Thankful For All You Do

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As I sit to type this, September 11, 2012 is drawing to a close.  I am so thankful for the country that I live in.  I am thankful for those men and women who risk their lives to strive to keep us safe and free.  I am thankful for their families who sacrifice their loved one as they serve around the world.  I am also thankful for the local public servants who are the first responders in my community.

As I was blog hopping this morning, I ran across Sandy Allnock's post on the May Arts blog.  She made a beautiful card and did a video tutorial.  In the video, she discussed how many people try to do a service for their local first responders.  I thought that was a fabulous idea and I wanted to join in on that challenge.

It is easy for me to appreciate my local first responders because I know many of them personally.  I work with them often as they come into the ER.  They are a huge blessing to me.  I decided to make this card to take over to the ambulance shed today.  Add a plate of brownies and we were good to go.

To start with, I used the challenge sketch.  I pulled and pre-cut all the items I would use.  I did make a couple of changes to the sketch.  I really liked the way that I could use items I already had on hand to make this one.
I used the following items:
Paper Trey Ink - "Count Your Blessings" stamp and die sets
K & Complany - "Americana" mat stck
Above Rubies Studio - Sparkle Lightz (Check me out)
Archival black ink
K. Andrew Designs - "Freedom Isn't Free" stamp set
Adhesives - Foam tape, ATF, Glue Dots

I plan to enter this into the current May Arts Challenge.  Their website appears to be down, so that will have to wait a bit.  I have a great post for 3 Girl Jam scheduled for midnight (CST) on Sept.13.  I also will have the alternate card ready to post on Sept 14.  Until then...

Take time to enjoy the little things.


very nice Cheri, I am sure they will appreciate it!!
Lisa said…
What a beautiful post and card, Cheri!! I love the papers you used!! I'm sure they were so appreciative for you thinking of them!! Have a great day :)

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Sandy Allnock said…
What a great card - and video too, bonus! Way to go!

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