Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In God we trust!

SSCB#35 - Summer's Last Hurrah!!
The design team was asked to use a personal photo as inspiration.
You just need to use a Serendipity Stamp or die on your project! Hope you will join us, you could win 20$ off your order. 

When you see this barn you know you are getting close to Yosemite!
I took it with my iPhone and of course the driver wouldn’t stop!

Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park

This is a photo I took while on vacation in Yosemite, earlier this summer. When I see this, I see the hand of God.
God has blessed this country with so much beauty! This photo inspired me to use this Flag stamp and saying :

We went to Yosemite with our three girls and their families, our son Richard couldn’t make it. The picture was taken on a day my husband and I decided to go for a drive and a few hikes. So glad we did because it was heavenly!
The sale this time is free shipping on any U.S. order over 15$ still the best shipping deal in town!

I stamped the flag three times:
Once on the card stock 
Once on patterned paper fussy cut the star square
Then I stamped it on watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Ranger distressed inks ...I used a wet brush to spread the ink in the red lines, then fussy cut that part of the flag.

 Cant wait to see what the rest of the talented DT made, you can check them out here:

In God We Trust


  1. Marybeth, Beautiful card and beautiful and breathtaking photo's. Love the stamp you used. I am so sorry that you are still hot. We were at 90 today, it was humid but not unbearable. We got some more rain tonight, but it will be a long time before the grass is green again. So much of my yard grass is dead. We have managed to keep the majority of the plants alive. Have a wonderful Wednesday, I will be praying that you get cooler weather. Hugs Sylvia

  2. Beautiful pics and such a meaningful card. Faith is so important and it's always good to see the hand of God in our daily lives. It gives us strength, to carry on and be grateful, no matter what.
    Thanks for sharing.


  3. What a wonderful job you've done with the flag! The paper piecing and the distress inking are gorgeous, Marybeth! Thanks for sharing such an incredible photo too. When the boys are a few years older and we're sure they won't whine about their legs hurting, we'll finally get to explore some of Yosemite!

  4. Marybeth you did an amazing job on the flag, what a striking card!! Terrific pics, would love to visit there someday!

  5. Marybeth you just left me in awe of this beautiful card, stamp set, and our country's beauty!!
    Thank you!
    =] Michele

  6. Wonderful, Marybeth! Always love to see US flags displayed. Sounds like you had a super vacation, too. Your CAS layout is perfect to make Old Glory really stand out!

  7. Beautiful photos, card and post. I loved reading about Yosemite and your pic looks great! Hubby wont stop for the photo LOL! Your flag is beautiful - the colors so bright and vivid - lots of fussy cutting here. Nothing short of amazing Marybeth!

  8. Marybeth your card is wonderful - I love how much dimension you gave it! I haven't been to Yosemite since I was a girl and it's now on my list of places to visit again!

  9. Such a beautiful flag! Love your photo of Yosemite! God has blessed us with so much beauty in this country! Thanks for sharing a bit of your world.

  10. I love the beautiful pictures that inspired this card, and your paper pieced and watercolor flag is gorgeous...downright gorgeous!

  11. Marybeth, that flag looks like it could wave off the card! We pass that barn on the way to Bass Lake often. I always love seeing it, and the reminder of God's grace through others who love this country!

  12. Wow this is so amazing, love the shading u did along with perfect paper piecing :)

  13. How can anyone doubt the existence of God with views like that?
    And love the card that view inspired! :)

  14. Your card is just stunning--a lot of work to get that flag, but I think it is totally worth it. And, what gorgeous pictures. I have not been to Yosemite in years, and now I can see what I have been missing.

  15. Such a beautiful card and your photos are amazing. I love that barn too. I know how near and dear the flag is to you and you really made it shine.

  16. Oh it is a beautiful card! and such a lovely inspiration photo of the Tuolumne Meadows at Yosemite. God truly loves beauty! : ) I bet that is why He loves your heart so much! : )


  17. Marybeth, my favourite cards are CAS and this is so beautifully done - sharp, crisp, and colourful, with a fabulous meaning and message! I've really enjoyed designing with you all this month, the Serendipity DT are fabulous!

  18. Beautiful!! A bunch of stamping and paper piecing makes for one gorgeous flag!! I have been to Yosemite once when I was little...it's awe inspiring!!

  19. Lovely post! Great card and pic!


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