Monday, June 15, 2015

Glory Bee

It is the 15thof the month and that means we get to show off another Dueling Darlings challenge. 

For June, Terry and I are the Darlings who came up with the challenge and theme for the teams this month.  I am one of the Diva's and Terry is a Dazzler.  The challenge this month is--"Show Your Patriotism".  

Since yesterday was Flag Day in the USA, we thought it would be great to show off the Red, White and Blue!  In doing research on Flag Day, Terry found all sorts of different information on how it came about being celebrated as a National Observance. Here is the description of how the flag was officially adopted:

June 14, 1777 — Continental Congress adopts the following: Resolved: that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation. Stars represent  Delaware (December 7, 1787),  Pennsylvania (December 12, 1787),  New Jersey (December 18, 1787),  Georgia (January 2, 1788),  Connecticut (January 9, 1788),  Massachusetts (February 6, 1788),  Maryland (April 28, 1788),  South Carolina (May 23, 1788),  New Hampshire (June 21, 1788), Virginia (June 25, 1788),  New York (July 26, 1788),  North Carolina (November 21, 1789), and Rhode Island (May 29, 1790)

As an added challenge, we asked everyone to please let us all know what they personally think of when they see the flag!
Here is the inside of my card:

When I see a flag, I think often of how lucky we are to live in the USA.  My parents both left Germany in the late 20's and came to America where they met in Chicago and married in 1932.  One of my cousins came to visit us 10 years ago after we stayed at their house in Germany in 2004.  They at our house over the 4th of July as we have a family picnic and they were able to meet other relatives.  We then took them to Wisconsin Dells for a few days and we went to Tommy Bartlett's Water Ski Show--a Dells fixture!  At the end of the show, the song "God Bless the USA" was played along while the pyramid of skiers each held up an American Flag. My cousin commented that you would not see anything like that in Germany, even now.  People do not often display a German flag and rarely do you hear people speak of patriotism. They also commented about how I decorated for the 4th and how many small flags I displayed in the flower pots and baskets on the deck. That also would not seen too often in Germany.  I thought that was quite an interesting observation.  A bit sad for them, but makes me think often of how lucky I am to be born and live here!

Also--this is the last Dueling Darling Post for a few months.  We are not going to be making any new cards until September 15th as we take a few months off for the rest of the summer, and take time to regroup and for some members to catch up on their cards.  We hope you miss us just a bit and tune back in when we return all ready to go on 9/15!

Image/Sentiment:  Whipper Snapper Glory Bee

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Recollections White; Stampin' Up Real Red, Night of Navy; Doodlebug Patriotic Parade-Red/White/Blue Patterned Paper

Ink:  Memento Black

Accessories:  Copic Markers; White and Red Buttons with Fibers; Red Satin Ribbon with Blue Stitched Ribbon layered on top; Brads--Flag, Red Pearl and Gold Brads; SU Oval Punch

Please be sure to stop in to see what all of the Divas as well the Dazzlers have created this month. All of the blogs are on the left sidebar of my blog. I am sure you will enjoy all of the wonderful creations this month!


Judy McMullen said...

Barb, I love this awesome kit you created for the Divas and I love your card too! That Whipper Snapper image is so cute and fun for celebrating our flag. Love reading your story about how unique we are in celebrating our heritage as citizens of this great country!

MiamiKel said...

WOWZA Barb, you really brought in a home run with this beauty! the papers are so bold and strong - hence, much like our flag :) Gorgeous coloring and a super fun kit/image you've gifted us this month. Love the challenge you and Terry set forth and what it stands for -- how great this country is!
Happy DDD restin' up and we'll see you in the Fall!

Maxine D said...

Love your bee image there Barb. We are proud of our flag, but do not have a national flag day... there is a mission at the moment to change our flag :-(

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Beautiful card Barb! thanks for sending such a great kit to celebrate Flag Day with !

Carol W said...

Barb, first off thanks for the amazing kit. It was so much fun to play with and so many great papers and embellies. It was amazing. The card you created from the kit is just as amazing...I love your coloring as well as the layout and the inside is just as striking...Great job on this challenge...I'm so glad we are friends and fellow duelers,,,,