Saturday, May 23, 2009

In honor of...

all those who are serving our country and have served our country I am participating in a bloghop this Memorial Day weekend. The bloghop is sponsored by cardsforheroes.org. Their mission is To support our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. To date they have sent 140, 875 cards. That is amazing! You can read more about it by going to the website. As for the bloghop you can just keep linking from one blog to the next to see all the cards created and all the wonderful people who are participating. The hop doesn't officially start until around 2pm (CST) so if you are here before then you may want to come back later too! If you start here at my blog but want to go back to the beginning of the hop then CLICK HERE. There are 130 bloggers participating in the hop!!! This is my first card for CFH, but I plan on creating a bunch more. And if you are one of my non-blogging friends stopping by and would like to create cards to send please let me know and I would be happy to send them!

Here is the card I created for the bloghop. The Freedom is from the Graphically Speaking Cricut cart. The stars are a punch. Pattern paper is by Reminisce and it has a nice shimmer to it which you can't see in the picture.
After the hop I plan to send it to cardsforheroes to send to someone as a thank you. I think it's important for our military to know how valuable and appreciated they are. If it weren't for them who knows what our lifestyles might be like.

Your next stop on the bloghop is Christy Sheffield's blog, Addicted to Creating. She created a beautiful card for the hop! And while you are there check out some of Christy's other creations. She does beautiful work!!


Please leave a comment about my card or your thoughts on Memorial Day or whatever you would like. As a gesture of my gratitude for you stopping by I will be randomly picking a name from the comments (Tuesday morning) for a little RAK . A Close to My Heart card making kit! You will receive everyting you need to make some cute cards! Which you can then send to CFH!


117 comments:

Chris said...

What a great card! I love how you structured "freedom" on the card.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! This is very lovely!! I love your scrambled wording!! ;)

:: gingerkitty :: said...

cute card

Angi said...

Beautiful card, what a great idea, I love the way you designed the word freedom....

Karen said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for your participation. It was fun to discover your blog.

lauren said...

Love, love, LOVE the freedom die cut! One of these days I MUST get me a die cut machine!

May I make a suggestion that is not meant to be offensive? Skip the stickles. On the CFH website it talks about glitter as no-no because it can get onto uniforms and be detected by night vision goggles. I was dissappointed when I realized so many cards I had sent had to be donated elsewhere because of glitter. Not I just skip it when making CFH. Either way, your card is truly lovely!

Heather said...

Thanks for the tip Lauren. I did notice the glitter issue on CFH after I posted my card. I edited my post and will not be stickling the words. Thanks for all your kind comments!

Tami B. said...

Such a beautiful design and I love the way the word is cut.

Karen said...

Wonderful card! TFS!! Love, love it! {{cheers}}

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love your "freedom" because that is exactly what our troops do for all of us! Have a wonderful Memorial Weekend! :)

Sarah said...

LOVE your card...especially how you did 'freedom'.

AzKisses73 said...

Awesome Card.. Thanks for inspiration. Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Weekend ♥

JPScraps said...

Great card and thanks for the inspiration!

Dawn said...

I love your profile pic, and words there..funny stuff!

great card...and it's uber nice of you to offer out a rak!

kasmello said...

I LOVE the mixed up freedom at the bottom. A really unique touch!

Sue McGettigan said...

Cute card, love that word diecut! Happy Memorial Day to you :)

Windy Robinson said...

I love your die cut

kristina proffitt said...

Love your card! :)

Flower said...

Great card! Love how you laid out FREEDOM on it!

amycatalogna said...

Great card! I love the "freedom"!

Sarah said...

Cute card- thanks for being a part of the blog hop!

Lorianna said...

Great card TFS!!!
Love the colors
Lorianna3344@msn.com

{VICKI} said...

enjoying the hop

krolski (kathy) said...

Really great card! Love the letters.

G W said...

Beautiful looking card for a great cause! Keep up the great work =)

Sara said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for supporting our troops! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

xoxo
Sara

Loni said...

Hi from the blog before yours on the hop. Loving your blog and your mini-hero Owen! Great job on your CFH card and thanks for supporting the troops.

KelliStamps4U said...

This is a beautiful card. TFS!

Sandy said...

The typography you created is just fantastic on this card! Yowsa!! Thanks for joining in on the fun of the bloghop...I can't believe how inspired I am by all of you!

Sandy said...

Oh and an FYI for anyone subscribing to the feed on these comments - stickles are ok, as long as it doesn't flake off. Fabre calls it the "sweater test"---if she rubs her fave old sweater on it with nothing coming off---it's fine :)

My fave shimmer'n'shine to add lately has been adhesive blingggggg! Gotta love Hero Arts for providing me with options for twinkle!

Phinny said...

Great cards. Oooh - and love your blog header. Fab!

This is so much fun! So happy to be doing the blog hop for such a good cause with such a great, generous group of talented peeps! *smile*

Jennifer said...

Awesome card....thanks for the chance to win!

Yvette said...

love your sentiment design! TFS!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

What a great thing you all are doing!

jenniferlynnhansen at yahoo dot com

Lisa Renéa said...

Your cards are lovely, thanks so much for supporting the CFH and participating in the blog hop!
Have a great weekend!

Lynn said...

I love your cards. Thanks so much for supporting this event. I am the proud Mother of a US soldier!
Thank you for supporting our troops.

Angelartistok said...

Fantastic card. Thanks for supporting the troops.

Heather said...

Love my Cricut too--- knew instantly that you used graphically speaking since it's one of my favorites!!! Thank you for sharing this darling card!

Martha said...

Cool, very cool! Love the word art on your card.
Thanks so much for participating in the CFH blog hop!

Fabre said...

I love the graphical "freedom", I need to start trying that more- could even be fun with some of those thousands of letter stickers I have lying around in my stash...hmmm! And thanks to Sandy for revealing my sweater test, lol! My kids always wonder why I "sparkle"! Thanks for joining in on the blog hop this weekend, and for your support of CFH and our heroes!

shelly said...

Love your card, the word scrambled is great! Looks great off the white.

Merry's Musings said...

YOu are so creative that's for sure. Thanks for this hop, I really enjoyed your blog. WONDERFUL card, and thanks for RAK.

Nancy said...

I love your card! Thanks!

Bekah's World said...

As a military wife, please let me say thank you for what you are doing. It's so good to know that there are others thinking of our loved one's when they're in harms way. What a wonderful way of showing your appreciation!

Purple Princess said...

Great card! Love it!

Rebecca said...

I love the card that you created. Very fun!!!

Carole RB said...

Heather, I love love love your card.

mica said...

Your freedom card is soooo pretty! I am enjoying this hop :)

Wendy said...

This is such an exciting event!

Janice said...

Great card, the freedom die cut is absolutely fabulous!

christy sheffield said...

Beautiful card! Love the freedom die cut. I'm definitely going to have to get that cartridge. Thanks for the kind words about my card.

Melissa said...

Cute card! I just love that Cricut cartridge.

Britiney said...

I love your card! I'd also love to try some CTMH stuff!

Kay said...

I love the card - so simple and so stylish. Wonderful.

Anita said...

What a nice, simple card. I love the "freedom" cut out. That's cool!

Lynne said...

Very cool card -- love it !

Lisa said...

Absolutely adore your typography on this card. Amazing.

mamia said...

What a fantastic card! I would love to win your blog candy, I have never seen anything from Close to My Heart and really would like to see what it is all about.

Atticelf said...

I love the "freedom" - very nice card. The inspiration I'm getting seeing all this creativity on the bloghop is fantastic!

Isn't this bloghop an amazing event?? I had never heard of CFH before and I'm looking forward to celebrating Memorial Day with my kids as we make cards to send in to CFH. :)

Nancyljk said...

Beautiful card..very creative!
Thanks for supporting our heroes
Proud Marine Mom

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

great card! Love how you mixed the letters up a little! great idea!

Suz said...

Great card! I love the way you used the cricut dicut

Daintry said...

What a great card! I love the paper! And the Freedom!! I need to play more with my cricut! :) Thanks for sharing and for making cards for our troops.

Carolyn said...

great card, I love it! Freedom, that is what it's all about, isn't it. thanks for sharing and for supporting our troops.

ceashark at aol dot com

Ruby Craft said...

Love the fresh clean look of your card. The pattern paper at the top with the flags and blue bars with stars is the perfect balance to freedom and the stars at the bottom.

Whispers and Wishes said...

really eye catching card. Amazing how many different takes there have been on the Red white and Blue...
Can't wait for a little more time to get back and get a little deeper into your blog.

Cr8ive ME said...

I feel so blessed to live in a country where have such a wonderful military to defend our freedoms.

And although Memorial Day is usually looked at as the start of summer, I like to take a little time aside and Thank God for this country and the soldiers.

M.E.

leenda said...

FABULOUS inspiration for CFH!

Dana said...

wonderful!

Cassie said...

Great card! Thanks for supporting the troops ;D

Lisa said...

Super cool way to use your Cricut! Love that!

Renee said...

Love the way you laid out the work freedom...looks great!

myownplace said...

What a great cause! Thanks for introducing it to us. And thanks for the RAK.

Maggie said...

Your card is very lovely. Thank you for your support of our military and joining the blog hop. I am a proud mom of a Marine. God Bless our Military

Lost in Paper said...

great card! i love the "freedom" cut out!!

paula said...

Great card! thanks for participating in the bloghop!

AxeS DeSignS said...

Beautiful card.. thanks for make cards for heros.. thanks for the RAK

NanaBeth said...

My thoughts are what an emotional ride this blog hop has been. I've been in tears several times. There are not enough words in the world to thank all of you for participating and supporting our troops. May you all be blessed,

PaulaM said...

I like the way you placed the letters in the word 'freedom' on your card. TFS

Lynn Stevens said...

Thanks for helping our troops feel a little closer to home

About : sbartist said...

Happy Memorial Day! Your card is simply beautiful and thank you for your creativity and dedication to this great cause. : ) Sb

ML Design Works said...

Pretty! Thank you for participating!

jillconyers said...

I just blogged about this too. Alyssa and I are making our cards today :)

SueB said...

What a t'riffic way to spend our Memorial Day weekends! I'm packaging up a bunch of cards to send - hope they're overwhelmed with cards as a result of the blog hop! TFS and thanx for the blog candy opp!
slblondin at netscape dot net

Paula said...

Very nice card. TFS

Tammy said...

What a fantastic card! I love the cut freedom sentiment!!

nsmerkt said...

What a great way to use that die cut from the Graphically Speaking cartridge! Love this one and use it ALL THE TIME! TFS and Happy Memorial Day!

LETUMom said...

Love your card. I don't have that cart-but it gave me an idea to use with my Design Studio. thanks, and thanks for sharing with CFH!

inkedx2 said...

Love that Freedom die cut. The patterned paper is also yummy! Thanks for you support of our troops!

Robbie

SuzAnn said...

Love the scrambled "freedom" in the corner and the clean lines. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and supporting CFH.

Victoria S. said...

WOW! What a wonderful card! Thanks for supporting our troops.

Doris said...

I love that Freedom. It reminds me of the "word clouds" that are popular right now & shown on the CFH for this blog hop. TFS

LadyDoc said...

Great card! Thanks so much for the generous RAK.

Day 3 and I am still hopping- I want to see and comment on every blog in this wonderful event!

mommyabbytommy said...

So much inspiration! You card is very nice!

Ina Ftacek said...

Lots of inspiration Thanks for blogging the hop and creating for the military cause. lovely card! hugs,Ina

Scrapmaven said...

Nice card. I love the typography.

cjs said...

Love your card - very clever!

Lisa C said...

heather, your card is AWESOME! i love what you did with the GS cart! hope you have a wonderful memorial day... hugs! :)

noeliaevangelista said...

Your card is lovely Heather! Imagine my surprise as I was hoping from blog to blog and to come across yours! What a surprise! I think it's great that you are participating in this great initiative.

Regina said...

love your card!!!

Kerri said...

A BEAUTIFUL card! I can't tell you how inspired I have been by everyone's blogs and I am truly itching to get out my supplies... guess what I'll be doing tonight? LOL

Caryl P said...

Beautiful card, I love the simplicity!

The Wired Angel said...

Lovely card.. thanks for sharing your creativity and for participating. Enjoy your day! - a Military Mom

Grace said...

love the way you did the letters and great card

.:liza:. said...

Super cute card!

...Darlene said...

Nice use of your die cut.
thank you for sharing

lyndarmt said...

A very very pretty card. Thanks for sharing and participating in the hop. Happy Memorial Day.

jaemom said...

what an awesome card, love the way "freedom" is arranged. A wonderful giveaway as well, I would definitely use it for CFH if I was so lucky to win! TFS and being a fellow participant!

Sharon said...

great cards your special

Seongsook Duncan said...

Very cool. Thanks for sharing it.

Kathy Thompson said...

Wonderful card. The wording is great. And I love the tiny flags. Very eye catching creation.

Lyneen said...

Great card, love the flags... thank for the generous RAK.

ALSO thanks for sharing and supporting our armed forces....

Bless our troops this special day.

Patti said...

The arrangement of 'freedom' is so unique and an eye catcher.

Thank you for giving your time and talent to CFH.

Blythe Klipple said...

Love your card Heather, especially the word FREEDOM. Sure gets the point across. Fun hopping onto your blog. :)
~Blythe, Mi Wuk Village, CA

Jean from jlfstudio said...

love the funky letter placement and the entire visual appeal of this card. thanks for generously providing materials for more cards for CFH.

Lucy, England said...

This card is GORGEOUS - love your design.

Christina Thomas said...

Very cute card! Thank your for supporting CFH!

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