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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Memorial Day Blog Hop...

Although there are still troops in the field, the original mission of Operation Write Home will be complete at the end of this year.  Final cards need to be OWH by August 1st.  To commemorate my involvement, I'm sharing some of my most favorite "Any Hero" cards that I've done over the last five years during MY involvement with the organization...
 
 This is one of the first I ever made while visiting a childhood friend who became my mentor, teaching me all kinds of wonderful techniques during a week long visit to her home in October of 2010.  Thanks Barb for your inspiration and guidance back in the day...
 
 
 This card was featured by my hometown paper in a Christmas piece they did on me back in December of 2011.  The article can be read in the upper right hand corner of this blog...
 
 Then I learned about Copic coloring... OMG!!  Loved it...
 
 
 One of many that were made during Zack's campaign to have everyone in his high school write an "Any Hero" note to our troops.  He succeeded to get 710 notes in March of 2012, which later earned him a four year scholarship for his efforts...
 
 
Another of my favorites that I've enjoyed coloring...
 
Although OWH is closing down it's doors, my efforts will not stop.  My direction, over the last year, has been to send random cards to people in my circle of friends and family.  The education I have gained from my involvement with OWH is and will ALWAYS be, priceless.  Thank you Sandy and thank you OWH.  I will miss you...
 
 

33 comments:

  1. WOW! You have been busy! Gorgeous, gorgeous cards!

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  2. These are great Cindy! I love them all, but especially the celebrate one. TFS

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  3. Great collection of beautiful cards!

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  4. Great idea to share your favorite Hero cards! They are all special and I am sure meant a lot to the recipient!

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  5. I love your Any Hero cards! You make beautiful cards which I know from personal experience. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Beautiful cards Cindy! How proud you must be of your son for his great efforts to support our troops! Thanks for all you have done for OWH! Have a great day!

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  7. Beautiful cards. My favorite is the celebrate card, made with copics.

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  8. A wonderful 'look back' Cindy. I refuse to pick a single favorite. LOL I am so glad I have 'met' you through OWH and to all you friend. I too am grateful to have made friends who will be source of inspiration to continue making and sharing cards in the years to come. Thanks for being a loyal supporter of OWH over the years!

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  9. Wonderful cards. Can't pick my favorite.

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  10. Hey, military brat. Great cards. I REALLY like the one you did with the Copic markers. Would love to know if that is a digi or a rubber stamp. Great article on you. Wonder what your count of cards is since then. bunnycardmaker@gmail.com

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  11. What a fabulous array of cards for our heroes. I especially love the stamp for your last card. This one has always given me the chills and makes me so proud to be an American. Enjoy your weekend.

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  12. Cindy each card is just awesome. I am partial the one you colored with Copics! You make really special cards and each one is lovely. So glad I got to know you through OWH and I hope we will stay friends long after OWH is gone.

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  13. What a wonderful selection of cards, all so beautiful and different!
    Tammy x

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  14. I have always enjoyed your enthusiasm! Thanks for taking us down memory lane!

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  15. Wow beautiful cards. You must be so proud of your son what an accomplishment. Tyfs.

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  16. What a great way to look back over the years of your cards! :) Big hugs!

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  17. Thank you for sharing some of your favorite patriotic cards! What a treasure!

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  18. Hi Cindy! Wow, I remember these beautiful cards and my favorite is still the first one with the torn paper and distressing! You have been so wonderful to get to know over the last few years! I look forward to staying in touch on FB and in blog land!

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  19. Great cards! Fun to see the progression through the years.

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  20. So many great cards! I absolutely LOVE the sentiment "Thank You Hero, you make America proud!! That is totally awesome!

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  21. What a wonderful set of cards! And, what a great idea to share some of your favorite cards. Thanks for your support of OWH. :)

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  22. A beautiful set of cards and OWH memories! My favorite is the crisp, clean star card with all the textures of ribbon, embossing, and tag with brad.

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  23. Isn't it fun to see how we improve over the years? All of your cards are awesome ~ thanks for sharing

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  24. What an amazing post! Love how you show your support of OWH through the years while showing us your progression in card making. You have do a lot for OWH and from what it sounds like, it has done a lot for you. I too will miss making cards for our troops, but know that we've done such good here makes me proud.

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  25. These are all gawjuss, girlfriend! I am so glad I've gotten to know you thru OWH and SS on FB. I LOVE your art. These gave me eye puddles. oxox

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  26. I love all of these cards. Thank you for sharing your talents with OWH and me over the years

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  27. Thank you for sharing your favorite cards with us and all you have done to support OWH.

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  28. The soldier praying against the flag is my favorite!

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  29. you have inspired me since the very first time I saw one of your cards. You have incredible talent. I love the wonky flag card (discovering Copics) We will continue to stay in touch (I hope) :)

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  30. Your cards are inspiring! Love the coloring on your cards...just colored my first card with Copics yesterday while looking through the blog hop! Wow. Didn't realize how much we've learned as we went along.

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  31. Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards.

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