Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Growing in Unity - Day 3

Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Sharon and I am your GUI Girl for the week. I can't believe today is day 3! My week is flying right on by.

Today is about the military. I have had many, many family members and friends in the military, all branches. At one time 3 of my uncles, my mom's brothers were serving in the Marines at the same time during the Vietnam. My grandma had 2 of her sons come home, we were waiting for the 3rd. That year my Grandma said she would not take her Christmas tree down until her 3rd son was home safe. Grandma's Christmas tree stayed up until April, he came home. I was 3 years old.  This past spring my mom handed me a large manila envelope filled with letters written by her brothers and brother in law while they were in Vietnam. I stayed up all night reading those letters. 
If you have a friend or family member that has served or is currently serving, thank them. If you see a vet on the street, thank them. Thank them for the freedoms we have because if it weren't for them, we wouldn't have them.



Kits used:

Stamped with Black Stazon Ink
Card bases - Recollections
Washi tape - Recollections
Echo Park Paper
Colored with Chameleon and Spectrum Noir Markers

After I stamped the images I just stared at them for a very long time. I was stumped on how to color them. I went through my markers and picked those that I thought would go together to form a Camo Pattern and so be it. Sometimes I even surprise myself!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you liked today's creations that I am sharing.
I will be choosing 2 winners at random for a nice prize package from Unity. For a chance at winning please comment below.

46 comments:

  1. These cards remind me of veterans around our area selling a poppy flower for the veterans. I always give them a donation every time I see them and say thank you

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  2. I like how you added the red poppies to the military theme--perfect. We went to Normandy 2 years ago and saw a lot of red poppies.....we need to remember.

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  3. I do appreciate all those who serve and since my son is currently in the Air Force, I have an even greater appreciation. I haven't used this stamp yet, but love how you made your own camo pattern.

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    1. Please thank your son from me and my family.

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  4. Love your cards, the camo turned out great

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  5. Great way to give a token of appreciation to our service men/women. Reminder they are not forgotten. Great job!

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  6. Amen! Coming from a military background and many who serve and still serve, one of my son and my husband who is now retried, I totally appreciate these stamps, I added these to my collection just because, but I also use them. So thank you for your inspiration and reminder today

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    1. Thank you. And thank you to your family!

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  7. OMG! I adore these! I JUST LOVE that background paper and the way you colored them... truly wonderful honor

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  8. Wonderful cards! You did a fantastic job on the camo!

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  9. I love your camo technique. Wish I could learn as I donate to military throughout the year.

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  10. Both cards are just amazing! Your camo turned out so well!

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  11. You did a great job on these cards Sharon!!! They look terrific!!

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  12. your colouring is just amazing on these cards - well done!

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  13. These are so wonderful and your coloring is lovely. Adore the perfect papers you used. And what a wonderful heirloom to have in those letters.

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  14. Sweet post, lovely cards. Thank you, Sharon.

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  15. They are beautifully done! How blessed you are to have family letters from the Vietnam war. That is really something!

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  16. Awesome! Love how you did the camo. My Dad was a career Navy vet, my brother, brothers-in-law and several nephews were military. I agree, thank a vet, it means so much to them.

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  17. These are fabulous Sharon. You really did a great job with these.

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  18. A beautiful story, and awesome cards to go with it! Awesome job!

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  19. Fantastic cards. good job/art!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  20. Nice to see the soldiers with the poppies.

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  21. Wonderful military designs. those letters must be so special to you.

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  22. Yes...you are amazing! So beautifully done...and adding the Poppies...perfect. So glad the 3rd one came home! Feeling grateful for sure after reading this 🤗

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  23. Wow these for the military cards are so amazing! Your coloring is so fantastic! and the cards are beautiful too!

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