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Our Challenge begins the 1st Sunday of the month at 7AM CST (U.S.), and closes at 11:55PM CST the Saturday before the next challenge begins, with a bonus theme on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

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.

This is a very special challenge at Pile It On this week. We are working alongside Operation Write Home to provide handmade cards for our troops overseas to send home to their loved ones. There are guidelines that you have to follow to make these cards so this week the team won't be showing their sparkle as glitter is a big No No but we still made some fabulous samples for you!
OWH accepts handmade cards only, and OWH needs A2 sized cards, but are especially looking for Birthday, Anniversary or Christmas cards at the present time so that is what we are asking you to make this week.
You will have two options you can either send the cards directly to OWH or you can send them my way and I will ship them all together to OWH.  (If you would like to mail them to me then send me an email to:   alidalis AT comcast DOT net (replace the AT for @ and the DOT for a "." and remove all spaces).
Please I do ask that you ONLY enter your entry in "inlinkz" if you are mailing your card.  From all the entries I will pick a random winner for a RAK.

Katie - Both Sides of The Paper

Challenges for Katie
Pile It On - OWH
A Crafty Little Place - Sketch
Totally Papercrafts - Go Dotty
Stamp Something - Spots and Stripes
Ooh La La - Stripes
Timbro Scrapmania - Anything Goes
Fab N Funky - Anything Goes
Gingersnaps - Punches
Paper Pretties - Brads
Lili of The Valley - One for The Boys (with a Lili image)
Karners Challenge - Card for A Boy
Going Grey - Card for a Child
Incy Wincy - Celebrate
Pennys - Birthdays
Creative Cottage - Celebrations
Paper Romance - Clean and Simple

From Anna from Scrap and Crap: Challenges for Anna:
Sweet Spot Sketches: SSS73
All Sorts Challenge: Week 69 Colours of Autumn.
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenges: Challenge 49 Paper Piecing.
Stamp Challenges: Something with spots and stripes.
CCEE Stampers: CCEE 1036 Teddy Bears.
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 129 Play On Words.
Paper Play Challenges: Week 36 Autumn Is Coming.
ABC Challenge: C is for Charms.
Fab N Funky: Whateva-anything goes.
Flutter By Wed: FBW 121-Pink
Nut Crafters Nutshells: Nutshells Challenge 24 Pink
Paper Pretties Wed: Paper Pretties Wed Challenge 8, Brads or Eyelets.
Basic Grey Challenges: Challenge 28 Paper Piecing.

Beth- BethieJs Blogspot
Challenges for Beth-
Creative Cottage - Celebrations
Fab N Funky - Anything Goes
Flutter By Wed- Pink
Incy Wincy - Celebrate
Nut Crafters Nutshells- Pink
Pennys - Birthdays
Paper Romance - Clean and Simple

Scrappy - from Big-Scrappy-World

Challenges for Scrappy:
Pile It On - OWH
Stamp Something - Spots and Stripes
Ooh La La - Stripes
Timbro Scrapmania - Anything Goes
Fab N Funky - Anything Goes
Gingersnaps - Punches
Incy Wincy - Celebrate
Pennys - Birthdays
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenges - Paper Piecing.
Stamp Challenges - Something with spots and stripes.
Creative Cottage - Celebrations
Paper Romance - Clean and Simple
Creatalicious - Vintage
Crafty Calendar - Blue and Flowers
Ooh la la - Stripes
Inspiration Avenue - CAS
Daisysdigidoodles - Anything Goes
Artful Inkables - Think Ink #28 / Distressing
Digital Tuesdays - Dots and Stripes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Ribbon and Flowers
Aud Sentiments - 'Best Wishes' sentiment
Stamp Insanity - Things in 3's (layers)
Charisma Cardz - New technique - Distress Ink Painting
Some Odd Girl - Use 3 or more images on your card
(3 PTI sentiments are separate + 1 SU image)
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Vintage
Stamping for the Weekend - Shabby/Vintage

Helen from Helen's Craft Haven:

Challenges for Helen:
Pile It On! - OperationWrite Home
Bah! Humbug! - Favourite Medium
Charisma Cardz - Try Something New
Crafty Creations - Transportation (The Sledge)
Creative Cottage - Celebrations (Christmas!)
Incy Wincy - Celebrate (Christmas!)
Simon Says Stamp - Holiday Fun!
Winter Wonderland - One Layer Cards

Nana Nana' (s) crap

Challenges for Nana:
Challenge up your life - Old Mac'Donald had a farm
Get sketchy - Sketch
Paper romance - Clean & Simple
Creative cottage - Celebration
Incy wincy - Celebrate
Fab'n'funky - Anything goes
Paper sundaes - Three embellishments or more


Jan Hunnicutt said...

Adidalis you did a fabulous job on your OWH blog post! Thank you so much for partnering with Operation Write Home! I fixed our post on the OWH blog, there's now a link and and bio about you again ;)

I can't wait to play in your challenge!

Operation Write Home said...

Thanks so much for supporting OWH - we appreciate your help getting the word out! :)

Deonna B said...

I mailed my card to OWH today along with a few others. Thanks for a great challenge.

Leah l'Orange said...

whoa! LOVE what you gals have done, and holy cow, Helen! you're on FIRE!

was thrilled to play along, espesh since we Odd Girls are helping to spread the word, too! :D


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