Thursday, March 10, 2011

Operation Write Home

I want to give a special shout out to every one of YOU who purchased the "Where your Heart Is" set, it was a very successful release and resulted in me donating a ton of cards to match the number of sets we sold!
I couldn't get them all in the pic, so here are just some closeups, it was like a paper quilt of love that covered the floor of an entire room! It took me a whole day to sort through my stash to find appropriate themes and make sure all the cards I intended to send met their criteria, no glitter, etc. What a stroll down memory lane, recalling hundreds of hours I put into these different cards over the past three years, all using sets from Gina K Designs (remember some of these from past challenges and sneak previews??) and each one unique!
Is is helpful when you send cards to sort them by theme to make it easier on the volunteers, so here are a few birthday...

a few "Love" cards...

some thank yous...

I got the receipt a couple days from Sandy of the "Stars and Stamps" blog that they were received (whew what a relief, LOL!)
It blessed me to think about how many families are going to be receiving these from their beloved soldiers and I pray all the hands that touch them are blessed as well.
Thank you again Operation Write Home from the bottom of my heart for helping me spread the word about the "Where Your Heart Is" set and allowing me to be participate in this amazing cause!

21 comments:

Susan said...

Great cards - all of them.

Judy in St. Louis said...

Wow! that is really awesome Melanie. A real labor of love and I know our troops will appreciate all your wonderful cards

Monica said...

Melanie, my daughter is currently serving our country and deployed in Afghanistan right now in the United States Marine Corps. Your generosity and support of our military is so very much appreciated by all of us at Operation Write Home. Your cards are simply stunning and we are blessed to have you support our cause! God Bless You!

Anita said...

How wonderful to send that many cards!

Payne Holler Cards said...

wonderful way to use your cards! they will be a blessing (-:

Elaine M said...

You are an amazing lady! Thanks for all you've done for our troops and the inspiration you've given us.

Donna Phelan said...

Looks like one person CAN make a difference....you have just proved that with your heart & hands. Bless You!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

You are one of a kind Mel! Such a special artiste extraordinaire...and such a loving heart!!! MWAH!!!! =)

2MuchFun said...

As a fellow card maker for Operation Write Home I want to thank you for your donation of these beautiful cards.

Lindsay M. said...

Incrediable!!!! You are amazing!!! all of those cards are simply gorgeous!!!! Must have taken a longggggg time to get those suckers done!!! LOL! Wonderful person you are!!! I am going to make some cards for OWH!!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

Carolyn King said...

Awesome!!! I am sure the service men And women are gonna love your amazing cards!

Virginia Wingo said...

What a fantastic collection of cards, each one more beautiful then the other. Goodness, did you realize you had this many cards put away here and there? Wonderful to look at Mel.

Linda said...

Beautiful cards! I know the Operation Write Home girls and all of the troops really appreciate getting them. I, too, participate in sending cards to Operation Write Home, and feel blessed that I can do a little something for the men and women who serve our country to give us our freedom.

Linda

Becky Jo said...

That's great Melanie! I, too, send cards to OWH thru Sandy in WA. I know all who send them and all who receive these wonderful cards you made will appreciate all you've done! They are beautiful!! Big Hugs!!

Trena in Naperville said...

How awesome Melanie!! My heart goes out to the soldiers who defend our rights! God Bless you for all you do!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Trena in Naperville said...

How awesome Melanie!! My heart goes out to the soldiers who defend our rights! God Bless you for all you do!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Susan said...

Melanie -- may you be blessed as you have blessed others.

Anonymous said...

As a military family, our son has served in Iraq. I recently read a posting from a mother that received a hand made card from her daughter serving in the war zone. She was very appreciatitive of the card knowing that others were thinking of and supportive of our troops as they served their country so far from home. This card meant so much to this mom and was a 'keeper.' Thank you so much for creating all these cards for our troops to send home - it means so much to all military families.

Anonymous said...

I have a grandson and his wife, both in the Navy. She is in WA and he is in Afghanistan. I have been thinking about donating some of my cards also. Thanks for the inspiration.

Joan
MN

Crafty Math Chick said...

Truly amazing Melanie. I know a lot of soldiers and airmen and their families appreciate your efforts - my husband sent me a couple he picked up from the chaplain's office where they were kept at his base when he was deployed for a year.

Dottie said...

You are so thoughtful let alone so creative.. Thank you for it all.