Wednesday, June 27, 2012

♥Simon Says...Sporty and/or Patriotic!♥

Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a great week so far! My family and I are away on vacation in Lancaster,PA, Amish Country! Boy do I need this vacation too?! We are going to an Amusement Park called Dutch Wonderland, but our beautiful hotel actually has an indoor water park inside of it! So, I'm sure the kids won't want to leave it to go to the amusement park! (And neither will I probably!!) But we'll see! I'll post some pics when I get back!

 This week's super fun challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog is to create a card with a Sport or Patriotic theme. With the Summer Olympics starting soon and the 4th of July coming in the States, we figure this would get you all in the spirit!! Can't wait to see all of your inspiring creations!!


 This week the Simon Says DT is featuring products by Cuttlebug! I love my Cuttlebug Machine! So easy and convenient to use! I ran both the Swiss Dots and Folder Stars Embossing Folders through my Cuttlebug. The large multicolored star on the front is also by Cuttlebug. It is an old die that I had for quite some time.


 The papers are by Authentique from the Glory 6x6 Paper Pad. I also used lots of Liquid Pearls in White Opal.

And, don't forget, Heidi will generously give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!






Have a great day everyone!!

23 comments:

Jingle said...

I love the way you collaged the elements! SUCH a great card!

Lin said...

Perfect patriotic card, Melissa! All those fun vintage-y details are wonderful, and the embossed stars show them off beautifully!

Tamika said...

Great card, I love how everything pops off of the dark background! You will have a great time in Lancaster. You know CKC will be there at the end of July, I am planning a road trip!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Melissa :-) I love the whole design of this ,, absolutely fabulous !! LOVE the papers !! perfect for the challenge ! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

pooky said...

Hi Melissa!!! You and your family are in my part of the country!!! I am part Dutch...they say we are backwards..lol! Hope you have a lot of fun!!! Love your card:)
♥Bev

Kelly Lloyd said...

A fab card Melissa..

Your holiday sounds wonderful, have a great time..

Hugs Kelly

Sonia said...

Fab card Melissa!
Hugs,
Sonia

cheiron said...

Wonderful card. Love all the vintage details...very patriotic!!!

Marília Lopes said...

Gorgeous card Melissa!!!
I love the way you collaged the elements!
Hugs from Brasil

kaiahobid said...

Gorgeous card! Love the details ;)

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Beautiful work, Melissa! I really like how you sort of 'bundled' the ephemera and adhered it together...really pretty!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

CraftyLoops said...

You gotta love the swiss dots embossing folder.....its my go to folder, lol. I love this card Melissa. I hope you and your family have an incredible time away. I look forward to the photos. Lee x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card, fabulous details.
luv
Debby

Rica said...

Hi Melissa, your card is fabulous - drama is the word that springs to mind, I love your details, a wonderful collection of shapes, colours and sizes - love it!!!

hugs Heather xx

pattyo said...

I'm about an hour away from Lancaster County. We just took a day trip there last weekend--love it! If you've never been there, you'll have to try Shady Maple Smorgasbord! Love your card and especially the star background.

Karen Letchworth said...

I had seen your patriotic card on SSS blog, and thought it was really cute. I hope to be able to enter this week. Seems like life is just SO busy lately. Thanks for the inspiration!
Karen

Sarah J. Moerman said...

What a great card! Love the grouping of images!

Tracey said...

What a patriotic card. Love the stars and colours you used.
Hugs

Elise said...

My goodness gracious Melissa! You are creative in everything you do~! This 4th of July card is so vintage and GORGEOUS! You think of the teensiest details and make it all so beautiful!

Hope you're having a blast on your vacation!!!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Lisa Carroll said...

Wonderful card, Melissa! Love your ability to layer and collage so well without it looking cluttered... wish I could do that. Just fab!

Cheryl said...

I LOVE this card! Lots of interesting texture and design. I have GOT to get that embossing folder--it's fantastic!

*Vicki* said...

I just LOVE this creation!! So festive and fun!! The stars look fabulous on it!! :) Thanks so much for joining in my blog candy and best of luck to you my crafty friend!! HUGS :)

Joy said...

Gorgeous girl, you do vintage so well, and as always my jaw is on the ground..hugs