Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11 - We Remember

Today is a day of remembrance, and a time to thank all of those who have served our country. Past and present, and future, the word thank you doesn't seem to be enough. Many people have given so much of themselves, to work tirelessly to preserve our freedom and protect our country. Saying thank you doesn't seem to be enough.
Today on 9/11 we take a moment to remember those at the World Trade Center NY in 2001, who lost their lives that day, and the families they left behind. We take another moment to honor all of the individuals who helped that day and who are, or who have, served our country. Today we remember.
In honor of all these individuals and their families My Time Made Easy ™ LLC and Paper Sweeties has organized a Blog Hop with *NEW* products & projects to inspire you to create gifts for our Troops, or that special someone!
Please see what all the following designers have made using the *NEW* products:
· Lisa Kind <--- you are here! 
Additional designers:
Now you are probably excited to see what was released in honor of this special occasion!
*NEW* at My Time Made Easy ™ LLC is an amazing package collection called Made in the USA!
Made in the USA Package $10
As mentioned above, this collection was created in honor of those who have, or who are currently serving our country! This package includes everything you need to create your own amazing gift package! Contents in this collection are the Tough Tank Template, a sheet of Camouflage Digital Paper, and an additional three sheets of patterned paper in red polka dots, yellow stars, and blue stripes, as well as a Set of 31 Digital Images called Made in the USA.
About: Made in the USA Digital Stamp Set: includes a Military Forces tag that can be customized, a saluting soldier silhouette, a Dog Tag, circle flag tag, alphabet for you to create your own tag, as well as a Made in the U.S.A. sentiment.
Tough Tank Pretty Packaging Template
Available in PDF, SVG, GSD, DXF, WPC
Completed Project Size:
4 3/4 Inches Tall
6 1/2 Inches Wide
7 1/2 Inches Long
This was designed at the request of, and in the honor of, Lauren's brother Craig, who served many years in the U.S. Army! He wanted a realistic version of the "real deal" to honor his time spent serving our country! Of course she was up for the challenge, as it is an excellent way to honor our troops.
So here is what the tank looks like according to me!  I looked up army tanks online and saw newer ones that are not green, but rather tan.  So I used SU's Crumb Cake paper for the base of the tank.  The camoflauge paper was recolored in GIMP to be more of the browns and beige colors our troops are currenlty wearing.  Isn't this just so cool? 

This takes a wee bit of time to put together, but the end result is so gratifying because of all the amazing details!

The top of the tank rotates 360 degrees and also can come off. This is where you can hide some treats for the recipient!  

Top view where you can see the tank's hatch opening. Lauren thought of every detail! Look at the wheel details!
Now you too can easily re-create this Tough Tank to create your own customized gift package. The perfect container to package up gifts for any of our Troops, maybe for sending a special care package, a great gift option for someone who served, or is serving in the military, or maybe that special child in your life who enjoys playing with Army men, and things of similar nature. Makes an excellent party favor or centerpiece too!
We are also hopping with the Paper Sweeties design team.  Here is some information about their products.

*NEW* at Paper Sweeties in September and available for a ‘special pre-release’ on 9/11 is an adorable boy doll stamp named ‘Jake’! Jake measures approximately 3 ½” tall and is the perfect companion for the Sweeties girl stamps – Abigail, Emma and Sophie! Jake has several outfits available this month – one of which is the cutest soldier ‘dress’ uniform complete with a medal of honor, hat and six heartfelt sentiments! Jake was designed at the request of a good friend who is very involved with the Operation Write Home organization because she has a brother serving overseas in the armed forces! Each Sweeties stamp set retails for $10.
So there you have it folks!  Lots of information, but so much fun!  Thanks for stopping by and God Bless America, our troops, and all those who serve us and our country!



Charlene said...

Awesome Lisa!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderful tank, Lisa...it looks amazing! I am so impressed with this template, everyone has done such a fantastic job with it!
Thanks for pairing up with us today, I'm enjoying seeing everyone's projects!

~Tammy~ said...

I love the tank with the army men. Fantabulous! I have enjoyed seeing the different versions!

Farida Rone said...

Hi Lisa,
Your creation is just perfect! Love it!

Karey said...

Great job!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a great job, Lisa! LOVE what you've done with the tank and all that camo!

Jeanne J said...

Lisa, That tank is AMAZING! Love all the detail and the little soldiers you strategically placed in the photo!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Your tank looks so very realistic!!! Love the way you used the little toy soldiers for your photos!!

Debbie said...

Super adorable tank, Lisa ... love it done in the sand color!!

alienanessa said...

Great job on that tank, you rocked it!

Tangii said...

Ok, I am cracking up here that you have those Army men! lol. LOVE your tank chickie :)


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