Friday, March 18, 2011

The Princess and the Paper Music Blog Hop- My Tribute

Welcome to the Music Hop.  I wish I could offer you cake & coffee to let you know how glad I am you’ve dropped by, but since I can’t, just pretend I did and know that I really am glad you’re here.  There are 15 stops for you to visit today, and I’m #8.  If you didn’t start at the beginning with Jillian , please make sure to hop all the way around (the list of links is below) and see all the fantastic projects the ladies & gentleman have created for you to see.   Our wonderful hostess, Miss Jillian, does an amazing job organizing hops, making tutorials AND she has designed her own line of stamps.   All this, and she’s not even a teenager yet.  She’s quite an amazing young lady.

Jillian’s “charge” for those of us in the hop, was to create something that was inspired by a song.  I jumped on this one, because I LOVE MUSIC.   Mind you, I don’t have a musical molecule in my body, but I do love listening to music.  You will hardly ever find me that I don’t have music playing around me, so when she asked if I’d like to be in the hop I didn’t hesitate…….  
STOP the presses.  Once I said yes, I hit a brick wall!  I mean just think about how many, many, MANY great songs there are out there.   After weeks of trying to narrow down my very long list of potential songs I finally decided to think about "THINGS", rather than songs, that inspire me.  That’s kinda cheating I know, but I knew I could link up a song to pretty much anything I could think of.   Funny thing is I immediately thought of a country song and a tribute I wanted to do to go with it.   What’s even funnier is I don’t listen to country music!   God works in mysterious ways.    So my stop on today’s hop is a tribute to all the men & women of our military forces and to their families. 
Thank you all for the sacrifices you make for us –
we, your country.
The song I chose is
"American Soldier"   by Toby Keith/Chuck Cannon
I'm just trying to be a father,
Raise a daughter and a son,
Be a lover to their mother,
Everything to everyone.
Up and at 'em bright and early,
I'm all business in my suit,
Yeah, I'm dressed for success from my head down to my boots,
I don't do it for money, there's still bills that I can't pay,
I don't do it for the glory, I just do it anyway,
Providing for our future's my responsibility,
Yeah I'm real good under pressure, being all that I can be,
And I can't call in sick on Mondays when the weekends been to strong,
I just work straight through the holidays,
And sometimes all night long.
You can bet that I stand ready when the wolf growls at the door,
Hey, I'm solid, hey I'm steady, hey I'm true down to the core,
And I will always do my duty, no matter what the price,
I've counted up the cost, I know the sacrifice,
Oh, and I don't want to die for you,
But if dying's asked of me,
I'll bear that cross with honor,
'Cause freedom don't come free.
I'm an American soldier, an American,
Beside my brothers and my sisters I will proudly take a stand,
When liberty's in jeopardy I will always do what's right,
I'm out here on the front lines, so sleep in peace tonight.
American soldier, I'm an American,
An American,
An American Soldier
(Lyrics copied from

There’s nothing special about my cards other than the love and gratitude behind them.  All cuts were from the Stand and Salute Cartridge.  The papers are stock papers I’ve had for heaven only knows how long.  The instructions for the slider pop up card I got by watching Kim Score at Paper Punch Addiction and modifying a little bit.  These will all be sent to Operation Write Home as Any Hero Cards.  Cardmakers, if you've not heard of OWH and if you really love making cards please check it out.  It is a wonderful organization and a very worthy cause.

Thanks again for stopping by today.  I know this post was long- not a good thing for a hop, but thanks for sticking with me.  I do have a little something to try and make it a little more worth your while.   You need to do 2 things to be eligible to win. 
1) We’re going to play a game.  Starting with the letter A (if you are the first to comment) name a song title that starts with “A”.    Second commenter, you’ve got “B,”   third “C”…you’ve got the picture.  If you really get stumped you can name an artist or band with your letter.
2) tell me which one of the 2 Spellbinders below you would like if you win.
#1 is Lg. Octagons, #2 is Eyelet Pendants

You do not have to become a follower, but I would love it if you do, and if you do, please leave me your blog address so I can follow you back.    Sometimes blog names do not show up on your profile page. 
I will pick a winner from the hat and announce the winner on Monday morning, so make sure you tell me the 2 things above, and then cross your fingers.  Good luck!  

Now it's time to see what wonderific creation Ashley has for you over at

Do something nice for a stranger- it will make the day better for them and for you too. 
Be blessed.

Tami you are here


  1. 1st to post!!
    A- song---American Woman :)
    If I win I would love the octagon spellbinder. I don't own any :(

    I LOVE your cards!! They are so well made and the "pop" that each ones shares is awesome. Well done! I know whoever receives these will be in for a treat
    Thanks for sharing

  2. 2nd to post!

    B-song-Oh crap i suck at knowing song titles. B should be easy--ummm Betty Davis Eyes-that's what popped into my head. Hope it's a song title LOL.

    I don't have any spellbinders, but I'll say eyelet LOL.

    emptynestboutique at yahoo dot com

  3. C- Song....

    California Girls - Katy Perry! I love her and that song.

    I don't have Spellbinders, but the Eyelet looks nice.

    Also, I just want to say that as an Army Wife, your cards really touched me. And my bestie, who is also an Army Wife, had her husband just leave on deployment two days ago, so I thought of her, and just cried! [[emotional person]]

    **New Follower**


  4. D-Song Dynamite ~ by Taio Cruz, just danced to that in Jazzercise!

    Octagon Spellbinders would be wonderful!

    Oh My!!! How beautiful! Your cards are amazing! and I love Toby and I love that song!
    Love how you posted the lyrics!
    Thanks for joining Jillian on her Music Blog Hop!
    Great Blog Candy ~ hope I win!
    Bunny Vance

    bunnyvance at gmail dot com

  5. E = Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison!!

    I love the Eyelet Pendants!

    I love your cards. I think they are wonderful!!

    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

  6. Those are amazing cards!! I just love them!! TFS!!

    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

  7. Ohmygosh, Tami - these are AMAZING! My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran so I always appreciate patriotic themed cards - and LOVE your song choice also!

    I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!

    lillianchild at cox dot net

  8. Amazing cards Tami! They make me feel so sad and so blessed at the same time. I don't have anyone in the service but I pray for all of the men and women who are there keeping us safe.

    As the two previous commentors did not leave a song title, I am going to do one for F which would be the next letter even though technically I should be H. So... Forever Young by Rod Stewart is my song.

    I am already a follower of your sweet blog.

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  9. G- Girls Just wanna have fun-Cyndi Lauper

    I would love the Eyelet spellbinders

    I am a new follower

    lindascraftcorner at yahoo dot com


  10. I have that cart and I never use it, I think your cards are awesome.

    A- Alejandro by Lady Gaga

    and I like the first set of dye's they look fun :D

    Thanks for the fun at your blog and Your cards truly are amazing.

    perfectlyunperfectcards at gmail dot com

  11. I'm not really sure which letter I should be so I am going with H b/c G is the last letter I saw posted.

    H- Hero by Mariah Carey

    Love the cards and I'm sure the soliders will too! I like the Eyelet Pendants spellbinders best. TFS!


  12. OH no, I think I'm "I" -- hope this is a real title, "I'll Always Love You" by Whitney Houston. Enjoyed reading your post, Tami and great job on the cards. I think I'd like the Eyelet Pendants if I were the winner. Thanks for the opportunity. -- Pat N.

  13. "I" I Will Always Love You- Whitney Houston

    GREAT projects!! OWH is a GREAT organization and brings such joy to thousands of people!! I'd love the eyelet IF I won. Thanks for all you do!!!


  14. I think my letter is N, but I don't think anyone is going in order, the best laid plans......LOL
    So my song for N is Natural Woman. I am also doing this blog Hop, and I had the same problem that you did, and mine is just as long, LOL, I became a follower, and I am excited to come back, If I won, I would choose the Eyelet Pendant, Thanks for the chance to win, karen<3

  15. I think i am letter "O" so i will say O Canada(since i am canadian) and i would like the eyelets thanks p.S love your tribute to the soldiers great!!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  16. O.K. So my letter is "P" so how about Power to the People by John Lennon. Love your card and your blog candy. I am a follower

  17. Okay my letter is Q, so I'll go with Juice Newton Queen of Hearts.

    If I were to win I'd pick #1.

  18. Love your projects... they are all awesome! The easel card is especially awesome. My letter is R, so I'll say "Runaway" by Bon Jovi (love that song!). I would choose the octagons Spellbinders if I had the choice. I'm already a follower. Thanks!

    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

  19. Beautiful work!! I love it. A song that starts with s? Hmmm... Six feet from the edge by Creed. I love that song.

    at yahoo
    dot com

  20. Your cards are incredible. A song starting with T - "Thank you for being a friend". I'm a follower. Eyelet pendants would be my pick of spellbinders. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

    vwilson577 at

  21. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous....and I'm super excited to see that you're sending them to OWH!!! I do not listen to country either, but the words are incredible!

    I belive I'm letter U - Umbrella by Rhianna

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

    I almost forgot I would like the Lg. Octagons!

  22. S- Star Spangled Banner

    Your card is amazing! New follower! I would love to win #1 the octagon. Thanks for sharing!


  23. I think my letter is V, but I can't think of any song. Your cards are sooo pretty. The colors really POP. I don't own any spellbinders, so I will say the eyelet. TFS

  24. Fabulous cards!! My favorite is "Land of the Free" LOVE your song choice.
    For songs since "V" went unclaimed, Voice for the Voiceless by Rage Against the Machine
    W (which would be mine) Wonderful Tonight~Eric Clapton

    and..if I were the lucky winner~my choice is the Eyelet spellbinders

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  26. W was taken sooo i will do : X : Xanadu by Olivia Newton John

    You did a WONDERFUL job witha great song ty4s
    eyelets is my choice, with fingers crossed

  27. All I can say is amazing!!! wow!!
    I am a follower!!

  28. Y- Yesterday by the Beatles...I hope I am on Y it got a little confusing going through the comments. I love your cards they are so pretty! GREAT work!

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  30. It's hard to follow along as to who has which letter but the post above me used y so I guess I am Z. I can't think of a song with Z so I will go with one of my favorite bands - Zac Brown Band!
    I would pick the eyelet pendants.

    Your cards are amazing. I love the song you chose too.

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  31. I am so glad I got "A" because my favorite song is by the ARCHIES-sugar, sugar I like the eyelet set

  32. First let me just say, AMAZING CARDS, these really are beautiful.
    I think I have B unless someone beats me to it, and the song I choose is Benny and the Jets by Sir Elton John.
    I like the eyelet pendants best.
    Smiles Sher

  33. Oh wow! Those are very nice cards! I just bought the cricut Independence Day Cart and can't wait to try it out.
    Nice work! I'm a new follower.

  34. First of all I love that song and I REALLY love all your cards!! They are so cool!

    Our shows are listed here: . Sign up for our emails and you will get all our info! Thanks for commenting on the post!
    Blessings, Kelley

  35. I'm so gonna scraplift that idea!! I love it - I'm president of a republican group here in town and would love that display for our "support the troops" collection bin

  36. Your cards are great! I would love to win the # 2 Eyelet pendant. Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

  37. I'm guessing where not playing the song game anymore? The people above me did not post...Anyways, I think that this is such a thoughtful bunch of cards! What a wonderful way to honer our soldiers! I love the second set of the die cuts, there really cute!


  38. Looks like they left off where C should come next
    I am going with Come together by the beatles.
    Now maybe we can go on from here.
    Iwould love #2 is Eyelet Pendants,Great cards
    Thanks for sharing, I am a follower
    karenk3 at ameritech
    dot net

  39. Your cards are absolutely amazing! I'm always listening to music as well. I guess I'm to do a D song so how about The Dance by Garth Brooks. I love the Eyelet Pendants dies.

  40. Wonderful set of cards and very touching post. It looks like I'm up for an "E" song - "Everybody Ought To Love Jesus" by Harry Dixon Loes. I like the Spellbinders Eyelet Pendants.

  41. F - Favorite Year by the Dixie Chicks. Great cards! Thanks for sharing! I'd love to win either spellbinders.


  42. Your cards are wonderful. What a great tribute to our contry and military. As a veteran I appreciate your tribute very much.
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my last post .

  43. I Imagine by John Lennon. If selected I would like the hexagon spellbinder. Your cards are awesome.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  44. J- ok, I'm kinda stuck thinking of a "J" song, but one of my favorite artists is Jake Owen! I saw him at a small club here in Portland a couple of years ago, and he totally brought the house down! He's a great club singer.

    And I'd choose the Eyelet Spellbinders! They look AWESOME!!!

    I love your cards! They're so detailed and well designed! Nicely done and thanks for sharing!


  45. I love your cards. I bought this cartridge because my husband is in the Navy but haven't cracked it open yet. You gave me some ideas! Also your yorkie is too cute. I have one myself, her name is Sophie. Anyways TFS your cards!

    A new follower,

    btw I was sent by Momo!

  46. Your work is amazing...loving your blog! Your newest follower, sent by Momo!



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