Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Day "Cards for Heroes" Bloghop

A bloghop is a blast of creativity and sharing! Bloggers from all over the US and abroad will be posting a card and sharing why THEY participate in honoring our nation's heroes. And everyone else gets inspired! This is a wonderful cause and making cards is a lot of FUN!

If you've landed here in the middle of the hop please click here to begin at the "Top of the Hop".

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Cards for Heroes is a wonderful organization that supports armed forces serving overseas by sending them blank greeting cards for them to send home to family, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. This is my first event I am participating in, and I am inspired by all of the fabulous cards posted along the hop. There are lots of beautiful cards and projects, too.

On this Memorial Day Weekend - My thoughts and Prayers go out to all Service Men and Women this weekend. I take this time to remember my Grandfather who served in the Coast Guard, my Father, the Navy and my youngest sister Andrea, who it currently in the Army National Guard and will be shipping out to Afghanistan in September.






















"Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perserverance". This quote was typed on a piece of white paper and taped to a column in my sisters' barracks at boot camp at Fort Jackson, S.C. How appropriate and it describes so simply how we meet our many challenges in life...and as artists - working through the pains of creating a masterpiece.



This is three generations of Girls in my family after bootcamp graduation: I'm on the left, then my "Lil" sister Andrea [she's about a foot taller than me], my sister Alice and my Mom [also Susan] and my two crazy neices.

Please visit the NEXT blog in the bloghop
SMBdesign's blogpage. This is a blog showcasing graphic design and printed items for purchase created by graphic artist, Susan M. Brown available at her Etsy Shop at SMBdesign. Please take a moment to stop by and visit.

91 comments:

Jennifer said...

I am praying for all the men and women who are serving our great nation.

Sarah said...

What a wonderful family history of personal sacrifice for the freedom of others.

shelly said...

Love your card!!

AzKisses73 said...

Cute Card..
Hope you have a safe and happy Memorial Day ♥

JPScraps said...

Love your card. Thanks to your family for all they do for us!

Sarah said...

LOVE your card!! Great distressed look to it!

Karen said...

wonderful card...please thank your sister for her service to this great country!

Dawn said...

Newer blogger I see, lots of foot traffic today, your blog is very nice as is your card. Happy Memorial day!

jmille7332 said...

Great card!

Carolyn Miller
tchs2nd@yahoo.com

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Beautiful card!! Love the sentiment!! TFS! :)

Phinny said...

Ooooh - love the card!

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

Nancy said...

cute card

Suz said...

What a fantastic card! Love all the details & vintage look. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Lida said...

Love the texture and colors of your card, simply lovely!

lauren said...

Nice card! Thanks for supporting our troops!

DominoDebi said...

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

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

TLHarwick said...

phew! #50! Beautiful card! As the spouse of a deployed solider I am sure it will be appreciated!

Lynn said...

love your cards
Thanks for helping in this event. I am a proud Army MOM

KelliStamps4U said...

Very nice! TFS!

Loni said...

love your card; thanks for supporting CFH.

Lisa Renéa said...

Love the quote, great card! Many thanks to your family for their service! Thank you for supporting CFH!

christy sheffield said...

Great quote and great card! Special thanks to your sister and your family for what you have given up.

{VICKI} said...

enjoying the hop

Brit Swiderski said...

Awesome card; that's a really powerful quote. Best wishes to your sister on her upcoming deployment. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Thanks for sharing!

Kerri said...

What a WONDERFUL card!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Daintry said...

I like the card. The background is a good choice for the quote. Thanks for sharing.

iring said...

Thanks for posting your card. The chicken wire background seems just perfect for a quote about perseverence. Best of luck to your sister!

Cindi

Janice said...

This card is very beautiful, just my style.

Yvette said...

love your project! TFS!

Doris said...

Love your use of the chicken wire in the background. TFS

mica said...

What a pretty card!!

Dana said...

great card!

Heather said...

The chicken wire is so unique!!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Merry's Musings said...

Just love that deep red and quote on your card. It's wonderful.

charli said...

Wonderful card and blessings for your sister...and thanks.

sideoats + scribbles said...

Great card! :)

eddee1286 said...

Great card. Loved the sentiment.

Lisa said...

Great card! Please thank your sister for all she does.

Carole RB said...

Great card

LadyDoc said...

Neat card!

In addition to sending some 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!

Lisa said...

The card is just gorgeous, but the sentiment and how/where you got it just really made it special.

All my best to you and your family. With extra-special blessings to your sister. Please thank her for her service to our country.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful card! I love that chicken wire stamp! A special thanks to your sister!!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

great card!

jtvakmt said...

Great card and wonderful organization.

ML Design Works said...

Cute card and an excellent quote! Thank you for sharing it!

Ruby Craft said...

This is a very heart touching sentiment and card. I'm adding it to my list of quotes. Thanks for participating in the blog hop today!

Kathy said...

Great card and I love the quote!

Dawn said...

great card, fab quote!

Lucy, England said...

Love the card and quote.

Rebecca said...

What an awesome quote!!! Thanks for participating, and to all of your wonderful family for their service.

katrynka said...

Great card! Thanks for supporting such a fabulous cause.

Jana said...

Very cool card. I like your style!

Tami B. said...

Great style in your card.

gettyg said...

Well done on your card!
Long live our Heroes!
~ginny

Lost in Paper said...

Love your card!! what a great quote!!

Maggie said...

You card if wonderful, I love that quote. I think I will have to share that with our Marine son.

PaulaM said...

Nice card. TFS

nsmerkt said...

Lovely card. Thank you for sharing! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

primethyme 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.

Renee said...

Great card!!!

Atticelf said...

I love the message on 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. :)

Tammy said...

Such a wonderful card! tfs!

Elaine said...

I get a cool, modern, country vibe from your card! its wonderful!

Cr8ive ME said...

love the card.

very unique look. so modern.

M.E.

paula said...

great card! Thanks for participating!

Carolyn said...

love the card, thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

erin said...

Great quote on the card!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

adorable card! Thank you for supporting our troops and CFH! Have a wonderful Memorial Weekend!

LETUMom said...

Cool card - what a way to remember that experience. Thanks for supporting CFH!

Victoria S. said...

Love your card and please thank your sisiter for serving our country.
I am from SC originally so i know where Ft. Jackson is.. my husband served in Coast Guard b4 we met... I will be making and sending cards this summer.

.:liza:. said...

Lots of us have sisters out there, mine just recently came home from her second tour of duty. Thank you to your sister, you &your family!

kasmello said...

Love and thanks to your family. I love the chicken wire!!! Is that a stamp??

AxeS DeSignS said...

Nice card... Thanks for making cards for heros... thanks to your family..

Caryl P said...

Love your card, especially the quote. Thank you for doing this!

paliku said...

The card is super and the quote is adaptable for anyone. Thank you for participating in CFH.

Lyneen said...

Love your card!!! great quote!!

Kay said...

Great card - love the quote too. And I think I recognize the sister from the blog I just hopped :)

slightlyimperfect said...

3 generations of strong women. Congrats to your sister. Please thank her for her service.

Janet said...

Your card is wonderful, I love the use of the chicken wire stamp. Very clever.

truleetraci said...

Love the Card! and the saying! so true!
God BLESS and Keep our troops!

Regina said...

beautiful card! God Bless your sister for her service!

Sharon said...

thanks for your family service

jaemom said...

Wow, how special to have the two sisters side-by-side in the blog hop. Thanks for your post and your family's service and support of our country. Love the distressed look on your card.

...Darlene said...

Another great card. Thank you for sharing the whole family with us. It must make everyone proud to have a sister who is serving our country.

KraftyKerilou said...

Very cool card!!
Kerilou

sondra said...

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

Fabre said...

Beautiful card, and thanks for sharing that story about your little sister! Glad to have you on the blog hop!

Terra5 said...

Love your star card.
Thanks,
Terry F.

Sue said...

Your card is so creative! Thanks for sharing and your support of the troops.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Wow - My niece trained at FT. Jackson too and we staged a similar generational picture at her graduation! Must be something in the air in South Carolina!

Thanks for sharing - Jean

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card!!

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