Saturday, July 30, 2011

Rocket boy

I had a hard time with this card and I'm not sure why. I took forever getting started on it, and after I did things just kept going wrong. We all have those days, I know, but they are a pain in the tush. The most disturbing thing was discovering that my I-Rock is broken :( I will be replacing that thing asap if I can't figure out a way to fix it (it's not the batteries). I use it too much not to have one. Enough lamenting, on to the card.....!

This card is for the Simply Sunday challenge at Getting Cricky. The theme was "Freedom isn't Free". (Part of the reason I was having a problem is that I don't have any Cricut Cartridges that have a military theme.) I hopped around to some of the other entrants for inspiration and got some ideas. I picked up some A2 cards on clearance at Michael's last week that came with the edges already pinked on the white layer so I used one of those. (I like the way it looked but the ribbon didn't like it so much, it didn't want to lay flat.) The colored paper is all Making Memories. The boy was cut at 2" from the A Child's Year cartridge. I used my Spellbinders scalloped circle for the circle shapes. The little gold stars are from Walmart (also clearance - I'm a sucker, can you tell?). I don't remember who the ribbon is by and I think it's on a plain white spool, not helpful. The stamp is from the K Andrew Designs Splashtastic Summer set. I find more things to use that set on, it's pretty amazing! The white paper has a texture to it and the stamp worked great. I used Memento ink in tuxedo black. I did use a sketch from Pagemaps for inspiration, I think I forgot to mention that earlier.


  1. Thats adorable! I love it! Good luck to you :) I am also playing along in the Simply Sunday Challenge @ Getting Cricky !

  2. This is a really pretty card! I love the gold stars! I'm playing along with you this week at Getting Cricky! Good luck! :)


  3. I think your card turned out great!!! I too struggled at first with what to make because I don't own any military cartridges either. I think you did a fantastic job! Great job and good luck in the challenge! I too played alon in the Simply Sundy Challenge!


  4. You did a great job Lynn! I love how you took an image that has nothing to do with the military, and made it VERY patriotic! Bravo!!
    Thanks for playing with Getting Cricky this weeK!


  5. that is a cute card!! really nice..Girl i struggle alot while making cards! I go through lots of card bases!! LOL You did great!!!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Getting Cricky's Simply SUnday Challenge


  6. OMG, this is just beautiful,and very pretty. I love it. Great job! Good Luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  7. This turned out great. I would never have known that you struggled with it. The end result is fabulous. Thanks for joining in the Simply Sunday challenge this week.

    Kelly (Getting Cricky Guest Designer)

  8. This is just perfect!
    Hugs, Jenni

  9. Beautiful card, Lynn!! Your patience with the card paid off, because it's absolutely wonderful!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent in the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge!! :)

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