Friday, May 27, 2011

Tie a Yellow Ribbon

Tie a Yellow Ribbon - I started with the Friday Freebie this week. This image is Love Tree by Sew Many Cards. It took me a while to decide how I wanted to color it, then I ran across this DP. It came together very quickly after that.

My DP is Making Memories, Just Chillin pad. The USA take was cut with my Cricut, useing the Base Camp cartridge. The chain I picked up at a discount store and did not have any brand labels on it. The image was cut with a Spellbinders die-cut.
As many of you know, my husband is in Iraq, so I will be sending this card to him. For those of you who don't know or may have forgotten; a yellow ribbon signifies that we are waiting for someone to come home. A lyrics of a song by Tony Orlando and Dawn are" Tie a yellow ribbon around an old oak tree, if you still want me."
For my second card, I used Sew Many Cards Duncan with Heart Balloon. Isn't he the cutest? My DP is Twinkle, Twinkle little star boy by MME. The flower is 3 petals by Petaloo. The brad is from the Seasonal Shop at Hobby Lobby.

Both of my images were colored with Copics and Duncan recieved some Stickles on his tuff of hair and on the hearts.

I am entering the Yellow Ribbon card in the following challenges:
Here come the boys #2 sketch
Stampin sisters in Christ #90 encourages and a touch of silver (chain)
Paper Sundaes #70 Pop it up
For fun challenges #103 patriotic colours
Charisma Cardz #21 Boy, Oh boy
Aud sentiment #29 for a male

My Duncan card is being entered in:
Mojo Monday #192 sketch
Creative Craft Challenges - blue, brown and cream


  1. Love both cards but boy does the first one take me back with that sentiment! Thanks for joining in this week at Paper Sundaes!

  2. Oh my goodness these are both wonderful! The second one is adorable but my heart is touched by the first! This is a weekend we remember and thank all our service men and women.... special thoughts and prayers for your hubby and for you! Thanks for the sacrifice you all make!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  3. what gorgeous creations...they are all so pretty. Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Sundaes.


  4. Gorgeous cards. I love the cute image on the second one. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

    Nikki x

  5. This is marvellous Mari... a wonderful tribute! I wonder how many people would like the song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" if they actually listened to the words, instead of thinking it a silly song from pre-80s! This is a fab creation! Thanks for sharing at For Fun this week!

  6. Both are fabulous!!! Absolutely great!

  7. aww isnt that fantastic, they both lovely but gotta say love the second and thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges and good luck
    hugs sandra xxx

  8. What a gorgeous card! I love the tags. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  9. Hi Mari! Great to see you here at FOR FUN! Your cards are gorgeous, and bound to bring a tear to hubby's eyes when he receives them. I have to admit to being one of those guilty ones who doesn't really know the lyrics/meaning to the song....but will be off to google it in just a mo!! Hugs, Ali x

  10. Really lovely cards. Both of them are smashing. Thanks for playing with us over at the For Fun Challenges this week.
    Love n hugs

  11. a lovely male card, thanks for joining in our challenge at Charisma! Gemma :)

  12. This card is so adorable. Wonderful embellish and I love how you colored the image. Thank you so much for entering this in our latest challenge at The Aud Sentiments! I hope to see you again for our next challenge! Tammy