Monday, July 4, 2016

~Life ~Moments~Breath~

Hello Blogger Friends and a happy 4th of July to you all. It's America's 240th birthday and a day filled with lots of festivities, fireworks and fun.
I read somewhere that there are 14,000 fireworks celebrations across the USA today. From the very beginning, there have been celebrations held on July 4th with parades, speeches and the public reading of the Declaration.
Yesterday in church our Pastor mentioned a scripture that is engraved on the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, PA. The scripture is from Leviticus 25:10 and reads: "Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all inhabitants thereof." I don't think I knew that before or I just didn't remember it.
Some other facts that I did know about the Liberty Bell history is that on July 8, 1776 a chime went out from Independence Hall in Philadelphia to invite people to hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence. It was the first public reading of the document. I know there are reenactments of this reading around the US. One of them is in Williamsburg, VA. I have seen that one and it is awesome.
Now let's move onto my card for today. I didn't create any patriotic cards. I usually do that on Veterans Day and send them to family members that have served in our military.  
This CAS card is using some dies and washi tape and a stamp from a wedding set I have. I don't use washi tape very often but I always like the look I get when I do use it.
The feathers are dies from Impression Obsession. I cut them in Stampin'-Up colors of baked brown sugar, coastal cabana and designer paper from the "retro fresh" collection. The washi tape is a match to the paper. 

The sentiment is a old stamp set from Artful Inkables. It's their wedding silhouettes set. I have always liked this sentiment and thought it could be used for other cards besides wedding. Although it does make for a great sentiment for a wedding card as well.

I used a toothbrush and a reinker and sprayed my card for some background effect. And then, to finish off my card I used the MFT sequins die and cut some sequins in the baked brown sugar color. Well, that's it for me for today.  So until next time.........God bless.
card details:
Stamps: wedding silhouettes (Artful Inkables)
Paper: so saffron, baked brown sugar, coastal cabana, retro fresh designer paper (Stampin-Up)
Paper Size: A2 
Ink: bermuda bay
Accessories: Retro Fresh washi tape & bermuda bay reinker (SU), MFT sequins die, Impression Obsession feathers die 
I am also entering:  
1.  Dragonfly Dreams has an anything goes challenge.  
2.  Lil Patch of Crafty Friends has an anything goes challenge.
3.  A Bit More time to Craft has an anything goes challenge.


  1. Nicely done!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Leanne DT/LPCF
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

  2. Love the colors and patterns you used for this card.

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.



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