Thursday, July 3, 2008

Celebrate With Billy! Blogger's Challenge a few hours early.



So many things to celebrate!

Fist and foremost our FREEDOM! Thanks to everyone who has or is fighting to preserve this for all of us. We are forever grateful!

Next is FREE STAMPS -- not quite as important in the grand scheme of things but to me and my tight budget this is HUGE. I won this wonderful set -- Dress Up Billy -- from Pink Cat Studio! How cool is that! I figured I better make time to use him so I can send a proper Thank You to Melissa. You can check out the Pink Cat Blog here -- such fun stuff!

Also it is Friday (almost) so that means another Blogger's Challenge. The challenge this week was to use color blocking. I decided to combine it with the Design Team sketch challenge on the Pink Cat Studio blog -- seems appropriate, right. So without any more jibber jabber here is my card.





This really was a fun card to make, I will be using this set again and again.
Thanks again Melissa!
I did a ton of paper piecing on this. And his sparkler is created with the handle of the hammer and the little stars that were punched out of the border.




Stamps: Dress Up Billy (Pink Cat Studio), Warm Words (Stampin Up!) and The celebrate is Hero Arts -- don't know which set it was on my desk top looking lost, lol.
Paper: Blue Bayou, Ruby Red and Whisper White card stock along with the Western Sky DP
Other: Blue Bayou double stitch ribbon and a border punch from McGill.

Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July if you are in the U.S. and just a plain old ordinary GREAT day elsewhere. Thanks for stopping by today.

20 nice people left a comment:

Melissa said...

Wow Mary Jo! What a fabulous card! I love the sparkler you made, what a great idea!! I'm glad you are having fun with your Billy stamps :) I'll add your card to the DT Challenge post. Thanks for sharing!!

KarenB said...

Fabulous card!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

He is just adorable MJ. You really put in a lot of time with all those little starts and your sweet words around the border. Great job...

Jeannette Swain said...

This is adorable! What detail too! Wow Mary Jo. This is a great card! Love the layout and all of those little stars!

Connie said...

Very cute! Love everything...layout, image, colors, etc.!

Beckie said...

This is so cute! I love how you did the words around the frame. Love it!

Marcia said...

A great card, love the colours, layout, everything.

mueppi said...

Deine Karte ist wunderschön!!!!!!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a fun and patriotic card. Your background papers are wonderful and that image is just too cute. Happy Independence Day! God Bless America!

Connie said...

LOVE your card! He is SO cute! Perfect DSP for the holiday, too! Great job...

Lisa Somerville said...

Great detail - love the cute sparkler!

Ida said...

Wonderful! - Lucky you to have won this adorable set and what a great way to show it off. That sparkler is so cute!

Lisa Bohler said...

Super cute layout! Love the scallops!

Kathie Bailey said...

How adorable. I love this little guy! Super card Mary Jo.

Suzanne said...

Terrific. Love the colors & papers.

Nikki Bond said...

What a super cute image! Love your color blocks too! {SMILES}

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Aw...Billy looks adorable in his 4th of July outfit! Delightful card Mary Jo! :D

Claudia said...

How adorable!?

Chrissy D said...

Very cute! Love the little fire work! TFS!

Kerry said...

How cute is this?! La la la la loooooooooooooove it!