Saturday, May 28, 2011

OWH Memorial Day BLOGHOP!!!!



Monday's the day we Americans remember those who gave their lives fighting for our freedom. I'm proud to be an American, and so very, very grateful that we have heroes fighting for us.

Today's also the day we BLOGHOP for Operation Write Home, an organization that distributes handmade greeting cards to heroes serving overseas so they can write home to their loved ones. I'm proud to be a part of their organization!


Blog candy! Click to follow me and leave a comment telling me so - and I'll pick one winner to receive a cuttlebug cover, handmade by me! ;)

Here's my card:



















Card recipe:
Unity stamps
Cuttlebug stars embossing folder
Nesties petite ovals, plain and scalloped
EK Success border punch

Continue next to Erica's blog!

Side note: I was researching a question my daughter had about Memorial Day and found this about flying the flag at half-staff only until noon that I did not know:

"On Memorial Day the flag is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.[8]



The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all." Source here

Happy Memorial Day!

Jen

67 comments:

  1. Hi Jen, thanks for sharing your nice card and the information. Hope you will enjoy the OWH Memorial Day Blogshop, too.

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  2. Really cute card, Jen. I love that touch of striped ribbon, it adds a nice punch!

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  3. What a sweet card!!! Happy Hoppin' ;)

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  4. Already a follower cuz I love your cards! This one is no exception.

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  5. Love the butterflys! Thanks for the flag info, neither my DH or I knew that.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  6. Great card!! Just became a follower!
    TFS! Charlotte

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  7. Nothing like mail. I love mail and that is part of why I take part in making cards for OWH. Thank you for sharing your card and the info on Memorial Day.

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  8. cute mailbox image
    thanks for sharing

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  9. I really like the way you layered the edge punch.

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  10. Sweet card - I love the textures and the wavy border you made with the punch. Thanks, too, for the reminder about the flag.

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  11. I like the border punch and also the mailbox!

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  12. love the mailbox. I had heard the info about the flag on my classic rock radio station yesterday.

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  13. love your double punched border! sweet card!

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  14. Great work Jen! Love the border punch you used for the bottom of the card. Great job!

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  15. Your card is so cute. I'm already a follower.

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  16. Love the mailbox theme! Nice card.

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  17. Very cute mailbox and border punch!

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  18. I think the mailbox is a perfect way to convey the message of the hop! TFS this lovely card!

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  19. Love the mailbox image for your card! And thanks for that info re half-mast for only part of the day (and why). It reminds us that Memorial Day is not a three-day weekend, it's to honor the sacrifices of fallen military heroes.

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  20. This is really awesome! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Karen

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  21. Thanks for the card and the info!

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  22. I really like what you did with the ribbon!!! Thank you for the info too!!!!

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  23. Lovely card love the embossed paper :D Hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend :)

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  24. Thank you for the beautiful card and the facts about the day.

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  25. Love the layering and embossing.

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  26. Beautiful card Jen. That Unity set is perfect for OWH cards. Thanks for supporting OWH and hopping this weekend.

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  27. Sweet card - love the mailbox.
    TFS,
    Redonna
    rleckie911 AT gmail.com

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  28. Very sweet card! My Absolute favorite color combination!! =)

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  29. Love this mailbox card, and thank you for the flag trivia! I didn't know that one! Have a safe and happy weekend!

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  30. Cute lonely mailbox :) And thanks for the flag note - I had no idea! Now I know how to do it right on Monday.

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  31. I love cards with mailboxes on them and this one is certainly no exception. Great card! Blessings.

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  32. I love the mailbox, but I wonder, are they butterflies, or are they moths cause the box is empty and needs filling, LOL Anyway, great job on the card!

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  33. great card (as always - i'm a follower)
    thanks for the flag info - did not know that either

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  34. I like how the scalloped bottom border coordinates with the loopy path of the butterflies in the image. Great card!

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  35. Hi Jen! I'm doing the insomnia shift on the hop, lol! Your card is very sweet. I love how you layered the papers with that border punch (which I love) and your neat ribbon treatment! Great job. Enjoy your weekend!

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  36. Wonderful card, such great colors! TFS in the HOP

    circlebenterprises.com

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  37. Love your card! I hadn't seen the cuttlebug stars embossing folder..have to get that one. Thanks for the info on the flag..that was great! I became a follower.

    jonder@frontier.com

    http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

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  38. Very sweet card, and gender neutral. :) I'm a follower!
    lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  39. What a sweet card--and thanks for sharing the flag etiquette. . . I had forgotton about that.

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  40. Ahhhhh, what a sweet card!!! Love that embossing folder! Happy Memorial Day.

    Linda

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  41. Beautiful card! And, I did not know that about the flag, either - thanks for sharing
    Hugs, Dee

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  42. I love that mailbox, waiting for a letter or card. What a sweet idea and image. So lovely!
    Joanne Travis
    (Sleepy In Seattle)

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  43. wow- great card. Love the colors, embossing folder, edge punch and image combo

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  44. awesome card! and I am already a follower :)
    Thanks for the opportunity.

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Susan

    Ps...I have candy also :)

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  45. What fun ..... hop, hop, hop.

    Wow, I loved the card you shared for this "blog hop". It's very nice with the design, the stamps/embellishments, and the paper you used!!! It is a great card. Thanks for sharing.

    I am a new follower. I also want to say thank you for the "blog candy"

    Thanks for supporting OWH.

    Charlene

    katknit at gmail dot com

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  46. great card and I've learned something new about the half-mast flags. thanx for the inspiration!
    - SueB of Blondin Blogs
    sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

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  47. Great card. I like the red and white ribbon. The perfect touch!
    Shaton L
    sharon dot lemon @ sbcglobal dot net

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  48. Great card! I love the mailbox image!!

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  49. Would love to recieve this in the mail from my hubby :)
    The card is great!!!

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  50. What a cute card! and I learned something too!
    www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
    craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

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  51. Loving the card - the ruffle techinique at the bottom is a wonderful touch. Thanks for particiatping.

    I have added you to my list of blogs to follow!!

    Nanette
    krzy4stmpn at charter dot net

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  52. Your card is really adorable!! I love that mailbox image!! :)

    I'm already a follower...

    Thanks so much for sharing your card and supporting OWH!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    and Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog ($50 GIVEAWAY going on NOW!!)
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  53. Your card is perfect for our theme this weekend. TFS and for supporting OWH.

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  54. Great card! I became a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  55. Such a cute card Jen! Love the embossed star background and the ribbon peeking out!
    I've really enjoyed this hop!
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf.blogspot.com
    lisastuf at gmail dot com

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  56. Oops! Forgot to say that I am now a happy follower! Also, thank-you for the tidbit about displaying the flag on Memorial Day, I didn't know that!
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf.blogspot.com
    lisastuf at gmail dot com

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  57. Very nice card. I like the mail box -- cute idea. Thanks!

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  58. Beautiful work with a lot of detail. You are very talented. I am now following you, and look forward to seeing your beautiful creations.

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  59. Beautiful card! I love how you pierced the bottom of the card. This EF is also one of my favorites. Thanks for supporting OWH!

    I also have some OWH cards that weren't listed on the main hop page. Don't forget to sign up to win one of my blog candies! http://stampingwithgrandmalee.blogspot.com/

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