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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Red, White and Blue Missing You

It's a Memorial Day Blog hop over at Operation Write Home. If you've come here from Cara's Miscellaneous Me Blog, you are on the right track.


Perhaps because my novel is set in the Revolutionary War time period, I am drawn to all things 1776 right now. I'm not sure the stamping came through on the picture, but it's the Declaration of Independence. I only used part of it, smudged and ripped it, and then covered it up with the jute knot and heart charm...but it's there.


The paper is OLD from CTMH, but I sure wish I'd bought three or four packs of it. If my crystal ball had been working properly, I would have known both my husband and my son would both be officers in the Army these days. But alas, it must have been cracked.
I am now in the final countdown for my husband's return from Afghanistan. However, there are 7 families who just received word their soldiers are coming home draped in the flag. As you enjoy the rest of the blog hop, I ask you to remember these dear ones in your prayers before moving on to Lena's Scrapbutterfly Blog. Before you go, let me say a personal thank you from someone who has been the recipient of your beautiful cards. I've saved every one because they  mean so much.

Until next time,
Becca

69 comments:

  1. You've done a fantastic job with the vintage look of your card!
    Thank you to your family for serving our country.

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  2. What a fantabulous vintage card! I love it to pieces... thanks for playing...

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  3. Gorgeous card Becca! I love the vintage feel of it. Receiving this would feel like you've received a treasured momento that has been tucked away for many years.

    Bless you and your family for your service and all those families whose heroes never came back.

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  4. love the vintage feel - thank you for the service of your family to the world -

    thank you for support OWH

    Barb Housner

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  5. Fantastic distressed card! Real vintage feel and look!

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  6. Neat, Becca! Thanks for sharing your story with us. I love the card that you made to share with us. It's absolutely beautiful and so antique looking. . . it's great to have you join us. Best wishes for you and your family!

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  7. Gorgeous, rich colors and textures. Love the twine wrapped across it. Thank you for sharing it, and thank you even more for your & your family's service to our country.

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  8. I like the rustic look of your card!

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  9. Becca, Elegant and vintage - a really beautiful card.

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  10. GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS card!!! So very pretty.
    Lynn

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  11. Yes, and CTMH doesn't carry anything remotely 4th of July/Americana/Military right now!

    I emailed you awhile back regarding the chaplaincy for my husband. I've started to blog about it. Right now, I'm blogging old journal entries, but I'll be caught up soon.

    http://chaplaincyquest.blogspot.com/

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  12. Please thank your husband and son for serving to protect our freedom. And thank you for sharing them with us.

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  13. Really great card! My prayers for the safe and speedy return of your husband. Thank you both for your service to this great nation we cherish.

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  14. Amazing card! Prayers for your husband's safe return.

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  15. very creative! wonderful card

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  16. Becca,
    I have very little of that old CTMH paper left and I use it so sparingly out of fear it will one day be gone...LOVE it on your card! I also love how God is so important to you, too! Blessings!

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  17. This card is so beautiful!

    Cara

    http://miscellaneousme.wordpress.com

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  18. I am totally smitten with the revolutionary era. This cards soooo ROCKS!! love the aging and the twine :) Please thank your hubster and son for serving from me and my vet hubby.
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Susan

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  19. Amazing card! I love the vintage look :) Happy Memorial Day :)

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  20. beautiful, beautiful card! so many lovely layers! love that antiquing, too! and that little heart-shaped button! thank you!

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  21. Fabulous card, totally love the look & feel!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  22. Wonderful card! I love the distressed feel to it.


    --Cheryl--

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  23. Your card is beautiful. I just love all of the elements you have used on it.
    Thank you to your husband for his service.

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  24. Great vintage feel. I wish to express my sincere appreciation to you and your family for your service and support for our country.
    TFS,
    Redonna
    rleckie911 AT gmail.com

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  25. I like the distressed look of your card, and the way you used the twine. Very nice!

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  26. What a breathtakingly beautiful card! I'll pray for your husbands safety as well as his companions.

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  27. Stunning card. Beautful details.
    Sharon L
    sharon dot lemon @ sbcglobal dot net

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  28. I really like the worn, distressed look of your card!

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  29. I absolutely love your card. The vintage look of the papers and the jute was perfect for the card. Both my husband and I were in the Army, our son was deployed Iraq last year and our nephew is currently deployed to Afghanistan. I wish your husband a safe return.

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  30. WOW--what a great card!! It is at/near the top of my list from the whole hop and you are near the end in my order! WTG! Thanks so much for the service and sacrifice of your family; always be blessed!!!
    RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM (mine is easier to read in caps)

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  31. Gorgeous card! I absolutely love it!

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  32. I have had a few items like your heart charm where I wished I had bought of them but didn't. Why is it that when you do decide to get more, the store/place is out of the items you really now can't live without??

    Love your card.

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  33. thank you for your sacrifice to our country - your support of your husband and son is so vital. Praying for our military and their families.

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  34. Well I haven't made it all the way to the end yet but I think I have found my favorite. Thank you for sharing your family and your time sharing on the blog hop.

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  35. Beautiful card Becca! I noticed in my scraps yesterday that's there is a lot of red and navy paper and patriotic patterned papers :)


    Happy hopping, have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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  36. This is lovely! Is the Declaration of Independence image a stamp or the paper from CTMH? Love it! Prayers fro your families safe return and service.
    vlbenson12 at aol dot com

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  37. Positively delightful!!! Love the vintage feel of this card!!!

    Linda

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  38. Beautiful card. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  39. Your card is a treasure - someone will be very lucky to receive it. Blessings to you and your family for your service to our country.

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  40. Stunning card! Thanks to your family for sacrificing for our country. My prayers are with the families.

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  41. Becca this is amazing!!! Wow. Love the distressed feel - you've got Revolutionary down to a T. Or is that an R? :)

    Can't wait til your hubby is back home!!!

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  42. Love the aged look you got on this card. It's beautiful. Thanks so much for your families service! My son is due back soon and I can imagine the anticipation you feel.

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  43. Wonderful missing you card! Thanks for sharing and joining in the bloghop! Hugs, Karen

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  44. This looks like a treasured heirloom already. Best wishes for the safe return of your husband and his compatriots, and kind thoughts and prayers for those families who are mourning. . . .

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  45. I love the heirloom look of your card!! Thanks for sharing!

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  46. That card is so beautiful, I love the vintage look of it.
    Thank you for sharing.
    She11ygirl at verizon dot net

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  47. Your card is so pretty! I really love it!

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  48. Oh my gosh, your card is beautiful!

    Thank you for the sacrifices you've made as a military wife AND mom. Good thoughts for their safe return home SOON!

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  49. Love the card! Thanks for sharing in the hop and all your sacrifices through life!

    circlebenterprises.com

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  50. Love the antiqueness of this card! Very nice card! Hope all goes well and your husband returns home safetly to you!

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  51. What a beautiful card, it looks vintage. Love that heart charm. Also, thank you to you and your family for the sacrifices you are making for this great country. TFS! lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  52. This card is pure perfection. Thanks for taking part in the hop!

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  53. Beautiful vintage card, Becca. I love that little heart charm. Happy Hopping!

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  54. Your card is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you to you and your husband and family for your sacrifice.

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  55. This is an awesome card. I can't even say enough about it - I love it. Huge thanks to you and your family for the service and sacrifice.

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  56. This is a cool card, love the Revolutionary War theme going on! I bet your excited about your husband coming home soon, so sad about the other families and their soldiers in his unit, will be remebring them all for their sacrifice.

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  57. Thank you to your entire family for your service to our country. My heart goes out to the families who's loved Hero is coming home covered by our flag. I'm glad to hear that you've gotten OWH cards from your loved ones and saved them. That's why I make cards for OWH. You can't save a phone call nor do you put e-mail in a shoe box under your bed. May your Heroes come home to you soon safe and sound,
    R/

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  58. What a stunning card. Hoping for your family member's safe return.

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  59. WOW, what a beauty this card is....old and vintage looking is my thing!!! great job!!! thank you to you and your family for your service and sacrifice!!! Blessings!!!;)

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

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  61. Love the vintage look. Thank you to you and your family for your sacrifices.

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  62. OMGoodness... LOVE your card -- The paper is FANTASTIC and your distressing is wonderful!! :)

    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

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  63. What a fabulously distressed card!!Thank you to your family for their service! God Bless!!

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  64. beautiful card! I love the way it looks so vintage. Hope your husband comes home safely.

    jonder at frontier dot com

    http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

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  65. Hi Becca, I just came back to tell you how much I love your card. Your cards are always beautiful and this is no exception. It has a true vintage look, which I love. God bless your husband as he finishes his deployment; thanks for reminding us why we make cards for OWH.

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  66. Becca!! A beautiful card! I love the design and your paper choices. It's a sad thing to run out of a favorite paper. It's happened to me too many times. I know you are looking forward to your hubby's return!!! It was my pleasure to send cards to him!

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