Saturday, May 23, 2009

Cards for Heroes Memorial Day Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Cards for Heroes Memorial Day Blog Hop. If you haven't been hoppin' from the beginning, please go back and start HERE.


I first actively started making cards about 5 years ago. I like to scrapbook, and thought it was a great way to use leftover scraps and my stamps. I found Cards for Heroes on a stamping message board, and I thought it sounded like a great cause, and an excuse for me to make cards. :) I love reading the hero responses to the cards shipments they receive, or better yet their family's response to receiving a homemade card from their hero.

For the blog hop I made a vintage-inspired, patriotic themed card.



I stamped the background stars in Stampin' Up Whisper White Ink. Image and "liberty" stamped in Versafine Satin Red. The edges were inked with Colorbox Chestnut Roan chalk ink. The stars background stamp is from Unity Stamp Co., and the image and word are from Lasting Impressions with Panache. The red border is a sticker from My Mind's Eye.



Next on the blog hop...you're in for a real treat! One of my all time favorite companies Prima Marketing Company! I am a total Prima flower junkie, and I LOVE their stamps and papers too. So click HERE to continue the blog hop. (And a little tip from me - be sure to scroll down their blog and check out their new flower goodies coming soon. Yummy!) Thanks for visiting!

132 comments:

Dawn said...

Chirs, nice to see you posting, love this card very nice! Hope your having fun hopping! Happy Memorial day!

Jennifer said...

Awesome card design!

lauren said...

Wonderful card... thanks for supporting the troops!

Sarah said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

Sue McGettigan said...

Beautiful card Chris, I just love that vintage look.

iring said...

I like your card! Great starry background! Thanks for sharing and allowing me to hop in!

Cindi

AzKisses73 said...

Great Card..Thanks for sharing..
Have a safe and Happy Memorial Weekend.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Beautiful card!! Awesome design!! TFS! :)

Yvette said...

love your card!!

Lisa said...

Love the vintage look.

Mrs. Incredible said...

Very nice card (love your blog banner, too).

christy sheffield said...

Beautiful card. I never would have guessed that the background was made with a stamp and not patterned paper. Great job!

KraftyKerilou said...

Lovely card! I love the star background ALOT!! Great job!
Keri

JPScraps said...

Love the vintage look! Great work.

Karrie O. said...

Hi Chris,

Love your liberty card!! Keep creating and giving!!

Have a SWEET and SAFE Memorial Day Weekend!!

Karen said...

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

jesse said...

Great card!

Nancyljk said...

Thanks for supporting our heroes!
Blessings to you from a Marine mom

jeffamy said...

Thank you so much for all you do!

Lisa Renéa said...

Your card is beautiful! Love the liberty stamp. Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop and CFH!

Suz said...

Awesome card. I love all the layers of stamping you do. Thanks for the inspiration & for putting a smile on a soldiers face

Heather said...

Wow that card is gorgeous!!! Great work!

Martha said...

Hey Chris! I love the folk art flavor of your card. Thank you for sharing your talent with us on the CFH blog hop.

:: gingerkitty :: said...

nice design

namaste
melina
living creating & appreciatingmy blog
I design for Color Me Daisy

Nancy said...

beautiful card!

Kerri said...

What a very beautiful patriotic card, I LOVE stamping!!!

Melissa Bickford said...

Beautiful, Chris!! Thank you for all you do!

Crafty Creations by Cindy and Maria said...

Nice card!! Of course, we love the Red White and Blue!

Purple Princess said...

Love your card!!

Lida said...

Love your card, have a great memorial day!

Renee said...

Beautiful Card!!!!

Phinny said...

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

jana said...

Awesome card

.:liza:. said...

I love that background stamp! Nice card!

Linda said...

Nice card; love the vintage look. Thanks for sharing! Happy Memorial Day.

Lucy, England said...

Such a sweet card.

DominoDebi said...

I like your cards. I hope you make more. Thank you for letting us see your cards. Love, Gigi Nolan (age 7)

[as typed by her Mommy, Deborah, at dominodebi.typepad.com]

TLHarwick said...

Lovely card!
Thank you for participating in Cards for Heros, as a spouse of a deployed solider, I am sure they appreciate your time and effort!

Victoria S. said...

Very nice card - great job!

Lynn said...

Your card is very lovely!Thanks so much for helping with this event. As a proud Army Mom, I appreciate anything done to support our troops!

Loni said...

Great use of Vintage design!

Charlotte said...

Beautiful card. Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

sideoats + scribbles said...

What a great card! Hugs! :)

sideoats + scribbles said...

Oh and I forgot to add that I love your blog banner -- super duper FUN! :)

LadyDoc said...

Terrific 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!

Lydia said...

Wowza - I love this!!!!!!

S said...

Great card. Thanks for getting involved.

KelliStamps4U said...

Very cool card!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Chris
I love your vintage card! :) Thank you for supporting our troops and have a wonderful Memorial Weekend!

Doris said...

What a great image! Love how you used it.

Rebecca said...

I love the vintage feel to your card!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Great job - tfs

Daintry said...

Love the card! Super cool! And thank you for supporting our troops!!!!!

Denise Wieger said...

Love the vintage card. Thanks for sharing.

gettyg said...

Long live the Heroes!
~ginny

{VICKI} said...

Just passin thru

Cr8ive ME said...

what a lovely card.

M.E.

mica said...

Your card is so pretty!!

Claudia Rosa said...

wonderuful cards chris
happy memorial day to you
hugs
claudia

Marcy said...

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

Kathy said...

Great card - thanks for sharing it!

BonnieRose said...

Chris... gorgeous.. fr another Unity gal to another.. hugs

Dani said...

Wow, pretty card!

ML Design Works said...

This is really pretty! Thank you for sharing it!

Tammy said...

What a wonderful card! Love the image stamp!

Dana said...

love the design!

Stacy Milford said...

Fabulous patriotic card! Thanks for sharing!

Angi said...

Beautiful cards! TFS!

NanaBeth said...

Beautiful card! Blessings for remembering our troops.

Carole RB said...

Great card Chris!

Chris said...

Great card-thanks for your tribute!

paula said...

Love your card!!! Thanks for supporting our troops!!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card design! Have a safe holiday!

The Wired Angel said...

Love your card Chris. Thanks for supporting our troops.. My son left Tuesday for Boot Camp and the timing of this blog hop has been very uplifting.

Terra5 said...

Your card is great, love the background paper and colors.
Thanks,
Terry F.

PaulaM said...

Chris, Your card is so nice. I like the vintage feel of it. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. Blessings.

AxeS DeSignS said...

nice cards.. thanks for make cards for heros!

nsmerkt said...

Nice card! Love the vintage feel to it! Happy Memorial Day!

Verda said...

Very pretty card and someone will love being able to send it to someone.

Dawn said...

great vintage card!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I love hops, and getting the chance to see some talented works that I otherwise might not see! How fun! Great card.

katrynka said...

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.

Maggie said...

Great Card. Thank you for supporting Cards for Heroes

nichol Magouirk said...

beautiful!!!!

Janet said...

Your vintage card is so pretty, I can already see lots of other vintage card ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Lost in Paper said...

great vintage card! I just love this!

Alyce said...

I love vintage art. Enjoyed my stop on the blog hop.

Elaine said...

Beautiful card with a perfect central image! Thanks for sharing and supporting the troops!

Carolyn said...

Love the card, thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous card.

Atticelf said...

LOL...I'm a big Prima fan, too. :)

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!

paliku said...

Thank you for participating in the
awesome organization. Your card is
beautiful.

Heather said...

Beautiful card! And I wanted to say that I love your blog banner! I am a fellow gnome lover/collector!

erin said...

Beautiful stamping!

sondra said...

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

Susan Powers said...

I love your blog. Your cards for the card for heroes is so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration!

HoweverAlthough said...

Beautiful card, Chris!

jtvakmt said...

Wonderful cards - enjoyed visiting your site. Thanks for supporting the troops.

LETUMom said...

Beautiful Cards. Thanks for your support of CFH!

vimill1 at aol dot com said...

Love your vintage look!

Lyneen said...

wow great card! Thanks for supporting our troops!

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Love the vintage look. thanks for joining in the hop and adding to the inspiration - Jean

Inkerbelle said...

Great card!

Beth Redding said...

Wow, love that vintage look!
Blessings,
Beth

kasmello said...

Great card. Thanks for your CFH work!

naomi_m said...

Love the background stars. The card is gorgeous.

FibreJunky said...

Beautiful card!

Tami B. said...

Lovely card for the hop. So happy I stopped by.

Sandy said...

Chris! lookeeeee!! I made it to you!! lol, I've been wondering if I'll ever get through...ha. I keep writing essays instead of comments :)

Your card is gorgeous! I never would have guessed it wasn't pp either...beautiful work, love the folksy vintage feel. BRAVO!

Thanks so much for alllll your support of CFH...can't wait to see what we do next together!!! Hugs!

Caryl P said...

This card is fabulous, I love the vintage look. Thanks so much for doing this and spreading the word!

Kay said...

Such a great card - love the vintage design - love the layout too!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh my gosh! I 'need' that star background stamp! Love your card.. the vintage look is just awesome!!!

Happy Memorial Day!

Faith said...

Great blog!!! Thank you so much for sharing and supporting the troops...

Faith

SuzAnn said...

very classy card. thanks for being part of the bloghop!

lyndarmt said...

What a beautiful image. Reminds me a bit of an old postcard. So old-timey and pretty. Thanks for sharing your creations with the hoppers and our service men and women.

leenda said...

Fantastic artwork for heroes!

...Darlene said...

Great liberty card from Unity! I am so enjoying all the blogs

Fabre said...

Hey Chris! Happy Memorial Day! Thanks for all that you do with CFH and for joining us in the hop this weekend! Your card is beautiful - love it! Have an awesome weekend!

About : sbartist said...

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

Ina Ftacek said...

Love the card...and the blog.Am enjoying meeting the blog owners thru their cards and hopping.blessings to all. Ina

Sue said...

Thanks for participating in this worthwhile cause. I enjoyed your card

Regina said...

very pretty card!

Sharon said...

your a specail person

Seongsook Duncan said...

Thanks for sharing your card and information on the materials that you used.

jaemom said...

Love the vintage look here, and I also love your banner saying. Glad to be hopping through.

Anam_Kihaku said...

beautiful card. love your work.

lsims said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing.

Grace said...

Great vintage style card!

Chris said...

Thanks for participating in such a great mission! Love the red and blue card...

Christina Thomas said...

Cute card! Thank you for participating!

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Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Thanks for making cards and being in the blog hop for CFH.

Anne said...

Hi, Chris! Gorgeous card! Very fitting for one of our Heroes! :-)