Monday, May 26, 2014

Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration ~ Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day!
Soldiers gave their lives - Enormous price for freedom - Gray clouds in morning

Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer with a long weekend of barbecues, fun and friends but we should all take a few moments to remember the real meaning of Memorial Day. I am truly blessed to call this country mine. All because of them. To all the men and women that have fought bravely for our country. Thank you, and God Bless!

Today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration we are celebrating Memorial Day by sharing our own creations. Make sure to stop by to check out some wonderful work!

I am a total fan of the {Hardwood} stamp. I think it will be one of my all-time favorites. I am also a fan of the chevron stripe. I've been wanting to decorate a wall in my living room with barn wood in this design. Since that project requires the help of one busy hubby, I decided to make my own on paper. I am in love with the way this turned out. I hope you like it too!

Cardstock ~ Real Red, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink ~ Real Red, Night of Navy, Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Stamp Sets ~ Hardwood, Chalk Talk, Everything Eleanor
Tools ~ Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Ruler, Sponges, Dimensionals, Anywhere Glue Sticks, Glue Dots, Liquid Glue
Embellishments ~ Denim Ribbon, Basic Metal Buttons, String


  1. Beautiful card! Love your work.

  2. Beautiful card! The hardwood chevron is amazing...nicely done!

  3. Very nice card! Love the denim ribbon and the chevron stripes.

  4. Stunning card..LOVE it!

  5. Fantastic card Melissa! I was awestruck (like i get when i see many of your cards). Thanks for being such an inspiration :)

  6. Such a beautiful card! I LOVE IT! But you already know I' ma big fan of yours!

  7. Can you tell me how you got the chevron pattern down? I am completely baffled:(

    1. I used the "Hardwood" stamp and cut it up then arranged it on the card in the chevron pattern. It was a bit time consuming. lol!


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