Memorial Day - Cards for Heros Blog Hop!

...Let's go to the Hop, Lets go to the Hop, Oh Baby!.... runnin' thru MY head as I write this :-)

Welcome & Thank you for stopping in!

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us! For many, it's three days of fun in the sun and welcoming summer with that fist BBQ. It's great to enjoy yourselves, but keep in mind that Memorial Day is also about remembering soldiers that have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

In honor of Memorial Day, Cards for Heroes put together a nice tour of card making blogs! If you'd like to start at the top o' the hop click here!




We're all posting patriotic cards that we've made to send to the troops. To Make this birthday card I used my fabu template for making 80 cards from one Stampin' Up! Simply Scrapping Kit, and yes - I made 80! I still have some last minute finishes to them - plan to add a label to the back with the Cards for Heroes website, and some more inside greetings, but then I am shipping them all off to CFH. I have been learning more about this great group since I found them on Twitter, and as I was reading thru the website I found that Birthday Cards for Men are in high demand! Using the Best Ever Kit I was able to make about 1/2 Birthday, and 1/2 Congratulations cards. The birthday ones I did more in the red and blues, and the congrats are done mostly in the green and blues. I figure the congrats cards would be good for friend to friend cards for positive news or accomplishments. I really hope that our troops and their families will enjoy these cards!!



I encourage everyone who reads this to get involved with this organization in whatever way suits you: send blank cards (handmade or store-bought); send an AnyHero letter/card; send a donation to help pay for shipping! Even a Dollar makes a Difference!


Your next hop: Paper Fun By Lysa is a great stop - full of some really creative cards! Make sure you look around and checkout Lysa's awesome Useful Links! Enjoy!!


Before you hop, please take a second and post a comment for me! Cards For Heroes will be awarding prizes randomly chosen from all comments left, so be sure to leave a comment at every blog you visit.


Thanks for hopping by!


Happy Crafting & Hope to see you again!


~angie

"Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave” Muhammad







134 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wow, that is a TON of cards you made! Great job, I'm sure the troops will love them!

Renee said...

Wow...great cards!!

Thanks for sharing this great event.

liannallama said...

ohmigosh! you've made so many card and they all look great! Such a cute idea to put a candle on the card--love it!

Sarah said...

Wow!! You've sure been busy and ALL the cards look fabulous!

LeAnne said...

WOW, check out all those cards--this is GREAT! You're an inspiration!

lovingmytwoboys said...

Wow, I think you went above and beyond with all the cards you made! They are too cute! Happy Memorial Day!

Karen said...

What amazing cards. I know they will be greatly appreciated.

AzKisses73 said...

Great cards.. So many.. thanks for be so involved..

Hope you have a safe and happy Memorial Day ♥

Tassie said...

WOW!!! I ABSOLUTELY love the added little candle on the front. What a GREAT idea.... you are amazing!!!

Tammy said...

Such fantastic cards! Our heroes will love them!

JPScraps said...

That's a lot of cards....You've given me incentive to make more!

Karen said...

Wonderful job honoring our service men and women! Great card! {{cheers}}

Dawn said...

Cute cards. Fun blog...Happy Memorial day!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Now that's a lot of cards!! Such lovely thoughts and designs!! TFS! :)

Phinny said...

Love the card!

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...

Wow, thanks for sharing your cards!

Suz said...

Wow you have been busy - I'm sure they will love getting all those cards.

Wendy said...

This is such an exciting event!

Lida said...

Wow thats a lot of cards, you are amazing for doing this!

Karrie O. said...

Hi Angela,

Beautiful cards!! Keep creating and giving!!

Have a SWEET and SAFE Memorial Day Weekend!!

Lucy, England said...

These are fantastic - LOVE the candle card.

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]

Martha said...

Wow, that is a big set of cards you've created! Thank you for sharing them with us and with our soldiers.

christy sheffield said...

Wow, you have been busy! Your cards are cute and I know the soldiers will love and appreciate them! Thanks.

Melissa said...

80 cards!!! Oh, my goodness. You have just put me to shame with my one little card...guess I had better go and catch up!

KelliStamps4U said...

Wow! What a great contribution you have made to our troops. Thanks so much for sharing!

TLHarwick said...

Phew! I have made it this far! I am blown away by the talent and heartfelt sentiments on everyone's blog! Your cards are beautiful and I am sure they will be appreciated! My DH is currently deployed and he had just complained to me the other day that he waited in line for the makeshift PX the other day to find only graduation and birthday cards! He claims he "made" me a card instead.. cannot wait to receive that! LOL! - anyway, that said I know these cards are appreciated! thanks for your time and energy!

Lynn said...

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

Loni said...

Wow, you go girl.. 80 from 1 SS kit. Thanks for your participation in CFH

Lisa Renéa said...

WOW! Your on a roll! Fabulous cards. Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

PaperParadise said...

That's totally awesome!

iring said...

WooHoo 80 cards! Thanks for sharing with CFH and we hoppers!

scrapper al said...

What an impressive group of card! Thanks for participating in the bloghop and contributing cards.

Flower said...

Wow! Look at the amazing cards made!

{VICKI} said...

just passing through

Merry's Musings said...

OMGosh!!! That is a huge pile of cards that you made. You are awesome and so are your cards, just beautiful. Those cards are really going to make someone happy.

Rach Baby said...

I loved your quote at the end of your post! Card making here I come!

Yvonne said...

Great assortment of cards!

Daintry said...

Using the candle was a super cute idea! Love the card, thanks for sharing.

Lynda said...

Great job of those cards. Thank you to all those who serve or have served. We remember!

Kerri said...

First of all, STUNNING cards!!! I'm really interested in this template of yours and would love to find out more about it if you have the time. Thanks!

Blythe Klipple said...

Great group of cards!! And thanks for the idea about the labels.
~Blythe, Mi Wuk Village, CA

sideoats + scribbles said...

WOW! That's ALOT of cards! Gotta say it again -- WOW! :)

Heather said...

You are amazing!!! I know that all of the troops will appreciate your hard work. I absolutely love the candle on the card-- very clever!!!

Janice said...

I can't believe how many cards you created! Great job!

Yvette said...

You have been busy making wonderful cards! TFS!

Doris said...

You have been busy!!! Great cards.

mica said...

It's amazing what you have created!

Dana said...

very clever!

Bekah's World said...

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!

NanaBeth said...

It is getting very hard to make comments but the quote from Muhammad was so wonderful I wanted to say something. All of you are very special-God bless you.

eddee1286 said...

Love all the cards. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Whispers and Wishes said...

Excellent job! You put the pressure on the rest of us : p

Lisa said...

Whoa! That's a bunch of cards!! And they all look fab! Way to support the troops. Have a wonderful weekend.

Lisa said...

Holy moly look at all those cards....you set that bar high :) Great job!

Carole RB said...

You've made a lot of cards Angela, your rock.
Great cards

LadyDoc said...

WOW- what an incredible gift! All those cards!

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!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

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

jenniferlynnhansen at yahoo dot com

Purple Princess said...

Super fun card with the candle!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

what a fun card!

jtvakmt said...

Very impressive assortment of cards you are donating. I appreciate all the time you have spent supporting this great organization.

Shirley said...

You have been busy! What wonderful cards, you are an inspiration! Thank you so much.

ML Design Works said...

These are great! Thank you for participating!

Ruby Craft said...

Looks like you have been really busy! This will be my first time participating with CFH, my goal is the 25 + 2 challenge. Thanks for the inspiration.

Diane S said...

So many cards!! What an accomplishment.

mommyabbytommy said...

I can't imagine anyone NOT enjoying and loving the cards you send. They are fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy said...

Wow - that's a lot of cards - congrats on making them all! Thanks for sharing with us!

Dawn said...

WoW! 80 cards!!! fab job!

katrynka said...

Great cards! Thanks for supporting such a fabulous cause.

The Wired Angel said...

Wow.. haven't you been the busy beaver. Thanks for helping us make this hop so successfuly, and for all of your support.

Rebecca said...

Wow! What a huge bundle of cards. I love the patriotic colors!!! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Maggie said...

WOW...what a great bunch of cards. The families will love them. Thank you for making cards for our heroes.

gettyg said...

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

Tami B. said...

I'm so impressed by how many cards you made all at once. An absolutely beautiful and loving way to use your talents.

Jana said...

Whoa! Look at all of those cards. Great job!

Kimberley Martini said...

I love the candle idea. I will have to check that out. How can I find out about making 80 cards with that set of paper?

PaulaM said...

WOW!! What a wonderful contribution to this wonderful organization. TFS Blessings

Sara said...

Wow! 80 cards with one kit. I am glad I found this great blog on the hop.

.:liza:. said...

80 cards! How wonderful of you!!

Lost in Paper said...

WOW!! Congrats to you on all the wonderful cards you've created to support this cause!!! Great job!

Anita said...

What a great idea! That's an easy and economical way to contribute so many cards to CFH! Can you send me the template? ;-)

Nichol Magouirk said...

WOW!
what a great idea!
love it!

nsmerkt said...

Card loot! Wow! 80 cards! That's awesome. I love the candle on the birthday card. Would be SO cute for a 1st b-day! Thank you and Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Elaine said...

that is a beautiful assortment of cards! WOW!

Victoria S. said...

wow 80 cards - that is so great! they will be so appreciated!

Atticelf said...

The inspiration I'm getting seeing all this creativity on the bloghop is fantastic. That is A BIG BUNCH of cards you made - they're great!

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. :)

paula said...

WOW!!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!!! and thanks for supporting our troops with your card donation!!!

Chris said...

What a great job you did with those CFH cards. Thanks so much for inspiring us!

Cr8ive ME said...

love the design.

And wow so many cards I know the soldiers will appreciate them.

M.E.

Carolyn said...

Great job on the cards, and I love the candle on the card. thanks so much for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

erin said...

Look at all of those cards! Good for you!!!

Diana said...

Wow, I am so impressed and inspired by the amount of cards you made! I have the hardest time with masculine cards, but you seemed to make a bunch of beauties!

Charlotte said...

What a great bunch of SU cards you are sending over. I have a bunch left over from Sale a bration that I am going to put in with mine. Plus other cards that I have multiples of.

Karen said...

What a great bunch of cards.

CCOL4HIM said...

Excellent cards, you made quite a bunch!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

awesome cards! Thank you for supporting our troops and CFH! Have a wonderful Memorial Weekend!

LETUMom said...

Awesome stash to send to the troops! Thanks for supporting CFH.

Marcy 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.

Marcy

kasmello said...

wow ---- that's a lot of cards!!! Thanks!!

AxeS DeSignS said...

thanks for make all those cards... you should be so proud!

Caryl P said...

I love the cards, and WOW did you make a lot! Great inspiration for everyone else, and me too.

SuzAnn said...

Love the quote at the end of your CFH post. Thanks for making all those birthday cards!

Mary C said...

How wonderful all your cards are! What an inspiration to get everyone involved.

paliku said...

Wow, WOW!!! Congratulations on creating so many cards! Thank you for your participation and giving to CFH!!

I must check into the template for 80 cards in one.

A beautiful display of the cards.

Anonymous said...

I love your card, I'm loving the hop too!
stampcz@verizon.net

Sandy said...

Look at all those beautiful cards! Well done, well done!! Thanks so much for joining in the bloghop...see you in tweetville! :)

Lyneen said...

Love your cards!!! What a great bunch of cards you have made. Thanks for supporting our troops...

Kay said...

Wow - that's a bunch o' cards! What a great idea. They look beautiful.

KraftyKerilou said...

You did great! What a huge contribution!! Two thumbs up!!
Kerilou

slightlyimperfect said...

Goodness! You made a ton of cards! What a great contribution. Thanks for your participation in the hop and for your support of our service men and women. Happy Memorial Day.

Janet said...

Great card, I love the candle! Thanks for sharing making so many cards for our heroes.

shelly said...

So many great cards!! Love them :)

About : sbartist said...

Happy Memorial Day! Your card is simply beautiful - and WOW - Look at all the rest! Thank you for your creativity and dedication to this great cause.
: ) Sb

Ina Ftacek said...

Thanks for all your sharing and blogging.Am enjoying everything immensely and the support and cause.Bless all the servicemen and women and everyones support.Ina

Susan Powers said...

Very pretty! I love it all! Thanks for supporting our men & women in service. Happy Memorial Day!

Alyce said...

So many cards! I plan on contributing also but don't know if I'll get that many made.

truleetraci said...

Your cards are amazing! THey will be cherished! Thanks for doing the hop... this is so fun and inspiring!

Regina said...

great cards...thanks for participating!

Sharon said...

Great card and a special person you are

jaemom said...

What a wonderful card; love the candle. Such an impressive spread of cards for the cause! Thanks for sharing.

anghall2 said...

Angie,
Great name-it's mine too-Angela but called Angie.
Thanks for making all those great cards. I know they will be appreciated by the troops. Isn't CFH a wonderful org?

Anam_Kihaku said...

awesome cards - love the candle idea!!

...Darlene said...

Angie,
Very nice card thank you for sharing. I am so enjoying visiting everyone.

Grace said...

Wow, great cards!

dawnluvz2scrap said...

i love this idea! thank you for sharing.

sondra said...

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

Terra5 said...

What a wonderful bunch of cards. I love seeing all the red, white, and blue together.
Thanks,
Terry F.

Christina Thomas said...

Adorable cards! Thank you for all that you do for this great organization!

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Fabre said...

What a FUN shot of all those cards you made! Thanks for your support of Cards for Heroes! We hope you had fun on the blog hop this weekend, thanks for joining in!

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Awesome idea to make so many cards from one kit! Can't imagine why this never occured to me. Perfect project for a club too!

Thanks for sharing and for supporting CFH in such a grand way.

Hugs and blessings from a Sister Demo - Jean

brenda said...

What a great card! I'm really inspired by how many cards you made from one kit!!

Sue said...

The candle on the card is a cute idea. Thanks for supporting our troops in such a big way.

Kathleen said...

I love your card!! What a famtastic group of cards you have done as well!! You have done a great job in helping out our men and women in the service.

Chris said...

Angie what a great job! I love the colors! I just started a BLOG awhile back too! Check it out!
http://cutiepatootiecreations.blogspot.com/