I'm enjoying a 3 day w/e thanks to still being on orientation. Holiday pay is time & 1/2, so they didn't want a slow-poke like me to work--hurrah! I did manage to force myself to get some chores done like doggie baths & clearing the stack of mail on the counter (drives hubby crazy--LOL!) Now I've earned some play time, so finished up the card I started last night. Memorial Day is to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom in America, but I also remember my wonderful parents. When I was a kid my dad joked that the only flower was a red rose. He really loved all roses (& a lot of other flowers), but I still associate him with the red ones. Mine have just begun blooming, so I cut a few to put on the mantle. They inspired my card made for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday HERE & Our Creative Corner HERE. The TT challenge is to use a flower image & I chose the rose wreath from the Wreaths of all Seasons set. OCC must be a Shabby Chic card, so I'm hoping this will qualify-- not my area of expertise, for sure! The card base is Spellbinders Labels 10 sprayed with Tattered Angels Wheatfields & Penny Black Music BG stamped in Memento Peanut Brittle. The red die (part cut off) is Spellbinders Parisian Motifs. The wreath is colored with COPICS R59, R29, G07, G09, Y21. The sentiment is from Flourishes Life Lines. The image is cut with the Flourishes Classic Keyhole die and then sprayed with Tattered Angels Wheatfields & Candy Apple Red. The edges of all the pieces are sponged with Delicata Golden Glitz & they're mounted with foam tape. Sorry for the flat picture--couldn't figure out how to make it stand up straight. I'm not sure if the red velvet ribbon was the right embellishment, but I didn't like anything else I tried. Raindots & pearls finish it off. Thanks so much for your continued support & encouraging comments. Wishing you all a terrific week.