Thursday, June 30, 2011

Special Mission - we still need YOU!

Hey everyone - if you missed it on the S&S Blog, we've got a special mission that would be PERFECT for an Independence Day activity - making anyhero cards for veterans at the VA hospital! The folks at We R Memory Keepers want to share some love there----see the post here for details!

Thankful Thursday: June 30, 2011

Woohoo! 11,586 cards were received, processed, sorted, stamped, tucked, and the like. Busy busy shippers! Thanks to everyone sending in cards and donations!

If you hadn't yet heard - we've got a virtual cardmaking party coming this weekend! Check the Stars and Stamps blog on Saturday morning, and every 2 hours all day Sat and Sun....challenges, challenges, challenges!



  1. Adriana B and Kids at Quest Elementary, Melbourne, FL
  2. Alaine M, Knoxville, TN
  3. Allison G, Ft Worth, TX
  4. Alyson B, Baltimore, MD
  5. Amber C, Hillsboro, OR
  6. Angela E, Johnston, IA
  7. Anita A, Turlock, CA
  8. Ann K, Seattle, WA
  9. Ann M, Neenah, WI
  10. Anne N, Franklin Park, IL
  11. April C, Eugene, OR
  12. Ardeth T, Glendale, AZ
  13. Arlene S, Yorba Linda, CA
  14. Barbara B, Lakewood, CO
  15. Bernie R and and Janette A., Stewartville, MN
  16. Bev T, San Francisco, CA
  17. Bobbi A, Dayton, OH
  18. Caro H, Mint Hill, NC
  19. Carol L, Dardanelle, AR
  20. Carol O, Phoenix, AZ
  21. Carol W, Mililani, HI
  22. Carolyn L, Darien, IL
  23. Carolynn W, South Stafford, VT
  24. Catherine M, Tucson, AZ
  25. Cathy B and the employees and family members of Colonial Life, Columbia, SC
  26. Charlsie S, Napa, CA
  27. Cheryl B, Manchester, NH
  28. Cheryl S, Lakeland, FL
  29. Cheryl W, Sparta, NJ
  30. Christine C, Mt. Clemens, MI
  31. Christine W, Lake Placid, FL
  32. Cindy M, Normal, IL
  33. Cindy M, Pewaukee, WI
  34. Connie W, Monroe, NC
  35. Cori L and Moms Club of Vicenza, Vicenza, Italy
  36. Cynthia T, Lemon Grove, CA
  37. Cynthia T, Snohomish, WA
  38. Dawn M, Charlotte, NC
  39. Debbie B, Kingwood, TX
  40. Debbie D, Oregon City, OR
  41. Debbie J, Rotonda West, FL
  42. Debbie K, Burke, VA
  43. Debby M, Las Cruces, NM
  44. Deborah B, Bakersfield, CA
  45. Deborah R, Downers Grove, IL
  46. Deborah R, Freeport, OH
  47. Deborah R, Murrietta, CA
  48. Deborah S, Seattle, WA
  49. Dee V and Barbara and Liz, Gibsonville, NC
  50. Denise I, Williamsville, NY
  51. Denise R, Martinez, GA
  52. Dolores A, Frederick, MD
  53. Donna M, Spangle, WA
  54. Doris H, Louisville, KY
  55. Dorothy A, Grand Junction, CO
  56. Elaine G, Rockville, MD
  57. Emily S, Port Allen, LA
  58. Frances M, Evans, WV
  59. Gayle C, Carlisle, PA
  60. Helen S, San Diego, CA
  61. Janelle K, Aberdeen, SD
  62. Janet H, San Mateo, CA
  63. Janie P and Fruitful Hands Ladies Ministry, Bogue Banks Baptist Church, Atlantic Beach, NC, Pine Knoll Shores, NC
  64. Janine C, El Monte, CA
  65. Jean B, Meadville, PA
  66. Jean H, Litchfield, MN
  67. Jeany F, Webb City, MO
  68. Jen B, Norton, MA
  69. Jennifer M, Marshfield, WI
  70. Jennifer O
  71. Jennifer R, Citrus Heights, CA
  72. Jill F, Bloomington, CA
  73. Joan S and Holland Twp. Woman's Club, Bloomsbury, NJ
  74. Joanie K, Avon, IN
  75. Joanna L, Broken Arrow, OK
  76. Joanne T, Spring Mills, PA
  77. Jodi E, Mesquite, NV
  78. Jodi W, Salt Lake City, UT
  79. Jon M, Foothill Ranch, CA
  80. Joseph H and Princeton Charter School, Princeton, NJ
  81. Joyce D, Tucson, AZ
  82. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  83. Judith P, Paintsville, KY
  84. Judy D and 6th grade boys in Lions Heart Group
  85. Judy G, Stevensville, MO
  86. Judy L, Arlington, VA
  87. Julie S, Ferndale, Wa
  88. Kaki D and Scrappin' Yats, Lacombe, LA
  89. Kathi C, Hockessin, DE
  90. Kathy C, Liverpool, NY
  91. Kathy M and and friends, Chambersburg, PA
  92. Kathy V, Olympia, WA
  93. KellyRae C, Coolidge, AZ
  94. Kim A, Palmer, AK
  95. Kim N, Bloomington, IL
  96. Kim O, Vancouver, WA
  97. Kristina H and Bay Shore Middle School, Bay Shore, NY
  98. Lauren L, Plainfield, IL
  99. Linda B, Allentown, PA
  100. Linda H, Milan, IL
  101. Linda L, Fairfax, IA
  102. Linda S, Denton, TX
  103. Lisa H, Rockport, MA
  104. Luanne K, Granger, IN
  105. Margaret P, Oakdale, CT
  106. Margery A, Irvine, CA
  107. Marsha D, Everson, WA
  108. Martha G and Edu Prize Charter School 5th graders, Gilbert, AZ
  109. Martha H, Los Angeles, CA
  110. Mary L and and Cynthia C., Covington, LA
  111. Mary M, Flushing, NY
  112. Mary S, Denver, PA
  113. MaryJo A, Lake Orion, MI
  114. MarySue C and Girl Scout Troop # 1907, Pittsboro, NC
  115. Michelle M, Tallahassee, FL
  116. N. A, Morgan Hill, CA
  117. Nancy F, Trexlertown, PA
  118. Nancy M, Henrietta, NY
  119. Nancy M, Mangor, ME
  120. Nicole S, Oakland, ME
  121. Nicole S, Pittsboro, NC
  122. Nicole S, Tampa, FL
  123. P. T and Citra County Crafters, Orange Lake, FL
  124. Pamela N, Virginia Beach, VA
  125. Patricia H, Verona, VA
  126. Paula P, Rathdrum, ID
  127. Peg S, Lawrence, KS
  128. Peggy B, Pacifica, CA
  129. Penny W, Vestal, NY
  130. Polly R and Curves in Peoria, Peoria, AZ
  131. Randi K, Norfolk, VA
  132. Rebecca W, Surprise, AZ
  133. Reta M, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX
  134. Robin and Stephanie G, New York, NY
  135. Ruth B, Hillsborough, NJ
  136. Ruthanne A, Leesburg, FL
  137. Sabre H, Princeton, NJ
  138. Sandra R, Manchester, MO
  139. Sandra W, Las Vegas, NV
  140. Sandy B, Neshkoro, WI
  141. Shari B, Grand Forks, ND
  142. Sharon B, Cahokia, IL
  143. Sherry H, Arlington, VA
  144. Stacy G, Cincinnati, OH
  145. Stefanie P, Staunton, VA
  146. Susan A, Indian Trail, NC
  147. Susan D, Tinley Park, IL
  148. Theresa E, Wenatchee, WA
  149. Tracy F, Jamaica, NY
  150. Tracy Z, Honolulu, HI
  151. Tricia R, Norman, OK
  152. Trish C, Spring Valley, MN
  153. Trudy A, Anaheim, CA
  154. Truist and Lori B, New York, NY
  155. Velda S, Mesquite, NV
  156. Veronica B, Oronogo, MD
  157. Veronica G, Aliso Viejo, CA

Monday, June 27, 2011

Mailroom Monday: June 27, 2011

This week 14,315 cards were mailed out - at a cost of $599.60!   WOW!






To  heroes in Afghanistan:
344 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Air Force unit
345 cards to an Army unit
337 cards to an Army unit
337 cards to a Marine unit
193 cards to an Army unit
337 cards to an Army unit
337 cards to an Army unit
337 cards to an Army unit
337 cards to an Air Force unit
337 cards to an Army unit
155 cards to a Marine unit
155 cards to an Army unit
344 cards to an unit
344 cards to an Army unit
344 cards to a Marine unit
344 cards to an Air Force unit
344 cards to a USO unit
342 cards to a Contractor unit
342 cards to an Army unit
342 cards to a National Guard unit
342 cards to an Army unit
342 cards to a Civilian Contractor unit
342 cards to an Air Force unit
155 cards to an Army unit
155 cards to a Civilian unit
155 cards to a Marine unit
155 cards to an Army unit
155 cards to a Navy unit


To heroes in Iraq:
345 cards to a National Guard unit
185 cards to an Army unit
337 cards to an Army unit
337 cards to an Army unit
193 cards to an Army unit
193 cards to an Army unit
337 cards to an Army unit
337 cards to an Army unit
337 cards to an Army unit
337 cards to an Army unit
193 cards to an Navy unit
344 cards to an Army unit
344 cards to an Army unit
344 cards to an Army unit
342 cards to an Army unit


To heroes in Korea:

337 cards to an Army unit

To heroes in Japan:

344 cards to an USAF unit


To heroes in Kuwait:

344 cards to an Navy unit
342 cards to an Navy unit





Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 3,400
Number of hero contacts: 1,325
Total cards sent: 1,058,317


Deadline reminders:  Calendar is here
May 31 - Independence Day  PASSED
July 15 - Operation Thank Our Veterans
July 31 - Back to school
Sept 16 - Halloween
Sept 30 - Thanksgiving
Oct 31 - Christmas

Current shipper needs: see here.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thankful Thursday: June 23, 2011

Thank you all so much for the awesome cards - all 15,028 of them! Yes, in one week! You're keeping our shippers up at night - in a good way!


Many of the cards this month are coming from parties - we're hearing great stories of your adventures with friends! Post party pictures on our Facebook wall and we'll share some of them here too...we love seeing everyone busy creating!

For those joining us from CardMaker Magazine's Readers Reach Out: welcome! We're glad to have you. If you sent in cards and didn't get a thank-you email, that means you didn't send in a packing slip with contact information on it; it really helps us if you can fill one out. Please email your shipper to let them know your info and we can send you that receipt.
  1. Adele M, Chicago, IL
  2. Alice E, Indio, CA
  3. Alta H, Adairsville, GA
  4. Amy C and Jill C, Vernon Hills, IL
  5. Anaelisa M, Hesperia, CA
  6. Andrea B, St Paul, MN
  7. Ann F, Louisville, TN
  8. Anonymous , Aurora, CO
  9. Betty P Addiction & Behavioral Health Services, Omaha, NE
  10. Betty T, Salina, KS
  11. Brenda C, Chesapeake, VA
  12. Britany B, Tahlequah, OK
  13. Caro H, Mint Hill, NC
  14. Carol L, Lakewood, CO
  15. Carole Ann S, The Woodlands, TX
  16. Charleen L, Custer, WA
  17. Cherie C, Tacoma, WA
  18. Cherie P, Harrisonville, MO
  19. Christina E, Baltimore, MD
  20. Cindee P, Malvern, OH
  21. Cindy E and Los Gatos Elks Lodge #1857, San Jose, CA
  22. Cindy L, Kearns, UT
  23. Colleen L, Huntsville, AL
  24. Connie C, Stockton, CA
  25. Cora J, Eugene, OR
  26. Danielle F, St Joseph, MO
  27. Danny S, Anchorage, AK
  28. Danyse K, Charlotte, NC
  29. Debbie K, Casa Grande, AZ
  30. Debby S, Painesville, OH
  31. Diane B, Edina, MN
  32. Diane V, Norfolk, VA
  33. Dolores G, Mooresville, NC
  34. Dolores W, Seattle, Wa
  35. Donna H, Seekonk, MA
  36. Emily W, Redwood Valley, CA
  37. Esther E, Vancouver, WA
  38. Evelyn C, Ridgecrest, CA
  39. Gail K, Evansville, WI
  40. Gail S, Elgin, IL
  41. Gail S, Sacramento, CA
  42. Gayle S, Billings, MT
  43. Ginny C, Prescott, KS
  44. Heather S, Baltimore, MD
  45. Heather W, Tacoma, WA
  46. Janice Z, Hays, KS
  47. Jean D, West Valley City, UT
  48. Jeannine G, Gainesville, FL
  49. Jessica C and Crafty Ladies, Oroville, CA
  50. JoAnn U, Knoxville, TN
  51. Joanne T, Spring Mills, PA
  52. Joyce S, Hingham, MT
  53. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  54. Julie S, Buckley, Wa
  55. Karen K, Twin Lakes, WI
  56. Karla M, San Diego, CA
  57. Kathy C and NHC Healthcare, Rossville, GA
  58. Kathy P, White Lake, MI
  59. Kimberley M and Michael and Jordan Y, Kennewick, Wa
  60. Kristie M, Puyallup, Wa
  61. Laura P, Seatac, WA
  62. Linda B, Burien, WA
  63. Lindy C, Seattle, WA
  64. Lori B, Marietta, GA
  65. Lori M, Dudley, MA
  66. Lori W, Katy, TX
  67. Lori W, Katy, TX
  68. Margaret G, Stevenson Ranch, CA
  69. Marianne C, Naches, WA
  70. Marietta W, Akron, IA
  71. Martha C, Zephyrhills, FL
  72. Mary A, Granite City, IL
  73. Mary Jane S, Columbus, OH
  74. Mary M, Germantown, WI
  75. Mary S, Nashville, TN
  76. Maryann M, Coto de Caza, Ca
  77. Maude B, Las Cruces, NM
  78. Melinda S, Hutchinson, MN
  79. Meredith T, Zephyrhills, FL
  80. Michelle C, Laguna Woods, CA
  81. Nancy B, Wesley Chapel, FL
  82. Nancy K, Edmonds, WA
  83. Nancy M, Fremont, CA
  84. Nicole B and Pahvant Elementary, Richfield, UT
  85. Pam G Damascus Y Women, Damascus, MD
  86. Pam W and Grateful Texans, Big Spring, TX
  87. Pamela L, Mineral Bluff, GA
  88. Pamela W, Santa Clara, CA
  89. Pat K, West Richland, WA
  90. Pat T, Mansfield, TX
  91. Patty S, Santee, CA
  92. Rae R, Sauquoit, NY
  93. Randi K, Norfolk, VA
  94. Rebecca N and Scrap for a Cure, Kankakee, IL
  95. Rena H, Edgewater, MD
  96. Risa C, So Ryegate, VT
  97. Robin and Stephanie G, New York, NY
  98. Sami O, Davisburg, MI
  99. Sandee G, Waukesha, WI
  100. Sandra M, Florence, TX
  101. Sandy J, Westerville, OH
  102. Sharai H, San Antonio, TX
  103. Sheila G, Puyallup, WA
  104. Shelly D, Broken Arrow, OK
  105. Stacy B and Daughters of the American Revolution, Pasadena, CA
  106. Susan R, Stevensville, MD
  107. Susan S, Santa Ana, CA
  108. Teresa K, Vancouver, WA
  109. Theresa D, Kent, WA
  110. Trisha M, San Diego, CA
  111. Verna A, Big Stone City, SD
  112. Wendy M, Portland, OR
  113. Yukari W, Colorado Springs, CO

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mailroom Monday: June 20, 2011

This week 5,710 cards were mailed out - at a cost of $245.00! We are so grateful as always to everyone who includes donations with their cards, as well as sending them separately. We'll be gearing up for the craziness of holiday shipping - consider how you can help out by doing some fundraising for all those boxes!




By the way - did you see the GREAT piece done on OWH by Q13, the FOX affiliate in the Seattle area? Be sure to watch it, it's fabulous!



To  heroes in Afghanistan:
335 cards to a Navy unit
335 cards to a National Guard unit
335 cards to a Marine unit
335 cards to an Army unit
185 cards to a USO
185 cards to an Army unit
185 cards to an Army unit
185 cards to an Army unit
185 cards to an Army unit
185 cards to an Air Force unit
350 cards to an Army unit


To heroes in Iraq:
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Army unit




To heroes in Kyrgyzstan:
335 cards to an Air Force unit


To heroes in Kuwait:
185 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Army unit






Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 3349
Number of hero contacts: 1310
Total cards sent: 1,042,276


Deadline reminders:  Calendar is here
May 31 - Independence Day  PASSED
July 31 - Back to school
Sept 16 - Halloween
Sept 30 - Thanksgiving
Oct 31 - Christmas

Current shipper needs: see here.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thankful Thursday: June 16, 2011

Woohoo! Another Thursday is upon us! We always love sharing these great lists of cardmakers and donors with you - are you checking to see if there's someone from your hometown on here? If so, email us and if there's an email address for the person, we'll ask if they're interested in meeting an OWHer!

Special note about tonight's show! We'll be having a special call-in guest - Bonnie Randall from We R Memory Keepers will be joining us to give an update on Operation We R Grateful! You won't want to miss it! 6:30pm tonight, Pacific - 9:30 Eastern!

  1. Anita G, Columbia, MO
  2. Ann P and Ladies of 2100 Memorial, Houston, TX
  3. Anne B, Columbia, SC
  4. Anonymous W, Fort Worth, TX
  5. Audrey D, Riverside, CA
  6. Barb C, Lorton, VA
  7. Barbara W and Scrapbook Store and More, Mexico, MO
  8. Becky N's students, Elk Grove, CA
  9. Becky Y, Ripley, WV
  10. Bev T and The Tavern Scrappers, Burgess, VA
  11. Carol L, Gilbertsville, PA
  12. Carol T, WA
  13. Christine M, Sacramento, CA
  14. Danielle G and Dumbledore's Army of Delaware County, Broomall, PA
  15. Danielle L, Clinton Township, MI
  16. Diane D, Novato, CA
  17. Diane S, Hackensack, NJ
  18. Diane V, Norfolk, VA
  19. Donna M, San Antonio, TX
  20. Elaine W, Vandalia, OH
  21. Eleanor G and and Friends, Oxford, PA
  22. Farilyn R, Sautee, GA
  23. Gretchen K, Poulsbo, WA
  24. Harriet L, Vista, CA
  25. Jan R, Akron, OH
  26. Janet P, Maryville, TN
  27. Janette B, Emporia, KS
  28. Jann L, Milwaukee, WI
  29. Jean M, Mission, TX
  30. Jeanne T, SpringMills, PA
  31. Jennifer H, Laurel, MD
  32. Jessica P, Riverside, CA
  33. JoAnn U, Knoxville, TN
  34. Joanne T, Spring Mills, PA
  35. Johanna P and daughter and her friends, Austin, TX
  36. Joyce G and Trinity Episcopal Church, North Scituate, RI
  37. Joyce L, Flushing, NY
  38. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  39. Judy K, Orfordville, WI
  40. Karen L, Wasilla, AK
  41. Karen T, Austin, TX
  42. Kathleen R, Rio Linda, CA
  43. Kathy H, Lake Charles, LA
  44. Kaye D, Indian Trail, NC
  45. Kim W and Mayde Creek Elementary School, Katy, TX
  46. Laura M, North Canton, OH
  47. Lee Mae E, Silverdale, WA
  48. Lezlye L, El Dorado Hills, CA
  49. Lina W, El Paso, TX 
  50. Linda B, Ellwood City, PA
  51. Linda S, Denton, TX
  52. Linda S, Ingram, TX
  53. Lori W, Katy, TX 
  54. Lorraine D, Norwood, PA
  55. Lydia O and Paul Revere Intermediate, Alsip, IL
  56. Lydia O, Alsip, IL
  57. Marcia G, Seminole, FL
  58. Margaret F, Baton Rouge, LA
  59. Mary B, Ocala, FL
  60. MaryKay A, Oklahoma City, OK
  61. Maureen J, Yulee, FL
  62. Merrily S, Vancouver, WA
  63. Mrs B, Fort Collins, CO
  64. Mrs G, Cle Elum, WA
  65. Pam M, Portland, OR
  66. Pat F, Bloomington, IL
  67. Pat L and NYS Office of State Comptroler, Albany, NY
  68. Pat M and and friends, , VA
  69. Patricia N, Maynardsville, TN
  70. Patti S, St Louis, MO
  71. Patty S, Santee, CA
  72. Phyllis Z, Lincoln, CA
  73. Polly R, Peoria, AZ
  74. Randee S, Dowagiac, MI
  75. Rhonda L and and Kathy V, UT
  76. Roberta O, Lafayette, IN
  77. Ruby H, Walker, MN
  78. Sandy N, Eugene, OR
  79. Sandy S and The Cave Scrappers, Union Mills, IN
  80. Sara P, Leesburg, VA
  81. Sarah H, Tulsa, OK
  82. Seongsook D, Sacramento, CA
  83. Sharon B, Cahokia, IL
  84. Sharon N and Monroe County Ladies, Waterloo, IA
  85. Sharon W, Hinckley, OH
  86. Sheila C and Barr-Reeve FACS Club, Washington, IN
  87. Shelly J, Huntsville, AL
  88. Sherry G, Melbourne, KY
  89. Sherry H, Arlington, VA
  90. Shirley F, Defiance, MO
  91. Shirley Q, Harrisburg, IL
  92. Sue A, Rockford, IL
  93. Sue K, Cannon Falls, MN
  94. Susan B, Castle Rock, CO
  95. Suzanne B, Lacey, WA
  96. Terie H, Washington, UT
  97. Therese D, Lewiston, ME
  98. Winifred C, East Berne, NY
  99. Yvonne B, WA

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flag Day Giveaway

Some of our virtual community of crafters are doing a special Flag Day giveaway starting today...click for more info!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Mailroom Monday: June 13, 2011

Mr Postman.....bring me my order...boom boom boom boom
Make them flat rate, Mr Postman don't hoard em...boom boom boom boom
I'll fill them up...with cards and letters.....boom boom boom boom
And send to heroes to make them feel better!
Mr Postman.....waiting on you...boom boom boom boom
Deliver to me, oh how I need you...boom boom boom boom
Heroes are waiting....to write down how they feel...boom boom boom boom
I want to pack up florals, cheeseburgers, and pinwheels!

(Okay, okay. It's a stretch. But really, I need some boxes Mr Postman!)

This week 8,880 cards were mailed out - at a cost of $362!   


To  heroes in Afghanistan:
342 cards to an Army unit
342 cards to an Army unit
342 cards to an Army unit
342 cards to an Navy unit
350 cards to an Navy unit
350 cards to an Air Force unit
350 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Air Force unit
350 cards to a Navy unit
350 cards to an Air Force unit
180 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to a Marine unit
350 cards to a Marine unit
350 cards to an Army unit
180 cards to an Army unit
342 cards to a Marine unit
342 cards to an Army unit


To heroes in Iraq:
342 cards to an Air Force unit
342 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to a Civilian Contractor unit
180 cards to an Army unit
180 cards to an Army unit
180 cards to an Army unit
180 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Army unit
180 cards to an Air Force unit


To heroes at sea:
342 cards to a Navy unit


To heroes in Kuwait:
342 cards to an Army unit






Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 3,329
Number of hero contacts: 1310
Total cards sent: 1,036,566


Deadline reminders:  Calendar is here
May 21 - Father's Day PASSED
May 31 - Independence Day  PASSED
July 31 - Back to school
Sept 16 - Halloween
Sept 30 - Thanksgiving
Oct 31 - Christmas

Current shipper needs: see here.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Operation We R Grateful!


OWHers, we need YOU! Go to the We R Memory Keepers website - they're having a giNORmous promotion with OWH, getting stores involved in making cards for our heroes all month long. There are going to be parties all over, drop zones in stores nationwide....if  YOUR local store isn't listed, GO TALK WITH THEM! The retailers can win fabby prizes, and you know how candy gets your attention...it'll get theirs too!



If a store near  you is participating, PLEASE go offer them your help! They might need to know guidelines, or get help with kits, or stamping/tucking....whatever they need, we need YOU to go and be their best partner ever. Heck, they might even appreciate someone helping kiddos make AnyHero cards while their moms participate in the cardmaking event, so volunteer for that if you can.

If you find a store that's not on the list, be sure to tell them to email We R to get listed. Come back here and let us know if you'll be attending one of these events...we want PICTURES! :) :) :)

Let's show them some OWH love! 

Thankful Thursday: June 9, 2011

It's Thursday....so you know what that means!

  • OWHtv tonight at 6:30pm Pacific....tonight's show includes a special treat - looking through some amazing cards by a man who studies cardmaking under Michael Strong!
  • Weekend's on the way...time to make some cards! Are you having a cardmaking party? Sign up so your event makes our calendar!
  • And while we're asking things - are you going to Summer CHA? Sandy is! Leave a comment on this post if you're headed to Chicago, there's cardmaking getting organized for the Saturday after in Madison; and a dinner for OWHers Thursday night of CHA!

Thank you to all this week's amaaaaaaaaaazing donors....you all ROCK!
  1. Ada W, Newtown Square, PA
  2. Allison G, Ft Worth, TX
  3. Anita M, Sharon Springs, KS
  4. Ann F, Louisville, TN
  5. Ann M and Park Towers friends, Hutchinson, MN
  6. Ann W, Magalia, CA
  7. Annabel F and NACURH, Boulder, CO
  8. Anne , Peru, IL
  9. Anne N, Franklin Park, IL
  10. Annette S, Gansevoort, NY
  11. Annie K, Winston Salem, NC
  12. Antoinette V, Redwood City, CA
  13. April C, Eugene, OR
  14. B H, Shippensburg, PA
  15. Barb H, Milton, WI
  16. Barbara W, Mexico, MO
  17. Bernie R and Janette A., Stewartville, MN
  18. Bobbe G, Fairborn, OH
  19. Brenda C, Chesapeake, VA
  20. Brenda C, Mount Union, PA
  21. Cari S, Tigard, OR
  22. Carol H, Cincinnati, OH
  23. Carole B, Allen, TX
  24. Cecilia S, Red Bank, NJ
  25. Celia M and Literacy AmeriCorps Palm Beach County, Boynton Beach, FL
  26. Chandra H and Delta Kappa Gamma Soc Int'l Iota Pi Chapter, Fort Worth, TX
  27. Christine R, Mission, TX
  28. Church of St Richard , Richfield, MN
  29. Cindy H and Second Graders at Okawville Grade School, Okawville, IL
  30. Claudia T, Ormond Beach, FL
  31. Dany P, Rosedale, MD
  32. Debbi M and Reno Cards for the Troops Group, ,
  33. Debbie D, Oregon City, OR
  34. Debbie K, Casa Grande, AZ
  35. Debbie M and Riverdale Extension, Port Byron, IL
  36. Denise W, Pueblo, CO
  37. Diane G, Long Beach, CA
  38. Donna W, Newington, CT
  39. Elaine H, Keene, NH
  40. Emily R, Cave City, KY
  41. Esther E, Vancouver, WA
  42. Gloria G and Card Makin Cuties, Fairland, IN
  43. Gwen H, Richardson, TX
  44. Ina Lea P, Bakersfield, CA
  45. Jackie M, Allentown, PA
  46. Jacqueline E, Orangeburg, SC
  47. Jamie R, Visalia, CA
  48. Janet C, Kennedale, TX
  49. Jill B, Hamburg, PA
  50. Joanne D, Brooklyn, IA
  51. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  52. Karen T and Paradise Scrapbook Boutique, Paradise, CA
  53. Karen V, Dumont, MN
  54. Karin H, Columbia, MO
  55. Kathi C, Hockessin, DE
  56. Kathleen S, Visalia, CA
  57. Kathy R, Wichita, KS
  58. Kerri W, Jersey City, NJ
  59. Laurel K, Grand Rapids, MI
  60. Lauren M, Harrisburg, PA
  61. Laurie D and Daisy Troop 899, Lockhart, TX
  62. Laurie J, Houston, TX
  63. Laurie S, Wartertown, MA
  64. LeAnn M, St Paul, MN
  65. Lily H, Pittsburgh, PA
  66. Linda K, Bagley, MN
  67. Linda P, Albion, IL
  68. Linda W, Mesa, AZ
  69. Lori B, Marietta, GA
  70. Mandy G, Ridgeville, IN
  71. Margaret S and River City Calvary Chapel, Sacramento, CA
  72. Marian J, Huber Heights, OIH
  73. Marsha S, Dayton, OH
  74. Mary P and Meadowbrook Christian Church, Mt Vernon, IL
  75. Maureen L, Cedar Rapids, IA
  76. Michelle U, Carlsbad, CA
  77. Molly H, Westhampton Beach, NY
  78. Monica P, Alamogordo, NM
  79. Ms W, Richmond, VA
  80. Muriel D, San Jose, CA
  81. Myra L and Commonwealth Connections Academy, Harrisburg, PA
  82. Nancy C, Hollister, CA
  83. Pansy F, Garden City, KS
  84. Pat K, West Richland, WA
  85. Pat M, Hornbeck, LA
  86. Pat Q, Bethel Park, PA
  87. Patty H, San Tan Valley, AZ
  88. Patty S, Santee, CA
  89. Pegg T, Ossineke, MI
  90. Polly P, St Paul, MN
  91. Raylene W, Colliersville, TN
  92. Rhoda B, Beaverton, OR
  93. Rita D, Charlevoix, MI
  94. Roberta F and friends, La Grange, IL
  95. Robin and Stephanie G, New York, NY
  96. Robin S, San Mateo, CA
  97. Rocky Mountain Memories , Estes Park, CO
  98. Ronald B, San Diego, CA
  99. Ruth Ann G, Gilbert, AZ
  100. Ruth F, Riverside, CA
  101. Ruth G and Scamping Divas, Bay City, MI
  102. Sandi M, Fremont, CA
  103. Sandra F, Irvine, CA
  104. Sandra R, Manchester, MO
  105. Sharon S, Pahrump, NV
  106. Sharon S, Panama City, FL
  107. Sharon W, Hinckley, OH
  108. Sue Q, Reinbeck, IA
  109. Susan S, Grove City, OH
  110. Theresa C, Pittsburgh, PA
  111. Veronica G, Aliso Viejo, CA
  112. Wendy S, Raleigh, NC

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Mailroom Monday: June 6, 2011

This week 11,741 cards were mailed out - at a cost of $451.25


The photo at left is a receipt for just a third of the 11,741 cards mailed this week....multiply that by about three and you'll have an idea how long one week's receipts are! We're SO grateful to all those who generously give to keep the boxes heading out to our heroes!





To  heroes in Afghanistan:
342 cards to an Marine unit
342 cards to an Army unit
342 cards to a National Guard unit
342 cards to a National Guard unit
342 cards to a USO unit
342 cards to a Marine unit
342 cards to an Air Force unit
342 cards to an Army unit
342 cards to an Army unit
342 cards to a Marine unit
335 cards to a Marine unit
339 cards to a USO unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
346 cards to an Army unit
346 cards to an Air Force unit
335 cards to an Army unit


To heroes in Iraq:
342 cards to an Army unit
342 cards to an Army unit
342 cards to an Army unit
342 cards to an Army unit
342 cards to a Contractor unit
342 cards to an Army unit
342 cards to an Army unit
342 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit
335 cards to an Army unit



To heroes in Qatar:
330 cards to a USO


To heroes in Kuwait:
342 cards to an Army unit
342 cards to an Army unit
186 cards to an Army unit
339 cards to a USO unit






Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 3,301
Number of hero contacts: 1,309
Total cards sent: 1,027,686


Deadline reminders:  Calendar is here
May 21 - Father's Day PASSED
May 31 - Independence Day  PASSED
July 31 - Back to school (Not a big need - so please only send a few if any)
Sept 16 - Halloween
Sept 30 - Thanksgiving
Oct 31 - Christmas

Current shipper needs: see here.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thankful Thursday: June 2, 2011

Well, today, we're hopeful that it's a real thankful Thursday - and that Sandy's internet will stay put! It's been off and on for weeks, and though it seemed fixed, has had some problems in the last few days. Let's hope it'll be stable for OWHtv at 6:30pm Pacific tonight! :)

Due to the internet outage, our June eNews is a little delayed; there's an announcement pending shortly about a cool partnership, so we'll delay a couple more days to include that info.

However, we can announce the state that moved up on the list of digis: UTAH with 277 AnyHero letters sent during May! (Yes, we still owe you all Texas and Illinois...stay tuned, Sandy's been busy!)

Many thanks to all these wonderful crafters and financial donors who are helping out with so many cards this past week - you ROCK!
  1. Alta H, Adairsville,GA
  2. Ann C, Bonney Lake,WA
  3. April N, Belton,MO
  4. Ardeth T, Glendale,AZ
  5. Bea C, Phoenix,AZ
  6. Becky N, Elk Grove,CA
  7. Beth L, Howell,MI
  8. Caro H, Mint Hill,NC
  9. Carol P, Prairie Village,KS
  10. Carol R, Garland,TX
  11. Cathy K, Durham,NC
  12. Cherie S and Mimis Crop Circle, Burien, WA
  13. Christina R, Riverbank,CA
  14. Cindy M, Normal,IL
  15. Dawn M, Charlotte,NC
  16. Debbi M and Julie O, and Reno Cards for the Troops Group, Reno, NV
  17. Debbie M, Broken Arrow,OK
  18. Dorothy A, Grand Junction,CO
  19. Edna H, Somersworth,NH
  20. Eileen H, Womelsdorf,PA
  21. Emily S, Port Allen,LA
  22. Erica J, Manteno,IL
  23. Frances M, Evans,WV
  24. Frances S, Silverdale,WA
  25. Gail S, Sacramento,CA
  26. Gala B, Blue Springs,MO
  27. Gwen S, Cedar HIll,MO
  28. Helen S, San Diego,CA
  29. Jan C, Phoenix,AZ
  30. Jan G, Umatilla,FL
  31. Janice A, Bountiful,UT
  32. Jeanne J, St Maries,ID
  33. Joanne O and All Saints Catholic School Kindergarten, Westport, CT
  34. Joy B, Matthews,NC
  35. Judith M, Hudson,IA
  36. Julie M, Winona,MN
  37. Kaki D and Scrappin' Yats, Lacombe, LA
  38. Kathy M and Memory Lane, Quakertown, PA
  39. Kimber M, Carmel,IN
  40. Kimberley L, Taylorsville,KY
  41. Laura C, University Place,WA
  42. Lauren K, Clifton,IL
  43. Laurie U, Olympia,WA
  44. Lee Mae E, Silverdale,WA
  45. Lina W, El Paso,TX
  46. Linda K, Grant,MI
  47. LindaLee S, Charleston,WV
  48. Lisa G, Salina,KS
  49. Lola M, Vancouver,WA
  50. Lori W, Katy,TX
  51. Lori W, Katy,TX
  52. Lynda D, Lebanon,TN
  53. Marcia M and Ladies of Hope, Cedar Hill, MO
  54. Marian C, North Attleboro,MA
  55. Marietta W, Akron,IA
  56. Mary Ellen C, Amherst,NY
  57. Mary O, Axtell,NE
  58. Mary Sue F, Lykens,PA
  59. Melanie L, Everett,WA
  60. Nan A, Fowlerville,MI
  61. Noreen P, Amherst,VA
  62. Pam T, Raeford,NC
  63. Polly R, Peoria,AZ
  64. Sandra G, Hillsboro,OR
  65. Sharon B, Cahokia,IL
  66. Stephanie K and The Church at Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA
  67. Susan A, Indian Trail,NC
  68. Sybrina K and McGraw-Hill Employees, Jeri C, Denise L, Scrapbook Art Customers, Pickerington, OH
  69. Toni S, Champlin,MN
  70. United Way California , Sacramento,CA
  71. Valerie B, Thornton,CO
  72. Valerie R, Ventura,CA
  73. Virginia T, New Hyde Park,NY
  74. Yvonne S, Brighton,MI

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dayton's News Source :: Good Morning - Operation Write Home

Dayton's News Source :: Good Morning - Operation Write Home

Thanks to cardmaker Bobbi who braved LIVE tv to do this great interview!!