Thursday, July 2, 2015

Red, White & Blue Week--Day 4

Our men and women in uniform deserve a personal thank you every day.  While signs in store windows, hanging a flag in your yard, and posts on Facebook are great, please ask yourself when you last personally thanked a man or woman in uniform.  This can be a member of our military, firefighters, first responders or police force.  Any service that someone does who puts their life on the line to help others.  

If your BBQ this weekend has a lot of left over food, I encourage you to take it to the firehouse.  While at the community festival and fireworks this weekend, shake the hand of the police officer who is there to keep things safe, so your family can have a great time.  Most importantly, next month, when we are not focused on patriotic holidays, send a thank you card to your neighbors soldier.  1% of our population serves in the military.  That means 1 or 2 kids from EACH graduating class will enter the military from EACH high school EVERY year.  These are our children, who are asked to become adults overnight.  Pray for them.  

OK, I am off my thank our service members soap box.  Here is today's project.  Again, it is not flashy or over the top, just a thank you from the heart.  The pattern paper is from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (#138434)  You get 4 double sided sheets for each color in the collection, 40 sheets total.  I cut a 3" square from the blue then turned it in the corner.  I used a bit that I trimmed off for the bottom corner.  The red stripe strips are 1" wide.  There is a 1/2" strip of glimmer paper over top of the right striped piece.  The star was made with the 2nd size Star Framelits (#133723) and cut from Silver Glimmer Paper (#135314).  The sentiment is stamped in Pacific Point from the One Big Meaning Stamp Set (#138788).  The entire card is layered on a mat of Real Red (4-1/8" x 5-3/8").

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