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Support A Hero: “Red” Friday OWH blog hop

OWH Red Friday Bloghop

Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home Red Friday Bloghop! If you’ve gotten here without starting at the beginning, you’ll want to click HERE and start from the top. We’re turning “Black Friday” into “Red Friday” by supporting our nation’s heroes!

Operation Write Home is a charity that sends blank handmade cards to service members deployed overseas. They’ve sent nearly 3 million cards! That’s a lot of letters and love heading home to those who are keeping the home fires burning.

Here’s the card I designed for today’s hop:

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November through February are the slowest months for OWH, and that’s something we as crafters can do something about! We all have a handful of cards in our stash — we don’t even need to take a break from our holiday preparations to just write Operation Write Home on the back and send them in, right? That’ll keep our heroes busy writing home during a long winter away from home.

Be sure to read the information on the Stars and Stamps post so you send in what’s needed (no Christmas cards, no glitter, A2, etc) – and make a hero’s day by giving them a beautiful creation to write home on!

What’s a bloghop without prizes? See the Stars and Stamps post for the full list of goodies by the bloghop sponsors – and go link up YOUR love card there, too! There are prizes for both those who comment on the blogs as well as folks who share their own creation!

The next stop on the hop is….

Sandy Allnock

 

Hasn’t it been a fabulous hop?! Love seeing everybody’s fun creations!

Happy Holidays!

1Julie

Heads’ up, Buttercup! Black Friday begineth! :)

Oooh! Need to stock up? Have some treasures on your wish list? This weekend Ellen Hutson, LLC celebrates 8 years–oh my!!! Where has the time gone?! I can’t believe it! So proud of my dear friend for this pretty awesome accomplishment!

Here’s the scoop:

EARLY BIRD DEALS:

12:00am Friday, November 28th Pacific Standard Time (3:00am Eastern Standard Time), running through 7:00am PST, save 20% on every item currently in stock. Upon checkout please enter the following one time use promo code to redeem your discount: early2014

ANNIVERSARY SAVINGS:

Enjoy savings of 15% on all in stock items from Friday, November 28th 12:00am through Monday December 1st at midnight PST. At checkout please enter the following promo code: anniv2014

CYBER MONDAY:

Snag savings of 20% on any remaining in stock items from Monday, December 1st 12:00am running through 9:00am PST. At checkout please enter the following one time use discount promo code: cyber2014

AND, guess what? If you order $75 (after discount & excluding shipping and handling) during the anniversary celebration, you’ll receive a limited edition exclusive die set (while supplies last) designed by yours truly just for the occasion! Because you “rock”! *mondo grin*

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EEP! I love it! *happy sigh*

Alrighty, then! Happy shopping!

1Julie

ANNOUNCEMENT: Holiday Card Workshop 2014 Winner

Congratulations to:

Cynthia Myers

An email has been dispatched to you–please reply so the wonderful folks at OCC can get you all hooked up!

Enjoy the 2014 Holiday Card Workshop at Online Card Classes!

Thank you to everyone that entered, and if you’re already enrolled in the class, I know you’re lovin’ it because it’s been AWESOME so far!

 

1Julie

GIVEAWAY: Free seat to Holiday Card Workshop 2014 by OCC

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Making a card list and checking it twice? Online Card Class instructors Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire—and friends—are here to help you send handmade cards to everyone on your list this year. That’s right—it’s time for Holiday Card Workshop 2014! Join us for a very merry class packed with ideas and card-making know-how. With loads of stamping, die-cutting, layering, coloring, and more showcased in a variety of card styles, you’re sure to walk away inspired for the holidays! All cards will be included in how-to videos… with over 17 in total!

 

I’m beyond excited to give away one spot in this awesome holiday card-making workshop. Will you be the lucky winner? Leave a comment on this post by Tuesday evening, 11.04.2014 to be eligible! Class starts on November 3, 2014, but you can join in at any point! Hope to see you there!

 

1Julie

Just for the halibut…

Sometimes, the little voices in your head start yakkin’, and you gotta’ give in… ;)  Here’s a peek at some card designs I made and hope to shoot with the “good” camera, soon…

These happened to be made with a few sets from my stamp designs + a few stamps made by some industry friends and colored with the following Peerless watercolors / Kuretake Gansai Watercolors, colored pencils, or Copics:

 

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Shoes from the Twelve Days Set + Milo’s ABC’s, by Lawn Fawn.  I know, right?! It’s not holiday! ;)

 

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‘Tis The Season

 

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Twelve Days + Sketchy Letters by Mama Elephant

 

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Tis the Season–I like seeing how different an image can look when you change the technique a little … :)

 

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Twelve Days Set + Milo’s ABC’s, by Lawn Fawn again…

 

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And again… Twelve Days Set + Milo’s ABC’s, by Lawn Fawn What can I say? They just go together so well!!! Kinda of a match made in heaven, methinks!  I actually did this design for the October In Touch Newsletter–a spin-off from a countdown project.

I’m up to the gills at the moment, working on a few projects, but just thought I’d sneak some eye candy in. Just cuz it’s Friday. :)

Have a fab weekend!

1Julie

 

P.S.  You can see the stamps and dies I’ve designed right HERE.

 

 

 

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