Thursday, July 8, 2010

Don't Rain On My Parade

Good day to you, and happy Thursday!  Another weekend is almost upon us, and today I want to share my cards with you from last weekend.  I had a big 4th of July Parade planned for my blog, but with rainy weather and all the food preparations, I didn't get to my blog parade, so we're having it today.  Here are 4 cards I made for the 4th of July using stamps from several companies.  I'll list them all individually.  Enjoy!!!!

The first two cards are made with wonderful and festive images from The Stamping Boutique.  Card stock is from Stampin' Up!, and designer papers are from my stash, and I have no idea who makes them, as there's nothing on the back of the paper.  On the airplane card, I sponged some clouds using a hand cut template to lay down and sponge around.  There's glitter on the fireworks and Crystal Effects on the windshield for added sparkle, but it doesn't show up well in the photo.
The third card with the adorable firecrackers is made with images from Peachy Keen Stamps.  This little firecracker was a freebie a while back if you placed an order.  Were you lucky enough to snag one of these?  They sure are cute!!

And this adorable guy is one many of you will our Sweet -n Sassy Stamps mascot, Cocoa.  Korin released this special Cocoa the Mouse digi especially for the holiday last weekend.  Of course I just had to print him out and give him color.  He's such a cutie, and always peeking from behind something.  

Well, I hope you've enjoyed my parade of 4th of July cards.  Even if it's a little past the holiday, we can still celebrate.  I see they're even still selling fireworks in the stands.  Guess maybe there's a little more celebrating to be done!  I hope you enjoyed a safe and happy celebration at your house!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make it a great day by doing some happy stamping!!

Love ya,


Anonymous said...

Fun cards!! I just love each one!! Blessings and Hugs!

Rhonda Miller said...

These are all great. TFS.

Margreet said...

I really enjoyed your 4th of July Parade!!!...*claps*
xxx Margreet

scrapn_momof2 said...

They are all great but the last one is too stinking cute!!

ljurecek said...

These are all so wonderful! Lorie, your coloring is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous parade of cards, Lorie :)!! Love each one!

Catherine said...

Hi Lorie!
Sorry it's been so long since I've visited. Miss you!
This is the best kind of parade! No rain, no blistering heat. teehee
Seriously, you make the best patriotic cards! I have one of yours safely tucked away in my "never to be given away" box from our SOTC swap last year. I didn't think they could get any better than that firecracker, but these 4 new ones are AMAZING! You can really see and feel your love of the USA! Each is colored to perfection and beautifully adorned. YGG!
Hugs & belated Happy 4th,

Carol<>< said...

what a nice parade, best I have been to in a long time...great cards!
Enjoy your day,

Rufus said...

All 4 of these cards are winners! Love 'em. What a great parade, thanks for inviting us along.

Crystal said...

Fabulous cards! My favourite one is the one with the plane & the fireworks! love how you captured the colours of the fireworks & sky so perfectly!

angela said...

Beautiful work on all !