Easy Event SSC #220

Easy Events SSC # 220

As we remember September 11th, I have done a great deal of reflecting over the last weekend.  On September 11, 2001, my daughter had just started kindergarten.  I sheltered her from the events that were just so horrific and graphic.  My daughter knew the world had changed, even as a 5-year-old, and she had some perspective since we had taken a trip to see the Statute of Liberty just 4 months earlier.  In contrast my seven-year old twins do not know the meaning of September 11th, I gather they did not discuss it much in school or church.  Today we went to church to celebrate the freedom of religion we enjoy in the United States of America.  Thank you to all the brave souls who protect us so we may know freedom.  Tonight I made Chicken Pot Pie, I think I just needed some comfort food.

I also had a few minutes to work on my husband’s birthday card.    Instead of doing a masculine card, I wanted a happy card.  I used the DSP Big Top Birthday, Real Real Red cardstock,  and Tempting Turquoise cardstock.  Easy Events is the stamp set, and it is the first time I have used it, but it will not be my last.  The ribbon is one of my favorite, Real Red Striped even though it is retired, I love using it for “man” cards.  As a final touch I used the 2 way glue pen and added some of the new Mica Flakes.  I have mixed feelings about the results but I know the kids will love the whimsy.  It looks like a coconut cupcake on steroids.  I am using the sketch from Stamping 411,   http://stamping411.blogspot.com/2011/09/saturday-sketch-challenge-220.html, their sketch is always a good starting point.

Have a blessed week, ours will be hectic with several school open houses, and a birthday celebration on 9/13 for my husband.