Monthly Archives: May 2009

Cards for Heroes Blog Hop (and RAK!!)

**POST UPDATE:  We have a winner!  Random.org chose #31, which happens to be Deborah, who along with her daughter Gigi, left this message:

 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]
Thanks for leaving the message ladies — let me know your address and I will get your treats out to you!

 

Hi there!  I am glad you are here, as I am so excited to be participating in the Cards for Heroes Blog Hop.  If you have landed here in the middle of the hop, I hope you will go to the start of the hop at  http://cardsforheroes.org/  ( you don’t want to miss ONE of the great blogs that are participating.)  We were asked to make a card using red, white, and blue to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend and Cards for Heroes.  I just bought this adorable Sizzix die (angel #2) and thought that it would be a nice addition to this card.  

Cards for Heroes

You can’t really see it, but I also stamped the word “peace” in red on the red cardstock for some added texture.

Cards for Heroes’ mission is 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.  My experience with CFH has been really great.  For my birthday last year, I asked my friends to bring some cards to my “party” instead of gifts to send.  Of course, they were great and brought A LOT (one friend even had her class make cards for the effort), so I shipped a big box in time for Christmas.  I have also sent Mother’s Day cards for their effort.  As I always have more cards than I can use personally, I think this is an amazing cause to send cards to.  I took some time today to check out the website and the blog (http://cardsforheroes.org/homefront-blog/)  — please take the time to check it out — the soldiers that the cards go to are so thankful and it is definitely inspirational!!  I hope that you will be inspired to send cards for our troops, too.

Now for the RAK — I have some clear stamps and a Fiskars “Chicky Baby” punch that I would love to give one of you!   Leave a comment on this post and I will have random.org pick a winner on Monday night.

The next blogger on the hop is Anita in the Houston area.  She is a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and has some amazing cards on her blog — including some Father’s Day cards and a Graduation gift card holder idea that I very well may borrow.   So please hop over to Anita’s blog http://secretagentstamper.blogspot.com/2009/05/cards-for-heroes-blog-hop.html/!

And, of course, THANK YOU to all of the service men and women who are serving our country!

Enjoy,

A

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Thinking Summer…

Hi there — Sorry to have been away for so long…I was travelling — you know what that means…LOTS of pictures to scrapbook!  But, in the meantime, here is a layout about a summer day that I shared with my nephews at Hampton Beach.  Enjoy!

A

Hampton Beach

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I Scream, You Scream…

Hey there — Here is a not-s0-great picture of a really cute layout about a really great ice cream restaurant that I love.  It was the first time my son had been there…my husband and I decided to go on a whim, and it was a great surprise.  Check out the sign on the right of the layout — “It’s An Ice Cream World, and You’re In the Middle of It Now.”  Aaaaahhhh….I couldn’t agree more.  Long live Cabots!  Enjoy!

A

Cabot's

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Cardstock Only — Lots of Pictures

So, we went to the Children’s Museum a couple of months ago and I took about 100 pictures — how could I not?  My son LOVED every minute of it and I loved watching him.  So, at the NSD crop, I finally scrapped them…and I used only cardstock!  Not the most glamourous pages (it’s a double page spread), but I definitely wanted to let the pictures speak for themselves!  Enjoy!

A

The Children's Museum

 

The Children's Museum 2

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I LOVE YOU, TOO.

Hey there — One of the best things in my life is being a mom. I love it — truly love it.  So, when a friend took this picture of my son, I immediately knew the title of this layout.  I love the picture, and I love this simple, but, I think really fun and striking layout.  To all the mothers out there — HAPPY MOM’S DAY!  Enjoy!

A

I love you too.

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Toilet Paper Brides

Hey there — here is another layout that I did at the crop that I attended for NSD.  I LOVE THIS — and you may, too, as it does not involve my son or my nephews!  A new “model”!  This is a layout using some Daisy D’s paper (I LOVE THIS STUFF!).  I made the flowers out of scraps and distressed them with ink.  Used some brads and buttons from my stash too.  Enjoy!

A

Toilet Paper Brides

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Fiskars Crafts Sketch of the Month

Hi — Before the crop this weekend, I did a little searching around and printed out a few projects that I wanted to complete and one of them was the monthly scrapbook layout sketch at www.fiskarscrafts.com.  So here is what I came up with:

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Fiskars May 09 Sketch Layout

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