Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Hi everyone and Happy 4th of July!!



Here's a 4th of July card for Sharon's Stars and Stripes Challenge and Charmaine's Weekend Sketch. I colored up the hats from OCL's Let Freedom Ring set, cut them out and popped them up on foam tape. The red circles and the large white panel with the ribbon are also up on foam tape. The sentiment was sponged with Ballet Blue ink. The red column paper is from Paper Temptress.

SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: Let Freedom Ring (Our Craft Lounge)
Paper: PTI Select White, SU Textured Brilliant Blue, Red Pepper Column
Ink: Ballet Blue, Black
Copics: 0, R37, R59, B45
Accessories: 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Silver Glitter and Glitter Glue, SU Striped Red Ribbon, Spellbinders Tag Trio, Foam Tape, Corner Rounder Punch

So...do you all have lots of fun things planned for this holiday weekend? We went out to Texas Roadhouse last night for some ribs. We're hoping to catch some fireworks at some point, spend time at the pool with my aunt and uncle, and of course there's the race in Daytona to watch!....oh, and there WILL be cake, LOL! Guess who turns 40 today?? Yep, me!! Oh my!...40! I was going to make a nail appointment (thought it'd be fun to have my nails done because I haven't done that in years)....my husband said I should get painted letters on each nail: "O-L-D" on one hand and "F-A-R-T" on the other.....he's really SWEET, isn't he??

{{shhhh, don't tell him, but I did think it was funny!}}

Whatever your plans are, have a very safe and fun holiday!

40 comments:

Danni said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day!!
Fun card!

Makiko Jones said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Denise!!! I know you're gonna continue to rock on your 40s :)
Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July, birthday and RACE day!!

What a beautiful patriot card!!

Ann said...

SO festive and fun! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Renée said...

Happy 4th!! This card is so fun, Denise! Love the layout, love the "out-of-the-box" hats.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DENISE!!!! Hope you have a fantastic day!!!!

Love what you've done with these challenges too - fabulous card!!!

Lori said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUD!!!!!!! Hope it is a fabulous day!!!

LOVE the card!!

Mwah!!!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Denise,l love the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OH my!! This is just adorable!! Happy 4th to you too my friend!! :) HUGS

Our Little Inspirations said...

I just lost some of my morning coffee after reading what your DH said about getting your nails done! LOL Happy Birthday Denise! I have a friend who's birthday is also on the 4th of July, and she loves that the whole country celebrates her special day with fireworks! You go girl, make it a great holiday/birthday celebration! BTW, your card today is great! I love those little hats!! Beautifully done! Now go forth and have FUN!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Happy Birthday my SWEET FRIEND!!! I hope your day is EXTRA special...like a second place win for Kevin would be great! LMBO! ;)

Your card is FANTASTIC!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Isn't Dan the funniest - LOL!!! Happy Birthday again - Denise!!! Have a fab day!!!

Your card is totally awesome - perfect take on both challenges!!! Love the sparkles on the hat - too cute!!!

Enjoy your weekend and *Happy 4th of July*!!! Hugs ~S~

Tanya said...

Great card!
Happy Birthday!!!

Karen Motz said...

Happy Happy Birthday Denise!!!! Look at that...they called a National Holiday just for you, and every year too you lucky girl! ;)

Becky said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! Hope you have a great time today. I live in a small town in RI, where our streets are red,white and blue, we have one of the biggest parades in the Country. Yes this is Bristol RI. Then later I am going over to friends for a cook out.

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Denise!! Happy Big 40!! I love your card today, it's perfect!!
--Becca

Jackie Pedro said...

Happy Birthday, Denise!! I hope you have a great day!

Love your card!! Happy 4th!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

ADORABLE card, Denise! Love it. Hope you have a wonderful day. . .and you are NOT an old fart! LOL

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! have to say that was kinda funny too. hee hee Hope you have a great birthday, and think everyone across the USA is celebrating it with you. :0)
Totally cute card, great sketch and I love those hats.

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my friend! Yep, Dan is too funny! But hey, 40 isn't old. At least you won't think so when you get to be MY age! LOL! I hope you have the best birthday EVAH! {{{HUGS!}}}

Gabriela said...

and a very Happy Independence Day kind of birthday to you, Denise. Your card is simply smashing, my dear. I adore that perfectly tied little bow. Have some cake for me, will you?

Joy said...

AAAAAACK!!!!! This is absolutely STUNNING! I looooooove it!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Happy birthday, my friend!!!! You are just two months ahead of me with that big 4-0! Let me know how it goes...lol! Your hubby has the same sense of humor as mine. :) BEAUTIFUL card!!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Happy 40th birthday you gorgeous girl!! You don't look a day over 28!! 40 isn't so bad... Have a great time watching the race (I always think of you whenever I see the promos of NASCAR) and happy 4th!

Fantastic card too!! Hugs,

Nancy Riley said...

HAPPY 40th, Denise! Hope you enjoy your special day!

Your 4th of July card is FABULOUS! I love the clean, crisp look ... and that striped bow is AMAZING!

Happy Birthday, Happy 4th!

Pam Speidel said...

How FUN to celebrate your birthday, especially your 40th on July 4th! :) Love your card and always enjoy a visit to your blog! Happy Birthday & Happy Stamping! Smiles, Pam :)

Carol said...

Oh Cool... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUU!!! What a GREAT day for a birthday!! Fireworks and all!
GREAT CARD... too!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous girl...love it!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!HUGS!!

Candy said...

Happy Birthday Denise, I'll be the big 40 on the 8th of July....ugh! If you lived closer I would have done your nails for you and even put old fart on them....lol!!
Fabulous card!!

Terri said...

Happy 40th, girlie...I was there once, lol! Love your card! Have a great day!!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

Happy Birthday Denise. What a great way to celebrate. 40's are super years. Hope you enjoyed some cake and fireworks. Love this card. Very nice work...

Joanne (jojot) said...

Happy Birthday, gf!!! At 40 you are a mere babe.......enjoy!!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

OMG! I didnt know today was ur bday Denise!! Happy Bday!!! Hope you have a great day!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow! How cool that your bday is on the 4th!! I hope you had an amazing day!! big hugs!

Whimsey said...

Hope your b-day was extra special!

Making it extra special would be watching the race last night, right?

Did you SEE that ending? I was hooping & hollering for all it was worth!! :D Little Busch is NOT my favorite driver. LOL

Have a great Sunday!!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gosh...Happy Belated Birthday, Denise!! I hope it was wonderful!!

I am loving your stars & stripes card!! That tophat is so cute, and your bow...so perfect!!

Amy Johnson said...

Happy 40th Birthday! You will love your 40's! They aren'nt as terrible as everyone says.
Love your card! Those hat images are so cute! And I love how you popped them up! Great layout and papers! Love the tag/sentiment!

Joan Ervin said...

Whoohoo!!! Happy, Happy Birthday, Denise!!!! I hope you had a fabulous day!!! What a super fun patriotic card, too...I am sooo lovin those hats!!!!

LeAnne said...

Oh smack that man! He's mean!
But I love your card, that hat image is the BEST! That whole set is very nice for the July 4th holiday!!!
Hope you had a nice day!

Gretchen said...

Denise! OMGosh! I was just reading through your weekend posts this morning to catch up from the weekend and guess what?!! My birthday is the 4th of July too! Know what's even cooler than that? I turned 40 too!! We can be OLD FARTS together!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

dpkennedy said...

Clean, simple, patriotic...perfect!