Thursday, July 1, 2010

Patriotic Anya



Hello Everyone,

I can't believe that we are into July already, the summer is cruising by so fast already! Well after a month or so of taking a semi- break and adjusting to different medications for my menopause, I guess I'm ready to get back into the swing of things and visit my friends in blog land. I tell you, I was feeling like a depressed fool and just going through the motions around here. I had no idea that menopause could make a person feel so weird ...hot flashes, depression and no energy and for a moment nothing was helping me....just making me feel worse. Well after trying different medications, I'm starting to feel like "me" again! I also want to thank everyone that stopped by to say "hello" to me....your acts of kindness really meant a lot to me and I appreciate each and every one you!!!

Now getting back to the card, I found this sketch on Quixotic challenge blog and decided to give it a try and combined it with a patriotic theme. My image, Showtime Anya is an oldie but still a goodie and so perfect for my patriotic theme. One simple ribbon flower and a flourish of gemstones were used to embellish and ta da...the end! *ü*

Once again, I want to say a big thank you to everyone and I hope that you all have a beautiful and safe holiday weekend!

Card Details..... stamp Greeting Farm (Showtime Anya) sentiment..Stampendous..c/s PTI and Bazzill, dp Best Creations, inks Copic Markers and Memento Tuxedo Black, Nesties lg oval and scalloped dies, machine stitching, ribbon, button, flourish gemstones and half back gemstones and Stickles

My card also qualifies for the following blog challenges......
Bildmalarna....red,white&blue
Frosted Designs...red,white&blue
If The Show Fits...Recipe ..circle,paint&gems ( I think the Copic Markers substitute as a paint) *crossing my fingers*ü*
No Time To Stamp...Stars (My design paper has stars)
Paper Cutz...4th of July Card
Raise The Bar.....Patriotic Card
AI Factory...red,white&blue
Create with Connie & Mary...red,white&blue
Meljen's Designs.....red,white&blue
Pals Paper Arts....4th of July
Pixie Dust Studio...red, white&blue
Stampinsanity....red,white&blue
S2G Challenge....Summer & Sparkles
Quixotic ...sketch
Cupcake Inspirations...red,white&blue

hugs

36 comments:

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Lovely card Risa! Patriotic Anya is a hoot! Wonderful job of coloring and I love all the bling! Thanks for joining us at AiFactory this week

Debbie said...

Risa - Very festive card! I love your coloring on your anya image. Thanks for playing with us over at shirleys2girls Twisted Thursday!

Beth said...

Hi Risa! This is FABULOUS! Such a great layout and image - beautifully colored! Thank you for sharig it with us at StampInsanity!

Deb said...

Thanks for sharing your super cute card!

Shelley said...

I love your card! The coloring is beautiful, so is the sketch. Hope the medications work out, it is crazy the things our body does to us. lol Thanks for sharing at StampInsanity!

margie c said...

Hi Risa! I'm so sorry that you haven't been well, good to hear that you're feeling better!
Your card is stunning! I LOVE her hair! Awesome all around!
Sending you lots of happy thoughts and hugs :*)
margie

Melissa said...

WHOA girl....this is outstanding!! Your coloring---woozers!!! Love your card! Thanks for joining us at S2G's twisted Thursday challenge.

Lisa Summerhays said...

Wow Risa! Best patriotic card I've come across. Love it!

maxine said...

A lovely card thanks for playing along at the crafty pad this week

Lauren said...

She is so cute and fabulously patriotic!!! Wonder card Risa. TFS!

Alex said...

this is a super fun card Risa, I just love how cute it turned out! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Cassie said...

This is beyond adorable. I really like the patchwork background.

Jodi said...

Risa, I love her blue hair! She looks great in these colors all ready for the holiday!
Great papers!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Deconstructing Jen said...

This is seriously amazing Risa! I love the brightness of her hair and all the gorgeous extras you added to this. WOW!

Deb Neerman said...

This is gorgeous, Risa! I love the image and the way you've colored her ... especially that rockin' blue hair!

Glad to hear you're feeling better! Have a safe and happy holiday weekend ... sending hugs!!

Oh, almost forgot to thank you for joining us in this week's Stamp Simply "Star" challenge .. YOU'RE a star!

Deb said...

wow that is amazing Risa, love the image and the patriotic papers, have a great weekend, hugs Debx

Danni said...

How fun is this!! Love her blue hair and how vibrant this card is!

Cat said...

Your card is so cute! Love all the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at
S2G this week!

Lisa said...

The background is so pretty! And your image is very sweet!

2 Worlds said...

Its great that you're feeling better , us women so many things we have to go through !
Gorgeous card loved the ds

Sprytebyrd said...

Absolutely beautiful!! What else can I say? Love the stitching and the bling and oh-my-gosh! the blue hair!!!
Thanks so much for joining us in our Red, White & Blue challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥

Linda Callahan said...

Anya is star-spangled gal for sure! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous coloring! Love the stitching and the bling! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Sparkle said...

This is just darling! Love the blue hair!

Anita Hovey said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along at Raise the Bar this week!

Anita Hovey said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along at Raise the Bar this week!

Kim Piggott said...

How fabulous Risa!
Such a fantastic card love her hair!
hugs
kim x

Joni Parker said...

What a cute cute card!!! Thanks for sharing with it with us at Frosted Designs!!

Rita said...

So darn cute & your coloring is AWESOME as always! I need to take lessons from you girl on how to color with copics!

Jana M. said...

GORGEOUS!! Thanks so much for joining us at Pixie Dust Studio. Happy 4th.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a darling patriotic card! Just love it! So glad you could play the Stamp Simply Challenge this week!

artisticavenger said...

Great card and AMAZING colouring!

Rachel Hope said...

Love the bright fun colors, details, coloring, everything! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

Elena said...

What a lovely card! I love everything about it!
Really sorry that you are having a hard time right now, Risa... But I hope that you will be back to normal soon. Glad that you are feeling better now! Sending you my hugs!

Ann English said...

How much fun! What a wonderful card for the 4th! Thank you for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirleys2Girls!

Connie Babbert said...

Wow...love all the details in the card and the BLING! Such a sweet image, too. Great coloring job! Thanks for playing along with Create with Connie and Mary this week!