Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop ~ Red, White, and Any Blue Will Do

Hello and welcome!

This month’s theme for the Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop is one of my favorites… Red, White, and Blue! I love everything Americana!!!

This week, I said phooey to quarantine, got my negative Covid results and ran away to Maine! To me, there are fewer places in the United States that ooze Americana than New England… our original colonies!

We came here for my son’s first reenlistment in the Navy. He had his ceremonyat a rocky cove in Kennebunkport.

I’m one proud momma!

Here is the card I made him for this occasion.

This RWB card is a color scheme of Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, and Night of Navy and features the Arrange a Wreath Bundle. The Buffalo Check background pulls it all together!

Now, what would a trip to Maine be without seeing a light house? This one is my favorite. It’s Nubble Lighthouse in York.

Not sure what’s prettier… The lighthouse or Betty!

Lighthouses bring a homey comfort to me. So, here is the card that Nubble inspired…

This card again uses the same color scheme as above. A little Country Home stamping and Tin Tile embossing, and presto chango… You have a very Americana card!

Now, for the last card… I took a bit of departure! As red, white, and blue is not a strictly American color scheme, I have taken a bit of a risk… Today is one of my favorite days of the year. It’s highly important in my life. And highly celebrated in France!

For me, it’s my birthday! And in France, it’s Bastille Day! A holiday that celebrated with fireworks and festivies… much like our Independence Day.

Here is my Bastille Day card!

I know, I know… I used a retired die for this one. Sorry, but it really was required! Don’t you agree!?! This color scheme is Real Red, Whisper White, and Night of Navy. The sentiment was stamped using Well Said and Make a Difference.

Well, that’s all I have for y’all today! Have a great day! I am off to celebrate!!!

Stamper’s Dozen July 2020 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s – Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers!
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping!
  8. Bonnie O’Neill – Bonnie Stamped

Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂 Joanne

4 thoughts on “Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop ~ Red, White, and Any Blue Will Do

  1. You always deliver more than expected, Joanne! Love all three of your creations, and enjoy learning a little bit of French history too! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great post, Joanne. Congrats on your son’s reenlistment. Tell him THANKS for his service. I love the Arrange a Wreath bundle. It is totally versatile, as you have so aptly shown here.

  3. Happy birthday (albeit late), happy reenlistment to your son, and happy vacation days in Maine! I, too, love lighthouses. 🙂

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