Monday, July 9, 2012

4th of July Revisited

My daughter, Laura, and her beautiful little Olivia.  Don't you love the sun bonnet?  I made that for her. 
I know that most of the country has been plagued by hot, hot temperatures, and Minnesota and Wisconsin have been no exception.  Call me crazy, but I did head up to our trailer in Wisconsin for the 4th of July, and through the weekend.  The 4th was so crazy hot that we all sat inside our trailers with the air conditioners on, and prayed that we would not lose power.  It was so miserable that we barely went outside except to observe our little campground parade.  It was a pathetic turnout, but we were thankful for the brave hearts that decorated there vehicles and gave us a little parade.  They tossed their candy at us, and one family tossed out IceePops, which we consumed while we waited for them to circle around the campgrounds and come back for a second time.  Our little granddaughter, Olivia who turned 6 months this week, got her first taste of IceePop, and did not want to give it up.


 

That's our little trailer tucked back in the woods.
It was so hot after this little parade that we all retreated back to our air conditioners, and I pulled out the craft supplies.  I brought a big load of stuff, expecting that I might have to spend some time cooped up inside.  So, the holiday was a creative day. 
Three cheers for the red, white, and blue, and hip hip hooray!  This little card was made with the Happy You stamp set, which is a hostess set in the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  I love these little stamps, and someday I just feel like doing a little coloring, and this one was very little.  The pinwheels have just a touch of Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Pink, and Midnight Muse color added.  The paper is from retired Cheerful Treat.    I was reading somebody's blog a few days ago, and she said that she was using a retired paper, and she told the story about how when she got the paper she was very excited.  I knew that it was so beautiful that she wanted to save it for a very special project, one deserving of this special paper.  She hung on to it for the whole year, and realized that the paper was being retired, and she still had not even opened the paper, let alone used any.  I knew just how she felt.  I have paper in my stash that I have hung on to for years!  Especially scrapbook paper, which I bought because I knew that it would fit a certain occasion that I had taken photos of, and I still have not got around to scrapbooking that occasion, or forgot about the paper.  So, here I am breaking open the stash of paper, and I am going to be using it this week, retired or not.  I bet some of my friends have this paper in their stash too. 
Hope you enjoy this little card, and come back to see what else I made this week. 







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