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Sunday, March 22, 2009


Another one for the Treasured Scrapbooking Crop!!!

The challenge was in honor of Betsy Ross and we could ONLY use red/white/blue - no other colors. I dug through all my papers and the best I could do for a LO was red/blue/cream.........uuuggghhhhh, not gonna work. So, I saw others did cards and altered items so I took a cue from Kim, who is also on the DT at Am I A Scrap Addict - Sketches with how she DIDN'T color in all of the Bella stamp she used. I really loved this when I first saw it and made a mental note that at some point in time I should do this but tonite while trying to figure out this challenge it came to me!!!

So, I stamped my Bella girl in Blazing Red StazOn ink, colored her top/bags with my Garnet Copic, used Frosted Lace Stickles on her "smile" and pants (hard to see in the picture) and then layered her on navy cardstock, onto red/white dotted Scenic Route patterned paper and then onto a navy blue card base and applied a white felt "smile" to the card along with 3 navy blue flowers I made and topped off with pearl bling!!!

Hope you like it!!!


Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin'!!!!


Kristie said...

How fun to stamp a bella in red! Great card!

Little Miss said...

Karen I really like this card! It is so fun and funky!

TraceyT said...


Terria said...

Great Card I love the Bella in read:)

Taffy said...

Karen, this is awesome! I love it. YOu did a fantabo job! :)

Deanne Burton said...

Great card, Karen!!!!


Just to cover all bases...................

I am not the best scrapper out there. I don't claim to be totally original, I lift from many places and in many forms from color combinations, to product usage, to technique and so forth. I try to be fair to all scrappers out there and mention them when I lift from them - now keep in mind, there are so many people out there scrapping, card making and altering items that naturally more than one person will have similar ideas. When I mention lifting, or casing as some call it, I mean when you intentionally take a design you see and duplicate it exactly or only change up the coloring........KWIM???

With that said..........

All content, including text, photographs, and concept design elements are © Karen Brooks unless otherwise noted. Content within this blog is shared for personal, non-commercial use and inspiration only and shall not be used for personal gain or entry into contests or for publication. That wouldn’t be very nice now would it???

Thanks and happy scrappin'!!!!