Apr 19 2010

July Fourth – TSSC118

Good morning!  Another cool, but sunny day here in Ohio!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I had an excellent day yesterday at a downline meeting.  We always have fun with the M&Ts and seeing friends.  Mary (from Create with Connie and Mary) and I got to brainstorm a little bit about some ideas we have coming up for the next session!  Lots of GOOD things you DON'T want to miss!


Today's Mary Jo Technostamper's sketch challenge was SO tempting, I just had to try it out!  I wanted to give you another sneak peek of a set in the Summer Mini, too!  It really came together very quickly!  It really took me longer to figure out the stamp set, than it did to put it together.   As you can tell, I changed the orientation so my stamp images would fit better.


I stamped three of the fireworks images in Stampin' Up!'s new July Fourth (available May 1) in Real Red Classic Ink.  I stamped two of the other fireworks images in Brilliant Blue and the July 4th greeting in Brilliant Blue, all on Whisper White.  I punched them with the 1 1/4 circle punch and lined them up on the Brilliant Blue layer in the lower right corner.  I added Brilliant Blue and Real Red Mini Brads to the centers of the fireworks and colored in the 4th with a Real Red Stampin' Write Marker. 


I wrapped some Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon around the Brilliant Blue and tied with a knot.  Everything was placed on the base card of Real Red cardstock.  Like I said, pretty simple, huh?


 GET READY!  Tomorrow is Control Freaks Blog Hop!  Our theme is FLOWERS this month, so you won't want to miss out on some fantastic ideas that I'm sure the girls will have!  Hmmm, better get mine finished, huh???  lol!





Early Bird Subscription savings going on now!  Save $5 off the normal $24.95 price only until SUNDAY!  Check out the preview projects on Create with Connie and Mary!  Demonstrators and customers are welcome to join!  You'll get lots of ideas using the upcoming Summer Mini Catalog stamps and accessories!

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Apr 19, 2010 - 06:04:55

I love what you did with MJ's sketch, your card is very festive!!

Apr 19, 2010 - 08:04:09

Perfect!  You guys are really rocking this sketch.  I had such a hard time with it.  Great job with the sketch and using this new set.  Didn't really like it in the catty but am loving what you guys are doing with it.  Thanks for playing along.

Apr 20, 2010 - 03:04:09
TrishG said:

Very cute.  I love the ribbon!  I like how you mixed the colors and images up.