Monday, June 27, 2011

Let's Celebrate USA

Hi everyone,
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Tonight I have a quick post on a card that I will be entering in a few challenges.  It has been a while since I have participated in a challenge and I have really missed it!  So, I thought what a perfect time it would be to do one.  While I was surfing around my favorite blogs, I noticed that a few of the challenge blogs had a similar theme this week.  So, I will be entering this card for the followings challenges:

Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge #66 Use Red, White & Blue
Birthday Sundaes - Challenge #15 Stars & Stripes Birthday
Whimsical Wednesday Challenge #12 Let's get Patriotic (Use Bling, Brads or Buttons)
Scrapbookaholicbyabby Challenge #8 Use Red, White & Blue

Stop by their blogs and join in on the fun! 

Also, don't forget that starting this Friday July 1st there will be an awesome new challenge blog starting.  Cricut 360 will have weekly challenges every Friday and I am super excited to be part of their wonderful Design Team.  Stop on by and become a follower, you won't want to miss out on any of the crafty fun :0)

My Card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and the materials I used are as follows:
*Carts Used: A Child's Year @ 3.00"
*Solid cardstock: Bazzill and Recollections
*Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Love their papers...always so cute)
*Cuttlebug & Star Embossing Folder
*EK Success Punch: Decorative Tag
*Sentiment: TPC Studios-Everyday Greetings
*Red Ink Pad
*Baker's Twine
*Jeweled Stars - Bought these last year @ Jo Ann's
*Stickles: Diamond

Thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. What a sharp looking card! I really like the embossing - and the jewelled stars are such a great touch!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fantabulous Cricut!
    Small Bits of Paper

  2. Cute!!! I love your take on the challenge and the touches of glitter on the white stars. Thank you for playing along with my Birthday Sundaes challenge!

  3. Very nice card, love the whole look of it!!!Good luck on the challenges!

  4. Your card is perfect!! Thanks for playing with us over at Scrapbookaholic by Abby!!


  5. You card is precious! I love this challenge because I love the 4th of July! Thank you for playing with us at Scrapbookaholic by Abby challenges. We hope that you join us again soon!

  6. Great card Diana. You should enter this card into the My Craft Spot challenge...seeing stars. Beautiful job. :)


  7. Awesome. I love the sparkle you added to the stars. Very patriotic!

    Carson's Creations

  8. This card is lovely! I adore the twine with the stars-such a great touch. All the embossing looks great too.
    Terrific job!
    Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.
    Crafty best wishes,

  9. Adorable! I always forget about that cart! LOL

  10. Your card is so cute! I love your blog! I became a new follower and love for you to stop by and say HI!

  11. This is a super card! I love the way you used your stars and strips! Thanks for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes!

  12. Great Americana card!! I love it. Isn't this cartridge wonderful? I love that embossing folder. Hugs, Pam at

  13. Diana, this card is so striking and beautiful! I love how the colors just pop! Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog, I am now following you too... :)

  14. you've won some blog candy on my blog from the cupcake blog hop! i'm on vacation for 2 weeks but i'll send out some goodies to you when i get back! email me your address!
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

  15. Great card, love all details !
    Thanks for playing with us at S by Abby.
    ~Maria Elena~ DT

  16. Diana,
    YOur patriotic card turned out just FABULOUS! I love the stars embossing folder.. it is too perfect for your card! IThe stars with the twine...LOVE that whole idea! Great job~ Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday's!

  17. Great patriotic card. I love the silhoutte cut. I have always loved that cart, I guess I should buy it ha??LOL. Love the twine and the stars. Fab job with the challenge. Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays.

  18. Great card! Thanks for sharing it with us at FCCB this week!!

  19. Great card@@ Thank you for joining us at Scrapbookaholic

  20. WOW Beautiful job on your card!I LOVE the embossing and all the super details,Just AMAZING!Thanks so much for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!:)