Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Jarheads For OWH Midweek Throwdown



I'm so proud to be a contributor to Operation Write Home and join in the Midweek Throwdown challenge being sponsored by Dude Time Doodles today.

Check out the Operation Write Home blog today and pick up a FREEBIE or two!!!!!

Now what is a JARHEAD!!!! When I was working on this card my husband walked in and looked at it and said it looked like a jarhead! Well, hello......what in the world is that? Since he's a former Marine, he just happened to know what he was talking about. A jarhead is the slang term that was used by sailors in WWII for Marines because they said that when Marines were in their dress blues with their stiff collar they resembled a Mason Jar - hence the name Jarheads.

This image from Bonibleaux Designs is called The General. Of course I HAD to use some camo paper on it and I also printed the image twice and paper pieced his pants and hat in the camo. The flag was also printed twice, colored, then "popped up".

Thanks for stopping by........and go check out Operation Write Home and Boni's store at Bonibleaux Designs today! While you're roaming around in blogg-land, don't forget that Bnoibleaux Designs is also sponsoring the Stamps R Us Challenge (anything goes).


Lynn

20 comments:

Carrie said...

This card is AWESOME! Love the camo paper, how you colored the soldier, the layout! Perfect!!!

Tammy said...

Just wonderful Lynn. Glad to know what "jarhead" means. Love the camo, great idea.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Great card and great story have never heard that, but now I know. They will love it over there OWH.

Rach said...

Ah, I love me some Jarheads. I first heard it when I was in college and Quantico Marine Corps Base was right up the road.

What an excellent card!

Crafty Creations said...

Awesome Lynn!!! I never knew why they were called Jarheads! Thanks for the info! I've been slacking on my OWH stuff. I'm really hoping to plan a big cardmaking day in February to make up for my slacking!

Love the camo background too!!
Have a great day!
Maria

Laura said...

CUTE,CUTE,CUTE!! I love that little guy.You did a fantastic job on the paper piecing.Love it!! TFS

Becky said...

This is super cute Lynn. I love it.

KER said...

yep that's a jarhead...i've known a few...love this card!!

Mary said...

Awesome card Lynn.

Spelled With An I said...

Missed a couple of days seeing your designs! Awesome work! You should receive your card soon. I stood in line at the post office 30 mins. to have the clerk tell me it didn't need extra postage. I disagree. If you get it COD, I apologize now. Love, love, loved your card you sent!!!

Gina said...

Wow this is a great card. Perfect for a service member!

jaydee said...

Lynn, thanks for educating me. I didn't know what a Jarhead was until reading your blog. He certainly looks like someone my father would have connected with!
Wonderful card - again!
Isn't OWH just the greatest!
hugs
jaydee

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute, love that sentiment.

Tina said...

CUTE! Love the camo and the work you put into the extra layers!

Karen Howard said...

Love the jarhead!!! I showed it to my husband and he said the same thing although he served in the army... I'm thinking it is a jarhead, I mean guy thing!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Jarhead- I learned something new today! Tell your hubby thanks for the info! Love your great card- what a fun month you have had with DTD- your cards are all so awesome!

Lynn McAuley said...

Some Jarhead is going to love getting this sensational card, Lynn!! I love it!!

Nicole said...

Love this card! That image is perfect for OWH (my favorite organization!)

Anne Marie said...

I don't know how I missed seeing this one! Eeek!! It is SO cute! Love that image with the camo paper. Perfect card for OWH. :)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

The camo paper is perfect with the image.