November 11, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays-Tag

Yes, today is Veterans' Day. And also 11/11/11.  
Not just a day off from work or school, but a day to remember all those that risked life and limb to fight for what they believed was right.
My dad was a WWII Marine. 
He lied about his age in order to enlist (he was 17). He survived all four campaign battles (Tinian, Roi Namur, Saipan and Iwo Jima), and eventually returned and raised 7 children. Along the way he found time to hike the entire Appalachian Trail 2 1/2 times. He died in November 2008, at age 84, and I miss him every day.
Hug a Veteran today!

So there's a new challenge at the CAS-ual Friday Blog...Create a tag!

I love making tags. They are smaller canvases and are perfect for the clean & simple style.
I made this one for a bag of gourmet candy drops using some really fun stamps from Purple Onion Designs!
(and they just happen to be our sponsor too! *wink*)

Believe it or not, Purple Onion Designs were some of the first stamps I ever owned after I got into stamping.
They used to come in my Self Addressed kits every month. Anyone out there remember those? LOL! I'm pretty sure I still have a few unopened kits somewhere! *shhhh*

So join us by making a clean & simple tag this week, either alone or on a project!

Thanks for stopping by today,


Jenny said...

Beautiful tag Dana, love the unusual shape :)
A wonderful tribute to your Dad...lets us remember them all today and wear our poppy with pride.
Jenny x

Kim O'Connell said...

Beautiful Dana! I'm so impressed how you got the red thread to lay perfectly around the edge of the tag and tie in such a neat little knot!

Christina said...

What a wonderful remembrance of your dad. Thanks for sharing his story!
Your little treat bag looks absolutely delicious! I am in love with the floss treatment and the way you highlighted the bow inside another circle.

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Anonymous said...

Really love this card, Dana! My Dad also lied to get into the Navy during WWII...very patriotic men back then, huh?! I am so proud of all our men and women, then and now!

Julie Day said...

Fabulous design! love the colors and your tag looks fantastic on your yummy treat bag :)

Michele Gross said...

I am totally eyeing the candy in that bag! LOL! Super cute tag and just a wonderful gift!

Lindsay said...

Such a fun tag Dana! I Love the snowflakes!

Donna Bowman said...

Nice tag Dana - love the colors!!

Jen W. said...

Thanks for sharing your dad's story. What a guy!
Your tag is awesome - love the layered circles. :)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Gosh Dana your dad sounds like he was one hell of a guy you must be so proud of him ! Love your tags , great idea simple and stylish and beautifully created.


Marlena M. said...

Sounds like a wonderful man-your dad. Thank you for sharing your heart today~

Your tag is DARLING. ;)

Lisa said...

Love this fun tag and the yummy chocolate bow! And a wonderful tribute to your father.