Tuesday, April 27

Cards for Heroes

Thanks for stopping by! As Spring is upon us life seems to be ramping up leaving less and less time for things like scrapbooking and blogging!  Kelli has been getting her nest all ready for baby.  I have been doing what I usually do this time of year - making plans for every single day and weekend of the summer. Not really, but sometimes it feels like that with the crazy schedule I create for myself.  Enough about us though...let's talk crafts!

Today we wanted to share some information with you about a great organization called Operation Write Home.  About a year ago, we came across this group that sends homemade cards to troops serving overseas.  They recruit crafty people like us to make homemade cards to give to the troops to write home to their loved ones.  After learning about this great organization we were feeling inspired and went to our friend Toni - the best card designer we know!  Last year, a small group of us got together and made about 85 cards in one day for the troops. Toni would design the cards and we would each make a few of each. We worked from 10 AM to 10 PM, stopping to refuel on snacks periodically.  It was quite a day, but we felt great giving back to those serving our country!

This year Toni decided to host a special event called Stamp-A-Stack.  She invited all sorts of crafty ladies to make cards for Operation Write Home.  She designed all of the cards and had stations set up for everyone to complete some cards.  We all made 30 cards - donating one to the troops and keeping one for ourselves.  We had a blast!  After all was said and done approximately 430 cards were made for the troops!  Thanks Toni for hosting such a great event - YOU ROCK!  If you would like to check out some of the cards Toni designed hop on over to her blog. She has been posting them every day for a couple weeks now.  If you are interested in making your own cards for Operation Write Home jump over to their website. They have monthly card-making challenges you can participate in OR host your own event like Toni did! It's so much more fun when you get a whole group of crafty friends involved!

In case you haven't heard, Saturday is National Scrapbooking Day!  We have blocked off some time this weekend to celebrate our passion - SCRAPBOOKING!  What are your plans for National Scrapbooking Day?  Be sure to stop by... we will show you what we are working on and we will be having a special giveaway!

Happy Scrappin!

-Crystal & Kelli

1 comment:

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