joining in with us
at Rosie D's Challenge,
good luck;-))m

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

what for wonderful spring card !! love the beautiful image !! thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46

Barbara said...

great card.
Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.
Hugs Babsi

BA said...

hi maria
your card is stunning, love the flowers
thank for joining us at stampavie & more
xoxo BA

Giò said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous card!!! Lovely flowers beautifully colored!!
Thanks for joining us at SAM challenge.


The Crafty Den said...

Hi Maria, what a stunning card. Love the floral image and your colouring is fab. Great layout and the papers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Susie M. said...

What a beautiful card! I love this!

Teresa said...

I always do blank cards. I just am not that imaginative with words, and what I find funny others don't so I tend not to. I love this card though, and it is just right for many occasions with a bit of tweaking.

Tracy said...

Great entry, thanks for joining Rosie-D's challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Valérie Goldenschue said...

Oh what a lovely card.

Beautiful image and beautiful colors

thanks for joining us at SAM