Saturday, July 3, 2010

Chapter 20: In My Country...and a plea for help, too...

"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 it...it'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 here 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!

My card today uses these cute EAD stickers, and also the framed background and flowers are from a Rachelle Anne Miller stamp by Stampavie.  

The reason I chose to work with this particular stamp brand this week is becaues I'd like to take a moment to talk to you about girl I used to design with, Michelle Oatman.  Many of you know that I designed for the Stampavie team for about a year and I just LOVED it.  I still love their awesome images and in terms of clear stamps they are TOP quality. 

While it was nice to ink up some much-neglected stamps, the reason I am doing so is because last week, Michelle had an accident on her farm that caused her to lose sight in one of her eyes and her medical bills are very high.   You can read more about the call to action to help Michelle HERE on the STAMPAVIE blog.   Thanks for helping this truly sweet lady....and thanks for listening!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
Jess xoxo

14 comments:

Kristy Young said...

This is gorgeous Jess! Im loving these sweet stickers!
Kristy xx

PhotoDivaJ said...

Wow, I can't believe that's stickers! Your card is beautiful.

Sparkle said...

Such a cute card!

Sammi said...

oooh this is so sweet! What a cutie! Love those flowers!!
Sammi
xxx

Emily said...

SUPER CUTE! love how you did the flowers

Sara said...

aww your alice is just adorable-thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog-i'm sure gonna miss everyone but september is gonna be fabulous! talk to ya in twitter land :)

xoxo

Allison said...

Adorable! Love that Alice mixed with these paper colors!

Tasha said...

Wow this is stunning Jess, I love how you used the flowers and the gorgeous paper you have used. Beauiful frame too
love tasha xx

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally cute Jess, love it!!

Basement Stamper said...

GMDoTA!!!! Great card, love the patterned paper you paired with with and the wrinkly ribbon!

Kellie Winnell said...

OOOOO wow I love this Jessica! How cute is she! I have always wanted to use those papers, LOVE them but put them in the too hard basket but I think I'll have to get them out and MAKE myself use them to join in ;)
Hugs Kel xx

margie c said...

Your card is gorgeous, Jessica! I love the frame and the flowers! The perfect touch!
So sorry to hear about your friend, Michelle... will be thinking of her and hope and pray she recuperates and adjusts quickly and well...
hugs to you, margie

Lynne Phelps said...

What a WONDERful card! I love the addition of the ivory/soft yellow and the touches of teal and green in the flowers to warm up the red, white and blue color scheme. Your paper selection is amazing, I need to work on that - I find patterned papers intimidating to use, LOL! Love those huge scallops, is that a punch or a die? GREAT card!!!

Erin said...

I love the DP you used. So sorry to hear about your friend.