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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Memorial Day Guest Design Project

Hello again everyone! I am so excited! On Monday, I told you that I had been asked to be a guest designer. Well, I have completed my project and turned it in. It will be featured on Little Scrap Pieces and the theme is "Let's Hear it for the Red, White, and Blue!"

I immediately had sooooo many ideas, I finally settled on this:
I don't think we can ever thank our troops sufficiently for protecting us and our rights. We can never forget that even if we don't support the cause, we can still support the troops. They put their lives on the line everyday for us! And don't forget the Veteran's also. Just because they are not longer actively serving in the military, they are heroes just the same!

This is a 5x7 card with a plain white cardstock base. The flag image was cut from the Ultimate Creative Sampler Cricut cartridge. The silver stars are from Recollections. They were actually brads, but I took the "brad" part off and just hot glued them down. The soldier was also cut from the Ultimate Creative Sampler cartridge. The sentiment is from the Beyond Birthdays Cricut Catridge.

I think this turned out to be a very powerful card. I hope you like it. Have a great day, weekend, holiday, etc. If you are partying for the holiday, have a great time but please be careful but be responsible. If you are drinking, have a designated driver, give up your keys. There is no shame in doing what is right! Please be safe and have fun!

I am also entering this into the Memorial Day Challenge at FCCB.



  1. LOVE your card and your beautiful post! Thank you so much for making such a wonderful patriotic card for the LSP challenge this week! Hope you enjoy your weekend. Karen

  2. What a gorgeous card!! I love the brads you used for the stars - they look amazing!! Thanks so much for joining us at LSP this week!! Happy Memorial Day weekend :)

    Hugs, Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. What a perfect card!! The brads look so awesome!!
    Thank you for guest designing for us, you did a great job!
    Happy Memorial Day!

  4. Super cute flag card, I really like the shiny stars!! Thanks for joining our FCCB Memorial Day challenge this week, happy Memorial Day!!

  5. Great design - and your silver stars are so impeccably placed!

    1. The stars weren't all that difficult to place. I let the circuit do all the work for me. There was a little bit of math involved, but not too hard. I'm glad you liked the card.

  6. Awesome card!! Wow, I love all the brads...so perfectly placed! Thanks so much for guest designing for us! Awesome job!
    Sherrie K

  7. What a cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB

  8. Wonderful salute to our troops. My Dad was in the Air force and I was raised in a patriotic family. We always displayed the flag and honored those that serve and have served. Thanks for adding your project to our Memorial Day challenge at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  9. This is a wonderful tribute. I love the way you used the brads and the cuts are great! Thank you for playing with us at FCCB.
    Lynn B.