Saturday, January 14, 2012

Organize your Stuff: Week 11(round 5): Operation Write Home

For starter, some housekeeping. For our most recent WOYWW post, click here!
For our Jan 1st One Little Word post, click here!

The POW apologizes for the infomercial. The writers have been sacked. (They forgot the moose though).
Today, we are sharing the card that you may have peeked on our desk.

Patterned Paper: Graphics 45, CTMH; Solid Paper: CTMH; Ink: Momento; Markers: Copic; Accents: Stickles, Liquid glass, DMC floss, Misc brads.
It is our entry today for Operation Write Home’s three patterned paper challenge. For every 50 cards with three patterned papers linked back to OWH, they get a box of cards shipped for free to our troops from their challenge sponsor, Our Daily Bread Designs. Creative Me and the POW highly encourage you to join in this challenge (especially, since once Fabulous Spouse gets to Afghanistan, we might just get a card from OWH!).

What is Operation Write Home (OWH)? It is a non-profit organization that accepts homemade cards and ships them to our forward deployed service members so that those service members can write home. (Darn it, no Hallmark in Kabul or the Horn of Africa!) For some, this is the only correspondence and communication that they have with their families, especially when the internet is down!

Note: No glitter goes on the cards that are sent to OWH, as it is able to flake off and stick to their uniforms. Glitter on uniforms makes service members visible to night vision goggles. Any glitter must be sealed with gesso or liquid glass (Creative Me started with stickles and coated with liquid glass).

As for the family, we sent Oldest Child off to the Klondike Derby (a Boy Scout snow Olympics of sorts) this morning…EARLY (6AM). He forgot his coat ?!? so we had to run home and get it. His penalty was a shot for the blog. Did we mention that it was 35 and raining? How do you forget your coat?

Also, here is a picture of the gang "poison testing" cookies for Fabulous Spouse's latest Care Package.  Today Illusive Middle Child and Girl Friday have basketball, so we will have pictures for Monday.

Have a great weekend!!!


Brittney said...

Such a great card and purpose!

Anonymous said...

That card is gorgeous!!!!!! I love it! Great purpose, as well.

Paula S. said...

Terrific paper choices! The colors and patterns combined with the kraft really give it a "'rich" feeling. Thanks for entering the ODBD challenge and supporting OWH!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card you made is magnificient. I love the design and papers used.

Tracy said...

Your card is so pretty. Didn't know that about the glitter.
Good punishment for forgetting his coat. I think I may make that a punishment for everything now, lol.

Mrs B said...

I have difficulty with my aiphas too and I also just keep buying them. I have tried the shelf and then went to a basket and now they are laying in a drawer. Always thumbing through them. Can't wait to see what wonderful ideas you come up with!!!!!!

Whimcees said...


What a beautiful card - I love the color combination - and a wonderful effort on behalf of those in the services! Wishing you a happy day today!


Barbara Diane

Yolanda said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love the colors and the sketch. Thanks for playing in the ODBD Challenge!
Yolanda D
OWH Blog Team