Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Land of the Free!!

Happy Tuesday to you all!  Hope you have a fabulous week planned.  I have a FANTABULOUS-WONDERFULLY crazy week ahead of me LOL!  Tomorrow we are heading to DC to see a Nationals baseball game with hubby…his firm has a box (so that means some yummy food and private bathrooms, I luvee that) and hope the weather is good.  Its my first game that I’ve been able to go to this season so I’m looking forward to it…we are huge baseball, football and hockey fans and we can get pretty rowdy hee hee..so hope the co-workers in the box don't mind us!  Then tomorrow is 4th of July here in the US so we are headed BACK into DC to see the stars on the mall (including Javier Colon…my buddy..from The Voice) and then the National Fireworks.  Bonus of having a husband that works for a firm that owns a ton of buildings in DC?  Well we get prime viewing from the top of one of the buildings with an awesome view of the mall…we bring a cooler and chairs and don't have to worry about parking and all that crazy jazz that happens down there on the mall…can’t beat it!  Usually we are in SC for 4th of July so this is first time we’ve been able to see them in DC in awhile and I’m looking forward to it.  Let's hope nothing I or my family does makes the NEWS ok?  mmmmhmmmm LOL...so if you are watching the celebrations on the Mall and you see me...well just keep it to yourself ok...heehee!

Thennnnn to cap off the week I am headed down near my parent’s home in MD with Alexa (my mom & neice too) on Friday to see…..wait for it….come on shake for it…..yes you know….LUKE BRYAN!!  (if you…sadly…shame on you lol..don’t know who he is…well I linked a video for you to see…and drool with me hhahahaha)  Whooooowheeee I’m so excited to see him AGAIN…and guess what (shhhhh don’t tell him)…but I have tix to TWO more of his shows before the end of the year…hahahahaha!  No I’m not a crazed fan…I just appreciate his singing, his songs…..ok ok his looks, his smile, his eyes AND his songs LOL!  Seriously if you like country music then you gotta see him in concert…he puts on a rockin’ show!  I cannot wait….squeeeealllllll Winking smile

My Luke-y video:


So here’s wishing you an awesome week and weekend! And if you live in or are from the US…then Happy 4th of July to you!
julysmiley
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Lady Liberty


Today I’m sharing a special 4th of July project using some special Magnolia stamps from Magnolia-licious…I’ve used “Liberty Tilda” and “Freedom Background” on my card.  I kept my card very vintage and Americana feeling…I love that look and actually at one of our past homes my rec-room was done all in the Red, White & Blue with primitive Americana decorations.  If you haven’t added these awesome stamps to your collection GO HERE to do that!
 This card is for all of those that sacrifice day in & day out serving and protecting our country---we applaud you and thank you for all that you do and give!

I'm entering this into the following fab challenges:



I used some scrap papers that are years old, BUT the blue-on-kraft background paper was done with the “Freedom Background” Magnolia stamp..I just stamped it in navy on my kraft cs and distressed with my Zutter and some ink.  SUZ TIP: The banner was created by HAND…yes you do NOT need the banner dies to make this…I just cut out a triangle shape from cs to fit the letter stamps I had on hand (by PTI) and used the first shape as a template to make the rest.  I then inked the edges and punched a small hole in the top of each…then used my bakers twine to link them and tie them off with bows.  My Bakers Twine is red and white…so I inked it so it was more vintage looking with my SU ink..I did the same with my buttons as they were not dark enough.  The star shapes are from SU punches, the swirly die is by Memory Box…the die reminded me of twirly-whirly fireworks fun!!


Liberty Tilda was colored with Copics:  B39,B34,B32 / E11,E00 / R29,R22,R20,W5,E31 / E25,YR23,YR20 / E43,E42,E40 / W5,W3,W1,W0.  Then I added Diamond Glaze to her stone tablet and handle of torch and a few Stickles for sparkle!!



That’s it for me…wishing those in the States a safe and fun holiday week and weekend!  See you back here on Friday!!

43 comments:

  1. Hi Susanne wow wow wow this is gorgeous and stunning and ...... I'll shut up. Love the image and the layout is fabulous. Have a great few days. Caroline xxx

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  2. Stunning card, your colouring is just amazing and I love the colours and layout
    well done for being featured in the magazine too

    Sue

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  3. Soooo beautiful!! Love the way you coloured Tilda and your card looks so festive!! Enjoy your 4th of july week, Colinda

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  4. enjoy!!!

    Your card is just gorgeous!!! I love the colouring!!!

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  5. What a gorgeous card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  6. What an amazing card!! You really did a fabulous job (like you always do!!) One of these days we will connect so I can take some of your classes. Have a great time and stay safe!

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  7. Hello Suzanne
    what a georgeous card. I love it.
    Hugs Renate

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  8. What a lovely Liberty Tilda card, Suzanne. Have a wonderful and safe time this week at all your activities and events.
    Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  9. Beautiful and rich patriotic coloring. Gorgeous card Suzanne. Happy July 4th to you :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  10. Another gorgeous card! I love it!

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  11. This is just so lovely, Suzanne. I love the vintage look - it's perfect for the holiday! I also love how you colored Tilda - the red and blue were great additions.

    XO,
    Chris Christensen

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  12. Absolutely beautiful Suzanne, I love that you've added colour to Tilda, and the papers and layout are just perfect, Stunning creation!
    Hugs Julie P

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  13. FAB.U.LOUS! Love everything about this one! :^)
    Hey, have fun at the game tomorrow! Gary is taking me to a Diamondbacks game, with fireworks at the ballpark afterwards! (And it's my birthday. My 100th. No, not really, just my 63rd. How in the heck did that happen?)
    Happy 4th!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  14. I know you probably get a million comments on all of you projects and that you are extremely busy all the time what going around the world teaching and such, it's a wonder you have time to creat such a stunning piece of artwork! I've seen this Magnolia stamp done by many of the great artists I've got the pleasure to follow but none of them have really been so aesthetically pleasing as this! Thanks for the inspiration and I love the torn and tattered background paper!
    Hugs,
    Tammy Louise

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  15. What a FANTASTIC looking card; I love it! Everything is so balanced and coordinated...

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  16. WOW totally gorgeous, enjoy your time in DC & try & behave LOL xxx

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  17. This is great! Love your card and love your post about hunky Luke - you lucky girl! Have fun - sounds like you've got a great time planned!
    Hugs,
    Leslie
    http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

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  18. Gorgeous card Suzanne. Love your colouring it's amazing. Like your card layout too. Jenny x

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  19. Gorgeous card Suzanne. Love your colouring it's amazing. Like your card layout too. Jenny x

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  20. Great card so much to look at so much texture and all with only a few colours, Great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)

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  21. Tilda is beautifully colored and the design is great! Spotted this on MIM.

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  22. Wowzer!! Suzanne, I just can't say in enough words how much I admire your beautiful creations. They give me such inspiration. Yet again your work it stunning. Thank you.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  23. Oh my gosh, too cute!!!!! LOVE the distressed feel of this--it's amazing! Happy 4th! :)

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  24. Absolutely LOVE your card Suzanne! The paper is gorgeous and you colored your image just beautifully! TFS

    Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime :)

    Lucy - DT
    http://www.love2createitall.com

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  25. Oh My!! This is really lovely hunnie...love the all the stars and swirls and the lovely banner, beautifully coloured too!!
    Thanks for sharing such a stunning card with us at Make it Monday this week...I love it!!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  26. I saw this absolutely gorgeous card on MIM and just had to come here for a better look! It's truly stunning Suzanne :)

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  27. This card is just stunning! WOW! What an adorable image and the vintage look is fabulous! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

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  28. Beautiful card and coloring! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis P.S. I would LOVE it if you would play with us at my other challenge blog too - Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. New challenge every Friday. The current challenge ends at Midnight tomorrow and there are only 6 entries so far, so you'd have a GREAT chance of winning. Smiles!
    http://pausedreamenjoychallenges.blogspot.com/

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  29. You are so very Lucky to see LUKE BRYAN not only once but three times this year! My hubby and I have been trying to get tickets to see Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean on tour this year but have had no luck! The closest venue they are playing at sold out within two hours of tickets going on sale here in south Texas.

    Beautiful card. TFS

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  30. Suzanne, I am so glad you entered this at PDE Challenges. I agree, our Armed Forces are important to me too since lots of our family either currently serves or has served in the past. I just love your coloring! Have a great rest of the week. Hope to see you back again. :) Janis

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  31. What a gorgeous card! I love the Americana feel to it. The July Kraft banner is perfect. Thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal blog.

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  32. super sweet card, thanks for sharing with us at MEFY!

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  33. I hope you had a great 4th of July. Adorable card!

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  34. Great card :o) Love the image!!! Thank you for joining us at gingerloft this week for our red white and blue challenge and good luck. Hugs

    Nikki DT

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  35. Thanks so much for playing at Gingerloft. That image is so cute and I really like the banner Great job!!!!

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  36. Super fab card. Love the image and the use of the flourish embellies. The paper gives a great vintage look to the card. TFS at made Especially for you.

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  37. Absolutely in love with your project! Thanks for sharing!
    I saw this on Make it Monday!
    These are my entries: # 129, #158, #160, #162, # 250 and #252 would love it if you could visit.
    There is also some candy HERE!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  38. This card is totally adorable!! It has cuteness written allll over it. LOVE!! Thank you for playing along with us over on ME4Y! : )

    Kristy

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  39. Beautiful card - and gorgeous coloring!!! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  40. Such a fun patriotic card. congrats on being featured at The Kraft Journal!

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  41. Wow! Incredible detail on your coloring. Congrats on your The Kraft Journal win!

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  42. Beautiful, I love your card!!! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot! :)

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I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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