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.
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!