Thursday, May 16, 2013

God Bless the USA

Hello friends!  It has been a gorgeous day here.  I spent some time in my neglected flower beds.  I hope you have had a marvelous day as well!  Today I have a card I made to join in the challenge over at Mo's Challenge Blog.  This week the challenge is Red, White & Blue.  Since I love all things patriotic this was perfect for me!

 Quite honestly I love pretty much all of Mo's images.  I love looking through her shop and picking one out.  This one was already in my stash.  She is called Waiting for the Parade and I just love her.  I especially love the doll next to her as I was a huge Raggedy Ann fan when I was little.  In fact, I still have all my dolls and random other things including a metal waste basket that sits under my stamping table.  Ann is on one side and Andy is on the other.  I colored this sweet image with my Prismacolor pencils.  I added a tiny rhinestone to the center of the pinwheel.
 I used some wonderful patriotic paper I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  I inked all the edges with TH Vintage Photo.The vintage lace is from my stash.  Behind the image I added a piece of needlework fabric from my scrap stash.  The paper with text I actually created on my computer.  I used the words from the Lee Greenwood song "God Bless the U.S.A.".  I have always loved that song and decided it would be great on my card.  I made my own pinwheel and added a rhinestone to the center and some feathers behind it.
 Look at this great paper!!!  I love it!  I used the same sketch on the writing panel.  On the other side I printed the sentiment from my computer.  I used a MS border punch to make the frame and sized the text to fit with a small mat.
 The back shows off this great paper.
Here you can see my pinwheel a bit better.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Mo's Challenge Blog - Red, White & Blue

I am also entering my card in the challenge at Mo's Dream Team for the design team call.

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs,



  1. Fabulous card! Love the patriotic feel and the feather adds some lovely detail
    Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week
    Kat xx

  2. Ohhhhh...I LOVE this card!!!! I've loved this Mo image since I first saw her...she's an adorable little girl...but, like you, I fell in love with this image because of the Raggedy Ann!! My favorite doll when I was a little girl...and I have one still, though not my original, I regret to say!! Your coloring is definitely rock the pencils!! And that paper...oh my...I am definitely going to have to stop by Hobby Lobby to pick some's delicious!! I love the vintage-y feel!! I'm so glad you've joined us for this week's Red, White, & Blue challenge at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  3. What a fab card Michelle, love the lovely pinwheel and the papers you've used!

    Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at Mo's Challenge Blog this week :)

    Hugs, Franz.

  4. There is soooo much to love about this card Michelle. You've antiqued it perfectly, picked a great image and then on top of that you picked awesome embellies like that fantastic pinwheel to match. You really nailed our r/w/b challenge at Mo's this week. Thanks so much for playing along. Hugs!

  5. Gorgeous!! Awesome DP and such a cute image!!! I love the pinwheel!!

  6. I just love cards with an "inside". What a beautiful one. Nathaly

  7. Gorgeous card, love the papers and the look of the front.
    Adorable image and the windmill is perfect!

    Thanks for joining us at CLP!
    Hugs, Anne.