Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!  Canada is 143 years old today!  Yay!  Today we are going to a friends place for a BBQ and some fun Canada Day activities!  Should be a lot of fun for the kids! Hopefully if it doesn't rain we will go and see the fireworks, Ariel loves fireworks!

Before I head out I wanted to share a card with you I made for the current challenge at Off the Wall Craftiness here is the inspirational photo:



Here is my card:


It took me a while to come up with an idea to be honest so I went with something more simple.  I really wanted to play.  The sponsor of her challenge is Your Next Stamp which is a Canadian stamp company (fitting today too!)  And I love her prize!  A mermaid stamp set, how perfect would that be with a daughter named Ariel?  (BTW just to let you know Chad picked the name and I loved it too since it's such a pretty name and an awesome meaning, Lioness of God!  We didn't name her after the mermaid!)  So I worked on this card into the late night last night so I could finish it!  I am pleased with how it turned out!

Well I better run and finish getting ready, we were going to head the beach but the weather is not cooperating so I have to unpack and repack!

Well I decided to add a photo to this post.  It's one from Canada Day 2007 of Ariel when she was a little than Carter is now, probably 20 months or so.  It's so cute and funny and my favorite Canada Day photo ever:

So funny, eh? Her hat says Cute, eh?  And her shirt reads All Canadian Cutie.   BTW when we arrived at our friends place it was so hot and gorgeous out, the rain had cleared that we ended up at the beach and had a blast!  Now I am off to relax, make supper and than head out to Chad's double baseball game tonight! 

10 comments:

Tiffany said...

Your take on the photo inspiration is fabulous! Love the colors! Hope you have a happy day celebrating w/friends and family, how fun!! BBQ's are always a great excuse for eating all day! ;)

Nat said...

Anita, She is such a swettie, love her Canadian spirit!! Happy Canada Day! :)

Virginia L. said...

Love your take on the inspiration photo!! Your butterflies are so eye-catching and the background showcase them so beautifully! What a cutie Ariel is.. she has grown so much, eh!? Happy Canada Day!!

Kim Wilson said...

Your card is lovely Anita! And that pic is sooo cute! I love the hat too funny :) good luck girl!

Alice Wertz said...

Happy Canada Day!!! LOVE your beautiful card!! have a lovely weekend!

Dawn said...

Sounds like a great Canada Day for you and the family Anita. So glad the weather improved to spend time with friends.

Jenny said...

Such a pretty card!! Happy Canada Day!! My family is from Quebec a couple generations back. Im French Canadian :) :) :) :) :) :) Happy Friday!!

alexandra s.m. said...

I hope you had a great celebration!
I love your card and don't you wish you had that buffet IRL? ;-)

Jill said...

SUCH a beautiful card, Anita! I love the coloring and the design is FAB! The scallops look awesome at the bottom! Such a stinkin' cute photo, too! I can definitely see that on a Candada Day card! :)

Libby Hickson said...

Oh my gosh what a little Canadian cutie!!! Love it!!

 

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