Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Birthday America!!!

Photobucket


Happy 4th of July and a great big welcome to Scrapbook News and Review "Oh Say Can You See 4th of July Blog Hop". As I mentioned in my last post that I will have my blog in a hop..you can find the list of all the blogs involved here… http://snrcardiverse.ning.com/ . It will last till 10 pm CST Sunday night. You will get to feast your eyes on some wonderful “red, white and blue” projects on each blog. You will also have a chance for some blog candy on some of the blogs..including mine... So, if you are starting here then please go there next so you won’t miss out on any of the talent. And if you are coming here from Sandi’s blog www.twinklininkin.blogspot.com then that means you probably started at the top and are just amazed at all the talent you have seen so far..but it's not over so make sure you go to the Ceal's blog at
www.simplybeautifulcreations.blogspot.com.

Here is my card: I am letting it do double duty since I made it originally for my June DT assignment for http://letsscrapdesignteam.blogspot.com/.

I found this image online and just fell in love with and thought it would make a great card..

Photobucket


Cardstock- Blue Cordinations
White-GP
Paper-Stars-Karen Foster
Denim- The Paper Patch
Embossing-Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss
Glitter Stars- Darice
Star Sticker- K& Company
Rick Rack –Paper Studio
Lace-Unknown
Ink-Stampabilities
Sentiment-Computer-Cotillion Font
Image- http://www.webweaver.nu/clipart/4th-of-july.shtml

Do you have a favorite childhood 4th of July memory? One of mine would be when we were kids way, way back..pop wasn't something that we had very often...it was a treat to us..and one of the times we did get it was for the 4th. We also didn't go to a fireworks show or anything like that but we did have our own fireworks at home. Living in the country there was no rules or laws otherwise..So, we would go down to the grocery store where we would pick out our favorite pop..mine was Strawberry..back when it still came in 10 oz "glass" bottles...and also buy our fireworks all at the same time. My favorite fireworks were the little ting "snakes". You lit the end of a little round black "pill" size disk..it would puff up and grow like a snake...They still have them but they don't seem quite as big as they were when we were kids...I suppose nothing ever does..But, they do make great memories.

So, please leave me a comment telling me your favroite childhood memory for the 4th or just a summer time memory since I hope to have people from all over the world visiting my blog today...I'll have a drawing for my "blog candy" on Monday...

Thanks for visiting and I hope however you celebrate today that it creates a great memory!

Hugs
T

75 comments:

runningonink said...

This card is adorable! I love the image with the way you laid it out! A country feel!

My favorite memory is just hanging out for a big old breakfast and then just playing games as a family until the fireworks!

Jess said...

My favorite childhood memory is setting off fireworks and being excited to be old enough to hold a sparkler!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute card!!!! Thanks for sharing and have a great 4th!!

silvia said...

My favorite 4th of July memory is being at Campire Girls' camp in 1976. It was filled with patriotic skits and crafts.

Ceal said...

you card is just adorable! the image is so sweet. TFS!
my favorite memory is getting together at my grandma's house boiling peanuts and having homemade ice cream!

Stacey Schafer said...

adorable!
my most vivid memory, but definately not a favorite... of the 4th is riding my bike to fireworks without permission and had my parents worried sick!

Joyce said...

Love the little image you used. I really don't have July 4th memory, but I do have a summertime one. I lived out in the country, and our parish(county) library had a mobile van loaded with books, and they made their way to the rural areas every 2 weeks. I always looked forward to the BOOKMOBILE coming to our house, so I could go on the van, and choose my reading material for the next 2 weeks. I still love to read today.

Tami B. said...

Such an adorable card. I have fond memories of holding sparklers and making patterns with them by swinging them around in a circle really fast. Thanks for asking. That was fun to remember.

Anne House said...

love that baseball cap!

Deanna said...

My best memory of the 4th of July is while growing up every 4th we would have a huge family reunion at my grandparents house. Lot of food, and family. It was great.

Denni said...

Such a cute card! I loved setting off bottle rockets and dancing with sparklers with my mom! Happy 4th!!

Sonia Kertznus said...

Super cute card...HAPPY 4th...HUGS...SK :)

MrsETaylor said...

what an adorable image. When I was little,the best thing was driving into the city limits on the 1st (canada day) and watching fireworks with my family.

Colleen said...

Mine is going to friends cottage on a lake and going swimming and riding the merry-go-round and watching the fireworks and watching them on the 4th of July not weeks before the 4th.

Stampin_melissa said...

Your card is beautiful! Thanks for the trip down memory lane, I had forgotten about those "snakes"! I loved lighting sparklers! I still like them! Happy 4th and thank you for the chance at some blog candy!

The Wired Angel said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity and participating in the blog hop. It's been great to see everyone's work.

My favorite memory is all of our family members packing up their cars with coolers, fishing lines, great food and games for the kids... heading to Peach Lake and cooking everything from breakfast to supper on the grill, getting way too much sun... playing baseball and catching sun fish.

Enjoy your holiday.

jlnichols said...

When I think back on my childhood memories of the 4th of July one time stands out. We were watching the fireworks with out Pastor and his family. As we ooohed and ahhhed over all the fireworks we kept expecting them to end...okay here's the finale! We must have had 5 or 6 finales! :) Now it's a running joke in our family about the "final finale"! God Bless America! Happy 4th!

Jennifer E. said...

Such a sweet card! I love that iamges! MY favorite childhood memories is playing with sparklers--not too safe I know, but it was something you didn't do every day! Happy 4th of July!

QweenDavia said...

well this is going to sound funny but I would have to say that the 4th that I remember the most is when I was about 7 we live in some apartments and all the family's got together to do their fire works. there was a stay rocket that landed int eh pile of fire works and they all went off at once. It was amazing to watch but I was so upset cause my sparklers were in the pile after all the fire works had gone off I went over to try and find some sparklers to see if any were missed by the fire, Was not thinking to much about it and was barefooted and found some sparklers that were still hot let me tell you that part was not fun!

Adrienne said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! What a cute card! My favorite childhood 4th of July memory was lining the driveway with sparklers and watch my Dad rush to get them all lit.

Ina Ftacek said...

My favorite memory is going fishing by boat and then watching the fireworks on the beach from the boat!I love fireworks and sparklers! Thankyou for the visit and entry and love your cards!Enjoy your 4th too! Hugs,ina

Sue D said...

Very cute card! I remember going to see fireworks at the football stadium when I was a kid and how loud they were. When I was a teen I helped my sister decorate her bike for a 4th of July parade and we were both so happy when she won.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

karen In Houston said...

First of all great card.....
One of my 4th of July childhood memories was definitely going to the fireworks and getting icecream and coming home and lighting our sparklers.
Happy 4th of July...........

Janice Webb said...

Great card!

My favorite memory is attending the St. Paul rodeo with my family.

Rene said...

Super cute card!
My favorite 4th memories involve my wonderful siblings (two bros and a sis) chasing after me with fireworks and even setting them off in my direction. I never got hurt and they made me sooo mad! But, I'll never forget the fun times we had together!

Happy 4th!
Rene54692@aol.com

Cr8ive ME said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Cr8ive ME said...

super cute card.

My favorite memory of the 4th of July is going to see the fireworks with my parents as a little kid. It was so amazing and I thought nothing would ever be that cool.

Happy 4th of July!

Karolyn Loncon said...

Those sweet little kid images are ADORABLE!! Your project is fabulous - thanks for sharing it with us! My favorite child hood memory would have to be celebrating Fourth of July with my grand parents on Liberty Lake (how appropriate, huh?), playing horseshoes, eating good picnic food, and watching the fireworks! The best! I'm offering up blog candy on my blog, and would love for you to hop on over and enter to win it!

Shelley said...

Eating watermelon with my cousins on the 4th is a great childhood memory!

Norwayscrapper said...

Lovely card,
my summertime memory from my childhood is when we went to the woods for a picnic the whole family together

NitaBugg said...

Fav childhood memory is family cookouts on July 4th and get to play with the Sparklers! Nnitabugg@gmail.com

Suz said...

I remember one 4th of July when I was about 7 my grandfather was visiting & hew organized a parade of all the kids in the neighborhood. We decorated our bikes & wagons with streamers & made hats. We marched up & down the alley singing. Thanks for reminding me of this fun memory from childhood

Great cards & hope you have a great holiday

Chrisd said...

Great papercrafting. My favorite 4th of July memory is family picnics with special treats for dessert.

did3454 said...

4th of July was always parade day and a day for a neighborhood picnic. Thanks, Lynne

Cathy said...

First - I love the cutsie image on your card...great choice. Second, I'm Canadian, but my favourite 4th memory is from a trip we took to relatives in Omaha a few years ago....we were fascinated, nearly dumbstruck as everyone on my aunt & uncle's bay waited until sundown and then dragged tubs and tubs of fireworks to the end of their driveways and shot everything off....it was amazing...and the whole city seemed to be in a haze from the fireworks. Our kids had a blast and always beg to go back...maybe next year :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

favorite memory from the 4th is gonig to the fireworks and eating carnival pizza...looked forward to it every year as a kid! Happy 4th!

Hollyk said...

My childhood memories of the 4th are of cookouts with my family, and grandparents.

n2kids said...

Cute card. My favorite childhood memory is getting settng off fireworks and watching the wonderful display of color.

Sheila
n2kids61@yahoo.com

Kim said...

Love the card. Sparklers at my grandparents lake house is my favorite memory.
kim
starsia_70@yahoo.com

Ladydoc said...

Swinging on my swing late into the evening on those long summer nights in Canada is a favorite memory.
Happy 4th

Jean said...

I really love this card - has to be one of my favourites so far!

Cheryl said...

Such a cute card - I love that image, too!!

Prettier Stuff aka Melissa said...

I love the card, great job. I remember sparklers and burning my fingers. I also remember those little snake things.

rush8888 said...

my family would walk down the street to go to whetstone park in columbus, ohio to see the fireworks. a fun celebration at a time when you knew your neighbors.

msfreida said...

What a precious card! The image is such a sweet one and you did such a great job adding all the detail!

My favorite childhood memory would have to be holding my own sparklers! I wasn't brave enough to do any of the loud fireworks, even if my mom would have let me! But those sparklers were magical! :)

Happy 4th
Freida
freida38801@yahoo.com

kim.mom said...

My favorite memories are the backyard barb-ques and then going to see the fireworks.

Carole RB said...

Your card is so nice. Happy 4th of july

Jodi said...

This card is so cute and I love the image you used ~ thanks for sharing the link.

My favorite memory is just going to watch the fireworks every year with my family, and now that I have a family of my own, my parents come with us.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

This image is adorable. I love how you used it here.
My favorite memory is the year we went to the Fairgrounds and watched the fireworks. It was the first time I had seen Roman Candles.

Tina said...

Your card is adorable. My favorite childhood memory is just sitting in the yard with my siblings, watching my dad light the fireworks. My dad has always loved all holidays and goes all out.

dclouser said...

Great card! Favorite July 4th memory is sitting on the side of the hill watching fireworks over the city with friends. Fun!

Beth said...

Terry that is one of my all time favorite images isn't it adorable I really can't think of any childhood memories about the fourth but I sure did enjoy reading about yours.
Oh I forgot to say how much I love your card very pretty.
beth714@gmail.com

Carolyn Mcavoy said...

Beautiful card...
We always had camped up it seemed like weeks when I was young...we would be on a lake or other water holes...bbq-ed and watched fire works...I know what you mean about the snakes...

lakeslady said...

I could not leave you a childhood 4th of July memory as I live in the UK, but on my first visit to the USA, in IL I saw a migical firework display. Cute projects, thanks for sharing

suzann said...

Family picnics are my favorite memory. Love your card.

Leah's Card Designs. said...

I want to say that mine is family picnics at my Grandma Gigi's. She's now passed away, but I remember the special drinks and treats she would make then she'd give us sparklers to light off. We then as a family would go to our local state park for some fireworks. What a great ending to a fun filled day. I also remember Gigi's singing.

Natasha said...

One of my favourite Summer memories (I'm in Australia) was going to the same caravan park every year and catching up with friends that you only saw for 2 weeks a year. We had such a blast!
natashamurray12(at)gmail(dot)com

KanataNewf said...

An adorable card!

Nikki said...

My Favorite Memory is burning those huge sparklers and burning down the school houses ... we use to get one for every school in the area lol

Heather said...

We have family that lives in Oregon and we would visit them every summer. One year we were able to participate in the parade at Neskowin beach. It was so fun!! Kids in wagons, on bikes and walking all decked out in red, white and blue. I loved it!!
hippolito@gmail.com

Wendy said...

My favorite memory is swimming my neighbor's pool while our parents set off fireworks above. It was really neat to float around and wathc the show. They also had some special ones that when they went off the dropped little parachute men. They were really neat. Thanks for letting us share :)

Wendy
wendybyrd@roadrunner.com

Christine said...

My favorite 4th of July memories are the ones spent at my Grandpa's farm.

Blessings,
Christine

mitz said...

cute, cute,cute is how to describe
your card...Wtg..
fav memory is going to the lake and watching the fireworks glisten
over the water..
thanks for the chance at your blog
candy ( mitz_zee@yahoo.com) tyty

Dawn said...

Great Card!~
My fav memory would have to be chasing lightning bugs in the late summer afternoons aftet it was cool- I wish we could all go back and do relive those memories!
Dawn in SC
dawnhaithcock@hotmail.com

Karen from PA said...

This is such an adorable card! That image is so sweet.

Lisa said...

My fav memory of childhood 4th's ... would have to be blowing up fireworks with my dad.
Wish he was still here to do that with!

perezmom said...

Super cute card. I love that image too! My favorite memory is watching the fireworks with my mom every year. Whether we went out on the lake, sat ourselves on a hill or rode the shuttle to the city's display it was just my mom and I and that was special. Now we have continued the tradition by adding my daughters to the mix.

Karen said...

Love the card! My favorite childhood memory of the 4th is going to a dairy here in Oregon and watching fireworks! It was so fun. I love the 4th!
kweight@byu.net

Kim said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing! I would have to say my favorite memory is simply hanging out with my family and the very basic sparklers we would light up every year.I need to go get some for my kids!

Tiffany said...

I loved playing outside when I was a kid. We stayed outside all day everyday (unless it was raining) until it was dark. We still didn't go in until our mom started screaming for us! ;)

Sandra J. Strickler said...

I only remember one 4th of July - my dad and uncle bought a ton of fireworks and we set them off on the tennis court. They were spectacular!
Sandra
msk3@netzero.com

Margie said...

card! My favorite childhood memory is watching fireworks a the town baseball field on an old blanket, with my family!

Jo said...

hiya buddy. Great looking card.
Hope your 4th was great.
chat soon(I hope)

Enfys said...

This is such a beautiful patriotic card, loving the detail..

rubberstampinzone said...

I LOVE your card. The ric rac and lace ribbon and the oh so sweet image, the colors and everything really!!