Saturday, July 3, 2010

Fireworks

Hello everyone:  Glad to see you here if you're still traveling the OWH Blog Tour and haven't visited me earlier, and welcome back to those who came by yesterday.  Really appreciated all the wonderful comments that inspire me to keep going with this blog, so read on for my surprise offer.

First, I mentioned that I would post another patriotic birthday card that I made for a young man named Brian, who is British!  My daughter Debbie has lived and worked in London for several years, and Brian is her dearest friend.  He came along with Debbie for a visit the past two Christmases, spending a couple weeks each time at my home, so I have gotten to know him fairly well.  Brian is a wonderful young man and I highly approve of him being my daughter's significant other!   He thoroughly enjoyed seeing some of the U.S. during these visits as Frederick is quite central to the sights in Washington, Baltimore, and the east coast region.   It being Christmastime, we arranged a family visit to see the White House in 2008, and in 2009 had a 20-inch snowfall in his honor!  (This sounds so good to me today in a 90-degree heat wave.)

Brian is celebrating his birthday now as well, so although this card may seem to be for the 4th of July fireworks,  it can really be fireworks for anyone's birthday!  It's a very simple card on The Paper Company cardstock base, but the Paper Pizazz "Fireworks" makes the entire scene and I didn't feel it needed more embellishment, other than the clear block birthday stamp by Inkadinkado stamped onto some gold wrapping paper for shine! 
Now...I do have a special surprise for all of my new "friends" here, and so that previous visitors don't feel neglected, I will also post this notice on the Forum as well.   I hadn't really planned to offer any blog candy as this is a first for me, but  in reading all the comments about my little fairy card, I decided to do something for all my visitors.  The Inkadinkado "Beautiful Fairies" clear stamp set consists of four fairy images as shown below on one sheet, and I am offering five of these fairy image sheets to one lucky person who leaves a comment on my blog, once or more this weekend.   A random pick winner will be made after 11 P.M. EST on Wednesday, July 7th.  So, if you really really liked the fairy image, hope to see you back here again and again! 
I hope everyone will enjoy some of the wonderful fireworks that fill the skies (and our TV's) around our great country this weekend.  Also, stop by the Forum's blog discussion on Opening Ceremonies to learn about our National Anthem.  Afterwards, continue your journey on this OWH Stars and Stamps blog tour by clicking  here.   Have a wonderful Independence Day!

Dolores~~

37 comments:

Jeanne said...

That's so sweet of you to offer the image sheets! The firework card is great. Have a happy fourth!

Rhonda said...

I'm glad that you've joined the blog tour. I've enjoyed all that you have blogged and am anxious to see what is to come!

Sandy said...

Congratulations on your first blog hop! Very nice card - and happy birthday to dd's significant other!

Sandy said...

Happy birthday Brian!! You need to email him this link, Mom! :)

Kim G said...

Love your fireworks card!

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Wonderful cards Dolores. I love the fairy card [I have a soft spot for fairies]and the fireworks card [Happy Birthday to Brian]. How kind of you to offer the image sheets. Thanks and Happy 4th!

Ola said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Happy 4th of July!!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

...Darlene said...

Dolores,
Thank you for sharing again you card. Brian should be pleased.

debb said...

Wonderful card and generous candy! TFS! Happy 4th!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Delores, you have a wonderful blog here and I'm so happy you decided to start one! We're practically neighbors! Your cards are beautiful and you're very generous to share with your readers! Happy July 4th!

Melanie Holzwarth said...

Oh Dolores, your card is wonderful, I always struggle with how to use those type of papers, of course, putting them on a card front would be too easy of a solution (grins). You did a wonderful job! Happy July 4th!
Melanie
Scrappily Ever After Blog

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card! I love the fireworks.

Have a safe & happy July 4th week end!

Please stop by my blog and sign up to win my blog candy.

Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

What a festive card--love it!

Erica said...

Cute card. Smart idea to stamp on wrapping paper. I will have to try that.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Delores, Happy 4th of July! Another great card, I like the idea of stamping on the wrapping paper. I've saved a few wrinkled pieces off gifts at Christmas and reused it for paper but never stamped on it, hmmm, good idea! Thanks for offering your blog candy, those fairies are really cute!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Doloris, love that paper!

Your blog candy is great. I would love to win these for myself, my granddaughter and a good friend I need to make a "goody box" for -- she loves fairies. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Have a great 4th and tell Brian Happy Birthday!

JustYolie said...

Wonderful card and great use of wrapping paper! Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy...love fairies

Happy 4th!

Bev E said...

Great card and love hearing about Brian. Happy Birthday Brian. Happy 4th to everyone else.

Noelle's Corner said...

I love the pic of the fireworks. I wasn't able to see the fireworks at the racetrack last night so these made me remember there's still time and a lot of people have great cards with wonderful fireworks.

Robin said...

wonderful card Dolores
I'm so glad you started your blog to share them all
have a Happy 4th!

treesawardincrafts said...

I am contestant #67 on this fabulous tour for such a good cause. Please stop by my blog and sign up to win my blog candy that I Did It Creations is sponsoring for the tour. Hugs Teresa xxx

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, I love your card. The fireworks are a great touch. TFS.

Shirley said...

Delores, love that you've started a blog. I think Sandy is responsible for a lot of us bloggers out there. I love Brian's birthday card and how generous with the blog candy. Thank you and look forward to following your blog.

grandmalee said...

Another wonderful card Mom! I really like to make cards that can be used for more than one purpose like you did here. I'm glad you were able to make the D.C. tours with Brian. I've made tons of trips there for political reasons, but always tried to play the tourist while I was there. There's never enough time to see all of the wonderful sites there! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments. You said you couldn't find me on the list, but I'm #62. You're so kind to offer these wonderful fairies as blog candy for your first time out! Have a great 4th!

Lorraine said...

Hi to my Big Sis . . .I'm impressed with you starting a Blog -- Something I can't imagine ever doing!
And, although I love that you're doing the cards for our "Heroes" as well as awesome cards for your family members' birthdays and such (George loved his! -- and the fireworks one for Brian's birthday is also great) I am anxious to see you "display" some of your terrific art work on your blog. Card making is definitely an artistic talent -- but your actual paintings, whether large or miniature, realistic or abstract are so fantastic, I can't wait to hear what your blog followers have to say about them!! Love from your proud sister in Pennsylvania . . .
P.S. What's a URL? (I am not a savvy blogger!)

Caro said...

I saw your card on the main page and loved it! What a wonderful story behind it.. we love fireworks but Rio the 11-year old wonder dog isn't a fan so even though it's his birthday this weekend, it's not his favorite day

Carolyn Sharkas said...

What a gorgeous card! I am looking forward to watching some fireworks tonight. Happy 4th.

Jackie L Watson said...

Awesome card, love the way the colors make you think you are there. Thanks for sharing and giving me a chance for your blog candy

loyaz1 said...

I love your picture of fireworks. We will have some just a few mile away so should be able to see them clearly. What fun!
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Susan said...

Pretty card, lovely candy!!

Happy 4th! :)

Susan

Meg Bean said...

Great card and blog! Can't wait to see what else you make!! Happy 4th of July!

Jamie said...

what a fun card for a birthday! I really like how you stamped on wrapping paper, I'd have never thought to do that.

and I have to say, it's really awesome of you go give a way some fairy images. I <3 Fairies! :)

Erika said...

Great card!

BJ said...

Wonderful card!

rstuck2003 said...

gorgeous card, thank you for sharing and for the chance at blog candy

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I have this paper, and I love what you did with yours. Thanks for a chance to win your blog candy. I have been wanting some new images to color.

Sharanda said...

Great card!! That pp is awesome! TFS :)