Monday, May 28, 2012

You're My Hero -Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Project

It's a wonderful day to think of those people who have sacrificed so much for us so we can have the freedom and comforts that we do. 
Yes, Memorial day is a day to remember and honor those who have died in our nation's service, but for me it's also a day to honor and remember friends and family members who have died. 
As a young girl my mother would always pick a huge bouquet of purple iris's from our yard and as a family we would visit the grave sites of my grandparents. My parents would talk about the past and we always saw relatives there who were visiting just as we were. It's a beautiful memory for me, because I believe that death is not the end.
Today's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is...
Memorial Day
Make a project using the color red plus anything that makes you think of Memorial Day (ie. a flag, military symbol, or poppy).
Remember to use at least one image on your project that has been cut using your cricut machine.
This weeks sponsor is Wild Orchid Crafts and have provide a few of the design team members with product for us to create with, thank you so much Wild Orchid Crafts!

For my project I made a memory frame with the theme of how a child may remember a loved one, and since my husband is in the Air Force the image from A Child's Year cricut cartridge just jumped out at me page 69 cut at 3.3" high (measurement using my gypsy).  The captain "wings" were cut .92" high.
The stars were cut using George and Basic Shapes cricut cartridge cut at various sizes.
All paper images except for the black shadow, were inked using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo

I used a stamp set from My Favorite Things, Well Worn Greetings and used the coordinating Die-namics die to cut the oval.
I added stitching using my sewing machine and inked all the stitching with vintage photo.

The items that I used from Wild Orchid Crafts are the brown/yellow tone Cherry Blossoms and the 1 1/4" rose leaves.  I grouped 5 blossoms together and three leaves, I added antique photo Tim Holtz ink on the leaves, then on the wire stems I wound vintage cherry bakers twine from My Craft Spot and tied a bow.

Remember to take a look at the inspiring projects made by the FCCB design team -HERE and share your Memorial Day projects with us.  


  1. This is such a wonderful project, Robin - and the image is just perfect for your family! What wonderful memories you shared with us, too! You've done a lovely job showing off the gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid flowers as well!

  2. Robin this is such an amazing vintage card and tribute to your hero. I love everything about it.

  3. This is a gorgeous piece of art Robin! I love the vintage images and pretty!

  4. This memory frame is beautiful Robin. I knew you were a military wife, but until today I didnt know that you had served as well. I know this is a day to remember, but I still want you to know how thankful I am for the service you and your family have/are providing.
    - Cyndy

  5. Love the vintage look of this and the cuts are perfect. Beautiful card.

  6. I love your memory. Beautifully done, love all the detailed stitching. So vintage.

  7. This is beautiful. The colors are perfect, love the vintage look and the cut just pops out at you. Thanks for the service of your family.

  8. What a beautiful memory frame Robin! All the papers and cuts are just fantastic! I love the vintage feel to your card:) Very nice!

    Sherrie K

  9. This is beautiful! I love the flowers and the vintage look!

  10. Just saw this on Pinterest. What a creative beautiful card commemorating our soldiers. LOVE it. Awesome creativity and amazing work :)


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