Friday, July 1, 2016

Stamp Off Patriotic Tree

I hope that you have been checking in on Fridays,
and enjoy our challenges as much as Buffy, Susan and I do!



The challenge for today was a "no-brainer", given that this
is July 4th weekend.  We are pleased and proud to offer
 a patriotic challenge.  I am so grateful to those 
who protect our country, including the military, police,
fire fighters and others who provide security, that we might
enjoy the freedoms that we hold dear.

I don't know what it is.  Perhaps because I have been trying
to diet lately, thoughts of food are an undercurrent in my
brain.  I couldn't get the "American as apple pie" worm
out of my head.  I'd been wanting to do a Swirly Scribbles
Thinlits (p 194) tree for a while.  This card uses a number
of other products, including:
Tree Trunk:  Thoughts and Prayers set on page 52
"Celebrate" sentiment:  Celebrate Today set on page 18
Apples:  Tree Builder Punch on page 188.  I added a couple of glimmer paper apples, to add some sparkle.

Please enjoy a safe and relaxing July 4th holiday!

So now that you've seen my patriotic sample, please hop
over to see the inspirational projects offered by
Susan and Buffy.

3 comments:

Buffy said...

This is so clever, Jackie! I love that you incorporated the "apple pie" aspect of Americana as well. Cute!! Have a fabulous weekend!

Susan Horr said...

I love your apple tree, Jackie! It is so cute. Plus you have the right amount of sparkle to celebrate the holiday!

Deborah said...

This is fabulous, Jackie! I love the apple tree, and of course everyone knows about 'American as apple pie'. Such a cute card - I hope you have a fabulous 4th - from here on Canada Day! :)