Saturday, June 30, 2012

Happy pre-4th and for fun!

Happy 4th of July (a little early)! Well, this makes two weekends in a row that I'm posting so maybe I'm back in the groove?!? I hope so because I think it's helping me get sane again! :) Here's a couple of creations plus pictures of the finished insides...of course the challenges I was inspired by are below the pictures.

For the first one I used the SU! "Fourth of July" stamp set, SU! DSP "Big Top Birthday," Taylored Expressions "Seeing Stars" dies, SU! star punches, a shiny star brad, a shiny rhinestone star, and glitter paper. Oh yeah, that ribbon is SU! too! :)

1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Red, White, and Blue plus optional glitter/bling: got a litte of both of the optional
2.  365 Cards - Sparkle and Shine (two techniques/itmes to add sparkle/shine): I have glitter paper for one of the starts, a shiny star brad, and it's hard to tell but I used "platinum"ink for some of the firewords and used a starburst pen to color the "4th" on the sentiment.
3. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - bingo: I used "happy", ribbon, and die cut (the stars on the bow are a die cut)
4. Bearly Mine Challenges - anything goes
5. Card Makin’ Mamas - red, white and blue
6. Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - summer or 4th of July
7. Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - metal
8. Crafty Creations Challenges - embellish (use at lest 3 different embellishements): mine are ribbon, brad, die cut and punched stars
9. Crafty Sentiments - red, white, and blue
10. Cute Card Thursday - patriotic
11. Delightful challenges - celebration
12. Frosted Designs - circles
13. "Just Us Girls" Challenge - stars and sparkle (see above)
14. Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - national flag's colors: I used a shade of blue from red, white and blue from the US flag
15. Mark's Finest Papers – Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge - metal
16. Paper Pretties - red, white and blue
17. Scrap-Creations - 4th of July
18. Simon Says Challenge - sporty or patriotic
19. Simply Create Too - country where you live
20. The Sisterhood of Crafters - stars
21. Totally Stampalicious - red, white and ?
22. i{heart}2stamp - sketch

Next up is another creation using a few of my new and old SU! products (thanks, Mom!). This one uses the "Language of Friendship" stamp set, the sentiment is from the "Touch of Nature" set, images were punched out with the bird punch and Boho Blossoms punch, the images are mounted on a die from Apothecary Framelits set and trimmed with the matching piercing template. The paper is an old SU! DSP "Le Jardin". The lace is some from my stash. The images are colored with Prismacolor pencils. Pearls are MS.

1. allsorts challenge blog - In bloom
2. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - feathers/birds
3. Cooking It Up With Katie - make it sunny (used yellow for this!), add some lace, and include some flowers
4. Craft your passion challenges - things with wings
5. Cupcake Craft Challenges - birds of a feather
6. Fairy Tale Challenge blog - soft color tones
7. Incy Wincy Designs - anything goes
9. Wags ‘n Whiskers - use craft: cardbase
10. Whoopsi Daisy - things with wings



Simply Outstanding! The July 4th card is so bright and cheerful, makes me wish it wasn't so hot and that the firework displays have been cancelled! (You could say the weather is a bit of a firecracker!) You're 2nd card is so adorable. Love that 'old' DP, the colors are so complimentary. Glad your enjoying your SU! gear, you really know how to put it all together! Love, SAM aka MOM!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Beautiful Cards Kim!! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing. Gloria

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Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the 4th card! Those colors together are fabulous! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Jo Davies said...

Gorgeous cards.....thanks for sharing with us this week over at Crafty Sentiments. Jo xxx

Sheryl said...

Hi Kim, what a simply stunning card. Love the colours and the image.
Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week. Good Luck Sheryl xx

Lynn said...

Sensational work! I know you'll do well with your challenges.

Imke said...

Great card. The colors of the first one are fabulous !

Pat Garvin said...

Very festive. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

cotnob said...

Two grogeous cards, I love your fab papers on the first one and cute image on the second.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Great job! Both creations are fabulous and I love how you finished the inside too! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘SEEING STARS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Love the papers, the dimensions and the stamps utilized on your card!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Colors of your Flag” Challenge!

Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

Sande said...

Super sweet card!

Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy! Hope to see you next time again!

I have amazing candy on my challenge blog if you want to enter. HERE. You have until tomorrow at 9 pm GMT+2 to enter :)

Hugs, Sande xx

tilly's crafts said...

fantastic card and so effective! thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week
Kim x

Krista said...

Your card is lovely!
Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiment Challenge Blog!
Hope you play along with us in the next challenge!
Krista H.
DT member Aud Sentiment Challenge Blog

Chris said...

two fantastic cards. I love your 4th of July card, especially how you did the inside.
the bird is so soft and pretty. it's perfect for the Cooking It Up with Katie challenge. thanks for playing with us.

Winnie and Patty said...

What a great 4th of July card! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends blog challenge!

Bunny said...

This is lovely, thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck..


Cheryl said...

Wonderful cards!! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, love these colours together and such a fab design! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

PS: Your July 4th card is stunning!

M said...

Found you on the Allsorts linky tool.. Love your 4th July card! M x

sari said...

Oh, both of your cards are so lovely! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

Laney said...

Super cards! Thanks for joining us at BMC

Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards.Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty

Lynn said...

Oh la la, I love the argyle combined with the stars! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

Micki said...

Beautiful cards. I love that you used different colors for your 4th of July card than the standard red, white and blue. Love the orange color. Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Sisterhood of Crafters for our "Seeing Stars" challenge.

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.
Don't miss out on the regular freebies at Trimgym's Digistamps and Images and the current challenge there. Hope to see you there as well!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Mummy lade said...

cute! Thank you so much for entering our flower challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Susan Flynn said...

Just adorable love that aqua and hot pink together - brilliant!! Thanks so much for joining us this week for our 'Celebration' Challenge at Delightful Challenges, hugs Susan x

Lori Apgar said...

Both cards are gorgeous!!! Your 4th of July card is great ~ using circles as the major shape and stars to accent really worked here ~ love it!!

Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs for our Circle Challenge!

Michelle Looi said...

Great cards! Love the patriotic card especially!
~Thanks for joining us at 365cards

TannyP said...

Beautiful job! Those cards are fantastic and they both really shine with your perfect attention to detail. Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Seeing Stars Challenge!

Lozzapops said...

Fab card! Thanks for joining us at CMM! Laura x

Melissa S. said...

What a fantastic 4th of July card. I just love it. Thanks for shareing with us at Bugaboo this week.

Debs said...

Two fab cards - the first is very striking and the second one is so soft and pretty.
Thanks for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments nd Allsorts this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

deesdesigns said...

Love them both! I especially like your Red, White & Blue card - the DP is fabulous!!! Thank you for joining us for our BINGO challenge at Aud Sentiments!and sharing your creativity with us!!! Dee

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card and thanks for joining Papertake Weekly this week and good luck. Aunty Sue GDT

Lindsey said...

Both these cards are terrific! And your first one is perfectly embellished. :) Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations Challenges!

Jingle said...

Oh, I just love everything about that 4th of July card! So fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Claudia said...

Hello Kim,

great card. Thank you for sharing with us at Fairy Tale Challenge and good luck!



TC said...

Wow, both cards are gorgeous. I love your 4th of July card that you made for our challenge over at Aud sentiments.
Hopefully you'll join us again for our next challenge on Thursday.
Happy 4th July!
Hugs TCx

Joy said...

WOW! the first card is jaw dropping gorgeous, love every detail... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

rosalien said...

Both cards are amazing, i love the bright colours of the first card and the beautiful and sereen second card. In one word fantastic!
Thanks for joining DC.

Hugs, Rosalien

Lena said...

These are awesome!! I love them both. Thanks for playing along with Speedy Fox and Friends.

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card and thanks for sharing at CRAFTY CATZ. xxx

Maria Levine said...

GREAT CARD! Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week!

Debbie Moran said...

Beautiful card. I love your patriotic one the best. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV or Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Chris said...

what a great card. I love the way the birdie is sitting on the nestie. The card is so lovely, feminine and pretty. thanks for playing with us at Cooking It Up with Katie.