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Saturday, July 4, 2009

07/04 Happy 4th of July!



I hope all of you are having a terrific holiday and spending time with your family and friends! Welcome to the Scrapbook News and Review/Card Universe and our inspirational Oh Say Can You See 4th of July Blog Hop.

I'm so glad you could join us. If you came from Korin Sutherland's blog then you are on the right track! If you didn't you may want to hop to back to the beginning and start here


My inspiration came from Jen Rubio, another CTMH consultant and a piece of fabric I purchased at JoAnn's. I have used clothing and accessories as a starting point for years. This technique is perfect for getting my mojo going!


The photo was taken at the Marietta National Cemetery in Marietta, GA. It was a perfect back drop for my card. There were markers from the Revolutionary War up to the Vietnam War. I am so proud to be an American and this place just validated my pride!



A close-up of the card

Materials used:
CTMH Cardstock and inks: White daisy, cranberry, denim blue
Stamp sets: D1286 Today's Date, D1289 July Word Puzzle



Chek out this super creative idea using page protectors as a placemat on Jeanette Lynton's site, founder and CEO of Close to My Heart.

D1289 July Word Puzzle


D 1286 Today's Date


Be sure to leave a comment to win some "Red, White and Blue" Blog candy! I am giving away a prize package including cardstock, ribbons, brads, stickers and stamps to make your own patriotic cards. I will draw a winner Sunday night so be sure and check my blog on Monday evening. (Be patient as we will be driving back to Tampa Monday morning)

If you would like to purchase these stamp sets, check out my web site and start shopping!

Don't forget to hop over to the Cuttlebug Challenge blog and see what they are giving away! Then, hop on over to Erika Taylor's blog and check out her beautiful patriotic project.


116 comments:

toni said...

wow, amazing card placement...a cemetary like that we should all visit from time to time to remember what today really means.
Great blog! Thanks. Have a super 4th!

runningonink said...

What a great project! Loved the place setting! It would make dinner so much better! Great 4th of July Music! Have a wonderful 4th!

Stampin_melissa said...

Cool idea to use the page protectors as placemats! Happy 4th and safe travels home!

Tenia Nelson said...

Great cards and projects!!! TFS and Happy 4th!!

Dawn said...

WOW! The card at the cemetary is beautiful. thank you for the inspiration.
Happy 4th
Dawn in SC
dawnhaithcock@yahoo.com

happy2bscrapper said...

Great card. A happy 4th to you also!!!

Jaspere said...

I don't know what it is but I just love red, white and blue cards with stars. Happy 4th.

Jennifer E. said...

What an awesome card! I love that place setting that you created! Love your festive blog too! Have a Happy 4th of July!

silvia said...

LOVE the LO's!! What fun stamps!! Happy 4th and have a safe trip home from Tamps!!

Lorie said...

Wonderful projects!! TFS!!!

Ceal said...

Wow I love all your projects, especially the picnic set! how cool is that? TFS!

Maureen said...

lovely card! i love how you added that flag in the photo. how patriotic!

momostamper@yahoo.com

Rene said...

Love the card and the photos of it are just as beautiful! Happy hopping and happy 4th!

Rene'

Anne House said...

Love the card!!

Maggie said...

wowzer luv the place setting such a kewl project..

Giving away a cuttlebug machine and new folders, don't forget to enter your card in the challenge it fits the patriotic theme this week.:)
Maggie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

Lorie said...

This entire post is beautiful! The music in the background is perfect! :o)

Joyce said...

I do love the simplicity of this card. That's my style!!

Denni said...

Great blog, and some really great ideas! Thanks so much!!

Sonia Kertznus said...

Very nice card... HUGS...SK :)

Tami B. said...

Such a beautiful way to photograph your patriotic card. Just lovely all around.

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful, patriot post - I really enjoyed the music!!

akagreenhouse said...

Looks like I'm the first! I hope you have a very happy 4th!

Stacey Schafer said...

happy 4th to you, too! love your projects!

Norwayscrapper said...

Lovely card !

Winnie @ Norwayscrapper

FirstLady Jen said...

Great card, and thanks for the chance at the blog candy!

jennifer.jm.gall@gmail.com

Cr8ive ME said...

what a great card. And brilliant idea for a 4th of July place setting.

Happy 4th of July!

Colleen said...

I love your music along with the setting you displayed your card. I have been by that cemetery. My DD lives in Marietta.

Margaret Kane Ward said...

love your projects; thanks for the inspiration

MrsETaylor said...

wonderful projects. thank you so much for sharing

Sandi said...

Beautiful projects!!! Sandi starrystamper@yahoo.com

MrsL said...

Hey--I'm in Marietta!

Stephanie
dramateach.loomis@gmail.com

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Your card turned out great. Our freedoms are very precious.
Thanks,
Beverly Gotthardt
granybg@yahoo.com

The Wired Angel said...

Love your card.. and your patriotism just shines through.
Thanks for participating in the blog hop. Have a great, safe fourth!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Love your projects! Happy 4th to you too!

perezmom said...

Love the patriotic music and great projects on the blog!

~ Grace ~ said...

Great card! Loved it! Thanks for sharing and being a part of Scrapbook News and Review Card Universe's Oh Say Can You See blog hop!

Sue D said...

Great card! Also thanks for the link to the placemat etc--very clever.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Lisa said...

Your post made me cry! You are right...we live in an incredible country! Thanks for sharing! Lisa jlnichols@columbus.rr.com

jennifer said...

I love your patriotic card and all of the stamp sets are wonderful! Hope you're having a fabulous 4th of July weekend!!

QweenDavia said...

wow this is just great I love your work! I am finding someany great talents on this blog hop thanks for hosting!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Wow, so many patriotic items here on your blog. Hope you have a safe trip there and back.

Beth said...

awesome card and place setting and the photo is breathtaking TFS and Happy Fourth

Becky said...

Beautiful card and an appropriate backdrop. Thanks so much for sharing.

Becky
mypapermoon512 at aol.com

karen In Houston said...

Love your blog and tribute for the 4th of July and your layout is precious. Happy 4th of July....

Shelley said...

Cute card, and I love the idea of page protector place mats!

CraftinGranny said...

First time I've ever been one to leave the first comment. Love the cards and the photograph with a national cemetery background. Great job! Happy 4th
cwest@magiccablepc.com

Suz said...

What great projects - you gave us both scrapbook & card making inspiration.

Happy 4th - drive safely

Thanks for the chance to win

Joanna said...

Great Card! I love how you got your idea from fabric. I am new to card making and would have never thought of looking at fabric for inspiration!
Thanks!!
Joanna :)

Karolyn Loncon said...

Cute cute - I can totally see how you got inspiration from the Joann's image. Your card is wonderful! I have blog candy on my blog, as well, and would it if you hopped on over and visited!!

Prettier Stuff aka Melissa said...

Love your project for today, I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a safe trip.

msfreida said...

Now if this music doesn't get you in a patriotic mood, nothing will!!! Thanks! :)

You have some mighty creative ideas going on here! Love them all! TFS!

freida38801@yahoo.com

Adrienne said...

I love your card, but also all the other patriotic projects like the placemat and candles.

GinniG said...

Your blog is GORGEOUS!!! I love the patriotic music and theme!!! Thanks for a chance at the blog candy giveaway! Have a wonderful 4th! Ginni Gass gassgirl340@yahoo.com

Diana said...

Love all the ways you're celebrating the 4th of July Holiday. This is a wonderful country. Thanks for sharing
Diana Enns
dj_enns@yahoo.com

the girls said...

love it all...fab music! thanks! DEIDRE

Ina Ftacek said...

Amazing cards...my Father is at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Illinois so your use of the cemetery in georgia made it also very special for me! Have a great 4th and may we all remeber and celebrate. thanks for letting me also hop and enter the blog giveaways! Hugs,Ina

Christy Dillman said...

Perfect card for this wonderful holiday, thanks for chance to win some blog candy!

Hugs,
Christy Dillman
micahzane@yahoo.com

Betty said...

awesome cards!!!!!tfs

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful inspiration piece, cute card!

Janice Webb said...

Happy 4th of July to you and love your work!

Cathy said...

Very fun projects! TFS.

Shelly said...

Wow, amazing and inspiring work and your blog is FAB!

Have a great 4th of July and drive carefully on Monday.

Shelly
Manitoba, Canada

rush8888 said...

so many cool ideas! i WILL be back.

Verda said...

Very nice project. Love your blog presentation.

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Jenny B in Indy said...

Love this card!

Carolyn Mcavoy said...

Adorable Lo, card and your decorative table setting...
im going to have to shop at a later date im disabled and SS is taking their own sweet time...
im going to follow your blog, because your stamps ROCK!

Chrisd said...

Great papercrafting projects and thanks for putting the focus on the most important people to thank for our freedom.

carpediem said...

Great stuff! Thanks for sharing and happy 4th! laura j

Carole RB said...

Hi Aline
Great project. Happy 4th of july

Karen said...

I love CTMH stuff! Love your projects. They are very pretty! Great job- have a wonderful 4th!
kweight@byu.net

Sue said...

What an absolutely fantastic patriotic card! The setting is perfect!

Happy 4th of July!

did3454 said...

Your backdrop of the cemetary is very heartfelt. Thanks, Lynne

NitaBugg said...

Very touching card! Thanks for sharing with us. Nnitabug@gmail.com

The Digi Shack said...

Wow, what a great inspiration piece and your card truly represents your inspiration. A great backdrop for the photo as you said. That's what I call American. Happy fourth to you and yours. Have a happy and safe holiday.

Helen Onulak said...

I love the Word Puzzles - so versatile! Great use of them for your project.

scrapaholicaef said...

What are creative project just awsome! Hugs Alesia

scrapaholicaef@gmail.com

Christine said...

Great creations and your photos are amazing!

Blessings,
Christine

Mare and Her Boys said...

Love the projects!
Thank you for remembering our veterans!
Love the giveaways! :O)

suzann said...

What a great card and a patriotic blog!

n2kids said...

Way cool project. I love the place setting. The pictures are great. Thanks for sharing.

Lynna said...

Love the cards and other items on your blog. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

IRIT SHALOM said...

great project!!!! great candy!!

Hollyk said...

Love the place setting, it is perfect for summer.

DellaLuna said...

Thank you for sharing all of your great ideas! I love how you drew your inspiration for your card from a piece of fabric. Have a safe drive home!

Kristina
alteredtome @ gmail.com

Ladydoc said...

Happy 4th

Jean said...

Lovely projects. Very patriotic. Happy 4th July!

Kim said...

Thanks for the patriotic music while looking at your lovely card.

Nicole said...

I love that you took your photo at the cemetery...beautiful!! Have a happy 4th!

photographer said...

love the card and the placemat set!
radona

jan farnworth said...

your project are just awesome

Nicki Lentsch said...

Just love this card and especially the cemetery where you took the picture at. Hope You had a Great weekend!

KanataNewf said...

inspiring

kim.mom said...

Gret blog! Happy 4th!

Leah's Card Designs. said...

I never would have thought to take a picture out in the cemetery like that. I will have to remember that when I do a shot. My house is surrounded by one on 3 sides of my house. Have a super 4th and safe driving.

Janet Strain said...

Such cute scrapbook pages! Thanks for being on the hop!

BJ said...

Cute place mat! So personnal. Love it. Thanks for giving blog candy. Love your site.

Denise said...

Great card!! Hope you had a great 4th!

Tina said...

Great projects! Love the photo with the card, perfect! Happy 4th! TFS.

Jodi said...

This card is great and the setting for the picture was just perfect given the day!

Scrappinraiderfan said...

Loved all yoru projects, TFS.

Tiffany said...

Love the card! I have friends that live in Marietta! Small world!

dclouser said...

Wonderful projects to celebrate the 4th! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy!

Donnas Den said...

There's some really great projects here. Please enter me in the prize draw and have a lovely day.

Donna

Natasha said...

Lovely card and fantastic location for photographing it.
Natasha
natashamurray12@gmail.com

Wendy said...

Your card is so pretty. Very nice for the holiday.I have never seen CTMH stamps before and I really like the images. Thanks

Wendy
wendybyrd@roadrunner.com

Jen Rubio said...

Great job Adeline!! I LOVE your card and I am so glad I was able to inspire you just as you inspire me!!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Great project!

Carla Harrah said...

Love the card and such a great idea for the picture. This makes you really remember fredom is not free. Thanks for honoring our country!

StacyC said...

Great projects... Love the stamps... Hope you had a great 4th..

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Love your work.
Sandra
msk3@netzero.com

Scrapaddict said...

Love the way you photographed your projects, beautiful! (e-mail: twin2u2@yahoo.com)

Kim said...

Fabulous - everything is just beautiful! Thanks for the chane to win some great products!

Kim
ckgalea@yahoo.com

Kim said...

Fabulous! I love all of the examples in this post! Great stamps! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win some great product!

Chrissy's Creations said...

Beautiful!

AlienAnessa said...

Holy cow, the backdrop to your card couldn't have been more perfect!!! Hope your trip back today is safe and uneventful!!! =)