I had hoped to post this card this past weekend, but I wasn't feeling well. We celebrated Memorial Day, and I always remember a beloved person who lost his life in Vietnam. It's a bittersweet holiday for me, and I am overwhelmed by the many brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Praying for their families and friends.
That's what started my heart to create on Saturday, and then I saw the Inspiration Challenge. What a wonderful website Brenda found. I love it and found this selection that inspired my card. It was the red pillow on the white bed - and it highlighted the red, just as the poppy is highlighted in my card. This card is for someone dear who has lost someone she loves, and I trust that it will encourage her.
I loved coloring it, and I kept it simple with a pierced die and a red mat. I added this wonderful Scripture verse that is so dear to me. I finished it off with several sequins for some interest, and that was it. It also fits yesterday's CAS challenge of "Remembering." My beloved friend was born just two days before me, and we actually started kindergarten together as our moms walked us to school. He was an amazing young man.
Thanks for taking a closer look at my card, and may you find someone today who needs a word of encouragement and love. Hugs, sweet friends! xoxo
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Tue, May 29, 2018 @ 11:13 AM
Absolutely gorgeous Cheryl! So beautifully coloured and so striking. The clear sequins made me think of thistledown blowing on the wind which seems appropriate for a remembrance theme too, somehow. Hope you are feeling at least a little better today.
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Tue, May 29, 2018 @ 1:29 PM
What a loving sentiment...thank you...I have an occasion to need just this verse! Your card is so perfect in celebration of our wonderful countryman who have given everything for our freedom and those who have served. Your inspiration was perfect for you to find and move you to make this beautiful card!
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Tue, May 29, 2018 @ 1:43 PM
Cheryl, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend in Vietnam, may he always live on in your heart and memories.
This is such a beautiful, comforting, and inspirational card. The clean design is so perfectly pretty.
Hugs, my friend.
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Tue, May 29, 2018 @ 3:05 PM
Oh, Cheryl, this is just gorgeous. You couldn't have made a better card in remembrance of your dear friend. I am sure memories flooded your mind as you created this card. I love that the verse you stamped was that particular one. I believe it will give comfort to the recipient. Your coloring is outstanding. You've made a wonderful card for both challenges. Huggiez~~~~
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Oh...your story is so heartbreaking, Cheryl. So sorry that you were not feeling well. Hope you get better now. This card is such an eyecatching design. Love the large bold poppy and your coloring made the poppy more beautiful. I also love the quote which will surely give your friend peace. I just found that I don't really have such stamps with beautiful classical sentiements...I'm going to order some :)
Thanks for inspiration, Cheryl. Hugs. Marge