Saturday, May 24, 2014

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop - Any Hero Card


Welcome to Operation Write Home's Memorial Day Blog Hop! How exciting it is to see all of the red, white and blue handmade cards! Doesn't it just make you want to get your stuff out and start creating?

I personally would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the families and our Heroes   My father served in the Korean War. We had family at the Pentagon on 9-11. The owner of a2z Scrapbooking is a military kid. We understand the importance of your sacrifice. And we remember the lost.......


My card is based on OWH Sketch 217


See Supply list at the bottom of this post.

I made an Any Hero card for this hop. Our hero's unfortunately think we have forgotten them due to the war effort winding down. It's important for them to know we have not forgotten them.

I know it can be tough to figure out what to write in an Any Hero card so I thought I would share what I have written to help spring some ideas for you in writing any Hero cards...


Dear Hero,
      Thank you for serving our country.Your sacrifice is remembered every day in our family. We had family at the Pentagon on 9-11, so we know how important your job is on a personal level. 

The flowers are starting to bloom  here in Indiana after a very long winter & it is wonderful seeing green again.

We are going to the Farmer's Market this weekend. It will be nice to be out in the sunshine.

I have two boys. One is a senior at Purdue and the other just finished getting his welding certification. He started his first job making rebar for cement foundations. The son at Purdue plans to start his own business offering translation services to companies.

Please know you are thought of daily and are in our prayers.

With admiring respect,

Elizabeth, James, and Scott


Imagine if everyone on this hop wrote just 2 ANY HERO Cards what a difference it would make to our troops! a2z will be sponsoring an Any Heroes Card drive next month on the a2z blog.Be sure to stop by there on June 5th for more details! And we have a very special surprise guest designer coming on June 7th!

Be sure to leave a comment to be entered for $25 gift certificate to a2z Scrapbooking Supplies.

Have fun on the hop!

Supplies:
Red star paper is from my stash



92 comments:

  1. Such a nice card!! I love what you wrote too!!!

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  2. wonderful clean lines on your card. Thanks for sharing the details about OWH in your post.

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  3. Very nice card, I like you big bold banner.

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    1. Thank you, it's brand new and was done by a dear friend , Linda Trace.

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  4. Love the red star paper that you used on this great card!

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  5. Love the card and comments to our heroes.

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  6. What a great card! I just love that double layered banner!

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  7. Thank you for once again being part of the OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop. Love your card and I also appreciate you sharing your message for Hero mail. I have problems deciding what to put in my "Any Hero" cards. It really helps to see what others do. Bless you.

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  8. Great support for any hero cards. You are right, sometimes they are hard to write, but we can all do just two. I don't typically send them with my boxes, so I am now inspired by your words. Thank you.

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  9. I love this sketch and have used it often. Great choice of elements.

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  10. You Rock, Elizabeth! Thank you for sharing your great card and especially your Any Hero note...that is the hardest part for me, but you have just made it seem easier!

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  11. Wonderful hero card! Love all the layers!

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  12. The layering really makes this card. TFS

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  13. Elizabeth, I love you card, great use of color and design!

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  14. Wonderful hero card. You know how to perfectly layer too as that helps to make the card so interesting. I like the banner tag. I am sure that hero will adore it.

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  15. What a great idea to help people along who don't know what to write. I think it is really great to encourage others to write to our heroes. There are so few fighting for the comfort of so many and I don't think those serving hear from the rest of us enough! Your card is beautiful but it's the words that are so imprtant! Thanks, Rosie
    Son serving in the Navy now, past submariner's wife

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  16. Love the layering with this card!

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  17. Awesome OWH Card and a very lovely and touching "Any Hero" theme! I keep forgetting that you are also part of OWH and I'm so excited to see you in the hop...not that I can visit every page, but I'm picked out random cards that draw my attention and this was one of them.

    PS: I also LOVE your new blog header and think that Linda did a fabulous Job.....some day I want to have mine done over and maybe I should hire her...!

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  18. Thank you for sharing what to write in an any hero card. I really like your choice of papers and textures. Blessings on your day!

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  19. A wonderful card and thank you for sharing what you wrote- so helpful and beautifully touching!

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  20. Love your card. I'm very into the banners too! Thanks for your Any Hero writing tips!

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  21. Hi Elizabeth!
    Dig your card!
    Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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  22. I like your card's clean and simple lines. And thank you SO MUCH for sharing what you put in the note to our heroes. It really helps to see an example for those of us who haven't done this before.

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  23. Love your card. Great use of the sketch.

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  24. Terrific Any Hero card using the sketch. Thanks for sharing some ideas for Any Hero letters. It's always a struggle to figure out what to say and your suggestions will help - thank you!

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  25. Great use of the sketch and colors.

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  26. Great idea to include the note you wrote to a hero. I often have people ask me what to write when I ask them to write a note in an AnyHero card. Sandy Allnock has helped me a lot with composing notes. I hope I successfully share with others what to write.

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  27. Wonderful card and wonderful letter to a hero. Thank you for sharing your heartfelt message and gorgeous card.

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  28. Love the card! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Love your card. thanks for sharing your Hero letter. I'm never sure what to write for those.
    Boiler UP! I'm living in the land of Buckeyes and they are a bit nuts. I miss southern Indiana.

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  30. Love your take on that sketch and thank you so much for giving us ideas on what to write in Any Hero Cards. I know that I always intend to write a few but them I feel stumped on what to write! Thank you and your family for your service as well!

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  31. I love your choice of patterned paper. They work together nicely. I would love for you to check out my blog. I'm offering blog candy for followers. http://alllthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com to Amy A.,

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  32. Very pretty patriotic card!

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  33. I'm totally loving that red star paper! It's so bright and cheerful! HUGS and happy Memorial Day weekend! :) Mynn xx

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  34. Nice choice of papers for this fun sketch. Good job!

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  35. Thanks for the letter prompts for an Any Hero Card! I have a couple of cards on my desk right now that I need to write and have to admit that I didn't know what to say! Love the simple but fun card design.

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  36. Your card is so fun and bright and your post is perfect. Thank you for sharing what you write. It really helps!

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  37. I like that red star paper! My sister and I are writing any-Hero mail this weekend, and I'll be going to my sons' school next week to have their classes write more!

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  38. Loved your card, hated the font you used on your site

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  39. Thank you for sharing your letter! It is very helpful. Very cool card--love you version of the sketch.

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  40. I like the way you used the "You Rock" sentiment on the star, this is a great card. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some yummy blog candy. I have committed to making at least two Any Hero cards a week.

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  41. What a nice card! Please thank your family members for their service.

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  42. Great card! Love that you shared some Any Hero tips with is!

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  43. Your card is wonderful, and I love your letter. What a nice day someone will have when they receive this! Thank you!

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  44. I love the papers you chose and all the layers are a really nice touch! The sentiment says it all!! Great job! Thanks for sharing your Hero card writing tips!

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  45. Thanks for the ideas for any hero mail!

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  46. I love this sketch. Your card turned out great.

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  47. Thanks for giving us all some HERO inspiration.

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  48. Beautifully done. And thank you for the Any Hero card inspiration - I struggle with writing them, and you have given me some great ideas!

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  49. Beautiful card and what a great idea to give others an idea of what to write. So many times I've heard others say they don't know what to write. Me? I write like I talk-to any brick wall anywhere any time.

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  50. Great card and thanks for sharing what you write in Any Hero cards. I usually just send blank cards, but I think I will try and send a few Any Hero ones in next time!

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  51. Beautiful version of the sketch! I am really loving all these RW&B cards. Thanks so much for your example of what to write in an AnyHero card; so many people don't think they know what to write, so this is a great way to show them they can just put a few words down on paper, and it will mean so much to our heroes. I'm making my 2 this weekend!

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  52. I love this card design with the flag and star! A simple but fabulous card that is perfect for our Heroes!

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  53. Oh shoot! I really like the red paper and it was in your stash! Figures! lol

    The card is good.

    Thank you SO much for the any hero note tip share....I just never seem to be able to figure out what to say. This helps a lot.

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  54. Great Any Hero card. From the comments that the Heroes leave for us we do know that they, as well as the blank cards, make a difference. I try to include at least a few with every box I send.
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  55. Hi, I love this card. And thanks for sharing the letting that went inside. Always helps me to know to put in the Any Hero letters. Have been afraid to make them personal before now. From now on ..no more generic cards for me! Will make them much more easy to write for me.
    Some bloggers are asking for emails for the drawing so leaving mine here as well. paulapoindexter@gmail.com

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  56. You've made a nice card that works for a man or a woman. Thanks for sharing your Hero letter, too. It's lovely.

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  57. Banners, stars, and red, white, and blue. What more could you ask for? Great card.

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  58. Great job executing the sketch and thank you for sharing your Hero Letter - I too sometimes have trouble writing them, but I always find something to write - our Heroes deserve our time and effort.

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  59. I am so thankful for ALL who serve our wonderful free country---thanks to everyone of them!

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  60. Thanks for sharing your card and the comments to put in a Hero letter - I sometimes get stumped on what to write.

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  61. Great job on the card Elizabeth, and thanks for giving others some inspiration on what to write!

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  62. Nice card Elizabeth and YES, this hop always makes me want to get crafting. It's always so loaded with inspiration! Thanks for sharing some ideas for Any Hero mail too. It can be a difficult to figure out what to say but I know that the contact is so appreciated and remind myself it's the least I can do. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH!

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  63. Great card and for sharing your Any Hero comments, I feel like I am in a rut on what I say.

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  64. Wonderful card, I love the papers!

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  65. Red, white and blue, all the way! My brother was also at the Pentagon on 9/11, my dad career Army, so yes I make it my mission to show my support to those serving overseas. Thank you for all you do as well!

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  66. Lovely card! That star paper banner really makes it snazzy! - Kristal

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  67. Fast and easy! I like it for when you use a good sketch to make multiple copies or for a last minute card. Thanks!

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  68. Your backgrounds and the sketch are great!

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  69. Great card, clean and simple but totally conveys a message of thanks.,

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  70. I like your card and will commit to writing 2 any hero cards and getting my 3 'at home' children to do the same.

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  71. Nice Card!
    Really like the red papers you chose!

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  72. Love the papers and layers!

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

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  73. Love the card's outside but what's inside is even better! I was 1 mile from the Pentagon on 9-11. My hotel was right across the street. Some things you never forget -- including our troops overseas! Have a great day and thanks for supporting OWH!

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  74. I love everything about your card! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  75. very neat card, great sketch!!
    heifer21@hotmail.com

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  76. Very inspiring hero letter...thanks for sharing. I love your card...great use of the sketch.

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  77. I love your card! Thank you for the AnyHero inspiration!

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  78. Elizabeth, your card is terrific and. I really appreciate your sharing with us your letter to the heroes....it can be difficult to figure out what to say. But your letter is a helpful reminder. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win the GC.

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  79. Great card and thanks for showing an example letter.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  80. Love what the red DP and the red bling add to the card! I think the card is kind of simple, in a good way, and yet my eyes kept moving around the card as I sat looking at it; nice job! TFS! RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM Nancy M and thanks for the chance to win!!

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  81. What a wonderful AnyHero card. I really like that sketch. I love that you shared your AnyHero message. It used to be hard for me to figure out what to write, but when I started just talking about everyday life, it got so much easier. I agree, it's so important to keep showing our support to our heroes. Thanks for your support of OWH.

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  82. A great AnyHero card and so thoughtful. Love your comments. My hubby and I are both veterans and appreciate what our troops (including the spouses back home) go through and wish them all the best. I agree -- two AnyHero cards from everyone would a great way to finish off this weekend!

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  83. I like that sketch. Nice and clean but bold.

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  84. Great clean and simple card, and your letter is the best!!

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  85. The polka dot background paper is super cute!

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  86. Thank you for the ideas for writing any hero letters

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  87. Love your card. I like your note to our hero - I need to start adding a little about who I am. :-)
    April

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  88. Super nice card...well done on using that sketch. Thanks for the reminder on the Any Hero Cards; that is one area I need to improve on!

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