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Operation Write Home Blog Hop!

Welcome to my blog and my stop for the the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop!!!!

You should have arrived here from Louise’s blog, Trinity Paper Arts, but if not, or if you’re lost, OR if you’d rather start at the beginning of the hop just click up there. I think we’ve got ya ALL covered. :)

Operation Write Home is a wonderful organization that sends blank handmade cards for our servicemen AND women who are deployed far from home to write and send back home on…what a gift! Please check out their website for a way that you can give by donating your own gift of talent or a monetary donation (if feasible).

Here’s my contribution to this year’s hop:

On Memorial Day (or the weekend prior, as the case may be) it’s important to know that this day is not just about BBQ’s and the day off, but the sacrifices that our military make on our behalf each and every day. We live in a home of the free, because of the brave.

Smiley from millan.net

Now, please,  hop on over to your next stop… The wonderfully talented DIANE at Stampin Ldyglfr62 (click to be taken to her blog!) you’ll loooove what she made!

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!! Smiley from millan.net

 

PS – I’ll post again on Monday with the supplies I used .  Just in case anyone is interested in knowing what paper I used, stamp set, etc. :) – Future date added so blog stays on top for a few days…not to confuse you. ;)

All my best,

Blog Hop, Blog Hop…CARDS FOR HEROES…Blog hop!!!

Welcome to the Cards for Heroes Blog Hop! If you get lost or need to link back, please click here: Cards for Heroes

Cards for Heroes is a wonderful organization that sends blank handmade cards for our servicemen AND women who are deployed far from home to write home on…what a gift! Please check out their website for a way that you can give by donating your own gift of talent or a monetary donation (if feasible).

Here is my contribution for the hop:

(recipe at the end of the blog…)

I am sooo excited to be participating in this. If any of you know me (which most of you won’t since I’m not much of a “self-promoter”) I am a disabled veteran from the United States Air Force. I joined the USAF waaaay back in 1987 (yes, I AM aging myself) and was in during the first Desert Storm conflict. I did not “go over” because by that time I was already sick. I loved every second of my time in the service. And, when asked if I would do it again (sign up to join the military, that is) even knowing my outcome…I would do it again in a heartbeat.

My father was in the AF and my sister was in, too. We were just one big happy Air Force family!! :) and we fully support our country and those fighting to protect, honor, and serve her. THAT’S why Memorial Day means so much to me and why Cards for Heroes has really hit home with me. It’s so important not to let those who are now in the position of looking after this great nation of ours know that we are not forgetting them.

Thanks for “hopping” by my blog today. (((hugs)) to you all! I hope you liked the card I made for this special occasion and I hope you checked out some of the others I’ve made, too (although I’ve been slacking lately…oops!).

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!

On to the next blog:
Jan’s ART FRIENDZY
(<—– click here!, click here! ) Lots of beautiful cards to be seen here so you don’t want to miss out. Super, duper cute Inchie cards…WOW! And make sure you scroll down to see her fabulous-o Copic pen holder. I don’t have enough Copics for one of those…yet. (If that link doesn’t work for any reason, please use this link: http://artfriendzy.blogspot.com/2009/05/get-involvedcards-for-heroes-everyone.html)

(*Edited – all links updated for the end of the blog hop so that you can still access Jan’s CFH blog hop post.)

{Recipe for this card:
cardstock base: SU! Riding hood Red (also used for corner punches which were done with Paper Shapers, Photo Corners Fancy.), SU! basic black used to mat the photo. DP is from freedigitalscrapbooking.com or go here for the FULL link to the patriotic paper : http://tinyurl.com/plqzr3 . The “Land of Free…” was typed in MS Word, then cut and embossed using Nesties Ribbon Tags Trio, and the ribbon is Navy Organza from Michael’s. The photo I snagged from Google Images (credit goes here: http://tinyurl.com/qgxuwg ). The Scor-Bug was used to make a tiny little border on the “stars” paper and I then used my Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen to connect them to try to make it look sewn or stitched. Oh…and the black brads are from Making Memories. I think that covers it! :) Whew! }

Smiley from millan.net

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