Monday, July 5, 2010

Proud to be American

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! In the spirit of the holiday, I thought I would share a childhood photo and a card with you.

This photo is of my brothers and me (I was four years old) from the Halloween parade in 1976. It was the year of the bicentennial, so my mum went with the patriotic theme. She made all of our costumes then. I wish I could show you the whole photo, but the only copy I have is framed, and there is too much lens flare from the glass. We won first place that year, and this picture was taken for the local paper. Don't we look excited? ;)

Last week my hubby, the kiddos, and I took a three-day vacation to see some of the sights in the central part of Pennsylvania. It was such a neat trip, and I'll be sharing photos from it later on in the week. The second day we headed to Harrisburg to see the state capitol building. Our state representative was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to give us a tour, which was wonderful. The card below is for him:

Main Image: Crafty Secrets - Seasonal Booklet
Stamps: Stampin' Up - Noteworthy
Patterned Paper: Daisy D's (striped & red); Provocraft (speckled); Karen Foster (stars)
Cardstock: Neenah Paper
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen; Palette Hybrid (blue)

Thanks for coming to visit today!

1 comment:

  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the photo and your card is awesome! Great job! Can you believe we are already past July 4th ??? Yikes .. it will be Christmas before you know it!!