CR84FN25 -- Because of the Brave


Hello! It's time for another CR84FN Challenge! Thank you to all who joined us last week.. it was fun viewing all of your fabulous creations! For this week's challenge (CR84FN25), our color palette is Red, Aqua and White. The lovely photos in the graphic above are courtesy of Martha Stewart.

This is our final challenge for the month of April.. a huge thank you to our wonderful guest designer, Silke Ledlow!

Again, I'd like to say a big thank you for all of your well wishes about Sabrina.. I'm still not able to get any free time to craft or visit blogs, but I hope to soon.. Here's the last card that I made before her surgery..


When I first saw the colors of this challenge, I immediately thought of some patterned paper from the Lily Bee Picket Fence collection. When I saw the stars, it also made me think of Verve's American Hero. This set was released nearly a year ago, and this is the first time I've inked it up (bad me!).. After I stamped the whimsical frame, I realized that the stars in the corner were the same size as the stars on the patterned paper, so I cut them out of the patterned paper and added them to my frame, then I added a tiny rhinestone (from Pizzazz Aplenty) in the center of each star. I went a little crazy with my distressing here, but I promise that my cardstock started out as white.. :)

For all the challenge details, please be sure to visit the CR84FN blog HERE. I hope you will join us this week.. I can't wait to see what you create! For more inspiration, please visit my fellow design teammates:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: American Hero (Verve)
Paper: Picket Fence (Lily Bee), Classic Crest Solar White (Neenah), Red mulberry
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Versamagic Wheat (Tsukineko); Tumbled Glass Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Square and Scalloped Square Nestabilties (Spellbinders), Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Twine (May Arts), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

14 comments:

  1. LOVE the Patriotic theme Stephanie! That stamp looks like it was made for that pp! Love the scalloped frame! Hope you have a Happy Easter :)

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  2. Beautiful! This was my second thought to go patriotic. Love what you did! Gorgeous papers and design.

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  3. I forgot to say Happy EASTER! Hope you help Sabrina find her basket and eggs. I am sure the Easter Bunny left them in a place she could find them!

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  4. Very pretty card! This is one of my favorite color combos too! I love the patterned paper you used.

    Happy Easter to you and your family :)

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  5. You are such a good mamma. We will all be here when you can get back. :) Happy Easter!

    This is perfect, Stepahnie. Love the stamps that go so well with your paper.

    Hugs~

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  6. Fab use of this weeks colors, wonderful papers and design! Happy Easter!

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  7. great take on the colors; a gorgeous patriottic card!

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  8. darling card, and i love the sentiment, stephanie! sweet pics of your daughter:)

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  9. Stephanie, I laughed when you said the paper started out white! LOVE the card and that sentiment just says it all! LOVE all the stars and the white twine bow! Take care of Sabrina! (And YOU, too!)

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  10. So it wasn't just me who thought the colours were patriotic! I think this is fabulous - the papers are brilliant and coordinate perfectly with the stamp. Love it!!

    Hope Sabrina is getting on well. Sending you both love and hugs xx

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  11. Stephanie, such a fabulous card and a wonderful sentiment for sure! I love you layout and awesome patterned papers! Fabulously patriotic!!! Hope Sabrina continues to do well and that you had a wonderful Easter!

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  12. Gorgeous card, love the papers. Wishing Sabrina a speedy recovery.xxxx

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  13. Totally awesome patriotic card Stephanie! Love the quote and the colors work so well with it! Have a wonderful weekend..hugs ~S~

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