Saturday, May 23, 2009

Cards for Heroes Blog Hop!

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

This very special weekend where we honor those that have served our country is the perfect backdrop to support the troops in another way.

Cards for Heroes is an AMAZING organization that creates, collects and distributes cards to service members in all parts of the world while they are deployed.

My family has benefited from these generously donated cards.
While my husband, Bill, was deployed to Iraq last year his unit received multiple boxes of cards from CFH.

The boxes were devoured by his soliders and he managed to grab a few himself.

My kids and I each received a card from him and stamped on the back was the CFH logo.

We greatly appreciate the SMALL but dedicated group that pulls this all together this weekend. Everyone on this blog hop is donating at least the cards you are seeing if not more.

If you would like to donate either cards of ANY TYPE or cash to help fund the shipping, please stop by the Cards For Heroes website.

If you missed the beginning of the Hop --> Start HERE.
Now... onto the next blog:

Leanne!
(her blog is worth the trip! i am LOVING her style)

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
-kimber

Miss You card supplies:
Cardstock: Core'dinations
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co
Ink: Stampin' UP!
Punch: Fiskars
Embossing plate: Stampin' UP!
Twine

107 comments:

Tracey said...

Great cards!! Simple yet fabulous!

Sara said...

Awesome! I love it :)

xoxo

LeAnne said...

Kimber, what an awesome card and it is so nice knowing first-hand that these cards DO make a difference! Thanks for sharing and thanks for participating! Blessings to you & your family!
LeAnne

Angi said...

Great cards and its great to see someone who on this hop that has benefited from this service! Tell your hubby from a fellow service member, Thanks!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

So beautiful!! Love the stars and the distressed look!! TFS!

shelly said...

love your card, simple and beautiflu! Thanks for sharing your inside information of the troops and the cards!

AzKisses73 said...

Cute Card.. Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Weekend ♥

Karen said...

Wonderful card! TFS! Blessing to your family! {{cheers}}

Chris said...

Love your cards and their clean design. Thanks for sharing how these cards really make a difference.

Denise Wieger said...

Loved this simple card. I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.

Sandy said...

Kimber, your style is just so cooooool! Love your card. And I love your blog header, lol. I wonder if Bill realises you missed him? *grin*

Thanks for joining in the fun!!! Tell Bill hi from all of us at CFH!

Sarah said...

Love your cards! So wonderful to hear that your family has benefited too. :)

JPScraps said...

Such great cards!

Nancy said...

great card! Thanks to your Husband and the many that serve(d) our country!

Dawn said...

Thank you to your husband for his service. What a great way to find out how the cards we send make a difference, I am sure the cards you got in the mail will be forever adored!

Sue McGettigan said...

Lovely cards, great color scheme and such cute stitching. Happy Memorial Day to you!

Shari said...

Hi kimber, hope you're enjoying the long week-end with your brave hubby!
:o)

Fabre said...

Kimber - what a great card! Thanks for sharing your story, and big thanks to both you and your husband for your service! Have a great weekend and enjoy the bloghop!

kristina proffitt said...

Love those cards, Kimber!

Loni said...

Simply Fabulous.
Thanks for supporting Cards for Heroes.

KelliStamps4U said...

Your cards are great!! I love these great, simple designs!

lauren said...

Love the little touches that give your card some UMPH! :) And thanks for sharing that you have recieved cards for CFH... that helps card makers like me who go through periods of burn out know that it's all worth it!

TLHarwick said...

fabulous cards Kimber! It is nice to hear first hand of the wonderful work this group is doing. My DH is currently deployed and he was complaining the other night that he waited in line at the makeshift PX for 30 minutest to find only birthday and graduation cards.. so he claims he made me a card! I found out about CFH on Ali E's blog and I signed his unit up! LOL! - I am also planning on making some cards to donate! Thanks for your creative time and energy!

{VICKI} said...

great card

enjoying the hop

Lisa Renéa said...

Much appreciation and many thanks for your husbands service and for your sacrifice as well. Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to participate in the blog hop!

Windy Robinson said...

Nice cards-- thanks for sharing your story.

Wendy said...

This is such an exciting event!

Brit Swiderski said...

Wow! The cards are so simple but absolutely perfect. Thanks for sharing! I'm so thrilled to hear your story about CFH. It's good to know that these tokens of appreciation are so treasured.

christy sheffield said...

Beautiful cards! Absolutely love them! Thank you to you and your husband for your sacrifice and service to our country. I greatly appreciate it!

Phinny said...

You have a great style. Love the stars and the design on your card. Nice!

This is such a fun hop! So happy to be doing the blog hop for such a good cause with such a great, generous group of talented peeps! *smile*

Jennifer said...

Cute cards! Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

Suz said...

Beautiful card Kimber. Thank for sharing how your hubby's experience with receiving cards it really gives a face to this cause & makes it even more real. Thank your hubby for his service & all your family for the sacrifices you make for our country

Lynn said...

I love your cards. Thanks so much for supporting this event. I am the proud Mother of a US soldier!
Thank you for supporting our troops.

Martha said...

It feels wonderful to know that the cards that where sent via your DH were sent home to keep the ties strong with loved ones. That is one of the aspects of CFH I value very much.

Thank you for sharing with us! Thank you for participating in the CFH blog hop. And thank you and your DH for the service he was able to provide for our country.

Yvette said...

Kimber! Glad your hero is safe! Love your work! TFS!

Mrs. Incredible said...

Great card! Thanks to your husband for serving our country!!

Daintry said...

That is so cool! Glad that you know what it is like to get a card from CFH!! Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

We're so glad that Bill is home safe! I will make some cards to send so that families like yours can get notes from loved ones. Thank you for sharing your story!

Lisa said...

Awesome card, and I loved reading about your dh receiving the cards.

Bekah's World said...

I regularly read your blog but as a fellow military wife, please let me say thank you for what you are doing with this organization.

Whispers and Wishes said...

wonderful cards and thank you for sharing your story with us, too. It really makes an impact for us to have names and faces for those who do so much to preserve the things we so often take for granted!

Merry's Musings said...

I just love your cards. It would be so nice to get one of those. Great post. Bigs thanks to your hubby.

Ruby Craft said...

How sweet!

Dana said...

your cards are fabulous!

Purple Princess said...

Awesome cards! Love the stars!!

Kay said...

Thanks for sharing your story. It's nice to hear how much the cards are appreciated by those on the receiving end.
Love your cards too - the distressed edges are just my style!

Carole RB said...

Nice card Kimber

mica said...

Your cards are wonderful!!

Rebecca said...

I love the style of your card! The kraft paper and the white edging is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us. And thanks to you and your husband for everything that you do!

Jana said...

Wonderful card, Kimber. That stitching is a great touch. And thank you to your husband and your family for the sacrifices you are making.

Nancyljk said...

Blessings to you and your family!
Thanks for supporting our heroes... Proud Marine Mom

Nichol Magouirk said...

LOVE! your stuff is always fabulous!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Thank you to your family for all the sacrifices you have made to make America what it is!

Gorgeous card...

ML Design Works said...

Pretty! It is nice to know first hand that our cards help. Thank you to your husband for his service to our country.

Lost in Paper said...

Fabulous!! i love your card design!!!

sondra said...

Thanks so much for sharing!
Love love love your talent!

Lisa said...

What a post! So wonderful to see (or read) first-hand how the lives of CHF touch people.

I'm so happy to hear that your beloved husband is back with you...please thank him for his dedication and bravery in serving our country.

Your cards were just beautiful. Simple and clean. One of my favorite styles.

Wishing you and your family a truly wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Love the simplicity of the cards. And thanks to all the hero's in your household (you included)!

Thanks for participating and sharing the art, the inspiration and the creativity. Happy Memorial Day! I’ll be back to visit when the hop is over. - Jean

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

great card! love it!

Atticelf said...

Cool card! The inspiration I'm getting seeing all this creativity on the bloghop is fantastic!

Isn't this bloghop an amazing event?? I had never heard of CFH before and I'm looking forward to celebrating Memorial Day with my kids as we make cards to send in to CFH. :) Very cool to hear that your family knows about this effort first-hand. blessings to you all.

Carolyn said...

lovely cards, so simple, but that's all you need. thanks for sharing

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HoweverAlthough said...

Beautiful cards! And thanks for sharing your husband's experience.

Tammy said...

Wonderful card!! tfs!

paula said...

Great card!!! Thanks to you and your husband for making sacrifices for us!! We do appreciate you!

Maggie said...

Lovely card. Thank you to your husband and your family for your dedication to our country. It is nice to hear from someone who has gotten cards from their hero.

Chris said...

I'm working on my next natch of cards for CFH.

Lida said...

Love your cute card and thank your husband for all his courage!

Cr8ive ME said...

what an awesome card and what a great cause for a blog hop.

M.E.

Renee said...

Great card!

kasmello said...

It is great to hear from families who received these cards. Thanks to your family for your sacrifices. Great card!

AxeS DeSignS said...

Beautiful cards.. thanks for being part of cards for heros and thanks to your husband to serve our contry.

LadyDoc said...

WOW- your post is what this whole blog hop and weekend are about- thank you for sharing!


I am so happy to be part of this blog hop!

Doris said...

Thanks for all you do!

SuzAnn said...

thanks to you and your husband!

Victoria S. said...

Love your cards! Thanks for supporting our troops! And please thank your husband for his service!

Elaine said...

Very nice! So clean and crisp!

PaulaM said...

Kimber -
Bless you for holding down the homefront while your husband was deployed. YOU have benefited from the CFH organization and you know first hand what it feels like to receive these wonderful cards. TFS your story - I am blessed to be part of this great organization and to hear the stories from those that receive these gifts of the heart.

sideoats + scribbles said...

What great cards! And welcome home to Bill! :)

Shirley said...

Great cards! Thank your husband for me for all he does for our country. I am glad he is home safe.

NanaBeth said...

Blessings always to you and your family!

~ginny said...

Kudos on your card!
Long live our Heroes!
~ginny

About : sbartist said...

Happy Memorial Day! All of your cards are beautiful and thank you for your creativity and dedication to this great cause. We are grateful for you husbands service to our county and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. : ) Sb

nsmerkt said...

Love these cards! The stars are growing on me...loving them! The sentiment is perfect too...I'm sure that the soldiers are missing lots of people that they love. Thank you for participating! Hopping on...

marcy said...

Love your card! Please keep on supporting CFH - they are such an amazing group. My husband is a Naval Gulf War vet. I am inspired by how all the bloggers support each other too! Have an amazing weekend.

Marcy

LETUMom said...

Great card! Thanks for your story. And for sharing with CFH!

mommyabbytommy said...

I love the card, so simple, but inspirational!

slightlyimperfect said...

Your cards are great. Thanks to you and your family for service to our country. The hop has been great and totally inspirational. Thanks!

The Wired Angel said...

I love this clean and simple look you created. Thanks for participating and helping to spread the word about CFH. Enjoy your Memorial Day.

Alyce said...

Great card. Please say thank you to your husband for protecting my family. I plan on participating in this group.

Regina said...

simple and fabulous cards...it is nice to hear from someone who has recieved some of these cards

Kathy Thompson said...

Love your card. So simple but striking. Thanks for participating.

Lyneen said...

Great card... thank your husband and thanks to your and your family for what you all do for this great nation.... Bless our troops this special day. Enjoy your Memorial Day.

Kerri said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card and I LOVE that you were the recipient of some CFH cards, how AWESOME!!!! Special thanks to your husband and your family for your service!

Anam_Kihaku said...

gorgeous cards and huge thanks to your family for their service.

Karen said...

Heartfelt thanks to your husband for his service. Love the card. Simple and masculine.

Grace said...

love your style.

...Darlene said...

The banner does say it all,
welcome home is sweet music.

Thank you for sharing your story and card.

Patti said...

Welcome Home Bill, indeed!!!

So glad you have your husband home safe from his deployment.

The circle was completed to actually receive cards from the CFH organization from your husband.

I am in awe and humbled by the talent and time donated to help our troops.

Love your cards.

sondra said...

love love love your contribution to this wonderful organization. I will be joining in myself
Thanks for sharing

Janice D-P said...

What a great design. Thanks for the inspiration.

truleetraci said...

Beautiful cards.. and neat story... SO GLAD to hear of a family that has received these cards! I can't wait to send some!

jaemom said...

oh, I'm so touched to know that your family has been recipients of CFH cards as well! Thanks to your husband and all our men and women serving the country. TFS.

Sharon said...

great cards your special

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Lucy, England said...

LOVE your beautiful cards - such elegance and style.

Chris said...

Great cards...they say it all. Glad your hubby is home safe and well. :)

Seongsook Duncan said...

Nive cards. Thanks for sharing it and your story of real experience.