Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy 4th of July and the Lazy Days of Summer!

Hey Gal Pals!

TGIF!!  I’ve got two cards to share with you today, so let’s get down to business, shall we?!
Happy 4th of July
The first card is one that I created for the current CARDS Magazine Blog Challenge – 4th of July Cards/BBQ Invites.  I thought the flower looked a lot like fireworks bursting in the sky.  I stamped the flowers in Versamark, and then heat embossed them with White Embossing Powder.  The rest is pretty self-explanatory.  This card also fits a few other challenges:

OCC Weekly Sketch Challenge No. 22
Raise the Bard Challenge #25 - Colors of Your Flag
Stamp Something - Colors of Your Flag
STAMPS:  Flower 2 (Impression Obsession), July Fourth (Stampin’ Up!)
INK:  Versamark (Tsukineko)
PAPER:  Pure Poppy and Enchanted Evening CS (Papertrey Ink), White CS (Neenah)
ACCESSORIES:  Polka Dot Embossing Folder (QuicKutz), Cuttlebug, White Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), Enchanted Evening Satin Ribbon (PTI), Self-Adhesive Gems (Icon), Pure Poppy Button (PTI), Baker’s Twine (PTI), Stampin’ Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!), Blue Metallic Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), Tags Five Die Cut (Spellbinders)

Dotsicle Summer Sweet
The second card is being submitted for the Impression Obsession Lazy Days of Summer challenge.  How stinkin’ cute is this polka dot popsicle?!!  When I saw it, I just had to have it (I got a bigger one, too).  If this doesn’t represent the lazy days of summer, then I don’t know what does!  The Fourth of July card also qualifies for the Lazy Days of Summer challenge, too, don’t you think?  Two chances to try and win that $25 Gift Certificate to Impression Obsession!!  BONUS!

This card also fits the Shabby Tea Room Week #16 - Popsicles and Pinwheels challenge.
STAMPS:  Small Dotsicle (Impression Obsession), The Birds and the Bees (WPlus 9 Design)
INK:  Versamark (Tsukineko), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
PAPER:  White CS (Neenah), Blu Raspberry CS (French Poptone), Hibiscus Burst CS (Papertrey Ink), Sweet Summertime DP (Echo Park)
ACCESSORIES:  Janome Sew Mini, Apricot Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), Yellow Gingham Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!)

Can I share another “Toot Toot” with you all today, too?  I spied a sneak peek of my very first card that was published in the July issue of CARDS Magazine.  Here’s the sneak:
My card is the last one in the picture – lower right hand corner.  How awesome is that?!!  I can’t show you the whole picture, but you can see for yourself if you pick up July’s issue of CARDS Magazine!!  What are you waiting for?!!  LOL

That’s it for me today.  We’re spending the Fourth of July at my sister’s house on the lake.  It’s supposed to get up to 70 degrees on Sunday – whoop dee doo!!  What are your plans for the 4th!  Whatever they are, I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Terri said...

Both cards are darling...once again you nailed the challenges. Love that polka dot popsicle...yummmmmmm! Can't wait to see the Cards magazine...will you autograph my copy?!

Wow, 70 degrees, can you even handle that?! Supposed to be a balmy 114 degrees here today...then we are having a cooling trend, only 108!

Tenia Nelson said...

Lovin' both of these cards!! That's awesome that you are in the July 2010 issue of CARDS...I am too!!! How cool is that!!!! Hope you are well and have a great holiday!!

Debbie said...

YUM ... that popsicle looks good enough to eat! Thanks for sharing your colorful and pretty design with us this week in the Tea Room :)

Kathy Martin said...

Fabulous summer cards! And congratulations on your publication! :)

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Fun summer cards! Fantastic patriotic card for our challenge! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something this week!

Janna :)

Country Mouse said...

Congrats on being published!!! Love your cards..thanks for playing along at Raise the Bar!

Audrey Pettit said...

Your cards are adorable! Love that patriotic one, and that polka dotted Popsicle is the cutest thing evah! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room. And congrats on your first pub! How exciting!

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

First, that popsicle card is adorable! Second, I love the red/blue combination of the first card! Third, congrats on your publication!!! I will have to keep an eye out for the magazine. :) Happy Fourth, friend.

Anonymous said...

cute cards and congrats on the pub!

Jo Davies said...

Love othcards, nice clean and simple patriotic card! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamp Something!

Justine said...

This just tickles me to death. Can I get an autographed copy?????

Gloria Stengel said...

Your cards are stunning! Thanks for playing at OCC Sketch! And congrats on your pub!