Saturday, August 6, 2011

Scramble For a Good Cause!

Happy Saturday everyone!

I participated in the 90-Minute Scramble today, over in the Hero Arts Flickr group. Janet hosted this fun scramble and she put a wonderful twist on it too! We were to make a thank you card or cards for a specific cause and send the cards to her, so she can pass them along. The cause is called Operation Marshmallow and supports our men and women in the military. Most of the cards go to our veterans. You can read all about it here.

I wanted to keep my thank you cards patriotic. The only stamp I have that has stars on it, is the Life of the Party Stars, cling stamp, from Hero Arts. So for my first card, I white embossed the stamp onto white paper and used Faded Jeans distress ink with the resist technique.


For my second card, I had an idea to use a large star shape but don't have a die cut or template for one. So I hand drew the star, cut it out and added the thank you sentiment several times. I used the resist technique again for the background, white embossing the thank you definition from the Hero Arts, Dictionary Greetings set.



I want to thank Janet for a fun scramble! I have had absolutely no mojo lately and it felt sooo good to make a couple of cards today! I'm hoping my creative juices continue to flow now!

You can check out all the cards that were created during the scramble here. And if you've never played in a scramble, you REALLY SHOULD!! They're held every other week in the Flickr group and it is so much fun!! Here is the schedule so you can check it out for next time!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fab weekend! :)

21 comments:

Isha said...

Both the cards are lovely Barb!!! Wish I could play too.

Donna Bowman said...

Great cards Barb!! I love both of them. The recipients will really enjoy them, I'm sure. Sorry I had to miss this one - busy running errands.

Tanya said...

Wonderful cards, and what a great cause!

Lynn said...

Fabulous cause! I love how you didn't distress as much around the sentiment n the first one. It looks very dreamy!

Maureen Morton said...

Hey, she's baaaack! Got her mojo workin". Barb, I love these cards, especially the big star (you really hand drew that? Wow!). What a great idea to stamp all the "thank you"s on it - so original! And the design of #1 is cool, too. Great inking, how you left a "shine" in the middle! You are also amazing!

Dawn said...

both are wonderful Barb. Very patriotic in colours and design. Glad you got to play and once you start creating things will flow

Rosemary said...

both cards are just fantastic, barb!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Both of your cards are awesome Barb and for such a great cause! I wish I could have played along, but I was not home today. Hopefully I can catch the next scramble.

Debbie said...

Great cards, Barb! Looks like your mojo is back :)

Michelle said...

What do you mean no mojo? Looks like it's still there:-) Love the cards. The stars are definitely a great design element, need to use them more on my scrapbook pages and cards!

Simone said...

These are so beautiful Barb! You definitely have your mojo back! Love both of these :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

A pair of beauties Barb and such a wonderful cause. Really liked the patriotic colors!

Brenda said...

What a neat idea of Janet to put that twist on this challenge! Wish I had been there to play! I love what you achieved with what you had Barb,these cards are going to make some veterans very happy! (Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog - btw, I am not home yet, just being a bit naughty when I have a few moments, I had my posts pre-loaded, just needed to post them if and when I had the time! Will be back on the 14th).

Michelle said...

Love these patriotic cards, Barb! Love the big bold star!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love them both Barb!
Bravo to you!!

Tina said...

You made such beautifull cards. Love the distressing on the first one and star with thanks on the second.

MakingCardsIsFun! said...

Hi there! Thanks for following my blog! I just took a look to your cards and I love them! You do a lot of cards with flowers and butterflies ,and I LOVE that! Hugs to you!

joy said...

Hi, Barb! I love both of your cards so much - and I am sure whoever receives them will love them too! The one time I did participate in the scramble was so much fun; but I haven't been able to again. Maybe soon!

Heather Maria said...

Barb, you made such fab cards during the scramble and I'm sure they will be very much appreciated by whoever receives them!

Tiffany said...

Both are fabulous cards and love the patriotic theme for this cause! I love that soft, white glow on the center of your first card, such a nice touch!

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful cards for the scramble! I love the thank you star! What a great idea!