Happy 4th Of July

Happy 4th of July Everyone!

This video from Operation Write Home just made me smile ~ I hope it does the same for you.

I would just like to thank all the Military Men and Women all around the globe who are making My world a better and much safer place to be.

Operation Write Home

Click on the above link to watch the video

Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to thank our Military who keep us safe!

Handmade Valentines Day Cards for Operation Write Home

A Very Happy New Year to all of my Fellow Crafters.  2010 is going to be a lot of Fun.

I just finished making some Valentines Day Cards for Operation Write Home and got them in the mail.


If any of you do not know about Operation Write Home, you are really missing out on great organization that you can be a part of.  Please check them out and if you are not a card maker maybe you can send a donation. I am so honored to be part of this organization.  While our soldiers are fighting for us and our freedom, they are away from their families and this is my small part in giving back and helping them be connected to their loved ones.  Just check out the web site and see for yourself.

Anyway, now I am making my first Joans Craft World video.  Some of our fellow crafty friends make it look so easy.  Well let me tell you I think, no I don’t think, I know that I really need to practice.  I thought I did a great take only to find out that all you could see on the screen was my hands and a white piece of paper, and not what I was doing.  Oh well, I guess that is the learning curve of making videos.  I just need to finish editing and then it will be up for all to see.

Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!

Happy Fall Everyone

I love this time of year.  When the air is crisp, stores are decorated with fall items.  Makes me want to bake apples and eat candy corn.

I have had the best week crafting.  I just finished making 70 cards for Operation Write Home.  I just packed up the box and am getting ready to go to the post office to mail them.  I now feel that I am making a difference.  It’s a great feeling.


Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!

JoansCraftWorld now Donating Cards for a Cause called Operation Write Home

I found this website that I think is the most heart felt site that I have seen. It is called Operation Write Home.  It is an organization that takes handmade cards that we the card makers make and send them to our troops, so that they can write to their family and loved ones at home.  They recently changed their name from Cards for Heroes.

When I went to the site and saw the pictures of our military men and women holding up cards from “us” with such smiles on there faces, it really touched me like never before.  I guess I have been in my little world enjoying my freedom, but not remembering why I am free.  It’s because of all of our military out there in the middle of nowhere or should I say “hell” fighting for my and our freedom.
It might sound crazy but now I feel that I have a small part in helping them connect with there families by being part of Operation Write Home.


I am in the process of making a lot of cards to send to Operation Write Home so they in return can mail them out to our troops.  And I am going to say this to all of you so you can hold me accountable, I will continue to make/send cards till all of our troops are safely home with there families.  There I said it and now I have to do it.  And it’s not like I don’t like making cards, that is my passion and now my passion has a cause behind it.

So you may be asking yourself, why is Joan writing about this? Because if you are a card maker like me and want to help our soldiers stay connected with there families and loved ones, take part in this great cause.  Remember, there are no Hallmark stores for them to get a card.  Consider yourself the piece of the puzzle that get our soldiers connected to home.

Go and visit the site now, and get all the details.  I hope you feel as good as I do, and join in on this wonderful good deed and help send Cards for Heroes.