Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Card

Happy Memorial Day to all my friends south of the border!  May you all take time this special day to give thanks for those who have sacrificed their lives for your country.  At Fantabulous Cricut, we are using this week's challenge to honour Memorial Day.


Years ago, soon after my youngest was born, I joined a parenting message board.  There, I "met" an incredible American woman who quickly found a very special place in my heart.  Like me, this woman is a mother.  Unlike me, she defends her country overseas.  I cannot even begin to describe the admiration I have for her.  Her courage and bravery is beyond words.  I simply cannot imagine making the sacrifices that she makes.  She is currently back in the US but will leave for another tour later this year.  I made this card for this amazing woman to remind her that I continue to keep her in my prayers.


I used Elegant Edges for the shapes - both the mat and the frames behind the flowers.  The wonderful poppies are from Wild Orchid Crafts - this week's sponsor at Fantabulous Cricut.  (I actually purchased a number of crafting goodies from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I'm incredibly impressed with the quality of each of the items I received - along with the quick shipping and GREAT prices and rates!)  The stars are from George and Basic Shapes.  The twine and sentiment are from My Craft Spot.  In fact, I think this is my favourite My Craft Spot sentiment and it seems so perfect for the purpose of this card!  All papers and ink (with the exception of the kraft cardstock card base) are from Stampin' Up.


Please click on the Wild Orchid Crafts badge above to look through the wonderful products they have for sale.  And then head over to Fantabulous Cricut to link your own Memorial Day project! 

32 comments:

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Very pretty card, she is going to really appreciate it!! I love that sentiment
Kristan

Sonya said...

Your friend will love your card! It's perfect, the message is just spot on!

Georgiana said...

What a lovely card for a special person. Hope all is well. I only have 8 more school days then a break for summer.

Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Dana said...

Very nice card...perfect sentiment. TFS.
(Miss the team).
http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

I really really like the sentiment. It goes perfect for this card as well as a number of other uses. Hugs!

Creative M said...

Lovely card!She will love it!I do!TFS

Karen said...

Fabulous patriotic card

Karen said...

Kate this is such a beautiful card. I love the design of it, the three poppies and the sentiment is so special.

Karen said...

Kate this is such a beautiful card. I love the design of it, the three poppies and the sentiment is so special.

Tanya/Nonna said...

Lovely card Kate! The layers are just beautiful and I love the flowers. What a beautiful, thoughtful way to show your friend just how special she is!

Arcy Scraps said...

I'm sure your friend is going to really love and appreciate this card. It's beautiful!

Amy said...

Great card- I love the papers and the inside is as great as the outside! Love it! :)Amy

HeatherLynn said...

Love your card!! Great design..awesome inspiration!

Hugs,
HL

Cricut Couple said...

So Beautiful! I love it!

Sheila... said...

Very nice design and layout!
Sheila, FCCB DT

Karen H said...

Kate, your friend is going to LOVE this. What a sweetheart you are. A soldier's bravery is something to behold, isn't it? What a sweet person you are to make this. The design is beautiful and I of course LOVE the poppies. Wild Orchid Crafts are my favorite flowers, so I happy-danced when I saw them on your card. :o) Hehe.

Thank you for the sweet words you left me, my dear friend. You are a ray of sunshine. :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a wonderful card and a wonderful story! Thank you for sharing both!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com
cccscraproom@gmail.com

Bobby said...

How thoughtful of you to remember a dear friend this way. She'll love the card and the prayers that go with it.

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Lovely card! Love the poppies and the colors.

Tammy said...

Very beautiful card and love the sentiment.

Scrapper69 said...

This is a wonderful card Kate and I'm sure your friend is gonna appreciate receiving this.... I do like that sentiment too... It seems so fitting for so many things.... :o)

Angi said...

A fun and festive creation. Love it.

April said...

Wonderful card! I know your friend will really enjoy it.

Linda Kaiser said...

She will so love your beautiful card! The sentiment is perfect!

Linda

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Kate! Thanks for stopping by my blog today on behalf of My Craft Spot. I was SO excited this morning when I went to link up in the current challenge and saw that I was last week's winner. I contemplated if it was being "greedy" for me to even enter again. I hope it's not the wrong thing to do, I just loved the challenge and wanted to play along. I just LOVE your pretty card, and wanted to invite you to play along at Word Art Wednesday -it's a Christian Challenge Blog and your card would be perfect to link up. We'd so LOVE to have you join us!
Have a blessed week,
Karen L
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

What a beautiful card a story Kate!! I love the sentiment and the design of your card. I am sure your friend will love it:) Very patriotic and so touching! Nice job my friend!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

AmyJRockstar said...

Hello Dear Friend! This is soooo gorgeous! Wow, Kate, what a great card and gift to your friend. It's so very pretty. I love how you always add those extra added touches to make things ultra special. :) Great job as always!

XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB DT member & follower)
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Desire Fourie said...

Just so beautiful and creative.
Hugs
Desíre
DS4J DT Member
Digistamps4Joy
Doing Life

~Tammy~ said...

What a touching story! I love your card! Thank you for honoring that day with is and your friend!!! Beautiful tribute!

I live your papers and design and your friend will too!

CraftyJAR said...

Your friend will love this card. It is really pretty. I am sure she will appreciate the message.
Judy

Megan said...

This is gorgeous! Love the flowers and paper you used!

Besthobbyeva said...

WOW!! Just an awesome card. I am sure you friend will love it!! Fantastic!


Laurie