Wednesday, July 2, 2014

4th of July cards

Hello my crafty friends, I'm sorry for not posting regularly here but it's been busy. Our son got married on Saturday. It was a nice wedding, but not without it's drama, which leaves me drained. The one saving grace was my grandchildren came in from NY and got to spend the night with Papaw and Grandmaw. We had such a great time with them, and then had the other 2 grands over to play with their cousins. I was in heaven although worn out! lol But it was a good kind of worn out, not like the drained fatigue that all the drama leaves me with. I might try and post some pics of the wedding here in a few days.

I did make some 4th of July cards to send out. Some will go out and some will be put in my stash. I used stamps or metal dies to make my cards. Oh and one digi I colored some time ago.  My Creative Time is having a challenge and it is to use the following sketch and inspiration photo for the colors. Easy enough. lol So I used an SU stencil and mixed some Faded Denim distress ink in some embossing paste-I didn't get it dark enough, but went with it anyway. I die cut some little stars and a layered flower. Stamped my sentiment and called this one done. All products except for the embossing paste came from My Creative Time.







This one follows the sketch loosely. I used a stamp set from Kaiser Crafts and it is supposed to be different pieces of tape in different designs. I used one design stamp and stamped it in blue, red and craft colored brown. I added some stars from MCT as well as some hexy die cuts and then sprinkled some sequins in with the sentiment. 

This one is a digi I colored a long time ago-I'm not sure who this digi is by but thought this little girl was to cute! I fussy cut her out, popped her up on a MCT die cut, embossed (SU embossing folder) frame . I die cut some stars again with a MCT die, the sentiment came with the digi. The stars on the card base was sponged with barn red/faded denim distress inks using the SU star stencil. Add some sequins and call this one done too. 

I hope you enjoyed these simple little cards. I haven't been in my craft room much at all lately, but knew that I wanted to send out a couple of cards for the 4th. So these simple cards were born and simple they are since I didn't have a lot of time to devote to them. Thanks for stopping by today and sittin' with me a spell. It was a hot one day and I hope you were comfortable in this heat. Thanks for your comments, they certainly make my day. Crafty hugs, Brenda



14 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

My goodness,great cards and take on the sketch!! Thanks for playing along with us at MCT!! Lee-Ann :)

Carol L said...

All 3 of these are great, and I love all the stars, sequins, and pretty embossed frame on the last one. The layered flower, the hexagons and kraft colors are all fantastic! Happy July 4th!

Stephanie said...

These cards are fabulous, Brenda. Can't wait to see the wedding photos.

MaryH said...

Well done on your 4th cards! The hexagons & stars were a great design (Wish I'd thought of it!!!) and I'm really liking the kraft base you've done on these cards. Wonderful digi coloring too. It's amazing you had time to make these cards with all that was going on. Take some time now & chill out! Hugs & TFS - MM

jimlynn said...

Brenda, you've been busy, busy, BUSY!!! ALL, and I mean ALL, of these are so wonderful! Fantastic cards for the 4th!
Lynn

Lisa said...

Wow, you have been busy!! All of your cards are just gorgeous!! Patriotic and fabulous!! Love them!! Congrats on your son's wedding!!

Lisa
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Bonnie said...

What a wonderful selection of 4th of July cards! I'm glad you got to enjoy your grandchildren!

Sheila H said...

Great cards - so fun and festive!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Brenda. Three beautiful cards to celebrate your nation's birthday!! Fabulous! Loll xx

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous trio of cards, Brenda ... all those stars and sequins are perfect for such a festive occasion as the 4th of July! Hope you had a good one! Anita :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I guess you're glad to have all that behind you, Brenda. I'm sorry it got dramatic, but I'm delighted that you got to see the East Coast grands and spend some time with them! I'm also glad that you got in some marvelous card therapy! These are all super cute cards for the 4th!! Take care now and get some rest!! Hugs, Darnell

Brenda in IN said...

Brenda, I love all these fourth of July cards. My favorite is the one with stars and red, white and blue flowers. I didn't make one this year and don't have any paper like the 4th either. What was I thinking! Hope you have recovered from the drama and I hope it didn't spoil the wedding for you.

cm said...

Weddings and drama: funny how those always seem to go hand-in-hand! Hopefully, whatever the drama was, all was resolved and everyone celebrated in fine style. I can just imagine how 'challenging' it must be to be the MIL of a number of DILs (I'm a DIL myself, and oh my...there are moments). Sometimes, the sense of 'competition' is a bit awkward, so I just step back and smile (though I'm likely gritting my teeth, too!). I think you'd be an awesome MIL; hope those gals know how lucky they are!! You commented once that you're 'opinionated,' and I laughed, because that is SO one of my traits too! Opinion away, sweet friend, opinion away! Okay, now these three cards, in MY opinion *grin* are stellar! Wonderful ways to acknowledge the 4th of July and especially awesome for Emma's challenge! All three are pure dazzling delights (as are you!!). You might call them 'simple'; I call them stunning! Hugs upon hugs to you~c

D- said...

Wow you have some wonderfully CUTE cards. What fun. Thanks for sharing.
{I hope you've recovered from the wedding drama}
Crafty hugs,
D~
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