Friday, July 3, 2009

Blogger's Challenge & Motivet sketch challenge


Happy Friday and day before 4th of July. Any big plans this weekend? Well, the weather here in New England has been TERRIBLE! I kid you not that it has been raining for the last four weeks. We have seen the sun make 3 days out of the last 30. It is very depressing and my kids are out of the mind with being bored. So, if you have sun where you are PLEASE send some here. Even a glimpse!

Yahooo...two weeks in a row I have been able to participate in Blogger's challenge. This weeks challenge was "Wave the Flag-Red, White and Blue". Well, I did not do a "typical" patriotic card. I wanted to combine this challenge, with The Motivet sketch challenge, and in order to do so, I had to use a Motivet stamp. I chose baseball Dexter and colored him Red, White & Blue, and added some stars. What is better than America's sport "Baseball".

Well, I hope it counts. I had a great time making this card, and coloring this adorable image. Oh, these squirrels are to "die for cute" in my book. If you haven't seen them before, you can check them out here. They just released a bunch of new stamps, and they have some great contests on their blog. Definitely worth a peek!

Well, I am off to take the kids to swim lessons and then who knows what. Work tomorrow and Sunday. Hopefully Weather permitting, Fireworks tomorrow night. Happy 4th of July and have a Fantastic weekend. Happy Creating!

21 comments:

Shona said...

this is great! Baseball definitely hits the summer/4th of July mark! Great job coloring too!

Barb Hardeman said...

Baseball/4th of July/red white and blue, hey, it words for me. Adorable image and super card...

Basement Stamper said...

Sending lots of sunshine your way, it's been hotter than a tamale here lately.

Great card, I love that little image and the way he is colored is great!

Ida P. Krause said...

OMG This is absolutely adorable and just doggone cute!!!

Mary C said...

Kristen your Dexter came out great! I thought of you because of their 4th of July stamp! I love these stamps but I need to use some of the many other stamps I have bought recently before I invest in more of these cuties! Enjoy the fourth with your family.

Nikki Bond said...

Tooo cute! Love all the extra little details...gorgeous1 {SMILES}

Lisa said...

GREAT card! Since we are playing baseball over the holiday, this is especially close to my heart! I just love hte concentration on the little guy's face as he's trying to hit that ball!

Cazzy said...

We have had so much sun here in the U.K. it is a heatwave.

Happy 4th July.

Cazzy x

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Kristen. Love the cute image and the beautiful colouring also. Hope you have a fabulous 4th July weekend. Hugs Michele x

stampingwithsheryl.com said...

This is super cute! Love your image and how you colored it. Plus, all the details--a definite wow card!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful coloring, great sketch!

Lisa Bohler said...

Baseball is a great choice as an American tradition and works so well for this challenge. Great card!!!! Happy 4th!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is truly a delightful card Kristen! Darling image and your coloring is just fantastic! :D

Pia said...

I love it Kristen. I am really glad that you bought this one, it is perfect for you! I love the layout and the colors. Great job! Happy 4th

Margaret R said...

What a darling squirrel! Your coloring is beautiful! Great card!

Lori said...

What a cute all-American card!

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is too stinkin' cute!! Love that baseball image!!

Rachel Hope said...

Cuteness!!! Love that little guy!

mamichelle said...

This card is amazing, Kristen!!! I love all of your details, especially the notebook paper! You always do a great job coloring. Love the images by this company!!

Elena said...

Very cute card! I love how you colored this sweet little squirrel!
Hope the weather will be better!

Kerry D-C said...

Supah CUTE!!!