Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cards for Heros Blog Hop starts on Sat 3:00 est!

In Feb I decided I needed to do something to give back. With the Michigan economy all you hear of is doom and gloom. I have full time job, so the hours had to be on the weekend or week nights. I was having a hard time finding something to fit my schedule. That is when I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog information about Cards for Hero's! I sent my first box of over 200 cards. I am getting ready to send my send box next week. See below some of the cards that will be in the box!
I am hoping with my little card creations here on Altadena Avenue that I can bring a smile to the face of both the service men and women and the person who is receiving the card. Nothing beats a hand written note to the loved ones back home.
Welcome to the blog hop if you popped on to my blog without starting with number one go to:http://cardsforheroes.org/storage/boarddocs/blogdeeplinks.htm

This little fellow is made with dog stamp (silvercrow creations) he actually does have a flag in the mouth, I just thought it added more impact to put a real flag in his mouth. Background letters (Martha Stewart), star and days of the week (Purple Onion).


Butterfly stamp (Basic Grey), pattern paper (Basic Grey) and flourishes (Hero Arts)


These are quick cards (once I typed the stars and stripes into my computer)! Stars on the right are little tooth picks from Pier One. Stars on left are foam from Michael's.




When I was making my other cards I heard a TV interview done with this little boy who father is deployed in Iraq. He was saying that his father has never seen him play a little league baseball game. They give up some much to serve this great country! I thought these were good little cards for our service men or women to send to their little super stars back home. All stamps Purple Onion.
Thanks a ton for taking time to visit my blog and taking part in the Cards for Hero's blog hop! The next person is Dana, according to what I saw on her blog she is doing this to honor her friend who husband is serving! What I sweet friend! Her blog is: http://danasscraptherapy.blogspot.com/2009/05/cards-for-heroes-blog-hop-prizes.html

103 comments:

lauren said...

Howdy Shelley! Just saying "hi" to the blogger who is after me in the hop! I am working on my post (it will be up in about an hour) and I will check back later today to see yours on the official hop! Have fun! :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZA!! These cards are just gorgeous!! I especially love the doggie with the flag!! Too cute!! Thank you so much for your support with the troops!! :)

Sue McGettigan said...

Such wonderful cards, just love them!

Angi said...

Oh, I love the little patriotic dog, he is adorable,TFS!

Kay said...

These are adorable cards - especially the dog with the flag. Such a good idea to put a "real" flag there. Too cute!

LeAnne said...

Sweet cards, love that computer-generated BG you made!

Dana said...

Wonderful cards!

lauren said...

I;m back and while your cards are great, I am in LOVE with the little doggie with the little flag toothpick in its mouth! What a fantastic idea!!!

AzKisses73 said...

Beautiful Cards.. thanks for sharing your inspiration. Have a safe and happy Memorial weekend ♥

Sarah said...

Wonderful cards!

Diana said...

Cute cards! I really like the butterfly one. :)

Chelsea said...

great cards ... love the little dog with the flag!

Karen said...

Wow...wonderful cards! Great job supporting our troops! TFS! :)
{{cheers}}

Charlotte said...

Your cards are great! And your pets are stinkin' cute!

Dawn said...

all your cards are great..wow very cool!

Suz said...

Fantastic cards. Thanks for inspiring & supporting the troops

JPScraps said...

So many great cards!!

Nancy said...

Wow!! Amazing cards!

Lida said...

Very cute cards, love all the styles!

Fabre said...

All those days I complain about going to my son's baseball games (and thinking I'd rather be doing something else...) I certainly won't think that way anymore! Thanks for sharing that story and for sharing your wonderful cards with Cards for Heroes! Have a wonderful weekend.

Margie said...

What adorable, beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing with us :*)
Enjoy the rest of your hopping weekend!!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

I love your doggy with the flag card!

All of the cards are just fantastic! Great idea for the dad's/mom's to send cards to their super stars back home!!!

Jennifer said...

Love your cards!

Melissa said...

Love your cards! I am still in denial about all that my husband will be missing during his upcoming deployment--it will be our fist since having children. Darn you and your story for bringing me back to reality for a minute. :)

PaperParadise said...

GREAT cards!!!

Loni said...

terrific cards; thanks for supporting Cards for Heroes.

KelliStamps4U said...

Your cards are beautiful!! TFS!!

TLHarwick said...

wow! 200+ cards! Thanks for your time and effort! As the spouse of a deployed solider I am sure these cards will be well received!

{VICKI} said...

enjoying the hop--great cards!

Lisa Renéa said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you so much for all you do for CFH!

christy sheffield said...

Beautiful cards! The dog with the flag is priceless!

Wendy said...

This is such an exciting event!

Phinny said...

Love the cards and the sweet fur-baby pics! My what gorgeous companions you have.

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

Daintry said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing, and I love that you accented the flag on the dog!

Martha said...

I'm loving the cards on everyone's blog but I am getting a bad case of stamp lust! The Silverfox dog is now on my list, lol.

It is so perfect to send such a variety of cards. All kinds for all occasions. Even to acknowledge a little league game. Thanks!

Lynn said...

I love your cards. Thanks so much for supporting this event. I am the proud Mother of a US soldier!
Thank you for supporting our troops.

Yvette said...

love your stars and stripes background paper! Great job! TFS!

Heather said...

What unique cards!!! I'm so impressed with all of your multimedia products on your cards. The dog with the flag in its mouth is simply adorable.

mica said...

Your cards are so pretty!!

Merry's Musings said...

What a lot of really nice cards, you have quite a talent to put them together and the puppy with the flag, is the cutest most adorable. So nice!

Bekah's World said...

As a 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!

Lisa said...

Beautiful cards!!

Whispers and Wishes said...

really love that butterfly card! And I'm so with you on needing some way to give back. So glad I found this organization!

Purple Princess said...

Love your cards!! Especially the butterfly card!!!

Ruby Craft said...

Love your starry cards!

Dana said...

really wonderful cards!

Lucy, England said...

Such a cute little doggy!!! Love it and all your pretty cards.

Nancyljk said...

This is my first time here at your blog,love the pics of your furry family.
Your cards are wonderful and so perfect for their purpose!
Thanks for supporting our heroes,
Proud Marine Mom

Rebecca said...

Oh, your cards are fabulous! I love them. The dog is so cute! Thanks for the reminder to not forget the kids of these wonderful military families!

Jana said...

Great job! I particularly like the dog with the flag in his mouth. Cute!

ML Design Works said...

Cute cards! I love the puppy dog! Great for a little boy to receive! Thank you for participating!

nsmerkt said...

These cards are so stinkin' cute! Thank you for participating and sharing the little league story. I need reminders more often about how truly blessed I am...not only for the serivce of these men and women but to be able to share those moments with my kids. It's more than freedom that they give us, isn't it.

Lost in Paper said...

cute, cute, cute cards!!!! TFS!!!

sondra said...

Thanks so much for sharing!
Love love love your card!

Lisa said...

I loved all your cards, really...but that butterfly one is just GORGEOUS!!! Great job on all of them.

And, I love your blog, too! The pics of your kitties and dog are just the best. :)

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Thanks for participating and sharing the art, the inspiration and the creativity. Happy Memorial Day! I’ll be back to visit when the hop is over. - Jean

PS - fun cards!! and Cute Furfaces!

Carolyn said...

I love all your cards, but that butterfly one is spectacular! thanks for sharing and supporting our troops

ceashark at aol dot com

HoweverAlthough said...

Thanks for sharing your story. I love your cards!

Tammy said...

Love all your card! tfs!

Atticelf said...

Cool cards! The inspiration I'm getting seeing all this creativity on the bloghop is fantastic!

Isn't this bloghop an amazing event?? I had never heard of CFH before and I'm looking forward to celebrating Memorial Day with my kids as we make cards to send in to CFH. :) We don't realize all the little things those in the military give up that we take for granted. Thank you for sharing the story.

paula said...

Gorgeous cards!!! thanks for sharing your talent with us!!!

Maggie said...

Amazing the volume of cards that you make. The cards on your blog are wonderful. These men/women sure do give up so much to serve us. Thank you for your support of CFH.

Chris said...

Great work. I'm working on my bunch of cards too today!Hurrah for you!

Elaine said...

Your post gave me a great idea about making red white and blue cards with 'all american' baseball as the theme! :) Thank you for the post and your huge donation - I am betting they appreciate you immensely!

LETUMom said...

Your cards are wonderful! Thanks for sharing with CFH.

Renee said...

Great cards!

Cr8ive ME said...

Awesome cards and what a great cause. Loving the hop.

M.E.

kasmello said...

I especially love the puppy card!!!

SueB said...

Oooh, hi from another Michigander! I especially love the stars 'n stripes cards and I'd just picked up some of the star shapes at my local Mike's this weekend! Thanx for the idea!

AxeS DeSignS said...

Beautiful cards and thanks for being part of cards for heros.

Victoria S. said...

WOW - so many cards sent - that is great! love your cards and they will too!

PaulaM said...

Your patriotic cards are simply beautiful. The story of the little boy whose dad had never seen him play ball - wow - that touched my heart too. And what a great inspiration for a card that dad or mom could send to one of these 'little stars' - TFS

Doris said...

I guess I hadn't thought about our troops missing their animal friends & that little puppy sure is cute. Great reminder.

LadyDoc said...

FABULOUS cards!

I am so happy to be part of this blog hop!

Shirley said...

Great cards! Thank you for your support of our troops.

Chris said...

Wow, you are very creative. Love all the cards you made. Thanks for supporting the troops.

sideoats + scribbles said...

GREAT cards!!! :)

NanaBeth said...

The cards are fantastic and so are you for taking time to support our troops. Gratitude and blessings always.

About : sbartist said...

Happy Memorial Day! Your cards are beautiful and thank you for your creativity and dedication to this great cause. Love the funky Koi fish card - it's FUN! : ) Sb

~ginny said...

Kudos on your card!
Long live our Heroes!
~ginny

Sandy said...

Cool cards!!! I can't even decide which is my fave...but anything for the kiddos always makes ME smile. Because I know how much the kids will love hearing from their Mom or Dad!

Thanks for joining in our bloghop!!!

Lyneen said...

Love your cards!!! Thanks for supporting our troops... You ARE AWESOME!

Mary C said...

All your cards are fantastic! Great cause to support!

slightlyimperfect said...

I really loved looking at all of your cards. They are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing and participating in the hop. What a great event for a great cause. Happy Memorial Day.

The Wired Angel said...

Love your cards.. Yes, the story about the little leaguer is all too common in military families. Thanks for helping to get the word out about CFH and how important it is to remember and support our troops. Enjoy your Memorial Day.

cjs said...

Really beautiful cards (esp. love the butterfly one)~!

Karen said...

Great cards. Love the butterfly

Kerri said...

What wonderful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Regina said...

beautiful cards...love the addition of the flag in the dogs mouth

Ann said...

Loved the puppy card, and the real flag was a great addition! The little league story tugged at my heart strings, so then I fell in love with the super-star cards too! Thanks!

Lisa C said...

shelly, your cards are GORGEOUS! i love the one with th epuppy holding the flag in his mouth - too cute. :) happy memorial dy!

Patti said...

Bless your heart - tears came to my
eyes when I read your comment
about the little boy. O my, so true. These men and women including their family give up so much to protect us and our country.

Thank you for having an open heart in your design and creations for CFH.

Anam_Kihaku said...

such beautiful cards.

Grace said...

Love the dog card. The others are beautiful too.

.:liza:. said...

I LOVE all of those cards! Thank you for sharing!

...Darlene said...

You have a great collection of cards. I really like the dog, kinda Norman Rockwell looking.

Thanks for sharing.

truleetraci said...

Wow your cards are beautiful! Love the dog! He makes me smile!
This is an amazing blog hop... lots of inspiration from talented people... set on blessing our wonderful troops!

Jenny B in Indy said...

love these, shelly!!

jaemom said...

such great cards, esp love the superstar ones for the kiddos. TFS, glad to be hopping through.

Kathy said...

Wow - your cards are fabulous but I am really partial to the dog!

Sharon said...

Great card and a special person you are

Christina Thomas said...

Very CUTE cards!! Thank you for supporting our troops!

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Slaybell said...

love your cards... and your site. Becky