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Friday, July 2, 2010

Operation Write Home's Independence Day Blog Tour & Quick Update

I am excited to participate in OWH's Blog Tour this holiday weekend! I know I have not been posting for a while...again! The hubster has been working extra days, and Nico has been taking late naps thus resulting in late bedtimes.This leaves me with not much time for posting. I try to use my "free" time to tidy up and just make cards. I am getting my first batch of cards ready to send to OWH! I haven't been feeling 100% either, but I keep forgetting to schedule an appointment with the Doc. It doesn't help my health that I am such a GUY when it comes to sports fanaticism! The NBA Finals (Go LAKERS!) and now the World Cup have put my nerves in a frenzy for the last month-and-a-half! I was so heartbroken that our boys were eliminated a week ago, but a couple of my favorite teams are still in. The Hubster has to work on the 4th again this year, so we'll be headed to my sister's on Sunday (my Dad is supposed to BBQ there, YUM!)

I made this card today while Nico napped, so there is no stamping on it at all. I didn't have any more stickles, but wanted to create a Firecracker effect on the ribbon "candles" so I used some Valentine's Day ribbon that had sparkly threads and voila! Hope you like it!





I have no wise words about freedom or the fight for independence today, but I leave you with this video that still gives me chills...even though we didn't make it all the way.

*This video was created by a young fan who was inspired by Donovan's goal.

This is what I love about sports...for one day, soccer fans (and those new to the sport) united to support our U.S. Soccer team---no matter what our ethnic backgrounds, religious or political views were, for one day we were all just American fans... cheering on OUR team, hoping against all odds for just one goal, and chanting. "USA! USA!" It is a testament to the American spirit and how we unite to support those that need it, be it our national sports team, our neighbors or members of the Armed Forces serving miles and miles away.


Happy Birthday, USA!



Have a Happy and Safe Celebration!
Until next time...

Creatively Me,
Virginia

28 comments:

JustYolie said...

Wonderful card...happy 4th!

Noelle's Corner said...

Eventhough there's no stamping on the card it's still beautiful without any.

Brenda said...

Great card and video. TFS

Rhonda Miller said...

Great card. I love how you did the ribbon. TFS.

Paula said...

Very creative ribbon fireworks!! Thanks for participating and sharing your creativity. Have a great 4th of July!

Yolanda said...

Love the way you made your fireworks! As I was viewing your card about 10 lbs of fireworks were going off next door. Fitting.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Cute card! Have a great weekend and get some rest Mom!

StephC said...

Awesome idea for the firecrackers. Great card! I'm going to start following you. :)

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Very festive card. Happy 4th!

Jackie L Watson said...

Cute, fun and very cleever. I would have never thought of using my cripper. Have a great 4th of July.

...Darlene said...

What a wonderful use of ribbon. I like the total effect very much.
thank you for sharing.

rstuck2003 said...

Wonderful card...thanks for sharing!

Esther said...

Love it! Now I know another way to use my fuzzy ribbon. Thanks!

Cheryl said...

Great card! I love the ribbon firecrackers. Very ingenious!

Have a safe & happy July 4th week end!

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Cheryl
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Erika said...

Great card! I love the ribbon - firecracker things!

Operation Write Home said...

Your firecracker candles are perrrrrrfect....and that video made me cry like a baby! I love to see America unite when something GOOD happens :)

debb said...

Fab card- love those firecrackers- great thinking! I enjoyed the video- I too have been glued to the games! Wishing we were still in it!
Happy 4th!

helloholley said...

your card is so cute.....very clever to use your ribbon that way....I'll have to remember that!!!

Marianne said...

Like everyone else this is a great card and love the ribbon technique.

Ola said...

This is a very wonderful card... very clever use of the ribbon!

Happy 4th of July!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Courtney said...

love the fireworks - how creative!!

Bev E said...

Great fireworks on your card. Amazing what we can think up when we get creative.

Nancy Keller said...

Oh my gosh - those ribbons. . . what a cute effect! Way to go! Thanks for sharing your great card!

Shirley said...

I love the ribbon firecrackers. What a clever idea. Hope you enjoyed your day.

Meg Bean said...

cute card and a creative use of ribbon for the fireworks!

grandmalee said...

Great card and I love what you did with the ribbon! TFS!

Jamie said...

I love how you created the candle. They are so super cute

Susan said...

I think your card turned out awesome!!
Happy summer!

Susan