Pass It On

You can receive free handmade items to help you encourage others. Get ideas on how to use your own God-given talents to make handmade items to be an encourager and then ask God how He wants you to… PASS IT ON

Friday, March 19, 2010

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the bloghop!

If you've arrived here from

Welcome & THANK YOU for your support of OWH -

if you're stumbling onto the hop right now, you might want to start at http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org
to see all the great blogs!


This is my reason for my great passion for OWH…
This is my middle son and he is in the USAF. Right now he is deployed to the Middle East. He has been gone too long and will be gone too long!! Although he is very homesick right now he loves his job. When he was leaving for this deployment his wonderful soon to be bride wrote something he said on their blog. “People have started to give him little going away presents. He shrugged his shoulders and said to me over the weekend, “I don’t know why people want to give me gifts. I’m just doing my job!” I can tell you he meant that whole heartedly! He is a true soldier!”
He is our hero in this family! If you see this son, we love you and miss you & are so very proud of you and what you are doing.

Well here is my card for the blog hop. It is really warm in my part of the wonderful south so it was very easy to get into making a spring card. I hope you like it.



I will give the card away from comments left here on this post. I will have a drawing on

Monday 3/ 22. I always use ramdom.org.





Please come back to visit Pass It On often I give away cards every week.

You next stop on the blog hop is
Brenda Rose,

Hop on over and see her beautiful work.
But not before you leave your comment for a chance to win this card.
I am also committing to making one card for each comment left here.

Good Luck! Kathy

112 comments:

  1. Kathy what a cute card - love the little smiley in the corner!
    And what a GREAT PHOTO of OUR hero!! We love him too! :) :) :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. God Bless you and your son. This is why OWH, is what it is, to serve families like you! Thank you mama, for doing such a great job with your son.

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a GREAT card! I love the faux stitching on the letters - a great idea that I had never thought of - thanks! Thank you also to your son for serving our country and to you for supporting him! Happy Hopping!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thank you for sharing the story about your son- you must be so proud of him! Your cards are lovely; I will remember to come back often to see them!

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a handsome young man. I thank your son and family for the sacrifice you make by not having him near!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Lauri,
    Thank you and your son for his service. I love your cheerful card and your concept of Pass It On! Great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Kathy...your card is super sweet. I just love the sentiment! God Bless your son for what he does and continues to do. He most certainly is a hero!

    ReplyDelete
  8. That is so pretty! I love the doodle stitches. They really make the words pop.

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a great card!!

    Thanks to everyone's sons and daughters who are "doing their jobs".

    ReplyDelete
  10. Kathy, I will pray for your son's safe and quick return home. Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh your note about your son got me all misty-eyed! Thanks to him and your family for your service! Happy Blog hopping!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love the stitching around the letters!!! Stunning...

    And what a great boy you have! We are all very appreciative of his courage and will to serve!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love the little stitches on your card...nice color combo too.Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I don't need your card (I'd just put it into my next mailing box to OWH!) but you have a wonderful reason for being proud of your son. :) (huggles)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great photo of you son and Thanks go out to him for his service and to his parents for raising such a fine young man.

    Lovely card :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. That card makes me happy just looking at it. I really like the big and small letters mixed together and the stitches. I may just scraplift it!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Your card is lovely and I am so proud of your son. What an honor for you!

    ReplyDelete
  18. You make me happy! Thanks for your card and sharing your son's story. Great Mom, Great Son!

    ReplyDelete
  19. cute cute card - and if I win it, I too, would just donate it to OWH!
    bless you and your son - may he return safely in no time

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a cute sentiment on your card - and what a great card to give away! Let your son know how much we appreciate his service!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Super cute card Kathy! And wow, what a great story...big huge thanks to your son for his sacrifice!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Your card is just darling. I love the colors that you choose. Wonderful card for some lucky person.
    Prayers and thoughts go out to you and your son. He is a hero and so are you...
    Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  23. Great sentiment! Did you cut it on a Cricut? Your son is very nice looking and you must be very proud of him. Thank him for me for all he is doing.

    ReplyDelete
  24. This is wonderful and you have such a love of family and life in general. God bless you.
    Jeanine

    ReplyDelete
  25. Kathy,

    First, I want to wish well wishes to your son and your family. I pray for his quick return back to the States. :)

    Second, your card is really pretty. I love how the orange pops against the darker blue background. Plus, the letter font of the words is great, too!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Gorgeous card! And a big thanks to your son! My dad is retired Army and my brother is currently in the AF. He's been to the Middle East three times already.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I'm sending prayers and a big THANK YOU to your son.
    What a great card. I love your colors.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Great card! I will add your son to my pray list. I never thought about making a card for each comment left. I will try to do that as well.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Oh, I love the words on your card - and your post brought a tear to my eye - and your card a smile to my face. May your son be kept safe and return to you soon. I like your challenge to yourself as well. TFS

    ReplyDelete
  30. Beautiful card! Blessings to you and your son! Please pass on a HUGE thank you to him for all of us!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Cute card! Please thank your son for doing his job and keeping us safe. My hubby's in the Air Force so I know the pain when they are away - but also the joy they get from doing their job and knowing they are making a difference. Many prayers for his safe and swift return.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Your card makes me happy! Love your use of the font! A HUGE thank you to your son for his service!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Love your card Kathy and I love your story. I will keep your son in my prayers.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Cute card! Love the faux stitching! What a great picture of your son...I am grateful for his service!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Beautiful card! I will also keep your son in my prayers. Thanks for all you do for OWH.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Your son is a true hero, I pray God keeps him safe and the time he's away from your family passes quickly. Your card today is wonderful, I'm wondering if you made the you make me happy part with your Cricut or Silhouette or ??. I like it!

    ReplyDelete
  37. I too would like to thank your son for his sacrifice. I have a grandson who has just been deployed to Afghanistan. I will add your son to my prayer list. God bless!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Kathy, What a handsome hero you have there! And what a beautiful card you made! Great colors. Great story. Blessings to you and all your family. Louise

    ReplyDelete
  39. Great photo of your son! I, too, was USAF Security. Now I make cards for those who serve. You made a beautiful card! I love your site.
    hiscreation2@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. It sounds as if you will be blessed with your soon to be daughter in law too. So much to be proud of. Love your card.

    ReplyDelete
  41. I love the stitching detail and color combo on this card. Your son and the thousands of heroes who serve us every day are the reason for my passion for OWH too!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Love your card. God Bless your son! My daughter is in the USMC. I know how proud you are!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I love your card! Thank you for sharing the photo and story of your son. Please thank him for his service for me.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Wonderful card! Thank you so much for sharing your story. Please thank your son for me for all that he does. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Great card, but most importantly...please send your son a great BIG "thank you" from CA! I pray that he returns safely home!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Thank you to your son for his service. Your card is lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  47. very sweet card. I am so grateful to all of the service men and women and I can not even begin to understand how hard it is on their loved ones. I hope he comes home safe and sound!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Beautiful card! Love the stitching on it. Thanks to you son for serving for us! We really appreciate him!

    ReplyDelete
  49. What a cute card. The story behind it is even better. I just found this site and will work on getting some cards done for Mothers Day. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Really cute card, Kathy! Love how you combined the patterned papers. Please tell your son how much me and my family appreciate what he and other soldiers do to preserve our freedom in this great country. He is in our prayers every day.

    ReplyDelete
  51. such a beautiful card!!! my u hv tons of comments.. i don't hv that many yet.. must be cuz i'm down on the list of blogs I guess.?

    ReplyDelete
  52. Thanks for sharing your story and thanks to your son for protecting our country. Beautiful card!

    ReplyDelete
  53. I love the stitching on the card, especially the sentiment!

    ReplyDelete
  54. Your card makes me happy too, it's so bright and cheerful. Thanks for sharing and hope you son returns safe and soon..

    ReplyDelete
  55. Thank you for raising a hero and sharing your story with us!

    Your card is great. I just did a sketch of it! Thanks! Faux stitching is one of my favorite techniques!

    ReplyDelete
  56. Your story warms my heart and is one of the reasons why I LOVE OWH. Please extend my love and gratitude to your son and to all of his fellow soldiers, our HEROES!
    Your card is lovely and should I be the lucky winner, I will be mailing it out to our Heroes with a message of thanks and how proud we are for their efforts.
    Much Happiness to you and your family!
    Smilin' Sher

    ReplyDelete
  57. God bless your son for serving our country. I'm praying for him.

    I love the happy, whimsical style of your card. it's such an uplifting card.

    ReplyDelete
  58. Your card is so lively.....it would make anybody happen....thank you for sharing...and will pray for your son for a safe return....

    ReplyDelete
  59. What a "happy" card...Love what you did with it...May your son be safe and God bless.
    smiles...Tammy

    ReplyDelete
  60. I love the bright colors! God Bless you and your son! My son is in the Army and in Afghanistan so I can relate to you!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Love the card. Great combination of stripes, dots and patterns. Really like the stitched look. Thanks for sharing and best wishes to you and to your son. I worked with the military for 36 years and really appreciate all that they do. Their days are not like ours, they are 24/7 and most people forget that. Thanks to all of our military!!!

    ReplyDelete
  62. Love the card with the different patterned papers and the stitched look. It made me smile. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  63. I love your story about your son! Tell him from me that mom's are just doing their job but we celebrate Mother's Day. Love and thanks in a card.
    Thank you for sharing your card and your son with us.

    ReplyDelete
  64. Super cute card.
    Super great Mama.
    Super wonderful brother and soldier.
    Super proud daughter and sister.

    ReplyDelete
  65. You make me happy! I like it and I love Uncle Judi.

    -AK

    ReplyDelete
  66. I like it. It's cute.

    -Ave

    ReplyDelete
  67. Love the sentiment you used on your card!! :) So cheerful! I love also that you give your cards away on your blog - great idea! And what a wonderful son you have - good job, Mom! :) Happy Hopping!

    ReplyDelete
  68. I love the stitching- that is something that I have on my list of things to try. My husband just came home from AFG- so I know it is hard. I will keep your family in my prayers

    ReplyDelete
  69. What a HAPPY card!
    God bless your son and family!

    ReplyDelete
  70. Thanks for sharing the photo and story of your son! Bravo to him!
    Your card is too cute with that smiley face on the bottom, and it's sure to bring a smile to someone's face:)

    ReplyDelete
  71. Fun card!! HUGS to your son!!

    ReplyDelete
  72. Wow -- thanks to you for supporting OWH and THANK YOU to your son for his service to our country! From a fellow blogger, Amy!

    ReplyDelete
  73. I love the stitching around the edges of the letters

    ReplyDelete
  74. What a wonderful card - Thank you so much for sharing your own story of your son with us. They ARE our hero's, that's for sure!

    ReplyDelete
  75. beautiful card!!! god bless your family! :)

    ReplyDelete
  76. What an awesome son you raised! You should be very proud!!!! Love your card & your blog! I'm happy to "make" you create one more beautiful card thanks to this comment! Thanks for all you do!

    ReplyDelete
  77. Love your card - and tell your son THANKS!! It is people like him who keep people like me free!!!!! God Bless. And if I win this card, please donate it to the cause!!!! hwilde at wyoming dot com

    ReplyDelete
  78. Great son and great card. Please tell your son thank you from Pittsburgh.

    ReplyDelete
  79. You have every right to be a proud Mom. Your son is in my prayers. :)

    ReplyDelete
  80. What a great card! Please tell you son Thank you for all he does!! I think it is sweet that he says it is just his job...not everyone can or will do what he does and for that I am thankful!!

    ReplyDelete
  81. What a cute card! It just makes me smile from ear to ear. Please let your son know that I'm so thankful for what he does to keep us safe. Fantastic work!

    ReplyDelete
  82. I enjoyed your blog today please visit one of these when you get time.
    Sherrill Graff
    http://latenightstamper1.blogspot.com/
    http://latenitestampinwithsherill.blogspot.com/
    http://latenightstamper-stampandscrap.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  83. God Bless your Son and all of the wonderful men and women of our Armed Forces. Thx for your work for OWH. Hugs, Loni (Stop #55)

    ReplyDelete
  84. What a great son! Your card is great too. Thank your son for us...what a priviledge to see you too.

    ReplyDelete
  85. What a great card! Love the colors. Thank you to the sacrifices that your son and your family make for us everyday!!

    As a military spouse and someone new to OWH, I thank you for taking part in this awesome blog hop and in OWH!

    ReplyDelete
  86. your stitching is superb and your pattern choices are really incredible... I'm not so brave when mixing patterns so it is always great to see it done with such success! Your son remains in my prayers and it is always nice when a stranger allows me to put a face on some of those who defend my freedoms.

    ReplyDelete
  87. WOW!! Great challenge you gave yourself!! Good luck!! You have lots to be proud of mom... You have raised a good son!! Hope I win the card, but, even if I don't... this post means one more card will be made!!!
    (Your card made me smile!!)

    ReplyDelete
  88. I like your card, specially the fots you have used. =)
    I hope you can see your son very soon.....

    ReplyDelete
  89. Your son is a hero in our family too, as is every soldier who puts himself/herself in harms way to keep us safe and free!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your incredible son!!!

    Your card is wonderful!!! It is sure to create many smiles...I know it has me smiling:o)

    Hugs!
    Carolyn

    ReplyDelete
  90. I love the spring colors in this card!! I also have to say I'm so happy about finding OWH on this blog hop.... I'm very excited to start making cards for this wonderful cause!!!

    Thanks for Sharing!!

    xoxo
    Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

    PS: You have one handsome hero there!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  91. Wonderful card! I love that sentiment (and will be using it!!!)! Thank you to you and to you son!

    ReplyDelete
  92. bless your son and thank him for "just doing his job"! may he return home safe--and soon!

    ReplyDelete
  93. Fun card! Best wishes to your son, too. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  94. Thanks for sharing your son with us and thank him for serving.

    CJ

    ReplyDelete
  95. thank you for sharing your personal story.. your son is gorgeous :) My heart goes out to you and the rest of the family.. it is hard to have a member of the family be so long gone.. but Yes do be proud :) He is a hero.
    Lovely card.. :)) bright and colorful :)

    Hugs x

    ReplyDelete
  96. Fabulous photo and a huge thank you to your son! I hope he comes home sooner than you think!

    Great card!!

    ReplyDelete
  97. THANK YOU for sharing you son and hero with all of us.

    ReplyDelete
  98. Thanks so much to you and your son.

    ReplyDelete
  99. Cute card, it makes me happy and thanks to your son.

    ReplyDelete
  100. Great card. And I love that you "pass it on". So proud of your son for his service.

    ReplyDelete
  101. Thank your son for me.

    Wonderful card.

    {hugs}
    M.E.

    ReplyDelete
  102. Please thank your son from the Guzy Family of southern NJ for serving our nation!(pronounced like Fuzzy)

    I am surrounded by Veterans and am a firm supporter of the men and women that serve our nation!

    I love what this organization does and would love to join!


    your card is very happy, fun and cheery...I love the colors!!

    Thanks very much for the giveaway and for raising a hero!
    Susan

    ReplyDelete
  103. Your middle son is just so handsome in his uniform. :) All the best to you and yours! Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  104. Great card - and a wonderful picture of a hero. It is always a good reminder to see a face, not having any serving family members. Wishing you and your family love and prayers. Keira

    ReplyDelete
  105. Wonderful card.
    I am so grateful for your son and all the others like him.
    God Bless!

    ReplyDelete
  106. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing your story of your son and supporting OWH. YIKES you have a lot of cards to make!

    ReplyDelete
  107. Great card! Thanks for sharing the story of your son. It makes me feel like supporting OWH.

    ReplyDelete
  108. Awesome card...different!! I too have a hero....Marine and being deployed in April. Our hearts are with them everyday!! Love the story!!!

    ReplyDelete
  109. First, I love the card. Thanks for sharing your story as well. I am from a military-oriented background. My father is retired AF, my DH is retired Navy and now both of my sons are in the Army. We are very proud of them. God Bless Our Military!

    Cynthia Ferenz
    Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers
    stampindragon@verizon.net

    ReplyDelete
  110. I love your card it is very adorable and makes me just want to smile!!!

    God Bless your son I know how hard it is to have them so far away. My oldest son was in IRAQ for two years and it was very difficult at times.

    God Bless

    Northern Girl Stamper

    ReplyDelete

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.