June 17, 2012

{SSSC161 DT Call} Celebrate Freedom!

Hello, Blog Friends!   Yes, I know I've been missing in action for a couple weeks, but LIFE is busy as you all know.

I've planted a garden this year so that's taking a little extra time.  Radishes anyone?  Next year I will not plant the entire package at one time.  yikes!  I hope the tomatoes do half as well and I'll have plenty for BLT's and salsa!

I've also been planning for my granddaughter Emery's 1st Birthday Party on June 29th. All our family will be home for this BIG event and we're so excited!   One of the party decorations I've made is this banner with her monthly photos.  It was so FUN to create this and see how much she's changed each month. She is such a JOY and blessing!  I plan to punch holes in the corners and string it up with ribbon to hang above the cake table.  I'll be sure and take photos the day of the party to share later.

Now, on to today's card . . .  

This little patriotic cutie was created especially for Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 161 and Design Team Call too!   It's no secret that this is one of my FAV sketch challenges and one I've played along with more than any other.   Oh, how I would ♥ being on the SSSC Team!   Seriously, what I really want to say is "PICK ME! PICK ME!"  lol  :)

the inside reads "Celebrate Freedom"
{acrylic stamp by Stampendous}


I've used an assortment of patriotic designer paper and stamps for this card:

Pure Innocence - An Apple For You (star button in place of apple)
Stampin Up! - red star from July Fourth set
Daisy Bucket designs - navy blue circle with star
Stampendous - Simple 4th of July

Oh, I almost forgot to show you the *awesome* sketch . . .

That's all for today!  I hope you're enjoying your summer and finding time to do what you most enjoy!
~ Pinterest Quote for Today ~


thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

Oh how sweet! LOVE your card and all of the fab details! Beautiful!

I too am having great fun with my garden. It takes time but the fruit of the labor is soooo worth it!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Good luck! I think you should be chosen as well. I have this image and love how you changed it for a patriotic theme!

I love the banner you made too for Avery's birthday.

Marisa said...

Great use of the sketch, Pam!! Love the stars and what a great idea for the banner so you can see the growth. Hard to believe how fast time goes.

Karen Giron said...

Oh goodness, Pam - that is a ton of radishes! LOL! I love your card and how you added the stars with the circles and banners. Just darling! And thank you for the giggle - pick me!!

Vicki Burdick said...

So adorable Pam!!! Love that little PI image!!

Karen Motz said...

LOVE how she's holding a little star!!! So precious!!!!

CreativeMish said...

This is super cute. I love patriotic cards!

Vicki Burdick said...

Miss you my friend! Hope all is well with you!