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...

**BLOG CANDY** I will be having a RAK giveaway of goodies from comments left between now and June 1st. Good luck!!!

Keep on hopping! The next stop is
with Lisa at
Stamping with a Mission

Have a happy & safe Memorial Day Weekend! If you have ended up here in the middle of the hop, click Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop to get back to the top of the hop!!!

{{ artful hugs }} : ) Sb


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!!!

SalonDArte will be in special Father's Day
Out of the Box Samplers!!!

Sneek Peek of handmade cards we helped our sister shop SalonDArte create for June special Father's Day sampler boxes from Out of the Box Sampler. Will you be one of the lucky recipients...only 30 special DAD's samplers available.

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All Photos & Designs displayed on this blog are copyright ©2009-2012 Susan M. Brown/sbartist or the artist/company credited in the post. Please do not use images/designs without permission...please send ALL requests to sbartist1107 at yahoo {dot} com. Thank You & Think GREEN : ) SMb