Saturday, November 6, 2010

Bloggers Challenge-Patriotic

For this week’s challenge, our Blogger ‘Mom’ Lisa challenged us to a Patriotic theme.  I have quite a few digital images printed out and waiting for me to ink them up, so I took this opportunity to use them. 


I used the Sketch from Operation Write Home to make my first card combined with the OWH midweek Stars and Stripes Challenge of Paper Piecing.  It took me a while to figure out how to get a 6 x 6 piece of SU DSP thru my printer, but as you can see I got it figured out.  The image is by Stamping Boutique and the sentiment Create with TLC.
This next card is another Stamping Boutique image paired with a SU sentiment. The Sketch for this card is from Cards and Things.

Finally, I used an image by Create with TLC and lightly colored with Copic markers. I embossed the background white cardstock and the main image- it needed a little ‘pop’, so I added the red scalloped circle.  I used Wisped Frames from the Technique Junkies for the sentiment part of the image and finished the card off with a nice organdy bow.


Bloggers Challenge players can be found here- lots of great Patriotic inspiration.
Challenges for my cards:
Operation Write Home- Sketch #1
Stars and Stripes- Paper Piecing #1
Paper Sundaes- for a man or boy- sending these to soldiers!
Cards for Men-anything goes
Pink Elephant-Red, Blue, Yellow- card #1
Cards and Things-Sketch #2
Creative Card Crew-Let’s Punch it
My time to Craft- quick and cute
Papertake Weekly-for men/boys
Delightful Challenges-Stitching
Paper Play-circles
Sassy Studio Design-Get Stitchy
Stamp Insanity-Punches
Stampin B’s- a bird in a die cut- #3
Alphabet Challenge-B is for Birds
Raise the Bar- Let’s see those curves
So, my three cards fit into quite a few challenges.  I want to give you the links for some places to find challenges:
Feline Playful lists WHAT the challenges are for the day (gotta love that!)
The Daily Dare-lists challenge blogs
Sketch Challenges can be linked here: Stampin When I Can
I hope you have a great weekend!  Our Cross Country State meet is tomorrow in Peoria- Go Tigers!!!
Thanks for stopping by,
Shelly

44 comments:

Donna Moore said...

Just dropping by to say hello and remind you how much your work astounds me! I love coming over and getting a real fix of "eye candy"!! Hope all is well!
hugs
donna

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous cards very patriotic thanks for joining us at Alphabet challenge x

Krista Driessen said...

Cute cards !! Thanks for playing along with C& T !!

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow a real patriotic card, love them all, fabulous colouring to. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxx

Linda Monroe said...

Wow - these are great. i love them. the girl reminds me of Holly Hobby. Are you old enough to remember her? They had books and stuff with her. Such fond memories. The paper piecing is great on these also. Love them. I'm also looking forward to the blog hop. I work with cards for soldiers so I too, love making cards for service men and women to use to write home.

Emily Keaton said...

Very cute, Shelly!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wonderful cards Shelly! I especially like the cute images from the first two! Well done! :D

JP Card Crazy said...

Wow Shelly they are all so fantastic!! I think I have most of these ditigals too and you have given me such great ideas!

Yolanda said...

These are terrific. Love the paper dress!

Sara said...

Gorgeous!!!! Those are amazing cards. Thanks for playing along with SSD!

jimlynn said...

WONDERFUL cards! ALL are just great.
Lynn

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow Shelly these are fabulous cards! How did you get the 6 x 6 paper through the printer? I usually tape mine to 8 1/2 x 11 copy paper cross my fingers and send it through ;)

Great job on the OWH sketch and MWT challenge, thanks for joining us for both at Operation Write Home! Hope to see you in the OWH blog hop next weekend too!

Renee said...

Awesome! I love patriotic and these all are simply perfect! Great job!

Tracey said...

Fabulous cards Shelly :)

Hope you're having a great weekend.
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Anita said...

Amazing cards! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Sherry H said...

Hi! So glad I stopped over from OWH. Your cards are wonderful; just love the stitching and how you sanded the embossing. I'll be on the OWH bloghop too! Look forward to you visiting my blog!

GCgirl said...

WOWZA! These are fantastic :0)

Tami Black said...

I love the paper pieceing in the first one, but these are all darling cards! Nicely done!

Dana said...

These are all great!! Thanks for joining us this week at Raise The Bar and all you are doing for OWH!!
Hugs~
Dana

Basement Stamper said...

All of these are fabulous, I love the paper piecing on the first card, very cute.

Fiona said...

great card and layout. Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.

fi

Beth said...

Wow, Shelly! These are so perfect! Such a GREAT cause, too! :) These are really fabulous!

Mary's Creatieve verslavings Blog said...

Hi Shelly,

lovely cards, great job.
Thanks for sharing your cards with us at Delightful challenges,

Mary

Juliet A said...

I have to admit that I get weary posting more than a half dozen links! You have great endurance for that sort of thing. Thanks for posting those other challenge collection sites.

Oh, and your cards are too cute for words! I was wondering if there were going to be any Veteran's day themed challenges!

Terry said...

These are the cutest patriotic cards I have ever seen! Love these adorable little images and your design!

BarbaraW said...

Really cute cards. I think the eagle is awesome.

Nikki Bond said...

These are all fantastic! I love those images! {SMILES}

Pat said...

Super cards, great images. Thanks for joining us at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Benzi said...

Oh, these are great patriotic cards. Your digis are wonderful and you've done a splendid job. So glad you joined the Stampin B's this week.

tiggertastic said...

wow what an amazing collection of cards, i adore your style and the papers are fantastic

good luck in the challenges.

Sarah-Louise xx
tiggertastic blog
(CPF - DT), (CCC - DT) & (BMD - DT)

Payne Holler Cards said...

awesome inspiration for patriotic cards! enjoyed them all and esp the eagle! thanks for listing all the challenges - lot of time in this post and its appreciated,
hugs (-:

Andrea said...

Hi, these are all lovely cards. Thanks for playing along at The Pink Elephant challenge

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful patriotic cards, great mixture of images and papers!

Ida said...

Terrific "Trio" of Patriotic cards. Wonderful images, papers and layouts. You were a busy lady!

Karen Howard said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! Hugs, Karen

Silvia said...

These are so adorable. I love the patriotic theme! Thanks for joining us at TPE!

Lisa Bohler said...

I love all of your cards for this theme!!! They are so well done and really show your patriotic spirit!

Carrie said...

All of these are wonderful Shelly. Great combinations on all of them

Dawny P said...

Fabulous cards chick and great images and colours :) Thanks for joining us this week over at Papertake Weekly, hugs, Dawny xxx

MauMau88 said...

All your cards are so wonderful!

Inken
Alphabet Challenge

Kathy said...

Three great patriotic cards Shelly. I always love how you donate so many cards to the troops, such a great thing to do!

Mandy said...

Fabulous cards Shelly.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our "Circles" challenge
hugs Mandy xx

KC said...

all three are great cards! so patriotic! Thanks for sharing your Punch Love with us at StampInsanity!!

Joanne Gilch said...

Shelley, you have been a busy bee in your craft room. And I have been remiss in coming around and seeing all the beautiful work you have created.