Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy July 4th

Happy July 4th to all my American readers as we celebrate American Independence Day . Our cherished freedoms all came with a great sacrifice by our forefathers and our present day military as well.

The words of this song by Lee Greenwood say it all:

And I'm proud to be an American,  where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me." - Lee Greenwood

Hope your celebrations are going well.  We were at a cook-out yesterday so today is a laid back kind of day for us. Our son wanted us to come over there today. But, he is an hour from us and we would be heading into traffic going into the city of Pittsburgh. There are various festivities including a big fireworks display this evening. So we decided to stay at home.

I will be with the boys tomorrow all day. And, Ethan has a game at 8:00 pm on our side of the city so we will be at that as well.

I wanted to post a card that I made for a color challenge on the Sweet 'n Sassy Connection. I was the challenge hostess on the night that Korin released the new stamp sets. It was exciting for me.

The colors were Kraft, Brown and Red. I decided to use 2 of the new stamp sets released July 1 from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps on my card. The scripture sentiment is from the "joyful heart" set and the layered flower is from the "your friendship" set.

I stamped my flower onto patterned paper, cut it out and then popped it up for dimension. On the center panel I added a piece of chocolate chip satin ribbon and 3 red butterflies.

Well, it's time to close this post and get to my dinner preparations. So until next time......... God bless my blogger friends.

Some other challenges:
1.  The Bows and Berrie blog wants us to use kraft paper.
2.  Craft Your Passion challenge has an anything goes this week
3.  Catch the Bug blog also has an anything goes challenge.


  1. I love your color combo on this card and the butterflies were the perfect finishing touch! That song always makes me cry! Guess that is a sign of a really special song!!

  2. Oh, this is so pretty, Mary!! Those colors are lovely, and your layered flower is gorgeous. So glad that you had a wonderful holiday weekend!

  3. Lovely card Mary. That flower image is perfect. Love the colors and the pretty butterflies. Hope you are having fun with the boys today! :o)

  4. Very pretty. Love the flower and butterfly.
    So glad you had a nice 4th. We had a pretty good day here too. Rather "laid back" but nice all the same.

  5. Oh I love the colors - your flower rocks!!

  6. How pretty Mary! love the colors and that layered flower!

  7. What a gorgeous card Mary! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  8. Great card. Love the colors. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Anything Goes Challenge.

  9. Really pretty card and colour combo!! Thanks so much for joining us at Bows and Berries!! Robin



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