Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop - Day #2, celebrating with 3 more cards for the Fourth

Welcome to Day #2 of the Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop, sponsored by Lisa at Honeybearz Designs

Honestly, I don't think there's any place better in the whole U.S.of A. to celebrate Independence Day than in the City of Brotherly Love, my hometown, Philadelphia.  

If you've never been -- be sure to come at least once in your life to see Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center, the home of Betsy Ross, and more. History breathes here. 


Believe it or not, I once lived in a home modeled after the Betsy Ross house and built in the same era. Yes, it was teeny-tiny -- just 13' wide and 54' deep. But it was fun, fun, fun living in the cradle of history.

Yesterday, I showed you one of my favorite cards of all time ... be sure you see it. Here are some runner-ups that I made for this hop, too, for Day #2:



So, which of these three (above) is your favorite?  Answer that question in a comment here, and be eligible for an extra entry in this Hop's CardMonkey Blog Candy:

Now, what's a blog hop without a little candy? 

Well, I happen to have an extra copy of what may one day be a collector's copy of a magazine.

Yup, I bought a copy before I remembered that I also subscribe. (Duhhh!)  Anywhooo... did you know "Scrapbooks, Etc." is ceasing publication with this, its August 2012 issue?  Dang it all ... I enjoyed it!  The copy I send to you will be the just-bought issue, not this dog-earred ratty/read copy.  

To win it, please be a follower of my blog, and leave a comment here. Please be sure that your comment today answers the question (above), and also provides a way for me to contact you when you win.

I hope you've enjoyed this hop. I'm the last stop (phew! You made it!) ... but if you've just happened upon me here, why not start at the very beginning and see what other projects might trigger your crafting mojo.  Here's the line-up, with not-to-be-missed projects and some more blog candy:



P.S. The votes are in! The favorite card here, selected by PaperJungle readers, is "Let Freedom Ring." Thank you to all who voted. I'll be linking the winner up to "A Homespun Affair", the new digital magazine. Check it out and sign up ... it's free!



DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,

17 comments:

Tahi said...

Lovely cards!!!

Mandee Gillen said...

So hard to choose..... ummmmmm... ummmm ok ok 1st would be Let freedom Ring:) love the bow the straight pins and the colors you used on this card. Everything about it is brilliant. The other two card are fabulous too, don't count them out just yet... I think there is a tie between the two for 2nd place. Great job my friend great job:)
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Lady Fair said...

I have to say all three cards are fabulous, but my favorite is the first one with the Liberty Bell. Thanks for sharing stories about your hometown, Philly. I plan on visiting this great city, hopefully later this year. :0)

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Mary Ann said...

Hi Card Monkey, Love the Let Freedom Ring card. The paper makes it pop. Have a great 4th of July! We live in the best country ever. Enjoy your bananas.
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Miranda said...

Oh My! You really want me to pick one! All of your cards are wonderful but I really love the Let Freedom Ring card! I would love to visit your hometown, it's on my list of places to visit! Have a Safe and Happy Independence Day!
Miranda :)
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D- said...

What a hard choice. If I have to choose it would be the let Freedom Ring card. TFS.
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Star said...

All are very nice, but I liked the star one best---surprise!

Maria Matter said...

oh Ellen, that is so unfair...all your cards are gorgeous!!!
I will pick "Let Freedom Ring" that beautiful bow adds a little extra yumminess!
hugs & blessings!

jengd said...

While I think they're all fab, I really like the Let Freedom Ring card- great design and background!

Charo said...

The flag is my fav, even though the other two are also fantastic! But there has to be a winner of your heart, isn't it?
I have enjoyed this great blog hop so much. I love the respectful patriotic themes highlighting what is best of this country that ii am proudly proud to be a citizen!

Ashley Nicole said...

You have been busy! Love all the cards. I love the first card with the ribbon and the star pins.
Ashley

Michele from MS said...

I love the beautiful red ribbon, button and pins! They really bring everything full circle with the sentiment! What a unique design on the Rocket/boy card. I love that it's just a shadow effect. And the paper used on the last card reminds me of kindergarten...back when life was so mu simpler and free-er. You didn't have to worry about the kids out and playing so much. I think my fav would be #1 ~ just keep going back to that ribbon lol. Happy Independence Day!!

Daisylove Creations said...

All your cards are fabulous!! I think my favorite has to be the liberty bell card, LOVE the stick pins you used and LOVE that ribbon!! Happy to be a part of this hop with you!
Diana
daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

Homespun Elegance said...

Ellen I just LOVE reading your posts!! SO glad we stopped by!

Jessica Thank for linking up at A Homepsun Affair

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Creative M said...

WOW!!!Love both cards but the Ribbon are FABULOUS!!!Awesome job!!!

Migdalia

Heather said...

Wow that piece of History sounds really small, so glad it was fun for you though..

Love all of your cards especially the liberty bell

Thanks for joining the challenge @ A Homespun Affair
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Raquel said...

Thank you for the adorable submission to A Homespun Affair July Color Challenge!

~Raquel AHA Design Team

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