And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Veteran Appreciation

Happy Saturday sketch lovin' friends...time for a new sketch at The Sweet Stop!  Hope you've all been having a wonderful week.  It's definitely turning colder here, and there was even supposed to be some snow, but it never materialized!  Winter is finally here, and along with it, the winter holidays.  In fact tomorrow is Veteran's Day...or Remembrance Day if you are in Canada or the United Kingdom.  With that in mind, I created my sample for this week's sketch.  I have quite a few friends and family members who are veterans including my DH and brother-in-law.  As a nation we owe a debt of gratitude to these brave men and women who put their very lives on the line to protect us and our freedoms.  Let's remember to pray for them, especially those who are serving in dangerous places around the world.

Creative Nugget:  This was a very clean and simple sketch..the hardest kind for me since I do love my layers, but I must say, this card came together easily.  The chevron stripes from Grunge Borders were stamped in Cherry Cobbler at the top of the panel.  The stars were embossed on the top also, right over the stripes.  The sentiment from the Sweet 'n Sassy clear stamp set, You, was stamped at the bottom.  This panel was stitched to Enchanted Evening and attached to a Neenah Solar White card base. Some Baker's Twine separates the stars and stripes from the sentiment. The star circles from Seeing Spots were stamped in Nautical Blue and punched out with a 3/4" circle punch and offset with Cherry Cobbler.  This card was also used for the Ways to Use It Challenge this week on Splitcoaststampers where Toni challenged everyone to make a thank you card with veterans in mind.  The men and women who serve in our military truly are amazing!

Now let's check out what the other Sugar Babies have done with this sketch...they are truly amazing as well!  Can't wait to see you over at The Sweet Stop this week!

Sugar Babies

                                                       Ceal Pritchett
                                                       Marlena Peduzzi

Thanks so much for stopping by...I always appreciate when you do! Have a fabulous weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Grunge Borders, You, Seeing Spots (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (SU!), Nautical Blue (Memento)
Paper: Enchanted Evening (PTI), Cherry Cobbler (SU!), Neenah Solar White
Accessories: Stars Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft), Sew Mini (Janome), 3/4" circle Punch (SU!), Baker's Twine (PTI), Kaiser Rhinestone Stickers, Star Sequins


Faye said...

Hi Cathy. I really like the chevron and embossing combo. A fabulous card and sentiment. X

Debbie said...

This is beautiful!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Cathy. Love the patriotic colors, the textures... the circle elements look great. I feel the same way... I have a hard time with simple and one layer... but you mastered both!

Shannon White said...

Wowie Miss Cathy! this is Awesome!! Love your Wonderful patriotic card and love the patterned papers and fun texture too! Love this! 8-)


Unknown said...

This is so awesome, I love it! Your red and white embossed paper is just incredible!

Chrissy D said...

Love the card! The patterns are just fabulous!