Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy 4th of July!



Hi Everyone! Can you believe that it is July already! Where has the year gone! There is always a big celebration in my neighborhood for 4th of July. Everyone decorates the outside of their houses with American flags and red, white and blue buntings. There is also an annual neighborhood bike parade that my hubby and I participate in. We decorate our bike wheels with red, white and blue crepe paper. It is always a lot of fun. We live near the Los Alamitos Airbase, so they put on a air show and we get to see all sorts of planes overhead. My favorite part is when the paratroopers jump out of the planes. At night,  the sky becomes a frenzy of fireworks right above my house.  I look forward to it every year!

For my card, I used the very cute American Bow Tilda. I colored her using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I added Hero Arts Ultrafine Prisma Glitter to white stripes of the bow and Wink of Stella to the stars. For the fireworks background paper, I used Echo Park 4th of July Digital Papers. The white crocheted trim is from JoAnn's and the star ribbon is from my stash. For the little red star, I used some red glitter tape from the Dollar Tree that I applied to some red cardstock and then punched out.  For the "Happy 4th of July," I used Stampendous SSC216 Holiday Words Clear Stamp Set.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! For those of you who live in the USA, I hope you have a fun and safe 4th of July! For those of you who live outside of the USA, have a wonderful weekend!

Big Hugs,
Suzan

10 comments:

Cami said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love this Tilda and you have colored her beautifully. Have fun tomorrow as America celebrates the 4th of July.
Hugs,
Cami

Karen said...

I love this! Happy 4th of July!! : )

Barb Hardeman said...

Great job Suzan. Love the background. Happy 4th of July to you as well!

Barb said...

Darling, happy 4th !!!

Candy said...

Great card, Suzan :o)
Big Hugs,

Ellen said...

It has been a while...
Hope you had a great 4th ofJuly. Your card is very lovely!

Hugs, Ellen

Cathy Lee said...

Adorable, Suzan. I hope you had a wonderful 4th holiday!
Hugz,
Cath

Paper Tails said...

Gorgeous! Beautifully colored.....

Hugs,
Karen

4Him said...

This is such an adorable card Suzan. The parade sounds like fun! We used to host a parade in my neighborhood back in Illinois when I owned my preschool. All of the families would join in and my neighbors came out to join or cheer us on along the way.

Jill Norwood said...

Suzan this card is precious! You have such a wonderful design style! I love your coloring and attention to all the details! Beautiful!!!! Hugs - Jill