Saturday, May 28, 2011

OWH Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping in today for the bloghop -- this being Memorial Day weekend I wanted to start off my blog with a Memorial Day quote to provide inspiration and help honor this annual holiday.

                               And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.
                              And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
                               ---Lee Greenwo

My Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop "Miss You" card ....
 If you would like to go to the beginning of the bloghop you may click the OWH Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop here........                                                                        
      
I used the OWH Sketch 26 (see below) for the design.  I made a couple of adjustments to the layout to accommodate this card but overall it is the same sketch.  I used plain cardstock for the blue and the red paper is from Scrapworks. The patterned designer paper is from Jenni Bowlin Classic Red.  The Bassett Hound stamp is from the Stampin' Place.  I just think his or her expression says it all.  The sentiment stamp is from Creative Stamping.  I added three buttons and tied them on with some embroidery thread and there you have it.


If you have a minute before you leave I have listed below some ways to Observe Memorial Day --
  • Adorning the graves of the soldiers with flags or flowers.  
  • Visiting cemeteries and memorials.
  • Furling the American Flag at half-mast until noon.   
  • Fuling the 'POW/MIA Flag'.
  • Keep silence for a minute at 3 p.m., 'National Moment of Remembrance' and listen to Taps being played.      
  • Take a pledge to aid the disabled veterans, widows, widowers and orphans of the dead and keep it.
  • You may support the effors to restore the traditional day of observance of Memorial Day back to May 30th.
  • Offering thanks to the veterans and appreciating the ultimate sacrifices of the soldiers to the bereaved families personally may help too.
Thanks for stopping in.

 Sketch 26


51 comments:

KellyRae said...

Awww...that droopy dog looks soo sad. Definitely the mascot for missing you! Cute card!

Nancy Keller said...

Love that sad puppy! Thanks for sharing! Great job, an it is wonderful to meet you!

Trisha said...

That is so cute!

Jules said...

Great card, Sharon! (Thanks for the nice lead in!) =o)

Jen said...

Great card!!

Dot said...

Thanks for the idea with the sketch!!

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

really love the colors you chose! Beautiful!

Misty said...

Nothing says 'miss you' better than a basset! Love it!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
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hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Divinity said...

LOL the image goes so well with the sentiment! great card! :)

Redonna said...

Nice card - that pup would say "miss you" even with no sentiment.
TFS,
Redonna
rleckie911 AT gmail.com

K said...

nice card! i didn't know i was such a sucker for dogs, but this hound got me--love him! and the sentiment is perfect! great job of using papers that aren't part of a collection, too! thanks also for the memorial day 'opportunities'!

Amanda said...

I love the Basset Hound I just want to scratch his ears. Happy Memorial Day :)

Operation Write Home said...

Oh your sad puppy makes me want to just go hug him!!! I miss him too! :) Great card :)

The Stamper's Touch said...

Ahhh, this sure is a sweetie of a card. Love your image.

Linda

Cheryl said...

Adorable card! I love the papers you used.


--Cheryl--

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. That dog is so cute. TFS.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a great miss you card! I see you like the OWH challenges too, how fun! Happy hopping and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Terrific card! It's good to be reminded why we celebrate Memorial day.

Meg Bean said...

Awww! A really cute dog stamp!

sandy said...

love it. My dog looks like that when the kids go back to school.

Missy said...

Great card, I also like your list on ways to observe!

SGT Laura said...

Beautiful post! Thank you!!!

...Darlene said...

Desert Rose,
I use to have a Bassett hound. Great card to express missing our loved ones. Thank you for sharing on the blog hop.

Yolanda said...

That hound is completely perfect with the sentiment and The buttons are a nice touch. Thanks for the tips on Memorial Day observance.

Paula S. said...

That sad dog truly looks like he is missing someone terribly. I love the triple button embellishment! Thanks for supporting OWH and hopping this weekend.

Sylvia Nelson said...

Such a sad looking dog, cute card. Have a wonderful weekend.

Lee Mae said...

Poor puppy, he looks so sad! Great card - I like the buttons too.

Anita said...

Beautiful card!

Ronda A. said...

Great card...your pup looks the look of missing you. Happy Memorial Day!

Karen Howard said...

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

Linda said...

That dog does say it all...and is perfect for this hop. TFS!!!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

oh, that hound's loving eyes say it all! WOnderful card, and thank you for the list of ways to honor this sacred occasion.

Just A Pac Rat said...

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

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AllisonG said...

Love that cute puppy! Thanks for the ideas of ways to celebrate Memorial Day, too. I would love to see the holiday restored to May 30 - as a 3-day weekend it has lost its meaning for many. I will be posting about that on Monday's blog.

http://allisonscreations.blogspot.com

Shell said...

What a wonderful card. I agree about the date being restored to the day it should be.
Thank you for sharing.
She11ygirl at verizon dot net

Sandi said...

Love the hound! this card is very nice!

Julie said...

Great card, Sharon! Love the basset hound and great use of a sketch!!

Scrapacat said...

I just want to hug that pup. Very pretty buttons, too! Thanks for taking part in the hop.

Tami B. said...

Aodrable card. Thanks for sharing the list of ways to remember.

Velda said...

Great card. I'm sure the dog is just as sad as his owner to be apart.

Christy said...

That droopy dog sure does miss someone. Perfect for a missing you card. TFS!

Heather Grow said...

Awwww. That doggy looks so sad. Great card.

helloholley said...

awwwww....how cute! Love the doggy, he really does look sad and missing someone! Great job!!!;)

sharon said...

What a sad sack puppy dog. He/she says it all.
sharon l
sharon dot lemon @ sbcglobal dot net

Lee Tucker said...

This is so cute! Love this bassett hound and how you used it in this card! Thanks for all of the tips for observing Memorial Day!
I'm not on the main hop, but you may want to stop at my blog. You can sign up at my blog to win some blog candy: http://stampingwithgrandmalee.blogspot.com/

SueB said...

oh, what a forlorn pup - great for a "miss you" card! thanx for the inspiration!
- SueB of Blondin Blogs
sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

Juliana T said...

great card. you are right, the basset's expression says it all. Love the buttons!

http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

Love this card!! Great image, great design!! 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!!)
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Ann said...

love the doggy, very cute card!!

Cindy O said...

Sweet, sweet doggie! and the red buttons are a nice touch. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the meaning of Memorial Day and ways to observe it.

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi! As you can see I'm still catching up on my comments. I love your bassett hound, layout, colors and buttons -- i.e. everything about your pretty card!