Monday, August 2, 2010

Post-it note holders & Soldier Socks

As I said in a previous post, craft show season will be here before we know it - so in between making cards, I'm trying to make items to sell at our craft fair in November.

Here are two post it note holders with pens that I made the other day. (Actually, I made 8 of these)
I used the Cuttlebug swiss dots for the cover and Papertrey Ink 'Take Note" set for the sentiments. The apples are from Hero Arts and colored with prisma pencils.  Inside are 3" x 3" post it notes!

This weekend - we also helped out Soldier Socks - a charity that my neighbor, Chris Meek, started in order to assist our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.  He had a friend in the military and Chris asked him what he could do to help. The soldier said they could use tube socks, baby wipes and sunscreen.  So Chris, being the kind of "can do" guy that he is - started Soldier Socks. He begin collecting these items by contacting companies, schools and other organizations for donations.  It is amazing how this effort has taken off!  So, this weekend, we assisted Chris by stuffing boxes and boxes and boxes full of these items to send off to our troops!

Here are a few pictures:
This is a picture of Chris (in dark blue T-shirt) along with other volunteers working the assembly line of box stuffing, box taping and box 'breakdown':


Here's my father-in-law taping the boxes shut and putting on the address labels:

And here is a shot of just 'some' of the boxes going overseas to our troops!!!
If you have a moment, go to the Soldier Socks website and see what a difference this effort is making!!

Thanks for visiting!!! Have a great day!
Maria

5 comments:

Irena said...

These note holders are great. I like them.
Have a wonderful day!

Nordicblogger said...

Beautiful postit note holder, what a great idea! And the sock project is a great project to be involved in. I'm sure everything is much appreciated!

jimlynn said...

Now that's alot of socks, sunscreen, and baby wipes!!!!! How wonderful that yall are doing this. Just fabulous.
Love your Post-It note holder too. The apples look so real. I've gotta get some of those cute little pens!
Lynn

Cheryl said...

These are great projects - perfect for back to school!

Looks like your busy with a good cause. Fabulous!

Kathryn Myhre said...

This is wonderful! Great job for helping out the troops they need every bit of support!

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