Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Birthday America

I'm really celebrating this 4th of July by joining in on the OWH blog tour with my SECOND post in this new blog of mine....a totally new experience for me. 
Since we're celebrating America's birthday, the theme is, of course, a birthday card.   I was thinking about that last week on June 25th....my half-birthday!
Friends have often told me I should celebrate that day instead of December 25th as it seems to get lost with everyone else celebrating Christmas.  Yet, my family and close friends always seem to specially remember me that day, so
I've not been "cheated" as one might think.  But today, for starters, I'll show you the birthday card it inspired me to make that will be going into my next package of OWH cards soon.
This image is from Inkadinkado's clear stamp set "Beautiful Fairies" that I recently added to my beginner's collection as I couldn't resist it, and I think the "make a wish sentiment" suits my June 25th half-birthday!  (Does anyone else out there celebrate a half-birthday?  I know my granddaughters always did, and at my age, I should just be forgetting them!)

Moving on.... I did make a  card for the previous Midweek Throwdown - gettin Digi with it! that was sponsored by Tracie at The Stamping Boutique, and am just getting around to uploading it now, since it's the patriotic theme
for a hero looking forward to returning home soon.
I'll sign off with this for now, but hope you'll return again this weekend to see the  patriotic birthday card that I made for a special young man, and to read my little story about him.  I'm now looking forward to visiting some of you on this blog tour during the next few days.  Happy 4th of July to all.
Dolores

40 comments:

CowtownCrafter said...

Very cute cards!!!

JustYolie said...

Beautiful cards. I have never celebrated half birthdays, but that is the most wonderful idea!!

Paula said...

Wonderful cards Dolores! I think it's totally fantastic that you've decided to blog and share your creativity with the OWH card makers. Have a great 4th of July!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Delores, welcome to blog land!! I'm so glad you decided to start your own blog, I know Sandy is thrilled! I enjoyed reading about you when you were the featured card maker not too long ago on the OWH blog. Your cards are beautiful!

Noelle's Corner said...

I like that the greeting is different, because so many say HAPPY BIRTHDAY. It gets boring after awhile.

Ginger said...

cute cards, have a great 4 th

Sherry Hickey said...

Your cards are so beautiful! Happy 4th!

Brenda said...

Great cards. I like the patriotic one, but the fairy stole the show!

Can't wait to see your other creations!

Jackie L Watson said...

Delores, welcome to the blogging world. Your card is cute, and adorable. Happy 4th of July

Nancy Keller said...

Wow, great cards! I do really love that fairy. :) She is so cute!!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, these are great. TFS.

Sandy said...

Love your fairy - she is so cute! And the design is really nice and clean. Well done! Nice patriotic card too! Tracey said she wasn't sure if anyone would ever use that image (everyone always picks others in the set) and I told her I'd get to it soon - you beat me to it! :)

2MuchFun said...

Beautiful cards!

stampershirley said...

I am going to celebrate my half-birthday too ... no special reason other than I want to, but that's okay too. Thanx for sharing the idea and your cards.

Judianne said...

Awesome card. I now have to buy this stamp. Love it.

Marianne said...

Dolores,
I am so glad you started your blog or we would have missed your wonderful cards. Happy half birthday to you. At least you aren't 234 like our country.

Wendy said...

Congratulations on starting a blog. You ROCK! Love the fairie card. Any little girl would love to receive that from her parent!

Rufus said...

Happy 1/2 Birthday! I'm glad that you started to make cards due to your daughter's influence. BTW, your daughter is an incredible person, not that I need to tell YOU that! Anyhow, like both your cards. Happy 4th!
R/

HalfDozen said...

Both cards look great! Welcome to Blogger :)

grandmalee said...

Great work on these gorgeous cards! I just adore the colors and fabulous layouts on both of the cards! I think the fairy is my favorite...she's adorable! Looking forward to seeing more cards from you as well as joining in the blog hops!

rstuck2003 said...

Love your cards...thanks for sharing.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

I love your cards. Happy 4th and half-birthday.

Ola said...

Beautiful cards... I love the fairy, she's gorgeous!

Happy 4th of July!!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous cards! Thank you for sharing. I really love the fairy. Congrats on getting your new blog up and running. Can't wait to see more of your work.

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/

helloholley said...

Beautiful cards,welcome to the blogging world....you will love it!! You do lovely work!! Happy 1/2 birthday!!! LOL!!!

Erika said...

Great cards!

...Darlene said...

I like the cute fairy. I also like the background you used on the digi stamp plane.

I am glad you are finding time to create. It keeps me sane! Happy half birthday!

Jeanne said...

Cute cards! I love the fairy. I also think it's totally fine to celebrate a half birthday. My boyfriend's birthday is my half birthday so he always takes me out for both instead of me having to take him out! It works perfectly. :o)

Deloris said...

Love your fairy card. It's adorable.

Happy 4th!

Lone Pine Designs said...

Both cards are lovely! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Julie said...

Very cute cards! Have a happy 4th!

debb said...

Wonderful cards!!!! Happy 4th

loyaz said...

Happy new blog - you're off to a great start. Keep up the good work.
Hugs
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

SuzAnn said...

Great job on the blog! I'm so impressed by both it and your cards. Happy 4th!

Sandy said...

Beautiful cards and Happy 1/2 Birthday!

Shirley said...

Delores, what absolutely beautiful cards. I agree celebrate the half birthday.

Purple Card Lady said...

Delores, beautiful cards and images. TFS

Noelle's Corner said...

Still love the cards. Right now my grandparents' dog is trying to endure the fireworks. They really freak her out.

Jamie said...

cute cards! I'm particularly fond of the fairy card, as I'm slightly obsessed with fairies AND the color pink :)

welcome to the blogging world btw!

Christine said...

super cute cards and welcome to the blog world - i am new to it too. love the fairies and have been "eyeing" that set... you might caused me to have to go out and buy it