Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Red, White and Blue!

Happy 4th of July to the USA and boy will it be a hot one or at least here! We are still in the upper 100's and with humidity.  So many people will be hitting the roads or staying at home, but everyone will be celebrating and I hope safely! We will be going to friends for a big BBQ party and that is always such great fun! And speaking of hitting the road, today I have my "Road Trip" over at Artistic Outpost, if you want to have a look. I was certainly inspired by Tim's July tag for 2013!
I just wanted to do a simple tag to celebrate the 4th and all the freedoms I have! The awesome flag is from I Brake For Stamps and I colored the stamp with Distress Markers, cut and shaded with Vintage Photo. Don't you just love my flagpole? It is a coffee stir stick from Southwest Airline that I saved.
The background was stamped using Tim's star and embossed, then inked in a striped fashion and of course that water hit the tag! And between the stars on the flag and tag, we have all 50 baby!
We are taking our Patriotic Celebration to visit the following lovely challenge blogs:

Country View Crafts - Summer Sizzler
Inspiration Journal - Happy B-Day America or Other B-Day Celebration
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting me today and I hope you have a wonderful week and weekend!

42 comments:

Netty said...

loving your patriotic tag Terry, have a great time celebrating, hugs Annette x

PetraB said...

Happy 4th of July! A perfect tag for the occasion.

PetraB said...

Happy 4th of July! A perfect tag for the occasion.

I Brake For Stamps said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! It's just beautiful! Have a fun 4th of July!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your great tag- the flag is awesome- and Wahoo- love the coffee stirrer- perfect!!! I also love the embossed stars in the BG : ) 100 is dang hot- you will have to keep well hydrated....! Have a drink or two..... : )

Karin said...

Gorgeous tag! Happy 4th of july!
Groetjes karin

Valerie-Jael said...

Great tag, have a happy day! Valerie

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, amazing tag Terry, that flag looks so 3D and I love how you have coloured it!!! Have a wonderful celebration! I would do quite a bit for a little heat and sunshine, ---nothing but pouring rain and cool weather here :(

Michele said...

beautiful coloring on your A+ tag Terry! may you have a happy 4th and stay cool! drink lots of cool water... xo

Brenda Brown said...

Oh wow my friend this is sure one fabulous celebratory tag. I just love the flag and it sits perfectly on the Stars and Stripes, what a great job you did. Have a wonderful BBQ with your friends and happy 4th July to you both from us two. We are supposed to be getting a heat wave this weekend when Joni and Leo arrive.
Have fun.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is great, Terry! I thought this month's Tim tag was a great design. Happy 4th July!

Lucy x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic and patriotic tag. Happy 4th July.
Yvonne x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Hi Terry,
your patriotic tag is really amazing.
Wish you happy 4th of July!
Hugs Anja

Candy C said...

Very cool 4th of July tag, Terry! I really like everything about it...especially the vintage feeling! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

How perfect. Those stir sticks from SWA are awesome.

Redanne said...

An absolutely brilliant tag Terry, love how you used the coffee stirrer! Happy 4th.... Hugs, Anne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous tag, perfect for today.

Ira Huberts said...

Happy 4th of July dear Terry, enjoy the celebrations!! What a fabulous tag this is, you couldn't have a finer one for this special day! Hugs, Ira x
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

butterfly said...

Great tag, Terry... hope you're having a wonderful day, barbecue and all - stay cool!
Alison x

Sandie said...

Fabulous 4th July Tag...I just love it.

Hugs
Sandie x

Buttons said...

Great tag - love that coffee stirer! Hugs, Jenny x

Sharon said...

This looks amazing Terry!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

A great tag from you Terry.
I hope you had a special day.
Wishes
Lynne

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

This is absolutely fantastic.

Have a wonderful weekend

Anita Houston said...

WONDERFUL! Love this patriotic tag Terry! The wing at the top is just wonderful! Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

soapHOUSEmama said...

Such beautiful work!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

Kate said...

your striped background with the stars is beautiful. A fabulous, patriotic tag, Terry.
Kate

wwilloww said...

Wonderful tag Terry and WTG getting all 50 stars on it...

Dianne said...

Oh boy I don't know how you can live in all that heat YIKEES, and I am whining about our high 90s, I can't live without my air:):)
Your tag is stunning, the flag really looks like it flapping in the air, the flag pole. brilliant,the background is lovely and I love it when the water hits :) I hope you had a wonderful time at your BBQ, have a fabulous weekend..

1CardCreator said...

Awesome tag Terry, I love that flag, love how it furls, is that a word? Anyhow it is gorgeous as you always do Tim better that Tim, lol. Enjoy the 4th and your celebrations! ~Diane

Marjie Kemper said...

What a wonderfully patriotic tag! I really love the addition of the wing - makes me think of an eagle. Happy Fourth!

Vada said...

Boy Oh Boy, Love Old Glory! Outstanding Flag Miss Terry. Hope you had a wonderful 4th and didn't over the heat and sun. I had an extra Brat for you, mine was with Sauerkraut and onions, and some good old German Potatoe salad.
Stay Cool out there... Hugs Vada

Chris Warner said...

A fab tag Terry, oh to be back in good old CA! LOL Great design, a belated Happy Birthday America to you [g]. Thanks for sharing it with us this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

Sandra said...

Ohh Terry, what a fab patriotic tag! Love your take on Tims tag! Hope you've had a wonderful day! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Martina2801 said...

Stunning work! Love your creation.

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful tag Terry with a lotof great details.
Happy 4th of July.
Greetings Janny

my-rainbow-connection.com said...

Beautiful tag! I love your flag, how it appears to be flowing in the wind...awesome!!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Fabulous! I love the weathered feel of the flag! I hope it is cooler there now? I think the heat came this way - melting...melting...humidity is 99% here. Have a great week! :)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

OMG, didn't realize you were being hit by that horrible heat....hope all is good. Love your tag, the flag is awesome.

2amscrapper said...

love this!

Lisa H said...

Great Tag! I like that flag stamp. Thanks so much for joining us at Inspiration Journal. =)

Sandy said...

Your tag is fantastic - you hit the jack pot with this one!
Sandy



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