Cards for Heroes Blog Hop (and Giveaway!)

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I can't begin to tell you how excited I am about this blog hop. I have loved the Cards for Heroes organization since the moment I created my first card for them.  They have it so well "put together" – making it so rewardingfor everyone.  I did a drive for them with Hero Arts back in the fall and we got a TON of cards.  (And, hint hint – be sure to visit the Hero Arts blog on Monday for another chance to play…)

I did two cards for today… the second one uses the scraps from the first.  These aren't my typical style, but fun to do. I used my distress tool a lot on it – adds simple texture and warmth without bulk.

052209 Heroes

052209 Heroes 2 Supplies: Hero Arts stamps (stars, greeting and background), Hero Arts long notecard and embossing powder, Distress Inks, Ranger Foam Ink Applicator, Tonic Distressing Tool from Tim Holtz, Autumn Leaves paper (blue), Bo Bunny paper (red and tan), sewing machine, string

And here is the second, using the scraps…

052209 Heroes SpareSupplies: Hero Arts stamps (stars, greeting and background), Hero Arts notecard and embossing powder, Distress Inks, Ranger Foam Ink Applicator, Tonic Distressing Tool from Tim Holtz, Autumn Leaves paper (blue), Bo Bunny paper (red and tan), sewing machine, brads, Quickutz embossing folder, corner rounder

I also thought I would share a card I got recently from one of the heroes who I sent 300 cards to (left over from the card drive in the fall).  She is an MD who is currently serving.  Talk about amazing…

Hero

And a BIG thank you to Sandy, Fabre and the many others who devote so much time to bring smiles to so many faces.  God bless ya to pieces. :)

I thought I would have a giveaway today in honor of CFH.  Just leave a comment here by Monday at 11:59pmEDT telling me something that made YOU smile today (besides being part of this great hop!) and I will pick a winner of this bundle of great goodies, chosen by Colin…

Prize

And, again, be sure to stop by the Hero Arts blog on Monday for a really cool gift, another chance to play and more prizes… all in honor of Cards for Heroes.

Now it is time to hop to the next blog!  Click HERE to go to Lisa Renea's blog.  She is fabulously talented… don't miss it.

Or: click HERE to start the hop from the beginning at the Cards for Heroes Homepage

Thanks for stopping by.  :)

596 CommentsCards, Cool links, Giving Back

  1. Daniele

    The beautiful autumn blue sky makes everyone smiles!

  2. LindaS

    Great cards. Enjoying the blog hop.

  3. Lauren S

    Today is my grandmother’s 93rd birthday and all of our family spent it together – that made me smile today.

  4. LindaS

    Forgot to tell you what made me smile today. Thinking over the life of my first grandchild…who graduates from 8th grade tomorrow. She is growing up so fast.

  5. Chris G.

    Thank you for really remembering the real reason for today! So many of us forget the freedoms we take for granted, and it’s all because so many have given their lives, and so many more sacrifice being away from the safety and love of their families!

  6. Love your cards! They are so creative and an insipration whenever I’m out of ideas.

    What made me smile today? Having a holiday off so I can catch up on my scrapbooking!

  7. Grace

    The cards are great and sharing the note you received brought tears. Thank you so much for sharing!

  8. Dawn T

    Wow so many things made me smile today and every day. If I had to pick just one it would be my son telling us he got another promotion and is now a 2nd class petty officer in the Navy! We are so proud of him!

  9. Jane

    My kids ALWAYS make me smile but this morning when I went to take a look at my garden…….made me smile!! All my hard work is paying off!

  10. amazing, AMAZING cards, as usual, jen. :) and what a sweet letter!

  11. Great cards!
    The thing that made me smile today is my 2 yr old boy running off to the toilet taking off his nappy…. yes hes starting to toilet train himself!

  12. Mel

    I had to laugh at my 5 year old, who insisted that she was going to drive a pink monster truck with diamonds and a big purple butterfly on it that said girls rule……where she got that, I have no idea, but it was funny!

  13. StephD

    I’m smiling because today I get to spend the day with my husband and kiddos!

  14. Michelle Lester

    My 5 year old swam across the pool holding her breathe the whole way that made me smile. She rocks!

  15. fran heupel

    What made me smile today was seeing all these great cards on each of the blogs and how fun and creative each one is. What also made me smile is seeing bright sunshine and no rain today and just being able to enjoy the relaxing day.

  16. Jenink

    Playing playdough with my 4yr old gave me lots of smiles b/c he made a heart and gave it to me “because I love you” :)

  17. Karen

    The thing that made me smile today was seeing a soldier just returning from his tour of duty proudly holding his infant daughter for the very first time. I am so very thankful for these men and women who give up so much of their own freedom, not to mention comforts, to serve and protect our wonderful country.

  18. I am so enjoying the blog hop … thanks for participating.

    I smiled today when I shared a baseball game with my son (who just LOVES baseball!) … it was a fabulos day!

  19. I am able to walk upright some now. I was showing my son when he came over. I had the biggest smile on my face.
    I am a disabled Veteran, and I want to thank you for being part of this hop.

  20. maryD

    I smiled all day because I got to spend the day with my husband and family. We went to my sister’s for a cookout and we had so much fun playing my favorite lawn game-Croquette :) I also smiled when I read about your very awesome give-away and I have a chance to win! Thankyou for Jen.

  21. Shara

    I smiled when I was able to drive into my driveway. After a very long, but fun weekend, I was so glad to be home and to be able to relax.

  22. Nancy K

    Beautiful cards. Smiling at my dh and ds who just came back from a weekend camping trip. Missed them so much.

  23. What made me smile today is looking at the beautiful flowers on the Hibiscus plant my husband planted. They are huge pink flowers and you can’t help but smile when you see them. A picture was taken of course to scrap.

  24. Amanda N.

    I smiled today when my son said he loved me-

    Amanda

  25. Candy

    something that made me smile was my daughter thinking that the birthday that she had along with her cousin was for him she just happened to get presents just for coming!

  26. Anne

    Seeing my son buzz around on his bike in the nice warm sunshine made me smile today!

  27. Jodee

    My husband made me smile today like he usually does! He can be so goofy!

  28. Dayna Johnson

    I smiled a lot today when my family joined another fmaily for a great day of grilling out and playing games together outside.

  29. dDragon

    LOVE your cards!

    One thing that made me smile today was my cat. If she wants something (usually food), & I’m sitting at the computer desk, she comes over, stands on her hind legs & gently taps me on the arm with a front paw to get my attention. Then I might get the “silent” meow, where her lips move but no sound comes out!

  30. Mary S.

    Watching my children’s eyes light up at the parade today. My daughter waving her flag and just loving the day!!

  31. ivy

    my boys made me smile today………they way they always ask for mommy even though daddy is right next to me! :-)

  32. Peggy W.

    We finished painting a couple of rooms that we have been working on for a while. That definitely made me smile. Thanks for the great giveaway and the chance to smile again by seeing your cute cards.

  33. I smile when I watch my kids get along. They were all in the sandbox this afternoon having a great old time :)

  34. Mo

    A patient at work today made me smile (I’m a nurse). He was a sweet and cheerful elderly man. I think it’s wonderful when someone can put a smile on your face despite being sick. And he even promised me that he would drink less coffee and more water!!! Patient’s like that help me remember why I became a nurse…even when I’m having a rough day.

    Mo

  35. Jill Tool

    Such a nice give away I could really go to town useing everything!!!! something that made me smile today was that my daughter and her family due in next week. Her hubby just got back from Iraq and he leaves in Jan. for afganastan…anyway what made me smile is that they showed up today! a whole week early now that was something to smile about and actually seeing that my son in law is really back from Iraq.

  36. Kadie Labadie

    Might be too late to play….but had to post this….what made me happy today – FINALLY getting everything in my house DONE and completed for us to put it on the market. YIPPIEEE…we have bought a house in Arizona and got our house cleaned out and repairs completed and staged..and even managed to stay married. DOUBLE YIPPIEE! Thanks for this amazing blog candy opportunity – love your blog! Kadie

  37. These are beautiful cards! My husband made me smile today. He’s good like that.

  38. LaCee Galey

    These are great cards…thanks for sharing. Hope you enjoyed your day also!

    lgaley@charter.net

  39. Rona

    Having time (because of the 3 day weekend) to do something I want to do – RELAX made me smile today!!

  40. My sweet boy, turning 5, made me smile today! But then again, he makes me smile every day! Picking up my monthly kit from the postoffice also made me smile, looking inside!

  41. Lynn Spencer

    Ok, Jennifer we are anxious to see who won the awesome package that Collin picked out! Please let us know

  42. Bethie B.

    I have not stopped smiling since monday. My finace received an offer for a job that he interviewed for 2 years ago!! Living in a small town in Michigan, a good job is truly a gift from GOD.
    Thank you Father!

  43. Bethie B.

    I have not stopped smiling since monday. My finace received an offer for a job that he interviewed for 2 years ago!! Living in a small town in Michigan, a good job is truly a gift from GOD.

    Thank you Father!

  44. linda beyer

    my second grandson made me smile today. he is so cute and when he smiles his whole face lites up. i am sure every other grandmas in the world says the same thing.

    club posh sent a lot of cards to the military this past years. i would like to join you all and make some cards too.

  45. linda beyer

    what made me smile was seeing the brit sun shinning. it has been cold and overcast here.

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