Saturday, July 4, 2015


I had a great time visiting family over the last few weeks, though I have to admit I was glad to get home and stay out of the car.  My youngest daughter came home and we traveled 8 hours to Mississippi to pick up my older daughter.  Then we traveled 12 hours to Omaha, Nebraska to spend a little over 48 hours with my family.  My mom looked great after getting her pacemaker and my dad was doing pretty good while we were there, though he has good days and bad days.  Then it was 12 hours back to Mississippi to get the oldest back for work.  We stayed a few days and then 8 hours back to South Carolina.  After one night at home I took my youngest back to Charleston and spent a few days with her.  Then it was home at last!

Yesterday I was able to spend some time being creative with my stamping buddies and worked on this card for the House Mouse and Friends challenge theme of “Congratulations”.

I had a new Die Versions die I couldn’t wait to use, that was perfect for this.

The image is an older stamp with these two cuties.  After coloring with Tombow Markers, it was added to the card front, along with layers of red, pink, and polka-dot.

The white cardstock base is only a single layer because the red behind the image is folded to open up to whatever additional message you want.

Hope you are have some fun with family and loved ones on this 4th of July.

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:
HM&F Challenge #HMFMC197 – Congratulations
Gruffies and Guests Challenge #19 – Lazy Days or Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – We’re Going Dotty
Scrap & Craft Inspiration #11 Celebrations
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #222: Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 142 - Fancy Folds
Love To Scrap! Challenge "NO RULZ" Blog Hop
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Take Your Pick
     Color Theme – Pink and Red
     Sketch #79


Lin said...

I love your single-layer card with the smaller card opening on it! And all your dots couldn't be more perfect for our challenge this week, Marie! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Lillian A said...

Adorable cute and love the array of background papers. Thank you for your entry on our blog hop at Love To Scrap.

Pat K said...

Wonderful bright and cheery card and I love the fancy fold. Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. Pat K x

Diane said...

Just adorable sweetie, so sweet and thanks so much for sharing your fabulous card with us at HMARMC !!

hugs Diane xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such an adorable image and brilliant design.
Thank you for joining us at The House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Snoopy said...

What a beautiful card! Love the sentiment as a banner. Thanks so much for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Hope to see you again on the next challenge!

Snoopy :D​

8upscrapin said...

Super Cute , love your card . Thanks for joining our Seeing Red challenge at Chocolate ,Coffee and Cards - DT Crystal

Shaz Earl said...

Fabulous card! thank you for joining us at Gruffies & Guests hope you will join us again and good luck
Shaz DT x