Saturday, July 2, 2011

Stars and Stripes Christmas

Woooohoooo...I had surgery Monday and this is the first card I've made since last weekend. It felt good to sit up and work at my craft desk! I still have to be careful....I cant lift anything over 10lbs, so hubby had to take down my bin that had the Christmas stamp I used in it, and if I want to use my Cuttlebug I'll have to grab the husband or kids to get that all down for me too. I have to go 4 weeks of no heavy lifting so needless to say I'll be going stir crazy soon :) I also want to take a sec to thank those that wished me well for my went very well, no problems and by Monday afternoon I was back home in my own bed, passed out cold due to anti-nausea meds and pain meds :) I've watched A LOT of TV the last few days, which isnt like me at all, and boy there is some interesting stuff on TV, ROFL.

Ok, getting back to the card....I LOVE the challenge this week over at Jingle Belles. Because its the 4th of July weekend here in the States they are doing a stars and stripes challenge. I immediately knew what I was going to do. I have had this patriotic snowman stamp for yrs and I just adore it. I'm a Navy veteran and my husband is retired Navy(so I also spent many yrs as a military wife) and *most* of our friends are either still serving or are a retired military family, so I always make some cards with this stamp every year because I know so many people that will truly appreciate it and understand it, although it isnt a traditional Christmas image. I used a star stamp for a background, and there is also the stars on the main image, plus the stripes of the flag. I also used a wooden star for the middle of the ribbon(which has horizontal stripes on it if you want to count that,lol).

And even though I'm a design team member I'm also going to enter this over at The Friday Mashup blog, because our challenge this week is to make a patriotic project, make a project using red, white and blue or mash it up and do both, and this card qualifies for that too :)

I hope everyone in the U.S. has a fantastic Fourth of July weekend and while celebrating our countries independence PLEASE be safe!

**Ok, I dont know if its my computer or blogger but its not letting me link up on phrases here, so go to these websites for the challenges:**

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Patriotic Winter by Brother Sister Design Studio, Star Santa, Many Merry Messages
Paper: Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Black StazOn, White StazOn, Night of Navy, Real Red, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Pear Pizazz, Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: AquaPainter, Blender Pen, Frost White Shimmer Paint, sponge, wooden star, non SU ribbon



  1. Awesome card, Lisa! Just love the snowmen with the flag - super cute!

  2. Cute card Lisa, don't be tempted to lift even though you will start to feel really don't want to end up back to hospital getting them to fix stuff again! Take it easy I'm sure you have earnt it.
    Kasey ~ in Oz

  3. You certainly did have the absolute perfect stamp for this week's theme ... love those cute little snowmen ... glad your nausea has subsided and you're making your way back to the land of the functioning again ... take it easy & follow those doctor's orders ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  4. Lisa, I love your patriotic snowmen! Take care of yourself...stamps don't weigh very much!!

  5. Super cute, now if I only had some of those snowman right Sweating like a crazy person here on the East Coast!

  6. This card is perfect for the JB challenge! Cute :)

  7. oh wow ♥YES♥ that is indeed the perfect stamp for this week and really an AWESOME stamp for any time, especially for current or former service people! plus as usual you've just done a brilliant job designing a card that incorporates the theme! ♥♥♥

    ps: i was secretly hoping someone else would do a full-on red white & blue! :) :) :)

    pss: glad your surgery went well, hope you will be 100% VERY SOON!!! ♥

  8. LOVE the stamp image! I even noticed the Shimmer paint! :) And that wooden star looks like it was made to go with the background stars. Just perfect!

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  9. HAHAHAHAHA! shoot me now

    I am in auto-pilot. Please IGNORE my SOS reference. Nice Jingle Belles card. ;/

  10. what a perfectly patriotic Christmas card! very creative and the flag stamp is just lovely.

    wishing you a speedy recovery...

  11. Love this so much, Lisa-Lisa and the cult Jam!! Love it's sparkliness, but I especially love how very patriotic it is because I know how *very* much you love this grand country we live in and fought for. It's the love for the USA that shine through in this stunning creation. Beautiful card!

    Hope that you're felling better day by day and that our family is spoiling you rotten. xo

  12. Now didn't you just have the perfect stamp for this challenge! I love it! Take it easy getting back in the swing of things. I know from experience that sitting in a chair is just as tiresome as laying around - just make sure you're comfortable.

  13. Hi Lisa leave it up to you to come up patriotic snowmen. This card is adorable.The friday mashup is lucky to have you.


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