Happy Independence Day!

Today we’re celebrating Independence Day here in the United States.  This has always been my favorite holiday.  Even though I missed out on the fireworks last night (DD goes to bed long before they start…), I could still hear them off in the distance.  Today is the official holiday, so we’re spending the day as a family before my parents arrive for the weekend!

I had to make another patriotic card and found inspiration for the layout over at the Muse Card Club challenge.  This week’s muse is Jennifer Wills, one of the sweetest, most selfless women I know!  She’s been visiting my blog for a very long time now and I love her comments and support!  Plus, she’s a part of the CASology design team!  Seeing her work, it’s no wonder one of her cards is the inspiration for this week’s challenge.

I loved that she created a scene within a circle and used simple layers to add dimension!  Her card is a beach scene, but I created a little 4th of July fireworks scene since that’s what was on my mind!

This is me in years gone by, enjoying the fireworks display.  In a few more years, it will be DD.  The fireworks image is actually a flower from SU’s retired Betsy’s Blossoms set!  I’d had the thought before that I should use it for fireworks, but never did.  I guess this year it was time to give it a go!  I’m absolutely loving Mama Elephant stamps and dies right now!  Their recent new release about did me in!

I am also joining in the Anything Goes challenge over at The Pink Elephant

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We’ll be digging out the sparklers here at home this evening.  DD has to celebrate earlier than the rest of us since she’s too little to really enjoy the after dark festivities.  At least she doesn’t mind her mother dressing her up for a little bit!

Have a fabulous Friday!




  • Lynn Posted Friday, 07/04/2014 11:40 am

    Oh your daughter is so adorable. Love her all decked out in red, white and blue. Your card is so sweet Melissa.

  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Friday, 07/04/2014 1:19 pm

    That blossom works so well as fireworks! Happy 4th! Thanks for joining us at Muse!

  • Deepti Posted Friday, 07/04/2014 1:32 pm

    Awwww this is so cute and clever at the same time, how brilliant it is to use flower for fireworks !

  • Lisa Posted Friday, 07/04/2014 4:37 pm

    Oh my goodness she is the sweetest little pumpkin Melissa, love the patriotic outfit!! DARLING card too, love your “fireworks”!

  • Tenia Nelson Posted Friday, 07/04/2014 4:54 pm

    Oh my goodness!! You DD is getting soooooo big!!! Super cute card too!! Happy 4th!!

  • Lilian YF Posted Friday, 07/04/2014 8:52 pm

    Nice “fireworks”! DD is so cute! =)

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Saturday, 07/05/2014 3:38 am

    Melissa I just love your card, your design is so fantastic! I have to say that your little girl is just the most adorable though, and once again stole the show on your blog post!

  • Erika Posted Saturday, 07/05/2014 10:55 am

    Very cute card and I love your creative idea on how to make the fireworks!

  • sue t. Posted Saturday, 07/05/2014 12:37 pm

    ahhhhhh what a clever card!! Love the flowerworks!!

  • icardeveryone01 Posted Saturday, 07/05/2014 2:22 pm

    Oh my gosh, I do love that little ME girl!!! She's almost as adorable as DD =]

  • Karen M Posted Sunday, 07/06/2014 2:04 am

    Love your cute clever card and little DD is adorable too:) xx

  • Nance E Salkeld Posted Monday, 07/07/2014 5:15 am

    Very creative card. I thought those were flowers before I read on! Great idea. I enjoyed perusing your blog too. Love your photography and cards. Your daughter is beautiful! Thanks for sharing at The Pink Elephant Challenge for Anything Goes! Come back and play again! Nance, DT

  • Kristie Goulet Posted Monday, 07/07/2014 2:41 pm

    Very creative card! Your DD is so adorable!

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