Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Veteran's Week Blog Hop with Imaginisce!

You should be arriving at my blog from the lovely and 
uber talented blog of Shellye McDaniel!

If you don't know where to begin, click here.


Here is my creation for the hop:

Well Done!

I used a bit of Hello Cupcake paper mixed in with our Bon Voyage collection to create this card. I added a bit of dimension to his uniform with my i-Rock and Glam Rocks in black. The soldier image and "Well Done" sentiment are from MFT Stamps.

Bon Voyage Collection, Imaginisce
Hello Cupcake Collection, Imaginisce
i-Rock and Glam Rocks in black, Imaginisce
Foam Tape in White, Imaginisce
Fabric Petal Roller, Imaginisce
Soldier Boy stamp set, Mini Monarch Border Die, MFT
Tab Punch by McGill
Memento Ink in Black
Coam Tape in White
Green Cardstock by Core' Dinations
Star Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug
Kraft Cardstock, The Paper Company
Other:  Sewing Machine, Thread and Hemp

The inspiration for my card is shared by two Veterans' who are near and dear to my heart.  My brother Gary who served in the Gulf War and my cousin Ryan who served three tours in Iraq as a Navy fighter pilot.  I truly live among hero's in my family and honor their service and fight for our freedom.  Our family is grateful for their safe return.

We also remember those who have fought for us and are not here today.  To their family and friends we say a humble thank you, as words are not enough.

Thank you for stopping on over and taking a peek at my card today. Please check in all week long at Imaginisce to see what the rest of the Design Team creates! Don't forget about the Design Team Call over there. Apply!


I'm giving away a Prize* pack of yummy Imaginisce goodies for leaving a comment on my blog, and being a follower!!! 
  • Let me know in the comment what you like best about Imaginisce. 
  • Is it the bling (do you have an i-rock?). Is it the the i-top (do you have one?).  
  • Is it the papers? (which line have you been wanting to get?). 
  • I'll send a custom prize back to one lucky commenter!   Trust me, it will be GOOD!
  • Remember to follow my blog so you'll know you won!


If this hop sends me over 500 followers, I also have a UNIBIND Photo Book Creator to give away to a very lucky person!!!  (Due to the cost of shipping, prizes are offered to anyone in the U.S.*)  

As luck would have it, I do already own one and happened to win another at my LSS.  I would LOVE to share this fun prize with one of my followers!!!

Now... hop back on over to the Imaginisce blog!


Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! Love that image and all the layers!

Miriam Prantner said...

Forgot to mention that I am a new follower. I don't have much imaginisce right now. I do love the papers, and the ribbon cutter is on my Christmas List for sure!

Gina said...

I love the card. I love the bling and I need to get an i-rock. I am a follower.

Margie said...

Beautiful card-love the layering!

Jill Rugg said...

I love your card-totally darling! I am a long time follower and actually became a fan of imaginisce through you! I love their paper lines and can't wait to get my hands on the new love you more collection!

Liz said...

hhh that soldier is adorablr

Janet Zeppa said...

Love your little soldier! I love the Imaginisce papers. :)

PamSpradlin said...

I love your card and love the family reason you made it. My husband finished his military career with Desert Storm so the military is near and dear to my heart.
My favorite tool right now is the i-rock. I haven't opened up my brad container since I got it. It makes it so easy to bling anything up.
I am also a follower!

Holly and little people said...

I love the bling and have been drooling over the i-top for a while. This is a great card, I love the way you blended the different elements.

Guiseppa said...

This is the cutest card Rhonda!

Sue D said...

Wonderful card--I like the papers and the soldier image. I also like the well done on the cloud.
I am a follower and I like my i-top.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Iris said...

I am a new follower. I love everylthing Imaginisce makes especially the paper and the bling. The I-rock is no my wish list. Iris

Jan Garber said...

Your card is so sweet, and I was deeply moved by your including the info about your own heroes. I love my I-rock and need to use it more!Hope your week is going well!

Carla said...

A really nice card. Cute design.

Carla from Utah

Kerys said...

OMGosh! I just LOVE this card! The image is so cute and works perfectly with this collection! I love all the paper collections from Imaginisce - they are so bright and colorful! My favorite all time collection has got to be Sole Sisters! I was drooling over it for weeks before I finally got my hands on it! The love you more collection is currently on my christmas list along with the clicut!
ALready a follower! Thank you so much for the inspiration and the chance to win! :-)

donlambson said...

Rhonda, i salute you.
great card with a lot of heart and a nice retro look!


Pam said...

Love the card ! it would be perfect for someone graduating from boot camp or Officer Training School.

I"m loving the new Valentine line.

Kim H said...

Love the card, beautiful inking, layering and stitching. very well done. I love my i-rock, I use it the most between it and the I-top. (I have the original I-top) thanks for the chance to win.

SandiB said...

I just became your 497th blog follower. Your card is amazing. Love the little soldier. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome prizes.

ajmaluck said...

What a wonderful card you made. Great details. Thanks for sharing.

SandiB said...

I forgot to mention that I love Imaginisce's collections. There are always wonderful papers with matching embellishments. The only tool that I currently have is an I-rock. I have been eyeing the Christmas Cheer and the Hello Cupcake collections. Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome giveaway.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Scrolling through your blog I realized I have been loving your work forever... I follow the Quick Quotes blog ad now I follow yours! I so wanted to be the 500th follower... but I am only the 498th. Only two more to go!!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Oh.. my favorite Imaginisce... I love the Hello Cupcake collection, bought two of everything. It is so happy and cheerful!

jj said...

Your work Rhonda is always so amazing. Love the way you layer these wonderful papers. And your copic colored soldier with his i-Rock buttons is just too cute.

Angie said...

Hello! I'm a new follower. Your card is AMAZING! I absolutely love all the elements to the design and that you were able to mix in so many different Imaginisce products. Thanks for inspiring! :)

Angie said...

I almost forgot my fave about Imaginisce... I have always loved the papers, I have yet to get my hands on Hello Cupcake to create with, and the i-rock has me drooling!

{VICKI} said...

I love the papers
Especially the Christmas and Halloween collections!

{VICKI} said...

I'm a new follower # 499---just one more to go
Good luck!
and I'm hoping I get lucky too!
Thanks so much for the chance at some great prizes!

Carla said...

I am a new follower.

Carla from Utah

lynda said...

The Ribbon Cutter is what I'm most interested in. What I'm most familiar with are the papers & I must say they are great quality!

Sandi said...

Oh man, I love that little saluting soldier! What do I love most about Imaginisce? Probably the colorful and happy papers! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

Sandi said...

Wow....I am follower #500!!

KellyG said...

Awesome card! Love that little guy! Always love the papers especially the Christmas lines!

Caryn S said...

I love this card! The stamps are darling and I love your use of the i-rock for the soldier's uniform buttons. I do have an i-rock and I love it, I don't yet have the i-top but oddly have some of the punches and other accessories for it.

Aimee Kidd said...

How stinkin cute is he?!?! Blends in perfectly with the travel papers and is a beautiful honor to your brother and cousin!

I thought for sure I was already a follower of yours but turns out I wasn't. But good news...I just put you over 500 followers so some lucky person will get the extra prize! :)

Cherie said...

Awesome card! My husband is a pilot in the Navy and so was his grandfather who happened to pass away a few years ago on Veteran's Day. I do love all the Imaginisce Bling, and my i-rock gets a lot of use! I have been looking into getting an i-top I feel like it would be a great addition to some of my crafty projects! I love all the Imaginisce colors, and love all the collections! I am already a follower of yours! Congrats on hitting 500 (I see that you have)and thank you for sharing!

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