Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

I hope and pray one and all are having a safe and meaningful Memorial Day weekend - remembering our servicemen and women should be done every day, but it is good to have this special time for them this weekend. We went up north on Friday and are going again tomorrow morning. We had too much going on here to go for the whole weekend, so two trips it is. But we get to see family and friends so it is good. Coming home Friday nite we had a big detour on I-27 north of St. Johns, but cannot find the reason on the news or newspaper ... weird ...
Well, I've been told by several gals that they want cards, so here we go ...
Here's a couple cards that I have made - and made over and over again, in different colors and using different sets.
This card has flowers from Embrace Life white embossed on vellum (sometimes I use clear embossing powder) and cut out, then colored in with SU Markers. I used the Eyelet Border Punch to make the strips and Rhinestone Brads for the flower centers - but I cut off the prongs and glued them on so I didn't have the bulk. I love to make this card and have given it for many occasions in the different colors.
This card was made for my daughter for her birthday earlier this month. These flowers are so much fun - using the Fancy Flower Punch (Mini catty). I sponged the edges with Regal Rose Ink before curling the petals and putting it together, and added some Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive and Dazzling Diamonds for glitter and glitz. The directions for the flowers are on several stampers' blogs - let me know if you want their websites. I used Rose Red DSP for the card front over Whisper White. The leaves are stamped and embossed with clear powder. This card is made to be handed to the recipient, not mailed unless you use a box for mailing. Lots of fun and I sit and make these flowers while watching TV. I taught my 10 year old granddaughter and she had no trouble with them.
And this last card is a lot of fun to make! The swinging doors are Chocolate Chip with white Craft Ink and the Weathered Background (retired). This has to be completely dry or it smears ... trust me, I know. I used Cowboy Kid stamp set (also retired) and twirled some Natural Hemp Twine for his lasso. I used Bashful Blue for the card and Naturals White and Chocolate Chip along with the White Gel Pen around the edge. I am sorry that I did not keep the name of the person who made the card like this the first time I saw it a couple years ago - I like to give credit when I can.
Hope you enjoy these cards ... you can let me know by leaving a comment.
God bless you all, Sassy Shirley


Brandy said...

That yellow card is GORGEOUS! If you're looking to send that off as a RAK, I live in FL, don't forget! I didn't read about it yet, it was probably for some lucky member of your family!

Carey said...

These all three are darling. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. I am glad your back to your blog. Have a great time tomorrow.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Dana Lea - SU Stamper! said...

love love LOVE the saffron one! I gotta make this!