Monday, July 4, 2011

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge

MONDAY, JULY 4, 2011

Week #69 - 'Happy 4th of July'

Hello shabby friends and welcome to another fun week of inspiration and creativity here in the Tea Room! This week Melissa is our fabby host and she has chosen the theme of 'Happy 4th of July' and asks that we create a card or project using this photo for inspiration ...

... and use RED, WHITE AND BLUE! Easy peesy :)

This challenge was an easy one for me. The 4th of July used to be one of my favorite holidays. So when I think back to those days, I think of when people used to get together with their neighbors, eat, and wait for dark to see all the beautiful fireworks.
I used the cricut to cut out the "white picket fence:- Bloom cartridge (cricut lite series),Paper Studio paper, gingham blue, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, doily cut in half, red & blue bling, ,(Recollection), vine ribbon, flag stickers by EK Success. Added some red and blue stickles to the fireworks.
We used to go to the lake every 4th with about 8 other families. There were probably 24 kids among all of us, and we had so much fun-trading comic books, walking to get snow-cones, water-skiing, even though we would got burned to the point of water blisters!
Now, the 4th of July has a different meaning for me. We enjoy "Independence." I understand that if it wasn't for men and women fighting for our freedom, some sacrificing their lives for perfect strangers, we wouldn't be able to celebrate all the freedoms we enjoyed as a child and now as an adult.
So "Happy Independence Day", may you have a safe holiday, don't eat too much, and put on sunscreen, and be thankful for all the freedom we enjoy today.

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