Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy July 4th to the U.S.A.

Happy July 4th, Independence Day, to the U.S.A.  This is the day most of us don't have to go into work and can plan family celebrations and get-togethers.  It's a time of parades, fireworks and parties.  Long before the 4th, you can hear firecrackers going off in the evening.  We have a great place in Sacramento to see a grand fireworks display at the State Fair Grounds.  Since the 4th falls on a Thursday, most of us don't want to go back to work on Friday.... so I'm NOT! 

Here is my card to celebrate the day.   This image rather reminded me of yesteryear and I just had to use it.

Close-up of the image

Close-up of the sentiment and stars

I thought that we might take a moment to reflect on life and the world, so the sentiment is perfect.

Thank you for stopping by.

Bugaboo digital stamp (Fancy SB st patrick)  - yes, it's a Saint Patty's Day image
Some Odd Girl (Renew - 17008)
The Paper Studio embossing folder 
Copic markers
Clear gem stars colored with Copics

I knew you would be surprised that the image is actually a St. Patrick's Day image, but I knew it would work out well  for most anything because I bet you couldn't tell that was a shamrock she was watering or that she had shamrocks in her bonnet, if I hadn't spilled the beans.  She is cute and fun to color.  I know I'll be using her for many more cards.  


Joyce said...

Such a sweet card, and a great way to mark July 4th.

Greta said...

Happy 4th, Arlene! That is a darling image & you're right--she works for lots of occasions. Great card for Independence Day!