Sunday, July 1, 2012

Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop (Day 1)

Welcome to the Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop, which is a 2-day hop (July 2-3) with a new project each day (so make sure you return tomorrow for more inspiration).  Our hop hostess, Lisa, has set up a terrific line-up of talented paper crafters so grab a cup of coffee, tea, or whatever, and join in the fun as we celebrate our Fourth of July in paper crafting style.

Here’s the blog stops in case you get sidetracked:
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey ~

Let's continue the fireworks!!!

Mama LoveBug aka Pam of LoveBug Creations would like to share a pocket card today as a way of saying thank you to our USA traditions, history, and people who make this country THE BEST!!  I dipped into my arsenal of crafty things and designed this card with several symbols of our freedom in mind:

*Our wonderful Lady Liberty who was the first welcoming sight to many immigrants as they entered the US seeking refuge and a new way of life. 
*Our US flag – may it continue to fly over our country to demonstrate to the world that we are a nation based on liberty and equality. (see how I used this tomorrow)
*Our colors – red, white, and blue – these colors don’t run from the face of tyranny.

Here she is - "Simply Betty Lady Liberty Pocket Card"

I used the digi stamp from Simply Betty Stamps, which I colored with watercolor pencils, gel pens, and Stickles - love them!!  The sentiments were from Close to My Heart and Pink By Design - God Bless the USA and You Make A Difference In The Life Of Our Country.  The paper was from my stash - various companies.  The pin with Let Freedom Ring was an embellie I bought at Archivers and the red metal dots I found in my glitter stash.

This is a close-up of the card base and the insert.

I had lots of fun designing this card and you could do it too..........remember, no matter how you piece your paper, have fun with it............BEFORE you go, I'd love you to take the time and become a LBC fan and/or leave a comment.  Thank you so much for hopping by.........cyberhugs.........Mama LoveBug!!

Your next stop is Michele ~ 



Ellen Jarvis said...

What a beautiful card! There is so much meaning behind it and talent too! WOW!!!

Ellen - CardMonkey

Mandee Gillen said...

such a great idea using a pocket card. love it:)
you did amazing, lots of work into this card, you ooze talent.
{love love}
Scrappin Madge

Michele from MS said...

Hi Pamela! She is just precious! I love how he stickles bring our images to life! The background paper is fabulous and I love the overall design of this pocket card. Thanks so much for sharing!

Miranda said...

Beautiful! What a great card! The coloring is amazing! TFS
Miranda :)

Maria Matter said...

Wow, this screams Celebration!! LOVE your pocket card Pam!!
hugs & blessings

Lady Fair said...

Cute pocket card, love your coloring - so adorable. I have to make one of these. :)


Lovebug Creations said...

I am in awe! This pocket card turned out fabulous, Mom!!!! I almost think its my favorite one you've made! WOW! I can't wait to see what you've got in store for tomorrow!!!


Charo said...

That bunting is so cute! I love your explanation also, Thank you!

Tahi said...

What a cute card... love the Betty Stamp :) TFS

Jessi said...

great job, its been fun hopping with you!

Ashley Nicole said...

How cute! Love the pattern paper and the image is super cute.

Daisylove Creations said...

Absolutely beautiful card, that image is adorable!! Love all the details and the stickles too! Great to be in this hop with
you :0)

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Oh lala, look at her. She's just so gorgeous. Beautiful card. Thanks for posting this one.