Friday, December 18, 2009

Cake Balls

Hi all. My friend Lydia gave me this yummy & super quick recipe and I thought i would pass it along!! Thanks Lydia :)

Cake Balls
1 cake mix and ingredients to make it
1 can frosting
dipping chocolates (I used 2 bags of Wilton melting chocolates)

Bake cake, cool & crumble cake in mixing bowl. Add frosting and mix. Form into balls - mine were just bigger than a quarter. Chill for about 15-20 minutes - this hardens the frosting and they stay intact for dipping. Makes approximately 50 cake balls.

Enjoy & Happy Holidays!!


Monday, December 7, 2009

Congratulations Baby Card

This super cute Congratulations Baby Card was made with love by Gabby - thanks Gabby!

Stamps: My MilitaryHero Congratulations stamp; MMH Military Kidsline Baby Boy stamp; MMH Kidsline Star stamp

Ink: Stampin' Up Old Olive & VersaMark watermark stamp

Paper: Stampin' Up Old Olive; More Mustard & White

Ribbon: Stampin' Up Old Olive 5/8" Grossgrain Ribbon

If you have purchased our stamps, I would love to see your cards and/or scrapbooking pages. Please email pictures to - Thanks!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Marine Corps Birthday Card w/ Gift Card Slot

These card images were sent to me by N.M. Sanchez of Littleton, CO. Here is what she used to create this awesome card:

Stamps: My Military Hero, Savvy Stamps & CG Words

Ink: VersaColor black embossed with clear EP

Paper: DP Paper Studios-Hobby Lobby Discontinued; CS Bazzill Khaki & Mud Puddle-Archiver's unk black CS

Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Two, Creative Memories (?) lg. corner rounder; SU slot punch, 3/4" & 1" circle punches; removable glue dots to hold punched circle to giftcard & unk pop dots
Thanks N.M. :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Decal Packaging

Here is our new decal packaging. We have been working extremely hard on getting all the details together and it's finally finished! Albeit not perfect, it will definitely work for us for now. We have been packaging what feels like around the clock. Thank you to my best friends here in Monterey (Stacy & Jessica) for helping me package - I love you girls!!

It will be my plan to try and post at least once a week. For my weekly post, I will be having card samples using our military stamp line. If you have purchased stamps from us, please feel free to email me your samples and I will post them on my blog.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hi Everyone!! My Military Hero now offers custom embroidery!! Here are a few samples of our custom children's aprons. The aprons will fit children from around age 2 all the way up to about 12. The will also fit adults, but I would strongly recommend one of our adult aprons...

I have several girlie images to choose from including:

lady bug
little gymnast on balance beam
ballerina silhouette
*personal monogram included with each design*

Let's not leave out those precious boys - I even have some really cute designs for them too:
dump truck
rocket ship
fire truck
farm, zoo & jungle animals

*personal monogram included with each design*

Please do not hesitate to email me if you have questions regarding the images or if you are interested in purchasing one of these cute aprons.

Apron colors are available in blue, pink, green, red, green, black, orange, white & yellow. The cost of each apron is $15 and yes it includes the embroidery & child's name (if you would like)!!

I will be adding military embroidery designs a little later - please check back often.

Take Care~

My Military Hero

Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Little Bit About Me

Hey guys - welcome to my first post of "My Military Hero" blog. I'm new to this but thought this would be a great opportunity to keep you updated with family and business news.

For those of you who don't know me, I am a Marine Wife of 11 years - you can see my family to the left. My husband, Jason has been in the Corps for 14 years now (I've been with him since year 2)'s hard to believe how fast time goes by. We have three children - Brandon (8), Bode (soon to be 6) and Chloe (4).

I started our business, My Military Hero, in August 2006 while stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA . Originally, I wanted to make military-specific rubber stamps for scrapbooking. That's where things started but now we do all kinds of wonderful military related things (most of them being handmade). One of our hottest items is the military family car decal...we have them for all five branches of service (Coast Guard included). They are a great way to show off your family while conveying your military service with pride! Constantly a work-in-progress, you can see what we do at our website

We are currently stationed in Monterey, CA - Jason is going to the Naval Postgraduate School getting his MS in Operations Analysis. It's a nice area even though it never gets very warm...I guess that could be a blessing too!

I was fortunate to find a space at the Exchange here to set up our first storefront, the My Military Hero Boutique. We have all of our items for sale there as well as hand-crafted items from nine other military spouses. It's a beautiful conglomerate of hair bows, purses, jewelry, candles, stamps, embroidery...all kinds of wonderful things. We all take turns working there, so it's relatively low-stress.

I will be updating this as regularly as possible (with three kids and a business), so please come back! For all of you who have supported me so far with the business, thank you! Things are moving forward and we are hoping to get a contract with the Navy Exchange soon!