Memorial Day Mouse ♥

 Happy Memorial Day!

To my friends and family near and far,
I hope this day brings you a moment of reflection
 and happiness and remembrance ♥

And to my 'boss', Denise, at The Project Bin stamps,
thank you SO MUCH for the day off! :)

 My card today warms my heart as it's one I recreated after receiving
the sweetest message via Facebook!
That's what I love so much about this craft of ours ~
the friends we 'bump into' by happenstance ♥

I was chatting with a sweet lady about the military and us growing up
all over the world in an Air Force family.
She mentioned her son is a new US Marine and stationed in Hawaii ..
and I sent her a package to her and one for her to send to him.
She received it as she sent the sweetest message via FB.

It prompted me to recreate a card that I had made 
previously, which you can see here.
i quickly got to work and changed a few things around
to meet a patriotic theme instead ...
and voila!

In case you were wondering why a mouse on a card for a soldier?
Glad you asked!

Today's the day that we post our "Challenge Your Stash" cards
and Pansy - hostess for May - asked us to add a mouse to our cards.
It's her signature since she's C-Mouse - isn't that cute!
and then added a sentiment from another MFT stamp set "Adventure is calling."
  The star designer paper was the requirement for the CAS challenge on SCS
and the sequins were added to finish off the look.
Now I just hope they make it on their long flight to Hawaii ♥

Be blessed today, friends.
Hugs your loved ones and thank a soldier ♥

Big hugs, bigger blessings!


  1. I too am a daughter of a military :D ...even if my beloved Dad is no more on this world. I miss him so much :(
    Your card is just a delight, a so clever design to celebrate your patriotic day and give to your fiend's son!! Love the cute mouse and the sentiment! Brilliant and so sweet!

  2. This is so sweet, Kelly!! I love the patriotic heart and the absolutely adorable mouse!! What a beautiful card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. What a sweet card! Hugs, Valerie

  4. What a gorgeous card Kelly - love the patriotism you have expressed so beautifully

  5. This is just gorgeous...love your heart and mouse!
    xxx Margreet

  6. A beautiful patriotic card Kelly such a lovely image you've used.

    Sue xx

  7. Kelly, this card is beautiful... bold colors with the stark white are white striking! Sweet card!

  8. Oh my! This is the cutest thing ever! What a wonderful sentiment and just perfect for the lady with her son being stationed away. So well thought out Kelly!

  9. Enjoyed reading your post today Kelly and your card is just adorable..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  10. Love the story behind this card Kelly. The mouse is super cute and the design is stunning. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  11. I love this sweet, sweet card!!

  12. Wonderful card!