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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day "Sketch" Blog Hop...



Welcome, welcome, welcome!  This is my first ever Blog Hop... woo hoo!!  My life has been so full of many "firsts" since I got involved with OWH... :) 

So this card is my take on Sketch #90.  The card itself will be the front to an "Any Hero" note from the students at Marblehead High School.  My son Zack, a Junior at MHS, ran a campaign at the beginning of March to get every student to write a note to a hero who is deployed.  The principal extended their homeroom one Monday so they could write and we received 710 notes.  Since then, we've colored in the notes (which were plain, see this post below) and made card fronts for them.  As you can see on the sidebar, we've completed and sent 462 to the shippers at OWH. I love coming up with new fronts for the cards so if one day someone collects all 710 back, they'll see such an eclectic collection... (I know... a weird thought, eh?)

The "shimmery" stamps are from a package of stars that are meant to be table confetti (found at Hobby Lobby) and adhered with glue dots.  The paper is from a Scrapbooking Page Kit (also from Hobby Lobby), the sentiment is from a sticker set by Momenta (found at Michaels) and the ribbon is from Wal-mart.  It's apparent that I get around in collecting "stuff" to make cards with, wouldn't you say?  ...lol

61 comments:

  1. Nice job with the confetti Cindy. You can be very proud of your son and his classmates. He sounds like a boy with some good values

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  2. Great card with a perfect sentiment! Love all your stars and the papers you used! I used that same sketch. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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  3. Hi Cindy, I am starting with your blog today, and so excited to see your beautiful card. The Hero that recieves this one will appreciate it VERY much! Great job!!!! Now I am off hopping.....

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  4. Getting around in collecting stuff is half the fun of this hobby! Perfect card for "any hero"

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  5. LOL Cindy! You sound like your having a blast! Your card is great and very creative use of stars as accents.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  6. Clever use of confetti and a wonderful sentiment. Congratulations on making it through your first hop, badge difficulties and all!

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  7. Love this. I really klike the use of all those stars. Great sentiment.
    http://www.nutsandcats.blogspot.com/

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  8. Hi Cindy!
    Love your patriotic card and colors! Stars are so beautiful on your card! Love that you are so prolific in your cardmaking!!

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  9. This is nice Cindy! I love how you've used the stars across the front, very creative!

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  10. The scattered stars are so much fun and this is one of my all time favorite quotes Cindy! I am so excited when we get folks joining in for their first hop ever. It was also great to hear about Zack and his any hero note project. Thanks for joining in the Memorial Day hop and for supporting OWH.

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  11. Great patriotic card! Thank you for joining the Hop today and all your support of OWH. God bless!

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  12. Love the patriotic card and thank your son for his work in getting Hero cards! Thanks for hoppin' with OWH. craftycolonel.blogspot.com

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  13. Beautiful card, Cindy! Those stars are so cute! One of our heroes will love receiving it.

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  14. Super card - and that many AnyHero letters is such a blessing!! THANK YOU!

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  15. Love the card and use of confetti! Your son is awesome for doing this campaign for OWH! Thanks for sharing and i am inspired to write any hero mail now!

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  16. Really nice card. I love the sparkly/shiny stars.

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  17. Great card-- I love that you son did this at his school that's awesome!

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  18. What an amazing job your Son, his school and your family has done! Keep up the great work and beautiful cards!

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  19. What an amazing thing for your son to do. You have to be so very proud of him. And, kudos to you for your perseverance in making all those card fronts!

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  20. I'm sure you're super proud of your son and his classmates. It's sad to think some of them may be among the troops one of these days. It was definitely a combination of efforts to achieve such numbers. Congrats on your first blog hop. "Ya done good!" Thanks for your participation in the hop and support of the troops.

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  21. wow .. you are rocking the anyhero cards. what a fantastic idea for your son to get involved
    thanks for sharing

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  22. WhoHoo;) I love the stars you used this is so cute. Great job!

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  23. I love that you re-created from so many sources! Great re-use of confetti!

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  24. What a great idea for AnyHero cards! I'm sure they are much appeciated! Thanks to you and to your son for your efforts!

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  25. great card, love your take on the sketch!!! ;)

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  26. Your card is great, I love how you placed the stars.

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  27. Very nice. Happy Memorial Day weekend. Hugs

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  28. Perfect Any Hero card and you, your son, and his school are to commended for supporting our troops! I think your collecting abilities are awesome.

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  29. That's a great card, and a Hero is going to love getting it! Thanks for your and your son's dedication to this project!

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  30. Your card totally captures this Memorial Day holiday. Love the layering of the stars.

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  31. Love your card and your level of involvement!

    Sheila
    Http://2pawprints.blogspot.com

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  32. This is a fantastic card! I love the stars! And I know all about the collecting stuff from everywhere. Thanks for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

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  33. What an amazing job you and your son have done to get Any Hero mail!

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  34. You and your son did an awesome job collecting Hero mail! I love your card and all the pieces you used to make it.

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  35. Great cards and an a mazing job all around - TFS :)

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  36. What a great idea your son came up with! And I love you adding card fronts to them. love your flag stars! thanks for supporting OWH!

    SuzAnn
    OWH Board

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  37. What a great idea your son had and yay for his principal and everyone at his school for supporting our troops! That's such a wonderful patriotic card! I love the sparkly stars and the sentiment is perfect! And boy, do I miss Hobby Lobby!

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  38. Great card Cindy as all of your cards always are. I love the shiny,sparkly stars!!!

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  39. Awesome card. Love the stars!

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  40. Table confetti! What an awesome idea - leave it to you! Love your card - hope you are having a wonderful weekend

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  41. This was my first bloghop too! I just love the sentiment you chose - it's wonderful. The collection of stars really stands out against your card. Great job!

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  42. great project - I hope you enjoyed your first blog hop

    Barb Housner

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  43. Perfect sentiment for your card.

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  44. Love that B.Franklin quote...and what a great way to get AnyHero cards done en masse! :)

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  45. Love the colors and sentiment. Have a great Memorial Day

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  46. This is one of my favorites in the hop. I loved the sentiment as it suits OWH and what a great tip about the star confetti. THe card just pops and seems so appropriate. I can also see it as a birthday card for those born on the 4th of July. TFS and for all your wonderful support to the OWH project. Great Job!

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  47. Your card is so patriotic, love the stars and the sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Wow - give Zack a big hug from me and tell him great job!!!! Wonderful card and I especially love the rustic look on the bottom! TFS and congrats on your 1st hop! You did an awesome job!!

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  49. Way to go Zack! 710 Any Hero cards! That should help with the "summertime slump" this year! Your idea of using "table confetti" on the card was cool.

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  50. Cindy, I love your card front!! Those stars are adorable. What a great project you and Zack took on! Thank you for being such a big part of the OWH family!

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  51. Loved the note idea that your son organized at his school. Fantastic project! Your card is also fantastic....love how you used that confetti.

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  52. Thank you for showing support to our Troops. Your beautiful efforts will be appreciated by so many. Honor Memorial Day!

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  53. Fabulous front and glad the high school was involved in this project.

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  54. Your card is fantastic, and, so is your son. What a wonder thought and gift.

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  55. What a patriotic card! Love the stars!

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  56. I had purchased some similar stars...but have not broke them out yet! Way to go on the crd thing...amazing!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  57. Great take on the sketch and I love all the stars you added to it!

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  58. Another great card! Now I just need to find out what a blog hop is!

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    1. AH... and so the education continues!! Do I hear a lunch in Connecticut brewing??? ...lol

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  59. I really like your card, Cindy! You and your son are doing amazing work! You ought to be proud!

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