Did you all see Willy Wonka funeral on Glee? I told my daughters as I was teary eyed through that, too, that it's the funeral I want to have :) It was sad, but precious at the same time. Thank you bunches for the sweet words of comfort and peace - today is a better day and the only one shedding tears was me .... thankfully, the kids are better (aren't they always!) I have to remind myself to celebrate the joy Brandy brought us, cherish the memories and and enjoy the remembrances ~ x0x0x0!
I tell you, this week at Fresh Brewed Designs, the uber fabulous Heather challenged us to use the color scheme of red, white and blue! For some reason, I struggle with this color combo as much as I do black and white. But I am lovin' this card - it came out rather cute, especially using this adorable Elvis digi that was gifted to the designers for the Beach Bash we had - Heather is incredibly generous! Isn't he DELISH! Lil Elvis is a delight as he's 1. making a sandcastle just for my blog! Woot, woot! :) and 2. so much fun to color and design with! I paper pieced his lil swim trunks with the same dsp that I made the card with - slight deviation from the red, white and blue with a smidgen of green but it was in the same paper pack of Crate Paper - LOL! It all came together so I knew I would never use it again and needed that wee 3rd piece of dsp .......... that's my story and I'm stickin' to it! *huge goofy grin!*
I also decorated the inside - one of my favorite parts of cardmaking! - and found this wonderful sandcastle poem on literary site that I sometimes browse. It fit, so I added it to lil Elvis and his fabulous sandcastle self :) This card has layers on top of layers and between the heavy GKD cardstock and the heavy Crate Paper, it weighs a ton but it was fun to make and I'm actually happy with the end result :)
Big hugs to you all! I hope you can visit the challenge blog this week - show us whatcha got!
Bring on the red white and blue and we'll be by to visit you! (woot, a rhyme - I'm on a roll!!)
You can find the challenge blog HERE!
You can find sweet lil baby Elvis HERE along with many of his friends and more!