Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Red, White, and Blue Weekend

 I'm SO sorry I've not posted in such a long time!  My home computer has been being difficult, my school computer completely died a week ago Friday, and we've been opening a rental property for the summer rental season.  Add in that disgusting mini heat wave (did I mention 98 degrees in my classroom on Wednesday) and it's just been a wacky few days.
 On to the fun and creative stuff!!!  It's Saturday, so it's Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Challenge Day!  The challenge this week is a color theme.  Create something using the Americana colors of Red, White, and Blue.
I had fun with this card.  I used the Lockhart stamp Roses, Daises & Polka Dots for the image, Pink Paisley for the red ribbon and added that white trim I had left after this card, and assorted Americana paper I had left from I kit I got ages ago.
I colored the image with R24, R27, R29, W2, YG13, YG17, E55, Y15, BG 95, BG 97, B00 and then edged with French Blue chalk ink.  For the final touch I, of course, added yellow Stickles to the flower centers. :)  It may not look great in the close-up, but when you look at the whole card it looks great.  Just goes to show that you don't have to be detailed with small image coloring.  I went from start to finish on this card in a matter of 15 minutes.  I had too.  I was on my way out the door for a Christmas card class and I had to have this made and photographed before I left. :)  Score one for procrastination!
Make a Red, White, and Blue creation and enter it on the Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturdays post and you could WIN 8 digi images of YOUR CHOICE from Creations by Penny!!!!

***Shameless plug***Please stop by on Monday.  My students made cards and wrote letters this week to send to soldiers via Operation Write Home.  I'm gonna post their cards (sans names) and would love to share your comments with the kids next week.  They are so proud of what they made! :)

Edit- I added this card to these challenges:
Created by Hand- Red, White, and Blue
Fresh Brewed- Red, White, and Blue
The Shabby Tea Room- Polka Dots
Kelly Jo's Stamp Pad- Color challenge
Friends Having Fun- Memorial Day Challenge
Thanks to Sue I also added this card to OWH's card blog OWH Stars and Stamps 
Thanks to Kim I added this card to Diva Coffee Break Designs- Red, White, Blue


  1. I LOVE the red border on the fold of the card. Beautiful! I also love the image and the second photo you took is gorgeous. I love the sunlight shining in on your card. Hope you get your computer issues fixed. I know that is NO FUN at all!!! :/

    Thanks so much for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges and for joining in on my giveaway. Cant wait to see what the students made on Monday :)

  2. Very pretty card!! Thanks so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

  3. love the flower basket card. Really pretty. Thanks for playing along with the CBH Challenge

  4. This is so pretty, you should add it as a link to the OWH page too, it fits their weekend theme perfectly!

  5. This is such a pretty card. Perfect for the challenge.
    I can't see the last photo though.
    I will add cell phones on my pet peeves this week as I too can't stand them.

  6. Adorable patriotic card. Love that stamped image. Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR.

  7. Hi. I just wanted to thank you again for your sweet comment, the interest and for the request to create a girl image like Daniel God Bless America. I have done just that and have added it to the post if you would like to check it out. Thank you again and have a blessed weekend.

  8. Pretty card, great coloring!

  9. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for playing along with FHF!

  10. Such a gorgeous, patriotic card. I'm adding this Lockhart stamp to my wish list.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking time to leave your sweet comment. It's much appreciated.
    Colleen,aka kroppykat

  11. Beautiful! Your coloring is gorgeous! Thanks for playing RESQ Challenge this week!

  12. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at OWH Stars and Stamps this week!!!

  13. This is a beautiful card- the colors are fab!

  14. Such a pretty card! Love your trims down the side. Beautiful image and colors!


Thank you so much for your sweet comments!