Operation Write Home Blog Skip with Hero Arts

Operation Write Home is an organization that collects cards for our soldiers to send home to family. I admire them greatly, so I am honored to be a part of their birthday “blog skip” (a small hop) today.

I have two cards – both using the OWH stamps from Hero Arts. (A portion of the profits of these stamps go back to support OWH.)

I stamped all the people with Wet Cement Ink… except the one I inked with Tide Pool using a bit of masking. I colored in the heart with a red marker. The hearts are punched from my favorite heart border punch and added with foam dots.

This next one is a super quick one. I did the little inked dots around the stamping (from THIS great set) with a new pencil eraser I stole from my son and some Neon Inks. (Shhhh.) Worked perfectly…

I hope you will consider making cards for Operation Write Home. The guidelines are simple – so easy!

Thanks for stopping by. Next, skip on over to the blog of JoAnn – HERE. (If you want to start at the beginning of the blog skip, head on over HERE.)

(By the way, I have some winners. I have emailed you all! The personalized stamp winners are Lori Schwaderer and Anne Hartschlag. The Distress Glitter goes to Janet WilsonMerica, JoseeG and Andrea La Vigne won spots in the Insider class. And finally, the winners for Tim’s Creative Chemistry 102 are izolda, Amber M. and Patricia F.)


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH

Hero Arts Operation Write Home Epic Love Stamp Set (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Operation Write Home Happy Birthday Stamp Set (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Operation Write Home Winter Wishes Stamp Set (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Operation Write Home Year Round Stamp Set (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Operation Write Home Right At Home Stamp Set (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Operation Write Home All The Time Stamp Set (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Operation Write Home Youre My World Stamp Set (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Operation Write Home Blessings to You Stamp Set (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Operation Write Home Youre Always In My Heart Stamp Set (SSS|EH)



Hero Arts Wet Cement Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Soft Apricot Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Tide Pool Mid Tone Shadow Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Yellow Neon Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Neon Blue Dye Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Neon Green Dye Ink (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Black Dye Ink (SSS|EH)


Black and White Enamel Accents (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Wet Cement Notecards (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Snow Notecards (SSS|EH)


67 CommentsCards, Hero Arts

  1. Lisa Brooks

    Both of these cards are delightful. I think it is great that you made those dots with your son’s pencil eraser. How fun!! I think that was my favorite.

  2. calamityjane

    Wish I could do CAS cards!! Yours are always so great!

  3. Teri

    Love these awesome cards!

  4. Amazing cards, like always! great stamping, I absoultely love the dots. I can never get such sharp images with the rubber of the pencils, dunno why:) I feel a lot of compassion looking at your first card, it really reaches the heart.

  5. The first thing about each card I noticed was the fun color palette. The cards are just so cute! Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Your cards are wonderful. I love the designs and colors.

  7. Wow I absolutely love the colour combination on your miss you card. Those red heart just pop off the page.

  8. Vicky Scheiber

    Love your use of pops of color!

  9. I always love your hearts!! You always know just where to put them!!

  10. Susan R

    Love the simplicity of your cards.
    thank you

  11. Thank you so much for participating in OWH. My son is in the Air Force and I love knowing that’s others care about what he does for his country. Thanks so much.

  12. Vicki

    Can you do a blog about digi stamps? I don’t understand what they are or how to use them unless they’re a single image that you download and bring up in Word, print, color and cut out. Are there other methods? I just saw you have a digi board on Pinterest and that piqued my interest. Any help would be appreciated.

  13. I was wondering how to use the people stamp on a card but now I see how fun it can be, especially when you stamp one person a different color. :)

  14. Kelly Horn

    You have a clean and simple style. Great cards for our troops!!

  15. Penny Laschanzky

    great cards….both of them! creative use of a pencil eraser, too!
    I was very interested in the heart border punch but had no luck with your links for them….did a google search, too, but no luck. is it a martha stewart border punch? or other brand?

  16. Carol Wilson

    You just have an amazing way with color– so eye yummy! Thanks so much for sharing your talent and supporting our troops!

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