Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Celebrate America and Blog Candy (Soon)

Good morning friends! I hope this Tuesday morning brings you a fun and sunshiny day!

Today is my last day as a member of the Sweet N Sassy Stamps design team. What a 6 months it's been. The design team is a wonderful group of women and I hope you all will continue to check out their fun projects and keep up with all the new SNS stamps that come out!

For my final design team card I decided to try one of SNSS digital stamps. I have never used a digital stamp before and other than having a couple of frustrating moments (before I switched from a jpeg to the png file) it went pretty darn smoothly! I encourage you to give it a try! My firecracker and sentiment are from the Celebrate America set. This set has five Americana sentiments and two fun images. And, honestly, you know me...I'm a sucker for anything Americana! This card will be going to one of my two secret sisters that I have this summer. Fun stuff! I know you can't really see it but the black and yellow on the firecracker are both colored with Spica Glitter Pen. It is such a fun, sparkly card!

I'd like to thank all the design team member from SNSS. You are all amazing women of God who show your love for Him through your craft, your life, and your love for others. I've been honored to serve with you! You are supposed to hop on over to Sarah's blog after mine but she won't be able to post today. I encourage you to head on over there anyway and click on her SNSS category and see all the amazing cards she's made over the 6 months.

Now...onto something kinda fun. I have a combination of a blog milestone and a fun little competition for ya. Over the next three days I'll be giving you hints as to where my husband and I are headed for my 40th birthday in October. If, on July 3rd, someone guesses the correct location then I'll send them a gift. Why July 3rd? 'Cuz it will be my 1,000 post here on this blog! I know...isn't that crazy!?! On the 3rd I'll be posting my blog candy. I'm not sure what it will all be yet but I do know it will be good and will probably include a couple of somethings that start with the letter "c".

Okay, ready for the hints? I'll give ya a couple since you will only get a couple of hints. First, this place is no where close to my current home. And, it probably isn't a place you'd think an adult would want to go for their 40th birthday. You may guess now but I won't take your official guess until the 3rd.

Alright, now go! Have a super Tuesday and I'll see ya tomorrow!

26 comments that make my day!:

Sandy said...

Your card is and explosion of fun! Meaning the fireworks are just fabulous on the paper and the card itself is so patriotic and fun. I LOVE it! We will miss you but I'll be keeping up with your blog!

Ceal said...

I love your card Lorie and I am going to miss being on a DT with you but we will remains friends and I will continue to follow your blog! now for where you are going on your 40th birthday? I say Disney but it is a place where all ages love to go I think. I know I do

Suzy said...

Laurie this is an amazing card, but I wouldn't expect any less from the amazing stamper and amazing woman that you are. I am so happy and blessed to have had the honor of being on a team with you. You have a fan for life.

Keep on doin' what you do and bein' who you are :)

your friend,
Suzy

Korin said...

Love your card Lorie! I am glad you gave the digis a try and enjoyed them :). It has been such a joy to work with you these past 6 months. You will be missed! Please stay in touch! I look forward to seeing where the Lord leads you next!

Big hugs,
Korin

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wonderful card, Lorie! I have enjoyed all of your contributions to the DT and will continue to follow your blog. You have become a special friend.

I can only guess from your 1st clue that it is either Disneyland or Disneyworld. I remember going to Disneyland at age 55 and having the thrill of my life with my dd, dsil, and grddau. It's a magical place for all ages!

Hugs!

Lorie said...

I love your patriotic card, Lorie! I'm sad that I won't get to serve on the SNSS DT with you. Your blog has been in my favorites for a long time, and I will continue to visit regularly, as I always look forward to your wonderful creations. I've never known anyone with the same "Lorie" spelling as mine. Many happy blessings to you in all your future papercrafting adventures!

Lorie Souther

Belinda said...

Love the patriotic card! :D

Chrissy D said...

Great card, Lorie. You are such a blessing and it has been a great pleaseure to work with you on the SNS DT. I will be stopping by often! Big Hugs!

Cindy Coutts said...

Lorie, this is just a fabulous card and very fun. Super job!

resmith said...

What a beautiful patiotic card!! Love it. Since I will be out of townon the 3rd I am going to make a guess now. It has got to be either Disneyland or Disney World where anybody can be a kid. Have a great time no matter where you go.

jessgos1313 said...

Love the card! So patriotic!!!

My guess is the same as everyone else. Disneyland or Disney World. I will say Disney World just cause it's further away...

Sparkle said...

I love your 4th of July card! It's very festive! :)

I'm with everyone else so far, you want to go to Disney World.

Michelle said...

Disneyland or Disneyworld is my guess!

Dani said...

Love this card, fabulous!

Diane said...

Lovely card indeed!!! It seems that you just announced about getting on the DT and now it's over,how time flies by!!!!
I'm going to wait for more hints!!

Chrisd said...

Lovely job. Have fun on your adventure trip!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hi Lorie,

I love your patriotic card! Digi images are one of my favorites to work with... and SNSS sure offers a lot of cute ones!

I'm sorry we won't get a chance to work together since my DT term starts tomorrow. I know you will be missed. Hopefully, we'll connect again some day in blog world.

Best wishes,
Lisa

Christi said...

I love this card!!! What a great way to say goodbye to SNS. I think I know where you're going!!! :)

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wishing you much success, your card is fabulous!
enjoy *~*

Donna said...

Wonderful card, Lorie. So sad that you are no longer part of the DT, but I'm sure there are many more exciting things awaiting you!
What a fun idea. I love winning your blog candy so I'll have to keep my eyes on your blog this week. Happy 4th and congrats on 1000 posts. That's some milestone!

Kristine B. said...

First of all...FANTASTIC card Lorie!! LOVE that!! :) And secondly, OH COME ON!!! TOO VAGUE of HINTS!!! LOLOLOL. I mean, are we talking within the USA, or Worldwide?!! I think I have a pretty good guess, but don't want to give it away, so I'll save it for the 3rd, Heeheee!! :)

Quilt Nut said...

absolutely love this!

Allison said...

Oh, how fun! Great paper choices!

Sue from Oregon said...

hmmm I was going to guess more local and it's too darn hot in the NW so I will have to think about it...I am not too good at following the hints LOL!

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous card. This is one fun and bright card. Happy 40th Birthday.

Deb said...

Your card is darling...and now you'll be hooked on digital too! ;)

You have GOT to call me when you come for your b'day! I'd love to be able to meet you! It has been an honor to be on SNS with you! I loved every minute of it! Blessings!