Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Remembering The Fallen

Today is Remembrance Day. A day to honor and remember all of those that have fought and died to make sure that we have the life we do. They fought so we could have the freedoms we enjoy, so you are free to have and voice your opinion. So many did not come home, others did and had to rebuild their lives and get to know their families all over again.

My piece has four pictures on it, Great Grandpa Hennigar, Great Grandpa, Richard Bower, my Grandpa, Kenneth Sanderson and my Grandfather, Joseph Potosky. Our families were some of the lucky ones, because the boys all came home.

Beautiful heart brads, inked then embossed in Onyx Frost Embossing Powder
Poppies made from Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die and colored with Color Bursts in Orange and Alizarin Crimson and Tim Holtz Distress Spray in Barn Door. The center of the poppy is made with Silver Metal Circle Dot Brads from Emerald Creek that are embossed using Onyx Frost Embossing Powder.

The lattice work pieces were done with the Frameworks - Wave Die, and then stained with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Sprays

All the pictures are inside the Small Prize Cameo Charm from Emerald Creek

My Grandpa, Kenneth Sanderson

My Grandfather, Joseph Potosky

My Great Grandpa Hennigar

My Great Grandpa, Richard Bower

The finished project
Never Forget, Always Respect
Don't Forget to check out the other DT Members Creations!


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Supplies Used:
Emerald Creek Prize Cameo Charm
Emerald Creek Heart Brad
Emerald Creek Antique Silver Metal Circle Dot Brad
Emerald Creek Onyx Frost Embossing Powder
Emerald Creek Arctic White Cardstock

Tim Holtz Distress Spray - Barn Door
Tim Holtz Distress Spray - Tea Dye
Tim Holtz Distress Spray - Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die
Tim Holtz Frameworks Wave Die

Ken Oliver Color Bursts Alizarin Crimson
Ken Oliver Color Bursts Orange

The Ken Oliver Color Bursts are available at Clipper Street Scrapbook in person or by mail order

Challenges I've Entered:
Simon Says Monday Challenge 
Decorate To Celebrate Challenge #113 
Stamps and Stencils Remember Remember 
The Male Room - Challenge #23 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


  1. Cathy this was so heart warming. I love what you create and the joy and emotion you put into your piece and the team. Thank you so much for being with us.

  2. This is gorgeous! Love how you used the charms as frames for the photos! Wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

  3. this is a wonderful piece Cathy!! i absolutely love the pictures in the charms!

  4. Beautiful and so heart felt, thank you for sharing Karen x

  5. This is beautiful!! I love that you incorporated the poppies and word banners with the photo charms :) Very special tribute.

  6. Wonderful project Cathy, and it carries a special heart felt message!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. What a beautiful and touching creation Cathy, thank you so much for sharing it and for honouring those who have served! Deb xo

  8. Great project and lovely tribute, Cathy!

  9. Wonderful project, Cathy. Beautiful tribute. Love the charms with the pictures. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  10. What a truly heartfelt and stunning piece of art!! This is something to treasure and a great remembrance!! Thanks for playing along with us in The Male Room! – Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki* - November Guest Designer

  11. I absolutely love your remembrance piece - so personal and so perfect for the challenge. A tribute to the men in your family. Nicely done. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

  12. This is beautiful and I just love the sentiment behind it all too. So special. Sorry my comment is rather late and thanks for joining us at Stamps & Stencils. Julia xx


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