And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

Hello stamping friends!   I hope you all had a great Independence Day and were able to celebrate our nation's birthday with friends and family on the 4th.  We were able to take the residents of a local nursing home to the town's 4th of July Parade. We kind of made a parade of our own as we wheeled the wheelchairs down the street dressed in red, white, and blue tie-dyed tee shirts.  It was good to get these lovely ladies and one gentleman out for an evening of enjoyment!

With the festivities of the 4th over, it's time to celebrate another great sketch at The Sweet Stop!  How could I not make a card with red, white, and blue?

Creative Nugget:  This Lighthouse Digital Stamp at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store is a lot of fun to color...of course I used my copics for this. The panel was cut with a rectangle nestie and some light sponging with distress inks was done while still in the die.  Glossy Accents and a rhinestone was added to the top of the lighthouse and the whole panel was mounted on a piece of Night of Navy card stock. A doily was cut from patterned paper using a Cheery Lynn die.  Four panels of matching patterned paper were also mounted onto Night of Navy card stock.  All of the layers were adhered to a Bashful Blue card base.  A little piece of cheesecloth was tucked between the doily and the popped up lighthouse image.  The banner was hand cut and rhinestones were added to the side of the sentiment.

This card will also be submitted to Card Crafter's Circle for their Challenge 

Here's the Christmas version...the orientation was changed and the rectangle panel was replaced with a Christmas tree!  Our Daily Bread Design's "Joy Tree" was used for this sample and this card will also be submitted for the "Anything Goes" challenge on the ODBD Blog.

This was such a fun sketch to work with...I do love my layers!  I hope you'll be able to find some stamping time this week and play along with us at The Sweet Stop. Take a moment to enjoy more wonderful samples by the other Sugar Babies and leave a little love behind!

Sugar Babies

           Chrissy Dickinson

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to stop back again on Monday for the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps New Release Blog Hop.  There will be lots of eye candy, challenges, and of course...PRIZES!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Lighthouse Digi (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Everyday Classics (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen and Faded Jeans Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy (SU!), Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Little Boy Patterned Paper (Echo Park)
Accessories: Rectangle Nestie (Spellbinders), English Tea Party Die (Cheery Lynn), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Rhinestone Stickers (Michael's) Copic Markers R22, 24, 27, 29; Y11, 13, 18; G40, 43, 46; E40, 41, 42, 43, 44; C00, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 


Jennifer said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time on the 4th!
Incredible card! I just love lighthouses even though I've never lived by the sea.
Have a wonderful day!

Shannon White said...

What a Fun way to spend the 4th Miss Cathy! Looks like everyone had a Great time! 8-) Your cards are both Fabulous! Love your Wonderful coloring on the lighthouse image! Wow! So beautiful! 8-) And your christmas version is so fun with the Christmas tree shape! Love it! 8-)

Hope you have a Super Weekend my friend! 8-)


Monika/Buzsy said...

Both of these are so pretty Cathy. Love the doily and the lighthouse. The cheese clothes look great! Tree with the high-lighted words look so beautiful! Looks like you had a great 4th of July with all those ladies!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What gorgeous cards!! I just love the lighthouse and your patriotic colors. The Christmas card in the non traditional colors and your take on the sketch is creative and stunning. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

Jenée said...

Beautiful card. I'm a big fan of light houses, and this one is lovely. Thank you for entering your card in the challenge this week at Card Crafter's Circl.

Shelby Goolsby said...

What a beautiful card!! I just love the papers you have used for the lighthouse and it is colored beautifully. The Christmas card is such a great way to use that sentiment stamp on the cute!!

Janice M said...

Great cards Cathy!! Love the way you used that sketch for your Christmas card too!