Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Celebrate America

Happy 4th of July and welcome to the Charmed Life Blog. This is a day of celebrating, parades, picnics and fireworks in most towns across America.
We will be spending the day with our grandsons and then going to a fireworks display at night. My hubby loves fireworks. So we don't miss going. Hope your celebration is a joyous one.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge #433 on Splitcoaststampers. Kim was our hostess and she chose red, white and blue with a patriotic theme. I love making patriotic cards. So this one went together easily for me.
For this card, I chose my layout and then my papers. I am using this week’s MojoMonday sketch #300.
The patterned papers are from Michael’s recollections papers. I had them in my stash from last year.

I used a Cuttlebug stars embossing folder on my card base. For my pennant I stamped the fireworks with the Great Impressions Stamps –“fireworks & stars G303” in real red and night of navy.

I made a rosette with the Tim Holtz mini rosette die from patterned paper. I used the Stampin-Up star punch for the large star and an EK success punch for the smaller stars.

My sentiment panel is using “patriotic cocoa” set from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. Well, it's time to close this post so until next time.........God bless.
I am also entering:
1.  Simon Says Stamp has a patriotic challenge. 
2.  Crafting By Designs wants us to use our country's colors.
3.  Inky Impressions Challenge Blog has a red, white and blue challenge.
4.  Pollycraft Challenges has a stars and stripes challenge.
5.  Sisterhood of Crafters has a stars and stripes challenge.
6.  The Stamping Chef has a red, white and blue challenge.
7.  Loves Rubber Stamps has an anything goes challenge.
8.  Party Time Tuesday's Blog has a patriotic challenge.


  1. Boy do I like this...I always love medallions...they are so fun! Happy 4th!

  2. Super Patriotic! Love the rosette. Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays! Hope to see you next week. Sandy =0)

  3. I love, love your card. Happy 4th of July to you, and enjoy your day.

    Thank you for joining with us at The Stamping Chef Challenge.

    TSS DT

  4. Great job with all of it Mary, love the rosette! Happy 4th!

  5. So festive, Mary! A perfect card to celebrate the Fourth! The rosette is gorgeous!

  6. Beautiful rosette on this fantastic card! Of course I love all the colors too. Beautiful.
    Have a fun day!!

  7. Happy 4th of July to you!! Your card is gorgeous, thank you for joining our challenge at Inky Impressions this week, good luck in the draw!!

    hugs Vicky xx

  8. What a great card, love the rosette, Thanks for entering it in The Stamping Chef challenge, good luck

  9. Absolutely gorgeous Mary! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Stars & Stripes’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  10. Big fan of rosettes! Great card. Thanks for playing with us this week at The Stamping Chef! --Sous Chef Sandy

  11. Hi Mary, what a wonderful 4 July card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Pollycraft Stars and Stripes challenge! Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Pami x

  12. Happy 4th Mary! the rosette and star make this card so festive!

  13. Love your's awesome. Thank you for playing with us at The Stamping Chef Challenge.

    TSC DT

  14. Now, this is what a 4th of July card ought to be, full of pop, patriotism and celebration

  15. Beautiful, Mary! Love the patriotic theme and the rosette sets it all off beautifully!

  16. This is beautiful! The rosette looks amazing and really adds the perfect touch! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope you will play along with us again soon! :)

    Also we have a blog hop every Sunday where you have a chance to win candy!

  17. This is so fabulous and I love how you used this sketch. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps and don't forget about our blog hop,

  18. I love MOJO Monday sketches! Your card is so awesome and striking! God Bless this amazing country we live in!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.
    Hugs - Sharon DT Member

  19. Such a beautiful card...
    Thanks for sharing it with us at PTT...

  20. This is fantastic! The paper you used on the medallion is perfect!!

  21. Such a fabulous card Mary! Love the great papers, design and the star embossing!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  22. Very striking card!!

    Thank you for joining our Happy Birthday America – Show us your Colours Challenge at Crafting by Designs!
    Do join us again!
    Rene - Crafting By Designs DT

  23. Fabulous card Mary, hope you had a great day! Thanks for sharing with us at Pollycraft for our stars and stripes challenge, good luck! Pami x



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