Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

I have so much to say- I hope you will hang with me, but if not, I understand :)
First up, there is an extra special challenge at Friends Having Fun today. It is a Memorial Day theme and whatever that means to you! Colors, images, spring, activities, we want to see it!


for my contribution I used the fabulous freebie image from Fairy Knoll. I colored the flag with my Spica pens for some fabulous shimmer, these are SO easy to work with and perfectly acceptable for OWH cards. This came together with just the right amount of sparkle.

I want to share with you how very special Memorial Day is to me. When I was young, I remember my Great Aunts making a big deal about the day. It was when they drove, literally, all over the state visiting graves. I thought they were a bit strange. Now, I understand and appreciate what they were doing. However, this day has come to mean even more to me. As I have had the honor of participating in the Operation Purple Heart program with Heartmade Blessings, I have come to think of many of our lost service members as "my soldiers". I know that my feelings can not begin to compare with those of their family members. I do feel a sort of connection to them though and spend time this day, and many others, reflecting on them.

8 comments:

Alison said...

What a great card! Super cute! And thank you so much for sharing how important Memorial Day is to you.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow alex! super, super! love that ribbon too!

Betty said...

Cute card Alex! And a wonderful post...

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This is WONDERFUL Alex and a FABULOUS tribute to our veterans. I really like your blog and am THRILLED to be able to work with you on Fairy Knoll DT!!:)

Brandi said...

Your card is awesome Alex! Love that you shared your feelings about our soldiers. :)

Erica said...

This is beautiful! The image is great and ribbon is perfect!

MrsETaylor said...

Alex, thank you so so much for you sweet compliments. I always blush when I read them.

Hey, you and i aren't too far away from one another, considering we are in 2 separate countries hehe.

MrsK said...

Hi Alex what a totally fab card its the perfect tribute!

Sal xx