Saturday, July 3, 2010

Oh, Alice Chapter 20: In MY Country

"Well, in our country," said Alice, still panting a little, "you'd generally get to somewhere else -- if you ran very fast for a long time, as we've been doing."

"A slow sort of country!" said the Queen. "Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!"

(Through the Looking Glass, Chapter 2)

Hello, friends! Can you believe July is here already? Such a fun time of year for summer fun...parades, BBQ's, you name's THAT time of year!

To honor our country's Independence day, with the 4th being right around the corner, we have a PATRIOTIC theme for you today! WONDERLAND has gone red, white, and blue! Yep, that's right!

Call it inspiration, a color challenge....I guess it's really both! Your mission this week is to use RED, WHITE and BLUE on your card or project! In addition we have a WONDERFUL Sponsorship opportunity today. Thank you SO much to EMILY from EAD Designs! Emily has graciously offered the DT some wonderful Alice-themed stickers to use for our projects today (unfortunately our international friends didn't get theirs in time, but hopefully we'll have stuff to show you soon!).

ONE LUCKY WINNER will receive a WONDERFULLY GENEROUS gift certificate to the EAD Designs Store! Just get your red, white and blue on and ENTER your card at Oh Alice to win!

Before we get to this week's challenge, we have a few FUN announcements to make! Sadly we say goodbye to Jimmi this week. We thank her for all her wonderfully twisty designs and will miss her at the tea table here. We are THRILLED to announce at the same time, that Lynne Phelps has accepted a FULL TIME position here right at our twisted table. Lynne's designs TOTALLY WOW'd us as our June Guest Designer and well, some things are JUST SO Alice that they're meant to be! WELCOME LYNNE!

Also, as today is the first challenge of July, a BIG TWISTY welcome to EMMA EADS, our JULY GUEST! We are very excited to have her on board with us for the month of July. Be sure to stop by her BLOG and give her a shout out!

I've been having lots of fun with my red, white, and blue designer paper this week. You can't see it in the picture but the flower DP is embossed with sparkle. The EAD stickers are a vellum type of sticker so it's see through. I put it on white card stock and cut it out so it would pop against the red circle. The sketch I used is from Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #80.

Sticker: EAD Designs
DP: DCWV Summer Dream
CS: Real Red, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy
Nesties: Standard Circles LG, Classic Scallop Circle SM
Border Punch: SU
You have until Friday, July 9th at 8pm CST to enter to WIN the gift certificate from EAD Designs! Good luck and have a safe and wonderful US holiday, everyone!


Kristy Young said...

Gorgeous card Erin, love the background, it looks great.
Kristy xx

Sammi said...

So cute! Love that background too!
Awesome job!

Amy said...

Love your paper choices! Such a great card! Aren't the EAD Stickerz so fun!!

Anonymous said...

Love the paper you used...CUTE!

Basement Stamper said...

Oh Erin, I love the papers you used and how you colored the circle behind Alice-very cute!

margie c said...

Beautiful card! I love this paper and lace bow! Great job :)
hugs, margie

Lynne Phelps said...

Wow, that flower background really pops - what energy it adds to the design! Did you color in the red and blue areas on the large flowers, or was it already like that, just waiting to jump onto your card? ;-) I put my stickers on white card also - with the smooth outlines of these characters they were easy to cut out. Love all the little details, like the lace and the border punch at the bottom, charming!

Emma said...

Wow Erin, this looks fantastic! I love that background! It really stands out in the red, white and blue! A Gorgeous Card!