Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Hey everybody! I hope you all have a very happy and safe July 4th weekend! We went to the Greeneville Astros game last night. The kids and I saw very little of the game, but we had tons of fun in the play zone where they had several "bouncy things." And the fireworks after the game were TOTALLY awesome!!! No, I don't have pictures of the fireworks, but I was inspired to make this card by AJ's patriotic skirt.

The beginning of July is full of birthday celebrations in our family. Today is 'Aunt' Liz's b'day. She is a dear friend of ours from PA. Her card is the strawberry scratch 'n' sniff one in this post. Then Monday is Granny's b'day. After yesterday's color inspiration from KWernerDesigns, I decided to seek out other inspiration. I went over to Beate's blog to check out her weekend sketch, but wouldn't you know that she had the brilliant idea to take a break this summer, so I used her Be Inspired Challenge from June 17. Unfortunately I used some non-SU! patterned paper, so I can't post it on here because I'm trying to keep my blog SUO (Stampin' Up! only), but you can view it in my Splitcoaststampers gallery by clicking here.

The inspiration piece was this beautiful cake from Martha Stewart's website.

And Tuesday is my BFF, Rachel's b'day and Gram's b'day. Rachel's card is shown below and was CASEd from a card by Jennifer Weide on Stamper's Showcase which is a feature on the demonstrator side of Stampin' Up!'s website. Sue Ellen's card (aka Gram) is the Blossoms Abound card shown in this post.
We've got two more birthdays and an anniversary next week, so stay tuned. In the meantime, Happy Birthday 'Aunt' Liz, Granny, Gram, and Rachel!

Sweet wishes!

1 comment:

Beth said...

Heh-your cards are wonderful, your children are adorable and would somebody, please, pass the cake?
You are on such a roll-I'm jealous! Didn't even place a pre-order yet...sigh.
Keep 'em coming!