happy monday to all my blog visitors.
we are celebrating columbus day 2009. the u.s. has celebrated this day since the colonial period but it didn't actually become a federal holiday until 1934.
in 1892, president benjamin harrison called upon the people of the u.s. to celebrate columbus day on the 400th anniversary of the event.
during the 400-year anniversary in 1892, teachers, preachers, poets and politicians used columbus day rituals to teach ideals of patriotism. These patriotic rituals were framed around themes such as the importance of loyalty to the nation.
it has now become a controversial day with columbus being condemened in political disputes.
I honor a man who had a dream to spread the faith of Christ throughout the globe and the courage to make that dream a reality.
now onto my card for the day. the mojomonday blog provided a sketch to kickstart my mojo.
it was such a fun sketch. it gave me a chance to ink up my new verve stamps and use this gorgeous heidi grace paper that i found at joann's.
I was surprised to see that it matched so well with stampin-up bravo burgundy and soft suede. and, i only bought 2 sheets-oh well, i guess that calls for another trip (lol).
the flower on the card was cut from the designer paper and popped up on dimensionals.
my ribbon treatment was something that i recycled from who knows where but i liked it with this paper.
well, that's it for today. thanks again for stopping and remember to leave me a comment. I like hearing from all of you.
stamps: verve-wishing you
paper: su bravo burgundy, soft suede, vv, autumn traditions dsp, harvest row dsp
ink: bravo burgundy