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I'm so excited about the sketch this week! Jan Hunnicutt contacted me a while back asking if I would like to host a challenge to benefit Operation Write Home and I jumped all over the idea. Operation Write Home's mission is "...to support our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them."
The extra challenge this week is to create a birthday card and mail it to Operation Write Home and they'll send our challenge cards on to those men and women who are serving in the armed forces. The only limitation is you may not use any glitter or glitter products on your card. Why, you ask? Here is a bit from the blog: "Many of our deployed heroes live in very primitive conditions. Primitive as in no showers for a couple weeks. No laundry. Nowhere to get cleaned up. And if they open a box of cards and get sprinkled all over, they might have absolutely nowhere to get rid of all that mess; they may not even realise it's all over them. And if they have glitter on their uniforms it can put them at risk — it can make them visible to night vision goggles, and that is just not a risk we're willing to take!"
So - who's ready to play along?! As an added bonus, I'll be giving one lucky participant 3 of my watermarks in a random drawing this coming Saturday. Woohoo! Click here to find out more on where to send your birthday challenge card(s) - the addresses are on the left-hand side of the page.
This week's sketch is the next in our little series - "Sketches From the Invisibility Lounge" by Nancy McKinney. I've been loving these! I couldn't use this sketch without using on of her designs, so I picked up Make a Wish and Borderlicious and went to it. The papers are all from the Make a Wish Project Pantry kit and then I used the balloon die cut for the balloons - and of course some bling.
The Sweet Sunday Stampers have amazing sketch samples to show you today, so stop on by to see:
- Jennifer Tapler
- Joanne Basile
- Karen Motz
- Laura Fredrickson
- Lynn Put
- Sarah-Jane Kale'
- Vicki Burdick
- AND special guest Nancy McKinney
Thanks for taking on the challenge this week!