Cards for Heroes Blog Hop (and Giveaway!)


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…


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…


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.  🙂

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596 thoughts on “Cards for Heroes Blog Hop (and Giveaway!)”

  1. My family had a little party for my Grandmother’s 80th birthday. My aunt drove 10 hours to join us. It was nice to see all the family and to laugh and joke with my Grandmother!

  2. What made me smile today? The great time my daughter and I spent at the Cirque du Soleil show we went to today. Now that she is grown up and married, it is awesome getting time to spend together as friends.

  3. My little pug loud snoring always cracked me up and her competition with my husband today definetely made me grinned ear to ear. =)

  4. My little min pin trying to swin, ever see a dog that can’t dog paddle? Of course I was their to help her along!

  5. The blog hop has been so inspirational! I can’t wait to put together some cards to donate.

    What made me smile today was my daughter’s dachshund. He’s such a love puppy, and spoiled rotten, it’s impossible not to smile at those big brown eyes!

  6. Living alone, sometimes I never use my voice for hours….that was today until the PBS station started broadcasting the Memorial Day Salute to those who have served our country, both living and the hero’s that gave the ultimate price for our freedom. I found myself smiling when thinking of my Dad’s service in World War II, my 3 uncles, numerous neighbors, and my Mom and Aunt, plus more neighbor women who worked at a nearby ammunition plant to supply the much-needed ammo used in the war.
    I was just a little girl but the memories are so clear! My deep smile soon brought damp eyes, but this is one TV program not to be missed yearly.

  7. wow what a great and beautiful cards 🙂
    i never heared about that blog and hope i can also make a card and send it , but i`m from holland , so don`t know if i can send it .

    love you`re blog , saw it today for the first time , you`re in my favorites now 🙂

    greetigs Roos

  8. What made me smile today…my 4 year old daughter kept singing the same song over and over and finally out of the blue, my 2 year old daughter said to her “kayla, no more peas!” ahahah! at least, she said please…

  9. What made me smile on Saturday was going down to a asparagus farm nearby by bike. Glorious weather and just a 15 minute ride. I bought asparagus and beautiful strawberries. I love buying local produce, and the taste is much better than shop bought.

  10. lovely cards !!!
    I organize a BBQ today, so I smile and laugh all day !!!
    thanks for the chance

  11. My boy (5 years) singing Goldorak this morning ! too cute
    thanks for the giveaway, absolutly fabulous

  12. oh great giveaway, love to win it…
    I smile this morning when my two boys give me a big kiss !!! love it

  13. my son graduated this past weekend and i celebrated my 20th high school reunion. i’ve just gotten a chance to upload/edit all of the pix…which OF COURSE made me smile!!!!

  14. What made me smile today was an unexpected bag of clothes that DH and DD brought back for me when they went shopping today. DD, age 11, had taken great care to choose each item and I had to laugh when DH told me about some of the comments she had regarding the items she did NOT buy for me!

  15. Our church had special services for a military personnel. Although their commitment and sacrifice make me happy, the service made me cry when I realized how privileged I am to live in America!

  16. The fact that I have worked hard today and see a student who ran away from home return to school today…

  17. I am smiling about going to our local amusement park for the first time this season. I love your cards and blog!

  18. An email from our neighbor inviting us over for a “We’re BBQ-ing, come on over” get together..

  19. Jen – what can I say? Your support of CFH makes me smile….from Colin’s card to your challenges to your help with the blog hop – unbelievable! I’m honored and proud to have “met” you through this event, and excited to get to know you better! Happy Memorial Day! HUGS!

  20. My smiles come from the thankful soldiers and cardmakers reading and seeing eah and everyone one of these on the blogs.Also from knowing of this great card group that I plan to participate in since the previous one i belonged to folded. I am looking forward to my E mails of the group I signed for and getting to know all you generous bloggers from the heart and heartfelt thanks for helping our military! Hugs,Ina

  21. I am smiling as I think that school will be out in 4 days and I can do more scrapbooking and cardmaking!! Love your cards and especially enjoyed reading the note from the soldier! Thanks for sharing.

  22. My 17 month old just climbed into my 6 year olds lap for the first time. My oldest said “Mom look Wyatt love me”, these are the moments I live for!

  23. What made me smile today was the amount of hugs and words of encouragements I received from my friends when they knew I flunk my examinations (well, certainly not a smileworthy-event for that one!)

  24. Getting to spend the day with my family makes me smile — just so no one remembers the reason we’re able to have this day together.

  25. the first thing that made me smile today was the sight of next doors cat chasing a frog around my garden, i am happy to say that the cat did not get the frog and gave up when the frog made a huge jump onto a fence and fell into the other neighbours garden, so funny katharine

  26. This whole bloghop and cards drive makes me smile. Who would have thought, our love for crafts,scrapbooking/cardmaking would have such an impact on others!!! Absolutely fanatastic!!! Karen Loper

  27. I smiled this morning as I was out on my back porch, enjoying the sunshine, baby quail flitting around with their Mom and Dad on my lawn, and realizing it is our heroes that make it possible for us to live the way we do in our wonderful country! My nephew served in Iraq, and my best friends son served in Iraq also, these young men are the reason I can smile contentedly this morning! I am gonna call them and make SURE they know that!

  28. I am sick with some kind of flu bug and my 2 year-old came in my room with a glass of water for me and said, “here you go mommy – some water” It made my morning!

  29. That this holiday makes you stop and think about all the things people give up for you, thier families, there life, they give us hope. Thanks for the holiday to remember those to give so much to others.

  30. I am smiling because we have *beautiful* weather here and my son made me eggs for breakfast :).

  31. My mother in law made me smile today! She was staying with us all weekend on her way home to Hawaii and it was fun to do some shopping and catching up with her.

  32. I smiled when I read the HA blog this morning, I was so Happy that you gave me the chance to make cards for our Heroes, I have been wanting to for a long time, but wasnt sure how….So Thank you

  33. Jennifer

    Thanks for sharing the letter sent to you. You really made them feel great as we all should take the time to do. Bless you for doing this.

    Your cards are so nice. I am going to have to try this with my stamps. Love your ideas.

    I smiled today because I finished our walk in shower. I cleaned, removed the ch
    aulking and recaulked. Now I need some really good tips on removing hard water stains. CLR is not working.

    Lots of Love
    Sandi N.

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