Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July Project Parade~Day 2!

Welcome to day 2 of the fabulous July Project Parade! Amber Here!:) How amazing is Jen's creation? OMG I must make those marshmallow thingies, they look amazing, lol!

Unfortunately, my project is not quite that yummy, ha! 
I'm sure most of you know that my husband and I are both active duty in the US Air Force, hooooAH! So American Hero is just my DREAM SET! And this months PP theme is so super fun! Surely we all have a hero in our lives, right? Might not be someone in uniform, but maybe a dad, mom, brother, husband, etc...that you consider YOUR hero! 
This month's challenge really stirred something in me; however, I completely forgot that today was MY day to post so I had to make something in a hurry! I hate to do that too, because I really wanted to make this one SUPER special!
I still really love how my card turned out though:)

Isn't that fun???? I got the idea to create a "flag" card and really love how it turned out! The card base is Kraft, the white stripes are Rustic White (PTI), and the red stripes are Riding Hood Red (SU!). 
I stamped the stars onto the Enchanted Evening panel and then stickled them up!
Here I stamped the sentiment in Rich Cocoa ink (Momento) and cut out the flag ends. 
Of course I had to distress everything on this card because it's Old Glory and she's been through alot:)

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And as with all of our project parades, there are prizes!!!!

1. Play along with us and link up your new My Hero creation (posted July 12th or later) to the linky widget on the DAY ONE parade post before midnight on July 30th. One lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store. Verve Stamps are not required, but we LOVE to see ‘em! 


2. For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout-out in the comments section as we parade our My Hero creations. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade (July 12 ~ July 28) will win the Verve stamp set of their choosing!

I can't wait to see all your Hero projects, so link 'em up!:)

45 comments:

  1. Wow, this is just fabulously put together.

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  2. Very Very Nice, I've done many, many Patriotic Cards. Thanks to you & your hubby for your service to our country. This set will be special to me also, My son wiil be home from a 2 1/2 yr deployment next week. Excitement all Around!!!

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  3. WOW! That is beautiful and what an honor to those that have served and are presently serving our country. That card shouts... PROUD!

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  4. Awesome Amber. This set is going to be a must have for our Active Duty Navy Family for sure.

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  5. WOWZERS! This is a stunning card Amber!

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  6. Wow, Amber , truly beautiful for being done in a hurry.

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  7. Your flag card turned out amazing! I love it. The stars and stitching with the sentiment are wonderful.

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  8. What a delightful (and easy) treat to make up for almost ANY occasion using colored sprinkles. My 2 year old grandson LOVES marshmallows and I think he would even love helping to dip them in the sprinkles - now how to explain to him that one must wait for them to dry before eating. GRIN. Fabulous idea and thanks for the tutorial as well!

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  9. Love the card. Thank you and your husband for your service and the sacrifices that you make each and everyday.

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  10. That card should be for you and your hubby for serving your country! Great job on it!

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  11. Cute card...love the banner!

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  12. I've seen many patriotic cards but this one really stands out. I love the old glory flag look it has !

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  13. Amber, once again I say "thank you" to you and your husband.....I get all teary eyed typing this(I am such a softy)..I am so very grateful for you guys and all the men and woman who serve for our freedom!

    You card is amazing...totally luv it!

    enjoy *~*

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  14. love those sparkly stars, Amber...and how it mimics the flag, but not totally...so cool and awesome!!

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  15. What a lovely card, I love the sparkly stars! Thank you to you and your husband for serving our country!

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  16. This is fabulous! I love the vintage and shabby chic feel of it...perfect for a patriotic card!!

    ♥Lea

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  17. LOVE the flag card, Amber! What a great idea! The little ribbon and twine through it may be my favorite part. :)

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  18. I love this! Just beautiful Amber, you are always so clever. :)

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  19. Amber, this is a great card! And a huge THANK YOU to you and your husband, for protecting our freedom. God Bless!

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  20. Terrific card, Amber. Can't wait for the full release.
    My sincere thanks to you and your husband for your service to our country. You are my newest Heroes.
    Peace, Becky Johnson
    princes729@aol.com

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  21. I absolutely LOVE this card! I didn't realize that you were active duty also... thank YOU for your service! I hold the military near and dear to my heart... maybe that's what made the 4th of July my favorite holiday :)

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  22. Amber I truly love your card....and to think you just whipped this up! What a great tribute to all the women and men in the armed forces...A big thanks to you and your husband..you are both American Heros!!!!

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  23. Wonderful and patriotic, Amber. I especially like the weathered look, brown ink, etc...

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  24. Wow, this is really spectacular! I love those stars!

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  25. So lovely! The sparkly stars are great, as is the touches of twine!

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  26. Mary (Happy Now)July 13, 2010 at 7:39 PM

    So lovely!

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  27. Amber, this is so detailed and another great idea! Wonderful addition of the ribbon and stickles. If this is what you call quick then you are one fast thinker!

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  28. What a great card! I love the papers you used and can't wait to get my American Hero set inky! It has been sitting unopened for a couple of weeks now - ugh!!

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  29. That card is adorable, I love all of your little details.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  30. I love your flag card! What a great idea for a birthday card for my Dad since he was born on Flag Day. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  31. ok, ok....... this is a most definate card I will be casing! I just love it.

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  32. So beautiful! Love the flag and the stitching!

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  33. I love everything about his card...sparkly stars - the twine the ribbon...all of it!

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  34. This is a gorgeous flag card with a totally rich red and blue!

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  35. such a cute card- love how it's a take on the flag hehe, great idea!! thank you to you and your family for your service.
    - an Army wife

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  36. Beautiful, the distressing adds such a lovely touch.

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