Saturday, May 29, 2010

An Awesome Son

Happy Memorial Day to everyone who lives in the US! Today we remember and thank all those who have served or lost their lives in the Military Service protecting our country and it's freedoms. ETA: sorry - I'm two days ahead of myself with celebrating Memorial Day! It's the 31st of course - but our town parade is held on Saturday - so I get confused !! LOL!!! and actually we celebrate the whole long-weekend I guess depending on when people have cookouts etc!!
The inspiration challenge today on Split Coast was the Crate & Barrel web site store. I wanted to make something patriotic so I searched the site for 'stars' and found these fun cup cake holders.
And here's the card I created from that inspiration.

I used my Fiskars Crimper to simulate the ridges in the cupcake holders. I thought these wonderful blooms looked a lot like fireworks when stamped randomly on the panel.
Here's what I put on the inside of my card today. My sentiments are from the set Free Spirit-Sentiments from Waltzingmouse.
This card will go to my son who served in the US Army for 6 years. And I am so proud of him for serving his country.
My card also fits Sharon's Friday Stamp Simply challenge - to use the colors of your countrys' flag on your card.
And here is a picture of our friend Steve, who is a member of a military reenactment group. Today he marched in our town's Memorial Day Parade in his Civil War uniform - and then he stationed himself in the Civil War section of our town cemetary during the services there.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Big Blooms, Free Spirit-Sentiments
Paper: white, enchanted evening, pure poppy - PTI
Ink: Enchanged evening, pure poppy - PTI
Accessories: sponge, red twill, curly label & designer label - SU, foam dimensionals, crimper - Fiskars, lge star punch - Fiskars, small star punch - McGill


Nerina said...

What a gorgeous way to use the inspiration of the cupcake liners! Your design is so striking - and I love the sentiment!

LeAnne said...

Beautiful card, and tfs the picture of your son! John & I both participated in the parade this year...his contribution military, mine, "Curves"!!!!

Sharli said...

LOVE the card that wrinkles like the cupcake holders! Awesome idea!

Your friend in the reenactment group is a good citizen - a reminder of the sacrifices made on our behalf. I'm glad you shared the photo.


Deb Neerman said...

Fabulous card, Julia! Love the 'fireworks' and they way you used the crimper to mimic the cupcake holders.

Thanks for joining us in this week's Stamp Simply "Flying High and Proud" color challenge!

Francie G. said...

What a fabulous patriotic creation, Julia! Just beautiful! Love all the images and elements of this! Thanks for sharing the pictures! A wonderful thing your friend is doing! Hug your son for us!

Wanda Cullen said...

Those floral images really do remind me of creative and stunning is this patriotic card!!

Sue W said...

What a great card....I love the way you interpreted the cupcake cases. It's good to take the time to honour those who serve/served their country we owe a debt to them all! Love the picture of your friend Steve and the story behind it! TFS

maryr917 said...

your card is beautiful julia-love the image and how you used it to create a patriotic card.
please tell you son that Ithank him ofr his servies as well
have a great holiday weekend

Edna Morrisedie said...

Great job incorporating the colours you wanted to, I love the looks of the Rodent Chrysanthemums all crimped!

Velta said...

Awesome Julia~~ Happy Memorial Day to you and yours!

Janelle said...

Those stamps so look like fireworks in the way you used them. Very clever! Thank you to your son for serving us in the military. It's a sacrifice that most of us take for granted and I'm very appreciative to him and all the others like him.

Belinda said...

FAB! What a great way to use big blooms!!!! So cool!

jdmommy said...

What a fabulous card y ou made from just seeing those cupcake liners!! I hope your son was truly taken with this card.....a lovely sentiment for showing how you feel!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Hat's off to your son!!! And a LOVELY creation in red, white and blue!