Monday, June 15, 2015

Patriotic Duel

It's the 15th... that means it is time to DUEL!

The Divas and the Dazzlers are at it again. (But just so you know, we are taking a wee break this summer, so this is the last DUEL until September).

The hostesses this month are Terry (for the Dazzlers - YAY, Terry!) and Barb (for the Divas - okay, we'll say a little YAY for Barb, too!) Their theme is........................

Show Your Patriotism

THANK YOU, Terry and Barb, for a great theme and for the kits, too! 

Terry's wonderful kit included the following items:

Image: Unity "Celebrate"
DP: My Minds Eye "Pieced Pinwheels", Colorbok "Stars and Stripes"
Solid Cardstock: Core'dinations "Deep Navy", "Burgandy" and "Snowcap"
Craftwork Cards Candi "Prince Charming", "Icing Sugar" and "Regal Ruby"
Rhinestones: Red and Clear - The Paper Studio
Blue Twine: Studio 112
Buttons: Miscellaneous from JoAnn's

Here's the card I made:

Here's the inside:

We were also given the challenge to tell what we think of when we see the flag. For me, it can be a very emotional moment when I see the flag. For instance, I remember the first football game I went to after "the" 9-11... they walked out with the flag and I lost it. I cried a bucket full of tears that night.

And then there's the time when on our family vacation that we were able to help raise the HUGE American flag at Fort McHenry, the site where The Star Spangled Banner began. WOW! Another tear-jerker, for sure.

Even seeing the flag in a parade immediately makes me think of the freedoms we enjoy, but sometimes take for granted.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Please be sure to stop by the other Dueling Darling blogs (both the Dazzlers and the Divas). You can find links to their blogs in my left sidebar.

The only thing I used besides the things that were in the kit Terry sent was a piece of Recollections 110# White Cardstock for my card base.


Judy McMullen said...

Awesome card, Jeanette, showing your patriotism! Love the mix of papers, especially the one with the pinwheels and the super design of this card inspires us to celebrate the red, white and blue! Thanks for sharing your "flag" stories. What a wonderful experience to help raise the flag at Fort McHenry!! Hope you have a wonderful summer!

kiwimeskreations said...

Jeanette this is a gorgeous card, and I love your sharing of what your flag means to you.

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Hi Jeanette -

Beautiful card! I love all the layers, and the layout I will be CASE-ing for sure! All the colors and papers are so beautiful together!


Terry Ladwig said...

What a fun card Jeanette! Love the layout and how you used the contents of the kit!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a lovely card, Jeanette.

Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie!

Love and hugs

Barb said...

Jeanette--what a perfect card! I love the lines of your card and the color is perfect! And--your story of a few of your flag memoires is moving!

Carol W said...

Wow, wow wow, I love this card. I like the layout and the papers you used as well and the way you used the button on the front. What a honor to be part of the flag raising. Thanks for sharing your wonderful flag memories/feelings. I am so glad we are friends...You did an amazing job!!!!