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Saturday, July 4, 2009

It's a Red, White & Blue Day!

It's been such a busy week and time sure has gotten away from me. Lots of drama in my house....remember I have two 21-year old daughters! The entertainment value of having two such creatures living under my roof is priceless.....and stressful.....causes a LOT of gray hairs!! Fortunately there was not really trouble this week....just a lot going on. So, that along with the normal happenings of everyday life, left little time for stamping.

I did manage to get this card done....and it fits all THREE challenges for this past week. Bloggers' Challenge was Red-White-Blue, and so was the Late Night Stamper's Challenge. And Mary Jo put out a terrific sketch, which is what I used for this week's theme.....I always love MJ's sketches, although sometimes I find them a real "challenge!" This week, the sketch gave me an opportunity to use my brand new Frame & Oval Scallop Die with my Big Shot. Don't you think it's just perfect for this layout?!! Although I pulled out a number of sets trying to come up with a traditional 4th of July type card, I just kept going back to Upsy Daisy....it just seems to belong in that oval! Can you see the background has a paisley impression....created with one of the Texturz plates, of course! And new, of course, is that cute punch, Modern Label and the coordinating Mover & Shaker, again with the Big Shot. The greeting is raised on some Dimensionals.
Thank you for visiting.....and I wish you a wonderful, fun, and safe July 4th! Now, come join me as I visit the other bloggers to see all their fabulous creations!
Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Inks: Brocade Blue
CS: Whisper White, Real Red, Brocade Blue
Misc: Night of Navy Marker, Dimensionals, Modern Label Punch, Modern Label Mover & Shaker, Big Shot, White Gel Pen, Frame-Oval-Scallop Die, Paisley Texturz Plate (Kit #4), Wide Grosgrain Ribbon (non-SU)
Please note: ALL materials are from SU; except for the ribbon.

18 comments:

Shona said...

Very cute! I love that stamp set and that new punch.....and the new die......why can't I have it ALL?? LOL!

Barb Hardeman said...

Beautiful job in combining two challenges into one. I love those flowers parading across your oval focal piece. Wonderfully done...

Nikki Bond said...

This is gorgeous! Love the big bold scallop! {SMILES}

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Beautifully done Barbara! I love the scallops and the white dots! Terrific layout for this stamp set too! :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Very pretty, love the additon of the white gel pen around your scallop.

Ida P. Krause said...

This is so pretty. I love the scallop and the textured background and that is one of my favorite stamp sets too.

Kerry D-C said...

ooooooh! The daisies look gorgeous in blue! Love the dots along the scallop border.

MJ said...

Barb, this is so pretty. I am so glad that set did not retire. Great job on both challenges. Thanks for playing along.

Lisa Bohler said...

Using the gel pen around the scallops is adorable! Super card! Happy 4th!

Margaret R said...

This is SO gorgeous!! I haven't used my new oval scallop yet; you are motivating me! :) Beautiful card!

Patti Chesky said...

This is so gorgeous!!! Great job with the color challenge.

Basement Stamper said...

Very pretty card, this is one of my most favorite stamp sets!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very pretty! Great layout and the Upsy Daisy flower is perfect for the oval.

Connie said...

Very beautiful! Love your card!

Sally said...

Beautiful card, great use of red, white and blue.

rozie640 said...

Very cute, now I gotta get that scallop! Great card especially for July birhtdays.

Rachel Hope said...

Wonderful take on the colors!!

Christina said...

beautiful card.

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