Saturday, May 26, 2012

Proud

Hello friends!  Today is blog hop day with Operation Write Home!  I am so thrilled to be a part of it and love to support this wonderful organization!  Here's the sketch I chose -
Now, I'll keep the rest of this post short because I know you have a lot of other blogs to visit today!  :)
When I heard about the blog hop and saw the new Circle of Honor set from Paper Smooches, I just had to have it!  Even better, proceeds from the sale of this set benefits Operation Write Home!  I started off with some patterned papers from Bo Bunny and some glitter tape from American Crafts (glitter that won't flake off...these tapes are brilliant!)  I stamped the eagle and colored him with my Copics and stamped the sentiment in the lower right.

So, all of you who stuck with me this far are about to be rewarded...:)  In honor of my 3 year blogiversary this month, I will send a brand new Circle of Honor set to one of you!  Just leave a comment telling me why Memorial Day is special to you (and I'd love it if you also wanted to follow me but it isn't requred) here by midnight Monday 5/28, and I'll post the winner sometime on Tuesday! 

Thanks for visiting!

Supplies:  Stamps (Paper Smooches), Cardstock - Real Red, Whisper White (SU!), Brads (SU!), Ink - Chocolate Chip (SU!), foam squares, Glitter Tape (American Crafts), DP (Bo Bunny), Copic Markers, Circle Die (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug

75 comments:

  1. Love the whimsical stamp set! Very fun. Memorial Day means a lot to me the older I get. I'm so appreciative of the men and women who put their lives on the line for our freedoms. My heart goes out to the families who have sacrificed so much in the loss of their loved one who paid that ultimate price. May God bless them and comfort them.

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  2. Super cute card! I love the papers you used! That eagle is just too cute - I used him on my card too!! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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  3. Glitter tape--I've never heard of such a delight. Thanks for the tip. This card is darling. Memorial Day has become very important to me because I am mom of two soldiers. I can't imagine the loss of either of them and my heart goes out to those families who have faced this ultimate sacrifice.

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  4. Thank you for supporting the troops today with your wonderful, fun and cute card. I just adore that eagle! I don't have this set and would absolutely love it! Mememorial Day is special for me as I remember my dad and grandfathers, for their service as well as having just a bit of extra time to reflect and thank all those that are currently serving and have served in the past. I'm thankful to live in a free country and hopeful that it will stay free for my boys because of the service women and men!

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  5. Super card! Perfect for the theme.

    We will be experiencing our first Memorial Day now that we've moved the to US - it's all new to us!

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  6. Your card is so cute with all those patriotic colors! I just love those funky fonts too!
    Memorial day means a lot to me as my father, uncle, and FIL served this country to ensure our freedoms are never lost! We need to honor all those who serve and let them know they're never forgotten!

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  7. Great card! Love those papers and that great sparkle ribbon! Memorial Day is important to me because it reminds me of how blessed I am to live in this country, without fear. I'm the first generation in my family born in this country, so it's something that means a lot to me. Thanks for the chance to win some great stamps!

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  8. Love the card Jen. I have get some of that glitter tape!

    Memorial Day is a special time for remembering lost loved ones and honoring our military service members.

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  9. This is so cute! It is a perfect stamp for the holiday and the pp background is beautiful! Thanks for offering the candy, you can leave me out of the running though! Good luck to your other posters :)

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  10. Hi Jen!

    Nice card! I love the paper and I'll have to check into the glitter tape.

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  11. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be easy to forget just how lucky we are to live in a free and democratic society. Our freedom comes at a cost, though and life would be very different if it weren't for the men and women who sacrifice their safety, and for many, ultimately their lives. Memorial Day is a special time to reflect on those who have given their lives not only for their own family's freedom but for the freedom of all American citizens.

    Thank you for sharing a great card and I'm with you - I'm very proud to be an American!

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  12. Hi Jen!
    I LOVE your card!! You have a great design eye, as the way you have the stripes coming down your card is just brilliant!! Blessings!

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  13. Cute card. Love the eagle. I think Memorial Day is a good reminder for all of us of the sacrifice our men and women in the service make for our freedom.

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  14. Cute card. Love the little eagle. I think Memorial Day is a good reminder for all of us of the sacrifice our men and women in the service make every day for our freedom.

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  15. Hi Jennifer. I've seen this stamp set used 2x now in this hop and I love it. That little eagle lights up the card.
    I grew up in the decade following WWII. My father, who was a Pearl Harbor Survivor, would get up early, meet up with other community veterans and they would spend the day going from cemetary to cemetary placing flags on all military graves and then shooting a 21 gun salute. It was a always a day of honoring the lives of those men and women. To me this is the time to reflect, remember and respect those who gave so much for freedom.

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  16. Great card...love this image. I find that we often take for granted the life we live but Memorial day reminds us all that it is not something that is just given . It was through the sacrifice of many that we are able to live as we do today. Thank you to the troops.

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  17. What a wonderful Patriotic card you have created and shared with us today ~ thank you.

    Memorial Day is something that we celebrate every day.. remembering and honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in laying down their lives for our freedom.

    Last summer I took my kids to Washington D.C. before we PCS'd from NC to TX.. and going to the WWII monument, there at the waters edge, looking around.. it is very humbling when you think of the magnitude of the lives forever changed because of the sacrifices made.

    If you ever get a chance to go to D.C. I highly recommend visiting Arlington National Cemetary, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the WWII memorial. Sitting here typing that brings back the feelings and brings tears to my eyes because I remember when we got to the Vietnam Veterans wall I was on the phone with my dad. My dad served in Vietnam and lost a good friend there. Years ago I had requested a pencil shading of his friends name that they sent to him.. but I wanted to be able to find his name while my dad was on the phone and take a picture of it to share with him.

    Thank you to all who have given their lives for others while serving this great nation of ours.

    blessings ~ Pam

    *sorry for the novel

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  18. Cute card, I like how all the different elements come together on this card!
    Memorial Day is truly a time of reflection and gratitude for me, as I have had friends and family who have served, one who still does today. I am humbly honored to know of OWH.

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  19. Cute card! I love the depth that the pp gives! Memorial Day helps me remember those who have given so much for our country and those who are now serving. I also like to remember the families at home who are "serving" as well and waiting anxiously for their loved ones to return. My brother, husband and two grandsons have served so I know how they feel.

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  20. What a wonderful card thank you for sharing it with all of us :)

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  21. I never get tired of this adorable stamp set. Love your sweet card!

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  22. Jen, I love the design of this card! That eagle is fun!

    My Memorial Day highlight will be attending the local scout troop's program on Monday in the church cemetery. So many people to honor.

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  23. Great card! Thanks for supporting our troops. Easy question...my dad was in the service and never missed a Memorial Day service. He taught us when we were quite young about duty and sacrifice and patriotism.

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  24. I adore this card! That stamp set is SUPER. :) Memorial Day means a lot to me; my Dad served in Vietnam and I think it really changed him. He's always instilled in me the importance of remembering and supporting our troops and their families. Now it's my turn to take my daughters to Monday's ceremony and talk to them about the sacrifices others have made for us.
    Jen
    jmueller409 at yahoo dot com

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  25. So cute! Love the BoBunny patriotic papers, the glittery tape intrigues me and this stamp set is just so perfect for OWH cards. Thanks for joining in the Memorial Day hop and for supporting OWH!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  26. So cute! I really need to get that eagle! Coincidentally, I used some BoBunny Liberty paper for one of my cards today.

    Memorial Day has always been important to me, because my dad, who served in WWII would take us to the cemetery each year after our town parade. (We've since placed flags on graves on Memorial Day.) The holiday became more emotional Nov 6th, 1967, when a dear friend and neighbor was killed in combat and received a Navy Cross for heroism. And, having two nephews doing multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan really brought the meaning of the day home.

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  27. Memorial Day is important to me because it was important to my Grandpa. He loved our country and was pround to serve in as a submariner through 3 wars. I am grateful for his sacrifice and the love of country that he taught to all of us grandkids.

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  28. So cute. Love it. Great take on the sketch. Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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  29. Love your card--that is the cutest eagle!
    Memorial Day is special to me because I think of how many have fought for our freedom and I am very appreciative.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  30. Jen,

    I see we both chose to use the same piece of Bo Bunny paper. Great minds...! :)

    Memorial Day has a special meaning for us because my father-in-law served in World War II and my uncles served in Vietnam. I love that this hop reminds so many of the meaning of Memorial Day.

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  31. Your card is so cute - I really like the direction of the stripes on the background panel and that little eagle is such a little character.

    For me, Memorial Day is so special because my parents were from the WWII era. My dad was a career Navy man and my Mom was a WAVE during the war. My father-in-law was also in the military being career Air Force. Now my son will be leaving for basic training in the Air Force at the end of August this year. Being around the military all of my life I know how difficult the job can be for families, so it is really meaningful to me to honor our service men and women.

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  32. Love your card. Tried to join you blog but Google was not cooperating. Thanks for hoppin' with OWH.
    craftycolonel.blogspot.com

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  33. Love the glitter tape! This is a delightful card!

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  34. You made a great card blending those papers with the fun stamps. I'll have to look for those glitter tapes. Memorial Day is special to me because my FIL served in the Army during WWII and we like to remember his brave service overseas. I also
    like to honor a friend of my sons who died in Afghanistan two years ago.

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  35. Love the vintage look! The more I see of this eagle the more I NEED to have it. Memorial Day has always been a day of remberance for me, and a time to reflect and be respestful of those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. I also take it as a day to remember all the families whose lives were forever changed. My gr grandad served in the Civil War, my dad served in WWII, a cousin lost his life during the Korean Conflict, and several cousins served in Viet Nam.

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  36. I love that striped paper. Awesome card.

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  37. This card is terrific and I love anything that Paper Smooches creates!

    Memorial Day is always special for our family. It's the first time our neighborhood gathers after hunkering away all winter. We all attend the local parade (right up the road) and then head to brunch. It's a great way to spend the holiday with friends and family.

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  38. Sooo cute!! I love that set and you chose great paper! Memorial Day is special to me because we need to remember the sacrifices that have been made gfor us. My in-laws are both buried at Ft. Sneing National Cemetary, we sometimes ride motorcycle there for the beautifu ceremony they have.

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  39. Lovely! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Memorial Day is important to me because my dad and my maternal grandfather served in the military. My dad was in the navy during Vietnam, and my grandfather was in the Army during WWII.

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  40. What I love about Memorial Day is all the flags...and remembering those we lost in our lives. I love across from a cemetery and can hear the flags waving in the wind! Thanks for sharing your card!

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  41. Glitter tape that doesn't flake off - just what OWH calls for!!! Festive card Jen. Congrats on 3-yrs.
    Memorial Day always brings back fond memories of my Grandmother - - who always made a trip to the family cemetary on "Decoration Day" Oh how I miss her . . .
    Mary, Wausau WI

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  42. Cute Eagle! I love the card - TFS :)

    Memorial Day is important to remember all of those who fought and died for this country.

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  43. Great card - TFS

    My grandfather fought in the Battle of the Bulge in WW2 he was one of 4 in his battalion that survived. As kids my grandmother always took us to the Memorial Day Services done by the VFW, afterwards we would place yellow roses and a flag at my grandfather's grave. After the services we would go back to my grandmas house light candles (in honor of my grandfather) and have a pot luck with the family.

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  44. Congratulations on your anniversary! I love the glitter tape with this paper and the image is super adorable! Great job ~ new follower!

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  45. Love that Paper Smooches paper.

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  46. I love how the glitter paper goes one way and the flag stripes come at them from a totally different angle..I love everything about this card:)

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  47. This is a wonderful card! I especially love the glitter tape, guess I had better go shopping! :) Memorial day for me special because so many members of my family from my father and uncle right on down to their (many) children and grandchildren including myself have served in one branch or another. We remember that not everyone comes home and ALL are Heroes. Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

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  48. Nice card! I really like how the paper gives the feeling of the stripes going into the distance!

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  49. The eagle is just plain fun, and the sentiment perfect! This was the most emotional/inspirational card stop so far. Thanks for allowing us to share our thoughts of what this weekend means to each of us. As Natalie, Mary Ann, Pam and so many others stated, it is about remembering those fallen, and sacrifices made to protect our freedoms.
    Heather B

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  50. I like that paper! Great take on the sketch.

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  51. The eagle is just plain fun, and the sentiment perfect. This has been an emotional card stop so far. Thanks for allowing us to share what makes this day special to us. As Natalie, Mary-Anne, Pam and so many others said this day is remembering the fallen and the sacrifices made to protect our freedoms.

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  52. So cute...I would be a proud bird too if I had such an awesome card to stand on!

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  53. Totally fantastic card!

    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  54. I just love that little eagle. Very cute card.

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  55. Super cute eagle image! and what girl doesn't like sparkle that doesn't rub off! great job!

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  56. Love your card - I'm seeing that little eagle a lot as I make my way around the hop. He is too cute and so is the card!

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  57. I love the colors and the stamps you used on the card.
    As an Army Mom Memorial Day has come to mean a lot more to me. It has always been a special day for family but now I remember those who have given their lives for our freedom.

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  58. very cute card! I like how you used the AC glitter ribbon!

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  59. this is a great card!
    Memorial Day is special to me because it reminds me of when I was young and I would go with my dad (korean war vet) to place the flags of all the veterans in our church cemetary. Spending time alone with my dad and hearing stories about all the people he knew buried in that cemetary was special

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  60. Beautiful job on your hop card, it would be wonderful to win your yummy stamp set candy;) My Dad is a Korean war vet, my DH was Army so I love to honor them and all our brave men and women in uniform past and present.

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  61. Your card is so cute and that eagle is adorable!

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  62. This card is too cute. I love the paper you used and the ribbon with the red/white/blue theme. The stamp set is one that I have been wanting, but alas it is not quite to the top of my list yet.

    Memorial Day -- means many things to me. I'm from Indianapolis, so it means the Indy 500 race, BBQs and fun with family and friends. On a more serious note it brings thoughts of all the military men and women who are serving our country and their families who support them. As a Vietnam Era Vet, this day is very special. And, I also remember this time of the year because my Mother passed away on Memorial Day 16 years ago -- this day is a happy day and a sad day for me.

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  63. the cute little eagle is popular this hop. I like him!

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  64. I love that stamp set!

    Memorial day means alot to me: I remember my Grandparents who served in WWII and also the 3 young men from my National Guard Battalion that gave the ulimate sacrifice in 2005.

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  65. What a cute card! I love that eagle.

    Memorial Day is a chance to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice of their lives in order to keep our country safe and to protect the freedoms we all enjoy. OWH gives us the chance to frequently keep in mind those who are currently serving and sacrificing time away from their families.

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  66. What a fabulous card. LOVE that patterned paper and how you colored your little eagle. Memorial Day is always bittersweet. Remembering the price of freedom and those families who've lost loved ones. TFS and suppporting OWH.

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  67. This is SO cute...loving all the ways everyone's using the eagle. That sketch is perfect for highlighting him!
    Thanks for joiining us in the hop!!

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  68. Great card! Love the little eagle!

    As I grow older, Memorial Day means more to me. When I was younger it meant participating in our parade we have in our little town. Now it's a day to stop, step back and think of all the brave men and women who have given their lives to protect our country and others.

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  69. Adorable card, Jen! I haven't tried that glitter tape yet but you have me curious. I'll have to give it the thorough scratch test!

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  70. Love the card, esp. the font for the sentiment.
    I remember Memorial Day parades in my home town, with my parents' generation being WWII vets. My schoolmates and relatives served in Viet Nam, and the next generation in the Middle East.Several of my family members are retired military. My youngest brother is former Army Airborne, and currently a civilian K9(bomb)handler in A'stan. Making cards for deployed troops is my small way of supporting them and saying thanks for their service.

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  71. Memorial Day is important to me because both of my grandfathers and my dad served heir country and only came home because of the sacrifice of others.

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