Friday, July 2, 2010

It's a Red White and Blue Birthday!

Happy Birthday America! I can't begin to put into words what being able to say that means to me. I had to start a blog just so I could participate in all the fun goings on at OWH. This is an organization that I believe in with all my heart. For the past month I've been on a campaign making blank Any Hero Cards. My DH's brother and his wife and my DH and I host an "Around about the 4th of July" Shrimp Boil each summer. We invite their family(13 brothers and sisters with spouses, 26 nieces and nephews with spouses and children, and friends). This year, I'm planning on making them write for their supper. Many of the brothers served in the Armed Forces, and we're all American to the bone. I'm going to get them to write a note in the blank cards so that I can send Dixie a huge box of Any Hero cards. I even have some cards I left the images uncolored for the children to have some fun and write a note too.
Here's my card for the Blog Tour. This is a Tiddly Inks image called Annie's Hat, as in tipping your hat, so this would make a great Any Hero card also. You'd just need a different sentiment. The challenge over at Tiddly Inks this week was to create a red, white and blue card, which went along perfectly with the OWH Blog Tour. What's more American than denim, gingham and bandana print and it's red, white and blue. The paper is from Paper Studio, and the buttons are from Walmart. I found the tied rope clip art on line and created the sentiment myself in Photoshop Elements. Those red and black cowboy boots bring back fond memories, as I actually owned and wore a pair when I was dating a wantabe cowboy another lifetime ago.

I'm posting two sentiments that I created that could be used with this image. For those that might like to have them. It's my small way of giving a little back. Just right click on the sentiment and then click on save as. Be sure to check back with the OWH Stars and Stamps Blog here for the start to the tour.
Thanks for stopping by and would love to here from you and be sure to come back tomorrow for another Red, White and Blue birthday card that I made for MonkeyMoo.

40 comments:

  1. The card is so beautiful! She's cutie! Thanks for sharing your digi stamps. Happy 4th of July!!

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  2. Gorgeous card and I love that you'll be making them "write for their supper". Have a fabulous 4th of July weekend!

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  3. What a great idea to have a card signing 4th of July, great timing too! I love your card today and the sentiments you made are fabulous!

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  4. I love the cowgirl. My sister rides horses so she'd love this card.

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  5. I adore this card -- the denim, gingham, and the way her little vest matches the polka dot buttons! Nice to "meet" you and visit your blog. Happy 4th!

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  6. Wow, you have been busy. I just love your card, cowgirls are adorable. Thanks for the digis sentiments. Happy 4th of July

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  7. Oh wow, thanks for the sentiments! I love your card - that paper that looks like a bandana just really adds a lot. Good luck with your any hero cards! I bet your family will love it!

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  8. Wow, your card is so cute. Thanks for sharing these sentiments.

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  9. Love her, she looks ready for a barn dance!

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  10. Adorable card!!! I love it, and I love that you're getting your family writing letters! :) I'm going to be using your sentiment - I have some cowgirl images and I think now I know what words to use with 'em!!!

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  11. Such a precious card. Thank you for the sentiments.
    What a wonderful idea you have for your family this weekend.

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  12. Adorable little country gal! Love the rope around the sentiment ~jeni :)

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  13. Makes me want to play some country music loud and dance around the house!!

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  14. What a cute card -- love that girl! Thanx for sharing and Happy 4th of July!!!

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  15. Great card. You did a wonderful job of coloring. thanks for sharing the sentiments.

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  16. I love the idea of having them write for their supper! That's going to be a LOT of Hero cards! The card that you did for today is great. You're right there isn't anything much more American than denim, gingham and a bandanna print! Thanks for sharing and for the word art. Hope that you have a great Shrimp Boil (yummy that sounds so good!) Happy 4th,
    R/

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  17. She's too cute!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I LOVE this card and I HAVE to get that stamp, she is just TOO Cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Adorable card... it's a treasure for the eyes. Thanks for the two sentiments. You're very kind. Happy 4th!

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  20. Awesome cards. I love your idea for writing to eat, lol. I think I might steal that when my family gets together this weekend!

    Happy 4th of July!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  21. And..... thank you for the free sentiments!

    ~Ola

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  22. What a great card! She is so cute!

    Have a safe & happy July 4th week end!

    Please stop by my blog and sign up to win my blog candy.

    Cheryl
    http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous!!! It's a work of art!!! Happy 4th!

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  24. that card is ADORABLE!
    I too started a blog because of OWH


    thanks for sharing and Happy 4th

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  25. Very cute pardner! Thank you for sharing her and TazMania it looks like a great place to hang out!

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  26. That card is completely adorable. Read the latest post too and your grandson is fabulous in full cowboy regalia.

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  27. Fantastic card and digis! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  28. Wonderful card! Thank you for the sentiments! Happy 4th!

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  29. Shirley. your card is so adorable! I love the combination of the jeans paper with the red gingham! So darn cute! Thanks for joining us at the Tiddly Inks challenge this week.

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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  30. I am contestant #67 on this fabulous tour for such a good cause. Please stop by my blog and sign up to win my blog candy that I Did It Creations is sponsoring for the tour. Hugs Teresa xxx

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  31. You make the cutest cards. This one is just as cute as the little guy with the cookies! Wish I lived closer to you so I could play too!

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  32. What a great card for a kiddo! Happy 4th of July!

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  33. Thanks for sharing the sentiments... and your work... great!

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  34. Thanks for the sentiments!! your cards are adorable :)

    Welcome to OWH and blog land...and I am super jealous of your wonderful scrapping/cardmaking/crafting studio!!!

    New follower :)
    Hope your 4th weekend was wonderful!

    Susan

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  35. How cute is that???!!! SUPER DUPER CUTE!!! Love the way you colored it and made your card so fun!

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  36. Congratulations for winning at Tiddlyinks! This card is fantabulous :)

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  37. VERY cute card!! Looove those buttons! TFS :)

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