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Monday, June 20, 2011

Show Your Independence

Wow! Can you believe how fast time has flown by?! June is almost over, and soon we'll be celebrating Independence Day! So, since Independence Day, July 4, is so close, let's show our love for the Stars and Stripes, the Red, White and Blue!

This is our new challenge for you at Daisy's Doodles! Show us Stars and Stripes to celebrate Independence Day! Come over and play along for your chance to win at Daisy's Doodles! We can't wait to see all of your fabulous creations!

I am having a blast as June guest designer at Daisy's Doodles! Jules has so many fabulous images to choose from! If you haven't checked out the Daisy Doodles store, you really should! You'll love the huge selection of images! Jules has something for everyone! Hurry over and check it out! You'll be glad you did.

My card today uses papers that are all scraps from my stash. I used the eagle image, from the Celebrate America set. I've colored the eagle with Promarkers and matted him in blue. I used two star shaped buttons to the upper left of the image. Below the image, I used a strand of red and white baker's twine and a strand of blue and white baker's twine, then tied them in knots in different increments, to make loops. I've used star shaped metal brads, through each knot, to make a decorative border with the baker's twine. To the right of the image, I've punched a circle and pop dotted a punched star in the center, then added strands of baker's twine hanging from the circle. (Sort of reminds me of a metal of honor!)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #41 Inspired By A Song (America The Beautiful) at Lollipop Crafts
Things With Wings at Crafty Calendar
Challenge #9 Cards For Men at Little Claire's
Challenge #28 Card For A Boy Or Man at Mami Doodles
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Hooked On Crafts
Choose 3 Past Challenges (Buttons, Brads, Punches) at Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge #51 Put A Little Song In Your Heart (America The Beautiful) at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Deep Ocean
Challenge #63 Red, White & Blue at Meljen's Designs
Anything Goes at Delightful Challenges
Die Cuts (Stars) at Whimsie Doodles
Challenge #10 Seeing Spots at My Mum's Craft Shop
Challenge #18 Punches And Dies at The Paper Shelter
Day #108 Mega Movie Thursday (Poster Inspiration - Colors Red, White and Blue) at 365 Cards
Challenge #42 No Sentiment at Lexi's Creations
Challenge #103 Inspired By A Song (America The Beautiful) at Moving Along With The Times
Favorite Things (Brads) at Crafty Purple Frog
Challenge #24 Use A Star at Do You Stack Up
Challenge #12 Animal Magic at Do It With Digi's
Something With Pretty Papers at Stamp Something
Challenge #71 Die Cuts And Punches at Totally Papercrafts
Challenge #83 For The Men at If The Shoe Fits... Scrap It!
Challenge #56 One For The Boys at Wags 'n Whiskers
Challenge #1 For The Men at Paper Creator's Crafts
Things With Wings at Sweet Stampin
Buttons at Speedy The Cat's Friends
Dad and Lads at Papertake Weekly
Simply Red at Scrappy Frogs
It's A Man's World at Catch The Bug
Spotty Dotty at Just Some Lines
Challenge #44 For A Guy at 2 Sisters
Challenge #67 Things With Wings at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #25 Show Me Some Metal at Pile It On
Anything Goes at Mygrafico
Challenge #13 Stars at Cards For Men
Challenge #92 Red, White & Blue at Die Cut Dreams
Challenge #27 Bright Colors (No pastels) at Happileigh Scrappin'
Something Old (Star Buttons), Something New (Star Brads) at Totally Stampalicious
Masculine and No Flowers at Stamp-n-Doodle


  1. Fabulous card. Thank you so much for joining us in our first challenge at Paper Creator Crafts this week!
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  2. Sammi,this card is wonderful! Not only stars and stripes but that paper with the dotted circles just reminds me of fire works!!!

  3. Great patriotic card Sammi, love that eagle image. Thanks for sharing with us at Do It With Digis this time.
    Good luck
    Dawn xx

  4. I love patriotic cards. I just did a 4th of July card too. This s great. Thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers.

  5. What a terrific patriotic card, with those star shaped buttons. THanks for playing in our button challenge with Speedy's Friends this week!

  6. What a fun and fabulous patriotic card. The layout and image is darling. Love the way you used your buttons for the challenge. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends this week. I love coming to visit to see your work and hope you will play again next week.

  7. Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at 365 Cards :-)

  8. great card, Thanks for joining in our first challenge at paper creator crafts

  9. Lovely card so unusual, thank you for joining in with us on our first challenge.

    Julie xx

  10. Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  11. What a fabulous card!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Hooked on Craft Challenges.
    *hugs* Sal x

  12. Ace card very patriotic
    Thanks for joining us Digi Divas at the "Do It With Digis challenge" this time
    Hugs Susie Sugar & Lynne xx

  13. Fab card, thank you for joining us over at Paper Creator's Crafts.

    Debbie x

  14. This is a great patriotic card!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  15. Very Patriotic! love the layout and papers! Thanks for joining in at the Digi Divas. Lynne & Woo x

  16. Very patriotic and a fabulous take on our challenge theme this week. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey x

  17. A fabulous patriotic card - love the star shaped brads and the amazing image. Wishing you a very happy Independence Day on July 4th.

    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT this week - hope to see you again. Hugs, Sylvia x

  18. This is a wonderful patriotic card!!! Just love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

  19. Love your patriotic card its absolutely fab!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week for our sing song and good luck with the challenge

    Hugs Laurie x

  20. Awesome card, Sammibug! Love all the stars you've used!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

  21. What a fun card, Sammi! Love that eagle image, and the fun way you accessorized your card. The stars along with the baker's twine make it so festive! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown! :-)

  22. Hi Sammi
    A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  23. Wonderful card! Love how you complemented you background papers! Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!

  24. Great card, love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin'
    Teresa xx

  25. Lovely project! Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week.
    Good luck in the draw

  26. Wow, how gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.


  27. Fantastic card! Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT.

    xoxo Marjo

  28. Lovely card sweetie..!

    thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin...and good luck..!

    hugs Vicky xx

  29. Great card! Love the image, how you made it a real center piece!
    Thanks for playing along at OSAAT!

  30. Sammi - this turned out really great! Just love the Red, White & Blue!
    Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "It's a Man's World" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  31. What a great card and I love the way you used the bakers twine.
    Thanks for joining our 'punches and dies' challenge at Totally Papercrafts,
    Caroline xxx

  32. Fab card and great song choice. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

  33. Beautiful independence card, Sammi! Many thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles Challenge.

  34. Great "masculine", patriotic card. Thanks for playing along with us at the Bugaboo Challenge.

  35. Another great card! Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

  36. stunning card
    thank you for playing along at OSAAT this week
    love Jan

  37. Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at Cards for Men.


  38. Fantastic card Thanks for joining us at DCD.
    Chris x

  39. Fabulous card, love the image and your wonderful colors, thanks so much for joining our "Red, White and Blue" challenge at Die Cut Dreams

  40. Love how you used the baker's twine- fab card! Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men and good luck!
    Hugs, Alison x

  41. Fabulous card and so usual.
    Thanks for joining us at PIO this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  42. such a great card!! thanks for "piling it on" with us this week at PIO! hugs!

  43. Fabulous card!!
    Thanks for joining the Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge!