Thursday, August 28, 2008

Labor Day - BC #62

Time for another Blogger's Challenge . . . This week the challenge was to make a card for Labor Day and we could decide whether to make a baby or patriotic card. Gee, can you guess which direction I went with? :-)

I have been wanting to pull out this set from Artistic Outpost. I love the vintage feel and patriotic theme. I stitched together four different PPs to create the background. I wish I could remember where I got this ribbon from. It has the softest gauze feel to it and is so easy to work with, plus it was a perfect match to my ink choice...can't beat that!

Today is the start of new sneak peeks for the September release of Storage Units, Ink & More. Check out Susan and Lauren's blogs today and tomorrow features Kendra and Leigh! You have got to check out the adorable sets that will be released on September 1st...so, so cute!!

This month Denise from SU Ink & More is having a fun contest that runs through Sunday, August 31st. Check out the jar to the right....think you can you guess how many M & Ms are in there? Just leave your guess on the SU Ink & More's blog entry and you could win all 6 sets from the new release and the jar too!!





It's all about the details:
Card stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Prima, Daisy D's, Carolee's Creations, My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Artistic Outpost
Ink: Adirondack, Denim
Accessories: Foam Squares, ribbon, brads
Tools: Star punch, Janome Sewing Machine

21 comments:

Kerry D-C said...

Wow! this is really cool! Love the layout and especially the stars.

thestampspot said...

Oh I really love the layout and those stamps are awesome.

:) Marcia

MJ said...

Great stitching looks so neat! This is such a fun card with those stars and the ribbon is really cool. Great job.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Perfect labor day images! I went with a baby card because I just didn't have images as perfect as these for a card. Awesome layout design and stitching! WOW

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful patriotic card -love the layout and colors.

Chrissy D said...

Love that image and your layout is FABULOUS!! Terrific Patriotic card! TFS (and I enjoyed your 31 box too!) Great work!

Barbara said...

Oh! Your patriotic card is just spectacular!! LOVE it!! And with the holiday weekend signaling the end of summer, your Halloween creation is perfect, too! Great job on both.

Robin Merriman said...

Wonderful card, Kathie. I love the images you chose and the layout is very cool!

Connie said...

Awesome card, that Artistic Outpost really has some cool images! The ribbon does look fun!

Basement Stamper said...

This is gorgeous!! I love that image and all the elements you put in to it.

Patti Chesky said...

I like the look of this vintage patriotic card. It's beautiful!!

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

I love your card...such a beautiful vintage look...and great color combinations! I'll copy someone else's comment and say WOW!

Beckie said...

Wow! Your patriotic card is really great!! Love all the layers and texture!!

Lisa Bohler said...

Wow! Love that layout and the meshy-ribbon! Pretty!

Nikki Bond said...

Wow...so gorgeous...love the look of this and your right..that ribbon is fabulous! {SMILEs}

Lori said...

Wow! Love how you combined all the different patterned papers for the background and layered the stars.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is fabulous Kathie! I just love how you mixed all of the different papers and colors! You did a beautiful job with this challenge! :D

Regina Cornelius said...

really nice! great layout with the star accents.

Sheryl said...

Great card! Love how you stitched the DP together. Cool image too!

tonistamps said...

I really love the popped up stars Kathie. Great patriotic card!

Ida P. Krause said...

Great card. The image you used is wonderful and I love the stars!