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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Star Spangled Birthday

Hi Hi! Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!  My apologies for being so late in getting this post finished.  We were without power for about 16 hours and I am just now getting electric and internet back. Phew! I felt like I live in the boonies, without power! LOL

Anyway, we have a new Stella Says Sketch challenge for you, this fortnight, at Catch The Bug! You have two weeks to play along, so be sure you don't miss out on the opportunity! There are awesome digi prize packs from Bugaboo Stamps up for grabs!

My project today is a birthday card, using Sock Elephant Balloon, from Bugaboo Stamps. This little cutie is colored with Promarkers and done in a red white and blue color theme for upcoming independence day, with a birthday twist. The papers are all from my stash.  A Fiskars punch was used to punch the border. I used blue ribbon and a red gingham bow, also from my stash. Buttons recycled from old clothing have been used as embellishments.  The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set by Stampin Up, and is punched with the word window and modern label punches.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #88 Oh, I Love America at My Sheri Crafts
Royal Digi Challenge #10: Anything Goes at The Scrapbooking Queen
Challenge #35 Anything Goes at Creatalicious
Challenge #48 Color Challenge - Red, White And Blue at Card Makin' Mamas
Blue + 1 (Red) at Alota Rubber Stamps
Challenge #27 Happy Birthday at Emerald Faeries
Challenge #35 Red, White And Blue at House Of Gilli
Anything Goes at Incy Wincy
Challenge #125 Colors of Your National Flag (Red, White, and Blue) at Kaboodle Doodles
Red White and Blue at Crafty Sentiments
Challenge #68 Happy Birthday at Celebrate The Occasion
Challenge #166 Amazing Animals at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #79 Independence Day or Stars And Stripes at Top Tip Tuesday
Celebrations at Delightful Challenges
PWC212 Red, White And Blue at Paper Pretties
Patriotic at Simon Says Stamps
Challenge #90 Birthdays at Crafts And Me
Challenge #123 Anything Goes at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #90 Anything Goes at Scrapbook Sisters
Challenge #70 Punches or Dies at The Paper Shelter
Seeing Stars At The Sisterhood of Crafters
Challenge #30 Patriotic/Military/Fireworks at Crafting For All Seasons
Happy Birthday at Moving Along With The Times
Red White And Blue at Stamping With The Dragon
Waving (Balloon) at Jellypark Challenges
Challenge #47 Red, White And Blue Pattie's Creations
Challenge #112 Inspired By A Song (Happy Birthday) Or Movie at Phindy's Place
Can You Digi It at Totally Papercrafts
Challenge #138 Sweet And Simple at Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #98 Red, White And Blue With Glitter at 2 Sisters
Scallops at Sweet Stampin
Challenge #170 Red White And Blue With A Little Sparkle
Challenge #120 Use A Digi at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #167 Photo Inspiration (Red, White and Blue) at Cupcake Inspirations
Inspired By: Independence Day at Creative Inspirations Paint
GL43 Red White And Blue at Gingerloft
Challenge #109 Be Patriotic at Sentimental Sundays
Challenge #51 Children's Birthday With Ribbon at Really Reasonable Ribbon
Red, White and Blue at Squiggle Stamps
VSC #1 Summer Fun at V's Sweet Ideas
Challenge #11 Anything Goes at Jackson's Digital Expressions


  1. Your card is so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  2. Wow, how stinkin' cute!!!! You are on a roll! Love the embellishments and the touch of glitter. Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Sisterhood of Crafters for our "Seeing Stars" challenge.

  3. Your card is adorable!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge this week and good luck with the draw!

  4. Love the red white and blue - what an adorable card!! Thanks so much for joining us this week for our 'Celebration' Challenge at Delightful Challenges, hugs Susan x

  5. Love the patriotic colors and embellishments, really great card! Thanks so much for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Happy Birthday" Challenge :)

  6. Indeed a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Colors of your Flag” Challenge!

    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  7. Adorable image and fab papers really lovely card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

  8. WOW! Hope everything is okay at your house now Sammi! We had some wind damage last evening but got very little rain ... Uuugh!
    Your card is adorable ... great design using stars/stripes!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘SEEING STARS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  9. Ihana kortti sinulla tähän The Paper Shelter - Punches and/or Dies-haasteeseen! Kiitos osallistumisesta !
    Onnea !
    Ihanaa kesän jatkoa sinulle sinne ! An

  10. This is lovely
    thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Love Jan

  11. Love your card and love your interpretation of the Stars n stripes, LOVE the Image too ___ Don't forget to visit Top Tippers leaving them a comment stating you are a Top Tip Collector (TTC) there are extra prizes for that! and thanks for playing along at Top Tip Tuesday this time, hugs Samantha :0)

  12. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

  13. What a great way to use the sketch, Sammi! Love your coloring and the papers. How fun that this time, I'm the GDT and you're on the team. I'm really looking forward to the whole month, surrounded by such terrific company! Hugs.

  14. This is so sweet - that little fella is fab!!! - thanks for joining in with us over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

    Carol x

  15. Love your Partiotic card! Such a cute image! Thanks for sharing with us at MY Sheri Crafts!

  16. Cute card! Thanks for playing in our 'Color Combo - Red, White, and Blue' Challenge #47, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  17. Love this card Sammi - that's such a sweet/cute image. Great papers and colours. Thanks for playing along with us on I Love Promarkers this week.

  18. Fabulous card!! Love that darling digi!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Digi Challenge!!!! :)

  19. gorgeous card so cute thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

  20. Another super card from you Thanks again for joining us at MAWTT this week for our Birthday Celebrations and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie xx

  21. what a brilliant fun image Sammi...perfect for the colours too...thanks for joining in with the Crafts & Me challenge
    Mina xxx

  22. Adorable card! No power, yuck! Glad you could join us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  23. Thanks for joining us at CMM's this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  24. Beautiful card and papers. thanks for joining DC.

    Hugs, Rosalien

  25. super card, thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at Totally PaperCrafts, x carol

  26. Cute card !
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Use a Digi' challenge.. Good Luck ! Hope to see you back next week :O)
    Choccy x

  27. What a delightfully gorgeous card, and hope you had a nice 4th of July. Lovely to have you take part in the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge ...

  28. such a cutie thank you for joining us at stamptacular this week

  29. gorgeous card
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

  30. Fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  31. This is fabulous I love the image and papers you have chosenthanks for playing at MAWTT birhday challenge hugs Judith x

  32. Such a cute card, great design! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  33. What an awesome card, great job with the colouring. Thanks for joining us at Stamping with the Dragons.

  34. Darling image and beautiful card design!
    So glad you shared this with us at Phindy's Place. Good luck and best wishes!

  35. Fab card.

    Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft.


  36. This is beautiful and perfect for CI Paints Inspired by: Independence Day Challenge. Thanks so much for sharing and playing along with us this week! Hope you see you back next week for a brand new Inspired By Challenge!!
    CI Paints~DT

  37. Gorgeous card and your image is fabulous with great colouring :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our Use a Digi challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  38. Adorable, love the sparkle on your balloon. Thanks so much for joining our "Patriotic Challenge" at Sentimental Sundays!

  39. Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  40. Gorgeous red white and blue card Sammi, love this little critter. so cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Squigglestamps this last fortnight. the new challenge is up now and so are the winners!!!!! hugs heid x

  41. What a fun card! Thanks for joining us over at V's Sweet challenge! (:

  42. This is adorable! Love the paper! Thanks for playing with V's Sweet Challenge!