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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


  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!

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

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

  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!

  5. Lovely card and lovely family!!!

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

  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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