Happy 4th of July!

Good Morning,

Happy 4th of July to my American friends!  To the rest of my friends around the world, good morning!

July 4th has always been a struggle for me.  When I was younger I loved it because my maiden name is America and I would dress up and march in the Breezy Point Beach Parade.  But then my mom died when I was 16 on July 5th and everything changed.  I keep telling myself that it has been over 40 years since she died and I need to get over it but the 4th always brings a little sadness to my heart.  We try to keep things "low key" on the 4th.

Anyway, here is a card that I made.

The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil it is called Waiting For The Parade it is one of his retiring images so if you want it, get it fast!

Here is a close up of the image.

The gold sentiment isn't showing up very well, it says "Happy 4th of July".  I punched it out with a Creative Memories punch.  As you can see, I used 3 dies - Stitched rectangles and Spellbinders Card Maker dies.  I embossed the white paper with a Cut n' Boss embossing folder, I used washi tape behind the image.  The flowers and stars are from my stash. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Papercraft Challenges - #15 Red, White & Blue
Always Fun Challenges - #65 Patriotic
DLART Thankful Thursday Challenge - #231 "Red, White & Blue"
A Gem of a Challenge - Red, White & Blue
Crafty Cardmakers - #215 - At least two dies/punches or one of each (used one punch and three dies)
Cute and Crafty Challenge - #4 - 4th of July Theme
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Red, White and/or Blue
A Perfect Time To Craft - Challenge #7 ATG
Crafty Girls Creations - Challenge #49 ATG
Create And Inspire - #75 ATG
Love To Craft - LTCCB #24 - July ATG

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day!



  1. This is so beautiful, Chriss!! The image is absolutely adorable!! I love the colors!! I understand how it could be a difficult holiday for you, my friend. Sending 4th of July hugs your way :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Chriss, this is so adorable.

  3. So beautiful Chriss! I totally understand why this holiday would be hard on you. For me... My husband had a stroke on July 5th, 14 yrs. ago. It's a hard holiday for me too. He is alive, but has endured a lot of health issues and setbacks. Sending big hugs your way.


  4. What an adorable image. I love it and you have coloured it so nicely too. Lovely work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

  5. Such a sweet card and darling image Chriss! I am sorry that this is a tough time for you..sending hugs and prayers.
    Sherrie K

  6. So pretty and colourful and lovely detail.
    Valerija xx

  7. Beautiful colouring!!
    Angela, DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

  8. What a lovely card! Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, and sharing your card with us.


  9. Fabulous card, wonderful colouring, adorable image and design, this card has it all! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Happy Crafting
    Glenda DT

  10. Adorable card. Love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy

  11. What an adorable card and the image is coloured beautifully, it's absolutely darling! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

  12. Super adorable cute card fab take on the Red/White/Blue theme ' A Gem of a Chall..

    thanks for sharing with us & Many congrats on your win plz hop over check how to claim your prize

    smiles Christine x DT AGOAC

  13. Gorgeous card Chriss xx
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Dianne DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

  14. How cute she is. Lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at Papercraft Challenges.
    Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

  15. Cute 4th of July card! Thanks for joining us at LTCCB
    Tina dt


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