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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

WELCOME!!! I am so excited to be hosting
Unity Stamp Co's Growing in Unity"
(GIU) this week and am so glad you stopped by today!
(I PROMISE NOT TO BE SO WORDY EVERY DAY!) *wink*

I have been a Unity fan for over a year now, and love that we have a huge variety of stamp choices!
I love red rubbah, and I love the quality that Unity Stamp Co offers to us! Woohoo, Unity!
And, to think that Unity not only has the best products, but truly has the best peeps...from the owners and peeps in the front offices to the Design Team to the artists to the peeps making and baking and shipping the red rubbah...I'm sure you agree too! *smile*

"GIU" is actually Monday through Friday,
but I wanted to get a head start and post a single card, especially since it's
Happy 4th of July! *insert fireworks here*

Here's how it works:  I will have a Unity post every day this week, and all you need to do is make a comment on these posts.  On Saturday, I will randomly pick one of the comments to win a Unity prize! Isn't that easy peasy?!!!

So my little share today is a card that was also easy peasy and celebrates Independence Day by showcasing fireworks in the blue sky. I used the words "always remember, Free" from the Unity Confession: i {love} Unity set; and the Blossoms from the {ippity} Now and Always set (don't they look like fireworks in the sky?):
From Unity and {ippity} Projects
Stamps: Unity Confession; {ippity} Now and Always
C/S: SU Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Neenah Solar White
Ink: SU Brilliant Blue, VersaMark

Techniques: Heat embossed with Heat & Stick Powder for the Romantic Red glitter, and VersaMark for the Iridescent Ice embossing powder.

I made this card with the sketch #45 from Get Sketchy:
Thank you so much for coming by!  Don't forget to come by tomorrow to see what I have to share!
HAVE A SAFE AND FABULOUS
4TH OF JULY!
p.s. this is the last day I will be using the red, white and blue colors...so future posts won't be so hard on your eyes!

25 comments:

stampjourney said...

Great job! I never thought to make the Ippity flower from Now & Always into a fireworks display. So cute and creative!

~amy~ said...

what a creative use of that ippity flower...such a fun card Jen! happy 4th!

Gwen said...

That flower DOES look like fireworks! How cool is that! Great job and happy 4th to you and yours!

Debby/Darthy said...

Jen that's perfect! It looks exactly like fireworks!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOOOOOOOOOOARY for your GIU!! Love this card---what a beautiful and patriotic card! Great techniques too:) LOOOOOVE it:}

ps...sorry I'm always so wordy on my post--just can't help but share everything!!

Natalie said...

you are so creative!! what a great firework!!!!!! love the sparkle!

Julie Ranae said...

Wonderful kick-off to GIU, Jen...really looking forward to this week!
Don't you just LoVe how versatile the Now and Always set is? From flowers to fireworks all with a single stamp : )
Nice job!

jennifer mitten said...

That flower does indeed look like fireworks - you are so creative! I can't wait to stop by your blog every day and see your Unity posts! Happy Fourth!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOW! What a wonderful card and yep, TOTALLY looks like fireworks! How clever! Perfect kick off for your GIU week-Can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

My Angel said...

Great Start to your GIU week!! Love your card! Does look like fireworks! Hope you had a great 4th!

Michelle said...

Great card! So pretty!

Elisabeth said...

OMGosh, wonderful, love how you used the Now and Always set!!!

Carolina said...

Aack...so brilliant! Wonderful use of this image and thanks for sharing such a festive card! Hope you had a wonderful 4th!

Schnauzermom said...

It *does* look like fireworks!!!! Beautiful!!

Suzi said...

AWESOME!! I'm so impressed by all the heat embossing. I don't know that I could manage THAT MUCH embossing w/o going bonkers! Great job!!

Maria Levine said...

Oh so pretty! Love all that embossing and glittery fun! Nice job!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Way to kick off you GIU!!! Fabulous!

lisa a.

Donna said...

Awesome 4th card! Love how you used the blossom as fireworks. I can't wait to see what else you have in store for us this week!

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh! This is one amaZING and inspiring card. Love this red, white, and blue 4th card.

Tanya said...

What a stunning card!!

Angie Blom said...

WOW amazing.. this is stunning.. and for sure looks like fireworks.. Awesome creativeness here Jen. Love it!! Great way to start your GIU off with a bang!!

Toni K said...

They do look like fireworks! Gorgeous card!

lynn said...

love the flower stamp used as fireworks, jen! too clever:)

Bogner's said...

Jen this card is absolutely amazing! I love the "fireworks!" It is really cool how you used the flower to make a firework background!

FibreJunky said...

Stunning!!!!!!!!!