Have 4th of July. I can't believe I have been blogging all week (I surprise myself sometimes). Jim and I have no plans for today since we have to go back to work tomorrow, but there will be fireworks at our nearby park (1-2 miles from our house) and we can see it clearly from my backyard. We have been watching the fireworks from my backyard for the last 5 years (since we moved into our house).
Per my blog yesterday, I briefly wrote about Bella's story. I am so sadden to read about her story. Erin, a fellower crafter is having a Bella card blog hop with a grand prize. My side bar has Bella's blog hop. Please flood Bella with tons of cards. The links to Bella's story are in my yesterday's post. Here is my card for Bella. I am sending her lots of hugs and keeping her and her family in my prayers. I used The Greeting Farm stamp and made it sparkly by adding stickles. You can't see the sparkles in this photo, but IRL, it is really sparkly. The sketch is from Sketch Saturday and the color inspiration is red, blue, and white (USA flag) to celebrate Independence Day.
I am so happy I won the top 3 award at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge with this card. I am so happy to be back stamping and crafting and is taking this hobby more seriously, but I am still undecided if I should try out for guest designer teams as it is a big commitment and I don't know if I am free to make weekly projects and if my projects are good enough. I will see after this month as I will be going on vacation from July 14 - July 24. I need a little R&R. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Sketch Saturday: Sketch #110
Stamp Something: Colors of your flag
Raise the Bar: Challenge#25 - colors of your flag
Crazy 4 Challeng: Ribbons
Stampavie & More: Challenge #101 - Sparkling
2 Sisters: Challenge#1 - Anything Goes
Stamps: The Greeting Farm, PTI outside sentiment, Hero Arts inside sentiment
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Brillance Coral, Copic Markers
Papers: PTI, Big Memory dp
Embellishments: stars, stickles, ribbon, button, floss thread, pearls (color w/copic to match), nestabilities die