Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Freedom! and a Blog Award!

This card is for SCS sketch challenge( SC228)! Thanks, Roxie for a wonderful sketch!!! I am using one of our ODBD newly released sets this month called I Pledge Allegiance.With Memorial Day around the corner followed by July 4th and Labor Day to name a few, the Patriotic themed sets this month are must haves. I am also using some festive Moxie dp that continues with the American theme. I actually used one of the pieces of dp to cut the Freedom. Stars and Stripes tag from. I love how it looks. I used some Ranger antique linen to soften the lines of all the white. I am also using some Prism by Prismatics cardstock in intense cobalt. This blue is the perfect color with the dp. I cuttlebugged with the swiss dots the panel behind the Pledge of Allegiance to offer some texture. I finished my card with a few festive buttons I had in my stash and some red and white thread to finish off the look. What do you think?


ODBD I Pledge Allegiance


Prism by Prismatics, gp white, Moxie dp


Real Red, Ranger Antique Linen


Nestabilities, buttons, MS red and white thread, foam tape, sponges, glue dots, cuttlebug ef.


I have been honored with a wonderful award!!!!

Here are the details about this award:

"The Exalting Christ Blog Award" is given to bloggers who consistently exalt the name of Christ on their blogs. What a joy to see crafters blend their passion for Christ and paper crafting. This award is given to bloggers who share Christ through their posts or through the design of their artwork. We are commanded in Scripture to be 'salt and light' sharing the Good News of Jesus no matter where we are (Matthew 5:13-16). This award is just a way members of Women to Women: Sharing Jesus can say thanks for exalting Christ with us!

A few months ago I joined this wonderful Christian website called Women to Women Sharing Jesus!( WTWSJ). It is a terrific Christian website and I recommend you check it out. I was notified by Barb Gault (bsgstamps4fun) that she had honor me with this wonderful award. A day or so later, Jami Bova (Stamp Happy with Sgt Stamper!) honored me with the same award. I truly feel honored as well as humbled to receive this particular award because it really is about proudly sharing Jesus Christ on my website. Thanks, ladies!!!!! Blessings to you!!


Post the blog award in a regular post on your blog with the explanation, including the original link to WTW and the rules for passing the award along

1. Name five people to whom you want to offer this award and link to their blogs. The blogs need to obviously exalt Christ in some manner.

2. Contact the bloggers you have named to let them know they can pick up their blog award from you.

3. Invite them to permanently display the WTW blog badge and/or the award on their blogs. The badge can be obtained on the WTW site."I am thrilled to pass this award on to the following 5 dear sisters in Christ:

The five sisters in Christ that I am honoring with this award are


  1. Gorgeous card Betty!! Love the patriotic theme here!! :)

  2. Betty..I gasped when I saw this card! It is by far my favorite ever made by you! I love the layout and the clver way you tied the buttons on!!

  3. This is so stunning Betty!! I just love the mix of papers, and the buttons!!

  4. Awesome card Betty, great ribbon piece.

  5. Whoa Betty, I am honored! Totally awesome card!
    hugz,...Jane :)

  6. Absolutely stunning Betty, WOW this is a wonderful patriotic it!!!

  7. Betty your card is amazing! Your talent inspires me.

    Thank-you for the award. I read it and I'm NOT dry-eyed anymore. This came at just the right time for me. I'm humbled - thank you!

  8. This is a totally awesome card Betty!! Love the bold colors and the layout!! Perfect patriotic card!
    Congrats on the award!

  9. How precious! Your patriotic masterpiece and your lovely award! I can't think of a better award to recieve and I'm definitely going to visit this website! What an honor for you and also a great honor and blessing for the world that you choose to share your God given talents with us all! I am constantly and forever inspired by you, Betty--and not just artistically either. You are such a special person! hugs xoxo (ps- those buttons and how you did the sentiment banner is so totally fabulous-loooovvee it!) :)

  10. Phenomenal card Betty!! LOVE all the fabulous layers and textures! And your ribbon banner with the buttons is awesome!

    Thank you so much for this award too. Of all the awards to be given, this one is the most humbling. He's the one who has blessed me with this creative gift. I'm glad my faith shows in my blog. You honor me, my friend!

  11. What a wonderful card with all the perfect elements. We're reminded to honor, celebrate, and be ever grateful. Thank you!

  12. What perfect paper for this card Betty! Beautifully patriotic!

  13. Wonderful card!! Love all your details, especially the stacked buttons :)

  14. Totally wonderful, Betty! You know I love this one. And thank you so very much for the honor. You are a sweet woman.


Thanks so much!

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