Saturday, September 11, 2010

Challenge #20 - Christmas Cards for OWH

Welcome to special Sentimental Sunday!

This week is a special one at Sentimental Sundays.  This week, we're celebrating with Operation Write Home for their birthday bash.  First, let's find out the winner for the last challenge:

Here's our random winner of Challenge #19:
 Congratulations! As mentioned in the last challenge, The prize is four sentiment sets from the Raindrop Echo Designs Digital Collection AND a custom watermark/signature set from the Custom Designs Section.  Please email me (Ann) at to get details about your prize :)

Now, let me give you some more information as to why this challenge week is special.  We've partnered up with Operation Write Home to celebrate their birthday.  Don't know what OWH is?  Keep reading!

Operation Write Home mission:
Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.

Operation Write Home is an organization that sends blank handmade greeting cards for all occasions to deployed service members to write home on. They’ve mailed approximately 500,000 cards so far—and are still going strong! Our challenge to you is to make cards to send to them for our nation’s heroes.

Please read the basic guidelines here.  It’s important to remember that glitter is NOT allowed (it’s a safety hazard to our heroes), handmade cards only, and OWH needs A2 sized cards. “Operation Write Home” needs to be on the backs of your cards—it can be stamped, handwritten, or printed on labels. Please include a packing slip inside your box or envelope, and mail them to any of their shippers listed on the Mailroom page. In your package, you can also include notes written to a deployed service member.

Here are some helpful links:
Stars & Stamps inspiration blog:

The challenge this week is:
Christmas Cards for OWH
(plus a sentiment)

We would really appreciate if you created some Christmas or holiday cards for the troops.  Please make sure you refer to the Basic Guidelines for the cards.  Our design team has really stepped it up for this challenge! They did such a wonderful creating for a great cause!

Sentimental Sundays Weekly Freebie:
Free sentiments are only available for one week.
For more sentiments like this, please visit the Raindrop Echo Designs Sentiments Collection at Whimsy Stamps.
A special thank you to those who link back to the blog when using these sentiments!

The prize for this challenge will be four sentiment sets from the Raindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection AND a custom watermark/signature set from the Custom Designs at Whimsy Stamps.

I also wanted to remind you that the custom rubber stamps section at Whimsy Stamps is now open.  Please visit the CUSTOM RUBBER STAMPS page to get yours today!

When uploading to SCS, PCP, SNR, or other galleries, please use the keyword "sentimentalsundays20" Thank you!


Christina Hicks said...

Who is the winner?

Alison (Groovycrafter) said...

Where is in-linkz to add entry???
Hugs Alison

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Great write up today! Thanks for supporting us at Operation Write Home! I can't wait to play along in your challenge! ;)

Rhonda Miller said...

Thank you so much for the sentiments. I can't wait to play along this week.

Shelly said...

Thanks so much for your support of OWH. They're the best!!!

DT, Your cards are terrific! I like the variety of colors you all have used. Lots of good ideas there.

Thanks you for the beautiful Christmas set. It's going to be perfect for making OWH cards.

ThePurplePlace said...

My special thanks to you for the support you have give to Operation Write Home.

I am a member of this wonderful organization and a Stars and Stamps blogger and I totally enjoy creating cards for our Troops!

Thanks you again for being a sponsor - I had fun creating a cute Christmas card and have added it to your challenge!

Happy Crafting,

Pauline said...

Love the freebie this week --- wonderful indeed! I so hope to play along this week!
hugs from Australia,

Addii said...
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Seongsook Duncan said...

Thanks for the great challenge and free sentiment.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful DT cards-as always! Thanks for the fun images and sentiments! Thanks for supporting OWH