Sunday, June 27, 2010

Happy 4th of July Card

I just love the 4th of July, don't you?  For us, it's always a weekend celebration.  One of the days, we go to my cousin's house in Fairport to watch the parade, which goes right in front of her house. She has at least 20-25 people there, and everybody brings a brunch item. During the actual parade, we all sit in our lawn chairs at the curb, with the little ones sitting on the curb so they can catch the candy the "parade marchers" throw out.  We laugh, joke, talk, drink and eat, and have a great time.  After the parade, we head for the back yard, where there are tables all set up, and eat the brunch items everyone brought. The food is always terrific, and the company wonderful.
The next day, we head to our friend's cottage on the lake, and spend the day with them and about 12 - 15 other people. More laughing, eating, talking, swimming, playing beach games, laughing, eating...well, you get the idea! At dark, we build a bon-fire and sit on the beach and watch fire works.  What's not to love?!
We usually have a picnic with the kids on the third day.  Yep, you guessed it...more eating and laughing and talking.
The fun begins in less than a week, on Saturday....can't wait!

I made this Happy 4th card in anticipation. Isn't this little Betsy Bluebell image from Penny Black just adorable?  I thought she looked like she was waiting for the parade, so I colored her in blue and red!  It's one of my Penny Black Design Team cards for this week, and the directions are on the PB blog now: .  Please stop by and leave a comment....they love to see them!  Thanks.

I also designed it for the Cards Blog Challenge « Blog Spotting: Clouds Challenge Gallery and New Challenge!

Hope you have some fun plans for the weekend.  Celebrate safely, and enjoy, and lets give thanks for our freedom and for the wonderful country we live in, and the many blessings we enjoy!



  1. Can I come and spend the weekend with you? LOL sounds like a lot of fun. We are headed for DC this year and joining 100,000 plus..yi, yi, yi. We only live 45 minutes away so have to do it once! I love your card with the red, white and blue with the cutest of images! Your faux looks so real!

  2. Great post, Lynda! Your 4th of July plans sound like so much fun! Love the card! Adorable image!

  3. Cute card! Betsy looks adorable in the blue/red and I love the stamped twill :)
    Sounds like you are going to have a fantastic w/e with family and friends x

    Jenny xx

  4. Don't you just love the Betsy Bluebell stamps!
    Like your blog--some really pretty cards. Congrats on being on the Penny Black Design Team.


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