Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day!

Hello and Happy Independence Day to you!  I had a fun day of stamping while my hubby and kids worked on some projects around the house.  Tomorrow will be our celebration day starting off with a 5K race for me with my sister's family and then spending the day with family including a parade, swimming, and fireworks to finish off the night.  So excited!  I'm actually listening to lots of fireworks popping in our area as I type!  So, with so many hours today I have lots to share with you.  Hope you enjoy them :)

1.  My first card is one that we created at my June club meeting.  I've seen so many cute flag cards made with the Work of Art stamp set, but , alas, I do not have it.  So, I tried to make one using a stamp set I did have - Gorgeous Grunge.  I thought it was pretty cool.
 Had to use the Bravo stamp set for a fun sentiment on the inside!


2. This card showcases the color scheme from http://colourq.blogspot.com/ and the sketch from http://seizethesketch.blogspot.ca/
 
I pulled out a set that I love but don't use often - Mosaic Madness.  I also have a few stamps from Everything Eleanor and Itty Bitty Banners.  Embossing folders, punches, and framelits that coordinate make putting a card like this together in a snap!


3.  Next, we have a fun color combo provided by http://www.handstampedsentiments.blogspot.com/ and a sketch from http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/
 

I added Sahara Sand a a neutral color for this card.  This uses the Flower Patch stamp set and the matching Flower Fair framelits.  The DSP is from the Moonlight DSP stack.  My wow factor is the Dazzling Details on the edges of each layer of the flower.
 Here's a closer look with each layer popped up.


4.  I super love the color combo on this card  given to me by http://www.createwithconnieandmary.com/create-with-connie-and-mary/ and the sketch provided by http://retrosketches.blogspot.com/was pretty fun also.
CCMC310  

I think Nautical everytime I see this color combo but decided to stick with clean and simple.  This definitely reminds me of my oldest niece so I may save it for her birthday this year.  The buttons (made from simply pressed clay) were colored with markers.  I'm also loving the new thick baker's twine!


5.  A Happy Hooray and Sassy Salutations  helped make the card a success.  Three challenges in one card!  First, an inspiration from http://www.fridaymashup.com/ , next, a color combo from http://www.palspaperarts.com/ , and finally a sketch from http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/.
Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a Project with a "Watercolor Wash".
  • Create a "CAS project or one with Minimal Layers".
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "CAS project with a Watercolor Wash".
PPA210 Basic Gray Lost Lagoon Pool Party  

I love part of the water coloring on the background of the card.  Most of the Lost Lagoon is covered by the banner.  I really like how the banner turned out.  I finally made something that looked exactly like the picture in my brain!  This card came together really quickly - thanks aqua painters!


6.  Almost done - I had so much fun making this birthday card on our Nation's birthday.  While making this card I took some time to reflect on my gratefulness for so many freedoms and the people who have fought for them.  Thank you service men and women of the past, present and future!  This card also combines three challenges.  A theme from http://www.catherineandcathycreate.com/  and http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.ca/, and a sketch from http://sketchfrenzyfriday.blogspot.com/
CHALLENGE: National Pride
"Stars and Or Stripes

  


I had a lot of fun using the new Decorative Mask to make the stars on the background.  And then, also with the stars for a banner from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.



7.  Finally, a few feathers from A Happy Hooray and the sentiment and heart from Something to Say helped me to complete the challenges from http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/ and http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/

  

I tried to use my fringe scissors on the feathers but the fringe wasn't fine enough and I cut right through the feather...so I just got out my paper snips and fringed the edges.  It only took about 2 seconds longer.  The DSP is from Sweet Taffy DSP.  I love all the bold and bright colors of those papers!

Well, I hope you've enjoyed my collection.  Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!
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27 comments:

  1. Wow! You were busy! So excited that you're joining us at the Pals Paper Arts this week with your lovely water colored card. That's an awesome way to use the color challenge?

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  2. Great cards! Love the clay buttons and the baker's twine! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  3. Happy Independence Day to you, too! Looks like you've had a lot of fun! I love all your cards, I think my personal favorite is the Mosaic Madness one. And I love the Blooming B'day one, too, that you used with our combo. Very pretty! Thanks for playing at HSS! Erika

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  4. Wow! Major sensory overload! The number of cards you have made is amazing, Denise! Great job on them all- although I have to say I am partial to the Seize the Sketch card- love the sketch (hee hee) and love the colors! Great combination of elements. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Sketch!

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  5. So many terrific cards! I love the Mosaic one - and the Blooming Birthday - and really, that you had so many great ideas at once :) PLUS, I get to thank you twice on behalf of Seize the Sketch AND Tuesday Morning Sketches :)

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  6. What an awesome collection of cards you made! On behalf of Seize the Birthday, thank you for linking up this great card with all the stripes and stars.

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  7. Wow, great batch of cards...looks like you've had fun creating! Thank you for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

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  8. You rocked on all these pretty cards!!! I love every single one of them!!! Stunning!!

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  9. You certainly had a productive day! Love your clean design and fabulous use of the throwdown colors in the feathers card! Thanks for joining us this week!

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  10. Busy girl! These are all wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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  11. Love the heart and fathers! Fun use of the colors! Thxs for playing at CTD!

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  12. I love a productice stamping day! The feathers are super fun on your Freshly Made Sketches card. Thanks for playing along with us.

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  13. oh my goodness you've been busy! These are all just wonderful. SO happy you could join us at the ColourQ!

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  14. Wow, this is some serious eye-candy for card-makers LOL. Love your feather card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  15. Wow, you have very busy with challenges! Love the clay buttons on your birthday card! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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  16. Both your ColourQ cards are really pretty, Denise, one is soft, the other is bold! So happy you played with us at the colourQ, hope you enjoyed your 4th!

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  17. Wow! What a gorgeous array of cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts and Freshly Made Sketches!

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  18. Wow, lots of great cards here!

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  19. What a great assortment of cards you've created, you've been a busy girl! Thanks for playing with us at CCMC this week!

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  20. Wow, you have created such a variety of cards and made the best of your time indoors! The clean and simple birthday card for CCMC310 looks great with your added clay buttons! I'm sure you niece will love this! Thanks for joining us this week for the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  21. WOW...you have definitely been BUSY creating! They are all wonderful! LOVE how you used the Make a Wish stamp and the colored molded buttons for your card. GREAT use of the colors in the color challenge! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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  22. Amazing! You have been doing some serious stamping!! Wonderful birthday card, I love the hand made buttons! Thanks so much for joining the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  23. Thanks for playing along with Catherine and Cathy Create! I love ALL these cards :)

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  24. Great cards! I love your flower and background in card #3. The layers of the petals is super intriguing. Thanks for being a part of our color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

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  25. What a wonderful bunch of cards! You've been very productive. Great work. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

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  26. What a fun day you must have had!!! Fun, fun, fun! All of your cards were fantastic! Thanks for joining us over at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

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