Recently, I've been searching for an organization that accepts handmade cards to send to our troops overseas so they can send cards home to their loved ones. Coincidentally, I discovered Operations Write Home (OWH) on Cyndi's blog a few days ago. This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. OWH is obviously very well established and they already sent out their 1,000,000th card (yes, 1 million). How amazing is that?
If you'd like to support our troops in a fun and creative way, click here for details. Need ideas? Click on the "Get Involved" tab, then click on "resources." They list a bunch of ideas and tutorials. Before you start making your cards, please be sure to read the guidelines thoroughly. I think this is also an excellent way to maximize the use of your rubber stamps. Plus, you can make cards at your convenience and pace, then mail them directly to the "shipper" closest to your state. Let's get creative, make a difference, and put a smile on someone's face. Our cards will certainly touch the recipient's heart.
For starters, here are a few cards I finished this morning....
Bouquet Birgitta by CC Designs
Punches by Martha Stewart
"You Are Special" stamp by Hooks, Lines & Inkers (an olidie but goodie)
"Sending You a Great Big Hug" stamp by Stampendous
"Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday" stamp by Viva Las Vegasstamps
"Thinking of You" stamp by Close to My Heart
Let's also take a moment this Memorial Day weekend to remember our fallen heros who served our nation.
Thanks for stopping by and have a FABULOUS weekend.