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I would classify myself as an artist. It took me a while to finally accept that monicker, but that's what I am; AN ARTIST!!! I have a wonderful hubs that supports my "talents" in most all avenues, except maybe when the credit card bill comes in the mail...LOL And I have 4 great kids and 5 beautiful grandchildren that I love to pieces. Come on by and sit a spell and "STAMP 'TIL YA CRAMP!!! & "CROP 'TIL YA DROP!!!"

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Say hey to Uncle Sam!!!

I should have posted this on Monday, but I had other things on my list to do..... bwahahahahaha!!
But here he is in all his glory, the good 'ol red, white and blue... he kinda makes me hungry when I look at 'em. Doesnt he kinda remind you of the colonel...Colonel Sanders, you know....from KFC. I made this one for the sketch challenge on Stamp Something blog. It was a very simple sketch, I found this image online as a coloring page. The sentiment was created on the computer, can't remember the names of the fonts. You just gotta love the internet!!!
My daddy was in WWII...and I tear up whenever I see the services for all the military on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, oh and lets not forget the 4th of July. My daddy never told me any stories growing up regarding the war, he said that it wasnt for ladies to hear. My oldest brother finally told me a few not to many years ago, wheeewww. I just had to know more, so I wrote the army a letter asking for any info and the answer was that the building that held all the files had burned and there was very little info available.... wow was that a kick in the gut. I wanted to know at least where he went, stationed, what battles he fought in, etc..... They (army) did send me a ceritified copy of his honorable discharge. his tombstone reflects his rank and I was told he fought in the battle of Normandy. But that is all I know, and probably will ever know. Maybe what I don't know is like my daddy always told me, "Its not for ladies to hear."
Hope you all enjoy a look into my inquisitive nature.... Jeff says I ask too many questions and I'm nosy!!! But my momma always said that there are no dumb questions, just dumb answers!!!
Until later, patriots.....Gotta split......TFL !!!!


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Your momma is right. There are no dumb questions.... just dumb answers. Anyway inquisitive minds want to know..... right????

This is beautiful and yes, he does look like the colonel! Maybe you should have put a chicken leg in his hand instead of a flag - bwwwaaahhha. WOuld love a link to those coloring pages you find!!!


Anonymous said...

I agree with Steph!! :)

Hey Uncle Sam!! This card is da bomb!! I just love your pop ups and coloring!! TFS!

Denise Clark said...

Crystal, I am like that too! Lots of questions! My hubby tells me it's just my nature. Hey, in my career days, I turned it into a job by being an investigator. LOL Then I got paid for asking questions!

Love your Patriotic card! The image is adorable. He does look a bit like the Colonel, but hey, I liked the colonel! Great job!

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Hooray for the RED, WHITE & BLUE!! I always tell my boys if you ask a silly question you get a silly answer! LOL Inquiring minds do want to know but sometimes our constitutions can't handle the truth. Some things are just better left....unsaid. I love this card and i want to know where you are finding all your little coloring pages .....spill the beans girlie....teehee

June said...

He is cute. I am not american Crystal but i can appreciate this its fabulous !!!
Hugs June xxx

Holly said...

Love this Crystal! It is perfect for the 4th of July. There's place here that has fried chicken and fried fish. Their sign says "If the colonel had fried chicken like we do, he'd a been a general" LOL!
Love your coloring.

Sara said...

I love it! He's adorable!

Justine said...

This is precious. Love that little guy and what you have done with him.