Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Weekend!


© 1990 by Marian H. Neudel

The bloodied sun sinks in the west

And lights us all with glory;

Here sleep the brave in honored rest;

The bugler tells our story;

O dulce et decorum est pro patria mori;

O dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.

Go tell the people, passer-by,

Read the stone before ye,

Tis sweet and fitting that we die

For our country's glory;

Obedient to your will we lie

Pro patria mori;

O dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.

From under stone we've often seen

These lures to empty glory;

We know what deaths these words can mean,

Lonely, cold and gory;

We find these Latin words obscene,

Pro patria mori,

O dulce et decorum est, pro patria mori.

We have no country of our own,

We who sleep in glory;

We died your hatreds to atone,

Still you shun our story;

Oh write no more on any stone,

Pro patria mori;

O dulce et decorum est, pro patria mori.

Party Hearty!

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. This card was inspired by Mojo Monday's sketch #192. I'm a little late in posting it, but better late than never. I had a bit of a challenge with this one because the scalloped piece called for it to be covered. I had a hard time trying to find a piece that wasn't too busy to cover with the ribbon element after? And then there was this little fella I had from a long time ago when I was first starting out with stamping. I couldn't figure out out to color him without making him too scary looking? lol But as you can see I managed. I wanted to portray a "party animal" with the banners and then the sentiment pretty much helped me out in the end. I hope you like it!

Youth and Age

Hello folks, thanks for stopping by. Todays card was just something I wanted to put together for a friend whose birthday is coming soon, so I thought I whip one up from a couple of my designer paper leftovers.
I just wanted to show some simplicity and well as add a couple of embossing details. I hope you like.