Live Free Card

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Live Free Card

Happy WOYWW to you, dear friends! What’s on my desk this week?

Another card…

Another tribute…

Another reflection on what it means to be American.

This past Independence Day weekend, I spent some time sorting through and gathering my red, white, and blue papers and embellishments to see what inspired me.

The slightly distressed, vintage colors of a scrap of paper caught my eye, and became the backdrop for the card you see before you.

The sentiment Live Free kept running through my mind as I thought about some of the freedoms we often take for granted…

The freedom of creative self-expression…

The freedom of creative worship…

The freedom to creatively live a life of our own choosing…

As you celebrate this week, I wish you joy and freedom in all that you do!

Before You Go…

1st Moments With Magellan

It seems like just yesterday I was introducing my brand new kitten, Magellan, to you!

Now, at 8 months – Magellan is growing into quite the Majestic Maine Coon!

If you’d like to see Magellan in all his splendor – be sure to visit him at this week’s Wordless Wednesday party!

And – for more creative inspiration – please visit and share your latest projects with our talented Inspire Me Monday community!

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  1. chrissiesz says:

    Beautiful bright colours to use on this card.

    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie x

  2. Nikki C says:

    Sharp card you made there and your kitty is so cute happy woyww hugs Nikki 2

  3. Ramona, you’re so creative, I love the card. Hope you had a nice July 4th.

    • Thanks so much Amanda – it’s so nice to see you! I hope you had a wonderful 4th as well!
      I stopped by your blog and tried to leave a comment on your question post but couldn’t.
      Just so you know – I have ALWAYS wanted to ride an elephant! 🙂

  4. Suzy B says:

    Great Design…perfect for our challenge over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday…thank you for joining us it is much appreciated….I do love to see all of your fantastic creations, thank you for taking the the time to stop by…
    Suzy B ( Owner )

  5. Janis says:

    Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

  6. cathy calamas says:

    Great card, I like that distress striped paper as well. I have a 9 year old Maine Coon myself,
    they are the best cats!
    Here from WOYWW.
    Cathy #61

  7. Judith W says:

    Great design hun love it and thanks for linking up at Fan-Tastic Tuesday hugs Judith DT x

  8. Bev Lowe says:

    Great card Ramona – perfect for 4th July! Thanks for joining us at Just For Fun this month, hope to see you again.
    Bev (DT member) x

  9. Thanks for the great list of challenges. I need to wind myself up to get round to some of them.
    I particularly like the letting on your card. Nicely done.
    Have a fun week
    Gillian #47

  10. What a wonderful car, look 3-D I very nice, I have not been creating for a while now.
    Have a great day!

  11. Sandy says:

    Love your stars & stripes card! Very patriotic! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  12. What fantastic stars and stripes on your fun card! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Paper Sweeties this month 🙂

  13. Good to remember the blessings which God has poured out upon us. Thanks for reminding us all.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #15

  14. Christine Dring says:

    What a fantastic card! Love that wooden flag button! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    • Isn’t that wooden flag button fab?
      I deconstructed an item from my stash that I wasn’t going to use just to incorporate that button into the card!
      Awesome challenge this week.
      I LOVE Shopping Our Stash!

  15. DonnaLee says:

    Great patriotic card! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the “Wooden Ships” challenge!

  16. Ailsa says:

    Lovely card and cute kitten!!!

    Ailsa #84

  17. Carol N says:

    Absolutely LOVE your card! Great patriotism! And Magellan is absolutely gorgeous!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #71

  18. This is a great dynamic card!!It’s wonderful!! Thanks for the update on the Majestic Magellan, your Maine Coon. I have 3 tabby’s and they are a joy. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  19. Mynn xx says:

    This is totally cool! LOVE that fun striped paper and I adore the star! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sweeties! 🙂 HUGS! Mynn xx

  20. Angela says:

    Love the card. You kittie is so cute too.
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x #41

  21. Eliza says:

    Love your Patriotic cards and love Magellan he is such a handsome cat, thanks for sharing.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 51
    Happy WOYWW

  22. Magellan was such a little cutie! I suppose now he is a big cutie. Love the American themed card. So appropriate for this month. Judy #77

    • Hi Judy,

      So nice to see you this week!
      If you want to see what a stunning cat Magellan is turning into, drop by Wordless Wednesday – you won’t believe your eyes! 🙂

  23. Melody says:

    The card is great. Magellan is beautiful.

  24. DebiB says:

    Beautiful coons! I popped over to see Magellan at 8 months. He’s a beaut!
    Now about your card….
    A very patriotic, bright, and creative card! I love the way you did the ribbon and all the layers on the star. Well done. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Love to Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    Debi DT LTS!

    • Thanks Deb for popping over to Wordless Wednesday to see Magellan.
      Isn’t it amazing how fast they grow?

      Thanks also for stopping by to see my card.
      I really enjoyed my visit to the Love To Scrap Challenge blog this week! 🙂

  25. Holly AKA KopyKat says:

    This is fabulous, love the design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  26. PaperDaisies says:

    This is such a beautiful card. I love the CAS design. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  27. Karen L says:

    Your card is absolutely AWESOME, and I’m delighted to have you choose Word Art Wednesday as one of the challenges where you share your beautiful art. It’s such a blessing to have you play along with us, and I REALLY hope that you will join us again soon…..and often!
    God bless your week, and bless you as you create!
    Word Art Wednesday

  28. Claudia says:


    What a great card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Colors Challenge and good luck.

    Hugs Claudia

  29. Floss says:

    Thank you for joining in the fun over at a Girl who crafts.

  30. CherylQuilts says:

    Oh, what a fabulous patriotic card you’ve made! I just love the star and the popped flag! So glad you’ve joined us this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs!

    • Thank you so much Cheryl!
      I have been reading your blog forever but this is the first time I’ve joined one of your challenges.
      Hope to partake more in the future.
      Have a blessed week!

  31. Happy WOYWW! Your card is great! I am drawn to vintage papers! But Magellan stole the show! You just have the most beeeeeeeeautiful cats!!!!
    peggy aplSEEDS@12

  32. Love this card! Great dimension! Thanks for joining the Craftin’ Desert Diva’s Linky Party 🙂

    Jenny ~ Craftin’ Desert Diva’s DT

  33. Absolutely beautiful card, love the fabulous layout! Thanks so much for taking the time to play along in our Creative Colors Challenge! Hugs, Sabrina (CCC DT)

  34. Valerie-Jael says:

    Great card, thanks for joining us at TIOT! Valerie

  35. Ohhh Snap says:

    That is a lot of challenges! And Magellan is quite handsome! Happy belated WOYWW! #63

  36. LisaM says:

    What a great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards In Envy!

  37. Jackie C says:

    Such a great link up! Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Jackie dt @ Pause Dream Enjoy

  38. Sukie says:

    Super fun patriotic card! Thanks for joining our linky party over at Craftin Desert Diva’s!

  39. Lee-Ann says:

    Too cute, thanks for linking up with us at PDE. Lee-Ann DT

  40. Love the live free card. I really enjoy using red, white, and blue together but everyone always asks me if it is for 4th July or labor day etc. Nope just cause I like it. Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Sorry I am so late getting around but it was the only available time! Vickie #82

  41. Gill McCall says:

    Fab entry for our Sisters of Craft challenge. Gill DT

  42. rachel gillham says:

    fantastic patriotic card! thank you for joining us at just for fun this month!

  43. Anne-Marie says:

    Fantastic Stars and Stripes on your card. It looks wonderful.

    Thank you for sharing it with us here at Crafty Sentiments.

    Anne-Marie x x

  44. Jaine Drake says:

    What a cute card, perfect for 4th July. Thank you for entering our colour challenge at ASOI this month.

  45. April says:

    Beautiful card. Perfect for the season. Thanks for sharing with Creative Style!

  46. yep , i’m late commenting this week. Beautiful card! So Patriotic! Thanks for sharing with TTCRD this week.

  47. Linda Carson says:

    A very classy patriotic card! Thanks for creating with us at ODBD!

  48. Charity Hotrum says:

    Great project, but kitty definitely steals the show!!! TFS with PGCB


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