Saturday, May 25, 2013

Hoppin' With Operation Write Home {GIVEAWAY}

We @ Viva Las VegaStamps! are super honored to be included in the OWH hop this year. These girls work so hard each day all year to gather cards to send to the troops so that they may have easy and beautiful ways to send letters home!

 

Today our design team has put together some cards that we'll be sending them in! I apologize for the cards that aren't "Thank Yous", I neglected that tiny bit of info when I sent the idea on to the team for consideration, but we've still got a great big bunch of other cards to send off!
(Leave the DT some love on these!)

We'd also like to offer up a GIVEAWAY and a code for 20% off any orders placed in the store! With over 19,000 deeply etched pink rubber stamps in our line, we're sure you'll be able to find something to send the troops!


For the giveaway we'll be offering up a POUND of Unmounted rubber stamps from our line, guaranteed to be NOT duplicates in the bag!!


To be entered into the giveaway just leave a comment here with your favorite VLVS! stamp!

Okay.. we are FINALLY onto the work from the DT! 

Our first card is by Susan:


Our next card is by Ellen:

The next is from Lea Cioci:
 She used the following stamps : Hearts and Washi Grid Background

Then we have Sheri:
 She has used Tea Party and Make A Wish.

We also have a card from Pinky:
All the stamps she used are from Plate1397.

and two from Lyneen:

She's used Boy in Cape, Too much of a good thing, and Whimsical House.



144 comments:

PiHi said...

VLVS has so many favorites for me that is really hard to choose one. I would love to have this plate http://www.vlvstamps.com/plate-923.html
I will buy it next. Sunny days!

VicR said...

Loved seeing all the Fab inspiring cards this morning.
How to pick a favorite stamp among SO many Cool images..I Love the whimsical Mary Vogel Lozinak, and steampunk, plus there are so many Fun Frogs, Gnomes and Aliens..
A favorite on my Wish List is #18279 Monocle Cat, and a Favorite I have, that I use a lot is #4984 Horizontal Braids :)

madamewong said...

I love all the images on Plate 1397. These are all wonderful cards. Thanks for supporting OWH!

Tami B. said...

Great cards. I especially like the sunflower card and the hearts card. Thank you so much for supporting OWH.

Cheri said...

These are all amazing cards. (I so can relate to Pinky's card).

sherry varga said...

Oh my, each of these cards are prettier than the next. I have to say my favorite is the sun flower as I am partial to flowers. Thank you for supporting Operation Write Home.

cheryl gillenwater said...

love all your stamps, especially the retro look of stamps on plate 1397.

Paula S. said...

What a wide variety of style in these cards! I am new to VLVS and am glad to have found you today through OWH. The hearts card is particularly pretty... such bright, fun colors. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

prettylittlethingsinabox said...

Lovely giveaways and Love the card made by Pinky using plate 1397.. ;)

Brittany Snoke said...

Great cards! I was going to say the barrel of monkeys stamp... But then I saw the nervous breakdown stamp used on that card! I love it!

Melanie Rozwood said...

These are pretty. I like the layers.

Sybrina K said...

What a fabulous collection of cards! The sentiment about people refusing to believe they cannot fly is my favorite.

This is the first time I've visited your site. Looking forward to checking it out. Thanks for your support of OWH!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

oh Ellen.... your airplan card rocks! love the dotted paper you used

Barbara Greenberg said...

Fantastic cards by everyone, I really like the look of the cards on the Kraft paper.

Pavla said...

Wonderful cards everyone. I need that "nervous breakdown" stamp! LOL

Tammy said...

WOW what an awesome selection of cards, it would be hard to pick a fav! I love your collection of dog stamps! Thanks so much for supporting OWH!
Tammy x

Marsha said...

Lots of fun cards. Thank you for supporting OWH. A pound of stamps? Wow. That could keep me busy for awhile! VLVS is new to me so I don't have any favorites. I'm sure I would grow to love one in the pound if my name was chosen. heehee

Jen R said...

Wow!!! So many cards! No way to be able to choose a favorite!!! Wonderful work by all!!! Thank you for supporting OWH!!!

Barbara said...

Well your Team put out some pretty awesome cards! You are new to me! So I will have to check your store out (once I get done blogging). A pound of stamps WOW! is better to gain than weight(LOL). I would go flowers by just seeing that card posted I know it would be good!

MichelleZ said...

Right now my favorite stamp is the birthday Boston Terrier. But its too close to call for sure. ;)

Thanks for supporting OWL!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What wonderful cards. So many great designs and stamps used. And, awesome layouts too.

Anita said...

What amazing cards! I love the saying about nervous breakdown. Thanks for supporting OWH.

HeatherD said...

Being from Kansas, I like the sunflowers stamp! That card was my favorite too. Love the torn look and the layering, as well as the colors.

Dana D. said...

All the cards are terrific. I really love the sunflower one. Terrific giveaway by the way. Thank you.

Karen Schroeder said...

Love the cards for OWH! Thanks for supporting them! My favorite plate is Plate 883: http://www.vlvstamps.com/latest-releases-october-2012/plate-883.html
Just love it!

Yvonne Morentin said...

Wow.. awesome giveaway... my fav stamp of yours so far is my TARDIS stamp... I did buy it on wood mount, and then ended up buying the whole doctor plate... just love it... and the 2lbs bag is just awesome... still going through it...

Carol B. said...

There are so many great stamps at VLVS hard to pick just one. I like the 920 and 924 plates.

reflections:0) said...

These are some really great cards. Thank you for the chance and some great rubber as well. I have just a few of you stamps that I have picked up no real favorite yet who on earth can pick one it is like picking a favorite child. LOL Then again I don't have kids so maye some parents can... hehehhe Just kidding.

reflections:0)

Andrea T said...

I love the Tea Party stamp. How fun but then most of your stamps are fun. I've used Lucy and Elvis and other celebs. I love retro and steampunk and I could go on and on. Thanks for supporting OWH.

Jean M said...

All great cards, love Lyneens with the boy! and I giggle when I see the tea party, plus the breakdown is always good for a laugh.

JPScraps said...

I can't pick a favorite stamp but I really love the little boy card.

Kelly Massman said...

these are all very fun! I hadn't heard of you before so it is nice to meet you! :-)

Donna Nuce said...

I LOVE plate 918 with the unicorn and the angel wings and the little boy in the superman cape! It is on my wishlist! Thanks for supporting OWH.

Karen said...

Amazing cards, thank you so much for sharing... And a super amazing giveaway.....I can't pick just 1 favourite,but next on my wish lust is plate 1428..

byAnnette said...

Thanks for supporting OWH!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are all fabulous creations. I love plate 925.

Operation Write Home said...

Nice job on all these cards, woohoo!!!
Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

Tery L said...

sunflower layer colours on the kraft is just yummy! love this design so much! thanks for sharing this!

postalorphan said...

Great cards - I especially love the pearl detail on the nervous breakdown card. And how can I pick just 1 favorite stamp - there are so many awesome stamps at VLVS! If I have to, today it would be the Headless Unicycle Juggler by Mary Vogel Lozinak, because that's how I felt most of the week! Thanks for supporting OWH!

cinfulcrafts.com said...

Such great cards and to pick a favorite stamp - it would have to be the sunflower.

Misty said...

The team did a wonderful job on each card here!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Cindy said...

What a great bunch of cards. I like the plate 1397 stamps the most--too cute!!

Sarah said...

Awesome cards--love the polka dots and airplane-- super cute!

Amelia Andrade said...

Wow! How to choose, I like the sunflowers. Great stamps and cards. TFS! (Amy A. (#118)

Sylvia said...

Thanks Dee Dee for putting this post together, girls you did a great job with your cards. Susan, I love that sunflower and coloring. Ellen I love the red dots background, the plane and the verse. Lea, love the hearts and the beautiful colors and what Washi tape? Sheri your Make a wish card has such cute images. Pinki I love your image as well, so 50's. Last Lyneen, both your cards are fabulous, the one of the right just too much fun! TFS and have a good weekend all of you. #133

garnett said...

All of them are great. Love the sunflowers.

Jen said...

Great cards! I'm new to your site but I look forward to browsing - thanks for supporting OWH!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the sunflower. Love the layers and papers. TFS

Leslie Hanna said...

I have a vast collection of your irreverence and I love them one and all!

RoseofGold said...

So many to choose from but the one I love best is http://www.vlvstamps.com/cow-at-computer-2-3-4-x-2-3-4.html

I collect cows (don't know why just love em) and am a computer nut. :)

grandmax2 said...

Great cards

by belle said...

Great cards girls!!! My FAVORITE VLVS! is the spotted butterfly!!

Beth L. said...

Gorgeous cards! I am new to your company but I like the helicopter stamp Item 11158 Plate 1165. My son is a helicopter mechanic in the Army.

Lori in AZ said...

All wonderful cards, I love the sunflowers!

Ruza Rebel said...

What a lovely collection of cards!

Sharon Russo said...

The sunflowers are my favorite. Wonderful card.
Thank you for sharing.

cissymurphy.com said...

What a great array of cards! I love seeing the different styles of cardmaking and the variety of stamps you carry. I cannot choose a favorite because I find a new one every time I go to a new page in your store. Thanks so much for supporting OWH!

stampursocksoff.com said...

No stand out favorite, they are all awesome and so different from each other. Thank you for sharing your awesome talent.

Crafting Adventures said...

Cute cards! Always love visiting this store when I'm in Vegas!

Rufus said...

Wowsa...some great cards here! I've got some VLVS stamps, but I do live the sentiment used here The World is a better place. Thanks for supporting OWH and all of our Heroes!
R/

Becca Whitham said...

Gotta say that the last card made me bust out laughing. When my husband deployed everything...and I do mean EVERYTHING...fell apart. And I totally didn't have time for the nervous breakdown I deserved. Some wife is going to get a HUGE laugh out of this. Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop and your company's support of this amazing organization!

Jules said...

what a wonderful array of cards! thanks for the chance to win too!

Deborah said...

My favorite stamp is the sunflowers with the Thank you phrase. Really beautiful! All the cards are great.

Cynde P said...

What a great selection of cards. My favorite is Lea's - love the bright colors:)

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! The DT really did an amazing job, thanks for supporting OWH!

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

All your cards are fantastic. I love how Susan crumpled and tore the edges on her mats and then layered them on top of each other. I really like the addition of the jute giving nice texture to her CAS card. I like how Ellen used the same DP on the airplane as well as the background. Wonderful sentiment, too! Lee has created an eye catching card with all the colorful hearts on top of the green polka dot background. Love the butterfly and arrow elements as well. Sheri has made a happy feeling card with the girl and dog tea party. What's not to love about Pinky's card. Everyone can relate to her sentiment! Love the half-pearl embellishments in the corner as well. Love Lyneen's bold message on the I Miss U card. And I love her Superboy image on the second card. Adorable! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful talent with us today! ~ Marilyn

Stacy B said...

I have to admit that I hadn't been introduced to VLV stamps before today, but can't wait to go check out your line. I love the whimsical house and the washi grid...but those are only two of the many I'm sure you have. Thanks for joining along in the hop and giving me another place to shop :-0

Sherry Butcher said...

Love all the cards and know they can be used by OWH. TFS. I think I like The World Is A Better Place stamp best right now. could use it for more OWH cards. The giveaway, I'm sure I could us lots of them for the cards I'll send to OWH!

JoAnn P said...

Love the sunflowers stamp. I'd never heard of your company before so I'll need to spend some time looking around.

Aundria B. said...

I'm new to your company but I will definitely be back to shop! Love your whimsical and fun cards - kudos to your awesome dt! Thank you for sharing these great cards and for your support of our heros and OWH.

Karenladd said...

Wow, love the great variety of cards and themes. Some made me smile and some made me laugh...but all of them would be so appreciated by any one. Love the boy with the cape image!

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! Love the Boy in Cape card!
Fave stamp is Berry Background.

SHartl said...

All the cards are fabulous but I really love the birthday one with the little girl and the dog at the table! Just made me laugh!

Annie Wills said...

All wonderful cards...and I have a new favorite stamp of yours now...Tea Party! Thanks so much for sharing all of these!

Studio Diva said...

Great cards! I love all things Otto, but my favorite stamp has to be the wood gate (Item 18988 Plate 889), because I can think of so many ways to use it. All of the gears stamps are pretty much awesome, too! <3 Thanks for the generous giveaway.

ScrapFX said...

I tried really hard to narrow it down to only one stamp but that's like trying to pick which child is your favourite so the best I could do was two because let's be honest they are all just amazing stamps and if I was honest, I would say I wanted them all.
My favourite would have to be "Tree Writing Collage" Item 18914 Plate 1429 because I love the moody look of this stamp, the grungey distressing and I'm a sucker for anything with script writing on it!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

beautiful cards!! My favorite is your dictionary page. I could use that for so many different projects!

chaddy233 said...

Me Please!! an extra pound of rubber would be totally cool!
My favorites? harder to choose--I absolutely love Mary Vogel Lozinak's designs and have an ever growing collection. But I think of all my VLVS stamps, the blue police box/TARDIS (#19054) and the small gnome (#17601) get used the most. the gnome ends up poking his head out of every little place :)

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

The DT did a fantastic job.

My favorite VLVS stamp is Plate 925. I've even recommended it to my fellow stampers and Doctor Who fans.

Hugs,
M.E.

ajsdigishoppe said...

I love the Sunflower Stamp! Great cards :)

Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

Amanda :)
http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

April Story said...

Loving those sunflowers. Thanks for the give away. April

Debbie Caldwell said...

My mind is boggled by the amount of talent I have seen in this blog hop...all these cards are so well done...Thank you so much for sharing your talent and for supporting OWH. I took some time and scrolled through your selection (sooo much to see and so little time, I did bookmark your site) Right now I have two favorite stamps 18941 Christmas Trees and 14367 Cattails.

Camille Short said...

I love, love, love all these cards. Thanks for the lovely card samples.

Nancy M said...
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Nancy M said...

Lots of fun cards--I like the vintage feel. Thanks for sharing, supporting OWH and the chance to win!! I'm new to you, so I don't have any favs just yet, but I'm working on it! Gee, with a pound of rubber, I could stamp forever!! RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

Ginny said...

Great cards! Kudos to all members of the DT!
My favorite is the last one, which coincidentally uses my favorite stamp, boy in cape!

Joanne Travis said...

What a lovely assortment of cards! Each is so unique and nicely done.
Thanks for supporting OWH!

L. Levy said...

Great cards!

Belinda Basson said...

I need a T-shirt with the sentiment from Plate 1397, that has to be my fave!

suzieq23 said...

My fave VLV stamp is the whimsical house plate. Just love whimsy and the houses are so much fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kas said...
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Kas said...

Thanks for being part of the OWH hop! GREAT cause!! My favorite stamp is the Police Call box..my girls LOVE me to use it for bday cards!

Margaret said...

So many fabulous cards and for such a wonderful cause! I LOVE Boy in Cape! Such a perfect little guy image!

Susan Strawser said...

great cards

Barb said...

love all the cards

Sheila said...

Fabulous cards. Thanks for supporting OWH. Have an awesome weekend.

paula said...

Pretty! All of the cards are very unique. Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH!

Salla said...

I have 30-something of VLVS Stamps on my wish list, but if I had to name one, I'd like the Plate 1030 with the Spanish and other dancers. Out of the stamps used in this post, I love the Boy in Cape, and actually just got it for myself!

Mare said...

I love the sunflower stamp. It is one of my favorite flowers.
All of these cards are gorgeous!

MaryS said...

awesome cards - such creativity - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

Kelly said...

My favorite has got to be the nervous breakdown one!!! LOL too funny!

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Love the sunflowers. TFS.

barbara macaskill said...

WOW! So many beautiful cards! My favorite card is the Sunflower card, Sunflowers are such a beautiful and hardy flower in my opinion! TFS!
My favorite stamp is Item 19006 Plate 893 Hot Air Balloon with Flags! Such freedom to be up in a hot air balloon! Thanks or the chance to win some of your awesome stamps!

Renee said...

These are all just amazing!

Jessie said...

I love the sunflower card from Susan! I love the rustic naturey feel to it. The card by Pinky is so kitchy. Fantastic job by all!
There are just too many great stamps to choose from! I love all the stamps on Plate 1250 and 1263...but if I had to go with one...the Barn Owl stamp.

Lee Owens said...

Great cards I was not familiar with your company but I will be checking out your site love the nervous breakdown , the boy in the cape and the girl with the doggie

Pam said...

Great set of cards. thank you very much for your support of Operation Write Home

Patti J said...

Great cards! Each one is so unique, and different from the other! I'm not familiar with Viva Las Vegas Stamps, so I think they are ALL favorites! Thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win!

Cheryl Fricker said...

All of the cards made are really nice, but "The boy in the cape" made me LOL. My favorite stamp has to be "Tea Party". I'm here because of Operation Write Home. Thank you for giving us the chance to win!

Pat Y said...

Great cards my favorite is the tea party.

Susan said...

wow! so much inspiration!! my fav stamps are Tea Party and Boy in Cape....but my favorite card is Susan's sunflowers! thanks for supporting OWH!

Diane said...

wow- love them all! The boy in a cape is just so adventurous! very cool! Great cards- and thanks for supporting our troops and OWH!

Lynn said...

So many terrific cards! I have shopped your store when traveling through that end of the US and LOVE it. Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

rstuck2003 said...

I love all of the cards. It's hard to pick just one stamp as my favorite but I think I'd have to go with the sunflower one the DT team used on the cards. I have a weakness for sunflowers to begin with so it's a given for me to like them.

msalmon said...

Love all the cards, can't pick a favorite... Thanks for participating in OWH

Michele from MS said...

This team has certainly been busy! Thanks for joining in to support this wonderful organization. The cards are all beautiful and will surely brighten someone's day. TFS!

Sue D said...

FAbulous cards! My favorite stamp is the Sunflowers--always have them in my garden.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Ann said...

This is a very talented team, these cards are lovely! I am new to VLVS. Thank you for supporting OWH. I will surely be checking out your store.

Dodge3670 said...

Wow...these are all great cards. The sentiments and stamps used are awesome. I love all the layering and the colors. My Fave VLVS is the Cat in the Stocking. Great job on all. Thank you for sharing and for sponsoring a give-a-way.

sarahstone said...

This is a really sweet style that your artists have. Very nice cards!

sarahstone said...

I forgot to put my favorite stamp. I think this is it:


Angel On Cloud 1 3/4 x 1 3/4

Thanks for the chance to win!

Heather Grow said...

I must be in a western mood. The bucking bronco is my favorite today. Love the cards you shared, especially the miss you one at the bottom.

Angelica Chambers said...

I LOVE these cards! So much fun! I think your Uncle Spam stamp is my favorite. He just makes me giggle... :) thanks for sponsoring OWH and sharing these great posts!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wonderful cards. I am so glad you are joining in with the hop. So many great idea's and stamps. My favorite is the Tiger close up :tem 19105 Plate 920. Thanks for joining in and supporting OWH and our troops.

lesleysoriginalthings said...

I really like the sunflower stamp, very nice. And the little girl with her dog is also cute.

lesleysoriginalthings said...

I really like the sunflower stamp, very nice. And the little girl with her dog is also cute.

Nancy Boyd said...

Susans is my favorite. I love sunflowers and the torn paper and layout are great

BobbisTreasure said...

The world is a better place is a GREAT saying! Thanks for the chance to win!

leslierahye strickland said...

great cards teamies! Thanks for being part of of the blog hop!

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful cards by the designers. love the variety. Thanks to the troops.

silvia said...

Great cards!! Thanks for supporting OWH.

My favorite stamp is "already disturbed"

Marilyn in Michigan said...

So many different style of cards. I like your Sunflowers stamp.

Beth F. said...

Beautiful sunflower stamp! Love all your cards!
Beth F. OWH #114

Kigz said...

What a great variation of cards! Love the airplane! :)

Marybeth said...

Oh my goodness so many! They are all fun and bright! Love the sunflower ! Thank you!

lakeslady said...

What a generous gesture from Viva Las Vegas. Great designs from all their team.
No good wishing for a pound of stamps, too expensive to send to my part of the world. Still if any funny image turned up, I would be delighted.
It might be after the weekend here in the UK, but I just wanted to support such a good cause.
"Like the ivy and the wall, together we stand united we fall"

Julie said...

All of these cards are fantastic! I think my favorite is the Sunflower, what a beautiful stamp! Thanks so much for your support of OWH!

heather said...

Wonderful cards ! I've not heard of your company before so I took a look at your site. I immediately went to the transportation category and adore so many of the images, in particular Item 11062 Plate 1116 since I am a Mustang owner.

Kelley said...

There are a bunch of wonderful cards here! I laughed at Sheri's 'Make a Wish,' that could be my granddaughter. I love the sentiment on Pinky's card.

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

All those cards are awesome. I love VLV stamps image and shopping at the store when I'm in Vegas. Thanks for supporting OWH.

Cindy Lawrence said...

These are all wonderful! Beautiful images!

Dotti's Hobbies said...

Thank you, VLVS, for supporting OWH! We appreciate your involvement. ~Dotti H., OWH Board member

Karenladd said...

Does anyone know who won the Viva LasVegas Stamp prize for this hop? Thanks!

Debbie Caldwell said...

Who won the blog candy from the Memorial Day Operation Write Home Blog Hop? Anyone know From Viva LasVegas Stamps.