Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day Blog Hop

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion and the MEMORIAL DAY BLOG HOP hosted by SYLVIA over at 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 ( 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.
For the forth card~ I used a SU set called~ Riveting for the thanks so much. I used the SU border punch at the bottom of the card and the SU circle and scallop punch and some ribbon to tie it together.
For the  fifth card~ I used a SU set~God Bless America stamp and layered it and the card. I added a star from Baby Steps cut at 1" and 1 1/4.  I then tore a little accent colors to layer on the bottom, embossed  and  punched a star out and finished it up with adding a little ribbon.
***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:

1.) Become a follower
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 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 for more info.

Thanks for visiting...hope you had fun hopping!
Sherrie K



  1. Trying to comment..hope it works! Omg fabulous cards wonderful to send them to the troops....the are all gorgeous sweetie :) Hugs x

  2. Sherrie!!
    These cards are fabulous!! The receivers are going to LOVE them
    Happy Memorial Day and have a GREAT weekend!

  3. Your cards are awesome!! You ladies are so wonderful for doing this! TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  4. Wow Sherrie - all of these cards are just fabulous! I really love the Liberty Bell and the so cool Statue of Liberty card! Awesome!! Love them!!


  5. Wow, you did such an awesome job on all your cards!

  6. WOW Lovely cards,all of them are amazing.
    Thank-you for sharing.
    Deborah foti ~

  7. Hi Sherrie, Love your cards.... they are beautiful. It was great participating in the hop with you!

    Sandy S

  8. Your cards are amazing! I'm a new follower and can't wait to see the rest of your creations! What a great cause this hop was for, love it!!

    skcactusflower75 at hotmail dot com

  9. Wow, beautiful cards, they are wonderful! TFS

  10. Beautiful cards, lovely work! I am a follower of your blog and a subscriber to you by e-mail. Thanks!

  11. Love them all. You did a great job!

    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  12. Oh,Sherrie,I just Love your Cards. The Liberty Bell one is my favorite. You did a wonderful job on your Cards. These are sure to bring a smile to a few of our Soldiers. :0)
    Have a safe and Happy Memorial Weekend!!!
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  13. Wow! You were ambitious, making 5 different cards! They are all beautiful. I wanted to follow you, but it looks like there is a problem with that part of Blogger (This is the 3rd blog I've had that problem with today). I'll be back later to try to follow! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

  14. Terrific cards for a great cause! Wonderful job, love the shaped card! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (Follower)

  15. already a follower! :)
    love your cards!
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

  16. Amazing set of cards! already a follower abusybee24atcoxdotnet

  17. Fantastic job on all the cards. They are great!
    mbchoj at aol dot com

  18. your cards are so pretty :) My favorite one is the bell! It was a pleasure to blog hop with you. Many hugs.

  19. I love this hop such a great idea!!! I love all your card and I think my fav is the one with the bell!!!

  20. OMG! Your cards are wonderful and anyone receiving them will absolutely love the. You did a wonderful job.
    Cindy Lou
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

  21. Awesome cards! You do beautiful work! I'm a new follower! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  22. OMG! Great job on all the cards. They are awesome. Glad to be part of this blog hop with you. TFS

    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

  23. Wonderful cards Sherrie, so much detail!! Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

  24. What awesome cards you are very talented, thanks for sharing and for the chance to win your great giveaway.

    later tater

  25. OMG! Love each and every card...such great details and beautiful rich colours! TFS!

  26. Blogger seems to be working better today. I was able to come back and become your follower. Thanks again for the chance to win!

  27. Oh my, Each and every one of these cards are beautiful. Thnaks for such a meaningful blog hop.

  28. Oh wow, this is a great set of cards!

  29. *AWESOME* cards....each and everyone of them. You might want to let Becky know her's are great as well but I am unable to comment!
    Hope you are enjoying this first long weekend of summer!

  30. You made some beautiful cards! Great job!

    Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

  31. Love all your awesome card, they are wonderful!!

  32. Fantastic cards.

    Smiles Sher

  33. Wow! What awesome cards! Thanks for sharing!