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Friday, May 22, 2009

www.cardsforheroes.org Bloghop


Welcome to my stop on the Bloghop! I want to thank http://cardsforheroes.org/bloghop/ for setting this up and I hope you all are having a wonderful time. Please consider joining in their summer challenge and get cards to those folks who bravely and proudly defend your freedoms. Also please scroll down a few posts for a look at why this is important to me. Unfortunately for me, I have to work all weekend long, so I'll be catching up when I can. I made a very simple card for this project but I have some others on the table, still being worked on that I will send on to cardsforheroes when I send this one in. I love ribbon borders!
I use blanks from Halcraft because I love the 80lb weight. You can make a few mistakes with it and the paper is forgiving (no buckling from too much glue, little to no wrinkling from a difficult punch or pierce and it holds up well to being crumpled for distressing) The bue cardstock and white with silver star paper comes from Paper Company, the Red from Bazzill. The ribbon is Straight and Narrow, Ribbon punch from Magill, Tombow Adhesive. The hardest part of this card was aligning the cuts... and honestly that could have been much easier if I'd taken out my big cutter with the diagonal markers.
I've only just discovered Magdalena through the hop and I love her sense of playfulness. You've got to check out the paper shoe she made! It is really awesome. Her blog is also bilingual which was really fun to read!
O.K. now for the fun part... One commenter will win a little goodie package. How did you find the bloghop? Did you find a new papercrafter who's work you love? Or just leave a little love.



How about:

Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Linen
2 packages Paper Bliss Dimensional Journal Tags
(one in pastels, one in blues)
5 of my flower beaded brads
1 pair of Tim Holtz by Tonic Micro Serrated Blade scissors


Have a great time! Can't wait to see what you love.

And here's another one...
This is done on a textured blank from DCWV, embossed with the Cuttlebug.

I toned the background and the embossed music bars with Kimberly Walters watercolour pencils and then brushed them with water. The little letter stickers are from Making Memories, Chloe's Closet line. Though this looks like a lot of work, it really only took about 45 minutes, after I got over being afraid to mess it up.

109 comments:

Sarah said...

Wonderful cards!!! I have to pick ONE favorite?? Too many too choose from... I always love Jennifer McGuire's cards!

AzKisses73 said...

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

JPScraps said...

My favorites are the cards done by the children. I love that they want to help too!

Dawn said...

Cute cards. Happy Memorial day!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Lovely creations. Love the sentiments on them!! TFS! :)

Phinny said...

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

Suz said...

Cute cards - can't go wrong with cuttlebug embossing.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

There have been so many great ones but Jennifer McGuire's stand out in my mind http://jennifermcguireink.typepad.com/

lauren said...

How am I supposed to remember where the most awesome one I've seen is??? LOL

I like anything by a child.
I remember there being some white stars stamped on clear actate with wood grain too - I liked that one a lot!

Thanks for supporting our heroes!

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]

Lynn said...

I love markers cards were my fav so far

KelliStamps4U said...

Cute cards! Gotta love that Cuttlebug!

Lisa Renéa said...

Cute cards! Thanks for participating in the bloghop!

christy sheffield said...

Cute card! I love the ribbon at the bottom.

Here's my favorite card so far: http://debbiedesigns.typepad.com/muse_and_amuse/2009/05/red-white-and-true-blue-hero.html

Nancyljk said...

I'm enjoying my journey through the blog hop...my favorite is the cute flag waving owl by Lisa Spangler http://sideoatsandscribbles.wumple.com/
Thanks for supporting our heroes
Marine Mom

{VICKI} said...

just passin through

Wendy said...

This is such an exciting event!

Daintry said...

I'm liking how you did the ribbon. I usually punch out more, and then thread, I like the spacing. Thanks for sharing!

Janice said...

I don't know which is your favorite, but I will say the one I love the MOST looked like camo with dogtags. I wish I knew who's it was but that was so many wonderful blogs ago. Great job everyone.

iring said...

OM gosh that is hard! Pick a favorite? So many ... hmmm, I think I will pick Shari Carroll. I just like her style, and I like how she decorated the inside as well as the outside. But I know there are more faves too ... thanks for participating in CFH!

Cindi

Yvette said...

TFS! I love these two cards... http://dominodebi.typepad.com/sos/2009/05/cards-for-heroes-blog-hop-welcome-to-the-domino-spot-cafe.html#comments

Dana said...

neat card!

mica said...

These cards are so pretty!!

Heather said...

My favorite so far was the set of cards done by Colin McGuire (Jennifer McGuire's son). I just love when kids show gratitude with their artwork.

Merry's Musings said...

Impossible to pick one above another, "you are the song in my heart" now that's sweet!!!

charli said...

here's my fave so far...
http://bethiejs.blogspot.com/

Bekah's World said...

I love them all - I know I won't win; but wanted to say: 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!

sideoats + scribbles said...

GREAT cards! :)

eddee1286 said...

Thanks for sharing your simple card. I loved the star cards that Jennifer McGuire did. I loved the card using the Free & the brave that Rebecca used in There is a stamp for that. So many great ideas in CFH blog hop.

Lisa said...

Hmmm....there is no possible way I could pick a favorite! Thanks for participating--hope you're enjoying it as much as I am :)

Carole RB said...

Great cards

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

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

jenniferlynnhansen at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

Can't pick a fave card since I haven't hopped all the way through yet. :) But I really enjoyed the simplistic creativeness of yours!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Purple Princess said...

Very nice cards!! Love that music on the second card!!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

that's just not fair to have to pick just one! LOL hmmm there was that one with stars and stripes on it made with red, white and blue! ;)

jtvakmt said...

Too soon to pick a favorite. All participants have done such a nice job. Thanks for all your effort.

Karen said...

Wonderful job! Thanks for celebrating our service men and women! TFS! {{cheers}}

Nancy Maxwell James said...

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

Ruby Craft said...

I agree with you, I have seen so many wonderful cards and read so many wonderful stories, it would be impossible to pick just one. Aren't blog hops fun!

mommyabbytommy said...

I can't believe I'd have to pick just one!! There are so many cards. I don't have a favorite, but one that I found very unique was made with camoflague paper and dog tags spelling 'miss u'.

Kathy said...

Wow - I can't even come up with just one. This whole thing has just been amazing and very inspiring! Good luck on picking just one!

Lucy, England said...

Such a cute card - and how kind of you to do a giveaway too. I found so many new blogs. As a fellow blogger, it's been wonderful to be a part of the fun.

Margie said...

Beautiful card! I love the simplicity of it!
TFS :*) Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

Rebecca said...

Love the stars and how you did the ribbon at the bottom of the page. The music card is cool, too. I like that you added some words to the cuttlebug folder. Thanks for sharing with us!

inkedx2 said...

I found the blog hop from the Cards for Heroes website. I found their website from another blog. I will be sending a box of cards on Tuesday and more after that.

Robbie

Tami B. said...

I think it would be so hard to pick just one card, but I do love Nancy Maxwell James post for the bloghop. She shares her family history of men in the military with some beautiful photos. I was so touched by that. Your cards are so thoughtful.

myownplace said...

Found your blog thru the bloghop.
Thanks for the chance to win and for such a good cause, too.

gettyg said...

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

gettyg said...

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

Anita said...

I have a blog on the blog hop so that's how I landed here! I love the way you made the ribbon border on your card. Great idea!

Lost in Paper said...

I popped into Thinking Inking blog and found this blog hop!!!

Great cards!

Maggie said...

I just started making cards in March, Mother's Day Cards, for CHF. I never made a card before that. I found out about CFH months ago from a thread on 2Peas, our son had just gone off to Parris Island for training. Now when I am having a "missing him" attack I try to do something constructive and make a card.

nsmerkt said...

I heard about the hop through Nichol M and Jennifer McGuire. Love them! Happy Memorial Day!

ML Design Works said...

Cute cards! I'm thinking of getting a Cuttlebug myself. The notes inspired me! Very nice idea! Thanks for sharing it. . .

Shirley said...

Great cards! I love the ribbon along the bottom, very pretty.

Renee said...

Great cards...thanks for sharing your techniques.

katrynka said...

Great cards! Thanks for supporting such a fabulous cause. I found this hop from one of the Papertreyink designers, I follow all their blogs. I am so addicted to Papertrey's stuff!

Atticelf said...

I first heard about the bloghop on the Hero Arts blog. The inspiration I'm getting seeing all this creativity on the bloghop is fantastic! My bookmarked list has grown considerably...

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. :)

Elaine said...

I found the blog hop from Debbie Olson. Love her cards! Glad you are participating :)

Tammy said...

Wonderful cards! Love the embossing folder! Have a great weekend!

paula said...

Love your cards!!!

Carolyn said...

great cards, I have found many a paper crafter that I will have to check out again and again, thanks so much for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

erin said...

Love the bg's you create!

I discovered you through the CFH blog hop!

LadyDoc said...

Terrific cards!

I'm so happy to be part of this blog hop!

Lynne in NI said...

Great cards and I'm lovin the hop! (I found the link via the I like Markers site)

Cr8ive ME said...

love the cardS.

I know whomever receives it will love it. And I know they definitely deserve something so beautiful.

M.E.

Charlotte said...

One of my favorite cards was one my husband made from white posterboard and watercolor paints. He paint simple flowers on it for me. I was speechless.

Karen said...
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Karen said...

Wonderful hop. I can't tell you how many times I've hit the add to favorites button. I'll worry about organizing later.

Chris said...

I have been so inspired by the big vriety of beautiful,fun,and inspiring cards. I have also been working on my own next batch of cards to send off to CFH.
Hugs from Michigan

Diana said...

This blog hop has been so much fun...I can't remember where I started, but I think it was from Debbie Olson's blog...

LETUMom said...

SS to hear that you have to work this weekend. Hope you get some time off later. Thanks for supporting CFH!

PaulaM said...

Your card is wonderful. I like the ribbon border - cool technique. I am one of the bloggers involved in the hop and I think every blog I have visited is fantastic. Thanks for joining in.

Victoria S. said...

I have found lots of new blogs with great ideas on them including yours! I love, love, love the beaded flowers you made! I hope I win them :-)

kasmello said...

Great idea for the embossing folder!!

The Wired Angel said...

Great cards.. thanks so much for participating in the hop and helping us get the word out about this important cause.

SueB said...

It's been SO cool checking out everyone's blogs - I've added more to my google reader, which was already overflowing! TFS and for the t'riffic blog candy opp!

Summer, Andy and Audrey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your brads. So sweet and pretty. Thank you for being a part of this and thanks for spoiling us with this RAK.

AxeS DeSignS said...

thanks so much for your intorduction to my blog! I'm so exited being part of the cards for heros blog hop... and yes I'm bilingual hahahaa.... Thanks for make cards for heros... at this point I have a lot of blogs I love so difficult to say whish one I like more.

Caryl P said...

Great cards, I love the ribbon on the first!

Let's see, I first heard about the hop from Libby of Libby's Little Addiction, and also from Lisa at Sideoats&scribbles. Now I'm officially following at least 50 more blogs.....and I'm not at the end!

naomi_m said...

Happy Memorial Day.

Sue McGettigan said...

Love your cards! 'You are the song in my heart' - isn't that what everyone is really saying when the mail out a card? Love that.

I found the blog hop because I know Sandy, and where Sandy goes you know CFH, her passion lights the way.

Nice to get to know you through CFH!

NanaBeth said...

I have been eyeing that embossing folder-this is the first time I've seen it used. Now I have to have it. I found the hop through the Fiskateer message board. Blessings to all of you for supporting our troops.

Alyce said...

I am so enjoying the blog hop. I'm finding so many inspirational people. Difficult to choose just one.

paliku said...

First, thank you for having a heart to give and share. The CFH is an amazing organization, and the Blog Hop is fun.

Secondly, selecting a favorite card is a challenge because all the cards are wonderful.

Sandy said...

Awwww I love the song in my heart card! I'm such a sucker for love cards :) :) :)

Thanks so much for joining in the bloghop!!!

Lyneen said...

Love your cards!!! Thanks for supporting our troops...

Kay said...

There is no way I could pick a favorite - I have so many already and I'm not all the way done hopping yet!

I have loved seeing all the cards, finding new blogs to visit, getting so much inspiration, reading all the stories about why people chose to be involved and adding all the stamps I now "need" to my list.

Paula said...

I have seen a lot of new blogs that I hadn't seen before that I want to visit again! Thanks for the chance to win.

slightlyimperfect said...

This hop has been amazing. I'm making my way through for the 2nd time. I found out about it on Melissa Bickford's blog. But I've found so much patriotism, inspiration and love that I may just begin following everyone's blogs. This has been great. Thank you so much. Happy Memorial Day.

Corinna said...

Love the ribbon on your card! And I love the music themed one too! Thanks for participating in the CFH blog hop and for visiting my blog during the hop :)

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

Ina Ftacek said...

Beautiful cards.enjoyed spending time on your blog...such great participation from everyone and I will soon be joining you all in participation.Kudos to all the supporters and troups! hugs,Ina

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

truleetraci said...

I discovered the "hop" on Jenny McGuires page... and I have been "hopping" all morning! What a gREAT way to remember our troops and get inspired at the same time! I have book marked several new sites and can't wait to make cards!
Thanks for doing the hop!

Regina said...

great cards! thanks for participating...I am a blogger on this hop as well

jaemom said...

How fun to hop through (and be a "blogger"... via Flickr). I found out about the blog hop through Jennifer McGuire's blog. Love the cards you made for the cause. TFS!

Sharon said...

Great card and a special person you are

Sandy said...

This blog hop is sure a lot of fun and informative, seeing lots of cards that we otherwise would not have. Thanks for participating.

Anam_Kihaku said...

beautiful cards.

.:liza:. said...

I am loving each & every card I've seen this weekend! Such talent out there. We have some lucky guys & girls to be getting these cards!

Grace said...

Love the way you were able to attach the ribbon to the card, it really sets off a great design!

...Darlene said...

Great cards, thank you for sharing them.

sondra said...

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

Fabre said...

I loved the way you weaved the ribbon on the bottom of your card - a technique I have never used but would love to try - you've inspired me! Thanks for joining us this weekend on our blog hop and for your support of Cards for Heroes!

Christina Thomas said...

Cute card! That you for participating!

P.S. Hope you don't mind if I leave an additional comment.

Visit The Original Scrapbox and check out their product catalog and also please take a minute and cast your vote for me, my entry #257! I am in the running to win a scrapbook desk!

Janet said...

What a great visual impact in the first card and I really like the softness in the second.

Terra5 said...

I absolutely love your music card!
I found this blog because I am on a yahoo group and they have been doing all of these blog hops that I could not participate in and this on seemed like I need to make a "little" time to look around in.
I have had so much fun looking at everyone's art. I have been typing my fingers off commenting and found too many ideas to mention!
Thank you,
Terry F.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Thanks for making this hop fun with shared projects and candy. And most of all for promoting CFH on your blog. I've found over one hundred new to me bloggers on this hop and I'm still checking out their archives. There is an amazing world of creativity and inspiration here in the blogosphere!

Hugs and blessings - Jean

Whispers and Wishes said...

Postings for giveaway Officially Closed, but you can always leave me love!

Kathleen said...

I had alot of fun looking at your cards and such. beautiful!! Can you tell me about your beaded flower brads? I couldn't find them when I was looking around your blog. Thanks.