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.


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! :)