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Saturday, May 24, 2014

It's Bloghop time!!

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Happy Memorial Day!
Join me as we honor those who have fought for our freedoms...

All of my cards in this post will be used as fronts for "Any Hero" notes that I have to forward to OWH during this month of Military Appreciation.  This first set of cards is using paper from a 12" x 12" pad called "Americana" that I acquired at a Yard Sale for a mere $2.  Talk about score!  All the sheets were still in it and in perfect condition...

This second set of cards are ones I CASEd many moons ago, when Zack ran his campaign to have every student at Marblehead High School write an "Any Hero" note.  I loved it so much, I've made it many, many times since then.  I don't know where the digi is from so if anyone can fill me in, I'd be grateful...
Update:  Click HERE for the link to the digi, thank you Elsie B.

And of course, what's a Blog Hop without the trusty old Scrappy Background and Starburst.  This last set of cards used only scraps from my "Any Hero" box.  That includes previously stamped images, stickers and digis.  Once again, if you know where the "Star Spangled happiness... " digi is from, please enlighten me... :)

SO, why so many "Any Hero" fronts?  One of Zack's final assignments in his Communications class at Embry-Riddle this past semester was to give a Persuasive Argument.  Zack choose to persuade his audience on why they should write a note of encouragement to a deployed hero.  Three quarters of his class obliged.  Sandy, if you're reading this, you would have beamed.  Zack showed me the link of the "argument" and I could not be prouder!  It overwhelms me to know my passion is his passion...

Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day!  Enjoy your time... and remember our heroes, past and present.  To get back to the beginning of the Blog Hop, click HERE


86 comments:

  1. You were certainly on a roll with your scrappy cards. I enjoyed them all. You are a big inspiration

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  2. Wonderful collection of Any Hero cards! You certainly give me motivation to get some written.

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  3. These are gorgeous. I like all the patterned papers you chose.

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  4. Great cards. I have the thank you hero digi but I'll have to go look in my files to see who did it. The star spangled digi looks like a Meljen image.

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  5. Look at you GO! Well done!

    And yes, you should be very proud of Zack. :)

    leslie (#20)

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  6. Great cards Cindy, great score on the $2 paper too. I bet you are so proud of Zack!

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  7. The scrappy background cards are amazing ! What a wonderful team your son and yourself make promoting the writing of Any Hero mail :)

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  8. What an amazing group of cards, Cindy! Great stories about your son :o)

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  9. WTG! all the cards are wonderful! lucky you snagging that yummy paper! Congrats to Zach as well!

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  10. I love those sentiments also, if you hear where they are from you will need to let us all know !!

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  11. You raised a wonderful young man! Your cards are beautiful - as always! You ARE the scrap queen!

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    1. That doesn't mean you need to send any! LMAO Besides, I think Raeanna has taken that spot... :)

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  12. All your cards are great, and I'm glad to know there's someone else out there with a box full of elements and papers for Any Hero cards. The source for the digi stamp is the OWH blog. Here's the link:
    http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2011/04/anyhero-card-sentiment-back-by-popular.html

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  13. Wow, your cards are positively amazing!

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  14. Wow, you have raised yourself an amazing kid. Thank you for sharing, I really love your cards and passion!

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  15. Your cards are awesome and I love the papers that you used on all of them!

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  16. What lovely cards. The $2.00 paper is wonderful! You have a right to be proud of Zach. How wonderful that he has picked up and run with our concern for our troops.
    All your cards are lovely. I have used the OWH sentiment so often. It is one of my "go to" favorites.

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  17. Your going to make a lot of heroes very happy with all your cards.

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  18. I am so inspired by your cards. I am glad someone found the link--I'm on my way there to d/l it right now. Thanks for the ideas. Wish I were like you on the Christmas cards.

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  19. all 3 designs are great> I especially think the second time is over the top!

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  20. I love the papers on the first set. Just beautiful.

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  21. Inspiration!!! Love all the cards!

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  22. That is so great that your passion has inspired your son's passion. And what a great organization to be passionate about. :-)
    April

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  23. I enjoyed all of your cards. The scrappy ones have a special place for me as we're always trying to figure out how to use up our scraps!

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  24. Our troops will be thrilled to get so many patriotic thank you cards!

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  25. Absolutely stunning card designs. All those heros will be so thrilled to receive these. Love the vibrant colors. That helps to make them more cheery!

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  26. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that when I come to your blog I'm going to see some fabulous cards and this batch of Any Hero cards are fabulous. Great score on that paper pad - love the looks of the papers. The digi for the second set of cards was made by Sandy - I use that all the time too. (Here is the link: http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2011/04/anyhero-card-sentiment-back-by-popular.html) Love those scrappy cards - they always are so fun and interesting to look at.

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    1. What a beautiful thing to say! Thank you so much... :)

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  27. Yay for your son Zack for relentlessly spring your (our) passion. I'm proud of him! I love that you were able to score such an awesome but at a yard sale. I love yard sales too and have scored many, too much paper at yard sales... Thank you for all your efforts and Zack dedication to supporting OWH.
    BTW- I've CASE'D your card many, many times too.
    Raeanna Smith

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  28. Fabulous cards and fantastic designs, I love all of the different papers you've used!

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  29. Great Cards!
    Especially love the second group with all the stars
    ~the sentiment really pops!

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  30. What a great story and I'm sure you are very proud of your son to be aware enough of what OWH is and how it impacts our deployed hero's. Kudos to you. I'm loving the second set or cards the best. Great layout and very patriotic.

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  31. Fantastic cards and post, Cindy! Your talent and dedication to OWH are an inspiration to me. You must be so proud of your son and I am sure he is equally proud of his Mom. Have fun this weekend at the hop!

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  32. You did score with that paper. It's amazing what you can find out there sometimes. I love that you put together cards from your scrap pile. I challenge myself to do that from time to time and the results are incredible. Thanks for the inspiration you have given others.

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  33. Really nice collection of cards!

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  34. Cindy... you've outdone yourself.. THESE ARE FABULOUS!!! Thank you for sharing about Zack.. I'm very proud of him as well.

    blessings ~ Pam

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  35. Wow, what a marvelous group of cards Cindy! Thanks for sharing the story about Zack too. He sounds like an amazing young man and I can see why you're so proud. I'm so glad you joined in the hop. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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  36. Wonderful cards! Love the star burst!!

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  37. Amazing group of cards. Have a great day and thanks for your support of OWH!

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  38. Beautiful sets of cards and what a great school project involving OWH!

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  39. Yes, that paper was an awesome score, and you have put it to good use!! Your cards are fantastic; so many heroes will be encouraged by your creativity and message to them.

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  40. Wow! You've been a very busy woman. What a wonderful assortment of card fronts for AnyHero cards. And what an amazing son you have to be encouraging his peers to write to a deployed service member. You definitely did something right in raising him. Awesome job!

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  41. Yup, getting that paper pack was a def. score! Fantastic Any Hero cards. No wonder you're proud of Zack, he sounds like an amazing young man. To get his peers to actually use pen and paper rather than electronics is no mean feat! Thanks for all your support of our Heroes through OWH. Congrats on raising such an impressive son.
    R/

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  42. Your cards are beautiful, extremely creative and pack a nice punch. There are sure to be a lot of lucky heroes who receive those any hero cards.

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  43. What beautiful cards! Those papers are awesome & so are the layouts. A great garage sale buy on the first papers!!!!

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  44. Love your cards and love your son's passion for our heroes! Thanks for sharing :)

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  45. Beautiful cards! There will certainly be some might lucky people when they receive these! Thanks for raising such a wonderful young man!

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  46. I love that sentiment, I believe it is a freebie from Operation Write Home...or maybe from Paula...I'm not too sure, but I use it very much. Your cards are great.

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  47. Awesome cards, Awesome school project and Awesome score at the yard sale! Great job - thanks so much for sharing.

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  48. KUDOS to Zack! You must be very proud of your young man. I know I would be. Great job on all the card fronts. It's so good of you to make all those cards for the students to write too.

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  49. What a wondeful red, white, and blue collection! You do us cardmakers proud, Cindy!

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  50. Outstanding, Cindy!! Keep up the amazing work for OWH!

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  51. All these are just wicked awesome! I love your scrappy backgrounds. Mine never come out that nice.

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  52. What a fabulous collection of card! You have to be so proud of Zack to have persuaded his classmates to make cards for OWH.

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  53. These cards have wonderful designs and are very patriotic. Great job!

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  54. Lovely card and great story about Zack persuading his classmates to write any hero cards.
    :) Marie

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  55. You should be a proud Mama! What a fantastic thing to know you've passed your passion on to your son. I really like all of your AnyHero cards, but that Thank You Hero sentiment is absolutely fantastic. If you do find out where it is from, be sure to share with us!!

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  56. Wow, these are all fantastic. I love all the sentiments. I'm sure you were so proud of his argument.

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  57. The awesomeness of your cards is superseded only by the letters inside :)

    Sandy, OWH Exec Director
    http://sandyallnock.com

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  58. Wow!!! Very lovely lovely cards!!!

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  59. Awesome and such a great way to support our military persons... and love that you passed that down to your son- that is super! Beautiful cards!

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  60. How awesome that your son did a project for OWH! I love the starburst cards...it's one of my favorite sketches.

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  61. Fabulous cards. I like the papers you used. Great school project--congrats!

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  62. Great collection of cards. Congrats to Zach and his fellow students!

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  63. You've motivated us to make more Any Hero cards. is there a way you can share Zach's link or persuasive argument? I'd love to read it.

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    1. I love that idea too and if I could, I would. His "argument" was video taped and is the ownership of Embry-Riddle. Zack is trying to get authorization from the teacher to use his part privately... I'll certainly share it if that happens.

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  64. What a great batch of cards!!!

    I like them but the scraps ones....I may print that out just to inspire me! Stick it in my scraps box!

    Sounds like your son has his head screwed on straight-must be such a source of pride and joy for you. Add my voice to the many thank yous being sent to him on behalf of OWH and the troops.

    Thanks for making and sharing!

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  65. Your cards are as awesome as you and Zack are. Great job to both of you. I know these cards will be appreciated.

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  66. You definitely win the award for most cards made for the hop! They are all great. I think my favorite is #2 but I like all of them. Congrats to you and to Zack--persuading 75% of his class during an assignment is quite amazing!

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  67. Love all the cards! Thank you!

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  68. Appreciate your enthusiasm. Great use of all the different papers.

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  69. Great cards -- gorgeous. And give Zack a hug, we need more "kids" like him to help with getting AnyHero cards out there. A Big High 5 to him.

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  70. What a great job on the any hero cards. I'm accumulating them this month also. Have about 150 so far. Big pat on the back for your son Zack, too! Love the many cards you show - red, white & blue is my favorite color combo.

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  71. Great cards! and thanks to the person for the link to the sentiment.

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  72. I like the star cards and the semtiment

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  73. Thank you for your inspiration to make more "Any Hero" cards. Your cards are all terrific and I need to shop at some different yard sales, because I've never found wonderful paper like you did.

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  74. You must be a wonderful mother to have raised such a caring son. Congratulations, and thanks for supporting OWH!

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  75. Fabulous cards and great job with your son. I love the cards you made.

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  76. How amazing that Zack is following in your patriotic footsteps! This is an amazing collection of cards! Sure to warm the hearts of our soldiers!

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  77. Wow, I love all of them! Thanks for the link to the digi, I would like to use it too. I think it is just awesome that your son is sharing in your enthusiasm!

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