Wednesday, July 4, 2018

America, Wild & Free

Winner at Eclectic Ellapu
Coffee/Tea of the Day - Cranberry Mango tea

Happy 4th of the July to all of you who live here in the USA! :) to my friends from other parts of the world, hello to you and happy Wednesday! :)

Even though it's just Moon Pie the cat and I here at my house today, spending the day with Netflix and books, I hope that those of you who have the day off are enjoying the holiday and celebrate safely with your loved ones.

I made today's card for all of the staff out at Camp. Dave took it with him as he and Palmer left this morning. this week is Family Camp, with some of those attending having once been staff members themselves and now back married with their children.  some of the family members have been coming to Family Camp for more than 15 years! isn't that so cool?

The flag image is from Paulette at Create with TLC.  you might remember it from the card I made for Memorial Day. I had printed out 2 copies and thought it would be perfect for a card for today, too. our nation's flag never fails to inspire a sense of pride in me, no matter how I feel about things going on around the country. I believe that we CAN come together and be better if we unite in love. :)

The paper and neat added elements are from a free kit I picked up at Raspberry Road Designs. The kit is called "American Freedom." There is currently a store wide sale going on with everything 50% off.  but there are LOTS of free goodies over there to check out, too. this was my first time to print out any of the things I had bought, and they printed quite nicely. that is always a good sign!

behind the flag image is a piece of paper packing that I stamped with a SU! cheesecloth bg stamp then crumpled before adhering. the tag is stamped with a star stamp and then distressed. twine, rick rack, and Zipper Stop seam binding are tied through with an aged Wild Orchid Crafts rose bloom added. vintage buttons, a ticket, and re-purposed denim belt loop give more fun to the card. faux stitching borders finish the card.

Have a fabulous day no matter what you do! :)

Always Fun - patriotic
Simon Says Stamp Monday - red, white, and/or blue
Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes
DL Art - red, white, and blue
Eclectic Ellapu - red, white, and blue
Crafty Gals Corner - red, white, and blue


Jackie T said...

Hi this is amazing. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for the current challenge which is always Anything Goes. The sponsor is Beccy’s Place. Hugs Jackie DT

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a fun card, Jennifer! Lots of details to look at! You have a lot of patriotic elements, such a wonderful way to celebrate your country's freedom.

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant card Jennifer, full of amazing details and colour. Fabulous patriotic design.xxxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

A lovely collage of fabulous patriotic items. A wonderful card.

Valerija said...

Stunning card Jennifer...great colours and fab details.
Valerija xx

Deb said...

i love your collage style card, so many details! I was home alone yesterday too, sore ankle playing up so no way was I going to stand a couple of hours to watch the parade! Was a nice quiet day with my pups, hope you enjoyed yours too!

*Vicki* said...

Really love this design Jenn! The patriotic elements come together beautifully. I was home and was able to sit out for about 20 minutes while I watched neighbors from our backyard shoot off some pretty fantastic fireworks actually! LOL! I went inside because I got bit by bugs and it was so humid! Hope you enjoyed your celebration!

cotnob said...

A super card Jennifer, so many fabulous details.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Fikreta said...

its wonderful card!

Kath Stewart said...

amazing card love how you layered up all those collage pieces, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is wonderful. I love the flag image and the eagle.

Judy McKay said...

Very interesting layers on your card. Great details. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Judy DT

Kleri said...

A very interesting "rich" design!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
Kleri DT (My blog)