DING! DING! & fun stuff for the Fourth!

Here’s a quick card from my Virtual Stamp Night frenzy a few weeks ago. The challenge was Getting There – and showing a form of transportation. Love the Joy Ride bicycles from Hero Arts.  Sentiment is from Unity Stamp Company.

And, I’m not too proud to tell you that I recycled the layout from a previous card… I do that from time to time. If I come up with a layout that I like, I’ll make several bases and keep them in a little bin at my desk. When I need a card for a specific purpose at the last minute (how I usually roll – card at the last minute), I’ll grab one of these bases and make a  new central image. Easy-Peasy.

You’re My Cup of Tea – The challenge on this VSN card was Pack Your Bag. I searched high and low for a bag stamp…odd since I’m kind of a bag junkie. This was the best I could do. Again, stamps from Unity Stamp Company – a kit of the month from my collection. 🙂

And, this one…The challenge for this card was Journey Through the Ages…basically, you were to pick an era. This one was easy peasy with no-stamping. I like that from time-to-time. All of the papers and sticker elements are from Simple Stories. I love that line…I buy mine from Taylored Expressions.

Going for the last visit to the orthopedic’s office with my daughter and her broken arm, ironically (considering the first card in this post) from a bike accident back in April. Looking forward to getting the ‘all clear’ for her. 🙂 Then, I’ll be getting ready for a fun Fourth with friends tomorrow! It’s so hot and dry here in Missouri that fireworks have been banned in our county, but lucky for us we have some favorite traditions that don’t involve fireworks. Here are a few favorite photos from last year’s neighborhood parade to put you in the spirit.

Everyone wears a silly hat or rides their own ‘float’ or carries a fun trinket. My youngest daughter usually rides her bike or the 4-wheeler in the parade, and last year my mom and dad carried ‘Uncle Sam on a Stick’ (windsock & PVC pipe). Cute and easy.

Hubby and I in silly hats because that’s just about as ‘costume’ as I get.

Yummy themed snacks… You can find the recipe for these yummy Edible Eagles right here.

One of my running girlfriends has a Firecracker Baby! Her daughter turned 16 last year, so she brought this beauty to our parade. Isn’t that pretty?

I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s photo-ops celebrations. Hope you have a wonderful Fourth! See you soon!


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