Sunday, September 11, 2011

America the Beautiful


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

10 comments:

Donna said...

Gorgeous, Lorie! You do wonderful things with red, white and blue. I'd certainly try to participate in your challenge blog. Love red, white and blue together. Thanks for sharing this one!

Patti J said...

Lorie, this gave me goosebumps this morning! Thanks so much for sharing!!! I would certainly try to participate in your challenges! Hugs, dear friend...

K. Joy said...

I love making patriotic cards, even if the only thing about it that is "patriotic" is the red, white, and blue. :) I'm pretty sure I would stop by and play in your challenges, if you did end up starting a challenge blog! Your picture is fabulous! I love that digi from Meljens, and I really love all the great paper and matching twine. :) Perfect for the day. Thanks for sharing!

Glenda Atkins said...

Your card is is so beautiful and so very appropriate for today! This day always touches me and this year more so than most. 10years since that horrible day!

God Bless America and all who mourn this day and all those who have put themselves in harms way to prevent another.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Lorie, this is breathtaking! I actually gasped when I opened your blog. Your details and image are perfection. Although I have a limited amount of patriotic images, I definitely would play your challenge.

Edwina said...

Your card is just beautiful!Very, very nice! Thank You! Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

waterski4 said...

Wonderful post! Thanks for sharing how you "remember" today. Love the card creation, too.

sari said...

Such an amazing card Lorie! So elegant and somehow so powerful!! Have a fantastic day! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

Ida said...

Just now catching up on blog posts. Spent a lot of yesterday watching 9/11 coverage. - Your card is just wonderful.
I'd give it a go at creating something Patriotic for your challenge blog.

Ida said...

Just now catching up on blog posts. Spent a lot of yesterday watching 9/11 coverage. - Your card is just wonderful.
I'd give it a go at creating something Patriotic for your challenge blog.