Category Archives: Patriotic

Relax and Breathe


Memorial Day.  For today’s patriotic card, I started out creating the beachy background using the High Tide #143006 stamp set from Stampin Up.  I added 3 chairs cut from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751 and the sentiment from the coordinating Colorful Seasons #143726 stamp set.


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Patriot Day 2017

2017_09_11IMG_1250  In honor of Patriot Day aka 9/11 or Sept 11 I am posting a patriotic card featuring red white and blue.  Patriot Day is a holiday observed annually on September 11. It is a day dedicated to remembering and paying tribute to the 2,977 people killed and numerous people who were injured during the terrorist attacks on September 11,2001, in New York, Washington DC and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in the United States.

Patriot Day is recognized by United States law as the official day of remembrance for these tragic events, and has been observed every year since the attacks. Although the attacks took place within the United Stated, the shock and grief experienced in response to the attacks was shared throughout the world, and for this reason Patriot Day 2017 will be observed, not only in America, but across the world.  Traditionally, Patriot Day  is viewed as a time of honor and remembrance. Annually, on this day, American flags are flown at half-staff. The United State President asks fellow Americans to observe a moment of silence at 8.46am (Eastern Daylight Time), the time of the first plane collision into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

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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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