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Welcome to the Operation Write Home Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Erika's blog. If you started here you will want to go to Operation Write Home's Stars & Stripes blog so you don't miss a thing. Please scroll to the bottom of this entry to see the next stop.
I started making cards for Operation Write Home when my friend Alex posted that she was looking for others to join her. If a cause is good enough for her it's good enough for me and I usually stop there but having several friends and family who have or currently are serving with the military I started poking around the website and was touched by the videos and notes from the Heros for receiving something so simple as a card. Now my husband who is a civilian employee for the State Military Division helps make cards and honestly is always asking when we are doing more so looks like I'll - no we'll be sending off cards for some time.
Now for the card I made
This card was made using scraps, which is my favorite thing to do after making a layout. The large squares are 2 1/2 inches x 2 1/2 inches and the rectangles are 2 1/2 x 1 inch. The pieces are then aligned so the outside edges line up which leaves a 'grid' pattern inside and surrounding the patterned paper. The button, which has a floral design on it, was then placed onto a blue flower which I took off a stem I had purchased just to pull apart for embellishments. This time I did not use any sentiment but this could easily be for a birthday, thinking of you, missing you, love you, hello or Mother's Day.
Speaking of Mother's Day - it is also the next holiday OWH is needing cards for and if you are interested in joining the 'fun' they need to be in the hands of the shippers by April 1 to allow sufficient time for them to get to the Heros and then back Stateside to loved ones. You will find full guidelines on the site I linked above but I will mention the most important - NO glitter!
I am offering some blog candy to those who leave a comment, that's it just leave a comment and you will be in the drawing... Below is the starting candy (2 stamps and 4 different ribbons) but for every 10 comments left I will be adding a little something extra - so at 10, 20, 30 etc up until midnight MST tonight, March 20. I am extending this until Sunday at midnight!! You can thank several of my friends who I spent the evening with as they haven't had a chance to do the hop yet. This tutorial I did earlier *might* come in handy for the winner...I'm just saying.
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