Saturday, October 2, 2010

October Surprise CHALLENGE!

Are you ready for another challenge? (And yes, it's a cheesy name. LOL!)

This time it' brought to you by our dear friend and author Kimber McGray! She's a talented crafter, military wife, and OWH supporter who wrote a new book - 175 Fresh Card Ideas - and in it OWH gets a wonderful shout out!! What a great way to get the word out to crafters about our heroes' need for cards! All cards submitted for the book are donated to OWH, too!

Here's a few links you might want to check out to hear more about the book and Kimber herself:

The challenge
Our shippers would LOVE your help in getting Christmas cards in before the Oct 30th deadline; they all have to be stamped, tucked, sorted, and repacked to be in the mail shortly after that, and if cards got to them early, their lives would be a lot easier! (You can help by making your cards the Guidelines to see how!)

So to qualify for the drawing, get your cards to a shipper  BEFORE OCTOBER 15th!

To get an extra entry, post a card and link to this blog post about our challenge on your blog, and link up below!

REMINDER! No more halloween cards please, we're well past that deadline. Thanksgiving just passed as well. But if you have fall papers and stamps you simply need to use - make a general card (thinking of you, birthday, love, thank you) with them and they are due by Oct 15th as well.

The prize
Kimber's generously giving us two copies of her book to give away! Thank you Kimber!!


Sasha Holloway said...

Thanks for supporting the troops. Your efforts are SO appreciated when those cards are received. I have seen MANY tears.

SaDeBuque said...

this is great! ive been looking for another good challenge :) hope OWH keeps these up so i can stay motivated :) gotta get some christmasy papers out now so i can start in the AM! :) thanks so much for the chance to win such an amazing prize as well!

Mary Ski said...

Purrfect timing! I had just started making a supply of Christmas cards to drop off at the OWH shipper. I am lucky enough to live close by Kris.

pennyd said...

I'm always happy to promote OWH on my blog! I would love to have Kimber's book - I'd make all the cards and send them to you!

Tamdsgns said...

This is such an amazing project. I am a wife of a Gulf War Veteran and we both are excited to see so many people caring about our troops. I will surely be participating. Thank you!

Island girl said...

I would love to participate. I am ex-Army and know how it feels to be oversees and receive a package from, no matter the contents. Thanks for helping.