Monday, July 4, 2011

Julee Tilman Jingles - Stars and Stripes Forever

 Julee Tilman is one of my favorite card makers.  She also is a terrific sketch designer, though I have not participated in a Mojo Monday challenge in a very long time.  I wanted to combine Julee's sketch with one of my other favorite challenge blogs, Jingle Belles:
To celebrate Independence Day here in the U.S., the challenge at Jingle Belles this week is to use stars OR stripes.  I cut a blue star and my "stripes" are the lines on my journaling block (does that count?) I used a small zig-zag stitch on the paper seam using my sewing machine (click picture to see better.)

My dh & I are back from our Alaska vacation to celebrate our 20th anniversary.  This was a trip of a lifetime.  We had so much fun, and we are happy to be back home with our sweet girls.  Today I was thrilled to have a little time to play in my craft room to make this card.

Supplies:
Cricut Cartridge:  "Birthday Bash" p.24 cut at 1.5"
Papers:  My Mind's Eye "Colorful Christmas" and "Abbey Road"; doodlebug design inc. "all wrapped up" and "winter wonderland" and "cute cuts"; October Afternoon "Modern Homemaker"; Bazzill bling (white snowflake).
Sentiment:  Making Memories "christmas 4" rub-ons
Bling:  unknown
foam tape:  SU! dimensionals

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

24 comments:

SmilynStef said...

Awesome job with that sketch ... and I adore that color combination ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

HAHA! We are totally on the same page with this one! I love the colors you chose.

Secret: I punched holes in my panel with the intention of hand-sewing on the card front (too lazy to change the bobbin in my sewing machine) and I poked them wrong, so that green strip on mine is to cover the holes. ;) I love stamping saves.

Oh, and yes, the journal lines are definitely stripes. Definitely. :)

Glad to hear you had a GREAT trip! Happy Anniversary!

Court said...

I am SO glad you are back and making FABulous cards!!! I can't wait to talk to you! I wont be home until Wednesday though!!! :( But I'm thinking about you!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeee this! LOVING that design and the layered snowflake! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

papertrails leaver said...

what a great card! Love that you are in a Christmas spirit. Happy 4th to you!

artfuldelight said...

Awesome card!! Seems so crazy to see Christmas cards already but I know I need to get crackin' on mine. LOL!

I thought your anniversary trip was later in the month. Well I am glad you had a great time!!

lauren bergold said...

HOOOOOOOOORAY for that awesome mojo sketch that is indeed PERFECTION for this prompt! (i wish i had had that when i made MY card, actually!) this is gorgeous and i totally love your take, as always!

ps: a bonus HOORAY for your fabulous vacation, i am glad you guys had a blast, you DESERVE it!!! ♥♥♥

~amy~ said...

Alaska...how fun, we're going this summer:)

I ADORE your very fun card...great job on the sketch and I love your choice of papers!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is a fabulous holiday card!!!

Arlene said...

Your card is gorgeous! Congrats on your anniversary as well, glad to hear you had a great time! :)

Arlene.

2muchpaper said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip! I love the combination of elements on this card. Great job!

Linda R. said...

I have to say your card came out amazing.. I just love it.. So glad you had fun on your Vacation.. Sounds heavenly..

Hugs, Linda

alienanessa said...

hellooooooo dear!! So great to have you back!! Dang, I am SO glad to hear that it was a trip of a lifetime! Hubby and I need one of those LOL!!! This card is wonderful, absolutely adore the green sentiment panel!! How are the girls, ever so glad to have you home?

Lisa said...

gorgeous card! so bright and happy - love it

Lisa said...

I would love to see pics of your
Alaska trip, June! I'm glad you had a great time! This card is so fabulous! I love your take on the sketch and the papers you used! Beautiful card :)

Lisa

Chris said...

A gorgeous card June, I love your creativity with the sketch and your lovely details. Happy Anniversary and I'm happy you had an amazing trip. Hugs, Chris :)

Lisa said...

What a lovely card June!! I just love all the colors!

So glad you enjoyed Alaska! I love living here and its so wonderful when people can come here and enjoy all that Alaska has to offer! Hopefully the weather held out for you while you were visiting!

Kard Queen said...

Ho, Ho, Ho! I love Christmas in July, and your beautiful card is a good way to get started.

Lorraine said...

Great sketch with great results. Love those cheery colors.

Julie M said...

Thought you must have been away, June - have missed seeing your posts. What an amazing trip - glad you enjoyed it.

And what a lovely card - the sketch is fab and I love what you've done with it - you must have a pile of Christmas cards done by now!! Grr, not jealous .... much!!!!

Julie x

Lisa said...

What a cute card...loving that sweet little polka dot stocking!

Lezlye said...

Wow a head start on Christmas! You'll have to tell me about Alaska, I want to cruise there too! We had a great time on our 25th Anniversary cruise to mexico. Glad to be home and crafting again though. I was having withdrawal's!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a fabulous card! I love these whimsical Christmas papers and the colors just make me smile. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

jingles said...

good work