A Note from Brit

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Cards for Heroes

Welcome to my blog for the Cards for Heroes bloghop! I'm thrilled that you decided to stop by! If you didn't start at the top, visit here for to begin from the very first blog. There are prizes and some good 'ol patriotism, so I highly encourage you to check it out!

The name of this organization has been popping up in my Google Reader as well as on twitter all week now, and as soon as I checked out the website, I knew I needed to be a part of this. Recently, our country has forgotten to thank its soldiers. No matter if you thought these wars should happen or not, our military is there and is fighting for our country. Sending a couple cards is not much, but it's something I can do from my craft room (and you can, too!), and I'm sure it will mean the world to the soldier who receives the card. The program also includes mailing blank cards for others to fill out. (Check out more about this here.) That would be fun- you could make birthday cards for our armed forces. :)

Here are my two cards I created:

1. Red, White, and Blue traditional:

Close-up:

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzill (blue), Archiver's (Red), and The Paper Studio (White), Patterned Paper- DCVW, White Pen- Sakura, Rub-Ons- Doodlebug, and Border Punch- Fiskars.

2. Less-traditional. I finally found the perfect use for this Making Memories blocked paper, and I couldn't be more happy.

Close-up:

Supplies: Cardstock- Archiver's (Blue) and The Paper Studio (Kraft), Patterned Paper- Making Memories Just Chillin' Boy Collection, Thread- DMC, "Thank You" Rub-on- Pebbles, Inc., Ghost Shapes- Heidi Swapp, and Ink- Tim Holtz for Ranger.

Thank you for stopping by! Now here's the next stop on the bloghop. Have fun!

Lucia - She has an adorable website and makes beautiful, intricate cards. :)

Love.

Brit

94 comments:

sideoats + scribbles said...

Oh I LOVE these cards! And you're right that is a perfect use for that paper! I had some in my hot little hands at Archiver's last weekend but put it back, now I gotta go get it! :)

Kelly Jo said...

great cards! This is my first year participating in the blog hop as well.....

Jessica said...

Lovely card!!! I've never participated in a blog hop before I'm looking forward to following this one only as a hopper though ;)
Take care

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

These are adorable!! Just love the fun paper patterns you've created!! :) TFS!

Angi said...

Lovely! TFS!

Tami B. said...

Lovely cards. So happy you joined the hop.

Karen said...

Fabulous card!! TFS!! Thanks for celebrating our troops! {{cheers}}

AzKisses73 said...

Love your cards Brit.. Very cute.. Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Weekend ♥

Sarah said...

Fabulous cards! Love the clear stars!

JPScraps said...

Fantastic job on the cards.

Windy Robinson said...

Fun cards-- sure to bring a smile!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

adorable card, Il uv it...enjoy*~*

Dawn said...

These cards are really great. Very nice blog!

kasmello said...

Great cards. Love the camo!

Sue McGettigan said...

Super cute cards! Happy Memorial Day to you :)

kristina proffitt said...

Love your cards!! :)

Jennifer said...

wonderful cards! and blog.

Sandy said...

Brit these cards are aMAZING! Oh my goodness what a treat! I'm wishing I didn't have a bazillion blogs to still hit so I could go CASE you right now :) :) Thanks for joining in the fun....see you in twitterland!

joscelyne cutchens said...

cute cards girl! :)

lauren said...

LOVE your cards, they are adorable! And your picture in the sidebar, too cute!

{VICKI} said...

I like both your cards

Tammy said...

What wonderful cards!! I love the the clear stars!

KelliStamps4U said...

Very cool color combos. Super cute!

Loni said...

great cards; nifty color combos; love the name of your blog. Thanks for supporting cards for heroes.

Lisa Renéa said...

Your cards are beautiful, so well designed! Thanks for supporting CFH!

Fabre said...

Thank you for joining us in our blog hop today! I love both of the cards you made, and think the heroes will too! I have that same paper, and have been wondering how to use it - now I know! Have a great weekend!

Jennifer said...

Love your cards....they're awesome!

Phinny said...

Love the card. Nice dimension. (And I was born and raised in MN - in Seattle now.)

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

Yvette said...

great cards! TFS!

Lynn said...

I love your cards. Thanks so much for supporting this event. I am the proud Mother of a US soldier!
Thank you for supporting our troops.

Martha said...

Love your cards! I have such a stamper's background I don't think to use scrapbooking supplies and embellishments enough. Each time I see them used so well, like yours!, I think I've got to learn to do this.
Thanks so much for the inspiration and participating in the CFH blog hop.

Heather said...

The camouflage and patterned paper design is so super unique!!! I've never seen anything like it and it works perfectly for the manly men who would be receiving it!! Great work!

Nancy said...

Your cards are so much fun!

Merry's Musings said...

Wonderful creations! Thanks for the hop.

Lisa said...

Love them!!

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!

Wendy said...

This is such an exciting event!

Purple Princess said...

Love both your cards!! Fun!

christy sheffield said...

Both cards are cute, but I really love the camo one. Great idea!

Carole RB said...

Great cards Brit

Rebecca said...

I love the traditional and your non-traditional card! They are cool. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your weekend.

mica said...

Your cards are soooo pretty! I am enjoying this hop :)

Daintry said...

Loving the card with camo! Great idea, and using the ghost shapes! Thanks for sharing, and for doing the hop!

TLHarwick said...

Fabulous cards! I love the MM one! Thanks for your support of CFH, as the spouse of a deployed solider, I am sure these cards will be appreciated!

Kay said...

These are great cards! Love them both, but the red, white and blue one just has to be my favorite! Lovin' this blog hop, so many new blogs to add to my reader!

Pam said...

Awesome! Someone is going to be so happy!

Nancyljk said...

I love your cards, especially the one with the cammo designed paper...so fun!
Thank you for supporting our heroes!

Suz said...

Awesome cards. Your heartfelt post is very true... we can all help & support the troops. It may seem small but something we can do & it does make a difference

Atticelf said...

Cool cards! The inspiration I'm getting seeing all this creativity on the bloghop is fantastic!

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. :)

Ruby Craft said...

Lovely cards!

Carolyn said...

thanks for supporting our troops. great cards.

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lovingmytwoboys said...

I REALLY Love your cards- they are awesome! Great cause!

Chris said...

Great job on those cards for CFH

Cr8ive ME said...

love your cards.

I know the troops will certainly appreciate them.

M.E.

Renee said...

Great cards!!!

Whispers and Wishes said...

Brit, I love your cards and can't wait for a chance to get back to your blog to get to see more of your work. Wonderful job.

Maggie said...

Very nice cards. Thank you for your support of our military.

Dana said...

both of them are awesome!

Lisa said...

Great cards! And what fun color combos with the patterned paper in the 2nd one. Awesome job.

ML Design Works said...

I love the camo! Cute cards! Thank you for participating!

Chris said...

Wow, I love both cards. Thanks for participating.

leenda said...

Very creative artwork!

Stacy Milford said...

Hi Brit! I am the blogger that is just ahead of you in the hop! So glad to have "met" you! Lovin' your blog & your creations are fabulous! Take care!

paula said...

Great cards!!! Thanks for sharing your talent to support our troops.

Lost in Paper said...

Awesome cards!!!

Doris said...

Great cards!

AxeS DeSignS said...

Beautiful cards.. thanks for being part of the blog hop and support cards for heros

PaulaM said...

Wonderful cards - thanks for participating.

NanaBeth said...

I love the close ups-great inspiration-thank you. And a huge thank you for supporting the troops.

Victoria S. said...

Love your cards! Thanks for supporting our troops!

Shirley said...

Great cards! Thank you for supporting out troops.

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

nsmerkt said...

Super cute cards and great idea for blocked paper. Thank you for sharing. Hopping on...

aimee said...

Really cute cards! Happy Memorial Day :)

LadyDoc said...

Great cards!

Day three and I am still hopping! I want to see, and comment on, every single participating blog in this wonderful effort!

LETUMom said...

Ooooh, love the camo paper mix! Thanks for sharing with CFH.

Corinna said...

Is that camo paper? That is the most clever card I've seen so far! :) I love the scallop on the other card and that you popped it up. Thanks for visiting my blog during the CFH hop :)

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

mommyabbytommy said...

Great cards. I like both of them equally!!

cjs said...

Awesome cards!

slightlyimperfect said...

Your cards have such a happy style. Thanks for your participation in the hop. So much inspiration. Happy Memorial Day.

Regina said...

beautiful cards

Caryl P said...

Beautiful cards, I love those patterned papers!

Kerri said...

Your cards are SOOOO cute!!!

The Wired Angel said...

Great cards.. Thanks for participating and helping to spread the word about CFH. Enjoy your holiday!

Grace said...

These are such terrific cards. I love the uniqueness

...Darlene said...

Very nice cards thank you for sharing.

jaemom said...

great cards, TFS and being a fellow participant!

Patti said...

Thank you for signing up to cheer our Troops on.

Patti said...

Thank you for signing up to cheer our Troops on.

Lyneen said...

Great cards... thanks for sharing and supporting our armed forces.... Bless our troops this special day.

Christina Thomas said...

Love your cards!!

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Sharon said...

great card, your special to

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Thanks for sharing and supporting CFH in their mission.

Lucy, England said...

2 stunning cards - especially the top one - it really stands out. Love them both.