Just want to wish all my lovely customers and followers a HAPPY July 4th holiday. I truly value your support and look forward to the second half of 2019!
WOW – 650 blog posts since I first started back in July 2013 – so today is a double celebration! In the early days my posts were few and far between – often times I could not think of what to share, but these days I try very hard to post every other day as well as share video tutorials thru my You Tube channel.
I appreciate you following me, liking my posts and more importantly making comments – it just lets me know that you are all out there and I am not just talking to myself, so please ‘comment ‘ and ‘ like ‘ away – I truly appreciate your giving me some of your time!
Now – back to business…………….. I am not a great one for going onto Pinterest – not that I don’t love the whole concept but I loose track of time and suddenly 2 or 3 hours have passed and I have little to show for it!! So I ration myself ~ maybe for about 30 mins or so.
Back in early May, Stampin’ Up! did an early release on one of the new bundles from the 2017 – 2018 Annual catalog. The Eastern Beauty Bundle included the stamp set, coordinating thinlet dies, card and ink pads in three of the new in-colors. Needless to say I, like many other demonstrators fell on this set – it is beautiful and so very versatile and the rich tones of the new colors were a perfect foil for the stamps. I have some I will be sharing in the coming days.
I was planning to make some cards for July 4th and the stamp set was sitting on my workbench so I picked it up with some Real Red and Night of Navy ink and this was the result!
Today the USA celebrates its independence from Great Britain, a time for family, friends, food (mainly BBQ’d) and the odd foaming peevo! Normally it would be a hot sunny July day here in North Texas, however we were woken up by huge thunderstorms and rain at about 5:30 this morning. It is a little after 10am now, although the rain has stopped it is still very overcast and most ‘unlovely’…… Typical bank holiday weather in my native UK in fact!
Frame measures 10 x 8. All embellishments are handmade/stamped. Lots of patriotic red, white & blue with some glimmer paper for the ‘sparkle’ to represent the Star-Spangled Banner. The piece of cream card stock running from top to bottom at centre-right represents the Declaration of Independence.