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.