Woot-Woot ~ it is the 4th of July and that means a day of fun and fireworks for many of us but I also hope it reminds you to be thankful for our wonderful country. We are blessed! Read to the end for a “FUNNY” and then also the winner of the card….SUPER MILO will make you laugh! 😀

I have a couple of friends that have a Birthday around this weekend fun…and here is a super quick card that I thought was super appropriate!

I was happy that the below stamp was carried over in the new catalog. I think that the sentiments are very unique and different. (Plus – the font style is fun!)




To create the 3 colors together I just used tear and tape to hold the colors together and then I ran the whole piece through that Big Shot with the stars embossing folder…super easy – super fun! (just think, you ready have the adhesive on so just pull it off and go but I would also add some to the edges as you want it to lay super flat! 🙂




The triple stamping of a sentiment is a great way to make a sentiment POP…look how simple yet effective this it – just like a love, quick and easy! The “lift” of the sentiment also makes the card interesting and fun.





Envelope fun…double style. You know me, I adore my envelopes and I love the DSP Paper stacks! Paper Stacks to take the worry of trying to figuring out what DSP to use! The tip for being able to get 12 envelopes for one sheet of DSP is that I cut them to 2″ X 6″ and then just take 1/4″ X 6″ stripe of coordinating paper to match your project and presto  – a beautiful envelope!





Now here is a stamp set that has been around for a long time but it is one of those “old faithfuls” that you can pull off your shelf and loved it just as you did the 1st time you used it! A quick stamp on front of the envelope was the perfect touch…and I also used the “Happy Birthday” on the inside.



Have a great day ~ enjoy the Holiday and please be safe if you are traveling! Speaking of traveling….if you are a “passenger” – try to think of some layouts that you would like to try…I often will write down “to do’s” and even sketch something….try it – you might find that it works for you!

Now enjoy the pictures of the holiday that we are having ~ this was a Crab fun on Saturday….it has been a great weekend and you will laugh at Milo in a tree – James came to find me and said…..“Mom, hurry to see this – you will not believe it” – thank goodness he had his phone to snap a picture! I love my animals!




P.s. – I quickly read through the comments yesterday, many thanks for taking your time to leave a comment and I do agree that the stepped up version was a girlie-girl fun card….BUT – I gave her Saturday’s card as I thought that the simplicity was more her….and the winner was….drum roll….drum roll – out of the Itell House Hat…Mary Ann H!!!! Yeah for YOU!!!!!

In closing, I do hope that each of you know how much I cherish this thing that we do and I adore my cyber friends from all over. I am so lucky to do something that I love so…and I feel such a connection to our cyber family that we have! 🙂



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