Monday, May 28, 2012

May Artist of the Month - Week 4

Good morning everyone....I hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial Day!!!  First I want to thank all our duty, retired and their families....for sacrificing so much for our freedom!!!! We are soooo blessed to live in the USA!!!!

We had our family here on Saturday for some good food and lots of fun with the grands. Now it's time for a little stamping!!! This is my last Monday post as the May Artist of the Month for Our Craft Lounge. I have really enjoyed my Monday's posting on the Our Craft Lounge blog and sharing my OCL creations with you!!!.

I decided to play along with the Our Craft Lounge Friday challenge *You're a Grand Old Flag*. 
My card features stamps from OCL's Patriotic Parade....they were colored with Copics and punches were used for the stars. They were embossed with the Dotted Swiss folder and adhered with foam dots.  The sticker banner and the button with twine finishes it off.
Stamps: Patriotic Parade
Paper: Real Red, White, Brilliant Blue, Patterned Paper from Creative Imaginations
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Button, Sticker Banner from Creative Imaginations, Baker's Twine, Dotted Swiss Embossing Folder

This is also for a few other challenges:
1. One stitch at a Time - red, white, and blue
2. Crafty Pad Designs Challenge - colors of the flag
3. Craft Your Days Away - red, white, and blue
4. Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle - stars and stripes
5. Charisma Cardz Challenge - no flowers allowed

Thanks Kendra, Cami, and the Our Craft Lounge DT for inviting me to join you this has been such a wonderful experience and I have had so much fun creating with Our Craft Lounge stamps.!!!


Tammy said...

Adorable Joan! Love the cute image and the stars and bunting are perfect embellishments!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Love your sweet card today, well love all your cards, but this too cute with that teddy bear and the embossed stars, bright and happy all ready to celebrate in the parade. Sounds like you had a busy day, have a great one today.

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous patriotic card, Joan! The addition of those stars and the banner are awesome!!!

Happy Memorial Day.

Anne Temple said...

Love that image and your coloring is amazing.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Joan, I like the image the bunting and the stars.
Kevin xx

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jimlynn said...

I love this image and your card is just fabulous!! Love the stars and the banner - and of course, all the red, white, and blue!

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Joan, and Happy Memorial Day to you. I love your card and it's patriotic colours, it also looks really cheerful and bright with the stars and bunting. Not to mention very cute with that lovely image. Nice that you had a great family time at the weekend, what a fab way to spend time. Hope you have a good week! CoB

Unknown said...

I love your card! I have been stuck on red, white, an d blue banners lately, and I love the banner in your card!

Linda Palmer said...

Perfect card for today! Love your patriotic bear and darling design.

Dawn said...

Joan this is just lovely! Love the bunting! Thanks so much for playing in The Colours Of Your Country's Flag Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is gorgeous, I really like the bunting! Thank you for sharing your lovely card at one Stitch at a Time and good luck with the challenge. Judy x DT

Cat's sCrap said...

What a lovely card ! Nice bear and beautiful colours and papers. Good work ! Congratulations !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Gram's Treasures said...

Awesome card, and those embellishments are just perfect with that image. Thanks for playing along this week at Charisma and hope to see you next time too!

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Thank you for joining us at OSAAT with such a patriotic card and I love the little banner. Jennie DT

Cheryl said...

Aren't they the nicest people over at OCL? This card is adorable! Your little banner and that cute embossed stars are the perfect embellies for that sweet stamp.

Pauline said...

Fab card Joan, such a sweet image!
Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

Liz Williams said...

Your little bear is celebrating in the most precious of colors - red, white and blue. Love those stars.

Lori said...

So sweet! Love the little banner along the edge of the card! Thanks for joining us this month at OCL.

debbi taylor said...

such a lovely cute card!
thank you for joining in the challenge at the crafty pad this week - hugs

Love crafts forever said...

Super cute card. Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time.
Hugs Nataliya

Nikki Byrne said...

Beautiful card and image and perfect for our red white and blue challenge this week at osaat. Thank you for sharing it with us and good luck. Hugs. Nikki dt

Julie said...

What a great card - so patriotic!

Thanks for joining in with us at Craft Your Days Away for our Red, White and Blue Challenge!

Hope you stop by and play with us again soon!

Julie xx