Thursday, May 17, 2012

New website

Are you a subscriber to this Homefront Blog? You might want to check out the new location - over on our website - and you'll find this week's Thankful Thursday report. Along with a lot more!

If you subscribe by email to that blog, you'll get the bonus of all our blogs in one subscription now - so  you won't miss a thing! See you there!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thankful Thursday: May 10, 2012

Hello everyone - and happy Thursday! I have a treat for you today....a photo of the cards that came in from Paper Crafts Magazine! They send in the cards submitted for the Stamping Royalty contests they hold - so if you've ever thought about entering, but didn't because you wanted that special card to go to a hero....never fear, these cards get to make the journey to our heroes and back! All 1,117 cards were just so beautiful....we love seeing people making their cards "publication-worthy" like this! :) 
And with this being Thursday, of course, we're looking forward to OWHtv tonight! Sorry about the delay in last week's episode upload to YouTube; and if you normally go to our homepage to watch, you may be noticing an old episode showing up. YT is doing some funky things, and they keep reordering the playlist! So if you missed last week's show, go here to see it. 

Without further ado....our list of amazing crafters who sent in cards this past week...you ROCK!

  1. Albertine L, Lafayette, LA
  2. Allene G, Rio Rancho, NM
  3. Allison G, Ft Worth, TX
  4. Amber M, Goshen, IN
  5. Angie M, Montevallo, AL
  6. Anonymous D, Gibsonville, NC
  7. Arlene S, Yorba Linda, CA
  8. Audrey D, Riverside, CA
  9. Bonnie J, Albuquerque, NM
  10. Bonnie P, Manchester, NH
  11. Brittany S, Buhl, ID
  12. Carol D, Azle, TX
  13. Cheryl Y, South Pasadena, CA
  14. Christina S and The Crazy Lady Crew, Coon Rapids, MN
  15. Christine W, Lake Placid, FL
  16. Cindy M, Normal, IL
  17. Colleen D, Haddon Twp., NJ
  18. Courtney H and Wayside MOPS, San Antonio, TX
  19. Cynthia C, Slidell, LA
  20. Daphne P, Charlotte, NC
  21. Deborah O, Mineral, VA
  22. Diana B, Florence, OR
  23. Elizabeth T, Sheppard AFB, TX
  24. Ginny H, Hamlin, NY
  25. Heather G, El Segundo, CA
  26. Heather G, Houston, TX
  27. Heather M and Heber Young Single Adult Ward, Heber, UT
  28. Heather M, Heber, UT
  29. Heather M, Pickerington, OH
  30. Jan W, Grand Forks, ND
  31. Jennifer B, Meridian, ID
  32. Jennifer M, Marshfield, WI
  33. Joan W and Deaf Ladies Card Ministry, Tacoma, WA
  34. John V, Reading, PA
  35. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  36. Judy V, Rittman, OH
  37. Julie S, Buckley, Wa
  38. Kelly M, Stephenville, TX
  39. Krystal M and Archiver's, Novi, MI
  40. Linda R, Glenville, NY
  41. Lisa W, Tempe, AZ
  42. Lori B, Marietta, GA
  43. Lori W, Katy, TX
  44. Mali C, El Cerrito, CA
  45. Margaret J, Mishawaka, IN
  46. Marge P, Albuquerque, NM
  47. Marilyn N, Mineral Wells, TX
  48. Maureen W, Whitmore Lake, MI
  49. Misty S, Edmond, OK
  50. Monica L, Princeton, NJ
  51. Nanci S, Rotunda West, FL
  52. Nita G, Ft Worth, TX
  53. Pam C, Aledo, TX
  54. Pamela L, Mineral Bluff, GA
  55. Paper Crafts Magazine readers  
  56. Pat D, Munroe Fall, OH
  57. Peggy F, Plymouth, MI
  58. Polly P, St Paul, MN
  59. Polly R, York, PA
  60. Robin and Stephanie G, New York, NY
  61. Ruby H, Walker, MN
  62. Samantha S, El Cajon, CA
  63. Sandy T, Weatherford, TX
  64. Sharon R, Blackfoot, ID
  65. Susan D, Tinley Park, IL
  66. Susan M, Portsmouth, RI
  67. Susan R, Stevensville, MD
  68. Susan S, Ashburn, VA
  69. SuzAnn S, Salt Lake City, UT
  70. Tami W, Walnut Creek, CA
  71. Terry A, Albuquerque, NM
  72. Trinh A, Boerne, TX
  73. Valerie G, Amherst, MA
  74. Vickie R, Stephenville, TX
  75. Victoria M, Carlsbad, CA

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mailroom Monday: May 7, 2012


This week we bring you a more-than-usual worldwide Mailroom Monday report! Just check out all the countries we're sending to now :) Your cards and financial donations are making a difference all over the globe! Additionally...we've officially surpassed 1.6 million cards now!


To heroes serving in Afghanistan
360 cards to an Army unit
170 cards to a National Guard unit
360 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to a National Guard unit
170 cards to an Army unit
170 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Army unit
355 cards to an Air Force unit
350 cards to a National Guard unit
165 cards to a National Guard unit
360 cards to an Army unit
170 cards to a Marine unit
355 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Civilian unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Civilian unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a Marine unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving in Germany
170 cards to an Air Force unit

To heroes serving in Iraq
355 cards to a Mixed unit unit

To heroes serving in Korea
340 cards to an Air Force unit

To heroes serving in Kuwait
355 cards to an Army unit
165 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an National Guard unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving in Kyrgyzstan
170 cards to an Air Force unit

To heroes serving in Qatar
165 cards to an Army unit
365 cards to an Civilian unit

To heroes serving in Saudi Arabia
355 cards to an Air Force unit

Other fun statistics: 
 Number of boxes sent: 5,219
Number of hero contacts: 1,706 
Total cards sent: 1,601,798 

Deadline reminders: Calendar is here 
March 31 - Mother's Day, graduation PASSED 
April 30 - Father's Day PASSED 
May 31 - Independence Day 

Current shipper needs: see here.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thankful Thursday: May 3, 2012


Here's a special treat for you on this Thankful Thursday..."My first deployment; longest ever away from my little man (18 months old).  This is him opening up a card made by awesome people at Operation Write Home.  He loved it!" -TSGT Y.P.
How's that for motivation! 

I've had several questions regarding my note on the Mailroom Monday post - I had noticed it was the first month in quite a while when we didn't receive enough donations to cover that month's shipping costs. (We were only behind a couple hundred, so we didn't miss it by much!) The only part that concerns me is that the majority of the year when we fundraise a little extra, that's the nest egg preparing for the Christmas season to come..so as long as we don't have a lot of months like April, we'll still be fine. We are so so so grateful to all who are always so generous to keep our work going!

Huge thanks to everyone who sent in cards this last week as we finished up the Father's Day cards; you'll be causing all sorts of smiles like this little boy at mailboxes across America in the next month!

  1. Angela E, Johnston, IA
  2. Ann M and Park Tower Friends, Hutchinson, MN
  3. Anonymous D and Stampin Up cards, IHB (Satellite Beach), FL
  4. April C, Eugene, OR
  5. Arlene Y and First Team Stampers, Mariposa, CA
  6. Arlene Y, Mariposa, CA
  7. Barb G, Greensboro, GA
  8. Barb H, Milton, WI
  9. Barbara C, Greensboro, NC
  10. Barbara M, San Carlos, CA
  11. Barbara R, Big Bear Lake, CA
  12. Barbara W, Snellville, GA
  13. Beth L, Howell, MI
  14. Beth M, Athens, OH
  15. Bettiann D, Gulfport, MS
  16. Bev C, Sequim, WA
  17. Bev T, San Francisco, CA
  18. Bobbi A, Dayton, OH
  19. Bonnie C, Burbank, CA
  20. Bonnie C, Tobyhanna, PA
  21. Bonnie K, Lynnwood, WA
  22. Carol H, Cincinnati, OH
  23. Carol O, Phoenix, AZ
  24. Carol W, Indianapolis, IN
  25. Carol W, Wallingford, CT
  26. Carolynn W, South Stafford, VT
  27. Catherine W, Corvallis, OR
  28. Cathy W, Wichita, KS
  29. Charlotte T and Winter Texan Crafters, Oblong, IL
  30. Cheri P, Tooele, UT
  31. Cherie C, Tacoma, WA
  32. Cheryl B, Manchester, NH
  33. Cheryl H, Bonney Lake, Wa
  34. Cheryl K, Crest Hill, IL
  35. Cheryl L, Columbus, OH
  36. Christina L, River Falls, WI
  37. Christy C, Wrightwood, CA
  38. Cilla F, Blue Springs, MO
  39. Cindy B, Dearborn Heights, MI
  40. Connie W, Monroe, NC
  41. Cruise P, Hernando, FL
  42. Danyse K, Charlotte, NC
  43. Daria Z, Middleton, WI
  44. David L, Wallingford, CT
  45. Deb N, Orting, WA
  46. Debbie A, Irvine, CA
  47. Debbie D, Oregon City, OR
  48. Debbie M and Sally Logan Friends of the Library, Murphysboro, IL
  49. Debbie N, Edmonds, WA
  50. Debby M, Las Cruces, NM
  51. Debra K, Burke, VA
  52. Delores S, Spring, TX
  53. Deloris M, Centralia, WA
  54. Denise R, Martinez, GA
  55. Diana P, De Pere, WI
  56. Dianne W, Reno, NV
  57. Dixie C, Charlotte, NC
  58. Dolores A, Frederick, MD
  59. Donna S, Alpharetta, GA
  60. Donna W, Newington, CT
  61. Elaine H, Keene, NH
  62. Elizabeth A, Birmingham, AL
  63. Ellen P, Vernon Hills, IL
  64. Esther E and East Woods Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, WA
  65. Faye F, Fargo, ND
  66. Frances M, Evans, WV
  67. Gail P, Johnstown, OH
  68. Gail S, Sacramento, CA
  69. Gayle H, Philadelphia, PA
  70. Gerry B, Rio Linda, Ca
  71. Glenda F, Renton, WA
  72. Gwen S, Cedar HIll, MO
  73. Gwen S, Cedar HIll, MO
  74. Hannah S, Stratford, CT
  75. Helen C, Cottleville, MO
  76. Huguette M, Spanaway, Wa
  77. Jackie F and Altrusa International, West Lafayette, IN
  78. Jan B, Akron, OH
  79. Jan H, Parker, AZ
  80. Jean D, West Valley City, UT
  81. Jean S, St Louis Park, MN
  82. Jennifer M, Marshfield, WI
  83. Jeri C, Columbus, OH
  84. Jeri C, Columbus, OH
  85. JoAnn R, Lacey, WA
  86. JoAnne B and United Stationers, La Vergne, TN
  87. Joanne T, Spring Mills, PA
  88. Jody V, Chester, VA
  89. Joyce L, Holmdel, NJ
  90. Judith J, Washington, MD
  91. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  92. Judy K, East Troy, WI
  93. Judy K, Orfordville, WI
  94. Julie S, Elk Grove, CA
  95. Karen M, Hamilton Sq., NJ
  96. Karen N, Wappingers Falls, NY
  97. Karen W, Mission Viejo, CA
  98. Kate R, Lititz, PA
  99. Kathleen B, Pace, FL
  100. Kathryn B, Denton, MD
  101. Kathy H, Ocala, FL
  102. Kathy L, Maumee, OH
  103. Kathy P, Bowie, MD
  104. Kathy S, Reedley, CA
  105. Kathy T, The Villages, FL
  106. Katie S and Malta Stamp Club, Malta, MT
  107. Kim K, Sinking Spring, OH
  108. Kim L, Omaha, NE
  109. Kim T, Perkasie, PA
  110. Kitty W, Swansea, SC
  111. Lanni F and Scmppin' Chic's, Blgtn, IN
  112. Laura J, Ahambra, IL
  113. Laura N, Dinuba, CA
  114. Laurie S, Wartertown, MA
  115. Laurie S, Wartertown, MA
  116. Laurie W, Evans, GA
  117. Leisha G, Hutchinson, MN
  118. Lily H, Pittsburgh, PA
  119. Linda B, East Brunswick, NJ
  120. Linda C, Sierra Madre, CA
  121. Linda G, Ypsilanti, MI
  122. Linda N, Caldwell, ID
  123. Lisa W, Edgewater, FL
  124. Lora B, Columbia, MO
  125. Lori B, Marietta, GA
  126. Lori L, Clovis, CA
  127. Lorraine C, Winchester, VA
  128. Lynn E, Ocala, FL
  129. Maeve S, Knoxville, TN
  130. Marcie C, Rathdrum, ID
  131. Marian J, Huber Heights, OH
  132. Marianne M, North Brunswick, NJ
  133. Marilyn H and Rubber STamp Rendevous, Roscoe, IL
  134. Marsha D, Everson, WA
  135. Mary L, Covington, LA
  136. Mary L, Solana Beach, CA
  137. Mary S, Brandon, FL
  138. Mary S, Taunton, MN
  139. Melissa R, West Islip, NY
  140. Nan A, Fowlerville, MI
  141. Nancy P, Palm Coast, FL
  142. Nancy R, Kent, Wa
  143. Pam B, Bartlett, TN
  144. Patricia H, Verona, VA
  145. Patricia T, Lewiston, NY
  146. Patricia W, Philadelphia, PA
  147. Paula S, Stamford, CT
  148. Peggy C, West Grove, PA
  149. Penny D, Auburn, ME
  150. Prue T, Orange Lake, FL
  151. Raeanna S, Phoenix, AZ
  152. Randee S, Dowagiac, MI
  153. Rebecca F, Monroe, MI
  154. Reta M, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX
  155. Robbi E, Antelope, CA
  156. Ronni U, Peoria, AZ
  157. Ruby G, Thornton, CO
  158. Ruth Ann G, Gilbert, AZ
  159. Sandy B and Jen A, Sheboygan, WI
  160. Sandy W, Las Vegas, NV
  161. Sarah B, Cypress, TX
  162. Sarah H, Olathe, KS
  163. Seongsook D, Sacramento, CA
  164. Shari B, Grand Forks, ND
  165. Sharon B, Cahokia, IL
  166. Sharon C, Meridien, CT
  167. Sharon H and Valley Cities Landing, Auburn, WA
  168. Sharon N and Monre County Ladies, Waterloo, IA
  169. Sharon S, Pahrump, NV
  170. Sheila L, Medina, OH
  171. Sherry M, Corvallis, MT
  172. Sherry N, Bonney Lake, WA
  173. Sherry V, Canal Fulton, OH
  174. Sue S, Castle Rock, CO
  175. Susan B, Eatontown, NJ
  176. Susan F and Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood, MO
  177. Susan P, Charlotte, NC
  178. Susan S, Simpsonville, SC
  179. Susan T, Cypress, TX
  180. Suzanne B, Myrtle Beach, SC
  181. Sybilla G, Gilbertsville, PA
  182. Sybilla G, Gilbertsville, PA
  183. Sybrina K, Pickerington, OH
  184. Terri R, Vernon Hills, IL
  185. Theresa B, Forestville, CT
  186. Tressie B, Glen Fork, WV
  187. Trinh A, Boerne, TX
  188. Velda S, Mesquite, NV
  189. Vickie O, Lawson, MO
  190. Vicky S and Nicki S, Heather S, Marilyn L and Christina V, Faribault, MN
  191. Yvonne B, Salem, OR
  192. Yvonne R, Newark, DE
  193. Yvonne S, Brighton, MI


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Paper Smooches launches OWH benefit stamps!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! We have a special treat for you today....Kim Hughes, owner of Paper Smooches, is launching a great new military stamp set - with a portion of proceeds benefitting OWH! It's such a great set with the most darling little eagle....here are sample cards Kim sent to demonstrate what the set can do. I can just see lots of great AnyHero mail with them! (There's also a "missing you" sentiment that makes this set use-able even beyond AnyHero cards too!)

 This particular sentiment, "Welcome home," is perfect for anyone who knows a hero coming back from deployment - how sweet would it be for them to get a card from you!
 Go visit Paper Smooches to see the set and order one for your self! (Don't you love when shopping actually helps our heroes by benefitting OWH, too!)

Unrelated PS: This weekend's vlog:


Monday, April 30, 2012

Mailroom Monday: April 30, 2012

It's Monday...and you know what that means! It's time to report on our shippers' outgoing activities for the past week. And it's been a busy one - 12,615 cards....43 boxes full of Father's Day love!
We truly appreciate the support of all who have been keeping up with donations of not only cards but letters and funds. It's been slow in 2012, but we're almost keeping up with the shipping bills each month; thank you for your help in doing so! For those who didn't know - you can send checks in with your cards, or make a donation online through Paypal.

We'll be completing the data input this week and picking winners for the Muscle Challenge that ends today...stay tuned to OWHtv this week for the winners' names!

And now....the list of heroes who were shipped boxes this past week....look out, INCOMING! :)

To heroes serving in Afghanistan 
175 cards to a Navy unit 
165 cards to an Air Force unit 
165 cards to an Army unit 
170 cards to an Air Force unit 
170 cards to a Navy unit 
360 cards to an Army unit 
165 cards to an Army unit 
370 cards to an Army unit 
340 cards to an Army unit 
190 cards to an Army unit 
190 cards to an Army unit 
190 cards to an Air Force unit 
340 cards to an Air Force unit 
340 cards to an Army unit 
340 cards to an Army unit 
340 cards to an Army unit 
340 cards to an Navy unit 
340 cards to an Army unit 
340 cards to an National Guard unit 
340 cards to an Army unit 
190 cards to an Army  unit 
190 cards to an Air Force unit 
340 cards to an Army unit 
340 cards to an Air Force unit 
340 cards to an Army unit 
340 cards to an Air Force unit 
340 cards to an Army unit 
340 cards to an Army unit 
340 cards to an Army unit 
340 cards to an Army unit 
340 cards to an Army unit 
340 cards to an Army unit 

To heroes serving in Djibouti 
340 cards to an Navy unit 

 To heroes serving in Iraq 
190 cards to an Army unit 
340 cards to an Air Force unit 

 To heroes serving in Japan 
340 cards to n Navy unit 

 To heroes serving in Kuwait 
365 cards to an Army unit 
340 cards to an Army unit 
340 cards to an Army unit 

 To heroes serving in Kyrgyzstan 
340 cards to an Air Force unit 
190 cards to an Air Force unit 

To heroes serving in Qatar 
340 cards to a Civilian unit 
340 cards to an Army unit

Other fun statistics: 
Number of boxes sent: 5,180
Number of hero contacts: 1,704
Total cards sent: 1,589,893

Deadline reminders: Calendar is here
March 31 - Mother's Day, graduation PASSED
April 30 - Father's Day & Muscle Card Challenge  OVER TODAY!
May 31 - Independence Day Current shipper needs: see here.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday: April 26, 2012

Happy Thursday! Today I thought I'd show you a crazy cardboard sculpture....ha! If our shippers had time they could maybe make something out of all the cardboard that arrives at their houses....we need to keep them busy enough packing cards that there's no time for sculptures though :)
And....though I'm mostly over last week's flu, I apparently had a braincramp while assembling the Tutorial post this week about using scraps....and totally forgot to post the kite tutorial! So----it's there now, feel free to check it out here. Sorry for that oops!

Many thanks to our wonderful donors this past week!

  1. Alexa R and Lincolnia Senior Center, Alexandria, VA
  2. Anita D, Tacoma, WA 
  3. Anne N, Franklin Park, IL 
  4. Antonia K, Minneapolis, MN 
  5. Audrina T, Mansfield, TX 
  6. Bayside Presbyterian, Virginia Beach, VA 
  7. Beatrice S, Birdsboro, PA 
  8. Bertie G, LuVerne, IA 
  9. Betty T, Salina, KS 
  10. Cara S, Phoenix, AZ
  11. Carla N and Crystal River Woman's Club, Crystal River, FL 
  12. Carol E, Bellefontaine, OH 
  13. Carol L, Gilbertsville, PA 
  14. Carol P, Louisburg, KS 
  15. Carolyn K, Wexford, PA 
  16. Cathy K, Durham, NC
  17.  Chari M, Arden, NC 
  18. Cindy B, Marblehead, MA 
  19. Cindy E, San Jose, CA 
  20. Cindy M, Normal, IL 
  21. Cindy M, Pewaukee, WI 
  22. Cindy S, Reading, PA 
  23. Cora J, Eugene, OR 
  24. Corrie G, Alexandria, VA 
  25. Cyndy R, Contoocook, NH 
  26. Cynthia T, Lemon Grove, CA 
  27. Cynthia T, Snohomish, WA 
  28. Dana E, Salem, OR 
  29. Debbie J, Rotonda West, FL 
  30. Deborah P, Mercerville, NJ 
  31. Dee N, Brimley, MI 
  32. Dolores A, Frederick, MD 
  33. Donna S and The Door Christian Fellowship, Tucson, AZ 
  34. Donna W, Newington, CT 
  35. Dulce M, Sunnyvale, CA 
  36. Elaine A and Valley Stampers - Jane, Kathy and Chris, Apple Valley, MN 
  37. Ellen P, Durham, NC Erika H, Columbia, SC 
  38. Esther E, Vancouver, WA 
  39. Glenda F, Renton, WA 
  40. Gloria G and Card Makin' Cuties, Fairland, IN 
  41. Hannah M, Naples, FL 
  42. Helen S, San Diego, CA 
  43. Jan G, Umatilla, FL
  44.  Janet L, Stayton, OR 
  45. Janice E, Pawcatuck, CT 
  46. Jean B, Meadville, PA
  47.  Jean M, Mission, TX 
  48. Jean N, Newcastle, WA 
  49. Jenn L and LDS Church Olympia 3rd Ward, Olympia, WA 
  50. Jennifer U, Orlando, FL 
  51. Jeri C, Columbus, OH 
  52. Jessica S, Burnsville, MN 
  53. Joan T, Breezy Point, NY 
  54. Joanie K, Avon, IN 
  55. Joannina C, Burbank, CA 
  56. Judith M, Hudson, IA 
  57. Julie-Ann L and Cub Scout Pack 182, Warren, NJ 
  58. Kaki D, Lacombe, LA 
  59. Karen H, Littleton, CO 
  60. Kathie G, West Covina, CA 
  61. Katie H, Chicago, IL 
  62. Kay F, Ridgecrest, CA 
  63. Lee Mae E, Silverdale, WA 
  64. Linda B, Allentown, PA 
  65. Linda L, Fairfax, IA 
  66. Lura E, Georgetown, IN
  67.  Lynn R, High River, Alberta 
  68. Madonna N, Westminster, CO 
  69. Maria C, North Bend, WA 
  70. Martha C, Zephyrhills, FL 
  71. Martha L and Grateful Texans, Big Spring, TX 
  72. Mary Catherine G, Franklinton, LA 
  73. Mary S, Lenexa, KS 
  74. Maude B, Las Cruces, NM 
  75. Meredith A, Albuquerque, NM 
  76. Meredith T, Zephyrhills, FL 
  77. Nancy B, Wesley Chapel, FL
  78. Nancy F, Trexlertown, PA 
  79. Nancy K, Edmonds, WA 
  80. Nick S and kindergarten students at The Elegant Child Center, Wildwood, MO 
  81. Pamela D, Butner, NC 
  82. Pamela H, Bakersfield, CA 
  83. Pat K, West Richland, WA 
  84. Pat Q, Bethel Park, PA 
  85. Paulette M, Hampstead, MD 
  86. Polly R, Peoria, AZ 
  87. Randee S, Dowagiac, MI 
  88. Renata M, Richmond, VA 
  89. Robin and Stephanie G, New York, NY 
  90. Sarah V, St CLoud, MN 
  91. Sharon B, Cahokia, IL 
  92. Sharon P and and friends, Shoreview, MN 
  93. Sherry H, Arlington, VA 
  94. Stacy G, Cincinnati, OH 
  95. Stephanie A, Mesilla Park, NM 
  96. Sue A, Rockford, IL 
  97. Sue H, Booneville, MS
  98. Susan F, Fort Worth, TX 
  99. Susan H, Arvada, CO 
  100. Sybilla G, Gilbertsville, PA 
  101. Teresa H, Charleston, SC 
  102. Tracy C, Puyallup, WA 
  103. Trish C, Spring Valley, MN 
  104. Veronica G, Aliso Viejo, CA 
  105. Vickie W, Watertown, WI 
  106. Yolanda D, Warrenton, MO

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mailroom Monday: April 23, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone! Your report for this week is plenty short....we're awaiting your Father's Day cards and are prepping for the big shipping weeks upon us now! So...til next week when we hope the numbers are big.....have a good one!

To heroes serving in Afghanistan 
340 cards to an Army unit 
340 cards to an Army unit 
340 cards to an Army unit 

To heroes in Kyrgytzstan
155 cards to an Air Force unit

REMINDER: Sign up for our email list - we're preparing the eNews for May and you won't want to miss it!


Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 5,142
Number of hero contacts: 1,702
Total cards sent: 1,577,278

Deadline reminders: Calendar is here
March 31 - Mother's Day, graduation PASSED
April 30 - Father's Day & Muscle Card Challenge
May 31 - Independence Day

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Vlog: Scrap Wrangler!

Check the Stars and Stamps blog on Tuesday for a tutorial linking to tutorials and sketches shown in this video! And forgive the really awful western accent :)



Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thankful Thursday: April 19, 2012

Many thanks to all our card donors this past week...we're bracing for what will hopefully be a bumper crop of Father's Day cards - we still need lots! 
  1. Adele H, Palm Springs, FL
  2. Amy B, Menasha, WI
  3. Anita O, Shell Lake, WI
  4. Arlene S, Yorba Linda, CA
  5. Barbara P and friends, Clarkdale, AZ
  6. Bernie R, Stewartville, MN
  7. Carol M, Marana, AZ
  8. Carolyn L, Darien, IL
  9. Cecilia S, Red Bank, NJ
  10. Ceridian , Bloomington, MN
  11. Charlene D, Palm City, FL
  12. Chris M, Newport, WA
  13. Christina S and The Crazy Lady Crew, Coon Rapids, MN
  14. Christine Ann H and Country Lane Crafters, San Jose, CA
  15. Cindy E and Los Gatos Elks Lodge, San Jose, CA
  16. Darlene M, Ridgecrest, CA
  17. Denise W, Pueblo, CO
  18. Gayle S, Billings, MT
  19. Harriet L, Vista, CA
  20. Helen M, Spring Creek, NV
  21. Janet M, Biddeford, ME
  22. Jeanne J, St Maries, ID
  23. JeAnne M, Paducah, KY
  24. Joan W, Tacoma, WA
  25. JoAnn R, Lacey, WA
  26. JoAnn U, Knoxville, TN
  27. Joanne W, unknown, on a military base
  28. Joyce K, Toldeo, OH
  29. Joyce N, Lakewood, WA
  30. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  31. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  32. Judy K, Orfordville, WI
  33. Judy V, Rittman, OH
  34. Julie H, Lambertville, NJ
  35. Julie S, Ferndale, WA
  36. Kathy P, White Lake, MI
  37. Kay M, Victorville, CA
  38. Kayla L, Heyworth, IL
  39. Lindy C, Seattle, WA
  40. Lucy C, San Diego, CA
  41. Lura E, Georgetown, IN
  42. Marge M, Wayne, NJ
  43. Marietta W, Akron, IA
  44. Mary M, Neosho, WI
  45. Maryann F, Boynton Beach, FL
  46. Melonie Q, Fayetteville, NC
  47. Monica L, Riverview, FL
  48. Our Daily Bread Designs , Hinckley, OH
  49. Pat H, Canyon Lake, TX
  50. Rachael B, Seattle, Wa
  51. Robbi E and Girl Scout Troop 1181, Antelope, CA
  52. Roberta O, Lafayette, IN
  53. Ruthanne A, Leesburg, FL
  54. Sandy D, Lutz, FL
  55. Scott P, Cincinnati, OH
  56. Susan H, Whippany, NJ
  57. Susan L, Ormond Beach, FL
  58. Susan R, Sammamish, WA
  59. Suzanne C and Robson Ranch Sassy Stampers, Denton, TX
  60. Therese D, Lewiston, ME

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mailroom...Wednesday!

It's a belated Mailroom Monday post, folks...sorry! I've had a miserable case of the flu, so some things just got left behind. Hoping to be well enough for OWHtv...we'll see!

To heroes serving in Afghanistan
55 cards to an Army unit
185 cards to an Air Force unit
175 cards to an Army unit
170 cards to a USO 
170 cards to a USO 
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a USO 
150 cards to an Army unit
150 cards to an National Guard unit
150 cards to an Army unit
150 cards to an Marine unit
150 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a USO 
340 cards to a USO 
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a USO 

To heroes serving in Kuwait
150 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a USO

To heroes serving in Oman
150 cards to an Army unit




Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 5,138
Number of hero contacts: 1,699
Total cards sent: 1,576,103

Deadline reminders: Calendar is here
Feb 15 - Easter PASSED
March 20 - Mother's Day challenge PASSED
March 31 - Mother's Day, graduation PASSED
April 30 - Father's Day & Muscle Card Challenge
May 31 - Independence Day

Current shipper needs: see here.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thankful Thursday: April 12, 2012

It's Thursday! I love Thursdays because it's another chance every week to say THANK YOU! We love all our great cardmakers...you all make our work possible!!

I hope you'll be tuned in this weekend for the Make em Laugh bloghop! We've got a bunch of our partners joining us for this short hop - some you'll recognize, and others are new friends we met at CHA. Be sure to pop in to see what they have in store...and tune in for OWHtv tonight to get a sneak peek at a treat available this weekend too!


And now without further ado...this week's list of generous crafters! It's a supershort list this week - but the cards have been so pretty!
  1. Anne H, Wayland, MA
  2. Anonymous D, Sevierville, TN
  3. Audrey D, Riverside, CA
  4. Carla P, Holmdel, NJ
  5. Charmaine B, Richardson, TX
  6. Claudia S, Winter Haven, FL
  7. Dawne P, Cave Creek, AZ
  8. Deanna C, Tuscaloosa, AL
  9. Dee N, Brimley, MI
  10. Farilyn R, Sautee, GA
  11. Gloria P, St Joseph, MI
  12. Harriet C, Winston-Salem, NC
  13. Janelle K, Aberdeen, SD
  14. Jennifer M, Marshfield, WI
  15. Jessica P, Riverside, CA
  16. Joyce W, Baton Rouge, LA
  17. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  18. Julie S, Buckley, Wa
  19. Kathy Jo C, Wheeling, IL
  20. Kriste P, Overland Park, KS
  21. Kristie M, Puyallup, Wa
  22. Leslie F, Clinton, UT
  23. Linda D, Fountain Valley, CA
  24. Linda W and First Southern Baptist Church Women's Ministry, Tucson, AZ
  25. Margaret G, Stevenson Ranch, CA
  26. Marian C, North Attleboro, MA
  27. Mary P, Mt Vernon, IL
  28. Melissa T, Yorba Linda, CA
  29. Miriam N, Atlanta, GA
  30. Nancy F, Trexlertown, PA
  31. Pansy F, Garden City, KS
  32. Pat K, West Richland, WA
  33. Peggy O, Nottingham, MD
  34. Rachel G, Central Islip, NY
  35. Rae R, Sauquoit, NY
  36. Robin and Stephanie G, New York, NY
  37. Ruby H, Walker, MN
  38. Sandi M, Fremont, CA
  39. Sandy S, Jamestown, NC
  40. Sherry H, Arlington, VA
  41. Sherry M, Corvallis, MT
  42. Stephanie M and The Church at Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA
  43. Tammy B, Chaska, MN
  44. Tracy B and Girl Scout Junior Troop 8183, Easton, PA

Monday, April 9, 2012

Mailroom Monday: April 9, 2012

Oh my! No wonder our shippers are tuckered after the last week...we mailed 76 packages - that's 21,698 cards!!! At a cost of $943.50 - wowsers! Thank you to all of you who continue to send in donations so we can keep the packages going out! :) :) :)


A few notes about the list below: You'll see a lot of small numbers going out to a lot of our folks; that's because they got flat rate envelopes instead of boxes. Some were because we didn't have enough Mother's Day cards earlier on, so when we had enough left at the end, we sent an extra batch. Others were because we only had Mother's Day cards left, and no thinking of you/thank you/etc cards to go with them, so they just got Mother's Day cards. Envelopes are a very inefficient way to ship - this is why we have our deadlines set as we do, and we beg cardmakers to get their cards in early. The shipping season for a holiday is a few weeks long, and we need them both early - and before our posted deadlines - in order to best serve our heroes! 



To heroes serving in Afghanistan
38 cards to a Navy unit
38 cards to an Air Force unit
35 cards to an Army unit
175 cards to an Army unit
170 cards to an Army unit
365 cards to an Air Force unit
370 cards to a USO unit
365 cards to an Army unit
365 cards to a USO unit
355 cards to a Civilian Team
365 cards to an Army unit
360 cards to an Army unit
355 cards to an Army unit
170 cards to an Army unit
175 cards to an Army unit
360 cards to an Army unit
170 cards to an Army unit
355 cards to an Army unit
360 cards to a Civilian Team
175 cards to a Civilian Team
170 cards to an Army unit
370 cards to a USO unit
365 cards to an Air Force unit
190 cards to an Air Force unit
190 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to an Red Cross unit
345 cards to an Army unit
190 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a Navy unit
345 cards to an Army unit
190 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to a Navy unit
345 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Air Force unit
345 cards to an Army unit
190 cards to a Navy unit
345 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a Civilian Team
340 cards to an Army unit
50 cards to an Army unit
155 cards to a Marine unit
155 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a Civilian Team
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
155 cards to a Marine unit

To heroes serving in Iraq
340 cards to an Army unit
155 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving in Korea
190 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving in Kuwait
62 cards to an Army unit
360 cards to an Army unit
355 cards to an Army unit
370 cards to an Army unit
175 cards to an Air Force unit
345 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to a USO unit
350 cards to an Red Cross unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a National Guard unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a National Guard unit
350 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving in Qatar
350 cards to an Army unit
170 cards to an Army unit
370 cards to an Army unit
350 cards to a Civilian Team
340 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to a Civilian Team

Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 5,119
Number of hero contacts: 1,691
Total cards sent: 1,571,918

Deadline reminders: Calendar is here
Feb 15 - Easter PASSED
March 20 - Mother's Day challenge PASSED
March 31 - Mother's Day, graduation PASSED
April 30 - Father's Day & Muscle Card Challenge
May 31 - Independence Day

Current shipper needs: see here.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thankful Thursday: April 5, 2012

It's Thursday....and we're so grateful as always for your support! Ciara wanted to share this card from Kim with you today...what a good owner Charlie is....he's got an OWHer's heart!

And I wanted to let you know, if you hadn't seen it yet - that last weekend's vlog was an April Fools joke! I truly wasn't expecting that many people to watch the first video on their smart devices and not see part 2; when watching a video with clickable annotations on one of those devices, the annotations don't appear. So....uhm. Yeah. Joke was on me! ha :) If you missed them, here are the links:

And yes, the PS about the brown cards - joke. Glitter factory - joke. Ellen - joke! However....brown cards are always welcome...they're usually unisex or masculine, and we rarely get enough. Glitter doesn't matter anyway since we can't send cards with glitter. And Ellen? Well, you can go send her a note here and tell her she needs a cardmaking class on her show! :)

And now, our list of amazing crafters who sent in cards this week...you all ROCK!
  1. Barbara H, Enterprise, OR
  2. Barbara L, Santa Cruz, CA
  3. Barbara R, Big Bear Lake, CA
  4. Barbara S, Moorpark, CA
  5. Bertie G, LuVerne, IA
  6. Carol H, Cincinnati, OH
  7. Carol O, Phoenix, AZ
  8. Carol P, Cushing, MN
  9. Cathy W, Elbert, CO
  10. Cheryl B, Manchester, NH
  11. Chris C, Chicago, IL
  12. CJ P, Wichita Falls, TX
  13. Colleen O, Annandale, VA
  14. Corrie G, Alexandria, VA
  15. Cynthia T, Lemon Grove, CA
  16. Debbi M, West Des Moines, IA
  17. Dee M, Puyallup, WA
  18. Diane S, Morrisville, NC
  19. Diane V, Norfolk, VA
  20. Elaine H, Keene, NH
  21. Elaine T, Lake Stevens, WA
  22. Erika P, West Jordan, UT
  23. Gai J, Dallas, TX
  24. Gail J, Wading River, NY
  25. Gail S, Sacramento, CA
  26. Garnet P, Lynden, WA
  27. Georgie M, Boardman, OH
  28. Gloria G and Card Makin' Cuties, Fairland, IN
  29. Irene S, Silverdale, WA
  30. Jacqueline S, Gilbert, AZ
  31. Janice J, Junction, TX
  32. Janis P and Crazy Croppers, Springfield, MO
  33. Jean D, West Valley City, UT
  34. Jean N, Newcastle, WA
  35. Jean S, St Louis Park, MN
  36. Joan J, Lodi, CA
  37. Joan T, Adkins, TX
  38. Joan T, Breezy Point, NY
  39. Joan W, Tacoma, WA
  40. JoAnn B, Roseburg, OR
  41. Jocelyn G, Romulus, MI
  42. John V, Reading, PA
  43. Juanita W, Plant City, FL
  44. Judie F, Coeur d'Alene, ID
  45. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  46. Judy K, Orfordville, WI
  47. Karen G and Lone Tree Church of Christ, Sedalia, CO
  48. Karen Z, Lawrenceville, GA
  49. Kathie G, West Covina, CA
  50. Kathleen G, Watervliet, NY
  51. Kathleen S, Visalia, CA
  52. Kathy C, Rossville, GA
  53. Kitty W, Swansea, SC
  54. Leslie S, Greenfield, IN
  55. Lily H, Pittsburgh, PA
  56. Linda B, East Brunswick, NJ
  57. Linda R, Glenville, NY
  58. Lisa O, Montrose, MI
  59. Lori H, Narragansett, RI
  60. Lynne S, Gainesville, FL
  61. Margaret P, Oakdale, CT
  62. Marian J, Huber Heights, OH
  63. Mary E, San Rafael, CA
  64. MaryKay A, Oklahoma City, OK
  65. Maxine N, Wentzville, MO
  66. Melanie L, Everett, WA
  67. Melissa T, Yorba Linda, CA
  68. Mindy A, West Friendship, MD
  69. Nancy G, Brookfield, WI
  70. Nancy R, Kent, Wa
  71. Nancy T, Hoover, AL
  72. Nancy Y and friends, Campbell, CA
  73. Nicole B and Mom, Richfield, UT
  74. Nikki S, Cuba, MO
  75. Pam B, Mesquite, TX
  76. Pamela B, Newport News, VA
  77. Pat B, Stroudsburg, PA
  78. Pat W, Ontario, NY
  79. Pati N, Calhan, CO
  80. Patricia B, Winchester, VA
  81. Patricia H, Verona, VA
  82. Patricia W, Philadelphia, PA
  83. Paula P, Rathdrum, ID
  84. Polly P, St Paul, MN
  85. Prue T, Orange Lake, FL
  86. Rebecca F, Monroe, MI
  87. Robin G, Hayden, ID
  88. Robin M, Oconomowoc, WI
  89. Rose Marie S, New Lenox, IL
  90. Salm Stake Activity Day Girls , Salem, UT
  91. Sandy B, Neshkoro, WI
  92. Sandy D, Hanover, PA
  93. Sharon B, Cahokia, IL
  94. Sharon J-F, Stafford, VA
  95. Sharon S, Pahrump, NV
  96. Sheila L, Medina, OH
  97. Stephanie A, Mesilla Park, NM
  98. Susan F and Checkered Cottage, Kirkwood, MO
  99. Susan H, Arvada, CO
  100. Susan R, Stevensville, MD
  101. Susan W, McKinney, TX
  102. SuzAnn S, Salt Lake City, UT
  103. Sylvia S, Stone Mountain, GA
  104. Tere G, Stanton, TX
  105. Teresa M, Warner Robins, GA
  106. United H, Frederick, MD
  107. Verna A, Big Stone City, SD
  108. Victoria M, Carlsbad, CA
  109. Wilma B, Haughton, LA

Monday, April 2, 2012

Mailroom Monday: April 2, 2012

Gooooood Monday morning, everyone! Did you get a chance to see this video included in our April email yesterday? (If not - be sure to sign up on the email list here!)



This week we shipped out 7,615 cards at a cost of $314.40!

To heroes serving in Afghanistan
360 cards to a National Guard unit
360 cards to a Marine unit
190 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to a National Guard unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
190 cards to an Army unit
190 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a National Guard unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a Marine unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving in Iraq
340 cards to a Civilian unit

To heroes serving in Korea
340 cards to an Air Force unit

To heroes serving in Kuwait
355 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving in Qatar
190 cards to an Army unit

Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 5,043
Number of hero contacts: 1,673
Total cards sent: 1,550,220

Deadline reminders: Calendar is here
Feb 15 - Easter PASSED
March 20 - Mother's Day challenge PASSED
March 31 - Mother's Day, graduation PASSED
April 30 - Father's Day & Muscle Card Challenge
May 31 - Independence Day

Current shipper needs: see here.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thankful Thursday: March 29, 2012

Gooooood Thursday, everyone! Hope you're all having a fabulous week...our shippers have been having a busy one, as we're at the end of the Mother's Day deadline...thank you to everyone inundating us with Mom cards! ;0)

A couple updates for you today...
  • We've been uploading the "before and after" cards to the card gallery - if you're not on Facebook (where they've been posted each morning), check them out in the gallery!
  • OWHtv is coming up tonight at 6:30pm Pacific...don't forget to tune in! Winners from last week's show will be announced - all eight of them!
  • Our Muscle Card Challenge is underway - cards due April 30, but sooner is MUCH better so we can start the packing of the dad boxes!
  • Did you see the fantastic new digis available from Hop Art Designs through Hambo Stamps? COOL!
And now, without further ado...thank you to all these wonderful cardmakers and financial donors this week!
  1. Barbara R and Gee Gees Stamps n Stuff, Carlsbad CA, Big Bear Lake, CA
  2. Beth S and Church of the Ascension Youth Group, Fountain Hills, AZ
  3. Bonnie H, Indian Land, SC
  4. Brooke B and MOPS group, Austin, TX
  5. Cam M, New Market, MD
  6. Carol G, Riverdale, IL
  7. Celia R, Boise, ID
  8. Charlene C, Sinclair, ME
  9. Cindy M, Normal, IL
  10. Cindy M, Pewaukee, WI
  11. Cindy O, Alameda, CA
  12. Connie C, Marion, IA
  13. Cris W, Braggs, OK
  14. Debbie M, Okawville, IL
  15. Debby M, Las Cruces, NM
  16. Deborah B, Chandler, AZ
  17. Delores S, Spring, TX
  18. Denise L, Arroyo Grande, CA
  19. Denise R, Martinez, GA
  20. Denise W, Pueblo, CO
  21. Diana R, Seffner, FL
  22. Diane S, Morrisville, NC
  23. Diane S, Morrisville, NC
  24. Dianne M, Blaine, MN
  25. Dixie C, Charlotte, NC
  26. Donna M, San Antonio, TX
  27. Donna S and Door Christian Fellowship, Tucson, AZ
  28. Elvira K, Redmond, WA
  29. Faye F, Fargo, ND
  30. Gayland G, McAlester, OK
  31. Glenda F, Renton, WA
  32. Hava B, Claremore, OK
  33. Heather M, Pickerington, OH
  34. Helen C, Cottleville, MO
  35. Jan H, Parker, AZ
  36. Janet L, Stayton, OR
  37. Jean B, Meadville, PA
  38. Jennifer S, Rancho Cordova, CA
  39. Jessica R, Littlestown, PA
  40. Joan T, Breezy Point, NY
  41. Joan W and Deaf Ladies Card Ministry, Tacoma, WA
  42. Joanie K, Avon, IN
  43. Joanne J, The Villages, FL
  44. Joannina C, Burbank, CA
  45. Joyce H, Fairborn, OH
  46. Joyce L, Flushing, NY
  47. Juanita F, Leesburg, VA
  48. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  49. Kaki D, Lacombe, LA
  50. Karen G and Lone Tree Church of Christ, Sedalia, CO
  51. Kathie J, Kennesaw, GA
  52. Kathy T, The Villages, FL
  53. Kay C, Minnetonka, MN
  54. Kay C, Minnetonka, MN
  55. Kay F, Ridgecrest, CA
  56. Kay P, Fleming Island, FL
  57. Kim T, Perkasie, PA
  58. Kimberley M, Kennewick, Wa
  59. Leigh E and Nancy R, Houston, TX
  60. Linda B, Burien, WA
  61. Linda C, Sierra Madre, CA
  62. Lori B, Marietta, GA
  63. Lori L, Clovis, CA
  64. Lori R, Vero Beach, FL
  65. Lori V, Black Creek, WI
  66. Lori W, Katy, TX
  67. Lori W, Katy, TX
  68. Lorraine D, Norwood, PA
  69. Lynda D, Lebanon, TN
  70. Maike V, Evanston, IL
  71. Marcia M, Springfield, OH
  72. Marcia W, Eaton Rapids, MI
  73. Mardee S, San Francisco, CA
  74. Marilyn H and Romance Card Swap Club, Roscoe, IL
  75. Mary A, Port Arkansas, TX
  76. Mary E, Orchard Park, NY
  77. Mary M, Neosho, WI
  78. Mary N, Wausau, WI
  79. Melissa S, Allen, TX
  80. Mellissa H, Scottsdale, AZ
  81. Michele A and Kris S, Gloria N, and Anita, Whittier, CA
  82. Mickie Q, Madison, OH
  83. Ms S, Farmington, MO
  84. Nancy C, Hollister, CA
  85. Nancy M, Fremont, CA
  86. Pamela L, Mineral Bluff, GA
  87. Pat D, Munroe Fall, OH
  88. Pat D, San Clemente, CA
  89. Pat D, Seaford, DE
  90. Pat K, West Richland, WA
  91. Penny Z, Bartlett, IL
  92. Polly R and Curves, Peoria, AZ
  93. Raeanna S, Phoenix, AZ
  94. Rita H, San Jose, CA
  95. Roberta F and Fower and Friends, La Grange, IL
  96. Roberta F and Fowler and Friends, La Grange, IL
  97. Robin and Stephanie G, New York, NY
  98. Robin S, San Mateo, CA
  99. Rose A, Anoka, MN
  100. Ruthanne A, Leesburg, FL
  101. Sarah M, Akron, OH
  102. Seongsook D, Sacramento, CA
  103. Shannon D, Biloxi, MS
  104. Sharon M, South Bend, IN
  105. Sharon N and Monroe County Ladies, Waterloo, IA
  106. Stacey D, Cortland, NY
  107. Stephanie K, San Diego, CA
  108. Sue G, Galena, MD
  109. Susan H, Whippany, NJ
  110. Susan T, Cypress, TX
  111. Sybilla G, Gilbertsville, PA
  112. Tere G, Stanton, TX
  113. Teresa H, Charleston, SC
  114. Therese D, Lewiston, ME
  115. Verna A, Big Stone City, SD
  116. Veronica G, Aliso Viejo, CA
  117. Vicky S, Faribault, MN
  118. Virginia M, Miamisburg, OH
  119. William F, Willoughby, OH
  120. Yolanda D, Warrenton, MO
  121. Yvonne R, Newark, DE

Monday, March 26, 2012

Mailroom Monday: March 26, 2012

America: Meet OWH's 5,000th box!


These are the cards sent to units in just the past week...40 boxes, 11,880 cards, at a cost of $512.80:

To heroes serving in Afghanistan
370 cards to an Army unit
170 cards to a National Guard unit
360 cards to an Army unit
170 cards to an Army unit
365 cards to an Army unit
365 cards to an Air Force unit
370 cards to a National Guard unit
175 cards to an Army unit
375 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Civilian unit
190 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to a Marine unit
190 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Navy unit
190 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit


To heroes serving in Iraq
370 cards to an Mixed unit unit
340 cards to an Civilian unit
340 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving in Kuwait
175 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving in Germany
180 cards to an Air Force unit

To heroes serving in Kyrgyzstan
170 cards to an Air Force unit

To heroes serving in Qatar
175 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a Navy unit
190 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving on a ship at sea
190 cards to a Navy unit

To heroes serving in Japan
340 cards to a Navy unit



Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 5,017
Number of hero contacts: 1,668
Total cards sent: 1,542,605

Deadline reminders: Calendar is here
Feb 15 - Easter PASSED
March 20 - Mother's Day challenge PASSED
March 31 - Mother's Day, graduation
April 30 - Father's Day & Muscle Card Challenge
May 31 - Independence Day

Current shipper needs: see here.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thankful Thursday: March 22, 2012

Gooooooood Thursday to you all! It's time for our roll of gratitude....look at what you are making possible every time  you send in cards and funds! These all contain Mother's Day and a selection of all the other themes --- our heroes will love them all!

We have our prize winner to pick from the Mothers Day challenge that ended on Tuesday; stay tuned to OWHtv tonight for the announcement of the winner!!!

Big big thanks to all this week's donors:
  1. Albertine L, Lafayette, LA
  2. Allison G, Ft Worth, TX
  3. Andrea B, Arcadia, CA
  4. Angela E, Johnston, IA
  5. Ann M and Park Tower friends, Hutchinson, MN
  6. Ann M, Hutchinson, MN
  7. Anne M and Venture In Crafters, Show Low, AZ
  8. April J, Twin Falls, ID
  9. Barbara A, Lakewood, CO
  10. Barbara M, San Carlos, CA
  11. Beth L, Howell, MI
  12. Betty T, Salina, KS
  13. Bobbi A, Dayton, OH
  14. Bonnie C, Tobyhanna, PA
  15. Bonnie K, Cary, NC
  16. Buffy K, Wilsonville, OR
  17. Carol H, Cincinnati, OH
  18. Carol P, Louisburg, KS
  19. Carole B, Allen, TX
  20. Carolynn W, South Stafford, VT
  21. Cat B, Mineral Wells, TX
  22. Cathy W, Wichita, KS
  23. Cheryl L, Columbus, OH
  24. Cheryl Y, South Pasadena, CA
  25. Chris L, Leavenworth, KS
  26. Cindy B, Dearborn Heights, MI
  27. Cindy B, Marblehead, MA
  28. Cindy E and Los Gatos Elks Lodge #1857, San Jose, CA
  29. Cora J, Eugene, OR
  30. Cyndy R, Contoocook, NH
  31. Darcey W, Rochester Hills, MI
  32. Deb N, Orting, WA
  33. Deborah O, Mineral, VA
  34. Deborah P, Mercerville, NJ
  35. Debra V, Rockford, MI
  36. Dolores A, Frederick, MD
  37. Donna C, Leesburg, FL
  38. Elaine A and Valley Stampers - Jane, Kathy and Chris, Apple Valley, MN
  39. Elonna R, Waterville, WA
  40. Erika H, Columbia, SC
  41. Esther E, Vancouver, WA
  42. Frances M, Evans, WV
  43. Ginny M, Chicopee, MA
  44. Gwen S and The Prayer Partners, Cedar HIll, MO
  45. Jan B, Akron, OH
  46. Jan F and Sycamore Presbyterian - Journeys Program, Cincinnati, OH
  47. Jane H, Moline, MI
  48. Janelle K, Aberdeen, SD
  49. Janet D, Reno, NV
  50. Jean N, Newcastle, WA
  51. Joan T, Breezy Point, NY
  52. JoAnn U, Knoxville, TN
  53. Joanne M, Oxford, MA
  54. Joanne T, Spring Nells, PA
  55. Joyce M, Northglenn, CO
  56. JPS D, Tampa, FL
  57. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  58. Judy K, Orfordville, WI
  59. Julie B and Tates Creek Christian MOPS, Lexington, KY
  60. Julie F, Shreveport, LA
  61. Karen M, Sandown, NH
  62. Karen R, Katy, TX
  63. Kathie D, Antigo, WI
  64. Kathy P, Bowie, MD
  65. Kathy P, White Lake, MI
  66. Katie H, Chicago, IL
  67. Khanh A, Inglewood, CA
  68. Laura N, Dinuba, CA
  69. Laurel P and Sunland Happy Stampers, Mesa, AZ
  70. Lauren C, Elizabeth City, NC
  71. Lee Mae E, Silverdale, WA
  72. Lianna V, Huntington Beach, CA
  73. Linda G, Ypsilanti, MI
  74. Linda L, Fairfax, IA
  75. Linda M, Marietta, GA
  76. Lisa B, Pasadena, TX
  77. Lisa E, Taylorsville, NC
  78. Lori W, Indianapolis, IN
  79. Lura E, Georgetown, IN
  80. Madonna N, Westminster, CO
  81. Marcie C, Rathdrum, ID
  82. Margaret G, Stevenson Ranch, CA
  83. Marge M, Wayne, NJ
  84. Marietta W, Akron, IA
  85. Martha M, Novi, MI
  86. Mary L, Solana Beach, CA
  87. Mary M and For Keeps Sake Store, Arnold, MO
  88. Mary M, Murfressboro, TN
  89. Mary S, Brandon, FL
  90. Melissa T, Yorba Linda, CA
  91. Michelle B, McMechen, WV
  92. Mimis Crop Circle , Burien, WA
  93. Ms K, Clute, TX
  94. Nan A, Fowlerville, MI
  95. Nancy B, Wesley Chapel, FL
  96. Nancy M, Henrietta, NY
  97. Pam C, Aledo, TX
  98. Pam T, El Paso, TX
  99. Patty S, Santee, CA
  100. Paula S, Stamford, CT
  101. Peggy W, Asheboro, NC
  102. Phyllis P, Des Plaines, IL
  103. Rae R, Sauquoit, NY
  104. Raeanna S, Phoenix, AZ
  105. Regina L, Glen Burnie, MD
  106. Renata M, Richmond, VA
  107. Reta M, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX
  108. Robin H, Onalaska, WI
  109. Robyn B, Voorhees, NJ
  110. Ronni U, Peoria, AZ
  111. Sabre H, Princeton, NJ
  112. Samantha F, Uniontown, OH
  113. Sandra F, Irvine, CA
  114. Sandy H, Citrus Heights, CA
  115. Sandy S, Jamestown, NC
  116. Sandy T, Weatherford, TX
  117. Sandy W, Orient, OH
  118. Sarah B, Cypress, TX
  119. Sarah H, Olathe, KS
  120. Sharen D and Friday painting class, San Jose, CA
  121. Sharon G, Seattle, Wa
  122. Sheila G, Puyallup, WA
  123. Sherrie T, Chelsea, AL
  124. Sherry V, Canal Fulton, OH
  125. Sue K, Cannon Falls, MN
  126. Susan B, Eatontown, NJ
  127. Susan D, Tinley Park, IL
  128. Susan F, Kirkwood, MO
  129. Susan H, Whippany, NJ
  130. Susie M, Winterville, NC
  131. Teresa M, Whitt, TX
  132. Tricia E, Plymouth, MN
  133. Valerie G, Amherst, MA
  134. Valerie L, Mineral Wells, TX
  135. Vicki W and Cards for TroopsCrop - Scrapbook Paradise, Reno, NV
  136. Yvonne B, Salem, OR
  137. Yvonne S, Brighton, MI
  138. Zabrenda L, Weatherford, TX

Monday, March 19, 2012

Mailroom Monday: March 19, 2012

Happy Monday! It's always a great day around here when we get to celebrate all that we've achieved in the last week...and our busy  busy volunteer shippers mailed out 36 boxes full of beautiful cards this week! And that's a good thing after the email that was received....check out what shocked even Dramatic Gopher....

So...let's keep on sending out our most BEAUTIFUL cards. The news of a paper shortage in Afghanistan is the perfect excuse to chop up the lovely supplies we've been hoarding, isn't it?

By the way....have you been watching the before-and-after cards on Facebook each morning? You can also view the gallery of all the images on our site here.

And...with no further ado...the list of boxes that went out this week!

To heroes serving in Afghanistan
180 cards to an Air Force unit
180 cards to an Air Force unit
175 cards to a Navy unit
355 cards to an Army unit
170 cards to an National Guard unit
175 cards to an Army unit
360 cards to an Army unit
175 cards to a mixed unit
170 cards to a Marine unit
190 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Army unit
190 cards to a Civilian unit
345 cards to a National Guard unit
345 cards to an Army unit
190 cards to an Army unit
190 cards to an Air Force unit
345 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a USO unit
340 cards to a Navy unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Civilian unit
340 cards to an USO unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a USO unit
340 cards to a USO unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit

To heroes serving in Iraq
190 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving in Kuwait
340 cards to a USO unit

To heroes serving in Oman
165 cards to an Air Force unit

To heroes serving in Qatar
350 cards to a Civilian unit
345 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving in Korea
340 cards to an Air Force unit



Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 4,977
Number of hero contacts: 1,661
Total cards sent: 1,530,725



Deadline remindersCalendar is here
Feb 1 - St Patricks PASSED
Feb 15 - Easter PASSED
March 20 - Mother's Day challenge deadline
March 31 - Mother's Day, graduation
April 30 - Father's Day
May 31 - Independence Day
Current shipper needs: see here.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thankful Thursday: March 15, 2012

Uhm. I'm putting this blog post together with the help of Punch. He's .... well, extra cuddly right now! It must be because he's grateful to all these wonderful cardmakers. He's lying across my forearms, letting just my fingers reach out to type the keys....lol! So from me, our shippers, our heroes, and Punch...THANK YOU!
  1. Amy Z, Dunn Loring, VA
  2. Anita O, SHell Lake, WI
  3. Ann K, Seattle, WA
  4. Anne N, Franklin Park, IL
  5. Annette S, Gansevoort, NY
  6. April C, Eugene, OR
  7. Arlene Y and First Team Stampers, Mariposa, CA
  8. Audrey D, Riverside, CA
  9. Barbara P, Clarkdale, AZ
  10. Barbara R and friends, Houston, TX
  11. Brenda V and East County Military Families and Friends, Antioch, CA
  12. Cecile C, North Attleboro, MA
  13. Charlsie S, Napa, CA
  14. Cherie C, Tacoma, WA
  15. Connie W, Monroe, NC
  16. Connie W, Monroe, NC
  17. Dawn W, Riceville, IA
  18. DDA S, Sykesville, MD
  19. Dee N, Brimley, MI
  20. Dee N, Brimley, MI
  21. Denise W, Pueblo, CO
  22. Diane V, Norfolk, VA
  23. Donna W, Newington, CT
  24. Elaine L, Severna Park, MD
  25. Ellen P, Durham, NC
  26. Flo J, ,
  27. Frances M, Evans, WV
  28. Holly I, Chatsworth, GA
  29. Jan G, Umatilla, FL
  30. Jean F and Stampin' N Scrapin' Fun, Marshfield, WI
  31. Jennifer M, Marshfield, WI
  32. Jessica P, Riverside, CA
  33. Joan R, Woodland, WA
  34. Joan T, Breezy Point, NY
  35. Joan W, Tacoma, WA
  36. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  37. Judy K, Orfordville, WI
  38. Julie S, Ferndale, Wa
  39. Kathy M, Chambersburg, PA
  40. Kathy P, Highland Lakes, NJ
  41. Kristie M, Puyallup, Wa
  42. Laura H, Everett, Wa
  43. Laurie W, Evans, GA
  44. Lindy C, Seattle, WA
  45. Lisa B, Bowie, MD
  46. Lisa H, Rockport, MA
  47. Marian C, North Attleboro, MA
  48. Marilyn L, Woodland, Wa
  49. Marsha D, Everson, WA
  50. Martha C, Zephyrhills, FL
  51. Meredith T, Zephyrhills, FL
  52. Michele R, Eldersburg, MD
  53. Michelle G, Ellicot City, MD
  54. Michelle Z and Sealston Elem, King George, VA
  55. Myra L, Harrisburg, PA
  56. Nancy G, Kendall, NY
  57. Nanette V, Plover, WI
  58. Pat K, West Richland, WA
  59. Pat Q, Bethel Park, PA
  60. Pat Y, Fond Du Lac, WI
  61. Patricia F, Henderson, NV
  62. Patti M and Builders Club - Twin Peaks Middle School, Poway, CA
  63. Paulette M, Hampstead, MD
  64. Paulette M, Hampstead, MD
  65. Polly R, Peoria, AZ
  66. Rae R, Sauquoit, NY
  67. Renata M, Richmond, VA
  68. Renee M, Folsom, Ca
  69. Robbi E, Antelope, CA
  70. Roberta O, Lafayette, IN
  71. Robin and Stephanie G, New York, NY
  72. Robin L, Plano, TX
  73. Ruby H, Walker, MN
  74. Sandy N, Eugene, OR
  75. Sandy N, Eugene, OR
  76. Sarah B, Cypress, TX
  77. Sarah B, Cypress, TX
  78. Sarah V, St CLoud, MN
  79. Sharon B, Cahokia, IL
  80. Sharon H, Berryton, KS
  81. Sharon H, Commerce Township, MI
  82. Sharon N and Monroe County Ladies, Waterloo, IA
  83. Stacy G, Cincinnati, OH
  84. Sue A, Rockford, IL
  85. Sue P, Baldwin, GA
  86. Sue W, St Augustine, FL
  87. Susan F, Martinsburg, WV
  88. Susan R, Stevensville, MD
  89. Susan S, Simpsonville, SC
  90. Sybilla G, Gilbertsville, PA
  91. Sybrina K, Pickerington, OH
  92. Sylvia S, Stone Mountain, GA
  93. Terie H, Washington, UT
  94. Theresa B and Green Bay Stampers and Cardmakers, De Pere, WI
  95. Wendy T, Minerva, OH

Monday, March 12, 2012

Kleenex alert!

Another of our heroes is home...but really, have kleenex ready.


Mailroom Monday: March 12, 2012

This week we had less boxes than usual sent out...23 boxes with 7,065 cards at a cost of $298.85.

To heroes serving in Afghanistan
170 cards to an Army unit
190 cards to an Army unit
190 cards to an Air Force unit
345 cards to an Air Force unit
345 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Army unit
345 cards to an Navy unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
155 cards to an Civilian unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
345 cards to a Navy unit

To heroes serving in Iraq
345 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving in Kuwait
345 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving in Kyrgyzstan
190 cards to an Air Force unit

To heroes serving in Qatar
345 cards to an Civilian unit








Other fun statistics:
Number of boxes sent: 4941
Number of hero contacts: 1654
Total cards sent: 1,513,420



Deadline remindersCalendar is here
Feb 1 - St Patricks PASSED
Feb 15 - Easter PASSED
March 15 - Mother's Day challenge deadline
March 31 - Mother's Day, graduation
April 30 - Father's Day
May 31 - Independence Day

Current shipper needs: see here.