Friday, July 8, 2011

Red, White and Blue

Greetings Blogger Friends,

I've been cruising creative blogland and found some challenges I wanted to play along with.  This one is over at "Mark's Finest Papers" where you'll find Challenge #62 by Geri.  

This week's challenge is brought to you by Geri.  She challenges everyone to show your pride and make it Patriotic!!! For those of you who are not from America, please help us celebrate our Independence day by creating a red white and blue card.  Here's to the good ole' USA! 

Something about the 4th of July and all the patriotic colors just delights me and I love creating around that theme.  So here's a card I made for Geri's challenge #62.

The products I used for this card were Pure Luxury White and In the Navy CS by GKD.  CuttleBug Stars EF, Vivid Cobblestone, Memento Danube Blue and Distress Ink Firebrick Inks.  And the stamp set is from  Mark's Finest Papers called "Welcome Home".  I did some stitching around the flag layer for a "homey" effect.  Odd to be using a Christmas stamp for this card, but it worked well I thought.  

I also am entering this in 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

GC070411 You've Come a Long Way Baby!

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July and Canada Day - it was a gorgeous day here in Maine and that alone was worth celebrating!  It continues, 2 gorgeous days in a row!  

My dear friend Carolyn is retiring - we've worked together for over 10 years and I will miss her so much at our workplace, however the good news is she only lives a few miles away from me, so we'll be seeing each other frequently.  

I was asked to make a card for Carolyn for the office group to sign, so I decided to make a 5" square card. I don't often make this size card, but thought it would be better since there would be a lot of signatures and notes written for her inside the card.  

For the base of this card I used GKD Pure Luxury White CS.  The dp is the fabulous new Graphic45 paper from the "The Magic of OZ" collection.  The stamp is from the StampTV Kit "Vintage Chic".  Other details:  MS punch, seambinding, Copic Markers, black pearls.  See the garter....several weeks ago, Carolyn gave me an old tin full of antique buttons that were from her grandmother - I found that in the tin and used it on her card.  LOL.  

I'm entering this card in the Outlawz "Anything Goes" Greeting Card Challenge.  

I hope your day is full of fun.  
Thanks for stopping by,


Monday, July 4, 2011

Mix It Up Monday

Hi Blogger the last Mix It Up Monday post I made WON the challenge....I posted it at the "eleventh hour", never thinking I had a chance, but the pieces had been sitting on my craft table for several days and I realized I barely had enough time to assemble it and get it posted, but I did anyway.  Moral of the story.....go for it - I won one of the newest Gina K (just released) stamp sets, valued at $23.95.  These are random selections, so there's no guarantee you'll win yet it's worth try....especially if you can win one of the fabulous GKD stamp sets.  

Now, on to the newest Mix It Up Monday Challenge  

For this one, Cat (she's an amazing DT member for StampTV) has challenged us to a direct to paper technique she calls "Swipe On - Swipe Off" .  
I'm a true technique junkie and this one definitely got my attention.  

Here's my card doing the swipe on - swipe off technique.  Thanks Cat, this was can get a different back ground every time.  

For this card I used GKD Pure Luxury CS  "Soft Sand" and "Turquoise Sea".  To swipe on and swipe off I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks "Aged Mahogany", "Peeled Paint" and "Tumbled Glass".   See that button... It was a find in a tin of antique buttons that my friend Carolyn gave me - how perfect it was for this card.  GKD stamp set "Tree Silhouettes" was used to create the scene and I stamped them with Distress Ink "Forest Moss".   

Thanks so much for stopping by.  

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