Friday, June 5, 2009

patriotic birthday CAS

Good morning girls! Can you believe it is Friday already? That means it is Kyler's last day of school. He is one of those kids who is excited and disappointed at the same time. It is so strange around here though...they end at 10:30 a.m. It will be the same thing next week when Jon is done on Friday. Is 10:30 a.m. an official half day or something like that for teaching purposes? Anyway, I'm finishing up a cute little gift for his teacher and then it will be good bye to elementary school and hello to middle school. That just made my heart beat a little faster! Boy, time sure does fly...especially with Scott and Jon both seniors next year!

Okay, enough of that! Onto the card! I've SO been wanting to participate in the Clean and Simple challenge on SCS. I saw what it was this week and decided to go for it. Our cards are to be based on some beach towels from Lands End. The towel I chose has the pattern of my strips of paper. I had to, of course, add a little something to the card so I added the stars (both popped up and stamped) and the sentiments. I used the free down loadable paper from Gina K for the paper strips. The stars are different sizes as I printed the paper different sizes...I didn't think about it ahead of time. I think it gives added visual interest, though. I have to tell you I really love this card! It will be going to a friend of mine for her birthday and it needs to go in the mail today!

I know I just shared one of my little Psalms thoughts yesterday but I thought you guys might appreciate this as I did...

Wait on the Lord. Psalms 27:14
I think I've already had this lesson. (And, no, I don't think I've mastered it.)

Anyone else struggle with the wait on the Lord part? Goodness that can be SO hard! Only good will come out of waiting for the answer God has for us though. I'm still working on it for sure!

Well, I hope you have a fantastic day! I think I'll share a couple of pictures from our trip to Leavenworth tomorrow...basically a couple of my favorite places to go when we are there.

And don't forget...you have until 5:00 p.m. tonight to enter your card with my sketch for limeLIGHT anniversary blog candy! Check it out HERE!

Until then...tah, tah!

Card deets:
Stamps: Let Freedom Ring (PTI)
Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy
cardstock: Red Stars, Navy Stars GinaK
Accessories: Dimensionals

8 comments that make my day!:

sari said...

wow!! Such a great card!!

Missy said...

This is a great card. I am sure your friend is going to love it.
I too am struggling with this lesson. I have 2 things right now that I want to get goin on but I also know that He knows better than me so I am trying to wait for when He knows those things should happen. Thanks for the reminder.

Missy said...

This is a great card. I am sure your friend is going to love it.
I too am struggling with this lesson. I have 2 things right now that I want to get goin on but I also know that He knows better than me so I am trying to wait for when He knows those things should happen. Thanks for the reminder.

Sparkle said...

What a lovely card! I love all the stars.

Kristine B. said...

*GASP* OH MY GOODNESS,,,you went and did it!! :) LOVE LOVE LOVE your new blog look Lorie!! So, who did it for you? ;)

Love this patriotic card--LOOOVE polka-dots! :) Great card. Luv and Hugs girlfriend! xXx

Lisa H. said...

yeah! so glad you played along. the CAS challenges are so fun (I'm not biased ;) love it! and thanks for the reminder of the Psalm. It's good to be reminded! Hugs!

Emily said...

Beautiful card Lorie! I love how you used the strips of pattern paper with the star border! Very cute!

Dani said...

Love this card, very patriotic! Wonderful job!