Well, I sat down yesterday to make something for today's post and knew I had to go patriotic. I also knew I did not want to make a card. I decided I wanted to use this fabulous American Eagle image by Meljen's Designs and since it wasn't going to be a card I decided I would make something that I could frame and set out (or give as a gift). Being that I wanted the image to be the center of attention I knew it needed to be big so I decided a scrapbook sized page, actually 8"x10" to fit in a frame, would do. It also provided me with an avenue to find a sketch which I did at a great blog that specializes in sketches that use 4x6 photos...could that not be anymore perfect?! The sketch I used is HERE. I am a collector of all crafting items that are red, white, and blue...patriotic...so I just got into my stash and decided on We R Memory Keepers Yankee Doodles collection.
I gotta tell you guys...when I create something that is patriotic in nature I always feel like it turns out great...I think it may be a gift that God has given me. I've been thinking about starting a blog for patriotic challenges but am not sure how it would be received and if people would be interested. I'm hoping to get companies to sponsor the challenges and maybe even ask a couple of people to make samples for the challenges. We shall see. Please leave me a comment if you might consider participating in a patriotic challenge a couple of times a month.
Thought of the day:
American Girls and American Guys
We'll always stand up and salute
We'll always recognize
When we see 'Ole Glory flying
There's a lot of men dead
So we can sleep in peace at night
When we lay down our head
~Toby Keith's Angry American Song