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Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Just a short note to say hello and hoping everyone has a wonderful, safe and fun holiday weekend!  I have made a few 4th of July cards and thought I would share them with you along with a poem I found. Happy 4th of July!



It Is You

Author: Mac McGovern
A symbol of respect, pride, and strength,
not to be ruffled, wadded, or soiled,
to be folded, unfurled, raised for all to see,
as in going into battle resounding victory.

Not to be tattered, torn, or burned in effigy,
rather a symbol of hope to those in bondage,
of hate for those who seek to enslave,
of patriotism to those who guard fiercely,
enshrined with those who died for liberty,
entrusted to each generation to decide its fate,
to be the most loved or most hated,
to be seen in every city, state, and on foreign soil,
wherever seen, America is found.

No other symbol rises above or would be allowed,
representing freedom, recognized the world round,
a powerful adversary to an enemy
a gentle giant to those who are represented.

A symbol of red and white,
with fifty shining stars on a field of blue,
call it a flag,
in reality it is you.
Let us remember those that have served, are serving and have lost their lives while serving our country. May the wonderful service men, women and their families be honored today and every day for the commitment, honor, courage and sacrifices they have given to us.
God Bless the USA!

14 comments:

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Totally awesome card creations...love them all. You did such a fantastic job. ~Shen

Linda said...

Very nice! You chose great papers for these!

Janet Bernasconi said...

What a pretty blog you have! Love the 4th of July cards and the sweet poem. I truly honor all the heroes. Have a great 4th of July! And thanks for being such a good neighbor in my Cityville..lol
Hugs,
Janet Bernasconi
Janet's Creative Pillows
www.janetscreativepillows.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

nice cards!

GabyCreates.com said...

Very nice cards! Thanks for posting that Poem! and for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comment... your newest follower !Gaby

Heather Sipes said...

Beautiful! I just became a follower - thanks for visiting my bog : )

Alishia said...

Happy 4th Of July to you!!

Gill McCall said...

Hi Melissa - such fabby projects. TFS. i am now a follower on your blog - thanks for the comments on my blog - on the "For love of pink hop" you said you didnt realise i took my images from cds. Well actually i dont all the time - i am a stamper and i use stamps and digi stamps 99% of the time but for some of my pink day projects i used a cd as they had the candytuft fairy image on them. You also asked on the "house mouse" post about what techniques i used to colour my image - i have that written in my posting but ive copied it here for you "I have coloured the stamped image with Copic Markers and added glitter to the water. I have then added Kuretake "hint of stellar glitter pens" around the edges of the flowers so theres a very subtle hint of glitter to them - this shows up more clearly on the third close up photo. " hope that helps.

~Tammy~ said...

Love the papers for these wonderful patriotic creations!

Angela Fehr said...

Thanks for visiting my site and the gel-a-tins blog hop today! Love your 4th of July projects - you have a flair for colour and design!

Shelly said...

You have some great cards! And congrats on your award! Thank you for checking out my blog as well. Look forward to seeing more of your work :)

Laura Pryor said...

Love your patriotic cards!

Lynn said...

neat patriotic cards!

Becky Conley said...

I'm now a follower! :o) thanks for checking out my blog too. Great card!