Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Autumn Thank You

** I have 2 posts today, please click here to see my Paper and Such challenge post **


It is getting to be my favorite season – autumn!   I know it might be  a little early for some but I really felt like digging into my fall themed images and papers this weekend.  I coupled this fabulous, autumn themed image with some dp scraps that I still have stashed away from last year to make a simple thank you card.


2012-08-14 Wss Thank you


I have my new laptop set up and am only missing my Photoshop soft ware.  Since I have heard some great reviews on Light Room, I decided to give it a try.   I’m not sure what I think of it yet.  I was so used to editing my photos in Photoshop I could have almost done it with my eyes closed.   If you use Light Room, let me know what you think and what your favorite presets are.

We had a wonderful experience over the weekend.  We attended Field of Honor:  A Salute to the Greatest Generation.    When WWII vets are passing away at a rate of 900 per day, it was a wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to their greatest accomplishment,  the allied victory in WWII.    As the main event, the movie “Honor Flight” was premiered.  If you get a chance to see it where ever you live, I would say it is worth the time and price.   I have to admit that I had tears in my eyes a few times during the evening. 

It was incredibly moving to see such a large gathering of so many veterans.   Although the focus was  on WWII vets, there were also vets from Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, etc. and current service members.    Below you can see a picture of my daughter proudly wearing the jacket that my husband has from his time spent in the US Navy.


2012-08-11 Field of Honor


The grand finale of the evening was to find out that we helped set a new record in the Guinness Book of World Records.  We were part of the largest movie premier with over 28,000 people in attendance.    Here a snippet of the crowd.  (Yes, we were in the nose bleed seats.)


2012-08-11 Field of Honor crowd

If you are interested, you can see more about the movie or how you can help out  at Honor Flights.    Although the movie focuses on the Wisconsin, there are Honor Flight chapters across the country.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!



  • Stamps:  Blessed Harvest from Whimsy & Stars Studio, Wings and Such from Paper and Such
  • Inks:  Close To My Heart Autumn Terracotta
  • Papers:  Papertrey white and kraft CS, American Crafts Night Fall
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders circle nestabilities, Stampin’ Up Word Window & Scalloped edge punch
  • Embellishments:  Close To My Heart button, May Arts burlap twine



Tracy Valure said...

Love your card and all the layers.

We had the honor of helping send off and serve breakfast to 3 bus loads of Veterans and nurses a couple months ago for an Honor Flight. It was my first one and It was amazing!! My friend was one of the chaparones for it too, he had such a great time with his WWII Vet and seeing the sights in DC. It was all just wonderful....what you guys did looks pretty awesome too!

Tracy Valure

Mian said...

Very lovely card. Love the papers and great layout.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Simply Create Too.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Cheryl: So glad you joined us at Simply Create Too for Challenge #19 - "Anything Goes". Your fall card is great--wonderful idea of the ceremony and congrats on setting a world record--! Our new challenge starts this coming Friday--hope to see your entries. PS Your daughter and her attire is great!

Simply Create Too Team Member

Annette Allen said...

wow what a pretty Autumn card...love it

Jeni said...

Love your Autumn card Cheryl! It's my favorite Season too.
What a great way to spend the weekend! I bet it was a wonderful. Great pic of your daughter. ~jeni :)

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

I'm not ready for Autumn although it's a favorite season of mine too, but your card makes thinking about it easier!

The movie and the whole experience sounds fabulous! Liz looks great in the jacket! So cool! Hope you helped set the record!

Tracy said...

What a cool experience for your family Cheryl. :-) I really like how you used the fall image from Mabelle. Sometimes simplest is most striking. Hugs!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, what an amazing event you guys went to! I would be in tears, too!
And what a fabulous card! I am so getting ready for fall here. guess thinking about the start of school does that to me. I love the papers and love the banner and stitching, and that image is just fabulous. You made the circle die cut look like a pumpkin, too. Love that!

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the colours and he layout is great. Saw you over at MIM this week.


Karin said...

Thanks for sharing the photos from your record breaking event. Love the fall card...It's my favorite season for cards and crafts. I think it's the colors and thought of eating apple and pumpkin anything :)

Lisa Minckler said...

Cheryl, what a fantastic post! I loooooove your fall card. I for one can't see enough autumn creations and yours is just gorgeous. You've assembled the best textures and colors and the layout is superb! Really wonderful card!
As for the pictures and the record setting crowd, that put a lump in my throat...what a FANTASTIC event and so happy you were able to attend this. Great pictures and thank you so much for sharing them. :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Happy Crafting...
Lisa xx

Rhonda Langley said...

Great fall card! Love how you stamped the image!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Hi, thank you for visiting my blog. I just had to visit your bog in return.

I love this card, great use of colour and inspired layout.


Gale said...

What a lovely fall card. Love the fall colors. And what a great event that you and your family attended. Thanks for sharing this event with your blogging friends. Also, thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey and good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gale

Sande said...

Great card!

Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy on "Anything goes" challenge.

Hugs, DT Sande

Lisa said...

Your card is gorgeous!! The colors are perfect for Fall!! And your daughter is adorable :)

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Daisychain said...

A great Autumn card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Daisy for our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge. Hope to see you next week. Hugs Christine x

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Cumbrianlass said...

A brilliant card the colours and the layout are great thanks for joining in the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge

Pia S said...

Your card has such lovely autumn colors, great design papers! Love the stitching and the banner that goes over the edges of your card. A fab design!

Made by Mandy said...

Gorgeous card! Love autumn images and colours so much :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Shelby said...

Wonderful fall themed card! After the heat we've had this summer, I'm with you on getting on with Autumn. What an inspiring event y'all got to attend. Looks like an awesome time