Land of the Free

Land of the Free

I made this card as a thank you card for my friend that hosts a party at her beach front condo on the Fourth of July.  My family went to the party last year and we were invited back this year- woo hoo.  I am also entering it in 2 challenges.

The first Challenge is the Saturday Sketch Challenge #210 at Stamping 411,    I always like to participate in the Saturday Sketch challenges at Stamping 411, and the Operators are such an inspiration.

The second challenge is The Friday Mashup #13.  I participated in their challenge several weeks ago, and have enjoyed following the blog,

The Mashup #13 challenges is as follows:

This week for the Mashup Challenge #13, you are welcome to:
1. Create a project featuring the colors Red, White & Blue.
2. Create a Patriotic themed Project for (any Country).
3.Or “Mash it Up!” and create a Red, White & Blue, Patriotic

So on to my card- I used SU cardstock-Real Red, Whisper White, and Night of Navy.  I used SU Land of Free for the stamp, and inked it with Night of Navy and Real Red.  I used the Night of Navy ink pad (I do not have this color marker) and the Real Red SU marker.  I used the now retired Star punch and retired Real Red striped grosgrain ribbon.  My demonstrator, Lee Conrey was cleaning out her stash, and I was a happy beneficiary of her kindness.  I love the striped grosgrain ribbon, and I am happy to use all the colors even retired.  In the center of the stars I put a silver brad after punching a hole with the SU paper piercing tool.

The dimensions are as follows:

First layer- 5 1/2 X 4

Second layer- 5 1/8 X 3 7/8


First layer-2 1/8 X 3 1/8

Second layer 2 X 3

So now on to some big news- I think I am going to join SU as a hobby demonstrator with their new promotion it is just too good to pass up.  I have been stamping for over 12 years, and I been stamping with my demonstrator Lee Conrey since at least 2006.  Over the years I have been hot and cold, although over the last year I have tried to stamp at least once a week to reduce stress and have some ” me” time.  I mentioned it to my husband last night and since his head did not spin around, I guess that was an OK.  I would love to have any comments or tips about this endeavor.  I also have been using WordPress since I started my blog in October 2010, if anyone that uses WordPress can recommend another design that is stamping friendly I would appreciate it.  Unfortunately I have to wait until July 15th to sign up since I have a big trial week coming up, and new stamping stuff would only become a distraction.

Thanks for letting me share.  I hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend.  I will be waiting on the Casey Anthony verdict from Orlando, FL , innocent until proven guilty.  I am so proud to live in the Land of the Free, the United States of America.