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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Challenge 7 ~ CHRISTMAS

Good Morning and welcome to our next challenge.  First we would like to thank Stamping Dragons Designs for sponsoring our monochromatic challenge.  We would also like to thank everyone who played along.  Be sure to stop by on Monday when we announce the winner and top 3.
During this challenge we are being sponsored by Tracey Malnofeski of Stamping Boutique.  Stop by her shop and check out all the great images.

 The prize for this challenge are the following images from Stamping Boutique

We are proud to have been asked to take part in the OWH Birthday Bash during this challenge.  OWH is in need of Christmas card so the theme of this challenge is........ Yep, you guessed it


What is Operation Write Home:

Operation Write Home is an organization that sends blank handmade greeting cards for all occasions to deployed service members to write home on. They’ve mailed approximately 500,000 cards so far—and are still going strong! Our challenge to you is to make cards to send to them for our nation’s heroes.

Please Read The Basic Guidelines Here:

it’s important especially to remember that glitter is NOT allowed (it’s a safety hazard to our heroes), handmade cards only, and OWH needs A2 sized cards. “Operation Write Home” needs to be on the backs of your cards—it can be stamped, handwritten, or printed on labels. Please include a packing slip inside your box or envelope, and mail them to any of their shippers listed on the Mailroom page.  In your package, you can also include notes written to a deployed service member.

The reason behind our "no glitter" requirement may help to clarify things. It's not about the shiny aspect of glitter. It's about the messy side of it!
Many of our deployed heroes live in very primitive conditions. Primitive as in no showers for a couple weeks. No laundry. Nowhere to get cleaned up. And if they open a box of cards and get sprinkled all over, they might have absolutely nowhere to get rid of all that mess; they may not even realise it's all over them. And if they have glitter on their uniforms it can put them at risk — it can make them visible to night vision goggles, and that is just not a risk we're willing to take!
It's clearly hard for crafters to deal with making cards without glitter; we do realize that. However, we reallllllly ask that you set it aside for cards for OWH!  The number of emails asking if this product or that product are okay show us that it's really really really hard — but we do appreciate your efforts to abide by what we need to do to keep our heroes safe!

Shipping Addresses:
When you are ready to send your cards download a packing slip from here and email the shipper that you will be sending your cards to and let them know that your cards are on the way.

Kris Allan
12152 S Summit St
Olathe, KS 66062
Email Kris
Dixie Cochran
9611 Brookdale Drive
Suite 100, PMB 319
Charlotte, NC 28215
Email Dixie
Sandy Allnock
35205 13th PL SW
Federal Way, WA 98023
Email Sandy
Tracy Malnofeski was very kind and provided our DT with some images to work with.  Here is some inspiration from our DT members









Pat said...

Wow...I am loving all of these wonderful cards. Great job Design Team!

Debbie said...

Another lovely challenge by you girls, thank you Debbiexx

Betty said...

Wonderful creations by the design team, and another great challenge,thank you.
Betty x x

Momo S said...

Here is my layout

Julie said...

I am so sorry,I missed that the cards are for OWH please remove my card as there is glitter on the berries I will do my best to enter another.Julie

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