July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July everyone! And Happy Birthday to my Josey Posey!! I am proud to be an American and love to celebrate our nation's independence by gathering with my friends and family for a day of fun and laughter.

I wanted to share a card with you today, inspired by all of my red, white and blue Papertrey goodies. I used Vintage Picnic to create a patriotic card that I'll display on our picnic table today.I stamped the basket and patriotic flag images onto PTI Kraft cardstock and colored them in with Copic Sketch markers. I stitched around the image, added some blue lace ribbon, a few white star brads and some glitter.
The bottom of my card is bursting with red, white and blue. I adorned it with Vintage Buttons tied with Rustic Cream Twine, Spring Rain gingham ribbon and cream ribbon was stitched onto my card with my sewing machine....that is intended to look like a waving flag. Sentiments are from Vintage Picnic and Let Freedom Ring.
My motto for this summer:
Look at these vintage picnic baskets.....the one on the left is tucked full of picnic goodies.....the one on the right is so patriotic.
I'd love to have one of these but don't know the source:
This is how a picnic should be......everything just effortlessly laid out on the table.
And very casual looking like this back porch table setting.Here's my back porch, showing a little patriotic pride.....A salvaged quilt from a garage sale for my table cloth....red, white and blue bunting....some flags....and a few of my vintage baskets.......
Not too big of a gathering this year, just some family....
......and good food, fun and fireworks.....
I hope you spend a wonderful day with your family and friends. Have a great weekend everyone!!!

23 comments:

yvette said...

Happy Birthday Josey and Mish have a wonderful 4th of July. Lets thank all the troops for their sacrifices and our freedom. Mish Thanks for all that you share. Your display is so patriotic!!!!

Dishtowel Dame said...

Happy 4th! Great card...I love the vintage picnic set stamped on Kraft. I enjoyed the pictures, esp. the vintage style wire sundae toppings holder! Your blog is the best!

Alicia@Playing With Paper said...

Happy 4th to you too!! I am also a PROUD American!! I love everything about your post today!! That sundae tyopping mason jar tree is awesome! Have a great day!!

Jana said...

Wonderful project! And boy do you have a gift for presentation. What an inviting table! Happy 4th

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful celebration!!

Wendi said...

Happy 4th to you and your family. Love your pictures and inspiration. You sure have been blessed with a gift of creativity! We are spending our day with family here in Southern California. Hope you enjoy yours!

CathyB said...

Beautiful!! Happy Independence Day and Happy Birthday to your daughter!!

Julie said...

Happy 4th July to you and Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter, you table layout is delightful. I hope your family has a great day. Julie xx

Erin McKinney said...

Michelle, Ilove you card!
I searched and searched and SEARCHED for that very same candy stand!! I called the magazine and the small boutique it was originally from! They said it was no longer being made!

No wonder I love your designs...we have similiar taste! :)

Crafting with an angel / Scrap with the soul said...

Happy 4th july. The card is so beautiful.
THanks for sharing your creations.

EllenH said...

Wishing you and your family a very happy 4th of July. Your home is so beautiful and your girls and hubby so lucky to have such a wonderful woman in their lives! Big Hugs!

JeanFB said...

Beautiful, Mish! Very inspiring - "have a happy"!

Carolyn said...

What a beautiful layout on your table. I love how very patriotic all our American Friends are. Happy 4th of July to you all. May you all stay safe.

sarita said...

happy 4th of july - as for the thingy holding the glass jars - it should say someplace at the back of the mag the source. it is very nice! thank you for your blog - you have the BEST ideas!

TCake said...

Hope you & your family have a wonderful 4th july celebration... lovely card Tx

patriciad said...

God Bless America!

City Girl Scrapper said...

Love your patriotic porch.. wish I was there. I love all of your posts and have "lifted" a lot of your ideas.. my blog is citygirlscrapper.blogspot.com if you want to check it out.. I look forward each day to see what wonderful stuff you have done... thanks so much for sharing...

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Love the photos from your inspiration notebook as well as from your home.

That tier thing reminds me of something that might be from Gooseberry Patch.

Glee said...

Hi Mish,

I found your blog through PTI and boy, am I glad I did! You have so many wonderful ideas here that just fit my "country style!" Your 4th of July post is simply the very best!

I would like to use your idea of the "tent" cards in doing some of my work. If that is okay, just let me know and I will certainly give you credit for introducing it to me. I just love your work with them.

I love, love, love your blog and I will be back to visit often.

Love, Glee

artfulwhimsies said...

this post was great from begining to end!!! awesome and happy 4th~

Anonymous said...

Honestly, I thought your back porch was a continuation of the magazing/catalog article. You are so creative and fun. I love coming to your blog.

Karen said...

THANKS SO MUCH for sharing images of your 4th celebration. I had a girlfriend visit for the weekend and we stamped and played the entire time! SO FUN! I don't get a chance to do that very much anymore! I have a lot of things half finished so my goal will be to complete them (ah, just like your blog entry for 7/6!). BUT I just had to jump in to say that seeing your pictures reminds me of home, and family summers when I was little. I miss those summer afternoons and evenings chasing lightening bugs with Mom, Dad, and grandparents hanging out chatting about the weather! Love reliving those times through your wonderful shared stories. THANKS!

palexander said...

Which magazine did you find the red, white, and blue tiered diplay piece in? In the picture it has candy on it. You mentioned you did not know the source for it. Thanks in advance.
Thanks!
Pamela

Your work is beautiful!!

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