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Friday, July 2, 2010

It's A Blog Tour with CANDY!!

That is right - a blog tour sponsored by OWH. There will be prizes, freebies and tons more - so don't stop here - check it out. You will be inspired - you will be encouraged - you will want to make cards to send to the troops - it just happens that way.
This weekend we celebrate OUR Independence here in the USA. Freedom comes with a price and we have troops today that are out there fighting for the freedoms we hold so dear. Please don't ever take for granted the freedom to live here in our beautiful country.
To Celebrate - I created this card using a digital image from Tracey at The Stamping Boutique. She shared this image with the readers of the OWH Stars and Stamps Blog a couple of weeks ago. I colored her with my prismacolor pencils using the pencil burnishing method rather than using sansodor as my blending medium. I am not sure I like the coloring as much on her - of course, I started her several days ago and got side-tracked. I have printed out several more of this image and will color some more over the holiday weekend so I can make cards to send to the troops to say "THANK YOU" for their service. The troops enjoy having the cards to send home to their families - but it is also very encouraging for them to get cards of thanks from those of us that send 'any hero' cards.
In addition to making more cards (or at least coloring images to make into cards this weekend) I have been cleaning up my stamping/crafting area - and I came across a few items that one lucky tourist will get. Of course, this is only for the first day of the tour - I will have other items for each day of the tour - so if you want a chance at some wonderful blog candy - you will have to come back each day throughout the weekend and see what I have to offer and what you have to do in order to be entered in the contest.
So, for today - if you have read this far - I would like you to tell me what your three favorite Stampin' Up Colors are from the new catalog that you would use for making a Christmas Card! I know - it is Independence day weekend - but it is also the start of my Christmas in July challenge month.

Thanks for stopping by the spa - come back tomorrow to see what else I have for blog candy.

~Paula~

29 comments:

Paula said...

Lovely image - will have to look at this company. Like this co-ordination with the whole card too - the image panel background is super & really sets her off & as for that bow - how did you do that?? Amazing.
Take care & I wish you all the best with this hop.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

JustYolie said...

Beautiful card...I need to color her this weekend...she's adorable. :)

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Very sweet card. I've colored the soldier now I've got to try this girl. Happy 4th!

Brenda said...

Love this digi and your treatment of her. She (and the card) is great.

I would use Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi and Crumb Cake (or maybe Early Espresso).

Paula said...

Terrific post and a very nice card. I do "Christmas in July" card making myself...lots of fun. Have a great 4h of July and thanks for being a part of OWH.

Dolores A. said...

You did a wonderful job coordinating the colors for this adorable digi.

Noelle's Corner said...

Your card is amazing! TFS

rstuck2003 said...

This sweet little girl is one of my favorite digis...thanks for sharing your card! Happy 4th of July

Cheryl said...

Very sweet card!

I have seen the chart with the new colors but I don't remember any of their names.

Have a safe & happy July 4th week end!

Please stop by my blog and sign up to win my blog candy.

Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

...Darlene said...

I downloaded this page and made some cards that are going to be going to OWH soon. She is so cute. Thank you for sharing.

JPScraps said...

Cute image & card!

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card.

Jackie L Watson said...

Your card is adorable, love the digi. I am doing Christmas in July myself this month so my colors are Cherry Cobbler, wild Wasbi and Crumb Cake. Can't believe we are even talking about Christmas.

Operation Write Home said...

Your card is adorable....but I haven't got a clue about the SU colors, so you'll have to get opinions from others! :) :) :)

Have a GREAT 4th, see you along the tour!

debb said...

Wonderful card! I would use the traditional Christmas colors of cherry cobbler,old olive and very vanilla! But I am not ready for Christmas-LOL! Happy 4th!

jengd said...

I'm not sure since I haven't seen them together but I think Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, and Whisper White might be interesting together. (Yeah, I know, the WW is a bit of a copout!)

Ola said...

Your card is beautiful!! The colors I would choose are Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake & probably Pear Pizzaz!

Happy 4th of July!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Such a pretty card! As for Christmas color combos, I'd like to try out Marina Mist, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake for a change of pace. . . .

helloholley said...

I love your card,and I think your coloring is great!!! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!!! Now,for my color choice for Christmas....hummmm...how about the new Cherry Cobbler Red,Very Vanilla and the new Marina Mist Blue!?!?!?

Marianne said...

Nice card.

songbird cindi said...

I'm in a "kraft" phase now, so I'm thinking this year's cards will be crumb cake, riding hood red, and wild wasabi!

Erika said...

Great card!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

I love your card! Thanks for sharing.
I like lots of the new Stampin' Up! colors. I think for Christmas cards I might like to try Riding Hood Red, Old Olive and Vanilla or Whisper White.

Noelle's Corner said...

Great card again, I'd use cherry cobbler, pear pizzazz and crumb cake

Nancy Keller said...

Fantastic card! I have been coloring this little gal a ton too. She's so fun to work with. :) I'm not so familiar with the SU colors. . I will have to check them out!

Kim G said...

Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi and Vanilla!

Lynn said...

Beautiful cards! I think the colors should be Cherry Cobbler,Whisper White and Pear Pizazz!

Meg Bean said...

I think you did a wonderful job coloring the image! I think our heros would love to receive these cards!

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Hi Paula,

Apparently, I need a new Stampin' Up catalog, lol...even though I don't know the colors in the new catalog, I wanted to comment and say your card is ADORABLE!

Hope all is well with you:)