Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day Blog Hop

Happy Memorial Day and Welcome to the Memorial Day Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Jamie's blog. There are so many talented ladies in our blog hop today. You'll want to make sure you started at the beginning of the blog hop so you don't miss any of the fun. Michelle at Green Girl Scraps is the first stop on our blog hop so make sure you start there and see her great project.

Memorial Day is about remembering those who served our great country and my Grandpa and several Uncles, many cousins have served. My husbands family has also had many family members that have served and we have friends and church members that have fought for our country. We are very THANKFUL for all of them and even more thankful when they come home safely. Most recently my husbands cousin has arrived home safely to his wife and small children. Their sacrifices are never forgotten.

The card I made today is in recognition of all those who have served and sacrificed on our behalf. This isn't my normal type of card and at first I really didn't like it when I was putting it together, but now that it's done it's growing on me.

I really liked this card base from A Childs Year on page 42. I cut the card base in white but wanted the outline to be in red so I cut it again in red. If my Gypsy had been in my scraproom it would have been easier to do it on there. But when I cut it in red, I didn't need the whole card cut, I just needed the top so after the Cricut cut the top portion of the card I pushed the stop button so I didn't waste my red paper. I then cut the blue star paper at 5 1/2".

The boy and girl image was cut at 3 1/4" for the base and the top layer.

The banner at the top reminded me of the flag banners I hang on my front porch during Memorial Day. The banners were cut at 3/4"from the Independence Day seasonal cartridge.

The ribbon is from my stock. The red ribbon has white stitches on both sides and I added blue ribbon to the top.

The stamp set is from Sarah at Pink By Design. It's the Animated Greetings set. The stamp actually says "You're My SuperHero". I wanted to use it for Memorial Day so I "masked" the Super part of the stamp. I punched them with a Marvy punch and then matted it with blue. I really like the way you can take one of the great stamps from Pink By Design and alter it to make it exactly what you need for any given project.

This is our front porch on Saturday. It's been very rainy and gloomy so the picture isn't very bright. I fly the banners on Memorial Day and the 4th of July. On the left side of the porch is a gazebo that is cut off in the picture, but it has a porch swing and my husband and I enjoy swinging there every evening.

Now on to the fun part of the blog hop. Everyone loves goodies so I'm giving away the Cricut Lite cartridge Cupcake. It can be used for more than cupcakes. It has some great images. Become a follower and leave me a comment telling me your a follower and I will pick a winner on June 2.

Be sure to follow along the blog hop by going to Cindy's blog at In Love with PAPER.
Here is the complete list so you can start from the beginning and not miss any of the wonderful projects.
from Greengirl Scraps ---- Beginning
Laura from Laura's Piece of Paradise
Kristin from My Fantabulous Life
Rexann from I Be Circled
Jamie from My Amusing Life
Dana from Paper Memories ---- You are Here
Cindy from In Love with Paper
Brenda from Happy Scrapper 64
Roberta from Tx Scrapper Mom
Renee from I came, I saw, I created

Have fun blog hopping and Happy Memorial Day!


Percilla G said...

Cute card - I love the way the kids were positioned.
I am a follower

JustMeJustina said...

I am now a follower. Justina1218 at aim dot com

Kimberli said...

What a great card, I love that diecut! I'm a follower, thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa said...

I love the unique shape of this card and the beautiful paper and ribbon you used! And the two flag-carrying kids are just darling! Perfect Memorial Day card! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm a new follower (your 100th!)

jessica said...

beautiful card! love the shape and all the details!
Just became your newest follower!
TFS and have a GREAT day!

Misty said...

I Love your shaped card! Nice tip on saving paper.
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

craftaholic said...

Hi Dana!! I am a new follower and A participant in this awesome hop! It was a super great Idea for Michele our blog hop host to put this hop together!! So much talent and super nice blogs!! Your card is very patriotic and cute!! TFS!!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Brenda said...

Very cute card! What a great idea to use A Child's Year!

Sparksgal said...

What a great looking card - TFS! I'm a new follower. :)

Jess (aka Sparksgal)
ncscrapper77 (at) gmail (dot) com

Heather said...

I love your card and your porch!! I am a new follower! Thanks for the chance to win!
ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

Mrs. Green said...

This is awesome! I love the banner at the top (and the ones on your house) as well as the doubled up ribbon!

Thanks for being a part of the hop!

Michele (greengirl)

Lillian Child said...

Such a delightful card!

My husband is a decorated vietnam veteran and I am always on the lookout for patriotic inspiration as I love making cards for our local VFW to help raise a few dollars for special events, etc.

Happy Memorial Day!

Josie0602 said...

Great card! I love the shape and the cut from ACY is a good one to use for patriotic cards! I love your porch, we also put banners on ours. I forgot to put them out for Memorial Day but they will be there for the 4th!

Dreama said...

That's a darling card and ACY is my very favorite cartidge.
dreama 1947 at yahoo dot com

Karen S. said...

Your card is awesome! I love the shape! I'm a new follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

Trinity said...

you did a really great job on your card! I love using that cartridge on alot of things. I'm a new follower also

Anonymous said...

LOVE the card and the flags on your porch! Very festive and fun!


PS I am a follower but the only way I have been able to post is anonymously. I apologize for this.

Newbie2crafting said...

I am now a follower. Great card! Thanks for the chance to win.


Suzanne said...

Love you card with ACY. Reminds me of being a kid on holidays and going to the parades. TFS

craftaholic said...

Just wanted You to know that I posted another card on my blog for the blog hop...if you get a chance swing by an check it out!


waidc said...

Your card is so cute - love the images!! I became a new follower and would love to win. Thanks for a chance.

Brenda said...

Nice card! I am a follower of your blog. I love the way you decorated your porch. Very nice! brz352

jcinokc said...

Love your card. It is too cute and love the papers you used. I am a follower. Thanks for the hop and giveaway!

jenlovcarr at aol dot com

L.B. said...

What a great card.

Cely said...

so super cute! i love the papers you used. i'm a follower, and thank you for the opportunity to win a cart!

cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

Jamie said...

Lovely card!

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Your card is beautiful. I love A Child's Year, the die cut is so cute! It is a perfect card for Memorial Day!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

Kris Dietz said...

I really like this card! I'm a new follower too.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

ladybugstamper said...

Very nice card. I am now a follower of your blog, you have a great blog. This is a great blog hop.


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful patriotic card. I'm a follower. Thanks for chance to win the Cricut Lite Cupcake cartridge.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Jana said...

I adore your project! It is so cute and very patriotic. Your home is wonderful too! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. I am a new following and a fairly new blogger. Love your step by step directions.


I'm a NEW follower
Come and BEE a follower on my blog
Rebecca Minor

MsJay said...

Cute card. TFS

shersl84bed said...

Love your card. Perfect for the occasion.
I'm a follower, thanks for the chance to win a cartridge.

Smiles Sher

RockinRenee said...

Such a fun card! I LOVE your porch too! I am now a follower! It's been great hopping with you!

Jen ( said...

Thank you for remembering what Memorial Day was originally for. :)