Monday, May 27, 2013

Freedom to Dream

Happy Memorial Day to my American Friends.  Today is a day I'm thankful to be reminded of the freedoms we have due to the men, women, and service dogs that have given of themselves.  Because of them we have the ability to dream fully and to work on seeing those dreams come true!!

When I received this chipboard piece I thought it was ever so lovely but to tell the truth it isn't my go to style choice.  Yet I still wanted to use it.  I kept reaching for it trying to make it work somehow - someway.  As I pondered how I could put this to use and still maintain the beauty of it - inspiration finally struck me and I had the idea to create a shaped card using the piece as the base.  From there I was able to set my scene inside the card on my watercolor background rather quickly and the chipboard piece was still the star of the creation. 
I thought I'd share this card today currently posted to the ScrapFX blog along with a couple other projects using May's releases.  I feel it expresses the beauty of the freedoms we have because of the sacrifices others have made perfectly even though it isn't in your typical patriotic colors. 

To see the whole reveal of my May projects you can go here.  It includes a LO, this card, and one more off the page project.

I hope you take some time today to delight in all we are able to do because of what others gave.  Take good care until next time!!


5 comments:

  1. Ohhhh I love it!!! That chipboard is so cute. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog too :)

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  2. This is beautiful, colorful, and so happy, Scarlett! Love it!

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  3. What a gorgeous little piece you've made with your chippie (especially considering how you felt it wasn't your style choice)! That's the cool thing about being a DT, you get challenged outside of your comfort zone :) Anyway, it's totally cool! Thank you for visiting and leaving your encouragement...always means so much!

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  4. This is such a neat piece - so happy! The recipient is a very fortunate person! Your DT work always astonishes me because you rise to and above every challenge!
    - Ann Jobes
    www.lovestnpaper.com

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Thanks for sweet words - they mean so much to me!!