Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Hurrah for the Red, White and Blue

I haven't been keeping up with the challenges very well the last week or so.  I've been wanting to, but life keeps getting in the way.  Ah! At least I have a life and I'm thankful for that.

Anyway, last night, I snuck away and did not just one, but two cards.  It was fun too!

This one is for a friend, who was chosen for a full time position at the library where I used to work.  I'm so delighted for her and for the library.  They're a perfect match!

The layout is from retrosketch this week.  I tipped it over though.  I really love the simplicity of these sketches and wish I could play every week.

For card number 2, I used the WT377 challenge at SCS last week to use the negative of a die or punch.  I punched this flower with the new Blossom punch and attached a piece of that bright and beautiful  Summer Smooches DSP behind it.

This will go to my friend whose birthday is Independence Day.  I love having a red, white and blue card to give her.

The challenges for both of these cards are...
     Dynamic Duos  to use Real Red and Island Indigo
     Less is More  to use Red, White and Blue in honor of the Queen's Jubilee
     Paper Players  where Jaydee challenged us

Wow! I got a lot of challenges out of these two cards.  Usually I don't combine many challenge.  Considering my lack of stamping time lately, it was nice that all these challenges fell into place.

All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Easy Events, So Happy for You (retired)
Ink:  Jet Black StazOn, Island Indigo, SU Markers (Real Red, Garden Green)
Paper:  Whisper White, Island Indigo
Other:  1 1/4" square & Extra-Large Tag Punches, Red Gingham Ribbon (retired), Simply Scored, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Curly Cute
Ink:  Island Indigo
Paper:  Whisper White, Island Indigo, Summer Smooches DSP
Other:  Blossom, Boho Blossoms & 1/2" Circle Punches, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Basic Pearl

Thanks so much for stopping by today.



Darnell J Knauss said...

You are my hero working these two cards in such a fantastic way AND tipping one over! Check you OUT! I love both of them!

Chrissie said...

These are both absolutely fab Bonnie!
Thanks so much, I love them.
"Less is More"

Susie said...

Both cards are really great.

Aileen said...

These are both fab, Bonnie. Love your little flower pot and the punched out flower with the paper background. x

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, my!! Bonnie, both of these sweet cards are adorable!! And I'm just lovin' the red, white, and blue!

Deanna said...

These are absolutely lovely Bonnie. Just loving your design with the RWB

Sarah Coggins said...

Great job on those challenges! Both cards are beautiful. :)

Enjoyed running into your guys at the park a couple weeks ago. Hope you all are well!

Benzi said...

Love both of these pretty cards, Bonnie. That Blossom punch looks fabulous. And, what a sweet flower pot on your scored base.

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! Both cards are fabulous. So klean and klassy. I love them! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Rita said...

Beautiful cards Bonnie. Hugs Rita xx

Faith A said...

Aw! you have done it again, 2 fabulous cards.

Victoria said...

Both of these cards are stunning! Impossible to choose a favourite!

Nance Leedy said...

Fabulous cards Bonnie! I love the scored lines on the first and the use of the negative space on the second! Way to knock out the challenges! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

Julie said...

Two great cards. Love them in red white and blue!

Susan said...

Two great cards this week, Bonnie! I must admit though...that second one steals the show for me!!

Mandi said...

These are both completely superb as ever Bonnie
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Jackie Rockwell said...

Pretty cards Bonnie! I especially love the embossing. So glad you played RetroSketches this week!!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Both cards are fantastic, Bonnie! Love the clean design and the scored lines on the first card really pop! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

It IS nice when challenges all fall into place, especially when stamping time is very limited. You get good exposure all at once. :)

I like that top card, especially, with the little 3D flower pot. So cute!