Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day Bloghop 2009

Happy Memorial Day weekend! This is the weekend we celebrate all of our military men and women who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom. I have been married to my Air Force soldier now for 9 years. My job as a mother is going to be alot harder in the next year as my husband prepares for a year long deployment. He was not forced to take this job, he signed up for it. So when you enjoy time with your family this Memorial Day weekend, please keep our soldiers in your prayers and remember that freedom isn't free.

I hope you enjoy my card I made especially for this weekend. So here is what I used: Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Summer Sun; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss, Always Artichoke, Ruby Red, Not Quite Navy, Apricot Appeal, Black Stazon; Stamps: The Free & the Brave, Canvas Background (retired); Accessories: Sizzix Ribbon Sizzlet, Sizzix Top Note Die (exclusive to Stampin'Up!) Key Tag punch, Pewter Jumbo eyelets, linen thread.
So I signed up for the Memorial Day Bloghop, hosted by Cards for Heroes, http://cardsforheroes.org/ . There are over 100 bloggers signed up for this hop, so you will have the opportunity to check out all of their wonderfully creative patriotic ideas in honor of Memorial Day. You will also have option of leaving comments on each blog. Some of the bloggers are giving away Blog Candy. Blog candy is a free give away item you can win if you leave a comment under their Memorial Day Bloghop blog entry. I happen to be giving away some blog candy myself.
This wonderfully patriotic Stampin'Up! "Land That I Love" stamp set can be yours if you leave a comment below ;) I will use one of those internet sites that picks random numbers, so good luck!
Now that you have enjoyed my post, here is the next one on the stop, check out Suz blog at: http://craftysuz.blogspot.com
If you get stuck on a blog that doesn't link, please go back to http://cardsforheroes.org and you should be able to click on the list to keep going.
Have a great day!
~Charlotte



118 comments:

littlechick75 said...

Charlotte, you are so talented. Thank you for introducing me to the world of Stampin Up!!

Lynn said...

As the Mother of an Army/Airborne infantry soldier. I know all about the worries and difficulties of a long deployment. Thank your husband for me!!
I love you card!!

LeAnne said...

Charlotte, this is a beautiful card! Blessings to you and your family as you prepare for your husband's deployment! I am participating too, I am so glad you're a part of this great hop!
LeAnne

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Just love this card Charlotte!! The yellow ribbon is a wonderful addition to it! :) Thanks for your support!

Missy said...

That is a great card. Thank you so much for participating.

Susie said...

Beautiful card. Thanks to your husband for his part in keeping our country free and safe. Kudos to you as you support him.

Debi Calandrelle said...

Great card... great blog! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy this long weekend!

Chris said...

What a great card! Thanks so much for participating in the hop.

Yvette said...

love the distressed look on your card!

jnrdextras said...

I absolutely LOVE the card. You always come up with creative ideas.

Angi said...

From a fellow service member, thanks so much for being a part of this cause, its fantastic!!!

lauren said...

What a FANTASTIC card! And you are too kind for sharing your blog candy!

Most importantly, thank you for the support you directly give your solider!!!

Tami B. said...

I love the way you colored the image and rolled back the paper on this. Wishing you all the best during your husbands deployment. Thank you for the sacrifices you and your family are making.

Karen said...

What a beautiful card and post! TFS! Please thank your husband for his service to our country! {{cheers}}

Sarah said...

What a wonderful, meaningful card!

AzKisses73 said...

I love your card.. It is so beautiful. Thanks for inspiration. Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Weekend ♥

Nancy Maxwell James said...

your card is gorgeous and what a beautiful stamp set! Thank you for supporting our troops and have a wonderful Memorial Weekend!

Janet Swofford said...

What a beautiful card! And I love that set. Thank you for the chance to win it!!!
janet@swofford.com

JPScraps said...

What a wonderful card. I haven't seen anything else like it!

Dawn said...

I have very very little patriotic stamp sets, so thank you for giving us a chance to win a set this cool! Your cards and work here are really nice. THanks for being part of the hop.

Happy Memorial day!

Windy Robinson said...

Thanks for sharing your card. Have a safe Memorial Day!

Margie said...

Beautiful card, Charlotte! and you have a very adorable lil blog here too ;)
Many blessings to you and your family! Thank you for all you do!
TFS :*) Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

kasmello said...

Thank you for your family's sacrifice! Your card is TRULY AMAZING.

Sue McGettigan said...

Love your card, the details and texture are wonderful. Happy Memorial Day to you!

amycatalogna said...

WOW -- What a great card! PLEASE thank your husband for me, my husband, and my son. We appreciate what you and your family do for us!!

Claudia Rosa said...

wonderuful card Charlotte!!
i love the masculine feel of this card! Please do not enter my name into the drawing since i do have this set already :-) i looove it

thank you so much for sponsoring such a great prize
happy memorial day to you too
hugs
claudia

Lorianna said...

Your card is wonderful
Thank You for your family's sacrifice
Lorianna3344@msn.com

{VICKI} said...

Your card is Great!

enjoying the hop!

Anita said...

Beautiful card!

my name is Brenda!.. Welcome to my Blog!.. said...

Great job on your card.. Love how you used the green..

Loni said...

Great card and many thanks to your husband for the service to our Country to protect all of our families. Great use of military colors and this set. My prayers for his safe return. Hugs!

KelliStamps4U said...

Your card is beautiful. The Free and the Brave is one of my all time favorite stamp sets. I really like how you used the eagle in the corner. Very subtle but simply beautiful!

Sandy said...

Awww Charlotte, I just got the most wonderful tugs on my heart with your post! First that your hubby signed up to go---tell him thank you, okay? And get us his addy so we can send him cards?

And then I teared up when I saw the set you're offering. There was a dear cardmaker of ours who made so many wonderful cards for us, and she was also my demo. She knew I loved patriotic images so was always stamping me images of Godspeed and...this set. Piles of them. I've gone through them all now, and, sadly...she passed on last fall. I'm not telling you this to win the prize (as a matter of fact I'd rak it on, I'm not in any of this for the prizes!)....but to tell you what that stamp set means in my heart. It's just a little piece of Glinda. Funny how a silly piece of rubber can have such meaning, eh?

And, while I'm going on about her - before she passed, she had sent her stash of year-round cards. And on occasion as I get out cards saved for the appropriate season, I come across a card she made. And it's like she's still with CFH, even from her perch in the clouds.

Thanks for helping Glinda be a little part of this hop, even if just for me...she would have LOVED this whole event!

Phinny said...

What a heartfelt card. Anyone would be honored to receive this.

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

Jennifer said...

Awesome card! Hope you have a great weekend!

Fabre said...

Charlotte, my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family in preparing for your husband's upcoming deployment. Thank you to all of you for your service to our country. We appreciate your participation in the bloghop, and I just think your card is beautiful. Please be sure to get us your husband's address when he is deployed (on our website there is a form) so that we can share some of these beautiful creations with him and all the other heroes he is deployed with. Thank you so much!

Lisa Renéa said...

Thank you for your sacrifice and your dh's service! It's so very appreciated. Your card is beautiful, thank you for supporting CFH

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

What a great thing all of you are doing for them!

jenniferlynnhansen at yahoo dot com

Britiney said...

What a great stamp set! Beautiful cards.

karahoward said...

Thanks for your sacrifice and service for our country. We owe you and your husband so much. Thanks again.

Heather said...

I hope that you and your family will look for the silver lining in his deployment. I will be praying for your family! Please give your husband lots of hugs from us and remind your children that he is a true hero!!

Martha said...

Love all the texture in your card!

Hang in there. I know it will be very hard with your DH away. I wish you all the best.

Thanks for participating in the CFH blog hop!

Donna said...

Very nice card. We met briefly at Kimberly's last months meeting. I too am a military spouse and our prayers and thoughts will be with you and your family through this deployment. It is such hard time for everyone. I truly appreciate your husbands service and your families sacrifice.

Merry's Musings said...

I just loved your blog post and your awesome card. God bless you and your precious fam, and your hubby. Will indeed keep in my prayers this weekend. Beautiful!and thanks for the hop.

Nancy said...

Wow, wonderful card! Thanks to your husband!!

Bekah's World said...

As a fellow military wife, please let me say thank you for what you are doing. It's so good to know that there are others thinking of our loved one's when they're in harms way. What a wonderful way of showing your appreciation!

Please, also know, that your husband and family are in my prayers. I hope the time until he comes home flys by.

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

eddee1286 said...

Love you card. I love both stamp sets. Hope I win. Thanks for sharing.

Diane S said...

A big thank you to your husband for his service. He has my heartfelt gratitude.

Carole RB said...

Great card Charlotte

Rebecca said...

This is such an awesome card! I love how you added such great elements to it. It's fantastic. Thank you to your and your family for your sacrifices on our behalf.

mica said...

Your card is very beautiful! I am enjoying this hop :)

Cathy Casey said...

what nice card Charlotte and what a neat thing to do for Memorial Day! Smooches...Cathy C.

Wendy said...

This is such an exciting event!

Daintry said...

I am in love with this stamp! You did a great job, thanks for sharing!

christy sheffield said...

Beautiful card! I really appreciate your husband and you for the commitment to serving our country. Thanks so much!

TLHarwick said...

gorgeous card! As the spouse of a deployed solider, I thank you and your family for their sacrifice! I know the cards CFH sends are appreciated, as my DH just lamented the other day that the only cards available to them were birthday and graduation!

Kay said...

Great card - and stay strong. my DH served for 20 years, including too many deployments to count so I know exactly what you are going through. Good luck!

Lisa said...

Your card is beautiful--so much texture--I love it. Thank you for the sacrifice your family makes for the rest of us, it is not unappreciated.

Anita said...

I love the kiwi kiss paper and eyelets on this card!

Pam said...

Just love the card! Wonderful job ...

Lynne said...

Beautiful ~ Thanks for sharing and for your talent ~

God Bless~

Lynne

Nancyljk said...

I appreciate your sacrifice as a military wife...blessings to you and your husband!
My son is in the Marine Corp, currently serving in Iraq..he's my hero.
Thank you for supporting our heroes with this blog hop! Your card is beautiful!
Proud Marine Mom

mamia said...

Love your blog, just found it and just put you into my favorites. Great card, thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card. (too bad they retired that canvas element)

Atticelf said...

Great card (and I love the name of your blog). :)

Corinna said...

WOW. This card is stunning! Thanks to your husband and thanks to you for visiting my blog during the CFH hop :)

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

Suz said...

Thank your hubby for his service. I can't imagine the sacrifice your family makes for our country. Prayers for his safety & for all of you. You really are tops in my book

Love your card you are so talented.

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Great card Charlotte! I find just like I hear along the way in this hop that MY patriotic stamp supply is minimal!!! Just a simple star stamp is all that's needed though right? LOL thanks for sharing

Carolyn said...

wow, that is a fabulous card and so different than so many others I am seeing today. love the colors.
thanks so much for sharing and for supporting our troops.

ceashark at aol dot com

Ruby Craft said...

I hope you and your family enjoy the holiday weekend. I know you will miss him while he is away. You are both so brave. What better way to say I'm Proud to be an American. Thank You.

scrappingnana said...

What a great card. Love all the details. My husband is retired from the Army. He was in Viet Nam for a year, so I understand your feelings. I keep our service men and women in my prayers. God Bless America and our troops.
JoAnn

Chris said...

Great card. I love that set!

Renee said...

Great card!!!

Whispers and Wishes said...

Charlotte, thank you for sharing your personal story with us as well as your wonderful card. Such great details on it. I'm so impressed by so much of what I've seen here on the hop. You and yours remain in my thoughts as you prepare for and then live with your husband's deployment

Dana said...

wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

Cr8ive ME said...

what a great card. And love that stamp set.

I wish I had a good patriotic set like that.

M.E.

Cassie said...

May God bless your family over the next year. My husband leaves for his 3rd year + tour this fall. For me there is sanity in crafting ;D

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card. You did a great job reflecting your patriotism!

All my blessings to you and your family as your prepare for your hubby's deployment. Please thank him for his service. It's not in vain that he made his choice.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Memorial Day.

leenda said...

FABULOUS artwork! I want to thank your dh for his service to our country. I also want to thank you for the sacrificies you make daily to support him!

ML Design Works said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for the sacrifices you make so that your husband can serve.

Maggie said...

Best wishes for your husband. Thank your husband for his service. And thank you for your support of his mission. God Bless our military. Your card is beautiful.

inkedx2 said...

Great card! Thanks for you support of our troops!

Robbie

Lost in Paper said...

what a fantastic card!!!

A huge thanks to your DH and your family!!!

Happy Memorial Day!

Doris said...

Perfect card for this week-ends blog hop!

AxeS DeSignS said...

Beautiful cards... Thank you for your support to CFH

Kori said...

Just love your card!! It is so fitting for this weekend!!!

Have a super great weekend!

NanaBeth said...

Your card is stunning. As a military wife in another conflict a long time ago, my heart and tears go out to you. May whatever powers may be keep you and yours safe.

PaulaM said...

Great Card and wonderful stamp set that you are giving away. TFS and participating in this wonderful cause.

Lynn Stevens said...

Thank you for supporting our troops and making them feel a little closer to home

About : sbartist said...

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

SueB said...

LOVE your card and have been enjoying the blog hop - TFS and thanx for the t'riffic blog candy opp!
slblondin at netscape dot net

aimee said...

Gorgeous card!!!

Paula said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous card!! Love the distressed look and the hardware!

nsmerkt said...

Thank you for the sacrifices you and your family are making. TFS and Happy Memorial Day!

LETUMom said...

Your card is awesome, and your talent really shines through. Best wishes to you and your family, as your dh deploys. Thanks for sharing with CFH!

Victoria S. said...

What a wonderful card! Love it!!!Thanks for supporting our troops. And Please! thank your husband for serving our country - and thank you for the sacrifices you will make while he is gone. Blessings to you all!

LadyDoc said...

Wonderful card!

Day 3 and I am still hopping- I want to see and comment on every blog in this wonderful event!

Ina Ftacek said...

My Mom was an airforce mothers club president in Illinois while both my brothers were career airforce. I would help her get care pachages ready for Vietnam war and other military servers with help from through the red cross for postage from them...we would put all the items together the airforce mothers would buy and box them to go. I helped with the parades and funraisers for their support of the troups. I am enjoying this blog and all who participated.Thanks for all of you who honor our military with your support and cards. Hugs,Ina

Lisa C said...

gorgeous card!

Regina said...

that is a gorgeous card! That is a beautiful stamp set!

Kerri said...

Your card is gorgeous!!!! I LOVE what you did with it. I also wanted to say a special thanks to your husband and your family for their service.

slightlyimperfect said...

Love, love, love the kiwi kiss element. That green works perfectly with your image colors. TFS and for your participation in the hop and service to our troops. Happy Memorial Day.

The Wired Angel said...

Love your card.. Thanks for participating and helping to spread the word about CFH. - A Military Mom

Yvonne said...

Very nice card. Have enjoyed seeing so many wonderful ideas.

Grace said...

Great card, I love the layout and colors.

.:liza:. said...

Great card and huge thanks to your husband, you & your family for hiw service!

...Darlene said...

I really like your color choices and layout of your card. Thank you for sharing not only your card but your husband in the Air Force.

...Darlene said...

I really like your color choices and layout of your card. Thank you for sharing not only your card but your husband in the Air Force.

jaemom said...

Wow, a fantastic card. Wonderful coloring on it. Thank you to you and your husband (and family) for your service and sacrifice! Blessings to you!

Karen said...

Beautiful card. A big THANK YOU to your husband for his service and you and your family as well.

Patti said...

Bless your husband, you and your family during this long deployment.

I am a Blue Star - 3 Mom. One son is doing his work ups for deployment in October. My heart will be with you, I know the mixed feelings with him volunteering, and realize it will be a huge sacrifice.

You are super talented.

Lyneen said...

Charlotte - Great card I love those stamps... thanks for sharing your story... please thank your husband for serving and I want to thank you and your family for serving as well... T&P are with you as you ready for deployment and the year that follows!

Thanks for the blog candy!!!

Bless our troops this special day.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Thanks for sharing your cards and your story. Wishing you and your family all the best!

Jean from jlfstudio said...

While I can never know the depth of your sacrifice as you face a year apart from your husband my heart goes out to you and your whole family! Thank you seems so small a thing but Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your SU family is here to support you both.

Love from a sister Demo - Jean

Lucy, England said...

Love your card - so elegant. (Please do not include me in the draw, but I did want to leave a comment). :)

Christina Thomas said...

Very nice card!! TFS!

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