There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.
I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
~ Jane Austen

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Blog Give~Away is Back!

July Blog Give Away
I have decided to bring back my monthly blog give aways.
This is a vintage bottle that I applied a black transfer, added vintage looking chain and seam binding, antique chandelier crystals, and a vintage black beaded button.
Please leave a comment what 4th July means to you and that will enter your name in my give away. I will announce a winner on Monday, July 7th. Good luck!

The June design project, I was sent a Crafty Secrets, Sweet Chips Chipboard, Little Girl Outfit. I used the Little Girl Outfit, vintage buttons, toile, red pearls, Liberty Stars paper, Sheer Silver on Vine paper, and Castaway Die Cut cardstock.

Patriotic Picnic

I know...2 posts in one day! The dogs were well behaved today, so I got a chance to complete both projects!
Hugs, Sharon


Ney_Strokes of Magic said...

First I want to say - I enjoy your blog very much!

Now - what does July 4 mean to me?

It stands for Freedom - the freedoms we all enjoy and take for granted. *smile* I have a son, a stepson, and a son in law all in the army. They are protecting those very freedoms - and will continue to do so the duration of their careers.

It also means a great family get together at the park when ever we can get everyone here, or a simple lunch for the hubby and me outdoors.


Vanessa Greenway said...

Your blog back ground looks so cute! And it's perfect with your new blog banner!
4th of July has a lot of meaning to me... coming to this country, learning the language, traditions, meeting great people... and it was the day Ryan had introduced me to part of his family.

Your artworks are wonderful!!

Thank you!
hugs, Vanessa

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Sharon!! Your background looks BEAUTIFUL!! It matches your banner perfectly!!

The 4th of July means celebrations of freedom, honoring our heroes who so bravely fight for our rights and freedom. It also is one of my favorite holidays to spend time with my kids!!

Your artwork is just too gorgeous!! So gorgeous, I left you something at my place!!

Big Hugs,

ps, I created something with that darling baby spoon I won on your giveaway recently!! I'll have to share it soon. It has a few more finishing touches to be ready!!

Vanessa Greenway said...

Yes it is! I used them alternating and I just love the shades of blue they have! Thank you!!! Hugs, Vanessa
ps. love the anniversary count down!

DayleShockley said...

I stumbled on your blog while visiting elsewhere... can't even recall where at the moment...

Just wanted to say how sorry I am about the loss of your son last year. I have one child and I can't imagine the pain of losing her.

You are so talented with your hands. Stunning work.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Sharon your creations are beautiful !
Fourth of July to me means FREEDOM . God has truly blessed this wonderful country we live in.GOD bless America. Please remember our men in sevice.

Jann said...

Hi--I love the darling little dress and the patriotic colors! To me, the Fourth of July means Patriotism and the celebration of Freedom--and it means, togetherness in nation and family. Picnics, parades, fireworks, a grand celebration of the great country we are privileged to live in and be a part of. Love the beautiful bottle, also! Cheers, Jann

Marilyn said...

Hi, Sharon! CUTE little dress and your bottle is really gorgeous. The Fourth of July means a lot of things to me and really seems like the peak of summer celebrations--so much fun...swimming, picnics, cookouts, fireworks. I hope your's is a good one...hugs, Marilyn:)

shabby*girl said...

THESE ARE ADORABLE, SHARON!!!!!! Your blog looks very nice! Just dropping in, my friend! Hugs~ Missy

Viv (VivLyn) said...

I just found your blog after placing an order at the Shabby Cottage Studio!! I love your bottle and the little dress is so cute! I have one on order! I love your blog!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

I forgot to answer the question...what does the 4th of July mean to me? Our freedom and all of those who have fought to help us keep that freedom, fireworks, picnics and time with family!!

Kim said...

The fourth is a little bittersweet , but mostly sweet. Most of the men in my family were in one branch of the service or another - my father an Air Force pilot , as was my step-father when my dad was killed in service , my brother Navy and my husband Army. We remember the sacrifices , but it's a time to celebrate the gifts they've bought us too and enjoy our family and friends too - barbecues and kids with sparklers and un-finished pops everywhere. It's good stuff. :)

Kim said...

And your little dress and the bottle are very sweet! (oops)

Sherry Goodloe said...

The 4th means 4 F's: Food, Freedom, Family and Fun!!

Anonymous said...

July 4th means complete freedom of every citizen of the United States. We each have the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of choices to do anything we wish to better ourselves.

Marcy Antle

PS: I want that bottle really bad!!!

Lori said...

Oh Sharon, What a precious litle red, white and blue dress!! If I don't win would you make and sell me one, pretty please!!!! Only 3 more days till i must tell my Marc good-bye and off to the Air Force he goes. I pretty much cry each day! Thanks again for the wonderful tags you doll you! Love,Lori

Lana said...

I love your blog! I just found it! Thank you Pat Winter for getting me here and to the Shabby Cottage blogspot.

The 4th of July is a time to be with family and friends, eat a HOT DOG, and be thankful and proud of this great nation we live in. Let's celebrate our independence and remember our fighting men and women who allow us the continued FREEDOMS we have. GOD BLESS THE USA!

Please enter me in your beautiful bottle give away. :+}

studiorose said...

I found you through Shabby Cottage Studio and just love what you've done so far! That bottle is very inspiring; I just picked up four blue bottles from a flea market and have been wondering what to do with them. LOVE yours!

As for the 4th of July, this year what it meant to me was that I'll get a bigger paycheck next week because I had to work! (Someone has to hold the fort down while everyone else is having a great holiday! LOL)