Good morning crafty friends! First of all - for all my fellow Americans - Happy 4th of July! We are blessed to live in such a great country and this is a wonderful time to reflect on the freedoms we have - and thank God for His blessings to our Land!
Since it is a holiday here in the USA, I have the day off work. So of course I wanted to spend a few minutes in the craft room. This morning I continued my pursuit on using what I have and also using un-inked (but certainly not unloved) stamps. I dug through my stamp collection to see what would inspire me today and I almost got pinched by a crab! Ok, not a real one - but a crab none the less. And he was just so cute that I had to use him!!!! The stamp set is called "Critter Tails" and it was from Clear Dollar Stamps - now known as Clearly Digi Stamps. Recently they changed over to digi stamps - and I believe this set is available in digi form. But here's a little plug - they have grab bags of their clear stamps for sale! And what a bargain!!!! Check it out: grab bags. And seriously, their digi stamps are fantastic too! But those grab bag deals are a steal so grab them while you can!!! I might just have to grab one myself (even though I'm trying to just use what I have instead of buying new...but who can pass up a deal like that? UGH!!!) Anyway - back to my little crab friend. I colored him with a Spica pen that is glittery - the color is "lipstick". The picture doesn't really show the sparkle all that much - but it's really cute in person. The papers are just some I had in my stash - mostly pieces/parts from other projects. And then the ribbon is just another piece from a past project. The sentiment for my little friend went on the inside. At first I thought about putting it on the front of the card...but then I really wanted my new little friend to be the main event for the front.
I'm submitting this card into the following challenges:
Clearly i Stamp - #1 - Red, White, Blue
Shopping Our Stash - #108 - Red, White, Blue
The Paper Players - #152 - LeAnne's Tic Tac Toe Challenge (blue, bling, friendship)
Kitty Bee Designs - #2 - Red, White, Blue
Thanks for stopping by! Have a very blessed July 4th!!