Happy Fourth of July!

Happy 4th of July Everyone!

We are getting things ready here to celebrate in our little "Old Town".  We usually head down there in the late afternoon/early evening to claim our spot to watch the fireworks.  The town has a fun filled festival and a really rockin' fireworks display too.  Since we've had temps close to 100 degrees this week, we'll have to see how it goes.

Last night I had such a fun group of stampers here for my "Just Cards" stamp camp this month.  We had a terrific time stampin', laughing and just plain having some great fun together.  As always, they each made five cards and a good time was had by all.

Here's the "4th of July" themed card they got to make...

The pinwheel, large, silver brad and the white "flag" are pieces from this month's Paper Pumpkin kit.  WOW!  What a kit it was!  It came with pre-cut pinwheels in three different paper designs, paper straws to attach them to and a pack of brads and adorable paper clips to use with them.  It also had a set of three stamps (the "Celebrate" you see in the photo was one of them) and a roll of Baker's Twine with a "Night of Navy" Stampin' Ink Spot.  I was thrilled to see that Stampin' Up! is now offering extras of this kit for sale.  It would be terrific for other occasions too.

Do you see those adorable "fireworks" in the background?  Guess what stamp set I used to create them???  Here let me show you....

Surprise!  It's the "You're Too Kind" Stamp Set (Item #130450).  This is a perfect example of how stamp sets can be used for SO many different things.  Love it!

One of my favorite stampers at class was this beautiful lady...my Mama!  She has become quite the stampin' lady.  I'm SO proud of her.  Here she is showing off her creations from class.

Wishing you a safe and blessed holiday,