Saturday, September 5, 2009

OCC stars and stripes and IC196 Monya Bags

Since this is Labor Day weekend, Dana Grothaus thought it would be fitting to have a challenge using Stars & Stripes on the OCC blog. Your card can be patriotic if you like, but it's not necessary. Just so you include both stars and stripes in some manner. We can't wait to see what you create! Have fun!

There is no time limit on our challenges - feel free to participate whenever you are able. To play along, upload your creation to your blog or gallery, then leave us a comment linking to your project so we can check it out. If you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: OCCC.


I thought, 'Cool' when I saw the challenge for this week. I immediately pulled out my Christmas paper since I'm still trying to get a jump on cards for this year. I know, I might be a little late to get a jump on Christmas cards, but snow hasn't fallen yet! I ended up not making a Christmas card at all, but I did use Christmas paper;


I think this is a pretty easy peasy card, but why did it take so long?!!!! I didn't like what I did with the sentiment first time around, so if the ribbon panel ever falls off, the recipient of this card will really be surprised! I stamped a flourish and the sentiment first time round and it looked awful. I turned the oval upside down, and whaddya know, a fresh place for the sentiment!

This is such lovely inspiration for today's inspiration challenge for this card; Moyna mother of pearl bag. They have some very cool bags at this site.

There's a schwack load of new faces on OCC, so take a little time to check out who they all are, and what they did for this challenge! Gorgeous stuff there.

stamps; Friendship (ODBd), all about borders (inkadinkado)
ink; pebble, mushroom adirondack ink (ranger)
paper; figgy pudding (basic grey), gold (paper accents), hazel, coconut swirl (bazzill)
accessories; white silk ribbon (may arts), aqua nylon ribbon (martha stewart), oval and scallop oval nesties (spellbinders), mini screw brads (tim holtz), rhinestoness (heidi swapp), border punch (fiskars), star charms (blue moon beads)

17 comments:

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous and so beautifully done, Loretta!!! Lovely colors and I love your take on the stars and stripes. Lovely scripture card!!!

Melissa said...

This is adorable! I look forward to working with you on the OCC!

Joycelyn Turner said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Loretta!!

Mrs B said...

Oh, this is so elegant! I just love your card!
cindyb

Dana Grothaus said...

OMG! Those stars dangling from the ribbon looks awesome. Love all those colors too. Great card!

the funkie junkie said...

Love the soft colors and patterns in this card. Creating a Christmas card was a great take on the challenge. I especially like the star charms. Looking forward to working with you on the OCC team!

Silke Ledlow said...

Loretta - WOW - this card is so gorgeous!!! You always have the neatest charms added to your cards and this one is just perfect for todays challenge!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Wendy J. said...

Loretta, this is beautiful!

Lori said...

Loretta, I commented on your amazing card for the IC - and it didn't even hit me that it was also your OCC card! LOL! It's just gorgeous and I love how you incorporated the stars and stripes. Looking forward to a fun year on the OCC with you!

Grace said...

Loretta this is amazing! I love the soft pretty colors and fantastic layout! Love the star charms! Just lovely!!!

Jenny Gropp said...

Serously Loretta, if I ever come to your house you better hide your embellishments and charms - you have the best stash ever! Beautifully done! You always combine so many elements perfectly!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Stunning card Loretta, I LOVE your layout and the frosty designer paper! I also LOVE the link of stars, how neat!

Have a wonderful holiday! Hugs,Jennifer :)

Kelley said...

Loretta, this is a stunning card! Love the details! The charms are so cool!

Abby said...

I just love your card...beautiful colors and layout!

Crystal said...

This is stunning ! I love the colors and the break from "original" stars and stripes colors!

Velta said...

Well, I think this is perfect...stop with the "it's not good enough" Your work has always been amazing and I will be your fan forever!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Loretta!! I love the soft colors and the design!! The stars and stripes are awesome!!

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