Sunday, May 27, 2012

Colors of My Flag - Celebration of Memorial Day

Here is my creation for the Crafty Pad Challenge

The Colors of My Flag;
In Celebration of Memorial Day

I have made my creation using the colors of my flag and also used a patriotic theme to celebrate Memorial Day.  If you have looked at my blog earlier in the week, you will see a similar card, but this one was re-created as I had to change it because as a DT for Crafty Pad I was to use a Crafty Pad image and oh, well, got carried away with the love of my country and used the beautiful eagle.  So now, here is my re-creation of my card using the Teddy Bear with a Heart.

(There is a little story also attached to this posting for a little educational addition.) 

I hope you like Teddy as I think he is a cutie and he goes well with the theme he can be purchased at the Crafty Pad store and oh, there is so many others.  Check the store and get yours to make your creation for the challenge.

So let's see if my blogger and scrappin' friends can get a creation done and entered in the Crafty Pad Challenge this week to win a fantastic prize.   Hope to see you there!!

Our fabulous sponsor this week is:
monthly sponsor starting  18th April

with a fantastic prize of
a £10 voucher to spend in their online store!
Thank you Joanna Sheen!
I know many of you in the USA know this story, perhaps some of our youngsters would like to read this or have it read to them,  however, bloggers from other countries many find this reading interesting.
The story of the Teddy Bear . . .
Many of us have loved a teddy bear.
Maybe we've even had more than one very special "teddy" in our lives. Here is the real story of how the teddy bear sprang into our hearts.
Nearly 100 years ago, President Theodore Roosevelt, went on a bear hunt. He enjoyed nature and being out in the woods where animals lived. Because he was the President of the United States, the people organizing the hunt wanted to make sure the hunt was successful.
But after 3 days of walking and climbing and riding, no bears were found. Now what? The President's bear hunt would be a failure!
The next day the hunt guide and his hunting dogs finally found an old bear. The dogs and guide followed the bear for quite a distance until the bear was very, very tired. The dogs attacked and injured the old bear. The guides tied the bear to a tree and called for the President. Here was a bear for him to shoot!
President Roosevelt looked at the poor old bear and said "no!" No one would shoot this old bear for sport. That would not be right. However, the bear was injured and suffering. President Roosevelt ordered that the bear be put down to end its pain.
So that is how a bear became connected to the name of President Theodore Roosevelt.
I hope you have enjoyed my creation as well as the story and if so, please leave some love. 

If you're from another country I would love to see your flag, so leave me a comment telling me the name of your country and I will search to see the flag you're proud of.

So until next time,
Take care and God Bless


  1. Hi Joanie - I love your card. The ribbon swag looks very smart and that little bear looks so proud sat there! Helen x

  2. Fab card Joanie, I love your little story that accompanies it.

  3. Joanie hun this is just adorable! I never knew that about Pres Roosevelt (the big softie lol)

  4. Hi Joanie, what a darling card! I just love the image, the card design and of course the color combo. Thanks also for the little bit of history. I just visited your daughter's blog. You are so lucky to have your daughter so close and can share the same crafty experiences. What a wonderful punch rack your husband made for you:) He is a keeper!!! My daughter and I share the same passion for stamping and enjoy our hobby together too.

    1. Thanks Barbara for the lovely comment. Yes, she and I are both scrappin' addicts. ;) She is more into scrapbooking and I into cards. Although she taught me a lot about scrapbooking, oddly enough we do such different creations. I guess that's what it is all about. We certainly have a wonderful time together. Glad you have a daughter to share your hobby with as well. Please come back, I've enjoyed our visit.