Friday, May 22, 2009

Cards for Heroes Blog Hopping!




****Memorial Day Update - some people on the comments asked how did I know that the RED CARD in the soldier's hands was mine. Earlier on there was a bigger photo on CFH blog and I was really able to see it closely and it is mine. Below is a bigger picture of one of the cards I sent. And like I describe below on my original post I cut up pieces of a Christmas fabric and machine stitched to a red cardstock and hand stamped Merry Christmas on the inside. there were many different images on the fabric: Snow man, Christmas tree, bells, angels and with them the Christmas wishes for Joy, Peace, Love etc. I was so happy to see the fruits of my labor and it really motivated me to keep making more cards to send to them. It really takes very little to make someone's day.***********



If you follow my blog or have been here before you might have noticed my little banner of Cards for Heroes. Cards for Heroes is an organization that donates cards to our soldiers abroad so they can send hand written notes to their loved ones here back home. They also provide encouraging cards to our wounded heroes helping out another organization that provides quilts and other needed personal items to the soldiers that are wounded and have to be transported to a hospital.

I have become involved with this organization and have sent some cards to them a couple of times. My daughter and I got busy and made a bunch of them, as well as Christmas cards last year. If you would like to see some of them and the tips I shared please click HERE.



so I am participating on a Blog Hop to help promote this organization and get more people involved. Please check out their website for more information.

You don't need to be an expert card maker to join, or send dozens of cards. Just do a little or as much as you can. There are so many creative ways you can help. If you don't want to make cards, you can donate supplies, send a few dollars to help out with shipping, sign AnyHero cards...there is so much to do.

I have recently started collecting the cards that don't sell in my shop and I am sending them over.

Also do you see that red card in the hands of that hero on the first photo on this post? It's my card!! That is a Christmas card that I made using some donated red cardstock. I cut up some Christmas fabric that had cute pictures on them with sayings like Peace, Joy, etc and I machine stitched them to the cardstock. Them my daughter and I hand stamped MErry Christmas on the inside of them and they were ready. We sent over 50 cards. They were simple, cute and it was a great opportunity to do some bonding with my little one.

Have I convinced you yet? :)

Be sure to hop over to Pamela's website. Pamela is also participating on this blog hop. Pamela designs stamps and has some wonderful unique designs and scenery stamps, as well as beautiful cards and useful techniques and tips.

As you browse around the blogs make sure you leave traces that you were there. :) Would love to hear your comments.

Have a beautiful weekend and let's celebrate the heroes of this country! :)

Tereza

86 comments:

Patti J said...

What a wonderful blog Tereza. Our son was deployed twice, so we know the importance of that little 'hug' from home. I will be retiring on June 30 and will come back then to see what I can do to help. In the meantime, I have signed up to follow your fab blog! (Feel free to come and follow mine as well - I LOVE having new friends!) Thanks for what you are doing!

Patti J said...

Sorry - my blog is:

www.cherisheachpreciousday.blogspot.com

Purple Princess said...

Wow! Wonderful cards!

Yvette said...

awesome card set!!

Sue McGettigan said...

Wow you've made a LOT of cards - kudos to you!

liannallama said...

oh, how neat that your card is in the photo! I love seeing all the cards you made--you are doing so much!

AzKisses73 said...

Cute Cards.. Have a safe and happy Memorial weekend ♥

Sarah said...

Wow! You've sure been busy! Fabulous cards!

Fabre said...

Tereza - thanks for being a great supporter of Cards for Heroes! I love that your card is in the photograph! I hope that you enjoyed the bloghop and thanks for participating!

Karen said...

Great cards! Thanks for supporting our troops! {{cheers}}

Dawn said...

great blog! Love the cards!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Holy Moly!! That's a TON of cards!! I thank you so much for your support for the troops!! :)

JPScraps said...

That's a lot of great cards!!!

Nancy said...

Wow, its amazing how many cards you've made!

Tami B. said...

I can only imagine how wonderful it was for you to see that hero holding your card. Beautiful.

Jennifer said...

Wow, that's a LOT of cards!

Loni said...

great cards and love your slide shows. Thanks for supporting Cards for Heroes.

KelliStamps4U said...

Wow! That's a great bunch of cards you've made. Nice job and thanks so much for sharing!

TLHarwick said...

How cool to see your card!!! Thanks for all your time and energy creating for CFH! I am sure the men and women who receive these cards appreciate them!

christy sheffield said...

Wow, that's awesome that you have a pic of the soldier with your card! Thanks for what you do!

Lisa Renéa said...

Super double wow! Thank you for your participation with CFH!!

Wendy said...

This is such an exciting event!

Tammy said...

Wow!! What wonderful cards you have created! You have been very busy! Great work!

Martha said...

That is an amazing collection of cards you and your helper made for our troops. Thanks for participating in the CFH blog hop. So much inspiration!

Nancyljk said...

Wow, look at all those cards!!
Thank you for supporting our heroes! My hero is my son, he's a Marine serving in Iraq.

Phinny said...

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*

Daintry said...

Hummm I think I already commented here! Does that mean I went to every blog?? Wowzers! If so I don't want it to send, love all the cards!

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.

katrynka said...

Lovely cards! Great cause.

I was just going through my craft stuff this am, and I think I have some cards to donate for this cause.

mica said...

What a wonderful project to do with your daughter!! Enjoyed reading your posts.

Merry's Musings said...

What a lot of beautiful cards! You are awesome, someone will love getting those!

Lisa said...

Wow, that's a lot of cards!! Way to go.

Whispers and Wishes said...

thanks for particiapting. This is a wonderful organization.

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

looks like someone's been busy!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Your cards are just beautiful! Thank you for supporting CFH and have a wonderful Memorial Weekend! :)

Dana said...

wow! What great cards!

Carole RB said...

Wow Tereza you've made a lot of cards. Great job and great cards!

Lucy, England said...

Wow - LOVE your collection of fab cards, and so will they.

Rebecca said...

Wow, it looks like you've been very busy with this! Thanks for sharing your time and talent.

Jana said...

Wow! I can't believe how many you have made. Awesome job!

iring said...

That is so awesome that you are able to see your card in the hands of a hero!! Thanks for your outstanding support of CFH! Thoroughly enjoyed your site, your projects are outstanding!

Cindi

Lost in Paper said...

wow, you've been busy! what an awesome batch of cards you've created!!!

ML Design Works said...

Great cards! My daughter makes cards with me, too. You all have fun!

nsmerkt said...

Thank you for all that you do for the men and women who serve this country!

Lisa said...

How awesome that it's YOUR card in the hands of the soldier in that pic! What a wonderful thing that you're doing and I'm sure that it's VERY much appreciated.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

katrynka said...

Great cards! Thanks for supporting such a fabulous cause.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

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

PS - thanks too for sharing samples and easy tips for making fun and easy cards.

Carolyn said...

absolutely great cards, and so many of them. thanks for supporting our troops.

ceashark at aol dot com

Atticelf said...

Cool cards! 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. :)

LadyDoc said...

WOW- so many cards!!

I'm so happy to be part of this blog hop!

paula said...

great cards!!!

Maggie said...

Great card. The smile on his face says it all.

thare said...

Loved your idea about the fabric on the card... what a good idea.
Thanks...

Cr8ive ME said...

what an assortment of cards.

M.E.

Elaine said...

What a fabulous blog!! I love the projects and the baby book too! BUT the card being held by one of the soldiers overseas is most endearing! THAT is what convinced me to particpate in CFH!! Thanks much!

Chris said...

I'm working on my next batch for CFH too. Hurray for you!

myownplace said...

What a great cause! thanks for the opportunity to participate.

LETUMom said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

Renee said...

Great cards!!!

kasmello said...

Wow !!! Look at all those cards. Great work!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Wowzers, look at all those cards!!! AWESOME! :)

Caryl P said...

Whoa, that's a lot of cards! This is a great cause and I'm delighted by the outpouring of support I'm seeing all around.

Victoria S. said...

wow - Amazing cards -thanks for supporting our troops!

PaulaM said...

Tereza,
Thanks again for sharing your passion for CFH.

Shirley said...

Beautiful cards! I also looked at your last album...you do such beautiful work. Thank you for supporting our troops.

Doris said...

Great job with donating all of those many cards.

NanaBeth said...

Gratitude and blessings to you for supporting our troops,and for inspiring another generation to take action and support them.

About : sbartist said...

Happy Memorial Day! Wow - look at all those cards and the happy recipient, too!!! You should be so proud. Thank you for your creativity and dedication to this great cause. I look forward to making more cards for C.F.H., too. : ) Sb

~ginny said...

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

Sandy said...

Yahoo for double exposure on your awesome story! :) :) :) *grin* I sent a link to your other blog post to the Marine who took the photo, I'll see if she can get it to that guy. He has no idea how many people he's made smile!

Patti said...

Fabulous cards. Thank you for the invite to your blog, and the sweet and heartfelt participation sending
cards.

Lyneen said...

Love your cards!!! I think it is great you have involved your daughter.... Thanks for supporting our troops...

Kathy Thompson said...

Wow! What a lot of cards. And thanks for sharing your story.

Graciete said...

I am so proud of you all. Love the cards. Have a beautiful week ahead. Kisses.

slightlyimperfect said...

You've done so much good for such a great organization. Thanks for your support of our troops. Happy Memorial Day.

The Wired Angel said...

Thanks for participating and supporting our troops the way you do. Enjoy Memorial Day

truleetraci said...

Gorgeous cards! What a great way to honor our troops today!

Regina said...

thank you for your part in supporting our troops!!

jaemom said...

strange... I could have sworn I hopped through already, but maybe I somehow came in the middle? No longer see my comment, either. :P

THANKS for sharing a wonderful post! Love the wonderful spread of cards (!!), and how special to see YOUR card in the hands of a hero! Love that! Love the cards you made in the fall as well, those were lovely.

Anam_Kihaku said...

awesomeness on a stick! beautiful card and such a big smile from the soldier!

Grace said...

wonderful cards and great blog. TFS

Sandy said...

What gorgeous cards you make, thanks for sharing them on this blog hop!

...Darlene said...

What a neat angel Christmas card. How cool to know that solider is holding your card.

thank you for sharing.

Nancy said...

Such great inspiration on your blog. Thanks so much for sharing.

Kathy said...

Wow - what an amazing group! Love the cards!

Sharon said...

Great card and a special person you are