10.17.2011

Operation Write Home Fundraiser :)


Hi there, blogging friends!  Today is a special post as I'm able to share with you a post for something  near and dear to my heart - our military :)  Two wonderful designers, Katlyn Traxler and Deedee Anderson worked together to create special images for this fundraiser and they will just melt your heart! They are wonderful, spirited and perfect for so many occasions.  You can see them here: K & K Designs Blog and I hope you're able to stop by and support this wonderful cause :) 



For my card today, I have used the digi Kolar's Friends - a truly humble gift He gives to us!  Friends make the world go 'round, right? :)  And I'm so glad you are all one of mine!  {{{ Hugs! }}} I wanted to showcase this image not only due to the sheer sweetness of it (which, imo, totally embraces Katlyn's personality perfectly!) but because love and support and having that friend beside you during times of military service make the difference!  I chose not to color the image but paper piece it instead.  I will have to redo this image, first to remove the bling - cards with glitter and bling and anything shiny could pose a possible danger.  Like many families, I think we all know someone in the military or our lives have been touched by it.   But did you know that there is a huge cost behind the operations of Operation Write Home?  Here is their mission statement from their blog ... 

Our Mission:  Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.
 Operation Write Home is a not-for-profit organization that collects and sends handmade greeting cards to American soldiers for their use in keeping touch with their families back home. They need to raise $13,000 to cover holiday shipping costs. 

K 'n K Designs will be selling 7 new digi sets designed exclusively for this cause. These include 4 sets by Katlyn and 3 sets by DeeDee Anderson and each set includes an image and some greetings, in both Jpeg an PNG file formats, all in a zip file.  You can see them here on the design blog!  These sets are available for just $2 each or in various value bundles with all proceeds being donated to Operation Write Home, minus paypal fees.

THanks for stopping by today - your visit is a special one always!

Big hugs,
Bigger Blessings :)
~Kelly

Card Deets: SU Creamy Caramel, Pixie Pink CS; GKD Orange zest:  PTI White;  Image from
K n K Designs: Kolar's Friends; DSP from K and Co, Penny Lane "My Minds Eye", Sweet Always by SU;
Kaiser bling, SU Chocolate Chip ribbon; AC button, embroidery floss; Tombo, 3d dots

21 comments:

  1. ah how sweet and adorable is this!!!!! Love the dp you used too!

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  2. Oh my, how sweet is that??
    Always glad to help support our troops!!

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  3. This is totally an AWWWWWW card... super sweet and I LOve the paper piecing!

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  4. What a wonderful card for a wonderful cause. Love your adorable card and Katlyn's sweet image. Paper piecing is such a neat technique. Great job on the technique. Love how you mirrored the patterns of the piecing with the background papers.

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  5. This is WAY SUPER CUTE! I love how you paper pieced the images and the fun colors. Just too ADORABLE!

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  6. Oh Kelly, you are so sweet!!! And that card is ADORABLE!!!! What a marvelous idea to paper piece the image, it is too cute!!! And I love the layout, and papers, and gems!! :) Thank you so much for sharing!! :)

    Katlyn

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  7. This is so sweet! Love the pattern papers! Great cause!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  8. Kel, you paper piecing looks amazing! I love the layout and the colors. Great job!

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  9. Smiles here :) :) This is adorable girl, with the paper piecing, love it. The image is just adorable and love the colors and papers. Cuteness a 10!

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  10. What an adorable card Kelly! I *heart* that image you used & your layout is fab as always....your work is always AWESOME gf!!! TFS!!!!!

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  11. Awwww, this is so sweet! I love the mix of patterns and paper piecing.

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  12. AWW!! Really sweet image and I love the colors with the paper piecing you've done! :) HUGS

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  13. I agree with Kathy, definitely a 10 on the cuteness scale. This is just SO ADORABLE! The critters look perfect paper-pieced, and as always you have a wonderful eye for colors. Thank you so much for helping to support this cause, Kel! HUGS!

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  14. This is so darn cute, I love the paper pieced animals in the different patterns!

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  15. This is SO adorable! The colors are great, and the paper piecing is a beautiful touch!

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  16. I LOVE the paper piecing on this-matching the background paper. Too cute!!

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  17. So cute, love your paper piecing! I wasn't able to commit to helping out with creating cards for this fundraiser, but I'll get over to purchase them anyway.

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  18. Oh My! Kelly!!!!! I love your paper pieced babies! This is such a cute card! I'm squealing this is so cute! :)

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  19. I know it's been said already but-AWWWW... love the paper piecing. You are so good at this!! Super sweet card!

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  20. Super cute image for a great cause, and your card is just the perfect showcase for it. I LOVE the paper piecing (who wouldn't want a polka-dot dog and bunny and a gingham cat), sooo cute. The layout of your card is just wonderful, too.

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  21. Oh my goodness Kelly, this is just stinkin' cute...and for such a good cause...love both the card and the cause...am also extremely grateful for all the men women and their families for without their generous gift of service where would we be?? Bless each and every one of them...

    Great card my sweet friend....♥

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