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Monday, May 28, 2018

My County 'Tis of Thee

Coffee/Tea of the Day - Blueberry Mango

Here in the States, it is Memorial Day. We are honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. My prayers are with those family members who have lost someone in service or have someone currently serving in the military.

I made this card today in honor of this holiday. it's so easy to get caught up in the day off from work, store sales, barbeques, and picnics, but we need to remember the people behind the reason for the day.


The beautiful flag digital image is from Paulette at Create with TLC, gorgeous ribbons are from Really Reasonable Ribbons, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, and vintage buttons, lace, & washi tape from my stash.  whoops, almost forgot, papers are from the Photoplay Red, White, and Blue collection.

the wonderful bark star is from an online craft store that is no longer in business. I apologize that I cannot link to it, as they had great products. I did buy as many of these beauties (and the bark hearts they carried, too) as I could afford at the time. haven't found anyone else online who carried them yet, but if I do, I'll be sure to let you know. :)

the dots on the flourishes were accented with crystal effects. some of the larger ones I went over a second time to really make them stand out. it shows up well irl, but not so much in a photo. ;) isn't that always the case? grins!

I'll be back again tomorrow with another card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's blog hop. thankful I am able to get a bit of crafting done in spite of my head and these nasty seizures. will be so thankful when they decide that they are done. ;) not that I want them to go visit anyone else, mind you....

Thanks for stopping by! have a most lovely day!
Jennifer

Challenges:
Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge - use 3 of something (ribbons & buttons)
Crafty Friends - "B" is for... (buttons, bows, bark, blue)
Hiding In My Craft Room - any holiday (Memorial Day)
Addicted to Stamps and More - holiday (Memorial Day)
Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
2 Sisters on the Blog - 3 of a kind (ribbons & buttons)
Use Your Stuff - washi tape (upper right hand corner - polka dot and stars)

8 comments:

Nicolette said...

A very nice card.
Thank you for joining us this month en thanks for following us.
Nicolette DT 2Sistersontheblog

Mary said...

Your Blueberry Mango card is stunning!!!All of the details that you added are beautiful.Thank you for sharing your card. Smile BIG! :)

Mary from NH

missgailly said...

What a beautiful tribute card! Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail

Inkyfingers said...

What a lovely and thoughtful card. I love all your patriotic details and your bold colours.
Thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Caroline said...

I love the buttons on your card. Thanks for joining our challenge and for following us!
Caroline DT 2Sistersontheblog

Kelly Lloyd said...

Thanks for joining in with our 3 of something challenge at pink gem
Hugs Kelly

Fikreta said...

Wonderful card!
hugs

Judy Markowitz said...

What a fabulous card! I love all the color! So fun! Thank you so much for joining us in our ATG challenge at Crafty Gals Corner. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Judy Crafty Gals Corner DT
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