Saturday, May 23, 2009

Cards for Heroes Blog Hop

Happy Saturday All!

Hope you are enjoying another great weekend! For those of you in the USA, happy Memorial Day weekend to you.

In honor of Memorial Day and the men and women who serve in our military, CARDS FOR HEROES is conducting a blog hop! The goal is to raise awareness of the need for cards and monetary donations used to send to the troops overseas. It's a great cause that's also very rewarding.

CFH collects cards, fronts, and supplies as well as financial gifts that will be used to create cards that are then sent to the military overseas for use in sending home greetings to their loved ones. In addition, you can also send the troops signed cards expressing your gratitude to them for their sacrifice.

I have a box ready to go filled with old card fronts and full cards, what better way of sharing and saying thank you than donating them to this group to spread some cheer. I hope this will encourage others to do the same! For more details about the wonderful things this group does for our military men and women and how you can help, please visit them at www.cardsforheroes.org.

OK, this is a blog hop so if you are just finding out about this now, please take a minute to go back to the "top of hop" by clinking HERE. From there you will be able to start the hop which will take you to fabulous blogs with Patriotic and/or red, white, and blue themed creations. There are many prizes up for grabs too, so take a few minutes and HOP till you DROP!

I joined in the hop with this card....a red, white, and blue themed creation. I wanted to do something patriotic however I don't have any stamps, so I went for colors instead and ekpt it simple so it can be used for any occasion.

I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers paired with my red, white, and blue color combo. I embossed some paper and gel dotted others to create some texture and interest. The image is a Magnolia from a swap, colored with Copics and framed with oval Nesties. The final touches are ribbons to tie the card closed and paper flowers with rose centers.

I hope you'll continue your way along the hop and view all the other supporters of this cause for our troops. Before you go, if you leave a comment on this post, I will be drawing a random winner on Tuesday morning, May 26th at 9am, and that person will receive a mystery prize from Whimsy Stamps! ***Mystery prize is now CLOSED***

OK, the next hop on this Blog Hop Tour is....Kelly of the Weekend Stamper. Kelly is a military wife and mother of two. Click HERE to continue this blog hop tour and see Kelly's Patriotic creation!

The winner of the Whimsy Stamps mystery blog hop candy is, as chosen by random.org....

Here are your random numbers: 7

Timestamp: 2009-05-26 13:56:47 UTC

That's Tenia Nelson who said...

Great card!!

May 23, 2009 6:02 PM

Tenia congrats! Contact me with your mailing info and I'll get that prize right out to you!

93 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! This is just gorgeous Denise!! ;) Love your fun idea with the colors!! Have a wonderful memorial weekend my friend!

lauren said...

What a sweet little card! I would think any daddy solider would love to send this home to his littler girl!

Angi said...

denise, i love your stamps, I am a big fan of Whimsy!! The little girl in PJs is perfect!

Ivolina said...

Very beautiful card.

Tami B. said...

I love that you used this adorable image with a patriotic color scheme.

Karen said...

Wonderful card!! Great way to celebrate the men and women who serve this great country! TFS! {{cheers}}

Tenia Nelson said...

Great card!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful!

AzKisses73 said...

I love this card.. It is very cute.. Thanks for inspiration. Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Weekend ♥

Nancy Maxwell James said...

adorable card - so fun! Thank you for supporting our troops and have a wonderful Memorial Weekend!

Lisa F said...

Love this card! Such a great use of red/white and blue - love the flowers!

JPScraps said...

Your card is adorable. I just love the little girl!

Dawn said...

i've been hitting the blogs for hours now, and thought i was seeing things when your frog blinked...really cute header. Your card is great. Really love all your work here! Thanks for being in the hop!

Windy Robinson said...

Very cute!

kasmello said...

Oh, my are these adorable!!!

Sue McGettigan said...

Super cute card! Happy Memorial Day to you :)

amycatalogna said...

What an adorable card! Thanks for supporting CFH -- I am a fellow blogger on the hop and just stopped by to say "HI!"

Anita said...

Cute card!

{VICKI} said...

I've hopped so much I think I will drop

Sandy said...

This is such a cute take on the red white and blue theme!! Adorable, I love all the details you put into it. Thanks for joining in all the hoppin' fun!!

Sara said...

what a great card and the stamps are just wonderful! i love them!

thank you for supporting our troops and for offering the surprise blog candy :)

have a beautiful and blessed weekend!

xoxo
Sara

KelliStamps4U said...

Very nice card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Loni said...

Terrific little card. Thanks for supporting Cards for Heroes.

Jennifer said...

Awesome card! Hope you have a great weekend!

Fabre said...

Hi Denise - I didn't know you were in New Hampshire! I love meeting other New Englanders through CFH! Thanks so much for joining us today in the blog hop - and I just love the card you created for our heroes! Beautiful job!

Phinny said...

Fun card!

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*

Yvette said...

Sweet card! TFS!

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.

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

What a great thing all of you are doing for them!

jenniferlynnhansen at yahoo dot com

Heather said...

What a sweet little girl stamp on a beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Martha said...

How sweet your card is! It will warm the heart of the person who receives it I am sure.
Thank you so much for participating in the CFH blog hop!

aboysmommy said...

beautiful card. I'm sure whoever gets it will love it.

Deb said...

Adorable card and such a great cause to support! Love the sweet image you used and the patriotic colours!
Hope you are having a great weekend!
Debx

Nancy said...

thats a beautiful card!
Happy Birhtday!

Merry's Musings said...

This card is so so sweet, and your blog is beautiful. thanks for RAK as well. Happy Memorial Day weekend.

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!

Wendy said...

This is such an exciting event!

Purple Princess said...

Super sweet cards! Thanks so much for participating in this wonderful hop!

christy sheffield said...

Very nice!

Carole RB said...

Your card is very nice Denise

mica said...

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

Daintry said...

Very nice! I love the Magnolia stamp! Thanks for sharing, and for doing cards for our troops!

Kay said...

So cute - and as you say, perfect for any occasion. TFS!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love your cards so was happy to see you were a part of this hop! It's been fun!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Denise,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Suz said...

Super cute card. Thanks for sharing & support of cards for heroes

Atticelf said...

Very cute! :)

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

adorable!

Carolyn said...

cute card, thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

lovingmytwoboys said...

glad I hopped on the blog hop- never heard of whimsy stamps before! I am definitely going to look more on your blog! Great cards1

Ruby Craft said...

What a sweet card!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Great job!!!! tfs

Renee said...

Great card!

Whispers and Wishes said...

this is really sweet. Wonderful stamp and the elements all work together very nicely.

Maggie said...

Very nice card. Thank you for joining the blog hop and supporting our troops.

Dana said...

such a sweet card!

Cr8ive ME said...

what an an adorable card and what a great cause.

M.E.

Lisa said...

Very sweet card! TFS!

Hope that you and your family enjoy the Memorial Day weekend.

Chris said...

Such an adorable card. Thanks for supporting our troops.

leenda said...

too cute & too creative!!

ML Design Works said...

Cute card and pretty stamps! Thank you for participating!

myownplace said...

Love your ideas. Thanks for showing us.

paula said...

Very cute card!!!

inkedx2 said...

Great take on the sketch. Thanks for you support of our troops!

Robbie

Lost in Paper said...

Adorable card!! I love these Magnolia images!!

Doris said...

Just adorable!

AxeS DeSignS said...

So cute.. thanks for your support to CFH

NanaBeth said...

Your blog and card are beautiful. I am so grateful for this hop and all the beautiful inspiration I've got to see!

PaulaM said...

Your card is wonderful. The little girl seems to either be yawning - I can see a daddy sending this to his little girl and saying something like 'sweet dreams'.
The other thing I thought of is that it looks like she is giggling over something she has found funny - so I could see a mommy or daddy telling a funny story in a card - to help break the distance between them. TFS
mangumpc@hotmail.com

Shirley said...

I love your card! It is so sweet. Thank you for supporting our troops.

Lynn Stevens said...

Thanks for helping our troops feel a little closer to home!

About : sbartist said...

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

Betty Kincannon said...

What a sweet card. Thanks for being involved with CFH and being part of the blog hop!!

Betty
angels@gci.net

nsmerkt said...

Cute card! Thank you for joining in and being such an inspiration! Happy Memorial Day!

Tammy said...

Your card is adorable! I love the cute little girl and your layout!

LadyDoc said...

SUPER cute card!

Day three and I am still hopping! I want to see, and comment on, every single participating blog in this wonderful effort!

Victoria S. said...

Great cards! Thanks for supporting our troops.

SuzAnn said...

I just want to hug that little girl! So sweet. Thanks for supporting CFH.

Regina said...

what a precious card!

Kerri said...

This card is SO darling and UNIQUE! I totally LOVE what you did!!!

Caryl P said...

What a precious little girl, I'm sure someone would love to send this to their little one back here in the USA.

Grace said...

What a fun whimsical card. Adorable!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love all of the dots used both in white ink and embossed background.

...Darlene said...

Love the Magnolia stamps they are so whimsical and playful,thank you for sharing.

jaemom said...

oh, what an absolutely darling card to share for the cause. TFS and being a fellow participant, glad to hop through now.

Jenny B in Indy said...

Oh WOW.. I've never seen these stamps before.. They are SO cute!!!
And I love your card!

Patti said...

A precious, sweet card.
Thank you for particpating and helping our Troops.

Lyneen said...

Great card... thanks for sharing and supporting our armed forces.... Bless our troops this special day.

Sharon said...

thanks for sharing your work, your doing something special

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Laughing or yawning its a very cute card that's going to make someones day! Thanks for supporting CFH and their mission.

Lucy, England said...

Very cute card!!!

Christina Thomas said...

Adorable card! Thank you for sharing!

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Emily said...

Very cute card Denise! I love the layout and all the dots! Very cute image and great coloring too!