Thursday, July 3, 2014

Patriotic Banner Swap...WWII Images!

World War II Images...Banner Swap!
My good friend Tammy of Tammy's In Love and I missed out on the Patriotic Banner we decided to do one of our own.  The challenge was to use vintage WWII propaganda images.  Tammy chose some of my favorites as you will see further on...but my Disney loving heart just had to see what I could find Mickey-wise.
According to my old friend Wikipedia, "Between 1942 and 1945, during World War II, Walt Disney was involved in the production of propaganda films for the U.S. Government.  The widespread familiarity of Walt Disney's productions benefited the U.S. Government in producing pro-American war propaganda in an effort to increase support for the war."
My "Toons at War" Pennants.
I used a cool shield graphic I found on Pinterest.
The tag was a large brown craft paper about 5 x 11 in.

I turned the music upside down so the title would be visible.
...or else I goofed five!

Tammy's WWII Tags...
My package came wrapped in a map of Minnesota!
So clever...Tammy marked her house!
It's so nice to know our place on the planet.
I always have a map in my head of where I am..."You are Here!"

Buy War Bonds!

Clean your plate!

Plant a Victory Garden!

Loose Lips Sink Ships!

Eat M & M's...It's the Patriotic thing to do!
Tammy sent a lot of fun things in her this cute
cowboy set ...a card and small gift box.
I have always loved vintage cowboy
I am so thankful for the friendship I have found in my little blogging circle.  Tammy has become such a good's almost as if we have always known each other.  She is my childhood friend...separated only by mountains and prairie.
Have a Fabulous Fourth!

 I almost missed blogging for the Fourth...We have a couple of granddaughters spending the holiday with us and we've been doing all the nearby "touristy" things this week.


Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Happy Fourth of July, Shirley! Love your banners and Tammy's, I like WWII memorabilia.
Have a great weekend

Tammy's in Love said...

Love seeing all the fun WWII cuteness representing such a patriotic time! Happy 4th!


Musings from Kim K. said...

Tammy and you are both so creative. Love the theme and all the special embellishments. Hope you all have a BLAST this 4th of July. Enjoy the day with family


What fun to see how you and Tammy created your banners for the 4th!
HAPPY 4th!

Sarah said...

Such a neat idea! Both sets have such great details. I didn't know Disney contributed in the war efforts! I love the history that you share on your blog.

Take care,

Jann Olson said...

Shirley, both are absolutely fabulous! Who knew Disney had some WW11 images. What a fun swap for you two!

vivian said...

I hope you had a great 4th! I LOVE the banner pieces! they are just perfect! I only made one patriotic piece this year.. (I think..) and that was the blast of cat a few posts back on my blog.
have a great day and a great week!

Sandy McClay said...

How fun Shirley! Tammy was at our craft day party and she is amazing at putting these banners together! Love yours and hers!!!!
So patriotic!

LBP said...

What beautiful banners! I am teaching a banner class at my house this month at the request of some of my "In real life" girlfriends. We are doing Halloween!



Diane said...

What great projects! I didn't know Disney characters got in on the war effort. Very interesting!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Hope you had a great 4th and visiting time!! :) Touring sounds like fun. Your tags that you sent and the ones Tammy sent are all soo very cute and creative!! Those will make for a super cute and happy banner! :) So fun!! Have a lovely week!! xo Holly

Lynn said...

Hi Shirley
Your banners are too cute! Love the images! Makes me want to make one or two! Enjoy the rest of your summer!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! This is so unique and fun! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Diane