Friday, May 22, 2009

To be part of

an AWESOME cause, I emailed Fabre Sanders Friday evening wondering nervously if I was too late to join in the Memorial Day Blog Hop... very graciously, she included me in the venture. If you are not sure as to what I am talking about, click here or copy & paste the following link: http://cardsforheroes.org/

This is a network of volunteer crafters who make cards for the armed forces and can use donations to ship those cards to the US troups all around the globe to keep in touch with their loved ones back home. So far, they have been able to send 140,875 cards. And this is the impact of this effort-"Please pass our gratitude to all of your volunteers . . . the cards make us want to reach out to people that we haven’t made contact with in years—simply because the cards force you to want to share a smile. I can’t say enough to express our gratefulness."—CPT L.C., Iraq, Army.

There are over 100 stops on the hop. Lots of great prizes and RAKS on individual blogs, and some special incentives on the homesite(www.cardsforheroes.org)

If you have made it this far in the bloghop then, Hi, I'm Mou in Tampa, Florida, USA and here's what I created



to say THANK YOU for your sacrifices to keep us safe at home :)

And now, to continue your hop, your next stop is Charmaine of Pittsburg, PA, USA at http://oodabugalley.blogspot.com/2009/05/memorial-day-blog-hop.html.

She is a cardmaker and I bet you'll have some eyecandy waiting there for you!


Have a lovely weekend :)

91 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Beautiful design!! Love the fun stitching details on this!! ;)

Dawn said...

This card is so very beautiful! Wow, I love the way you took the photo also! happy memorial day!

Chris said...

Love the design of your card. I'm always such a fan of your work. Thanks for participating.

Yvette said...

fun card!

Angi said...

Love this, TFS!

lauren said...

LOVE the use of a different greeting!!! Thanks for supporting the troops!

Sherri P eh said...

Thanks for doing this Mou -- you rock!! And inspire!

Tami B. said...

Love the stitching in your design.

Karen said...

Wonderful card! TFS! {{cheers}}

Sarah said...

Wonderful!! Love how the stitched circle really grounds the card!

AzKisses73 said...

Very cute card.. Love it.. Thanks for inspiration. Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Weekend ♥

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love your card - fabulous design! Thank you for supporting our troops and have a wonderful Memorial Weekend!

JPScraps said...

Love your card. I may have to scraplift this one :)

Windy Robinson said...

Love it!

kasmello said...

Love the stitching.

Sue McGettigan said...

Great looking card! Happy Memorial Day to you :)

kristina proffitt said...

Love your card! :)

{VICKI} said...

enjoying the hop

Anita said...

Beautiful card!

Loni said...

Simply Beautiful and very Military. Great job! Thanks for supporting Cards for Heroes.

KelliStamps4U said...

Very pretty. Love the design.

Sandy said...

Mou this is simply gorgeous!! You make me think about getting a sewing machine, lol. .... okay done thinking. Then I might have to sew on fabric too! lol. But wow. Pretty card! Thanks so much for joining in, even at the last minute!

Phinny said...

Oooh - great card. Love the stitching in a circle shape. Nice!

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...

Adorable card!

Fabre said...

Mou, it was our PLEASURE to have you join us - thank you for creating this beautiful card to send to our heroes! Thank you! Hope you get a chance to hop around!

Lisa Renéa said...

Your card is Fab! Thanks so much for supporting CFH! Have a super weekend!

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.

Heather said...

I love the sentiment-- that is the first time on the hop I've seen it. Your card is beautiful, thanks for sharing!

Martha said...

Very handsome card! You know I never thought about using 'Salute' as a card sentiment but you better believe I will be using it now. :-D Thanks so much for the inspiration and for participating in the CFH blog hop!

shelly said...

Super card!!!

Merry's Musings said...

Love it! Happy Memorial Day weekend.

Nancy said...

Your card is lovely!

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...

Wow! Love your card! Thanks for participating in the hop!

eddee1286 said...

What a great simple card. It says it all with just one word.

Carole RB said...

Great card Mou

Rebecca said...

Awesome card! Love the stitching, and your use of stars.

mica said...

Your card is soooo pretty! I am enjoying this hop :)

christy sheffield said...

Cute card! Love the layering. I've loved seeing your work in CK.

Daintry said...

What a great design! I love the circle in the back, it makes the card pop! Thanks for sharing.

Wendy said...

This is such an exciting event!

Janice said...

Great card, so different. Nice to see someone close to home, I live in Winter Haven, just east of you!

TLHarwick said...

great card! Thanks for your support of CFH! As the spouse of a deployed solider I can say these cards will surely be treasured!

Kay said...

I love this card - love the design because it's simple and eyecatching at the same time. great job!

Lisa said...

I always catch my breath when I see your work, and this card is no different. Love your unique style and am so glad you hopped today :)

Anita said...

I love your card! Thank you for sharing and participating with CFH!

Pam said...

Beautiful! Thank you!

Nancyljk said...

Great card!
Happy Memorial Day and thanks for supporting our heroes!
Proud Marine Mom

Atticelf said...

Excellent! Love it and glad you got in. ;)

Suz said...

Awesome card! I'm sure whoever gets it will smile. Thanks for caring about CFH & hope you have a wonderful holiday

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

I'm glad you were able to squeeze in! love the card!

Carolyn said...

great card, thanks for sharing

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God Bless Our Troops

Ruby Craft said...

Beautiful! Thanks for being part of the blog hop!

Chris said...

I LOVE your card for CFHeroes. Thanks so much for your work!

Renee said...

Great details on a great card!

Whispers and Wishes said...

really wonderful card, simple and clean but not simplistic! I can't wait to get back here and spend some time on your blog.

Dana said...

really love your card!

Maggie said...

Very nice card. Thank you for supporting the blog hop, so glad you got in.

Cr8ive ME said...

What a great card.

M.E.

Lisa said...

Super pretty card and I love the sentiment of "Salute"....very original.

leenda said...

Most EXCELLENT artwork!

ML Design Works said...

Great card! Thank you for participating!

paula said...

Great card! Thank you for participating in such a great cause!

Lost in Paper said...

love the star on your card!!! Great job!

Doris said...

Great card. The stitching is a nice touch too.

AxeS DeSignS said...

Thanks for being part of the blog hope beautiful cards...

NanaBeth said...

Beautiful work as always. Thank you for sharing with us and our troops.

PaulaM said...

Lovely Card. TFS

About : sbartist said...

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

A said...

Hi, I'm in Tampa as well! The card is gorgeous. :)

Tammy said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the sewing!

nsmerkt said...

Beautiful card and photo! Thank you for participating and Happy Memorial Day!

LETUMom said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing with CFH.

Victoria S. said...

WOW What a wonderful card! I love it! Thanks for supporting our troops.

LadyDoc said...

Great card!

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

sideoats + scribbles said...

Great card and love the blue bottle you have behind it! :)

Noelia said...

Lovely card! I've been enjoying hoping from blog to blog but unfortunately I can't find the link to the next blog. Can you point me in the right direction please?

Regina said...

lovely card!!

Kerri said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card, thanks for sharing!!!

slightlyimperfect said...

Your card is so bright and cheery. Love the shades of blue. Thanks for participating in the hop and for your support of our troops. Happy Memorial Day.

Caryl P said...

Beautiful card, I love the piece with scallops on both top and bottom.

The Wired Angel said...

I LOVE your card. Thanks for sharing your creativity and for helping to spread the word about CFH. Enjoy your holiday!

.:liza:. said...

Beautiful card!

Grace said...

Stunning card, simply beautiful

...Darlene said...

I love the colors and statement your card makes.
thank you for sharing.

jaemom said...

Such a wonderful card, love the stitching. TFS and being a fellow participant!

Patti said...

Lovely staging of the card, and nice card.

Thank you for participating, and supporting our Troops.

Lyneen said...

Great card... thanks for sharing and supporting our armed forces....

Bless our troops this special day.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Very fun card. Thanks for sharing in the hop and supporting CFH and their mission.

Lucy, England said...

What a lovely card - so pretty and sweet.

Christina Thomas said...

Very nice card!!

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