Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day Cards for Heroes BLOGHOP!!


Hello and Happy Memorial Day weekend! Thank you for visiting my blog, and participating in the blog hop! To celebrate Memorial Day, and to honor our troops, I am taking part in the Cards For Heroes Memorial Day BlogHop! If you happened by my post, and would like to read more information about the bloghop, visit http://cardsforheroes.org/bloghop/ . If you would like to learn more about the Cards for Heroes organization, visit http://www.cardsforheroes.org/ . Cards for Heroes is a not for profit organization that collects and sends blank handmade cards to troops all over the world for them to send back home to their family and friends. They take donations of both cards, and money for postage, to help keep their organization going.

You will see below the card I made in honor of the Cards for Heroes Bloghop.
This will be sent to Fabre, as an ANYHERO card, for a troop that needs a lift!
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Here is what I used to make my card:
SU! Cardstock::Riding Hood Red, Blue Bayou, GP White
Patterned Cardstock::My Mind's Eye
Stamps:: SU! The Free and the Brave
Ink: SU! Craft Black, Riding Hood Red, Blue Bayou, Always Artichoke, Blush Blossom, Night of Navy
Other: Black Detail Embossing Powder, SU! Blender Pens, ribbon from unknown source
**Note** The image was colored in, using the blender pens with a bit of ink from the cover of the inkpad. It was really fun to color, because the image was embossed, so those embossed lines kept the color from flowing where it wasn't supposed to be!
Adhesive: Duck red dispenser--(the new and improved ones, which I am loving!)


I have been aware of the Cards for Heroes program for quite some time, as my best cyber buddy, Lisa Renea, provides many cards for our troops. After recently seeing the Cards For Heroes Youtube video that Lisa Renea linked, it convinced me that I had been sitting on my backside not doing anything for TOO LONG! Since I have a great group of ladies that I scrap and stamp with at my church and in my community, I got everyone I could together for a Card Making Event! We had a great turn out, and I sent in 275 cards to Fabre, for her to send on to the troops!! It was a great feeling to know how we helped out! If you would like to see my blog post about our Card Fest, {{CLICK HERE}}.


Now, on to the next participant in the blog hop! Click Here to hop to the next blog! Paula has The Paper Spa--some wonderful creations from a very talented paper artist--she knows her stuff-and she loves challenges. Oh, to be that disciplined! Hey Paula!!
**Added NOTE: Due to overwhelming inquiry, I just want to add that the Patriotic Figurines were a recent Anniversary gift from my Mom! She purchased them from Collections, ETC. (the 14.99 catalog) Their product name is the Yankee Doodle Family! **
On behalf of my family, I would like to thank our troops and their families, both at home and abroad, for their bravery and unselfishness. You are in our prayers!
Thank you so much for visiting, and have a blessed weekend!


**Keri**

174 comments:

Chris said...

Gorgious card! It will definitely be appreciated by the hero who receives it.

Crafty Creations by Cindy and Maria said...

Beautiful card!!! Happy Memorial Day!

iring said...

Nice card. I am awed by your previous event that resulted in 275 CFH cards! By the way, I got a kick out of the picture and quote on your blog banner at the top of the page.

AzKisses73 said...

Beautiful Cards..

Happy Memorial Day..

Melissa Elsner said...

That is such a beautiful card. You did a great job displaying it in that photo too.

StampinginKansas said...

Beautiful card.....I love that stamp set.

Karrie O. said...

Hi Keri,

Beautiful card and love the patriotic display!! Keep creating and giving!!

Have a SWEET and SAFE Memorial Day Weekend!!

Libby Hickson said...

Your card is gorgeous Keri, and I love the display you showed it with in that first photo! Wonderful post. :-)

Gloria Stengel said...

This is a wonderful card. Thank you for participating in this hop! From the dd and the sister of American War Vets...I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Purple Princess said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous!

Sandy said...

OMG I love this, beautiful!!!

Lisa said...

Wow! That is just stunning! I'm a bit speechless.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! This is awesome!! Just love your yummy ribbons!! ;)

liannallama said...

oh, what a beautiful card to start the hop! I love the vibrancy of it and the patriotic feel! Thanks so much for the coloring tips too!

Yvette said...

love your card!

Jacquie Hart said...

Awesome card I love that stamp!!!

Jacquie
http://creations4u2.blogspot.com
creations4uandme@yahoo.com

Karen said...

Wonderful card! Great job honoring our military! {{cheers}}

Angi said...

Keri, fantastic! Great job, TFS!

Mrs. Incredible said...

Cute display along with the great card!

christy sheffield said...

Nice card!

JPScraps said...

Love the cards!!

lauren said...

Fantastic cards and I am really loving the ribbon!!!

Merry's Musings said...

So lovely and your blog is so nice too! Thanks for letting me stop by, and Happy Memorial Day weekend.

Lida said...

Very pretty card and I totally love ur setting!

Lisa Renéa said...

Fabulous Keri! The card is very touching. You've really used that stamp well! Thank you so much for participating! I think it's great your first on the blog hop! Yeah!
Isn't Fabre, super?!

Sarah said...

Stunning card!!

Bekah's World said...

That is such a cute card - and great idea for a church get together. I might have to do it too - hope you don't mind!

Stacy Milford said...

Keri, absolutely fabulous card! & what a terrific thing for you to host a card making event! Great work!

Tammy said...

What a beautiful card! Your coloring is fantastic!

Sandy said...

Oh my what a beauuuuuuutiful post, Keri!!! Your card is gorgeous and I love your display of it with the figurines! Thanks so much for all you're doing for our service members :)

paula said...

Beautiful card!!! Thanks for sharing your talent to help our military!!!

Suz said...

Beautiful card. I'm sure the service man/woman who receives it will be tickled.

Nancyljk said...

Love your post...Happy Memorial Day!
From a Marine Mom :)

Kerri said...

Your card is just gorgeous! That stamp is beautiful and you have done a wonderful job enhancing it. BTW, I LOVE your patriotic display too!!!

Seongsook Duncan said...

What a awesome card! Very nice. Thanks for sharing it.

Dawn said...

I love this card. I also love how you displayed it! Very awesome.

Happy Memorial day!

Heather said...

Wow what a beautiful card and I love the doll display with it. You appear to be a holiday decorator like myself! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sue McGettigan said...

Wonderful card Keri, good for you! Happy Memorial Day to you and the family :)

Linda said...

Your card is awesome. And I love your website,too. Your daffodils are so pretty! I, too, have them and love them. Have a happy Memorial Day and thanks for honoring our heroes.

Melissa Bickford said...

Your card is beautiful, Keri! I love how you added the patriotic display along with it.
Have a wonderful Memorial weekend!

.:liza:. said...

Beautiful card! Happy Memorial Day!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card!

Denise Wieger said...

As many have already said, "It was great work on a great looking card."

gettyg said...

Well done! Congratulations on all those cards sent! ~ginny

Renee said...

Great card....thanks for sharing!

jana said...

Such great patriotic cards!

TLHarwick said...

gorgeous card! Thanks for all you are doing and continue to do! As the spouse of a homesick hero, I know they appreciate everyone thinking of them! He has also informed me that the PX there really only has birthday and graduation cards at the moment so I am sure they men and women there would love the option to send a "hello"!

erin said...

Such lovely cards!

Dawn said...

great card...and love your staging Keri! so cool!

Chelsea said...

gorgeous card! ... love the decorations that you sed with the card.

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 written by her Mommy, Deborah, at dominodebi.typepda.com]

Victoria S. said...

Love your card and they will too!

Lynn said...

Wow, your card is amazing!As a Army Mom thank you for all you to do support the troops!

LadyDoc said...

WONDERFUL card! Thanks for all you do.

Charlotte said...

You have great taste! We used the same stamp set in our post for today. It is a really beautiful card. BTW, your figurines are adorable... did you get them this year, I would love to find a set of my own.

sideoats + scribbles said...

Wow, love that card! AWESOME! :)

Heather said...

Beautiful card! I also love your blog banner!

Sarah Weber said...

Nice card! I love this whole idea..just found out about it this week. I'll be joining forces in some manner!

Lydia said...

My gosh - it's beautiful. And I love the scene!!

DebbieLynn said...

Love the cards! Thank you!

Doris said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous card! Have a wonderful memorial day weekend!

KelliStamps4U said...

Your card is beautiful!!

Rebecca said...

Terrific card! I love the ribbon, and the background stamp that you used. And your card fest sounds awesome! What a successful event.

PaperParadise said...

What a wonderful way to say Thank you to our troops! God Bless!

HeathreP said...

Congrats on being first in the bloghop! I love your card photo display - very effective. I am sure your card will be greatly appreciated!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Fantastic!

Cr8ive ME said...

Lovely card. I'm sure whomever receives it will love it.

M.E.

Tammy said...

I love your card!! The detail on the coloring is awesome. Good Job.

Anita said...

I love your card!

maryb said...

thank you for all your cards. my husband is currently stationed here in the states, but they are appreciated more than you know by those who cannot be here..
have a wonderful weekend, mary b

Windy Robinson said...

Very pretty- I love the bow-- great accent!

Nancy said...

Love the cards!
I too have heard of the cards before & have done nothing. I am going to now!

Katie said...

Hi Keri! Love your card! I'm new to CFH...just heard about in on another blog. I will definatley be making some cards to send! TFS! Katie

mica said...

What a beautiful card you made!! Love the big bow.

ML Design Works said...

Very pretty card! And the little soldiers behind are great--so patriotic and colorful! Thank you for participating! Lisa

Deb Neerman said...

Great card!

Sharron said...

Great card--and the display adds so much! Very patriotic!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Hello Kari! Love love love your display and card! Oh my gosh.... just gorgeous!

Happy Memorial Day to you and your wonderful family...

Verda said...

Congratulations on being able to send 275 cards. I have done this type of thing before with a dear friend who had a husband overseas so we sent cards for many occasions and he put them out for those that needed them.

Kathy said...

Wonderful card!

Terra5 said...

Hi,
I love this card.
I will be casing it soon!
Thanks for being so creative.
Terry F.

Dani said...

Wow, that is stunning!!! My goodness, how beautiful, and what detail!

Dana said...

awesome card!

BonnieRose said...

such a stunning card.. wow!

Sarosa said...

Please excuse me if this is a duplicate, my computer does not show my comment has having registered...

I really like how you have the background muted, with the soldier clearly emphasized!

As a new Navy mom, I appreciate people like you who put so much time, money, and care into blessing our soldiers and sailors!

Roxie said...

Great card and thanks for supporting our troops!

Susan McRae said...

Thanks for participating!

NanaBeth said...

Blessings to all of you for remembering our troops. Gratitude to all our service people past and present and their families for their sacrifice for out freedoms.

Chris said...

Lovely cards, great work!What a wonderful tribute!

katrynka said...

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

Whispers and Wishes said...

Great Card... thanks for participating!

Loni said...

terrific card and lots of visitors since you are the first hop on the tour. Thanks for your support!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card! Have a wonderful holiday weekend :O)

SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Lovely job! Thanks for leading us off so well!
Heidi

nsmerkt said...

Nice first stop on the hop! Off to the next one. Happy Memorial Day weekend! Thank you!

The Wired Angel said...

Great kick-off for our blog hop Keri. Thank you for your patriotism. Have a great weekend.

g said...

what a special & stunning card! awesome work! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Katie said...

You did a great job on this card...it will surely make someone's day!

PaulaM said...

Keri,
COOL card. I mean - really cool!! What a neat one to send as an any hero card. Thanks for joining in on this hop - I am just getting started with the main list.

LyndenMomof2 said...

Thanks for making cards for our heros. I can't wait to participate the next time around.

paliku said...

Congratulations on getting a group
of ladies together and making
so many cards. I am a military mom
of two Marines and a newly Army Vet. My heart is touched with the
beautiful card you made.

AxeS DeSignS said...

You have a Beautiful blog!

Kay said...

Awesome card!! Thanks for doing th blog hop!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Your card is soooo gorgeous and I love the patriotic set of people figures! Thank you for supporting CFH and have a wonderful Memorial Weekend! :)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Nice card. I love hops, I get to visit so many new places to me, and see some really creative work!

sandyh50 said...

Beautiful and awesome card!

Nichol Magouirk said...

this is STUNNING! what a work of he*art*!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card! Love the image and the great lay-out! TFS!

Michelle said...

I love this card!!!

Alyce said...

Just starting on the blog hop. I can see already that I'll find a lot of inspiring art.

LETUMom said...

Wonderful cards. Love the added dimensions of ink coloring and embossing.

StampinCathy said...

Love the card and that display is so cool.

Carolyn said...

gorgeous card, Keri, thanks for all you do.

ceashark at aol dot com

Teri said...

beautiful card!

Atticelf said...

I think this is an amazing event! My family and I will celebrate Memorial Day by making some cards to pass along to the troops. Love this!

Pam said...

I like your card very much, and especially like the display you set up to photograph it with. Woo hoo!

Donna said...

This card is awesome! I just got this stamp set and can't wait to use it. Thanks so much for all you do to support the troops!

Donna

Veronica said...

Beautiful card!

LyndaC said...

I hopped all the way through yesterday. Took about 3 hours in total. I was WAY too overwelmed to comment so back today to leave some love. Your card is beautiful. The image is sooo nicely the focus. Congrats to you for giving of yourself.

jtvakmt said...

This card is beautiful. Thanks for all you do for the troops.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Thanks for participating and sharing the love. - Jean

Arlene said...

An amazing card.

HoweverAlthough said...

beautiful work! love your display, too!

Susan Powers said...

I love the colors that you used. I never would have thought to use Riding Hood Red & Blue Bayou. They are so pretty together. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

Lost in Paper said...

Amazing card...tfs!

Simply Sarah said...

love that card! Great job!

Daria said...

Wonderful image beautifully colored. This is a wonderful card. Congratulations on your endeavor that netted 275 cards for CFH.

Chris said...

Such a great mission you are doing - love the blog hop too! My husband and I were Army!! :)

Lyneen said...

wow great card! Thanks for supporting our troops!

FibreJunky said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for supporting this organization and the troops.

Princess of glitter said...

Super inspiration! Your card is lovely and so is your blog! Thanks for posting the cards for heros....onto the next!

Inkerbelle said...

What a beautiful card. Love your colouring!

Beth Redding said...

Very nice! Great start to the bloghop :)
Blessings,
Beth

kasmello said...

Love the soldier stamp and your statues!

Cheri said...

Your cards are fantastic. Thanks for the welcome.

katie scott said...

your cards look great :)

naomi_m said...

I love that ribbon. It's a beautiful card.

Gayle said...

Wow...this is going to be fun. I will have to spend a lot of hours on the computer to get to see all the wonderful artwork. Thanks for your contribution to our troops. This is a wonderful card and someone is going to love it.

Gayle Taylor
gaylememories@sbcglobal.net
Abilene, TX

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Keri!

Leesa Berry said...

A very fitting card for the troops and they definitely are Heros! Beautiful card and display. Happy Memorial Day!

...Darlene said...

Great card!

Regina said...

great card!

SuzAnn said...

Beautiful cards!

leenda said...

FABULOUS artwork!

stampscrapnbowl said...

Very touching card. I'm sure it will mean a lot to it's recipient.

Nena said...

Your card is wonderfully inspiring as well as the loving decorations
on your table. You must have a
joyous 4th of July celebration! This
is the precious day we are so thankful for and what makes our troops invaluable. Thank you for the
card making details!

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

Ina Ftacek said...

The card is awesome.I am happy to hear of this card site as i did send cards to another soldier site that had since been gone.Am glad to find another.keep up the great work to our soldiers and may they all be blessed and those who truly support them. Hugs to all...Ina

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW! What a lovely card! I am making some to send as well.

Fabre said...

Hi Keri! I love the card you created for the blog hop, and one of our heroes certainly will as well! Thanks for your ongoing support of CFH, I am so looking forward to your next package! Have a wonderful weekend.

Kim said...

Super Super Super card!! Love it!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card!

Connie said...

Beautiful card...I'm only about half way thru the Hop and I'm so impressed!
Connie
iluvstamping@columbus.rr.com
www.INKspiredtreasures.com

misti stowell said...

OMG, what a gorgeous card. As a member of the Army and married to an Army officer, thank you for your support in this Blog hop, I can't wait to see all the great cards!

Misti Stowell
mististowell@yahoo.com

Sharon said...

what a wonderful card made with love

jaemom said...

What a wonderful card! Thanks for your inspiration in organizing a Card Fest to send in 275 cards, too!! -Patty

Anam_Kihaku said...

stunning card. thank you for sharing it with us.

Susan Timmerman said...

What a wonderful idea this blog hop is! I am most certainly going to check into making cards to send in so that they can be forwarded on to our men & women in uniform. Your card is just beautiful!

butterflygypsy said...

great card. i really like it. and thank you for what you do to encourage our troops.

lsims said...

Great card for a great cause. Like your blog heading too.

Grace said...

Beautiful card. I really like the layout.

Lisa C said...

GORGEOUS, girlie! XO :)

Christina Thomas said...

Very cute card! Thank you for supporting the troops!


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d'Dragon said...

Excellent card!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous Card.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Looking forward to seeing everyone's creation in this blog hop.

Janice said...

What a lovely card! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

aimee said...

Beautiful card! Happy Memorial Day :)

ScrappyHouseMom said...

great card! Love the blender pen technique!

sandra said...

love the ribbon you used :)

Jenn J said...

Love the card and ribbon!

Babsarella said...

Keri,
Thanks for your dedication to this project. I am sure that the servicemen and women who receive your beautiful cards are so thrilled to be able to share them with their family and friends.

Con said...

Thank you for supporting our Troops. My Father-in-law is a WWII vet and my Grandfather a WWI vet. God Bless your endeavors.