Friday, January 7, 2011

Ultimate Price

Ultimate Price - This image by Sew Many Cards was hard for me to work on. Many of you know that we have ties to the military and that my husband is currently in Iraq. Also, my son was just commissioned in the U.S. Army. What many of you may not know is that we have a bizarre connection to one of the 13 killed at Fort Hood.

The step-father, of my daughter's step-son was one of the 13 that fell that day. It was very strange to watch the ceremony on T.V.

The boots, gun and helmet is the symbol of a fallen soldier. I colored Owen saluting fallen soldier to look like my little Trystan saluting his step-father. Owen was colored with Copic's. I used some Matte Accents on Owen's shoes and eyes. DP is from my sash. I embossed the star with my star CB folder.

Thank you is the only thing that I know to say to our fallen soldiers. Freedom isn't free and I appreciate their sacrifices.
The challenge at Sew Many Challenges this week is "Flagged." You should see what the rest of the team did with this challenge. It was fun to see what everyone else interpreted "Flagged" to mean.
The sentiment I made into a dog tag.
The second card uses a freebie that that you can get at the Sew Many Cards store today and today only, so hop over there and snag it for yourself.

I can really relate to this image. It is tough to be sick when you are the Mommy. No matter how awful you feel, you still have to take care of everyone else.
I colored Bear feeling Sick with Copic's and gave the patches and cushion some Stickles to make them sparkle. The DP is from a stack that I bought eons ago. I cut the image with a Spellbinders Nesties. This one is the peony shape. Sentiment is from Hot off the Press. I also used 3 flower brads. # FOF87 Get Well


  1. Two gorgeous cards and I like your image on your CFM card. Thanks for joining us at CFM, and good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  2. What beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  3. What a special card your soldier card is and so sorry to hear the story behind it. Thanks for joining our first challenge of 2011 at Cards for Men and Happy New Year!
    Hugs, Alison x

  4. Wow, what a wonderful card, such a powerful image, you've done a fabulous job with this card. Thank you for sharing with us at Cards for Men, wishing you a very happy new year and good luck with the challenge xxx

  5. Wow !
    Thank you for the words of reminders for all. I thank you for the service your family has provided all of us.
    I also have a son deployed right now.
    We pray very hard for all our service people to return home safely.
    Adorable projects today.
    Thank you for joining us this week at
    Hope to see you real soon.

  6. Mari,
    Beautiful as always! thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

  7. Mari your flag project is very touching & I just love your freebie card too, nice work as always!

  8. Thank you for sharing your story and for the wonderful military card. The tag was the purrfect touch. Thanks for joining the Paper Cutz Challenge this week with such a great card.

  9. Two beautiful cards...Love the image on your CFM card and thank you for sharing the sentiment behind it,we all have so many thanks to give to men like your husband and son for their bravery...Thank you for joining in with us at Cards for Men..
    Mandy xx

  10. Two gorgeous cards. What an emotional card your soldier one must have been to make.
    Thanks for joining the Totally Papercrafts 'Thank you' Challenge this week.
    Caroline xxx

  11. Mari, two wonderful cards. Their is nothing we can say to our men and woman but stand tall for them and be so Proud of everyone. I do cards for Soilders last year my friends and I sent around 1000 cards and this year we hope to do more. That is a wonderful card and it does show how Proud you are and right now that is all we can do, my son will be leaving to go to Iraq and I have firends sons that have been over there. We pray every day that our Soilders come home safe. Your did a great job on the shetch. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men. It is always so nice to see your cards. Good luck on the challenge. Hope to see you back.
    Hugs, Patricia

  12. this is great - just love it and thanks for sharing your story

    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments