Saturday, June 18, 2011

July 4th 1776...

Hi all!  Hope you are having a Wonderful Saturday.  I am so excited to share the newest addition to my Blog, my new Blog Banner!  It was just recently Applied and I am soo Thrilled with how it turned out!
It was one of those journey's of discovery since I really wasn't exactly sure what I wanted it to look like and Char at Delight Design Biz, was just fabulous to work with.  She was So patient and accommodating through out the whole creative process which was no easy feat, lol 'cause I know I'm a super picky person! And she was just Wonderful to work with. So, if you are thinking of updating the look of your blog, but not quite sure what to do, she is definitely your Gal! 8-)
For today's post, I thought I would share my latest creation inspired by Mojo Monday Sketch #195.  I actually made up a few of these to send out to friends and family and popped one into my Etsy Shop too for good measure.. 8-)

This was another fun sketch to get creative with.. And, since I wanted to finish up my 4th of July cards, I pulled out my K & Co Americana stack again, lol, some white and red CS from my stash and some Fabulous patriotic digi DP's from Brandy Buffington, featured at Two Peas in a Bucket.  I inked all my pieces with Tea Dye Distress ink and added some texture with  my CB and the stars embossing folder  before adding my bunting scallops.  My layered Star focal piece was cut out with the help of my Cricut and the Plantin School Book cartridge an d popped up with some dimensionals...  Let me tell you, since I made a few of these cards, it was so nice to have the Cricut to cut these for me, It would have taken me forever to cut each star out by  To finish it all up I added two colors of bakers twine from MAD Stamper Finds, a few adhesive pearls and my computer generated sentiment cut out with my Lacy Pennants Nesties set. And there you have it, pretty easy peasy, huh?  8-)

Hope you all enjoy your weekend & thanks so much for visiting today!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hey, that is just so beautiful! Love the design and how it isn't just the July 4th traditional! Very creative and very lovely too!

  2. Your new blog banner is so sweet. It totally fits your blog title. :)

    Fabulous 4th of July card. The embossed stars and twine are perfect. :)

  3. As a military wife, I must say...this ROCKS! I would frame it and hang it up...VERY beautiful always. ;)

  4. WOW! Shannon, this is just beautiful! A PERFECT card - again.

  5. wow, this is gorgeous...Americana is one of my favorites styles to create..hope your week is fabby!

    enjoy *~*

  6. What an awesome card Shannon. Love the theme... the star is perfect. The embossed strip looks great! Love the new banner!

  7. Fabulous!! I love the horizontal panel that looks like genuine flag bunting! What a REALLY cool card! I love it!

  8. Shannon, you never cease to amaze me with your creations. This one is no exception. A total WOW! I don't normally create patriotic cards in fact I avoid them. I wouldn't if I thought mine would look like yours.


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