Parades, Food and Celebration!

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Today started with a parade of red, white and blue in the middle of downtown Arlington.  Folks from all over gather on this rather mild day to watch the floats and introduce the little ones to the joys of celebrating.

Not only are there the parades but the food is absolutely delicious! That's the best part; tasting from from all cultures and tastes...whew talk about throwing calories to the wind!  Well for me it starts with a light dinner today because I know tomorrow after I travel to visit my grans there will be more food to eat and lots more sugar splurges...no diet this weekend.

With all the celebrations, fireworks and food surrounding me I still found a few hours to retreat into my craft room to play with a couple of new toys.   I like getting new crafting tools but I must stay on budget and purchase only two items per week, which comes out of my weekly allowance.  It seems to be working so I'll try to stick with the plan.  It doesn't count when there is a special even going on though.

So this week I have two new cards to share with everyone.



Above I am showing both cards together.

Below is each card shown separately.

Entering these challenges:
Charisma Cardz - Challenge "Lace"
Crafts and Me - Challenge "Anything Goes"
Fab 'n' Funky - Challenge #178 "Anything But Square"
Stampin Royalty - Challenge #183 "Anything Goes"

Challenges I want to enter:
Aud Sentiments - Challenge #84 Two Words
Little Red Wagon - #192 CAS
Scrapper's Delights - Challenge "Die-Cuts/Punches"

Supplies Used on Both Cards:
CS: Recollections White and Kraft
Embellishments: Buttons, Lace and Brads from my stash
Flowers: Prima
MS: Lace Punch
Memory Box: Quinn Flourish Die and Woodland Branch
Sentiments: Just-Rite Stamps
Recollections: Pearls

Hope you like these two cards.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come back real soon.
Hugz
~Lesia~

15 comments:

MaxineD said...

These are beautiful cards Lesia - Love the die cut behind the flowers, it is so delicate and really draws the eye to the focal image.
Blessings
Maxine

Angelique said...

Wow, these are both gorgeous and those flowers are just stunning.
Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky

Huggsss,Angelique
EngelDesignsScrap
DT Call at Creative Fingers

Sheila H said...

Beautiful cards, Lesia! I love the colors, DP and embellishments. They have a feminine and vintage flair.

Papercrafting Princess said...

Gorgeous cards....Your die cuts add so much flavor!

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Thank you so much for showing us your lace at charisma!!!

NC Peach said...

Very pretty cards! Love the layering and embellishing!

Kelly L said...

This is such a wonderful card, thanks so much for sharing with us at Scrappers Delights.

Kelly x

Ginny said...

gorgeous cards, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Pat K said...

Two beautiful cards....so elegant and I love the flowers.
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K x

Joanne said...

Such beautiful cards! Thank you for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Bunny said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz, and good luck.

Caz xx

Mary J Scrapper said...

Both of your cards are beautiful

Georgeann Manning said...

oh my goodness, these are stunning!!! thanks for playing along with this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

~ Jo ~ said...

Wow these cards are beautiful! Absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenges!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

Beautiful card! Love the colours and embellishments!

Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

Mel xx

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