365 Projects in 365 Days

My previous New Year's resolution was to be creative everyday with my Cricut, but since I've started my blog 2 years ago I have come across so many new exciting things like stamps, digi stamps, non-Cricut projects using chipboard, stickers, etc. and now my addition is the Silhouette Cameo. I will be posting many pictures and tutorials of all my projects. I will be making scrapbook layouts, cards, tags, embellishments and altered items. My goal is to create 365 projects in 365 days.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

#139 Memorial Day Blog Hop

Hi everyone welcome to the Memorial Day Blog Hop hosted by Sylvia of Bella Scrapbook Designs. If you are here from Sylvia's blog then you are in the right spot! I was super excited when Sylvia asked me to join in her wonderful hop because it's for such a great cause.......

For this hop Sylvia has asked us all to donate our  cards to this sweet 10 year old boy named STEPHEN who is trying to collect 180,000 cards to send to the troops!!! That is so amazing!! I can not believe that someone so young can make a difference, he really has me thinking about making some changes in my own life too!! Stephen if you are reading this you are truly an inspiration to us all!!

For my card I was going for a Memorial Day themed card which I had my hubby help me create it, he told me which cuts and stamps to use for my card, thanks honey!  For those of you who do not know my hubby is a Marine Veteran who served at Camp Pendleton for 5 years, and now he is working as a Government Contractor who has to deploy overseas very often; so anything military related is very close to my heart.  

The cuts are from Stand and Salute which I added pop dots underneath, I stamped the sentiment with Pink By Design "Our Heroes" stamp set and embossed with my Cuttlebug.

I am so touched by Stephen's story and plan and sending him some cards. If you would like to help out by thanking our troops you can send a card Here or if you don't want to fill out all of their information  you can send your card directly to me and I would be happy to mail it out along with mine email me at critterbugg365@gmail.com for more info.  They have a sweet trip up for grabs to the winner and I would love to win a trip especially since it's not to far from my home!

Now for some blog Candy! In honor of Memorial Day I am giving away 5 cuts of your choice from the Stand and Salute Cricut cart OR  5 cuts  of your choice from the Independence Day Cricut cart.



Amanda said...

Cute card!! Thanks for sharing!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

jessica said...

Hi Sandra!
This card is great! It is so very kind of you and all these wonderful ladies to be creating and helping Stephen reach his goal. Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT weekend

Sherrie K. said...

Very nice card! I love the embossing and the how you popped the image up..great job! What a great hop:)
Sherrie K

Lisa said...

This is really pretty - I love the embossed background...it really makes the card pop! TFS!!


Scrappymama Elaine said...

Awesome card and thank you for honoring our men and women that serve our country. I have two boys in the military: Army and Air Force (Iraq and Japan).
esigmon at cox dot net

Fot said...

Lovely card, Steven sounds like a wonderful boy. Thank-you for sharing.
Deborah foti ~ ustoleit@comcast.net

kathlee said...

Beautiful Card! Love the red, white, and blue!

Sandy S. said...

Wonderful card. It was great being in the blog hop with you!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Nice card! I have both those carts but havn't used them much. Now I have an idea, TFS


Christine Real said...

Oh I really like the way you put the pop dots behind to make them stand out! Very nice!


Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

LOve your card.

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Carla said...

Very nice!
You might like to see my WWII story on my blog, in honor of two dads.

mamawcindy said...

I just love your Card!!! I have wanted the Stand and Salute Cartridge for so long. I think Stephen sounds like an Amazing little Boy.I will be sending him a few Cards.
Thanks for the Chance to win a few Cuts from the Stand and Salute Cartridge.
I'm already a follower. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Lisa R. said...

Terrific card for our great men and women who serve! Sweet hubby you have! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

scrappinC said...

Your card says it all. I love it! The embossing is wonderful.
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card! Perfect cuts and color!

mbchoj said...

very nice card
Nary Beth C

Giselle said...

very nice card, love the embossing on white paper :) TFS! It's always so much fun to hop together. Many hugs.

Silvia said...

Very nice card!!!


Kris said...

Great card! Now I can card-lift the idea because I have this cart! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Creative Diva said...

Awesome card. Love the embossing you did. Glad to be part of this hop with you.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

Bella Scrapbook Designs said...

Love your card. I like how you embossed the background. Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop.

jennyplace2 said...

What a wonderful things for you ladies to be doing, and for the great blog hop . I am enjoying seeing all the great cards with all of my favorite colours! TFS!

Charlotte said...

Hi Sandra, I love your card especially the embossing and the way you used pop dots on the men and women. Now that I read about your husband being a US Marine, I wanted to share something with you. My dad went through training at Camp Pendleton during WWII. He and all of his family have served in the US Marine Corp. In fact his brother received the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Korean War.
I thought you and your husband might be interested in a local artist here. He did a special drawing for the US Marine National Museum to honor the US Marine Corp's 230 birthday this past November. I gave my dad a signed copy of the art for Christmas. Don Stewart, the artist also wrote a personal message to my dad on the piece because my dad has the same birthdate as the US Marines, November 10th. Don is very talented and funny. Check him out.


Amy Macak said...

Great cause! I love your card, thanks for sharing

Lisa said...

What a great card! Thanks for sharing!


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