Sunday, July 4, 2010

Home of the Free

I hope you are all having a wonderful 4th of July!  Here's a very moving song that reminds me of how blessed we are in this country:  There She Stands

We had our 4th of July celebration yesterday, and I am glad because it has been cloudy and rainy today.  We had a grand time out in the boat and took it up the Mississippi River.  Oh how fun!  Loads of sun, lots of laugh - especially on the way back down the river when we all got drenched from the waves several times over!!  I used a sketch from Let's Scrap to capture some of the memories.  My layout also fit Sharon's Recipe Challenge and Christy's Technique Challenge over at sketches4all and the Frosted Designs challenge.

I kept with the red, white, and blue theme of the layout and used red, white, and blue papers:



The patterned paper is Reminisce and the cardstock is CTMH.  The ribbon, brads, and waxy flax is also CTMH.  The buttons are from Dress it Up, and I used Slice cards (Basics 1 and Holiday Words) to cut the stars and phrase.

3 comments:

Kim said...

Well, what is not to love about this one! You have the home of the free, the land of the brave, and family you cherish! I love how you captured the spirit of your incredible day in this 2 page layout. Your photos are terrific adn love, love, LOVE the big star!!!!! happy July 4 today....we celebrate last night with fireworks and the big cookout today.
Blessings,
Kim xXx

CraftyGirl said...

Brenda... WOW!! This is the perfect 4th of July LO!! You have all the colors and stars and stripes and your photos show what a fabulous time you had!! I love the way you put the names right on the photos... great idea!! Hope you had a great 4th!! By the way... this qualifies for this weeks red, white, and blue challenge over at Frosted Designs if you wanted to enter it!!

Barb :)

Diana said...

WOW!!! This is great. like Kim said, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave and your family to share, nothing is better than that. I love the design. Great photos. Thanks for playing with us at FD.