Friday, July 13, 2012

July "Our Daily Bread" Challenge - Think Cool

Each Month "Our Daily Bread" sponsors Operation Write Home for the shipping costs of up to two priority mail boxes.  These boxes containing blank greeting cards are sent to deployed service members all over the world.  For every 25 cards posted to the challenge site, the organization will cover the cost of one box.  I like to participate in the challenges when I can.

This month, with all of the heat waves and wild fires, the challenge is to think "Cool".  We are supposed to use cool colors and think cool thoughts while creating our entry, which in turn will become part of our donation to Operation Write Home.

A friend of mine from high school, Deena Oshins Newell has a son, Michael Oshins, who loves to create snowman comics. I had admired his work for quite a while before approaching him with the idea of using his work on my Operation Write Home cards.  When I asked for permission, he didn't hesitate to get involved.  His comics on my cards provides some comic relief to  the service members and their families as they keep in touch during their trying times.

Anyway, here's my entry into July's "Our Daily Bread" challenge, using cool colors and Michael's creation.  The tag on top is what I put on the back of each card I create using his work.