Sunday, November 11, 2012

We Salute You on Veteran's Day!

Here in the USA it's Veteran's day - a day to honor all those who have served, as well as those who continue to serve. Without you, there would be no America or freedom.
My card today is for the OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch challenge #146. I made my card for a hero that I'll be sending in my next OWH box, and thought it was perfect to post on this special day set aside to honor our veterans. The stamps are from AMuse, background embossing is from Cuttlebug, the tiny stars were done with a Simon Says Stamp star border die, and I used some red ribbon from my stash. 3 tiny red, white, & blue star brads were the finishing touch for this card.

If you have a few moments, click this link to see a great video from Moments.org. I was really touched and enlightened at the same time.

Thanks for stopping by, and if you're a veteran, thanks for your service and know that you are appreciated!


Carol

17 comments:

Jen said...

This is great, Carol! That border die is fabulous!

Robin said...

great card
I'm thinking I need to make some anyhero cards today too

Bonnie said...

I love this embossing folder and the sweet image! They deserve our thanks indeed!

Kath said...

Great card. The video left me in tears.

Linda said...

I call your posting seredipidity! Great card! tfs!!!

Erika said...

Thanks for the video link...it helps to know that the older veterans like me are still remembered.....

StampTramps said...

Looks like we both had the same idea to keep the sketch theme to the calendar. That is a nice stamp set, I've been admiring it every time you use a stamp from it. And no, the stars on my Navy card were embellishment stickers that came in strips, so the only ones I had to place individually were the ones at the V. I'll leave that tedious stuff to you.....
:-)

jimlynn said...

Fabulous "hero" card Carol!!!
Lynn

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Gorgeous card Carol! And thanks so much for the link, very touching video.
Have a blessed week.

Benzi said...

Wonderful Veteran's Day card, Carol. I love the little stars. Great way to give a 'thank you'.

JD said...

Great card, Carol, I had to wait a few minutes to be able to type this...couldn't see through the tears. That was such a great video. I sent it to my hubby. Last Christmas I bought him a hat which reads..."I served with Pride" So now people thank him for his service...It means a lot to him. Even though it was a long time ago. You never forget the difficult times of being apart from family.

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Very cute card honoring our troops.

Rachel Guerrero said...

Awesome card - I love that border die! It compliments the star folder so well! Thanks for the link - what a fabulous video.

Kelly said...

Great take on the sketch challenge. Love the layout!

Sarah said...

What an awesome card-- i love the border soooo much and I definitely need to look at adding this stamp to my collection as I love it :)

JoAnn Ross said...

That is such a great card! I have that folder, but don't think I've ever used it with white before, which really brightens up the red,, white, and blue color scheme! And thanks for the link to the wonderful video; I lost several friends in Vietnam and still think of them when I make my OWH cards.

Julie said...

Awesome card, Carol! I love those tiny die cut stars, thanks for sharing where you got the die :) Thanks for joining us in this week's Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge!