Monday, June 29, 2015

Flags/Banners-BBTB2 Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I hope this Monday finds you all well and ready for a new week. It is chemo today, yes usually we go on Tuesdays, but this week Tuesday was pretty booked up, so we went with a Monday. Keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well this week at chemo. Hubby seems to be doing pretty good, those fevers are few now, which is a good sign. My ribs are healing slowly. They still hurt but not like they did, but sleeping is still a challenge. I will get there though, just time is needed and I've got that.

Trying to get back into the swing of getting crafty. I don't always do well in the summer as it seems to be a lot to do in the summer. Of course this year, we are getting washed away by all the rain. We got 7 1/2 inches of rain this past week! With 3 1/4 just on Saturday! So I won't be mowing grass for a while so that is one thing off the plate. lol Although I do love to mow the grass. Anyway we have a new challenge over at BBTB2. Our talented and so sweet design team sister, Michele, gave us the challenge of making a project using a flag or banner for the upcoming holiday. Gosh, can you believe that the 4th of July is this weekend?!! Summer is flying by and I'm not ready for that. lol My card for today is very simple, but patriotic.  I used the print and cut feature on my Explore for the girl and her flag. That's it, I told you it was simple. I don't have much mojo at times. lol But I think it is good enough to use for Hero mail in my OWH box. So I will write a letter in it to one of our Hero's. Now it is your turn, make anything with a flag or banner and link up with us. Can't wait to see what you all make! 

As always, thanks for taking time from your busy schedule to stop by and visit me. I know I'm behind on making my rounds and I'm trying to get caught up a little each night. Have a wonderful week and thanks again for your sweet comments, they really do make my day! Crafty hugs, Brenda

girl and flag-Summer Celebrations
banners-Art Philosophy
sentiments and inside border-My Creative Time 4th of July Stamps


ScrappyHorses said...

Hi Brenda! I'm loving this card! So, so cute! As for the weather: Rain, rain go away!! I can't keep up with the weeds and there's standing water all over here! Not sure on the inch count in our neck of the woods, but I don't believe we've had as much as you!

Caroline said...

I love this little gal with the flag. What an amazing 4th of July card with those pretty banners and festive colors! Hope those ribs feel better soon.

Sybrina K said...

Love these two CAS patriotic cards -- just the right amount of embellishments! Hope hubby's treatment goes well and that you all have a wonderful 4th of July holiday.

Susan Edwards said...

Love this card, Brenda! I had not seen the woman with the flag cut before this week - or at least I had not noticed it. I love that! And her outfit is so stinkin' cute. Great use of flag print!!

Wow, you have had a lot of rain. Well, at least it gave you the chance to get your paper crafting on!! I hope the rain does not ruin anything you have growing!!


jimlynn said...

Clean, simple, crisp, and PERFECT! I LOVE THIS! So pretty and the little girl and flag is awesome. LOVE your card!!!!!
Glad y'all didn't wash away up there with so much rain.

Suzanne said...

What a cute little gal with the flag. Love here and love the stamps you used. Continue to rest and heal my friend. Hugs

Loll said...

So cute Brenda. Love the girls in the patriotic dress with the flag. Great design. Loll xx

Lisa said...

This is absolutely fabulous, Brenda!! I love the patriotic girl and her flag!! What a fun and fabulous card!! Good luck to your hubby with chemo today. I pray that it goes well. We've been getting a ton of rain, too. But everything is so green and beautiful!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

DIANA L. said...

This is great Brenda I love the image you were able to print then cut. I will have to go check it out. I love it.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes June Linky Party. Have a blessed day

Glenda said...

Love this card, Brenda! The girl and flag along with the sentiments are perfect on a patriotic card! Hope you are feeling better soon! Praying all goes well with husband's chemo treatment.

Anita in France said...

Brilliant, Brenda ... this flag waving girl has a fabulous retro vibe about her ... and I love how crisp and fresh all your elements are (inside and out!) ... so CASilicious! Do hope your ribs heal quickly and that Dwayne's treatment goes well ... sending prayers across the miles! Hugs, Anita :)

Carol L said...

I love anything patriotic, and especially those sassy girl with a matching dress to the American flag! Great sentiment and matching banners too! Perfect for July 4th this weekend!
I'm hoping all goes well with the chemo, and I hope your ribs stop giving you pain real soon too! Just keep cool and only do what you can - forget about the rest! All will fall into place eventually :)
Take care and have a great week!

Unknown said...

Simple but stunning. She came out lovely. And I really like those sentiments you used. Great patriotic card.

Sharon said...

Loving your card Brenda!!! This is a great image!!! Love that her outfit matches the flag. Awesome inside, too!
Hang in there, all is going to be well!!! God has all of it!!!!! :)

Marilyn said...

Awesome card!! Love the image!!

Marilyn said...

Awesome card!! Love the image!!

Anonymous said...

I love this card, Brenda. It says it all! Hope chemo went well. Glad your ribs are healing. Just wish it wasn't taking so long. Hope y'all have a wonderful rest of the week.

Bonnie said...

I think your mojo is alive and well, Brenda! I LOVE this girl with her striped skirt and US flag! Love the added banners in the corner! Praying this treatment is a breeze! Hugs & smiles.

Kristie Goulet said...

This is one awesome card, Brenda! LOVE the image!!! Perfection, my friend! Hugs!

moknowsall said...

wow - first time I've seen this cut and two of you on bbtb decide to use it. Love your card and the sentiment is perfect. Glad you and your husband are getting better - I pray for both of you all the time...... Happy 4th of July. Please send rain to California.... my grass in the back is dead and the front only gets watered twice a week, and we have cut back so much to try and beat our 25% reduction.


Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Oh, Brenda, how did you do that?! The image is so crisp and tiny! Just love your CAS design!

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute card and just love that little girl all dressed up in Red, White & Blue :) Well now I know what happened with our corn then if you got that much rain over the past weekend then probably got some too ) Have a happy 4th :) Were headed to the railroader museum in Altoona tomorrow to enjoy some of the holiday a bit
Hugs my friend

MaryH said...

Great work on this new toy to make the cute patriotic Missy with her flag. I really like this design too.. Love the tri-color banners placed as you've done them. A very effective CAS look and just perfect to celebrate the 4th and also for the OWH box. Inside was a very pretty design as well (and I LOVE the sentiment too!). TFS & ya'll have a great 4th of July. So happy to hear all the encouraging reports too. Hugs - MM

The Queen (Laura) said...

I hope you feel better soon. I love the card. The flag bearer looks great! Fabulous job!
Lots of Hugs,

D- said...

Your card is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Happy 4th of July!
Crafty hugs,

Teresa Kline said...

hello Brenda! super fun card, fabulous Independence day card, luv the banners!

I am giving away Simon Says Stamp gift cards for my birthday this month, stop by my blog and comment for your chance at winning!

sparkle & shine *~*

Darnell said...

Oh, this is so pretty, Brenda, with those bright colors, festive images, and all that white space both outside and in!! I'm glad to hear your ribs are a little better. That has taken so long, I'm thinking you must have broken a few, poor pet. I don't know that they do anything other than wrap you, but still, I hope you take it easy for several more weeks so you don't rip them apart again. I hope Dwayne had a good chemo reaction and I hope it stops raining for SOME of your summer! Love and hugs, Auntie

scrappymo! said...

Great cards for American's special day!
The colours are perfect of course for the 4th of July.

Hope you get some relief from your have so much on your plate rightnow, I don't like to think of you suffering any more right now.

Scrapping Girl said...

Loving your card! I hope the ribs are feeling better-you are such a trooper through all the trials and tribulations you and hubby have been through! I've gotta say not too many of the patients I see have such a sweet spirit through it all.

Irish Cherokee said...

Really neat card Brenda. My favorite colors.

Love, Hugs and Blessings

Karen said...

Gorgeous card and so very classy too! Love this Brenda xx

jean said...

Really this is so cute girl on the card. Well, My daughter, is so creative. she made invitation cards for her birthday party.
Thanks for posting such an amazing article.