Friday, June 21, 2013

4th of July Red, White and Blue Blog Hop!!


If you’ve just arrived from Danita you’re in the right place! To start from the beginning of the hop, please visit Carter’s Crafting Corner. 

The hop begins on Friday, June 21st at 9:00 am. You’ll have until Sunday, June 23rd at 6:00 pm (Central Time) to hop, follow each blog and leave some nice comments for a chance to win awesome prizes. Please note: individual participants may have additional entry rules and/or chances to win.

To qualify to win, you must:

  • Become a follower of all the blogs in the hop 
  • Leave a comment on each blog in the hop

I will also be giving away a Martha Stewart Shadow Typeface acrylic stamp set.  To be entered for that prize you must be a follower of this blog and leave a comment below.  For an extra chance to win please follow me on twitter, pinterest and youtube.  Leave a comment saying where you followed me and you'll get one additional entry for each.  

Each blog will announce their respective winners on Thursday June 27th. Winners will have one week to claim their prize(s).


We’re so glad you decided to hop with us! You’re going to meet some amazing ladies. We hope you have a great time visiting, and are inspired by, all the wonderful Patriotic creations. 

My first project is a 12x12 scrapbook layout that I absolutely love.  It was my first time using paints and a banner.  4th of July is a big deal for our family as my sister was born on the 3rd, my Dad is the 4th and cousin Danny is the 14th.  We had gone out to eat the year these photos were taken so no one had a mess to clean up.  It's really hard to tell, but the red section is where my journalling is.



 The star is two layers of chipboard that I painted with acrylic paint.  I rippled the ribbon underneath to hopefully give the effect of a waving flag.  The banner was made with my new Stampin' Up pendant punch.
For the title I used Cricut Craft Room to weld the letters and then covered them with red stickles for a bit of a pop.  I wanted the colors to be more antique like, but it needed just that pop.



88 comments:

  1. Very nice layout Lyne, thanks for sharing!!!

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    1. Thank you Kathy - so glad to be hopping

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    1. Thank you - don't forget to follow us for your prize entries

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  4. Oh how I love your layout! The banner is awesome and I love the "4th of July"!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Love this log hop! Love the layouts also!

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  6. I like the banners and the paint. What a great idea.

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    1. Thank you - it was my first time painting so I was a bit nervous. Don't forget to follow us for your prize entries

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  7. Thanks for participating in our first hop! You did a great job! And thanks for all the extra work you did and support you gave.

    La-Vie B. – Co-organizer, Celebrating the Red, White and Blue Blog Hop
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

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  8. I like how you did the title...got to try that sometime when I am more confident to use my stickles :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much and I hope you'll consider following me

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  9. Love your LO, especially like the the banner and yes the stickles make the title pop!

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    1. Thanks so much Treva - have your prize entry in!

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  10. Did you hand letter the "4th of July"? If so, I am very impressed with the lettering, mine never come out so nice.
    TFS

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    1. Traci - Nope - not hand lettering. I used Cricut Craft Room and welded the letters and then had them cut out.

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  11. Great layout. I like the banner and the sparkly letters. My son was born on the 4th of July.
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thank you, and happy birthday to your son!

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  12. I follow you on YouTube as Sue D.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  13. I really like the layout. July 4th is one of my favorite Holidays (maybe because my birthday is July 6) lol.

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    1. Thank you Wendi and happy early birthday! Make sure you follow all the blogs to be entered for the prizes.

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  14. I love this layout! I love this holiday too! one of my favs! thanks for sharing!

    brwneyes46@gmail.com

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  15. Very nice layout indeed! I love how you layered the star bow ribbon waterfall style, very cool. Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent with this new hopper/follower!

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    1. Thank you Christine! I don't show you on my follower list though and want to make sure you get your entry.

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  16. Such a super cute layout!! Love the details!!

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    1. Thanks Sarah - I have your prize entry in

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  18. Love the LO and the way you did the ribbon from paper.
    Thanks so much !

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  19. awesome project! New follower....come visit me :) Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

    Robin
    Cut One Designs by Robin

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    1. Thank you so much Robin - I loved all the projects I saw in the Diva's challenge and I appreciate the follow!

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  20. Wonderful layout...I didn't even think to do a layout maybe next time

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    1. Thank you Felisa! I have another surprise in line for tomorrow

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    1. Thank you Evila and thanks for following me!

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  22. Awesome layout!! I an now a new follower here!! Thanks For Sharing!!

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    1. Thank you Rexann - I am so pleased with how this came out!

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  23. What a wonderful layout. LOVE how you pleated the ribbon for extra interest!

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    1. Thank you Karen! That was something new for me and I really like how it came out

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  24. Hi Lyne! Just wanted to pop on over here and say hello ;) great layout :)

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    1. Thank you for your support Stephanie!

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  25. Really Nice - cute! Patti P.

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  26. I like your patriotic layout and the banner. The papers coordinate well & are festive; I'm already getting in the mood! =)
    I'm following you on GFC.

    ~Beth
    http://thecraftyscrapyard.blogspot.com
    mddesigns_11@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you Beth. Using more than one patterned paper is always a challenge for me as I don't want them to overwhelm the pictures.

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  27. What a beautiful layout you've created. I too love to add Stickles to my projects to make them pop. Whoever invented them gets a gold star from me, covered in glitter glue of course! :)

    It was nice meeting you and getting to Hop with you. I am a new follower!!

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net
    Close To My Heart: cardmonkey.ctmh.com

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    1. Thank you Ellen. I now need to find a good way to store them.

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  28. Great LO Lyne, very nice work!

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    1. Thank you - don't forget to follow for your chance to win prizes!

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  29. Wow! July really is huge in your family! Love the font used on ur layout! The stickles just add more pizzazz! Your star does remind me of a flag... Or a shooting star or awesome huge firework shooting into the sky! Congrats on ur 1at blog hop and thanks for the blog candy giveaway!

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    1. Thank you Angelica - sounds like the star accomplished it's task!

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  30. Oh, and I'm a follower of your blog: birdofparadise73 at gmail dot com, I'm also following you on pinterest(Angel Chambers), Twitter (@angelchambers73) and YouTube!

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  31. Really cute thanks for sharing. I am following you on google+- I added you to my crafting circles!

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    1. Thank you Tara - glad to have you as a follower

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  32. beautiful layouts- enjoying the bloghop!

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    1. Thank you Brenda - don't forget to follow to earn your prize entry

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  33. Great work, Lyne and nice blog. Following you now and I really do hope you'll come over and follow on my blog as well.
    www.vintageterrace2.blogspot.com

    Coleen, blog hoppin' along

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    1. Thank you Coleen - off to look at your blog

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  34. Your LO is the tops! Love all that red, white, and blue!
    Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories

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    1. Thank you Denise - glad to be playing

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  35. Very cool title Lyne! Great pics and they certainly tell the story :)

    Thanks for sharing your story with us at Lasting Memories!

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  36. Great lay-out! Nice banner! Thanks for joining us over at 3 Girl Jam Challenges! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

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    1. Thank you Carri - I've enjoyed playing along

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  37. What a nice layout!! I really need to get my scrapbook out!!

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  38. This is a very nice layout. I especially like the sparkly red "4th of July". Thanks for joining us in the 3 Girl JAM Birthday with Ribbon Challenge.

    Cheri - 3 Girl JAM design team
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Cheri - I've really enjoyed your challenges lately

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  39. Lovely layout!

    Theresa aka Scrapsbygracie

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  40. Loved all your creations!!!! very nice work and loved the layout

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  41. Nice LO! Love the title and the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at lasting memories.
    ClaireR, LMDT

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  42. Love it!! Will definitely be back for your blog hop! Thanks for entering her at Sister Act this week! Good Luck!
    XOXO
    Trisha-DT

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  43. WOW! love this layout and what great work! Great Idea with the Cricut lettering. Fantastic!

    Thanks for taking part in the Stampin'with the Dragon 'Anything Goes' Challenge with us.

    Angela

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    1. Thank you Angela - all the comments are so encouraging!

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  44. Fabulous card, love the coloring job and all the details! Thanks for playing with us at Stamping with the Dragon!

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  45. awesome layout!! Thanks for joining us in the 3 Girl Jam challenge!!

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