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Monday, April 2, 2012

Open Your Heart

Everyone has differing opinions about the "war" in Afghanistan, but everyone cares about the men and women who are deployed to the Mideast.  One of the ways crafters can help support these young servicemen and women is by sending handmade cards to Operation Write Home.  There's not a lot of things they can buy over there, so a handmade card either from a crafter to send a hello and thank you to them is nice, but even nicer are handmade cards that They can send home to loved ones for birthdays, anniversaries, and just plain thinking of you cards.

That's what the Hambo Hoedown is all about this week.  And what makes this project and challenge extra special is the new line of images they are introducing:
If you read carefully, you will see in the logo to the right, that it says "benefitting Operation Write Home." Well, OWH has a special place in our hearts and also in the heart of Hop Art Designs' illustrator, Asela Hopkins!
Asela has designed some sweet images and ALL proceeds from the sale of these images will go directly to benefit Operation Write Home!
Isn't that COOL?
How can you help?
Spread the word! Talk about it on your blog, on your Facebook page, in your online gallery -- anywhere you like! We want to let everyone know that purchasing one of Asela's images benefits this great organization.
The challenge this week is to COLOR your image.  I used Copics: E00,08,15; R29;YR02;G02, AND B93. n  It's a CAS (CLean And Simple) card that will ship overseas and back again with the standard postage, and NO glitter.

Here's your chance to dance in the Hoedown and do some good for someone!!  And, as always, keep crafting!!

3 comments:

Deborah Anton said...

Great card! Love the stripes and your coloring of Trena! Thanks for playing along!

Hey Hey Paula said...

Love your card. That sentiment is perfect for the Trena image. You did a wonderful job coloring her too. Thanks For playing in the Hoedown this week.

Holly said...

Very sweet card and I'm sure all of the cards are so appreciated.