Sonoran Living gets a new co-host and producer August 13

Terri Ouellette is pleased to announce she will be joining Stephanie Sandoval as co-host and producer of “Sonoran Living” a lifestyle TV program created by Scripps Network and produced for the ABC affiliate KNXV in Phoenix, Arizona.

Terri O is a two-time Emmy Award winner, author, and PBS host of “Super Simple with Terri O”. For more than a decade, Terri has served as the national spokesperson for the Craft & Hobby Association.

“I’m very excited about Sonoran Living as it allows me to expand my creativity not only to crafting but to food, lifestyle, home décor and travel but allows me to develop professionally as a host and producer,” explained Ouellette. “I’ve been very blessed throughout my career to have been be able to work in creative fields where I have flourished. I look forward to continued growth right here at home!”

“Sonoran Living” airs on Channel 15 from 9 to 10 a.m. in Arizona. Terri will assume her role on August 13, 2012.

Help Operation Write Home Make Cards for our military personnel overseas!

You know how wonderful it is to open your mailbox and find a handmade card from a friend inside.

Now imagine you are one of our many military personnel serving overseas where there is no place to buy a card for a loved one. You can help them this weekend by making blank cards that Operation Write Home will send to these brave men and women and in turn they can mail a special card to their someone special.

The instructions for card making for Operation Write Home are few, but important and are found HERE.

I have known Sandy Allnock, President of Operation Write Home for many years. OWH is an absolutely great non-profit cause!

Since 2007, the organiztion has sent 1.7 million handmade cards overseas!

Be a part of the fun and the cause! Thank a veteran over this Memorial Weekend!

If you can’t make cards now, remember, cards are needed year-around.

Cards can be simple

like the one CarolJean my DT member made below, top

or the ones I made and added today….

or elaborate, but, for the safety of our troops, no glitter or crystals please!

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DVD Give-Away and Card Making Blog Hop with Operation Write Home

The reason to participate in OPERATION WRITE HOME’s card making extravaganza is a win in itself. Operation Write Home is a non-profit that encourages others to make cards that our men and women serving the military overseas, often in combat zones, can send back home to their loved ones for birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, I love you and all those other reasons that people send still send cards.

I’m sweetening the pot with a drawing for a set of my Paper, Fashion and Holiday crafting videos. I’ll choose one winner at random who makes a card and comments on the blog.

The DVDs are normally $9.99 each. From now until June 9, 2012, you can order a set for $25 through my assistant, Carol La Valley.

I can’t stress this enough, be sure to check the FAQs on the OWH site about card making size and safety –no glitter!

It’s a long holiday weekend so no excuses.

Come on back to my blog  early tomorrow morning for all the details!