Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. Today is a bittersweet day for all, marking the 15th anniversary of 9/11. so In honor of all the amazing heroes and all those Americans whose lives were changed forever, today’s post was written with you in mind.
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our country’s freedom than to show your appreciation to military members and their families for their service and sacrifice! I have several friends that have children (or should I say, young adults) that have recently joined the military. Wouldn’t it be sweet to make up several of these handmade cards and gift them to one of your not-so-crafty friends? I know it’s hard to believe, but not everyone is a talented card maker like yourself.
Would you believe that all these adorable cards are made using just one stamp set—Work of Art! This stamp set has been out for awhile but I see that it’s still available, so I would recommend contacting Angie by clicking here. I’d like to send out a virtual hug to Angie for sharing her beautiful designs.
Heart & Flag Wreath
There are two things I can never resist and that’s hearts and the American flag, I love the simplicity of this patriotic wreath that I discovered on Pinterest, I apologize that I don’t know the original person who posted i, so I’m unable to link back. It’s pretty easy to find the stars and striped fabric at any of your local fabric stores and I always see the grapevine wreaths at craft stores.
Again, thank you to all who so valiantly, and bravely serve this great country!
While taking a walk down memory lane through my many Pinterest boards I came across this oldy but goody and I knew I had to share the love. I’d like to thank Karen for being such a constant inspiration to her fellow crafters.
Karen used an older Spellbinders Star die to cut through all three layers of the card front and a smaller star to cut/emboss the vellum heart to dangle in the opening. Not to worry, though, if you don’t have that die; just use what you have.
To a true DIYer/recycler, taking down an old wooden fence is like hitting the jackpot. That old weathered wood can be turned into all kinds of new shabby chic treasures. This rustic flag is a fun and creative way to upcycle one of those treasured panels. Just think, you still have the whole fence to use for other projects.
I have to share another fun way to use some of the wood. Years ago when I replaced my last fence I planned a birdhouse-themed craft party for my daughter and her friends. Everyone designed their own birdhouses, the dads cut the planks of wood to fit our designs, and the kids and moms assembled and painted them. This was a fun activity for both the kids and the adults. I even have birds living in mine. 😉 I’d love to hear how you recycled your old fence. Keep in mind that not everyone is an amazing crafter like yourself, so when you see one of your neighbors preparing to replace their old fence they might be happy campers if you offer to take a panel or three off their hands.
After all that crafting how about a nice dinner that can be on the table in about 1/2 an hour. If you’re a meat and potatoes fan, you’re going to love this tasty recipe that comes together in no time.
Thanks so much for dropping by. Despite the passing years since September 11, 2001, it remains as important as ever that we continue to come together to remember and honor the victims and our shared history. Hugs to all!
Warm regards, Lorraine