Mama Elephant x Operation Write Home – Blog Hop
June 23, 2014
We’re so excited to be partnering this summer with Operation Write Home – they are a nonprofit that sends beautiful handmade cards to our service members so that they can write home to their families. Isn’t that just the best? There’s no Hallmark store in the desert, so this is a pretty important gift we can give them as crafters!
Our “In My heart” set was inspired by the mission of OWH; we know that many of those serving overseas have little kiddos at home that they write to. So we designed cute little kids and sentiments to express just how much those little folks are missed! The drawings are done in such a way that they can be adapted to different ethnicities too, making this a really flexible set. We’ll be donating 20% of the proceeds of the stamp sets sold on our retail site from now until July 31st – we really want to help them fundraise for all their efforts!
We also know you’ll want to join in on the mission to serve the troops – be sure you visit the OWH website and read all the guidelines carefully….you’ll learn about why glitter is dangerous to send, so leave the stickles behind when making cards for heroes! Lots more information is available on their Welcome page – tons of questions are answered there! And they have a fun YouTube show each weekday with project info, tutorials, and more – check it out HERE.
Isn’t this stamp set the cutest!! I made a simple card with the little girl on the hill, looking at the sky and that important someone in her heart 🙂
I first blended the ink onto my card base and flicked some water on it to create a starry sky.
The Starburst creative cut is just perfect to add those little stars right onto the card base!
I created a soft shadow on the girl so that it looks like the stars are shining on her. To create that shadow, I masked everything outside the stamped outline and blended some purple/blue on her right.
Here’s the blog hop list!
Mama Elephant http://www.mamaelephantblog.com
Sandy Allnock http://wp.me/p2kUof-3bC
Nichol Magouirk http://www.nicholmagouirk.typepad.com
Lisa Spangler http://sideoatsandscribbles.wumple.com/
Elena Roussakis http://justmeprints.blogspot.com/
Emily Leiphart http://leiphartonart.blogspot.com/
Julie Ebersole http://papertrufflez.com/
Pamela Ho https://fishydesign.wordpress.com/
Joni Andaya http://jonininaandaya.blogspot.com/
Kathy Racoosin http://www.thedailymarker.com/
Laura Bassen http://laurafadora.wordpress.com/
Ashley Marcu http://cherryhilldesign.blogspot.com/
Heather Campbell http://parkermolly.blogspot.com/
Operation Write Home: http://wp.me/p2kUr6-4xe