Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Military Thank You

We have been having the most beautiful summer here in Maine. I have been outside every possible minute of every sun-shiny day, and today was no exception. As my son and I were out on the patio having lunch, reading, and just lounging about, we could see (and hear) the military jets blasting through the skies for a good part of our afternoon. I love to watch them as they fly in formation and zoom back to the airport, then start all over again. To see them reminds me of the great sacrifice that so many make on behalf of our whole country and it makes me feel so thankful and safe. So, as I was trying to decide what kind of card to make this week and feeling rather patriotic and thankful, I decided to make a card for one of our soldiers. I used the card kit from the PATRIOTIC COLLECTION from LINDSAY'S STAMP STUFF. I cut two squares and one rectangle from the papers in the card kit. I also cut a rectangle from a paper that I embossed with the Thank You folder from Cuttlebug, then distressed it with some red ink. I adhered all these to a blue card base and added a rubber stamped sentiment that I colored, along with some ribbon and a few extra pieces from the card kit which I layered on with pop dots. I put a sentiment from the kit on the inside and DONE! I think I will send this one to my cousin who is serving in our military in Germany. Check out what the rest of Lindsay's Design Team is doing this week - I know it will be fabulous! You can start by going to Lindsay's blog from HERE and see what she has this week! See you soon and Happy Digi Stamping!!!

My card qualifies for the following challenges:

ANNABELLE STAMPS BLOG - Say it with Embossing

DARING CARDMAKERS - Layer it Up

17 comments:

Tamara Bennett said...

I love love love your card! So patriotic and beautiful! My husband is a former Marine. I really enjoyed watching the jets when we lived in NC. I miss it a lot. His job was loading ordnance on the harriers

Lindsay Weirich said...

teriffic Tracey, i love the layout, so polished and graphic, nice!

1CardCreator said...

Great card, great idea to use it for a military card too! I love the layout, looks perfect! ~Diane

Karen said...

Great card...love how graphic it is! Hmmm...ya know what?! I have that set from Lindsay, but I don't think I've used it yet. Doh! Thanks for the inspiration!! (Hubby & son love to watch the planes fly overhead....we don't usually have jets, but they still love it, especially all the different kinds that come in for the air show...which should be coming up in another couple weeks! :>:>)

Cindi said...

great card, Tracey!! by the way, teh fighter jets are back out today!
:)

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [29 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Karin said...

For some reason this never occured to me to use this for military, only patriotic holidays...Thanks for the inspiration! Great card :)

Mrs. Fence said...

Yes, Cindi, we were out this morning and saw them again.

And Karen, I used to LOVE going to the air shows. I haven't been for years!

Leanne said...

I love this card and your so true we should all be thankful that so many women and men have dedicated their lives to protecting our country!! This is sucha great idea I would have never thought to make a military card out of this kit!!

Margie said...

This card is great, so patriotic!

Cheryl said...

I love this patriotic card!

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

What a great card, it says everything!
Thanks for playing along with us this week :)
Andrea

Rhonda said...

WONDERFUL! I love it!

Sue W said...

Your card is perfect and the sentiment is spot on!
Thanks so much for playing along with AnnaBelle Stamps challenge this week and hope to see some more of your beautiful cards in the future.

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Micki said...

Wonderful card, I love the blue red and white and you are so right. We should be thankful and show that appreciation more often than 4th of July. It's a great card :-)

hugs

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