Today is Armed Forces Day! We are hopping to show our support for this day and to bring awareness to the works of Operation Write Home. You should have arrived from Jazmin's blog. If you would like to start at the beginning, hop over to Misty’s, so you don’t miss any of the wonderful cards this talented group has created for OWH.
OWH, in addition to card makers making cards for service persons to send home to their families, has what they call ‘Hero Mail.’ These cards can be any size; not just the usual required A2. They also include a personal note to ‘Any Hero.’ We call them heroes, because OWH covers all branches of service. These are passed out to deployed heroes, who might not get much mail, or just passed around to enjoy news from home. Visit the OWH website to get more information about this charity and to see how you can help. Here is the OWH website: http://operationwritehome.org. Thank you to all of our heroes, past, present and those who serve on the home front as well!
For this hop, I chose to make a card for a soldier to send home to their loved ones using materials I don't use often enough. I got out my heat embosser, white embossing powder, and a stamp to create the background of the paper. I used a rub on for the sentiment and I used my paper distresser by Tim Holtz to rough up the edges. I love the organic feel this card has.
- Paper by Recollections and Bazzill
- Gems by Creative Charms
- Ribbon by American Crafts
- Stamp by Stampin' Up!
- Dove embossing powder by Martha Stewart Crafts
- Rub-on sentiment by Sizzix
- Paper distresser by Tim Holtz
Now for my GIVEAWAY!!! I am giving away this adorable clear stamp set by Autumn Leaves. To enter my giveaway, please become a follower (if you are not already) and leave a comment on this post. I will announce the winner on 5/25/11.
Thanks for hopping with us! Your next stop on the hop is Jan at http://jans-gonestampin.blogspot.com/.
In case you get lost along the way, the complete hop list is below:
9. Vicki http://melovebonoandscrapbooking.blogspot.com/
10. Jenny http://www.papercutcreations.blogspot.com/
11. Darlene www.talesoftayandbay.blogspot.com
12. JennyB http://craftydivalounge.blogspot.com/
14. Patti http://www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com/
15. Jazmin http://www.jazzyscards.blogspot.com/
16. Melanie http://inlovewithabug.blogspot.com/
17. Jan http://jans-gonestampin.blogspot.com/
18. Gina http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/