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!