Monday, May 31, 2010

Hippity Hop!

Happy Memorial Day!!

It's Kelly here hoping that you are having a nice long weekend and enjoying time with your family and friends! While you enjoy your time, please take a moment to remember the sacrifices that others have made in order for us to have the freedoms we enjoy.  Memorial Day may seem to be the first official weekend of the summer, but it really was set in place to honor and commemorate all the American men and women who died for us while serving in the military service.  

Remembering their service and the sacrifices they made for us just 
doesn't seem enough if you put it all into perspective, does it. 

 So what else can we do???

Well for today's Hippity Hop Challenge I have an idea for you.  
Let's honor our active duty Military Personnel... let's send them some cards!!

Ippity Hippity Hop Challenge 26

Operation Write Home

Operation Write Home is an organization that collects blank handmade cards from crafters all across the country and sends them to members of our military so they can send them back home to their loved ones.  They also collect cards of appreciation and gratitude for the service men and women currently serving our country.  Isn't that a great idea?  Think about being in Afghanistan and knowing that your loved one has a birthday coming up and not being able to send him/her a card because you had no way to go out and buy one!  

Crafters to the Rescue!!

So for your challenge please make one or more themed cards (blank inside) or a thank you card to honor a member of the military and mail it to Unity Stamp Company.  For prize purposes, the challenge will close on next Sunday night, June 6th, but we will accept cards postmarked by June 14th to include them into the package that will be sent to OWH.

Unity Stamp Company
PO Box 424 
100 W. Central Avenue
New London, MN 56273

There are some important things to know before you make your card, so please check out the OWH site.  They also explain what special occasions or holiday they are currently collecting cards for but they always welcome the "thinking of you" or "missing you" types of cards!

Check out more details HERE!

When you participate in this challenge 
upload your creations to the SCS Gallery using the keywords
 Ippity and IHHC26for a chance to win!

One lucky random winner will receive  
Just Wanted to Say
A random winner will be chosen next Monday!

Here is a snippet of the thank you card that I made for one of the many Heroes serving our country right now!

To see what the DT has come up with for today's Hippity Hop, please visit our blogs below...

And now for some incredible inspiration, 
stop by each of the amazing blogs  below of our 
wonderful Ippity Chicks and Ippity customers!!

Thanks for joining in with us today even though it's a holiday!
Have a great day today!!

And I'm proud to be an American,

where at least I know I'm free.

And I won't forget the men who died,

who gave that right to me.
~Lee Greenwood


  1. What a great challenge and just love the sneak peek of your card. What a great picture to capture this day.

  2. I love this challenge!!!! Happy Memorial Day! Thank you for a fabulous hop girls, full of wonderful Ippity projects!!!

  3. What a fabulous idea. I'm in....

  4. Hi Kelly! I hope you are having a great weekend and Memorial Day!
    Love the snippet of your card so off to your blog where maybe we can see the rest of it!?

    What a wonderful Challenge for this week!
    Thank you for the inspiration to get it done!,as I have been meaning to do this for so long now.

    Blessings and Hugs,