Friday, July 3, 2009

SNR "Oh Say Can You See" 4th of July Blog Hop

CODE WORD: can do
Welcome to the Scrapbook News & Review "Oh, Say Can You See" 4th of July Blog Hop! WooHoo! Are you having as much fun as we are? If you landed here first, be sure to go back to the beginning of the Blog Hop so you don't miss any of the wonderful creations, tutorials, and/or blog candy offered by the talented ladies participating in the Hop!
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Visit each blog and jot down the code words and see if you can figure out this famous quote.
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Monday, July 6, 2009 (10 PM EST)
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On with the show! Happy 4th of July!! I hope that you, your family and friends are having a wonderful weekend! We're enjoying a typical 4th celebration...a cookout with friends while we wait the arrival of fireworks (my favorite part!) I thought it might be fun to share some details on the history of July 4th and I found that History.com has a nice review on their site. This is the write up from their home page (you can follow the links below for more info), "Independence Day is more than a chance for family and friends throughout the country to gather for barbecues and fireworks displays, it is an annual celebration to commemorate the courage and faith of our founding fathers in their pursuit of liberty. "Uncover the history behind America's birthday and the sacrifices made by the extraordinary leaders who, at great personal risk, struggled to unite a young nation. Read the Declaration of Independence that laid down the foundation for the U.S. Constitution, endorsing the fundamental principles of freedom we still uphold to this day. " Now the card! I chose to work with non-traditional red, white, and blue colors. Something a bit more muted...and oh yeah, I had to throw in a splash of pale green. ;-) I also wanted to stick with a clean and simple layout, a form of stamping that I grow to love more each day. The supplies used for this card are from Stampin' Up!. The trail behind the star is a stamp from Unity Stamp Co. To get the type on the chipboard star, I stamped a sentiment onto white cardstock before adhering the star to the cardstock. I then simply cut out the star and sanded the edges. The "bumpy" green paper was created by running it through my Cuttlebug, using a "bubbles" (have no idea of the actual name!) embossing folder. I then flipped the paper over, displaying the indented side vs. the embossed side. I hope you enjoyed your stay at the Paperie Petals blog! Thank you so much for visiting! And now from here you're going to want to 'hop' on over to Suz Gray's blog to see what goodies she has cooked up for you this holiday weekend!

51 comments:

toni said...

what a super cute card! Happy 4th!

Maggie said...

whoohoo my first code how kewl..
Happy 4th, I'm giving away a cuttlebug machine :)
Maggie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

runningonink said...

What a simple and fun card! Have a great 4th!

FireCracker082 said...

oh, really like the swirl shooting out from the star like that! very kool! happy 4th!

Stampin_melissa said...

Lovely card! Happy 4th!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card....clean and simple!!! TFS and Happy 4th!!

karen In Houston said...

Great card, love the muted colors and your embossing. happy 4th of July..........

Jaspere said...

Oooh love the words on the star. You've created one fabulous embellishment.

silvia said...

Love the card ! Thanks for the history info! Happpy 4th!!

Jennifer E. said...

Love the design of your simple red, white, and blue card! TFS! Have a Happy 4th of July!

Ceal said...

super cute card TFS!

Lorie said...

Very pretty card!

Stacey Schafer said...

Yes! I think I know the phrase! Yay! Love your project and what an adorable blog you have:)

Denni said...

Love your card! the cutlebug is so great for cards! love the way you used it! Happy 4th!!

Tami B. said...

That star just jumped out of the card. Such a perfect touch. Happy 4th.

Joyce said...

Love the muted colors of this card. I am not into the bold!

akagreenhouse said...

Love the card! I've added you to my google reader because your blog is filled with some amazing creativity! Thanks for sharing with us!

Sonia Kertznus said...

AWESOME CARD! as always Kim...It is always a pleasure to visit yor blog... tons of wonderful stuff here...HUGS...SK :)

MrsETaylor said...

I love it Kim. Beautiful work as always.

Norwayscrapper said...

super cute card!

Colleen said...

I love the star. Very cute card.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Super cute card!

The Wired Angel said...

love your card... thanks for participating and mentioning the real meaning behind this great holiday! Enjoy your 4th!

~ Grace ~ said...

Kim as always... great work. Love it!

Karolyn Loncon said...

So cute and clever! I love the simplicity of the layout and the soft, muted colors. I have BIG blog candy on my blog, and would love for you to hop on over and enter!

Suz said...

Great card -- you can't go wrong with Cuttlebug embossing to add the wow factor.

Happy 4th

Adrienne said...

Love the muted colors. Happy 4th.

Beth said...

Oh love your card Kim so much detail and o' so pretty

Cr8ive ME said...

adorable card.

Happy 4th of July!

Cathy said...

Very cute card - love your colour choices!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love the "bump" effect on this card.

rush8888 said...

super fun hop!

msfreida said...

Fabulous card, Kim! Love how you used the embossed paper! Cool effect!

Happy 4th

Freida
freida38801@yahoo.com

The Digi Shack said...

Fantastic card. Love it.

Chrisd said...

Great paperdrafting and a Happy 4th to you!

Helen Onulak said...

Very nice card! The green reads as a light yellow on screen.

You have an adorable blog! Love the design.

Happy 4th!

suzann said...

Super card!

n2kids said...

I love the simplicity of your card. Thanks for sharing and happy 4th to you.

Sheila
n2kids61@yahoo.com

Carolyn Mcavoy said...

Love the card...

Ladydoc said...

Happy 4th. THX for participating

Jean said...

LOVE your card - I really like the clean lines of it and the colour shades you used!

Nicole said...

Beautiful card!!!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful card!!

Carole RB said...

Happy 4th july

lakeslady said...

I just love the design of your card
Happy 4th from the UK

jennifer said...

Hi Kim :) I love your card with the muted colors and the embossing, so pretty! Hope you're having a wonderful 4th of July weekend!!

KanataNewf said...

Lovely card.

GinniG said...

LOVE your history lesson! And the chipboard tag is AWESOME! My email addy is gassgirl340@yahoo.com. Hope you had a wonderful 4th!

Laura O'Donnell said...

love this!

Paper Patti said...

Love your card and the swirl stamp!

Chrissy's Creations said...

Adorable! Love the details.