Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy Flag Day!

Yep, it's June 14, which is Flag Day. The only reason I remember that this is Flag Day is because one of my aunts has a birthday today. June's theme for the monthly card swap I'm in is patriotism, so last night I made my cards using some swapped images I've had in a drawer. I couldn't decide which Cuttlebug background I liked better, so I did half of them with one and half with the other. Here they are.

Patriotism reminds me of the 4th of July, which reminds me of my favorite fruit--watermelon! When I was pregnant with Joey, I used to cut a watermelon in half and eat that half in one sitting. Of course, that would keep me in the bathroom every 5 minutes for the next 4 hours because of all the water (as if pregnant women don't already pee every 5 minutes), but it was worth it. I never put salt on my watermelon, but I know lots of people who do.
A few details about this card--the scalloped squares were cut with the Accent Essentials cartridge on my Cricut, the ribbon is some of the small rolls that were on sale 2/$1 at Hobby Lobby last week, the image is one of the Stampendous Bees, and the background was made using a Cuttlebug folder (Traffic Jam & another one that I don't know the name of). Since I've had the images for a while, they were stamped with Stazon, meaning I couldn't Copics. I used my Stampin' Up markers instead. I glittered the salt shaker and salt with some glitter glue stuff I bought on after Christmas clearance at Hobby Lobby. Hopefully they'll go through the mail ok with the 3 knots. I guess I'll find out when I send them out.
I haven't finished my tests glass tests yet, but maybe tomorrow. We've been gone all day and will be leaving again in less than an hour, so I haven't gotten too much done at home today. I hope yall are having a great Flag Day. For those of you who have served or are serving in the military, I appreciate all you have done to make this a wonderful country where people can grow produce and sell it from the back of their pickup truck on the side of the road.


Aunt Pat said...

that watermelon sure looks good.

AndreaB said...

Love the picture of the bug & watermelon! They are great!

You should try out some stickles! HL is carrying them now, but they are sold as a set of 3 (they have 2 different packages to chose from). The Ranger Distress stickles are great as well. The deal with the distress stickles is that they have a matte finish where normal stickles have a shiny finish. Michael's carries distress stickles.

TTYS! Hope you had a great birthday Friday!

kc_froglady said...

this is really adorable! I love the glittery salt shaker :)