Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans' Day

(Mom, you're really going to like today's post.)

Today is Veterans' Day.  Today is the day to find someone who has served in the Armed Forces and say...


...thank you.  And if you want to hug a veteran, I'm sure they wouldn't mind.

Today's sketch is a somewhat modified version of the one from Global Design Project:


And let me be really punny and say this counts for the Cupcake Inspirations challenge too.


Because DOG TAGS.  They count as tags, right?

*game show host voice* But wait, there's MORE!  I made a scrapbook layout and I just can't wait till next Monday to share.


These pics are from when my little brother pinned on the rank of Major this past February.  I kinda want to put captions on the three photos along the left:  national anthem, administering the oath, and fabulous prizes.  But I don't want to cover up any of the pictures either.


I thought this quote was appropriate for this page.  That patterned paper is an old Karen Foster design that I have like twenty sheets of and I love it.  It's perfect for Air Force pages.


And I finally broke out the Larger than Life alphabet!


And the color palette:  Tip Top Taupe, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, and Whisper White.  With a slight sprinkling of stars.

So thank you to all the veterans out there.  We appreciate your service.

Supplies, card:
Stamps:  For Your Country, World Map
Ink:  Lost Lagoon, Night of Navy, Basic Gray
Paper:  Lost Lagoon, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Accessories:  Squares Framelits, 2 1/2" circle punch, medium star punch, Dimensionals

Supplies, scrapbook layout:
Stamps:  For Your Country, Larger than Life Alphabet
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy
Paper:  Tip Top Taupe, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Karen Foster patterned paper
Accessories:  retired star punches

8 comments:

CCsMom said...

This is SUPER, Chris!!! I DO love it! Everything about it. Today is a good day -- Thank you, Lee! (Had to put that in there, too.)

Love you!

Tanja said...

great design - thanks for sharing your project at Cupcake Inspirations

Brian King said...

Everything about this card is beautiful - theme, colors and intent. Love it! Great use of this sketch. I'm so happy you played along with this week's Global Design Project sketch challenge. Thanks!

Paula Dobson said...

Being the child of a past serving soldier, I so appreciate the love, kindness and recognition that goes into projects like yours. I think dogs tags more than count, they are the most important tags of all in my personal opinion. I love your card. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project this week.

Jess said...

Such a super idea to theme your entry a Veteran's Day card. I love the map background and dog tags too. Thanks for continuing to join in the Global Design Project each week!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

Indy said...

Perfect card to honor a Veteran. So glad you joined our Tags challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Tanya said...

I seriously love the card you made, and the layout is beautiful- yes, even for a man.
Thank you to your family for their service and sacrifices!