Monday, October 17, 2011

OWH Fundraiser Week

Hello friends!  Today is a special day because it kicks off a benefit for Operation Write Home!!  

For those of you who aren't familiar with Operation Write Home, they are 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 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, and that is where two digi designers would like to help.  Katlyn, of KnK 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 - Go check out KnK Designs for all the details!! Here are some of the price details for their digi stamps:
Single digi set -   $2
K 'n K Designs digi bundle - $6  (four sets)
Deedee Anderson's digi bundle - $4 (three sets)
Complete Digi Bundle - $10  (Deedee's and K 'n K's - 7 sets)

I was kindly asked to participate in this Fundraiser by spreading the word and also showing you some of the stamps they have.  Here are two cards I made using the digis from KnKDesigns, this first one uses the "Written With Love" digi:

Paper: cardstock (PTI); designer paper (MME); Neenah
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers; Antique Linen DI
Stamps: Written with Love (digi - KnKDesigns)
Other: Stampin Up Scalloped Edge Punch; Dimensional tape

Isn't this bunny totally adorable!  I fussy cut the bunny and popped it up with some dimensional tape. (The sentiment is not part of that set, although there are sentiments in the set).

And I made a second card using a digi called Patriotic Pickles:

Paper: patterned paper (unknown); cardstock (PTI); Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers; Antique Linen DI
Stamps: Patriotic Pickles (KnKDesigns)
Other: glossy accents; dimenstional tape

This is a card that a Hero could perhaps send home to his child.  I added some dots of glossy accents on the stars for texture and each star is popped up using dimensional tape.

I hope that you can find a way to help OWH in this fundraiser, it's for a great cause really!  So go on over to KnKDesigns and see those fun digis!

Wishing you a wonderful day!


Donna Hanley said...

Brenda, Your cards are adorable. I love the pink bunny and I wasn't sure how to color the cat and now, after seeing your coloring, I have a very good idea. Thank you. also did some cards for K'nK designs today. I just love their images. I hope this fundraiser helps a lot. OWH is such a wonderful organization. Thanks for sharing your creations.

walchowDesign said...

You are such a good supporter to OWH, Brenda!

Love the adorable bunny with the pp and the cute dog!

Lisa said...

Now who wouldn't love a stamp set called "Patriotic Pickles"?! How cute :) Super cards, my friend, and how nice of you to help spread the word about the digis and their cause too!

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful cards for a beautiful cause Brenda!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda your cards are adorable and are going to be enjoyed by many. A great cause to participate in with your creativity and thoughfulness!

Anne said...

Both of your cards are just fabulous Brenda! I think it is wonderful to help out with OWH- I sent in a bunch of cards last year and this reminds to get going and send in some more.

K. Joy said...

Oh I love the pink bunny!!! And what a cool idea to make a camouflage card! I love the layout of both, and can't decide which I like better. :) Thanks so much for sharing!
K 'n K Designs

AnitaRex said...

What a great cause that you've made cards for! And what a great job you did with these digis! :> I love the first one the bunny is colored so well and what a sweet design! And the second card the sentiment you choose is perfect, and love your inking of the stars!

Alice Wertz said...

these are sooooo cute! darling cards and for such a wonderful cause. love them both!

Rosemary said...

both cards are just adorable, brenda! owh is so lucky to have you showcasing the digis for them!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Brenda, I love your cards today! Your pink bunny is so sweet and I love how you've colored Pickles and used a little camo designer paper, nice! Hugs, Jan

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Brenda, I love your cards that you have made--they are too cute. The bunny is my favorite. Operation Write Home is a wonderful cause and I will check out the digi stamps to help support this group. Great job--take care and have a great week.

Kelley Eubanks said...

These are too cute!! They are both perfect for the OWH!!

Dawn said...

Great cards Brenda for a good cause

Maureen Morton said...

Brenda, your cards are just so cute. Nice coloring! I am a big supporter and will look into this way to support the fine organization. Thanks for sharing.

Tiffany said...

Aw, these are both darling cards, Brenda! A wonderful cause for OWH!

CanadianScraps43 said...

These are cute indeed. I know that whomever gets these in their hands will love them and treasure them forever. Thanks for sharing.

sheila said...

your cards are both so cute! I love the bunny one though....totally my fav! And your layout on that one rocks!

Emily Leiphart said...

Aw, these are super sweet and for a great cause! I love them.

Trinh said...

These digis are adorable and you have showcased them perfectly!