Friday, May 28, 2010

Simply Patriotic ....

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TGIF stampin' peeps and welcome to the long holiday weekend! And, since it's finally another Friday, it's time for another "Stamp Simply" challenge!

This week, our challenge is a "Flying High and Proud" color challenge. This weekend marks the beginning of the Memorial Day Weekend here in the U.S., a time we remember and honor those who have so bravely and proudly served our country. Realizing we have blog readers that span the globe, today our challenge is to make a card or other project using the colors of your country's flag. The project can be patriotic in nature, but it's not necessary.

When you upload your creation, PLEASE tell us your Country and your flag's colors.

Sooooooo, since I'm an American and my flag colors are red, white, and blue:

Please join us this week! When you've completed your patriotic project, upload it to your blog or online photo gallery, then visit Sharon's blog, located HERE, to link up your project in Mr. Linky, located HERE.

When uploading to an online gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers, SNR, or Paper Craft Planet, please use keyword: "ssnotime141" so that we can find your project.

Don't miss the fabulous, patriotic projects created by the rest of the "Stamp Simply" team:

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits;

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat;

Sharon Johnson, Our Fearless Leader: No Time to Stamp?;

Janine Orchard: 2BKrafty;

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden;

Deb Saaranen: Dream in Color;

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover., (Barb is on hiatus this week), and tonight we're saying goodbye to our wonderful Guest Designer for May,

Teresa Kline: Enjoy the VA Sunshine.

Sooooooooo, yesterday afternoon Sheila and I teamed up to do some grocery shopping for the long weekend. After we'd gotten all the groceries packed away in the trunk, I noticed a stream of fluid pouring from the bottom of Sheila's car.

Sheila turned red, white, and blue then got on the phone to call her DH to come rescue us. After leaving messages at his shop, on his cell phone, and back at her house, he finally called back and promised to come save us.

When he arrived twenty minutes later, he immediately got down on the ground to check the leak. After a few minutes, he popped back up and said we were good to go.

"Are you sure? Absolutely sure? I don't wanna break down somewhere between here and home." Sheila asked.

"Oh, I'm sure," he answered, "it's apple juice."

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me ... have a fabulous holiday.

~Hugs,


Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: "Real Red" and "Whisper White" Card Stock by Stampin' Up
  • Designer Paper: Patterns Pack III by Stampin' Up
  • Stamp: Sentiment from PTI; Flowers from "Vintage Vogue" Stamp Set by Stampin' Up
  • Ink: "Night of Navy" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up
  • Accessories: Red Brad Pitts by American Crafts
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Rectangle Dies; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (Top-Folded)
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30 comments:

Heather said...

Deb
This is GORGEOUS!!! I love the beautiful layered flowers and the pop of red.
So happy you were able to play along at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

Crystal said...

AWESOME Deb I LOVE those blue flowers....one gorgeous patriotic card gf!!! Enjoy your holiday weekend sweetie!

lynn said...

CUTE! love the colors, deb!

BonnieRose said...

this is stunning.. love those flowers!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Deb! Those flowers are fabulous!

Sharli said...

You just do magic with red-white-blue colors! This one is no different - and was quickly popped into my "Deb folder"! LOVE it!

Love the Sheila story, too. Apple juice.

Deborah Saaranen said...

So very pretty Deb! The cheerful red centers are perfect with this denim blue colored design!

Janine said...

Love it Deb!! Happy Memorial Day to you!!

Tina said...

Love this classic color combo! The design is fab!
Have a great weekend.

purplestamper316 said...

Love this! These flowers are some of my SU faves :) You always make me smile:) Oh yeah, the letters for those blocks are on a 12X12 background paper sheet- had them for awhile, but should still be available? Either Michael's or Craft Warehouse? Memory fails :(

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Cassie_lu said...

love those layers and the use of red.

Karen B. said...

What a fun challenge! Another stunning card, I really appreciate the grid pattern next to the vintage pattern, very well composed! Have a great weekend, Deb, hope you get to do something FUN!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, this is beautiful, great card...I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thank you for your kindness you have showed the last two months!

enjoy *~*

Davi said...

Deb I think this is beautiful!! I love those flowers!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Very simple and very classy!

aussiescrapper said...

Wow Deb, I love the gorgeous stamp, notice it is from Stampin Up, is super perfect and you know it looks really stunning done in the royal blue with the red brad. I would say classy is the word. Love Melxxx

inkpaperstamps said...

I love how the red on your card pops.

Sheila's DH sounds like a keeper--hope you enjoy your time together over Memorial Day!

Julia Aston said...

What a great design on this card Deb! your flowers are beautiful and I like the grid panel!

Nerina said...

Gorgeous card! I really love your layered flowers! (...and I'm glad that it was only apple juice! :0)

craftyb said...

fab card...so clean and simple...thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Jolara said...

what a great card, love it ! Thanks for joining the Pixie Dust Challenge this week ! Hugs Joyce

Curt in Carmel said...

Great card Deb! I love the red, white, and blue get well. Those clustered flowers are a great detail! Best, Curt

redwasher1 said...

Of course I love the colors!! I absolutely adore what you did with them!!

Cat said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the LO! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week!

Rosanne said...

Lovely card!

Denise said...

Deb this is so beautiful! Sometimes it's hard to make a red white and blue card look anything but 4th of July but you made a gorgeous Get Well card! Thanks for playing RESQ Challenge this week!

Joan said...

How did I miss this????? I love it - the row of flowers is marvelous!!!!

Jenny Gropp said...

FAB card! I always love this combo for a man card, but you have made it feminine with the flowers and it is perfect!

Chris said...

super fabulous card! of course, like you would give us anything less...

i always have apple juice dripping from my car! lol

Maria Matter said...

Always love the red, white & blue! beautiful card Deb!!!
HUGS!