Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Good Morning!  It's hard to believe that we are less than a week from celebrating the 4th of July.  This is always a fun weekend for me.  I get together with friends for a lobster bake on one day and every 4th my sister, my niece and I go to Rockport, a small seaside artist village.  We walk around, shop and admire all the things the talented people make.  It is always a fun day.

Today is the Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge.  The theme this week is Patriotic.  Normally the twist of the challenge is that you need to use Basic Grey paper.  We have decided to lift that requirement this week and you can use any paper you would like.  You should check out the other DT's work.  They are very talented ladies and would love to hear what you think of their cards.  You can find their links on my sidebar.

We also have some great news!  Lori Ames and Jackie Randolf are joining the Going Grey team!!!  These ladies are very talented and we are very excited to have them join us.  Please pop by their blogs and give them a big welcome!

There are other wonderful challenges this week that my card fits.

One Stitch at a Time - Stars & Stripes - I bought this digi from TLC because I liked how it incorporated Stars & Stripes in a heart.  Perfect image for Patriotic cards.

Stamptacular - Stars & Stripes -Great minds think alike!  It is a week for Stars and Stripes.

Crafty Catz - Digi's - Both of my images are from TLC and are digi's.

Crazy for Challenges - Sketch - I thought this sketch fit my papers and images perfectly.  I only needed to add the saying which I loved and wanted to incorporate.

Little Red Wagon - 4th of July - One of the things I like about this day is to see all the Flags people hang out.  I always feel good about seeing them.

Crafty Cardmakers - Inky Fingers - I liked this theme.  You need to ink something up.  I traced the saying on this card to make it pop more. 

Cupcake Inspirations - Red, White, Blue - Perfect!!  Patriotic to me is Red white and blue.

Paper Cutz - Circles, Stars, or Squares - I have all 3 on my card.

Quirky Crafts - Ribbons - When I saw the sketch I knew I would be using my red ribbon.  With all the blue I knew that I would want to brighten the card up with some ribbon.

Fun with Shapes - Distressing - I think this card needed distressing because the paper is the faded blue.  I distressed the Red & Blue CS to give it the aged looked.

Thanks for coming by and checking out my card.  Thanks to everyone who leaves comments.  I appreciate all of them.

CS:  SU Night of Navy, Real Red
DP:  Melissa Francis
MISC:  Spellbinders die cuts, Recollections Stars


carol said...

hi..fabulous card, enjoy your 4th of july...
Thanks for sharing your creation with craftycatz, x carol

Carolyn Wolff said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!

Mary C said...

This card is super cute, I love that saying for a patriotic card and it is perfect for that heart! Great job on this challenge!

Crystal said...

What a fabulous patriotic card!!! This looks GREAT!!! AWESOME take on the challenge this week!!!!

Lorie said...

That is a great card!

Deanna said...

Great card!
Thanks for playing!
Dee - LRW

Spyder said...

Lovely card, really great papers, thank you for joining Quirky Craft's 'Ribbon' challenge this fortnight, hope to see you next time too!

Spyder said...

Really striking card! Thank you for joining Osaat's Stars and Strips challenge this week, hope to see you next week too!

Michelle Quinno said...

Great job, Peggy! I can't believe it's the 4th already either. I can hardly wait! I have Fri. & Mon. off.

Enjoy Rockport! I love it there.

Suzanne said...

Great card. Thansk for playing at Crafty Catz this week
Suzanne x

Lindsey said...

Great colourful card, love the dp with the text on, Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week xxx

Rachel Hope said...

Love it! great papers! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

Jackie Randolph said...

Simply Gorgeous Peggy! Love the great image and papers!

cheryl said...

gosh this is stunning,hun so love the papers,and design on this thanks for playing at OSAAT this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxx

Sam said...

Great card hun. Thanks for joining in the fun here at OSAAT and good luck in all the rest of the challenges.
Sam x

The Crafty Den said...

What a beautiful card. Love the image and gorgeous papers. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular challenge. Hugs, Denise (GDT) x

Helen Dooley said...

Way cool card. thanks for playing along on PCC.

Aunty Sue said...

Great card for the 4th july and thanks for joining us this week at crafty catz

Basement Stamper said...

Love that stamped text (or paper) background. Great card!

Liz said...

Oh so cute and inspirational beautiful handcrafted work Thanks so much for entering over at OSAAT Please pop back Sunday See our new challenge and winners too We so appreciate you playing along

Liz x

jude said...

Fabulous Patriotic Card .Thanks for joining in this week with the OSAAT Challenge.Good luck hope to see you on Sunday.
hugs judex

Sprytebyrd said...

Wonderful card! I Love the sentiment and the text background paper!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥ Good luck on our "Stars & Stripes" challenge!
Dee (Spryte)

Stephanie said...

Great card! I love the layering. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time.

Gemma said...

Great card, love the classis way of using the stars and stripes time, happy 4th of july! Thank you for joining us at SSC this week and we hope you will join in the fun again next week. Gemma

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, totally different from anything else I have seen
hope you have a fab day
Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT. Good Luck
Hugs Shell xx

Basslady said...

a wonderful card! love it!

great interpretation of those challenges!

xoxo silvi (germany)

Vixykins said...

Lovely bold design, fab!

Thank you for playing Craft Cardmakers Inky Fingers challenge x