Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July

Today we (in the US) are celebrating Independence Day, so what better time to bring on the stars and stripes and glitter!!!!  So HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

We all know how difficult glitter can be to photograph, and I had to shoot this card more than once to get it to show off the sparkle......*grin*  A very simple card using die cuts, double sided tape and of course glitter.

I hope all those who are celebrating today do so in a safe way.  Our little town does it's fireworks on the 3rd, due to a lack of pyrotechnics in this area.  Bakersfield is so close, and so much larger they get the pyrotechnics for the 4th.......even though many people will drive to Shafter to see our fireworks....cause they are free.  They used to have them down on the high school football field.....when Shafter was just a wee lass of a town.  Now they have a designated field, and just block off all the roads around safety you know!  The HS football field and the newer designated field are only 1/2 mile from our house, so we stopped "going" to the fireworks a LONG time ago.....and just watch from the front yard.

Now the past couple of years we have been over at the beach, and last night I went out to the front yard to watch.......and what do ya know........the neighbors tree has really problem I just moved over to the driveway.  I did keep coming back into the house to cool was mighty hot yesterday and the clouds really make it humid....and even at 9 P.M. it only took a few minutes to become ringing wet............awwwww.......summer in the San Joaquin Valley!!

Tonight we will be with family and friends for the traditional BBQ and swim, then the little ones will get to do their fireworks......with all the Dads' help. Hope you have a fantastic 4th!!

To help celebrated I am entering this card in the Dies R Us challenge 28 Stars and Stripes

Grab our Badge!

And Seize the Birthday: Red White and Blue challenge

So now I am off to get some BBQ meatballs in the crockpot for the party darn HOT to turn the stove on......only 101' (F) with a partly cloudy sky.   Don't gasp yet.....last Wednesday is was 103" and it sprinkled all day long!! gasp!!!

Thanks for stopping by
Inky Hugs


  1. Absolutely AWESOME Krisha! Happy 4th of July to you & yours! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘STARS & STRIPES’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  2. Love your red, white & blue birthday card. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.
    Happy 4th of July.

  3. What great stars and stripes! Love everything about this! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

  4. Hope you had a happy and safe 4th of July!

    I'm enjoying seeing Rachel and Hannah's SOC entries and commenting, too. I was hoping they wouldn't keep asking who the corny lady was who keeps writing to them, LOL!

  5. Love the clean lines and your sparkly stars! So glad you joined us at Seize the Birthday! Have a wonderful day!

  6. Love it! Perfect CAS card. Thanks so much for joining the Dies R Us Stars & Stripes Challenge!