Category Archives: Patriotic

Old Glory

2017_07_04IMG_2325 Welcome Back to the USA Maddison!  Your Momma is beyond excited to have you back from your nearly year long German exchange program.  To all others, Happy 4th of July and celebrating the freedom of living in the good ole USA!  This was a quick card I made using very old Stampin Up ribbon and the stars were embossed in white using the Stampin Up Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp set (retired).  The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons #143726 stamp set.  This was super quick and a great way to use up ribbon from the end of the bolt.


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Thank a veteran


To all the members of the Armed Services…. Thank you for serving and making our world a better and safer place.  To honor our veterans, I used all retired Stampin Up products to create a patriotic card. The Maritime DSP is used for all the layers.  The world map is from the Going Global stamp set and the sentiment is from the Really Good Greetings stamp set.

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Bandana Wreath


I love all things patriotic and love bandannas even more.  So I combined that love to make a patriotic wreath.  The bad part is I have misplaced all my wreath hangars!

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Great patriotic minds think alike especially when inspired by Pinterest!   Today’s post are the cards that Cammie and I came up with for our July 4th cards using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497.  My card is on the left (Red Swirls on White)and Cammie’s is on the right (White Swirls on Red).  Happy Birthday USA and God Bless America!

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Ahoy Midn


I recently traveled to the United States Naval Academy for the Induction Ceremony of my niece, Elizabeth in the class of 2020.  As a plebe at USNA they undergo a lot of challenges to test their mental and phyical toughness.  USNA recommends sending cards and packages throughout plebe summer to help encourage them and show support.  Today’s post is the first card I made to mail her.  The background DSP is retired but I used the Stampin Up Swirly Bird #141749 photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Swirly Scribbles Thinlits #141497 to create the main nautical focal point.  I used the Stampin Up Painter’s Palette stamp set #141910 to add  a splash of color for the sky. Go Navy!

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Welcome July 2016


Happy July everyone!  Today’s post is to showcase the cute packaging that Cammie is using for her upcoming July workshops.  The card kits are bundled in a cellobag and tied with a piece of retired cherry cobbler chevron ribbon from Stampin Up.  For the tag, Cammie used the now retired Chalk Talk Tag Framelitsto cut the tag and then added a striped piece using the Stampin Up Brushstrokes #138952 stamp and added a few silver foil punched stars

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Happy Retirement

2015_10_02IMG_8786After 24 years active duty in the US Naval nurse corp our sister CDR Blair Miles is officially retired and ready to start a new career outside the military.  I used the now retired Maritime DSP and the Guy Greetings #137178 stamp set from Stampin Up.

The best part of retirement is the surprise party at her local microbrewery and all her friends, coworkers and subordinates turned out in force to pay tribute to a hard working officer and surgical nurse. I have included the crafty handiwork for her parting gifts and cake. All beer themed of course and very creative.

2015_10_02_bottletreecake2015_10_02beercakeFair winds and following seas baby sister!

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