Thursday, July 1, 2010

Operation Write Home Tasty Challenge

Hello, can you believe it's July 1st already?!!
If I step outside today I'll get a dose of that reality, we're supposed to have a high of 118 here. 

My card today is for the "Tasty" challenge over at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps,  
I think I've been waiting all month for this one!  

Karen and Tammy had discussed this challenge and had it in motion when I came in as part of the OWH Stars & Stamps administrative team for the midweek throwdown.  I've taken over Karen's job doing the midweek throwdown and I've been under her wing for several weeks now and I'm about to have to fly on my own soon, but all of the wonderful card makers she's worked with have befriended me too.  

On to the card making!  My image is by Di's Digi downloads and I colored him with Copic markers using my newest favorite technique dotting on the backgrounds.  My sketch is from looking on the challenge blogs where I saw the most beautiful card and used bits and pieces of that layout for this one.  I printed God Bless America on the computer for my sentiment because 4th of July is coming and I just couldn't get it out of my mind.  The stars are a Spellbinders die with Dew Drops enhanced with R27, the kraft panel has been put through the Cuttlebug with a new 5 X 7 embossing folder I can't remember the name of and the ribbon is from Michael's. 

I know you've been seeing a lot of red, white, blue and kraft out of me lately and promise I'll try to cut back...  I ran out of W0 so you're in luck until I order a refill...   

Quite honestly I want to do some Christmas in July stamping and In Style Stamps is previewing their holiday images this month and I have some of them to share with you!  I also have a couple holiday stamps from The Stamping Boutique that are available now and are they ever cute!   I don't have anything for the holidays from La La Land Crafts yet but I do have some really cute images of theirs to share with you as well.

More challenge entries:
Pixie Dust Studio - Red, White & Blue 
The Creative Cottage - Summer Surprise 
Hand Full of Stamps - Life's a Picnic 
MelJen's - Red, White & Blue 
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes With a Celebration 
Colour Q - Red, White & Blue 
For Fun ChallengesIndependence Day

31 comments:

jimlynn said...

So cute - and just THE perfect ribbon! Precious.
Lynn

Irena said...

Very cute and beautiful card :)

Shana said...

What a special card! Truly patriotic. Thank you for joining us at Meljen's Designs red, white, and blue challenge - we hope to see you again next week!

Trish Hughes said...

this is great, love the image and what you did with it!!! thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.
Trish

Tammy said...

OM Gosh Jan this is absolutely adorable!! I LOVE that image and you have colored it beautifully! This is perfect for the Tasty challenge...thanks for sharing!

Shelly's Images said...

Such a wonderful card Jan! I had a great time visiting your blog today.

Thanks for joining us this week at Shelly's Images for our TTThursday Challenge. We hop you will visit us again soon.

1CardCreator said...

How cute Jan! Perfect for the 4th of July! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Rebekah said...

Aww wow what a cute image and fab colours! Thanks for joining us at the creative cottage challenge this wk hugs Rebekah x

Robin said...

wonderful card!

helloholley said...

I love your card Jan.....then again,I love all your cards!!! ;)

Yolanda said...

Cute! I can hear the sizzle and smell the steak. That will be cause our heroes to drool--in a good way.

Mary Ski said...

118 degrees??!! Stay inside and create more of these cute cards. The grill king is delightful. Thanks for sharing with For Fun Challenges

CraftinGranny said...

Adorable card and your coloring is outstanding.

Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun this week and hope to see you back next week with another wonderful creation.
"Hugs" Carol

LeAnne said...

Oh, so cute!

Caro said...

Adorable bear..perfect "grilling out" card for the holiday weekend.. I need to check out some of the sites you listed for digi stamps!

Caro said...

Love the grilling out bear! Very patriotic cards.. need to check out some of the stamp sites you mentioned. Happy 4th!

Helen Dooley said...

Now Jan that is just too adorable! Im glad you decided to share with us this week at For Fun! ?Have a happy 4th.

otomys said...

Beautiful card, Jan. Love the image and fantastic colouring. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges this week! Hope to see you next week, too.
Amelia x

Becca - Expressions said...

Love this card! And I had a great time looking through older posts checking out all your great work. See you on the OWH tour!

Cat said...

So cute and perfect for the holiday!
Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card! I just love everything about it!! Thanks so much for stopping by For Fun Challenges and playing along.

Sprytebyrd said...

Aaaaw - this image is so cute and I love the embossed background! Great card!!
Thanks so much for joining us in our Red, White & Blue challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

GREAT job on this, LOVE the image and your layout is SUPER. Thanks so much for playing along at SHELLY'S IMAGES TTT:)

Marion E. said...

what a cutie. And your coloring is stunning. And around the this time of the year I don't mind all the red, white and blue.
Thanks for playing along with Shelly's Images TTT. Hope to see more work from you next week.
xxx
Marion

Lauretta See said...

Ohh this is so sweet. Love the image and what to say about that beautiful ribbon! I LOVE IT! you did great with the colors too. Thank you for joining us on the Meljens challenge. Good Luck!

Tracey said...

Love that cute image & what a fab card!

Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun :)

Hugs
Tracey
x

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Jan,
Your card is adorable! I have been hopping around to the different blogs, but have not exactly figured out how the HOP works!

It was been fun simply to see lots of wonderful fun cards!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you have a wonderful 4th!!

Hugs,
Lisa

Tracy said...

this is fabulous, love the layout and the very cute image. Thanks for joining in this weeks Creative Cottage Challenge. hugs Tracy x

Cheryl said...

Oh my! How cute is this! I love the image and your coloring is fabulous!

Pauline said...

A delightful creation! I love the stars and especially that gorgeous ribbon! Thank you sharing and joining us at For Fun this week!

Carrie said...

that image is the sweetest, love the patriotic ribbon you paired with it too. Happy 4th!