Sunday, May 20, 2012

Friends in My Thoughts

Hey there and happy Monday!  I'm back with the rest of the Friends of Speedy TV for this weeks' challenge.  We are making cards for in honor of Memorial Day.  In my mind, Memorial Day honors those we have lost during their service to our country and it is a time to remember those in our lives we have lost.  Obviously, I can't send a card to those who are gone from me...but I can make a card with those folks in mind.  It was quite therapeutic to do so, as well.  I did some reverse masking to get the job done today.  I trimmed my mask to the A2 size and then die cut a 2 inch square (for this week's One Layer Wednesday challenge) from the mask.  I used some removable adhesive around the outside of the square, applied my mask and created my focal point.  Afterwards, I removed my mask and bits of leftover adhesive and then stamped my sentiment.  

I hope you are able to play along and throw your hat into the ring for this week's prize.  The stamp set you can win is called Hello Trucks


I'm happy to start a new week.  I am hoping it will head back to normal.  I was gone for 3 1/2 days last week due to my hubby's surgery, my daughter's fever and a training at work.  Combine that with transporting my girlfriend's son (which I totally don't mind) and orchestrating a birthday party, makes for a hairy week.  I'm a creature of habit, pattern and ritual, so I have been a bit out of sorts.  I'm hoping for an improvement in my mojo and a bit more creative time.  I'll leave you with a picture of the newly six year old in my house.  Thanks for stopping by!



 Details - Stamps: Pussy Willows; Paper: MFP card stock; Ink: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Basic Gray; Accessories: Nestabilities, blender pen, spritzer tool, sponge dauber. 

8 comments:

cardz said...

What a gorgeous image and your soft colour scheme is perfect with your sentiment.
Heather

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Awesome card! Love the colors you used too. Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful mini masterpiece! Love the sentiment too.

Bumblebee said...

very pretty card!

Susan said...

Great masking and inking...fab card!

Benzi said...

Super job, Toni. I really love this card and have been eyeing it on Home of Speedy TV.

Sounds like you have had a lot going on...hopefully, things will settle down. Hope your hubby is o.k.

Thanks for sharing the photo. What a cutie...aren't they the sweetest things ever?

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful CAS card, very fitting and elegant. Gorgeous picture of your daughter too.

Jingle said...

This is so very pretty!