May 28, 2012

DZ Doodles; Pocket Card, IFCJ $15 Box-A-Month Donation, Freebie Image, Bowling Spinner Cards, Liberty Shaker Card, Pyramid Gifts, Summer Sweets, Shaker Boxes

Hello Fellow Doodlers!

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of the month of May (May 28, 2012). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in military service.

World War II
Dates: 1939-1945
An astonishing 16,535,000 American men fought in World War II. But the deadliest conflict in human history was also notable for its staggering civilian casualties, due to the Holocaust and the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare.

Hundreds of thousands of elderly Jews in the former Soviet Union struggle just to survive. Imagine you are old and infirm, living on a meager pension of less than $100 per month. You need medicine to survive, but you cannot afford it because what little money you have goes toward food. A harsh winter is approaching, but you have no money to purchase heating fuel for your stove, the sole source of warmth in your tiny apartment. If you could only afford one of these — food, medicine, or heat — which would you choose? Fortunately, thanks to generous (International Fellowship of Christians and Jews) IFCJ donors who are providing basic necessities by supporting our Isaiah 58 program, thousands of people no longer have to make that choice.


Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty.
- John F. Kennedy

A salute to my Veteran Heroes. WW II- Army Tanker: Edward N. Motykowski (awarded 2 Purple Hearts), Army: Ralph Watt/Omaha Beach survivor. Army: John Zyla, Edward Zyla, Air Force: Stanley Zyla, Army: Gene Trompke. Army: Jacob Flynn, Christopher Muhlbauer/deployed 3 times to Iraq, Marine: Jacob Zyla.

Technique Tuesday with Marla at Sassafras gives an excellent pictorial tutorial on creating these cute little see-thru pyramid boxes. Although the post article pertains to Easter, they could be crafted for any time of the year -- for weddings, shower, anniversaries, graduations, etc! Just download the PDF Box Template file available at the bottom of the post which certainly makes it eays!

Summer's here and so are these summer sweets from the Decorated Cookie! And all the summer ideas and details to each photo is collected in one handy "seasonal" place ... just click on an image which takes you to all the info! This would all make for great summertime party treats.

Who doesn't love the fun game of bowling, whether you are an experienced bowler or a novice. This creative spinner Bowling Card is the perfect card for any bowler! Ali of Alley Way Stamps has a video tutorial (using their stamp set: adoraBowl) that will help guide you through creating your own Bowling Ball Spinner Card!

AND here's some tips on how to create a spinner card from Create and Craft by Joe Rotella which includes a PDF pattern to download and video -- great embellishment that could roll, a beach ball, snowball, stars, rocket ship, hearts, just to mention a few!

This lovely Liberty Shaker Card by Jenny Gropp truly says, "Let Freedom Ring," an Impression Obsession's (IO) stamp! And, have you ever wanted to use different shapes and sized shaker boxes  on your projects? Well, IO has a variety of shaker boxes available (and Shake-It-Kits too!) that will inspire you to get shakin'!

Making your own stamps is astonishingly easy. And once you start, it will become an addiction that can’t be stopped. Mixed-media artist Julie Fei-Fan Balzer shares myriad techniques for creating stamps in Stamp-Making Adventures video download with found objects, foam, and carving, Along the way she reveals tips on printing, layering, and planning your designs. It’s a stamp-making adventure you won’t soon forget! Take a look inside preview!

Heather's Make It Monday #68 video, of Papertrey Ink, shows you how she easily creates her POCKET CARDS that are great to use for those gift-card-giving!

Seriously, some people’s creativity astounds me! These wonderful little message clips are made from of all things, mouse traps! Shelly Hickox of Stamptramp Steampunk Mousetrap Message Clips got her inspiration from, Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom's basic design dollar store mouse trap clips tutorial shown in the second photo! By clicking on both designer's name you'll find even more photos and directions to get you clippin' notes too!

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