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Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Card for our troops

Since it is Memorial Day weekend, I wanted to make a Patriotic card today. I found the layout for this card on Unscripted Sketches. It's sketch #55. I think it still needs something, but I was trying to stick to the sketch. Maybe a "God Bless" or "Land of the Free" I will have to check my stash and see what I can find. The "USA" was cut on my favorite electric die cutting machine. The design on the USA is using Stampin' Up's new jumbo roller "Red, White & Blue". The red background was done by ripping up small pieces of cardstock, distressing the edges, and sticking them down and then use Modge Podge on top. (Faux torn Mosiac) After it was dry I didn't like the gloss it had to it (since the rest of the card is matte) so I sanded it down a bit. When I did that it made some of the little air bubbles visible. But actually I think it was pretty cool! The close up shows the pieces, but the air bubbles aren't very visible.
Don't forget to thank a Veteran, and honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice so that the USA may be free!

Happy Memorial Day

Here is the song I was talking about. Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day

I really hope that I am doing this right! I found this song on a blog while I was blog hopping for "Operation Write Home". The song gave me chills hearing it, and I thought in honor of Memorial Day, I would try to post it here. I hope this works!

Monday, May 24, 2010

A Card Campaign - Send them to Sam

Send them to Sam is a card campaign. Sam is a 5 year old boy who has been recently diagnosed with Stage 3 Lymphoma. I do not personally know this little boy, nor his family. I learned about this campaign here. He is going to be given a map of the globe, as well as a bunch of stickers. Whenever he receives a card, he will add a sticker to the map. Wouldn't it be awesome to have his map filled??? Anyone and everyone is encouraged to "Send them to Sam". Let him know that there are people out there that send their LOVE and SUPPORT. What a small price to pay to brighten a little boy's day! Please hop on over to Pixie Dust Studios and read more about Sam and for his address.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mother's Day Card - for my Mom

I used the same basic idea for this card, as for the one below. This time I used Stampin' Up's Heart to Heart punch and punched out the long thin heart. On one flower I did 15 petals, and 13 on the other. I again folded them in half and distressed the edges. This time I used Stampin' Up's 1" circle punch. The flower pot was made using Stampin' Up's ornament punch and I just trimmed the bottom point off to make it flat. Then I gave it a little dimension by adding dimensionals to the back. The background was also embossed using the Perfect Polka dot embossing folder run through my BigShot. The stems were stamped using Stampin' Up's two-step stamp set "Awash With Flowers" (which will be available in the new catalog coming out in July!) Again the sentiment is one i had on hand. The brads and cardstock was also items I had on hand.

Mother's Day Card for my Mother-In-Law

I was inspired to do this card from some cards that I received in a Card Swap made by Gena Z (sorry Gena, can't think of your whole name) or her MB name MsGenaZep. She had made some flowers similar to this on some of her card fronts for a swap on my favorite MB. I loved it so thought I would try!
For this one, I used Stampin' Up's Full Heart punch. I punched out 10 hearts folded them in half, distressed the edges a bit, and then cut out a circle using SU's 1 3/4" circle. Then I layered them in a circular pattern, added the brad to the center. The leaves I made using the wing from SU's Extra large two-step bird punch. The background is embossed using Stampin' Up's Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, run through my BigShot. The sentiment is from one that I had on hand (NonStampin' Up).