Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Day weekend

I'm posting this early to get a jump start on our weekend. We are going to be relaxing in the pool or in the yard, enjoying some time with family, weeding the garden a bit and having a cookout today. Hopefully the weather will be gorgeous and we can enjoy a fire in the firepit and watch out for fireworks over the trees tonight.

We're having the typical burgers and dogs on the grill, but I opted for homemade tater salad and shrimp salad with the veggie dip. I made some yummy chocolate chip toffee crunch cookies that all the girls are going to make their own cookie ice cream sandwiches and my sis is bringing some chocolate sprinkles for the edges! yum yum yum!! ( btw- while at the grocery store yesterday I picked up a new yum treat- caramel & vanilla swirl marshmallows- oh boy!!!)

Here is a wall hanging perfect for this weekend! I made this with the new Freedom Collection from Reminisce- don't forget about the contest with this line!! $500!!
I used lots of paper and stickers from the collection, and added some paper strips that I twirled around a pencil to get these fun little streamers. I also added a couple of the flag stickers to large toothpicks and created the flag sticks.

Over at Cardpatterns, we are continuing to be sponsered by The Digi Shack- I chose this pretty flower bunch to use- you might remember it from Marie and Tracy's GORGEOUS cards last week. I went bold with the colors, and like my mini tutorial last week- I used colored pencils for the bright colors. I also cut the background short, then fussy cut the tips to have it extend over the edges on all the sides. Then I added some flowers cut out again and popdotted on there.

The papers for the cards are Bobunny Love Shack for the dark pink, and Scenic Route for the lined paper. I used my scalloped scissors to cut out an oval, and the patterned paper edges. I added a few MM buttons, and Basic Grey letter stickers ( use that stash!!)

That is it for today- have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!!



Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous. Love the shadow effect you have created for the flowers. Hugs from Desire

Kara Ward said...

Fabulous! I want one to hang on my door!!!! You need to upload your photos to Spotted Canary and share it! So cute!!!

Peet said...

Totally gorgeous, Kris!!!