I have this image in my mind, and in my heart, of the purity of our constitutional republic.
There's something in my Irish DNA that is forever entwined with the principles of American constitutionalism and human individual liberty.
Sometimes, people confuse patriotism with perfectionism.
I do not, because I am a human, and humans have no knowledge of perfection. Only psychopaths understand perfection. :)
So when I say I love something, that means I love it in all of its glorious imperfection, like I love a sunflower or a squirrel, or a piece of bacon.
Such love of imperfect things comes in handy on July 3rd, when a person is making their Independence Day card, which is quite simple, but they find that even WITH the stamp-a-ma-jig, they cannot for the life of them stamp their images straight, and end up throwing away 8 sheets of Whisper White cardstock with horribly crooked images on them.
But what's great about both America and stamping is that you can just keep trying till you get it right.
So I did.
I hope you have a great Independence Day, and that you think about what independence truly means.
It's not cheap, free or perfect.
Nothing worth having is.
Stamps: Tape It
Ink: Briliant Blue, Real Red
Cardstock: Whisper White