Sunday, May 15, 2011

One Million Cards For Operation Write Home!

 

Today I want to share with all of you – the happy announcement that Operation Write Home has shipped their ONE MILLIONTH card to a deployed soldier! I couldn’t be happier for everyone involved in this fantastic organization. I think that a photo of the millionth card says it all. . .

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The card itself was made by a lady named Seongsook . . her blog has always been a favorite stop of mine along my way for inspration for cards for the troops. The card was made following a sketch from the Stars & Stamps blog . . the sketch was made by Julie . . another fabulous OWH supporter and great card maker! The card ALSO contains a digital stamp made by Paula just for OWH cardmakers. I think that it is really cool that this card showcases the effort of so many involved with the cause! Amazing! Now then, grab your kleenex and be sure to catch this video about the millionth card. . .

Now then, no time to rest! It’s time to work on that next million! :D  So grab your stamps and paper. . . I also want to share with you guys my efforts for the weekend. . . Express the Moment had a crop on Saturday and Kim generously allowed me to have a booth to celebrate Operation Write Home and teach others about their cause. Here are a few shots of my table. . .

(Thank you Debbie for helping me with deocrations!!!)

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Here’s me, showing my book of pamphlets, coloring pages, and sketches. . .and holding up the box for us to fill up with hand made cards!

OWHteach2    OWHbox1

Thank you Kirsten for helping me with the photos!!!

Kim gave me a few minutes to do some teaching about OWH so I gave a little lesson. :) I will never forget how quiet the room was and how everyone was giving their full attention. . . when told everyone the part about the millionth card, there was an audible gasp and a big round of applause! I wish I could have caught this on film for my OWH ladies to see. Kim also donated BASKETS of scrap paper and embellisments – so I spent the rest of the day giving card tutorials and lessons. At the end of the day, our little group had made 54 cards. More are on the way. . . as people have said that they have more at home to donate to this box!

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Whew! What a weekend! I am so proud of my friends at OWH, and at Express the Moment . . . and I am super excited to continue with this quest. . . Memorial Day is coming soon and we will be gone camping but I will have a little stop along the OWH blog hop. Be sure to watch for that over at Stars & Stamps – there will be plenty of inspiration to be found I am sure! One last thing – be sure to stop over at the Homefront Blog for more news about that card. We are hoping to keep tabs on it during its’ journey to the troops and back home again. . . it will be a story worth watching for.

Thank you for stopping by!

13 comments:

AllisonG said...

Awesome job, Nancy!

Paula S. said...

What a wonderful post Nancy! Your table looks awesome and it sounds like to did a great job spreading the word about OWH and hey... now we are 54 cards closer to that second million. :)

airbornewife said...

Way to go Nancy... your table looks awesome! Thank you for doing this.

blessings ~ Pam

Julie said...

So awesome, Nancy! Great job recruiting new cardmakers - and those are some beautiful cards y'all made!!

Sherry Hickey said...

Great photos and great job, Nancy!

Anonymous said...

Your table looks great! And you did great! Thanks

Cindy said...

Want wonderful work you do! I'm so proud of you and happy to call you my friend!

Big Hugs,
Cindy

SuzAnn said...

AWESOME work! Thanks for supporting OWH.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Nancy, what a wonderful post and photos! You did a great job. I love the table setting and display of cards. You are amazing!

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