Tuesday, June 28, 2011

4th of July Birthday!

Hello and Happy Tuesday Everyone! I hope your week
is off to a great start! I've noticed several blog challenges
this week that are asking for something that has to do with
the 4th of July! Well you know what.... It's not a card I would
normally make! Just like a summer card or a travel type of card....
So for me these types of challenges are an actual Challenge! :o)
Which is a good thing and sometimes a bad thing.... Cause 9 X's
out of 10 I don't have that type of cartridge and I'm searching
to find something creative to make with what I do have... Luckily
that's been OK so far.... I have a lot of cartridges and can find
at least one image on each to make something up! :o)
Thank goodness I like to buy a lot of cartridges! hahaha
Anyway here is a card I made for my Brother N Law who's
birthday is on the 4th of July! :o)

Normally I don't make him a 4th of July Birthday card...
I just make him a masculine birthday card. But I felt I
needed to challenge myself and make something for
all these great challenges! :o) Of course I had to use
my new Cricut Lite Cartridge as well... I fell in love with
this cartridge when they showed it on the Hello Thursday! :o)

I had to show ya the pretty sparkly stuff! hahaha
OK this card can not be pretty if it's going to be
sent to my brother in law! :o) The idea behind my card is
when you go to watch the fireworks on the fourth...
Your usually sitting back and just watching the
pretty colors up in the sky.... And seeing this Croc
leaned up against the tree just made me think
of doing this on the 4th... He's looking up in the
sky looking at all the fabulous colors! :o)

And the added side view to show all the dimension I did...
Here are the specks on this card....

Card Stock, Ink, Punches - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - Bo Bunny Avocado Dots & Liberty
Embossing folder for the ground - Swirls (Provo Craft)
Stickles Glitter
Baker's Twine - Blue & Red
Stamp - Above Rubies Studio (Birthday Set)
Silver Glam Rock - Imaginisce
Buttons - My Stash ???
Cartridges - Croc's Rule Lite Cartridge -
(Tree/Croc) # 14 on the overlay Cut @ 3 3/4"
Stand & Salute - (Flag) #1 on the overlay Cut @ 1 1/2"
(Fireworks) # 29 on the overlay Cut @ 1 1/2" (3x's)

I am putting this card into the following challenges:

Cricut Cardz Challenge - Freedom/American Flag
Celebrate the Occasion - 4th of July (Red, White, & Blue)
Birthday Sundaes - Stars & Stripes Birthday
Fantabulous Cricut - Happy 4th (use Red, White, & Blue)
My Sheri Crafts - Independence Day
Whimsical Wednesday - Patriotic (Must use Brads, Bling, or Buttons,
Can use all 3 but must include at least 1 of them)
Sentimental Sundays - Patriotic (Use the colors of your Nations Flag)

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!
I always appreciate all the comments!
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!


MyCuriousCrafts said...

Super cute and fun project. TFS! ~Shen

BugBites said...

This is so cute. Love the little flag.TFS with us at FCCB.

Amy said...

You did a great job! I love the croc and those sparkly fireworks! I know what you mean about 4th of July challenges- I find them extremely difficult as well- but you pulled it off! :)Amy

Adrian said...

Wow, u did a great job! Love the fireworks!!! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Stephanie said...

OK, Theresa, this is just too cute. (love the way your mind works) lol That's one of the carts I want. Hope WM gets it. That's a great line-up of challenges. You should win a few. I LOVE this card.

The Archiving Angel said...

Adorable card! Definitely full of whimsy & charm. Love those fireworks, they leap off the page. That crocodile & the expression on his face...what a hoot!
Great job.
Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.
Crafty best wishes,

TropicalWon said...

Beautiful card!! I love those fireworks!! They look like they are about to jump right off the page!! I love the little crocodile as well!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!!

Melissa said...

Very cute card, love those fireworks, so pretty, thanks so much for joining CCC and Celebrating the Occasion with us!

GabyCreates.com said...

Super cute card... love the fireworks!

Jens Craft Corner said...

What a cute card! Love the fireworks! Thanks for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Love how the crocodile is just chillin' against the tree watching the fireworks, fun card! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ CTO :)

DIANA L. said...

Nice job! I really like the glittery fireworks and the croc against the tree is really a nice effect . Thanks for joining us at CTO

Jayne said...

Great card Theresa.That croc is brilliant and love the sparkle of the fireworks.

Sharon said...

What a fun card!! I decided that I didn't want this cart but if you start making a lot of cards from it, I know I'll end up needing it!
Love the fireworks with the star buttons in the center. One awesome card!! :)

GiGi said...

Very cute card! I love the fireworks! I have yet to see an of the new carts in m Wal-Mart because I want this one too! Great job with the challenges and thanks for playing at CTO!

girlia said...

Awesome job on this card! Thanks for playing with us at CTO

Kristen said...

Wow you did an awesome job! Thank You for joining Us this week at CTO. Kristen

Kate said...

Fabulous card! The fireworks look fantastic!

thekolbes said...

Love it

papertrails leaver said...

what a cool card! Like the fireworks! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays! :-) Amy

Emily said...

Adorable! Those fireworks are awesome!

Lisa said...

Very cute...love that alligator! Thanks for playing along with us this week at FCCB and CTO! :o)


Michelle said...

Wow! The fireworks are so cool! Love it! Thanks for sharing this with BIrthday Sundaes!

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Wow! You did an amazing job challenging yourself with this card! I love your fireworks and that croc watching them is fantastic! It is such a fun birthday card! Thanks for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes and thanks for Celebrating the Occasion too!

Kim H said...

What a perfect card for your borther-in-law! I totally get the whole scene... sitting back, relaxing with family and enjoying all the great colors too! I love the bling to the fireworks too! I am sure he will love it... thank You for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday's!

ScrappingStephanie said...

This card is just so flipping cute. I think it is the perfect birthday card for your BIL. I am taking a stand on male cards and they can have bling and be pretty specially if it is from us girls. ! So bring on the bling. LOL. Again, fab card and just gotta love the croc all chilled out. So glad you could join us at Whimsical Wednesdays this week.

Cindy said...

WOW your card is sooo FUN!AMAZING job with all the SUPER details and colors,I LOVE the CUTE little croc!Your borther-in-law will LOVE IT!Thanks so much for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

Sheri said...

SO CUTE! Love that little croc! Thanks for joining this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)