Saturday, May 28, 2011

Geared up for Operation Write Home's
Memorial Day Bloghop 2011



Welcome to this stop on Operation Write Home's Memorial Day Bloghop 2011 . This is my third year participating...thanks for joining us in celebrating!!! Our family is so proud and grateful for all of our men and women serving in the armed forces. My youngest sister and her hubby are in the Army National Guard and her husband was deployed to Afghanistan in April. So we are keeping ourselves busy making cards and sending care packages.


I am all GEEKED and GEARED up with my Lil' Robot Card. This card is chock full of metal bits...Can you pick out all the pieces. My favorite gem is the "MISS YOU" brad adorning the chest plate of this little guy complete with his mini fuse lunchbox. I describe more in length about this creation later in the post...

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{{ artful hugs }} : ) Sb

ABOUT THE ROBOT CARD...

I have recently become a member of the Design TEAM for Sketch it Saturday over at Unscripted Sketches. For sketch #107 I planned to use this guy from My Minds Eye "Lil' Robots" collection to make this card because this week had a piggyback challenge to use metals - Yippee!!! Gears and screws and washers...oh MY!

I have a serious collection of brads, grommets, screws and found metal objects from my daily travels. Can you pick out all the metal pieces I have in this???

Starting with the robot & border, these were die cuts from MME paper collection. The diamond plate background is a silver paper embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder, then I rubbed it with green inks to tint it & enhance the diamond plate.

Get a count on all the metal bits yet??? There are a lot! And a googlie eye and a little mini fuse I found in the Publix parking lot on Thursday { so I had to use it }. Found metal objects, the large ring around the googly eye, and the washer over a T!m Holtz gear. I used a metal button, a copper colored eyelet, a bronze brad and I repurposed a drycleaning tag with two staples in it. The flat and phillips head screws are actually brads...can't remember from who {maybe Karen Foster}...and did you see the red brad BLINKIE at the top of the robot? To top off this little guy, I have some Karen Foster smiley face brads that have little phrases with them and I used the "miss you" on the chest plate of the robot. This has been rubbed with green ink to make it stand out better.

THINK GREEN and keep a lookout for items to artfully UPCYCLE!!!

69 comments:

KellyRae said...

Okay, this is SERIOUSLY cute! Love that little miss you brad and all the other metal bits.

Patty said...

This has to be the cutest card on the hop! Someone is going to be so happy to get this! I bet they treasure it forever!

Jules said...

what a clever card & use of that metal sentiment! i have some of those, but never figured a way to incorporate them onto cards. TFS!

Redonna said...

Great card for someone to send home to their son. And the embossing folder fits right in.
TFS,
Redonna
rleckie911@gmail.com

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Susan,
What a clever card! Thanks for sharing and hopping! Blessings!

Misty said...

What a cute robot, love the metal!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Yesterday's Echo Scrapbooks said...

I'm in love! Really really cute little robot!

Brandy and Andie said...

What a cute little robot. Your color selection is unique- not bright, but colorful.

Crystal said...

Fantastic, love the robot and your choice of embossing folder is perfect!

AllisonG said...

What a cute robot card!

Jennifer Scull said...

what an absolutely phenom card! and how fun to use little pieces you found in the parking lot! now THAT is true re-purposing! :)

Amanda said...

Cute Robot! I love to upcycle :)

Operation Write Home said...

Adorable! Love all the little robot-ty details!!

KarenS said...

Very clever design and use of all the metal bits. Thanks for hopping!

Missy said...

Super fantastic robot card, love it!

Tiffany Temple said...

This card is full of GREAT detail! I love it!

Patricia H said...

What a fun and unique card! Great job!
I'm still chuckling at the idea of picking up the fuse in the parking lot... :D

sandy said...

Definitely green! And definitely Cute!! The tiny fuse - LOL!! My table mates at Fri. night crops laugh at/with me when I use something unusual on a card or two but hey, you have use all the little bits you can.

One Scrappy Gal said...

Very clever use of bits to make up the robot!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, this is fabulous. I love all the hardware you've been able to incorporate into your card. TFS.

Dawn said...

ahhh...to cool, I love it!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Love it, so cute :) Happy hopping and have a great Memorial Day weekend

Cheryl said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love the details you included.



--Cheryl--

Kajikit said...

What an assortment of bits and pieces you worked into this card! But it looks great!

Meg Bean said...

Great card for a kiddo!

Nancy M said...

Very cute. You are about to make some little robot very happy! Thanks!
RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM (mine is easier to read in caps)

Sylvia said...

Cute card, have a wonderful weekend.

Yolanda said...

His eyes are terrific!

Susan said...

some little boy is going to love this card

Shell said...

This card seriously is off the charts in cute! Thank you for sharing!
she11ygirl at verizon dot net

Paula S. said...

Great robot! I love all the fun gears and embellishments you used. This card would be cherished by some hero's little boy for sure.

Kelly Massman said...

Your card is too cute!

thanks also for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Debra said...

What a great card for someone's son. Thanks

Anita said...

Spectacular card!

April said...

Really fun card! Perfect for a military mom or dad to send to a son. :)

April said...

Really fun card! Perfect for a military mom or dad to send to a son. :)

littlebitoftoto said...

Love the gears and screws and metal plate behind him...how cute.

tlfletcher at embarqmail dot com

Linda said...

Great card. I love to upcycle also, especially the packaging... TFS!!!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

LOL, this is delightful--love those crazy eyes. . . .

Karen Howard said...

Wonderful missing you card! Thanks for sharing and joining in the bloghop! Hugs, Karen

Nancy Keller said...

Oh my gosh, I love this. . . it looks like something my son would really love too! Adorable! Thanks so much for sharing, I am saving a screenshot of this in my favorites for later! Thanks so much and have a great weekend! Go OWH!!!

Sandi said...

Adorable! I love the fuse lunchbox!

Julie said...

Really cute, Susan! Somebody's little one will love receiving that card, I know a 3 yr old robot-obsessed boy that would :)

mckcampbell said...

I just love this little Robot. What a cute idea :O)

newsonata said...

Cute Card!

Scrapacat said...

Cute card! Very creative of you to tuck so many bits in it. Thanks for being part of the hop!

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Love the card and all the metal embellishments.

Kelly said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing! =)

Marsha said...

Clever use of metal. Love the embossing folder you used - perfect for this. Thanks for pointing out the miss you metal - I couldn't find it right off.

Joanne Travis said...

Oh my goodness, is this ever adorable! My son would just love this robot. Fabulous creativity!

Sprytebyrd said...

This card is just awesome! Love the robot and all of his "bits"!
Hugs,
Dee

Heather Grow said...

Your robot card is awesome! Love it.

helloholley said...

I love this lil' robot, he's too stinkin' cute....great job!!!;)

rstuck2003 said...

This card is just too darn cute! Thanks for sharing!

Jessi's cards said...

Can't believe how cute this card is. I have a Cricut cartridge with robots; not I know how to use it.

Juliana T said...

This is so cute! your robot guy is amazing with all his metal bits and his lunch box!

http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

SueB said...

stinkin' cute card - thanx for the inspiration!
- SueB of Blondin Blogs
sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

Amy said...

EEEK!! This card is so stinkin' CUTE!! LOVE everything about it!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your card and supporting OWH!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog ($50 GIVEAWAY going on NOW!!)
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Ann said...

What a great boys card!! Some little guy will certainly grin when he receives this!!

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi! I have been sick so moving kinda slow but your blog was one I made a note to come back to! Love love your robot card. So many fun sprockety details! And not just for little boys--my friend's 4 year old daughter asked me to get her a robot for her b'day! I had to get her something else, but she would love this card!! Great job.

sharon said...

Girl! You better make a BUNCH of this card. I can see our heros fighting over this card! LOL!
Sharon L
sharon dot lemon @ sbcglobal. dot net

Anonymous said...

the ROBOT card is totally adoraable, love your use/reuse of
metal pieces! thanks for sharing!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

NanaBeth said...

I love this card-happy and innovative.Truly great job!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Very, very cute! Love all the little bits & pieces and his chest plate is the best part. :)

Adele said...

Beautiful work with a lot of detail. You are very talented.

Susan said...

Adorable kids missing you card!

Happy Memorial day!
Susan

lisastuf said...

This card is so cute! I love all the little pieces in it!
Lisa H.
lisastuf.blogspot.com
lisastuf at gmail dot com

Dolores A. said...

Such a happy card and well planned as well! Thanks for sharing it all.

Ann said...

Your card is so fun! It will make anyone smile. Thanks for sharing how you used found objects. It gave me a couple of ideas.

Ann K
annjerryk at aol dot com

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