Happy Memorial Day!! Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women's groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication "To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead" (Source: Duke University's Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920). Take a moment to remember and thank those men and women who gave their lives for us (and who continue to fight for our freedom). God Bless!
It's time for another Challenge over at Tammy's Scrapin Corner and the theme this week is Anything Goes. So pull out an image, color it up and join us for this week's challenge for a chance to win images from Sassy Cheryl's Digis.
Here's my creation using an image from Emerald Faerie...
I used cardstock from Marco's paper and my dp is from scraps I had leftover from a 6x6 pad. I colored this cutie with Copics. I loved how the snails shell came out. It was so much fun coloring him. I used my blender to add spots to the back of the snails back. I added Stickles to his wings to add a little bling. Now to let you in on a tiny secret. You musn't tell a soul. All the other embellishments (round flowers, scalloped paper edge adn the stichtes) are all computer generated. Could you have guessed it?? If so, good eye. If not, don't fret I planned it that way. :-)
I love to mix scrapbooking items (embellishments, masks, papers, etc.) with my traditional cardmaking. It is often referred to as Hybrid. This is a real good money saver and sometimes I just can't find the right "something" to finish off a card, but I usually can find it in my scrapbooking digital stuff. Afterall, the "hybrid" items are actually real items...they are just pictures that have been cropped and resized to use in scrapbooking pages.
Okay, enough secrets! Head over to Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge and link up your creation. I can't wait to see it!
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Now get to creating...
Remember: There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!