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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Saluting Our Veterans Today

God Bless and thank our Veterans. Today is Veteran's Day in the United States and Remembrance Day for our Canadian Friends. My granddad (World War 1 Pilot), my Pap (World War 1 Dough Boy), my daddy, both of my brothers (Steve and Wayne), my two uncles (Don and Harry), my nephew (Wayne), my cousin (Keith), two of my ex-husbands, my ex-mother-in-law along with several of my friends have all served in various branches of the service. Create with TLC offered this beautiful freebie, Pledge Allegiance Printable, and I knew that I just had to make this as a card. This card was sent to a friend of mine that I had worked with at Verizon Wireless. Mike has a beautiful wife and three (3) adorable daughters but he's had a rough life and has a good many health issues. He has served our country proudly, and I think he needs to be celebrated. God Bless you Michael Salasky.

  • red Recollection card stock was cut for a size A2 card 
  • background is Reminisce Celebration Stars which was a super paper to use as the one side is the navy/white stars and the other side is the red/white stars which I used for my sentiment
  • "I Pledge Allegiance" was chalked around 2 of the edges with red while the other 2 edges were chalked with blue
  • Wright Designer Classics American Flag ribbon is on the right side with a bow on the bottom right corner
  • sentiment, "Thank you Two Simple Words", had previously been a freebie from Create with TLC which was chalked around the edges with rounded corners and mounted on a scraps from the front of my card with a "flag" on the left side 

God Bless our Veterans and in Memory of my Daddy who served in the Air Corp.  What a handsome man . . .

At the Allegheny County Airport the summer before he passed, they had the plane that daddy was a bombardier.  I took him to see the plane and he recanted stories of his service. This picture was taken at that time:  

Miss you Daddy.

Thank you for stopping by to visit today. I appreciate and love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read??? 

Much love, hugs, and friendship


  1. Love the story behind this card. I am touched by it as I am sure so many others are. Thanks for sharing it on the Craft-Dee BowZ November challenge.

  2. Thanks for sharing your fabulous card and pictures of your dad. We are so glad you joined us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  3. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 61 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  4. What a great card. So perfect for the for Vetrans Day holiday and also is perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES WITH A HANDMADE BOW’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Craft-Dee BowZ. Good luck. Check out our Diemond Dies die-cut giveaway for the month of November!

  5. Beautiful card!!!Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  6. We all have so much to be thankful...especially for our freedoms and those who helped us preserve them. What a beautiful card in their honor!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at ODBD!!

  7. love the striking contrast with the bow too, thanks for sharing it over on artistic inspirations

  8. Such a gorgeous card.... Thanks for joining our Digi Choosday's Challenge.... xo Nikki

  9. These are lovely. Great national colours and love that bow too. Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina GD Member at Crafty Sentiments xx

  10. Great cards for Veterans day. Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday!
    DT Digi Choosday


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