Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Birthday "America" (it's good to be HOME)


Happy Birthday AMERICA
The Frederick Family has proudly served outside the CONUS since 1993, but it is good to be back on American soil
(at least for the next 3 years)




Is this not a fun card or what? I wish I could capture all of the cool elements and do them justice. First off this would fit the ABC Toys & Crafts " Red, White & Blue " challenge ----> HERE <---- (does not have to be patriotic).
Second, my Uncle Sam image was a free image given out by "Vintage Image Crafts" over on their FaceBook page. during their "PATRIOTIC CHALLENGE". Originally it said "Army" but NO WAY I was putting that on my project, so I generated the "N A V Y" using the computer. The little bronze starz are from my husbands uniform ribbons! The Star in the center of Uncle Sam's hat is filled with glitter.
This is an easel card but the inside sentiment (which I generated using the computer) reads " Home is where the NAVY sends us". I then listed all of the places that we have been stationed in order. Stay Tuned for their next challenge "CHRISTMAS in JULY".

On a personal note, thank you to everyone for remembering to visit and leave comments while my family has been transitioning from Sicily, Italy back to the United States. We have made it to our new home in FL, however, we are lining in our house with nothing but what we had in our suitcases, mattresses on the floor, 2 chairs, a couple of pans and plates. My stamps, papers, Copics and a few other bare essentials did make it via USPS so I hope to burn a teeny bit of creative energy while I wait to start fluffing up my new nest.

CHALLENGES I USED:
ABC Toys & Crafts: Red, White & Blue (I'm not participating but I think you should, there are stamps up for grabs)
Pile It On: Favorite Things (I used lots of my favorite things on this card)
Shirley's 2 Girls: Summertime w/ a "Twist" to use sparkles (you can't have summer w/out a big ole' 4th of July celebration & I used glitter on Uncle Sam's hat)

17 comments:

Piali said...

Love these!! The 2nd card is Awesome!!! I like how add a little vintage look to your cards...I can't do that..I wish I had your skills .
Have a great weekend,
Hugs~

Tenia Nelson said...

Love all of these creations!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome creation, Justine! Your mojo is working in overdrive!
So glad you are home to celebrate the 4th this year! Have a happy and safe holiday. Hope you receive your stuff sooner than later. Have fun unpacking and feathering your new nest, We want to see pictures!!

Danni said...

Welcome back to USA soil!!
Fabulous card!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Girlfriend this one is fabulous! I love how you popped uncle sam up! Welcome back to the good ole' USA!

Maria Matter said...

Welcome home Justine!
What a great time to be on American soil, as we celebrate this weekend!

Gorgeous card, love all the elements you added, great job!!
hugs & blessings!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Love the card and that you used your hubby uniform in such a great way. Welcome home. I hope you settle in soon!

thefrugalcrafter said...

Such a wonderful easel card! Love the colors and vintage feel to it!

Anna said...

Oooo, wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

Carla said...

Welcome back! This card is spectacular, and I love every single bit of it!

Melissa said...

Perfect card!! Thanks so much for joining us at S2G's for the Twisted Thursday challenge!

Ann English said...

This card is gorgeous-beautiful work! Thank you for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirleys2Girls!

Georgia said...

Wonderful card! Welcome home!!!

Mina said...

wow stunning work Justine but then Im not suprised as they always are...it must be fantastic to be back home but dont you miss Sicily a bit too
Mina xxx

Cat said...

What a great card! The details are wonderful! Thanks for joining us at S2G this week!

Scrappy said...

Love your colors and DP! Great Job! Thanks so much for joining us at PIO! Hope to see you back for our next challenge!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

I am still here :$ I am going to have to borrow that sentiment you made! Luckily for me I have not had to move yet but when I do I think i shall forfeit clothes and opt for all my crafty bits :))