Sunday, February 8, 2009

You Inspire Me

Good Morning! I didn't want you to think I was just going to post at night :)

You know when something catches your eye and gets your mind rolling and it ends up turning into a card you really like???? (Doesn't happen often for me), BUT it did this time!! I love this stamp set, Jami's "Come Home Soon". Every time I look at it, it reminds me of all the soldiers and families who are sacrificing for me (I know, not for me personally, but kind of). Sometimes I get really frustrated with all the arguments about whether our troops should be here or there and all the politics involved. It really doesn't matter where I stand on this point, the fact is, our troops are all over the world and whether I think they should be there or not, I WILL SUPPORT THEM!! I am so thankful for them!!! This card says that for me!

It all started with a scrap of Webster's Pages sitting on my desk. It was the piece that says, "You inspire me". I immediately thought of the "Come Home Soon" set and went to creating. The "You inspire me" piece is from Webster's Pages, the Inspired line, "bountiful". The brown strip is from the same page. The blue background is from Webster's Pages, - the Inspired line - "peacefulness".

I stamped the image in Versafine sepia and colored with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits. Then I cut the image out. I tied the yellow wrinkled ribbon into a knot and then pop-dotted the soldier over the top of that. You can see that better in this second picture.

I stamped 'Hero' in the same Versafine Sepia and colored it in with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits. No dew drops, no shimmerz, I think the image and the sentiment say it all for this one. I hope you like it too!

I just LOVE this set. If you haven't been over to the 2RedBananas blog lately, jump on over there because Jami has a post showing us MANY ways to use all the smaller stamps in this set. Tons of ideas :)

Our quote for the day: "Some people quietly make a difference in our lives, and will always be heroes unaware." - Flavia

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!


Greta Perry said...

This is just beautiful. May I suggest that you join Soldiers' Angels so you can send beautiful cards like these to the heroes that deserve them?

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I agree and support our soldiers too. Love your card!

Teresa said...

I like the soft colors with this card. I need to get my photo corners out and use them like that too.

jami {sgtStamper} said...

What an awesome card Jeanette!! Love how you paired it with the paper quote, and that yellow ribbon is perfect!!!

Elena said...

It is gorgeous! I like the sentiment! It is go so well witht he main idea with your card, Jeanette!

America said...

Im with you on the matter of our troops. Its especially touching for those families involved with loved ones serving.... and I love this image by Jami that you designed with so perfectly. great colors and DP. TFS :)