Thursday, April 5, 2012

Art Impressions Operation Write Home Thinking of You challenge and OWH Blog Hop

This week at Art Impressions
we're excited to host a blog challenge benefiting Operation Write Home.
If you haven't heard of this great organization, they send blank
handmade greeting cards to U.S. troops overseas so they can write
home to their family and loved ones.

On my card I used Button Flower.
It's such a cute little flower.  I'm sure you
can think of a million different ways to use it.

OWH Blog Hop! April 14-15!

Exciting news! We will be extending our Challenge 58 until Sunday, April 15 to participate in the Operation Write Home blog hop! Their challenge theme is "Make 'em Laugh" so we will be accepting both styles for our competition. 
We will be offering first, second and third place prizes.
1st Place - $30 Ai Gift Card!!!
2nd Place - Free Card Keeper Set! (your choice)
3rd Place - One of our new 2012 Girlfriends images! (your choice)

We urge all participants to include the OWH link on their blog post and send their submissions to OWH (East coast, West coast & Midwest shippers HERE) or to Art Impressions so we can forward them.
Here are the guidelines provided by OWH:
1. No Glitter - It is a safety hazard for our heroes. Read more.
2. A2 Sized Cards Only - 4.25" x 5.5" for easier shipping. Read more.
3. Line Dark Cards with Light Cardstock - If a pencil won't show up, add a lighter sheet inside. Read more.
4. Limit Multiples - No more than 100 cards. Read more.
5. Any Quantity is okay - One, a bunch, or a box full; however we need quality, not quantity. Read more.
6. SOME lumpiness is okay - Our heroes don't have to pay for letter mail, but that doesn't mean we can go wild with layering and embellishments.
7. DO NOT hand write sentiments - Neither outside or inside. Read more.
8. Use quality supplies - Computer paper, foams, itty bitty stickers and glue sticks don't holdup to the rigors of the battlefront. It's okay to make fewer cards with better supplies - every card counts!
9. Card Themes - Remember who's sending these: adults. No cards to Daddy, no "wish you were here," or party invitations; no explicit images or sentiments.
10. Absolutely no store-bought - Neither complete cards, NOR cards repurposing parts of them. It endangers our trademark. Read more.

1 comment:

marsha said...

This is just too cute! Great coloring and choice of papers!