What a beautiful day we have here in NH and I'm so happy to up with the sun and ready to hop a bit for the Operation Write Home Memorial Day blog hop! You should've arrived here from Pat but if you need to start at the top of the hop, then click on the banner and you'll get back to me soon.
My red, white and blue missing you card for today is fairly simple. I used today's Unscripted Sketch, though I forgot a beautiful stars and stripe ribbon behind my button bear...oops! But the sketches are unscripted, so that's okay! I love my star brads, perfect for anything OWH.
I discovered OWH last year (though they were Cards for Heroes then) on the Memorial Day blog hop and sent in my first cards by the end of the summer. I think this is my third hop now and it's so much fun. I love to make cards for Heroes to send home because I know my mother would've loved one from my brother when he was in Afghanistan a few years ago. I love stopping by the Facebook fan page to see what kind of encouraging comments there are for crafters and the thanks that has been left by heroes and by those they love. What a wonderful way to thank those who are serving. So THANK YOU to all those who are serving, or have served. And for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, take time to remember them this weekend.
My tip for making cards for OWH is DON'T WORRY! They can have some bumps and lumps so embellish 'em, they can be for just about any occasion (birthday, thinking of you, love, missing you, etc), and they are always appreciated. Head over to the Mailroom for tips and to get shipping addresses. And don't feel you need a full box before you can send cards in, get a small padded envelope and fill that up. Warning...you will want to send more! Shipping adds up for OWH so I always try to include a donation with my cards, even if its just $1 or $5. Every little bit helps!
I've got a challenge with some candy in honor of this weekend's hop.
The prize: a SU Sale-a-bration set (from last year I think) Polka Dot Punches. Due to shipping costs, US only please. Thanks!
Now it's time to continue on the hop by heading over to Betty at Simply Scrapping.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and don't forget to say thank you to those you know who serve and anyone you may see in uniform this weekend!