Monday, June 25, 2012

Star Spangled America

Well, things didn't progress quite the way I planned yesterday. I did get a card finished but the Stickles just didn't dry so I couldn't photograph the card until this evening. Tom decided yesterday that he would help clean the house so who was I to argue when he volunteered. So we spent a big part of the day getting the house back in shape. It's been a long couple weeks with the surgery and then day camp. So the house was pretty much a disaster area. But I am thrilled we found the time to get a few things done. So, now that we have that cleared up, here's my card!

Happy Birthday America! I have to get my cards ready to send out for the 4th of July. So I chose this set from Doodle Pantry called Fireworks Birdie to make my card. The bird is popped up off the branch with pop dots. I used the already colored version of the image but added lots of Stickles to the fireworks to make them pop off the page. I also added Stickles to the leaves and bird wings. This card really sparkles! The sentiment is also from the same set. The red background isn't embossed but the paper has a texture to it.

I am entering these challenges:
Now if you haven't seen the announcement over on the right hand side of my blog you might want to check out the big celebration over at the Outlawz this week. We are celebrating 2000 members and there are lots of prizes to be won. Don't miss your chance to play along and win. Check out the YouTube video made especially for the party. Let the fun begin!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to be back with more creations this week. It feels good to be back to crafting.



Lorie said...

I love, love, love this! Great job!

Roxann said...

This is so precious, Donna! Love the birdie and his fireworks!

Anne Fenton said...

Donna I love your cute..thank you for joining us at the Outlawz

Anne Fenton said...

Donna your card is so cute...thank you for joining the Outlawz' Party

Linda Anderson said...

Such a cute card Donna!! I used the very same image for one of the Outlawz challenges! How fun is that?!! Oh, and when you're done with your house, could you drive to PA and work on mine?!!!


Stef H said...

hey donna! this is beautiful! your image looks like a photo. it's gorgeous.

holy crap on the hospital bill. r they nuts? sheesh and to think the illegals get it for nothing. maybe we should change our name!

hang in there. if you need a crafty care pkg. just ask. (and don't be afraid to ask) i've got stuff i can get rid of. save u some $$$$.... at least in papers and bling.

hugs :)

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Beautiful Donna!! I love the little bird and the fireworks are really cute!! What a great tribute to our country. Thanks for sharing with us at Sketches By Carly and we hope to see you again soon. Gloria

Eret said...

So Beautiful card Donna. I live in Europe and I also celebrate 4th July. It's my mom's birthday that day :) Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Digi Makeover Challenge - hope to see you back in our next challenges as well :)
Hugs, Eret

Teresa Arsenault said...

OMGosh! This is sweet. Beautiful design and I love the glittery wings and tail feathers.
Thanks for playing at The Outlawz 2000 Member party. Did you hear that we are extending the party for another week? That means more time to complete the challenges. Not only that, but a SCACD $50.00 Gift Certificate is going to the member who enters the most challenges. Happy partying. :)
Blessing hugs,

Glenda Atkins said...

Good old housework, I hate doing it but always love the results when I'm finished:O)
Your card is fabulous with the'fireworks birdie' and the CAS background,great for the 4th!

Sandra said...

Hi Donna, your card is adorable! Congrats on being our first entry too, Yay number one.
I've always wondered if little birds sit and watch the fireworks too, it seems they have the best seat in the, seriously they probably fly away because of all the noise citing "it must be that patriotic or celebratory time of the year again, ugh!"

Michelle VP said...

Oh how cute! Love the added sparkle and diagonal threads. So glad you joined our Digi Makeover Challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps and thanks for wanting to be a Guest Makeup Artist this summer - I'll email soon! :)

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