Monday, July 4, 2011

Summer FUN on the 4th!...

Hey, everyone!

HAPPY 4th of July!
I am a little sad we are already into this month as July 1st marked exactly ONE MONTH left til the 1st day of school.  This summer is FLYING by, and since it's my favorite time of year, it's a bit bittersweet.

However, we will NOT let that get us down as we still are planning on enjoying EVERY last minute of SUMMER!

That being said, I made a card to echo my sentiment using The Greeting Farm's new "SUMMER FUN" set, featuring Oliver and Amelia...they are SO cute!  It's MYSTERY MONDAY over on the Farm Fresh  Challenge Blog and we are CASE'ing THIS card by former Farmer, Melyssa Connolly!  Here is my card:

The Cosmo Cricket "Salt Air" 6x6 stack was perfect for this card, don't you think?...and hey, now that I know that Helmar Premium Craft Glue also doubles as some glossy effects, I used it on the swim mask again ;)  Had to!  Well, we are off to the pool, actually, just like little Oliver here, but be sure to visit the Farm Fresh Challenge blog and the blogs of the Challenge DT too!

Thanks everyone...and ENJOY the holiday...while remembering that Freedom isn't FREE.  Thanks to ALL our service people, the men and women who sacrifice so much, and their families too.  I read a quote that my sister's boyfriend posted the other day that really resonated with me:

"The American flag does not fly because the wind moves past it. The American flag flies from the last breath of each military member who has died protecting it. American service members don't fight because they hate what's in front of them...they fight because they love what's BEHIND them..."



Sparkle said...

Such a darling card!

margie c said...

Oliver is such a cutie! and I love these bright papers too!
Happy 4th to you and your family! Enjoy :)
hugs, margie

gobeagirl said...

Hi Jessica.
Happy 4th of July to you as well. I love the quoate that you have posted. It is just PERFECT! Love it. I also think this is just the cutest card. I am so loveing all the O&A stamps. I still need to catche up on them. lol... For now, I can not wait for the new set & other stamps to get here. Hugs, Lisa

Julie said...

Happy 4th of July!! :)

I wanna come spend the rest of the summer with you. ;) I bet we would have a blast.

Love your card...the colors are gorgeous!!

kris said...

Such a cute card Jess! Love the colors, very summer-ish and Oliver is screaming FUN!!! Happy 4th!

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Kelly Schelske said...

Super, super cute!

Happy 4th of July!!

Kerry said...

What a CUTIE!!! I just want to hug him. :) Awesome card and happy 4th of July Jess! <3

Emma said...

Awww he is just super Cute Jess, makes me wish it was Summer here! I love the colors you have used they are just Perfect together! Hope you guys have had a Lovely 4th of July weekend!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

ACK! How CUTE is he? LOVE him Jess!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

TOTALLY cute, and adorable!!