Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Calendar Girls November 2012

Hi all, it is once again time for the amazing Calendar girls...Our theme this month is as follows:

Our November Theme

We choose a holiday in November (not Thanksgiving, but a little-known holiday) and create a card/project with that holiday in mind. Here's a link to Bizarre November Holidays: November Holidays 2012 (Official) Monthly, Weekly, Daily, Bizarre, Silly, Crazy, Unknown Holiday Observances

Well let me tell you...there are a ton of fun crazy holidays for the month of November but I chose to do a more traditional Holiday for my theme. Since it is dear to my heart on many levels....I chose Veterans day. My father-in-law and his 6 brothers were all overseas at the same time, my dad served and my new son-in-law is an active duty Naval reserve...he has served 3 tours in Iraq and plans on making the Navy a favorite uncle was also a veteran...(as were many more in my family).

Here is my card:

I purchased this image from "Our Daily Bread" when they were at the stamp show here in Minneapolis. I loved how they had done their card and although mine isn't like theirs...I do love the image. I used white linen paper for the base and misc dsp I purchased for the 4th of July at Archiver's for accents. My red, white and blue bling were a gift from my sweet friend "Paola"...

Here is the inside of my card:

I really love this whole set of images and sayings.  I hope this card reflects the holiday I chose.

Thanks for stopping by....please stop by the other calendar girls and check out their creations...I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,



April said...

Perfect, on so many levels!

I adore how your inside mimics the front's layout.

Your coloring on the beautiful ODBD stamp is just lovely too....really shows off the detail!

MiamiKel said...

:::: standing ovation :::: Simply stunning. Your card is impeccable my friend and a wonderful tribute to those that give us this gift of freedom! We grew up military as well and this was super holiday to chose :) how fun to,see OBD in real life .. You must have had a ball ;)

Big hugs to you my Calendar friend!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Carol, first and foremost.... let me say a hearty thank you for thinking of your dad and all of our other military personnel while creating this month's card. WOW! What a stunning card! I, like you, appreciate the men/women who serve our country and your card is a BEAUTIFUL reflection of that appreciation!

I'm so glad you are a fellow Calendar Girl!!!

Barb said...

Carol--this card brings tears to my eyes! It is awesome. I too love the image and might ask sweetly for you to send me some. I think your layout is great and the bling is perfect!

Wonderful Holiday to Honor!

Thanks for being a Calendar Girl!

Terry said...

What a great card, for a great reason! I love all of the layers and especially I love what it stands for!

Awesome job, my friend!

:: BlueInks :: said...

21 gun salute to Carol!!!

Love this card. It is so expertly done. Your colors and layout are perfection.

I could not imagine having seven of my children in a

Great tribute card!

Jackie said...

I just love the layout you used on this FAB card! Very nice work & TFS!!!

Liz Williams said...

Our vets can never be thanked enough, but I got tears in my eyes seeing your beautiful creation as a tribute to them.

djones said...

Wonderful card Carol and thank you for thinking of and thanking those who serve. That is an incredible image and your layout and jewels are perfect to showcase it.

kadie said...

Very touching card, Carol! Beautiful work as always!