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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Operation Write Home Memorial Weekend Blog Hop

Thank you for visiting my blog to honor Memorial Day. This year, as I was assisting Nathan, a 2nd grader,  in writing an essay on Nathan Hale, I fell in love with this Patriot all over again. Young Nathan was impressed that Hale went from a school teacher, to a political leader, to Revolutionary War soldier, to a spy on the British troops, to a fallen hero. We were both impressed by his integrity and patriotism. When captured by the British troops Hale admitted to spying and was thus sentenced to be hanged. His last words were,

"My only regret is that I have but one life to give for my country."

Hale's great-nephew, Edward Everett Hale said, "And because that boy said those words, and because he died, thousands of other young men have given their lives to his country."

It is these men (and women) whom we remember on Memorial Day. I cannot help but be grateful to all those who have served and continue to serve in the fight for freedom. I am also filled with gratitude for the families who support them.
Please continue on the Operation Write Home blog hop journey to the talented Angela with Midnight Crafting.

After I posted my cards the niece (age 8.5) made her own version.

58 comments:

helloholley said...

I love,love,love(not as many as the miss,miss,miss you card!) all of these cards....they are wonderful!! Great blog!! ;)

Betty said...

WOW what an awesome job you did with these cards... Please don't ask me to pick a favorite :)

Merry's Musings said...

So creative! These are just perfect and have sparked my creative imagination. thanks so much for the share!

Les said...

I lovethe many cards and pics you included on this blog hope day! I hope to really up my game soon on today's post and to post more regularly for our hop!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what great cards. TFS.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

How wonderful that young Nathan is learning such important American history so early in his education!

I like all your cards, but my favorite is that 'miss U' card--short, sweet, and making its point in style!

Operation Write Home said...

I love all of these - especially the one with the big U!! I love your style! :)

I'm working on getting the blog before you to fix her link....the hoppers will be on the way!!

Corinna Lyons-Revello said...

I love your cards! I thought the first one was awesome, but then by the time I got to the last one I decided it was my fave.

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

Suz said...

Fantastic cards. You really rocked the red/white/blue theme

Alexandria said...

I LOVE the missing you American flag!

TN Granny said...

I love all your card and your niece did a great job also.
God Bless,
Jeanine

Paula said...

What beautiful cards! Hard to choose a favorite because they are all so nice. Very cool that you included the thoughts on Nathan Hale too. The blog hop is soo much more then just cards, I love it!

rstuck2003 said...

All of your cards are great, thanks for sharing.

Betty said...
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Martha said...

Wonderful set of Miss You cards! Someone at home will get the point, lol. Nice work.
Thanks for supporting OWH!

Shelly Schmidt said...

That is so wonderful that your niece wanted to join in! Your cards are wonderful! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

eddee1286 said...

Love the cards. Tell your niece thanks for sharing too. Love the simple Miss U card the most.

Erika said...

Great cards! And, as a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

Susan said...

Love your cards! all great :)
Susan

Debi said...

Beautiful!!!
Love the love you put into your cards!
OWH is lucky to have you in the group, for sure!
Hugs, Debi

debb said...

These are beautiful cards- and how talented your niece is!

Yolanda said...

These cards are great. I love the third one! Your niece did a fantastic job.

Kas said...

I love your cards, and tell your niece I love hers too!

Jennifer Scull said...

your cards and wonderful, as is the one made by your niece. thank you for the historical reminder of one of our great American heroes. much needed! :)

enjoy your weekend!

Erica W. said...

These are wonderful! I think the first is my favorite! As a military spouse, I personally thank you for sharing your talent with fellow service members. Bless you!

StampinSher said...

Your cards are fabulous, your 8.5 yr. old niece did a terrific job too and I thank you for your Obvious Involvement of our Young Children of our Beautiful Nation to help them learn our history, the meaning of Memorial Day, the Love of Our Country. You are a terrific person!
Smilin' Sher

Renee said...

Your flag cards are all so clever. Your neice did a great job, too!

Cathy... said...

What great cards! Please tell your niece I LOVE her card too! Have a great weekend!

Cut n Paste said...

Love all of your missing you cards...great job!!!

grandmalee said...

I really love your cards & your niece's card is so darling! Telll her to keep up the good work! Your blog is awesome! Such color & imagination! TFS about Nathan Hale! It's never hurts to be reminded about our history!

ML Design Works said...

Your cards are so sweet! Lisa :-)

jackielwatson said...

Love, love your cards they are awesome and your nieces card is so cute. Thanks for sharing your artwork.

Linda said...

Great cards! Thanks for Hopping!

Kimme said...

Love love love love love love love love love love love love love that first card. I could see my husband sending that when we were newly married and he was deployed. Thanks for supporting OWH.

3momph4755 said...

Awesome cards! They are so bright in color and cheerful.

Cheryl said...

Your cards really pop...the colors are so crisp...Im sad you had a broken link...that happened to me for several hours last hop...I came over from the OWH fb post to wish you happy scrapping!!

Cheryl said...

oh btw check out my blog sometime this week for free digis & candy htpp://dontworrybescrappi.blogpot.com

Karen Howard said...

Wow, what beautiful cards!!!

Jennifer Moore said...

Love all your cards, especially the first one.

Debby said...

Great cards. Thanks for all you are doing for our heroes!

Nancy Keller said...

Wow - thanks for sharing all of this - I love all of your cards and you should probably give your little niece a big snuggle for doing such a great job too! :D That is fantastic!!!

Laura Stewart said...

great project!

Dixie Cochran said...

Awesome cards! Thanks for your post. Well done and well said!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Love your cards, thanks for the inspiration!

Kim said...

All your cards so wonderful! TFS

Cheryl said...

WONDERFUL! I love all of them. Your niece also did a great job!



(I love the "I miss miss miss.....you" card!)

Cindi (aka iring) said...

Such clever cards! Especially like the miss, miss, miss you! But really, all of them are really nice, and your niece did a great job too!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Your cards CAS great! Love your style. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Tammy said...

Awesome cards!! I love the CAS style!! Thanks for sharing!

jengd said...

Great cards! LOVE you miss miss miss card!

Tami B. said...

As always such beautiful cards, Heather. I didn't know that story and I love hearing the message behind the quote I've heard so many times. Thank you for supporting OWH.

Courtney K said...

your cards are so creative ~ i especially like the first one and how you made the sentiment into a flag design. awesome!

Meg Bean said...

Wow! You went all out with your cards!

Theresa said...

Great, Great Cards TFS!!

christy sheffield said...

cute cards! thanks for sharing.

Donna Inks said...

Hi, Heather! You are the winner in my blog candy drawing! I'll email you for your address!

Great cards! Thanks for hopping!

Grammykrob said...

Heather your work is just beautiful. I am honored you stopped by my blog and left a comment for the bloghop. And very excited to tell you you won a stamp set.

Kathy
Pass It On
http://kathypassiton.blogspot.com/

Suz said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog during the OWH blog hop & leaving a sweet comment.

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