Saturday, May 21, 2011

Armed Forces Day Blog Hop

We love Our Hero's Blog Hop May 21

We Love Our Hero’s Blog Hop 5/21

Today is Armed Forces Day! This is a hop to support and bring awareness to the works of Operation Write Home . You should have arrived from Jenny at If not please hop back to Misty’s, so you won’t miss anything this wonderful group has to offer. In addition to card makers making cards for service persons to send home to their families, OWH has what they call ‘Hero Mail’. These cards can be any size; not just the usual required A2. They also include a personal note to ‘Any Hero’. We call them Hero’s, because OWH covers all branches of service. These are passed out to deployed hero’s, who might not get much mail, or just passed around to enjoy news from home. Here is more info about this awesome program.

Thank you to All of our Heros, past , present and those who serve on the Homefront as well!

Since July 4th is just around the corner and I was loving the red, white and blue, I got a little carried away and made three cards!!

This card base is just made from kraft cardstock. I found these beautiful patriotic flowers at Michaels and they were on sale this past week!

For this card, I embossed the white background with my cuttlebug and used gold star paper from K and Company.

This card was kinda the same as the 2nd card, but then I found these awesome felt stars at Michaels to layer together. And guess what, they were on sale too. I must have spent $40 on flowers and stuff, but it was all 40% off so it's OK! LOL

Hope you like my creations!

Your next stop will be Jenny B at

Oh yeah, leave a comment below with a way to contact you for some blog candy from my stash.

Here is the complete hop list.

1. Misty

2. Tanya

3. Kristal

4. Sally

5. Amy

6. Anita

7. Kathie

8. Rexann

9. Vicki

10. Jenny

11. Darlene

12. JennyB

13. Linda

14. Patti

15. Jazzy

16. Momo

17. Paula

18. Melanie

19. Jan

20. Gina


  1. Oh I like your Hero cards, very nice!

  2. your hero card is such a nice card.

  3. Great cards! Love the embossing!
    Thanks for being part of my hop.
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  4. Wonderful cards for a wonderful cause!!

  5. All your cards were great! I loved the embossed stars!


  6. wonderful cards! I'm a new follower of your blog.


  7. Nice cards! Thanks for hopping, and making it sweet! RBBRRMQN@YAHOO.COM

  8. Hi Darlene...I'm Vicki, part of the Hero hop - you have a totallly gorgeous site! And I love the southern welcome ;) My family (moms generation) came out of Mississippi, so I know just a little bit about that southern spirit in folks and have to say, I wish we lived in the south (in Ohio, very close to Indiana now) .. I see you couldn't do just one card either! LOL Me neither - such a GREAT cause.

    Nice meeting you!

  9. Great cards x

    I am part of the blog hop team too and am hopping my way through.

    hugs sally x

  10. Beautiful cards Darlene! i love the embossing and love the way you piled up the stars on the last one!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  11. Beautiful job on the cards.

    Patti Ross

  12. Am now a follower, and love your cards. TFS!

  13. These are just delightful! And thanks for honoring our armed forces. My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran so I really enjoy seeing patriotic cards!

  14. All of your cards are great---this is such a wonderful cause.
    Hugs, Anita

  15. Great cards! I love the one with the red white and blue stars! TFS!!!

  16. Great cards and I think most of us made more that One card, Which is just fine with all of us!! TFS!!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  17. Great cards! I love the felt stars. BTW, I always justify my Michael's purchases too. So happy to be in this hop with you. I am already a follower.
    mfink197 at gmail dot com

  18. Wonderful cards!! I love the flowers on the first one, but then I read that the stars were FELT -- so COOL!! :) I had a shopping mishap with a sale at Michael's too!! LOL... But it was all on sale, so it's okay!! :)

    Amy :) at
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. Fabulous patriotic cards!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  20. Wow, great cards! Great cause!
    Sherrie K