Monday, May 30, 2011

PCW Memorial Day Uncle Dan

Happy Memorial Day Friends!


We hope you’re enjoying your time with family and friends while reflecting on the meaning of our holiday. I just wanted to share a little bit personally before I share the new  PCW Craft – Die Cut challenge.

Today is a day in which we take a moment and pause to reflect on those men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for all the freedoms we enjoy.
I just want to take a moment to share with you about one such person.
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His name was Daniel Michael Arizmendez.
He was my mother’s older brother.
He was a natural athlete and held a track record at the local high school for many years.
He was a Marine in the Vietnam WAR.
He served his country and ultimately laid his life down.Regardless of the politics behind the Vietnam War, He was my Uncle. He died when I was around 2.5 years old. I don’t remember him, but I have seen the pictures.
He never got to come home and live a life like you and me…
He never got married
He never had children
Instead, he came back to my family in a coffin. He paid the ultimate price so that you and I could continue to have the freedoms that we enjoy. I grew up with an ACUTE understanding of Patriotism, sacrifice and the love of our freedoms and country.
I also grew up with an ACUTE understanding of how God is in control of EVERYTHING and the closer we are to Him, the more He will reveal His awesome love, peace, hope and comfort in the midst of even the greatest of losses and trials.
Thank you Uncle Dan and the countless others who like him, were sent out, served and sacrificed. May we as citizens of this great nation bring honor to your sacrifice and honor to the most high God.
Thank you for letting me share just a small piece of me with you. Please take a moment to remember all those that you may or may not know that are worthy of a pause and a prayer of thanksgiving to the almighty for they have truly made a difference.


So now on to the new die-cut – craft challenge for the PCW team.

This week’s challenge theme is…MEMORIAL DAY!
So we want to see your Memorial Day projects! This is our Craft challenge which means you need to use a “Die Cut” in your challenge. Preferably from your Electronic Die Cutting Machine. Cricut is acceptable too!

So here is what the PCW Creative Designers Came Up With!


Creative Designer Gaby
Gaby used the BBQ Time Cutting File set from PCW for this super cute layout. 
For more details, please visit Gaby’s Blog.
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Creative Designer Jani
Jani used the Boy Bear Blowing Bubbles from PCW for her cute card.
Please visit Jani’s Blog for more details.
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Creative Designer Karla
Karla used the Baking Bear Digital Stamp to create this 
patriotically fun card! Please be sure to visit Karla’s Blog.
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Creative Designer Maria Elena
Maria Elena used the Bear in Bikini Cutting File for this Spectacular project! 
Be sure to head over to Maria Elena’s Blog for complete details!
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Creative Designer Mindy
Mindy used the BBQ Time Cutting file set to create this adorable layout.
Please visit Mindy’s Blog for more details.
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Creative Designer Yolie
Yolie used the Kisses 2 U Bear and Star Paper Lace Cutting Files.
Be sure to head over to Yolie’s Blog  for more details.
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Creative Designer Melin
Melin used the BBQ Time Cutting file set for this layout.
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So now it’s your turn! Let’s see your Memorial Day projects
Here are the guidelines for this challenge:
* Your project must be a new project for this challenge. No back dated posts please.
* Your post must include a link back to this challenge.
* Your project needs to have a die cut on it. You can use any Electronic Cutter for this challenge including your Cricut. You can also use manual die cuts 
such as Sizzix, Quickutz, etc.
* You will have almost two weeks to complete your project and add it to the inlinkz link below.
Thank you so much for playing along with us! Don’t forget about our other challenges too!
Our Cricut Specific current challenge: HERE
Our Current Stamp challenge: HERE

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