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Monday, June 13, 2011

God Bless the USA Card -- K Andrew's "Freedom Isn't Free" Stamp Set

Good Monday Morning, friends!! :) I have another card to share with you using Getting Cricky's K Andrew's "Freedom Isn't Free" Stamp Set!!

Have you popped over to Getting Cricky yet to see all of the AWESOME cards my Design Team Sisters have been creating??? Let me tell ya -- After seeing all the cards, I know that I 'need' every set now!! LOL... But ya know, it is wonderful to know that my purchase will, in some small way, benefit one of the lovely charities to whom Kristal has chosen to donate a portion of her proceeds!! Together, we CAN make a BIG difference!! To pre-order Kristal's stamps (and get FREE shipping TOO!!), please click HERE!! :)
I made this card for my mom... If I get it in the mail today, she might actually receive it before she sees it online (if I can convince her to stay away from her brand new email account for a few more days!!)... My mom LOVES Americana decor... I'm hoping this card will make it to 'the shelf' -- The one where she displays her favorite cards (not far from where she displays the flag blanket I crocheted for her some years back)!!
I grew up in a home that respected the flag -- We were taught by example that America is a wonderful country -- one nation under God... Indivisble, with justice and liberty for all. What a huge promise!! We each have the opportunity to reach for a dream and accomplish our goals... Isn't that an incredible gift?? When I was just a child, my mom was able to start a business on her own... She had worked as a nurse for many years, but she had a dream to own her own business. Her dream fueled the rest of my family's dreams too!! I feel so fortunate that I was able to grow up in the family business -- From greeting customers to helping people find what they were looking for to making change from the old-fashioned cash register (they tell me I could make change from a $20 bill at the the age of FIVE!!)... It was a wonderful experience (and still is)!!
If you want to teach a child that they are worthy and able to accomplish any task, what better way than to include them in your own dreams? Because I saw first-hand that my mom was able to make her dream a real-life success, I have been able to try new things for myself... Even if I don't succeed at everything, I'm able to find solutions and continue to pursue my dreams... I'm so thankful that parents taught me how to do this. :)
So this card serves as a reminder that I feel very blessed... To have such great parents, to live in a wonderful country full of opportunities, and to know what it is to experience freedom...

I hope you have enjoyed my card today -- To see more creative previews of K Andrew's Stamp Art Stamp Sets, please visit Getting Cricky (HERE)... I'll be posting more cards made with this WONDERFUL stamp all week!! Here are the links if you'd like to see them all (drawing to WIN a FREE stamp set is open until Sunday night!!)

I'm linking this card up at Scrapping Mamma's Linking Party -- Hope you'll join in too!! :)



Until next time,

42 comments:

Tami B. said...

Love the card but loved the post even more. Thanks for the teary eyed "lift" for my morning.

Kristen said...

Great JOB.

Chris said...

This is a great card, Amy! I love it.

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Love the card and the story behind it!! Thanks for sharing
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

McVic said...

amazing card~
kaCEE

sallysbitz said...

This is a fab card x

hugs sally x
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Dee Burns said...

LOVE THIS CARD. Your story is so uplifting. I see why Kristal has you on her DT. We do live in a wonderful country, it's GREAT to hear those words...we don't hear them enough lately.

By the way, how or what was your card made from. Thanks

girlia said...

Amazing job as always Amy

CathyinMN said...

Absolutely love your card. Your post was very inspiring, as well. TFS!

Fot said...

Amy i had to peel in because i saw your card at K.andrews blog and i just LOVED it! Its FABULOUS!!! thank-you for sharing! & If you have time you should stop by my blog and link up your lovely card to the link up party!
http://www.scrappingmamma.net/2011/06/made-it-myself-mondays-giveaway.html
Thanks sweety!
Deb

Kelly S said...

Your card is fabulous! Your mother is sure to love it.

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

Scrappymama Elaine said...

Love what you did with this card! The wavy sentiments are great!
esigmon at cox dot net

Melissa said...

Great job as always!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card! She is sure to display this!

Misty said...

Love the card and the story! I'm sure your mom will love it!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Rhonda Emery said...

beautiful love it

Just A Pac Rat said...

The card is wonderful but really love the post. Living your dream, love it. I think I need some vinyl words above my desk that says Live Your Dream! Yep, gotta do that. Thanks for sharing your story.

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AJoy said...

Great card and great post! Thanks for sharing.


April
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Sherrie K. said...

BWonderful card and a beautiful story! Thanks for sharing!
Sherrie K
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sweetlilscrapper said...

love this!


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mamawcindy said...

Oh,I Love your Flag Card!!! Your Mom is going to love It. Thanks for Sharing!!!! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

S.Bayles said...

Kristal,
Love the card. Its like the card was made for the sentiment.HEE! HEE! Great Job................

Flamenco92627/Julieta said...

Terrific card, and what a wonderful story about your family. Thanks for sharing that.

Becky Dunham said...

I love this wave card - have got to figure out how to do that! What a sweet story about your mom and your family and you growing up helping out! i love stories like that! Makes me wish we had some sort of business like that for my kids to learn responsibility and the joy of working! thanks for sharing your sweet creative self!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Judy said...

I guess we all have dear ones 'over seas' and I know they all appreciate special mail. Thanks for what you do and for the chance to win!
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Josie0602 said...

Love the card. Great story about your family. TFS!!

Two Pink Peas said...

I love your card.. it is beautiful. Your family sounds amazing and that was a beautiful story you told. Thanks so much for sharing that. I am your newest follower. I really love your blog.
Terri M of Two Pink Peas
www.twopinkpeas.blogspot.com
Terrico3 at ameritech dot net

thekolbes said...

Your card is gorgeous
Trish
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ScrapinShana said...

Wow, this card is fantastic and I love your post. What a beautiful symbol the flag is, for more reason than one!

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Jessica said...

I know I read this the other day, thought I already commented....did your mom get "nosey" before she got the card in real time?
I think teaching our children the values of being blessed to be an American is very important.

Great Card...I love the "wavy" effect on the flag and the stamps and the layered stars are GRRREEEAAAT!

Christy said...

Love patriotic cards. I really like that you added the stars to the inside.

Amy said...

Love the card! TFS! :)Amy
amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

mom2fivekiddos said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this card!!! I think it is one of my favorites!

grandmalee said...

I love hearing what brought people to be who they are today, and your sharing about your mother really brings that point home. I'm so glad that she instilled these values in you, and you were able to share in making your mom's dreams come true. I'm glad you are sharing your fabulous creativity with us, and you really make this stamp set shine! Thanks, too, for sharing your love with OWH! These cards mean so much to the soldiers...I should know. My daughter is one of them!

Doris P. said...

AMEN!! ONE GOD under all... good to hear that you were brought up with good values - so many I pray for because of their current living situations.. LOVE this card - powerful. it gives it a wavy look of the flag in one of your side shots - it was cool looking!
parkernana5@cox.net

Patti B said...

You said it all. If only more in the country felt the same way it would be a much better place to live and raise our children. Great card.'
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Kris Dietz said...

Love your card and your story. Thank you so much for sharing both with us.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Barb said...

I like how you made the stamp wavy to fit the stripes. Thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

Love the card!! TFS this post!!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous! Love the wavy stripes and how the sentiment curves. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

NanetteMT said...

Love your card! Your parents are awesome for having instilled those values in you. TFS!

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Kim said...

What a Beautiful Patriotic Card!
I'm peeking in from ScrappingMamma's Link Up Party:)
~Kim

 
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