Sunday, May 29, 2011

If it Weren't For the Brave...

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! We have completed our trips to the local cemeteries. My Mother still refers to Memorial Day as Decoration Day. She talks fondly of the days when her parents would take her to the cemetery to clean and decorate loved ones graves. It was an all day event. They even packed their lunches! It seems like many view Memorial Day weekend as a chance to catch up on chores around the house and break out the newest rib recipe! Believe me, I love ribs....

But the truth is, many generations of Americans sacrificed years and some their lives in service to our country. And that is why I love Memorial Day. You will find me out at 7AM tomorrow morning lowering Old Glory to half mast. And I will return at noon to raise her back to full mast. It's more than hotdogs and hamburgers. It's about those who put their lives in harms way to preserve the American way of life. There is no doubt God has blessed our nation mightily. And with those blessings come HUGE responsibilities. I am so thankful to be an American. And in the spirit of this stamp...if it weren't for the brave, there'd be no land of the free! There isn't anywhere else I would want to be. God bless you and God bless America!

Today's image is one of my favorite images from Eat Cake Graphics. Enjoy!

Card Recipe

5 1/2 x 7 1/2

Card Stock - Bazzill, Colorbok
Designer Paper - the classifieds from my local paper... (great way to be green)
Image - Eat Cake Graphics
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Summer Sky (sponged on sky); Copics
Uni-ball Signo White Gen Pen (stars on flags and accents on faces)
Stickles - Diamond (stars)


Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Adorable card!!! :-)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a perfect Memorial Day card!! Love this image and your design Lori!! Happy Memorial Day my friend!

Connie B. said...

Love your card. The stamps is so cute. The wagon is so perfect in this scene. Great work.. Great sentiment on Memorial Day.

Tam said...

That is awesome!!

cute card!

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