Thursday, July 5, 2018

Lest we forget . . .

In 2010 my friends and I attended the CTMH Convention and afterwards saw lots of the sights around Washington, D.C.  I was impressed that everywhere we went there was mention of God, His guidance, and lots of scripture quoted around monuments. I found a quote by Ronald Regan that says a lot about a nation who started with its leaders acknowledging God's leadership and help. We received many blessings as leaders continued to seek His assistance and recognize His care for us. He made this quote about the United States, but I believe it applies to any nation.

"If we ever forget that we are ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, then we will be a nation gone under."

May we never forget.  I thought about this as I watched fireworks on the 4th.

The sketch at Try Stampin' On Tuesday inspired the background I used with this quote.

I used the Solo 4 stamp set to random stamp the Sapphire "4th's" on the Sapphire cardstock. The CTMH Nights of Lights fireworks were stamped with Cranberry, Sapphire, and silver embossing. I had a die with the CTMH Fresh Air Cardmaking stamp set that was the same shape as the sketch, but the ODBD quote was too large so I used masking to only stamp the top phrase for the front and the bottom phrase for the inside.

If you'd like to see more examples of ways to use the Solos stamp sets, please visit our blog hop on July 7th.

Thank you for visiting! May you be blessed by the Lord!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #169 - Red, white, and blue
Papercraft Challenge  -  red, white, and blue
Retro Rubber Challenge #90 - red, white, blue inspired (Solos 4 stamp from sometime before 2010)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - red, white, and blue
Try Stampin' on Tuesday #371 - sketch, option of texture (added enamel stars inside stamped stars)

Psalm 94:14 (WEB) For Yahweh won’t reject his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.
365 Promises of God - Promise #186: I will not abandon My own inheritance.


Heather said...

What a fun and patriotic card! Love your stars bursting all over, and of course the sentiment! So glad you enjoyed that DC trip - I miss it! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Your card is so beautiful!!! Such a great 4th of July card! LOVE your design and all the sweet stars! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

Claire Grantham said...

This is such a lovely card, I like the sentiment and the wonderful starbursts! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Jan Clothier said...

The diagonal division of the background adds interest and I like the way you've balanced the halves out. The date vs the fireworks is also a good division. Lovely quote. Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge this week.

Donna Scholz said...

Great use of the diagonal layout for your Independence Day card, Vicki! Your countering of the date with the fireworks is very clever! Thank you for joining us this holiday week at Try Stampin' on Tuesday! -Donna said...

Lovely, bright colors for your 4th of July card. Thanks for joining us at TSOT.

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

You've created a very nice 4th of July card, Vickie! The sentiment is definitely great too, but better yet is your acknowledgment of the blessings God has given us and that we should never turn from Him! Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.
Sara H.

Michelle said...

Your card is great. I like the diagonal way you used your papers.
Thanks for joining us at Papercraft Challenges.
Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

Debbie Mageed said...

What a great card for the 4th of July! Love the layout so much! The sentiment is great and quite relevant these days, I'd say. Thank you so much for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

Neva Cole said...

Wonderful card and the quote is great as well! Love the take on our color theme, thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

Kleri F said...

Wonderful patriotic card!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
Kleri DT (My blog)