Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy 4th

I don't usually make 4th of July cards -- although we do like to celebrate the auspicious occasion with the usual cook-out and fireworks. However, this year I'm making somewhat of an exception and have created this red, white and blue card to celebrate an announcement. I was selected to join the design team for Inky Impressions Stamps. I am still pinching myself and keep wondering if maybe they didn't make a mistake. I look at all the wonderful designs and designers who are currently on the Inky team and keep wondering how I am ever going to measure up. However, the announcement was made today on the Inky Impressions Challenge blog, so I'm going to go with it and enjoy the journey (smile).

I have so adored these Inky Impressions stamps for some time. Their facial expressions are just the cutest ever. Most of the images are rubber, but they do have (and are continuing to add) digital images for those of you who prefer that format. 

The little cutie that I've used is called "Independence Day Lili." She also comes with two small words, USA and LOVE, which can be stamped directly onto her shirt or separately and paper pieced to her shirt -- or, like me, you can leave them off all together. Since I am using the card more as a celebration and announcement of my new position, I opted to leave the words off.

I did stamp Lili with Momento ink and colored her with my Copic markers. I also added yellow Stickles to her sparklers to make them, duh, sparkle (grin). My card base is white card layered with the star DP which has been matted with red. The two DPs came from my scrap bags. They evidently went together, but have no idea which brand or if from a specific pad. Although Lili is colored in patriotic colors and the DPs are also red, white, and blue, I felt the stars on the background and the words on the strip were encouraging words (for me) for my new assignment!

Anyway, although my first contribution will not appear until next week, I hope you will take a look at the Inky Impressions challenge blog. 

This week we are honoring 4th July, and the theme is 

Red, White & Blue

You don't have to base your creation on Independence Day, just use the three colours.  The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend in our on-line Inky Impressions store.

Simon Says Challenges - Patriotic
Creative Belli Blog - Stars
Crafting by Design - Your Country's Colors
Divas by Design - Cute
Hambo Hoedown - Red, white, blue
Paper Pretties - Red, white, blue


  1. Hi, Jenée! Don’t hide your light under a bushel :). I agree with the Inky Impressions Challenge Team. I think that they will be thrilled to have you in the team.
    You are so talented, you have an unique style (which I really admire) and your cards are always fabulous. Enjoy the new journey :).
    Hugs Renata
    Super cute card again!

  2. Jenee, this is wonderful! I love her expression to and those sparklers are really fun!

  3. Congratulations on your new gig!! Your card is just adorable - Cute layout and coloring! Thank you for joining us at the Hambo Hoedown~!

    DT Coordinator

  4. Congratulations Jennee, fabulous news and you will be fantastic at Inky Impressions.Gorgeous card, love the cute sweet image and gorgeous colouring..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. Well done, Jenée!!! You must be thrilled. And this card is just perfect for the announcement. Love the image (isn't she adorable?!) and the patterned paper is wonderful! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a sweet comment.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  6. Such a little cutie! Very fun! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Hambo Hoedown.

    Peace & Luv,

  7. A lovely card Jenée love the design the cute little girl

  8. CUTE card~ great design papers and that little girl is precious! Thanks for joining the Hoedown!

  9. Adorable card! Such a sweet image! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  10. Congratulations!
    Your image is so sweet and colored beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.
    Hugs - Sharon DT Member

  11. Fabulous card - beautifully coloured image and the DP's are wonderful.
    Thanks for playing with The Divas this week.
    Good luck
    Debs xx

  12. This is gorgeous!! Such a stunning use of this image :) and you don't have to worry, no mistakes, we are lucky to have you with us at Inky Impressions

    hugs Vicky xx

  13. Your card is so sweet, so lovely!
    Thank you for joining our Happy Birthday America – Show us your Colours Challenge at Crafting by Designs!
    Do join us again!
    Rene - Crafting By Designs DT

  14. Congratulations on your big news, Jenee!! Adorable card :-)