Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy 4th of July American Girl

Happy 4th of July weekend!  
We have a lot to celebrate at our house this week - my husband and my birthdays and our wedding anniversary are all wrapped up together this week.  

My first card for today is a stamp called American Girl by Dream Impressions that my friend Sheri let me borrow.  Since I have several cards to share today I'm going to try NOT to talk too much!
My next cards are a digi stamp set that Sandy at Operation Write Home made and you can find the set here.

I had so much fun coloring these!  I merged the two images in my Publisher program and printed them a little bigger than I planned and colored them anyway.  I found a great new color combination for the pup using E43, W1 & W0 Copic markers.  My color combination matches Kraft card stock perfectly and the sketch I used is Karen's sketch #22 at OWH Stars & Stamps.

Another wonderful image of Ciara using the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #71.
And a couple more images  from Sandy's set that I colored and cut out for this fun card.

One more thing I need your help with...  I won 1300 yards of ribbon in January at the CHA consumer show and want to share some of it with you as blog candy!  Here's a photo of the ribbon I'm going to stuff in a small flat rate Priority Mail box and ship to the lucky winner.
 
 To win the ribbon please leave me a comment and I'll draw a winner on Monday, July 5th!
Have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!

More fun challenges:
Raise The Bar - Colors of Your Flag
Paper Cutz - 4th of July
No Time To Stamp - Star Light Star Bright
Stamp Something - The Colors of Your Flag
Craftalicious Challenges - Cute
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes Birthday
Rosie D's - Summer Birthday's
Spoon Full of Sugar - Animal Crackers
Stamp With Fun - Birthday

Edited to add:  Be sure to go check out the In Style Stamps blog, there's a blog candy giveaway!


97 comments:

Marianne said...

Jan,
Your cards are always so top notch. I love them all.

Lori said...

Your cards are great! I love your colors.

Esther said...

You're a true Copic Marker Master!

JustYolie said...

I LOVE YOUR CARDS!! Happy 4th of July!

Ginger said...

amazing cards.... have a great 4 th

CowtownCrafter said...

Super cute!!!

Paula said...

Spectacular coloring on every one of these Jan. You do great work. Thanks for everything you do for OWH.

Adele said...

I love your combination of colors and textures. You have a great eye for this sort of thing!

Noelle's Corner said...

The missing you card is so cute. Of course i love any card that has a dog on it.

helloholley said...

All of your work is always wonderful!! These are so stinkin' cute!!! Great job!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Yowza! You've been busy...lol! Love all of your red, white and blue cards ;D

Sharon (Sherry) Hickey said...

I'm new to OWH so I'm just drinking in the beauty of everyone's cards! Yours are beautiful. I particularly noticed the textured papers; love that! Happy 4th.

Yolanda said...

Sandy's digis are great and so are your cards. Making me drool over Copics.

Brenda said...

The first thing that comes to mind is "WOW". Your cards are so cute and the coloring is superb. TFS

Lone Pine Designs said...

These are all wonderful...so beautifully coloured!

Brenda said...

The first thing that comes to mind is "WOW". Great cards. Your coloring is superb.

Sandy said...

OMG! 1300 YARDS?!?!! You must have been in HEAVEN! :)

And your cards are just adorable, Jan..you are so talented!!!

jimlynn said...

As always, your cards are just darling!!! LOVE that last one. The little puppy is just too cute!
1300 yards of ribbon!!!! OH MY! Now that is ALOT of ribbon. Thanks for the chance to win some.
Lynn

Dolores A. said...

I've been admiring your work for a while now on OWH and you are a true artist! You certainly did justice to Sandy's digies...they are adorable.
Thanks for visiting me earlier too,
and wish I had something to give away, but I don't know how that works as yet. Next time perhaps.
But, I'd loooove to get your extra ribbon, so will cross my toes!

KarenS said...

Your cards are great! You really did a wonderful job coloring Sandy's cute images.

Jackie L Watson said...

I love your cards but I like the American girl the best. Just reminds me of summer and picnics and the 4th. That is alot of ribbon and thank you for being so thoughtful to share with all of us. Happy 4th of July

Eileen said...

What great cards! I love the American girl one.

*Alison* said...

WOW.. your cards are just STUNNING.. I LOVE the elements and the placements of your cards.. :) thanks for the chance to win.. HUGS

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, these cards are all so great. You've have been so busy. Thanks for sharing your talent and a chance to win some candy.

Nancy Keller said...

Happy birthday! Happy birthday to your hubby! And happy anniversiary to both of you! Thanks for posting your great examples - I can't wait to color the new digi stamps :) Have a safe and happy weekend / holiday / birthday / ani. shebang!!!!

Nancy Keller said...

Oh wow, this calls for extra fireworks! Happy birthday! Happy birthday to your hubby! Happy anniversiary! Happy 4th! Thanks for sharing your great examples - I can't wait to give the new digi stamps a go. :)

Andrea said...

I could only dream of having the talent to color like that! Some day I'll have to give the Copics a try. Absolutely beautiful cards!

mmwilken said...

Wonderful cards for the digits we received!! Aren't they great?? Thanks for sharing your cute cards!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

You've outdone yourself with these wonderful cards! I just LOVE Sandy's new digis and how beautifully you've colored them! TFS the Copic combo for the puppy too! Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, and Happy July 4th! You need to do some serious celebrating :)

Marlene Diefendorf said...

WOW - your cards are just awesome. I can't imagine 1300 yds of ribbon... oh my. How kind of you to share some. Thanks.

Caro said...

I love these digistamps and your wonderful "copic" cards are inspiring me to work on them.. plus I'm a doggie person so of course I'm gonna love them... all that ribbon.. for a ribbon-a-holic like me it might cure me of my compulsive ribbon bin shopping... for a while :)

Deb Neerman said...

These are all absolutely fabulous ... and colored so beautifully!

1,300 YARDS of ribbon?!? Omigosh, that's a lot of ribbon ... how sweet of you to share!

And before I forget, lol, thanks for joining us in this week's Stamp Simply "Stars" challenge!

Have a safe and happy birthday/anniversary/holiday weekend!

Kimme said...

Great cards. I am working on mine tomorrow.

Martha said...

What a great set of cards! I love the bright, bold colors and graphic designs of your cards. Way to go!

Kimberley Martini Young said...

I can not image 1300 yards of ribbon. That is just amazing. I love all your puppy dogs. They are so cute. Have a great birthday and anniversary week.

Erica said...

Great cards. How did you win so much ribbon?

Rufus said...

WOW, all of your cards are fantastic! You really did a great job with Sandy's digi's. I'm soooo jealous, (not of the 1300 yards of ribbon well, at least not to much) that you got to go to CHA!! That must have been a BLAST!
Happy 4th
R/

Rufus said...

I'm an idiot, hit the button to soon, I meant to tell you happy birthday x 2 and Happy Anniversary! I've got the same situation in my house. Hey, it never gets forgotten!
R/

mumgranny said...

Love all your cards. Have to try those digi stamps from Sandy tomorrow. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy.

Martie

mumgranny said...

Trying this again - love your cards and thanks for the chance to win the ribbon - gorgeous.

stampershirley said...

Cute cards ... thanx so much for sharing them with us - nice job on the coloring too!

Judianne said...

Very cute cards! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Wendy said...

Congratulations on all the celebrations! All your cards are beautiful. You did a stupendous job!

songbird cindi said...

Loved the way you used the digis, and you are truly a master (mistress?) with the Copic markers!

Shelly Schmidt said...

All fo your cards are outstanding- coloring wonderful! Excellent post- and 1300 yards of ribbon- goodness- that is outstanding!!! TFS

Shelly Schmidt said...

All fo your cards are outstanding- coloring wonderful! Excellent post- and 1300 yards of ribbon- goodness- that is outstanding!!! TFS

Jamie said...

I really like your cards. My favorite is the first one, but they are all wonderful. You are really good with the copic markers, I'm still learning them.

Kim G said...

I love all of your cards but really love American Girl. Too Cute!

HalfDozen said...

I really like the merged one, cute, they all look great btw.
jessica_lee_mt AT yahoo.com

Lynn said...

All your cards are fabulous! I think my fav is the American Girl. Great job on them all.

rstuck2003 said...

Your cards are AWESOME! Wish I could color like that!! Happy 4th of July!!

Ola said...

All of your cards are amazing... love the miss you card!!!

Happy 4th of July!

I'm in love with all of that amazing ribbon!

Thanks so much for sharing & the chance to win!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Katie said...

Loving all your cards! So great to see the Americana/4th of July theme going on! Thanks for joining us at PTT.

Dianna said...

Adorable cards! Thanks for coming to the party at PTT this week!

debb said...

Your cards are beautiful- I love all the images! Sandy makes such great digis! That Dream Impressions stamp is super-have to look that one up!
Happy Birthday to you and Hubby Happy Anniversary!
Happy 4th!

Virginia D. said...

Cute, cute, CUTE!!! Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary! Have a great celebration!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful cards! I love your coloring!

Have a safe & happy July 4th week end!

Please stop by my blog and sign up for my blog candy.

Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

Jeanette said...

Just passing through on the OWH Blog Tour. I love your cards. My what wonderful blog candy you are giving away.

Kajikit said...

Wow! What a lovely bunch of cards... your colouring is just beautiful. :)

lsims said...

Such cute cards...and I love the little puppy.

dawna (paws2ink@mac.com) said...

Your cards are ADORABLE! You really have a knack for the coloring!

Sandy said...

Cute cards!! I'm loving digi stamps!!! Thanks for participating!!

Robin said...

all of your cards are awesome Jan, but I love that all American girl. She's so cute

thanks for sharing and have a Happy 4th, Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to you and DH

Erika said...

Great cards!!

...Darlene said...

What cute cards and all so nicely done. Thank you for sharing. Nice blog too.

Andrea said...

Very nice card - great motiv and wonderful color and design. Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
Hugs and have a nice weekend
Andrea-Emmi41

Jeanne said...

Great cards Jan! I love all the Ciara digis. And thanks for offering the blog candy!

treesawardincrafts said...

Love your first two Birthday cards the best...fabulous job...great take on the red, white and blue theme...Happy Birthday America, and Happy Birthday to you and your husband as well...I just put my card up, number 67 on the InkLinkz linky would you mind coming to see my Blog? We have Blog Candy and a Blog hop to celebrate the OWH Tour as well on our site, you may be the lucky winner of my candy, and I may be of yours. Now wouldn't that be funny? Many thanks. Hugs, Teresa xxx

grandmalee said...

WOW Jan! These are great! I love what you've done with Ciara and the American Girl is awesome! You have such an eye for color!

Happy anniversary and birthdays to you and your DH! That's a lot to celebrate!!

Dana Klinkner said...

Wow - love your cards! Thanks for sharing how you colored the one dog card that matches the kraft paper - such a good tip! Thanks for sharing your inspiring card ideas and the ribbon give-away too. :)
Dana K.
mystampbiz@comcast.net

Irena said...

Very beautiful cards, lovely images.

Deloris said...

I love all of your cards. Great coloring and layouts.
Thanks for the chance to win the ribbon.

Courtney K said...

what awesome coloring on all of the images!

Julie said...

Super cute cards! That Ciara is a great little model!!

Karen Howard said...

OMG, these are awesome! Love what you've done with Sandy's digis!

Tasha said...

All of these cards are fantastic, such wonderful colouring :-)
Thanks for joining us over at Craftalicious
Hugs
Tasha
xxxxxx

Dixie Cochran said...

Jan, your cards are delicious! The "miss you" card is my favorite! Thank you for the wonderful post and for all you do to inspire us!

loyaz said...

Wonderful cards. I love each one. And appreciate your generosity. Thank you for this opportunity
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

jengd said...

Really cute cards! I esp. like the American Girl and Miss You pupply cards! Wonderful coloring!

Anna said...

Super cute cards! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays.

Kim said...

Love the work you are doing Jan! You really have found your niche.
Happy 4th!

Susan said...

I am LOVING all of these beauties! But the "miss you" card with the hydrant and the pup with the hat is just stealing my heart!!

Not sure what you mean by challenges, but I'll get back and try those links :)

Susan

GDP2001 said...

love the cards, I have never made a 4th of july card before, but after seeing these I might give it a try.

Theresa said...

Great cards! Love how you colored the free digi's. TFS! Happy 4th!

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful Patriotic Card!!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamp Something! Jo xxxx

CreaRenata said...

Oh my gosh, what a wonderful cards! Love them all! Thanks for joining in at Stamp Something!

Hugs,
Renata

Shirley said...

Jan, I'm glad you didn't say pick a favorite out of these cards as everyone of them is wonderful. Happy Birthday and Anniversary. I also want to let you know you're doing a fabulous job with the OWH Sketch Challenge.

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Oh my gosh, these little cards are too cute, thanks for sharing them and caring.

Purple Card Lady said...

Cute cards! TFS

Meg Bean said...

Great cards! I love how you colored the digital images! Happy 4th of July and Happy Birthday!

Christine said...

love love love all your cards, especially the "american girl" will have to look into getting it for myself... hee hee hee. . . .
happy birthday and anniversary - wow! what a weekend for you.

SalonD'Arte said...

Happy 4th of July, Happy Birthday & anniversary, too!!! WOW look at all these fantastic cards - beautifully hand-colored and detailed... thanks for sharing : ) Susan

MrsETaylor said...

What a wonderful piece. I love it so much. Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar

Mervi said...

Beautiful cards! Sorry I missed the ribbon draw, I have a candy too !
Thanks for taking part on my birthday challenge at Rosie D's,
good luck;-))Mervi

Sharanda said...

Very cute cards! Love the American Girl card...TFS! :o)

Crafteezee said...

Oh My, all your cards are cute and your colouring Perfect!

Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious.

Hugs Tracy x

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x