Saturday, November 12, 2011

Operation Write Home Card Kits

Tonight is the night that I have been working more than a month for---the Operation Write Home event at the Milwaukee Admirals Hockey Game.

My stamper-friend Laurie is a huge Admiral fan and she started to plan this after attending a OWH cardmaking day earlier in the year.  Tonight all Veterans get in free to the game, so it was a perfect night to coordinate an OWH event.  We have a suite provided to us and have about 12 other crafters joining us to make cards.  We will also have a table in the concourse to sell cards, altered items, treat bags, etc., with all money going to OWH.

Laurie and our friend Christine have really ROCKED the card kits and have each made over 60 kits!!!!!   I made 20 kits.  Each kit we made has one completed card--some of my completed cards are shown above--and supplies to make 11 more cards.  So, we should have more than 2000 cards completed at the end today to send to OWH!  Glue Dots is a local company and donated a gift basket that one of the participants will win.  Some of us also put together some raffle prizes and we will donate the money from the tickets sold for those also to OWH.

I also made about 60 M&M treat bags--Fall colors, Blue for Winter and Christmas red/green tubes.  I also made 18 Thanksgiving Tic-Tac mint boxes.  I hope post pictures of those tomorrow along with some photos from the event.


Darlene said...

WOWZER Barb! You are an inspiration! I like all the cards, but if I had to choose, I think the first set and the lighthouse card further down are my favorites! But I've always had a soft spot for the little Valentine hedgehog too!
Sounds like you have organized a fantastic event and for such a worthwhile cause. Enjoy!

Laurie R said...

Thank you for all of your help Barb! I couldn't have done it without all the help from my friends. Hopefully, if we do this again next year, it will be even bigger and better!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Barb, what a gorgeous cache of cards - we love them all and all that youv'e done for our troops! OWH is the mnost wonderful organization - great job, my friend! x0x0

Melina said...

Wow Barb! love all these! great work dear :)

Athina said...

What an awesome thing you are doing. The cards all look great!

Patty said...

All your projects looked wonderful, I can see you put a lot of work into them. Great job!