Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!

Happy 4th of July in the good ol' USA!  It is a beautiful day- one to spend with family and friends.  We must take a minute to remember and thank those who are serving our beautiful country and are not home to barbecue and celebrate today....people like our friend Shawn.   He is our dear friend who serves in the Air Force and is currently stationed in Georgia.  Watching my kids say goodbye to him when he was transferred was one of the most heartbreaking things I've ever witnessed as a mom-- especially for my son, who thinks the world of his "buddy" Shawn.  But we know that we live in a free country because Shawn and lots of brave folks just like him are keeping us safe!  Thank you, Shawn!!

The I {heart} America collection from Best Creation was perfect to honor Shawn and this beautiful (but sad) moment.

I have another project to share with you today- this time with Scrappin' Sports & More papers.  This is a fun project to use as a centerpiece for your 4th of July party!  One of the fun parts of this project was coloring the rice to use in the display jar!  You can find a tutorial on how to do it HERE.  I can see using this rice technique for lots of other holiday projects- just change the colors!

I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!  Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. even though I have seen that page several time it still touches me every single time ♥ love it

  2. love both of these projects! the layout of shawn is just so touching...fab photo!


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