Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Let Freedom Ring - American Proud

While celebrating Independence Day here in America (July 4th) I want to salute, thank, and acknowledge all the brave service personnel from all branches of the military that strive to protect our rights and freedoms in accordance with the Constitution so diligently written by our forefathers. This includes retired service personnel and their families along with those that have sacrificed their lives for our freedoms and all true patriots of America.

If you haven't read the Declaration of Independence and the US Consitution or The Bill of Rights, please take the time to read it so you will understand what this country is suppose to be about and the true meaning of patriotism.

The challenge this week at For Fun is show YOUR patriotic pride, regardless of what country you reside in, and share it with others.. Please be sure to visit the other members of the design team to see the pride they share in their country: Lisa (USA)Amelia (South Africa), Mary (USA), Pauline (Australia), Tracey (England), Helen (USA).
We can't wait to see your creations and the pride you have in your country.

Recipe:  Digi Stamps - Private Peter from LubyLu, Patriotic Puppy from Inketgrity, 4th of July set from Digi Doodle Shop - wouldn't you know I can't find the links to LubyLu and Inketgrity. Should have bookmarked them when I downloaded the digi's. Sorry!
DP is from Imaginesce and CM
Copics: E99, 95 & Y21 - B28, 24, 21 - YG93, 91 - G28, 24 - E74,71, Black 110 and Colorless Blender
Spica Pens Blue, Orange, Gold, Clear, Lipstick
Stickles: Dark Blue, Star Dust, Ruby Red
Technique: Modified version of Punched Screen Card by Jane Johnson at WOJ Inspirations & Tutorials site

I know, this post has been longer than usual but I wanted to make sure I gave credit where it was due. Thank you so very much for stopping by to visit and I really hope I see you again soon. If you have the time to leave me a comment it will be much appreciated and I will definitely be by to visit to see your wonderful creation. Now hop on over to For Fun Challenges to play along this week.

Here's wishing you a very safe and happy holiday!
"Hugs" Granny (Carol)

13 comments:

Helen Dooley said...

amazing card Carol!

Mary Ski said...

Awesome! WOW! Great card.

Olga said...

Well said and gorgeous card!!! Happy 4th.

Tracey said...

Fantastic card Carol - I love ALL the details :)

Hope you're having a great week.

Hugs
Tracey
xx

Patti J said...

This is just wonderful! You have created so many fun details - love them all. As mom to a twice deployed son, I appreciate your posting today! Blessings...

Patti said...

What a fun,fun card! You rock GF!

Rufus said...

FABULOUS card! Great post, too! Thank you! Happy 4th of July
R/

Nightowl said...

Hi Carol, A beautiful and heartfelt card. Totally adore all your bling around the little saluting guy. Thanks for sharing the links to the Declaration.
*Hugs*

STAMPING SAM said...

What a wonderful Independence posting and a wonderful tribute to America! I had to come see how you did the pup, love the Uncle Sam hat! Great idea! Have a wonderful, safe 4th! Sally

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Have a proud and wonderful Independence Day Carol. Your card and sentiments are the perfect tribute.
Love and hugs, Sylvia xxxxxxxx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

and i salute YOU!~!!! how fabulous! hope your weekend is spectacular!!!!! and thank you so much for your fabulous comments at my blog. i love seeing you there!

hugs :)

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Granny Carol, a lovely tribute, hope you have a great weekend
hugs Mandy xx

Cheryl said...

This is fabulous!

Have a safe & happy July 4th week end!

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Cheryl
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