Saturday, May 23, 2009

Blog Hop For Heroes


I'm tickled to death to be a stop on the Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop For Heroes. This is such an awesome organization. Helping our nations armed forces stay in touch will loved ones at home. Since I love making cards it's a nice little way for me to say how much I appreciate their sacrifice for our country. Two of my cousin's children are serving in war zones at this time & I know that these kinds of things really do make a difference & brighten their day.

If you've just stumbled upon my post & would like to do the blog hop from the beginning or just want more details on what you can do to support Cards for Heroes visit their website. Trust me you will be overloaded with inspirational stories & beautiful cards.

I've made several cards that will quickly on their way to Heroes. (I know not all are in the red-white & blue color theme - leave it to me to be a renegade)






CFH is offering some great prizes this weekend. They will be picking the winners from all the comments posted on all the blogs. So I hope you've been commenting

I thought I'd do a couple giveaways in honor of CFH. Leave a comment to be entered in the drawing for:

A $20 gift certificate to Everything Scrapp'n an online scrapbooking store (they are having a 35% off entire order sale this weekend - coupon code MEMORIAL). They are also doing a giveaway for every $20 you order this weekend you get 1 entry to win a super chic scrapbook tool tote.


My local scrapbook store EMI Scrapbooking has generously donated one of their beautiful mini-book kits My Priceless Memories retail value $23. They sell worldwide in their Etsy store check out their other amazing kits -- they look great in photos but let me tell you when they are in your hands they sure have the WOW factor. These kits are designed for the store with the help of the super talented Michelle.







Thanks to Heather owner of Everything Scrapp'n for matching my gift certificate & to Susan owner of EMI Scrapbooking, Cumming GA for the mini. Be sure to comment to be entered to win. The two winners will be chosen by Random Number Generator on Tuesday, May 26 at noon eastern time.

Thanks so much for visiting I hope you will make some cards or make a donation to Cards For Heroes. If you are a card maker their summer challenge is 25 + 2 cards. Have a safe & happy Memorial Day holiday.



Your next stop is the fun & talented Liza Marie
Update: It's Sunday evening & I just finished the blog hop including and I just have so say wow! What heartfelt & inspirational stories, beautiful cards & loads of prizes. I really believe in this organization & it's just awesome the participation and response by others. I've been emailing my local tv stations to let them know about this great cause. Call me a crazy dreamer but I even sent some to CNN & Fox News. Look out Cards For Heroes -- you wanted to get the word out lets hope it gets picked up on the big guys!








138 comments:

Charlotte said...

Your cards are SO adorable! I love all the birds and our Heroes!

Lynn said...

As an Army Mother. Thank you for helping with this awesome cause!

Christina Thomas said...

Adorable cards!! And as an Army wife THANK YOU for helping this great organization!

P.S. Hope you don't mind if I leave an additional comment.

Visit www.theoriginalscrapbox.com and check out their product catalog and also take a minute and go to www.tinyurl.com/entry257 to cast your vote for me!

I am in the running to win a scrapbook desk!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! These are so awesome!! Love our fun card with the tree and bird!! Thanks so much for your support!

Susie said...

Wonderful cards.

Debi Calandrelle said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

Yvette said...

love all your cards!! Beautiful!

Chris said...

Thanks for making such wonderful cards. I'm a Unity fan and I love how you used their images.

Randi said...

These are all gorgeous!! I love your red/white/blue theme!! Those birdie cards are so cute! I'm sure they will be loved by their recipients!

Angi said...

Beautiful job, thanks so much for sharing!

TrayChic said...

Your cards are always wonderful and VERY inspiring. You are so sweet for doing another prize...you really know your audience ;)

lauren said...

Cute, cute, cute cards!!! Thank "ewe" for making them to support our heroes! :) :) :)

lauren said...

Cute, cute, cute cards!!! Thank "ewe" for making them to support our heroes! :) :) :)

Tami B. said...

You have such a wonderful style. Love the one with the clock. Fantastic work.

Karen said...

OM Goodness...what wonderful cards! And a sweet offer to boot! TFS! {{cheers}}

Margaret Kane Ward said...

your cards are so lovely; thanks so much for the inspiration. as a Navy mother-in-law I thank you for your support of our servicemembers.

Sarah said...

Fabulous cards!

AzKisses73 said...

Loving your cards.. Thanks for inspiration. Very exciting Candy aswell.

Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Weekend ♥

Nancy Maxwell James said...

loed your cards - especially the one with the birdie! :)
Thank you for supporting our troops and have a wonderful Memorial Weekend!

JPScraps said...

Your cards are so cute!!

Dawn said...

Wow, you do some great work. Love the blog! Thanks for being in the hop!

Tammy said...

I LOVE all of your cards!! They will put a smile on someone's face!!

Margie said...

What beautiful cards you created! Love them all!!!
TFS :*) Enjoy your hopping weekend!

Windy Robinson said...

Nice work-- thanks for sharing it all.

Janet Swofford said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing!And thanks for the chance to win the blog candy.
janet@swofford.com

Sue McGettigan said...

Love your fabulous cards, from a fellow renegade :) Happy Memorial Day to you!

kasmello said...

I LOVE the birds!! Thanks for getting others involved in this. By the way your scrap layouts are fantastic!

kristina proffitt said...

Beautiful cards!! :)

amycatalogna said...

These are great! I am a fellower blogger on the hop and wanted to make sure I stopped by to say thanks for supportung CFH!

Claudia Rosa said...

wonderuful cards dear Suz
happy memorial day to you
hugs
claudia

Sarah said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for being a part of this fun hop! Happy Memorial Day!

joscelyne cutchens said...

I love that yellow ribbon card, so so cute! :)

Lorianna said...

Your cards are GREAT TFS!!!!
NonTraditional is good!!

Would love to win

Lorianna3344@msn.com

{VICKI} said...

enjoying the hop

Anita said...

Beautiful cards!
anitamocha@sbcglobal.net

Sara said...

Wonderful creations and your blog is fantastic, I really love it!

Thanks for sharing your support for those who service our country-have a beautiful and blessed weekend!

xoxo
Sara

Loni said...

Super terrific cards and as a knitter I love the one with the sheep :) Thanks for supporting CFH.

KelliStamps4U said...

Great cards! I really like your style!

Sandy said...

Okay so what does it say about me that I kept clicking from one to the next to decide which one I liked best...and have been visiting here for minutes just trying to decide?? As if I can't have more than one. lol. Maybe I'm overhopped?

Anyway, GORGEOUS work, thanks so much for your support of this crazy-amazing hop!

Rach Baby said...

GREAT cards!!

Phinny said...

Wow - great cards. Especially love the stamp set with the bird and tree. Unity right? Me want! lol

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...

Hi, your card designs are all so beautiful! Thanks for the chance at a RAK!

Fabre said...

I'm glad you were a bit of a renegade....lol! The cards are just wonderful, and we thank you so much for joining the blog hop today and for your support of CFH and our heroes! Great job!

Lisa Renéa said...

Your cards are fabulous! Thank you for supporting CFH! btw, I think this is my first visit to your blog, it's great!!

Roxie said...

Lots of great cards. thanks for supporting our troops!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

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

jenniferlynnhansen at yahoo dot com

Britiney said...

fun stuff! I've had a blast on the hop. Your cards are beautiful.

karahoward said...

What wonderful cards. Who wouldn't be happy to get those in the mail?

Heather said...

Your cards are all adorable! How much fun would it be to receive the "I love ewe" card from someone far away?? Thank you so much for sharing with all of us!

Angelartistok said...

Great batch of cards. Thanks for supporting the troops.

Lexi said...

Adorable cards! That mimi book it so cute. On my way to check out the site now!

Merry's Musings said...

Thanks for the hop to your beautiful blog. your cards are lovely and will be such a blessing to so many folks. Happy Memorial Day weekend.

Nancy said...

Love all the cards you've made!

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!

Purple Princess said...

Oh Suz your cards are awesome! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

eddee1286 said...

Your cards are so cute. WOW. Thanks for the RAK donation. Hope I win.

Carole RB said...

Great cards Suz.

Rebecca said...

What great cards. Thanks for sharing and participating.

mica said...

Your cards are soooo pretty! I am enjoying this hop :)

Wendy said...

This is such an exciting event!

Daintry said...

Wow! I love the many different designs! The second card is amazing! Is that one stamp? Or several to get the quilt look? Thanks for sharing.

christy sheffield said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the little birdie card!

Janice said...

I love your renegade colors, great cards

TLHarwick said...

These cards are adorable! I love that sheep stamp set! (going to have to find that one!) As the spouse of a deployed solider, I thank you for your time and energy in support of CFH! I know the cards the soliders receive are much appreciated!

Melissa said...

I love all of your cards!

Kay said...

I love these cards - and I just ADORE that sheep... no-one told me joining this bloghop was going to cost me money :)

Lisa said...

Completely love your birdie cards--thanks for hopping :)

Anita said...

Your cards are all so cute! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Pam said...

Wonderful cards ...What a great job you have done!!!

Nichol Magouirk said...

GREAT cards, Suz!!
xoxo

Nancyljk said...

What lovely cards...your style is exceptional! Thanks for supporting our heroes...my hero is my son, a Marine serving in Iraq.

Atticelf said...

Beautiful!
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. :)

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

great cards and that book looks awesome! thanks for participating!

Carolyn said...

wow, wow, wow, gorgeous cards! thanks so much for sharing and for supporting our troops.

ceashark at aol dot com

now I am off to find a subscriber link to your blog so that I can find you again

Ruby Craft said...

So good to see you and your wonderful cards! I'm looking forward to making cards for the 25 + 2 challenge.

kelly said...

adorable cards!!
KellyC

Chris said...

What a great job- your cards will be much appreciated by the CFH recipients.

Nathalie said...

Great cards! I am enjoying visiting your blog ;)

Renee said...

Great cards...love the one with the clodk!!

Whispers and Wishes said...

Wonderful wonderful cards. So cheerful and light! I am participating in the hop and will also will be doing the summer challenge. Just seems like the "right" way for me to give something back.

pictures2pages said...

Fab Cards Sue!!! It is a great cause that I have supported by sending an envelope full of cards myself (plus I have more to send).

Cr8ive ME said...

What lovely cards.

M.E.

Dana said...

your cards are great!

leenda said...

What fun & creative artwork! Thanks for the inspiration for CFH!

Cassie said...

Beautiful cards!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome cards!!! Great cause!

Lisa said...

Absolutely adorable cards! Very creative. TFS!

myownplace said...

What a great cause! Thanks for introducing it to us.

ML Design Works said...

I love the birds! Thank you for participating!

Maggie said...

Your cards are great. Thank you for your support of the military and CFH.

inkedx2 said...

Love your cards. Thanks for your support of our troops!

Robbie

Lost in Paper said...

awesome cards!!! tfs!

paula said...

Great cards!!!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us and with our troops!

AxeS DeSignS said...

Beautiful cards... thanks for your support to CFH and thanks for the giveaway.

NanaBeth said...

Oh dear I visited the Etsy site. Me and my credit card are going to be in so much trouble.
Thank you so much for taking the time to reach out and support our service people. May you and yours be blessed always.

PaulaM said...

Thank you for sharing your very versatile style and wonderful cards.

Lynn Stevens said...

Thank you for thinking of out troops and helping them feel a little closer to home!

About : sbartist said...

Happy Memorial Day! All of your cards are beautiful and thank you for your creativity and dedication to this great cause. Love the "Show Girl" layout - so cute! : ) Sb

SueB said...

What a t'riffic way to celebrate Memorial Day! Love your cards - TFS and thanx for the blog candy opp!
slblondin at netscape dot net

Paula said...

Very pretty cards. Thanks so much for sharing them.

nsmerkt said...

Gorgeous cards! Thank you for participating and sharing. Happy Memorial Day.

Sarah Weber said...

Thank you for participating in the blog hop. I just think it is an awesome project!! Your cards are just so cute!

LETUMom said...

Suz, your cards are great! And so are the RAK's you are offering; you are so sweet!

Thanks for sharing with CFH.

Victoria S. said...

WOW! What wonderful cards! Thanks for supporting our troops. I do plan to do the 25 +2 challenge! Thanks for the chances to win - very nice to find your blog!

SuzAnn said...

I love your cards and the fact that you're a rebel! thanks for the inspiration and support for CFH.

Doris said...

All of your cards are wonderful! And thanks for spreading the word!!

LadyDoc said...

Great cards and terrific blog candy- thanks so much!

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

mommyabbytommy said...

Your cards are great. So glad to have hopped here on the blog hop!

Lisa C said...

sue, your cards are absolutely beautiful! i hope you have a fabulous memorial day! hugs! :)

Ina Ftacek said...

Thanks for your lovely cards and your time spent making cards for the military and families.All your efforts are appreciated.Enjoyed the blog hop and glad to see such fantastic responses to this great cause. Hugs,Ina

cjs said...

Fantastic cards! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

chenguna said...

Luv your cards Suz!
michelle m.

Linda said...

Your cards are so great!!

Willea said...

Adorable cards and I just love that mini!

Regina said...

those are adorable...I expecially love the first and last one!

Kerri said...

Your cards are just wonderful, thanks so much for sharing them and being a part of CFH! I'm itching to get started making some cards but am trying to finish the bloghop first, lol.

slightlyimperfect said...

Your cards are great you big RENEGADE! Thanks for participating in the hop, supporting our troops and sharing your artwork. Happy Memorial Day.

Caryl P said...

I think your cards are stunning! I love the ribbon on the tree (so patriotic!) and the second card is my favorite, very quilt like. Thanks for supporting CFH!

The Wired Angel said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity and for helping to spread the word about CFH - A Military Mom

Yvonne said...

Loved all the cards!

anna.h said...

So many beatuful thing to see. You are amazing.

.:liza:. said...

Love these cards, especially the yellow ribbon around the tree. :)
How daunting to have to follow your blog! Thank you! :)

Grace said...

Awesome cards, I love the clean and simple designs.

naomi_m said...

I love that tree stamp. Cute cards.

...Darlene said...

Thank you for sharing your great cards. I am so enjoying visiting all these great blogs.

jaemom said...

what a wonderful set of cards to send in for the cause. TFS, participating, and getting the word out. Happy to finally hop through and be a fellow participant.

Jenny B in Indy said...

Great cards, Suz!!!

Karen said...

Wonderful cards. Love the ewe.

Sharon said...

special cards and so are you

Patti said...

Congratulations for being a breast survivor! I am in radiation now.

You are very talented and I enjoyed your blog.

Happy riding. :)

Lyneen said...

YOU WERE BUSY.... Great cards... thanks for sharing and supporting our armed forces.... What awesome blog candy... thank you all for your generosity!!!

Bless our troops this special day.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Hi, thanks for sharing your nice cards. Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comments.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Very fun cards! Those will brighten someones day! Thanks too for supporting CFH and their mission with your time, talents and awesome candy - Jean

Lucy, England said...

Wow - what a fab collection of cards - sure to make someone's day. Love them all.

Corinna said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to check out the rest of your blog and see what I can find :) Thanks for visiting my blog during the CFH hop :)

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

Scrapper Mom said...

Wow, chica...you got LOTS of love on this post!!! I may come back later so mine doesn't get lost, KWIM? Anyway, LOVE that first little birdie card...it is too cute!

Suz said...

Thanks so much for all the sweet comments but mostly for the support of our troops & remembering what Memorial Day is all about -- those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us.

PRIZE COMMENTS NOW CLOSED

but feel free to leave comments anyway -- they just wouldn't be eligible for the prize

Sandi said...

Those cards are SO FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!