Friday, May 24, 2013

Freedom is not free!

**Scroll down for my M5D post**

Monday is Memorial Day in the US.  A day to remember those who gave their lives fighting for our freedom.  This poem is more often heard in Canada on Remembrance Day, but we all need to remember the thoughts it expresses...

In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Cuttlebug 'Stars' embossing folder was perfect for these!!

The image and sentiment are from Patriotic Eagle COLOR Plus from Doodle Pantry.  I thought this set PERFECT for these cards!!   We made several all similar to these two.  I made them a more simple design for two reasons:  it is not about our 'beautiful cards' -- it is about honoring them for their service, and also, we have different levels of creative skills in our group.  (Am I right, ladies?   )

Have a great weekend!  Please do remember that Monday is Memorial Day... it isn't just a long weekend nor is it "National Barbecue Day"!

Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday - red, white, and blue
Fab n Funky #172 - ribbon and/or lace (DP is sponsoring and I'm on the DT so I'm not entering to win)

Here is a pic of the full set...

This weekend, Laurie is having a sale... 35% off any purchase now through Monday.  Visit the Specials page for details.    Also, now through Monday, School Bus is also FREE w/ purchase!!                                               

On Monday, USA Freedom is available for download FREE!!  It will be for sale in the store after that.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!


Tanya/Nonna said...

Beautiful poem, beautiful image and beautiful cards! I love the stars embossing folder - perfect!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Beautiful creations, the star embossed background is perfect!

Thank you for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Adrian said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us this week at CTO!

~ Jo ~ said...

Beautiful poem and the cards, just stunning! Absolutely stunning! I agree with you that Monday is not a day of BBQ, its a day of remembrance.
By the way, this week started the new Funday Friday challenges over at my blog. I hope you are able to play in this week's sketch challenge! Stop on by!
Jo's Scrap Shack

Miranda Hall said...

Fabulous cards! The star embossing is awesome and the stamp is fantastic. Thanks for sharing and playing along at LSP!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful poem, Debbie!! Your cards are gorgeous!! I love the embossing - just perfect!! The image is fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along at LSP my friend!! Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Amy Johnson said...

Such a beautiful inspiring card!

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

What fabulous cards, Debbie! I love the way you've angled the ovals for the image and sentiment. That looks so sharp!

I hope that you and your family have a wonderful long weekend together!

Jackie said...

Fabulous creations using these stamp sets, they are prefect for the holiday! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Fab 'n' Funky DT

Vicky said...

A gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week

hugs Vicky xxx

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Both cards are so well put together, love the simplicity and your shaped image is wonderful! Thank you for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Memorial Day" challenge :)

DIANA L. said...

Everything about your card is beautiful and the words could not be more perfect. have a great memorial day.
Thank you for joining us at Little Scrap pieces.
LSP--DT member

Jessi Fogan said...

Of course these cards are amazing - and I so appreciate the words that you took the time to write. I can imagine that those partaking in the Honor Flight were honoured to receive these heartfelt tokens of thanks!

Rach83 said...

Two very inspiring creations and I'm sure they were really appreciated. Your clean approach showcases the message so well.

Thanks for linking up at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

Rachel x

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great cards, nice embossing! Thanks for joining us over at Little Scrap Pieces! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

Margaret said...

These are both so beautiful. Love the poem. So appropriate this week. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment this week. Good luck.

Karen said...

thanks so much for joining the lsp challenge this week. absolutely love the poem and the sentiment. Karen

Dawn Frost said...

Debbie I LOVE the embossing folder you used, so perfect! Great cards!


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