Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day everyone!  I just wanted to share a card I made for my good friend who is overseas now in Afghanistan.  He left about 3 weeks ago bu I was lucky enough to get a chance to see him before he did when he invited me to his pre-deployment ball up at Fort Bragg!

I wanted to make him a little card just to show how much I appreciate everything he's done over there and hopefully he will get home safe and sound.

The digital stamp is from Sassy Studio Designs and part of the military honeys collection.  They just have the cutest little images and I love coloring them and hardly have a chance of making cards with them!  I tried to color her (using copics) in the look like me, but I didn't want to color the hair in too dark to lose the outline.

I used my gypsy and cricut to cut out an oval with the mini mongrams cart (just adjusted the size to 2.5"x4".  And used it as a frame.  The Frame around the sentiment was from the Heritage cart and the dog tags and ribbon were from the Stand and Salute cart.  I added some hardware brads that I got from Michaels and there you have it!  Inside I just decorated it with added some mini dogtags to for some interest.

I'm not one for using dimensionals but I figured I'd give it some depth!
Here's a pic of us at the banquet/ball

and I leave you guys with one of my favorite poems/quotes for the military:

"If you are able, save a place for them inside of you...and save one backward glance when you are leaving, for the places they can no longer not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always...take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying, and keep it with your own...and in that time when men decide and feel safe to call this war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind" - Major Michael O'Donnell

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