Saturday, May 29, 2010

If it weren’t for the brave …

Land of the Free_May 2010

Here’s a Simple Saturday card that meets the criteria for Stamp Simply # 141 – “Flying High and Proud Color Challenge” on the No Time to Stamp? blog.

In keeping with the simple theme, I stamped my image with Outdoor Denim ink and left it uncolored. Can I say again that I love this stamp? Its message is so true – the little characters so cute. That said, there aren’t a lot of layout options for this stamp. I sanded the cardstock, added some brads, and was done with my card in a jiff.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Outdoor Denim, and Cranberry cardstock; Outdoor Denim ink pad; Eat Cake Graphics Land of the Free stamp; Outdoor Denim mini brads; Red star brads from my stash; Sanding block.

Leave it to me not to get the story straight. The trailer bring my mom’s stuff to town is coming today and not Monday. That’s when she’s coming to town to stay. Not a problem. I called my sons, who will be ready to help when the trailer arrives. I’m sure there will be plenty of help coming from home, too. Food and muscle is never in short supply in a family as large as mine. When I talked to her this morning, I mentioned that she was most likely taking a lot more out of that house than she brought in 58 years ago. Yes, she agreed, at 19 years of age, about all she came with was her clothes. When my parents married, my dad’s parents moved from the farm and into a house they purchased in a neighboring town. They left most of their furniture for my parents, and it probably took a lot of years for my mom to make that house one she considered her very own.

Before I get all sentimental, I had better go get some stuff done. I think I’ll make a two-gallon jug of lemonade and have it ready. If it gets as hot as what is forecast, the movers will be thirsty. Have a wonderful day, my friends!

8 comments:

Gerriann said...

I love this, My son who is 7 is into anything patriotic. He loves fireworks etc. This is amazing! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card!

Sharli said...

A perfect card! I agree, great sentiment and perfect image.

You'll have a busy and wonderful day Kathi! Enjoy.

Sparkle said...

Such a cute card!

Sylvia said...

Love the card! Mine and Jim's family were in the thick of things during the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War. One of my Dad's brothers was gassed in the trenches in France but survived until 1963.

Jeanne said...

What a fabulous image, Kathi! I can see why it appeals to you! Simple and oh so effective!

Glad you were able to round up enough people to move your mom's stuff. Thanks for sharing!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Great card Kathi. You should enter it in the stamp, scrap and doodle challenge this week! :)

Alanna said...

Super cute. What a perfect stamp for the upcoming holiday weekend.

Carolyn Christie said...

This is adorable!! Love that stamp!