Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July with FMS143 + CQC248 + MFW Wonderful Words + Virginia's View #5



Today is a very special day for my family. After fifteen years enjoying the 4th of July celebrations, this is the first year will be doing it as American citizens! Our US journey began as a one, maybe two, year assignment for my husband in October 1999 and took on a few twists and turns we never anticipated.

There were so many factors that went into the decision to apply for citizenship, but the biggest surprise was how quickly things happened. I had a little heart attack when we received notice that our Naturalization Oath Ceremony was June 25, just two days before we were traveling to Canada for a wedding. Thankfully, we live near a State Department Passport Agency, who were able to expedite our new passports in 24 hours, allowing us to make the trip.

A few different challenges are combined to help create this card.



I pulled out PTI and MFT dies, along with a Paper Studio embossing folder and glitter paper to make the card. Does anyone out there recognize the Rummage magnetic stamp from Making Memories? This is one set that always makes it through any purges in my craft room.




Once again, my Wink of Stella came out and highlights the "happy" and "4" with a little glitter.

The design is based on the Freshly Made Sketch #143 and palette comes from Colour Q Challenge #248. I am also linking this card to the Moxie Fab World Wonderful Words Challenge and Virginia's View Challenge #5 Die Cut.



Thanks for stopping by and Happy 4th of July to all my American family & friends!

Jacquie


16 comments:

  1. Great card using the sketch and colors, Jacquie! Have a Happy 4th!

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  2. Congratulations on your Citizenship! Perfect way to celebrate today too!!! Happy dancing for you. Great card. Love the starry circle die and all the little glittery stars. Very cool. Bev

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  3. Congratulations on your Citizenship Jacquie! And what a wonderful card to celebrate! Thanks for joining us at colourQ and Freshly Made Sketches!

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  4. You've really gone all out on this one, Jacquie! Love your circle dies with so many lovely details, from the dry embossing to the star colors...So glad that you join the fun over Virginia's View Challenge! Happy July 4th!

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  5. Fantastic CAS design Jacquie - that emboss folder is just gorgeous...it needs to be in my stash. Now. Thanks for joining us at Colour Q!

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  6. Congrats in your citizenship!!! So wonderful! And your card is fantastic!!!!

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  7. Congrats to you!!! What a wonderful way to "celebrate" your citizenship! Love that star EF...I'll have to look around for that one to get for myself! So glad you played with us at the CQC and used our colors!

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  8. Congratulations on your citizenship! And what a perfect card to celebrate! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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  9. Congratulations!!! Such an exciting 4th of July for you indeed! Happy for you and love, love this card! Glad you shared with us this week at FMS!

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  10. Wow...a big congratulations to you! and what a wonderful card, so fun and very festive.

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  11. "Oh say can you see" one beautiful card in honor of one wonderful ceremony. Congrats, Jacquie.

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  12. Congratulations! How wonderful for you. Welcome to being citizens of the US. Love your card - how clean and festive it is!

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  13. Congratulations of your citizenship! A logn time coming. Fabulous card to celebrate. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the colourQ!

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  14. This card just simply made me shiver with Patriotism!! Love it, everything about it is AWESOME!!!

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