Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Operation Write Home Fundraiser

Hello everyone!  I have been given a great opportunity to share with you about a fundraiser that I hope you will all help with.  Everyone in the cardmaking world knows about Operation Write Home, an organization dedicated to helping our troops stay in touch with their families.

* Operation Write Home is a not-for-profit organization that collects and sends handmade greeting cards to American soldiers for their use in keeping touch with their families back home. They need to raise $13,000 to cover holiday shipping costs.

* Among other fundraisers going on at the same time, K 'n K Designs will be selling 7 new digi sets designed exclusively for this cause. These include 4 sets by Katlyn and 3 sets by Deedee. Each "set" includes an image and some greetings, in both Jpeg an PNG file formats, all in a zip file.

* These sets are available for just $2 each, or in various value bundles (e.g. get them all for just $10!), with all proceeds (minus Paypal fees) donated to Operation Write Home.

* The sets can be purchased at the K 'n K blog (NOT their store) from October 17th thru noon November 1st.  All purchases will be emailed out within 24 hours of payment clearance.

* Those who don't craft but would still like to aid the cause can donate directly to OWH. Info on how to do that is at this page:

So here's the card I created to show off one of the adorable sets created by Deedee.

I created this card with the help of some really great challenges, too.  The sketch is from Mojo Monday, the color combo (white, black & bright blue) from My Time Made Easy Pretty Palette and added score lines from The Pink Elephant.  They didn't photograph well, though and the space I created for the ribbon ended up not being quite wide enough for the ribbon.  But I love the results of my card anyway, I think it turned out fun!

Image: Thoughtful Teddies

Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Black, Bright Blue
Paper: Echo Park
Copics: BG01, BG05, E30, E34, R02, R11
Ink: London Fog (Memento)
Tools: Cuttlebug, Rectangle Straight Edge Nesties, Rectangle Scallops Nesties, Scallop Circle Nesties, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, white gel pen
Embellishments: twill ribbon (Offray)

Please head on over to Kaitlyn's blog and help with this effort.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks for stopping by!

7 Encouraging Thoughts:

Anonymous said...

Oooh, this is adorable! I love the color combo! The blue and black aren't a color scheme I would have chosen, but they look fabulous together! Love the extra white on the edges of the black with the gel pen, great touch! :) Thanks for sharing!!

Romaine said...

I like the way that you have framed the cute bear image. Thanks for joining us this week at MTME pretty palettes. Join us again soon!

Joy said...

this is tooooooo cute! thank you for playing with The Pink Elephant scoring challenge this week! JOY DT

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful, Mel! Great layout, fun faux stitching, and I LOVE the colors you used, they are so striking! Thanks so much for your help in getting the word out about this cause -- it is much appreciated. HUGS!

Lisa Kind said...

So adorable! I love the way you used the Pretty Palette colors, and the image is darling! Thanks for playing our Pretty Palette challenge!

Frances said...

Very cute card and image, great design. Thanks for sharing at The Pink Elephant. hugs,Frances.

Theresa said...

So totally adorable. Look at that face. Love the frame.

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