Monday, May 28, 2012

Today is a Day for Remembering

It's the 28th... time for the Calendar Girls blog group to post our monthly creations. YAY!

Miss May is none other than Barb. You remember Barb, I'm sure. I mention her OFTEN here in  my blog. She's the one I love to torment.... EEK! Did I say that publicly? Actually, she is a very dear friend (I've even had the privilege of meeting her in real life) and is such a good sport about my teasing.

Barb gave us a marvelous challenge for May! These are her words:

Here is the Challenge for the Month of May…………. Memorial Day--a day of honor, remembrance, family picnics, parades, flags placed at cemeteries, concerts and the unofficial start to summer! So the challenge this month for the Calendar Girls is to ink up a patriotic stamp, get out the red/white/blue paper and DSP to post a card that shouts respect to your country and those who have served in the past. I would also like you to note in your post on the 28th what is in your plans this year or what typically has been part of your celebration in the past years on Memorial Day. Paola--my challenge to you is to also show us your Canadian Patriotism with a card that reflects the colors and images that you are proud of.

I'll begin with my Memorial Day plans... I think we're going to go for a drive into sounthern Illinois. Not very exciting, certainly not a reflection of the meaning of Memorial Day, but that's what my husband wants to do. Besides, I do enjoy hanging out with three of my favorite men - my husband, our son Brock, who goes with us everywhere we go, and ELVIS on my car radio which is equipped with Syrius satelite radio... so it sounds like a good day for a drive.
Now, about my card. Barb - and you - might find this funny... but I couldn't easily find a patriotic image/stamp in all my stash. (There are probably some there.... but my quick search came up empty.) Soooooooooo I went to the web to find a free digi. Isn't that what any resourceful cardmaker would do??? I found one here.
This is the card I made:

and here's the inside of my card (way too simple for my liking):

LOL! You're not going to believe this... but i just now remembered that I have a Whipper Snapper patriotic image. I'm sure Barb will get a big giggle out of my story, anyway.
Now....... be sure to go to the other Calendar Girl blogs to see what they've made. The links are in my left-hand sidebar.
And as you check out the Calendar Girls' patriotic cards,
remember those individuals for whom
this Memorial Day is celebrated,
our fallen soldiers.
Image: free online coloring page (the price was definiely right)
Ink: Copic Markers and Copic Spica Pen
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Crushed Curry and Real Red
Designer Paper: Paper Studio Four Seasons
Embellishments: Offray Ribbon and Star Brads (vendor unknown)


April said...

I am giggling about you having a WS stamp you just 'found'! I am sure that Barb will have a full out belly laugh!

Your card is great! And a drive sounds like a relaxing way to spend time with the family on this Memorial Day!

jimlynn said...

Lovin' all that red, white, and blue on this cute, cute card! Great image too!

Ana Carolina Little said...

You did a great job with that digi Jeanette!!!. All those stars... fantastic!!!. Very cute card!!!

Darlene said...

Super sweet card, so patriotic and such a cute image! LOL, I'll bet Barb will give you the business about overlooking the WS stamp! Hope you're enjoying a nice, relaxing drive with your guys.

:: BlueInks :: said...

I really like all of the starts and the patriotic theme! Very resourceful you are! Great job!!!

dweatter said...

Caute, cute, cute! Love this adorable image. Great coloring and terrific layout. You DP and ribbon match perfectly.

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Jeanette...what a fun, cute awesome card...I love the dsp and layout and the image is so cute...this is a great card...just adorable...Enjoy your road trip....☺

paige said...

You found a terrific image to use on this card! Love the patterned papers!

Athina said...

Great patriotic image. Beautiful celebration card!

Barb said...

You did not use a Whipper Snapper Stamp? REALLY?

Cute story and I love the image. And, I love maing the headlines in your blog again.................

Thanks for making such a great card on this special day!

Michelle said...

You crack me up!

Great card! Love the image and the layout. I always love how you decorate the inside of the card. I really need to remember to try that sometime!

Terry Ladwig said...

Cute image you found to use on your card Jeanette!

Love the layout, and your coloring is perfect!

Marilyn said...

Those colours are fabulous and that is a gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Very cool Jeanette! Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

How cute is that digi. You did an awesome job with it. Love the colors.TFS

Margaret said...

What a fabulous image. Your coloring is amazing and the dp is perfect.

~Paola~ said...

This card is ADORABLE!!
what a fun WS stamp! LOve the story behind
You did a TERRIFIC job...lots of patriotic colors...just perfect!!