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Saturday, July 16, 2011
Happy Saturday Everyone!! I hope you are having a great weekend and having lots of fun in the sun with friends and family.

Today it is time for another Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge!!

This weeks challenge:
Be Inspired by a WORD or the ENTIRE PHRASE "You're a grand old flag, you're a high flying flag."

You can use a  flag, something flying, something high or grand.....

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 21. 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 22 at 8 a.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.
Here is my take on the challenge:
For my creation, I used ODBD Stamp sets: Not Forgotten, and Old Flag Background
I was Inspirated by the words: Grand Old Flag.  I thought it would be nice to make another card for Operation Write Home.  My image was sponged with distress inks to color in the flag.  The soldier is colored with copics.

Card Recipe
Paper: Night of Navy, Real Red, Vanilla
Inks: Black Memento, Vintage Distress ink from Tim Holtz, 
Accessories: twill ribbon and slide (recycled from a card I made previously which had been crushed)

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

challenges I am entering my creation in: 
Card and Scrap -  Use Punches/Dies 
Heidi's Hobbystuggu - cards only - Card for a Man
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes
Stamp Man anything by Tim Holtz (distress inks for sponging the flag)
Aud Sentiments Challenge -  Sentiment with at least two words
Crafty Sentiments -  use stitching
Do You Stack Up? -  faux or real stitching
Rainbow Lady's - real, faux stiching or pinked edges
Cooking It Up With Katie - # 68 colors of your flag/something your country is known for
Freshly Brewed - 3 of anything (3 panels) 
7 Kids College Fund -  red white and blue  
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!!

Have a great day!!


Saints Rule! said...

Beautiful creation Chris! I LOVE this new set and the sacrifice it honors! You have done a wonderful job. The colors are vivid yet you have maintained a vintage feel to it... I love the twill. It reminds me of those sharp belts Marines' have on their dress blues! Well done! Have a great weekend!

Sandra H said...

This is gorgeous and so thoughtful:) Sandra H

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
This is a fabulous card and a timely reminder of all those who put their lives at risk for us.
Fiona x

Francie G. said...

This is just beautiful, Chris! This set makes such a strong statement and helps remind us of the men and women that serve our country! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Hugs!

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFULLY done Chris!!~

Marlena M. said...

This is wonderful! I love the buckle and tilty layers. ;)

Linda said...

This is just gorgeous.. Love it.. Hugs, linda

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Unknown said...

Great challenge, Chris! Your card is amazing, with the bg of the card and the bg of the panel using the flag. Having a great weekend I hope!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Chris, my sweet friend, this is such a stunning card!! I am blownaway on how amazing your flag looks. I think I need to come on up there so I can get a lesson. ;D;D What a gorgeous card for such a fabulous cause! I know first hand from troops that have been down range that they can't get enough of the wonderful handmade cards wonerful crafters donate!! Have a blessed weekend! Hugs, Sabrina

Denise Marzec said...

Super cool card!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Chris. Wonderful tribute to those who risk their lives for us.

marsha said...

Just gorgeous, I love the vintage feel and what a fantastic tribute to our military.

WencheP said...

Great card, love the vintage look. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Dragonlady said...

Beautiful card, very thought provoking. Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Rainbow Lady said...

Another super creation... thanks again.
Love Cynthia x

Bettina L. said...

Wow this is a fabolous male card. Love the colours.Love the way you've used punches too;) Thanks for playing at HeidisHobbystuggu and Card and Scrap. Hope you'll join in for a new challenge soon;)Good luck. Bettina

Linda Anderson said...

Wow, talk about stunning!!! Love the vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at the Freshly Brewed "3 of anything" Challenge.


Nicki Olsen said...

Wow Mom!I love the colors,image,and beautiful sewing.Great job!Another awesome card!

Ren-Yi said...

You certainly rocked interpreting that phrase. I love your colors and distressing technique. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

nedergaard ( Lissy ) said...

It's a great card... beatyfull colours

Tak fordi du deltager i vores udfordring på Card and Scrap!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous card Chris, I love your style.
Thanks for joining in with the Stamp Man challenge.
Have a great day.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Hege said...

Fab card, I love it! Great theme on it as well. Thank you for joining HeidisHobbystuggu this time. Smiles for Hege.

Crafting Belle said...

Fabulous card, the layout, colours and image just work so well together. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey xxx

Heather said...

So beautifully done, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

Unknown said...

pulls at the heart strings

kitten DYSU team

Unknown said...

Very inspirational card! Nice layout and cordinating colors. Thanks for participating in the challenge at HeidisHobbystuggu!

lisbeth said...

love your card, thanks for joining us at Cooking it up this week


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