I'm so amazed by everyone participating in Operation Write Home's Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop. It is fabulous to have so many in the paper crafting community sharing their creativity and acknowledging those that have served and are serving our country.

I used to love Memorial Day as a kid because it meant just a few more weeks of school, a parade, a BBQ with family and friends, a visit to the cemetery to place flowers on the grave. Things have changes so much for me partly because I grew up and took an interest in the world around me and the history that has brought us to where we are today. I have gained a greater appreciation for those that have served and are serving our country and am grateful for the sacrifices they and their families have made to defend the many freedoms that we enjoy in this great country, the United States of America.

You probably arrived here from Little Bit of Life. If you didn't you can start at the beginning of the hop at the OWH page linked above. I'm in the last 2/3 of the hop so if you need to start at the beginning, I recommend you grab your beverage of choice, a snack and enjoy.

I have 3 cards that quite simple in making thinking of the fact that they will be going overseas and you don't really want to be too bulky.

The first two are made with stamps from Stampin' Up!Stamps: Land That I Love, Warmest Regards
CS: Ruby Red, Not Quite Navy, VV
Ink: Ruby Red, Basic Brown, Craft White
Misc.: Piercing
Stamps: Wonderful Words
CS: Night of Navy, Bravo Burgundy, WW
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Misc.: Star punch & sand paper, glue dot
Use a tooth brush to get the ink on the cardstock.

The last card is made with Ann-ticipation stamps. I don't believe you can buy these stamps unless an individual is selling them. I bought quite a few at their store in California before they closed.
A huge thank you to all that have served or are serving at home or abroad. Thanks to everyone that dropped by. Your next stop is Kelly at The Weekend Stamper.

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  1. Cute mouse card! The distressing on the Thank you is awesome.

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  2. Great cards! I love the mouse card.. too cute!

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  3. great cards. the mouse is my favorite, adorable!

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  4. Great cards! The middle one is my fave!!

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  5. Cute cards. Happy Memorial day. Thank you for supporting OWH!

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  6. omgosh, i love that flag card!!!

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  7. all three of your cards are awesome! I love the second card, it reminds me of driving around the midwest and seeing the flags painted on the sides of barns. And Grand Old Flag is our GD's FAVORITE song to sing. She know ALL the words and is only 6 years old.
    Love that you were able to share your talent with all of us... this is so fun!

    Happy Memorial Weekend!

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  8. Kelly,
    All three of your cards are great.

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  9. Awesome cards! Thanks for participating in the blog hope from a fellow blogger!

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  10. Well done - VERY well done :) All 3 cards are lovely and the mouse too too cute!

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  11. Wow, love all these cards but the mouse is my favorite!!!

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  12. "Every heart beats true" is just a wonderful wonderful card... all are adorable but that one ::sigh::

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  13. Wonderful cards.
    Happy Memorial Day.

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  14. Wow, I really love the woodgrain look on that second card! Very cool.

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  15. These are beautiful. I love them all. You did such a great job..TFS

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  16. What great cards. I really like the flag one. Great job. TFS.

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  17. These are all beautiful cards!

    ~Courtney~

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  18. What a wonderful mix all different styles. I LOVE the flag. Thanks so much for the post.

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  19. FABULOUS cards - love the eagle and the flag ones best--amazing.

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  20. I love all your cards - the distressed flag is fannnntastic, and that mouse is the most adorable thing!! Cute!!!

    Happy hopping, Deborah!

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  21. Great cards! enjoy the rest of the hop :)
    Susan

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  22. I love the toothbrush technique on the flag card. Let's see... who in my household can do without a toothbrush...

    Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Wonderful cards- the eagle is one of my favorite stamps! The house mouse is adorable- and I LOVE the sentiment! Bless you!

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  24. Love all your cards but the mouse card is my favorite!

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  25. Hi Deborah!

    Wonderful cards. I love the idea for using the toothbrush! I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for Hopping.

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  26. Beautiful cards! The 1st one is my fave! :O)

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  27. love the cute mouse/flag card, how cute!

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  28. Great card! I especially love the 2nd one - very rustic and pretty! And, as a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

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  29. All of these cards are wonderful!!!

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  30. Terrific cards. I especially love the rustic, folk art style on the flag one. Nice work!

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  31. Your cards are stunning!!!!

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  32. Gorgeous cards, especially the mouse card. Thanks for sharing this Memorial Day weekend

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  33. All of your cards are lovely! I especially like that distressed flag card!

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  34. Oh my goodness, I just adore that flag card. . . . so pretty!

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  35. Great cards, loving the mouse card too!!

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  36. All of your cards are adorable. Love the flag card.

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  37. Great cards....Love that whistling mouse...tooooo Cute!!
    Thanks for sharing....Jennifer

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  38. OH!! Love these cards, especially the mouse! He looks so pleased with himself!

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  39. Great cards and I especially love the flag card. Great job.

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  40. Wow - love your blog and your cards are great! That musical one is my fave. :)

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  41. All the cards are wonderful. I love the rustic flag the most - it is fab!

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  42. Each one of your three cards is wonderful. The eagle one is inspiring, the thank you card uses my favorite word stamps and that little guy in your third card is so fun! TFS

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  43. Love your cards today! The mouse is my favorite, it's so cute! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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  44. All your cards are beautiful. The little mouse is so adorable.

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  45. Thanks for sharing each one of your beautiful cards! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! :o)

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  46. thanks for sharing the love and the commitment for OWH. All three projects really fill the bill though the Patriotic star and stripes is the one I can't wait to CASE. Thanks for the distressing tip.

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  47. Great cards! I like how you used sheet music background for your mouse card!

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  48. Thanks for sharing your cards. Wonderful!

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  49. Love the distressed flag card and the mousey is cute cute cute!!!! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  50. I love all the cards but I think the prim flag is my favorite. Thanks for joining the hop.

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  51. Great cards! Love your Eagle stamp. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Like all your cards - really love the eagle stamp!

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