So far ours had been uneventful, our 4th was full of chores we'd been neglecting, preparing our holiday meal (tried this new dessert for a change), watching the end of the "hot dog contest"(are you familiar with this? my DH grew up with it, but I never knew about it til last year!), one Olympic trial swimming race (Torres is the Bomb!!!), and TV firework celebrations (I know that sounds like a lot of TV, but atually it only added up to about an hour (less than usual for them!), I kept the TV off the rest of the day and kept the kids busy with other stuff. I managed to get a little stamping done to share over the next few days and whipped together a quick flag craft* in the evening before dinner, above are the boys outside with their creations. Thank heavens for the star punch!! ( I was planning on gluing white stars on blue (but J's idea to just punch through the blue and let white show through was MUCH better!)
Below is the pic I took of the boys at the beach in May. In my photo editing program under "Effects" I changed it to B&W and using the paint brush tool, I colorized the flag with red and blue, this is such a fun way to play with certain elements of your photos.
We're heading to Dallas in the morning ( no computer!!) but will be back Sunday. I've extended my contest to Tuesday night, so please don't make any unnecessary sacrifices trying to complete something by Sunday(I also forgot about the no upload rule for non fan club members)! Details of the contest have been updated with the time change in this post, so please enjoy your family time now but then get busy stamping Monday! :)
* two sheets of 8 1/2X11 white CS, Brilliant Blue scraps, and one sheet Real Red CS, cut into 14 strips, yields two flags!