Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Hooray For The Red, White & Blue!

Hi everyone! It's been a few weeks since my last post, but I'm really going to try to step up my posting this month. This summer is actually turning out to be quite busy for us, which I didn't expect. Lexi is still chugging right along, which is an absolute miracle! She just turned 14 & only occasionally has a couple minor symptoms from the tumor. We are so very grateful to have this time with her. Every day is a gift.

Today I have a quick & simple card to share with you. I embossed the white base with a new folder I just got & then started messing around, putting red & blue dots in coordination with the embossing pattern. I wasn't really planning on making a card with it, but then I quite liked the way it turned out, so I went ahead & made it into this 4th of July card....

CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Artiste"
PAPERCore'dinations; CTMH
EMBOSSINGCuttlebug with Anna Griffin "Matelasse" folder
STAMP SETSK Andrew Designs "Sweet July"; CTMH "Frosted"
INKCTMH Distressing Ink "Dutch Blue"; CTMH Exclusive Ink "Holiday Red"
TWINEThe Twinery
OTHERSharpie pens; rhinestone stars from my stash; 3M foam tape



DL.ART -  Thankful Thursday July Linky Challenge; anything goes
FCCB -  Challenge Me Monday #217; anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
BBTB2 -  4th of July
Pause Dream Enjoy -  Linky Party #13; many layers
Crafty Catz -  Challenge #237; anything goes
My Sheri Crafts -  Challenge #136; "A Star is Born" (use at least 2 stars)
Simon Says Stamp -  Wednesday Challenge; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #138; anything goes (must use sentiment)
Pumpkin Spice -  Challenge #77; red, white & blue
Twisted Tuesday -  Challenge #79; red, white & blue (twist: stars)


Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

-Diana ♥


  1. great card Diana, I love the twine. Thanks for joining my linky challenge.

  2. This is very cute! What a neat background! Thanks so much for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  3. Progressive card making is so much fun. I think that is when we allow our creativity to run wild. It is sweet news about your pet. My Spark Plug is now deaf, blind and each day is a gift for me.Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Many Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson

  4. Super fun card! LOVE the twine and your sentiment! Fun paper too! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at FCCB and BBTB2 this week!

    Mollie's Motif

  5. What a cute card. Love what you did with the embossed background. This makes such a fabulous 4th of July card...also love all those little stars. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  6. I love what you did with the embossed background. This makes such a fabulous 4th of July card...love all those little stars! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  7. Love your card! I like how you dressed up that embossing folder and then cut around it. This is a pretty cool looking 4th card! Love the sentiment mat too. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  8. What an unique 4th card! Very simple and classy :) I especially like the twine! Hope your pup keeps feeling well. Hugs!

    Tam Hess

  9. I think it turned out fabulous!! I so love the colors!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Independence Day' challenge at BBTB2 and our 'Many Layers' Linky Party at PDE!!!! :)

  10. Lots of excitement in your card, vey unique. Thx for joining Bbtb this week


  11. Love how it all turned out-it's fun to let the creativity roll! It seems like every summer turns out busier than I plan for too….I always think I will have so much time and then somehow it gets super busy! Thanks for joining our BBTB2 challenge this week!

  12. WOW! This is such a cool creation Diana! Please check your mail/spam mail ... The Sisterhood has sent you an invitation! Hope you accept!
    Have a great weekend!