Marine Corp Birthday Blog Hop!

The Marine Corp is having a big one this year...Big 236th! Whoo hoo! Happy Birthday all you Heros.
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. 
Being the wife to a former Army man, I might get in trouble for celebrating with the Marines... Just kidding! Through my experience with my husband, I have a great respect for the military and their families. My husband was overseas only 1 time for a span of 1 year, and I DO NOT know how families around the world do it on a daily basis. May God Bless them superiorly for their love and commitment to protecting and serving the US military.

In celebration of the big day, I made a birthday card.

I cut the hats as a border in 3" from Doodlecharms. The paper is from a Cricut papers birthday pack. The twine is from Joann's except the buttercream is The Twinery, but I got it from Sweet N Sassy stamps. I love that place. I did some stitching/striping on the numbers with my white gel roll pen.

I thought we might revisit the card I made for the Operation Write Hop blog hop I was in about a month ago. I have mention this blog before. I like to promote it because of the wonderful mission they fill. OWH collects handmade cards from people across the US and mails them to troops overseas. The troops can use these beautiful cards to write back home to family and friends.

Here is my card...

The cuts are from Winter Frolic. You can look at my post from the hop, if you'd like to know more about the details.

I thought I might share some interesting quotes I found by people in regards to the Marines.

Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.
Ronald Reagan, President of the United States; 1985

The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!
Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945

Courage is endurance for one moment more…
Unknown Marine Second Lieutenant in Vietnam

The wonderful love of a beautiful maid,
The love of a staunch true man,
The love of a baby, unafraid,
Have existed since time began.

But the greatest of loves, The quintessence of loves.
even greater than that of a mother,
Is the tender, passionate, infinite love,
of one drunken Marine for another.
"Semper Fidelis"

General Louis H. Wilson
Commandant of the Marine Corps
Toast given at 203rd Marine Corps Birthday Ball
Camp Lejueune, N.C. 1978

I found these here...www.oldcorps.org/USMC/quotes.html. I think my favorite is the one by Eleanor Roosevelt. So cute, funny and true. LOL.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping along.

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Your next stop is Anita. 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!
Be Blessed & Be a Blessing, Beckie


jessica said...

Awesome cards Beckie!! love them both!
The doodling on the numbers is FAB!! What a great added touch!
That Chrismtas card with all the sparkle really is making me itch to put my tree up :)
Beautiful job!!

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Cute card. Thanks for sharing!

Brittney said...

Super cute card!
New follower!


mamawcindy said...

Love your Birthday Card! You don't usually see a Birthday Card with three numbers on It. Love the Quotes,especially Eleanor Roosevelts. Thanks for Sharing! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

lindaplus3 said...

hello,,,,,, i am a follower ,,, very cute birthday card,,,HappyBirthday Marines!!!!!:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Addicted Scrapper said...

GREAT card!!!! Beautiful quote!!!

Great to be hopping with you!!!


Vicki said...

Great cards. The birthday card is so clever. Love the twine. The OWH card is beautiful. Love all the quotes too. I'm a new follower and can't wait to see more.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great cards! Love the fun hats and the Christmas tree is darling!

The Archiving Angel said...

Wow! Great cards.
Wonderful details.
Love your post. Simply terrific.
By the way, thanks for stopping by my blog.
I appreciate the blog support.
Crafty best wishes,

Jessica said...

Beckie, both cards are wonderful. Way to celebrate the military men and women!!! Hoo-Rah!!!

GabyCreates.com said...

Hi Becky, great cards! and thanks for adding the quotes... I have a nephew in the Marines!!

meredemaison said...

Cute card! (I have that patterned paper, too!) Very cute and colorful! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

Both cards are just fabulous, Beckie! I love those adorable party hats and the stitching on the numbers looks so awesome!! :D


Carol said...

Beckie, I love both cards, they are very creative. The colors and all the sparkles in the Christmas one is awesome.

Thank you for following my blog. I'm a new follower on yours.

Lord Bless,

Kim H said...

wonderful bday card, love the buttons, and twine. the Christmas card has beautiful layering and sentiment. thank you for sharing.

VICTORIA said...

Love your card. My hubby is an ex marine (special forces) :)

Ashley said...

Great cards, Beckie! I love them both! The quotes you found are awesome. You did the blog hop proud! Thanks for joining in on my hop!


Dr Sonia S V said...

Beckie your tree looks so beautiful decorated and its shape is awesome. Thank You for the sweet comments on my blog

Mary J said...

Both really super makes Beckie! Love the first - what a clever way to do the numbering!

lindaplus3 said...

hello... im a follower and you did a great job http://lindaplusthree.blogspot.com/

pinky said...

I love your cards, just the inspiration I need. I have had a wee nosey down your blog and its fully of insprition. I have a cricut machine but use it mostly for letters so I have become a follower of the your blog and will check you out for motivation:) Hugs


Great cards!! Love the twine. I'm your newest follower:)

Charlotte said...

I love hte birthday card with the 236 on it. Great idea to use birthday hats. The card with the Christmas tree and yellow ribbons in beautiful and oh so meaningful. And I agree woth you the Eleanor Roosevelt quote is priceless! LOVE IT!

lindaplus3 said...

great job on the card :) kindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Awesome quotes! And great card to give away. Love that you add the Marine ribbon on the tree really cute!

How cute is the card love that you used the number show the number of years and the embossing make it stand out. Great Job on both cards!