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another clean and simple card

This card is for the color challenge at SCS this week.  It calls for using some great summer colors – sand and two different shades of blue – so we are still thinking beach!!  Yay!!

The foliage images, from Starvingartistamps were stamped in sand and the sentiment, from Papertrey in Not Quite Navy.

Easy peasy as they say!!

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Sunset Scene

I’m playing along today with Impression Obsession’s  “Oldie’s But Goodies” challenge – details found HERE.

I started by stamping the main image on neenah white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black in and colored with prisma pencils.  Then I sponged the sunset with Memento Dandelion and Cantaloupe and the water with Summer Sky inks.  It was mounted on blue cardstock from SU.  The base card is SU cardstock as well and the small dragonfly image (also from IO) was stamped in the background with versamark ink.

Impression Obsession images used:  #3014-LG Change The World Set

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The latest challenge on the Moxie Fab blog is “fanatical about botanicals” and I’m playing along!  The challenge is to make somethings using botanical designs, which seem to be everywhere these days.  Here is my card:

The pattern papers are from DCWV Lemon Flower stack.  I love the combination of yellow, grey and black.  I stamped the floral image (from StarvingArtistamps) in black on one of the neutral pattern papers.  The sentiment (from Flourishes) was stamped on one of the white patterned papers and punched out using an SU punch.  The base card is a very pale yellow – don’t know where it came from but I suspect it is from Michaels or JoAnn’s because it is a lighter weight than SU.

Thanks for stopping by today!  My copic class on Saturday went very well and I hope to share some of the cards we did with you here.

ladies – start your engines

Tomorrow, June 17, an event will take place that may shock the motor world.  It’s not taking place in Detroit, Daytona or even at Le Mans.  It’s taking place in Saudi Arabia.

For on tomorrow, women  in Saudia Arabia are planning to do something they are not allowed to do there. 

They will drive.

Yes, Saudi Arabian women are forbidden from driving.    It seems that if they drive, they might come into contact with…….non-related men.   Horrors!   So the Saudi women must bum rides from their male relatives.  Or they can hire a driver or take a cab – which will result with them coming into contact with….non-related men.   What’s a girl to do.  They can ride horses and camels, by the way.

I’m not sure what other shenanigans the Saudi women would get into if they could drive legally.  Maybe the powers that be over there are afraid the ladies will do a “Thelma and Louise”.   Or maybe they’ll just drive on over to the airport and fly out of dodge  to a place where they can drive without any hassle.   And vote.   In reality they will probably just do what other women do.  Drop the kids off, run errands like going to the grocery, bank, etc.  Maybe lunch with the girls or shoe shopping.

Last month Manal Al-Sharif drove around town and posted a video on YouTube.  She was arrested and spent 10 days in jail.   For driving.  She was called sinful, malicious and immoral.   Perhaps we should call her the Saudi Rosa Parks.   This prompted the June 17 protest calling for women to drive.

So, in what may be the 2011 version of I am Woman, hear my car engines roar, in what is hopefully numbers too big to ignore, let me salute the Saudi women for taking it too the streets.

Ladies, start your engines, get your motors running and put the pedal to the metal.  Get out your mustang , Sally, go ride on the freeway in your pink cadillac,  little deuce coupe or 409.   While you’re at it have a little fun, fun, fun till the guys take your T-Bird away, but know there are many women around the world supporting you.  This one is for you.

happy memorial day!

I hope you are all enjoying this last day of the three day Memorial Day weekend.  It’s hot and humid here in Florida – summer is here!  The beaches are packed and have been all weekend so we are staying at home.

I decided to check out the Clean and Simple challenge at SCS today and it called for making something with folded or scrunched ribbon.   As I looked around my craft room I found this piece of turquoise grosgrain ribbon.  It was only about a foot long and was frayed on one end.  I have no idea where I got it, and it is the only piece left.  Hmmm…what to do, what to do.

Then my eyes spotted the pad of paper called Flea Market from Colorbok, which includes a  couple of “text” pages that contained pops of turquoise and red.  I was set!  Here is the card:

The text is the definition of “family” (it’s hard to read) and the word “family” is in turquoise.  I mounted the panel on SU Turquoise cardstock.  My ribbon was a perfect match so I folded it and added a red polka dot brad from My Minds Eye.  I left the frayed end of the ribbon – it just seemed to look good the way it was.

The red cardstock is also SU, and was placed off center to add interest.  The base card is some generic stone/grey cardstock – probably from Michaels. 

Once this was finished I realized I had made a kinda/sorta “red, white and blue” card, although mine is red, turquoise and off white, I thought it was fitting for today!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.