Friday, 11/11/11, is Veterans Day in the United States so at For Fun Challenges we wanted to show our gratitude to anyone who has or is in the military and their family. I loved learning about where the girls on the design team live and how they do things different in their country. I assumed every military had a way to get cards while being away from their loved ones but that isn’t the case. One of the DT members, Sally, lives in the United Kingdom and I was able to find this link http://www.supportoursoldiers.co.uk/   and Sally was able to find this link http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/ It seems close to what we have in the United States with Operation Write Home. If you would like to send a thank you card (which are called Any Hero Mail) to an American Soldier here is a link to give you information on that http://operationwritehome.org/anyhero.html  That is what I will be doing with my Thank You card and encourage you to do the same. Please look over all the links on the Operation Write Home blog as there are guidelines on what to send (NO GLITTER) and how to send it.

We did not have a sponsor this week as we wanted you to get out your paper and look through your stamps to see what you had that could be made into a thank you card for an ANY HERO card!

And here is the card I was inspired to make:

For Fun Challenge 11/09/11

Inside: Thank you so very much

CHALLENGES:

1) For Fun Challenge – Thank your military

2) Taylored Expression Sketch Challenge #149 (TESC149) – Use the sketch provided.  Upload your project to Splitcoaststampers before 8pm PST on Thursday, November 10th using keyword TESC149.

3) Cute Card Thursday – Challenge #189 – Fireworks.

SUPPLIES:

Stamps: Both sentiments were from Patriotic Charlie Digital Image @ http://www.cleardollarstamps.com

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Papers – Reminisce (The Freedom Collection)

Inks/Markers: printed the sentiments on my Canon inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: Coluzzle oval cutter, star punches

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