Goodness, I've fallen behind on my blog posts the last couple of weeks, haven't I? I've been adjusting to a new job, and it's in retail so A) I'm exhausted by the time I get home, and B) I'm always working different shifts, so it's hard to get into a routine with crafting and writing blog posts. Those are my excuses, anyway. I'm trying to get back on track.
I do have a quick post for today. A little background info: Over the years I've sent several donations to Operation Write Home (OWH), an organization that provides handmade cards to servicemen and women so they can write to loved ones back home. In May, Sandy Allnock, the OWH Executive Director, announced that the organization would be closing -- for a good reason. With drawdowns and redeployments, the number of military units requesting cards
is at a record low.
The final deadline for submitting cards to OWH is Aug. 1. I wanted to send off one more box of cards, so I spent some time making two dozen cards in a variety of themes: love, miss you, thank you, and blank cards. Here is my collection of cards:
It's not a huge number of cards, but I think it's a pretty good group. I took individual pictures of the different designs, and I'll be sharing most of the cards over a series of posts. (The design with the sailboat and world map is actually one I've made before and already posted on my blog.) So now I have enough cards for at least two weeks' worth of blog posts, no excuses!
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