Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Patriotic... 4th of July... red, white and blue

Good Tuesday afternoon my friends.  Man... it's already 4th of July tomorrow!!  How does that happen??  Time just keeps flyin' by, doesn't it?  But since it is our nation's birthday tomorrow, I've cooked up a card that covers the whole gamet... patriotic... 4th of July... red, white, blue... and a whole lot of cute (image-wise)!!  This is one of Krista's new images called Hair Situation.

Now let me tell ya something.  That little lady does have lots of hair!!  And isn't it glorious!?!  This is my first stab at auburn hair.  I'm not sure I'm real happy with it, but I guess it could have been worse {smile}!  I'll keep working on it.  I'll probably try some other color combos to see what I like best.  If you have any suggestions that work really well for you, I'd love to hear about them.  I just love getting new ideas from my sweet commenters.

Let me ask you something... how are you with chipboard?  I've always fought with it and I was never quite sure how to get those fun shapes colored right.  Well... a while back I purchased a Jenni Bowlin acrylic pain dabber (cough syrup).  It is simply p-e-r-f-e-c-t!  I was soooo pleased that it covered so well and was soooo easy to use!  Now I have to go out to buy about fifty other colors.  haha!

It's been so great getting back into my beloved paper crafting/coloring again.  And I must thank you all for a lot of that.  You've been leaving me such wonderful and encouraging comments that it just makes me want to create more and more.  I just want to THANK YOU so much for that.  I really means the world to me!!

Whew... there's going to be tons of challenges today.  Hang in there with me, 'K?

Crafty Creations Challenge - embellish it
Simon Says Stamp - sporty and/or patriotic
Crafting for all Seasons - patriotic, military, fireworks
The Sisterhood of Crafters - see stars
Charisma Cardz - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - patriotic
Delightful Challenges - celebrations
PaperPlay Challenge - flags, pennants, banners
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes
Saturated Canary Challenge - red, white and blue
Stamping 411: Color Inspiration - use your high school colors
Bloggers Challenge - celebrate the 4th
Fat Pages and Cards with an Attitude - anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
Stampin' with the Dragon - red, white, blue
Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge - stars and stripes
Totally Papercrafts - can you digi it?
ATC's and Cards with Attitude - anything goes
Card Makin' Mamas - red, white, blue
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - anything goes
Fun with Shapes and more - include something punched or cut
The Poodles Parlour - cute and/or cuddly
Simply Create Too - country where you live
2 Sisters Challenge - red, white, but w/ option of glitter or bling
Allsorts - in bloom -- use flowers
Catch the Bug - summer or the 4th of July
Just Us Girls - stars and sparkle
My Sheri CRAFTS - Oh I love America
Little Claire's Designs - jubilee - red, white, blue
CMC Copic Challenge - big hair
Creatalicious Challenge - anything goes
ABC Challenge - S is for surprise us
Creative Inspirations Paint - Inspired By:  Independence Day
Kenny K's Krafty Krew - patriotic
One Stitch at a Time - use a digi
Sentimental Sundays - be patriotic
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - red, white, blue and a little sparkle too
Gingerloft - red, white, blue
Cupcake Craft Challenge - bright as a button (bright colors and at least one button)
MarkerPop Challenge - hair/fur coloring
Love to Create Challenge - stars and stripes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - celebrations or 4th of july
Forever Friends - inspired by the USA
Celebrate the Occasion - 4th of July
Digital Tuesday - kids
Going Grey wit Scrap-Creations - 4th of July
Papertake Weekly Challenge - anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays - patriotic - show your country's colors
The Pink Elephant - photo inspiration
Ribbon Carousel - Independence Day

Again... whew!!  That's got to be a record for me.  I've tried to watch for those challenges with entry limits, but if I've missed any, please forgive me.  That's it for today.  Have a wonderful 4th of July and celebrate safely.

Stamps:  Saturated Canary Hairy Situation digi, Stampabilities Definitions (sentiment)
Papers:  October Afternoon Report Card (blue with stars), October Afternoon Seaside
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black (for sentiment)
Supplies:  Nestabilities, chipboard, Jenni Bowlin acrylic paint dabber, WOC poppies, diamond gems, red ribbon, BG buttons, red gems, red glitter, white glitter
Techniques:  Copic markers



Hi Denise wow gorgeous card the image is fab and coloured beautifully the hair looks good to me. Love the layout it's fantastic. Good grief it must have took you ages to type up all thos challenges. I'd go and have a rest now. Caroline xxx

Leah's crafts

gorgeous card love the colours . Thank you so much for joining us at fat pages and cards with attitude x


WOW! This is awesome! LOVE this image and your coloring is amazing! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘SEEING STARS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'


A super patriotic card. Fantastic colouring. Thanks for sharing with us at ATCs & Fat pages with Attitude. Caz


Adorable, great hair! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Sarah J Moerman

Great card! Love the flag background and adorable girl! Wonderful coloring! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


Fantastic card!!
I love your take on July 4th - it is different than most - that is why I like it so much. Of course your colouring is awesome!! So is your red hair :o)
Great stars and the rhinestones are lovey.
Hugs, Candy


Fabulous card with lovely bright colours,thank you for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck - Jane x


Totally gorgeous card, thanks so much for taking part in the Creative Inspirations Challenge....

Wendy L

Great image and great colouing to. Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge. Wendy DT. xxx


stunning work... i like her long hair... simply pretty

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes)

Wow now that's what I call a card! Her hair is magnificent! Thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges for our Celebration Challenge hugs Susan x


Your Hair is so fantastic.
I love the card and image.
Thank you so much for taking the time to come enter in this week's Challenge.I Love your Creative Side, Best of Luck!
Hugs, Founder and Owner Tammy Ortiz


This is gorgeous - and how fabulous this colour scheme is working with the lovely Saturated Canary stamps.
Best wishes, Sharon

Ann Marie Governale

GORGEOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUS!! Just love how you colored her! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sundays! Please come back this Sunday to see if you won and to join our "sketch" theme upcoming challenge!xxx Ann Marie

Rosalien Zwackhalen

Wauw!! This is just perfect, the colours, the colouring and the embellishments. And what a super cute image. I absolutly love it. Thanks for joining DC.

Hugs, Rosalien


Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Andy Llewelyn-Brinsley

Well for a first effort Denise you have done a magnificent job on her glorious hair. I too love to colour but have yet to try Auburn hair, I have only just dared to try dark coloured skin but thankfully it came out okay. I love chipboard and I generally cover it with designer papers after paining in acrylic paints. I glue with ordinary PVA (not put on too thick so that the paper doesn't warp!) and then I use my paper files to go around the edges to really smooth the edges out and to make the paper look a lot tidier. Thanks you so much for joining us over at Kenny K's new challenge blog, I hope to see you around a lot more often with such great creations.
What a shame you are missing out on the chance to get a prize this week, if you had used a Kenny image I'm sure you would have stood a great chance!! Suppose we will never know now eh X
Take Care


Gosh I love her hair, and those red sparkly stars are just fab :)


Denimo: Your patroitic card is so cute--I love it especially your image! Thanks for joining us for our Challenge #16 - "Country Where YOU Live".

Simply Create Too Design Team Member


Thank you for sharing your Red, White and Blue card with us at Card Makin Mama's.

Maire Gamber

Your coloring on this adorable image is just gorgeous. thank your for joining us at CMC!
Marie XX

Susie Little

Superb card! THank you for playing along at Kenny K's Krafty Krew! Xx


Wonderful card and great coloring. Thanks for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our "Seeing Stars" challenge.


I love this image! She is so cute! Thank you for joining us at The Poodles Parlour this time!

DT Member
Celestial Things


wow!!!! great card, great coloring and great hair!!!!thanks for sharing it at ABC Challenge!


Greta card, but unfortunately it doesn`t fit to our challenge. You have to use punches AND our new theme is Fly agaric... so sorry, but your card is great.

Hugs Ivi

Beccas Pysselparadis

Wow what a gorgeous card, love your coloring :) Thanks for joining us att Kenny K´s Krafty Krew hugs Rebecca


Beautiful card, and her hair is GORGEOUS. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.


So stinkin' cute, thanks for playing along at Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenges this week.

Lisa Somerville

How sweet! Wonderful coloring, love the added sparkly chipboard stars! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!


So cute! You're right, the little lady has lots of hair--colored beautifully! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

Nikki Byrne

wonderful card :o) Love the image you have coloured her beautifully!!! Thank you for joining us at gingerloft this week for our red white and blue challenge and good luck. Hugs

Nikki DT


this is a gorgeous the details and your coloring is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday!

Jacqueline Smith

That is a really awesome card, love the colouring job and the details. Thanks for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon.


Wonderful coloring! Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with JUGS this week.

Tammy Miller

I love this project! Thanks so much for playing along with our Theme challenge over at Catch the Bug! We are so happy to have you and hope that you will join us again very soon for our next challenge!


This is a really really fab card! I love to see creations that shows that it has been made with pure love :)

Thank you for joining us at KKKK this week!

Hugz Jessica


Love her pig tails, thanks for playing at Catch The Bug This week.


This is quite a fantastic card! I love the flag and your coloring is wonderful!!!
Thanks for joining in at Stamptacular this week!

Rina Fashionista


This is a gorgeous card. The coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, and hope to see you back.

Purple Card Lady

Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us for Tammy's Scrapin Corner challenge.

Lucianna Dilsaver

She turned out so sweet, your coloring is beautiful on your festive card! Thanks for sharing with us this week @ CTO for our "4th of July" Challenge :)

Deanne Saunders

That is a gorgeous card!!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!


Stunning card thanks for joining us at little claire this month


Thank you for helping us kick off the new Markerpop blog!!

Tracy Valure

Great coloring!! Thanks for playing along with Markerpop!!! Hugs Tracy Valure

Maire Gamber

Beautiful card! You really rocked this challenge!
How cute is this! Love the image and your coloring is wonderful!

Thank you for joining us at MarkerPop!


Marie XX