Monday, July 4, 2011

happy Independence Day

On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Second Continental Congress, calling for the American colonies to secede from Great Britain. Happy Independence Day to my American friends!

I'm challenged, in more ways than one, LOL! Today's card is a last-minute addition to celebrate an Independence Day challenge with the OCC gals and is based on this week's CPS225 sketch. For the OCC challenge, I chose to make a 4th of July-themed rather than a Christmas in July card but agree you can never start those Christmas cards too early. Another clean and simple masculine project using kraft, that's the subject of this week's CAS-ual Fridays CFC9 challenge. It's been a while since I participated in challenges of any kind tho'!

We have family coming in for a cookout later this afternoon, and it looks like the weather's going to be cooperating for us locally. I'm a big fireworks fan so this is a good thing! I'm up early and it's a mild 65 degrees F out so I'm enjoying having the slider door open so I can listen to the birds out back. I love quiet mornings before everyone gets up. Hope you and yours have a t'riffic 4th!

stamps: Saltbox Studio's SBS104, Stampendous' Hey There Cupcake (sparkler); paper: A1's Neenah Natural White, SU's Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy; inks: SU's Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, and Summer Sun


Lea L. said...

What a cute 4th of July card!! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!! ♥♥♥

Julie Day said...

What a sweet 4th of July card, love the design and of course the colors :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

What a great card!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Susan (rainy) said...

Love the card, Sue. Hope you had a wonderful 4th with lots of fireworks, too!!

Jaclyn Miller said...

What a great 4th of July card - I like the addition of the sparklers in the corners. Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

lynn said...

such a CUTE card, sue!