Good afternoon Blogger friends and HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY to you!
First I would like to pay tribute to all those amazing Americans who have given their lives that we might remain free! And salute those men & women who continue to defending our freedom today! God Be With Them and bring them home safely!
While going through some of my stamp drawers this morning I came across this Thomas Kinkade stamp called 'Home Town Pride' that I haven't stamped or colored in a very long time. It has been stamped onto Glossy White paper with India Ink Black ... then colored with nibs and SU inks. I thought it was appropriate for today and wanted to share it with you.
The background paper is called 'water color stars' by Paper Pizazz and I have matted the image onto red, white & black cardstock. The flowers are primas with green Stickle centers and the leaves are created using the Marianne LR0156 leave die set.
A couple qualifying challenges for this card are:
Craft A Scene - May - Spring Flowers
Creative Inspiration - Inspired by Memorial Day
The Crafty Pad - Colors of your Flag
Craft Your Days Away - Red, White & Blue
Our Craft Lounge - You're a Grand Old Flag
Something else I was working on over this weekend was making homemade flowers with my new 'Build a Flower' die set that I purchased from Joan's Gardens and came in the mail on Friday. This is an awesome set and I can guarantee you there will be more flowers made from this die set!
I'm working on several fancy fold cards for the upcoming Fall Craft Show and thought this clematis flower would work beautifully on this Three Fold card. What do you think??
Products used are:
Build a Flower #1 B181
Cuttlebug 'victoria' EF
Martha Stewart 'doily lace' border punch
Tim Holtz 'dusty concord' distress ink
Cheery Lynn B117S Fanciful Flourish
McGill Flower Making Kit & Black Foam Mat
All of the above items mentioned in making this card
can be purchased through Joan's Gardens.
A few qualifying challenges for this creation are:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts #24 - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Lawnscaping Challenge #34 - Embossing
Squigglefly #21 - CAS No Patterned Paper
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Anything Goes
Well, I'm sure I could come up with more challenges for these creations but it is FREEZING in my crafting cave!@!!!! It's 90 degrees outside and with the AC on ... it's VERY COLD 'below ground'! So enough said ... I'm going UPSTAIRS and get warmed up then hopefully do a little more crafting later (if I thaw out that is ... lol)
Have a FABULOUS remainder of your holiday weekend and I'll catch you again tomorrow!