Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A few spooks!

Two weekends ago, I got together with a newly forming scrapbooking/card making group at my church.   We made these acrylic cards together and then worked on our own projects that we brought for a bit.  It was nice because I got to meet one parishioner who I didn't know, chat with one I did know, and drum up some support for OWH! 



Aren't these fun?  They're not my normal style, but I like them!  These obviously won't go to OWH as that deadline has long passed.  I'll probably send one to my grandmother and the other to my great aunt and great uncle.  They enjoy getting mail! 
In other news, I shipped off my most recent box of OWH cards today.  I hadn't sent a box since late June, so I was pretty much overdue!  I missed the Halloween and Fall deadlines, so those will go in my overflow box for next year.  I actually had more than the box would hold when I went to pack it up, so I already have about 20 cards for my next box waiting.  As it was, the box was a bit too full and I thought they might try to charge me an extra fee since the top of the flat rate box wasn't entirely flat.  However, I must have caught the postmaster on a good day because she actually asked me if she was charging me the right amount!  Haha!  Can you tell I live in a small town?  There are 356 cards and 3 AnyHero cards are making their way to Caro in NC as we speak.  

I would need to make almost 400 cards in the next two months to match my card totals for 2011, meaning 40-50 a week.  I started off the year making cards at a fast pace, but more recently I've been working on single cards instead of multiples, so the work isn't going as quickly.  I'm OK with not passing last years number, but I would like to fill one more box by the end of the year or early January so my total can get past 1500.  We'll also be doing hero letters at school prior to Christmas break again this year, so that should net about 200-250 more for the AnyHero count! 

My goals for the year were to work on more AnyHero cards, to complete all of the sketches, and to color more.  I'm making good progress on all three of those goals, so I will not be deterred by a smaller total number of cards.  :)
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Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 1284 blank and 218 AnyHero (as of 10/9)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695

Check out OWH at www.operationwritehome.org to learn more about its mission and how to get involved.

2 comments:

  1. Did you see you won over at Paper Smooches??

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    1. Yes, and I'm very excited to try out their stamps! Thanks for stopping by to let me know!

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