Sunday, October 18, 2015

Coast Guard Life

So, Heart 2 Heart Challenges' theme for this week is "Home Is". The point was to create something that represented your hometown, even if you no longer live there. As many of you know, I am a Coast Guard Wife. When people ask me where I'm from my response is either, "Everywhere and Nowhere", or "Wherever the Coast Guard sends us". We are currently stationed in Cleveland, and today, I was invited to a tea at the District 9 Admiral's house, hosted by her husband. I decided that I would make a Thank You card that represented what I consider my ultimate "home", the Coast Guard Family.


I used this week's sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge as my inspiration for the design.


I kept the color scheme totally USCG colors, and added a fun anchor cut from a Spellbinders die using my Cuttlebug. The anchor is a great representation for the USCG, and I really love the texture the die creates.

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Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

18 comments:

  1. That anchor diecut is amazing! Love the nautical feel of this card. Thanks for playing at H2H and AHSC!

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  2. Great card...I love that anchor and love the colors! Thanks for playing along at Atlantic hearts this week!

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    1. Thanks for looking and commenting, Lisa! The anchor is a spellinders die. I love it!

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  3. I love how you used the Atlantic Hearts Sketch for this card. the colors are so pretty too!

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  4. Thank you for playing at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I always love knowing why a card was created. I really like the anchor die cut and your use of the washi tape.

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  5. I love the story behind your hometown being so many places. I love the card you made for the tea, the colours and the anchor are great. Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC) & H2H!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC & H2H
    crzy4scrapbooking.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks so much, Brandi! I like to give my readers background info, because I too like the stories. :)

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  6. I never would have thought to use washi tape for the banner, It looks great! Love the Anchor too! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Linda N
    DT member AHSC
    www.scrappytherapy.com

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I love using washi tape for banners. If you fold it in half, you can create more of a 3d effect as well. :)

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  7. Clean and simple - I just love it! Great use of the washi tape! :)

    Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
    Jess - DT

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  8. Awesome card! Thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart!

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    1. Thanks for looking and commenting, Angela!

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  9. Love the fun but simple look of this card! Thanks for playing with us at H2H!

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