Friday, November 11, 2011

Anyone for Anya, Sisterhood of Crafters, and Craft Your Passion

Happy Veteran's Day!  Jeremy and I spent the last 3 nights watching "Vietnam in HD" on the History channel, and I was just amazed.  The majority of the soldiers who fought in Vietnam were just kids.  I can't tell you how many times I looked at Jeremy with tears in my eyes and said "He looks like a BABY!"  or "He can't be any older than Trevor (our son)."  I was born in 1971, and my father managed to avoid the war despite the fact that he turned 18 in 1967.  I don't know the specifics, but I can't help but marvel at the fact that my sister and brother and I might never have been born at all if our father had been sent to 'Nam.  Gives me goosebumps, and makes me extremely grateful for the men who DID go.  What a horrible war - and to think these kids were treated so poorly when they came home, expecting parades and love from their country... well, my eyes fill with tears just thinking about it.  Today, on Veteran's Day, my thoughts will be with the men and women who served and continue to serve our country, whether I "believe in" the specific war(s) or not - but Vietnam vets hold a special place in my heart.  Please know that this girl appreciates you and will NEVER forget.

So on that note - my cards today are appropriate for the holiday!  :)  I made this card for these 2 challenges:


I used Country Anya digi, colored with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits.  DP is from My Mind's Eye - sticker sentiment is from SRM Stickers, and the pearl stickers are from my stash.

Next is my card for the:

I use another of Digi Darla's freebies, Girl with Flowers, colored with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits.  The DP is from My Mind's Eye and the buttons are from foof-a-la.

And last - here's a little ATC I made for the November challenge on PaperCraftPlanet - A Day for Daisies:

That's all for today - everyone has the day off thanks to Veteran's Day, so we're bringing Jeremy's car in to be looked at (big old tree branch fell on it during the snowstorm), and then going grocery shopping.  Then I want to come home and curl up on the couch with my new Stephen King book, 11/22/63.  It's about a guy who goes back in time to try to prevent the assassination of JFK.  I know once I pick it up, I'm not going to be able to put it down.  LOL  Have a great day!  Peace.


  1. Jenn such wonderful cards - can't choose my favourite - they are all so cute with great images!

  2. Adorable creations Jen! And yes you are right ... Vietnam was a TERRIBLE war!! I lived through that era in fact my daughter's father was in Vietnam and it was a VERY TRYING TIME!! Thanks for your story and remembrance!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood 'Give Thanks' challenge and please come back again soon!

    one of the 'Sistahs'

  3. What a sweet image
    thanks for playing with anyone for anya this week

    Janine DT AFA

  4. Such cute cards.Love the pretty spotty one for our challenge.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  5. Super cards hun!
    thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion this week hope to see you next time too
    Laney GDT