Sunday, January 15, 2012

Valentines Cards for Vets

One of my dearest (and most talented) friends, Deb V, came up with a brilliant idea!
She asked us to help her make Christmas cards for the Veteran's Home in our town. There are 600 men and women in the facility. There are six of us in our group, The Stampin' Chix. Between us all we made it! We gave each and every one of the veterans a hand-stamped card :) And we got together to sign each and every one of them too. Yep, each one of us sign each card. 
These veterans have given us as a country so much, and it's just a small thing, but we want to give them something heartfelt. So many organizations are giving to the soldiers who are currently serving, and we wanted to honor those who have served in the past.
We will be creating a blog to encourage others to do this in their towns. Our little endeavor is called 
"Holidays for Real Heroes." by the Stampin' Chix. 
We are going to continue this with other holidays. Yesterday we got together and worked on making and signing Valentines Day cards for the veterans. 
Here are a couple of mine.
Of course I used Unity Stamps :) The heart image is retired :( 
The sentiment is from the October, 2010 Kit of the Month.
 The image is colored with Copis, and highlighted with Spicas. 
The sentiment was also highlighted with Spicas. 
 The second card was fun, but time-consuming. 
First I swiped my Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Picket Fence across the card. 
I punched a lot of hearts with a Martha Stewart punch and glued the little @#^%*&@! suckers on.  
Thanks for stopping by :) 
Have an awesome day!!!



What a wonderful thing you are doing! I'm sure the cards are very appreciated. :)