Wednesday, September 11, 2013

9-11-13: OWH Birthday Bash Blog Hop!

 
Welcome! On this day of national remembrance, and as part of its month-long birthday celebration, Operation Write Home is hosting a bloghop sponsored by Stampers Best. If you arrived here from Julie's blog, you're on the right track! You can also click here to return to the start of the hop at any time. The blog hop team has created Any Hero cards using Stamper's Best stamps that benefit OWH. Click here to see their line of OWH benefit stamps (and their huge selection of other quality rubber stamps)!

I made two cards for today's hop. The first uses the Stampers Best "Turtley Awesome" rubber stamp set (designed by Sandy Allnock)!  At first, I wondered how I would use this cute stamp for an AnyHero card. Then I realized: no one could be more "Turtley Awesome" than our heroes! I hope this brings a smile to a hero's face and makes him or her feel appreciated! I like this colorful, starry "Fern and Forest" DP from Little Yellow Bicycle; it ties in with our hero theme but with unexpected colors.

Don't you just love those winsome big turtley eyes?

Image: Stampers Best "Turtley Awesome" rubber stamp set
DP: "Fern and Forest" by Little Yellow Bicycle
Tim Holtz "Rays" Embossing Folder and Ranger Distress Inks
Copics
Glossy Accents

Here is the second card I made for today, a more traditional patriotic style card with a Stampers Best silhouette stamp that I love, called "My Country" and the gorgeous BoBunny "Anthem" DP:


Image: Stampers Best "My Country" rubber stamp
DP: "Anthem" by BoBunny
Die: Spellbinders "Elegant Ovals" ODBD Custom Dies
Ranger Distress Ink
Tiny star buttons: JoAnn's
Ribbon: A.C. Moore

Thank you, Stampers Best, for your support of Operation Write Home, the heroes who are serving our country in harm's way, and their loved ones.

The fun continues: your next stop on the blog hop is Seongsook ! Enjoy and have fun making cards! YOU are "Turtley Awesome"!!
Sherry

 
 


56 comments:

Operation Write Home said...

You're so right - our heroes ARE turtley awesome! Love your patriotic card too....love the little saluting kiddos!

Erika said...

The colors on your turtle card are so bright and cheery - it will make someone smile to receive it. The patriotic card has such nice warm colors and I like the ribbon.

Jenny said...

I have to confess: "My Country Tis of Thee" is my favorite patriotic song. (Even more than the National Anthem.) It was based from the tune "God Save the King(Queen)" and was considered TREASON to actually sing it in the colonies. So of course, it reminds me of our *First* heroes....the ones who risked it all to found our country. How better to honor today's heroes than to use that song to thank them??

Diane Loughrey said...

I love that turtle. You will send cheer to a hero with the eye catching colors - so bright and cheery.

Jo Ann Usey said...

I love both of them - the turtle is a cutie but the card with the image inside the cut out really is terrific!

Nancy Keller said...

Aww... love your turtle, that awesome BoBunny paper and your cute little stars!! I haven't seen the cute badge with Rosie and the OWH logo on it!! Is that new? I'm going to have to go looking now. I just love Rosie. :)

Andrea T said...

Those glossy accent eyes are fantastic. Turtley Awesome!

Alycia said...

Your cards have a whimsy that would be both fun to send and receive. :)

Annie Wills said...

Love how you went two totally different directions with these cards and they both work! Nicely done...so bright and cheery.

Ronni Unger said...

Sherry, I really enjoyed visiting your blog and looking at your cards. The turtle is AMAZING! I love the eyes! It is so much fun when I get to see other people's interpretation of a stamp that I also have.

Michele Cunningham said...

That turtle is too cute. Love the attention to the eyes and even the glossy toes. Looks like he had a pedicure to look is best!!!

VikkiCH said...

Love your 2nd card! I need to buy that stamp.

Marsha said...

thanks for the window idea. I forget to use that technique. Really like how you used it including a cut out of the banner. Beautiful BG paper.

Jan Mougel said...

Sherry, The turtle card is super cute. This would be a great card to be sent home to a Soldiers son or daughter.

airbornewife said...

Sherry... your turtle is AWESOME!!! love it. You are right about our Heroes being awesome too!!! thanks for sharing ~ Pam

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Both cards are just wonderful. Really love that terrific turtle, all decked out in his sports coat colors! What a fun way to say thank you to our heroes! Thank you for all your hard work too, making a little joy for our well deserved service folks.

Susan said...

what a fun take on this week's sketch! that turtle works perfectly! thanks for sharing!

Jen R said...

I like the patriotic card where the top layers are in color and the cut-away is in black and white, very effective!!!! radloffjen at cableone dot net

nancy y said...

the turtle is delightful, gives me some ideas for kids cards! thanks for sharing your talents.

postalorphan said...

Love the accents on the turtle, especially the toes! Wonderful cards, both of them!

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Awesome cards Sherry! The turtle is so bright and cheerful how could he not make you smile, and what a great choice of papers. I love how you showcased the silhouette in the the second, and the pretty papers.

Lee Mae said...

That turtle is adorable and I really like how he's colored to go with the papers. I also like your idea to use him for an Any Hero card. It's a nice idea to send a more fun thank you. I also like your second card - the papers are awesome and the My Country stamp looks terrific. Love that banner!

WhoMom said...

"Turtley Awesome" is just too much fun! It fits with our families sense of humor and is something we would have sent to our hero when he was deployed!
The My Country stamp is becoming a favorite of mine and it may have to be a "break down and purchase" soon.
Thank you for sharing the wonderful cards you made.
Lyn

Ann said...

Love your cards Sherry! The Glossy Accents on the turtle make it even more fun and what awesome DP you used on the second card!

Ava Oxley said...

The Turtle card is soooo cute! I love that sentiment. Great work!

One Scrappy Gal said...

the cutout on the My country card is so effective! I'll have to scrap-lift that !

Lucy Schmidt said...

Love the turtle card. He/she is so colorful and would make anyone smile. Perfect for a kid card, too. They'd love it. Lots of nice touches on both cards.

Kay said...

Like the stars in the non-traditional colors. I'm sure your turtle will make a hero smile.

Kathy said...

Great idea to use the "Rays" for a background and the "Glossy Accents" highlights on your turtle.
The "My Country" stamp used with the traditional red, white and blue papers is also a very patriotic combination for an Any Hero card.

Paula S. said...

Hi Sherry! I have to say that I never gave much thought to using the turtle for Any Hero cards but I think it's a GREAT idea. What hero could get this and not smile? A grin and a chuckle is the very least we can do for them. As for your second card, well I won't even start to tell you how much I love red, white and blue... Since that's something you've known for a long time already. :)

Diane said...

How fun is the turtle card! Totally unexpected and fabulous! I agree that it is sure to make a hero smile! Both cards are outstanding!

KindleLover said...

That is such a great way to use that turtle stamp. I have used for on kid cards, but now I must use it more often. :)

AllisonG said...

Great minds think alike, Sherry - I used Turtley Awesome on my skip card, too! Love how colorful your turtle is and how shiny his eyes and toenails are - do turtles have toenails? Well, you know what I mean! LOL

Julie said...

Fantastic cards, Sherry! I love the background behind the turtle - makes him look truly turtley awesome!

Heather C said...

Awesome cards! Am really drawn to the turtle! Love the way you accented him with the Glossy Accents!

Lisa Brooks said...

The turtle card is definitely unique for an Any Hero card. Are heroes are awesome!! I like the patriotic one the best, but I am a sucker for the red. white, and blue.

Linda said...

These are great cards. Thank you

Kelly said...

As cute as that turtle is, I must say my favorite card is the My Country one!! I feel a shopping spree coming on!!!

Debbie Caldwell said...

I'm glad someone made a non patriotic Hero card, while patriotism is stupendously wonderful, I'm sure our hero's still have a sense of humor and enjoy a little "pun" now and then.

Patti J said...

Cute as can be! And love that second card! Thanks for sharing!

Papermoon Dreams said...

Awesome turtle!!! Love the design & colors on all your cards. Great job!!!

Cindy's Card Co said...

I love the patriotic card, all those papers make it look so antiquey, is that a word. The turtle is adorable and I love those colors you used.

Sybrina K said...

Sherry,

So happy to see your cards featured on today's blog skip! Both cards are great. Love the use of the punny sentiment on the first card and what you did with that yummy Bo Bunny paper on the second card. Well done!

croppinmama said...

The turtle image is perfect for a deserving child and love the use of the ODBD die to frame the image on the second one. TFS.

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful cards, love the colors, the why you designed them. TFS.

Rufus said...

Turtley Awesome is totally awesome!
R/

Seongsook Duncan said...

Your turtle card is awesome. So bright and cute coloring. Never thought about coloring the turtle like this one. So creative. Thanks for sharing.

Colleen said...

That turtle is so cute,makes me smile. I really like the mix of pattern papers on the 2nd card, makes me think of new ways to use mine. Thanks for sharing!

Samantha said...

Our Heroes are the best! Fabulous work on both cards, Sherry!

SuzAnn said...

What a happy turtle and I love that his nails are all shiny too! :>

Emily said...

Those big shiny eyes are perfect!

Sue D said...

Great choice of papers on both cards and love your colorful turtle.

Kathy S said...

My eyes immediately go to the toenails of your turtle, so adorable with the glossy accents.

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

your technicolor turtle is way too cute! I love the glossy accents on him as well :-)

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

I love both of the cards you made.

I like how bright and cheerful the turtle card is.

And I love the papers you used on the silhouette card.

Hugs

rscholz said...

Great idea to use the turtle stamp for an Any Hero card. Enjoyed your cards. Thanks for sharing.