Sunday, June 26, 2011

Challenge #61 - Patriotic / Use the colors of your nation's flag

Welcome to another Sentimental Sunday!

Thanks so much to everyone who played along in our Celebrate Summer Blog Hop last week. Your entries brought shimmery sunshine into our hearts!  Thank you for leaving your wonderful comments on our samples last week.

Three random design team blogs were chosen and from those three, one random commenter was chosen.  All of the randomness was done on  And without further adieu, here are the three winners of $10 gift certificates to the Whimsy Stamps Store:

from Janne's blog:
from Lou's blog:
from Calypo's blog:

Congratulations!  Please send an email to with the subject "Sentimental Sundays Blog Hop Winner" to claim your prize!

Be sure to stop back on Tuesday and see who our random winner is and who has been chosen to be in our Top 3 as well as who the blog hop winners are!

And now for this week's happenings....

Challenge Sponsors:
We have two challenge sponsors this week. First, is Heart Song Designs. The winner will receive their choice of 3 digital images from the Heart Song Designs store.

Our second sponsor is the marvelous Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs. This prize will be four INDIVIDUAL sentiment sets from the Raindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection. If you like the weekly freebies offered here, please visit the store to see even more! We also offer custom digital designs at an affordable price with tutorials on how to use them.

This week's challenge is:
Patriotic / Use the colors of your nation's flag
(plus a sentiment)

As usual, the design team has been hard at work creating some projects that we hope will inspire you to show your colors! Here they are:

A note about this week's freebie:
Every other week, we'll be sharing freebie sentiments chosen by a member of the design team. These are some of their favorite sentiments! Sometimes they will match the theme, sometimes they won't, but I still hope you enjoy ALL them. This week the freebie is a set of three sentiments chosen by our design team member, Valerie! Valerie's bright and cheerful creations are sure to light up your day!  We are delighted to have her on the team and can't wait to see more of her talent!
Sentimental Sundays Weekly Freebie:
Freebie sentiments are available for one week only.  For more sentiments like this, please visit the Raindrop Echo Designs Sentiments Collection at Whimsy Stamps.
A special thank you to those who link back to the blog when using these sentiments!

When uploading to SCS, PCP, SNR, or other galleries, please use the keyword "sentimentalsundays61" Thank you!


Max said...

Great DT examples and lovely choice of sentiments ... thank you for sharing.

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Tracey said...

Wonderful cards from the DT as always :)
Big hugs

Stephenie said...

thank you for the sentiments!

Cleah said...

Great words to live by! Thank you! ; )

Carol said...

Great sentiments, thanks. Carol x

Aim said...

Thank you for the wonderful inspiration from the DT, the FUN challenge, and the AWESOME sentiments!! :)

Amy :) at

Sarah said...

thank you

Nannieflash said...

Thank you so much for a fabulous freebie. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Brenda said...

Thanks so much - these are wonderful sentiments.

Kate said...

What super projects! Thanks for including all followers in your challenge too!

Rhonda Miller said...

What great projects. Thank you.

Hello said...

Thank you!!

LaJanette said...

Yippee! I am one of the winners from the blog hop! Yay; so happy, love all of the DT creations, gotta go work on my card:)

Thanks for the win and also for the great sentiments;)


jperr said...

Thanks for the lovely sentiments.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a great variety of beautiful designs. I could put a red heart on the blue frog and he'd fit right in!! Anyway it takes you to my blog.. Thanks for the inspiration and fun.

Benzi said...

Super cards by the Design Team...thanks for a wonderful and timely challenge.

teachermom5 said...

These projects are really amazing. The detail is incredible. Hoping to play along as I just happened upon your blog and became an email subscriber too. Thank you.

TR said...

Beautiful red, white, and blue cards. Thank you for the lovely sentiments.

Anita said...

Gorgeous work from the DT. Thanks for the inspiration!

Charlene said...

Fabulous DT cards...thanks for the sentiments.

Roberta; mother of 4, GiGi to 1 said...

I just found your blog! I love all of the patriotic cards!

Roberta @ The Papercrafting League