Friday, June 3, 2011

Doodle Pantry Blog Parade

Good morning all! Welcome to the Doodle Pantry Blog Parade! If you are following along with the Blog Parade you should have arrived here from Sarah's blog. If you didn't come here from Sarah's blog please head to the Doodle Pantry blog for all the details (there are 5 prizes up for grabs!). You must comment on all blogs and link up at the end of the blog hop in order to qualify for the prizes.

I'm very excited to show you the set Patriotic Turtle used in a non-card form. Each Memorial Day we have a BBQ for our friends...we enjoy time together, good food, and salute the soldiers that have died in combat. This year I wanted to put up a little spot where people could write my son Jon a little note (he is serving in Afghanistan) to be included in a future box. I thought this Patriotic Turtle image and the 'God bless our troops' sentiment would be perfect so I made up this fun sign! See? You don't have to make just cards with these fun images!

Well, I hope you like my little sign and are enjoying the Blog Parade so far! Click HERE to go to the next stop, Karen's blog!

43 comments that make my day!:

Heide said...

God Bless Jon! Thank you for all you do for us, Jon.

Your poster is such a super idea! I am sure it will bring him much joy.

Donna said...

What a great idea, Lorie. And the turtle is so cute! Have a wonderful weekend!

steph said...

Great card. love the colors. Thanks for all you do to keep us free Jon!

Maria Matter said...

what a wonderful idea Lorie! love your little patriotic turtle!
hugs

Pat (mspfd) said...

Super fantastic, Lorie! There could not be a more perfect way to use this new set. I will keep Jon in my prayers.

Kristine said...

I LIKEY!! *Ü* What a great way to use these stamps Lorie!! Bet that will make Jon feel loved and missed as he reads all his notes from friends and family. Great idea!! Hugs!

Cindi Flass said...

What a great idea! This is so cool. Thanks to Jon for all he's doing.

K. Joy said...

Wow, that is a great idea! Great card, Lori! Thanks for sharing!!

Anna R said...

I love your little sign. It's always fun to see digis used outside of "cards" (even though that's my favorite format)

Laurie said...

What a great idea to make a cover sign that people can write Jon a note on! Very cute!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Lori, what a neat idea for your son! The Patriotic Turtle is just adorable, love it!

loyaz said...

What a clever idea. Thanks for sharing it. And God Bless Jon

Jerusha said...

What a cool idea! Love this! When I first saw it I thought it said "Send a message to JOIN" and I thought it was the cutest recruitment poster ever. I'd join! LOL! Great project!

Glenda Atkins said...

What a great way to say thanks to your son! Your turtle is wonderful!

There cannot be too many thanks given to those who serve...

Sandy said...

Super idea! Your son will love all the notes he gets. Cute!

Patti P. said...

This is such a wonderful idea...what a great Mom and I don't know Jon...but wish him all the best and send my thanks for the work he does protecting our country.
Beautiful inspiring piece. tfs

Lisa said...

Lori this is a brilliant idea and your sign could not be sweeter! LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Lori - Oh course the sentiment is so appropriate but when included with that cute patriotic turtle it is perfect.

Karen Howard said...

What a fabulous idea and I'm sure Jon will love it! Hugs, Karen

Rhonda Miller said...

What a cute little fella. TFS.

Dawn Frost said...

He is so cute! I LOVE that huge star and what a fantastic idea!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

What a wonderful idea! Thank your son for me please! Your turtle is so wonderful too!

kathy s said...

Great idea for your son and God bless Troops from every supporting nation that are serving overseas protecting ALL our countries.

Sharon said...

Your turtle is just darling, and I love all the red, white, and blue in this blog hop.

maranda said...

wauuww howe nice is that lovely turttle and the star very nice idea
have wunderfull weekend

Christa said...

such a cute card hugs christa

Patti J said...

What a great idea, Lorie! Jon, if you are reading, I want to thank you, and to wish you all of God's blessings. Reading your mom's blog, it sounds like you are a wonderful son! Take care of yourself over there, sir. Lorie, your sign is simply perfect! Hugs... :)

Kathy Winter said...

This is a great idea Lorie! Love this li'l turtle. Great job:)

Auntie Em said...

That is such a great idea. A lot of people are not always sure what to do and this little bit of encouragement is a sweet way of letting them know! He will be so excited when he opens his next parcel to see all the greetings.
Blessings and prayers for your son and all your family!
Thank you for sharing! :)

Amy Johnson said...

Such a creative and thoughtful idea! Love it!

Nana Connie said...

Love the turtle, Lorie. What a great idea to have everyone jot something for your son. My grandson is also serving and that has inspired me to do a lot of card for Operation Write Home. All of the patriotic images will make such wonderful cards for the troops. Thanks and God Bless Jon.

Scrappy Rat said...

Great idea to have a message center for your son. I'm sure he's going to love all the notes. :)

kurlygirl said...

What a great idea and this little sign is just adorable!


~kurlygirl
Kurly-Q

Chrisd said...

What a special project you created to thank Jon. Just love the patriotic Turtles!

Carol said...

Very adorable card. Love the patriotic turtle.

ike said...

Wonderful - LUV that patriotic turtle - he's just great :-)
Ike xx

Teresa Arsenault said...

Lorie, that turtle is too cute. Love what you did with him.

The Stamper's Touch said...

God bless your son Jon. And your sign is precious!! He will love all the notes from people back home!

Linda

Gale said...

What a great idea!
Please thank your son for all of us!

scrapalajen said...

The turtle is too cute to be missed. Lol.

Barbara said...

Lori...what a clever idea. Love the patriotic turtle, he is just adorable. God Bless Jon and all the troops. thanks for sharing with us.

Tink said...

Too CUTE!

Helen said...

Love how you made something other than a card! hh