Friday, July 04, 2014

For Your Country

Living in Norfolk, Virginia, I am surrounded by the military.  Matter of fact, I am one of those "military brats".  I was raised with my dad in the Navy and underwent several moves.  Fortunately, we didn't move a lot and one of the places we lived was Bermuda.  It is a very special place and holds lots of fond memories!  I feel honored to have grown up in a military environment.  I know the tribulations that my parents faced being apart - we didn't have emails and phone calls were reserved only for emergencies!  But, that life has made me what I am today!

I am so glad that Stampin' Up! introduced a new patriotic stamp set called For Your Country.  When I made this card and was drafting this blog post, the sound of fireworks was going off in the background.  Really, my poor cats are quite over it!  Glad it doesn't happen too many times a year!

So, here is our card for today:

Here are the items used and measurements:

Always Artichoke Cardstock (8-1/2" x 4-1/4" - scored at 4-1/4")
Basic Black Cardstock (2-5/8" x 5-3/8")
Whisper White Cardstock (2-1/2" x 5-1/4")
For Your Country Stamp Set
World Map Stamp
Always Artichoke Ink Pad
Memento Ink Pad
Old Olive Blendabilities
Crumb Cake Blendabilities (available 8/1/14) (Item No. 131004)
Smoky Slate Blendabilities (available 8/1/14)  (Item No. 131005)
Color Lifter

I know I say this alot - but I love how this turned out!!!  Really, sometimes I just can't believe I can create something like this!  Thanks Stampin' Up! for making what I do easy!

And, thank you so much for visiting my blog!  I really appreciate it.

Happy Stamping,


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