Friday, July 2, 2010

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 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!

Here's my inspiration for YOU:

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I had so much fun working on this card. I cannot tell you how nice it feels to actually have a functional studio again! It's not entirely sorted and settled, however, but it is getting there! I made a Tim Holtz-style flower for the lower right corner (painted the rose red with acrylic paint on white cardstock), painted a thin coat of white acrylic paint on the lower left and stamped a sentiment from a Gina K Designs' set. I used Tim Holtz's stamp across the top, and to make the chatting pansy in the middle (love adding googly eyes!!). The papers are Gina K and Basic Grey.

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!

Ta for now! ~ky

Check back later - I have an announcement (with a peek), and a different type of project!


  1. OMG Ky this is just gorgeous! Love all your details.
    Kristy xx

  2. Love this Ky!! Such a fun card...didn't you just love working with those EAD Stickerz!!

  3. Cute Card... Love the bling

  4. I'm so glad you're being able to get crafty again, I know how that feels. You did a great job!!

  5. So happy you are back in your studio again and loving it. I'm stumped tonight in mine!

    Love the flower, it is super cool and the papers you used, great job!

  6. Sweet! I love those googly eyes! So happy to hear that you're getting into the swing of things :)
    hugs, margie

  7. The eyes on the flower are cracking me up. And I love that rose, just fab.


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