This week's Bloggers Challenge was to create a card with a patriotic theme. Great timing since this was an election week...which is a great part of this nation even if your candidate did not win. The freedom to vote is a blessing indeed. Anyhoo, I went with the tradition red, white and blue. I used the stamp sets the Free and the Brave and Service and Sacrifice from Stampin up to create the focal image. A distressed stripe EF in the background topped with punched stars finish it off. I really love this Eagle image...it captures much of what makes me love this country and those who serve and protect it. I KNOW that the other ladies in the Bloggers Challenge group will have some great cards to share (Nikki is a pro at patriotic cards), so be sure to check them out! Have a happy and safe weekend and please keep our soldiers and their families in your prayers :0).