Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Armed Forces Day & a OWH Lightning Challenge

I wasn't planning a blog post today but as I was having my coffee this morning I noticed a challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps blog I had to check out.  The challenge is good till midnight tonight.  Talk about creating a sense of urgency! 

Did you notice where I have my morning coffee?  I have a bunch of blogs on my Google home page so I can check in and see what's happening at my favorite places.  Something else caught my eye, did they say use stars, they did say the colors to use were red, white, blue and kraft at Just Us Girls #33, hmm.  And didn't I see a sketch last night at Just Christmas & Birthday Cards that I can't get out of my mind?  It only took a moment for all of this to come together in my mind.  I had to make the card... 

Am I the only one who has this happen?  I feel this creative frenzy going on inside of me that I have to do something with, I need to get it out of my mind and made out of paper. 

I really enjoyed making this card today!  It will qualify for the Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps Any Hero challenge, the Just Christmas & Birthday Cards sketch challenge and the Just Us Girls Color Challenge #33 - and I wasn't going to do a blog post today!

Have a nice weekend~

30 comments:

Lisa Kind said...

See, that's what happens when you have an idea...I love when everything just falls into place when you aren't planning it! This definitely fits the bill for all the challenges! It's so fun and patriotic! Thanks for playing our JUGs color challenge!

Ninchen said...

what a great card...love it!
thanks for joining us at JCBC!

xx janina

gtussing said...

Very nice! Love the symmetry with the pattern and colors!

Yolanda said...

That card is great. I love the balance in it.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is fabulous, so clean and very bold...awesome...have a fantastic day!

enjoy *~*

Velda said...

Love your card and your story. That blog reader really changed my plans today also.

Susie said...

Wonderful card! I love the stars placed on the embossed squares.

jimlynn said...

This is just striking! So pretty. Super card.

Jeanne said...

Wow, you got a lot done for a day in which you weren't going to post! I love your card!

Paige said...

This is a fantastic card! I love how all of the challenges came out in the form of this one terrific card!

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is fantastic! And whipped up just like that, awesome job!!!

Have I mentioned that I eat breakfast before work during the week catching up on emails and visiting everyone!!! Oh, and not to mention what I do during my lunch break most days, LOL!!!

debb said...

Beautiful card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your card- I love it when you get inspired on a whim while checking your blogs! Your whim lead to a great card- perfect for the troops! TFS And, glad to have you join us in the Stamps R US group.

Sandy said...

So cool Jan - love how it all came together from all the challenges at once :)

Rufus said...

It certainly all fell into place! This is a super card.
R/

Lynn said...

Fabulous card! I love the simplicity.

Matildy Jane Designs said...

Nice card! Is that a stamp or your handwriting on "You're my hero?" I love it!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

What a fabulous card hunny, thank you for joining in with the JCBC challenge this week Linda x

Carrie said...

This card is fabulous, love the layout and the simple feel to it too.

nessy said...

stunning ~stylish card ~ just perfect!!
thanks for using the sketch over on JCBC!
vanessa xx

helloholley said...

I love this card....I have a star punch so don't be surprise if I CASE this!!! ;)

debb said...

Hi Jan- Can't find your email addy so just wanted to let you know that the design on my card is an SU wheel. I edited my post to include the info and also mentioned a new wheel the SU has in the Summer mini! Thank you!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love the resulting card of all those ideas you had! This is crisp, clean, and says it all! I too have my morning coffee while blog hopping.....there isn't a better way to start the day is there? Great job on this!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

oh what a great CAS card! Like your idea to make the star quilt. Perfect!

Nat said...

beautiful card!

Sarah said...

Simple and yet oh so cute. I love the clean lines and your ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.

Stampin' Pam said...

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week. You did a super job with this color palette. I love that layout and the way you pulled it all together!!We appreciate your participation and support. :-) Hope to see you again next week.

Sam said...

This is such a classic card. Simple and clean and very striking. PS: Doesn't everyone have their morning coffee while browsing? I am on my 27th cup and have not left my computer!

Anonymous said...

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Ziggyeor said...

Lovely card and I like how everything fell into place! I always get my breakfast first thing in the morning and come to my computer to check mail and everything to start my day :D