Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

Making a card this morning wasn't on my agenda.  But since my agenda doesn't really start until this afternoon with my grandson's 3:45 baseball game, why not?  Besides, ever since I saw this photo in the Birds and Blooms Magazine,

I've been meaning to put one of these colorful birds on a card,  a perfect specimen for 4th of July and an Operation Write Home card.  The bird and nest are old CTMH stamps and the saying is a stamp from Cracker Box Palace.  Generally cards without a lot of extra fru fru, make good guy cards, which was my intention here.  


Challenges to which I am submitting this card include:

Splendiferous Creations Happy 4th! Bloggers Challenge - Red, White, and Blue
Brown Sugar Challenge #101 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge #238 - Stars or Stripes or both
JellyPark Friends Friday Challenge - Red, White and Blue
Sister Act Card Challenge #64 - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girlz Challenge #21 - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs July Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #266 - Things with Wings
The House That Stamps Built DCC#72 - Fur or Winged Things
Word Art Wednesdays Challenge #139 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #98 - Anything Goes, Patriotic Colors
The Kraft Journal Challenge #178 - Red, White and Blue (The nest is stamped on Kraft paper.)
Come and Get It Challenge - Animals
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge #6 - Anything with Wings
Scrap It Girl Color Challenge July -  Navy, Cream, Red, Kraft

Ahhh.  The sun has come out;  it's not too hot;  a bit of a breeze is blowing;  should be a lovely day for picnics and my grandson's baseball game this afternoon.  We had wicked weather last evening and that game was rescheduled for 8:15am Saturday.  It's a good hour from where we live.  That means we'll need to get up @ 6....  oh my,  that's early!  One thing's for sure.... I won't be making a card tomorrow am!


  1. Love your creation......
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week....
    Hope your 4thJuly celebrations are going well.x

  2. Fantastic card hun, thanks for joining our red, white and blue challenge at Jellypark friends, Gaynor xx

  3. the sentiment! Great card~
    Thanks for playing along this week at Come and Get It!

  4. Love your little bird, great sentiment, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

  5. Great 4th of July card. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny- DT

  6. Wow, I never knew these birds existed! How cool! What a fabulous card. Happy 4th! Best, CG

  7. Such a lovely card. Love the sentiment. Awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl!

  8. LOL Love, love, LOVE it, Debi!! Perfect for red, white, and blue combos.

  9. Gorgeous!!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  10. Hi! Great card! The bird is so adorable. I like the stripy paper too! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Catz! Ingrid, the GDT x

  11. Love your card, thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise x

  12. lovely card, and image perfect for this challenge, Thanks for joining us at artistic inspirations and good luck Pam DT x

  13. Sweet card, Debi. :)
    Thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs this month!
    Sanja DT

  14. LOL! I love the sentiment! And I love how you were inspired by the picture to color you bird red, white, and blue. LOVE IT! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap It Girl! :)

  15. very nice card, thanks for joining us at Scrap It Girl

  16. This is such an adorable card!

  17. Cool idea! Thanks for taking part at Scrap It Girl Challenge!

  18. This is a wonderful card! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us over at Scrap It Girl!

  19. So cute! I love birds, too. Thanks for playing along at Scrap It Girl.

  20. Cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl! :)

  21. way to find inspiration! Thanks for taking the Scrap it Girl challenge this month!

  22. Adorable card! Thanks for playing along with Scrap It Girl!


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