That is right - a blog tour sponsored by OWH. There will be prizes, freebies and tons more - so don't stop here - check it out. You will be inspired - you will be encouraged - you will want to make cards to send to the troops - it just happens that way.
This weekend we celebrate OUR Independence here in the USA. Freedom comes with a price and we have troops today that are out there fighting for the freedoms we hold so dear. Please don't ever take for granted the freedom to live here in our beautiful country.
To Celebrate - I created this card using a digital image from Tracey at The Stamping Boutique. She shared this image with the readers of the OWH Stars and Stamps Blog a couple of weeks ago. I colored her with my prismacolor pencils using the pencil burnishing method rather than using sansodor as my blending medium. I am not sure I like the coloring as much on her - of course, I started her several days ago and got side-tracked. I have printed out several more of this image and will color some more over the holiday weekend so I can make cards to send to the troops to say "THANK YOU" for their service. The troops enjoy having the cards to send home to their families - but it is also very encouraging for them to get cards of thanks from those of us that send 'any hero' cards.
In addition to making more cards (or at least coloring images to make into cards this weekend) I have been cleaning up my stamping/crafting area - and I came across a few items that one lucky tourist will get. Of course, this is only for the first day of the tour - I will have other items for each day of the tour - so if you want a chance at some wonderful blog candy - you will have to come back each day throughout the weekend and see what I have to offer and what you have to do in order to be entered in the contest.
So, for today - if you have read this far - I would like you to tell me what your three favorite Stampin' Up Colors are from the new catalog that you would use for making a Christmas Card! I know - it is Independence day weekend - but it is also the start of my Christmas in July challenge month.
Thanks for stopping by the spa - come back tomorrow to see what else I have for blog candy.