10 November 2011

Marine Corps Birthday Blog Hop

HAPPY 236TH BIRTHDAY, MARINES!!  As we celebrate the 236th birthday of the United States Marine Corps, we also remember all men and women who have chosen to serve our country so we can all be free.  I'd like to say a special thank you to my husband, who has served this country proudly for the past 19 1/2 years as a United States Marine.  He's been through five deployments, including three tours to Iraq, and he missed the birth of our son by two weeks and one day.  I am so proud to stand beside him as his wife!

Thanks for stopping by on our hop!  The ladies participating have some GREAT projects!  Some of them may be giving away blog candy, too, so be sure you visit everyone.  This is a three-day hop, and most of us will have a new project every day, so we'd LOVE it if you'd visit all three days!  My first project is a birthday card for the Marines:
Using a piece of navy blue cardstock, I stamped small Eagle, Globe, & Anchors (part of the Marine Corps logo) and then embossed them using clear embossing powder and my heat gun.  I adhered it to a blank card base and affixed a piece of red, white, & blue ribbon and a small piece of white cardstock to the blue background.  The USMC emblem diecut was in my stash, and the numbers '236' were stickers from my stash and represent the age of the Marine Corps.

I'm planning to have three small giveaways and one big one for this hop.  To be entered into the random drawing for each one, here's what you need to do:
--Become a follower of my blog (if you're not already).
--Leave me a comment telling me you're either a follower already or a new follower.
--To be eligible for the large drawing, you must comment each day of the hop AND be a follower.
--To be eligible for the small drawings, you only need comment on an individual day.
That's it!  Today's prize is a $10 gift card to Michael's, Joann's, or Hobby Lobby--your choice!  All winners will be announced on Sunday, November 13.

Here's the blog hop lineup, in case you get lost along the way:
1.  Ashley (That's me!)
2.  Beckie
3.  Anita
4.  Alina
5.  Angela

Your next stop is Beckie.  Thanks for stopping by, and if you know a service member or veteran, be sure to take a moment to tell them thank you for their service.  If it weren't for them, we wouldn't have the freedoms we have today!

Semper Fi!


Patricia Hurlburt said...

Wow! So happy I found your blog. Your story is similar to mine. My husband has had several deployments including Iraq and was told he will be deployed again soon:( Love your card and the die cut is awesome. Would love for you to visit my blog! I am now a follower!


Addicted Scrapper said...

Great job and thanks for letting me be a part of your hop!!!!!


Brittney said...

New follower


mamawcindy said...

WOW! Awesome Job on your Card! Also Awesome is the Marine Corps has been going Strong for 236 years. Happy 236th Birthday!!!! Thank You all for your Service. I'm already a follower of yours. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Vicki said...

Ashley, great card. Love all the details. I'm a new follower - don't know how I missed becoming one before.

Beckie said...

This card is stunning.

Be Blessed, Beckie

Dawn said...

Love your card. Great Job. Already a follower. Thank you to Adrian for his service to our country. Thank you for being a military wife and the sacrafices you both give. Thank You to all our Veterans, current serving military and their families.

Dawn said...

Beautiful Card. Great Job. Thank you to Adrian for his service to our Country. Thank you to you also for being a military wife. Great time to say Thank You to all our Veterans, current serving military and their families.

meredemaison said...

I'm a new follower! Thanks for all your family has done to serve our country! I love that Marine die cut featured on your card, it's perfect for the occasion as is your design!

Suzy said...

Happy birthday Marines! Great card Ashley. Thank you to Adrian and his fellow Marines.. and thanks for the chance to win! I'm a follower.
Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

lindaplus3 said...

Happy Birthday to the Marines!!!!! Card is well done :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Kim H said...

First God Bless your family for the sacrifice it has made for our Country. It must be so hard with so much time apart. Happy BDay Marines! Love the card, embossing is a great touch. Thank you for sharing, and the chance to win. Im a new follower.

Anonymous said...

Great card you did a wonderful job thanks for hosting this hop!

April said...

What a great idea for a hop Ashley!! Thank you to your sweetie for his service, and to you for supporting him. :)
- April
(I'm a follower of course!)

Tip Top said...

Great take on the sketch! Thank you for joining in at Fetch A Sketch – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Fetch A Sketch Challenges

Barbara said...

Never a better day than Veterans Day. It's also my daughters b'day so extra special for me.
I am already a follower on you blog and you do great work. I

Sandi said...

Wow Ashley I love the new look on your blog....it's awesome. What a wonderful project today....please thank Adrian for his service and sacrifice to this country. I have been a follower of your blog for sometime now and always am inspired by your projects.

Charlotte said...

I just love it. I rally love the way you embossed the globes. Great idea!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Hi, you have a new follower. Love your card. Great way to show your support. I to know what it’s like to stand and support our troops. Thanks to your husband for all he do. My husband is in the Navy and on a submarine and our only connect on the sub is internet. Hats off to all the women and men who stands by our troop and the wife or husband who is taking care of home while their away w/out the support I can be hard.

Jenny said...

Great card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Fetch A Sketch!