Hello and welcome to the Operation Write Home Birthday Bash 2013 with Unity Stamps BlogSkip!
This week Operation Write Home is celebrating a new sponsor with Unity Stamps:
Unity Stamp Company is proud to be partnering with Operation Write Home! We know that the shipping costs for the organization grow drastically with the holiday boxes being sent to deployed heroes, and we want to help! So we’re going to be donating 10% of proceeds from sales for the rest of this week to OWH as our contribution to the cause….be sure to come visit our site and shop! -Angela, Unity Stamps
How awesome is that??
If you arrived here from Marlene's blog.. you are at the right place.. but if you'd like to start the skip from the beginning .. be sure to click HERE to start at the top of the blogroll on the OWH Stars & Stamps blog.
The cards I have for you today use some Unity stamps that are perfect for Military Spouses to use on cards and notes to send to their deployed spouses.
Let's get to the cards....
I really liked the way this card turned out.. I had originally planned on using white where all the Kraft is, but am glad that I went ahead with the Kraft instead.
This sentimen "Live Like He Deploys Tomororw".. is one that has so much meaning.. the days before my husband left were so busy.. we were trying to do so much to fit in doing those last minute things and making sure we had things taken care of that needed to be taken care of.
The time goes by so quickly.. before you know it, the day arrived for him to depart. We have been marking days and months off the calendar and our redeployment is approaching and we will be busy getting ready for his arrival. This hasn't been an easy deployment, so we are so glad for it to be over with.
"Half of my heart is DEPLOYED".. yep.. ain't that the truth.. when your loved one is deployed, it's like a part of you is missing.. and when they return.. that part will fit nicely in place and you will feel whole again.
I used this week's OWH Sketch Challenge Layout for this card.
I really like this sentiment "LIVE EACH DAY" .. it's perfect for long banners on a card such as this.
This is a card I am going to send to my husband who will be coming home soon.
This card is a 5 1/4" square card. I like to make larger size cards for my hubby to put in packages I send to him.. that way there's more room to write a note inside.
On the inside I am going to put a note with something like... "and as if he will be coming home soon".
On a personal note.. I just wanted to say a big "THANK YOU!" to all the OWH'ers that make and send cards in for our deployed military members to send home to their families. As a military spouse, I know how important it is to receive a card from your loved one when they are downrange. Thank you again.
Thanks so much for stopping by.. the next stop on the skip is Julie.. go check out what fun cards she has to share with you.
Supplies for these cards:
card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse, Kraft, White, Night of Navy
pattern paper: Authentique Pride
Ink: Versafine, Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler
stamps: Unity Half of My Heart is DEPLOYED and two other sentiment stamps also from Unity Live Like He Deploys Tomorrow and Live Each Day
accessories: MFTPierced Circle Stax Dies, Fishtail Flags Stax, Well Worn Greetings Die, Polka Dot Greetings Die. Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Buttons, Hemp Cord, Lifestyle Crafts large dots embossing folder, BigKick, EK Success Scallop border punch, Red Brads, Paper Piercer and Dimensionals!!!
thanks for looking ~
have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them