Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Cards for Hero's Card Drive with Hero Arts

Late last week I got an email from Jen McGuire asking if I would be willing to make a few cards to help kick off a card drive she wanted to do in conjunction with Hero Arts for Cards for Hero's.

1st off Jen is one of the most talented and kind scrappers/cardmakers I know and I have always loved her work. In fact, when I started scrapping 3 1/2 years ago, I went to CKU Masters in Nashville and took a class she taught. I still have those cards we made in class.

Jen sent me some fun stamps to play with to help give some ideas of what we as families of deployed soldiers would send to them over the holidays. I also made some general Christmas cards to showcase some ideas for those that want to make and send in for the soldier's to send back to their families.

I know 1st hand how bad the card selections are at the PX's on base. Any cards that are sent for the soldier's to use will be greatly appreciated.


These are a few photo cards that I made using photos of the family and kids to send to my Husband. These are super simple and quick to make.

Here are a few cards that I will send along so he can send them back to us or on to his parents and sister for Christmas.
Not only was Jen and Hero Arts extremely generous in what they sent me to play with, Jen asked if I would like to give-a-way my favorites that I used.
Of course I couldn't pick just one. The clear stamps were a perfect combination of traditional sentiments and fun animals that both myself and my kids enjoyed too. And I couldn't resist the little Holly Bird either. He's too cute!
Just leave a comment for our soldier's serving both at home and overseas. I will draw a name for these stamps on Friday the 5th and Hero Arts will send them to you directly.
Have a great one!
-kimber

129 comments:

jennifer mcguire said...

you are the BEST. thank you.

Kimmie said...

Kimber you rock! TY TY TY to everyone, every family who serves or has served.

*Paula* said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards Kimber! I love the photo ones especially. But yes, I agree, that little holly birdie is the cutest!!

Katie Kane said...

Great cards!
We appreciate all that those who serve do for us!
~KK

Anonymous said...

Love your cards! I'm a Canadian but I do so appreciate what the American (and Canadian) soldiers are doing in the Middle East to help make things safer for all of us.
Sarah M

Kel said...

To all of the soldiers, may God Bless you and bring you home safely to those who love you most!!

Scrapper With the Catch of Her Life said...

Beautiful cards, Kimber! Sending a "big" thank you to all (soldiers & their families) for serving for our country. We are truly blessed to have those who serve...

Love the stamps!!!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Gorgeous cards Kimber! Love them all!

Mimi Hornberger said...

God Bless you all! It is because of you that I am able to sleep soundly at night. I am also so thankful for your families at home who are willing to be without you while you protect us all.

Kimber, you never cease to amaze me. These cards are fabulous and I am sure your husband will love them and yum on the goodie box!

Doris said...

great cards! lovely blog, I hope that each one of solider will return safe to his family and home:) God bless you!

Terri Davenport said...

What wonderful cards! Thank you to all the service men and womean for the sacrifices you've made for our country!

Anonymous said...

You cards are great! Thanks for the inspiration. Thank you to all the service people. stamping sue w.

Jenny said...

What a great thing to do! I love your work, you are an inspiration.

Brooke said...

Love the cards Kimber. I am so grateful for the sacrifice of our servicemen and women and their families. We are blessed by their service every day.

hf52771 said...

May you all be safe and come home to the heroes welcome you all deserve.

~Heather

Anonymous said...

The unselfish sacrifices that our servicemen and women make for their country is so greatly appreciated!

Kathy W said...

Love the cards! Great job!
May God keep all of our troops safe and bring them home safely. We are thankful for all they do!!

Cass said...

Gorgeous cards. :D

I'm in Australia, and I just wanted to say that I have great admiration for the men and women who serve their country (both yours and ours).

jo said...

It seems so inadequate, but THANK YOU to all those who serve our country so we can be FREE!

jesse said...

We appreciate all the soldiers whom are serving or have served so very much! Thank you for all you do. You are heroes.

Selena Kimsey said...

To All of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marine and Coast Guard Sailors....

Thank you for your service to our country because without you we wouldn't be free. May God Bless you and your families.

Until they all come home safe.

Thanks for doing this Kimber. I will be sure to check out the link and send off some cards as well.

Anonymous said...

Thank you from the bottom of my heart; and I have a son in Iraq right now, but will be home by Christmas. I am from Fort Wayne, Indiana but presently live with my son's family in Kansas while he's deployed. God bless.

clwilker said...

Kimber, this is my first time to your blog, and I just want to say I love all of your LO's and cards!!! I also think the card drive through Hero Arts is a fantastic idea, and I will definitely be sending some cards in!! I want you to know that I appreciate not only the sacrifices your husband and the rest of the men and women he serves with make, but the sacrifices of their families as well!

Anonymous said...

Thank you to those who serve, for your sacrifice both in you willingness to be in harm's way and in being away from those you love!

Love the cards, both to the the soldiers and the ones for them to send back home. The images in the stamps you chose are so cute!

Pilisa

Laura said...

A huge THANK YOU to all the servicemen and women who risk their lives every day to keep us safe. Love the card. How cute is that birdie stamp?

Sandy said...

Kimber, thank you to your whole family for serving---you and the kids at home, your hubby overseas. We appreciate you more than you know, and we honor all of your service!

If your hubby would like a box of cards (or if you want your hubby to have a box of cards, lol!), drop me an email and we can get one out to him! -Sandy, Cards for Heroes

elana k said...

I just made my way to your site through Hero Arts, and what a fantastic find! Your work and your strength are inspirational. It's families like yours, supporting soldiers like your husband, that ensure our freedom. So thank you!

scrapfin said...

What beautiful cards! I have a brother who was a fighter pilot and flew under George Senior Bush and his two sons are not in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thanks for thinking of our men and women overseas keeping us all safer.

Ruby Craft said...

Thank you to all the men and women who serve to protect our country and to their families who love them and provide support and encouragement while they are away. May God Bless you and keep you safe.

Becky said...

To all of our soldiers serving both at home and overseas -- thank you for all that you have done, are doing now and will do. You are invaluable to me, my family and friends - all of the USA. Thank you for keeping us safe.

jen t. said...

awesome cards!love your blog!

a huge thank you to our american soldiers and come home soon!! jen t.(mjk02@comcast.net)

www.jentscrappysideofme.blogspot.com

joschloss said...

Kimber - You are just as talented as Jen. Good luck with your cute little kides. I loved seeing them all bundled up - "little bundles of joy"..
Jo

Diane S said...

A heartfelt "thank you" from the hearts of a grateful nation.

Diane52381@gmail.com

Erin Glee said...

Thank you for the work your husband does for our country, and for you and your family letting him go for a whole year to do his Tour.... I wish all our men and women could come home safe right now.

I love your photo cards~your kids are adorable...and the stamps you picked for the giveaway are very cute, too!

Batta Family said...

Thank you to our soldiers for doing such a great service to our country. You sacrifice so much and I am truly grateful for it. It takes a special person to do what you do everyday for all of us.

Kimber, love your creations.

island girl said...

Kimber...these cards are awesome!! And what an awesome gesture from Hero Arts!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for doing all that you do...especially when we all can't do it ourselves!!!

ChristineW

Cassie said...

Lovely cards Kimber.

To the soldiers:
A Big Thank You for all you are doing for our country! May you all return safely.

Mary Jane said...

First, I would to say I LOVE all your cards and LO!! They are so cute! Second, a BIG Thank you to ALL the troops. I know of no-one in the service, but I am forever grateful for the sacrifices they and their families make for us every day. I have my FLAG out and it stays there all the time , and shall , until all the men and women are home....GOD WILLING...SAFE AND SOUND. Thanks again for all you do.....

texasbarb said...

your cards are darling!! I really love the 'polaroid" of you and the kids.

everybody's posts have brought tears to my eyes thinking of how different Christmas is going to be for you and the kids this year.

love to all of you!!!

Jennifer said...

Your cards are beautiful - I'll be making some to send.

THANK YOU to everyone serving or loving those who serve.

Lori said...

To the Troops: You guys rock! Thank you for all you do there! I keep you in my prayers!

And those cards just rock!

Scrapmaven said...

Love your photo cards!

To all the men and women serving in the armed forces, may you come home soon. Thank you!

Arlene said...

My husband served in the Vietnam war. I know what military life is like. Take care, all of you.

The Wuthrich Family said...

A HUGE thank you to all of the soliders and their families that are serving our country so that we can enjoy freedoms that no other country has.

Sashasqueak said...

Kimber - Thanks for your beautiful craft ideas and for the dedication of you and your family to supporting the USA! Highest and best to each of you!

Margaret said...

Thanks for promoting the effort to get cards to those who are serving in uniform. My dear son-in-law is in the Navy; he'll be home hopefully this month for awhile, but then off again. I know that I'm grateful to all who are serving in whatever location.

Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS THE SOLDIERS THAT DEFENDER OUR COUNTRY!!
THANKS!!

{VICKI}

Anita said...

To all of our brave men and women serving our country wherever you may be: THANK YOU for your sacrifice and the sacrifice of your families. It is because of you and those before you that we live in this great, free country. God bless you for all that you do for us!

Kimber, great cards - I'm sure your husband will love getting them!! Thank you for your courage as the wife of a soldier. May God keep you and your little ones safe.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic cards - simple is often so effective.
Thoughts go to all those who cannot be with their families during seasonal festivities.

MANDEE said...

We owe our freedom to all those who serve!

hannah p said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you to all the soldiers for everything you are doing, and sending hugs to all the families out there too. My father in Law is a captain in the British army and is about to be deployed to Iraq for the second time. Hopefully everyone will be home safely soon.

jean Nielsen said...

This is the first I've seen of your blog. I love your style! Tell your husband that we appreciate soldier's presence, even if it means leaving their families to make the world safer. Thank you for sharing! Jean

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for keeping us safe. We appreciate your sacrifices and patriotism.

Liz said...

Love those cards, and although I'm Canadian, I do appreciate what both the American and Canadian soldiers are giving up to serve their country. I also appreciate what all of the families waiting for their return are doing for their countries as well. So thank you!

ALLY said...

Wonderful cards Kimber! What a great cause! Congrats on the Hero Arts spotlight!

Marge said...

TFS your lovely cards and your husband with all of us! I can only imagine the sacrifices our soldiers & their families make so we can be free! Bless you all!!!
I did Cards for Heroes earlier this year; such a wonderful way to share what we love doing!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all who serve both here and abroad. We enjoy the freedoms of no other country in the world due to your selfless acts of patriotism!

Jolene said...

Hi, Kimber! I love your photo cards especially. The kids at our church made thank you cards at Fourth of July for soldiers in Iraq, so I love the idea of Cards for Heros.

God bless each and every soldier who keeps us safe around the world!

Carolyn Lontin said...

I love your cards & the stamps are so yummy - good luck to everyone in the drawing! ;)

Tracy Durcan said...

Thank you to all of our soldiers!! I know these will be very much appreciated!

God bless

CC said...

Very cute cards.

And to all men and women serving in all the Armed Forces...THANK YOU.
ConnieC

Glennis F said...

wondeerful card ideas - they will be very much appreciated

Glennis

Jeanne D said...

It is so nice to "meet" you. Jennifer McGuire has directed me to some of the nicest people. To all those Viet Nam vets out there, we still think of you and we thank you, belatedly. And to all currently serving, YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!
i have this tree stamp now i have itchy stamping finger. thank you for the "receipe"!!!!!!

HeathreP said...

This idea is wonderful. I hope the soldiers know that they are loved and appreciated from afar. I look forward to making some cards to send, so they have a greater variety to send back home for the holidays. Take care, everyone!

Laura O'Donnell said...

Gorgeous cards, Kimber. I'm sorry your husband is still away. We appreciate the soldiers so much and think of them often.

stampinc said...

Your cards are fabulous and so inspiring. Thanks to all the military and their families for sacrifing so much for the USA. May God watch over you and your families each and everyday. Thank YOU!

noelani said...

We are so thankful for all the families of our soliders. you are all unselfish and the most giving people when you give up the time with your families and serve and those that stay behind and keep going everyday.

thanks

Shannon said...

Thank you for all that you do for our country. God Bless...

Shannon

Anonymous said...

Kimber...beautiful cards and wonderful ideas! Our love and thanks go to all our servicemen and women and their families. Without them, we could not be the wonderful country that we are! Thank You!!!!

Sarah*Jane said...

Your cards look great! I've wanted to get involved, just didn't know how. TFS! : )

Anonymous said...

mY LOVE AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL OUR SEVRICE MEN AND WOMEN. i HAVE A NEPHEW WHO IS DEPLOYED NOW. AND I HAVE AN SON-IN-LAW WHO IS ON THE TOP OF THE LIST OF RESEVES TO GO OVER. hE HAS 4 CHILDREN. sO GOD BLESS YOUR HUSBAND AND YOUR FAMILY

Anonymous said...

my last comment should have had my name on it sorry,Just in case. leah T.
ldtblue@comcast.net

Elena said...

Kimber, your cards are amazing! You are a wonderful woman! I really appreciate all those who serve for us. Thank you to all of them, to their families and their friends!

Ettevyke said...

What beautiful cards! I'm from Belgium but I hope that all the soldiers come home safely to their family.
Thanks for the chance of winning those gorgeous stamps.
Yvette K

jill said...

Thank you to all our who serve in our armed forces and their families. Thanks Kimber and stay strong. Jill S

Ruth H. said...

I want to personally thank all our brave Service Persons for volunteering to protect all we hold dear,our families and our country. God Bless you all. Ruth H.

Mary Jo said...

Thank you SO MUCH for protecting the U.S.A. Also, thank you to your families!

leenda said...

Words cannot express the gratitude I have for our troops & their service to our country! I also appreciate the sacrifice of each family represented. You're in my thoughts & prayers.

The Bottolfini's said...

Thank you for doing this. My husband is active duty as well and I pass my time with my new hobby - STAMPING! I also participated in a Cards for Hero's Drive and felt great about doing it. Thank you again for publishing this blog and for being a strong and loving military wife - it's the toughest job in the military, you know!

Janessa

Holly S said...

All I can say is "Thank you for all you do!" Not a day goes by that I am not proud to be an American and thankfull for all those who willingly leave their families time and time again to protect us!

mcbetty said...

Your cards are awesome ... love the ones with the photos, especially the young Santa with a beard.
And the flag.
Prayers for your Hero.

Laura :) said...

This is my first time to see your blog. I love all your cards! I will definitely have to be checking back often to get more inspiration :)
I want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to all those who are serving our country. It is is their selflessness that gives us our freedom. God bless!

Lynn Stevens said...

Thank you so much for serving our Country. I sleep better at night knowing your out their protecting us

Anonymous said...

Thanks to your family and every family that shares a loved one for the benefit of our country. You are all appreciated. (Oh...and super cute cards!).

Margie H said...

Hi, Kimber!
Just saw your wonderful card...he's going to love it!

I'd like to add my appreciation & thanks to those who serve to protect us & our Country!

xoxoxo

Wendy W (wowzer98) said...

What great cards. I understand the craft notecards. I recently went through a "craft" phase. Then I branched back out into color.
Thank you thank you thank you, to all of our soliders past and present. You a doing a wonderful job! Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

I'm here from the hero arts link and Thank you for sharing the wonderful cards. I leave for Saudi Oct 26th. The dedication our soldiers have is overwhelming - Denise M.

Christina said...

Just found your blog through the Cards for Heroes Blog & I love your work! I'm also an Army wife (of 19 years) and am so touched by all of the comments here. I am also thankful for all of our men & women in uniform & all of the sacrifices they make every day so that we may live the life we choose.

Sawyer's Mommy said...

Those cards are awesome. Thanks for the ideas. My b-i-l is preparing to deploy for his 2nd tour in Iraq, so this gives me some ideas for him.

Latrice said...

I just want to tell all those soldiers thank you!! There are no other words you could say you know?! Tell your husband that he really is making a difference and it's 100% apprecited by me and my family.

Did you get my book entry BTW? I hope so. Good luck with the writing and hang in there girly!

~Q~ said...

What a great post and thank you for the information about the cards on base that are available to the soldiers. I'm going to make up a batch and send in so more soldiers can have some rocking handmade cards to send back home to their loved ones.

As for our soldiers - I am eternally grateful that they are out there fighting for us and defending our freedom. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Deanna Kroll said...

Kimber, your cards are fantastic, and girl, your work is always great!!! It's an awesome thing for Hero Arts to be doing...such a fantastic idea!

For all those who are serving our country, God Bless You for all that you are doing to keep Americans safe and helping other countries keep safe as well. May God keep you all safe and bring you home soon.

Laura said...

Thanks boys for keepin the peace!!
God Bless you and your families xoxox

Wendy said...

Thank you for this great project. And thank you to all the families of the troops who are supporting them every day at home!

Shawn Wenrich said...

For those that serve:

We appreciate you and your families sacrifices for our country. You have and will always have our full support. Thank you!

LInda E said...

Thanks to all the service men and women. Their selfless gift is like no other.

Pam said...

Thank you and your families for your service and sacrifice.

Summer Fullerton said...

wonderful cards sweetie - god bless the men and women serving our coutry xo xo xo

luvhymns said...

Thank you to all the men and women who serve along with their spouses and families!!!!! Without you, we wouldn't be enjoying our freedom to stamp! smile

Terrific cards! .B.

luvhymns said...

Thank you to all the men and women that serve and their families to keep our country safe. Without them, stamping wouldn't be the same!

Terrific cards! .B.

Fiona said...

Wow look at all those wonderful comments, what else is there to say. Thanks for the link Jennifer.

Anonymous said...

Can't imagine what it would be like to be away from my family for the holiday and to face what you do each day .Thanks from my family

peggy.dannel@comcast.net said...

Thanks for surving

Colleem said...

These cards are absolutely fabulous, Kimber. Such a wonderful idea. I am sure the soldiers will certainly appreciate each and everyone oe of the cards received

Stephanie said...

A Canadian here. Just wanted to say how proud your country must be of all of you and your families for being the most unselfish people I know.

Great idea Kimber and Jen. And Kimber those cards are beautiful!

Amy Harle said...

Such wonderful cards - and such a lovely way to brighten the day of our brave soldiers!!! - Amy Harle

Rickie said...

as Always you have done an excellent job! I love all the cards but the ones with the kids and you are my favorite.

Rickie said...

I know the scarfies each of you have made to serve your country. Thank you for giving of yourselves and families so that we may live in freedom. May God keep His protective hand one each of you.

Karen said...

Love those cards, Kimber. Thank you for those.

To our soldiers across the world: Thank you for the sacrifices you make on my behalf. There are not enough words to express the gratitude I have for your willingness to risk your lives so that my family and I may live in freedom. God bless you and God-speed in coming home safely.

mclesliemom said...

To all our soldiers around the world: We wish you the very best and safest holiday season. You all will never know how much America thanks you and thinks about you every day. Someday I pray we will have a peaceful world. Take care

Joanna said...

Kimber, your cards are terrific! I, too, am the spouse of a deployed soldier and I have to say that the notes of encouragement in support of our soldiers everyone is sending are so meaningful! Thank you for supporting our troops!

Lana D said...

wishing everyone a safe holiday

Monique McCarthy said...

I am Canadian, and I appreciate all that the Canadian, and Americans do to serve and to all the families - you are in my prayers everyday!!!!

Corey said...

Kimber those cards are wonderful!

Thank you to your husband. Thank you to all the husbands. and wives. and brothers. and sons. thank you for keeping our families here safe and giving them peace of mind.

God Bless You.

Debbie said...

a HUGE THANK YOU to all the moms, dads, husbands, wives, sons, daughters, friends, relatives & strangers who are giving so much by serving our country. love your photo cards Kimber!

Cathy said...

These are very cute - I don't have any cutsie Christmas stamps yet.

And I'm Canadian...but I'd make cards for soldiers (yours, or ours - they're both doing a great service!).


Cathy

Fabre Sanders said...

Kimber - your kids are beautiful! Thank you for being so brave, and to all of our heroes - thank you for all that you do! Fabre Sanders, Holliston, MA.

Lorraine said...

Thank you to all those who serve their country. Your sacrifices are not unnoticed.

Elsie said...

your cards are great! what a great cause.

Zarah said...

How sweet of both you & Hero Arts!! I'm in Sweden so I am not gonna try out for the cute stamps - but I wanted to say that
"A small thing done in great love
is a great thing"

and that goes for both giveaways, kind blogposts and men and women who protect others. (Not that either is a small thing - I just mean that even small things can be huge, after all.) :)

Amanda said...

The families of the soldiers are amazing. I don't know how you do it.

The card idea is great, I can defiantly send some over!

Gypsycat said...

found my way to your blog from Jennifer McGuire's. I am so happy to see such talented people helping out with the Heroes project! Thanks for supporting such a great and fun cause!

To the soldiers who put their lives on the line daily - you guys and gals rock! Thanks for all you do!

jghemingway said...

What a great way to be creative and help out country men and women!

MEMORY ARTIST said...

Kimber, your cards are fantastic. The sacrifices made by you and your husband are appreciated by everyone in the USA. We need to remember the stress that our service members and their families endure while they are serving our country so bravely. THANK YOU!

Anita said...

What a great thing to do. It is great to be able to thank the ones that are keeping us safe.

Holly Mitchener said...

To our amazing service men and women: Thank you seems like such a small thing to say, but its all I've got. Thank you for your sacrifice, hard work and dedication. Thank you to your families who support and love you from far away. You are heroes to many folks you'll never meet. God Bless you and bring you home safely.

Kathryn B said...

Thank you for all you are doing to keep our country safe. I know people don't say it enough, but we all do appreciate it immensely!

Kathryn B

Eveline said...

I pray for peace daily and for all soldiers serving overseas. I think you are all very brave and I think this project rocks.
Eveline.