Friday, July 1, 2011

A Thank You to Our Heros

I love this image from Sassy Cheryl. I bought it last year and I think it says so much about what the men and women who serve do for this great country when they fight to protect not only the people that live where ever they are serving but also so we can live free and safe. Some with the ultimate sacrifice. I  never want to forget or take for granted what America stands for.

These are some fantastic challenges that fit my card
Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge #61-Great Sketch
Celebrate The Occasion Challenge #20-Red, White, and Blue 4th of July
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #55-Red, White and Blue
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #70-Outside The Box
Use It Tuesday Challenge #10-Independence Day, Red, White and Blue
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge #5-Stars and Stripes
Die Cut Dreams Challenge #92-Red, White and Blue
Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge #28-Stars and Stripes
Paper Playtime Challenge #49-Digi plus Red, White and Blue
Scrapbookaholic By Abby Challenge #8-Red, White and Blue
Squigglefly Challenge #104-Red, White and Blue!
Stamping Scrapping Central Challenge-Red, White and Blue
Woodware USA Challenge #33-Patriotic Theme and/or Colors
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #61-Patriotic/Use the colors of your nation's flag
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #95-Red, White and Blue plus Thank You
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #117-Stars and Stripes
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #117-Fourth of July Cupcakes
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #63-Independence Day or Canada Day
Craft Us Crazy Challenge #11-Red, White and Blue and/or Summer Theme
Delightful Challenge-Red, White and Blue
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #65-Anything Goes
Rainbow Lady's Challenge #159-Patriotic with Red, White and Blue
The Rubber Cafe Challenge-Red, White and Blue
Stamp Insanity Stamp Challenge #64-Stars and Stripes
Crafty Creations Challenge #125-Thank You
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenge #22-Red, White and Blue
Little Red Wagon Challenge #87-Patriotic
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #56-Red, White and Blue

These are all fabulous challenges so be sure to stop by and play along!

Thank you for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Happy Creating,


jkreucher said...

WOW! This is an amazing work of art! I love every little detail!
Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Sassy Cheryl's!

Sassy Cheryl said...

I agree with Judy. A work of art it is! I agree. I think that it speaks volumes to what our men and women of the armed forces do for us. It's simple a stunning card and I'm so glad that you shared it in the challenge this week.

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

I love how you popped the flag up and all the great details, wonderful card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Adrian said...

Wow, the detail is amazing! Super job, thanks for playing @ CTO!

Holly Young said...

Just beautiful! I love your paper and the starry ribbon! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Joanne Gilch said...

Thank you for joining the challenge at Daisy Doodles. Wowzers! this is one patriotic it! Your thank you to our heroes is awesome.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely amazing card! Thanks for joining in the Crafty Creations challenge!

Denise said...

Fantastic card - great detail. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

girlia said...

Beautiful card. The details just blow me away. Thanks for playing with us this week at CTO

Kim said...

What an amazing card!!!! Thanks for playing with us!

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Lovely card, Mary. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady

Rainbow Lady said...

A fabulous Patriotic card love it. Thanks for sharing
Love Cynthia x

Rene said...

Oh Mary! This card makes me feel so patriotic! Just fantastic! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Good luck!
Rene :D

Dragonlady said...

Hi there,

Great creation love the DP. Great idea. Thanks for playing along at Die Cut Dreams.

Hugs Ali x

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Oh wow! I love that image along with the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

WeirdCat said...

Fantastic card, love the way you have done the flag, thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week
Ruth x

JACKIE M said...

I love everything about your card, glad you joined us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge.

Design og Hobby said...

Amazing card! Great stamp! Love those colours and fantastic embossing!

Thanks for joining SSC this week!
Hugs Gry!

Charlene said...

wow...what a totally wonderfully patriotic card! Great choices of paper, ribbon and embellishments. And your sentiment is so perfect for it. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Red,White and Blue challenge ~ Charlene DS4J DT


Hi Mary
A fabulous card,fabulous image and paper's,thankyou for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges
Hugs Dianne xx

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Your card is great in every way!!

Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Dawn said...


ElizabethR said...

Fab card and a great image, just right for this weeks challenge over at Rainbow lady's! Love Elizabeth x

Heather Huggins said...

Perfect. Thanks for playing this week.


Addicted Scrapper said...

Amazing!!!!!!!!! I Love Love Love it!!!! Thank you for sharing and playing with Scrapbookaholic!!!!

Miesje said...

Beautiful card! So glad you could join us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Shirley said...

What an amazing work of art you've created. Whatever serviceman receives this card, he or she is going to know that you CARE. It's just WONDERFUL. I hope we never take our freedom for granted, because there are too many that have paid the price for it.

Tana said...

This is an amazing card Mary! I love all the layer and different aspects. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :)
tana @ a cafeinated crafter

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Wow, such a fabulous patriotic card!! Great mix of DP and great design. Love it! ~jeni :)

Scrappy Scatty said...

this is so nice
thank you fou joining us this fortnight at DS4J
love Jan

Donna said...

Wow! An amazing 4th July card, love it. Thank you for joining in the DDS challenge, hope to see you again soon. hugs Donna x

Melissa said...

Beautiful, very detailed, thanks so much for joining CTO!

Jen said...

Beautiful work, a stunning card. Thank you for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jen x

Maria Matter said...

this is gorgeous Mary!!! love the design with all these elements!
hugs & blessings!
Thanks for playing with us @ Paper Playtime!

Manuela said...

This is a gorgeous card. I love the image. Very patriotic.
Many thanks for joining us at Penny's and Good Luck.

Lori said...

Wonderful patriotic card! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

starcyl said...

Great card, very patriotic. Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jenny x

Unknown said...

Cute image love the layout and colours thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenge for our "Red, white and blue" challenge!

BrossArtAddiction said...

Amazing card, layout and arrangement! The DP is gorgeous too as well as the image! Love the that word art sentiment!

Thanks for playing along with us at "Paper Playtime" and good luck!

xx Tracey xx PP/DT

Sheri said...

This is AMAZING!Perfect design, patterns and textures! Thanks for joining this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

Janis Lewis said...

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