Thursday, June 23, 2011

God Bless America!

Happy Thursday, bloggers! The first thing I need to do is thank some people. First is Donya of OK Scrappin Mama for figuring out the problem with blogger and older posts disappearing. My blog is all fixed now! Thank you so much, Donya! Next I need to thank Karen of Kaleidoscopic Sparkles for gifting me with the Irresistibly Sweet Blogger Award! Thank you so much, Karen...I am so appreciative! Click HERE for more info on the award.
The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching, so I made a card to celebrate. I used Tim Holtz distress ink in faded lipstick and broken china and stamped them over a white piece of cardstock. I then cut a 3" flag from the Stand and Salute cart and applied removable craft bond spray to the back. I adhered the flag to the cardstock to make a mask. I then used faded jeans and fired brick distress ink to fill in the stripes and ink around the edges. I distressed the edges of the cardstock and then applied walnut distress ink. God Bless America was cut from Stand and Salute at 1 1/2" using Core'dinations Core Couture paper. I also used Core Couture for the bottom banners with an awesome EK Success punch I just won, along with a whole box full of AMAZING goodies from Kristin of Lilsweetpea's Place! Thank you again Kristin! I love absolutely everything you sent! The ribbon is from the Twinery and I added pearls for the stars on the flag.

I am entering the card in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great evening :)


  1. Great card! Love the Tim-Holt-i-fied look! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Creative Cutter Room! DT Member Carri :)

    Can you email me on how you fixed your blogger issue, I am still have the same problem


  2. Super gorgeous my crafty mermaid friend. I love the pearls and your inking talent is amazing!
    Congrats on your goodies win, too.

  3. Way to go Lisa. I like the way that spraying gave a faded look. You might even be able to put this in Cards for men. A star.

  4. Very nicely done, love the idea of using bling for stars great job, thanks so much for joining CCC!

  5. Simply perfect. This is a really great patriotic card! Nancy

  6. Hey Lisa your card is just gorgeous!!! I love the masking technique you used. Love the twine with the button. Very clever to use the pearls as stars for the flag. I don't know what is going on with my blog but I know I was following you for a long time. Well when I came over here it said I was not following you!!! I am not sure why that happens, but it has been happening quite often lately. So I re-followed you! Anyway, you did a great job with this challenge, thank you for joining us over at Whimsical Wednesdays:)

  7. Oh my this soooo BEAUTIFUL Lisa!Amazing job with all the SUPER details and colors,I LOVE it ALL!!!Thanks so much for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!!!:)

  8. I love your red, white and blue borders, the Baker's twine and button. Beautiful, Lisa!

  9. Lisa, great card!! Pearls for the stars are the perfect touch!!
    And....You are welcome for giving you the tip on fixing your blog. I obviously had the same problem. LOL Thanks for the shout out girl!!


  10. Awesome job. How in the world did you align those pearls up like that? Great job!

  11. Hi Lisa!

    Thanks so much for your email! It fixed it perfectly! I emailed you back, thanks!! :)

  12. Lisa, you are so funny - before the cricut this is how I made cards all the time -- This is why I love the cricut
    Hugs, DIANA L.

  13. Hi Lisa,
    OMGoodness, your card creation is absolutely it. You are so super talented. The pearls, glittered paper, the twine, such detail-totally awesome. I love visiting you. TFS! ~Shen

  14. Beautiful card! I love the pearls! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  15. Fabulous colors and inking - I love the triple border punch - I have that one too!

  16. Wonderful card! That flag is stupendous! I really love the pearls as stars! Also love the masking technique along with that awesome title.
    Marvelous job!
    Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.
    Crafty best wishes,

  17. Fantastic job on your card Lisa!!! I love it!
    Sherrie K

  18. What a beautiful card!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us, this week, at Cricut Cardz Challenge!

    Ruthie :)

  19. Lisa,
    Your card is just STUNNING! I love how you used all those Tim Holtz inks and the teqniques! WOW! All the bling too! Your pearls are laid perfectly! I love all the colors but that blue...omg! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  20. Fabulous card. Love how you used the pearls!

  21. Oh gosh Lisa.. how do you always amaze me, every single day I get here? The pearls as the stars are just GORGEOUS... and combined with all the distress inks and such just makes for a gorgeous expression of American love. I don't know anyone else who could so beautifully pull off pearls, distressed, and patriotism. This is just beautiful, my friend. :o) (Sorry for the comment delay... I couldn't get online much for a couple days!)

    Hugs and blessings! :o)

  22. Love it :) I especially love the use of the pearls!

  23. Oh how creative. I love the idea of using the distress inks. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Cutter Room. Hope to see you for the next challenge.


  24. Lisa, this is one of the prettiest Flag cards. Love the pearls, gives it a femine touch. Perfect for a girl in my humble Thanks for the inspiration.
    Also, thanks for stopping by my Blog a couple of weeks ago from one of Getting Cricy challenges...and giving me tips on catching the kitties. We tried Tuna today with no luck...will keep trying. Thanks again. I am a follower (thought was already)

  25. Congrats on your win at Cricut Cardz for this gorgeous card Lisa, just saw it announced in their latest post. Well deserved. xx


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