Monday, July 30, 2012

Citius Altius Fortius


Hello my friends! I am truly excited! The  London 2012 Summer Olympic Games have begun.  We are so very proud of all the amazing athelets from all 204 countries!!  As expected the Olympians have kept us on the edge of our seats.  Last night I watched the US Women's Gymnastic Team rock the house! We have two great young ladies going for the all around.  Swimming has as usual been insanely good!  Michael, Collin, Ryan, Rebecca, and all of the other swimmers have just been a joy to watch.  Currently I am watching the 4 Man Skulls, the US is leading- good googley moo, the bodies on those dudes (okay, I'm losing focus)... Let's just move on to the card portion of the presentation, shall we?

Okay, so on to the challenge update.  Unfortunately, my very first challenge was a total flop.  But it's okay with me, no sadness.  There are many challenges out there and if you don't advertise (which I had no intention on doing) it becomes a shot in the dark as to if folk (and yes I mean "folk") will find you.   With that being said, I have decided not to do the Olympic challenge (bummer drag).  I had some really fun stuff planned but it doesn't really seem practical if no one enters.   However, that does not in any way diminish my spirit of posting my Olympic cards and crafts.  

Today I am posting a card that represents my country the good ole' US of A!  And what better way to rep. my country than by posting one of the new specialty Magnolia Stamps.  This little lady is called Liberty Tilda.  I purchased her at our local craftstore the Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, TX for anyone local.  And of course you can always go to Magnolia-licious to find the newest and many older Magnolia stamps.   I hope you enjoy the card and get inspired to doing something representing your country or any country during these Olympic Games. 

Libby is still holding her tablet but she is such a talented babe, she's holding flowers as well.  You Go Libby!

Paper: Paula Deen (doesn't have name) I got it out of the Michael's $1.50 bins, you get 12 6x6 sheets of coordinating paper.  Poker-dot is an old My Minds Eye.
CS: Cream coloured based from my stash, dark brown from Hobby Lobby
Vellum: Michael's
Stamp: Liberty Magnolia, the "Liberty and Justice for all" is from Heartfelt Creations , the sentiment inside the card is something I made up and printed out on my computer. 
Inks/Markers: Momento Tux Blk and Rich Cocoa, COPICs from Rusty at Oozak
Dies: Magnolia Swedish Lace,  Spellbinders Nesti Labels Fourteen
Flowers: Roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts (WOC)  the other flowers are from the Wilton Cake decorating supplies and the blue flower is from the Crafty Scrapper.

Challenges :
My Mojo Monthly Your Style
Unique Crafters Challenge Blog Patriotic
The Outlawz Copic/Promarker Challenge Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping Challenges Anything Goes
Hugz from Me


  1. A very pretty colour combo - a great duo of browns with the splash of green...with a great centre too. Thanks so much for sharing with My Mojo Monthly! Sarah.

  2. This is so pretty. I love the soft colors and the cute little statue of liberty. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Unique Crafters.

  3. So stunning! Soft colors, sweet image, lovely layout :)

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  4. Doing the happy dance here! Such an adorable card and what a cute little image! Wonderful colors and design! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!


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