I am so happy to be participating in another blog hop with Operation Write Home. I think it’s a fabulous organization, especially now that this young man is a soldier:
I’ve spoken about him before on the blog here. He’s my soldier nephew and is about to turn 19 in a few weeks. He graduated from boot camp in Fort Benning, Georgia in December and I wrote about the trip I made down to attend that and bring him home here.
There might come a day when he’s one of the deployed soldiers and might appreciate a card from one of us, so I am happy to help make cards for the ones who are over there now fighting for our freedom.
So…… if you didn’t come here as part of the blog hop and you want to play along with the hop and see the others’ blogs then go to the beginning right here.
Here’s what I made and I’ll be sending in to Operation Write Home to give to the soldiers overseas. Our theme was to make a red, white, and blue “missing you” card and this is what I came up with.
The top card has white paper flowers from Imaginisce and I inked them up with cat’s eye ink pads. For the second card, I used a Martha Stewart butterfly punch on some vintage music pages and inked them up with cat’s eye ink pads.
If you’d like to participate with their cause, you can donate money for shipping costs or you can make cards and send them in to them anytime and they’ll ship them overseas to the troops. They accept cards that are for a soldier, like a card thanking them for their service, and they also accept cards in all different themes for the soldiers to use to send cards home to their loved one. You can read more information about the process on their website here.
And now you can go to the next blog in the hop and see what Nicolette made here. I haven’t seen what she made for today, but she recently showed some hummingbird cards on her blog and they’re absolutely beautiful! Go check her out!Filed under cards, Life, Scrapbooking | Comments (62)