Monday, July 4, 2011

Fireworks and a Giveaway

Freedom I love-fireworks not so much. My oldest son is a Hotshot wildfire fighter- just out of Wallow fire in Arizona. I'm a tad touchy on anything that can lead to unwanted fire.
I enjoy the visual of fireworks if i can be somewhere where I can see them and not hear them.
My new home town of Montreat goes all out for the 4th of July. My tiny mountain top lane went from -Population- 5 to 100+ in two days.
Yesterday I gave out about 100+ popsicles in the best playground in the world( at least in the top 10) as we listened to our own Tarnished Brass play patriotic anthems and hymns.
Today we have a parade, with pipers, horses, floats and a day of general merriment, overeating and family fun.
This weeks theme in the Created Byhand Challenge is Fireworks/Metallics. I got this stamp at a yard sale and it was my first chance to use it.
The Quote continuing the New rubber at Quietfire is stamped with Versafine Sepia and Thermal embossed Clear. The image is stamped in Distress Barn Door and Brilliance Gold. I glazed the card with Japanese metallic watercolors for the blue sky.
It's more metallic than it looks in this photo.
Be Free-Be Freedom-and prayers from the heart for all .
Thanks for reading to the end of the post.
I have passed 10,000 page views, so leave me a comment saying what you like about my blog, or why you read my blog, or anything else, and I will randomly choose a winner who can pick any card featured on the blog-that I still have in my possession, and I'll throw in some other stuff- a Quietfire stamp, ribbon and some scrap. Be sure to give me some contact info if it is not in your profile.


  1. Robyn, this card is beautiful and the quote seems to really fit. I really love seeing what you do with the Quietfire stamps, and it's making me think maybe I shall have to order some for myself. Thanks for the beautiful art you make. :)


  2. nice card. Good stamp for this challenge. Good colors too. congrats on the number of views.

  3. I love the art you share. Your fireworks card is beautiful!

  4. This is a lovely card. Congratulations on 10,000 views! well done.

  5. What a fire-free way to celebrate the 4th! And what fun. Lasts longer than the usual fireworks display, too.

  6. Great card. Sorry I missed the popsicles :)

  7. I love your card, I have to see if I can find that stamp. It sounds like a great time at your playground yesterday with the popsicles. Congratulations on your 10,000 views!!!! Woohoo!!!

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  8. I love the Soft Cover Journals would love to try these great work love all that you do great work thNks & congrats

  9. congrats on more than 10.000 views, Robyn! I like the versatility of your blog as well as the fact that you´re writing in two colours which makes it easy to capture longer posts very quickly - thanks!

  10. I've just become a follower of your blog....lovely artwork and very inspirational! Super fireworks different! I look forward to checking your artwork out more often!

  11. wowser! 10,000! now that is a milestone.. luv your blogs...I read them often, just don't comment that much..but really proud of you!! I do follow, etc... really...any of your work is a gift to us... ty ty ty! keep it going girl! cher from att

  12. Love the stamped work! Enjoyed reading your is kind of like meeting someone from far away.

  13. Love the card to celebrate our independence day....I picture the fireworks with remebrance...lovely card. Hugs,Ina

  14. Your blog is SOOO inspiring to me.Keep it up; here's to 10,000 more!


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