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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

As you have read in previous posts, I'm involved with a super project called Operation Write Home.  It is a project where crafters all over the country make homemade cards that are sent overseas to our Hero's.  The cards are used by the HERO's to write home to their loved ones. They LOVE homemade cards vs the ones in the PX.

We are working on Valentine Day cards right now and have a deadline of January 7th. (cards always need to be sent approximately 6 weeks ahead of the holiday to assure they reach the Hero's in time for them to send them back to their loved one's. The deadline for Christmas cards has passed ) 

There is an incentive to send the Valentine cards earlier, as Archway has offered to donate sweets for all cards sent by December 1st.  Go here:  http://www.owhhomefrontblog.org/2010/11/special-mission-due-dec-1.html to read all the details.  Archway Cookies matches us sweets for sweets - they'll send cases and cases to our OWH contacts to enjoy for the Christmas holidays!


Operation Write Home is one of three charities that are in the running to win $50,000 from Joann Fabric.  That money would go a long way to help with the cost of postage to send the cards to our HERO's.  They just sent the 500,000th card so imagine what that cost in postage!!  They also need envelopes for the cards that arrive without ones.  Check out the link: http://www.joann.com/CraftForaCause  and vote DAILY (once every 24 hours)
 
Now for some fun.....anyone that places an order on my website from the time of this post-until Sunday night at midnight (est) will be placed in a drawing for a $25 Willow House gift certificate. 
 
There are a lot of other bloggers taking part in this OWH blog hop.  Check them out, starting with
Courtney at Brighten Your Day the Stampin Up! Way, http://www.letsubrightnurday.blogspot.com/

Here is a couple of the cards I've made for Valentine's.  What do you think???

From my house to yours....

26 comments:

  1. What a pretty assortment of cards, Cheryl! I love the soft colors you chose. . . .

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  2. nice cards, thanks for participating!

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  3. Very nice - I too love pastels!

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  4. Such pretty valentines!! Love the layouts on these.

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  5. Great cards Cheryl! I love that white filigree heart.

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  6. Very pretty cards Cheryl! I love the color :)

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  7. Very nice cards! I like the one with the envelope on the front. :) Thanks for sharing!! :)

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  8. Lovely show of cards for Valentine.

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  9. Nice.. I like that dusty rose color...great work!

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  10. Wow, what gorgeous cards! Love the soft dusty rose color you used! Hugs, Karen

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  11. Very pretty cards! Thanks for joining in on the OWH blog hop.

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  12. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for hopping with us!

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  13. Thanks for sharing your cards! Very pretty!

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  14. Your color choices are right up my alley! Very pretty cards.
    Mindy

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  15. Pretty cards, lots of red and pink - perfect for Valentines!

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  16. Very pretty group of cards! TFS and happy bloghopping!

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