Monday, November 11, 2019

Happy Veteran's Day


First of all, it's Veteran's day in the US, a day set aside to honor those men and women who have served, sacrificed and continue to serve our nation and preserve our freedom. I owe a debt of thanks and gratitude to my dad (Navy); uncle (Navy), cousin (Army); father-in-law (Army); and brother-in-law (Marines) as we honor and fondly remember them all today. It also would have been my mother's 96th birthday today, so Happy Birthday Mom!

Today I have a card made with a Penny Black stamp called "birches." I stamped it with white craft ink on kraft card stock and added pink glitter to the heart on one tree. I added some pastel pink Nuvo drops randomly and added a few white gel pen highlights as well; cutting the image panel with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die. The sentiment was die cut in both pink and white card stock with an Elizabeth Craft designs die, then layered to give a hint of a shadow to match the trees. I placed it on a pink card base and thought today would be a good day to share this card while memories of my family and loved ones are foremost in my mind today. I'm thinking of them all on this special day.

I'm going to share this with the Happy Little Stampers November "anything goes with dies" challenge.


Also sharing with the Penny Black Saturday challenge for November  - anything goes with an option of "tags"


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Monday!

Carol

22 comments:

Verna Angerhofer said...

First of all I must say I love that wonderful card you made with the birch trees. And, second of all I thank of those men in your life who served our country. God bless them.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful post and a beautiful card to go along with it. LOVE your card Carol.
Lynn

Darnell said...

A beautiful post, Carol! And a really beautiful card! I love the pink with the kraft and how you stamped the birch trees in white on the kraft!! Hugs, Darnell PBSC GD

Claire said...

Indeed, its a very poignant day... war shouldn't exist ever. Well now, I'm sure I keep saying this to you... great minds think alike and look what happened today, how strange. I love the little heart etched into the birch trees which look fab in white. It's such a unique card to say your thinking of the recipient, I like that a lot x

*Vicki* said...

Your card is so pretty with the trees stamped in white over the kraft! I love that! This is such a stunning design wiht the pink too! Wonderful remembrance post with your family my friend! HUGS

MiamiKel said...

Oh Carol,t his is wonderful! Those trees are just so serene - they are among my favorites to use! The heart is wonderful and I love your card - great job! xx

Janice M said...

Great card! Love the little heart on the birch tree. Never saw this stamp before. You did a great job!

aussie aNNie said...

Very fab card, awesome colours..x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Carol, the white stamping on the Kraft card stock looks fabulous.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

That is a very pretty little birch tree stamp and even nicer with the pink accents. Hope you stay dry and warm today!

Wendy said...

Such a beautiful card for a special day, Carol! Love that little heart in the tree. That was the first thing that popped out to me! Love how soft the trees are stamped and your color combo! Well done! :)

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, those tress look great stamped with white ink on kraft c/s. I remembered the Marine Corp. birthday on Sunday and gave thanks to all our people who served on Monday too.

Brenda said...

I owe a debt of thanks and gratitude as well as my natural father served as well as two sons. Gosh, I bet you miss your mom a lot Carol. How neat that her birthday was on Veteran's Day. I love, love, love your card! Loving that stamp, it looks so great stamped in white on kraft cardstock. Love the accents of pink-heart, dots and card base. Makes for a striking card! Hugs, Brenda

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card Carol love the white stamping on kraft-my maiden name was Birch-just a random piece of useless info for you lol
Carol x

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty card, Carol!

JD/ Jill said...

Carol I am sending you an email...

Stampsnob. said...

Chilly like November Lovely card.........Lis

scrAPpamondo said...

Well done, Carol!! Love the birches and that glittered heart! It's a warm and thoughtful card for your beloved ones! I know well that it's a true pain for the heart thinking about all the ones we have lost, but we surely will meet them again, on the other side of the life, if we don't forget them.
Sending you my biggest hugs!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Beautiful card! I love the stacked sentiment. I too have remembered all those near and dear that have served. I recently gifted our son with my father's purple heart, and he was so surprised, and promised to keep it in the family.

Janice M said...

Oh Wow You nailed this challenge! I absolutely LOVE that winter snowboarding card. Great cards!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Hi Carol! Love that pretty birch stamp! Hope all is well your way. And we both know The Sexiest Man Alive(People Mag) should have been Rob!!! LOL
Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us for our November Penny Black Saturday Challenge! ♥ Sue Kment

Leslie said...

Thanks for sharing your fantastic project with us in the Happy Little Stampers November "Anything Goes With Dies" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
Hugs,
Leslie, HLS Dies Team
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