And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose. . Romans 8:28

truth

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:
and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 / KJV
Jesus is our soon coming King
James 5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh."

Saturday, November 14, 2009

God Bless America


Good morning!!! Today, many of us are participating in the Operation Write Home Veteran's Day Blog Hop. If you arrived from Heather's blog, then you are in the right place. If you arrived here first, you will want to hop on over to the beginning of this heartfelt hop to honor our nation's heroes at the OWHS Homefront Blog.

I have a few cards to share with you today. First I created 2 Any hero cards. I was not sure what an any Hero card was exactly so I asked my friend Carolyn what I needed to create for it. She told me that an Any Hero card are cards meant for soldiers who are about to go out on a mission...soldiers who receive very little mail from home...and for soldiers who need a boost. I hope that these cards are able to do just that. I had my children draw some pictures and little letters to add to the cards. They were not prompted and I was actually surprised by what my daughter designed. She drew snowmen because that is my last images I have made, so she was stuck on that theme. Tommy Ray drew pumpkins? He said "it is special and I wanted to remind them of Fall and i love them and Jesus loves them too". Hannah said she would tell the service men and women "Jesus loves you and he will guide you through all of your trouble. He will protect you. And thank you for fighting for our country for us. We will pray for you. " I could not have said it better. I will have them write this out and add to their letters to add to the Any Hero cards. I have a feeling I will be creating a lot more of these cards to be sending to our service men and women. It is a small token of my appreciation and love I have for them. **my scanner is not working so i will try to add the kids pictures to this post later. Sorry**


Lolita by Busy Beauties


God Bless Ewe by Fresh Brewed Designs

The next cards I have to share with you are Valentine's Day cards. These cards are for our Heros to be able to have a card to send home to one of their loved ones. I am not much of a sucker for Valentine's Day ~ not sure why ~ but after this my views of it may have changed.



If you would like to send some Valentines to our troops, and help them send some love to their loved ones...the deadline for sending them to OWH is January 8th, 2010.

image from Fresh Brewed Designs



image from Fresh Brewed Designs

image from Artful Legacy

Now for a little fun!!! My beautiful friend Carolyn is offering this Busy Beauties cameo image from her shop, Busy Beauties Botique. I love this!!! The images are so fun and can be used for so many different occasions. Carolyn is just the sweetest ever. If you would like to make a card using the Bubbly Beauty Cameo image above, you can grab it here today for free. This image will only be available until midnight (EST) Sunday...so, if you think you might want to use it, you better grab it up now. It won't be here tomorrow.


This image is no longer available for free, but you can find it HERE ( Busy Beauties Boutique ) to purchase :o) Thanks!

I am offering everyone this image of God Bless Ewe. It is one I created specifically for the hop. It will not be for sale in my shop and there is no time limit to pick it up. I do hope you can use it and make it for someone just to tell them thank you.


I may seem a little lost for words. It is because I have heard stories from my uncles, grandfathers and friends but I have not experienced anything like this in my personal life. I can not imagine the time put into training, working, preparing. The time away from their families, the sacrifices made by each and every one including the family left behind. I am overwhelmed with emotions and an forever greatful.

I also wanted you to know that all those who leave a comment on this post will be given three chances to win some digis of their choice. One grand prize winner will receive two free digis of his/her choice...one image from the Busy Beauties Boutique and one image from Fresh Brewed Designs...one winner will receive a digi of his/her choice from the Busy Beauties Boutique, and one winner will receive a digi of his/her choice from Fresh Brewed Designs. If you would like to boost your chances at winning, make sure you stop by and visit the blogs of the following ladies:
Carolyn
Catherine
Carmen
Kelly
Rhonda
Each of them will be offering the same blog prizes to three randomly chosen winners from today's commenters.


Dont forget to hop on over to Yapha's blog and see the beary sweet cards she has to share with you.

37 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  2. Great cards! I love your coloring. Heather (from the hop stop before you)

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  3. Love your cards & the awesome digis! Thanks for the freebies & supporting our troops!

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  4. adorable cards!!! you do a fabulous job coloring the stamps!

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  5. They all look great! Wasn't is fun coloring Lolita up to play "Aunt Sammi"?!?!
    GREAT FBD inspiration here! Thanks so much sweetie! {{{{HUGS}}}}

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  6. Heather dear, all of your creations are FABULOUS!!!! I couldn't pick a favorite if my life depended on it!! I love that Tommy Ray and Hannah are sending some love with the Any Hero Cards you create:o) They are such sweethearts!!! I bet their loving messages will be cherished forever by all those who receive them!!! Had to tell you...I kept smiling all through the night thinking of the song that was sung to me over the phone!! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!!!

    Love ya!!
    Carolyn

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  7. Your cards are so energetic! I love them....thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. I enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing your cards.

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  9. How sweet of you to be a part this blog hop for our soldiers, Heather. Your cards are exceptionally wonderful and will bring joy to each one receiving it. I never thought about Valentine's Day for them so I will do that much. I will use your drawing to send a few to soldiers who do not get mail because I'd said I would and your drawing will provide a nice patriotic feel. God bless you for doing this. How sweet your children are, Heather! My first husband was military and we had the Gulf War as the worst for us but he was on a ship so we have not experienced loss of that kind, thank God. My dad was in the Vietnam war...not a good experience either and I never really understood it until later. So my prayers are continuous for the men and women who do this. All three of my sons haven't been called but registered....*sigh* Hope you're having a fab weekend!

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  10. Such wonderful cards Heather - I can't wait to try out some of the digis too!

    Thanks for taking part in our hop!!

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  11. love how you used the digi stamps. Wonderful!

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  12. Very pretty cards! I am sure the soldiers will LOVE them!! Thanks for the cute freebie, I am going to have to make some cards with your image too to send off to the soldiers! Thanks, and God Bless our soldiers.

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  13. Heather really sweet post. Your cards are adorable!

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  14. You really did an awesome job on the cards! Love these digis & can't wait to try them out!

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  15. You must be Heather number two. :) Very nice cards, cute images and so much fun that your kids joined in too.

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  16. Lovely cards Heather.... thanks for being in the blog hop and for helping to spread the word about OWH.

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  17. This is such a heartening venture. Here in Canada, the painting guild I belong to also creates and sends cards for our troops. They range from painted, thru to stamped and embossed cards in every style imaginable and are received with great appreciation. It's such a little thing we can do for our heroes!

    ~ Shelley

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  18. That cup of love is great! Yours cards are terrific.

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  19. Your cards are beautiful! I love what you wrote about what your kids said! That is so precious!

    thanks for the digi's

    hugs
    Mary

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  20. Wow Heather! Awesome cards! This was a very moving post, what a wonderful cause. I am sure you are going touch many lives with your generousity and love. Hope you are feeling better today.
    Blessings,
    Stacy

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  21. Super cute cards! Thanks for supporting OWH!!

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  22. Oh Heather, your cards are fantabulous! It's so great that your children are also creating cards, letters and drawings for our heroes. Thanks so much for creating such a wonderful digi image for us to use. Fabulous work!!

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  23. Awesome cards! What a wonderful crafty and supportive thing we can do for our troops! God bless them, and you!

    carlagade [at] gmail [dot] com

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  24. Ta Ta Terrific post today, Heather! The digi you made is above and beyond fantastic and what a blessing you are to have offered it to so many (posted to my blog) Such inspiration this is and to our wonderful troops! God Bless!

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  25. Great cards and Happy Homeschooling!

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  26. Terrific cards.

    Thank you for the free digi and a chance to win more.

    I'm also participating in the blog hop and I have Blogoversary candy up for grabs.


    {hugs}
    M.E.

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  27. Adorable cards and what sweet kids! As a military wife I must give a great big thank you for participating!

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  28. beautiful cards and you've got great kids! Thanks for supporting OWH. Hugs, Loni

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  29. Great cards and terrific story about your kids' willingness to love and share. Hugs!
    ~ky
    http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

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  30. Coffee! And cards! Hooray! Two of my favorite things!Thanks so much for sharing! I love your blog!!!!!!! I am going to "follow" :)

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  31. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Such wonderful cards! Thanks for supporting the heroes.

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  33. Great cards - glad to be one of your neighbors on the hop! Have a great one! ~Michelle ;)

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  34. Wonderful cards. They are so fun and cheery. Thanks for the generous give-away too.

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