Hello Everyone and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion and the MEMORIAL DAY BLOG HOP hosted by SYLVIA over at http://bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com/. I am so honored and thrilled that Sylvia asked me to participate in this hop. Thank you so much Sylvia!!!
This hop is about showing our Patriotism and Gratitude to those serving in the Armed Forces. These cards are made with Love to Thank those Men and Women who are serving our country and allowing us all to sleep a little bit better at night. May God Bless them and keep them safe. These cards will be donated to Bazzill Basics Paper who has agreed to help a little boy named Stephen in AZ who would like to send 180,000 cards to the troops by July 1st.
If you have come from Rebecca's blog, then you are in the right place. If you are just visiting my blog and would like to play along then please start at Sylvia's Blog over at (www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com) this hop is full of talented ladies and giveaways too.
I am so thrilled to be able to create cards to send over to the Troops. This is awesome! It is such a great way for us to reach the soldiers to let them know that we "appreciate" them and "thank" them for there service to our great country!
Here are some patriotic cards that I will be forwarding in the mail to Bazzill Basics Paper to help Stephen reach his goal. Please see at bottom of this post for additional information.
For the first card~I used the Independence Day cartridge and cut the bell at 3" and the layers. The sentiment~Let Freedom Ring is from My Creative Time~My little Firecracker.
For the second card~I used the Independence Day cartridge and cut the base shape and welded with my gypsy at 5 x 4.88 plus the layer, statue at 4" plus the layers and the stars from Create a Critter cartridge cut at 2 1/2. The tag was cut from Once upon a Princess cartridge at 1 1/4 and 1". The sentiment~United we Stand is from My Creative Time~My little Firecracker.
For the third card~I used the Birthday Bash cartridge for the base card and welded at 4.62 x 4.14 (x2), base layer at 3.92 x 3.25 and the starts from A Child's Year cartridge 1.50 and 1.25. The sentiment~God Bless America is from My Creative Time~My little Firecracker.
***I hope I have inspired you a little and you decide to make a few cards and join in. I know when my son was in Iraq for 13 months, he appreciated ALL mail! I remember when he said there were soldiers that never got any mail, that just brought tears to my eyes. Of course, I got their names and sent cards to them. It is a great way to Thank them for their service and really does touch there hearts to know we care and are thinking of them!!
Now, for some blog candy:
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2.) Please leave a comment letting me know~ and a way for me to reach you if you win.**You have til midnight EST on Mon May 30th. I will choose a winner, via random.org and post the winner on Tue May 31st.**
***please note, due to shipping I can only accept USA & Canada entries***
Here is a list of Participants:
Thanks for playing along. Your next stop is Sandy S from Simply Crafty Creations.
If you would like to help Stephen reach his goal by sending some homemade cards please go to
http://creativeescapeaz.com/2010/stephen for more info.
Thanks for visiting...hope you had fun hopping!