Sunday, June 23, 2013


Time seems to be ticking away at lightning speed lately.  Wish I could put on the brakes.   LOL.  Can you believe half the year is just about gone???  Wowie, need to start focusing on Christmas.  :-)

Putting up a quickie post today as my laundry is calling out to me...ugh.

With the 4th of July just around the corner, I whipped up this card today using a Kitty Bee image called "I Heart Bear" from Ben Franklin Crafts.   I love bear images especially those that look cute and cuddly like this one.  To fit the theme, I printed "U.S.A." from my computer, punched it out with my heart punch, and glued it to the red heart.   Can you see the square glass tile with the red star and "freedom" below it?   I've had those glass tiles for some time now and finally got to use it.  Got them at Ben Franklin Crafts.  They're really neat!

Other fun "ingredients" used:
DP - blue and white dots/checks by Pebbles from Ben Franklin Crafts
DP - Red dots by Doodlebug from Island Scrapbooking
Spellbinder dies
Edge punch by EK
"Precious Stars" die by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking
"Simple Banner" die by Poppy Stamps from Island Scrapbooking
Smallest star from the "Cosmic Star" die set by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking
Circle paper clip from my huge pile of misc. stuff
Glass tile
Ribbon by Offray
Pearls by Kaiser Crafts

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Kitty Bee Challenge - Challenge 2 - Red, White, Blue
Challenge 4 Everybody - Challenge 23 - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - Challenge 41 - Stitch It
Stamping with Dragon - Anything Goes
Simply Create - Challenge 40 - "Use the Colors in Your Country's Flag"  (U.S.A.-red, white, blue)
Stamp-n-Doodle - 6/19 - Use Your Favorite Embellishment ("Simple Stars" die)
Penny's Challenge - Challenge 132 - Anything Goes with Swirls (There's a blue swirl paper clip clipped to the round piece with the cute bear image on it.....see it?)
Polly Craft Challenge - Challenge 1 - Anything Goes

Okie dokie, thank so much for visiting.   Hope you all have a fabulous week!!!  Toodles.


Lynn said...

Wow! What a delightful 4th of July card! The unique touch with the glass tile is fabulous. Now I know what to do with the ones I bought from BFC too. I've only thought of using them for jewelry. Thanks for the best idea of the week!

eva said...

so sweet! love the image too!

cuilliesocks said...

A very sweet image Karen, great card for your celebrations, Kate x

debby4000 said...

absolutely adorable card.

eunice said...

Super Cute!!!! And so super creative how you did the background to look like the flag...really like the way you added the USA heart to your stamped image and the pretty glass embellies. Ain't it the truth about how time flies...Christmas? Are you kidding me?!!!

Niki G said...

Oh this is adorable! Love the tile and heart with USA...very clever. Mahalo for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs!

Deloris said...

What a fun 4th of July card! Love that sweet little bear!

Colleen Kwan said...

Your 4th of July card is super cute. I especially like how you added USA and punched it out with a heart punch for the bear to hold and the mini banner. You sure put to good use your dies and punches.

Time is continuing to go by really fast. I hope that the summer doesn't go by too fast.

pam said...

what a fabulous card for the 4th of July. love that cute image and layout

coops said...

so gorgeous Karen.really fab details and colours and the image is adorable :D

xx coops xx

Barbara Thompson said...

Adorable card Karen. Love that tile you added!

Cyndi said...

Super fun! Love the image and details!

Kathy D. said...

This is adorable. I like how you added USA to the heart. Perfect!!

Kathy D.
Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge Coordinator

Anonymous said...

Pretty card Karen! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp n Doodle.
Hugs, Jill

I have candy on my blog,

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, this is gorgeous, hugs Pops x x x

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet card!!!

Anne-Marie said...

What a cute little bear, it's gorgeous.

Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamp 'n' Doodle.

Anne-Marie x x

Linda said...

great 4th of july card!!! the layout is very cute!!!

Milliesmarvels said...

This is great! Thanks for joining us for the Pollycraft Challenge!

tiggertastic said...


Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Karen: Your 4th of July card is so pretty!

Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our 40th Challenge "Use the Colors in Your Country's Flag". Hope you enter our upcoming challenges too.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love the coloring job and all the details! Thanks for playing with us at Stamping with the Dragon!

Kelli Acopan said...

He is adorable, great job on this card! Mahalo plenty for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs' Aloha Friday Challenges!!

lovies, =o) kel
Kitty Bee Designs DT Coordinator