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Friday, May 28, 2010

Kicking Off Our American Summer


Hello! Thank you for stopping by. I'm so glad you are here!

I seem to be in a very patriotic mood approaching this Memorial Day weekend. I think summer always puts me in that mood and this weekend will officially kick off our American summer. I'm looking forward to a barbecue, swimming and watermelon this weekend. What are your plans?

I made this card for Fabulous Friday at Sugar Creek Hollow. The DT challenge this week was to make a recessed window card. I started by assembling the designer paper (Melissa Frances/Stars and 7 Gypsies/Strips), the white CS and the border punched strip. I machine stitched around the outer edge and then used a Spellbinders Nestability to cut the circle. I had to use a shim and run it through the Cuttlebug three times to get it to cut all the way through. I applied two layers of craft foam to the back of the front panel to make a fairly deep recess. I took the cut out circle, rotated it 180 degrees and glued it to the front of the card. Then I layered the front panel over it. The cute little primitive angel is a digital image from Sugar Creek Hollow. I digitally paper pieced the gingham dress, colored the rest with Copics and blinged up her wings, heart and belt with Stickles. I thought the rolled flower and wood heart button were in keeping with the primitive theme I had going, but wanted something more. I kept thinking fireworks but couldn't figure out how to make them. I had the red paper and flourish die on my work table from a card that you will see tomorrow and though the flourish could give the impression of fire works. I added a little red stickles for firework bling.

Now that you know all about my card, I enourage you to stop by the Sugar Creek Hollow blog and see what the rest of the design team has come up with. I promise you won't be disappointed. And be sure to stop by the Sugar Creek Hollow store and check out this week's Fabulous Friday Freebie.

Thanks for stopping by! Please drop back by later this morning to see the card I have made for Fairy Fun Friday.

Blessings & hugs,

Challenges Entered:
No Time to Stamp - Flying High & Proud (colors of your country's flag - obviously mine is USA)
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Going around in circles
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge - Going round and round

22 comments:

HappyCrafter said...

This came out really well, looks so vintagy and the angel looks sweet.

Willy's creations said...

Looks lovely.

Hugs,Willy

Beautiful Greetings said...

Gorgeous Linda! I love all the extra details. What a fun window card.

Shirl said...

this card is fabulous! i love how you make the recessed window :) the angel looks soo sweet too! have a great weekend...

hugs, shirl

Irene said...

Wow your card is just amazing, as is all of your work. I love this little girl image. Fabulous window card.

Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us.

luv
irene
xxxx

Sian said...

Gorgeous card, love the design and the fair is really cute.

Justine said...

FUN Linda, I love this project and am SOOOOOO wishing all of my stuff wasn't packed up. Well most of it. I want to sew!!!

Donna Moore said...

Holy Cow! Your card is the bomb!!! (I know that's not used anymore, but I am so out of it I don't know any new phrases)....my point is, your card is fantastic!!! You have such a wonderful eye and creativity, I love your creations and this one is flat awesome!!

Stephanie said...

Oh this is wonderful, love the use of red, white and blue, perfect for this weekend.

Chris said...

Beautiful way to honor the red, white, and blue. Enjoy your weekend!

Lori said...

Oh Wow Linda, you make the most gorgeous cards. So patriotic, love this!

Dani said...

I just love the vintage patriotic cards! Wonderful!!

Bernadette Bliss said...

This card just makes me SMILE! I love it and all the detail. just beautiful...

Nancy said...

Oh, Linda, she is just adorable in her red, white and blues! Love the card!!

Primitive Paper said...

Beautiful Card Linda....I am a fool fro anything Americana!

Joseline said...

You never seem to amaze me!! What a fabulous job you did with this digi and challenge!!

Cassie said...

this has put me in the mood for summer! red white and blue are the perfect colors for summer, yes?
i looooove her cheeks - great job on those --- i really struggle with getting mine to look natural!
i am supposed to be fixing my hair at the moment so we can go to my niece's HS graduation. Then out to dinner - it's also her birthday and her brother's birthday on the 1st and 2nd. Tomorrow is a big reception for her. No time for swimming around here but that sounds like a terrific idea! Enjoy!!

Deb Neerman said...

So cute!

Thanks for joining us in this week's Stamp Simply "Flying High and Proud" color challenge!

Cat said...

What an adorable card! Love the LO and colors! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week!

Faye said...

I love, love, love this. From the ribbon flower to the ribbon to the image, all of it. Gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Charisma. x

Ingrid said...

This one is so cute. I love the little angel and the window on your card.
Hugs Ingrid

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for playing with the B's

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