Tuesday, May 27, 2014

We salute you.

Before I get to my post, I would just like to thank all those men and women (and their families) out there who are, have, or will be fighting for the country I love so much. Thank you for all that you do.

We had a calm and quiet weekend which hasn't been the norm around here lately. I spent the weekend with my kids and hubby, and a little with my in-laws. :) My kids had to go to school on Monday as a 'bad weather' makeup day, so we celebrated on Sunday with a cookout. Anyhoo, I didn't really get to make much but I had the idea in my head for these cards and wanted to make them anyway.

My two All-American girls!!

There are two special men in my life that are in the Armed Forces and I made a card for each. They obviously won't have it for Memorial Day but might get it by Fourth of July. :)

I stamped my MFT Pure Innocence Soldier Boy (retired) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with my Copics. I used white gel pen for the buttons. The papers are Authentique's "Pride" collection. The card base is Stampin' Up's Not Quite Navy (retired) and the mats are Neenah Desert Storm. The buttons are from my stash (have had them forever but think they are from the Michael's dollar bins, back when they were a dollar) and I added my unknown twine.

On the inside, I added more of the same paper and a sentiment (in Versafine Black Onyx) from the same set.

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Digi Sketch - Use a Stamp and/or Sketch
Cardz 4 Guyz - 1, 2, and 3 (1 image, 2 papers, and 3 buttons)
CMC Copic Challenge #93 - Father's Day/Boy's Stuff
Di's Digi Designs - Make It Masculine
Anyone for Anya: May - Favorite Stamp (any MFT stamp is a favorite.)
Art by Miran #6 - Anything Goes
Red Carpet Studio #70 - 'Saving Private Ryan'
Love to Scrap #30 - Anything Goes w/ Stamping
Fitztown #36 - Thank You
Creative Moments #43 - Anything Goes w/ Twine
Sassy Studios #230 - Red, White, and Blue
Delightful Challenges - Red, White, and Blue
Brown Sugar #95 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #37 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #62 - Father's Day
Hiding in My Scrap Room #150 - Let's Hear it for the Boy
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #30 - One for the Boys
The Corrosive Challenge #200 - Anything Goes
A Random Fan #9 - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time #214 - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap #19 - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Lots of Layers
Robyn's Fetish #213 - 3 Buttons
My Sheri Crafts #134 - Masculine
Whoopsi Daisy - Lots of Layers
Eureka #91 - Masculine or Grungy
Crafting From the Heart #20 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #215 - Frame It
Fitztown #37 - Celebration


  1. Brilliant starat to our challenge for this week. Two adorable cards, loving your patriotic cards for Memorial Day/4th July. Thanks for joining in with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  2. These cards are adorable! I love the image & how you showcased them on your cards. Thank you so much for playing along w/ us at RCS!

  3. Adorable gilrs! Great card too! LOL Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  4. Adorable girls AND cards!!

    Thanks for playing along at Eureka Stamps this week.

  5. What a sweet image great layout.

    Thanks for joining us at fitztown i hope you have join in on the hop great prizes.

    Tracey dt

  6. A great pair of cards - both very striking

    Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week and hope to see you again soon x

  7. Fabulous <3
    Thank's for joining us at art by Mi Ran.

  8. Your girls look cute, even though they had to go to school on Monday. Love the cards. so patriotic.
    Thanx for joining us this week at Sassy Studio Designs.
    the little SSD brother

  9. Super Design, as always it is a pleasure to see your Creations, and thank you for sharing them with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, it is much appreciated...I hope you will join us again for another fun challenge next week, and good luck in the draw for this week...
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's

  10. Fabulous cards, don't really know which one to choose....Lol!!!
    Thanks for sharing them with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

  11. Fabulous cards Alicia, love the Red, White and Blue, and the fabulous images, thank you for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week, best of luck xxx

  12. PS, your girls are beautiful xxx

  13. Beautiful card thank you for playing along at Digi Sketch challenge :)

  14. Great cards. They are so sweet looking. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!

  15. Awesome cards. Wonderful work. Thanks for sharing at RCS.

  16. Two wonderful cards here. Love you R W and Blue colours. Great images. Thanks for linking up with us at MSC this week. Very pretty girls.

  17. Fabulous card, I love MFT!!
    Thanks for joining us at Eureka this week
    Marji DT

  18. Wonderful card thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers with Anything goes challenge Hugs Tania (DT)xx

  19. Great guy cards, beautifully colored and the papers are great. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Masculine or Grungy." Come back to join us again and good luck.
    Karal Eureka Stamps DT

  20. Gorgeous cards with lovely bright papers to celebrate such occasions! I love both of them.

    Thank you so much for joining us over on the OSAAT challenge this week. Lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  21. Beautiful Cards, and I love anything that celebrates our Hero's.... Thanks for joining us over at HIMCR for the Let's Hear it for the Boy Challenge.

  22. Love both your designs, Alycia - great patriotic colours and fab image. Thanx for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  23. Thanks for sharing your super creations for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 30: for the guys - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  24. Oh my goodness, those two are cuties with their fancy hair ribbons. Both cards are wonderful with that fun image and great paper choices. I really like the design. It's so crisp and suits both the papers and the image so well. Thanks for playing along with our Frame It challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

  25. Both cards turned out wonderful! :o)

  26. Great cards!
    Thanks for sharing with us for the challenge at Come And Get It…..hope to see you back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT ~

  27. Great cards! Love the papers and how thoughtful of you to honor those special men in your family, Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments

  28. Your project is awesome with so many wonderful details! Thank you for playing with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" challenge this time!
    Leslie, DT
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog

  29. Beautiful cards - lovely images and papers. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments - hope to see you again x

  30. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week with your lovely patriotic cards. Good luck. Christine x DT

  31. These are fantastic! Very patriotic! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB DT Coordinator

  32. Super cute masculine card. Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge for our 200th challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again real soon!

  33. Fabulous colouring, a lovely card! Thanks for playing along at Digi Sketch Challenge.

    Kelly x

  34. Lovely, what a special way to honor them :) Thanks for joining us at the Digi Sketch challenge blog, hope you'll join us next week too!

  35. These cards are fab.Lovely design. Thankyou for joining us at Whoopsi daisy this week

  36. Awesome! Thanks for playing with us this week at Whoopsi Daisy! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
    Karen C

  37. Wow...these are just so striking and lovely. Great job.

    This is just lovely. Thanks for joining us for our Celebration Blog Hop event.

    Lynn, Fitztown DT

  38. Very patriotic! Fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB DT Coordinator

  39. Beautiful coloring and wonderful thoughts behind the card! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts.

  40. Fabulous cards...so neat and clean and scrummy! Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  41. Wonderful cards!! Great papers and cute image! Thanks for joining us for our 200th challenge at The Corrosive Challenge!


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