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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159 responses to “Cards for Heroes Blog Hop (and RAK!!)

  1. Cute card.. Love the die cut..

  2. Yvette

    love your Angel!! Sweet card! TFS!

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

  4. Sarah M

    Such a pretty card! I love the angel!

  5. Anita

    Cute card! I like your layout.

  6. Cindi

    Thanks for sharing your cards! It was a pleasure to hop in!

    Cindi

  7. this is a cute card. Happy Memorial day, and thanks for hopping with us today!

  8. nancy

    thanks for participating in this wonderful cause!
    Cute card!

  9. Carolyn Miller

    Cute card!

    Carolyn Miller

  10. Hi Amy,

    Cute Angel card!! How fun that Birthday party must of been and such a great idea. Keep creating and giving!!

    Have a SWEET and SAFE Memorial Day Weekend!!

  11. amy

    Thanks for the inspiration! You are doing a wonderful thing.

  12. Suz

    Your card is so pretty. I love all the layers & that angel is so sweet. Thanks for all you do in support of CFH.

  13. Your angel is so sweet!! What a great idea to have friends bring cards to a party in place of gifts!!

  14. WOW!! This is very lovely!! I adore that fun angel and the ribbon!! TFS! 😉

  15. Nancy L

    Lovely card!

  16. Fabulous way to use that diecut! Thank you so much for participating in CFH! btw, on a whole different note-loved your tp bride layout, too cute!

  17. Martha

    How sweet your angel is! Thanks for sharing your card with the CFH blog hop.

  18. Kerri

    Wow, that card is darling!!! I LOVE that angel!!! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Your angel card is just adorable! Happy Memorial Day Weekend :0)

  20. Great card! Love the angel!

  21. Renee

    Great card! I am loving this blog hop!

  22. I love the angel on your card is so cute, really great job, happy memorial day!

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

  24. JPScraps

    I really like your card! I’m inspired to make more cards due to this blog hop.

  25. Cute card – Happy Memorial Day to you!

  26. Martie M

    All this fun and blog candy – this is a great weekend.

  27. Such a sweet card – love it.

  28. That’s a great looking card! What a great idea of stamping “peace” on the red cardstock. I never know hot to add dimension without adding other embellishments. I will definitely by using that idea.

  29. 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]

  30. Tara Prince

    Super sweet card!!

  31. Love the use of the angel on the card. Thanks for supporting the troops!

  32. Loni

    Love the Angel!

  33. Lynn Spencer

    Your card is super cute. Thanks for helping with this event

  34. ADOREEEEEEEEEEEE THIS CARD!!!

  35. Very cute angel. I wanted to get an angel stamp since last December and still didn’t find one. Die cut angel looks even better. Thanks for sharing your card.

  36. Jennifer B.

    Cute cards! Happy memorial day!

  37. Sylvia

    The angel is precious. And so are you for participating.

  38. Beautiful cards. Nice job!

  39. Adorable card! Great inspiration!
    TFS :*)

  40. That’s a really sweet card!

    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!

  41. What a great card! AND, your banner cracked me up, hee hee! 🙂

  42. Big Hugs to all our hero’s!! God Bless them and bring them home safely!

  43. Victoria In Ohio

    Cute card – and what a great idea to have people give you cards for a cause instead of a present- will have to remember that!

  44. What a great a idea to use the angel. A really cute card. Thanks for sharing and the RAK.

  45. Thanks for linking to my blog! I love this angel die…may just have to add that to my collection!

  46. Love love love the angel! Thank you for making the cards that you make for our troops! 🙂

  47. sophie

    I love that angel! cute card

  48. laura j

    Nice card! Happy Memorial Day !

  49. I’ve had such a fun time hopping through! Thanks!

  50. {vicki}

    enjoying the HOP

  51. Lynda K

    Thank you to all who serve and those who have served. We remember!

  52. sweet card, love the die cut.

    M.E

  53. ginny

    Long live our Heroes!
    ~ginny

  54. Janice

    great card and thanks for joining the blog hop

  55. Love your card. The angel is beautiful!

  56. What a super cute card! Loving that angel. The RAK is just an added bonus. 🙂

  57. Marcy

    Love your card! Please keep on supporting CFH – they are such an amazing group. I am inspired by how all the bloggers support each other too! Have an amazing weekend.

    Marcy Kaminski

  58. Kathy H

    Wonderful card – thanks for taking time to share it with us!

  59. bonnierose

    what an adorable angel!

  60. Lisa

    Such a cute card! Thank you for participating!

  61. Lisa

    Thank you for sharing your cards!

  62. aww! Love the angel!

  63. Super sweet card! Thanks for the chance at your blog candy!

  64. G W

    Cute card for a really good cause. Keep up the great work =)

  65. Roxie

    Like your card, it is different and that is cool!

  66. Oh, she is so cute! TFS!

  67. What a wonderful card… Thank you for all that you are doing to help support our wonderful heroes!

  68. NanaBeth#2906

    Way to go fellow Fiskateer. I am so glad you posted this hop on the message board. I may not make it all the way through. I am starting to tear up from gratitude for the wonderful thing you all are doing!

  69. charlene

    am loving the blog hop! And seeing everyone’s work!

  70. Carole RB

    Cute angel card

  71. Cute card. Love the image! Thanks for sharing.

    Robbie

  72. Chris Domino

    Thanks for participating in this special event to honor important the people protecting freedom . Your Angel card is wonderful!
    Hugs from Michigan

  73. paula

    Cute card!!! Thanks for supporting our troops!!!

  74. I just love your card–that angel is so sweet.

  75. charlene

    great job on this!

  76. Your card is adorable.. thanks for participating and giving so much of yourself to CFH. My son left Tuesday for Boot Camp and the timing of this blog hop has been very uplifting.

  77. Carolyn S.

    What a great card. Our service men and women are definitely our “angels.” They help to make the world a better place, by putting their own lives on the line daily. Thanks for all you do, to.

    ceashark at aol dot com

  78. Terry F.

    Thank you so much for being a part of this hop.
    I like your angel card.
    Terry F.

  79. Gail Bolander

    Thanks for all you do for your HERO’S!

  80. Dyona R

    Thank you so much for making cards for our soldiers! And for the RAK!

  81. I almost missed your cute card! It was hard to get to your blog, many visitors:) I’m glad I got the chance to see it.

  82. Kathy Thompson

    Love the “guardian” angel card.

  83. Thanks for make cards for heros.. thanks for the candy… hop hop hopping!

  84. Thanks for make cards for heros.. thanks for the candy…

  85. Betty Kincannon

    I love your angel card. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and being part of CFH.

  86. Very sweet card and thank you for the chance to win some blog candy.

  87. Nikki M

    Love the polka dots and angel on this one! Thank you for participating and Happy Memorial Day to you! On to the next blog!

  88. love the angel! Thank you for supporting CFH and have a wonderful Memorial Weekend! 🙂

  89. Loving that angel Amy good going on the card and for a great cause 🙂 XoXo Niki

  90. That angel is so cute! Love the color scheme you used!!
    Kerilou

  91. Lee Cockrum

    Lovely card! Great cause.

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

  92. Paula M

    Amy,
    Your card is adorable. TFS Blessings

  93. Maggie J.

    Thank you for making card for our heroes. You card is so adorable….may they all have an Angel on their shoulder.

  94. Tammy

    What a cute card!! I love the angel!

  95. sandyh50

    That is a cute angel! Somehow I always think that military cards have to be masculine. Not true! We have a lot of women in the military!

    sandy fiskateer #4165

  96. Janet L

    The angel is precious! Thank you for sharing.

  97. what a fun card and I love how you used the die!

  98. Llynn

    Thanks for the chance to win and for such a great cause, too.

  99. What a great thing you all are doing! Thank you!

    jenniferlynnhansen at yahoo dot com

  100. I love the angel you created on this card! Happy Memorial Day!

  101. What a wonderful way to honor our service men and women who give so much to our country!

  102. Sandy F.

    Amy – your card is adorable and we appreciate knowing about your blog.

  103. Julie

    The bloghop is an amazing event and my family will celebrate Memorial Day by making cards for CFH. I look forward to being a CFH contributor!

    I love the idea of having a card-making party (as if I really “need’ an excuse to get together with a bunch of friends to stamp, create, laugh and have fun!).

  104. Beautiful card! That angel is perfect for such a card.

  105. Patti K

    Thank you for being so gracious with your birthday to collect cards to send for this good cause!

    The angel card is precious, and will be a blessing many times over.

    Thank you.

  106. cjs

    What you guys are doing is so awesome!

  107. Lovely angel and I like your blog header – fun!

  108. Summer Braxton

    Thanks for participating in this great project.

  109. Sondra A

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

  110. What a pretty card! Love that angel – you are certainly one to help out with CFH! Keep up the good work.

  111. Cute card … I love your angel!

  112. great card! Thanks for supporting our troops!

  113. Alyce

    Thanks for sharing. I really like your card.

  114. Jean Fitch

    love the sizzix dies and how easy they make cardmaking! Love my Big SHot!!

    Thanks for participating in the hop and sharing the inspiration (not to mention the candy!).

    Happy Memorial Day. – Jean

  115. Angie Hall-mtnscrapgal

    A different but very patriotic card. We all need to remember there are many females involved in the military-over seas and at home.
    Thanks for your part in the blog hop. It’s great fun.

  116. Kas

    Glad my blog linked to yours!! Cute angel.

  117. Naomi Maciver

    Cute angel. Happy memorial day.

  118. dena carper

    great card! Can’t wait to get mine done! thanks for sharing and being part of such an awesome event!

  119. Beautiful card and such a lovely way to celebrate your birthday.

  120. Beautiful angel, they all need one watching over them. Thanks for doing the bloghop, it’s truly inspiring!

  121. Kay

    Love your version of the challenge – that angel is just adorable!

  122. I love your card, that angel is adorable! What a great idea to use her on a patriotic card! Thanks so much for hop hop hoppin’ along!

  123. SuzAnn

    Love your take on the challenge! Thanks for being part of the bloghop!

  124. Faith Gaspar

    Hi, Thanks so much for doing the Blog Hop. Sweet card you made.

    Faith

  125. LyndaC

    What a pretty angel…and so patriotic. Thanks for sharing.

  126. Nancy C. , Wilmington, NC

    Thank you for being a part of the blog hop!

  127. Lynn Stevens

    Thank you for taking time to create such wonderful artfor our true heros

  128. Happy Memorial Day! All of your cards are beautiful and thank you for your creativity and dedication to this great cause. : ) Sb

  129. Ina Ftacek

    Enjoyed your card..I love angels. I must get this die for my sizzix!!! Thanks for supporting the troops…a blessing!!! hugs,Ina

  130. Susan Powers

    Super cute!! I love it! So inspiring, thanks for sharing!

  131. Sue

    Cute card. Thanks for participating.

  132. Sandy L

    Nice card! TY for the opportunity to win a RAK! Happy Memorial Day to you!

  133. Jeanne

    I love the card. The angel is a very nice touch and I always love ribbon. Always .

  134. Adorable card! TFS!

  135. jen harrison

    love the angel on your card. what a great cause to make cards for..

  136. Sharon L

    your such a special person

  137. Patty Y.

    Oh, I love that you used an angel, and that you had a bday party with your friends bringing cards to share! Also LOVE the idea of sending Mother’s Day cards; I’ll have to keep that in mind for next year. TFS!

  138. this is just adorable! LOVe the little angel… she’s perfect. 🙂 happy memorial day!

  139. pretty card – love the folkart theme of it.

  140. Hey Neighbor! I too am looking forward to meeting you very soon in person – and maybe we can make some cards together – YEAH! Thanks for joining us in the bloghop this weekend, and for your support of Cards for Heroes!

  141. melody b

    Pretty card. I will have to look for that angel die! (I collect angels!) TFS!

  142. Darlene

    What a cute angel card. I am so enjoying hopping all over the place. Thanks

  143. LindaS

    Love your card. Thanks for sharing it.

  144. Grace

    What an adorable angel!

  145. Dawn T

    Love your work! And what a beautiful thing to ask for on your birthday!

  146. Oh I love the country Americana feel of this card. Very cute!!

  147. Cute card! Thanks for sharing!

    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!

  148. Leesa Berry

    Love the angel card and thank you for supporting such a wonderful cause!

  149. Hi, Amy!

    Gigi squealed at the top of her lungs when I told her we’d won something on your blog! I looked everywhere to find your email address so I could email you our address. Can you email me at j_barrie@yahoo.com? I’ll email you our address. Thanks for offering a RAK – we can’t wait to get it!

    Deborah & Gigi

  150. Awesome card, awesomer message.

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