Welcome to the "Let's Get Cricky" Blog Hop!!
This month's hop is in support our fallen HEROES... We will each be featuring special "Thank You" cards to be delivered during the "Run for the Fallen" in Maine...
"Run for the Fallen Maine is an organization dedicated to keeping alive the memory of our military heroes that gave their lives to protect our freedom since September 11, 2001.One of our Design Team Sisters, Rebecca of The Crafting Misfit, will be hand-delivering these cards during this very special event... If you would like to help support this cause, we invite YOU to join us in making a card or two to say "THANKS"... You can find the address to mail your cards by clicking HERE. The organization is also accepting donations for the event. You can find more information about donating by clicking HERE...
On Sunday August 21, 2011 the 4th run to honor our heroes will be held. This is a 65 kilometer event with each kilometer being dedicated to the memory of one of our heroes that lived in Maine, had family from Maine or had some ties to our home State."
If you've hopped along from Kathy P's blog then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with K Andrew's blog (I wouldn't want you to miss a THING!!)...
I have some Blog Hop CANDY for one lucky WINNER!!!
Since this hop is all about our Soldiers I thought it would be appropriate to give you all a chance to use these fabulous stamps and create some of your own cards for your fellow American. One lucky winner will receive this stamp set. Now remember, you can always go here and order your very own set and know that you are also donating to a charity when you do so.
K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help!
K Andrew Designs stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America.
I am featuring the "Freedom Isn't Free" Stamp Art Set for tonight's hop. $1 from the sale of each "Freedom Isn't Free" stamp set is donated to Intrepid Fallen Heroes -- a non-profiit organization that provides rehabilitative services to US military members who are severely disfigured from combat.
I am so thrilled to be doing this hop because
this one hits close to home for me.
Both my grandfather's were military. In fact, before
they knew each other they fought the same war on opposite sides.
My dad was Army, my youngest brother Marines, I was Air Force,
many uncles were in the Army and Marines.
My Son-in-law was Army
and my youngest wants to join the Air National Guard,
so that he can fly jets!!!
So do you understand why this is so important to me?
So let's get on with its.
|Embossed background with stars cuddlebug folder|
Hearts SVG file
Ribbon Tutorial in video below
Video tutorial for ribbon altering
|My youngest is obsessed with Air Craft carriers |
and he suggested this card.
Also used the Splashtastic-Summer stamp set.
for the You float my Boat.
Stand and Salute Cart
Stand and Salute Cart
|Stars are aluminum cans, embossed with the stars|
cuddlebug folder and cut out individually.
USA is silver vellum embossed with the stars
cuddlebug folder and inked.
|Using the dog tag stamp, I cut out and used part of the |
God Bless The USA sentiment. Added a ball chain
and pop-dotted to the Wiper
|Stamped on ribbon...works great with the stamps|
Stars are paperclay and embossed with UTEE
to make them shiny...and yes
|it's a wobble.|
Stand and Salute Cart
I love EVERY one of your cards! Thank you for your ribbon tutorial. I love your creativity!ReplyDelete
My lord girl, you did such a great job. I love all of these, how cool. Great job as always!ReplyDelete
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM - SISTER
Just wonderful, DH was in the Navy I must 'lift' that card TFSReplyDelete
Wow Brenda! These are fabulous cards. I really love the sleeping peaceful tonight because of you card!! Just love it! Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
Wow! So many different cards! I love them all, but I think my favorite 3 would be the top one with the embossed stars, the wiper card (I only first heard of those this week!), and the card with the boots. I'm already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win--those stamps would be great for an album I'd like to make of my dad's service in Vietnam.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, Brenda, all of your cards are absolutely fabulous! Wow, you did such a GREAT job on each and every one! I will be back after the hop to watch your video on ribbon altering :)ReplyDelete
I love the boots! Very sweet idea :)ReplyDelete
Love them all, but if I have to choose i would say 1, 4 and six, great job and thanks for showing more then one card and how they can be used with other stamp sets!!ReplyDelete
Like the patriotic cards. There's Military in my family background. I'm a follower of Getting Cricky with K Andrew.ReplyDelete
Wow Brenda put us to shame! Lol!! All of your cards are great.ReplyDelete
A big Thank You to you and your family for being part of the military.
Wow Brenda! Great job on all your cards, way to showcase Kristal's set :)ReplyDelete
~Hugs~ your DT sister
LOVE all of your cards!!ReplyDelete
Great job on all your cards.ReplyDelete
Great job Brenda! I especially love the card with the hearts! Thanks for the ribbon tutorial!ReplyDelete
WOWEEEEE all of these are fantastic Brenda! I'm snagging them for the photoalbum!!!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness Brenda, These are absolutely fabulous cards. Each and everyone of them are so special. Thank you for caring so much for our heros.ReplyDelete
Wonderful cards..If I had to pick three it would be the Boat, boots and jets because I think it is a great assortment for the different branches of the military..but I love the Uncle Sam hat and the embossed background of the first card too..ReplyDelete
I am a follower
Brenda what a super AWESOME bunch of cards!! I just Loooooove anything honoring our soldiers!! Thanx for sharing!!:) JenniferReplyDelete
Great job on all your cards and thank you for your service!ReplyDelete
nanettemt at yahoo dot com
All the cards are great, but my favorite is the 3 hearts. The paper used to cut the hearts made it look so neat. Plus thank you for sharing so many tipsReplyDelete
I LOVE all you cards.....my husband was in the Army & deployed twice so I really appreciate this blog hop.ReplyDelete
jennykingham at att dot net
WOW they are all amazing but if I had to pick 3 I would say: Sleeping peacefully with the planes, your wiper card and standing the watch with the combat boots.ReplyDelete
OMG Brenda, you di such are great job on all of your cards, you have been one busy lady. They are all so nice and perfect for this hop.ReplyDelete
Getting Cricky DTM
seriously girl those are awesome!! dang.. and i'm after you!! LOL love them allReplyDelete
First thank you so much for your service and that of your family. I liked every one of your cards. Each one spoke volumes. If I were to choose 3 they would be: The red,white,& blue hearts, The boots, and the God Bless the USA. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/ReplyDelete
Fantastic cards. Great job. Thanks for your service and your family too. The Sentiments are perfect. It's an honor to be a part of this and I am going to make as many cards as possible to send.ReplyDelete
Thanks for everything.
Wonderful projects :) TFSReplyDelete
WOW WOW WOW! What a great bunch of projects!I don't know where to start! Love them all but I love the hearts and textures best :)TFS I am a new follower and I would be honored if you would check out my blog at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/ReplyDelete
Great cards brenda!ReplyDelete
They are ALL wonderful, you'd be crazy not to send them all off. Absolutely love how you used so many ideas. Lovely that you can do this, having had the experience of military grandfathers! Thanks for sharing Brenda.ReplyDelete
Brenda your cards a fantastic! I love all the texture!!!! I especially like the dog tag!!! Great job!ReplyDelete
WOW you did alot of great projects! I really love the sentiments and they are all very special! Thanks for sharing with us all.ReplyDelete
WOW GIRL!!! What an Amazing Job! I love them all. You ever receives these is going to Love them. Thanks for Sharing! :0)ReplyDelete
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com
Wow all your cards are great....love them all!!ReplyDelete
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com
Absolutely amazing cards. Thank you so much for sharing them with us...and for your service!ReplyDelete
amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
I like the boots, the 3 hearts and the boat.ReplyDelete
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com
I love the boots....Great job. I did not get to play along yesterday. Thanks for the blog hop.ReplyDelete
Great job on all of the cards. Love the boots, wiper card and boat.ReplyDelete
Great cards TFS!!!ReplyDelete
Justina1218 at aim dot com
They are all so great! I think my top three favourites are the air craft carrier, God Bless the USA, and the F16s. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
cmille8 at gmail dot com
I LOVE all of the cards you created! You did a great job! I also enjoyed the ribbon tutorial! TFSReplyDelete
rlhamm1 at gmail dot com
All your cards are awesome! I have family that actively serves in the military, a son-in-law about to join the Army and a son that wants to join the Marines as soon as he graduates high school.ReplyDelete
Thank you for stopping by my blog, I am now your newest follower!!
love your cards! amazing~Thank-you love for sharing your creativity with us all :-)ReplyDelete
very nice cards. thanks for the tutorial.ReplyDelete
Wow, wow, wow! You have been a busy card maker, Brenda! They are all fabulous, but my favorite 3 are: Hearts - Serving one's country, Aircraft carrier, and Wobble card. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas (and the video tutorial as well).ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards and such a great cause!! I love them all but my favorite is the boots one. Tfs and have a great day.:)ReplyDelete
stars paper passion at gmail dot com
Wow! YOU HAVE DONE AWESOME!!!! I love them all!ReplyDelete
Awesome use of the stamps, Brenda!! I see why you wanted to post all of them -- They are ALL wonderful, and I would have picked them all too!! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing your talent in the "Let's Get Cricky" Blog Hop!! :)
Your GCDT Sister,
Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
Thanks for sharing your cards with us. I can see why you like this stamp set with so many family members having a military background! I love the Stand and Salute cart as I have a few military family members, as well. I like all of your cards, but my 3 favorites are the first one (hearts and ribbon tutorial -- thanks so much for the video tutorial on that) and the top hat one and the jet fighters card.ReplyDelete