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Monday, July 5, 2010

Inspired by...

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend - and a happy Independence Day if you're here in the US! Last night I made this card:


I was inspired by this:


We watched a beautiful fireworks display in Cedar Park, Texas. I was inspired by the big bursts of red and blue to create something. I realize the Hero Arts Starburst stamp doesn't exactly look like a firework, but still... it fit the bill close enough. I stamped the "celebrate" message repeatedly in black ink, ending with one lone red "celebrate" at the end. The Starburst was stamped six times - 3 in Barn Door Distress ink, 3 in Faded Jeans - then paper pieced using dimensional tape.

We celebrated yesterday with a kiddie parade in the neighborhood, a cookout with family and then the fireworks. It was a very nice day! The weather even cooperated - 86 in Austin for fireworks is soooo much better than 96, let me tell ya! Those 10 degrees make a big difference! Here's a couple more photos - first my little Yankee Doodle Cuties at the parade:


And all of us at the fireworks:


Have a wonderful week!


  • Stamps: Starburst and All Occasion Messages from Hero Arts
  • Paper: Hero Arts Kraft, white cardstock
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink (Barn Door, Faded Jeans)
  • Accessories: Nailhead metal stickers, dimensional tape

8 comments:

  1. Looks like you all had a wonderful time, Libby! So fun to see photos of you and your beautiful family! Love the card....wonderful colors!

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  2. Super fab! Love that BG you created. Beautiful pic of the family!

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  3. Perfect choice of colors and stamps for the card! Thanks for sharing your lovely family photo! Simply precious!

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  4. It sounds and looks like you had a fantastic day Libby! Lovely photos of you and your family. Your card is beautiful! I love the layered Starburst Lace and you obviously have a lot more patience than me making the brill celebrate background!

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  5. Lovely card and lovely family!!!

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  6. Glad you had a great 4th! Stunning card!

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  7. Awesome!!!!

    J has been sick, so we didn't go anywhere -- only cobbles we saw were from the living room window. Still had fun tho!

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