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Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Card Recipe

Are you participating in the Cards For Hero Blog Hop? If so, WELCOME - if you have come here some 'other' way - then why not hop along with the rest of us. You will be inspired to get your holiday cards started and you will also be inspired to share your talents with those who are fighting for our freedoms.
Now, onto my card - this was posted a couple of days ago for the 365 card blog challenges, but since I made a holiday card - I figured it was fitting for the blog hop. Here we go:
You have 'heard' me talk about how much I like sketch challenges, and color challenges - but the NEXT best thing is a RECIPE!! When you put all those together - well - it would be an easy project, right?
On Day Day 166 on the 365 card blog the challenge was to use this recipe. I decided I was a bit tired of using white as my base, so I pulled out a sheet of black and got busy. I looked through my stash of patterned papers first - and decided it has been awhile since I have done a Christmas Card and it IS getting closer to that time of year. The deadline is coming up fast for holiday cards to be sent to our troops overseas. I send my cards to Cards For Heroes and November 1st is the deadline to get holiday cards to them so they can get them to the troops.
Now on my card, I used glimmer mist and since the recipe called for using glitter, I used a glue dot in the center of my flowers and sprinkled the glitter there. Now this card may not make it into the hands of our troops because glitter is NOT a good thing. It can get on their uniforms and make them visible to the opposing forces with the night vision goggles, so I seldom use glitter anymore for that reason. As you begin to create for the holidays, I want to encourage you to get involved with CFH. My best friend has a son-in-law that is deployed. He recieved a big box of cards from CFH that he shared with his buddies. However, the really cool thing was hearing back from my friend that she received a card from him that was a CFH card and it meant A LOT to her - and it does to the troops as well!!
Thanks for stopping by today - I hope that you have been inspired to begin your holiday cards and to share them not only with family near and far - but with those you may never know - but who fight for the freedoms we so enjoy everyday.
Now I am going to offer you all a challenge of my own - I am going to challenge you to make at least FIVE cards to send to CFH - now the catch is that they have to be HOLIDAY cards - so go make your cards and come back here and let me know by sending me a link to your five cards. I will choose one of you to receive a CFH stamp that can be used on the back of your cards when you send them off to CFH. Oh, and I may throw in a couple other little goodies too - you just never know! :)
Now, off you go - but before you go get creative - continue to hop along (you might want to bookmark me so you can find your way back) and I am sure you will find LOTS of inspiration as you visit the blogs along the way. - Cyndi has an incredible computer generated card that will just take your breath away, and maybe even bring a little tear to your eye - I know it did for me!
*~*Paula*~*

28 comments:

~amy~ said...

Ahhhh...fabbie job Paula...good for you in making a CFH holiday card! I always start my holiday cards in November :(

wonderful job on the recipe Paula!!

Carolyn V said...

Great response to the challenge, Paula! (and you've gotten a start on your Christmas cards waaaay early, too)

Rose said...

look at you getting a head start on Christmas!! wonderful card :)

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Christmas what's Christmas??? lol I try not to think about it until November lol. Great take on the challenge today Paula. Love the colour combo.
Hugs
Michelle

Tasia D. said...

Beautiful!! Great job!

anabellpepper said...

Love the colors in this card! Great work!!

Cindy said...

A great card for a good cause!

Dawn said...

Thank you for sharing this story, it's so neat to hear how the cards really help support the heroes. It's awesome that your friend got one of the cards. speaking of cards yours is really nice!

Cathy said...

Awesome work!

Sandy said...

Love your card! And your heart - thanks so much for your support of our heroes!!!

Hugs...

Andrea said...

how pretty!

Cyn said...

Thanks Paula! Love the design of your card. And a great idea to throw a challenge out there to make more holiday cards!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Great card. It's hard not using glitter isn't it? haha.. Thanks for sharing and participating in the HOP!

Dora said...

such a lovely card!

LETUMom said...

Hi, Paula. I love your card! I guess I need to create some more cards for your challenge (LOL!)

Thanks for supporting CFH!

Tammy said...

What a wonderful card! I love your dp and the flowers!!

Loni said...

Great card and challenge and my 5 are already done, woohoo! check out my blog (I'm a stop too) at www.loniholt.blogspot.com I've been posting Holiday cards all week, so they are headed to CFH. Thanks for your CFH support too. Hugs!!

Night Shift Nancy said...

Very pretty! I love your card! And I am with you. . .scrapping is therapy! Nice to meet you. :)

Seongsook Duncan said...

Thanks for sharing your nice card. I am sure that your story will inspire others to make more cards for CFH.

Windy Robinson said...

Love your choice of colors... so warm. Very pretty.

Martha said...

Good point to try something different. A black background looks lovely and really shows off the shapes and prints. Thak you for the inspiration!

liannallama said...

great idea to use the recipe--why not make our work a little easier then we can send more cards to the troops!

kajikit said...

Pretty card! I shall have to take you up on the challenge... I shall return. :)

kajikit said...

Thanks for the link to 365 cards! I hadn't seen it before but it's a really neat idea - I always need new card fodder. :)

Suz said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration & for supporting CFH.

Mrs. E said...

Beautiful card!

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful card!!

Maggie said...

Very nice card. Thank you for supporting our heroes.