Thursday, November 13, 2014

Poppies for Remembrance

     This card was published in Through the Craft Room Door magazine, November/December issue.  The image is from a Doodle Pantry set called "Poppies."   You can find a complete materials list in the magazine but I do want to show you the card and tell you quickly the story behind it.


     One of the things I do is to volunteer time and make cards for a wonderful group called "Honor Flight."   

     Honor Flight is an organization which flies our war veterans from WWII and the Korean War (Viet Nam
Vets will be going soon) to Washington, DC as a way of honoring them for their service. Each Vet has
a companion/guide to assist them during their flight and during the tours of the various war memorials they visit in our capital.  All the costs are covered by donations from businesses and individuals either nationwide or on the local level.

     On the flight home from Washington, DC, a "Mail Call" is done and each Vet on the flight receives a
card or note thanking them for their service to this country.  If you want to get involved in making cards
to honor the individual Veterans from your area or in helping out in other ways, check out this link to the
national Honor Flight website: HONOR FLIGHT.  You can find links to your particular area of the USon that site.

      Thanks to every Veteran who served their country and to our currently serving troops.  You're all heros!

     Challenges:  

     Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

23 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

How beautiful, Connie - thank you for educating me about Honor Flight. It is so wonderful that there are many organizations trying to meet all the needs of our vets. (I especially like the bright green paper behind your poppies). hugs, de

Zoe said...

What a lovely card and so nice to hear about what you made it for. Such a good cause. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love

Dee's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous card, the poppies look amazing and so appropriate for such a worthy cause.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Linda Simpson said...

Thank you for sharing your story! Your card is gorgeous and I do love these poppies.
Hugs
Linda xxx

*Vicki* said...

Such a stunning card NC!! Love the bright red flowers and you've got them standing out nicely on your card! HUGS :)

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Connie, love the image and design. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week x

Samantha A. said...

This card is just stunning. I also love the message behind it. :)

Crafty Gals Corner is currently hosting a DT call. If you have a moment, check them out at: http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/ and if you would like a chance to work with the wonderful sponsor’s then link up your favorite project to apply.

-Samantha

jimlynn said...

Connie, your card is sensational! Beautiful, beautiful poppies and a gorgeous creation.
Thanks for enlightening me on Honor Flight! What a wonderful organization this is.
Lynn

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card thanks for playing at little claire

Janine said...

Lovely poppies - thanks for sharing them with us at FOSTV.

Chasing the Dream said...

NC, this is a beauty, I love poppies, and you them so perfectly. Sweet image and fab frame die. Nicely done
Hugs

Chris said...

A beautiful card made for a very worthy cause. Thank you for sharing it with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Chris
x

Jackie Scott said...

Such a gorgeous card Nana Connie for a meaningful cause to honour the veterans! Love what you have done with the corner.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Beautiful card Connie. I am going to check out Honor Flight. Thanks for the info. Hugs, joann

Anne Temple said...

Absolutely beautiful!

susiestacey said...

Lovely card, beautiful poppy image. Lovely to read your post too.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Poppies/Remembrance' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Davi said...

This is a gorgeous card NC!! I love the beautiful poppy image and and the dp mat you used!! ALSO SO happy to hear you are making cards for Honor Flight!! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at FOSTV!!

Chris said...

Lovely colouring, the poppies look great over the doilies. Thank you for sharing your card with us this week at Crafty Boots Challenges.
Chris

Pat said...

What a beautiful card and such a worthy cause. I'm going over to the website as soon as I finish here! Thank you again for playing in the Path of Positivity challenge this month. We should all be grateful to those who serve and have served!

Desire Fourie said...

So beautiful. Loving the red and green and the detail in the bottom left corner. This is so perfect for our GRATITUDE theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Path of Positivity DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Suze said...

What a wonderful idea. Thank you for joining in with the Gratitude challenge at Path of Positivity this month.

Edwina said...

Wow! I am so impressed with your story and your card. Thank you. Edwina Brown

Helen said...

A really pretty card, beautifully coloured.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire.

Helen N x