Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend...Cards For Heroes Blog Hop & Blog Candy!!

Contest is OVER
Paula of The Paper Spa & Lauren of {2H Designs}
won my blog candy!
Congratulations Paula & Lauren!

American Waving Flag Pictures, Images and Photos

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day,
is a day of remembrance
for those who have died in our nation's service.

Traditional observance of Memorial day has diminished over the years. Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly ignored, neglected. Most people no longer remember the proper flag etiquette for the day. While there are towns and cities that still hold Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. Some people think the day is for honoring any and all dead, and not just those fallen in service to our country.

Our little town has had a Memorial Day parade for as long as I can remember, just a tiny parade with Veterans, scouts and the high school band...ending at the flag decorated cemetery with a speech and a gun salute. Very "Norman Rockwell-ish"!

Today I'm happy and proud to be part of a blog hop to honor those serving our country. Cards for Heroes is a non profit organization that collects blank hand crafted cards to send to the troops so they have cards they in turn can send to their loved ones and friends back home! As of May 17th.... 140,875 cards have been sent!

There are 135 blogs in this hop! WoW!! Be sure to hop around because some will have give aways! (including me!) Here's the beginning of the hop in case you're landing here at the end and wondering where on earth is the start??!!! LOL
I'm last, sending you back to, Cards For Heroes Homefront Blog.


And here's my card....



I used Our Daily Bread Designs', God Bless America and On Eagle's Wings. These two sets go perfectly together! Unfortunately you don't get the full 3-D effect of the eagle. His wings are very "curvy", his tail is up and his head is down. He's only attached by foam dimensionals in the middle of his body.



I love the look of pencil on Kraft cardstock!! This is entirely colored with Prismacolor pencils blended with baby oil (the stars are white gel pen). The quote is embossed.

I'll have another card to show you on Monday that I'll be sending (our CCEE group challenge card)...totally different!

Kelley, owner of Our Daily Bread Designs,
has graciously donated these two sets!!


Just leave me a comment and be sure to leave your email,
I need to be able to contact you should you win!

I hope you have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend...
and let's not forget why we're celebrating this day!


Now, go hopping!


Thanks for stopping!




134 comments :

Chris said...

Your card is fantastic! I love your coloring.

Amy Teets said...

Wow, baby oil, who woulda thunk it!

Kim Schultz said...

Beautiful card Dawn! TFS!!
Kimilou40@comcast.net

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW! Dawn, your card is just gorgeous hun!! Love that eagle!! Thanks so much for sharing everything!! ;)

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Dawn your card's amazing!!! I love it! Totally great!!!! :) I am right now starting to work on TWENTY TY cards for those who have served in our military that attend our church!!! Wanna come help me? I thought this was a great idea until I realized I had TWENTY to make! LOL Oh well, I just wish I had the thought earlier than THURSDAY of this week!!! HEHEHEHE

lauren said...

Ditto about the oil.

GORGEOUS cards and wonderful giveaway!

And educational. My mother in law does some "proper" cemetary decorating for some deceased family members who served in the armed forces... she makes some gorgeous boquets that really brighten up the cemetary. But usually there aren't too many more.

Oh, and I didn't know it was called Decoration Day.

Angi said...

WOW!!! This is fantastic! You are very very talented!! TFS!

Karen said...

What a gorgeous card. Thanks for your participation

Tenia Nelson said...

Beautiful card, Dawn!! Have a great holiday weekend!!
ms.keysmusic@gmail.com

-t

Sandy said...

What a gorgeous card!!! I hope you have a safe and happy Memorial weekend!
sandy @ sscomputers dot com

Tami B. said...

This is a gorgeous card. I never thought about coloring on kraft paper, such a beautiful effect.

Shari said...

So pretty!
Love the pencils too!
Shari

Nancy Maxwell James said...

your cards are just gorgeous and what a wonderful Memorial day tribute to read! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Karen said...

Awesome card! TFS!! Great stamps too! {{cheers}}
lilacsandlupines@yahoo.com

Denise T said...

Lovin this tour and your card is great!. Thanks for the tip on using baby oil.
deniset616@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

Your car is absolutely STUNNING!!!

Margaret Kane Ward said...

Your card is beautiful. I'm so impressed with your coloring and I agree with the previous comments: baby oil. Wow. Thanks for the inspiration.

AzKisses73 said...

Simply Amazing work.. Thanks for inspiration. Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Weekend ♥

Lynda said...

Love your card! We all should remember that those men who have fought or are fighting. They fight for US...for our freedom.
Happy Memorial Day

JPScraps said...

Beautiful card & thanks for the top :)

Dawn said...

This card is stunning...wow wow wow...God Bless you, and Bless you for giving away a rak..HOw nice!

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

wow, beautiful card and gorgeous stamps!1 I would love to get those. :)

Anita said...

Beautiful card!
anitamocha@sbcglobal.net

Sue McGettigan said...

Wow, fabulous card! Happy Memorial Day to you :)

kasmello said...

Beautiful. I love Kraft Cardstock also. Great card!

Windy Robinson said...

Nice cards-- thanks for sharing about them

Anonymous said...

Great card! I really like it!

Julia

julia_roseo@yahoo.com

Lorianna said...

Love this card
Very classic looking
would love this set!!
Lorianna3344@msn.com

{VICKI} said...

WOW this blog hop was great

vicki.dalton@yahoo.com

Denise (peanutbee) said...

AWESOME card!

Sara said...

What an incredible card-your eagle came out gorgeous!

Have a wonderful and blessed holiday weekend!

xoxo
Sara

Loni said...

Great card.. .and 135 of 135 of the daisy-chain hops completed. Now to go visit some of the ones that didn't make the deadline. Thanks for supporting Cards for Heroes.

KelliStamps4U said...

Your card is beautiful! I'm glad you got to participate in this "parade"!

Diana said...

Fabulous card! TFS

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

That card with the eagle is absolutely gorgeous!

jenniferlynnhansen at yahoo dot com

leenda said...

Your artwork ROCKS!

Linda C.
leenda1 at cox dot net

Jennifer said...

I made it to the end...whoohoo! Great card design...

Phinny said...

Wow - the coloring on this is gorgeous. I love my Prisma's too. And you mean I did it? I made it to the end? Last but definitely not least! lol

This is so much fun! So happy to be doing the blog hop for such a good cause with such a great, generous group of talented peeps! *smile*

Sandy said...

Wowowow Dawn! This card is stunning! I love the dimension, coloring, and oh those stamps! I need a good eagle, and I'm due for a shopping spree...LOL! This hop is sooo bad for my wallet, I see so much I "need" to have now.
Thanks so much for sharing in the fun of the bloghop!!

Yvette said...

Beautiful details in your cards! TFS! luvscrapping at cinci.rr.com

StampinginKansas said...

Beautiful card! What wonderful stamps....hadn't seen them before. Adding to my wish list!
heatherstonehomesassoc@hotmail.com

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.

pls0818@aol.com

Angelartistok said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for supporting our troops.

Heather said...

Glorious card! Your eagle just soars off the card-- amazing!!

Martha said...

I love the combination of soft and strong on your card.

I live in a place far from where those I come from live. I do not know the people in the cemetary here. There are those here who do and tend their loved ones graves.

Seems like we can find meaning in the day is lots of ways. I like that.

Thanks for participating in the CFH blog hop!

Rarinstamp said...

Great card! I love those stamp sets too. Thanks for the chance to win.

Judy Giluk said...

Your card is just beautiful. Love the eagle. I try to keep in mind on Memorial Day all those that have given up their lives and those now serving in the military to keep our country free. God Bless America.

Christine said...

Hey Dawn, what a great card at the end of a wonderful day of 'hopping'!
Christine

aka whim6915

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful card, Dawn.

Lisa Renéa said...

WOW! What a masterpiece! I love the MCPT-never thought about using it on kraft c/s. Thanks for sharing your technique. Much appreciation to you for playing along with the blog hop!

Fabre said...

Dawn, this card is beautiful and a fantastic way to "end" our hop. Thank you for joining us this weekend, and for your support of Cards for Heroes.

Merry's Musings said...

I love love love your cards,beautiful and soft, and crisp and clean. Just perfect.

Nancy said...

Wow, thats just a beautiful card!

eddee1286 said...

What a great card. Love the way the eagle comes off the page. Thanks for sharing.

Purple Princess said...

Fabulous card!! Thanks so much for sharing!

purpleprincesstara@yahoo.com

Bekah's World said...

As a military wife, please let me say thank you for what you are doing. It's so good to know that there are others thinking of our loved one's when they're in harms way. What a wonderful way of showing your appreciation!

Anonymous said...

beautiful card
i have to find out more about hte baby oil!
love it!
SCS belledancr
belledancr@juno.com

Rebecca said...

What a great way to end this awesome event! Your card is fabulous, and another one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing this!!!

thanksforfreedom@yahoo.com

Carole RB said...

Beautiful card Dawn

Sandy Kay said...

Wow, what a striking card - would love to win the stamp sets!
bobbiesue32@hotmail.com

mica said...

Your card is beautiful! I am enjoying this hop :)

Chris said...

What fun this hop has been - my husband retired last year from the Army and I was serving when we met.

How lucky we are for these men and women...PS. Love your card, didn't know pencil and kraft went so well together!

christy sheffield said...

Very nice!

sondra said...

Thanks so much for sharing!
Love love love your talent!

Anita said...

I love your card! Thanks for participating in the hop!
anita.konvicka@gmail.com

Britiney said...

Beautiful card, and I *LOVE* ODB!! I've so enjoyed this whole hop. Thanks for a chance to win!

Amber (bambi64) said...

Beautiful, beautiful!

vickiw said...

I have loved this bloghop. Your card is beautiful and I will haveto try your technique.
Happy Memorial day. We will go along with Grandpa to the ceremony at the cemetary where He is part of the honor guard remembering all the buddies he served with in the Korean war.

Wendy said...

This is such an exciting event!

Lyneen said...

wow great card! Thanks for supporting our troops!

Lisa said...

Beautiful!!

Atticelf said...

I love how you popped up the eagle. Beautiful card. :)

mamia said...

I love your card and this is my first visit to your blog but will for sure be back. Thanks for sharing you amazing talent.

Kay said...

So glad I joined this blog hop, I've found some wonderful new blogs, some fabulous cards and a boat load of inspiration! I love your work - I'll be back!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Great card! Love the image! I've seen it a few times then I had to bookmark the stamp sight LOL. Thanks for sharing!

Suz said...

What an awesome card! Love the coloring. Thanks for supporting CFH. (my email is in my profile)

Nancyljk said...

Wow, I've finally reached the end after a day and a half, but how blessed am I by the experience!
Thanks for supporting our heroes!
Your card is absolutely fantastic, I had no idea baby oil would blend pencils...learn something new everyday.
I'm the proud mom of a Marine deployed in Iraq and I'm so grateful for CFH.

Carolyn said...

Dawn, that is a very, very gorgeous card. Love the stamps and your coloring is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing and supporting our troops.

ceashark at aol dot com

Daintry said...

Wow! That is an amazing card! Thanks for sharing, and for supporting our troops. I never would have thought of baby oil!

Ruby Craft said...

I love your card, I haven't tried baby oil before but it looks beautiful. This has been a fun hopping from blog to blog and seeing all the wonderful cards. I am looking forward to working on the 25 + 2 challenge! Thanks for the inspiration.

Tammy said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! Your coloring is fantastic! Love this technique on kraft paper!

Chris said...

What a beautiful job on this awesome card!

Nicole Laird said...

Stunning card!!

From the wife and 4 young people of a deplyed US Marine, thank you all for participating in this!!

Whispers and Wishes said...

your pencil work is amazing. What a wonderful card.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card made with wonderful stamps. It is great she has offered these as Blog Candy to win!

Judy Jackson

judystamper at verizon dot net

Dana said...

beautiful card!

Dana
danascraps @ comcast.net

Cassie said...

I have been crying through the whole blog hop. Thanks for supporting our soldiers!

cassandratrask@yahoo.com

Renee said...

Your card is a work of art!

Lisa said...

Absolutely stunning card! I need to do more pencil-coloring myself. The two images work so well together, too. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day.

Nena said...

Your card is beautiful and very
meaningful! What a privilege to
have a chance to win a stamp set
by Daily Bread Designs. I don't
yet have any to use to create those
very special cards. Thank you!
nena9five@sbcglobal.net

Lost in Paper said...

a stunning card!! i love this!!!

paula said...

Beautiful!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wowzers card- fabulous! and...I would love to be entered into the drawing for these wonderful stamps!

Shelly Schmidt
Shellymc2 at comcast dot net

Lynn Stevens said...

its wonderful what your all doing! I have so many family members in the milatery I know they would really appreaciate receiving one of your cards

AxeS DeSignS said...

Beautiful card thanks for being part of the blog hop and your support for CFH

Maggie said...

What a great card. Those stamps are beautiful. Thank you for supporting CFH

NanaBeth said...

I love all things kraft lately. I've even been making flowers from kraft packing paper and have progressed to stamping on them first-they're gorgeous.
So of course I love your beautiful card. Blessings always for supporting our armed forces.

PaulaM said...

Dawn, WOW this card is wonderful. Baby oil, huh? Never tried that technique before. TFS

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Card!!! Thanks for participating and sharing your blog.

ML Design Works said...

I love coloring! Thank you for participating!

Betty Kincannon said...

I love your card. These stamps are outstanding. Thank you for participating in the blog hop.

Betty
angels@gci.net

About : sbartist said...

Happy Memorial Day! All of your watercolored cards are beautiful and thank you for your creativity and dedication to this great cause. : ) Sb

Diane S said...

That's a beautiful card.

diane52381@gmail.com

Cr8ive ME said...

What a lovely card.

My email is cmcmaryd_at_gmail_dot_com

Loving this blog hop and getting to see and learn so much.

M.E.

loafer06 said...

I never would have thought to use baby oil. I love your card. So far, the best I've seen and I started the hop just over 1/2 way through it.
Laurie

Paula said...

Love your card! Beautiful coloring. paula217@gmail.com

Connie said...

Beautiful card! I have really enjoyed this Cards for Heros Blog Hop!
Love the generous Blog Candy, too!
Connie
iluvstamping@columbus.rr.com
www.INKspiredtreasures.com

aimee said...

What wonderful cards and those patriotic stamps are gorgeous!! Happy Memorial Day!

nsmerkt said...

Lovely card. TFS!

Stacy Milford said...

Fabulous designs!!!

inkedx2 said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for your support of our troops!

Robbie

SuzAnn said...

Lovely card and very educational post! Thanks for sharing and supporting CFH.

LETUMom said...

Dawn, your card is awesome! Thanks for sharing with CFH - my email: letumom@hotmail.com

Victoria S. said...

What a wonderful card! Thanks for supporting our troops.

Doris said...

Oh this is fantastic! I love how you popped out the eagle separate from the main image.

Ina Ftacek said...

Your card is lovely.I will have to get out my prisma pencils.I didnot know about using baby oil for blending with them. I knew of mineral spirits...Thanks for supporting the military by sending cards and blogging so more of us know of this website! hugs,Ina

LadyDoc said...

That is a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for the RAK offer.

Day 3 and I am still hopping- I want to see and comment on every blog in this wonderful event! You are no longer the last in the list- I'm now off to the late-comers!

Anonymous said...

Love your card. I am a bit dense, what do you do with the baby oil? Obviously I don't have Prism pencils either. Anyway, I really like the card. Thanks for sharing.

Chris R. from Iowa

ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

Kerri said...

Your card is just amazing! Thanks for sharing your "tips", I'll be back... hehehehe

Regina said...

lovely card!!

The Wired Angel said...

Dawn - your cards are always so inspiring. Thanks so much for supporting this event. I am the proud Mother of a US soldier!
Thank you for supporting our troops.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Hi,
Thanks for your efforts on this Memorial Day Bloghop and sharing your card and the history.

Grace said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love the eagle!

.:liza:. said...

What wonderful cards!

...Darlene said...

I love you card!! What a way to finish up. Thank you for sharing.

lyndarmt said...

Congrats to Paula. Just wanted to comment about your beautiful card. I really love the way the eagle stands out. Thanks for your participation in the hop. Happy Memorial Day.

jaemom said...

fantastic card, love your coloring and the 3D eagle is wonderful. TFS.

Lyneen said...

Beautiful card... sorry I am late... Congrats to the winner of your RAK... thanks for sharing!

Patti said...

Fabulous cards. Thank you for participating.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

What a glorious card that honors our heroes and our flag. Thanks for supporting CFH and their mission to our men and women in uniform.

Lucy, England said...

What a fab card - such amazing colouring.

Christina Thomas said...

Very nice card! Thanks for sharing!

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- dlm. said...

I LOVE this card. Your colouring is amazing. Your use of dimension is what makes the card really stand out.

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