11.14.2009

God Bless Our Heroes!!! {Blog Hop & SSCC #12!}




Welcome to the Operation Home Front Blog Hop! As a child of a military family (dad was career AF for 26 years!) and my brother & only sibling is Career Army, this is a special hop for me and I'm honored to be here celebrating with the OHF and all our hereos! You should have arrived from the astoningly creative cards from Nathalia or if you are just joining, start at the beginning HERE!




Today's card is a double post - although this is going to a soldier in the OWH, it's also my entry for the SSCC #12 :) First time I've had to enter a card for a double post but Im having MAJOR blog troubles since last night! Here is the descrption they give:

SCRIPTURE

The scripture I’ve chosen this week is John 15:13 "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."

Here in America, we are so blessed with freedom. Just think about how we can freely worship our wonderful God anytime we want. Many men and women throughout the years have sacrificed their lives so that we may have that opportunity. Not only have these soldiers sacrificed their lives, but their families have made sacrifices as well. I can’t thank my God enough for sending these amazing men and women to protect us. They truly are heroes, and they have a very special place in my heart.

There is a quote that says, “Only two people have ever died for you. One is Jesus Christ. The other is the American soldier.” That is so true. Jesus Christ died for us so that we might have eternal life. The American soldier died for us so that we might have freedom in this earthly life. My prayer is that we never take either cause for granted. Not only as Americans, but as Christians, I feel that it is our duty to support our troops and to show them our support in every way that we can. That brings me to our challenge.

CHALLENGE

The mission of Operation Write Home (formerly known as Cards for Heroes) is to support our nation’s armed forces by sending blank (handmade) greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.

The challenge for this week is to make a patriotic-themed card for a soldier and as a bonus, donate it to Operation Write Home, so that a soldier may be encouraged by your words of thanks. Write a special message of gratitude on the inside and sign your name. They will be distributed to soldiers who rarely get mail, or just need encouragement. Be sure to put your card in an envelope and write “Any Hero” on the front. For more information on how to make a card for “Any Hero” click here (http://www.owhhomefrontblog.org/2009/09/anyhero-cards-q.html). Please note there are some guidelines for cards so stop by and take a look!

Please keep hopping and next you should head over to Nanny's Place
and enjoy the hop!

Also, please take a peek at the Busy Beauties Boutique blog and hop along with the DT who are also making some wonderful cards for you! Before you go, please leave a comment. If you do, your name will go into a special Hero Hoppers drawing, where one winner will be selected at random. The prize will be digi images from the BBB from the talented and superbly sweet Carolyn! She, along with her friend Thomas, are the brains and talent behind the BBB - here is a Bathing Beauty digi up for grabs but hurry, it ends tonight at midnight! Also up for grabs is a wonderful digi image created by the talented Heather from Fresh Brewed Designs - an image she made for the hop. Isn't it terrific! Please stop by their blogs and take a peek at the goodness "brewing" there, too!

Here is another card I made for you using the God Bless you from the talented Heather at Fresh Brewed Designs!



Blessings!

28 comments:

  1. I love your card. The verse is perfect!!

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  2. Thanks for sharing the card!

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  3. Great post, Kels! Thanks for reminding me about one of the great freedoms - freedom to worship our amazing Lord! This card incorporates it beautifully! {{{HUGS}}}

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  4. Thanks for sharing your card....that is one of my favorite verses. Very inspiring!

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  5. What a gorgeous card - and oh I am so jealous of your sunshine! Gloomy dark day here, but your creativity brought me some sunshine :)

    Thanks for joining in the hop!

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  6. Lovely card... thanks for being in the blog hop and for helping to spread the word about OWH.

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  7. Kelly, your post and your card are beautiful!!! The image is gorgeous, and I love the button embellishments!!! You always post the most heartwarming messages that always makes me take stock of all the blessings I have in my life. Our God is truly amazing, and how fortunate we are to know Him!!! I love you, my darlin'!!!

    Hugs!
    Carolyn

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  8. 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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  9. Your blog is lovely and your card was beautiful. Whoever receives it will
    surely feel blessed by you.

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  10. Lovely card! What a great cause! TFS!

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  11. What a great thing to do. I love your card and your story! My Dad was also USAF for 26 years! My brother was in USAF for 10 years, and his son is in the Navy. I happen to work at a VA hospital, and I am very proud to care for our veterans!!!

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  12. Gorgeous card! I love it. Thanks for your inspiration!

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  13. Beautiful cards and beautiful comments.

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  14. Super card and amazing story! Thanks for supporting OWH!!

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

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  16. OMG Kelly your cards and post are so inspiring and beautiful! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent. Beautiful work!!

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  17. Great cards thanks for hoppin.!

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  18. Fantastic card.

    Thank you for the digis.

    {hugs}
    M.E.

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  19. As a military wife I must say a great big thank you for participating and for sharing your talent.

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  20. What a blessing this will be to the hero who receives your wonderful angel card!

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  21. Terrific cards, quotes, and scripture. Thanks for supporting OWH. Hugs, Loni

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  22. Thanks for sharing your cards and supporting our heroes!

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  23. Loving cards and lovely words to go with them!

    Thanks for playing along with us at SSCC.

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  24. Your angel card is truly stunning! TFS!!! I am so proud to be one of your fellow hoppers on the OWH blog hop! ~Michelle :)

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  25. Beautiful cards! I love the sheep with the flag. So awesom! And your angel is beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing them with us at SSCC!
    Blessings!
    ~H

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