Wednesday, November 10, 2010

LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE BLOG HOP


My baby brother Scott Shier: I served in the US Navy from Jan 1989 until November of 1998. I was a Cryptologic Technician and served aboard the USS Yorktown during the first Gulf War. I later served aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt and worked at the National Security Agency. My fondest memory would be when I got to shake hands with King Hussein of Jordan when he visited our ship. We also got a visit from Oprah Winfrey. She was vacationing in Greece while we were there for a port visit and requested a tour. She welcomed us home on her show.Some interesting trivia...the commanding officer of my first ship (USS Yorktown) is now the Chairman of the Joint Chief's, Adm Mike Mullen.



My Project to share with you today:


Iris Paperfolding


I love this technique.


Very relaxing, gives a great finish. Made several of these Patriotic Cards for friends.


I used a foil gift box for the iris in the middle. I thought it added bling.


Tell me what you think? Become a follower, leave a comment on this card and be entered to win some Patriotic Blog Candy. A box of Red, White and Blue goodies will be mailed out to you. To enter, become a follower and leave a post here. Winner will be picked randomly. Thank you for visiting. Come back soon!!!



1. KarelJ at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity http://karelj.blogspot.com/
2. Celeste at Touched By a Butterfly
http://www.touchedbyabutterfly.blogspot.com/
3. Deb at Tidbit’s Place
http://tidbitsplace.blogspot.com/
4. Michelle at Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs
http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com/
5. Jennifer at Young’s Scrapping
http://youngsscrapping.blogspot.com/
6. Diane at Crafting This Moment
http://craftingthismoment.blogspot.com/
7. Judy at Be Present Be Real
http://bepresentbereal.blogspot.com/
8. Marianne at Life From Marianne’s Table
http://number1aunt.blogspot.com/
9. Deb at If It’s Groovy
http://ifitsgroovy.blogspot.com/
10. Christel at One Scrappin’ Sista
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com/
11. Belinda at Queen Bee’s Musings
http://queenbeesmusings.blogspot.com/
12. Colleen at Col’s Creative Corner
http://scrappycol.blogspot.com/
13. Summer and Jennifer at Cricut Diaries
http://cricutdiaries.blogspot.com/
14. Rachel at Suburban Crafter
http://www.rachelstampshappy.blogspot.com/
15. Gina at Gina Thornton Stamping
http://ginathorntonstamping.blogspot.com/
16. Becky at Sew in Stitches
http://sewinstitches.blogspot.com/
17. Rebecca at Creations With Becca
http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com/
18. Bobbi Jo at Sweet Sassy Diva
http://sweetsassydiva.blogspot.com/
19. Angie at Gypsy Paperie
http://gypsypaperie.blogspot.com/
20. Linda at The Tulip Collector
http://thetulipcollector.blogspot.com/ YOU ARE HERE!!! I AM THE CABOOSE! AS THE SAYING GOES, THEY SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST! THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING AND GOOD LUCK. GOD BLESS AMERICA THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE.


BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION SO WE CAN GET YOUR PRIZES OUT TO YOU. BLOG CANDY ON SEVERAL BLOGS AND THE GRAND PRIZE. HERE ARE THE DETAILS:


*Our amazing Blog Candy (2—count ‘em! TWO Chances to win!!) are brought to you through the generosity of Marlo, who created the marvelous Scrap’NTote and Anne, from Paper Patch Crafts.
The rules for entering are the same for both prizes: Hop along our path and leave a comment AND a way to contact you on each and every stop. Please leave contact information in a safe manner ( ie, written out, rather than a direct link). On Friday, November 12, KarelJ will use random.org to first select a blog number (1-20) and then a comment number from that blog for each prize. She will post the winner’s name on her blog and notify the bloggers, so they can also post the winner. KarelJ will contact the winner, using the information left in the comment. If there is no information available, she will choose another winner from the same blog. It is up to the winner to contact KarelJ at ksjennings(at)gmail(dot)com. If she has not been contacted by Monday, November 15, another winner will be chosen.
Now, on to the good stuff! Our first prize is a wonderful Pink Scrap’Ntote to store your Cricut Cartridges in! It comes to us from Marlo, at ContainYaCrafts. You can see the wonderful way this binder system keeps all your carts together, and ready to go in a flash on this link:
http://www.cricutcartridgestorage.com/index.htm Need more than one? Put it on the Christmas Wish List and have the hubs order NOW, as they are simply flying out of stock! We got one of the final donations for the year, and are so grateful to Marlo!Our second terrific prize is a set of Spellbinders Nesties in the Crown Circle Shape. It comes to us via the generosity of Anne, whose family has an incredibly strong military heritage. You can read more about Anne and her husband on Linda and Gina’s Blogs. You can also check out paper Patch Crafts here, to see what other incredible things Anne has to sell! http://stores.ebay.com/Paper-Patch-Crafts?_rdc=1


58 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful card... I love the uses of the papers you did for the Iris folding...

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  2. I love your card! Thanks for doing the blog hop to honor our miliary!

    http://www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com/

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  3. Love your card! Thanks for sharing your story!

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  4. Your card looks great!! TFS, and Thanks for joining us on this important day!!

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  5. Gorgeous card. I'd like to try that technique. TFS!

    Christel
    Blog Hop Sista
    www.onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

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  6. This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your brother with us---give him a big hug and a sincere thank you from me! I'm so glad you were in the hop. Karelj

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  7. Love the card!!! Great job!!! I want to thank everyone that fight for our freedom in this country!!

    Terri
    tycole(at)frontiernet(dot)net

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  8. That is really neat!! Great job. Thank you to your brother and to you!!

    Liza
    lizahenderson814[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  9. That Iris fold heart came out really cute. I haven't done that in such along time. I forgot how cool it looked. Thanks for sharing that with us and for doing this hop with us.

    Michelle

    mpetrovich23(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. thank you for sharing your story and beautiful card
    cheryl
    c.antley130@comcast.net

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  11. Thank you for participating in this important blog hop and for sharing your story and card.

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  12. All the pictures and stories on this blog hop
    are just wonderful......
    Thank you for acknowledging and honoring
    our veterans. They are a brave troupe.

    That is a great card! I love the "tea bag folding"
    with the gold in the middle. You soldiers hearts
    must be made of gold.


    TR

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  13. I LOVE your card, I just recently discovered iris folding. I also love your story, my Husband is a veteran, retired with 23 years of service.
    Thanks so much
    Tammy
    otrbanks at earthlink dot net

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  14. Love the card.It is awesome, I am still trying to learn iris folding. TFS

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  15. I love iris folding!! What a great job you did! its amazing! Loved the story of your baby brother too. Thanks so much!!

    alaska.girl.24(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. That is absolutely stunning, I think I need to try this!! Thanks so much for the hop!!
    miller896042@bellsouth.net

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  17. I love the iris fold card. So glad you got me hocked on the iris fold technique. thanks for sharing

    grannyanne16@hotmail.com

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  18. Oh my gosh! I love your card! I've seen the iris fold technique but never with these incredible results. Beautiful job!!

    tammy (at) iplanitmeetings (dot) com

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  19. Love the fold card. Thanks for sharing.
    marionment@msn.com

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  20. Your cards beautiful. I have really enjoyed this blog hop. It has been great reading all the stories. Bless our veterans past and present.
    Cherylann (prinkles)
    prinkles@woh.rr.com

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  21. THe blog hop is so good and I am happy to see that someone else loves the iris folding as much as I do. You've done a lovely job. Thanks so much for sharing! amporath @ gmail .com

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  22. Love the card.You did a great job on the card.
    joanshanks@eastlink.ca
    Joan

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  23. I love that card. Never tried iris folding. Maybe now

    Burffrau @ aol dot com

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  24. Great job of iris folding. I am a new follower.
    stuff at gt dot rr dot com

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  25. Great card...loved the hop!
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

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  26. Thanks for sharing the card. Your brother looked so young to be in the military. kathybalman@gmail.com

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  27. love your project.. thanks for sharing.. im a new follower..
    http://juicycricutcards.blogspot.com/

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  28. Thanks for sharing your story. The card is beautiful.

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  29. Love your card--thanks for sharing your heroes story--millierose651@aol.com

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  30. Love your card. I have never tried Iris folding but this is amazing. Thank you for sharing your heros story!

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  31. What an awesome card TFS
    NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

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  32. Love the card. Thanks for sharing!
    lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

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  34. beautiful!! i had so much fun with the hop thankseveryone!!

    craftymomma
    stratus2134 at aol.com

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  35. Thank you Scott! I appreciate everything you have done for our country!

    That paperfolding paper was extroidinary!!! You must be patient lol!

    HVD~Groovy Deb♥
    groovydeb@yahoo.com

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  36. very clever and lovely card. Thanks for all that you have done on this blog hop. It has been very inspirational. Loved every stop I made. I made through the whole hop!

    I am a follower.

    esigmon at cox dot net

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  37. Lovely card and very unique. Thank you for sharing it and the story of your son. I loved every stop that I made today. Good Bless all of our veterans and active military.

    Tonya

    tleigenheer at yahoo dot com

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  38. Oh my this is amazing.. i love this!!!!
    great blog hop ladies!!
    lauraleed48atlivedotca

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  39. I absolutely positively love that! Looks like something I just have to try! Thanks for sharing the story.

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  40. Great project, I love iris folding. Thank you for doing this and for the opportunity to win.

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

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  41. wonderful! Loving the red, white and blue! Awesome story too!!! I'm so honored to be part of this blog hop!
    http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com

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  42. Oh my gosh, that heart is absolutely STUNNING!!!! I absolutely LOVE IT!!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!


    Thanks for hopping along with us!
    Gina
    GRKIDDO at Verizon.net

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  43. I'm just hopping through to see what every one else posted!

    Your card is so pretty. Thanks for sharing your brother's bio.

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  44. Your interview with your brother was interesting. I appreciate him sharing with us.

    Your card? It is wonderful! I have been wanting to try Iris Folding for quite awhile. The way you arranged the paper really makes this a nice card!

    I am a follower - thank you for the chance to win the red, white and blue prizes!

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  45. I love the card! I really need to learn that technique because i sure do hear a lot about it!

    dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

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  46. Great card. I've always wanted to try Iris folding.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  47. fantastic card! I have not mastered this type of papercrafting yet... but am still practicing!

    shalbgewachs(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  48. Please don't count this as a double post for me. I just needed to tell you that because there was something wrong with your link for following your blog and I followed by adding to my Google home page.

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  49. Awesome card TFS.

    cureta2 at yahoo dot com.

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  50. Wow! That is beautiful! I have to try it out!
    Thank you so much for sharing your story, and your brother's story. Fantastic picture, too!
    Love your blog!
    Colleen

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  51. Your card is amazing! That should be in a frame!
    TFS
    Clara

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  52. Amazing card. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  53. You did a great job on the card, it beautiful.
    Thanks for doing this hop my husband is a VET.
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesignsATyahooDOTcom

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  54. I love the card and thank you for sharing!!!
    nlpimentel@aol.com

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  55. Gorgeous iris folding. Thanks for sharing the stories & participating in the blog hop. God Bless all of the veteran's & military for their sacrifices for our countries.

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  56. Linda ~ I know this card was from last year but when I saw a picture of someone who served our country I just had to comment! Thanks to your brother and many other brave people our country is AMAZING! TU! Your card is/was just absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I am very partial to those colors but the design I just LOVE! AWESOME card! TFS

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  57. Thank you!!! An oldie but a goodie!!

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