Monday, September 5, 2011

A few More...........

There's a slow, steady rain here today in PA, so I'm stamping the day away. I made this card for the OWH Birthday Bash challenge #4, which is being held over on the InspiredStamps blog. for the month of September. The challenge is to make a "missing you" or "love you" themed card, link it up over there, and then send it to your OWH shipper for use by our soldiers.
I used an older S&S sketch for my card and used all BoBunny dp. The stars were cut with a punch and I added a mini star brad to each one. The sentiment is from SU! and was done in night of navy ink. I also used navy and real red cardstock for mats.
This card was made for the S&S challenge #5 in the OWH birthday bash found here. Sandy made 2 new state digis and they're free! This challenge is to d/l one (or both) of the free digis and make a card. I used plum pudding card stock from PTI, along with a scrap of pale yellow. I colored the image with Copics, and added some embossing with the CB swiss dots ef, and finished it with a little piece of yellow gingham ribbon.
This card was made for the SNSSIC3 challenge found here. If you click the link, you'll see the beautiful inspirational photo we were to use for inspiration. I made this sympathy card for a friend of mine who needed one. I used the SU Hello Doily backgrounder stamp and embossed it with Versamark ink and white EP. I chose pumpkin pie card stock along with some cool caribbean for this; embossing the horizontal panel with a TH damask ef, and punching the edges with a SU scalloped punch. This was colored with Copics and I added a MS punched butterfly with a couple of Kaiser pearls. I had a tiny piece of sheer ribbon left in my stash - just big enough to tie a knot, but not a bow!
I've been having issues with my colors here on blogger for a few days. Everything I highlight in red turns blue when I hit the publish button? Ah well, I guess that works just as well.
I hope you're all having a great Labor Day holiday here in the US! Thanks for stopping by!

Carol

18 comments:

airbornewife said...

awesome cards.. I really like the red white and blue one.. but wowzers, the other two are so gorgeous. Great job coloring. thanks for sharing ~ Pam

Joanne (jojot) said...

This doily is number one on my list for this year's stamp camps....I LOVE it...and you used it so beautifully...love all of your cards....

jimlynn said...

FABULOUS cards!!!
Lynn

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, All of your cards are beautiful. Each one is so different from the other. I think my favorite is the state flower one. The polka Dot paper with the purple paper looks so good. Still no energy to make cards. Found a couple of hours to spend with Hubby this morning before he went back to work and then it was off to the stores. Just got back and now I'm shot again. This getting old is not fun, everything hurts with every little thing you do. I'll try to post tomorrow.
Hugs
Had to go out shopping all day today t

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I back peddled until I got to my last comment. Phew, you are making enough cards for both of us, and they are all so unique and colored to perfection. Gimmie 40 days and I promise things will calm down for the winter. Miss you!

Marlene said...

Wow - you've been really busy with the crafty card-making! All of these are beautiful....and I love them all. As much as I love patriotic cards, though, I'm gonna have to say the orange card at the bottom has a slight edge with me this time....it's just gorgeous!

Benzi said...

Super creations, Carol! I must say that Hello Doily stamp is just fabulous..wow!
I have that problem with Blogger, too. Oh, well...just have to accept it, I suppose.
It has been raining here for about 30 hrs. straight and continues. We needed it so I'm happy.

Jennipher Lowery said...

Wow Carol! Look at you just creating your heart out. These are all fabulous but the Poppies have really caught my eye. Gorgeous.

Sandy said...

You've been wonderfully busy, wahoo! Love that first card - that's one of our sketches!?? Gotta go find it, you rocked it. Love what you did with the digi and your other challenge card too. You go girl!

Denise Marzec said...

Hey sweets! Remember me? Oh my word, I'm SOOOOO behind in blogging. These are sweet sweet cards, girlie! I think the orange and blue one is my fav! The embossing, doily, coloring, and everything is a total eye catcher!

Spyder said...

You've been busy! Lovely cards all of them, love the embossing.
(Lyn)

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Miss Carol! You sure have been a busy bee!
8-) These are all just fabulous! Couldn't oick a favorite if I tied! love the dp's and layout on the first one! gorgeous violets embossing and dp's on the second one and what pretty poppies and lace doily on the last! All of them are so Wonderful!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Anke said...

Oh Carol your cards are so beautiful.

Hugs
Anke

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I LOVE that sketch :) you know the one I mean! lol Great cards Carol!

Ann said...

amazing cards! Just beautiful!

Wendy said...

Fabulous cards, Carol but that doily one jumped out at me! WOWzers! :)

JD said...

Great cards, Carol, Love the Doily one...I just bought that stamp, and have not used it yet...Must get it out and try it! Also makes me want to get out my thread and crochet hook. smile...

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Carol,
Great cards and I love your passion!!
Thanks so much for participating in the Inspired Stamps OWH Sept challenge!! We hope we'll see you entered in our October challenge too!!
Blessings!