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Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!


Happy Memorial Day, everyone, and thank you to all of our service men and women who serve or have served in our armed forces to protect this great nation of ours!

Deb, aka 88keys, is our May CCEE challenge hostess, and she sent us the most beautiful supplies (thank you, Deb!) for our monthly supplies challenge that we do the last week of every month. She sent us three sheets of Basic Grey designer paper from their Bittersweet Collection instructing us to use two of the three papers. For my two, I used the Blushing Pink and Vanilla Fudge papers. She also sent us this beautiful goldish ivory satin ribbon that matches the goldish color in the designer paper, as well as some chocolate satin ribbon. The ribbons were optional, but I just had to use one of them. The last item she sent was this pretty crystal-like gemstone.

My sketch design is from last week's Mojo Monday #87 sketch challenge. I have their badge on my sidebar if you are interested in checking out the sketch challenges there.

I chose the "hello beautiful" sentiment for my CCEE challenge card because we are sending our challenge cards, along with any others we may want to send, to Cards for Heroes in observance of Memorial Day. While I recognize that we have both men and women in the service, I wanted to make this card for a man to give to his significant other since I made a feminine card with the beautiful supplies.

My lotus flowers were colored with Copic markers and then I added a little bit of icicle Stickles to give them some dazzle.

If you'd like to participate in our challenge, send your cards to Card for Heroes, and/or see the cards my friends made, please check out our CCEE Stampers blog

Stamps: A Year of Flowers by Gina K; Amazing to Zany by Stampin' Up
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Tuxedo Memento Black
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Basic Grey dp
Accessories: Copic markers; circle Nestabilities, Marvy scallop corner punch, SU scallop border punch, ribbon, crystal gemstone, dimensionals; stickles


10 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Charlene.

StampOwl said...

hey why am I getting buzzed ... you are getting buzzer happy!!!!! Love your pretty card today.

Beverly aka beestamper said...

Absolutely gorgeous Charlene!! I love that paper and your design is superb!

Mothermark said...

It is so beautiful Charlene! I love it and so will the lucky recipient! Love that layout. You rocked this challenge, I loved that paper too!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is so pretty Charlene. I love the layers. I have not seen tha paper before. Beautiful stamped flower..I love the soft ribbon with the pink... Great job.

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a beauty....in image, dp and design......and for such a worthy cause too...a winnah all around

Linda Borneman said...

Hi Charlene! I'm so glad that you have your own blog now! I'm a little late in visiting, but I'm here! LOL

Love your beautiful card -- the layout, the coloring and the great embellishing that you always do! Love it all!!

Traci M said...

Hey Charlene, these papers sound good enough to eat, it's making me hungry...fudge...yumm...and your card is so soft and lovely, the paper, ribbon, and crystal. What a wonderful cause, too...
I sure hope you and Terry had a Happy Memorial Day!

Traci M said...

Hey Charlene, these papers sound good enough to eat, it's making me hungry...fudge...yumm...and your card is so soft and lovely, the paper, ribbon, and crystal. What a wonderful cause, too...
I sure hope you and Terry had a Happy Memorial Day!

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous design, Charlene...the papers are beautiful and I love the flower!!!! This will surly brighten someones day!!!