Friday, July 3, 2009

Stamp Simply #94 - Stars & Stripes


Are you ready for the holiday weekend? We're not doing anything terribly special at my house... my daughter Kaylie leaves very early on Sunday morning for a mission trip to Dickersen County, Virginia with Appalachian Service Project. So we're just having a small cook-out and going to see fireworks on Saturday evening because she needs to get her rest! I'd really appreciate any prayers that anyone wants to offer for her and the team of people that is going on this trip. Kaylie could actually use a few extra right now too, because her little bunny rabbit passed away last evening, so it's been kinda' rough at my house. *sniff, sniff* "Domino" was 8 years old, so for a little bunny he was pretty old, but it doesn't make it any easier, that's for sure.

Sharon Johnson has another great Stamp Simply challenge for you today! She's always thinking up great ideas to get your creative juices flowing! Today's challenge, in honor of Independence Day is to incorporate stars and stripes into your design! You can create a Patriotic card if you want to, but it isn't necessary... just use some stars and stripes!
I chose to make mine Patriotic, but I think it'd be a great birthday card to use all summer long! My stars are from Stampendous, and I colored them with Copics and Spica glitter pens, but I just can't capture that sparkle in my photos! My sentiment is from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Sharon's blog has all the details, so be sure to stop by there and also to leave a link to your creation when you're done! We say good-bye to our June Guest Designer, Sabrina Jackson and welcome our July Guest Designer Rose Ann Reynolds today, too! Check out all the Stamp Simply team blogs for further inspiration!


Thanks for stopping by, and for all your wonderful comments! If I don't have time tomorrow, I wish you all a Happy 4th of July!










Stamps: stars (Stampendous), sentiment (Kitchen Sink Stamps)
Cardstock: light blue, dark blue (unknown), Riding Hood Red (Stampin' Up!), white (Neenah), designer paper (Scenic Route)Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamagic Rocket Red (Tsukineko), markers (Copic)Accessories: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug embossing folder (ProvoCraft), ribbon (craft supply), gem stones (Mark Richards).


16 comments:

Maria Gurnsey said...

super cute card!! i hope you all have a happy 4th. {{big hugs for kaylie}}

Janine said...

Hi Tammy!! So sorry about the bunny!!
Great card today! Have a wonderful weekend.
How many more sleeps and do you have your bail money ready??

LeAnne said...

Great card! Oh, listen to Janine---your bail money?! Darn darn darn!!! Have a restful 4th!
LeAnne

Jessica G. said...

Fun card, perfect for the 4th!

So sorry to hear about Domino; we're getting ready to adopt a rabbit friend, so we can know how special those little buddies are.

Best wishes on Kaylie's upcoming mission!

Jessica said...

I LOVE this card!!! And I hope your daughter has a wonderful trip. I did an Appalachia Service Project trip to Kentucky 10 years ago (actually 10 years to the day, as we were there for the 4th!) and it remains one of the best experiences of my life.

Rose Ann said...

I'm so sorry about Kaylie's bunny, Tammy.

I love your wonderful patriotic card, and I agree about it being a great birthday card as well!! Cute image & sentiment!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Fantastic 4th of July card Tammy! I really like what you've put together here!!

Hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!!
Oh, and don't worry about the bail money ... I've got your back covered!! LOL!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Great card. Love the patterns of DP and the distressed stripes and the Sparklers, so fun.

Sorry to hear about your bunny. Losing a pet is never easy.

The Rubber Maid said...

Really an awesome patriotic card, love it. Best to your daughter on that very special mission, it sounds like she is a wonderful girl to take on such an endevour. Pat

Barbara said...

I love it, Tammy! Those stars are cool!!!

Jenny Gropp said...

Tammy -- this is way cute and you are right -- this could easily be a birthday card - love that sentiment and the fun font.
So sorry about the bunny news. =(

Deborah Saaranen said...

GREAT design Tammy! This image is really cute and snappy!

Linda Beeson said...

How sweet is that card! LOVING the red/white/blue theme and the variety of papers and stamps.

Charlene said...

Just loving this!!

Judy Rozema said...

I am so sorry about the bunny!! Not fun when you are getting ready for a trip! I will def. keep your DD and group in my prayers!!

FUN FUN card - LOVE the layout!

Sue Colombo said...

Tammy, my oldest daughter went on a Kentucky mission trip two years ago. The people there are so appreciative of all of their hard work. She came back with an appreciation of life and realized how materialistic we can be. I'll keep her in my prayers and remind her that she should drink plenty of water. It gets really hot there. Best wishes. Sue C.