Saturday, August 23, 2014

God Bless You for Serving

Hi, everyone.

Today's Any Hero card is inspired by OWH Sketch #237.

Bo Bunny liberty; Distress Ink core antique linen, Bazzill admiral and watermelon
Stamper's Best sentiment in DI walnut stain on Crate Paper rose cottage
??? corner rounder for tiny stars; ??? garage sale brads
adhesives: Recollection foam (to pop sentiment panel), Glossy Accents

The interesting thing about this card is that it is old, old school. The good news is that I officially retired from my day job a week ago yesterday -- and hit the road for a little travel. The bad news is that I was really limited on how much I could bring with me. I have one of those clear storage containers for 12 by 12 paper and one medium-sized rolling tote of crafting supplies. So, my crafting supplies are limited to some paper, punches, several stamp sets, favorite inks, and a few brads -- no Big Shot, no embossing of any kind, no ribbons... not even a crimper... well, you get the idea. Even then, when hubby carried my bags out to the car, my card-making bag was heavier than my clothes bag.  :)

When packing my craft supplies, I asked, "What is the one designer paper that I know I could use to make an Any Hero card regardless of the sketch?" Well, that's an easy one for me: Bo Bunny Liberty -- the first item that went into the to-be-packed stack.  :)

Being on the road also means being creative with the tools you've got. I used a post-it with two intersecting segments about 1/4 inch from the edges to judge my brad placement for today's card.

Being on the road also means not having that nice Ott lamp to light my pic. Hope today's photo is okay.

So, I have tried to pack sentiments and stamps to make general cards for OWH -- thank you, missing you, love you and happy birthday. Unless I get lucky with my packed items, I'm going to be sticking to these general themes and not joining in on any other challenges until this adventure is over.

Parting Thoughts

Still going through OWH withdrawal. I am soooo happy for our heroes and their loved ones... just missing those multiple-challenge weeks.

Our new challenge goes live
on September 1.  :)

Bobbi and I are very excited about September's Words 2 Scrap By challenge. We have some wonderful words, some crazy good sample cards, and a FABULOUS prize. Any Tim Holtz fans out there? If yes, you're really going to want to check this out!

Have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Congrats on quitting your day job and traveling - I'm envious! I like the creative way you used to align your brads! Great card and keep on being creative on the road!

  2. I am also going through withdrawals myself...loved having the sketches on Sunday as I usually have family duties on Saturdays. Lucky you to be retired! Nice card btw! TFS!!!

  3. Hi Sybrina! Your AnyHero card is wonderful and I think you did a darn good job of packing crafty supplies! Hope you're enjoying yourself!