September 06, 2010

OWH Card Challenge

This could be yours.
Well I promised to post on the 2nd and here it is late on the 6th and I am finally getting around to it.  I promised more details on the Card Challenge for Operation Write Home and here goes.  This challenge runs from Sept. 4 thru Sept 25.  Make as many cards as you would like and mail them directly to OWH.  Print out a packing slip on the OWH website and email me a copy of the packing slip plus a photo of your package (envelope or box) so I will know who sent, how many, etc.  Each person sending a minimum of 10 cards will be entered into my drawing for a set of Tim Holtz embossing folders, personally signed by Tim. The two included are Rays and Retro Circles.  For each 25 cards that you submit to OWH you will receive another entry into the drawing.  The more cards you send for this challenge the better your chances of winning the grand prize.

Tim Holtz & Pam
The last day to mail the cards to be included in my challenge is Sept. 25th.  If you are making Halloween cards, they must be post marked by Sept. 20th, per OWH deadline. So get cracking on those spooky cards.

So what do you need to do for this challenge you might ask.  Well I'll tell you.  Make A2 cards only, blank inside, with any theme you want.  Use your favorite stamps, papers, embellishments and color theme, but NO GLITTER.  Sorry folks, but glittered cards will not be used by OWH because it could put the troops in harms way.  Do your best work and make them special for our troops to send home to their friends and family memebers.  If you use a dark card stock, line the inside with white or light coloerd paper. Stamp, write or label the back of the card with "Operation Write Home".  Envelopes would be greatly appreciated but are optional.  If you are including envelopes, please go to OWH and watch the video on "The Tuck".  Actually its a good idea to read this page and watch the video because you will get some helpful hints about what they are looking for in a card.

I am setting up a site where you can post pictures of your cards.  That way we can all see what wonderful ideas you come up with.  I always love to see what people are making and I want you to have a place to share.  This will be up in a few days.

I hope I am not forgetting anything.  If you have any questions, be sure to contact me or leave a comment.  If you have any great ideas to make this challenge even better, please let me know. 

Now if you happen to live near McHenry Illinois, you can join me for an actual card party on September 22, 2010 at the McCullom Lake Village Hall from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm or 6:30 to 9:30 pm and make cards with my supplies.  All the supplies will be provided but you are welcome to bring your favorite adhesive.  Also, I will be taking dontaions for postage and envelopes.  You can check the OWH calendar for the details and the map.  I hope to have a great turnout for this event and have lots of cards to send to OWH for their Birthday Bash. 

I hope you had a nice Labor Day and made the most of this beautiful day.  At least it was beautiful here and my hubby and I worked around the house.  We have been rehabbing our house and it seems to be a never-ending process. But it is really looking good.  Today I painted trim and touched up the walls in two rooms.  Hubby put the finishing touches on the fireplace and installed a few things here and there.  It is coming along slowly... very slowly. Can you say Turtle's Pace ! ! !

Hope to see some great cards and lots of them.


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