Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Hello blog friends!  

it's time for a sketch challeng at The House That Stamps Built Blog for Repeat Impressions Stamps.  

Since this weekend will be Memorial Day Weekend here in the USA, I wanted to make a card, using this sketch, that reflects my gratitude for our military men and women who have died for the freedoms I love.  

Memorial day was designated as "Decoration Day".  It was a day when the graves of the fallen were decorated in remembrance of their service.   Here is the original proclamation from 1868.  

The 30th day of May, 1868 is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance no form or ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.

The RI stamps I used for this card came from the awesome large sentiment sets "THANKS".  I masked off the "s" on Thanks in order to make it fit into the die circle.  

Come on over and play along with us.  It will be so much fun to see what you create with this sketch.  All the details on how to enter the challenge can be found at The House.  

My incredibly talented team mates have some inspiration for you too.  Check them out.  

                     Deonna    Heather   -   Joy   -   Kathy   -  Laurie  -   Patti J   -   Shirley

Thanks for stopping by.  Please take some time this weekend to remember those that died ensuring our freedoms.  


Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous use of the sketch. Perfect July 4th TY card

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Cheri- This is just perfect for the upcoming Holiday Monday!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Would be great for the Fourth as well!

Laurie Unger said...

Karen is right - this would be great for the 4th of July too! Awesome job with the sketch.

Heather said...

This is an awesome card for Memorial Day. I love how you stamped the "thanks", it looks like you did some kind of shading/highlighting?

Ina G said...

What a great take on this sketch challenge and perfect sentiment. Great background too SS.

Glittered Paws said...

What a great card - and like how you masked off the s in the thanks.

lostinpaper said...

Love your fab flag background!

joy said...

This is a wonderful card! I love how you have masked the stamp to fit exactly your sketch!

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