Happy Memorial Day 41

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 9:53 PM | , ,

 Happy Memorial Day to all who celebrate! I hope you are all having a safe and fun weekend! Not a whole lot going on in my neck of the woods, just hanging around town and having fun at home :) We are leaving for a summer vacation in the near future, so I've been a busy bee stamping away ~ working on some fun DT projects!

I took a wee break and made this Thank You card for my brother who served active duty for 20 years in the United States Navy ~ 6 of those were spent in Operation Desert Storm. Thanks to all the men and women who have served and are currently serving in the United States military :)
I started with a beautiful piece of  Melissa Frances patterned paper then added several die cut stars made using Spellbinders Stars Five die templates. I added a coating of glittery to each for a fun sugary like appearance. To create the sentiment label, I stamped the Heartfelt Thanks sentiment from JustRite Stampers JB-09807 Just Because Mini Sentiments using a JustRite Stampers JB-08955 Nested Sentiment Die template to cut/emboss the image. The JustRite CUSTOM die templates are made for JustRite by Spellbinders™ so they too have the UNIQUE window that allows you to see EXACTLY where you are cutting and enables you to stencil if you wish.
For sketch inspiration, I played along with this week's Stampin' Royalty Challenge #73. If you are looking for some awesome inspiration, be sure to see what the DT created!
Thanks so much for looking! Be Sweet!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: JustRite Stampers JB-09807 Just Because Mini Sentiments
Die Templates & Machine: JustRite Stampers JB-08955 Nested Sentiment Dies, Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Stars Five, Grand Calibur
Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances
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41 Sweet Comments So Far:

pink latte said...

your stars soo cool, Mona! Love it! :)

Linda Duke said...

Just beautiful Mona, and please send a special thank you to your brother for serving in the military.

Fiona said...

Beautiful patriotic card, Mona! Love those stars! Bless your brother for his service to his country!

Crystal said...

So beautiful Mona! I love the corrugated star!

Ros said...

Beautiful card ... I'm sure your brother will love it .... God bless all our troops

Sue Ann said...

BEAUTIFUL........ Your brother will love it!!! The stars are so great on this card with the glitter ...... only you could do glitter for a guy and make it work!!! I hope you are going to have some BBQ fun today!!

Georgeann Manning said...

WOW! this is incredible!!!! what a fantastic work of art! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

Debbie said...

Simple ... sweet ... beautiful! Happy Memorial Day, Mona :)

Andrea M said...

Mona this is one of the most beautiful patriotic cards I have ever seen! WOW! Love the corrugated star distressed to perfection. The accompanying glittery stars are so beautiful! Just a GORGEOUS way to say Thank you!!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Awesome Memorial Day Card. So cool that your brother was in the Navy. I was in the Marine Corps and had loads of Navy friends. Happy Memorial Day!

~amy~ said...

What a wonderful card...you're brother will love it!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is soooooo cool!!!! tfs!!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, we owe them all a debt of gratitude!

Mary Reidel said...

Such a beautiful card! Love those stars! Please express my sincere gratitude to your brother for his service to our nation! Thanks Mona!

Marlene Peters said...

Wonderful card. Love the stitching and that goegaous bow. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty this week.

Emily Keaton said...

How lovely, Mona!! Those stars look awesome. Great card!!

Ashley said...

Mona, this is another wonderful card!

Heather Jensen said...

Your brother is sure to love this. I like the grouping of stars. Very sweet. :)
Hugs~

Tina said...

Mona, beautiful patriotic card!!! Love those stars & colors,,,, Happy Holiday!!!!!!! Very nice stitching &
Such a lovely, lovely card,,,,

JennyGerber said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! Love the corrugated star with distressing! Very sweet card and tribute to all our vets!

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous card.....perfect for a hero.xxxx

STASIA SLOMA said...

just amazing, beautiful job! I absolutely love your card. thank you for playing along at the Stamping Royalty site.

Cindy Percovich said...

Very pretty, Mona! I love those stars and the buttons! Great take on the pretty sketch! Have a great week!

GinaB said...

Love this card, Mona! Great use of the corrugated cardboard! That star is fabulous! Please pass my thanks on to your brother! 20 years is amazing!

Crayola58 said...

Wonderful card... I hope you and yours are doing well. I'm up to my usual...doing the Box Lid Frenzy creations. It will never end because stuff just keeps getting tossed in those poor lids. Have a great week, Mona,. You talented gal, you.
Hugs
Carole

velta said...

A hearfelt Thanks is SO due!!! What a great card Mona! Thanks to your brother for his role in keeping our freedom and to all of the men and women who have served!!

Christina said...

Love these gorgeous stars, especially, the corrugated one! So shabby vintage! Love the gorgeous stitching and the lovely bow! Great job!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

I LOVE this card, so pretty! :-)

Pauline said...

Just beautiful Mona, a wonderful thankyou card for your brother. I love the paper and the corrugated cardboard star.

Linda R. said...

Such a wonderful card.. I love the corrugated star. And your papers are perfect for this card..

Hugs, Linda

Pammy said...

Mona I love your card! So beautiful and patriotic!

PaperLover said...

Mona, great take on this sketch! I love this card with that awesome corrugated cardboard star!

Anne said...

Mona, I love what you did with these beautiful stars! So patriotic and I love the backstory of your brother's 20 years of service to his country! We are truly thankful!

Jan Evans said...

You have a lucky brother! This is one of the most beautiful and patriotic cards ever! What a way to thank him for his selfless service to this great country! TFS!

Cindy Haffner said...

LOVE your stars Mona so PRETTY!!~

Kelli Burnstein said...

So pretty and creative! I know your bro will appreciate it as much as we all appreciate his sacrifice! Thanks for sharing this with us!

Cynthia said...

Love your card, Mona! What a sweet thing to do for your brother! Please thank him for his service for us!

Carlie said...

Mona, your tribute to your brother is a work of art! So pretty, simple and sweet! Love it!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Mona! Love all the stars, especially the corrugated one! Wonderful tribute!

Silvia said...

Just beautiful, Mona! I love the stars and the paper you used for the background of your card. I am sure your bother will treasure this little card.

Shannon White said...

Oh my Gosh! This is just Wonderful Miss Mona! Love your stars especially the corrugated one! love your dp's too! Love the whole thing! 8-)

Hugs!
Shannon


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