Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day

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
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!


Dawn said...

Great creations! Thanks so much for playing in The Colours Of Your Country's Flag Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Tammy Ortiz said...

This is so sweet and beautiful.
I love the garden.

Thanks for Entering the Challenge
At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
I hope to see you enter next week!!
Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

Holly said...

Darlene, both of your cards are so pretty! I love the coloring on the first one - it's so vibrant and such a pretty scene. Your second card is really cute - love the way it opens! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

lisa said...

love the opening and the colors
thanks for sharing with us
Tammys Scrapin Corner DT

Kathy Bradley said...

Adorable card - cool the way it opens! Your first card is really amazing - it must have taken you forever to color it - but it's gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Squigglefly's challenge!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Stunning, I love this stamp and the way you have coloured it. You card looks amazing.

Thank you for sharing your card with all of us at Crafty Boots challenges.


Dee's Craft Room said...

Another gorgeous card, I love this flower and the colours you have used.

Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


JoanieMc said...

Absolutely an awesome creation. I love Kincade and you did a great job on the coloring. Beautiful Card. Thanks for entering your creation in the Crafty Pad Challenge this week. Hope to see more.


Anonymous said...

Wow, Darlene!! Love the way you coloured the Kinkade card! Beautiful tribute!
Your second card is da bomb! Love the simple papers, embellishments and the way it opens!
Thanks for playing with us at Squigglefly!

Gail said...

Awesome card for Craft a Scene!
Gorgeous clematis on the 3 fold card!

melania deasy said...

Amazing cards!!! Thank you for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)

Deanna said...

Darlene, Both of your cards are just stunning! Love the details and colors you used in both of them.

Helen in the UK said...

Great scene card. Beautifully detailed stamp and perfect for the occasion :)

bumblebee creations said...

Gorgeous card!! Thank you for playing along with our Squigglefly challenge this week!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Your creations are amazing, Darlene. I was oohing and aaahing over the Kinkade stamped card, and then saw the clematis 3D creation. You rocked both of them!

Thanks so much for playing with us at IBSIC this week!

Purple Card Lady said...

Okay, Dar you had me at purple, but then you went above and beyond with this FAB fold! Thank you so much for joining us for Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge. ~DT Candy

Charlene Mitchell said...

OMGoodness this flower is stunning! Wow and purple is my fav colour to work with! Thanks for playing along at Squigglefly this week!

Michele Roos said...

Two gorgeous cards. Thanks for joining us this month at Bunny Zoe Crafts. Hugs Michele x

Bev said...

HI Dar,

I made my 3-fold it is:

Thanks for the inspiration!