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.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thankful Thursday: March 8, 2012

Happy Thursday! How's your week been? We've still been a little lighter on mail than expected...but we're bracing for the coming cards zipping our way before the deadline on March 20! Yes, its the 20th, contrary to all my posts here about the 15th...my apologies for being a bit mixed up!

This is a photo I think I haven't yet shared on the blogs...it's a friend of mine, a Marine mom, welcoming her boy home after his first tour in Afghanistan! Time to say awwwww. (And pin it!)

Without further ado, here's our list of fantastic people whose cards made it to our shippers in the past week! Thank you all so much!
  1. Alex L and Idaho Card Cadets, Boise, ID
  2. Angie M, Montevallo, AL
  3. Ann L, Orem, UT
  4. April W, Taylors, SC
  5. Barbara B, Columbia, MO
  6. Barbara B, Tucson, AZ
  7. Barbara G, Wrangell, AK
  8. Barbara R, Big Bear Lake, CA
  9. Bertie G, LuVerne, IA
  10. Cameron B and National Junior Honor Society, Sonoita, AZ
  11. Candice P, Hebron, KY
  12. Carol H, Cincinnati, OH
  13. Carol H, Cincinnati, OH
  14. Carol L, Gilbertsville, PA
  15. Carolynne H and Goodfellow Air Force Base Spouses & Friends, San Angelo, TX
  16. Charne S, Boynton Beach, FL
  17. Cheryl B, Manchester, NH
  18. Chris L, Leavenworth, KS
  19. Cindy M, Pewaukee, WI
  20. Claudia S, Winter Haven, FL
  21. Cynthia T, Lemon Grove, CA
  22. Debbie D, Oregon City, OR
  23. Debbie S, Gastonia, NC
  24. Debi K, Milton, WA
  25. Debra K, Burke, VA
  26. Diana D, San Lorenzo, CA
  27. Diana K, Lancaster, SC
  28. Dolores A, Frederick, MD
  29. Donna B, Hollidaysburg, PA
  30. Esther E and East Woods Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, WA
  31. Ginny H, Hamlin, NY
  32. Giovanna L, Charlotte, NC
  33. Glenda F, Renton, WA
  34. Hannah M, Naples, FL
  35. Helen M, Spring Creek, NV
  36. Jean N, Newcastle, WA
  37. Jennifer A, Cortlandt Manor, NY
  38. Jennifer L, ,
  39. Jeri C, Columbus, OH
  40. JoAnn R, Lacey, WA
  41. Jodi H and Colorado State Bank and Trust, Englewood, CO
  42. Joyce D, Tucson, AZ
  43. Joyce D, Tucson, AZ
  44. Judith M, Hudson, IA
  45. Katherine E, Ashland, MO
  46. Kathryn B, Denton, MD
  47. Kathy V, Olympia, WA
  48. Kelly W, Newton, IA
  49. Kim N, Bloomington, IL
  50. Kimberley M, Kennewick, Wa
  51. Kristie M, Puyallup, Wa
  52. Lily H, Pittsburgh, PA
  53. Linda G, Simenill, OK
  54. Lise G, Glen Rose, TX
  55. Lora B, Columbia, MO
  56. Lounsberry Hollow Middle School , Vernon, NJ
  57. Lynn P, Charlotte, NC
  58. Lynn R, High River, Alberta
  59. Margaret F, Baton Rouge, LA
  60. Marilyn G, Bay City, MI
  61. Marlene F, Hillsboro, OR
  62. Pam M, Columbia, MO
  63. Pat H, Canyon Lake, TX
  64. Pat M, , VA
  65. Paula P, Rathdrum, ID
  66. Peggy C, West Grove, PA
  67. Rena H, Edgewater, MD
  68. Rick R, Washington, DC
  69. Ruby G, Thornton, CO
  70. Sharon R, Tamarac, FL
  71. Sharon S, Pahrump, NV
  72. Shelisa W and family, Overland Park, KS
  73. Sherry H, Arlington, VA
  74. Stacy S, Studio City, CA
  75. Tess H, Cincinnati, OH
  76. Tess H, Cincinnati, OH
  77. Tina F, Columbia, MO
  78. Tina G, Columbia, MO
  79. Tomi W, Atwater, CA
  80. Tracy C, Allentown, PA
  81. Trish C, Spring Valley, MN
  82. Wendy V, Columbia, MO

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mailroom Monday: March 5, 2012

This week we shipped 42 boxes....10,875 cards at a cost of $512.80! Thank you all so much for keeping our heroes busy writing home!


To heroes serving in Afghanistan
170 cards to a Navy unit
170 cards to an Air Force unit
170 cards to an Army unit
45 cards to an Air Force unit
40 cards to an Air Force unit
350 cards to an Air Force unit
185 cards to an Air Force unit
185 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to a National Guard unit
185 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
185 cards to an Air Force unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a Navy unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Civilian unit
185 cards to an Army unit
185 cards to an Army unit
185 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit
150 cards to a Marine unit
150 cards to an Army unit
150 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 a Civilian unit
340 cards to an Army unit
To heroes serving in Iraq
340 cards to a Civilian unit
340 cards to an Army unit
150 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving in Korea
185 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving in Kuwait
350 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to a National Guard unit
340 cards to an Army unit

To heroes serving in Qatar
175 cards to an Air Force unit
185 cards to an Army unit
340 cards to an Army unit




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.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thankful Thursday: March 1, 2012

Goooooooood Thursday to you all! Many thanks go out to those who are helping us catch up on our waiting list units and keep up with those we've got already in rotation....you're a big blessing to so many people!!

Today's Thursday, of course, and it's OWHtv day - so don't forget to tune in to the show tonight.

It's also the first day of March....and we've got something different we'll be trying on Facebook for you. We've had SUCH a big response to the card shares on OWHtv - crafters are loving the simple changes they see that they can make to their cards to make big improvements - so we're sharing some 'before/afters' all month. Each of the pairs is made by me (Sandy) - and will hopefully show you how to take a simple card, sometimes one with sneeze, or something that could just use a little dressing up....and do just a small something to give it a punch. It'll be a bit of work to do it for each day, but the designs will be pretty simple ones so I can keep up! This is today's pair...starting out with a bit of sticker sneeze, brought together with some simple punched circles for organization, and the detail of rounded corners.

After the month, we'll do what we do with all the Facebook cards - put them in our card gallery. That way those who don't follow along on Facebook, and those who don't watch OWHtv, can still get a taste of what we've been doing and learning. *and yes, I'm learning along with you all! You have no idea what it takes me to put together cards that step up one notch each time...it's a learning curve for me too!*

Haven't seen the card gallery? Oh my! Go check it out here!

Thank you to all this week's crafters!!
  1. Amy V, Newport Beach,CA
  2. Barbara N, Chambersburg,PA
  3. Bethany Lutheran Church , Kaukauna,WI
  4. Bev T, San Francisco,CA
  5. Cara S, Phoenix,AZ
  6. Caro H, Mint Hill,NC
  7. Carol E, Bellefontaine,OH
  8. Cheryl Y, South Pasadena,CA
  9. Cilla F, Blue Springs,MO
  10. Cindy S, Reading,PA
  11. Dawn J, Caldwell,ID
  12. Debbie A, Irvine,CA
  13. Debbie J, Rotonda West,FL
  14. Debby M, Las Cruces,NM
  15. Debora Q, Blairsville,GA
  16. Denise W, Pueblo,CO
  17. Donna C, Arlington,TX
  18. Donna C, Port Washington,NY
  19. Donna H, Seekonk,MA
  20. Donna S and The Door Christian Fellowship, Tucson, AZ
  21. Gala B and St Peter United Methodist Church, Blue Springs, MO
  22. Jane E, Garden Grove,CA
  23. Janet H, Danville,CA
  24. Janine D, Wind Lake,WI
  25. Jean N, Newcastle,WA
  26. Jeanette F, Livonia,MI
  27. Jeanne J, St Maries,ID
  28. Joan T, Breezy Point,NY
  29. Joan T, Breezy Point,NY
  30. Joan W, Tacoma,WA
  31. JoAnn B, Roseburg,OR
  32. John V, Reading,PA
  33. Judith M, Hudson,IA
  34. Judy K, Orfordville,WI
  35. Julie M, West Chester,IA
  36. Kaki D, Lacombe,LA
  37. Kari M and Osseo Area Schools (Woodland), Brooklyn Park, MN
  38. Kathy H, Ocala,FL
  39. Kathy P, White Lake,MI
  40. Katie H, Chicago,IL
  41. Kristen H, Palatine,IL
  42. Krystal M and Archiver's, Novi, MI
  43. Laura C, Park Rapids,MN
  44. Laura C, University Place,WA
  45. Laura N, Dinuba,CA
  46. Laura S, Charlotte,NC
  47. Linda K, Grant,MI
  48. Linda P, Madison,OH
  49. Lindy C, Seattle,WA
  50. Lori B, Marietta,GA
  51. Lori R, Beavercreek,OH
  52. Lori W, Federal Way,WA
  53. Lori W, Katy,TX
  54. Lori W, Katy,TX
  55. Lori W, Katy,TX
  56. Lowri M, Blenheim,
  57. Madonna N, Westminster,CO
  58. Margaret J, Mishawaka,IN
  59. Martha M, Novi,MI
  60. Mary A, Port Arkansas,TX
  61. Mary S, Taunton,MN
  62. Megan W, Burlington,NC
  63. Melissa T, Yorba Linda,CA
  64. Michelle B, McMechen,WV
  65. Mickie Q, Madison,OH
  66. Microsoft , Princeton,NJ
  67. Nancy F, Trexlertown,PA
  68. Pamela N, Virginia Beach,VA
  69. Pat J, Woodinville,WA
  70. Pat K, West Richland,WA
  71. Patricia B, Winchester,VA
  72. Patty N, Mountlake Terrace,WA
  73. Phyllis Z and Lincoln Hills Paper Arts Group, Lincoln, CA
  74. Polly P, St Paul,MN
  75. Rachel D, Cheektowaga,NY
  76. Rachel G, Central Islip,NY
  77. Raeanna S, Phoenix,AZ
  78. Robin and Stephanie G, New York,NY
  79. Sandi F and Girl Scouts, St Cloud, MN
  80. Shelley B, San Mateo,CA
  81. Sherri S, Vienna,VA
  82. Stampers C and Stampers Corner, Elk Grove, CA
  83. Susan D, Tinley Park,IL
  84. Susan H, Whippany,NJ
  85. Susan R, Stevensville,MD
  86. Valerie G, Amherst,MA
  87. WCCW and WA Corrections Center for Women, Gig Harbor, WA