Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Flowers

Happy Memorial Day everyone! I wanted to create a card that had the feel of Americana and that could also be used to say "thank you" to our military families. Those families that have lost loved ones fighting for the basic freedoms and rights that define America. A thank you for those moms/dads and their children who make the ultimate sacrifice right alongside their loved ones. May we never forget their sacrifice.

Thank You

I used the flower image from the Party Bees set just released this month at 2RedBananas. Each flower was colored with my prismas/baby oil and then was liberally coated with clear stickles. A coordinating gem in the center completed my panel.

Before you go, I thought I'd share a picture with you. My SIL recently picked up a BibleMan set that included a cape and mask for my little man. He was hesitant about it first but has since completely take to it. On Saturday evening I was working on a card and he brought it to me to wear and chase him. What's so funny is when he is wearing the set he always says: "Talk to Me" and the only thing he wants you to say is "Who are you?" to which he'll reply: "Batman". So as soon as I had the mask on he asked me "Who are you?" I smiled and said "SuperStamper" Ha!! Seemed appropriate at the time!

Why share this with you? Well today I was visiting a few blogs in the Cards for Heroes hop and saw a post on one blog that directed me to this Flickr album. I visited and got tears in my eyes as I read the story. I think she hit the nail on the head!! It's so easy for me to get wrapped up in "perfect" photos - I mean that's all you see in the scrapbooking publications. But I'd rather remember chasing and laughing with the little one than obsess over the tilt of my head! While I don't foresee anything bad happening to me, I do want to have pictures of me and my kid for all time. I figure it'll be good to reflect back on these golden days when he's a teenager!

19 comments:

Chrissie said...

Love the card and the sentiment behind it too.
Chrissie

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Cassie.

Hugs Riet.x

Ann said...

Beautiful card! I love all the sparkle!

Cr8ive ME said...

love your card.

{hugs, sugar}

Mary

Scrubbysue said...

How fun! and the glittery flowers are beautiful!

Dawn said...

well... Cassie... gorgeous smiles run in your family!!! Looks how precious you both are... I LOVE this photo!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card, lady!! tfs!!

Maria said...

Hey Cassie! Love your pretty card and you really captured Memorials Day with your card. The flowers are pretty with all the sparkles!

Love the picure of your kids! They look adorable in their costume!!

Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day!

Maria

Suzann Soliz said...

Hi Cassie!
Big Hug! We need to get together.
Please let me know if you got my email! Love your work as always!

Tricia said...

love all of the sparkle on the card and the sentiment behind it. Nice mask. Perfect!

Busym1 said...

I love patriotic things,and your card is so cool! Thanks for sharing, michelle

Tonya said...

You card is so pretty Cassie and the photo is adorable!

Heather said...

Cassie,

Love that photo and that card is great too!!!


See I almost asked you yesterday when we were talking about MDO if you really had it today since it was Tuesday but I thought well maybe they switched it this week since Monday was a Holiday!!! LOL!!!!

Heather

Heather said...

Your card is gorgeous!!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a happy and cheerful photo!! Your card is beautiful!! Love the shimmer!!

Cathleen said...

This is so cute, love the flowers and the sparkle!

Nicola said...

What a little cutie he is - look at that smile!
Gorgeous card Cassie, love those flowers.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Darla said...

Great idea for a patriotic card! And it's a nice thought you shared about being obsessed with the perfect photo. I am a scrapbooker, so that's some good advice. Thanks!

bdbrecheen said...

Hey Case Ole'- That is a GREAT pic of you and Dane. It reminds me of the day we were shopping and Dane wanted you to wear the hats with animals on them. He brings out the kid in you.
See you tomorrow for lunch!