Thanks for joining me today on the Operation Write Home Spring Break Bloghop! If this is your first stop on the hop, you may want to start from the beginning by heading to http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/ or you can keep on going from here!
Wasn't Denise Lynn's page wonderful? Her stamps are super cool and she's an incredibly talented stamper! How lucky is anyone who receives one of her special cards?!
For those of you unfamiliar, Operation Write Home is a non-profit organization that sends thousands of cards overseas to the men and women fighting in support of our country. These handmade cards are used by these Heroes to write home since there is no Halmark in the desert!!
I love making cards for our troops. I really believe it is a great way to use our stamping talent to provide a smile to both ther sender and receiver of the card. I hosted several of my customers in my stamp room last Friday night with a goal of making 250 cards for Operation Write Home. In about 5 hours, we achieved our goal and had a great time in the process!
Our plan was to use all white card bases, helping cut my cost but also get us a little out of our comfort zone. I know I fall into a stampin trap often of becoming very dependent on multiple layers, lots of dimension, and complicated designs. Not all cards have to be that way! We had a great time keeping our cards plain and simple. We added color with ink and maybe a couple punches of Designer Series Paper. It was a great night that turned out tons of beautiful cards and lots of new ideas!
Thanks for visiting my little place on the web and my contribution to this important Bloghop! The next stop on the hop is with Rachel Brumley at http://www.stampingbyrachel.com/. Rachel has lots of fun and beautiful ideas on her blog to help inspire your own stamping adventures.
Before you leave, please take a minute to let me know you were here! Leave a comment and be sure to include your email address. One lucky hopper will be chosen at random to receive a box full of goodies you can use to make lots of great cards to contribute to our Heros through Operation Write Home!