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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Old Glory Card

I'm in a Patriotic mood. 

Had a jury summons for today. My jury summons when I received it in the mail said I was for stand-by. When I checked yesterday which you can after 5pm day before jury duty I was indicated 'To Appear.' Cked this morn just to be sure and was still indicated 'To Appear.' Left early this morn because it can take 30 mins to get there with no traffic and it indicated that you had to be there by 8:45am. I've had jury summons before and gone and never been selected. Came close to being selected last time but when group I was selected in chose to wait it out and not take a lunch break after the wait we found out that they had settled out of court and we could go home. Today 25 people were chosen. Rest of us (counted 28) were told to stay because they possibly had another group to choose. Went to bathroom and when I came back to Central Jury Room the people were coming out and they were told that we were not needed so we could leave. 

When I arrived home I had 3 Patriotic cards I had partially finished yesterday and I finished all of them and this is the first.

Created this card of Old Glory using Tim Holtz Old Glory die cut, Tim Holtz Distress Ink and several layers of cardstock & paper.

Used white cardstock as the base of the card. Cut the Old Glory out of americana Kraft red & blue cardstock and cut the portion to be blue and attached over the red flag. Cut the pole out of brown Kraft cardstock it. Distressed the edges of the flag & pole with Tim Holtx Distress Ink vintage photo. Distressed the cardstock & paper by hand tearing. Used Tim Holtz Distress Ink vintage photo on the edges of cardstock & paper after hand tearing. Stamped the sentiment onto Kraft cardstock. Used Tim Holtz idea-ology long fasteners/brads to attach to the card front below the flag.

ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
marker: American Crafts metallic gold
6" x 6" Base white cardstock
americana Kraft cardstock - red/white/blue
core'dinations off-white cardstock
the Paper Studio Patriotic Collage scrapbook paper
Spellbinders: Shapeabilities Grommet Tags
stamp: Studio112 clear stamp
Tim Holtz:
Distress Ink vintage photo
idea-ology long fasteners/brads
Old Glory die cut

Entering this into the following challenges:

2 Sisters Ch96 Plaids & Stripes unlim 6th 6/16-22
Allsorts Ch159 Paper piecing/piercing lim3 2nd 6/16-22
Cooking with Cricut PCW Masculine Ch Die Cut or Stamp Ch 6/19-25
Crafting for All Seasons Ch29 For Man unlim 6th 6/13-25
Crafts and Me Ch89 Anything Goes unlim 2nd 6/20-25
Divas by Design Ch40 To "die" for lim2 2nd 6/20-26
DLART Thankful Thurs Linky Party fav piece of mth Jun lim3 3rd 6/28-7/7
Friends of Speedy TV Ch25 Summer theme unlim 2nd 6/18-24
Getting Cricky Simply Sun Ch Summertime unlim 6th 6/3-30 

Gingerloft GL142 Vintage 6/10-23 
Hot Shot Ch9 Distress Inks unlim 6th 6/9-7/6
Jaihart Sun Are Lovely 10 unlim 26th 6/3
Kraft Journal 'Good 'ol Summertime' unlim 2nd 4th of July is in the Summer 6/18-24
Little Claire's Designs CH22 Jubilee red/white/blue & embellish show celebration lim3 2nd 6/16-7/13
Little Red Wagon Ch138 Get Krafty 6/20
Paper Playtime Ch77 Say it w/ Sentiments Anything Goes unlim 4th 6/18-30
Paper Pretties Mon ChPPMC44 Red/White/Blue unlim 2nd 6/18-24 

Pink by Design Red, White & Blue ?unlim? 2nd 6/20-26
Sentimental Sundays Ch107 Summer Fun lim3 2nd 6/17-23
Simon Says Stamp & Show a Bit of Brown unlim 3rd my brown is Kraft cardstock 6/18-24
Speedy Fox & Friends Ch112 Vintage unlim 1st 6/16-22
Stampin Sisters in Christ Ch144 Something that reflects you unlim 6th my like of patriotic things reflects me 6/17-23
Stamping with Dragon Anything Goes unlim 9th 6/15-21
The Sisterhood of Crafters Going in Circles use at least 2 circles lim3 1st my circles are the brads 6/13-24
Victorine Stamps Ch36 Anything Goes unlim 11th 6/14


  1. Gorgeous card. I love the distressed edges. Thanks for playing along with Friends of SpeedyTV. We hope to see you again next week.

  2. Beautiful patriotic creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘GOING IN CIRCLES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  3. Ohmy word these cards are gorgeous!! Wow wow wow. You really did a beautiful job. Thank you for playing along with our Circle challenge over at the sisterhood. Good luck!

  4. Awesome Card!!!You did a Fabulous job!!!!

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  6. Please see the rules on the side bar of THE ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE. You may submit only 3 entries per challenge. Your entry ( # 103) is now your 5th entry and must be deleted in fairness to the other participants

    1. Sorry for over entering. I understand the rules. I apologize for my mistake.
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  7. I love patriotic cards and this one is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at FOSTV.

  8. Another gorgeous card using Kraft paper! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  9. Love, love, LOVE this card...thanks so much for sharing with us at The Kraft Journal!

  10. Great card. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  11. That is a lovely patriotic card!

  12. Gorgeous job of that flag! Fantastic card :) Thanks for playing along with our Going in Circles Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  13. Great patriotic card, love the layout and the flag is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  14. Lovely card!!!! Gorgeous flag! Thanks for playing along with Friends of SpeedyTV.

  15. Melissa--what a wonderful patriotic card! Very nice! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends blog challenge!

  16. Great card. Love the DP and the burnt edges. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV or Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

  17. Wow this is so pretty. I love the the flag at the bottom. Visiting from Jaihart. :-)

  18. This is a great card. I love your DP and the tag is great. This is a CAS card that would be so nice to receive. Thanks for joining us again at SSiC.

  19. Wow...Old Glory looks great! Thanks for joining us at Ink It Pink... hope to see you again next week!

  20. Fabulous card, perfect for our vintage challenge at gingerloft this fortnight. Thank you for sharing and good luck.

    Nikki DT

  21. Great patriotic cards. Thanks for joining us at FOSTV. You must come back for our next week our challenge is ???? you'll see.

  22. What a great patriotic card, looks fabulous, you captured the spirit so well. Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!

  23. What a fab patriotic card, love it. Thanks so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.

  24. Fabulous card hun! thanks for joining us at Diva's this time hope to see you again soon

  25. Another fantastic card, Melissa! Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime!

  26. Fantastic card- love the distressing! Thank you for playing with us this week on the Ink it Pink Challenge! :)

  27. Great card. I love how you gave it a rugged look with the distressing. Thanks for playing with us at Ink it Pink!

  28. fabulous card.

    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week.

  29. WOW! I love your card! I love how your distressed it and gave it such a warmer look!
    Thanks for playing along with us at the Ink It Pink Challenge!

  30. I love this. It is so patriotic.
    Great job and Thanks for joining in the Getting Cricky Challenge.


  31. This came out so beautiful. I love the colors they really pop the flag out
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.

    DIANA L.

  32. This is beautiful!! Popping over from DL Art for another great card link up!
    TFS and have a GREAT weekend!!

  33. wow, all day at the courthouse. poor thing! i've been chosen many times, but everything was cancelled or whatever before the day of. i'm stopping by because i saw your entry on diana's link up! :)

  34. This card is gorgeous, love the torn edges and inking :D

  35. Amazing card!! Love the distressing!! I'm here from the DL.ART "favorites" link party. ~ Blessings