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Saturday, July 9, 2011
Happy Saturday Everyone!! I hope you are having a great weekend!!  With the holiday it was a short week but it was so busy that it seemed long. is time for another Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.  I am excited to have a new challenge for the week after having the last challenge last 2 weeks.  I guess I am a creature of habit and routine and it felt to not post last week.

This weeks challenge:
Is to use red, white and blue on your creation.

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Thursday, July 14. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them.As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing 1 to 2 creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by July 14at 8 p.m. EST.If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC68. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

Now on to my take on the challenge:

I had a blast creating this card.  I was able to take all my frustrations out by burning my card!! It was fun until once I felt the whole flag may burn, then I kind of panicked.  I wasn't worried about burning the whole house down though as I did my burning over the sink and water was easily accessible.  The background is colored with copics. I feel this card is perfect for Operation Write Home to send to our troops.
Card Recipe
Paper: Night of Navy, Kraft, Vanilla
Inks: Black Memento, Vintage Distress ink from Tim Holtz, 
Accessories: lighter, hemp, sewing machine

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

To join the challenge, please link your creation here.

Challenges I am linking my creation to:
Ellephantastic -  July: CelebrationsInspire Me Fridays - always anything goesAud Sentiments Challenge -  Sentiment with at least two wordsArt Impressions Stamps Challenge -  Use something from your stash (hemp)Paper Crafting Journey -  for himSassy Studio Designs - Red, white, and blueStamp Insanity -  Anything goesCooking It Up With Katie - # 68 colors of your flag/something your country is known for )Crafting for all Seasons - #4 red white and blueDigistamps 4 Joy -   - #22 red white and blueMy Mum's Craft shop -  #13 stars and stripes7 Kids College Fund - red white and blueSimon Says Stamp - stitchingUse It Tuesdays - Red, White and BluePaper and Such Design #4  - Colour*Craft Your Passion - Anything GoesiCopic Challenge -  must use Copics - Red, white and bluePaper Creations Ink -  Red, white and bluePink Elephant  - Red, white and bluePollycraft - Celebrations (Stars/stripes optional)Scrapbookaholic - Red, white and blue

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!! Have a great weekend!!



Joey said...

Oh My Gosh Chris this card is amazing!!! and perfect for the troops, just brilliant. Joey xxx

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is brilliant just perfect for the troops hugs cherylx

Cindy Haffner said...

Chris your card is FABULOUS!!~

Cheryl said...

Fabulous, patriotic card! Very touching

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow! that flag looks sooooooooo real! your coloring is fabulous and i love the burning and scrunching! absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!

hugs :)

Lori said...

The flag does look real, I agree with Stef!!! Beautiful bright colors to go with the charred look.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Chris, my friend, this is over the top awesome!! Your flag looks so real and I have tried the Copic marker thing, but mine did not look anything like this masterpiece right here! Have blessed weekend my friend!! Hugs, Sabrina

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Chris, this is just stunning. How you aged the design is perfect! One of the nicest patriotic cards I've seen this season!

Carol L said...

This is FABULOUS!! I just LOOOOOOVE this card, and I hope you'll send it to "any hero" through OWH! I can't stop staring at it!!!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Christ this is absolutely incredible! WOW.

Marlena M. said...

Wow, you actually burned it? That is so brave. It looks incredible! ;)

Angela said...

Wow Chris, how do you come up with these amazing ideas! Fabulous idea. I love this! hugs, Angela

Rufus said...

Love it! All the details are just right. It will make an awesome Any Hero card for Operation Write Home!!

Jill said...

Great card Chris! Thanks for joining in at Ellephantastic this month. Jill

Jan said...

A gorgeous card thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan DT

Jemima's Jems said...

oh wow your card is fantastic the flag looks amazing and the troops wil love it:)

thank you for joining us at MMCS


Basslady said...

a marvellous patriotic card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Barbara Bruder said...

what a fantastic card. That burn effect is quite profound!! Thanks for joining us for the Art Impressions challenge.
Barbara - Art Impressions DT

Karen Hasheck said...

wow- this is just stunning! beautifully done! Thanks for joining us Paper Creations Ink!

Dragonlady said...

Wonderful distressing. Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

PS Why not check out my candy too

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the distressing. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

happyglitzygirl said...

Great distressed look, wonderful card. Thanks for playing with us at the Papercrafting Journey, good luck, blessings Hilde

Faye said...

What a cool card, the sentiment is great. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at MMCS. x

Marlena Peduzzi said...

This is a wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining us at 7 Kids college Fund!

E.T said...

This is fabulous!

Miranda said...

wonderful card Chris, lovely
thanks for joining the PCI challenge this week

Audrey said...

What a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Deloris said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining the challenge at Art Impressions. Hope to see you again next week.

Charlene said...

A truly inspirational card. I love the way you did the flag (and am glad to hear that you didn't manage to burn the whole thing or the house lol). I agree that it would make a great card for OWL. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Red, White and Blue challenge ~ Charlene DS4J DT

Gry said...

Great card! Love that "burnt" effect!
Thanks for joining CFAS this week!
Hugs Gry

velta said...

Gosh, I am so late commenting...This is perfect for Operation Write Home Chris!!! My goodness you could not have created a more beautiful tribute! TFS!!

Jen Leeflang said...

You did an excellent job of this card!
Thanks for joining us on our Red, White and Blue Challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy
luv n huggz

melissac said...

Beautiful work Chris!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink. Blessings!!

TinaB said...

What a stunning card! Thank you for joining in or celebrations at Ellephantastic! Hope you hop along with us too! Hugs Tina xx

Laura /sandytoz said...

Thanks for playing with us at Paper Crafting Journey!
Love, Laura PCJ DT

LORi said...

Gorgeous Chris!! Love it!! hugs - LORi

Ellephantastic said...

This is awesome really looks like a piece of flag wow!
Thank you for playing along with our celebrations. Don't forget we've got a blog hop going in all month & for entering the challenge you get 2 entries in to the blog hop candy!!!
Hugs x

Julie said...

beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Anonymous said...

beautiful card love it Thanks for Joining us at Paper Creations Ink

Maria Matter said...

this is so gorgeous Chris! love patriotic designs, this is wonderful!!!
hugs & blessings!

Thanks for linking up @ Inspire Me Fridays :) and Aud Sentiments!


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