Thursday, May 21, 2009

Red, White, & Blue Hip Hop Style

Hip Hop! It's that time again! Are you loving all of the patriotic projects this week? I love this time of year. Memorial day and soon 4th of July....celebrating all of the men and women in our armed forces who sacrifice so much to ensure our freedom. We are truly so blessed in this country due to these courageous people.

I have had the great privilege to know so many of these men and women personally. I have many relatives that have served. One of my cousins was actually on the USMC silent drill team. Have you ever seen these guys? AMAZING! I cannot believe how fantastic they are! My youngest brother....he's 19....just entered the army. My Dad was in the army. I'm so proud of each of them for all that they do and have done.

Here's one little project for the fourth....couldn't resist making this one....

I used this weeks Clean & Simple sketch for this one. You can find the GIANT 4th stamp here at Unity and the distressed star background here.

Some more of my heroes. My Mom, my Aunts, my Grandmother. Being a mom myself now, I have a whole new respect for all that she did while we were little.

Picture this, we are driving to school this morning....cause we missed the bus...even longer story. Anyway, we are in the car, one is teasing the other, as I am asking the one to stop a hand flies a nose is hit and BAM - a busted nose! I drop one off at school and take the other home to clean up. Then drop him off, which now means walking him in...with the two year old....all the while trying not to miss the repairman that is supposed to be at my house sometime between 7AM and 7PM.....

How did our parents make it look so easy!

The next one is using this months KOTM. I used the 'You light up my life' sentiment.

EPLS (easy peasy lemon squeezy).

Ok...off to clean the car. It's still a bit messy in there. Yikes! Hmm.....wish there was a detail service that came to your house....and was free! Oh, wait, that's me isn't it! ;)

Hope you all have a great day!

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32 comments:

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Oh, Jenn! So sorry you had a rough start today, but you're dead on. I was laying in bed last night thinking of the difficult times we had growing up, but you never missed the love! ~ky

Jacqueline said...

Oh goodness what a story!! Yes we learn to appreciate what our mothers did after we have our own kids! Beautiful cards!!!

StampinCathy said...

I just love your CAS cards. They are amazing and the colors are beautiful. Thanks for this inspiring project and story.

Shannon said...

Love it!!!! I'm all about the CAS!!!!

JenMarie said...

Ooo, these are fabulous!
Love your rhinestone light!

Ashley said...

Gorgeous cards Jenn! I love them both!

Karen J. said...

Love your CAS cards...wish I could do them...I struggle with them. I'm too much a detail person. Hope your day sails by smoothly after your morning!!!

Katy said...

what a way to start the morning! Love your cards, they are so sweet! Hoe the rest of your day is better :)

Monika in VA said...

WOW! What a morning!

Love the Clean look to your cards! I'm really getting some great inspiration!!!

FibreJunky said...

Jenn, you totally rock. And seriously, I don't know how our moms did it either - except my mom only had me to deal with and I've got 5, but then again, she worked full time and was a single parent.
I wish the very best for your brother. It's a rough time to join the army, so he's to be commended and you are right to be proud.

Tiff said...

Your card is my fave :) I just love how you've been using that coral color!

Jenn said...

You light card is adorable, too cute

whoistracy said...

Love the simplicity of that second card. It's stunning!!

Martha said...

love them both!

JazzyH said...

Great cards!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

adorable cards...love the birdhouse!!! funny story, dont knwo how they make it look so easy =)

Rona said...

What a tough morning!! Hope you have a better day!! Great cards!

Shemaine said...

Gorgeous cards jen!

Kelly Landers said...

Hope your day ends better than it started!! Love your cards!

Candace H said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing about all your heroes - and a big thank you to those who have served our country! Sounds like you had a "hero mom morning"!

marilyn said...

LOVE your cards! Thank you to your family for all they do and have done for our country.

BonnieRose said...

both of your projects are amazing.. u do such wonderful work!!! I am always so inspired!

Kerry said...

Gorgeous cards! We had a rough morning today too...hope your afternoon has been better!

Carly said...

Stunning! Both of them are gorgeous!

Kristen said...

Jennifer these are absolutely gorgeous! Love the simplicity to the second one! :)

your story about this morning was so cute! Parents definitely make it look easy! :)

JessicaK said...

Oooh, I love the little lamp.

Maureen said...

Love both of your cards !!! I am going to have to gets those stamps you used

BishopsMommie said...

beautiful cards..wow...great work as always

Bee said...

Oh my.. Girl I love ur stuff... u rock my boat!! :)

Sherry Campbell said...

Absolutely FABULOUS!!

Christina Thomas said...

I love that card! My husband is in the military and has been to Iraq. He is my hero and I am glad to have him here with me today!

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Anonymous said...

Jennifer,

I love july 4th card.... to cute... hotwheels