Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy (early) 4th of July Challenge Post!

Hello everyone!  And as promised yesterday I am here with my 4th of July post for all of you!!!  I made a really fun banner for my mom's swimming party that she has every year to celebrate the 4th of July, and thank goodness there is a pool because it is going to be a hot one this year!!!  But first I have to show this months calender design...

And now for my challenge(s) entry:

All of the cuts were made using the Independence Day Solutions Cartridge, I then added stickles on the stars, faux stiching with my white gel pen, and the cutest stamps ever from peachy keen : Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment.  I also used gold and red stickels.   The rosettes were handmade with help from my Martha Stewart Scorboard, my hot glue gun, and decorated with leftover star cutouts!

Challenges I'm entering (it's a doozy so hold on to your hats! hehehe!):
Terrific Tues. Challenge - Stand and Salute cartridge, or a similar cut
My Craft Spot - Seeing Stars
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday - Red, White and Blue
Celebrate the Occasion - 4th of July
Whimsical Wed. - Let's Get Patriotic
Whacky Wed. #43 - Red, White and Blue
Paper Cutz Challenge #98 - Star Spangled Banner

Woohoo!!!  Please check out what others have made for the challenges listed above, and thank you for stopping by and any comments you might have, I love seeing them!
Happy Crafting!


Adrian said...

The banner is adorable! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

DIANA L. said...

Super job on the banner Thank you for joining us at CELEBRATE THE OCCASION

The Archiving Angel said...

Love the calendar & the banner & rosettes. You did a stunning job with it all. So festive & inspiring. Always great to find new crafters. Thanks for joining Whimsical Wednesday.
Crafty best wishes from your newest follower,

girlia said...

Wowzers!!! that banner is stunning! Thanks for playing with us at Celebrate the Occasion!

Joy said...

Wow...this banner is the rosettes too! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot !

Dilsaver Designs said...

I just love the big rosettes with your wonderful banner, awesome job!! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Jenni said...

Wow, what a wonderful banner. I'm joining you in a couple of these challenges too this week. I am your newest follower!
Jenni :)

Scrappy Mel said...

I love it! I keep saying I'm going to make a banner and never seem to get around to it! The little faces on the cuts are adorable. Thank you for joining us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

GiGi said...

What a cool banner! I love the big rosettes and the flag banners! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays and CTO!

Maggie said...

luv the banner and the calendar..
Don't forget to add it to our linking party for our readers to discover your blog at

Amy C said...

Awesome banner!! Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot this week!!

Scrapping Mommy

Kate said...

What super projects! The large rosettes look wonderful on your beautiful banner!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!
Small Bits of Paper

Helen said...

This is a great banner! Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Great projects! I love the fun banner you made, especially the rosettes! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


liz at liz's paper loft said...

I love love your banner! thanks for playing with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps!

Sarah said...

Great projects! Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week!

Melissa said...

Beautifully done, I just love it and that face is adorable, thanks so much for joining CTO!

My Lil' Bits said...

Adorable!!! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!
Lisa C

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh your banner is AMAZING!LOVE all the details and colors,Just BEAUTIFUL!And your calender page is soo SWEET to!Thanks so much for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

Stephanie said...

I just love your patriotic banner. The big rosettes are so pretty. Love all the cuts you used and that adorable PK face. Love your calendar too. Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays.

Dana said...

Oh wow!! I think this is the coolest 4th decoration I've seen!!

Staying Crafty said...

Great stuff! So fun and festive :)