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Sunday, November 8, 2009

For Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge Candace picked a subject that I'm passionate about. Our men and women serving in the armed forces deserve far more recognition than they receive. My daughters are both married to military men. My youngest daughters' husband will be returning to the middle east for a fourth tour next summer. I had the privilage of attending the deployment services at Ft. Wainwright, Ak. the last time my son in law deployed. It is extremely moving when you look out over all the men and women and realize some will not be returning and they leave knowing that. Then you look at the sea of children, women and men and know that some of their daddys, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, daughters and sons will not be returning. The sacrifice they make is huge. Its a honor to make these cards!!! My first card was made of kraft with the red corners punched and the white slipped in. I Added the brave from a piece of military paper I had. I tied it on with some rafia. Made a bow and added the gold star button.

My second card is several layers. I dont know if it has a name but my mom got a card made like this and its fun to do. I started with a single piece of white. I then cut a piece of blue twice the length and folded in half. I cut half away and stamped the star with versamark. I stamped the thank you and layered it. Next I cut a piece of white and folded it in half. I stamped the two images in black and layered them and attached to the white. I then punched the blue and red circles and then punched the gold stars. and attached to the white. This white layer opens up to write the message inside.



9 comments:

  1. So very thoughtful! I love the patriotic card! :) TFS

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  2. Your cards are fantastic. From one military mom to another, prayers that you SIL returns safely and that his family remain safe, healthy and comforted in his absence.

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  3. oh my this is gorgeous and so heartfelt. My nephew is being deployed to Afghanistan soon and I want some nice cards to send to him and his platoon this is a wonderful CASE. TFS

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  4. I like both cards and I cannot remember there is a name for the one technique, its going to bug me now until I remember! Thanks for all the sacrifices you make as a military mom.

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  5. Both cards are very pretty Davi...I love the colors... Hugs Silke

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  6. What a wonderful tribute as we go into Veterans day.

    Your style would be a great addition to the new Play Date Cafe Challenges on Thursdays...hope you will stop by and play along. Here's where it is:

    http://theplaydatecafe.blogspot.com/

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  7. Beautiful tribute to our men and women. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your great cards.

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  8. Your cards are awesome!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! :)

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  9. This really took some time and thought and it's wonderful Davi! I'd like to link to it but it doesn't have a title so it won't let me link, LOL. Oh well. But you did a gorgeous job. Thank you for entering it in our challenge last week. :)

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