Thursday, July 4, 2013


Happy Independence Day!  Hope you are having an enjoyable 4th of July!  I've been playing in my craft room and created this card inspired by Scrappy Mom's Red, White & Blue Challenge , Operation Write Home's Midweek Color Throwdown Challenge, and the Deconstructed Sketch 108.


This cute bear is from Campin' Critters..which is such a fun cartridge to play with!  I used heat embossing on his nose, silver card stock for utensils, DP for his scarf with gel pen stitch lines, and googly eyes to give him dimension.  The watermelon was cut from Doodlecharms at 1 1/2 adding some gel pen for accents and black shiny paper backing the seed cut outs.

Card stock is Night of Navy and Crumb Cake from SU! and I am LOVING the DP from the Dots & Stripes 6X6 paper pad from Echo Park. The sentiment is from Scrappy Mom's....I can never get enough of those stamp sets!  They work great with the cricut cartridges and are very good quality clear stamps.

Since I haven't been posting much lately, I wanted to share a couple of more cards.  This cute critter is also from the Campin' Critter cartridge.  I used a combination of embossing folders to add dimension to the log and his tail. Again I used gel pen and shiny black paper to jazz him up a bit.  The DP is from Close to My Heart from the Dream Pop collection, and the sentiment is from the CTMH Artiste Kudos collection.

Finally, here's a very summery card I made using the sandal cuts from Life is a Beach and a sentiment from the SunKissed Scrappy Mom's stamp set. This card was inspired by a quick card made by Sandy Allnock on an episode of OWH TV.

Whew!  That's enough for today! Thanks for stopping by to take a peek! Have a fun and safe holiday!

Shari B


  1. Your cards are full of joy! I love all of your added details!

  2. Oh, your cards are darling. I love the bear in the first one...reminds me of Yogi bear on a picnic ;-) Nice choice of colors and balance in all of them. Glenda F

  3. Cute, Cute and Cute! All three of these are great Shari. I'm glad you took some time to post them. I just love seeing your cards and I am always impressed at how you so expertly manage to make all the die-cuts just the right size and combine just the right elements to get such beautifully balanced designs.

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