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Wednesday, July 4, 2012



Happy 4th of July!  I am a little slow getting moving today.  I am going to make this post quick, because I am working on another post for later.  First of all, I would like to thank all the women and men in the armed forces who sacrifice their lives (and their families) to serve and protect us.  I work at a college and one of my jobs is to raise money for scholarships.  About 4 years ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with a mother who started a scholarship in memory/honor of her son Andrew who lost his life in Iraq.  The courage she took to do this only 2 months after his death was admirable and touching to me.  She told me that she wanted Andrew's legacy to continue forever and I have made it my duty to make sure that happens.  We are still very close to this day and through her I feel like I know Andrew.  What a blessing she has been in my life.

Today, as promised, I am going to share with you the 2nd of 5 cards/projects that I have created as Guest DT for Jackson's Digital Expressions.  The card that I am sharing with you today is called Vintage Hat V; however, I named the card Blessed, because I am. :-)

Here's my card...

Vintage Hat V

I really had a hard time creating this card.  My problem is that I didn't want to use the same old colors.  I wanted something different.  So I started out just coloring the image.  I colored it four times before I finally said, "This works!"  I used Copic colors I wouldn't usually reach for and those were BV02, BV04, Y21 and Y23.  I aslo used my coloreless blender to lighten the lightest color, because I didn't have any of the BV zeros.  It's all about improvising.  I then created a 6 x 6 card base using SU cardstock and layered on some scrap cardstock to match the BVs (which was a challenge-lol), and lastly some dp.  I matted the image (after cutting it out of the die) on to a Spellbinder's Oval lace diecut.  I added flourishes from Cheery Lynn, ribbon from Michaels, and that lace is actually a doily from my e-buddy Kim, thanks again hun!  I finished my card off with some pearls and Copica markers on her necklace to add some bling.

If you haven't headed over to JDE, you are missing out on all the fun.  There are several chances to win some great prizes. 

Thank you for visiting and commenting.

Craftlicious Challenge:  Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts:  Anything Goes
Oozak:  Bright Colors

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!


  1. This is beautiful. Love the colours and how the lady bleeds over the borders of the oval backdrop.

  2. Lovely card and your colours turned out wonderfully, quite beautiful! Super image & design!

  3. Beautiful. I love the colors and your coloring is wonderful. Great job Candy. joann sassy raggedy

  4. Love the color you chose and your coloring is wonderful. We are blessed to have you design for us at JDE and I want to say thanks for sharing your talent with us at Mema's Crafts.

  5. Your flourishes and doily perfectly emphasize that beautiful image. Your coloring is breathtaking.
    JDE Design Team


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