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Wendybell 02-11-2010 07:55 PM

LSC259 - Inspired by the Presidents - 02/12/10
LSC259 – Inspired by the Presidents – 02/12/10

In honor of President’s Day (February 15) - What??? Okay, I know this is gonna sound kinda funky … at first … but don’t let it put you off. Actually, today’s challenge is really EASY and fun as well! (And it’s not as much a limit on supplies as it is a limit on an idea …)

I want you to limit your card to something that can be linked to one of the US Presidents. HUH??? Any of you familiar with the game “The Seven Degrees of Kevin Bacon?” The challenge in that game is to give your opponent ANY actor/actress in Hollywood – past or present – and they have to come up with a way to link them to the actor Kevin Bacon in seven steps or less.

This challenge is to make a card – INSPIRED by one of the US Presidents. Use your imaginations … you can really stretch it (and you can use more than seven steps if ya need to!).

Here are a few ideas (and feel free to use ANY of ‘em!)

Cherries/Cherry Tree – George Washington
Hats/Shoes/Purses/Fashion – John F. Kennedy (since Jackie was such a fashion icon there is a connection, see?)
Lambs/Sheep – Woodrow Wilson (President Wilson had sheep on the White House lawn to save money so he wouldn’t have to hire a gardener to keep the grass short!)
Music/Musical Instruments – Bill Clinton (he plays the saxaphone)
Log Cabins/Logs/Wood/Pennies – Abraham Lincoln (any of these would work … you could even do PANCAKES ‘cause they need syrup – think of Log Cabin Syrup – bwahahaha! I crack myself up!! Thanks for the idea, Kathy!)

You get the idea? It could be kind of educational, too! Here is a link to the US Presidents (listed down the right-hand side of the page), plus a whole bunch of links to interesting factoids:


You can really stretch this one as far as ya want. Just be sure to tell us WHICH President you are limiting your card to!

Here is my sample:

DC Cherry Blossoms

And here is one from Dawn (dawnmercedes):

George Washington

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If you are new to the challenges, please feel free to do this one or ANY of the challenges at any time. There is no time limit. They are not races to see who can do one first, nor are they contests of any sort. All the challenges are simply to provide inspiration and to get us stamping!

Need help linking a card? Follow these instructions!

1. Open 2 windows: One window for your card and one for this thread.
2. In this thread, click on reply and type anything you want to show before the link.
3. Got to your card window. Highlight the address for your card. (It says www. splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto..... and so on)
4. Click EDIT. Click COPY
5. Go back to this thread. Click PASTE.
You’re done!

berlycece 02-11-2010 08:06 PM

This is gonna be tough, but fun! I will have to play after work tomorrow

jostvig 02-11-2010 08:09 PM

Fun cant wait to play tomorrow...

CAKath 02-11-2010 08:30 PM

I love this challenge. It encourages a lot of creativity. The gallery should be full of fun, Wendy. I am seeing this from my hotel room (on a business trip) so I can only comment until I am back at my stamping table Saturday am.

sumtoy 02-11-2010 10:05 PM

I started coloring these images this afternoon....wow I could use them for the challenge..dont ya just love it when things go that way.

Texas #1

Texas #2

Texas #3

lbirus 02-11-2010 10:19 PM

I live near Washington D.C. and although it's covered in snow right now, spring will come and the beautiful flowers and trees planted as a project of Lady Bird Johnson will bring the Nation's Capital to life soon. This card is an ode to spring and the flowers that it will bring.
Here is an image from Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center: http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/re...id_image=12560

Quiet Flight

Thanks for looking!

Cook22 02-11-2010 10:39 PM

My goodness, what a fun idea, Wendy. When I read the title I thought HELP, but after reading on, I think it's fab. It would be a grea project to do with kids. Even for me, I can think of several ideas to run with- love the idea of cherry blossom. And teddy bears :D...

jknorp 02-11-2010 10:57 PM

I think this is a great idea...certainly something different I can't wait to try it

TexasGrammy 02-12-2010 12:00 AM

Fun challenge, Ms. Wendy!
(Hearing the "Jeopardy" theme song in my head ... listening too!)

schirmcat 02-12-2010 02:25 AM

OMG I love this one...I am going to be thinking about it all day at work! Can't wait to play later!!!!

k dunbrook 02-12-2010 02:54 AM

Thanks for a fun challenge Wendy....
Here is my card....
White House Gardens

PSUKim05 02-12-2010 03:07 AM

Thanks for a fun challenge! Here is my gift card holder (hope it's okay that it wasn't an actual *card*).

Happy Friday, everyone!!

markie's mom 02-12-2010 03:07 AM

GREAT challenge...We play that game in the CAR all the time! So, when I did it in one step, Markie and Mark said that I get an extra prize! I choose PEEPS as my prize! LOL

Here's today's submission

DeborahLynneS 02-12-2010 03:20 AM

This was a fun challenge...thanks!

Here's mine:


Vicky Gould 02-12-2010 03:24 AM

Well, this was a fun challenge, Wendy. Thanks! Here's my

Eisenhower - War Hero

n5stamper 02-12-2010 03:41 AM

Here is my THIS IS LOVE.

Emma F 02-12-2010 03:53 AM

Good one, Wendy! Here's mine:

Presidential Link

KY Southern Belle 02-12-2010 03:55 AM

What a super creative and innovative challenge Wendy! Awesome. I sure do hope to play. I can't even keep up with my own playground lately though! This is one of the most excellent challenges I've seen here. Fabulous idea.

stampingwriter 02-12-2010 04:14 AM

What a creative idea. I'll have to put some thought in it and see if I can come up with something..

jaforsyt 02-12-2010 04:22 AM

Great fun Wendy!
Here is my card for today~

markie's mom 02-12-2010 04:32 AM

I decided to submit another card for this challenge...LOVE playing this game....

Here's my second card

Clownmom 02-12-2010 04:37 AM

Because today REALLY is Lincoln's Birthday, he was the president I chose for my card.

Lincoln's Birthday Card -- Oh, BTW, despite the name, it's not a birthday card.

hobbydujour 02-12-2010 04:53 AM

Thanks, Wendy, for a fun challenge. I didn't "stretch" myself as much as you had hoped I would. I did a "no brainer".


jdmommy 02-12-2010 04:59 AM

Thanks Wendy. This was a fun challenge!!


cindy_haffner 02-12-2010 05:05 AM

So fun, here is my FASHION ICON!! Shooter

jojot 02-12-2010 05:22 AM

here we go...


thanks for looking

stampingwriter 02-12-2010 05:23 AM

Yeah, I managed to come up with something -- Since I grew up in Virginia, presidential trivia is kind of second nature to me. I was inspired by Thomas Jefferson.

blessingsX3 02-12-2010 05:29 AM

Thanks for a cool challenge Wendy! Here is mine:

You give me wings

Itsapassion 02-12-2010 06:12 AM

Brilliant!! I love this challenge!! I'll get to play today! Hooray!!

stampingout 02-12-2010 06:24 AM

What a fab challenge! Love history, so right up my alley! :D

Rain or Shine...

Biggan 02-12-2010 06:33 AM

Thanks for an ingenious challenge! Here´s mine;




SweetnSassyStamps 02-12-2010 06:34 AM

What a fabulously creative challenge! Love it!

Here's my president inspired card: http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...ords&si=LSC259

Maxell 02-12-2010 06:40 AM

What a neat challenge. My Missouri card:


Greywolf 02-12-2010 07:07 AM

Texas Presidents
What a truly terrific challenge Wendy! This is the first time I've been inspired to participate in an LSC! Here it is. I've never used this old, old Texas stamp before and was so excited to have an excuse. When I first moved to Texas in 1974, everyone kept telling me "bless your heart." It may not be original for Texas, but it sure is used a lot here. I'm also enjoying looking at all the other beautiful and educational cards.
Greywolf / Val

VHarrell 02-12-2010 07:11 AM

Love it - as soon as I saw this I knew what I was going to do.

A Penny

Cook22 02-12-2010 07:23 AM

I used limited supplies.
And I truly honestly did start with American presidents, but I snuck in an Irish one too. My link was that JFK was Irish American, and that we have the JFK arboretum over here, dedicated to his memory.
Presidents Kennedy and Hyde.

Ophthalmologist 02-12-2010 07:23 AM

This sounds fun! Just have to check out some details about American presidents - I have to admit, I'm more into the German presidents, I'm etremely proud that I know by heart the names of the last fifteen U.S. presidents in the right order (which is a popular question in German TV shows...:D). So I'm off for some president research - see you later...

gregzgurl 02-12-2010 07:29 AM

Thanks for a great challenge! I've been wondering what to do for my husband's Valentine, and this challenge + last week's collage challenge both got incorporated into my Presidential Valentine! Thanks for looking!

ejkeaton 02-12-2010 07:30 AM

OK, I've got to admit that I thought this challenge would be a stretch and I'd end up with some kinda weird, unusable card. But it turned out to be wildly fun!!! Here's my result:

Inspired by President James Madison

Thanks so much for a fun one!!!

imastampin 02-12-2010 07:51 AM

It took me a while to get to the challenge, but finally got to create a card honoring George!

George and cherries

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