Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!!


I made this banner because I got the wonderful American Made Collection by My Mind's Eye in the mail and had to make something for this holiday!

The thing I loved about this collection is that while I was going through it, I was imagining boy cards, man cards, shorts on paper dolls, quilted patterns, and many more. This is not just for this holiday, it's a great pack of papers for all kinds of cards!

You can click on the banner picture to make it larger. :) 


This also qualifies for the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge - to make a project for the 4th of July!
I also just realized that this qualifies for the Off the Wall Craftiness Challege here:

red, white, and some kind of blue

This is what we have been doing so far this weekend! An oak tree fell down in my grandmother's yard (no damage thank goodness) and we have been splitting a QUARTER of the wood that fell and was brought over! It took 4.5 hours over two days of at least 4 people splitting and stacking. Two of those woodpiles were there, but we built the other 3.5! This is 6 year old Dante under very close supervision learning how to use the splitter - and loving it!

After a hard day's work..

Then we went to Sardine Factory for some Abalone Bisque and then to Spanish Bay (the place where Hans proposed!) to listen to the bagpipers and watch the sunset! It was such a lovely evening!

Today we will be going downtown to get some ribs and deep-fried artichoke hearts (my nemesis). I hope you have something super fun planned!



artfuldelight said...

Awesome banner Court!!! Those pictures are great. Looks like you are having a wonderful weekend!! Enjoy the day!!

bonnie said...

Oh this is so gorgeous it! :) Hugs x

Kate said...

Awesome Banner. Thank your pictures. I could tell you had a really nice weekend. TFS

Happy 4th

Maureen Reiss said...

Love your banner!! Great pics!!

June Houck said...

Your banner is gorgeous…lot's of love put into making that! Lots of manual labor chopping all that wood, but no doubt memories to last a lifetime for you all and Dante. Mmmmmm ribs….mmmmmm artichoke…


Nancy said...

Your banner is terrific! Looks like your family is having a wonderful weekend too!

Emily said...

Whew, looks like a busy weekend! Your banner turned out great :) Happy 4th!

joeygirl86 said...

Awesome banner! BTW I just saw that you are the guest DT for MME and I wanted to say a BIG congrats to you! That's so exciting! Can't wait to see what you make! :)

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Super cool banner!!! Great pictures

Carissa said...

Beautiful banner. Love the details.

gshrader said...

Great banner! And wow that is a lot of wood to cut!!!!

Cristi said...

Girl your banner is breath takingly beautiful! I hope your 4th was extra special!
Big hugs

Lezlye said...

Great Job on the banner court! Looks like you worked very hard in your Grandma's yard. Trying to catch up after a week of no computer or paper crafting!

~Tammy~ said...

Court this is fantastic! Love this so much and so happy you shared it with us at OTWC! Thanks for playing along!