9/11 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Blog Hop! I am so glad you are taking time out of your weekend, to see what we have put together for you!

We have an awesome lineup for you today with lots of fun projects, all regarding the Heroes in our lives–  We take today to remember the victims, to grieve with the families and friends of those who died, and to honor the heroes of that day and each day since, who have sacrificed to save lives and serve their country.

Since both my brother and brother-in-law served in Iraq and Afghanistan, honoring our soldiers is very near and dear to my heart.  Thank you Adam & Karle– we love you!

Now on with the Blog Hop!

OH, before I forgot…we also have LOTS of BLOG CANDY along the way–so be sure to read about how to enter for the giveaways!

Our Blog Hop Sponsor isCraft-e-Corner, and they have donated

To enter for the Cricut A to Z, simply comment on any posts in the blog hop!

Craft-e-Corner also gave me a special coupon to share with ALL the hoppers to save an additional 10% at their store!

Coupon Code: CRAFTHOP Expires: October 15, 2010

* Limit one coupon code per customer per purchase. Offer is valid only online at www.Craft-e-Corner.com.
Offers not valid in conjunction with any
other percent-off discounts or
sale items. Excludes sales tax.

There is also a sale going on at the www.pinkbydesignstore.com for all the hoppers!

For my Blog Hop Project, I decided to make a CD Case Mini-Album

Recycled Cd Case
Heidi Swapp Patterned Paper
Boys will Be Boys Cartridge
Chomas Creations Embossing and Gel Pen Kit

and….there’s MORE!

I am giving away a STORYBOOK cartridge!

To enter to win this cartridge, perfect for our Storybook heroes– you can do any or all of the following for multiple entries.

  • Comment below
  • Sign up for a Pink Cricut newsletter or become a Pink Cricut follower
  • Post about this Awesome Blog Hop on Facebook,Twitter, on a Blog or on a Messageboard (entry for each post)
  • Finally– Grab my button and put it on your blog…but only if you WANT to! (This is my favorite one, because it lets me know you like me enough to share with your friends and family!)

Here is the rest of the BLOG HOP Trail…so if you get lost, be sure to hop back here for directions!

(Click on Links)

Pink Cricut

Chomas Creations

Dawn’s Addiction

Yellowbird Creations

Scrappin’ Navy Wife

Janja’s Blog

DSJM Designs

Creations by Christie

Jenny K. Scrappin’ Addict

(MC)2 Productions

354 thoughts on “9/11 Blog Hop

  1. Love you mini album! I’ve never tried one of these before! Thanks for hosting this blog hop, cannot wait to see the amazing projects I know I’m going to come across!

    I am already a follower and receive your newsletter! I would post about your blog hop on my blog, but I want to keep my 9/11 post in memory of my friend that lost his life that day on top of my page all day. And your button has been in place on my blog sidebar for some time now because I love all that you do!


  2. I love that mini album…what an awesome idea!!
    I am already a follower, receive your newsletter,have your blinkie on my blog, and now I’m off to post on my blog. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  3. Thanks to your brother and brother-in-law for their service! Love the mini album.
    I am a follower, and have your blinkie on my blog. I will be posting about the blog hop shortly. Have a great weekend!

  4. Thanks for putting this blog hop together. I cannot wait to see what all of the crafters have created. I will be adding your button to my new site (hope to have the last few details done by the end of the weekend)

  5. WooHoo! I love Blog Hops, especially when they are for a great cause – Our Soldiers!
    Let’s see – I’m a follower, subscribed to newsletter, posted on facebook, posted on my blog and girl, if I could figure out how to add your button to my blog, I would. If you can tell me how, I definitely want to. I love your stamps and projects.

  6. WOW! A cd case makes the perfect size mini album! Thanks for showing us the embossing with all of the layers stacked to make the dimension. I noticed the intricate look of your Lady Liberty in the pictures, but had to watch to video to find out that’s how you did it. Great Job!!

  7. I have always wantesd to make a CD project. I love this one. And living in a military community, I would have lots of people to make this for!!
    Theresa99 🙂

  8. WooHoo! I love Blog Hops, especially when they are for a great cause – Our Soldiers!
    Let’s see I am a follower, subscribed to newsletter, posted on Facebook, posted on my blog and girl if I could figure out how to add your button to my blog, I would! I love your stamps! Thanks

  9. I LOVE your HERO’S cd project. My son-in-law deserves one of these..he served in Iraq 3 different times..many thanks for the idea!

  10. This is wonderful and so terrific! Thank you for hosting this! I cant wait to see what the others creative ladies come up with. Onward!
    But first, thank you too to all the men and woman who risk thier lives everyday for us to keep us safe and free. YOU GUYS ROCK! your my HERO!

  11. Hey loved your cd mini album…. thanks for the giveaways.. and for doing this blog hop…
    I would love to win the A-Z but if you pick my name for storeybook draw again as i already have this cart and just love it….one of my favs…
    I am going to try to put your blinkie on my blog..

  12. Thanks for honoring our military and 9/11. My son & grandson are both in the military and have deployed to Iraq/Afghanistan multiple times. My mother lost a very dear friend at the Pentagon on 9/11 and several of my friends were among the First Responders at the World Trade Center and are suffering the effects from working at Ground Zero day after day.

    Your CD Album is great and I think I may just CASE that for my son & grandson.
    Thank you.

  13. The tank reminds me of a clip I watched the other night about 9-11, they hotwired any piece of large equipment in the area to help uncover victims and clear paths. Nice reminders in your cd book!

  14. Love the cd booklet. Thanks for sharing the video. Great job. Onto posting this hop on FB now. I’ve already met all the other criterias because I never want to miss anything you do on your blog. Have a great day.

  15. What an awesome idea!! And many thanks to your family for serving! I wanted to note that I am a follower and signed up for the newsletter. I wish I had a blog to post your button…maybe one day I will get things together and get a blog started…LOL.

    ktulanko AT aol DOT com

  16. What a wonderful project! I’d also like to send a shout out to my nephews, who are serving…prayers for Aaron, Steve and Jon! I’m already a follower and subscriber and your button is already on my blog, so I guess now I should share this hop on FB, my blog, The Hive and twitter! Thanks, Sarah, for all you do.

  17. Such a nice tribute to our heroes! Love the idea and I will be making one of these to give as a gift for Veteran’s Day. Thank you for the chance to win. Your blog hops are always so inspiring!!

  18. That is a great idea, I have the Stand and Salute cartridge and I should use it more, the tank reminded me that I had it 😀

    Thanks for the chance to win, I do need new cartridges lol maybe it will inspire me to make something and get out of my rut.. if i win 😀

  19. Love this idea. When my husband was in Iraq he would have loved this!! I sent him music and pictures on disc all the time. Great idea. He’s home now but if he is deployed again I will definately keep this in mind! THANKS.

  20. What a great idea! I never thought about recycling an old CD case. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and for sharing your great ideas!


  21. I would never have thought to use a cd case for an album! So cool! I’ve been following your blog all summer and have your blinkie on my blog, too. I’ll happily share on my FB and my blog.

    ~ JD ~

  22. Great mini album. You have inspired me to work on some pictures of my DH from his service days (Desert Storm veteran). I am a follower and added your blinkie to my blog!

  23. Thanks for doing this blog hop. My twin nephews are off in San Diego at Marine Bootcamp. This would be a great project for me to make. I am alrady a follower and get your newsletters.


  24. Awesome!! What a great idea. My husband just deployed 2 wks ago and this is an amazing gift idea for me to try!! Thank you so much for doing the blog hop. I’m defiantly adding your button to my blog and will gladly put it on fb.

  25. I love this idea! Thank you so much, now I know what to do with all these empty CD cases I have floating around!! I thoroughly enjoy your site and have become a follower, added your button to my blog and posted this hop to Facebook. This is my first blog hop, and already I am enjoying it! Thanks so much!

    1. Now that I’ve been through the blog hop, I had to come back an add to my previous comment. Thank you so much for hosting this blog hop. It was great fun. Some many wonderful ideas. Thanks again.

  26. Super Cute Sarah… Thank you for hosting this blog hop.. It means a lot to us military families to see such great support!!! HOOAH!!!!

  27. I am always looking for new ways to use my bug, and your site has given me lots of inspiration.
    Thank you for the opportunity to be entered to win!
    God Bless the USA!

  28. I am now a follower!! love your Blog and projects! Great job. I also put your blinkie up. Thanks for the blog hop. It is great to check out new sites that somehow I miss! TYFS!

  29. Your project is awesome!! I love it and have never seen this type of album before, I can’t wait to try it!! Thank you Sarah for hosting this great blog hop!
    Big Hugs

  30. Very very nice idea. I am thinking of incorporating it for mini Christmas albums. Thanks for taking time for this blog hop and sharing your talents.

    Happy Scrappin’


  31. Sign up for a Pink Cricut newsletter or become a Pink Cricut follower ~check
    Post about this Awesome Blog Hop on Facebook,Twitter, on a Blog or on a Messageboard (entry for each post)~check
    Finally– Grab my button and put it on your blog…but only if you WANT to! (This is my favorite one, because it lets me know you like me enough to share with your friends and family!)~check ScrappyScavenger.blogspot.com
    And added you to my twitter. (newcreature584)

    Comment~ This is an awesome idea! thanks for the inspiration!

  32. Great project Sarah and thank you for having a blog hop on such an important day in history. As a military wife, its nice to see all different types of projects.

  33. wow! That was so much fun! Just finished. I wasn’t able to view DSJM Designs blog, just the coverpage. I’m sure I was doing something wrong. This was my first blog hop! Anyway, everything was lovely! Thanks again!

    New to cricut! This is my first blog hop.

  34. I signed up for the newsletter, and of course already a follower of your blog :-)I posted your blog on my FB page. I love the mini album it was perfect for today to honor our hero’s that fight for our freedom.

  35. I love this! I saw a calendar in a Cd case at Michael’s and have made a few as gifts but this is also wonderful! Thanks for sharing, Christy

  36. Love the use of an old CD case. And what a neat gift this would be. I might have to scraplift the CD case book idea. Love it. And I love the message behind supporting our hero’s. One of my fellow teachers and I were talking the other day about how our current 9th grade classes really don’t have a memory of 9/11. (as they were only 5 or 6 when it happened!) Yet to most of us adults it seems like just yesterday that we were all glued to the TV’s and saying lots of prayers for those families going through such difficult times. Now we are still saying prayers for those families who went through those times (or still are with our military families!) Thank you for starting this Blog Hop. It will keep those memories of our Hero’s alive!!

  37. first time blog hopper here! this blog is awesome. i am just getting into this type of thing. thanks for the awesome inspiration.

  38. My sons are soldiers. When they are deployed it is always a challenge to send gifts that are meaningful and will fit in their limited personal space. Your CD case mini album fits both requirements.

  39. I think this is awesome. I am the proud mother of a wounded Marine. He always was my Hero, now more so. Thanks to all who have a part in keeping my family safe.

  40. I don’t know why/how but you were last for me instead of first… Can you tell I’m new at this blog thing??

    Thanks for this great hop and allowing me to see such great creativity as well as Patriotism and Remembrance honor for 9/11!

    It was truly fun and I will check back with all of the blogs to see more wonderful creations.

    Thanks Again……….God Bless America! Sue – jwvideo1@gmail.com

  41. I never thought about using a CD in this manner. What a GREAT idea! I’m be scraplifting this for future gifts.

    Thanks for hosting the blog hop – it is my favorite way to end a week….:O)


    (PS – I already have this AWESOME cartrige (SB) so don’t enter me in the drawing. Would like to see someone get it who doesn’t have it. It is my FAVORITE one!)

  42. LOVE LOVE the card and Cd case. Of course, I’m a follower and FB friends.. Luv ya girl.. Keep the ideas coming.. you ROCK!!!

  43. Thank you for the invite. What a beautiful rememberance for 9/11 that you have posted. This is the first blog hop that I have participated in….here I go

  44. What a wonderful way to use your talents to honor the history of this day! I love your project! andejean (cricut msg board)

  45. What a lovely album to honor a hero! God Bless America on this day and everyday!
    Can’t wait to see the other projects on the Hop! Off to look…. and would not mind winning at all!! 🙂

  46. That’s an adorable project. I’ve signed up to be a follower but I just haven’t figured out how to put a button on my blog. I am promoting the hop on my blog though

  47. I love the CD case. I REALLY want to do one of these. Thankk you for sharing your talents. This is my second Blog Hop. Thay are so much fun! Thank you for organizing them!

  48. I love this idea and am already thinking of variations for my own future projects. Thank you so much for taking the time to organize the bloghop and for the blog candy. I’ll keep my fingers crossed in hopes of winning something! Thanks also to your family’s personal commitment to me and our country’s freedom! Kelly

  49. I love that this blog hop is honoring our military. We are so grateful to the men and women who keep us safe by their service. Thank You.

  50. I love your CD case album! It is a quick and easy gift to make in a pinch! I have never participated in a blog hop before….so this is exciting!

  51. Great project. I hate that we have to remember this date, but because of the ones that don’t care for mankind it is a must now, I appreciate every soldier and worker that is making us safe and hope that they can come home soon.

  52. Thanks for the blog hop! My brother leaves for the Navy soon. I am a huge fan of yours:) Already a follower and your blinkie is on my site, left side bar! I wanted so badly to enter your design team challenge, but I am only 15 and you said that you had to be 18, I think. Thanks again for all you do. You are a great inspiration to me!!
    ~Madison http://www.funkycards.blogspot.com

  53. Sarah thanks for doing this blog hop. I am already a follower and receive your newletter.
    I went to my facebook page and invite all to join in on the hop.
    I already have your button on my blog page. I really enjoy my visits to your blog and always learn something great and useful from you. Your great keep up the good work and great magic tricks.

  54. What a cute idea! Way to recycle. I signed up for your newsletter and comented on facebook, but don’t have a blog yet. oh well it’s been fun seeing new ideas. Thanks

  55. Thanks for sharing this, i have never seen this done before. Well have to try it for ways to share my little one’s pictures.

  56. I love this idea! I have so many old cd cases, and I’ve kept them hoping to be able to use them for something. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the chance to win!

  57. Really enjoy the blog hops….I get to see so many great ideas that I probably won’t otherwise. Thanks for the hopping opportunity. Donna (craftjunkie)

  58. This is going to be fun. I’ve never done a blog hop before. Love the cd album. May use that for a Christmas gift idea for my kids at daycare. Thanks.

  59. Thanks so much for sharing your idea on the cd photo book. I especially like the idea for someone in the military like our son, who is in the Navy and is on deployment. BTW, that was a HUGE tape runner!!!!

  60. WHat a fabulous idea to use the cd case as a mini album! I will have to try that! Thank you so much for doing this hop to remind us to remember those who fight for our freedom!

  61. Such a nice way to remember such a horrific day!!! My heart goes out to all who lost anyone on this day in history. And thanks to all those that risk their lives for their country each and every day!!! Love your album!!!

  62. Love the CD case! I am already a follower and receive the newsletter as well as friends with you on Facebook and a fan of your Facebook page 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway!

  63. I love blog hops..so thanks. I have been a follower of both the blog(newsletter) and fan on FaceBook for awhile. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity 🙂

  64. Great cd album! I’m a subscriber of the newsletter and a FB fan & friend (for a while now). On to the hop…I love ’em! Oh, and I posted on FB about the hop!

  65. Hi Sarah,

    Thanks again for hosting another successful Blog Hop. I enjoy your daily posts, along with the many great ideas that were posted on the other blogs. Keep up the good work


  66. Love your mini album – thank you for the tutorial Sarah 🙂
    I am already a follower and get your newsletter.
    I have posted about you and your 9/11 blog hop on facebook.
    Sorry but I can’t use your button as I don’t have a blog of my own (yet).
    Thank you for the chance to win!!!

  67. I am soo loving your mini album! i could use one of those for my hubby’s 365 when he gets home! He took a LOT of pics this time around 🙂
    What a generous give-a-way!

    Love the HOP :))

  68. What an awesome project! I’ve heard about these, but I’ve never seen one. Now I get it! TFS and Thanks for the blog hop!

    Jodie R on CMB

  69. Thanks for a neat way to reuse CD cases. What a terrific to way to make a unique card that can be a keepsake for years to come.
    I am already a follower and posted the “Blog Hop” on FB a bit late I’m afraid since I had a busy day.
    Debbie Hauxhurst

  70. I just love this “blog hop!” I’m discovering blogs I never knew about like yours! I love your creations! Maybe someday I’ll finally do a blog that “showcases” my creative outlets! lol

  71. Great Album you made… I love it… Thank you so much to the Heros fighting for our freedom…. I am a cardmaker for Operation Write Home… Love making cards for our troops…Thank you so much for the chance to win…..

  72. I really like the look of mimi albums, yours looks like one I could actually do and being a CD it would be mailable for me. Thank you for sharing your video now to find an older CD to get the case from it!
    Cathy S

  73. Love it!…Already a follower :0) Going to go put your button on my blog just have to find a pen to write down the Html cause for some dumb reason it’s not letting me copy it! weird….lol
    But then I’m blonde so maybe it’s just me….lol
    Glad you’re feeling better :0)

  74. Love love love this CD book project! The ideas are firing off like fireworks in my brain with what I can do CD folders! TFS If I had a blog, I’d transfer your button over. But, since I don’t I’ll just be happy knowing I’ll continue to receive something from you everyday! Great idea!

  75. I love your CD book. Cute idea!
    My son-in-law was also in Iraq and he just retired in December after serving 20 years. I think of all the men and women still over there and honored them yesterday by flying the flag all day.
    My favorite Imagine cartridge is Everyday Snapshots. I love that one! They are all cute. I’ll never be able to afford the Imagine but I sure like their cartridges. I wish they worked with the Cricut.
    I wanted to grab your button but don’t know how. I saw it above this page, but couldn’t click on it so have no idea on how to grab it.

  76. I love your album! Great job! This is my first time on a blog hop and although I forgot to comment here before going through it all I am so happy I did it! Great ideas out there! Thanks for putting it together! My next step to hopefully get my own blog up and running but not sure I can ever be as good as all of you! Keep up the great work!


  77. I love blog hops….
    thanks for the chance to win…

    love ur project, something i havent seen before….
    great idea!!

    thanks again
    my2sons311 at verizon dot net

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