Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Day Bloghop!


Courtesy of Cards for Heroes!

I'm really excited about what Cards for Heroes is doing! I've always had a heart for those who serve in the military. In fact, I considered joining the Marines when I was in high school. I had several lovely chats with recruiters, and took the ASVAB. However, I have scoliosis (curvature of the spine), and worse, exercise induced asthma ... whatever possessed me to consider it, lol?! A very romanticised view of it all, due to some books on my English teachers' shelves!

Still, the interest in our military remained, and I did a card workshop a couple of years ago to send cards to soldiers, using two young people from our church who are in the army as conduits. I never heard anything back from them, but I trust they were an encouragement.

Now I have a son of my own in the military; Stephen just graduated from Navy bootcamp this month, and is waiting to begin his corpsman (medic) training any day now. So, this all is becoming more personal to me! I hope you'll be inspired as you travel from blog to blog...

Here's the info from the website:
A bloghop is a blast of creativity and sharing! Bloggers from all over the US and abroad will be posting a card and sharing why THEY participate in honoring our nation's heroes. And everyone else gets inspired!

This bloghop will be helping us to get the word out to even more crafters and financial donors—so we can get more cards out to our heroes! We're getting more and more requests all the time and need to step up our game, and this is one really fun way to share what we're doing...letting YOU share!

If you have a blog, join in! (details below) If you don't blog, hop through the blogs, and get inspired to make more cards or donate funds toward our work! Tell your friends about it, even if they're not cardmakers...it'll do everyone's patriotic heart good to hear about so many Americans wanting to help our military!


Click HERE for all the fun!

43 comments:

lysa said...

Nice card. I love how you used the shaped brads!

AzKisses73 said...

Great card.. Thanks for inspiration. Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Weekend ♥

JPScraps said...

Love the cards on your blog

Dawn said...

Great card. Thanks for jumping in...happy Memorial day!

kasmello said...

beautiful card, the background is great.

PaulaM said...

Thanks for sharing your story about your son. It is a thrill to hear about our heroes. Thanks for joining us this weekend. Blessings.

KelliStamps4U said...

I love your card. It is beautiful!

Diana said...

fabulous card. thanks for sharing

Loni said...

Great card and thanks for sharing about your son. My prayers for his safe journey with the military and my thanks for his service to our Nation.

Lisa Renéa said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for suppporting CFH!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love the vintage feel of your card! Thank you for supporting CFH and have a wonderful Memorial Weekend! :)

amycatalogna said...

What a wonderful card! And THANK YOU to your son for serving our country. Happy and Safe Memorial Day!

Fabre said...

Wow - what a wonderful story - wishing your son best wishes with his medic training, and please send along my thanks for his service! We're glad to have you participate in our blog hop this weekend, and for your support of Cards for Heroes! Have a wonderful weekend!

Heather said...

Please thank your son for serving! Your card is gorgeous-- thank you for sharing!

Lynn said...

thanks for supporting this awesome event. Thank you for supporting our troops. I am a Proud Army Mom!

Purple Princess said...

Great card! A special thanks to your son for serving our country!

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!

Carole RB said...

Love your card Sarosa

Tami B. said...

A big thank you to your son for his service. Your story is beautiful.

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

thanks for sharing your time and talents. I pray the Lord will keep your son safe and bring him home with a heart proud to have served his country. I appreciate you and your son's bravery. :)

Suz said...

Great card thanks for supporting CFH

Chris said...

Beautiful card! Please thank your son for his service. I will keep him in my thoughts and hope for his safety.

stampscrapnbowl said...

Lovely card. Sending prayers and wishes for your son's training and safety. Thank you for supporting your son's endeavors.

Lost in Paper said...

beautiful card!!

Maggie said...

Great card. Thank your son from me for his service. Our son is a new Marine. Maybe one day their paths will cross since the Navy takes care of the Marines. Prayers for their safety

Sandy said...

Your card is just gorgeous, wow! I love your style :) Thanks for joining in the bloghop!!!

ML Design Works said...

Beautiful! TFS!

paula said...

Great card!!! Thanks for sharing your story!

SuzAnn said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for supporting CFH and thank your son for all of us too.

LETUMom said...

Gorgeous card. Best wishes to you and your son, as he starts this new journey in life.

Thanks for sharing with CFH.

Renee said...

Great card

Doris said...

Great Card. Love it.

LadyDoc said...

Beautiful card!

Best wishes to you son.

Day 3 and I am still hopping- I want to see and comment on every blog in this wonderful event!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card and the sentiment is so true!

Blessings to your son as he completes his corpsman training. Please extend my gratitude to him for his service to our country.

Happy Memorial Day to you.

Cr8ive ME said...

What a great card. I am also on the Latecomer list of the blog hop.

Happy Memorial Day.

M.E.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW! This is very lovely!! Thanks so much for your support!! :)

...Darlene said...

Beautiful card, thank you for sharing. I am one of the late additions too and am so glad I joined in hopping.

The Wired Angel said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.. I wanted to reciprocate. Congrats to you as a new Navy Mom.. My oldest son left for Boot Camp on Tuesday and this bloghop has been very uplifting. Best to you.

jaemom said...

what a wonderful card, love the background behind the great sentiment. So glad to have you join the hop.

Merry's Musings said...

Wow, what a great post. I just love your card, so much fun to have this blog hop and see so much creativity! Many blessings to you and your lovely family!

Lyneen said...

Love your card! Thanks for sharing your story Bless our troops!

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Wonderful card and thanks for sharing the personal post. Thanks too for supporting CFH in their mission. As a Navy Mom you certainly can see the need!

Patti said...

Great cards, and thanks for joining the ranks of a military mom. I am 3 Blue Star.