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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Who's Your Hero? SSCC #12

It's time for another Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge, Friends. This week Candace is challenging us to make a patriotic card to send to a soldier expressing gratitude for their service to the citizens of our country. Our Scripture is John 15:13:

"Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."

My card is straightforward and simple. The sentiment is computer generated. The base card is made using the direct to paper technique. Using a turguoise ink pad, I lightly ran over the top of the star impressions which were made with a new CB folder. I added the ribbon and brads to finish it off.

The card isn't red, white, and blue because I didn't automatically think of soldiers this time when I thought of making a hero card. I've been impressed lately with the people in everyday life who are living that same definition. For example, my cancer-fighting friend's husband and children, the wife of an Alzheimers patient, a son caring for his elderly parents, or a teacher in an area devastated by economic decline who encourages children to hope in their futures may not be facing death, but they are offering up their lives to love others.

If you'd like to join us in thanking an American soldier, please go to the Stampin' Sisters In Christ Challenge blog to add your card to our sample list and to receive more information on encouraging the troops. Thanks so much for your interest in my blog and the challenge. Enjoy your week......Hugs, Laurie


Candace said...

I love your card, Laurie! It is wonderful the way you defined hero. You are so right...there are heroes in everyday life...not just soldiers. :)

peggysue said...

I like the stars all over your card and the large sentiment on the side, I admired those right away. The lighter blue is so pretty too.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

You're right Laurie, heroes are more than just those who serve in the military. They are all around us, and we need to be sure to recognize and thank them all we can! I love the simplicity and calming colors of your card!

theneon said...

This is really a stunning card and what great thought you have put into the definition of a hero. You are so right -- we can find them all around us.

Helen said...

Beautiful card. That sentiment is awesome! And, you're right, heros are all around us!

Kristine said...

Hi Laurie! I'm so sorry I didn't get over here sooner. LOVE your beautiful color of blue! This is an awesome card, and yes there are everyday heroes right at home. Love reading your thoughts :) Hope you had a good week hun... haven't heard from ya in a li'l bit. Your shadowbox card for today's challenge is SUPER CUTE!! Loved the image and the ric rac... aren't those so fun to do? Have a great week. Hugs!!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

What an encouraging and lovely card! Touching stories of the heros on American soil around us every day! A wonderful cause to use your talents!

God bless!