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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Claire Chenoy Spielman is My Wonderful Wednesday Guest Designer

I am ever sew fortunate to have Claire as my Guest Designer for today. Now, bear in mind, that Claire has not been feeling well and I truly am honored and blessed for her posting today!!! Also, please please please,take the time to read her story as it is truly an inspiration!

All American
I'm delighted to once again be featured as a Guest Designer for my sweet blogger friend Lynne. I decided since this was an important assignment, I wanted to create a page that was important to me as well. 
I was born in Canada and only up until the last election, did I have the opportunity to VOTE in the election since I applied for my United States Citizenship and became American after approximately 35 years in Florida.
I studied page after page of American history and passed the famous test so that I could get my US passport and do what I always wanted to do in this country.........
V O T E !! 
For most of you reading this, it's no big deal, but as an adult citizen, it was something I always wanted to do! Beside, it was something else I could check off my Bucket List!!
So, here is the 2 page lay out I created to celebrate my US citizenship. I used paper and embellishments from Quick Quotes and the paper is called Just Jackson. Simply Charmed was the cart I used to cut out the "All American". The corners were punched using a MS corner punch...I love that punch!

My official Passport
My Old Canadian Passport
Actual sticker from the day I voted

HUGE  THANKS to my sweet blogger  friend Lynne, for asking me to be a Guest Designer today....what an honor!
LOVE being able to work with Lynne and her 
talented , artistic, fun, caring and supportive  group each month....it keeps this ALL American girl CREATIVE!

Thank you ever sew much for being my Guest Designer for today Claire . I am truly impressed with not only your creativity but of your story!!

God Bless and thank you for stopping by today. Be sure to stop and give Claire some bloggie love and get well wishes!!!
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust


  1. Thank you for not only sharing your project but also your story. I am first generation "American" - my parents, aunts, grandma came over to this country in the 50's and 60's and became citizens. Congratulations on your new citizenship and great job on scrapbooking this fantastic memory :) TFS


  2. What a wonderful story and just love the layout and how you incorporated the stuff like sticker and passport...what a neat way to remember all the details.
    TFS :)

  3. Lynne, you are so very sweet to have made those comments. Incredible as it may be, I'm still after 4 days running a fever, can't shake it!! I appreciate both of the sincere comments as well. Hugs, Claire

  4. What a great story of what so many of us sometimes take for granted.Thank you for sharing your beautiful project and inspirational story.Hugs, Anita


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