Saturday, July 4, 2015

July 4th - a Day of Thanks

So glad for the freedoms we still have here in America.  Truly thankful for all those who have fought and keep fighting for them.   But oh, so sad for the corruption and the moral decline in our nation.  Many will not agree with me, but America is no longer a great nation. A nation that has turned its back on God, ignores its Constitution, changes the definition of marriage, allows the murder of the unborn, ridicules those of the Christian or Jewish Faith - those are no longer qualities of a great nation.  We were promised hope and change recently.  Since then the decline has escalated.  The only hope and change will not be found in a man but in the promise of God, "If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14)

It is the 4th of July, but this card isn't really an Independence Day card.  The challenge at the Die Cut Divas is summer activities.  One of the activities in our area is an airshow at a Canadian airport about 5 miles from our home. (We live in the U.S.)  We have attended several years but even if we don't go to the airfield, some of the aircraft fly directly over our home.  My favorites are the Canadian Snowbirds and they actually do many of their maneuvers right over our house. There are planes from several countries and many eras at the show.  So I thought of the airshow when creating a card for this challenge.  

The digital image of a F-2 Banchee is from the set, Glory Days by Doodle Pantry, and the sentiment is by Diane's Daydream Design.
The building is cut out with a Memory Box Cityscape Nightline die with the coordinating backing, Cityscape Silhouette.
Kraft colored ribbon and striped washi tape are my embellishments.

I hope you have (or have had) a fun, safe 4th of July and will have many more fun activities this summer.  Show us one of yours for the challenge. Our wonderful sponsor this month is Dies R Us.

Crafty Creations - red, white, blue
Dies R Us - stars and stripes
Cuttlebug Mania - sentiment
Craftin Desert Divas - red, white, blue
Papertakes - take your pick -  red
Die Cuttin Divas - anything
Inspiration Destination - anything
Sister Act - anything 


  1. Very creative! At first glance I thought it signified a tribute to lives lost on 9-11. Enjoy the airshow ... I haven't been to one in years but I remember how exciting they were! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘STARS & STRIPES’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  2. Definitely a great card for the 4th. Love it.

  3. This is amazing! Love the airplane! Thanks for joining us at dies R Us!

  4. Marsha this is fantastic!!! I love the airplane over the cityscape!
    And thank you for playing along with our "Fourth of July" challenge over at Craftin' Desert Divas. Happy Crafting!
    CDD DT Member

  5. Wow! How cool is the background?! You created a perfect scene and the plane is fab! Thanks for playing with us at CCD Linky Party!

  6. Great card and lovely background. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Hugs Anna-Karin

  7. Quite a unique project! Love the way you incorporated red, white & blue. Thanks for playing along with us at Craftin Desert Divas. Hope you join us for the next linky party.

    Have a great week!

    Crystal CDD DT

  8. Fantastic card! Thanks so much for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge. Hope to see you again on the next challenge!

    Snoopy :D​

  9. You shared some very deep thoughts about the USA. Well-spoken words! I think it's fantastic you can see an airshow without leaving your home! Ha! I can imagine the noise though. I use to live near an airport and sometimes it was loud and other times, I heard nothing! It made for interesting afternoons in the backyard. About your card... what a wonderful design and I love the detail! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  10. What a great card!!! I love the cityscape, washi and sentiment. Love the verse and thanks for sharing; can't have enough prayer warriors! Thanks for playing along with us at Cuttlebug Mania.