Wednesday, September 11, 2013

OWH Birthday Bash - Stampers Best


Welcome, everyone!  If you arrived here from Samantha's blog, you are on the right track.  If you would like to start at the beginning of the skip, you can find it HERE!  

I am so happy to be a part of Operation Write Home's 2013 Birthday Bash.  Every Wednesday in September we are celebrating with a blog skip with one of our partners.  If you missed the skip with Unity Stamps last Wednesday, you can find it HERE.

This week the theme is AnyHero cards with Stampers Best.  Stampers Best carries a selection of rubber and digi OWH fundraiser stamps and makes a $1 donation to OWH on each set sold.  That sure does come in handy to pay for all that overseas shipping to send our handmade cards to the troops!  Thank you, Stampers Best, for your continued support of our heroes!  

My card today uses the Turtley Awesome rubber stamp set along with My Mind's Eye Oxford Lane patterned papers from a 6x6 paper pad and coordinating enamel dots.  Our troops certainly are AWESOME and I thought the colors were sufficiently masculine to work for a great AnyHero card.  The sketch is Deconstructed Sketch #29.  


Wondering what I write in my AnyHero cards?  Well, I talk about "normal" things like the weather in Texas, my daughter's activities, or uplifting news items (like royal babies!).  And, of course, I always thank them for their service and for making sacrifices so we can enjoy our freedom!  My goal is just to bring some of the normal activities of life to them in their not-so-normal circumstances.  What are you waiting for?  I challenge you to go write an AnyHero card NOW!

After you finish that AnyHero card, I will send you on to SANDY'S BLOG for some truly amazing AnyHero cards (yes, "plural" cards!).  Don't forget to check back next Wednesday for another fun-filled Birthday Bash Skip!

53 comments:

  1. Another turtley awesome creation! You guys are convincing me I need to make some AnyHero cards with this lil guy, it's perfect! Great layout on this card. Thanks for sharing, Allison!

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  2. Some hero will appreciate this little guy. Great colors to spread happiness.

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  3. Can I confess? I've never written an AnyHero Card. My daughter colors the pages, but I always feel uncomfortable writing to a soldier I don't know. I appreciate how you just give a snapshot of your "normal" life and then thank the hero. I will try this approach and try to get over my discomfort....

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  4. Oh that turtle is so FUN! I love all the greens you used to bring him to life!

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  5. Such cute colors for that turtle!!! I can't remember which hop it was that I first noticed the deconstructed sketches but now I am addicted to those, too. :) looks great!

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  6. Super cute turtlelicious card! Love the design and colors!

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  7. Love how you colored that turtle. He is so cute.

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  8. Your colors are fantastic. :) Wonderful layout as well.

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  9. This is such a bright and cheery card...love how your colored turtle matches so well with his backdrop. Nicely done.

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  10. Such a cute card. Thanks for letting us know what you write in your any hero cards, it will make it easier to write one now.

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  11. Allison.. such a fun card! I really like the papers you used.. and the coloring of the turtle.. it's awesome! thanks so much for sharing notes about writing to Heroes. blessings ~ Pam

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  12. cute stripes to match the turtle and love the different sized dots! thanks for sharing!

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  13. that turtle card is so cute - thanks for those ideas about what to write in an Any Hero card!

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  14. Darling card! And great suggestions for what to write in the Any Hero cards; I always struggle with what to say.

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  15. Darling card! And great suggestions for what to write in the Any Hero cards; I always struggle with what to say.

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  16. Allison, your card is adorable! Great job coloring the turtle and what a fun sketch!

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  17. Great layout and colors! Love this turtle, I really like how you colored him. I think it's a nice idea to use a more lighthearted image for some Any Hero cards, and thanks for sharing your ideas about what to write in them.

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  18. NOW!!! OK, I can do that, but I'll do one even better. A friend is taking me to a clay/art party this evening and I'm going to take my box of cards with me and see if I can get all the ladies to write an Any Hero Card.

    Love the turtle and the challenge.

    Lyn

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  19. This turtle is soooo cute! The green card really makes the image stand out. The graduated bling at the bottom really rounds out the card nicely. Great work!

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  20. Whoopee! The turtle is becoming a favorite of mine. You've coordinated all the colors so well. Great layout choice.

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  21. Hi Allison! I LOVE your Turtley Awesome card!! The coloring and layout are perfect. The big scallops really complement the shell shape. So happy to be in the hop with you, Texas buddy!

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  22. Love this colorful card! I'm new to OWH so I appreciate the pointers on what to write.

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  23. I love your suggestion of writing something normal in the cards as well as thanking them for their service. I'll have to do that!

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  24. So cute! Love that little guy and your coloring is spot on! Thank you for taking part in this great skip, providing lots of inspiration and lots of great support for our troops!

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  25. Great choice of papers for your awesome card. Thanks for sharing ideas for writing in our any hero cards.

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  26. Turtely Awesome card :) with the bright colors and fun papers. I think your thoughts on trying to bring a little everyday, normal into the lives of our heroes through relating your everyday bits to them is really good advice. I bet they love getting cards from you and the few moments of escape it no doubt brings them when they read them.

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  27. Fabulous card- wonderful and happy colors- and I love the scallops on the left- ties in nicely with the shell of the turtle! Thanks for the tips on writing the hero cards!

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  28. Such a cute turtle! I love the sketch you used, too.

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  29. Darling CAS card...love those matching papers...what a sweet sweet card!

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  30. Adorable card, Allison! I love the striped paper and this is a really cute layout too!

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  31. Thank you for telling about what you say in your Any Hero mail!!! Cute card! radloffjen at cableone dot net

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  32. Your coloring is great, really makes the turtle awesome. Thanks for making cards for our heroes and sharing a little bit of yourself with them.

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  33. Awesome card! Love the little turtle and the papers you used go with him so well!

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  34. I love it. That striped paper makes the turtle pop off the card!

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  35. The turtle is adorable. Thank you

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  36. I am glad you talked about what kind of things you put into an any hero card because I have always wondered what other people have written! I too write

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  37. I can't think of a better use for this set..."Turtley Awesome" Indeed!!

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  38. I like the coloring on your cute turtle. Great stamp to send to our heroes!

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  39. Absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Awesome turtle!!! love your color choice & design. Great job!!!

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  41. He is so cute, love the layout and colors.

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  42. Cute colorful card matching the style of the image. TFS.

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  43. Yup, that turtle makes me smile every time!
    R/

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  44. Love the stripes and the small checks together in the background, great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Turtley Awesome Cuteness! Fabulous job on your card!

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  46. great reminder to bring some of the normal activities of life to them in their not-so-normal circumstances! Such lush greens must certainly be welcome in the "sandbox"!

    thanks for supporting OWH.
    SuzAnn
    OWH Board Member

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  47. Great coloring! He's just a too cute turtle.

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  48. Very cute--great coloring and choice of papers.

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  49. perfect card for a little boy! love the stripped paper

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  50. Cute card. Love the paper you used. Thanks for sharing.

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