Sunday, July 29, 2012

Rose Challenge for July, I'm on Deck!

     Yes, It is my month to pick the challenge for the ladies of or Roses group.  Since it is Olympic time, I decided to have they ladies put on their patriotic best.  We have such a diverse group, with members from the US, Canada, Mexico, and Australia.  Okay Rose's, show us your colors!


     My first card is a salute to Americana.  I must admit there is not a lot of stamping to be had, but it is full of flags, pinwheels, and good old All-American fun!  The papers are from an 8x8 Debbie Mumm Calendar kit,
I bought at Jo-Ann's Fabric.  The little flag is a quilted piece with raw edges, that I found at the Goodwill store sold as a pin.  I added lace, twine, buttons, and gems to finish it off.  My base is Pure Luxury card stock from Gina K. Designs, called In The Navy.


     I decided to make a little tag for my second project.  The base is a tag from K&Co.. I added an eagle stamp that is in my unmounted collection.  If you know the maker, I would love to know.  he is stamped in Midnight Muse ink from SU!  I think it is a new favorite, especially with the new type pad.  Gosh, they stamp nice!  Starting top to bottom I added gingham ribbon and navy ric-rac.  Next, is a vintage flag button from my stash.  Lastly, is another Goodwill find.  Someone had made a bar pin with ribbon and buttons.  For a few cents I had a great decoration for my tag.

     Well, that is it for me.  Please be sure and check out what the rest of the Rose bouquet has for  us this month.  I can't wait to see them show their colors!  Links can be found on my side bar.~~~~~>

Go USA!

12 comments:

Olga said...

now that was a challenge!!!! sorry I let you down......your creations are awesome!!!

Donna Hanley said...

Outstanding pieces, Mary Anne. Can't have a better theme either. Go America!!!! I'm in awe of how you can turn anything or any item into a beautiful card or tag. I learn so much for your fabulous creations. Thank you for that. Enjoy your day.

Betty Benton said...

Mary Anne!! WOW is about all that I can say!! Well no, I will say that the Americana piece is beautiful -- so many wonderful details with the flag, pinwheels, and buttons with lace. Your eagle stamp is spectacular and again, so many other wonderful details. You're one creative lady!

Becky said...

I love this card Mary Ann! and great tag.

Janice M said...

I'm sitting here watching the US men's vollyball right now. GO USA!! Great patriotic card/tag.

Sue W said...

Fantastic projects both Mary Anne!!! Loved your challenge this month it got me thinking as a POM turned Aussie!!!!! Enjoy all the excitement of the games they bring out the very best in everyone competing!

Patti J said...

Beautiful projects Mary Anne! What a great challenge for your Roses :) Thanks for sharing :)

Carol L said...

I just need to stand up and sing the national anthem now! Beautiful patriotic stuff, and I love that flag!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Look at you go with the R W & B! Totally awesome creations singing for old glory!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Perfect timing for your challenge, these are great, love the tag, would work as a bookmark as well.

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
What a great show you have put on! The card with the flag and pinwheels should have been part of the opening ceremonies! Love the Eagle too.

Sue said...

Love your Americana card, has such a great vintage look to it. Great elements and that touch of lace is wonderful! The tag is so nice too, and that Eagle is beautiful. Great combo, love them both.

You have an amazing ability to make people feel special, thanks for your very kind comments.

Hugs
Sue