Monday, June 25, 2012

FOSTV-4th of July and An Award


Wow! Heat wave going on here. We hit 102 degrees on Sunday and the humidity was awful. What's new? Anyway, it sure beats winter...at least for me. I'm anxious to see what the temps are today. I'm sure it won't be much of a cool down. I was hoping tropical storm Debby would bring us some rain but the weather forecasters aren't very hopeful.

The challenge this week at Friends of Speedy TV, #26,  is to make a Fourth of July card. I used a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers to make this flower pot pocket card. I used papers, punches, and the right colors to make it a 4th of July card.

The stamp set I'm using is from Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps, A Heinrich Co. It is called Welcome Poppies. I stamped the poppies several times, colored, and cut each poppy. They were then popped on the rim and pull up card inside (see below).


The punch is EK Success Starry Night edger and the dp is Scenic Route-Liberty. I colored with Copics and used pink sorbet twine from The Twinery.

Hope you'll join us this week and link your 4th of July creation. We would love to see it. There is also this wonderful stamp set to be won by some lucky participate.

See you there...just add your card with the inlinkz tool.

Entering challenges:
Lollipop Crafts-Flowers in Bloom-card/project using flowers as focal point
Crafty Calendar Challenges-Flowers in Bloom
Card Makin' Mamas-Color Challenge-red, white, and blue
Paper Playtime-Say It With Sentiments with Anything Goes

Now, to this wonderful award from my long time friend and blogger pal:

This is the cutest award with the ladybug and I feel so honored having it come from Ellen at The Serendipitous Stamper. Wow! She is one of the best crafters around..always full of new and inspiring ideas.
We are supposed to choose 10 bloggers with fresh ideas that have blogs I admire. Ellen, I have to say when I receive awards I can never choose stampers because I know so many good ones and hate to leave anyone out so I just always say to my pals they are welcome to pick up this award if they so choose. They are all so deserving. I sure hope that is o.k., Ellen and thanks again.


26 comments:

Theresa said...

Love your pot of Poppies. Very clever design. Great card for the 4th,Brenda.

Hussena said...

Your flower pot card is just beautiful!!1 i love the way you have fussy cut those poppies..they look so lovely!!

Kate said...

Beautiful pot of poppies!

Emily Keaton said...

Your poppies are SO pretty, Benzi! This card is so sweet. :)

JD said...

Very nicely done...great job with the poppies!

Kathy Bradley said...

Oh, Benz, what a beautiful 4th of July planter - I love it and it's so bright and happy. Your flowers look gorgeous and the planter is so perfect!

Angie said...

This is CRAZY CUTE!!!!! I made 2 pocket flower pot cards last summer and I thought they were so cute.....but this...OH MY, SO Adorable!!!!!!

Ravengirl said...

I love flower pot cards! This is perfect!

Carol L said...

What an amazing job you've done with this amazing flower pot card! Those poppies are colored such a vivid shade of red, I can't stop staring at them!!
Stay cool if you can - relief is on the way :)

Beebeebabs said...

Wow beautiful card!!!

Pam~ said...

Gorgeous, Brenda! Do you have a cramp in your hand from all that cutting? Great job!

Congrats on your award ... well deserved! I think Debby is bypassing northern Alabama but my yard is sure hoping she changes her mind.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Benzi you make such lovely poppies always!

Ellen said...

Love how vibrant your poppies look Benz! What a fun patriotic card! Hope your weekend was marvelous!

Julie Hoffman said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful explosion of poppies, Benzi! They make a wonderful 4th of July card!

Sonia said...

Hi Benzi
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!~ Great Job!~
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!~
-Sony DT
sonia-studio60.blogspot.com

Zenita Smith said...

Beautiful card!! Love those tutorials over at Splitcoasters!! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!
Z

Colleen Dietrich said...

This card made me say 'wow' when I saw it, Benzi. The full bouquet of red poppies is just dynamic.

Wendy L said...

Great card and poppies. Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge . Wendy DT. xxx

Cyndi said...

So beautiful and creative! Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts for June!

Lozzapops said...

Thanks for joining us at CMM with this fab creation! Laura x

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a beautiful flower pot, perfect for your US buddies! Hope it's cooled down for you ... we've had a horrible humid day today, but the most fabulous thunder and lightening storm has just passed, so hopefully that will lighten the air a bit.

nwilliams6 said...

Love, love, love the flowers on this!!!!!!!!! Hugz!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow.....bold, dramatic, and a beautiful bouquet....love it

mum of two said...

Your flower pot of poppies is just gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle
http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar.
Hugs
Bev x