July 4, 2013



Happy 4th of July to all of my American friends!  A very special Thank You to all of those who have served, and are serving, to protect our freedom!

I hope you're enjoying the time off with family and friends.  I don't have much planned for today.  I'm just going to relax, and play with all of my new goodies, as much as I can.  I wanted to participate in a few challenges I saw, and use one of the Design Seeds color combos (below) that goes well with this holiday week.  Here is what I put together.

I'm still struggling with my photos.  I think I may have to just break down and pay for a real light box.  This way, my photos will be consistent.  Either way, this card turned out exactly how I pictured it in my head.  That's always a plus for me.  That doesn't happen very often. lol  I really wanted to use the new stuff that arrived in my Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit, and am glad that I was able to pull it off.  I suppose this card could be use for several different occasions, not just 4th of July or birthday.  I'll just keep it in my card stash, and use it when I need to. 

I've combined the following challenges in my card today:

Color Q #196 - Real Red, More Mustard, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake & White (Hoping I'm close enough)
Stampin Royalty #183 - Anything Goes
Pals Paper Arts #162 - Pacific Point, Real Red & Crumb Cake (Hoping I got close enough, again)

I'm off to make more stuff, and eat some amazing food that we've prepared for today.  Later, I suppose I'll leave the house, and go watch the fireworks with my mom somewhere.  Maybe. :-)

Just a quick reminder, before I forget.  Have you checked out the new challenge at House of Cards?  I hope you will, and if you can, play along with us.

Enjoy your day!


Tracey McNeely said...

What a totally fun card for today especially. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

Sylvia said...

Such a cute card, Steph, love all the stamping in the background and those fabulous fireworks! So happy to see you crafting again and here with us this week at the colourQ. Hope your 4th was a good one.

Patti MacLeith said...

What a fun card that put you in the festive mood! Thanks for playing at PPA!

Sandie Conner said...

Very cute card! I love the chevron paper, such a great detail. Thanks for having fun with both the PPA and Stampin Royalty this week!

Sandra Farrell said...

Great card. So fun! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Royalty and the Colour Q this week.

Nina Dee said...

Ah! I'm loving these firecrackers! Thanks for playing along with us at Pals Paper Arts! :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Love this card! Just wanted to let you know that I posted a link on my blog to yours as one of my Weekly Picks!

Mary Fish said...

Wonderful job with the challenges, Steph! You were selected as a Pals Paper Arts Pick! Well done!