Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sergeant Laura says...

"Participate in the Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop!"

"That's an ORDER!"

Did I scare you? Just Kidding! Heehee

Anyway, I really do encourage you to participate in this bloghop. Obviously, as a Soldier and a Soldier's wife, things like this have a bit of a significant meaning to me. Please support the good cause. If there's a special Service Member in your life. Please leave a comment. We'd love to honor them!

Here's my card:


And here's the button that will take you back to the start of the hop if you're a start from the front kinda person:

 

But... may I recommend just starting from here and making a full loop on back around. The hop is a little long, so why not keep up your momentum, go forward, be booty-licious, and give the back-end some love too!

Next on the blog hop list is ANITA...

Happy Memorial Day!


P.S. Don't forget to stand up when the flag passes by, and teach your children too as well. It really breaks this little Soldier's heart when everyone just sits on their bum.  Memorial Day is a celebration, but it's also sorta like a funeral. Please be respectful to those that have left their lives in order to let us live ours.

Me & My Hubs

94 comments:

Anita said...

Beautiful card------you did a fantastic job.
Hugs, Anita
http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com

Kajikit said...

Love your card!

Kajikit said...

I'm afraid your 'next' link doesn't work though... you might need to check it.

Brenda said...

I love your stitching, the way you add those few little zig zag stitches! Beautiful sentiment!

Karla HdezA said...

Beautiful Card!

Ronda Archangelo said...

Wonderful card...love it!

Ronda Archangelo said...

I don't know if it's Blogger or your link but your link to Anita's isn't working.

Cindy O said...

Great card, Laura! Lots of textures and colors, without looking too "busy." And thanks for sharing your Memorial Day thoughts.

Patricia H said...

I really like how you embellished the bow with the buttons.

Jennifer Scull said...

what great papers & I adore that button! grins! I am a button fanatic, you see..... ;)
thanks for adding what you did about standing when the flag passes.
have a great weekend!

Joanne Travis said...

I love your fabulous patriotic card! Lovely work!!

Nancy Keller said...

I love this - especially your fab. stitching! Thank you so much for sharing! I will be a new follower!

Patty said...

Thank you for your service and the sacrifices you and your family make top provide for our freedoms. Bless you and have a Happy Memorial Day weekend.

KellyRae said...

Thank you and your husband for your service! We appreciate all that you do. LOVE your card.

Louise Fox said...

Now THIS is a beautiful patriotic card! Blessings.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love the bold look of your card!

Nora said...

LOVE the card!

Kitty G said...

Beautiful card - I also want to say Thank you to you and your husband for fighting for and protecting our freedom.

Dot said...

Great background! We always put up a flag on Memorial Day!

Becca Whitham said...

Love that one little zig-zag stitch! I am totally stealing this card for later use!!

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Laura,
Beautiful card (love your photo of you and your hubby in your uniforms! May God bless your family!). :o)

Divinity said...

ur card is amazing!!!!! love all the details. hope your having a very wonderful memorial weekend :)

Misty said...

Fantastic card, love the stitching! Thank you to you & your hubs!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Brandy and Andie said...

Wow- what a fantastic card- the detail and bright, vibrant colors. I have to say though, the picture of you and your "hubs" outshines the card (I know- you didn't think that would be possible). May God bless you and keep you both making His face to shine upon you and give you peace.

Trisha said...

Thank you for your service! Your card is amazing :)

craftymrs said...

thank you for what your family does for our country!

The card looks great. I like the stitching!

Susan said...

SUPERB card! and thanks to you and hubs for serving! I am very patriotic, and I know what you mean my kids generation are like "so what" it kind of pisses me off! sorry.
I am surrounded by vets both alive and passed on. Dad very in WWII in the Navy, as did his brother in the army. uncle charlie was injured pretty severely by a "German Potato masher" in the "Battle of the Bulge" and rec'd the purple heart. Sadly, my own son (now 25) says if they bring the draft back, he's leaving for Canada. I don't get it.


BTW, you guys look awesome in your fatigues!
Enjoy your weekend!
Susan

Amanda said...

Great job and THANK YOU (and your hubby) for your service :) Happy Memorial Day!

K said...

thanks to you and yours, laura, for serving, and for that beautiful card! love it! must CAS!

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the paper you've chosen. The bow and button are great touch too.

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Also wanted to say -- thank you to both of you for your service. God Bless you both.

Dawn said...

THANK YOU, FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO!

and your card rocks too!

Redonna said...

Beautiful card.. love the little zig-zag in there - kinda like a heartbeat up there. My sincere appreciation to you and your husband for all your service and sacrifices for our country!
TFS,
Redonna
rleckie911 AT gmail.com

Cheryl said...

Awesome card! I love the design and the wonderful sentiment!

Thank you to you and your hubby for serving our nation!

--Cheryl--

The Stamper's Touch said...

What a lovely card!!! So clean and crisp! Enjoying the hop and Happy Memorial Day.

Linda

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fabulous card. I have taught my children from a very young age to respect the flag, stand up, remove your hat and put your hand on your heart. Thanks for all you do.

Jennifer E. said...

Awesome card Laura! Thank you for all the service and sacrifices you and your hubby have made for the rest of us. We wouldn't be where we are today without people like you! Happy Memorial Day!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Wonderful card - love that ribbon - and I'm with you with the comments about respecting the service men and women who have given the supreme sacrifice.

Meg Bean said...

One of my favorite cards on the hop!! Seriously!

Thanks to you and your husband for your service!

...Darlene said...

First Class Card. I love your medallion, it says it all. Thank you for your service and for being willing to be there for us. May you both be blessed!

Nancy M said...

Well, this has to be deemed a perfect card! Must be the heat, soul and spirit you put into it and behind it!! Thanks SO much for your service and sacrifice, and the good info.

Stephenie said...

Thank you for your service! We appreciate all that you do. Great cards too!

grandmalee said...

WHat a great-looking couple! My daughter is also a Sgt., but in the Army National Guard. Thanks to both of you for your service AND for helping support other Heroes!

Your card is fabulous! Love the stitching and the button! Great touches on this cheery card!

Alaine said...

GOR-GEOUS!!!!!!!

sandy said...

lovely card!! I have 2 Scouts, and they know how to behave with a flag. I do wish everyone did too. Thanks for the reminder.

MomsBeenScrappin said...

what a beautiful card! Thanks to you and your husband for your service to our country - much appreciated!
Doris :)

sharon said...

Exceptionally done card. Beautifully balanced.
sharon L
sharon dot lemon @ sbcglobal dot net

Michelle said...

Awesome card! Love the sentiment! Happy Memorial Day!

Sherrie K. said...

Well said...Thank you so much for your service to our Country! We appreciate all you do!!
Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Susan said...

great card. thanks for sharing.

Thank you, thank you for your service and for your husband's. You are appreciated and prayed for.

Thanks for the reminder to stand when the flag passes - so many people don't know or don't remember to honor our beautiful symbol of freedom and honor.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Laura! Your card is wonderful, I love it! I'd like to know where the sentiment came from because I'd like one too :)

Happy hopping and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Yolanda said...

Fantastic card! Love the stitching and the sentiment panel. And the chocolate covered cherries below are too yummy! Thanks so much for your and your husband's service. We appreciate you! I have two special soldiers--two of our three sons--one currently deployed.

Paula S. said...

What a totally fabulous card! I love the sentiment and every little detail. Thank you and your husband for your service. The wonderful photo of the two of you in uniform makes me want to stand up and salute you! :)

Dolores A. said...

Now that's what I call a really
patriotic card! Terrific.

Sylvia said...

Great card! Have a wonderful weekend.

Missy said...

Your card is wonderful, your blog is very pretty and nice photo of you and your husband!

Anita said...

Stunning card! Thanks for serving our country!

Operation Write Home said...

Laura, I'm soooooo glad you joined our hop! Thanks for your incredible card - and your service, and perspective. This girl stands every time she sees a flag :)

Arlene said...

This is the most beautiful patriotic card I have ever seen! You did an amazing job. :)
Arlene.

Karen said...

I was following the blog hop and immediately spotted you on the list! Beautiful card. Glad to reconnect with you.

Karen

Karen Howard said...

Wow, awesome patriotic card! Love the sentiment and details! Hugs, Karen

Jules said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for your service - both you & your "hubs!"

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful card! And I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you!

This is one hop I look forward to EVERY year and I sincerely appreciate your participation. My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran and it's such a pleasure to honor those men and women serving our country in whatever capacity. Our heartfelt thanks go out to them AND to their families at home. Happy Memorial Day!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Your card is stunning. Thank you for the reminder on flag etiquette, as well.

Shell said...

Love your card!
Thank you for sharing.
She11ygirl at verizon dot net

Just A Pac Rat said...

Love the card and the colors used. Thanks for sharing in the hop!

circlebenterprises.com

AllisonG said...

Love all of your comments on your blog AND your card, of course! Thank you to you and your hubby for serving our country and protecting OUR bums (as you so aptly put it!). Memorial Day is like a funeral, but people have forgotten because it's become another 3-day weekend full of sales. We HONOR your service and the service of those who have left their lives on the battlefield. THANK YOU!

BTW, I do LOVE your card. Wondering where the image/stamp came from. Loved all of your stitching, too! I never think to add stitching, so maybe I'll challenge myself to try - even if it is just faux stitching.

Sandi said...

Awesome card I love the stitching in the top corner!

Axes DesigNs said...

Beautiful Card!!! Congratulations to you and your husband!!!

Linda said...

That stitching that bow, the dp! OMG wat a wonderful patritic card! Thanks for all you do!!!

Lady Fair said...

Wonderful card, I love your use of different patterns, it adds alot of interest to the card. TFS and most of all, thank you for your service! lflinesatcomcastdotnet

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Laura. I love the star shaped button! And thank you and your husband for your service.

Crystal said...

Beautiful card! Love all of your creations! Thank you

Scrapacat said...

Wow - this card is beautiful! The stitching you added really leads the eye around your card nicely. Thank you for your service (and your hubby's). It bothers me to see people not respecting the flag, anthems, all that. It's such a privilege to live in this nation. I grew up in the military, married a disabled Army guy, and have great admiration for all our service people. Thanks!

Tami B. said...

Love the stitching. Thank you for your service.

Velda said...

Freedom isn't free. We thank you for your service. We have 3 grandsons on active duty and many family members have served as well. We honor all of you.

Marsha said...

Thank you for your beautiful card. I absolutely love it. And thank you for you and your hubby's service. And last but not least, thank you for your encouragement of patriotism and respect for our flag and what it stands for.

Christy said...

Love the stitching on card and the little bit of zigzag really sets it off. Thanks for your service and your husband's service as well. TFS!

Rufus said...

First, let me thank you and your hubby for your service to our country. Second let me assure you that I always stand when the flag goes by and/or the National Anthem is sung! Love your card, the sentiment is great. Also like how you stacked the blue and then white buttons over the red/white stripe ribbon.
R/

Heather Grow said...

You two are soooo cute! Love your card and the card in the next post. Thanks for the inspiration and for your service.

scrapkathy said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for your service and tell your hubby also.

Kathy
Laurel, Md
scrapkathy@verizon.net

Krystal said...

Nice card. I Like it so much

B-Jo said...

Your card is beautiful, and may I extend my gratitude to you and o your husband for your selfless desire to serve. I am especially grateful to all members of the military. Thanks.

helloholley said...

OK, this is totally GOREOUS!!!!! Thank you and your hubby for your service to our great Country....May God Bless you!!!;)

Dixie Cochran said...

Yes, ma'am, I'll participate in the hop! You scared me!! LOL!! Thank you for posting this beautiful card for inspiration. Thank too, to your family for your service to our country!!

SueB said...

great card and tips - thanx for the inspiration!
- SueB of Blondin Blogs
sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

Missy said...

Thank you to both you and your husband for all you do for our country. Love your card, the sentiment button is great.

Juliana T said...

great card! Love the sentiment. Thank you for your service

http://stampingwithgrandmalee.blogspot.com/

gbinion said...

thank you so very much for your service! you are appreciated more than you will ever know!

i have many servicepeople in my life, but the one heaviest on my heart right now is Kevin Hardesty of the US Marines who is serving in Bahrain.

ps... i LOVE the whole layout of your card... the colors, the sideways ribbon, the stitching....!!

rainbowsnbutterflies-gb.blogspot.com

Amy said...

BEAUTIFUL card!! I love the stitching and your embellishments!! SO pretty!! :)

My dad was in the Navy, my cousin is career Army, and my son's best friend is in the Marines... We LOVE our heroes!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your card and supporting OWH!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog ($50 GIVEAWAY going on NOW!!)
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Ann said...

Laura that is a spectactular card!! I love it!! Thank you to you and your hubby for your service!!

Cindy's Card Co said...

Laura your card is awesome, I love the stitching, great layout. Thanks to you and your hubby for your service.

NanaBeth said...

Amen sister-I hope I have instilled respect and gratitude in my children for our flag and service personnel.

Jenn Christman said...

I love your card.

I wanted to say thank you to you and your hubby for all that you do and have done. People in the military lost, retired, enlisted and future always have me in aww.