Sunday, January 22, 2012

Fearless Liberty



Away I spring with a tireless wing,
On a feathery cloud I poise and swing;
I dart down the steep where the lightnings leap,
And the clear blue canopy swiftly sweep;
For, dear to me is the revelry
Of a free and fearless Liberty.
~Author Unknown

The boys went out driving yesterday and came upon three eagles perched in a tree. Nothing makes me think more about the freedom that I have than seeing the regal bald eagle roam about.


Anywho, a quick card to share for my entry into the Moxie Fab World's Cool Tools Week Die Cutting Challenge. I thought that I'd dare using the Cricut and make use of the electronic sizing and border option of to my advantage as well as working with a monochromatic color scheme and threw in a pun for good measure. (The sentiment and faces were computer generated.) I say "dare" using it because sometimes it shoots sparks.

35 comments:

  1. cool pics...shoots sparks? Um....I love your card but please be careful...I know how much paper you must have...that could be dangerous.

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  2. This card is adorable! and I agree with Amy...sparks???

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  3. Sparks, fun!!! That'll get the boys interested for sure.

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  4. very sweet! i love this...so graphic and cas. i love too that you suffer for your art ;) sparky...ìt suits you!!! xx

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  5. Awesome pics! And your card is so cute; love the pun. Sparks from the Cricut?? You are brave to use it!

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  6. Super cuteness! YIKES on the sparks Karen! LOL!

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  7. Yikes! Sparks? Bet that's a bit scary! Love the card though - really fun idea, Karen! And it's always so amazing to see eagles - thanks for sharing the pics! :)

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  9. The pictures are fabulous and so is your card! What is up with the Cricut? I have to say that it is something I bought that I thought I would use a ton...but it collects more dust than anything :(

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  10. This card is awesome, Karen! Love the monochromatic color scheme and happy faces!

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  11. Wowzers - those eagles look majestic!
    Rockin' the Cricut by the looks of things here! Such a sweet and graphic card and with the pun thrown in too, this makes my heart skip a beat!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  12. ooohhh, ahhhh...love those pics Karen! So so pretty.

    LOVE your card my friend, AWESOME! You rocked your Cricut with this card!

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  13. wow this is seriously so amazing...

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  14. I ADORE this card with all the quote bubbles! So stinkin' clever!

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  15. Love this card Karen - very clever and just plain awesome!

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  16. Love your fun monochromatic card! Very graphic, very fun!

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  17. Oh this is such a cool card and appeals to my sense of fun :) Why am I thinking of text message conversations now??? :)
    Those Eagles are a wonderful sight... we are extremely lucky to see Eagles here and then only in certain areas!
    Jenny x

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  18. seeing bald eagles on the bald dragonfly!!! :) awesome photos and the card with speech bubble is a genius idea!

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  19. Great photo- it must have been amazing to see. I saw an eagle once when I lived in TX and another time in NJ. It was quite something. Fabulous card too- a lot of fun! And I thought MY Cricut had issues because it takes about a minute to jiggle the power button around to find the right angle that it'll turn on or off to! Sheesh!

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  20. Super cute card Karen! Love those sweet little smiley faces!
    Thanks for sharing the eagle photos, they look so awesome!

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  21. love this, karen:) and how cool are the eagles?!

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  22. cool pictures of eagles. What a fun and modern card!

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  23. What fabulous pictures, Karen! I would always get excited when we were in the US and would see hawks or eagles soaring around. They're so beautiful!
    And your card is adorable - definitely worth dodging sparks for! :)

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  24. great card. Love the graphic design of it!

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  25. Awesome pictures!
    and I love that graphic cards, so so cool Karen ;-)

    TFS~

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  26. Eagles...love them! Great pictures, too.

    Your card made me LOL! What a great design and concept!

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  27. Karen, this is SO fabulous! I hope you will use your Cricut more but what do you mean it shoots sparks? That's kind of frightening. Maybe you need an upgrade if you are making amazing cards like this one with it!

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  28. This is sooo cool! Love the colors! :)

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  29. Super duper cute and clever, Karen! ;)

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  30. Adorable!! Love this speech bubbles design and graphics!!

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  31. It sparks? Maybe it's just expressing it's creative energy?! ha!!!
    These are AWESOME!!! I do love punny!

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  32. I love this funky and modern card Karen,this card has made me realize how addicted I am to texting :)

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  33. Hey Karen! Thanks for linking this up to the Die Cutting Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

    ...and I love the pics of the eagles!

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