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Monday, May 27, 2013

Home of the Free..... Happy Memorial Day!

Coffee of the Day - Moon Pie (my dad loved moon pies and he served in the army for years. this is in tribute to him)

for my Operation Write Home Memorial Day blog hop post, please scroll down or click here. :)

Today is a new challenge over at Paper Makeup Stamps, but also a very important day here in the States - Memorial Day. while many people first think of barbeques and cookouts, we would be remiss to let this day go by without a thought for the many people who have served and are currently serving in the  military. You might not agree with the politics, that is not what this is about. this is about the PEOPLE who are putting their lives on the line, enduring things we here at home can't possibly fathom, so that we can enjoy freedoms put forth in our Constitution. We are so very blessed, and I am thankful for these generous, brave people.


We have an 'anything goes' challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps this week. yep, you can make any kind of paper craft you would like, as long as it has a digital image on it somewhere. be sure to stop by the blog to see the great projects created by the rest of the team! :)


I used the ribbon from the Oliver Rock Star set. the sentiment is also Paper Makeup, but I believe it was a free one given out a while back. stars on main image are all covered in stickles. Paper and sticker elements are from the Authentique Glory collection. I have told you how much I love this collection! :) star die cut is from MFT, main image die is Spellbinders, and wood veneer stars are Studio Calico. a little yellow ticket, button, and baker's twine complete the card. simple, but that is how I wanted it. :) 

Enjoy the day with your friends and loved ones gathered close! smile, because there is something in every day to smile about! joy is all around us, dear friends! :)
love to you! Jennifer

Challenges:
Card Mania - spots and/or stripes
Craftin' Desert Divas - anything goes with ribbon or twine
Pink Elephant - stars & stripes
Cupcake Inspiration - colors as well as stripes & polka dots on cupcakes
QKR - one for the boys
My Heart Pieces - be sentimental
WAW - anything goes with encouraging verse or sentiment
Ribbon Carousel - celebrations
That Craft Place - dies and/or punches

13 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous and I love how you have used the twine.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Rhonda Miller said...

What a wonderful card. I hope you've had a great day.

Stef H said...

this is stunning and our veterans and service people definitely deserve to be blessed. they are the best ever!!!

check your emails. i sent you a response to your "crazy question"

hugs :)

Robin Carroll said...

Beautiful card!!!

Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's. We hope that you will join us again for future linky parties!

Robin
Cut One Designs by Robin

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wonderful card and sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Here Comes the Boys challenge good luck
Ginny ♥

Chris said...

Jenn, love your card. You have a way of putting all those components together so that each card is a work of art.
Hugs,
Chris

Stephanie said...

What a fantastic card. I really like that sentiment and all your little details showcase it perfectly. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Mandz said...

Such a cute card, thanks for joining in our must have buttons challenge at Here Come the Boys, Mandz xox

Bettina L. said...

Fabolous design. Love the layers and sentiment. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at QKR Stampede!! xx

KalySto said...

Lovely card!
Thank you for joining us in Card Mania Challenge and Good Luck!
Kaly

Indy said...

This is such a beautiful card! Perfect for Memorial Day or any of our patriotic holidays! Thanks for sharing at Cupcake Inspirations!
{hugs}
Debbie

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Great card! Thanks for participating in our MY HEART PIECES challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Cindy said...

I like the twist on the usual saying emphasising the truth! Thanks for playing along at My Heart Pieces!