This weekend I'd like to share a card for the Cards for Heroes Blog Hop. CFH was a new site to me until this week; but after browsing there for a while, I knew that I'd like to help others find the site and, most of all, help the cause. My card is an AnyHero card--a card for a hero who needs encouragement.
With Memorial Day around the corner here in America, we've been seeing veterans with the red paper poppies outside stores. As we've collected a few of these poppies, we've been trying to explain to our son what constitutes a hero. It isn't someone with blue tights and a cape who happens to be impervious to danger. To us, it's someone who willingly sacrifices anything from personal comfort through perhaps even life, for the benefit of others. It obviously doesn't have to be someone serving in the military, but today's card is for a military hero.
Cards for Heroes also sends unsigned cards that servicemen and women can send back to their loved ones. Do you have a stash that could use a home? Please consider donating them to Cards for Heroes! Next in the blog hop is Lisa at My Little Ink Spot. Lisa has a clean, fun style, and I know that you'll enjoy her card. Also, if you didn't start at the beginning of the blog hop, be sure to check out this page for prizes and a complete list of participating blogs. Bloggers will have their cards up by noon today (Saturday, May 23), PST.
Stamps: Let Freedom Ring, Star Prints, and Background Basics: Text Style (PaperTrey Ink)
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream (PaperTrey Ink), Navy (Bazzill)
Ink: Pure Poppy and Vintage Cream (PTI), Night of Navy (SU), and Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: stars (Hot Fix Embellishments, Brass It Up collection)
Tools: Fiskars Star Punch, sewing machine