Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happy 4th of July! Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge 17

Wow is time flying by. I can't believe that it will be July 1st this week already. It is also Tuesday and that means that it is time for another challenge with

Last week's creations by everyone that played with us were fantastic! I loved seeing each and every one of them. This week we have another great challenge for week 17 that I hope you will like and want to play along with us once again. I would also like to welcome two new talented ladies to the team, Jacki Randolph and Lorie Ames. They will be a wonderful addition to Going Grey with Scrap-Creations. Be sure to stop by and give them a warm welcome!

The theme for this week is patriotic, The 4th of July is this coming weekend for us in the USA so this is a perfect challenge for me this week! Because of the theme being difficult to match up with Basic Grey we are letting everyone play (including the DTs) without having to use Basic Grey paper.

I went with red, white, and blue colors for my card. I used a digi image from Sassy Cheryl's that I really liked. I also used a lot of star embellishments on my card. I also wanted to use this saying on the card but ran out of room on the front so I decided to make an easel card to incorporate it into the card.

All the ladies really did a fantastic jobs on their creations hoping to inspire you this week so please visit them and let them know how great they did.

So now what are you waiting for, come play with us I can't wait to see what you created this week!

These are some other wonderful challenges that I played along with

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #65-This challenge is a red, white, and blue patriotic challenge this week!
Little Red Wagon Challenge #34-Their challenge is also a patriotic one this week!
ABC Challenge-X for Xtra dimension is the challenge. I popped up the large flag and small clusters of stars, added all the acrylic stars and knotted the ribbon to give the extra dimension to my creation.
Crafty Catz Challenge #38-This fun challenge is to go digital. I love using digis so I went with a Sassy Cheryl image that was perfect for a patriotic theme.
Creative Card Crew Challenge 53-The challenge this week is to create an easel card. It was perfect for my card because I wanted to use this saying but needed more room and gave me a chance to use the red jeweled star also!
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 118-Reuse, Renew, Recycle! is their challenge. The item that I renewed is the large acrylic stars. A few years ago I bought the large stars for the kids to use on a space project. There were extras so I brought them home and threw them into the craft box thinking we would use them again the following year. They were a perfect finishing touch for this card.
Pixie Cottage Challenge #24-This challenge is a fantastic sketch and inside out! I made an easel card to bring the inside of my card out to work with the card's sketch and theme!
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #13-This week the challenge is "Anything Goes", I love these challenges.
I love Digis Challenge #10-This challenge is "Emboss It" I embossed the back round panel with stars and even cut out and used some of the embossed stars.
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #65-"Stars and Stripes" is the challenge this week, how perfect!
Pile It On Challenge #25-Fold it, Bake it, Do something with it! They are challenging us this week to do something with our paper. I folded it to make an easel card, I also cut my DP into panels and turned one of them upside down so the patterns were symmetrical on each side
One Stitch At a Time Challenge #19-This week the challenge is to use "stars and Stripes" on your creation!
Practical Scrappers Challenge-Their challenge this week is to use a border punch or decorative scissors on your creation. I use a Martha Stewart Border Punch below my image.
Paper Cutz Challenge #47-On this challenge they you like us to use circles, stars, or squares on our project. My stars work perfectly with this challenge!

This are all fantastic challenges that I played along with today. Be sure to stop by and see all the wonderful creations they feature. Maybe even play along with them!

Stamps: Sassy Cheryl's Digi Stamps, Cornish Heritage Farms Stamps (saying)
Paper: SU Real Red CS The Paper Cut White Shimmer Paper, Papertrey White CS, DP-Creative Imaginations
Inks: Copics, SU Not Quite Navy, Memento Black
Accessories: Cloud Maker, MS Border Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Paper Shaper Sm. Star Punch, Recollections Colored Jewels, 4th of July Jewel and Stars Set, Target Large Acrylic Stars, Misc. Star Ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see what I have created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,


Karen said...

Oh I love this card, love the image too, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Padster said...

Oh Wow - I love easel cards and this bling is fantastic - great image too - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
Deb x

carol said...

Gorgeous easel card, love the layout and design,
Thanks for playing alon with Craftycatz, x carol

Pascale said...

Great card. I love the words and the image super.Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle shops best challenge hugs Pascale

Katja of Katzz said...

Thanks for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best! Your card is really amazing!

KymKreates said...

What a scrumptious card! Good luck and thanks for sharing at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!


Carolyn Wolff said...

Excellent. Thanks for joining in at LRW!

Katie said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Judy said...

Wow.. fantastic card! Gosh I love it. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Crystal said...

Mary WOW I LOVE your take on the fourth challenge....Your easel is fabulous and lovin all those stars and dp!! What a fun image too!!!

Lorie said...

Wow! Incredible card!

Josephine said...

What a fun card - I love the dimension you put in the image, and the easel format is great!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Deanna said...

Love it!
Great coloring!
Thanks for playing!
Dee - LRW

mamichelle said...

This is fantastic, Mary! Love the image and how you managed to match up all the colors so well!

Enjoy your 4th!

Monika Reeck said...

A VERY FUNTASTIC all you did in your card...sooo perfect!!!thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week, hugs, Monika

Suzanne said...

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

Lindsey said...

Oh wow! This is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week xxx

Tanya Rudd said...

This is such a vivid card. Thank you for using the sketch and playing with The Pixie Cottage.

Peggy said...

Great Card Mary. I love that stamp and paper. The stars are perfect on this card.

Rachel Hope said...

Adorable!!!! Love your details and layout!!! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

Denise said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card. The image is so delightful. Thank you for sharing it with us at Practical Scrappers.

Jacki Randolph said...

Mary, your card is just stunning!!! OMG!! I love how you did your sky!! Beautiful! Love the easel card and your beautiful papers.

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Anonymous said...

This is lovely, beautiful papers and detail!

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week!
Hugs /Hanna

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...

This is an amazing card. Thanks for playing along on PCC.

Carol Ann said...

What a fantastic card such a great image all your stars and stipes work well together. Thanks for playing along at One Stitch at a time.
Carol Ann xx

Basement Stamper said...

Fantastic card! Love the inside as well.

jo said...

So cute! Thanks for playing along with us this week at DDSB! :)


Erin said...

the punched border under your image adds just the right touch- beautiful card!

Andrea M said...

Wow! Stunning easel card :) So gorgeous and patriotic! Love the main image and the stars are amazing. Thanks for playing along with PIO this week!

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...

Absolutely stunning love the images ,layout and all attention to detail.Thanks for joining in this week with the OSAAT Challenge.Good luck hope to see you on Sunday.
hugs judex

Stephanie said...

Great easel card. The layout and embellishments are perfect for it. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time.

shellshearer said...

Great card, love those images they are fab
Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT. Good Luck
Hugs Shell xx