Sunday, November 11, 2012

OWH Mid Week Throw down

     It has been quite the week for all Americans.  The election took place and now it is time to honor our Veterans.  Here is to you and all you have done to keep us safe!  Thanks to all who have served, past, present.

     The Mid Week Throw down, on the Stars and Stamps Blog, asks us to flood the blog with red, white, and blue.  I also made it into a Valentine that a hero might send home to a friend.  I stuck with the color theme, using white card stock, blue embossed designer paper from K&Co, and some red scraps which I embossed with Swiss Dots.  My DD lent me this border punch from EK Success (sorry I don't know the name).  My sentiment is from Stampers Best and my eagle is an unknown.  Both of those were stamped in Color Box Lipstick Red.  Sponging was done with Midnight Muse from SU!.  My only other addition are a couple of red Dew Drops.




     We finally have sun!  Woot!  I bet it has been 3 weeks since we had a real sunny day.  All of the neighbors solar powered lights are dark at night. It feels so nice and warm on the skin.  I got out and started a wee bit of holiday shopping.  That felt great, also.  Gosh, before long the house will smell like turkey!  Hard to believe, huh?  I even saw many folks outside putting up their lights since it is so warm.  Probably a smart move.  Anyway, thanks so very much for visiting.

13 comments:

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
I can hardly believe I'm the first one! LOL This is a wonderful tribute, that eagle is grrrrreat.

Caroline said...

What a fabulous tribute, I love the layout and the eagle is fantastic. Caroline xxx

Patti J said...

Well, sweetie, I must thank you for sending us your dreary, rainy weather :) No sunshine here! Glad you got some sun, and got a start on your shopping! Can't wait for that turkey - and I get SIX whole ounces of it! Beautiful card, Mary Anne - thanks for honoring our vets. Hugs...

BloomingPink said...

That card is stunning! The eagle in red really makes an incredible statement!

Olga said...

Fantastic card!!! Love the Eagle and the coloring~!

Carol L said...

That's an awesome eagle image and I love that punched border with the heart! A great way to send some patriotic love back home!

StampTramps said...

Great card, the eagle stamp is awesome!

JD said...

Yes, isn't that sunshine wonderful! I actually sat out on my swing today enjoying the nice weather...(I know it won't last!) Great card! Very nicely done!

Sue said...

Wonderful red white and blue creation and the addition of the American Eagle is perfect. Great idea to make it into a Valentine card too.

Hugs
Sue

Glenda said...

This is such an eye catching design. Well done!

Jennie said...

Amazing design Mary Anne!! Love the background on this, showcases the eagle image beautifully!!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card! LOVE the eagle...it's so Americana, and I'm sure the troops will love it!

Sandy said...

Aww this is just beautiful! A patriotic hero is going to love sending this home!