Saturday, May 23, 2009

Cards for Heroes Blog Hop


Are you here for the Cards for Heroes blog hop? If you didn't start at http://cardsforheroes.org/ you may have missed some blogs with great cards!
This Hero on Parade card was started with a Bingo Marker Blast technique sheet of cardstock. Using a piece of fine mesh plastic canvas to emboss it the paper has a subtle texture. It was fun to color the Stampendous chick to go with the bingo markers. And a Thanks! to Jen Del Muro for her SFYTT sketch.

I've made cards for our troops in one form or another for most of the war in Iraq. It has kept our soldiers in my minds eye and in my heart each day. With Cards for Heroes I've made friends as well as creating cards. Wins all around!

And now I'm very happy to send you on to the incredibly talented and nice Lisa Spangler. I bet you know her from The Hero Arts Club Blog. Don't you love her How To videos? Not to mention her wonderful cards. Check out her own blog with her beautiful photographs as well as cards. http://sideoatsandscribbles.wumple.com/?p=1791

Thanks for stopping in!
Martha

170 comments:

BonnieRose said...

gorgeous... beautiful card!

Sara said...

Great card, I love it- what a cute lil' chick!

xoxo
Sara

AzKisses73 said...

Very cute card.. Love it ♥

Libby Hickson said...

Oh Martha your cards is ADORABLE!! Love that fun image, and the background is so cool!

Karrie O. said...

Hi Martha,

Your card is soooo cute!!! Keep creating and giving!!

Have a SWEET and SAFE Memorial Day Weekend!!

KraftyKerilou said...

The colors you used are beautiful, and that stamp is absolutely adorable!!
Kerilou
A Country Life

diane mcvey said...

Very cute! Love the non-traditional colors, too! :D

Sandy said...

That card is just too darned cute!!!

Lisa said...

Cute, cute, CUTE!!!! Just love it.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

How lovely!! This is totally adorable!! Love your fun BG too!! ;) TFS!

Yvette said...

that is the cutest little chick!! Awesome card!

Karen said...

Wonderful card! Great job honoring our military! {{cheers}}

Sue McGettigan said...

That card is SO cute - instant smiles in an envelope!! Happy Memorial Day!

Karen said...

What a cute card. That little bird is adorable.

Mrs. Incredible said...

Great card; the chick is super cute!

christy sheffield said...

The little bird is adorable!

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

so bright, so cheery...you will definitely make someone's day. thanks for joining in the fun. :)

JPScraps said...

Cute card....love the little chick.

Sarah said...

LOVE your card! So so cute!

Purple Princess said...

Super cute card!!

Merry's Musings said...

You are such a talented cardmaker, I had to stroll through your blog some. Love the blues and reds you use,thanks for letting me stop by.
Happy Memorial Day weekend

Lida said...

Such a cute chickie, love that card, Happy Memorial Day!

iring said...

Thanks for sharing your card! Love those calendar chicks! And, a technique I hadn't heard of, bingo marker blast! How fun, and a perfect background for your chick on parade!

Cindi

Lisa Renéa said...

Your cards are beautiful! I have that chick stamp & just adore it.
Thank you for participating with CFH and the blog hop! I enjoyed your post!

Stacy Milford said...

Love your chicky card! So cute!

Suz said...

What a cute card! I enjoyed looking at the others in past posts (love the porch missing you card).

Happy Memorial Day

Dawn said...

Oh, wow wow wow, never thought to do that for a background, and it looks super uber cool!!

Happy Memorial Day!

Phinny said...

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

paula said...

Great card!!! Thank you for supporting our military with your talent!

Crafty Creations by Cindy and Maria said...

Love this image!!!

Bekah's World said...

That little chick is ADORABLE!

Kerri said...

This card is totally adorable and you have such beautiful cards in other posts too! You are very talented, thanks for sharing!!!

Jennifer said...

cute cute!!

Nancyljk said...

lovely post!
blessings to you from a Marine mom!

Heather said...

That chick is so cute!!!! Makes me want to pull out my stamps again :) Have a great weekend!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Hi there hop partner! Love your card -- it's super duper CUTE! And thanks for all the kind words about my blog, you are so sweet!

Melissa said...

Cute card!!! Your blog is off to a great start with some excellent samples of your work.

Melissa Bickford said...

That little chick is adorable. Such a sweet card!!

.:liza:. said...

Oh, I just love that dancing chick!

Nancy said...

soooo cute!

Renee said...

Great card!!!

Linda said...

Cute chick! Thanks for honoring our heroes. Thanks for sharing!

gettyg said...

Martha!
Well done! And most important of all... Long live the Heroes!
~ginny

Jana said...

Love the fun colors on this. Made me smile!

Tammy said...

Oh, I just love this! What a wonderful card for our heroes!

lauren said...

What an adorable little stamp!!!

DominoDebi said...

I like your cards. I hope you make more. Thank you for letting us see your cards. Love, Gigi Nolan (age 7)

[as written by her Mommy, Deborah, at dominodebi.typepda.com]

Chelsea said...

great card ... cute image!

erin said...

That is the cutest little chick!!!

Dawn said...

how CUTE is this!!!

TLHarwick said...

gorgeous card!
Thanks for your hard work! As the spouse of a deployed solider I can assure you they appreciate the tokens of kindness! I will definately be looking into helping out!

Victoria S. said...

Cute card - good job!

Lynn said...

Your card is supet cute. Thanks for donating! I am a Military Mom. The soldiers on deployment love goodies from home and things that let them know that they are not forgotten!!

LadyDoc said...

Really cute card!

I have put a link to the blog hop on my blog and added the youtube video- I hope all my visitors this weekend will follow me here and be inspired to join this wonderful activity.

Loni said...

The fluffy Uncle Sam chick is adorable! Thx for participating; I am too!

Stampin_melissa said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for your support of our military service members!

Lydia said...

Ohhh - I LOVE this!

S said...

Really cute cards Martha.

Jacquie Hart said...

This is just toooo CUTE!!!!

tfs

Jacquie
http://creations4u2.blogspot.com
creations4uandme@yahoo.com

Doris said...

All of the patriotic cards shown on this blog today are awesome. Each unique!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous card! Have a wonderful memorial day weekend!

KelliStamps4U said...

This is a great, fun card! Just beautiful!!

Denise Wieger said...

What a cute card. Thanks for sharing.

PaperParadise said...

With each blog I'm blown away at the talented cardmakers! WOW!!! Awesome Cards ladies! God Bless our Troops!

HeathreP said...

What a bright and fun card! How fun that a hero will be able to share it with a loved one.

Cathy Indelicato said...

Such a fun card and stamp...which I think I have!!! I'll have to dig it out!!! TFS

Nancy Maxwell James said...

what a darling card! :) Thank you for supporting our troops and have a wonderful Memorial Weekend!

Cr8ive ME said...

gorgeous card. Very interesting technique. I've never seen it before.

M.E.

Anita said...

That little chick is just so darn cute! I love it!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for remembering our troops!

mica said...

How pretty. Love the stamped hero image....so cute!

Kate Cecil said...

Your card made me smile, it is so cute! I'll have to try the Bingo Blast technique, thanks so much!!

Deb Neerman said...

Adorable card! Love the technique too!

Sharron said...

Such a cute card--love the chick! Very original design!

Verda said...

Absolutely adorable card and the little chick is so cute.

Christina Thomas said...

That card is too cute!! Thank you for supporting our troops!

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Marcy said...

Love your card! Please keep on supporting CFH - they are such an amazing group. I am inspired by how all the bloggers support each other too! Have an amazing weekend.

Marcy Kaminski

Kathy said...

Ohh - love that chick! Beautiful card!

Dani said...

Oh gosh, that little guy is adorable! Great card!

Dana said...

that chick is wonderful! so cute!

ML Design Works said...

Such a cute little chick! Someone will love this one! Thank you for participating!

Margie said...

Awww, how adorable! Great job!
TFS :*) Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

Roxie said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for supporting our troops!

Sarosa said...

I absolutely love your card, it's darling! Thanks also for the details on how it was done; I'll have to come back to your blog!

As a new Navy mom, I appreciate people like you who put so much time, money, and care into blessing our soldiers and sailors! As a cardmaker myself, I know those cards don't come together in seconds!

Thank you, Martha!

Susan McRae said...

Love the colours in your card!

Chris said...

What a sweet card. It wants to make you get up and march too!

katrynka said...

Lovely card! Great cause.

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

NanaBeth said...

Blessings to all of you who participated in this wonderful event. Thanks and prayers for the troops and their families for all they do to preserve our freedoms

Carole RB said...

Lovely card Martha

Whispers and Wishes said...

So glad to have you through this. You're cards are really adorable!

liannallama said...

what a pretty card and I love the colors you used!

Lisa said...

Love this card--it brought a smile to my face!!

nsmerkt said...

Seriously cute card! I have an old stamp similar to that but with a tall chick with polka dots...must dig that back out! Off to the next blog! Thanks!

Terra5 said...

Cute!
I love your birdie image and your layout is perfect.
Thank you,
Terry F.

The Wired Angel said...

Great card Martha.. thanks for all you do for CFH. Enjoy your hoiday weekend.

PaulaM said...

Martha, What a cute card. Thanks for joining in. Blessings

LyndenMomof2 said...

Thanks for making cards.

paliku said...

Martha,

Thank you for making cards and keeping the soldiers close to your heart. They are fortunate to have a loving and caring person think of them daily. Your card is as cute as it can be, and some one is
going to enjoy the card with the love it was made for.

Thank you,
Patti

Far North said...

Terrific posts and fabulous cards on your website! Thanks for all the support you send by participating in CFH!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the blog hop, and love your cards! How fun this has been so far!

Maggie said...

Love your cards. Thank you for making cards for our heroes.

Judy said...

Cute card! Thanks for all you've done for our military people with your handmade cards!
Thanks, too, for visiting my blog & leaving a comment!
Smiles :)

nichol Magouirk said...

beautiful!

Linda said...

I love all your cards! Glad I got to blog hop and see your page.

(louranew@yahoo.com)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a super cute card! Great image, perfect for the cause... Thanks for sharing!

Janet said...

So cute! I can't imagine a soldier who wouldn't like to receive your card.

Alyce said...

Your card made me smile. I love it.

StampinCathy said...

This card is just adorable.

Carolyn said...

That card is too cute. Thanks for all you do.

ceashark at aol dot com

Faith said...

Fun card!! First time here, I'm following the blog hop... Thanks for sharing...
Faith

Atticelf said...

Cute card!

I think the blog hop is an amazing event! My family and I will celebrate Memorial Day by making some cards to pass along to the troops. Love this!

Pam said...

Very nice card! That bingo blast technique looks especially good in red/white/blue ... reminds me of fireworks. And that little chick is just too sweet! Applause, applause!

lyndarmt said...

Your card is so cute and whimsical. Congrats to you for your work for our service men and women.

amycatalogna said...

How cute! Thanks for supporting CFH (I am a fellow blogger on the hop!)

jtvakmt said...

Cute, cute card. Love the flag waving chick!

Arlene said...

Great of you to participate in the blog hopping. :)

HoweverAlthough said...

Precious chick! I love it.

Susan Powers said...

I LOVE this card!! You did an excellent job on it. I looked through the rest of your blog and I just love it all. I am adding your blog to my favorites to come back and visit often. Thanks for sharing your gift of crafting with me & everyone else.

Lost in Paper said...

too cute!!! great card!!

LETUMom said...

Your little peep is so cute! Love that stamp. Thanks for helping out in this worthy cause.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Lots of fun in this peppy card! 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

Lyneen said...

WOW great card! Your blog is full of beautiful cards... Thanks for supporting our troops!

Inkerbelle said...

How adorable!

Beth Redding said...

Super Cute!
Blessings,
Beth

Daria said...

That image is so cute, and the Bingo Marker Blast technique makes a perfect bg for it.

KellyC said...

Love the cute little chic!!!
great card!

KellyC

kasmello said...

Your cards are great. love the space ships!
Kas

FibreJunky said...

What an adorable card!

Sandy said...

Girlfriend, I had a blast looking at your card, and now strolling through 127 comments! Heehee, see how fun blogging can be? :) :) :) Hope you're basking in the glow of the praise of your sweet card, that chick is nutty cute.

Have to tell a quick story - you know I have designed my company's gift catalog, right...well, we have a "parade of animals" and one year the guy in charge joked about having a little yellow chick in a marching band outfit..yadda yadda. Me being the silly person I am, I photoshopped a chick with a band hat and beating on a big drum. GUESS WHAT I HAD TO KEEP IN THE CATALOG!?!? Yeah. That's what I get for trying to be a smarty pants! lol.

Thanks for joining in the hop, my friend, and for your ongoing support of our heroes!!!

Cheri said...

Fantastic card. I'd never heard of the technique before but will be checking it out. Thanks for the welcome.

naomi_m said...

The bingo marker technique looks great.

Chris said...

Super card - thanks for participating in such a caring and important mission.

Tami B. said...

You are putting your talents to such good use with these beautiful cards. So many happy smiling families are being blessed with your cards.

Caryl P said...

Great idea on the technique, thanks for sharing, and thanks for doing so much for the troops!

...Darlene said...

What a cute chick!

Leesa Berry said...

Very cute card! What a great cause, thank you for spotlighting how important these military Heros are!

Happy Memorial Day!

Regina said...

that card is too cute...love that little chick

SuzAnn said...

love both your cards! thanks for the inspiration.

leenda said...

Super cute!

stampscrapnbowl said...

How FUN! I also love your shaving cream card. I can only imagine how they must sparkle in person. I'm sure they will brighten someone's day.

Anonymous said...

I really like this card, very fun, very refreshing! I'm sure it will brighten someone's day!

melody b

Wanda. said...

Such an adorable card!!! TFS

Carollee said...

So cute and so different then whatI would have expected. Thanks fro sharing!

Nena said...

Your card brings a laugh and will
bring joy to someone far away but
close to our hearts. The Missing
You card is just precious as well.
Thank you!!

About : sbartist said...

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

paperglueetc said...

What an awesome card!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

great card! I'm loving the hop!

Fabre said...

Martha, I think it is AWESOME that you started a blog just to participate in our blog hop (just like I did!). Now I'm hooked and I'm going to keep it up - and I hope you will too, as I am adding you to my favorites! Your card is just adorable. Thanks for everything you've done for this hop, and for everything you've done for CFH! Hugs!

Ina Ftacek said...

adorable patriotic chickie! You are sweet for thinking of the soldiers and may you be blessed also.Hugs,Ina

Sue said...

Love the colors!

Connie said...

SUCH a CUTE card! Love it!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Very cute and cheerful colors. Thanks for sharing it.

Cathy said...

Awesome! TFS!

Sharon said...

what an wonderful person you are

jaemom said...

What a great card, love the chick on parade! CFH rocks!

Anam_Kihaku said...

such a sweet card.

Lisa C said...

martha, you card is just ADORABLE. :) happy memorial day!

lsims said...

Love your card. Thanks for sharing.

Grace said...

Such an adorable card, sure to bring a smile to a service member!

Susan Timmerman said...

What an ADORABLE card!

Patti said...

I enjoyed your blog so much. In fact, I am probably spending too much time perusing blogs and may not finish the Blog Hop before it is over.

Thank you for your love and heart to make and send cards to CFH, and for your dedicated time all of these years.

Nancy said...

Totally cute card. Love your blog.

d'Dragon said...

Really cute card - someone's going to be happy to receive it!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

So cute what you did with this stamp. Thanks for all of your contributions to CFH.

Janice said...

What an adorable card. Thank you for the inspiration.

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sandra said...

so cute!!

Jenn J said...

cute technique on that background and love love love the chickee!

Elaine said...

You shared a darling card!

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Thanks!