Happy Memorial Day!

Hi, friends :)

I hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial Day,
 enjoying this day in all the ways that are special to you!
 As a child of a military family, I'm always honored by the men and women who have served our country and proud to be an American ♥

We've had an incredibly busy weekend,
including a beautiful Flag Retirement ceremony at a local farmer's market.
It was moving and educational
and a special invitation that the troop participated in with honor.

Preparing the flag, stripping along the stripes and getting ready for the fire

My son is the taller one on the left, one of his best buddies on the right :)

And my card today is a reflection of this Memorial Day -
using red, white and blue and scraps of dsp from my bin
to create this 'ribbon card'.
I'm using a stamp from The Project Bin Stamps
from the A Way with words "Awesome Sauce" stamp set.
 At the end of the day ...
such a versatile stamp with many meanings ~
       and you can tailor this to any way you'd like for your personal cards!

This lovely stamp in the set comes with a scalloped square border,
so I masked off the border to use just the wording
since I was using a circular shaped stamp base.
Quick little hack - washi tape or even old address labels work great!
One of my favorite types of cards - 
using new stamps, old scraps = amazing creative process :)

Thanks for stopping by today!
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings ♥

I'll enter this into:  Amusing Challenge - National Colors
Crafting when we can - Use Stars 



  1. Lovely photos Kelly and Beautiful card and colours and designs....xxx  {aNNie}

  2. How very special for the scouts to hold this ceremony on Memorial Day. I still remember taking part in a flag burning ceremony as a girl scout over 50 years ago. Your card is fittingly perfect for this important day! Beautiful work, Kelly!

  3. What a gorgeous card, Kelly!! I love the design and the papers you used!! It's perfect for Memorial Day!! The pictures of the flag retirement are awesome!! I've never seen one!! I hope you have a wonderful week my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Fun card and looks like you had a really fun day!

  5. Great card and pics. to mark a very special day. Although not American, I am proud to live here in freedom!

  6. Great card, love the banners! Such wonderful pics, thanks for sharing! Carri~Abusybee

  7. great card Kelly...Love the writing paper (dsp) and how you used it in the layout...the ceremony sounds like it was wonderful...Great job my sweet friend.

  8. A beautiful and Patriotic card, Just love everything about it!!! Looks like fab day for the kids as well, God Bless!

  9. What a fabulous card Kelly - love that you used a square framed card for a circle :-) Great way to stretch your stamps.

  10. Great patriotic Card, Kelly. I like the banner !

    Imke ~ My Crafty Place

  11. Great photos, amazing day you had :)
    Love youre card, thank you for sharing!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

  12. So lovely and such a great way to spend the day.

  13. Kelly, this is a gorgeous card! And I loved the Boy Scout pictures!

  14. Wow Kelly!! Such a stunning card!! Love the colors and your wonderful details on it!! Your photos bring me back to the old boy scout days with my kids. I miss it! My younger one stopped going when it interfered with his sports and my oldest one kept on and has had his Eagle Scout for several years now. Enjoy it all while you can my friend...great memories! :) HUGS

  15. Gorgeous card, Kelly! I'm so glad you had such a lovely weekend and could participate in a flag retirement. I've never even heard of such a thing - so educational for me as well!

    Your son's a handsome young man! It was great to see the photos and get a glimpse into your life. :)

  16. Wonderful ceremony...thanks so much for sharing it with us. What a great cards as well!

  17. What an awesome card Kelly. Love your layout. Gotta love the BS.

  18. Love the look of this card...it's such a cool look. Congrats on winning my May prize over at Amusing Challenge. Please send me your mailing address. :)

  19. love your card and the inspiration behind it :-) It's a great organisation to be part of. Thankyou for joining us over at 'Crafting When We Can for our 'add stars challenge' Hope to see you again next time Lynda xx