Saturday, July 2, 2011

Bloggers Challenge- Red/White/Blue

    I have Blog Candy HERE thru 7/5

Happy July 2nd! We are spending the weekend in Keystone Colorado with our son- he is doing an Internship out here. He will be in the parade Monday- and that got me in a celebrating mood....this image reminded me of the 'old days when we would dress the kids up in R/W/B and go to the Parade!
(I have two daughter's also.......LOL).

I have been enjoying using Digital images, and have recently discovered the Paper Temptress Cryogen White card stock for coloring with Copics. It takes the ink in a way I cannot even describe! Well, I have learned that it takes sponging well too! I printed this cute image from Guylou's Inimitability on Cryogen White. I paper piecing the dress and colored the skin and the sparkler with Copics. I added Sparkle with the Stardust Gelly Roll pen. Well, I wanted to add a bit more sparkle, so I punched the edge of a piece of  Paper Temptress Sparkle cardstock in 'Abysse' and added a couple of punched stars as well.

I added some stripes to go with my stars! I LOVE the way this card stock added elegance to a card with the columns. This close-up shows the stripes and the sparkle in the blue 'Sparkle' cardstock, as well as in the Cryogen White Cardstock. Sentiment Create with TLC.

Have a safe and FUN weekend!

God Bless the USA!!!

Bloggers Challenge- click on the Linky below to join in the fun. Challenge Mom LISA'S blog is HERE
For this week- use Red/White?Blue on your card

Guylou's Inimitability-Stars and Stripes
Fairy Knoll-R/W/B
Off the Wall Craftiness- R/W/B
Pattie's Creations-Use the colors of your Country's Flag- USA-R/W/B
Our Craft Lounge-Color (R/W/B)
Pixie Dust Studio-R/W/B with optional stars
Rainbow Ladies-R/W/B
The Rubber Cafe-Red/White/Blue
Amber's Crafts and Stuff-R/W/B
Digi Stamps 4 Joy- R/W/B

Shelly Schmidt


jimlynn said...

What a cute, cute card Shelly!!! Love the sparkle and she looks like she's ready for the parade!
Hope you guys are having a great time in Colorado.

Rainbow Lady said...

Think this just qualifies for 4th July with the stars and stripes... love it. Thanks for sharing and have a happy day .
Love Cynthia x

Cat said...

How cute! Love the stars and glitter! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust Studio this week!

Linda Wescott said...

Hi Shelly, what a really cute card. Thanks for joining us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff's Red, White & Blue challenge, hope you see you back soon. Hugs lin

JP Card Crazy said...

Shelly this is just so darn cute!!! Love that image and the layout you used is fantastic!!! Yes I remember those days too dressing the kids up in red white and blue!

Sandra DeFalco said...

Shelly - adorable card with a cute image from Guylou!
Thanks for playing in our 'Your Country's Flag Colors' Challenge #25!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Sara I. said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the paper piecing and all the glammed up stars! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Guylou's and good luck!

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute, love her paper pieced dress! Hope you had a wonderful weekend with your son!

Charlene said...

This card is way to cute! Love the paper you used for piecing her dress! And of course gotta love the glitter (sparkle). She looks like she's totally ready to celebrate. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Red, White and Blue challenge ~ Charlene DS4J DT

Kards by Kathi said...

Hope you all are having a great time and I love your card. I hope you feel the same about mine. Happy 4th.

Anne Temple said...

Adorable card Shelly! I love all the sparkle you added and I agree with you about the crogen paper - totally awesome.

Nikki Bond said...

Adorable! Love the image. {SMILES}

Pattie G said...

This is sooo cute! I love your coloring and all of your embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations design Challenge.
Pattie ♥

Joanne Gilch said...

Having fun in Colorado? Great image and a fab R/W/B creation!!!

Brenda said...

Awesome card. Great sentiment with this image! Thanks for playing along with us at Guylou's this week.

Lisa Bohler said...

That is a darling card! I really like the image and the stars in the corners!

paige said...

Your card is too cute! the image is adorable!

Amy Kolling said...

That image is just ADORABLE!!! I love her...reminds me of my dd. Thanks for playing along with OTWC~!

Basement Stamper said...

very cute card, I love the sentiment on it!

Ida said...

Adorable card.

Gina K said...

You did a great job with this image. I really love your paper piecing, especially. Thanks for playing along at Guylou's Inimitability!

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks for joining us on our Red, White and Blue Challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy - y our creation is precious!
luv n huggz