Saturday, May 23, 2009

Cards for Heroes – Memorial Weekend Blog Hop!

This Memorial Day weekend is the first bloghop for the Cards for Heroes (CFH) volunteer program. This bloghop is intended to help spread the word to paper crafters and blog followers that cards, envelopes and monetary donations are very much needed to get cards to our men and women serving in uniform. You can learn more about this great program by visiting their site and while there you will find the TOP OF THE HOP.



The military has been an important part of my family and of my dear friends, and I’m sure the same is true of you. After we were taught to have good manners and be respectful as kids, we were taught about the importance of patriotism, dedication to our country and about giving something back. Our country and flag deserve the highest honor and respect.

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We have men and women serving throughout the world making personal sacrifices and giving of themselves selflessly. Whether we personally agree with war efforts or not, these men and women are giving their lives to serve our country in the highest possible way and they certainly have earned our respect, thanks and admiration.

So if you can help us spread the word about this important project, you can also start by visiting Nora's Blog. Once there Nora will provide you a link to the next blog, and so on. We promise a lot of patriotic inspiration. Leave comments, feedback, praise as you go, especially on blogs not getting a lot of comments - we want everyone to feel your love and support!

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It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle, it takes a hero to be one of those men who go into battle. - Norman Schwarzkopf

I hope that you enjoyed these two cards today.. I certainly enjoyed creating them. Thank you very much for stopping by.. thanks for doing the blog hop. Enjoy your holiday…don’t forget to visit
Nora's Blog. We begin at 2:00 central time today!

Details: (Card 1) Retired “Make a Wish” stamps from SU, Night of Navy and Real Red, stamped onto white linen cardstock and used Night of Navy for the card base. The sentiment is from SU Short and Sweet set.

(Card 2) Tore pieces of deep red designer paper (from my scrap bin) into strips and glued onto card base, leaving areas of white card in between, I punched the stars from SU Night of Navy cardstock, and used a Signo uniball pen to create the stitches. The sentiment is computer-generated, and the gold cord is from Joann’s.


170 comments:

Dru said...

Great cards Peggy. I also believe these men and women deserve our love, appreciation, and support. Freedom is never free and I thank God there are those out there that still believe in protecting our lives and our freedom.

Merry's Musings said...

Peggy!! OMGosh, so beautiful. Such great cards. So glad we are blog hopping together. Have a great weekend xoxoNora

Dani said...

I love the card with the torn paper & adorable stars!

Linda said...

Love your very creative flag cards!!

Lesly said...

These cards are fabulous! I thank the good Lord everyday for the incredible work our armed services do. My father was a Commander in the Navy and both of my grandfathers were in the Army. How fortunate we are to have such great men and women serving our country.

Dawn said...

The cards are lovely, very very pretty, and your post was very well said!

God Bless America & our soldiers!

Have fun hopping!

Carmen O. said...

Your cards are fabulous! Love the simplicity yet still so much detail. Thanks for supporting CFH, I think it's an awesome cause.

Julie said...

love the stamping on your cards

Victoria S. said...

Great cards - love them!

Jennifer said...

Love your card designs....so rustic and Americana!

Kerry said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the way you kept the focus on the flag!

Yvette said...

Great job on all your cards Peggy!!

KraftyKerilou said...

Very well said, and lovely cards!!
Kerilou SCS, 2peas

Becky said...

These are wonderful, our military deserves are support,my son has been in the Marines and army for over 11 years.

Heather said...

I love the two different flag cards-- very unique!!

Nancyljk said...

I love your cards! Thanks for supporting Cards for Heroes.
My son is a US Marine currently serving in Iraq and it always makes me happy to know that his effort and sacrifice is appreciated.

Lisa Renéa said...

FABULOUS cards, Peggy! Thank you so much for participating in CFH.
I really enjoyed reading about your inspiration & background, thank you for sharing.

lauren said...

LOVE the "flags" on your cards... what a fantastic idea!

Becky in East Tennessee said...

Oh Peg, these are wonderful tribute cards. You did fabulous.

Sarah said...

Love your cards, Peggy! The paper tearing is stunning!

Merry's Musings said...

Such a treat to see your beautiful creations, and what a great thing to participate in. Your cards are just lovely!

Sara said...

Beautiful cards-have a beautiful and blessed Memorial Day weekend!

xoxo
Sara

AzKisses73 said...

Cute Cards and thanks for being so involved.. ♥

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

These are so lovely!! I enjoy the stripes and stars. The tassel is a wonderful addition!! TFS!

Lisa said...

Extremely beautiful cards. The flags are gorgeous!

Mrs. Incredible said...

Great cards! I love our flag...great use on your cards!

christy sheffield said...

Great cards! Love the stamped star!

Karrie O. said...

Hi Peggy,

Beautiful cards, again I love the stars!! Thanks for sharing a little bit of your family story. Keep creating and giving !!

Have a SWEET and SAFE Memorial Day Weekend!!

JPScraps said...

Cool cards!

iring said...

Thanks for sharing your cards! It was a pleasure to hop in!

Cindi

Nancy said...

Really like your cards. Thanks for participating in this great cause!

Karen said...

Wonderful card! Great job honoring our service men and women!! {{cheers}}

jesse said...

Great cards. Love the quotes, too.

Martha said...

Love the simple sentiments which say it all. Thanks so much for sharing these cards- and your heart with our troops.

Suz said...

Such great cards Peggy. Thanks for promoting CFH

jeffamy said...

thanks for doing this!

Heather said...

Your cards are so striking - I love them.

Kerri said...

Your cards are just beautiful! I especially love that stamp of yours!!! (Where'd you get it made???)

Melissa Bickford said...

Such creative cards!! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful Memorial weekend!

.:liza:. said...

Oh my, such pretty cards! Love the big star on the first one. :)

Lida said...

Lovely card, I love the effects on them, have a great memorial day!

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful cards!!

Crafty Creations by Cindy and Maria said...

Terrific cards!!!

Sue McGettigan said...

Such lovely cards! Happy Memorial Day to you!

Renee said...

Lovely cards...thanks for sharing!
Have a great weekend!

Daintry said...

Love the simplicity of the cards! Clean and beautiful. Have a great Memorial Day weekend, and thanks for supporting our soliders!

Marcy Kaminski said...

Love your cards. Thanks for all you do for CFH!

Phinny said...

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

Katy said...

Great cards! I love the layouts!

Jana said...

Wonderful!

Sara said...

Love your cards!

Linda said...

Perfect cards for our heroes! And I love the way you tore out the red lines! Thanks for sharing. Happy Memorial Day.

Bekah's World said...

Great looking cards!

Stacy Milford said...

Your patriotic cards are terrific...I especially like the first one with the large star!!!

DominoDebi said...

I like your cards. I hope you make more. Thank you for letting us see your cards. Love, Gigi Nolan (age 7)

[as typed by her Mommy, Deborah, at dominodebi.typepad.com]

erin said...

Love the distressed look! Super patriotic!

TLHarwick said...

Beautiful cards! As the spouse of a currently deployed solider I know (b/c he was just complaining about the lack of cards in the makeshift PX)that the men and women appreciate your time and effort! I will definately be looking into helping out!
Thanks!

Lucy, England said...

Great card!!

Tammy said...

What beautiful cards! Love the paper tearing!

Tammy said...

What beautiful cards! Love the flags and paper tearing!

Hi!.. my name is Brenda aka iowagean said...

Your cards are so amazing.. Really like the torn paper and stars card.. You did a great job and a wonderful honor. Really like the story you put with the cards. {{hugs}} to you and your family!..

Lynn said...

Awesome cards!Thanks for supporting this event. As a proud Army Mother, I appreciate anything that is done in support of our troops. They need us now more than ever!!

LadyDoc said...

Love your beautiful cards!


I'm trying to do my little bit for CFH. I have added a link to this blog hop and embedded the CHF youtube video on my blog. I hope it brings many more people to participate in this wonderful group.

Thanks for all you do!

Loni said...

Great cards, love the stars and stripes!!

Hi!.. my name is Brenda aka iowagean said...

Love your cards!.. Really like the torn paper and stars flag card the best. Also, really enjoyed reading your story. Great job on everything you have done and are doing.

Karen from PA said...

Great cards! I love America, and feel so blessed to live here and truly thankful to those who fight for our freedom.

sideoats + scribbles said...

Great cards Peggy! Hugs for all you do! :)

Lydia said...

OMG you're squeezing my heart! That first stamp set was one of my faves - I had a t-shirt made with it at my very first convention. Thanks for your kind words!

S said...

The cards are both great. I really like the torn stripes on the second card. Very inspirational.

KelliStamps4U said...

Wonderful cards, Peggy! They're very beautiful!

Chris Millar said...

Peggy, these are wonderful cards!!! Have a great memorial weekend!

Doris said...

Both wonderful cards and just right for this blog hop.

Rebecca said...

I love both of these cards! The flag theme is great! Thanks for the inspiration.

PaperParadise said...

Love the bear arms saying! Cute! I'm so thankful for our troops!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Love these cards!!! TFS

HeathreP said...

More cards that will be appreciate by heroes! What a great sight to see. Thanks for sharing.

Denise Wieger said...

Love the card. Love the comment by Norman S.

Ruby Craft said...

Beautiful cards and beautiful sentiments.

scrapper al said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for partipating in the bloghop!

Nancy said...

Your cards are sweet! Love the coloring. Thank you for remembering our troops!

Cassie said...

great cards!

Cr8ive ME said...

what lovely cards. And it's so very important to remember our troops. They do so much for us both here and abroad.

M.E.

mica said...

Love your cards... so beautiful!!

paula said...

Love your cards!!!! Thanks for supporting our military and their families!!!

Verda said...

Your cards are precious

Kathy said...

Great cards! Thanks for your inspiration.

BonnieRose said...

such a beautiful card... u have such talent.. wow! U inspire me!

ML Design Works said...

Very pretty cards! Thank you so much for participating!

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Dana said...

wonderful cards!

Roxie said...

Great cards, love the first one. Thanks for supporting our troops!

Angi said...

Beautiful cards!!

NanaBeth said...

Some of your words brought back a lot of memories from a long time ago.
God bless you for supporting our troops.

Chris said...

The flag cards are wonderful. We are all thinking of those important men and women serving our country along with those who did in the past!

liannallama said...

oh your cards are so patriotic and the look awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

Great cards Peggy!

PaulaM said...

Peggy - beautiful cards. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. Blessings

AxeS DeSignS said...

Beautiful cards... Thanks for hopping!

nsmerkt said...

Lovely cards! On to the next stop. This blog hop is great fun! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Dawn said...

Peggy...great cards! love the clever flag!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

your cards are just stunning!
Thank you for supporting CFH and have a wonderful Memorial Weekend! :)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I love hops, and getting the chance to see some talented works that I otherwise might not see! How fun! Great cards.

katrynka said...

Lovely cards! Great cause.

I was just going through my craft stuff this am, and I think I have some cards to donate for this cause.

Maggie said...

Thank you for making cards for our heroes. You cards are so nice. I am always looking for ideas.

Janet said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing!

Lost in Paper said...

beautiful cards! thanks for all you do to support our military men and women!!

Alyce said...

Great cards. I'm finding so many interesting blogs on this blog hop. I'll be back!

Elaine said...

Super cards! I may be re-creating one of them (the top one) since I have that stamp set and love what you did with it!

paliku said...

I couldn't think of a more honorable way to celebrate Memorial Day, then be here at the Blog Hop visiting one blog after another full of hope, giving, love and honor to the those serving selfishly, and to honor our country and flag. AMEN!

Peggy the cards are fabulous! You made lovely cards, and think of the hands and exchange of appreciation will be shared.

Thank you,
Patti

Carolyn said...

I love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

ceashark at aol dot com

StampinCathy said...

Love your cards and the sentiments. That quote is just perfect for this blog hop.

Atticelf said...

The bloghop is an amazing event. My family will celebrate Memorial Day by making some cards to send to soldiers.

I look forward to being a CFH contributor!

Pam said...

Wow, really love your work! Applause, applause!

shelly said...

Love your flag cards, both are so great!

Heather said...

Beautiful cards!

lyndarmt said...

Love your cards. The flag theme really comes through so nicely. Thanks for sharing and for giving of yourself to our service men and women.

Arlene said...

A card for a hero - whoever they may be :)

sondra said...

Thanks so much for sharing!
Love love love your talent!

jtvakmt said...

Your cards are wonderful. Love the torn paper flag. Thanks for participating and helping our troops to keep in contact.

Susan Powers said...

I love your cards! You did a fantastic job! I can't say enough about them. My favorite is the one where you tore the paper to make it look like the stripes on the flag. Super cute, I would have neever thought of that on my own. Thanks for inspiring me. I will check back on your blog to be inspired in the future.

HoweverAlthough said...

Beautiful cards, Peggy!

LETUMom said...

Beautiful cards Peggy. Love the way you incorporated the flag in them.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Great Cards Peggy. Now I have to look into my stash for that stamp set. I know it's in there somewhere! The torn strip cards is also a favorite from this hop. I love the shabby chic look of torn paper. Adds so much more texture. Thanks for the inspiration and the reminder to give thanks and love to those serving and their families. - JEan

Lyneen said...

wow great cards! Thanks for supporting our troops! what a fun hop.

Angie-mtscrapgal said...

Your cards are great and I agree and support your thoughts about those who serve. CFH is a wonderful organization. I sent a big batch of cards last Fall. Need to start on some more soon.
This blog hopping is fun.

Inkerbelle said...

Your cards are just terrific!

Beth Redding said...

Love the flag cards!

Blessings,
Beth

kelly said...

Love your cards :)

And I scrolled to your father's day card....soooo cute!!!!

kasmello said...

you have great texture on your cards. impressive.

Daria said...

Thank you for your comments and cards. I like the way you tore the stripes on that second card.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great cards... love teh flag theme... TFS!

naomi_m said...

I love the way you tore the stripes.

Chris said...

Love the simplicity of your cards...they really make an impact. This is a great mission. Thank you!

FibreJunky said...

Beautiful cards.

Sandy said...

Peggy, your cards are just GORGEOUS. Love the oversized star, wowsers! Really eyecatching.

And I love that quote from Schwartzkopf too---so true! Our heroes are truly those who do battle every day on our behalf!

Thanks for blog blog bloggin and hop hop hoppin!

Tami B. said...

Completely wonderful cards. So glad I stopped by.

Caryl P said...

Your card is beautiful. I lvoe the simplicity and homey feel of it. It's so true that patriotism goes hand in hand with respect and manners. I always tell my first graders to stand tall with pride before we pledge the flag in the morning!

Gina said...

Both your cards are fantastic!

Faith said...

Wonderful, Wonderful cards Peggy!!! Thank you so much for sharing and supporting this cause...

Faith

Kay said...

These are beautiful cards - thanks so much for sharing.

SuzAnn said...

thanks for the shout out that you don't need to support the war to support the troops and their families!

leenda said...

Fabulous artwork Peggy!

Chelsea said...

great cards ... love how you made that flag!

Margie said...

Awesome cards! Love your style!
Beautiful post :)
TFS!!!

About : sbartist said...

Happy Memorial Day! All of your cards are beautiful and thank you for your creativity and dedication to this great cause. : ) Sb

Corinna said...

Oh, these are SOOOO stunning, just beautiful. Love them both. Thanks for participating and thanks for visiting my blog during the CFH hop :)

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

Fabre said...

Peggy - I just love that flag card! I have some handmade paper and sometimes just struggle with how to use it - what a great idea! Will be looking for some reds and blues today! Thanks so much for joining us in this blog hop, and for your support of Cards for Heroes!

...Darlene said...

I love your cards.

Ina Ftacek said...

Great cards Peggy....I found alot of inspiration in them and your blog. keep up the great work. Ina

Regina said...

great cards!!! I couldn't have said it better myself...our soldiers deserve all we can do for them considering what they are doing

Sue said...

This is so true: Whether we personally agree with war efforts or not, these men and women are giving their lives to serve our country in the highest possible way and they certainly have earned our respect, thanks and admiration.

Sharon said...

wow what great cards and such a wonderful cause

jaemom said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards. Love the torn effect to create the stripes. So glad to finally sit down and hop on through.

Anam_Kihaku said...

such beautiful cards. love the vintage feel to them. awesome.

Anonymous said...

Great cards, thanks for sharing! Enjoyed a peek at the rest of your blog too!
melody b

Lisa C said...

i LOVE your cards, peggy! beautiful! hope you have a wonderful memorial day... hugs! :)

lsims said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing them.

Grace said...

great cards. Love the beautiful simplicity of them. TFS

Sarosa said...

Excellent words, Peggy. And I love the torn paper stripes on the second card!

As a new Navy mom, I appreciate people your participation with CFH, thank you!

Nancy said...

great cards. love your creative flad cards.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love the technique you used in the second card.

Scrubbysue said...

These are beautiful peggy and I love the picture of the ship in the corner of your blog with "the lady" in the bkgd. Beautiful!

d'Dragon said...

Great cards!

d'Dragon said...

Really excellent cards!

BettyAnn said...

Powerful cards! Thank you. BettyAnn

Martha said...

love your cards, amazing!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Peggy but that first one really WOW'd me.

Burnin' Rubber said...

Wow, you are amazing! I love both and hold the armed forces dear to my heart. I've had many family members serve!

stampscrapnbowl said...

Wonderful cards. Many members of my family have served. It's great to have an organization like CFH to let the men and women of our armed forces know that we care.

Peggy said...

love the cards

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