Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday.
Before I show you my card for tonight, and give you an update on the Enchanted Makeover card drive, I'd like to commemorate Veteran's Day.
To all those who have served their country and especially to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we give our utmost thanks to you all for the freedom that we have. God Bless you all.
I thought it was a good time to remind everyone that, with the card drive that we have just completed for Operation Write Home, almost 5000 cards have been posted to our troops to send home to their families. Thank you all for helping our serving men and women.
Enchanted Makeover Update
As many of you will remember, after the close of the last OWH card drive, I started a card drive for women and children in shelters. Hand crafted cards made by me, or donated by YOU, will be posted off to EM for distribution. My goal is to reach 1000 by 11/23.
Here's a card I made using Make a Monster. I just love this set! I also love that this card drive has encouraged me to use colors of card stock that normally sit unloved in my paper drawer. Tangerine Tango is one of those colors. However, it was perfect for this particular card. You can tell that I had LOTS of fun with this card!
Isn't that cute? Well.... I think it is :-) These silly monsters make me smile.
Now... I have to send out a BIG THANK YOU to those of you that have already sent me cards as part of the card drive. I don't stand a chance reaching the 1000 total without your support!
Doris asked whether I will be featuring showcases for those of you who submit cards. The answer is a resounding YES.
Why do I do that? Why take photos of all the cards, import them into my photo software, save them all, add them to an external site and then write a blog post? Here's why:
- It's a way to say thank you pubicly to those who support the card drives
- The cards may provide some inspiration to other blog readers
- Many of the women who send me cards do not have blogs of their own and it gives them a little time in the spotlight and allows them to share the photos of their fabulous creations with their own friends and family
- Lastly, so many of the cards are just so darn fabulous that they deserve some time in the sun!
For those of you who would still like to contribute cards... you have until 11/23 to send me cards. If you are planning to support the drive, please could you leave me a message at the end of this post - or send me an email. I'd really appreciate it. You can find all the deets on the card drive, including a list of possible card themes on this blog post. Don't forget.... if you are planning to contribute, there is a chance of SU blog candy, or a place on an online card class offered by the fabulous Jennifer McGuire on onlinecardclasses.com. I just finished the Holiday Card Workshop and it was fabulous!
As always, thank you for visiting my little part of the stamping blogosphere. Warm hugs and prayers for those that need a little lift tonight.