Tuesday, May 15, 2012

To Those Who Serve and Those Who Stand Behind Them

Good Evening all. Hope you are all having a wonderful start to your week. As per my blog post from this morning, the Kew family are loving life!!!

I was really looking forward to this week's challenge over at The Friday Mashup. My father gave over 20 years of his life to the Canadian Navy and I feel very proud of the commitment he made to serving the great country we Canadians are blessed to call home.

I agree we owe a huge debt of gratitude to those men and women who serve to protect us all, but I feel there are also very strong men and women who are not thought of enough and those are the spouses and families behind the soldiers. My mom is one of them and looking back on my childhood I cannot begin to imagine how she was able to keep it all together with three children and a husband who worked so very hard and in doing so was not always there.

The sketch for this card came from Try Stampin' on a Tuesday, which I did this week! I found it to be perfect and simple to not take away from the overall look of the card.

My Challenge(s):

·         Make a project that's "Patriotic, for Remembrance or saying Thanks".
·         Or Make a project with the colors " Whisper White, Night of Navy, Poppy Parade & Daffodil Delight."
·         Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Remembrance or Patriotic project using the colors above."
·         Donate your card to a Wounded Solider or that Special Service Member in your Life!

My Card:

I will be making sure this card find's its way into the hands of someone special for sure!

Thanks for stoppin' by!


  1. LOVE this! Great use of the colors! My hubbyy is a Navy guy...I think I'll be CASE-ing! Thans for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  2. What a great card Hayley!! I love this set and the way you used it here is fantastic! My husband and I are both Navy veterans, but I got out to raise our family and he spent 20 yrs in the US Navy, so I was a spouse behind the scenes for many yrs, so I love how you also recognized the spouses and family that support the troops!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  3. Great card Hayley. Love this set and you've done a fabulous job with it. Thanks for joining in on the challenge this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  4. Well done Hayley. We always need to Support Our Troops. Thanks for playing along at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

  5. Great card, Hayley! I love how you used that stamp set and you've done a fantastic job with the colours as well! :) Glad you shared with us at The Friday Mashup!

    PS - Glad the ultrasound went well yesterday! :)

  6. I love this card and love what you did with the colors! I wanted to use that stamp set too and couldn't figure out how... Thanks for playing with us at the Friday Mashup :)

  7. Well done Hayley. I love what you did with the challenge this week. I am sure who ever receives this card will enjoy. Thanks for playing along at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

  8. Great card, Hayley! I would have never thought to use that set but it totally works! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  9. Great sketch you chose, and I love what you did with one of my favorite stamp sets! Thanks for playing at the Mashup this week.

  10. Your card is awesome! Love the colours.Thanks for playing at Try Stampin'.