Thursday, September 27, 2012

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Greetings and Salutations!  
(I've always wanted to say that.. :))

Thanks for joining me and the Design Team as we start World Cardmaking Day early, and support a fabulous organization, Operation Write Home.  They send thousands of cards to the troops each week, helping them keep in touch with home. 

We decided that it would be fun to do a challenge hop, and see how many cards we could get made for these deserving people.  If you choose not to send your cards off to OWH, don't fret!  There are hundreds of thousands of public servants (teachers, police officers, firefighters, etc.) that would love to receive a card. So, get your paper and glue ready and let's get supporting these amazing people!  

Before I announce my challenge, I'd like for you to familiarize yourself with some of the OWH guidelines.  Their first and foremost priority is the safety of the Troops.  You can find those guidelines here.  Please, please, PLEASE read that before proceeding.  You can also see here what will happen to your cards if you don't follow those guidelines. :)  We want to help, not hinder, this process so please do your part!  

Now that my "follow the rules" speech is over, let's get crafty!

I'm going to make my challenge pretty simple.  

Here is a list of Desired Themes:
Thank You
Missing You
These are cards that will be needed during ALL times of the year.  

Here are the ingredients:
an embossed solid paper
at least 2 different printed papers
twine or ribbon or a trim of some sort
(if you have questions whether something you want to use (ie button, etc.) is appropriate, you can check out their gallery here.  I found this VERY helpful!)

Here's the sketch:

Using the sketch and ingredients, I want you to make as many "Desired Theme" cards as you possibly can!  You can rotate the sketch, use as is, or create your own interpretation of it!

Once you've done your card, you will want to link up AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST!  
(for whaever reason, the cards are not showing up on the blog, but they ARE there in the back screen. :))

The person who has the most entries linked by October 8th @ 8am MST time, will win $10 in crop credit.

After your cards are all done and you're ready to mail them off, you'll want to go here to get the closest address to send your cards off to.

Canadian Girls!  Here's the address to send yours to:
Corinne Braun
6-300-108th St
Saskatoon, SK S7N 1P8

Since I'm the first stop on this hop, you're going to want to swing by By Belle/Michele's blog and see what challenge she has in store for you!

Now what are you waiting for?  GET BUSY!!
PS - if you're not a follower, please become one!  I may send a few Unity Stamps to a random follower as well. :)

xoxo Amber :)