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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Poppy Remembrance

Coffee of the Day - Caramel Nut

I know Memorial Day isn't until the end of the month, but I did want to get my card entered into the Crafty Secrets monthly linky challenge. Too often Memorial Day is now associated with picnics, the end of school, and the start of summer. but I wanted to make a card that reminded all of us of it's true meaning. I am so thankful to live in a community that celebrates and recognizes those who have made sacrifices for our country.

both images come from the Crafty Secrets set, 'Poppies.' the wonderful die is by Spellbinders, but I did have to cut it down a bit so that it fit the images better. a bit of handy dandy finagling with the Big Shot!  papers are from the Basic Grey Lucille collection, rhinestone flourishes are from Michaels. distress stickles fill the flower centers, and my SU! ink squirty tool was used on the main image. lots of distressing with my sponge here, too.

Crafty Secrets - monthly linky party
Stella Says Sketch - sketch #209 flipped on its side
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - floral linky party
QKR Stampede - anything goes w/twist: use gems or rhinestones (rhinestone flourishes)
3 Girl JAM - anything goes (badge on sidebar above former DTs)
Sister Act - any card goes
Stamping with the Dragon - flowers
Sweet Pea - use kraft (card base as well as ink and seam tape colors)
Wags 'n Whiskers - ribbon & bling
4 Crafty Chicks - flowers
It's All About the Vintage - anything goes
WAW - anything encouraging goes (thank you for the win last week!)
Bunny Zoe - distress
Fitztown - shabby chic


Stef H said...

this is absolutely stunning! i'll tell you... the past 5 months have zoomed by... even with all my complaints about winter!!! time is just going by way too fast and things are just too topsy turvy lately. the only strong thing left is our FAITH. at least i know ours is.

wishing you a very blessed mother's day!

hugs :)

Kaija said...

Love it this card,soo beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge.Gr.Kaija DT-member

Ema M said...

Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck! I hope you noticed we’re having a DT call as well! Be sure to let all your friends know! You can read all the details here.
FCB DT Coordinator

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Wow Jennifer, your memorial card looks gorgeous with the colors you used and the distressing it all ties together so beautifully!

Thanks for sharing and joining our May Linky Party

Sandra van Blaricum said...

It's a beautiful card Jennifer!!
Love the colors and the image.
A wonderful remembrance card!

Ingrid Mason said...

Jennifer, you card has really moved me to tears..... All the thought and talent you have put into creating something so beautiful to honour those who pay the ultimate price to keep their country safe.

From you images through to the flourish, with all the added elements of beautiful papers and colours ....You have been so sympathetic and respectful to the True meaning of Memorial Day. Here in the UK we remember our heroes on Remembrance Sunday in November but your card speaks internationally. Thank you for sharing this very beautiful and poignant card.

Ingrid xx ♥

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Jennifer, this is a gorgeous card! I'm old enough to remember everyone wearing a red poppy on Memorial Day. Thanks for keeping the tradition alive with this lovely card. You did such a good job of coloring our poppy image! Thanks for playing along in the Crafty Secrets May Linky party!

Janis PauseDreamEnjoy said...

Thank you for Linking Up at Pause Dream Enjoy. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

Sherri said...

This is such a beautiful card. Love all the layers & textures you have added to it. Thanks so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.

paper fun said...

It is a very pretty card. So many beautiful details.

Thank you for honoring our fallen hero's.

Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Pea Stampers.


Lozzy T said...

This is beautiful! Love your design, really pretty. Thank You so much for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers for our Kraft Challenge. Good luck in draw and we hope to see you again real soon....Hugs Lozzy xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Very good point Jenn and awesome creation to get your point across! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Crafty Secrets May Linky Party! Hope you're well ... HUGS!
Crafty Secrets DT

Elizabeth said...

Sorry to be commenting on your beautiful card so late but I went to see my Mom for Mother's Day and just got back. Maybe because we call it "Remembrance Day" in Canada or because it takes place in the cooler weather of fall the day never shares attention with other events. I love your card and it's intended purpose of keeping the day for it's true meaning. Thanks so much for joining us for the May Linky Party.

Vicki Chrisman said...

Very Beautiful card Jennifer!!

Donna K said...

Thank you for this beautiful reminder of what Memorial Day is all about. Your card is amazing and the poppy is just lovely. As a military wife/mom I appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us at 3 Girl JAM!

Sheila Rumney said...

Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in the Crafty Secrets Linky Party!

Diane Noble said...

What a beautiful card, and I so appreciate the thoughts in your post to honor the real meaning of Memorial Day. I agree! Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. We are so grateful for all those who participate and support our efforts to encourage uplifting craft projects. Thanks for joining us!
Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the poppy!!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and good luck in the drawing!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi, Jennifer! What a lovely card! Thanks so much for stopping by to share with us again this week. I'm so grateful to have you share your God-given talents with us. Have a blessed week and stop by again soon. You are in my prayers!
Word Art Wednesday

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'kraft' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

karalschuknecht said...

Gorgeous card, the papers, the coloring, and everything about it. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Anything Goes/twist of Gems or Rhinestones." Come back to join us again and good luck.
Karal QKR Stampede DT

Lori said...

This is a beautiful Memorial card - thank you so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoox

Yolanda Rodriguez said...

This reminded me of the Veterans who stand outside the NEX and Commissary handing out the small poppies that my boys used to love when they were little.
Your card is fabulous!
Thank you for joining us on the Ribbons and Bling Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge!
Yolanda DT

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

Beautiful vintage shabby card. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member


Oh my gosh - gorgeous!! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo's Stella Says Sketch #209. I look forward to your entry for the next challenge.
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Kathy said...

Wow, Jennifer, this is so very pretty. Love the spritzed background and all the distressing. Just so perfectly done. Wonderful card for Memorial Day. Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug!

teachdanz said...

Your card is beautiful in its layout and its meaning!! Thanks for linking it up with us at 3 Girl JAM "Anything with a ribbon" challenge!
3GJ dt

Cards Galore said...

Lovely card! Thank you for entering the Stamping Dragon Designs challenge...Debbi (DT)

Sanna Saksija said...

Great distressed look and colours! Thanks for joining our challenge at It's all about the vintage and beauty!