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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Sarah and America


One of my dear friend's birthday is the 4th of July and for many years, we attended an event sponsored by mutual friends/associates who had a big "backyard" party that included bona fide fireworks (as in really up in the air displays). This celebration is now only memories from the past but I remind Sarah of this July 4th celebration and her birthday with this card. I used the same sketch from a recent House Mouse challenge to make easy work of this 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 card. The image is actually a Christmas stamp and I changed the snowflakes floating down on the mice into fireworks with Art Institute Glitter and now, the mice trio, with the little drummer, certainly appear to be independence singers. The perfect background came from a DCWV tablet, and the flag was composed from a sizzix die. Coloring with prisma markers. This House Mouse design is also posted here in honor of another's birthday. America -- she is on the design team for the House Mouse challenge -- please go visit her and wish her a happy birthday too! I had to delay the posting of this card because I didn't want Sarah to see it before I hand delivered it to her yesterday. And, by the way, the hand delivery was well-rewarded with a housefull of Sarah's family and friends and a goodly amount of food and birthday cake. Happy Birthday USA, Sarah, and America!

9 comments:

Saskia said...

Lovely card!!

Saskia :)

coldwaters2 said...

Oh how wonderful this card is and the sentiment behind it's creation you have done a splendid job with this one the image is fab and is perfect for the occasion love it and I bet Sarah did as well.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Great card, and I bet your friend just loved it, and her guest gave it alot of attention too. Very nice.

Lorraine A said...

Fantastic !! What a gorgeous crad and the way you converted a christmas card into a celebration on is brilliant ! So clever !! Perfect papers and everything !!

Lorraine x x

TeresaW said...

This is such a nice card. I can see why you used the sketch twice, it's a good one.

Sarah Shew said...

I love the card - and I love you for going to all the effort to create such a special memory. It was a great birthday. Thank you!!

Becky Elfert said...

I never would have guessed that was a Christmas stamp. It's a beautiful card. TFS

America said...

OHMYGOODNESS, I really LOVE THIS patriotic and creative card!!! What a great tribute!! Thank you sooo much for thinking of us bday people and our country! :) You are seriously sweet!!! And a huge inspiration with your brilliant creativity. :)

Sandra1968 said...

A great card!