Bugaboo’s Patriotic Ladies

Good Morning!  Happy Memorial Day!  Thank you to all of the servicemen & women out there and their families for their service!  My Dad was in the Army, served in Vietnam and was fiercely patriotic.  So, having the ABaC post for today over on Catch the Bug, I knew I had to do something patriotic. 

I had an idea floating around in my head and this translated so well!  From the dollar store, I bought a flower pot, florist styrofoam blocks, shred and reusable plastic straws.  To the flower pot, I added some Rose Red striped paper from the Stampin Up Print Packs from years ago.  The pot tapers down, which made adding the paper a bit difficult, so I added in white grosgrain to cover the seams.  On each side, I added one of the patriotic ladies from Bugaboo Stamps — from the calendar months JJ, Stella and Ruby (all July USA) and Dottie Cinderella.  How is Dottie Cinderella patriotic you may ask?  Well, she reminded me of Betsy Ross, so I colored her up in red, white and blue too.  I cut out stars using my Nesties and printed off God Bless the USA on the computer.  I attached each star to a straw — these are awesome reusable straws.  Each straw is secured in the florist styrofoam blocks.  To cover the blocks, I added some red & white paper shred.  This just made me so happy with the outcome!  Here are close-ups of each lady.

How fun are they?!  Love Cinderella/Betsy Ross Dottie! 

Challenge Submissions
Fairy Knoll – #52 Memorial Day
Fairy Tale Challenge — #16 Anything but a Card
One Stitch at a Time — #64 4th of July/Picnics
Bugaboo’s Patriotic Ladies
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps Ruby Calendar Months July USA, Stella Calendar Months July USA JJ Calendar Months July USA, Dottie – Cinderella
Paper: Rose Red, Brilliant Blue, Select White, SU Prints Pack
Copics: B00, E18, E23, YG61, Y38, B69, R46, E00, E000, C1, C3, C5, C7
Other Stuff: white grosgrain, Yellow & Star Dust Stickles, Martha Stewart Crystal Fine glitter, rhinestones

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


8 thoughts on “Bugaboo’s Patriotic Ladies

  1. wonderful!! love the stars and fabulously colored images, thanks so much for joining our challenge at One Stitch at a Time this week, we hope to see you again
    Debs R


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