Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring Break Bloghop Card - from a hero!

What a delightful treat to have a little creativity sent all the way from Afghanistan! Who'd think that an MRE ("Meals Ready to Eat") would make such great designer paper? LOL! Lovely layering!


Leave SPC J.W. some love in a comment on this blog....he totally deserves it!

The next stop on the bloghop is Shelly, who just signed up for the hop last night! Check out her cute cards - she's a CTMH (Close to My Heart) demonstrator, so if you need a demo, she's your gal!

99 comments:

Kate said...

Hey, SPC JW! What a special treat that you made a card for us! I love it! Thank you for your service and stay safe!

Fabre said...

Hey, SPC J.W., this is a GREAT card!!!! I'm a chef so now it has inspired me to try to use some food packaging on a card myself....fun! Thank you so much for your service!!!

Dawn said...

Dude, you rock. This was way cool.

My son, is curious how are those mre???

digirl said...

I love how you use what you have!!!! gret inspiration!
Thanks!
Diane

Vieve said...

SPC J.W....THANKYOU!!!

txbluiz said...

Just goes to show we don't need to buy all that paper!!

Great card - Thanks for your service SPC J.W.

Merry's Musings said...

I love this card! So creative...Thanks so much for all your hard work SPC J.W. in what you do. I appreciate you!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

That is an awesome and perfectly fitting card! Way to go SPC J.W.! :)

xyzcunningham said...

An MRE card...that is a first for me!! How creative can you get?! This card totally rocks, SPC JW! Thanks for showing that it isn't about how much you spend on fancy materials, but the thought and creativity that you use.

Cheryl said...

I am getting a kick out of the fact that a soldier took it upon himself to make his own card! This is the best card yet! Way to go!!

SuzAnn said...

Absolutely made my morning to see your card, SPC JW! SOOO clever. Thank you so much for your service. Stay safe!!

Wendy said...

SPC JW - Great job. Love the tone on tone colors and incredible creativity! Thanks for all you do for us here at home. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, this is soo cool. I love it. TFS.

R. Walsh said...

As I told you when you sent it to me only you can make an MRE package look good. Again thanks honey and hurry home. Love you :)

Meg Bean said...

SPC JW - great card!! Thanks for your service!

Shell said...

Hoo-Rah SPC J.W.! I am an advocate for using whatever you have to create and create you have! God Bless you and your family for your service and your part in keeping this nation HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE.

MarcyK924 said...

SPC JW - you get the "Most Creative" cardmaker award in my book!! Who would have thought. Thanks for all you do for our country and OWH!!

kimberley martini said...

Awesome Card! Some one will be very lucky to receive that card.

Christine said...

this card is awesome - I second MarcyK924's vote for most creative!

I know back in the early 90's (I was in the Navy and had to eat them during one deployment) there were a couple that weren't too bad but there were others that you had to "spice up" with anything you could get your hands on and it didn't help, so I hope that the chicken with salsa was a good one

Betty said...

Oh my word!!! This is awesome...well done well done indeed :)

And thank you for your service.

Wendy said...

SPC J.W. you ROCK! Love your creativity! Thank you for doing what you do. You and all the other Heroes are in my thoughts and prayers. Be safe & come home soon!

Paula said...

WOW!!! What an awesome surprise to have a Hero in this blog hop. This made my day and my friends, it just goes to show you creativity is not about the 'stuff' we all just love to buy in the name of creativity.

TN Granny said...

Well now We know what you can do when you get home........Join OWH and make cards. LOL thank you so much for the smile today you and your company God Bless,
Jeanine #14 on the Hop

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Now that's recycling! I love it!

Seongsook Duncan said...

What a creativity and an inspiration that you shared with us. Great! Thanks for serving our country. Wishing you a safe returning home.

Kajikit said...

Now THAT'S a creative use of the resources at hand!

levelsoflight said...

Ah! What a great card! I love finding things that bring inspiration to a design. :) SPC J.W., thank you for taking the time to create this card. Also, bless you and I hope that you can come home soon from Afghanistan.

Tami B. said...

By far the most creative card on the hop! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

shelly said...

too funny, i think a card marker at heart

Tammy said...

So cool...love it!!

Jeanne said...

Awesome card and so creative! Seeing this totally made my day.

Thank you so much for your service.

Pam said...

Awesome card! Stay safe!!!

lavendarrose29 said...

Now that is a great way to upcycle. YOu rocked this card. I would so use those on cards. they look great.

BonnieRose said...

your cards are great.. love them! Keep up the fight and be safe.. we all love u back home xo

Bekah's World said...

LOVE IT! That's so perfect!!

Anita said...

Awesome card!

Andrea M. said...

As others have said...You rock! That's is awesome!

Mrs. E said...

Hi There SPC J.W.! What a very creative card...it defines "re-purposing". Thank you so very much for serving our country! We appreciate you! Thank you!

Cathy... said...

Too cool! Thanks so much for your service! Godspeed!

Trinity Paper Arts said...

SPC J.W., I think you showed exceptional creativity in your card. I could have never thought of that! In all seriousness, thank you for all of the times you have made sacrifices for all of us. We love and respect you for all you do. Blessings and prayers to you, Louise

Marianne said...

SPC JW,
That a clever card.
Thanks for all you do to keep our country safe.

Hannah said...

Cool card! Thank you for all you do! You area truly our heroes! barig

Karen Howard said...

YOU are the best! Thank you sharing the card and a HUGE thanks for your strengh and courage in serving and protecting our nation!!!

Dixie Cochran said...

Talk about a winner! This card rocks! It's always good to have a fall-back career!! Thank you SPC J.W. for your service to our country!

rstuck2003 said...

SPC J.W. Thank you for your service to your country! You are greatly appreciated and your card is great!

Martha said...

What a hoot! You just gotta love ingenuity like this ;-D

Cut n Paste said...

Love it!!! Thanks J. W.!!! and thanks for serving for us!!!

JenMarie said...

Oh how fabulously creative of you! Love it!

Joan said...

I love it. Both my sons are career military. The oldest was telling me about MRE's last week. He said they were good. I'm sending him a link so he can see this. Stay safe.

Nancy L. said...

wow!! what a clever way to make your card! love it!!

Renee said...

My favorite of the blog hop so far! Thank you for your service!

Shelly said...

What an awesome card!!! God bless you. You're in my prayers.

GrannyCharlotte said...

SPC J.W. Great card. You have a definite creative streak and you know how to recycle:) God bless you and your service to our country. You are much appreciated.

Our Little Inspirations said...

Thank you SPC J.W. for your service to our country, and thanks too for thinking way outside the box and coming up with such a cool card!!!

Windy Robinson said...

Whoot! Great card:)

lakeslady said...

Great card, well done you!
Stay safe and God Bless
Joan from England

amycatalogna said...

I am not sure this short comment can convey the gratitude that I feel. Great card. Be safe.

Marci said...

This is awesome!!!

buglvr2010 said...

How creative...thank you for your service.

Cyn said...

MRE's lol. I remember when my hubby was in the army and he would bring his leftover ones home and the kids thought it was so much fun to eat soldier food :)

Thanks for all you do! Be safe!

Purple Princess said...

Very creative!! Thank you so much for your service!!

Monica said...

Totally awesome creativity!! Thank you so much for your sacrifice and service to our country! Stay safe and you'll be in my prayers!

Shirley said...

I love your creativity, but more, I love your willingness to be a part of the group.

Gloria Westerman said...

How awesome is that.....I love your clever idea on the meal card.....too cute.....thank you for sharing...

Kas said...

LOVE LOVE the MRE card!!

~Jeri~ said...

Awesome card SPC J.W.!! I'm going to have to dig through my soldiers MRE's and see what I can come up with. The boys are in store for a great dinner tomorrow night so that I can get some creating supplies lol

Thank you for all you do..your sacrifices and the love of your country. Please pass on our love and thanks to the rest of your brothers and sisters that are serving abroad with you!! HOOAAH!

Rufus said...

Recycling at it's best! Thank you J.W. for making a card for US! But even more important Thank YOU for your service. Be safe and come home to your loved ones.
Hugs,
R/

-- said...

WOO HOO!!! HOW cool is that. Now THAT is supplies smart if I've ever seen it. :)

andyjay said...

How cool is that?! Thanks for sharing SPC J.W.! You're an inspiration to think outside the box!

grandmalee said...

Your card rocks SPC J.W.! I'm glad you haven't lost your creativity & can take some time to show others that you care. That's why we cardmakers love to send our cards to your units. We may not know you or any of your brothers & sisters serving so proudly, but we can send our love to all of you by making these cards to help let your loved ones at home that you're OK. Tell all of your fellow servicemembers that we will keep you in our thoughts & prayers & wish all of you the best! Thanks for your service!!!!

Whispers and Wishes said...

SPC J.W. what a great idea . thanks for playing along with us! you remain in our prayers and we thank you.

Jennifer Moore said...

That is super cool. Way to recycle.

Collette said...

Hey, we work with the supplies at hand, right? Fabulous contribution. Thank you ALSO for posting the pictures of our servicemen/women WITH cards that are actually sent over ... Makes it that much more rewarding to know they're getting in to their hands and seeing them use them is very gratifying.

dustypenny said...

How awesome is that MRE card! Great job! Fun card. Thanks for sharing!

Bev E said...

It’s good to be green, recycling at its finest! Imagine what he could do with some real scrap crap (what my daughter & I call all our supplies) Thanks for the morning giggles.

JPScraps said...

Nice to see that a card can be made from anything and sent from anywhere! Thanks SPC J.W

Lauretta See said...

Love it.. :) enjoying the hop!!

Hugs x

Carolyn Bounds said...

How cool is this?!?! Talk about creativity...HERE IT IS!!!! I sooo love this:o) Thank you SPC J.W. for all that you do to preserve our liberties, to keep us safe from harm's way and to make our world a better place!!! We appreciate you!!!! And...by the way...how is the chicken and salsa MRE?;o) Please take great care of yourself!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!!

Hugs from Home!!!
Carolyn

lisa808 said...

SPC JW--great card, what creativity!

Kimme said...

Such a cute idea, great job at recycling that MRE.

StampinSher said...

SPC J. W. I want you to feel the love and big hugs from me and all of us who appreciate you and your fellow soldiers doing you jobs. Please pass on my love and hugs to your fellow soldiers/family in Afghanistan!
I love your card! It is very special and memorable. Thank you for find the time to participate in this blog hop!
Hugs,
Sher

Diane said...

Now that is someone creative and desperate to create! I love it! LOVE it!

Ola said...

LOVE your card!!! I want to thank you, SPC J.W., for all that you do for us!!! I just came across OWH on this blog hop, and I can not wait to start sending cards in!!!

THANK YOU,
xoxo
Ola
okj83 at live dot com

gorotajo said...

Great card! Way to use what's available.

Missy Mo Crafts said...

it just goes to show that you can make a card out of just about anything!!

debb said...

Wow-Your card is amazing- just goes to show creativity can happen anywhere, anyhow!!!! Kudos to you (both the congrats and the snack bar kind!)

Loni said...

Grand job and creativity for what you have to work with. Thx for your service!!!! Hugs, Loni (Stop #55)

Susan said...

wow, serve the country, stand for peace and liberty and a creator of art all in one! you are AWESOMESAUCE!!

Thank you for serving, My family are firm supporters of the men and women that serve our nation, and we are surrounded by and with veterens :)
Thanks again,
Susan

Chris said...

How awesome is this? I'm amazed and totally lovin' it. Great job!

Ilene Young said...

Wow, what a cool card!! You are so creative. Thank you for serving our country to help keep us free.

Cr8ive ME said...

SPC J.W. thank you.

{hugs}
M.E.

Lyneen said...

GREAT creativity! Making something with what you have. THANKS FOR SERVING THIS GREAT COUNTRY OF OURS!

Nancy Keller said...

WIN!!!!!! That is the most awesome card ever ever ever!!!!! :D I love it! Big hugs to SPC J.W. from far far away. . .YOU ARE MY HERO!!!!

Trevorstuffmammas said...

SPC J.W. thank you for your creative touch to something not soo yummy. We are always thinking of you guys and gals. Get home safe!!!

Summer Rose Scrapbooks said...

SPC J.W., you totally rock with that card! :)

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

Stampindragon said...

Great card SPC J.W. See even our soldiers have talent! LOL!

Cynthia Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

TAS said...

SPC J.W., A+ for creativity!! Who would have thought!! LOL I have seen MREs put to many uses, but this is a first for this one. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and we thank you so much for your selfless service to your country. I know your family is so proud of you; just as we are for each and every one of you. Better times ahead!!

Bridgett said...

That is the best "going green" card I have ever seen! What an awesome way to "reduce, reuse, and recycle." Thank you so much for your courage, your bravery and the selfless way you serve our country! I am proud of you! I am praying for you! I am wishing you a safe and speedy return home! God bless you and thank you for keeping me and my family free and safe!
Big Hugs,
Bridgett

TK Cat Herder said...

This just goes to show that you don't need any fancy papers to make a card! LOL I love this card. Thanks for your service SPC J.W. You are in our hearts!