Friday, May 22, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #100 - Patriotic Theme



Once again, Memorial Day is upon us and I, like many of you will be enjoying picnics and early summer fun with family and friends. However, Memorial Day is so much more than picnics and the pool - it's remembering the sacrifice of so many brave men and women who not only have fought and died for our amazing freedom, continue to stand in harms way for us every minute of every day.


My Blogger's Challenge card today is made in honor of all those who have nobly and honorably served our country. I can think of a few 100% Original Heroes in my life - my Father and Uncle Rudolph who served in Korea, our family friend Greg Rawlings who served in the Persian Gulf and has just returned from 15 months in Iraq and our friend Jake who is serving currently as well. Thankfully, they were not called upon to give the ultimate sacrifice, but their duty and burdens are and were the same - Protect and Defend our great nation.


If you have time this weekend, make a stop by one of our many national cemetaries. Visit a service or war memorial. Take the time to teach your kids about the real meaning of Memorial Day. When you fly your flag from your front porch, recall how that flag stands for freedom across the globe. Because freedom isn't really free - it comes with a cost. One that our service men and women gladly pay. God bless you and your families this weekend and God Bless America!


Card details: All SU!

Stamps: Godspeed (retired), Genuine Articles (retired)

Ink: Basic Black Craft

Paper: Always Artichoke, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red

Accessories: Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain ribbon (retired), Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware (retired), Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals

22 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful Tribute to America's Heros!

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  2. Love this image Robin and you certainly did it justice. Makes a person proud...

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  3. Great card. That image is so perfect and I love the little sentiment in the corner.

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  4. Wow Robin! Beautiful card! I love it!

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  5. Stunning! Love the subdued color and the embossing

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  6. Great job Robin! I always loved this set and was surprised that it didn't make it in the big catalog. Beautiful card!

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  7. What a striking card Robin! It turned out beautifully! A fabulous tribute to those who serve our country so well! :D

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  8. Your card is just breathtaking!!! I am in love with this stamp and now must have it!!!! Great card and great job showcasing this awesome image!!!

    I have an ex-brother-in-law who served and has since died from an illness picked up over there. Very sad!!!

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  9. I love it! Not your traditional red, white and blue, but so patriotic and touching.

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  10. Love this Robin. Very nicely done.

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  11. Wowza! This is one beautiful card!!! Absolutely wonderful!

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  12. This image looks stunning embossed - beautiful.

    :) Marcia P

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  13. your card is just beautiful...and your tribute to America's Heros is so touching. thank you!

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  14. This is a great project---wonderful way to honor those who serve our country.
    Nola

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  15. Gorgeous...nice and simple yet really packs a punch! {SMILES}

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  16. Beautiful...awesome card, Robin! I have this set and will be casing yours for sure!

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  17. This is awesome, Robin. Love how you added the little tag.

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  18. What a beautiful card; simply wonderful. Your eloquent tribute is very touching. Thank you for helping us all to remember our heroes, those who protect us every day.

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  19. What a lovely tribute to our country's heroes!

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