I thought this would be the perfect card to share on Memorial Day since it is very patriotic.  I found this idea on Pinterest from another demonstrator – the original creator (at least the watermark on the photo) is Heidi Baks.  Here is my version.

Some of the supplies are retiring including the Season of Friendship stamp set.  I love that you can use this set for all the seasons so its good all year long.  And it works great in scrapbooking – I’ll have a layout later this week that uses it.  So here are the supplies (R=retiring product):

Stamp set – Season of Friendship (R), On Your Birthday (R)

Card stock – Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla

Classic ink – Early Espresso, Night of Navy

Designer paper – First Edition, Regals Collection

Ribbon – Cherry Cobbler 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain (R), Linen Thread

Punches – Modern Label, Word Window, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Small Oval

White Gel Pen


If you were wondering why I was missing all week, I wasn’t out of town, but I spent the whole week trying to finish all my entries for the Artisan Design Team Contest at Stampin’ Up!   As the deadline approached I was spending all my time on those projects – trying things, not liking them, trying other things, tweeking what I already made, and so on.  So I neglected my blog for the week.  Finally on Saturday morning I was able to take it all to the UPS store to ship it to Stampin’ Up!.  I hope I at least make it to the finalist stage.  We had to create 10 projects – 5 cards, 3 scrapbook pages, and 2 3D items – all new projects so you haven’t seen them before – I’ll share them later after the results of the contest are announced.

It was also the last week of school – with early release days for part of the week.  I had a scrapbook class on Friday – I’ll share those pages later. So this week I’m going to try to post two projects each day – I have a bunch of them using retired product – this is the end of our catalog so you only have a few more days to order before many things are gone for good.

Have a Happy Memorial Day!