Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Day


I made this to include in my next batch of cards heading out to Cards for Heroes. I've no idea who the end recipient will be, but I hope it brings a smile to someone's face. I love the idea of sharing my cards with someone who can really use them. They go overseas to soldiers who then send them home to loved ones. I never stamp the inside, since I imagine they have notes to write. I've not served in the military, but I greatly admire those who do. We have family members and friends who are serving overseas in various capacities. This is my small way of showing support for our troops.

I'm taking part in the Cards for Heroes Memorial Day Blog Hop. If you didn't get a chance to start at the beginning, go here to start at the top of the hop. There are some fantastic prizes being given away for those who follow the hop and leave comments as they roll through. If you a comment here, I'll enter you in my drawing for a 3 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review. I hope you'll consider sending CFH some cards or support with shipping costs. Next stop on the bloghop has the most gorgeous papers ever. Show Rusty Pickle some love. I'm guessing they may even be giving away something fabulous.

Supplies used: Cuttlebug embossing folder, DCWV cardstock, CTMH rhinestones, sandpaper, Versafine ink, SU sentiment, Sizzlets die cut, sandpaper, red and white ribbon.

114 comments:

runningonink said...

This is gorgeous, Tami! What a great thing you are doing too!

Sue McGettigan said...

Adorable card Tami, love it! I agree, it's great to send these cards off knowing how much they are needed. Happy Memorial Day to you.

shelly said...

Very pretty card! Love the distressing in the background!

AzKisses73 said...

beautiful card..
Hope you have a safe and happy Memorial Day ♥

Sarah said...

Beautiful card!! Love how you used the CB embossing folder!

Karen said...

Wonderful card! So happy to find your blog...I'll be coming back to veiw some of those videos! :)

Dawn said...

great card love the bling!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

So gorgeous!! Love how you incorporated the patriotic colors in this!! I love the bling too!! TFS! :)

Phinny said...

Oooh - great card and I will check out your vids, too!

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*

Suz said...

Wonderful card. I'm sure it will bring smiles along its way.

JPScraps said...

Beautiful card. This hop is filled with talent!

Nancy said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I'll definetly send out some cards!

lauren said...

Girl, you ROCKED the texture on this card! Thanks for supporting the troops!

Lida said...

I love your card is sooo cute, have a great memorial day!

Bethany said...

What a lovely card!

Zoe said...

Love your technique video's - and blog, this was my first visit - very inspiring! Thank you

DominoDebi said...

I like your card. I hope you make more. Thank you for letting us see your card. Love, Gigi Nolan (age 7)

[as typed by her Mommy, Deborah, at dominodebi.typepad.com]

Jennifer said...

Your card is great! Happy Memorial Day!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Gorgeous card Tami!!!!
Happy Memorial Day...
Awesome weekend... awesome event!

TLHarwick said...

gorgeous card!
You are right, these cards are greatly appreciated and treasured! My DH is deployed and he just complained to me about the lack of cards in their makeshift PX.. so I signed up his unit! LOL! Thanks for your time and effort with CFH!

Lynn said...

love your cards
Thanks for helping in this event. I am a proud Army MOM

Loni said...

oooh.. bling without glitter... woohoo! Such a great card and thanks for supporting Cards for Heroes.

KelliStamps4U said...

Very pretty card. Nice job!

Lisa Renéa said...

Beautiful card! Great blog, too.
Thank you for playing along with the CFH blog hop!

christy sheffield said...

Love the dry embossing! Great job.

{VICKI} said...

cool card

Claudia Rosa said...

wonderuful card!
happy memorial day to you
hugs
claudia

Sara said...

What a wonderful card! I love it!

Thanks for the chance to win, i'm so glad to be a part of this experience with you!

Have a beautiful and blessed weeeknd!

xoxo
Sara

Yvonne said...

Neat easy card.

Brit Swiderski said...

I love how you sanded the embossed texture. It's great! I'll have to try that sometime soon. Thanks for sharing!

Nancyljk said...

What a beautiful card!! Thanks for supporting our heroes.
Love your blog, I'm sure I will visit again.

Wendy said...

This is such an exciting event!

Daintry said...

Love the card! And the bleach stamping tutorial! :) thanks for sharing, and for making cards for our troops.

Yvette said...

What a sweet card! TFS!

Roxie said...

Very pretty card and thanks for supporting our troops!

Heather said...

I'm sure it will put a smile on a soldier's face because it put a smile on mine!!! Your talent is amazing!!

NanaBeth said...

I popped over here from the message board. As I posted there the hop had moved me to tears-lots of them. But I wanted to leave you a very heartfelt thank you for your participation in supporting our troops.

mica said...

What a pretty card! Love the rhinestones.

Merry's Musings said...

So so charming. Somebody is going to Love getting this!

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!

AxeS DeSignS said...

Good Job.. I like your cards...

Whispers and Wishes said...

gorgeous job... I was going to go with a sanded embossed card too... but then went to watercolour pencils! Love your card.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card--one of my faves :)

sideoats + scribbles said...

What a great card, love that c-bug embossing folder! :)

eddee1286 said...

Tami, Thanks for sharing. Great idea. Loved the bleaching and embossing folder.

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

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

jenniferlynnhansen at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

Pretty card! Using Cuttlebug folders are my fave thing ever, so I really liked this. :)

Purple Princess said...

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

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

cute and simple!

Ruby Craft said...

Beautiful card!

Far North said...

Love your card Tami! Thanks so much for all you do for CFH!!

Janice said...

Your is quite lovely. I read that post and then went down to your video on stamping with bleach. Thanks for that, just what I needed!

Dana said...

your card is great!

amycatalogna said...

An amazing card! Thanks for supporting CFH, too!
Amy #5411

lovingmytwoboys said...

Love the background of your card!

Carole RB said...

Great card Tami

Lucy, England said...

Oooh - love your card, love those red gemstones especially. Great work.

Rebecca said...

This is one of my favorite cards from this whole blog hop! I love how you incorporated the red, white, and blue theme. Nicely done. This cuttlebug folder is beautiful, and the rhinestones added are a great touch. Thank you for sharing.

iring said...

So glad you are a stop on the hop! I'm bookmarking your site. Love the way you made a red, white and blue card in a nontraditional way.

Jana said...

Very good job on this card.

inkedx2 said...

I am just getting into scrapbooking after years of cardmaking. This would be a great RAK, thanks for the chance to enter. Thanks also for your support of our troops!

Robbie

myownplace said...

Thanks for the chance to win and for such a good cause, too.

~ginny said...

Well done on your card!
Long live our Heroes!
~ginny

~ginny said...

Well done on your card!
I added your site to my Google Reader!
Long live our Heroes!
~ginny

Lost in Paper said...

I love how you used the CB folder on this!!! very cool!!

ML Design Works said...

Great embossing! Thank you for sharing!

nsmerkt said...

Beautiful card. Love the distressed embossed image and gems. Thank you for sharing!

Maggie said...

Very nice blog, I checked out your videos, enjoyed them. Your card is really nice. Thank you for supporting our troops.

Renee said...

Love your card...this blog hope has been very inspirational.

katrynka said...

Great card! Thanks for supporting such a fabulous cause.

Shirley said...

This is a beautiful card! Thank you for all you do.

Elaine said...

Shimmery and pretty! Nicely done and good for you to put in some cards and your time! :)

Tammy said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

paula said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for your participation in this important cause!

Carolyn said...

love your cards, and thanks for the tutorial.

ceashark at aol dot com

Atticelf said...

What a pretty card - the red really gives it pizazz. 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. :)

LadyDoc said...

Wonderful card!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I'm so happy to be part of this blog hop!

Cr8ive ME said...

love the card.

M.E.

Chris said...

Love the distressing in that card. What a treasure for the recipient.

Lesa said...

My goodness you have a ton of comments for this post! LOL Lovely card Tami. I am going to check out cards for heroes now. :)

LETUMom said...

Beautiful card!

Thanks for sharing with CFH!

PaulaM said...

Tami,
I love that CB folder - I have that one too. You did a fantastic job on this card. Also, whereabouts in So Cal are you?? I am in So Cal too - native born as well with some of the very same interests - hmmmm.

kasmello said...

wow, that's beautiful.

The Wired Angel said...

Great card.. thanks for participating and helping to get CFH noticed.

mamia said...

Wonderful card. Most enjoyable blog hop and the reason for doing it is so worthwhile and I am sure it will touch so many.

Victoria S. said...

What a great card -love the bling! Thanks for encouraging our troops!

Caryl P said...

Beautiful card. I'm loving seeing the red white and blue on cards that aren't necessarily flags!

Doris said...

Love your card. Nice blog too!

About : sbartist said...

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

Daria said...

Beautiful card!

I found myself re-watching your video tutorials. Thank you for those.

Sandy said...

Tami I just love your card! Sooooo soft and pretty! :) Thanks so much for being a part of this event...isn't it funny to think it was just a few peas at one time, and now look at it!?!

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderful what you are all doing for our real heros

Lyneen said...

Love your card!!! Thanks for supporting our troops... also thanks for the RAK.

erin said...

Loving your stuff! Neat tutorials!

Kay said...

I LOVE this card! Thanks for sharing you art and the story of why you support CFH. I am loving this blog hop - found so much inspiration in every way!

slightlyimperfect said...

I really love your card. Would love a tutorial on how you did that. It's so pretty. Thanks for some very generous candy as well. And thanks for your support of our service men and women.

scyoder said...

Loved your cards and your blog. I will be revisiting your blog :) thanks for being part of the blog hop, what a great cause!!

truleetraci said...

Love the Card! And I am LOVIN this Hop! I am getting so inspired by the creativity, stories and commraderee (didn't spell that right... but you get it :-)

cjs said...

What a fantastic card! You have inspired me to use my Cuttlebug more!

Kerri said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE the combination of blue and red!

Regina said...

lovely card...thanks for participating

Sharon said...

Great card and a special person you are

jaemom said...

love the originality of your card. TFS, glad to be hopping through and also a fellow (Flickr) blogger. :)

Lisa C said...

tami, your card is just beautiful. :) happy memorial day to you!

Anam_Kihaku said...

stunning card!!

Grace said...

beautiful card. love the design

...Darlene said...

Great card, the design is really nice. Thank you for sharing.

sondra said...

love love love your contribution to this wonderful organization. I will be joining in myself
Thanks for sharing

Kathy said...

Love your card - bling is always good! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Fabre said...

Everytime I see distressed cuttlebug backgrounds, I love them even more - this is just a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us in our blog hop this weekend, and of course for your ongoing support of Cards for Heroes! Hope you had an amazing weekend!

Christina Thomas said...

Very nice card! Thank you for supporting the troops and participating in this great organization!

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Janet said...

Your card is so pretty; I love the embossing.

Heather Grow said...

Your card is very pretty. Thank you for sharing the info about cfs. I'm going to make some cards tonight to send. What a wonderful cause.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Thanks for sharing the gorgeous card and the support for CFH!