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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Freedom and Fireworks



Happy 4th of July Everyone!!

My family is celebrating our nation's birthday in our nation's oldest city... St. Augustine.  We go to the Castillo de San Marco Fort where we sit out on the lawn with our blankets and chairs (and of course food and drinks) play frisbee and wait for the fireworks.  It is such a beautiful place to celebrate the 4th and we've been going for a few years now.  It's such a sweet small town, it's the perfect place take the kids and spend time together as a family.  (It also helps that my sister and her family lives there too!!)




See isn't it pretty?

Okay...back to the card.  LOL
I was so inspired by my friend Kerri's card that I wanted to make my own. So when I won a challenge last week and received some really cute digital stamps from Digital Delights, I got to work right away on this little cutie.  This is Luvin the USA Bongo.  Isn't he adorable?!?!

Challenges:
Pile it On = #26 My Favorite Things (Coloring with my Copic's)
Craftalicious = #3 Cute
Lexi's Creations = #17 Layers/Decoupage
Beary Scrap = #5 Emboss it
Meljens Designs = #14 Red white & Blue
Pixie Dust Studios = #29 Red White & Blue
Stamp Something = Colors of YOUR Flag
The Crafty Pad = #78 Animal Fun
Raise the Bar = #25 Colors of YOUR Flag
Ai Factory = #42 Red White & Blue
Paper Cutz = #48 July 4th
Paper Romance = #5 Red, White & Blue


Copic's Used:
Dog: W7, W5, W3, W1, B26, B23, B21
Flag: B97, B95, B91, R29, Y26, Y23

Thanks for stopping by!!
Wendy
Recipe:
Paper: PTI white cardstock; DP- Making Memories (Kids)
Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge (Star)
Cuttlebug: Swissdots Embossing Folder
License Plate: Karen Foster



33 comments:

Emma said...

Hi Wendy
Happy 4th of July...hope you have a wonderful day.
Your card is adorable and such fabulous pictures too.
Hugs Emma x

Kate said...

Happy July 4th! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with your sister and her family. St. Augustine looks fabulous!
Your card is just wonderful. I love your colouring (as I always do!) and especially love that license plate. What a great touch!

Kerri said...

Oh this is just too CUTE!!! Such an adorable image, and your coloring and details are just fabulous! Thanks for the shout out, girl:) I LOVE St. Augustine! Have a wonderful time with your family and happy 4th!

Sammye Jo said...

Super duper cute!!! Love it! TFS!

coldwaters2 said...

Wendy your 4th July day sounds perfect what a great way to spend with the family. As for your card it is absolutely beautiful I love the design and that image I totally adore and what beautiful colouring the shading is perfect.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Cherie said...

Hi Wendy
Happy 4th July!!
Hope you had a great weekend.
Love your card the doggy image is gorgeous.
Hugs cherie

Katie said...

Simply adorable!!
Thanks for sharing your Favorite Things this week at Pile It On!

Dalis said...

wow wendy love that little license plate.... you have been holding to that for some time, huh?

the fort is amazing... I hope you took tons of pictures of the kiddos playing around!

Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!
-- dalis
PIO Owner

Erin... said...

Oh he is just super duper cute!!! I'd love to just take him home!!! Lovely card! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamp Something this week!

Pat said...

Hi Wendy,

Super card, gorgeous cute image, I love him. Thanks for joining in the challenge at The Crafty Pad this week.

Pat xx

CreaRenata said...

What a very wonderful and cute card! You colored him so beautiful. Thanks for playing at Stamp Something.

Hugs,
Renata

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh wow now this is super duper cute. I love the doggy. He is just so cute. Great bright colours. Wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us at Stamp Something. Hope to see you next time.
mwah
Trace

Angelwood said...

That is just some gorgeous coloring and that is the cutest image ever! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Romance. hugs, Angela

Lisa said...

Hi Wendy,
This is so adorable! I love how you colored the dog! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

Sprytebyrd said...

LOVE this card! Your coloring is perfect!! Great image!
Thanks so much for joining us in our Red, White & Blue challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥

Cheryl said...

Your card is just adorable! I love the license plate.

Thank you for joining us for the Meljen’s Designs Red, White & Blue challenge. Good luck!

**Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

Brandie said...

I love the iamge and the card. He is adorable!!

Lori said...

FABULOUS card, Wendy! Wonderful coloring too : ) At first, I thought maybe it was an image you printed out which was already colored!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Romance!
Love and hugs ~
Lori

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Such a precious card! I love St. Augustine! Such a perfect place to celebrate the 4th! Thanks for playing at AiFactory with us this week!

Lawren said...

What a cute card. I love the image and your little license plate. Great job and thank you for joining us at AI Factory.

Autumn said...

What an adorable image and a greatth card, so cute! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's!

Crafteezee said...

Wow, just love that cute image. If only he had an English flag. Beautiful colour work.

Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious.

Hugs Tracy x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Such a cute, cute image and your coloring is awesome! Thanks for sharing it with us at Raise The Bar! Hope to see you again next challenge!

Cat said...

What a cute card! Love all the details! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week!

Monica said...

You won our challenge at AiFactory! Come take a peek!
http://aifactorychallenges.blogspot.com/2010/07/aifactory-challenge-43-green-with-envy.html

Amy Leggate- Paper Romance said...

Amazing!!! Thanks for playing along at Paper Romance this week!

rozzy said...

fabulous project, Thanks so much for joining us at the Crafty Pad and Lexi's Creations this week
Hugs rozzy xx

Jamie said...

This is amazing, your coloring is awesome and I love the license plate. Thanks for joining in our challenge!

Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT

Elise said...

Oh this is sooo ADORABLE!! I love it! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Beary Scrap!!

big Hugs,
Elise

Helen said...

Awww...cute card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

beadz said...

Wendy, this is adorable! What a great project - love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at the Beary Scrap! Good luck.
hugs,
Gini

Nana said...

Wonderful work, Wendy! Very cute and adorable card and that doggy is so cute. :)
Thank you for joining us at "PIO" this week!
hugs Nana

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Wendy - this is delightful! Thanks so much for joining our Beary Sweet Challenge - good luck!

Cheers,
Susan
The Beary Scrap DT