This is "one" of my favorite out of the box 4th of July cards this year - these are spools from Great Impressions - paper pieced with the matching dp I used to make the frame, a bit of ribbon and three little stars to add some bling. I think it turned out really cute and despite that it is really not a 4th stamp I made it work for this occasion. Stampers can be so creative LOL Challenges: JW Scrapshack - anything goes Simply Papercrafts - anything goes Stamping Boutique - 1 stamp, 2 DP, 3 embellishments Brown Sugar - Red, white and blue Crafts for eternity - Red, white, and blue Frosted Design - Red, white, and blue with a twist - something old, something new
stamp is old, ribbon is new
This is another one of my favorite stamp set from AMUSE studio Mason Jars it comes with matching die cuts for 3 nice mason jars and all the accessories needed to make a variety of cards. The "reverse polka dot" cs is new this year and I really like it as well. Again Kohls had such a cute selection of towels I bought the towel and then made the card to coordinate. this one is on its way to another chemo buddy. Challenges:
I had some left over scraps from a sunburst card I had made and decided to use it on this card - another non traditional card but I have a chemo buddy that likes butterflies so I like how this turned out with placing some punched butterflies and sequins randomly. Hope she enjoys.
This is the card and cute little towel I sent to my daughter for the 4th. I LOVE this set from AMUSE studio We all Scream which comes with 3 stamps and 3 matching dies. When I finished with the card it still needed just a little something extra so I put some bling on the eyes and that was the finishing touch. Hope daughter enjoys. Challenges: The Crafters Cafe - Summer Fun Crafting by Design - anything goes in July Crafty Creations - Red/white and blue House of Cards - Food challenge
I was on a "creative" roll this past weekend and my mojo kicked in finally after being on vacation for a couple of weeks. For this card I used AMuse "retired" brush strokes in 2 shades of red and 2 shades of blue and I think I like the way it turned out. This card is already in the mail to a friend along with our new AMuse catalog. Challenges: Scrap Creations - 4th of July Retro Rubber - 4th of July
This is an "old" "old" stamp - one of the first I bought a long long time ago from SU and use it usually every year around this time. I used some different elements in this one with the red, white, and blue and embossed on the blue and white. Added some glitter to the flag and this card was ready to go. This will start my week of traditional 4th of July cards plus some in which I thought out of the box!!!
Made this whimsical anniversary card for my granddaughter and her hubs - (anniversary isn't for a couple of months yet) but they are young, and I think they will get a charge out of this card. I stamped this image while at my friend Donna's house a couple of weeks ago. We were trying to "refine" some of our water coloring skills so we stamped it on Ranger watercolor paper and colored with Inktense watercolor pencils. I then saw the sketch for this week over at Sketch Saturday and decided to enter this in their sketch challenge. I had some hearts from CTMH that worked perfectly and then a little bit of stickles on the bubbles. I think they will smile when they get this. Challenges: Sketch Saturday - follow sketch All sorts challenge - blue as the ocean Clear it out challenge - used "stashed" hearts
I am a hopelessly addicted stamper. I retired from nursing in July 2013, a career that I loved. I am married to a guy that loves to fish as much as I love to craft (more stamping time for me) and we share our home with 2 big beautiful dogs - Bella and CoCo and 2 cats - Nikki and Calli.