Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day


Here in the US, today is Memorial Day - the day set aside to honor our military heroes that have paid the ultimate price, as well as those who continue to sacrifice so much to protect our freedom.  

For my tribute card, I used one of Deedee Anderson's pre-colored digi images from the "Hats Off" set, and added some red, white & blue dsp, stamped images to resemble fireworks, and mini brads. I added 2 ribbon tabs in patriotic colors and used early espresso cardstock to mat the image and sentiment.

OWH had a Memorial Day blog hop this weekend, and although I didn't participate this year, I kept myself busy by making 12 Hero cards that will be going to our soldiers in my next box. It was the perfect time to sit down and personally thank some of these soldiers for all they do.


Here's one done in black and pure poppy. The sentiment was printed on my computer and the name on it was "Gingers" so I'm not sure who to give credit to for this sentiment. I used all papers from my stash, and mostly tried to use up some of the older, retired colors from SU!

Here are all 12, written, signed, and ready to mail to some of our heroes.

One thing more, I want to give a big 2 thumbs up to NASCAR for the wonderful opening ceremonies and tributes honoring our military at Charlotte on Sunday!! They played "Amazing Grace" on bagpipes, and one soldier played "Taps" while soldiers sang the National Anthem. It was great to see all the military in uniform enjoying the race and being honored for their service!

Happy Memorial Day everyone - be sure and shake the hand of a soldier and thank him or her for their service when you see them. Not just today, but every day! We all owe them a huge debt of gratitude!

Carol

12 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Love that Deedee image, Carol. You went with the perfect embossing and I love the "fireworks". Your Any Hero cards are beautiful. Great way to use up those retired colors. Great thing to do this weekend to honor our heroes. I missed the beginning (almost all of it) of the race, darn it. I just saw a couple of laps in the middle somewhere. Enjoy today.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I just knew you would do a fantastic Memorial Day post. You did not disappoint! The eagle is fantastic, but wtg with all of the Any Hero cards! Happy I got to visit with you for a bit, this weekend!

Diane Jaquay said...

What a great image and card, so patriotic!!

Brenda said...

What an amazing post Carol! I love the Eagle card, so patriotic and amazing!! I also love, love the cards that are going out to the soldiers, that sentiment is amazing and oh so true!!! We didn't get to see the opening ceremony of NASCAR yesterday but it sounded like an awesome one! Hats off to NASCAR for a job well done! Hugs, Brenda

jimlynn said...

ALL of these are amazingly fabulous! Love all the red, white, and blue on that first one - and of course, the image too.
What a wonderful set of cards for OWH! Fantastic!
Lynn

Monika Reeck said...

your card for Soldier is amazing Carol...really partiotic and with great Sentiment too...If I am the soldier will cry to get such an adorable card from you..and the first Photo...tooo cuuuteee the birdie see his eyes so proud with his little hat...cute and sweet card the first one...thanks Carol to visiting me back really appreciated it...hope we can be friend in this Blog Land...big hugs from Germany, Monika

nwilliams6 said...

Great cards my friend. Each one is very special! Your first is fun and the others are really inspirational. Hope your weekend was great too. Hugz!

LesleyG said...

What fab cards for a worthy cause. Love the 'fireworks'! Xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great cards! And look at that big passel of them you made!

scrappymo! said...

A dozen soldiers are gong to be so honoured when they open these cards. Great cards, Carol!

Irish Cherokee said...

Thank you for your tribute to those who served in the military. We appreciate it. Great cards for those still wearing the uniform of the military. I agree on NASCAR.

Blessings
Jim

Amy Andrade said...

I thought you’d like to know your project has been chosen to be showcased as my weekly fav on my Feature Friday post today! Thank you for being a follower of all things beautiful. Take care and enjoy your weekend. Amy A. http://alllthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com/2014/05/feature-friday-5302014.html