Saturday, July 3, 2010

Around About the 4th of July

It's July 3rd and about as around the 4th of July as you can get without it being the 4th. We're down at the camphouse gearing up for our family Shrimp Boil. However, before, getting too busy, DH, nephews and I went out for a kayak run on the creek. You know it's going to be a good day when you see the eagles out. This is one of a pair that we've had living on the creek for the past 5 years. I never fail to look at one and not count my blessings on living in the GREATEST COUNTRY in this world.


We have one grandson whose nickname is Monkey Moo. My DD and DSIL are in to talk radio, so how they managed to have a child that loves music and dancing as much as MM does is beyond me(truly must be in the genes as DH and I love to dance). At any rate MM got hooked on Garth Brooks and to him, Garth is the epitome of the term cowboy. Last year he told me he needed a cowboy shirt, a rope and a buckle, so for his 3 year old birthday, I decked him out with cowboy hat, western shirt, blue jeans, cowboy boots, a belt with a "buckle" and I even made him some chaps. He wasn't too fond of the chaps and informed me that cowboys didn't wear chaps. I informed him REAL cowboys do. This is a picture of him in full regalia. I had to promise to go on a trail ride on a real horse to get him to get his picture made with the chaps(something I don't plan on ever doing again.)
This is one of MM's birthday week cards that will be mailed to him on his "birthday" week. Do you recognize the paper. It's scraps leftover from my Annie's Hat card of yesterday. This time my image is from a Precious Moments coloring page. MM got his mom a "but tar" for Mother's Day so he has something to play. How perfect is this image for him? I decided to make the denim look like the rear of a pair of Levis and was actually able to find a jpg clip art of a Levi's pocket that I used as my sewing guide. I double stitched the denim with an Orange thread. I also added the same birthday message from yesterday's card to the "bandanna handkerchief and it pulls out of that back pocket. The inside of the card has a clip of a coiled up lasso with the message "Here's roping you have a rodeoing Big Birthday". Cheesy I know, but it will be perfect for a 4 year old.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to grab the free Word Art posted below. Hope you all have a wonderful 4th, and please take a moment to remember the price that has been paid and will continue to be paid in order for us to celebrate this day.

29 comments:

  1. Sounds like you have an adorable grandson who knows his own mind. Great pic of him and great card. TFS

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  2. Super cute cards, both yesterday and today. Love the denim.

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  3. Your grandson seems like a hilarious kid and wonderful card with the cowboy. I hope he likes it.

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  4. Terrific cowboy card and what an adorable picture of your grandson. I can just picture him singing along to a Garth tune. Have a fantastic 4th and thanks for participating in the OWH fun this weekend!

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  5. I so enjoyed reading your blog post today, your grandson is absolutely adorable! Your card for him is totally cute and I love that you got your image from a coloring page. Some of those coloring pages are a wonderful place to pick up really good art! Have a wonderful holiday weekend, I almost for the photo of the eagle, wow!

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  6. Stunning card! Thanks for the word art.

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  7. awww shirley monkey moo just looks so cute in that photo and i love the card. the eagl looks awesome, i would love to see one in its natural habitat xxxxx

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  8. Cute card! Thank you for sharing your pics with us. Eagles are such majestic birds.

    Have a safe & happy July 4th week end!

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    Cheryl
    http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

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  9. Love the cowboy, he's too cute! Thanks for sharing. Happy 4th of July.

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  10. Ow, wow, great shot of the eagle! I was so sorry we didn't get to see them when we were there. Perfect bday card :)

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  11. What a wonderful post! Thank you for the word art!

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  12. Thank you for sharing your grandson's story and another adorable card!

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  13. I absolutely love this cards, it's so adorable!

    Happy 4th of July!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  14. What a fun card and a cute story. I love the bandanna that pulls out to reveal the secret message :-)

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  15. LOVE the "but tar"!!!! lololol...great story, and a cute card too!!!

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  16. Your grandson is ADORABLE!! Love all the details on your card! Thanks for the word art and happy 4th!

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  17. Your card AND your grandson are so darn adorable. Maginifenct photo of the eagle, you're so lucky. Thanks for the word are and have a Happy 4th!

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  18. Oh, I love your card. The inspirations is pretty cute. That eagle picture is graet. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Cute card, love the bluejean pocket. Have a great 4th of July

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  21. Love the cards. They are too cute. TFS

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  22. what an adorable card!! and thanks for the word art!

    Happy 4th :)
    Susan

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  23. your grandson is SUPER adorable! <3 I love this card, it's perfect and he's gonna love it :) great job!

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  24. Great card! Very adorable little cowboy there!

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  25. Oh my Goodness!!! This is so adorable I love it....great job!!! Your little grandson is so cute dressed up like a little cowboy!!! I hope your 4th celebration was as good as it sounded!!! ;)

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  26. This card is sooooo CUTE...and so is your grandson! I enjoyed the story of the picture...lol! What a LARGE family!!! TFS :)

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  27. Oh Shirley, he is adorable and so is the card! We have to fix him up with my Alex, he's right, Garth is great!!!

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  28. Your grandson looks darling in his cowboy clothes. I had a good laugh over you having to take a trail ride to get that picture. :)

    Your stitching on the card is gorgeous! It's such a great card.

    Thanks for the word art. I'll really enjoy using it.

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