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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Memorial Day Vintage with Isabella's Sketchbook

Coffee of the Day - Kahlua and Cream

A new challenge begins today at Isabella's Sketchbook! This one is close to my heart - patriotic colors. Since we are gearing up for the Memorial Day holiday weekend here in the States, I was so excited to get going on my red, white, and blues. One of our DT members found this really cool link that tells about the history of the Memorial Day holiday is you are interested. If you happen to hail from somewhere else, we still want you to play along, so please use the colors from your country. Or use red, white, and blue if you would prefer.

Isabella has some beautiful patriotic images, but because of the vintage nature I was going with, I chose the fun Hat and Stars. As hard as it was, I refrained from using any glitter on here because I plan to send this along to a soldier fighting overseas. (Operation Write Home has a list of criteria for sending cards to our troops.) The paper is from Creative Imaginations. I printed off some copies of old Army posters from Dover Publishing and then distressed them. I added a Liberty Bell postage stamp cover and fun Cracker Jack prize wrapper to add to the scrappy feel. Also a great way to repurpose some things around the house, which you know I love to do! Vintage seam tape, Prima flowers, and vintage buttoms complete the card.

I hope you will join us this week. Be sure to stop by the other DT members' blogs to see what neat things they have created! :) have a great and glorious day!
Jennifer

12 comments:

Simple Southern Happiness said...

WOW! what a delightful card you created, you are quite teh artist. I have never heard of the website; sending cards to troops. I will look more into that. I love Isabella's blog, so pretty and all those cards... LOVELY!

Prayers for our troops and their famlies. Coming from a military family, I know... it can get lonely.

Holly said...

What a great card Jennifer! The background images are wonderful, and I love your little patriotic hat!

Sharon Keanly said...

Gosh Jennifer, this is absolutely fabulous. Well done.

Cec said...

This is a great Memorial Day card. I love the vintage look and all the special details you have added.
Hugs!
Cec

Sue C said...

Fab card Jennifer, I love the different images you're incorporated. Sue C x

Viv said...

Jennifer this is fab! A real scrappy feel, love the old army poster and stamp! Such a recycler you are! LOL! Viv xx

Lisa said...

LOVE this card! I'm a sucker for the vintage style!! You really meshed all the elements well! Nicely done!

peggysue said...

Such a neat cardJennifer, always in favor of seeing the red, white and blue displayed through paper crafting, I just think they look so nice together! Thank you for participating in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This card is beautiful. I love the background and the patriotic feel. Thanks for joining Stampin Sisters in Christ this week.

Randi said...

Hi Jennifer! Love your USA card. I like the collage look that you do so well. Thanks for sharing your art with us at SSCC.

Birgit said...

I love this card!

-- Birgit

Randi said...

Jennifer, this is such a great card that depicts Memorial Day! Have a great weekend.