Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Pin Challenge

Yes, I'm back again with another post for today!  And the reason is because we have another FUN inspiration photo from {Pin}spirational Challenges and would love for you to come on over and enter.  You have a chance to WIN.  Our sponsor is Di's Digis!


Since tomorrow is the 4th of July, I saw only red, white, and blue after looking at the inspiration photo.  I actually saw some yellow in it too - and of course the little sail boats, clouds, etc....so you could do several different things with this inspiration photo.  I used my brand new stamp The Open Sea from SU.  The stars at the bottom are actually just a strip of DP that I had in my stash.

The ribbon......I'm not even sure where this came from or why I've never used it before. It's amazing what you can find when you clean up the craft room!  Getting that stuff to stick in a pleat like that is just not happening with me!!  I tried the red sticky tape first - oops, popped up.....ok, tried the glue dots....same thing.

The only solution I could come up with was SUPER GLUE!!  LOL!  Now I just have to tell you, I love that stuff!  Hubby can have his duct tape but I'll take super glue any day of the week!  But here's what happened:

Lynn:  Jim, I'm stuck to my craft table
Jim:  I know, dear
Lynn: No, I'm really STUCK in here
Jim: YES, I KNOW - but you love it so much
Lynn: (several unprintable words.......) Get your butt in here and help me!

Yes, my fingers stuck to the table and I was afraid to pull them off and leave all the skin behind! Next time I won't be so lazy and I'll get out the glue gun!


Here's the cute photo for your inspiration!

I'll enter this in the challenges at Love to Create (stars and stripes), Card Making Mamas (red, white, and blue), Craft Punked (American Independence Day), Stamping with the Dragon (red, white, and blue), and Incy Wincy Designs (patriotism - colors from your country).

Thanks for stopping by........and be sure and hop on over to the {Pin}spirational Challenge blog!
Lynn

41 comments:

NanaConnie said...

Love that story, Lynn! I have visions of hubby searching all over the house for nail polish remover to use on your fingers to free them fro the glue. lol
Fantastic card! Big sailing ships rival lighthouse images for me, and I've only ever seen one IRL. Great job on the ribbon.

Kathy and Lucky said...

Sorry but my sides hurt from your conversation with Jim :) You two are so fun together, but yes, maybe the glue gun next time. Love the card, so perfect with the red, white and blue with the regal image. Have a great day.

MiamiKel said...

Lynn, lol!! Not laughing AT you, but that is hilarious ... glad your dh was able to rescue you :) Your card is fabby!! I am in LOVE with those sailboat baby pillows! Where was that when my son was born :) Stay cool, I know it's hotter there than here .. stay indoor and stamp! With no glue :)

Tammy said...

You're too funny Lynn! I can picture the scene perfectly! But the results are amazing and worth the effort! The stamp is fantastic and goes so well with the background you've created for it!

Carol said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week, Carol xx

Chriss America Real said...

I am rolling on the floor laughing...oh wait...I have to go pee...oh my gosh! That sounds just like a conversation I would have with my husband! So funny! So I hope you got your fingers unstuck without losing skin! Your project is wonderful!

Hugs,
Chriss

s4rah said...

Last time I used superglue I ended up with the bottle stuck to my hand... it came off eventually but I was pretty scared it was a permanent addition at first!
Great card, I love the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week!

Faye said...

This is a lovely, patriotic and masculine card. I'd defo go with the glue gun next time!! ;) xx

Gemma said...

Sorry but that made me laugh...i would defo go with the glue gun next time Lol

Stunning card by the way & love the pleated ribbon...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

McCrafty's Cards said...

Sorry Lynn, but you did make me chuckle with the super glue, your card is fabulous I like the ship, the embossing and the wonderful ribbon.
Kevin xx

Jennipher said...

WOW! What a fabulous patriotic card.

Becky said...

haha...your so funny.
Love this card, love the image and pleated ribbon.

Anne Temple said...

Great story and fantastic red/white/blue card! You could also enter this in challenge going on at Pattie's Creations this week if you're interested.

Alyce said...

Gorgeous Lynn! I love how you have done the ribbon...it looks gorgeous! And those stars look really lovely...beautiful! :)

Zenita Smith said...

As a mother and mother in law to Navy veterans I so love this card!! It totally reminds me of the Navy!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!
Z

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving this great card- love the ship image! Great challenge!

Shannon White said...

LOL! You poor thing! hope you got unstuck ok and didn't leave to much skin behind, Been there. done that, that's for sure, lol LOVE your Awesome card! Such a Fabulous image and your ribbon treatment is just Perfect! Loving the red whit and blue too! 8-)

Hope you and your family have a Very Happy and Safe 4th! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Sharon said...

Happy Independence Day. Love this card Lynn. That stamp is stunning. Have so enjoyed visiting you today... You've been so busy and I have been fast asleep, so have left comments on quite a few posts...lol...hugs Sharon x

Anne Temple said...

So glad you joined us at Pattie's Creations! Love the colors and how the whole thing just pops!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

OMG! Stuck to the table!!!! LOL at Jim. That would of been my hubby's response too. Hope you came away unscathed!

That boat is SUPER!!!!!!!!!! Wow - ribbon and stars! Spectacular!

Happy 4th!

uksharon said...

Simply wonderful - thanks for joining us at CMM's this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Linda said...

Oh Lynn, I can just imagine the unprintable words LOL! I hope you fingers are okay. Your card is fabulous as always. I love that stamp too.

Big Hugs
Linda xxx

Samantha said...

Good Lord woman super glue!!! hope your fingers are ok! Fabulous card! Great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)

Vicky Hayes said...

Happy Independence Day Lynn! I love your gorgeous card - truly patriotic - and I had a good chuckle at the story with you and your hubby!

Carol L said...

BWAHAHAHAhahahahahaha!!!! You kill me with your funny stories girl!! LOL You should write books with your off-the-wall sense of humor! You crack me up!!!
I love the card, especially the ribbon and the way you used it! *snort*
I hope you're having a great July 4th holiday without too many super-glued fingers :)

Basslady said...

this is totally gorgeous!

you did a fantastic job with this card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Joan Ervin said...

I love your card, Lynn....the stamp is perfect for a guy card and I love how you did the ribbon...your dialog with your DH cracks me up!!! I hope you got unstuck...LOL!!!!

Dixie said...

Funny story and fabulous card, Lynn. I love your take on the inspiration photo. Your card is beautiful! I hope you had a wonderful day!

CraftyNess said...

Beautiful card - I love clean and simple and the stamped image is stunning :) - thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week x

daisylou said...

Great card!
Thanks for joining in the Craft Punked Challenge this week and Good Luck!
dxxx

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our 'Color Combo - Red, White, and Blue' Challenge #47, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Bonnie said...

I'd never thought of stamping the ship on the globe! If this isn't a DUH moment! I tried pleating ribbon once. It held until the picture was taken and then it totally fell apart. Yours sure looks pretty on this card!

Tammy said...

Oh too funny Lynn! Love your stories! Awesome patriotic card! I love that image and your fabulous ribbon!!
Tammy x

Sandi said...

Lynn, I left a comment before as DT coordinator, but now it's from me! This is awesome, I love how you did the ribbon. I don't have the patience to do that. Great job!
Sandi ♥

ThePurplePlace said...

Love Love Love this project...and had to laugh when I read about yoru trying to get your hubby in to help you!!

Mine would be the SAME way...especially, if he was in his "den" with the TV on!! LOL!!

So HOW did you removed your finders? I know there is a trick/tip, but not sure I remember what it is?

I hope you did not have to rip your skin...OUCH!!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous patriotic card! Great take on the pin.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Really awesome card, thanks for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon.

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
Hugs
Pattie ♥

Crafty and Green said...

Thanks for playing with us this week at Love to Create! Please Come Back & Play with us again really soon!

Many Blessings,
Tina

Lesley said...

very patriotic hope you had a great independance day best wishes Lesley x

Margaret said...

Hahahahaha...Sorry, but I had to laugh! He probably thought you finally realized your addiction to crafting and were asking for an intervention! So glad you are ok and your fingers are still intact!
LOVE this card! The star paper, ribbon (still smiling), and image are the perfect combination for a patriotic card! I realize making that pleated ribbon was a bit 'sticky', but it is gorgeous!!