Saturday, May 21, 2011

We Love Our Hero's Blog Hop

Today is Armed Forces Day, so again, this is a hop to support and bring awareness to the works of Operation Write Home . You should have arrived from Anita's Blog, Crafts From Miracles Table if not please start back at our talented and wonderful hostess, Misty's blog, so you don’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.
Thank you to All of our Heros, past , present and those who serve on the Home front as well! My hero's are my husband, retired Army and my stepson who served in 2 wars with the US Marine Corp. and is now in his 3rd year in Afghanistan serving as a civilian with the State Department. So very proud of you two!
My card is a twisted easel card. I  have seen this style but this is the first time I've attempted it. I like the effect !
Stand Up and Salute
K&Company Designer Stack Papers
DCWV Metallics
Sentiment "thankful" Friskars Stamps
 If you look carefully you will see  the emblems for the Army, Navy Marines and Air Force.

Whats a Blog Hop without candy? Well I just happen to have a goodie for one lucky follower!
It is a  Maya Road Sheer Acrylic 2-ring Scallop Mini Album (4'X8") .
You can have 2 chances to win
!To Qualify you must do the following
*you must be or become a follower and leave me a comment telling me so
*.You must follow me on Facebook & leave a second comment telling me so
*if you don't use FB you must leave me a second comment  telling me about your Hero!
*You must have a US or Canadian mailing address d/t shipping costs
*You must leave me a way to contact you or I will be forced to pick another winner.
*The winner has 5 days to respond with their mailing information.
And thats that! Easy Peasy!
Monday morning I will pick a winner by Random.Org and post it here.
Now  you must wander over to the very talented Rexann and see her fantastic project. You won't be sorry!
Thank you so much Misty for inviting me to join you & all of the many talented artists on this hop! I feel so truly honored!

 In case you get lost along the way, the complete hop list is below.
1. Misty...


3. Kristal..


5. Amy...


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. What a beautiful Hero card, I love it!

  2. fantastic card the bell looks so real. love it

  3. What a super card! I just love it!!!

  4. Kath, it is a stunning card. Some hero is really gonna like this.
    Thanks for being part of my hop.
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  5. what a great card, I have not tried the twistd easel - will have to try it soon. Love love love this card. Great job.


  6. When I saw your card, I had to say WOW!! I had never seen the twisted Easel card! I love the colors and the vintage look!! I am already a follower!

  7. I am already following you on FB too!

  8. I love your twisted easel card! And I absolutely LOVE that you included both branches on your card.

    Love From Another Army Wife

  9. What a beautiful card! Really! so pretty!
    it was nice hopping with you.

    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

  10. WOW!! I LOVE this card!! I REALLY love how you included all the branches of the service!!


  11. Fantastic! I love how you did not do red, white, and blue. They are fine, of course, but it is so refreshing to see something inventive; thanks for sharing! I became a follower.

  12. I've never seen a twisted easel card. This one is amazing! Great job!

    And thank you for your support of the OWH program. My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran so I appreciate your supporting our troops! HUGS!

  13. Kathie your twisted easel card is just fab x

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

    hugs sally x

  14. Hi Kathie - i am a new fan on FB. i love this card! going to have to look for that paper pack. I love easel cards but have never tried a twisted easel - they look so amazing. will have to look for a tutorial :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  15. I am also a new follower of your blog! It sounds like you have some pretty special heroes :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  16. Beautiful. I'm a follower! My Husband and my sons are my hero's. both my sons were soldiers and now serve as police officers.

    Patti Ross

  17. Beautiful cards! Love the inspiration!

  18. Very cool. I have not seen a twisted easle card before. Thanks for sharing.

  19. I love this card-----you a great job.Thanks and I enjoyed being in this hop.
    Hugs, Anita

  20. Hi Kathie!
    I love your twisted Easle card and I have never seen one quite like it!! TFS!!! Thanks for being part of a Awesome Blog!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  21. I have never made an easel card before and this is so cool! I love your card. I am positive the hero that receives this card will be so grateful and impressed! So happy to be in this hop with you. I am already a follower.
    mfink197 at gmail dot com

  22. This is GORGEOUS!! WOW!! I have never seen a twisted easel card -- I think I want to try one of these!! I love your paper choices and that bell looks FANTASTIC -- Great thinking to include all of the military symbols!! :)

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

  23. I forgot to mention above that I am a follower, but I am... Also for my second comment, I am already a 'liker' on FB, so I will tell you that my favorite military hero is my dad who served with the Navy before I was born... 2nd runner up is my cousin who is career Army... and I would be remiss not to mention my son's best friend who became a proud Marine a few years ago -- We are happy to have him state-side again for at least a little while. :) Thanks for letting me share about them!! :)

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

  24. Love the twisted easel, might have to try that sometime! Thank you for honoring our troops and joining us at Paper This and That challenge!

  25. Wow, what a nice card. I love the twisted easel. I would love to make one:) TFS!
    Sherrie k
    jskoning at msn dot com


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