Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Memorial Day - MFT Die-namics and Stamp Simply #141


May 28 - ssnotime141 - Flying High and Proud Color Challenge - This marks the beginning of Memorial Day Weekend in the USA, a time we remember and honor those who have so bravely and proudly served our country. Realizing we have blog readers that span the world, today our challenge is to make a card or any project using the colors in your country's flag. The project can be patriotic in nature, but it's not necessary. PLEASE when you upload your creation, tell us your country and your flag's colors. It'll be fun to see how many different countries we see!!!

I was looking at my MFT scalloped dies and thought they might work to make red, white, and blue bunting for my card. And I was right--I love how it turned out! The card construction is simple so I won't bore you with details, but I just cut my scalloped layers (the bottom layer is the Scalloped Scallop die and the others are the Jumbo Scallop (which seems to be out of stock at the moment) and punched out some little stars. The sentiment was computer generated and I embossed the top part with a my Stars folder.


NOW! MFT is introducing some fabulous new dies in June and you can see some samples using them if you'll head over to Kim's blog at 11:00am EDT this morning--she'll have a list of the DT members showing the new dies. But here's a little sneak at them now:

Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass (I'll have a card using this die to show you on Sunday)

Die-namics Sunshine

Die-namics Jumbo Ric Rak

Die-Namics Ribbon RE:Creations Grosgrain Texture Board (think embossing :))
So, what do you think? Totally awesome, right?! Wait until you see them in action!!!

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave the link to your project on Sharon's blog using Mr. Linky. Please use the keyword ssnotime141 if you upload to a public forum. And don't forget to check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team and leave 'em some love!

Teresa Kline - May Guest Designer

Barb Schram--sitting this week out

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Deb Neerman

Thanks for dropping in! I always love it when you do!

~Supplies~
Stamps: none
Paper: PTI white; Real Red, Brilliant Blue (SU!)
Ink: printer ink
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Stars embossing folder (Provocraft); Scalloped Scallop and Jumbo Scallop dies (MFT); ribbon (craft store); star punch (Marvy); Dew Drops


35 comments:

  1. this is stunning Barb, love it

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  2. A gorgeous red, white, and blue creation! Love those dies ... and the new ones look fabulous, too!

    Enjoy your long holiday weekend, Barbara!

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  3. *noo!!* Don't show me peeks of those!! Now I wamt the grass die and the grosgrain embossing board! See what you've done?!! Hehe!

    Love the card Bar, very fresh and fun!

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  4. WOW, Barb... nice card!

    And WOW again, I am so psyched for these new dies and stamp sets!!!!!

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  5. Such an AWESOME card Barbara, love those scallops and the r/w/b!!

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  6. Just fabulous Barb! LOVE the scalloped patriotic swag...!

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  7. So fun! I love the red, white and blue! So patriotic!

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  8. Very cool!! Those dies are great!

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  9. WOW I love this, what a bright, fun card! Very clever use of those scalloped dies! :)

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  10. How clever, Barbara! Love what you've done with the dies!

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  11. what a fun card and the fabric looking banner is FAB

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  12. Amazing. I love the bannerish-scalloped bottom. The tiny stars rock!

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  13. Absolutely stunning! You're so clever! And I see your beautiful card was posted in SCS's facebook feed! Congrats!

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  14. This is uber clever. I love all the layers of scallops and the stars! COOL!

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  15. Oh I love the look of the "bunting" with the die. Very nice.

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  16. This is WONDERFUL, Barbara! So festive and absolutely perfect!!! :)

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  17. this is amazing, I luv seeing the USA colors, it makes me proud....I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for the kindness you have showed the last two months!

    enjoy *~*

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  18. oh, I love this! sooo pretty and creative!

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  19. GASP! Saw this over at the coast and my jaw just dropped! GORGEOUS! My favorite Americana card of all times I do believe! Just stunning and so very patriotic, Barbara!

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  20. FABULOUS and so patriotic...even the embossing! :)

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  21. Fabulous idea for a memorial day card! Love that curtain look that it has!Enjoy your long weekend!

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  22. Oh Barbara!!! The Proud American/Veteran in my just about peed my pants!!! This card is SO beyond words!!!!

    I am TOTALLY in love and if I could figure out how to make this into my screen saver I SO would!!! I'm SO not above stealing it!!!! LMAO!

    YOU DONE Ole' Glory SO PROUD!!!!!!

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  23. this is gorgeous- what an amazing card!!

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  24. Very fun and festive card! Those MFT dies and texture boards look fun, too!

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  25. I love how you layered that scallop die - looks just like a draped bunting - super Patriotic card!

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  26. Wow - this is just Patriotic all over! I love the bunting you made - so creative and such a great end result! The dry embossing is a perfect touch on the background - thanks for sharing!!

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  27. Gorgeous Barbara! The patriotic swag is just perfect! What a great use of the dies!

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  28. Stunningly clean and grab your eye design with that die! Great card!

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  29. Love this card! Nice and crisp looking.

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  30. Bar, this is absolutely awesome! LOVE the bunting you created with those fabulous dies!

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Thank you for your kind comments--they make my day and I appreciate every one!

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