Wednesday, July 9, 2014

God Bless America

Happy Wednesday to everyone! I need to apologize for the lack of posting on time for the Friday Mashup. With it being the 4th of July weekend ( a very big holiday in our family) and kids in general, things haven't gone quite the way I wanted them to. Anyway, I promise to try and do better.

On to the post. So this week for the Friday Mashup, Heidi issued the challenge to do something called Watercolor Wash. This was a new technique to me. There's a link on the blog with a great tutorial if you want instructions.

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a Project with a "Watercolor Wash".
  • Create a "CAS project or one with Minimal Layers".
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "CAS project with a Watercolor Wash".

Ok, so I am super excited to show you my card.
 It represents a lot more than just a card for a holiday,
 it's a tribute to those who have gone before us and 
defend our country and freedom with their lives.

Now if you'll allow me to get sappy for a minute, I just want to dedicate my card to several men in my life who serve their country because they have a great love for it. My grandfather is gone now, but he served in WWII and ended up becoming a POW in the Philippines. His story is truly an amazing one. He's been a great strength to me. Also, my father, 2 brothers and brother-in-law all currently serve in the military. I am grateful for their example as well.

So now, I want to challenge you to try your hand at something new like Watercolor Wash and also check out the other Design Team's cards. They are beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!


  1. I just love what you've done with the star! So creative and well done.

  2. Awesome card to honor the brave men in your family, Lynda. You made a great example with the technique this week. TFS!