Lovin this Patriotic Challenge from Sassy Cheryl but the Devil made me make this card. I took the oh so very talented Cheryl Alger's Buttercup Susie digi and turned it into an OMG moment. Sorry Cheryl, I told you the Devil made me do it. This poor little sweetie is supposed to be holding a sweet flower, but the ole'devil made me do some paper piecing and made her hold a firecracker very close to that lovely face. I think from the way she is squinting she has realized her mistake. I really hope she drops the firecracker in time.
I absolutely love our American Flag. I think the colors are so beautiful and I love to see the wind blow and watch it billow out in waves of red and white stripes. I just think it is totally awesome. I love it so much that my home is amply decorated in Americana. So of course I had a wonderful time making this card. If I get time, I plan on participating in the Color Me Challenge using red, white, and blue too.
Susie's dress and bows are paper pieced. I also paper pieced her arms so she could hold the fire cracker and the flag. The ribbon is from Pure Color (AC Moore) and the embellishments are Jolee's. Cardstock is SU and the DP is from the Young & Active at the Playground collection from Scrappin Sports. I used my Stars Embossing folder from Cricut.
I hope you enjoy your Memorial Day weekend. Remember those who have given their lives to allow us to live safely in a wonderful country. For my blogging friends who are not from America, take a few minutes to remember your own country men and women who have sacrificed for you. We can celebrate Memorial Day together.