Happy 4th of July, USA!

Hi crafty friends!

Here in the USA, it's Independence Day!
The kids are enjoying our gorgeous sunshine and the pool,
the hubby is getting the grill ready and prepping the buffet he has planned,
and I'm back and forth and back and forth cleaning and cooking ♥

And I also got into a scrap!

Not that kind of scrap!
Just my scrap PILE!

There's a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers this week:
Freedom Week!

Vicki is our hostess for the month of July 
and she's starting us off with this theme:
Hi, Vicky here . . . it is my turn to play hostess for the month of July.
Since both Australia and the USA have red, white and blue for their colors,
 let's use those colors to make a card. 
  It does not have to be for a holiday, just red, white and blue....
but, of course, if you send out patriotic cards, go for it!
Thanks, Vicki! 
I used paper left over in the scrap pile and ran it through my die cutting machine
using a Pretty Pink Posh die to get the stripes.
The square is another die from Spellbinders
and the outside frames are from My Favorite Things. 
The sentiment is from the Moose and friends stamps from Hello Bluebird ~
it was fun to find it hidden among the celebratory sentiments 
and ended up being just perfect! 

You can link up your cards celebrating
Freedom Week
by heading over to the blog and scrolling to the end of the post.

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a safe, wonderful holiday!

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥

Entering this to SSSWednesday Challenge 
:  Stars and/or Stripes


  1. Happy Independence Day! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Hope you had a great time with your family on this special day Kelly. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  3. A great card, celebrating the freedom of this great day, and full of American pride.

  4. This is so gorgeous!! I love the stars and stripes!! So festive and fabulous!! Happy Independence Day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. What a stunning card Kelly - such a dramatic presentation of the stars and stripes and red white and blue (which are also our flag colours)

  6. What a wonderful use of your scraps …. this is one wonderful red, white and blue card! Love it...vibrant colors and great layout!

  7. What a fantastic way to use up your scraps Kelly.Enjoy your day.

    Sue xx

  8. Love this patriotic creation with the stars and stripes! Well done! Hope you and your family enjoyed a great July 4th celebration!

  9. Kelly, this card is gorgeous!!!

  10. WOW..fabulous card Kelly..beautiful design.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  11. Happy 4th of July, Kelly, how busy you are, and you made also a card from scraps to celebrate!! Brilliant design!!
    Hugs, have a fabulous day!

  12. Hope that you had a great 4th. Beautiful card.

  13. Such a fabulous card for the 4th, Kelly!!! I love standing tall for the stars and stripes!!

  14. Oh wow, this is a fantastic patriotic card! I just love it! I was away on vacation but am back now and hoping to get back into the craft room soon. Have a great day!

  15. Fabulous Patriotic card
    carol x

  16. Wonderful card for this challenge!

  17. Awesome card--so creative!