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#1 Posted : Wednesday, August 21, 2013 10:54:13 AM(UTC)
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Scrap your Stash
using the colors of FALL
General use cards for all occasions, Halloween & Thanksgiving
now thru Sept 13th


Time for another theme, and this time we need to work on the fall holidays of Halloween & Thanksgiving as well as the always needed general use cards
Lets use some more of that never ending stash. Where does it all come from? Seems like the more we use, the more we accumulate.
Of course as always you can use any colors you want. Maybe you have an abundance of another color you would like to use up. That works for me, if it works for you

These are the themes most requested by the troops. Birthday, Anniversary and Thinking of You cards for children, spouses and sweethearts.

If you have questions about shipping, it is best to direct it to your shipper by pm. If you just need the address you can request that info on the thread. Several of the regulars are able to answer that and other other general questions, sometimes faster.
East coast .. imnchghere
West coast & Mountain … Phyllis
Central… RGK

PLEASE keep the embellishments limited. If it makes a lump in the envelope it is too thick. Layers are ok, but use the thinner pop dots and try to keep it to one. Also watch the sizes of buttons and brads. Skittles are discouraged.

* * * * For those of you who are new, let me explain how this works.

We have heard from spouses and family members of our deployed soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen, how much they enjoy getting a nice card in the mail. Since there is no card shop in the neighborhood shopping center, we are the next best thing. We have been told the PX/BX/NEX run out of cards quickly and that having nice cards to send home to family is a great moral booster.

Make cards in any way that you want. All different, all the same, or a mix of both. Just leave the inside blank to give the soldiers room to write home in and include envelopes. NO stamp necessary, (soldiers get free mail when deployed.)
A2 size cards are the most efficient to package up and ship (300+ will fit in a box), however all sizes are fine and appreciated. Do what you are comfortable with and again have fun. Try not to have thick embellishments and glitter is discouraged for the safety of the troops. We are told it can get on their clothing and be seen with night vision goggles.

***NOTE there is a FAQ thread with answers in this forum. Please refer to it if you have any questions.

When you sign up you will sign up for how many you want to do 15,30,45,100. whatever # works for you. You will also tell us what time zone you are in. The time zone will tell us to whom you will ship your cards to when you are finished.

That shipper will then compile all the cards and send them to units on the ground in Iraq, Afghanistan, or other bases. Each time zone has at least 2 or 3 units (a unit is 120-160 soldiers) to ship to.

Shipping is an expense to us that all the shippers have taken on out of their own pocket. However if you want to donate a dollar or two for shipping expense overseas then we welcome that. All money donated goes to pay for shipping to the units. YOU DO NOT have to donate any money to participate in this project.

If you have any qualms or questions about what we are doing with Cards for Soldiers, please ask in the thread. There are several great ladies that help keep this going and are always around.

Thank you for joining us and for standing behind our troops.
~~ pat (imnchghere)
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, August 21, 2013 10:57:15 AM(UTC)
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tally sheet for Phyllis

EAST

imnchghere - 100
JeanP - 50
ScrappinFun - 50
bklynborn - 25
Craftyoldbat - 65
Ms. Vicky - 255
CraftyMem - 38

TOTAL EAST:583

CENTRAL

ScrappinFun - 50
RGK - 80
Cheyenne - 50
TeresaGreen - 60
Allingra - 244

TOTAL CENTRAL:484

WEST/MTN

Phyllis - 100
ScrappinFun - 100
Sue - 29 (outside MB)


TOTAL WEST/MTN. 229

TOTAL ALL:1296

Edited by user Wednesday, September 18, 2013 5:52:08 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Sept 18

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#3 Posted : Friday, August 23, 2013 1:09:34 PM(UTC)
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will start with 100 for east coast.
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#4 Posted : Sunday, August 25, 2013 9:04:57 AM(UTC)
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I'll do 50 to start.
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#5 Posted : Sunday, August 25, 2013 9:39:34 AM(UTC)
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I'll do 50 to start alsoBigGrin

East Coast
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#6 Posted : Sunday, August 25, 2013 9:15:46 PM(UTC)
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I'm finishing up my Christmas cards for Phyllis, then I will start on fall cards, will let you know how many I can do when I get started :)
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#7 Posted : Sunday, August 25, 2013 10:10:13 PM(UTC)
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, August 27, 2013 6:57:38 PM(UTC)
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#9 Posted : Friday, August 30, 2013 1:02:58 PM(UTC)
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I will do 50 cards for the central time zone.

Pam
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#10 Posted : Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:44:21 AM(UTC)
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I will do
50 East
50 Central
50 Mountain
50 Pacific
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#11 Posted : Saturday, August 31, 2013 3:07:12 PM(UTC)
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Phyllis, please put me down for 80. Thank you!
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#12 Posted : Saturday, August 31, 2013 6:34:55 PM(UTC)
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Tally is updated. Thanks ladies.
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, September 04, 2013 2:22:48 PM(UTC)
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Put me down for 50 east coast please
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#14 Posted : Wednesday, September 04, 2013 2:42:02 PM(UTC)
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Mailing 50 tomorrow. Expected delivery is Saturday.
I was hoping to do more but it didn't happen this timeBlushing

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#15 Posted : Friday, September 06, 2013 8:54:34 AM(UTC)
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BigGrin First, I would like to apologize for just dropping off the radar screen. I've had personal issues to deal with lately. While I am not a depressive person I did allow myself to get pretty down because of my physical problems. Anyhow, I am back, please put me down for 50 cards for central time. God bless and have a good day!
Cheyenne
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#16 Posted : Friday, September 06, 2013 10:16:32 AM(UTC)
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so far 25 for east for the fall. hope to get more done.
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imnchghere on 9/11/2013(UTC)
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#17 Posted : Friday, September 06, 2013 2:39:21 PM(UTC)
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Cheyenne, so sorry you have had some problems, we totally understand. Glad to have you back.

Phyllis
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#18 Posted : Saturday, September 07, 2013 8:53:20 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: crstartza05bb198 Go to Quoted Post
BigGrin First, I would like to apologize for just dropping off the radar screen. I've had personal issues to deal with lately. While I am not a depressive person I did allow myself to get pretty down because of my physical problems. Anyhow, I am back, please put me down for 50 cards for central time. God bless and have a good day!
Cheyenne


Cheyenne, I'm sorry you were not feeling well. Glad you are back with us. I look forward to your cards. Renate
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#19 Posted : Monday, September 09, 2013 12:42:44 PM(UTC)
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Hello ladies,

Just a quick note to advise that 330 cards are going postal this p.m. to Pat (East Coast).

To summarize, that's 75 (from the prior Xmas card challenge that were counted but not sent until now - advised of such in the last challenge) which should not be counted again and 255 Fall themed and general (including Halloween and Thanksgiving) cards to be counted in the current challenge count.

Thank you.

Ms. Vicky
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imnchghere on 9/11/2013(UTC)
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#20 Posted : Monday, September 09, 2013 3:40:49 PM(UTC)
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Our Women's group at church will be making some cards tomorrow, so I don't know exactly how many we will be finishing. I'll post that by Wednesday. I would appreciate it if someone would PM a mailing address for central time zone (we are in Texas). I plan to put them in the mail on Wednesday.

Teresa
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#21 Posted : Monday, September 09, 2013 4:11:55 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: TeresaGreene Go to Quoted Post
Our Women's group at church will be making some cards tomorrow, so I don't know exactly how many we will be finishing. I'll post that by Wednesday. I would appreciate it if someone would PM a mailing address for central time zone (we are in Texas). I plan to put them in the mail on Wednesday.

Teresa


Teresa, I just sent you my mailing address (PM). I'm the shipper for central time zone. Thank you and your women's group in advance for the cards. I will let you know when they arrive. Renate
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#22 Posted : Tuesday, September 10, 2013 11:43:24 AM(UTC)
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Mailing 65 Fall themed general use and children's Halloween themed tomorrow morning. Pics on my blog.

Went out yesterday, you'll have them Monday. Smile
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#23 Posted : Wednesday, September 11, 2013 11:08:45 AM(UTC)
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Mailing 50 tomorrow. Expected delivery is Saturday.
I was hoping to do more but it didn't happen this timeBlushing

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Jean, your cards arrived. Thanks as always, they were perfect.

~pat

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#24 Posted : Wednesday, September 11, 2013 11:10:52 AM(UTC)
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I also received cards today from Victoria F. Thank you so much also.
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#25 Posted : Wednesday, September 11, 2013 11:20:41 AM(UTC)
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Please put me down for 244 for central. I will be mailing in the next day or two. Thanks.

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#26 Posted : Thursday, September 12, 2013 6:57:09 AM(UTC)
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Pat,
Sorry I missed the last challenge.
Please add 38 cards to this challenge. Mailed yesterday.


Have a great week. Claire
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#27 Posted : Friday, September 13, 2013 1:29:27 PM(UTC)
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Pat,
Sorry I missed the last challenge.
Please add 38 cards to this challenge. Mailed yesterday.


Have a great week. Claire


Claire, your cards arrived today. Thanks so much.
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#28 Posted : Saturday, September 14, 2013 6:59:00 AM(UTC)
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my cards will be mailed monday
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#29 Posted : Saturday, September 14, 2013 2:58:07 PM(UTC)
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A big THANK YOU to all you ladies for your contributions. They are greatly appreciated. Woo Hoo on over 1200 for this theme.

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#30 Posted : Monday, September 16, 2013 5:30:14 PM(UTC)
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Good evening,
I received 2 boxes of cards today:
Teresa, thank you for the 60 cards. Alingra, thank you for the cards and also for the postage help. All the cards are beautiful and our troops will appreciate them!! Renate
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