Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hooray for the Red, White & Blue!

Happy almost 4th of July to you!  I love all things patriotic and I am looking forward to making red, white and blue food for my family this week!

I have a card for the challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's today.  The challenge is "Summer".  Summer makes me think of family, picnics, parades, and food.  Tomorrow we are having friends and family over for an early 4th of July picnic.  So, my card is very patriotic today.  I chose Sweet Little Avery from my collection of Sassy Cheryl images.  Her face is so sweet.  I would love to have this little girl come over and hang out with me sometime.
 I used my Prismacolor pencils to color her and inked and sewed my layers.  I used a small stamp from the dollar section at Joanns for all the stamping on my card.
 Here's the front.  The ribbons are from my stash.  I'm not even sure where they came from, but they fit the vintage-y type feel of my papers.  The DP were not patriotic, but I think with the addition of red they pull it off well and instead of being cute and whimsical they are a little more elegant.  I like how this turned out.  The flowers are all Wild Orchid.
Here's the sketch I chose from Sketch and Stash.  You could choose from their vast collection this week.  How cool is that?  They have some great sketches!

Here's the inside.  The stamps are great and I love the "feel" of this card. 
 I have a dear friend whose birthday is on the 4th.  This may be her birthday card this year.
 How cute are these stamps?

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Sassy Cheryl's - Summer
Sketch & Stash - Sketch and the DP are brand new  ;) and the beads are way old!
Cute Card Thursday - Patriotic
Top Tip Tuesday - Independence Day or Stars & Stripes
Shopping Our Stash - Red, White & Blue
Totally Paper Crafts - Use a Digi

I think that's about it.  I'm off to make some Patriotic Bark for tomorrow's picnic.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs



  1. Beautiful card, inside and out!! Thanks for playing along with us at CCT.x

  2. Michelle your card is tops!! I loooove that image and how you've colored her up. Your take on the sketch is beautiful and I am impressed with the elegant papers in the's very classy and patriotic all in one. Beautiful card from front to back.

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

  3. Hi Michelle
    Wonderful card, cute image, fabulous detail. Thank you for joining us at Totally Paper Crafts this week.

  4. such a gorgeous card love the cute image and you have decorated the inside so beautifully too. Thank you for joining in the fun at Sketch n Stash, good luck

  5. Oh this is gorgeous...

    Thanks for joining us at sketch n stash & good luck!
    hugs and xxx

  6. Gorgeous card, such a lovely image and the colours are wonderful

    thanks so much for joining in with the Sketch n Stash challenge


  7. Summer makes me think of all those things too. . . .but my favorite is the food. :)
    This is stunning and I adore all the fabulous details and accents. Perfect.
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's SUMMER fun challenge this week!

  8. Just Gorgeous. Fabulous colours and the cutest of cute images LOve it.

  9. Great card, the inside is just as beautifully decorated. That's such a sweet image, love the stars along the edge. Thanks for joining the Stars and Stripes Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  10. gorgeous card! thanks for joining in the red, white and blue or stars and stripes challenge at Shopping our Stash!