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May 23, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

I have 2 posts today-one is cards for troops and another is the Saturday Challenge-so SCROLL down OK!!

Cards for Heroes Blog Hop

May 23, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Uncategorized

I was asked to participate in a Blog Hop for- Cards for Heroes. This is their mission:

Our mission is to create blank, handmade greeting cards that our soldiers/military personnel serving in Iraq and other parts of the Middle East can use to write special notes home to their families and friends.  To date, we have sent over 130,000 greeting cards, and we are growing in leaps and bounds.  We are all volunteers in the organization, and it is a true grass roots effort.

 

Our website if you’d like to learn more is www.cardsforheroes.org

 Being that it is after-all Memorial Day weekend I knew I should definitely par-take in the challenge in raising awareness for cards for our troops!

You know I don’t really ever recall making a Patriotic card? YIKES! That’s not good.

I don’t have any family in the military, but my PSF Laura, her husband Stefan, has served MANY years, and many long deployments! I have so much respect for ANYONE in the military and their families for giving up time with their loved ones, to fight for our Country! So if you or someone you know serves in the military-THANK YOU! We appreciate all you are sacrificing for our freedom 😀

If you haven’t started at the beginning please do so —–> here <—–after you complete your visit here!

Now for my first Patriotic card

You are my HERO

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I used the star as the “O”. My husband didn’t “get it”, so I hope everyone else does! LOL! He usually doesn’t get much when it comes to design!

Its pretty clean, and simple.

I wanted to use a star for my “O”! So I did. I can see “it” spells HERO.

I used JustRite Stampers: Brayton Upper Case letters for the “H E R”.

I then used Star Prints (which I totally in love with) and used 2 different stars, with the punch, then cut them to create a fancy sort of Star Flag.

The “you are my” is from Father Knows Best.

I loved the swirl, so I used Fancy Flourishes to lead your eye to the falling star print. I also used Background Basics: Text Style, and the Retro set as well, along with the Let Freedom Ring set

Close up details:

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So that is that.

Now its time for YOU to HOP ALONG—–>to Mou Her blog is called My Life in Collage. She does some FAB scrapbooking-so check it out.

Lots of amazing stops along the way. I hope it inspires you in some way to not only be thankful for our freedom and our troops, but maybe offer to send some cards their way 😀

Thanks again

Are you ready for a color challenge?!

Get ready because we have 6 colors!

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Keyword: MTCC 02

This challenge was inspired by this dress found at the Children’s Place. I LOVE the rainbow of colors, and thought it would be a super challenge! Plus very SPRINGY! If that’s a word.

Be sure to link your challenge here:

I decided to do ANOTHER MDF image from Say it with Letters

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-a Mushroom 😀 This is on my Etsy Shop as well!

Can you tell Im having too much fun with them?

It all began with the mushroom, then the paper by Sassafrass Lass-Sunshine Lollipop-in which I mixed the patterns for my mushroom, then I saw this image…….sitting on my desk……………sooooooo………..I got special permission to share this so you get a SUPER DUPER EARLY peek at new sets being released from C.C. Designs

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This adorable girl image is a NEW! LINE called Swiss Pixies! This is Heidi!!

You won’t see previews for her until May 30th and she will be available for purchase on June 1st! I KNOW!!!! Its a LONG time to wait-SORRY! But I HAD to use her ASAP!

Seriously look how CUTE she is

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Just sitting UNDER the mushroom-all happy and fun.

I couldn’t help but color her hair pink 😀 I like it that color.

I glittered her wings. Doodled her shirt and boot, and paper pieced her skirt.

I added some felt flowers, and a heart that I die cut.

I STITCHED around the mushroom-BY HAND, and well as all the paper “patchwork” !!

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TOTALLY INSANE! ME-hand stitching something!

I did this while watching Ellen on TV! She makes the time go by fast.

I added LOTS of buttons for my mushroom spots, and interest. I love them!

Here is my sentiment: another peek at a new set by AmyR-previews begin the 29th I believe

The sentiment can be removed easily-as its tucked into the buttons

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I thought it was PERFECTION!

Here is the final view-from the top

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I like to make sure its ALL decorated nicely! I think this is so FUN and FUNKY!! Not my typical style-but I’m lovin it. Feels good to stretch the comfort zones sometimes.

Wait until you see what the team came up with! Here is a PEEK!

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Now here are the links to the players :

  • Alicia
  • Dana G
  • Dawn Easton
  • Jennifer
  • Kendra
  • Kristen
  • Lisa
  • MacKenzie
  • Odette
  • Pam
  • Tamara Harder
  • Tracey Cuccia
  • Have fun getting inspired!

    Thanks for stopping by. I cannot wait to see what YOU do.

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