Monday, June 6, 2011

4th of July


Have you noticed a decrease in blog posts by the crafty chicks you follow? I sure have! Since the official kick off of summer, Memorial Day, and with kids getting out of school for summer break, there's a lot less blogging going on! :) Hope all of you are enjoying your vacations and time with the kiddos! This is Christopher's last week of school.

Before you know it, July 4th will be upon us and I was in the mood to make a card for the occasion with the new 'Yankee Doodles' papers by We R Memory Keepers.

I love these colorful papers that come in a 6x6 pad that's the perfect size for cards! And great for scrapbook pages! I'm actually working on a page right now!

For this card I got out some white paint to brush on the edges of my paper and the corrugated die cuts.

I added a jute bow and a decorative star pin from my stash.

Well, I have my usual Monday errands to run...the post office, the Goodwill. We've been simplifying things around our house for a couple of months now. Each week we go through a closet, set of drawers or room and have been donating lots of things. Sometimes it's hard to let go of stuff. And I often wonder if I'll regret letting go of other things, but overall, it's been fabulous! It's such a freeing feeling to donate all these things! Less to take care of too!

Hope you enjoy your Monday. Thanks for stopping by! :) Kathy


Patterned Papers:  We R Memory Keepers
Corrugated Cardboard:  Etsy
Jute:  Papertrey Ink
Paint:  Folk Art
Die Cuts:  Papertrey Ink, Quickutz, Sizzix
Border Punches:  Fiskars, EK Success
Decorative Pin:  Fancy Pants
Rub-Ons:  American Crafts, Doodlebug Designs


Laurel said...

LOVE this card and yes I have noticed a decrease in posts... guess I don't have to get up so early to blog before work now, LOL!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Perfect card Kathy. Love the colors, the chipboard with paint, the twine... it just looks so well but together. :o)

Vicki Burdick said...

Love this Kathy!!

cnelson said...

So fabulous! LOVE the texture on this!!

LeAnne said...

Love this, Kathy! I too have noticed a downturn in blog posts---my own included!
How lucky you are to have a Goodwill close by. I've been purging too. I just keep putting off my craft room, LOL!

Niki Estes said...

Oh, I love this, Kathy! The cardboard and paint is such a neat touch!

Jenny said...

LUV it! Red white and blue is right up my alley!!

Heather Rogers said...

Such a fun card. I am glad it is summer I just wish it weren't so hot. :)

Marisa said...

Loving all the crimped panels and the way added a touch of white on top of them! Great patriotic card!!

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