Friday, September 17, 2010

DD12 - Operation Write Home Challenge

We have a special challenge this week at DOUBLE DELIGHT CHALLENGES to celebrate the birthday of Operation Write Home!! So our challenge this week is

to make cards for our military heroes and then send them to one of their mailroom clerks at Operation Write Home. They will bundle them and send them off overseas. Your cards may be any theme (ie. birthday, anniversary, holiday, etc) .

VERY IMPORTANT--- please read the basic guidelines. **Please be aware of Holiday deadlines as they need to mail them early (6-8 weeks before)... the very LATEST Postmarked DEADLINES for holiday cards are as follows:

Halloween -- September 20
Thanksgiving -- October 1
Christmas -- OCtober 30
Any other cards -- Anytime!

  • Perhaps the MOST important rule is NO GLITTER on your cards (it's actually a safety hazard for our heroes!)
  • They need A2 sized cards, with or w/o envelopes,
  • Please write, stamp, or attach a label to the backs of cards that says "Operation Write Home"
  • Include a packing slip.
  • Mail your card to one of their shippers in the OWH mailroom!
  • Please read all other "basic guidelines" on the site.
Let's have fun with this one and shower our military heroes with cards that they can send home to their families and friends... or you may even send a note of encouragement to a hero him/herself! **NOTE: please enter as many NEW cards for this challenge as you'd like. EVERYONE who partipcates in this special challenge this week will be emailed this cutie called "Star Spangled Snowman", drawn up by Faith especially for our challenge!!

**Please note: This image is not the one you need to use to get next week's digi Free. We are deviating from our regular challenge this week. You will want to use your "SCAREDY CAT" digi this week in order to get next week's digi FREE! Please see Delightful Inspiration Blog to read more about D2D's progressive challenge freebie!

My "Happy Bee-Day Card" for OWH:

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you'll consider making cards for this awesome cause.


Kathy Winter said...

Love your Birthday card Kris. Very bright and cheery. The dp is awsome for this card and I like the circle sentiment in the corner:)

Dani said...

Wow! Your card is amazing! Such a fun color combo and great image. OWH is a wonderful organization, I send cards a couple times a year- need to do it more!

Lorie said...

Beautiful card Kris! I'm so participating in this! I want that snowman image! to figure our what last weeks image was!

Christine said...

Oh, I love both of your cards!!! Your coloring is beautiful!!!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Oh, these are wonderful cards, Kristine!! I love the cheerfulness and the generosity of the celebration for OWH.

Autumn hugs!

Helen said...

Awesome cards! I love your cheerful birthday card! That cake is gorgeous! Working on some cards for this tomorrow! Blessings!

Sassylassy said...

Oh I've heard about this. What a fabulous idea!
Your cards are darling! I especially love snowmen. I have a small collection I display at Christmas.
Hugs Bonnie

Lori said...

Love your colors! Very bright and remind me of summer actually. Super for a birthday, thanks again for the challenge and information on OWH.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

You and Kathy did a fab job!! I so love Kathy's blue and the snowman. Yours is so bright, cheery and fun!! Sure to make anyone smile!!! Awesome image and coloring!!