Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy in the Moment

Hi - and Happy Memorial Day!

Today is a special day in the United States. This is the day that we honor our fallen men and women in service to our country. When I think about those who have fought for freedom around the globe, particularly those who didn't live to see that freedom for themselves, it reminds me how precious each moment of life truly is. Today I'm reminded that I should lay aside petty problems and just be happy that I can breathe, see, hear, taste, and feel. So, in honor of today, I offer this simple card:

Today's sentiment is from Stampin' Up. The flowers are also from SU!'s Playful Petals set. The oval rings are from an old set of pre-cut, purchased shapes. They are fastened together by a brad at the bottom end and fanned out. I used Versamark ink to stamp the flowers, and then used pastel chalks to color in the detail.

The two flowers are fastened together with a small blue button and white twine. I glued the ovals flat against the background, and popped up the flowers with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Finally, the contrasting paper on the lower half is edged with the Fiskars Sunburst border punch and mounted on brown cardstock.

Please remember to count your blessings today - and thank the families of those who lost someone in service. And even though it's a day for fallen heroes, please thank those who have served and are blessed enough to still be with us.

Thank you for visiting, and may God bless us each and every one.

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