Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hometown USA

Hello Everyone! Bet ya'll are surprised to see me posting my card this early! LOL Well, I'm leaving at 5 am in the morning (Friday) heading to Texas with my Dad to visit my Sister and Brother-in-Law. I'm excited!!! They come home but I've only been out there once, like 20 something yrs. ago. They were in Austin then, now they are outside Dallas/Fort Worth. Won't be home 'til late late Tues. night. DH is gonna keep the homefront safe while I'm gone. Well, he'll take care of the pets! LOL This card is for challenge #3. Maria is our Paper Queen this week. The theme is 'Red, White and Blue' in honor of Flag Day this week. Of course, you may interpret this any way you like using one, two or all three colors. My card is 8 1/2x5 1/2. My front porch is cut from the Mini Monster cartridge (pg. 69).  I used the hide contour on my Gypsy and hid the roof part and only cut the 'porch'. On the cream background piece, I hid the rails so I could have a solid background. The I cut 3 white porches. On one I cut the front rails off and glued it to the bg piece. The other  2 I glued together. The chairs are from the My Community cartridge (pg. 28). I cut 1 in blue and 1 in red. Glued them to the bg piece and then popdotted the front of my porch on. The flowers are from Walk in My Garden cartridge (pg. 99). I used the border feature and it's shift. The banner's on the top of the porch and on the inside are from jolee's by You that I had picked up at Big Lots sometime last year. The 'Hometown USA' are stickers.  I had started out making another card, but didn't like it very much so I came up with this one. Like it much better. Hope ya'll like it, too!! Love to hear what ya think about it. :)
If you have time, peek down below this posting at the stuff our Granddaughter made when she was here. Thanks!!


Lisa said...

This is too darn cute! I love that flag border!!!

Scrapper69 said...

Great Card Sharon! I like the flags you put on this card! :)
Have a fun and safe trip.... I look forward to seeing what you create when you get back! :)

DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card! The flags and flowers are great!

Ellen said...


critterbugg365 said...

Great job on this weeks Paper Playtime Challenge that was super creative of you!

Maria Matter said...

oh how brilliant Sharon!!!
perfect for the color challenge this week!
Thank you so much for coming to play with us @ Paper Playtime!