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Monday, May 17, 2010

Bravery..........



To celebrate Armed Forces Day/Week here in the USA and of course the Holidays to come I decided to try something a bit different with my Sweet Pea Stamp this week. I wanted to enter a couple of challenges that needed paper piecing and the thought never crossed my mind to paper piece on of these stamps until Sweet Pea Stampers had that as their challenge. This also fit perfectly into Flutter By Wednesday's since they also wanted paper piecing. Now my family is a Military family, my father was retired Navy, my daughter served on the USS John Young for 8 years and my son served on the USS Cole for 4 years. I am so very proud of all of them and know that our FREEDOM is not FREE! This is what brought me to making this kind of card.

I used my new Sweet Pea image called ©ching-chou kuiks Fly Butterfly. I paper pieced her dress with a scrap of paper I had and the two suns or moons behind her with another scrap I found. The rest I colored with my copics.  Her wings were given a dusting of stickles and then the red was colored on with ruby red liquid pearls.  The dots on her dress where also opal liquid pearls. She was cut out and popped up upon a background that I made with home made glimmermist in red and blue and punchenella as a screen.  The flowers were from the floral department at Hobby Lobby! I found  matching DP for the dress and used that as my main background. The sentiment reads" BRAVERY never goes out of  fashion" I thought it fit with the image and the theme!!! I hope you all liked my tribute to the wonderful Military and all the hard work they do every day. To them I say Thank You!

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45 comments:

  1. This is stunning Kym I love your colouring It is so profesional.xxx

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  2. A great image and sentiment of this super card.

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Beryl xx

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  3. Stunning card Kym and the sentiment is perfect - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's and I do hope we'll see you for the blog hop on the 21st.
    Ann x

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  4. Gorgeous card and matching sentiment Kym!
    Thanks for playing along at the Crazy Challenge.
    Kari

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  5. Wow Kym A totally striking card!!! I love the thought processes behind this card. The colouring is AWESOME. You really are inspirational, Hugs Pascale

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  6. Absolutely breathe taking.... Just like Doreeen says your coloring is top notch and professional.

    Our freedom is not free and take the ultimate sacrifice of all the men and women who put their lives in jeopardy everyday. Thanks for reminding us with your inspirational kreation today.

    LD Hugs
    Harriet

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  7. Wow this is another stunning creation! I love the choice of colours and the layout is brilliant. Thank you for joining us again this week at sweet pea stampers and good luck.

    Hugs

    Amy xx

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  8. A great card Kym, I love how you have coloured your image and the paper piecing on the dress is fabulous... a wonderful sentiment too!
    Hugs
    Debbie x

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  9. What a pretty card, love all the shimmer! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

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  10. This is stunning Kym beautiful image and I just love how you have designed it to be so patriotic that image reminds me a little of the young Bette Davis I love it.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  11. I love the red, white, and blue you did on this card. The way you colored her up is grand and the little beads are just gorgeous!
    Blessings,
    Kim xXx

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  12. YIKES!!!!!! TOTALLY GORGEOUS! WOW! she has cool hair.Very patriotic.RubyM:)

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  13. Wow, amazing coloring and little touches. Lovely, beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining us at the "Crazy challenge"!
    hugs Nana

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  14. Very cool fairy! Thanks for playing along at Flutter By Wednesday!

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  15. OH WOW this is beautiful! love it!

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  16. stunning!wow!
    thank you for joining the challenge this week on MelJens Designs.
    good luck!

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  17. Stunning hun, love your attention to detail, just fab

    Thank You for joining us at the 'Crazy Challenge' this week!!
    Hugs shell xx

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  18. Fab card...love the stars n stripes! Love the paper pieced technique! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations! bx

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  19. Awesome card Kym! Love the colors and the patriotic theme.

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at For Fun Challenges this week. Hope to see you back next week.
    "Hugs" Granny (Carol)

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  20. this is beautiful! thanks so much for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges this week.

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  21. Wow Kym what a gorgeous card hunny just loving the colours you've chosen here. Thank you for joining in with the sweet peas stampers challenge this week Linda x

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  22. WOW, what a beautiful card! I love how you colored the image!
    thank you so much for joining us at Practical Scrappers!

    hugs
    Sasya

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  23. This is fantastic what a great image and thinking outside the box with it! Thanks for taking the Pixie Dust challenge "Cut It Out". Beth aka BR-T

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  24. A very nice card - like it.
    Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
    Many greetings and have an nice week
    Andrea-Emmi41

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  25. Fantastic card :)

    Thanks for joining us at For Fun & we hope to see you again.

    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  26. Beautiful card, your colouring is stunning, thanks for joining us at YNS,
    Angela x

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  27. Awesome card. Our thanks to your son & daughter for their service to our country. Thank you for sharing your card with us.

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  28. Awesome card and great inspiration for all of us! Thank you to your family for their service for all of us.

    And, thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers this week.

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  29. Kym, this card is beautiful! I'm glad you joined us at the CCC!

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  30. Awesome card Kym, love the image, colouring and sentiment. The flowers are perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays. Hope to see you again next week.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  31. What a STUNNING work of art!!! I love your eye for details and lovely use of color!! I am always blown away by your dazzling creations...and this beauty is no exception. I LOVE IT!!! Thank you for playing along with the BBCS challenge, and I look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations in our upcoming challenges:o)

    Hugs!!
    Carolyn

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  32. Lovely card! I really like how you colored her dress, and the little flowers are a great touch! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Drunken Stampers! I hope we see you again next week. :)

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  33. Beautiful card!! Bless our soldiers! I, too and a military girl, born and raised Army. Everyday i am thankful to those that have, do or will protect us and I will always remember that our freedom isn't free! Thank you to your family, for giving their ALL and Thank you, as well, for your support :)
    Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!! Good Luck on the challenge!
    ♥Dee (Spryte)♥

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  34. Awesome card!!! There's so much to look at... I can't stop finding new things that amaze me with this card! well done!!! Thanks for joining us at the Pollycraft Monday Challenge!
    Hugs, Marit.

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  35. Hi Kym...me again :) What a cool card! I love how you used that image! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something again this week-hope to see you back soon!

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  36. Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Drunken Stampers!

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  37. Wow!! What an incredible card Kym!! Your paper piecing is amazing! A patriotic fairy...I LOVE it!!! Very creative! Everything about this card is beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us over at the FBW blog again!! You are always such an inspiration! I need to make some of these for the 4th of July!

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  39. Okay, my comments keep disappearing and reappearing. I'm not sure what is going on.

    So, let's try this again! (If you wake up to 3 crazy comments...sorry!)

    Wow! Incredible card Kym!! Amazing paper piecing! A patriotic fairy...I LOVE it!! Everything about this card is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with FBW again!! You are always an inspiration!

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  40. Kym, what a powerful card. I love the Sweet Pea stamps as well and to use them in a card with so much meaning is very apt. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and we hope to see you back again very soon - maybe even for the blog hop on 21 May 2010. Best wishes, Kym xxx

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  41. What pretty creations on your blog! WOW! Glad you joined Meljen's, be sure to see the new challenge posted today! Hope to see you again! Nicole

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  42. This is gorgeous hun! Your pieceing is fab, and I love the starry spots on her dress.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Pea Stampers - hope to see you next time too.
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  43. Love your card and your message, I say this as my son is on a plane heading to the Middle East and my husband will soon be going back to Iraq.

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  44. Beautiful creation Kym and a wonderful tribute to your amazing famimy. Your paper piecing is striking and the papers are perfect for your theme.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers.
    Hugs,
    Nicola -x-

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