Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Day Bloghop 2009

Please take the time to start at the beginning of the Memorial Day Bloghop 2009 . There are over 100 blogs participating!!! Bloggers from all over the United States and abroad are posting a card and sharing why THEY chose to participate in honoring our nation's heroes. CFH's Mission: 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.

As soon as I heard about this weekend's bloghop, I knew that I HAD to participate. My husband has been serving this great nation for almost 12 years in the Navy...with many more years of service still in his future. During his last deployment, he was lucky enough to receive letters of encouragement and support from complete strangers. He still has these letters with other memorabilia from that deployment. It is only fair that I return the favor and make a card for another service member to show that we are supporting him/her back home. I plan to make supplies available at all of my future crops for my friends and fellow scrapbookers to make cards that I will then pass on to CFH.



Supplies used: Bazzill Basics (textured cardstock), Scenic Route (patterned paper, stickers, chipboard), Offray (ribbon), ColorBox (pigment ink), Fiskars (border punch)

Next up on the blog hop is Lucy's Cards. Lucy is from across the pond and she does absolutely beautiful work! Anyone would be lucky to receive a card from Lucy!

108 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a very lovely card!! Really love the sentiments!! Thanks for your support!! ;)

Angi said...

So simple and patriotic, I love it!

Kay said...

That is such a striking card - very elegant in its simplicity, a style I aspire to but rarely achieve. Beautiful!

LeAnne said...

wonderful card.....tfs!

shelly said...

love your card!!! keep up the good work!

AzKisses73 said...

Beautiful card.. Huge thank you goes out to your husband for serving our country. Have a safe and happy Memorial weekend ♥

Sarah said...

Beautiful!

Karen said...

Wonderful card! TFS! Please thank your husband for his service!! {{cheers}}

Chris said...

Gorgious card! Hearing how a hero enjoys the words of encouragement makes this all worthwhile.

Denise Wieger said...

Love your card. I also loved your Moms club paperback scrap book. Thanks for sharing.

Suz said...

Beautiful card & sweet tribute to your hubby. Please thank him for his service (and your sacrifices as a family). You're awesome putting a face to what this is all about.

JPScraps said...

Wonderful card...I love it!

Nancy said...

Thanks to your Husband and many that serve our country!!
Love your card!

Dawn said...

This is a very very pretty card, love the edge. Really nice!

Fabre said...

Beautiful card! I can't get enough of that scallop edge punch either - just love it! Great idea to share supplies at crops with your friends too - you are right, the any hero letters are so popular! Big thanks to you and your husband from my family for your service! Thanks also for participating in our bloghop, and for your support of Cards for Heroes!

Margie said...

Beautiful card! Very simple and touching!
Thank you for the inspiration :*) and for what your hubs does for us and our nation!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

kristina proffitt said...

Gorgeous card!!

Loni said...

What a great card and thanks to your hubby for his service.

Tammy said...

What a wonderful card! I love how you did your sentiment!

KelliStamps4U said...

Very pretty card! TFS

lauren said...

It's neat to hear that they really do love our letters and cards! It's always nice to have an extra little boost to remind me why I do this (since I never see any direct effect). Thanks for your support, it goes a long way!

TLHarwick said...

Love your simple, patriotic design! Thank from one military family to another, for your support of our troops!

{VICKI} said...

LOVE you card

Lisa Renéa said...

Great card, well done! Thank you for supporting CFH!

Windy Robinson said...

Very nice card!

Brit Swiderski said...

Gorgeous card! I love the zig-zagged circle- it adds a lot to the card. Thanks for sharing!

christy sheffield said...

Beautiful card! very nice.

Wendy said...

This is such an exciting event!

Phinny said...

What a great, crisp, clean card.

This is such a fun hop! 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...

Cute card! Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

Daintry said...

Lovely! Very patriotic, and elegant. Thanks for sharing!

Martha said...

Love your card! Thank you for the story about your DH's still keeping the letters from the last war deployment. I've sent many a letter over the years but never expected a return. Still it is nice to know they really mean something to those who receive them.
And thanks to your DH for his service. I appreciate you both!

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.

Yvette said...

love all your details! TFS!

Heather said...

Your card is beautiful!! Thank you for using stickers-- I haven't seen very many of them today.

mica said...

What a cute card. Love the design.

Bekah's World said...

As a fellow military wife, please let me say thank you for what you are doing. What a wonderful way of showing your appreciation!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card--and thank you for all your family does for all the rest of us.

Whispers and Wishes said...

really wonderful card

Sandy said...

Superfantastic card, wow! I love it. And I love your idea of having supplies at-the-ready for crops! Great way to get others involved. (And, dare I say, addicted! lol!) Thanks for being part of this crazy wonderful hop!

Merry's Musings said...

Wow. What a great card and thanks to your hubby for his service.

Ruby Craft said...

Your card tugs at my heart! Thanks for sharing and being part of this great blog hop!

Dana said...

very pretty card!

Janice said...

That card is absolutely de-lovely! Simple and heartwarming with a wonderful message.

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful card!!

Lucy, England said...

Gorgeous card - so neat and precise. Love it.

Carole RB said...

Beautiful card Melissa

eddee1286 said...

Love you card. Love the scalloped edge. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca said...

Your card is gorgeous! Thanks to your and your husband for all that you do.

Jana said...

Very, very nice. And thank you to your husband for his service.

Nancyljk said...

beautiful card...love the sentiment! I appreciate your husband's service to our country and your sacrifice as well!
Thanks for supporting our heroes through CFH...
Proud Marine Mom

ML Design Works said...

Beautiful card! And thank you to your husband for his service to our country. Thank you for participating!

Lost in Paper said...

amazing card!! the colors are so bright and i love your LO!!!

sondra said...

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

Lisa said...

What a lovely card. Very inspirational sentiment! Really beautifully done.

Enjoy the rest of your Memorial Day weekend.

Lisa said...

PS - Please thank your husband for his dedication and service to our country. And Thank YOU for standing by his side. :)

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Thanks for participating and sharing the art, the inspiration and the creativity. Happy Memorial Day! I’ll be back to visit when the hop is over. - Jean

PS. Love the simplicity of your card.

Nancy said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Love your card! so patriotic!

Atticelf said...

What a great idea and I love your 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. :)

Carolyn said...

love the cards, and your blog. thanks for supporting our troops.

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paula said...

Love your card!! Thank you and your husband for serving our country!

Inkerbelle said...

What a sweet card!

Maggie said...

Your card is lovely. Best wishes to your husband and a big thank you to him for his service and to your family for the sacrifice that you also make.

Chris said...

Great card =very nice job. I'll keep your husband in my prayers.

Elaine said...

VERY pretty! I love the classic clean lines and that it isn't too fussy yet looks fabulous!

Lida said...

Aww I love your card, the edge is awesome is very cute

Renee said...

Lovely card!

Cr8ive ME said...

what an awesome card. Very patriotic

M.E.

kasmello said...

wow, that is a great card. Thanks for sharing it.

marcy said...

Love your card! Please keep on supporting CFH - they are such an amazing group. My husband is a Naval Gulf War vet. I am inspired by how all the bloggers support each other too! Have an amazing weekend.

Marcy

AxeS DeSignS said...

Beautiful card.. thanks for being part of cards for heros

LadyDoc said...

Your card is WONDERFUL!


I am so happy to be part of this blog hop!

Doris said...

Oh, I love your card!

Victoria S. said...

Love your card! Thanks for supporting our troops!

SuzAnn said...

stunning card! Thanks for supporting CFH.

PaulaM said...

Melissa,
Your card is absolutely gorgeous. God Bless you for being the 'home hero' in your family.

sideoats + scribbles said...

LOVE it! :)

Shirley said...

This is a beautiful card!!Thank you.

~ginny said...

Kudos on your card!
Long live our Heroes!
~ginny

About : sbartist said...

Happy Memorial Day! Your card is beautiful and thank you for your creativity and dedication to this great cause. Thanks to your husband for his many years of service to our contry. We are all proud and grateful for him. My youngest sister is in the Army Nat. Guard and ships out to Afghanistan in September. : ) Sb

nsmerkt said...

Lovely card! Really loving all the RWB cards! Off to try to get some cards of my own made!

Aliceh83 said...

Beautiful and lovely for the cause.

Kathy Thompson said...

You card is just beautiful. Thanks for participating in the hop and sharing this great card.

LETUMom said...

Beautiful card. Love the simplicity. Thanks for sharing with CFH!

Caryl P said...

Stunning card, I love that sunburst behind the sentiment!

slightlyimperfect said...

Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and for your participation in the hop. What a great event in support of our troops. Happy Memorial Day.

Janice D-P said...

What a lovely card to send to our heroes. Thanks for the inspiration, Melissa. Have a great MD weekend.

The Wired Angel said...

Love your card.. thanks for participating and helping to spread the word about CFH. Enjoy your holiday!

Lisa C said...

melissa, your card is absolutely gorgeous! my toughts and prayers to you, your amazing husband, and your family. :) have a wonderful memorial day!

Regina said...

very beautiful card!

Ann said...

Love this card! The colors really POP! And the sentiments say it all!

Karen said...
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Karen said...

OOPs. I had to delete the previous. Typo

Fantastic card. It says it all. Heartfelt thanks to your husband and your family.
Happy Memorial Day!

Lyneen said...

Great card... thanks for sharing and bless your husband and your family for what you do for our great nation.... Bless our troops this special day.

Kerri said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card! God bless you and your husband!!!

Anam_Kihaku said...

beautiful card and thank you to you and your husband for your service.

Grace said...

beautiful card.

.:liza:. said...

Beautiful card! Thank you so much for your husbands service. I know the toll it takes on a family, we thank you!

...Darlene said...

I love the classic style and great sentiments on your card.

thank you for sharing

Patti said...

Thank you to your husband and and your family for your service in the Navy, and the oncoming years.

The card is lovely.

sondra said...

love love love your contribution to this wonderful organization. I will be joining in myself
Thanks for sharing

truleetraci said...

Love the card! I love how the words are stacked... so simple and beautiful! Thanks for doing the hop... this is both fun and inspiring!

jaemom said...

What a wonderful card, love the design and color placement and sentiment. So nice to hop on through to the person whose page I linked! :) TFS. -Patty

Kathy said...

What a beautiful card - thanks for sharing it with all of us!

Sharon said...

great cards your special

Christina Thomas said...

That is a VERY CUTE card! Thank you for your service and for supporting this great organization!

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Corinna said...

Love your card, especially the little scallop across the bottom and the America The Beautiful part. It's lovely! Thanks for visiting my blog during the CFH hop :)

Corinna
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