Patriotic

Stampin’ Up! Swirly Celebration!

Good morning, good morning!  As we head into this three-day weekend to celebrate the birth of our nation, I figured I’d share a quick and easy, patriotic-themed card with you.  And since I know you’re getting ready to head out of town, or get to the grocery store to buy ingredients for the cook-out on Monday…I’ll get right to it! 🙂

I used the Swirly Scribbles Framelits and some silvery stars and the Thoughtful Banners bundle – along with the Lucky Stars TIEF.   Take a look-see:

Swirly Celebration 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers
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Stampin’ Up! Touches of Texture For the 4th of July!

Okay – so….were you guys laughing at me yesterday?  Behind my back?  Did you think “oh, that woman is so goofy”?

Why didn’t any of you tell me that yesterday wasn’t HAWMP day at all?!?  It was TUESDAY!! 😦

As I got ready to write this post I read the morning’s post again – I realized I was typing the post on Tuesday evening, which means that it couldn’t possibly be hawmp day!  Sheesh – I must be losing my head!  😉

Today (the actual HAWMP day!), I made a card with one of the cooler new stamp sets – Touches of Texture.  Now, you might think that – what with Gorgeous Grunge and Timeless Textures, we might have enough textural stamp sets.  But – this one is different entirely.  Well, maybe not entirely, but it’s definitely different enough that it’s a great tool to have in your stash.  So, I combined it with Number of Years and the Large Number Framelits and this is what I came up with!  Take a look-see:

Touches of Texture 4th of July 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers

Now, I played along with two challenges on this one.  The first is a color challenge and it’s what herded me towards a 4th of July card.  Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #242: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! One Big Meaning Thanks Veteran’s Today!

Happy Veteran’s Day – to those who are currently serving – I thank you.  From the bottom of my heart.  Your selfless dedication and willingness to pay the ultimate price so that we may live in peace in our beautiful land is a blessing to us all.  I pray for your safety and your swift return home!  To the men and women who served and are now pursuing lives in the private world – I salute you!  And Thank You.  You gave up years of your lives with your families and friends, to protect us.  We owe you everything!

To that end, today’s share is a blatantly patriotic, red white and blue thank you card.  Since it features a Festive Flower, I suspect it would be more suitable to Soldiers/Airmen/Sailors/Marines of the female variety, but – there’s a lot of those folks these days. 🙂  I used the festive Flower Punch and the One Big Meaning stamp set – filled with all sorts of great Thank You sentiments.  And some glitter.  Okay – maybe kind of a lot!

Take a look-see:

One Big Meaning Veteran's Day Card 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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Stampin’ Up! Color Me Irresistible and Tin of Cards say a Vintage Patriotic Thank You!

Well, this morning a very very cool thing happened to me.  Possibly the coolest thing that’s happened to me in….well, a really long time!

After I got done with the horses this morning, Wayne and I were sitting on the porch behind the barn, enjoying the 2.3 minutes that remained before the heat cranked up from yucky to miserable.  He was just sitting drinking his coffee and I was buried in my phone looking for a recipe.  All of a sudden he says – kind of quiet-like “Mare (that’s what he calls me – I assume it’s a shortening of my name and not a comparison of my hindquarters to those of my ponies…)”  “Mare, there’a a hummingbird”.  I look up and there, indeed, was a hummingbird!  About 2 feet in front of my face, hovering there with his little wings going so fast they were a complete blur.  He looked right at me for about 20 seconds and then he was gone.  I’m sure the feeders are filled and fresh, so…not sure what he was after, but – I’m so very glad he stopped by for a chat! It. Was. Way. Too. Cool!!

He may have been telling me thanks for the feeders – I’ve got two that I keep going this time of year.  I’ve even started making nectar – after having read that the commercial stuff is bad for them.  Or perhaps he’s a teenager-hummer and he was saying “hey lady! What’s with the “health” food?!? We LIKE the commercial nectar with the chemicals and the preservatives and the Red Dye #2!!  Bring back the junk food!” 😉  I don’t know.  I’m just going to treasure the moment!

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