Monday, October 17, 2011

A Very Special Benefit

Hello everyone! Today is a very special day because it kicks off a benefit for Operation Write Home!! For those of you who aren't familiar with OWH, they're a non-profit group that collects handmade cards (over a million so far!!) to send to our soldiers deployed overseas. Some of them are "Any Hero" cards that we write in to say "thanks for serving" but most of the cards are left blank so the soldiers can send them back to their families and friends stateside. It's really a fantastic organization, but in order to send the thousands of cards that will go out during the holidays, they could really use some extra funds for shipping. That is where two digi designers would like to help. Katlyn, of K'nK designs, has teamed up with Deedee Anderson to offer 7 digi sets that are perfect for your OWH cards - or any cards for that matter! All of the proceeds for these sets (minus the paypal fees, of course) will be donated to OWH. Every bit of it! You can buy the sets separately or in a bundle. By purchasing one or all of these digi sets you'll be helping to fund the estimated $13,000 in shipping costs to get these cards into the hands of our soldiers serving overseas. The stamps will be available from today through November 1st.
Here is a price list and you can check out all the details at K'nK designs.

Single digi set - $2
K'nK Designs digi bundle - $6 (four sets)
Deedee Anderson's digi bundle - $4 (three sets)
Complete digi bundle - $10 (Deedee's & K'nK's - 7 sets)

Now for the details of my card. I'm using an adorable image from K'n K designs called "Patriotic Pickles." Isn't it cute?! I colored the image with Copics and added a few more stars on the side where I inserted the sentiment. I added even more stars to the background by using a CB embossing folder with stars. This will be a great card for my next OWH box, and it can be used as a regular card or even an "any hero" card.
I hope you'll join us in this fund raiser for a very worthy cause. Our soldiers are giving their all for us every day, and we can all play a small part in giving back to them through this very special benefit.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Carol


14 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, what a great job you did with this adorable image. You colored that cat to make him look so lifelike. I love all the stars. This would make a terrific Any Hero card. We'll keep our fingers crossed that they raise a lot of money for OWH.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I love your kitty card Carol! Thanks for helping with this OWH fundraiser too - go check out the OWH Stars & Stamps blog today :)

K. Joy said...

This is sooo cute!! I love the patterns on the stars, and I love your clouds!! Oh, and the embossing! :) Thanks for sharing!!!
Katlyn
K 'n K Designs

airbornewife said...

wow Carol... I really like this your card.. so CUTE!! ~ Pam

Shannon White said...

Oh, this is so CUTE! 8-) Love your Darling Pickles! Love the patterned stars and fab embossing and your lovely clouds too! So Adorable! Love the whole thing! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

JD said...

Carol, this is so adorable!

Susan (rainy) said...

Carol this is an absolutely adorable card. Love the sky, and your coloring is wonderful.

Benzi said...

Super card with an adorable image. And, all for a great cause.

StampTramps said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! Yes, I'm shouting....lol....Nice job!

Marlene said...

Adorable!!! Love everything about this! (Especially that image!)

Denise Marzec said...

Adorable cat, great colors, love all the stars, and those awesome CLOUDS!! Great card...total cuteness all around!

Julie said...

Great card, Carol! I love the red and white stitched ribbon and all the stars!

Janice M said...

Oh what a CUTE card!! Love this little guy.

Sue from Oregon said...

This card really pops out at ya! Wonderful colors!