6.22.2011

It's officially Summer!

Which means the 4th of July is just around the corner.  For me, this ensues memories of BB Q's, swimming, friends and family, and lots of red, white, and blue. 
Today at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge we want you to embrace your red, white, and blue  by creating and  sharing  with us your card or project.    I was overjoyed when I saw these papers in my LSS by My Mind's Eye.  I bought what I thought I would use (plus a few) because holiday papers tend to sell out quickly.   I ♥ these papers and will share a few more projects I made with these shortly.  I think MME is my favorite manufacturer.  I tend to gravitate towards their items and always want to buy the entire collection.   This line, American Made does not have all the bell's and whistles (embellies) but that's okay because I bought every piece of paper available.  I used a Robyn's Fetish image, Liberty Bell, which I printed in black and left uncolored for a more dramatic look.  I wanted the papers colors to be prevalent and was worried if I colored the image it might be too distracting.  I stitched the top and bottom for a little texture.  I used a Karen Foster rub-on and then stamped the word "happy" with my Close To M Heart "Say It Style" set in Hero Arts black.  A touch and bling from Queen & Co. and I was done.  I hope you like!

Challenges I would like to enter my card into:
Creative Inspirations: #62 Stitching
Die Cut Dreams: #92 Red, White, an Blue

Wishing a fun filled day with lots happiness!

12 comments:

Ros

This is fabulous Amy ... love the stamp and the whole design ... just brilliant

Audrey Pettit

What a fabulous card, Amy! I adore anything patriotic, and this design absolutely rocks. Love the papers and stitching, and love that bell image. I really like how you left it black and white...makes for a very striking image.

coldwaters2

Super card Amy I so love that image also the colours and design i9t really has a very professional look to it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

dstandard

Fabulous 4th card!

Heather Jensen

What a wonderful 4th of July card. I like the bling you added. :)

laney

Fabulous card Amy!! your design is just perfect!!
Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this time would love to see you play with us again
hugs
laney

Hannah Clark

Fabulous! I love all those stripes! Great card!

Sinihilkka

Great project, thanks for the hop.

Stella

Like it? Like it? Amy I love it. You created a fabulous patriottic card and I love the way you let the papers speak for itself. They ARE gorgeous. Love that bell too :)
Enjoy your weekend!

Tracy

Thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mummylade

what a fabulous image. Thank you so much for joining us at the Die Cut Dreams challenge and good luck!

Scrapaddict

Perfect card to celebrate the 4th! Have good one!

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