Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July Project Parade-Day 12

Good morning, it is Teresa.  I am luvin all the divas projects, aren't you?  I hope that you will play along with us, you know there is always prizes to be won!  I new as soon as I heard the theme this month what I wanted to do.  I do know people in the service, my Dad, other family members, and lots of people in our church have served and are still serving.  I help with doing care packages for them throughout the year.  I turned my attention to the men and woman whom I have done nothing for.
I have been wanting to donate cards to a wonderful organization, Operation Write Home.  This was the perfect timing and I must say that I kept these cards so simple because of the guidelines, but I am more proud of these than most of my other cards.  I really thought about who may receive one of these and there need to send  a note of love back home.  I hope whom ever will choose one of my cards to send home will see the effort I made to make it special!
As I mentioned there are some guidelines, it is super important that you take the time to read them in your effort to help.  You can read all about it here.  NO glitter is a huge guideline, you can read about that here.  The cards must be marked Operation Write Home on the back, I made labels on my computer.  Only A2 sized cards and the tuck of the envelopes are also important, you can read about that here and watch the video.  These ladies put forth a huge effort to stay organized and keep it uniform, lets help them help the men and woman in the service....true hero's!
I kept all of the cards similar, using Carolyn Gavin's designer paper from K & Company.  I chose it because of the fun patterns and wonderful colors, I wanted them to be light and cheery.  For the card on the left I used Always On My Mind, Blue Skies, and the tiny heart is from Wild Thing I used one of my favorite sketches from Jen d.  For the card on the right I used Blue Skies, Beautiful You, and Floral Whimsy, this sketch is from the Dirty Girl Challenges.   

I did not use ribbon on these cards, I wanted them to be lighter and not as bulky.  I used yarn and a crocheted flower on these two.  For these I used Always On My Mind and  Blue Skies.  The sketch for the one of the left is from a Verve Challenge way back when and the one on the right is one of Amber's Viva la Verve sketches.

I used Always On My Mind and Blue Skies for these two also.  These sketches are from the Dirty Girl Challenges and a favorite of Mercy's sketches.  I hope you like my "Hero" project and take time out of your day to thank a hero in your life!

As with all of our project parades, there are prizes!!!!
1. Play along with us and link up your new My Hero creation (posted July 12th or later) to the linky widget on the DAY ONE parade post before midnight on July 30th. One lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store. Verve Stamps are not required, but we LOVE to see ‘em!

2. For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout-out in the comments section as we parade our My Hero creations. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade (July 12 ~ July 28) will win the Verve stamp set of his or her choosing!

36 comments:

  1. what a fabulous way to use the new release

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  2. These are great! One of the main reasons I bought the July release was to use these yummy sentiments on cards for the troops! A scrapbook/cardmaking group I'm part of is planning a crop soon to make a bunch to send over. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. Mary (Happy Now)July 27, 2010 at 6:50 AM

    What a great idea for this Project Parade! Awesome!

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  4. What a fantastic set of cards Teresa! What a great organization! Loving the parade!

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  5. Love the sentiments and all the creativity on these projects. Just fabulous!

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  6. Beautiful cards. What a great organization to give these fabulous cardst oo!

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  7. Awesome idea for this parade.
    I love what you did.

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  8. These are all too cute! I haven't used these sets enough yet, you've inspired me to get inking.... :-)

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  9. What gorgeous cards. I love your use of patterned papers!

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  10. what a cute collection of cards.

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  11. Teresa, this is such an awesome project and a great way to spread the word about this great organization! Wonderful set of cards that will be so special for some lucky recipient!

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  12. Beautiful cards for a great cause! I'm working on a box for OWH right now!

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  13. What a great way to show support for those who defend freedom. Love the array of cards and I'm sure they will be loved by the ultimate receiver. Great idea and cause :D

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  14. These cards area all gorgeous and perfect for the cause! Love them and the effort you put into them!

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  15. What a great way to showcase cards AND give to a great cause. Thanks for sharing these with us during the project parade.

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  16. Thank you for what you are doing and the info you have given. My son is in the Military so I know that this is vrey much appreciated. What a great display of cards you have here. So very nice. Bless You.

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  17. These are all wonderful Teresa! I love all the pretty color choices!

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  18. Terrific cards for a wonderful cause. You're a hero, too, in my book.
    Peace, Becky Johnson

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  19. What beautiful cards!! Our heroes will love them for sure :) :) :)

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  20. Fantastic cards and for a very wonderful cause - please come join in and make some cards for our heroes to send home to their loved ones.

    Barb Housner

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  21. WOW! Fabulous creations. As one of the shippers for OWH....I can tell you our heroes will love these cards!!

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  22. Your cards for Operation Write Home are fabulous!

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  23. Teresa, these are fabulous cards for Operation Write Home! I know our military heroes will snap them up in a jiffy to send back home.

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  24. Thanks for supporting Operation Write Home! Our Heroes will LOVE LOVE these cards!!

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  25. What lovely cards. I love them all.

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  26. What a great set of cards.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  27. A wonderful idea to honor all the heros out there serving us!

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  28. A wonderful idea to honor all the heros out there serving us!

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  29. What a beautiful collection and a very worthy cause. Love your creativity in keeping these 'mail friendly'.

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  30. Beautiful cards..and for an awesome cause at that. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  31. These are all beautiful cards....... so pretty!

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  32. These are wonderful Teresa! I know the service men and women will love sending these beautiful cards home to a loved one.

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  33. Yet another fabulous idea for this month's project parade! I have a friend that just finished her tour in Iraq and I sent a bunch of cards off to her. The troops are going to love yours as well!!!

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