Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge and Stars Folder Reveal!!

What an exciting privilege it is to be asked by Provo Craft to introduce the brand new Cuttlebug Folders before they are presented at CHA this summer!!! This week the Design Team is showcasing the Stars Folder....and what is better than a Happy Birthday card for the USA?!!! This folder has very deep impressions, and is a nice full A2 size. I used an Elmer's Gold Paint pen to accent a few of the raised stars, and then used star sequins to really make them POP!

Be sure to check out the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog to see what the other Designers have done. We are so pleased to introduce our new International Design Team this week, too! Lots of wonderful things are happening at CBC......don't miss a week!

And I promised a couple more photos of our keeping with our patriotic theme, here is the Civil War Cemetery in Winchester, VA where my hubby's GG?Grandfather, Soloman Green Boone, is buried. He was part of the NC infantry, and died here at the Battle of Cedar Creek. It is so satisfying to do Family History, and learn of our roots. This man was a real hero, and it was Flag Day when we were there this time. The flags were quite impressive...

I also visited a friend who has some other Civil War memorabilia, but most importantly, stories of his family that he shared with all of us. These are hat cords of Union Soldiers that denoted the branch of service, such as Medical, Artillery, etc. These were never issued, as they are still tied with little strings.
His family stories included being drafted into the Confederate Army and serving with Stonewall Jackson.
My family history goes back to the 1700's in Virginia, and I am very grateful to know a lot about it. I hope you are interested in finding out about your family. There are wonderful websites like that will help you.
More pictures another time.
God Bless America! Happy 233rd Birthday, USA!!
Have a wonderful week, wherever you are!
Happy Crafting!!!


Anonymous said...

Betty your card is `fabulous` ...TFS
Enjoy the rest of your day :) xxx

Crystal said...

love your card! i think it is so perfect for the holiday and i love the way you accented the stars too! perfect!!

June Houck said...

This is a lovely post!

Beth said...

Gorgeous card Betty and I really love how you have hi-lighted some of the stars you pictures where awesome hubby and I visited the Staunton River battlefield this morning and walked for about 3 miles where the old railroad was before burned during the Confederacy very interesting.

Angie Tieman said...

Beautiful card! Love how you treated the stars!!

Jackie G said...

That's so wonderful that you got to hear stories.
And Betty...your card is so beautiful!!

Karen said...

Love how you made those stars really pop Betty! Fantastic card!!


Michelle said...

betty your card is "fantabulous"!

so happy to be on this DT with you... youve made me feel so welcomed!

Shantaie said...

Betty,{thats my sisters name too} Your shimmery stars are so fun, just perfect for Americas birthday!!