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Monday, July 6, 2015

Let Freedom Ring!

I hope everyone in the US had a great holiday weekend. My daughter Wendy was born on the Fourth of July. In fact, while in labor, the fireworks were sparkling outside the hospital window 20 years ago. Everyone watching was oohing and ahh-ing. I was like erghh-ing and ughh-ing. She was the first baby born in the area on Independence Day.
Every year, Wendy would get a kick out of all the parades and picnics and fireworks "for her birthday." Of course, as she grew older, she understood that it wasn't just about her, but about the birth of our nation, and of the bravery of so many men and women to keep that nation independent and democratic.
What does this have to do with my project today? Well, it's a new week and a new challenge at Craft Your Passion. Doodle Pantry is the sponsor this week and I got to play with this cutie called Fireworks Birdie. The sheet comes with black line, layering and colored images, as well as several sentiments.
I started to create a birthday card for my daughter, and then the muse pushed me toward this mixed media shadow box. Funny how inspiration often takes you somewhere completely opposite of where you were headed.
So, where will inspiration take you? Whatever you do, link it up and share with us at Craft Your Passion challenge blog!
Other Challenges I am Entering:
Doodle Pantry Blog - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Red, White & Blue
Crafty Friends challenge - Anything Goes
Splendiferous challenges - Wave the Flag
Brown Sugar - Red, White & Blue
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes (mixed media, no cards)
Crafting Musketeers - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes


ike said...

How fabulous - I LUV the little birdie image and that is a great creation. It made me smile to hear of your daughter getting all the celebrations for her Birthday - how sweet. I can just imagine her thinking it was especially for her :-D

IKE xx

Nana said...

Too cute. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
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Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Diane Louise Janion said...

Enjoyed reading your post - your mixed media project is fab. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again for our next challenge. Good Luck. Diane Louise xx

cass said...

Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet this week for our "July Anything Goes" Challenge

Sandra Wright said...

A great entry for our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit....a lovely project...xx

crafty-stamper said...

Great project and love the sparkly fireworks and bling--Thank you for joining our challenge at Simply papercrafts
Carol DT x

Lindsey said...

This is an awesome shadow box! So fun.Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges!

Pam said...

This is so sweet!Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
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karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenges this week. Karal DT

Dotty Jo x said...

Just the perfect card for our current challenge over at Naughty Or Nice, Thanks for playing along with our starry theme, Jo x

steffi said...

Great little shadow box - loving the Firework Birdie and all the layers you've used. Thanks for sharing it with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit ~ Steffi :o)

Sammy said...

What a lovely shadow box. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

Debbie said...

Wonderful shadow box!
Thanks for sharing your daughter's story! How neat that she shares her birthday with the nation!
Thanks for playing along with us at Doodle Pantry's AIMPDC 7!!

Julie Short said...

What a lovely patriotic piece. Thank you for joining in with Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month.

Vickie Y said...

Great mixed media shadow box. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics.

Ellen said...

What a fantastic mixed media shadow box! I always love that Birdie image and it looks great paired with the flag! I'm so happy you joined us for the Doodle Pantry AIMPDC! I hope you will join us again soon.

Polka Dot Rosie said...

This is a great project and I love the story you shared about your daughter's birth! What a great memory :) Thanks for sharing with us at Naughty or Nice Challenges this month. This is perfect for our "stars" theme!

Kerrie Brown said...

Awww such A Project I love the colours

Thank you so much for entering the Crafting Musketeer's Challenge

Krafty Hugs xx
Kerrie (crafting musketeers DT)