Saturday, July 6, 2013

Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop

Welcome to the Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop!  Hopefully you've hopped over from SANDY but if not, and you want to start the celebration with the blog hostess, zip over to LISA

The theme of this hop is to celebrate our wonderful USA and the freedoms that we hold precious!  Amazing crafties are sharing their designs and thoughts with you today.  Lisa has rounded up some wonderful sponsors for this hop and if you'd like to be "in the running" for prizes, please like and comment on each of the parade stops. Also you must stop by each one of the sponsors' fan pages on facebook and like their pages and leave them a comment saying you are stopping by from the Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop.Easy peasy!!  Here's the sponsor list:

Royal Prize Pack from Theresa TheScrapbooking Queen

$15.00 Gift Certificate from KaDoodle Bug Designs

$10.00 Gift Certificate from Treasure Box Designs
$20.00 Gift Certificate from Little Scraps of Heaven
$20.00 Gift Certificate from MB's Treasurista
$10.00 Gift Certificate from Designs on Cloud 9
Stamp Set of winners choice from Paper Sweeties
Large custom handmade keychain the winners choice 
of style and color from Chelle's Custom Designs
$15.00 Gift Certificate from The Paper Parade
$20.00 Gift Certificate from Scrappy Dew
$15.00 Gift Certificate from Too Cute by Jessica
A gift valued at $10.00 from Lettering Delights
Patriotic Expression Cozy from Kathy's Cozies

Wow, what a line-up of great prizes!  And speaking of line-ups – here’s a list of the blog spots so you won’t get lost:

I have an eclectic, whimsical style and as for cards I tend to enjoy crafting triple-stamped cards. I found that using that design lends itself to experimentation with stamps, different sprays and mists.  I recently discovered Mr. Huey sprays and used several with a circular mask to create this card.  The centerpiece of the card is actually a sticker I had in my stash.  

First I'll give you the dimensions and some info on how to use this technique to make a card of your own:

Dimensions for the stamped layers - 1 each
2" x 3-1/4"
3" x 4-1/4"
4" x 5-1/4"
Dimensions for the cardstock mat layers - 1 each
2-1/4" x 3-1/2"
3-1/4" x 4-1/2"
5-1/2" x 8-1/2" (fold for card base to get a great crease)

For me it was very helpful to have this dimension guide - no guess work!!

After cutting the card stock and mats, I lightly adhered them together and placed the mask on top.  I sprayed some Mr Huey in Ocean and Peppermint and then adhered our LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon (the Old Glory Collection found HERE) AND some LBC Mama's Mesh on the mats. I cut these strips to lay between the top two layers and fashioned two bows for the top and bottom of the center panel.  Here's my Celebrate Freedom project:

You too can use your crafty mojo to design something to Celebrate Freedom!!

Remember, no matter how you piece your paper and rumple your ribbon, have fun with it..........cyber Celebration of our Freedom..........Mama LoveBug

Now let's move the parade to see what's happening with HAIDEE



Haidee said...

Wow! i totally LOVE that card! TS your creative idea!!!
Great being in hop with you!!!

Maria said...

very cute card. love the layout

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Great card!! I love you your colors it looks great!! Glad to be on the hop with you!

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Wow such a fun card. I love the use of masking. Cute card and TFS AJ-

Sarah Biswabic said...

Wow! What a great card! I love triple layer cards! I really enjoyed being in this awesome hop with you! Have a great day! Your friend, Sarah

Crafting on Caffeine said...

I would never have guessed the center was a sticker. awesome job

Beth F. said...

What a fun card!

GlendaLea said...

Very Pretty card!!!

sally said...

Stopping by from the Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop! Love the cards!

Darcy Schroeder said...

Love this bright patriotic card! I think I will go on the hop now!!
Darcy BIF

Scrap N Creations By Melissa said...

Great Card!! Very Bright and Colorful!!
Melissa Clark :)

Lori Apgar said...

What a great card!!! Love the layers and LOVE the statue of liberty flag!!

Glad to be in this hop with you!

Cropalcoholic!! said...

I love your card!!! Very nicely done and thanks for the dimensions.

Brenda said...

I love the WOW factor of this! the colors are great! love it!
thanks for sharing!

Cissy Shields said...

Very cool! Love the colors!

Tracy said...

Adorable always lol =) already a follower !!

Kathy said...

Love your card! Thanks for sharing the instructions. I really want to try one myself.

Marie97 said...

Stunning card! Love the colors...TFS from BIF

Dawn Barrett said...

What a fun layout!! The colors are so vibrant on the card! Hope today is a GREAT BIF day!!

Jana said...

Thank you so much for the measurements. Your card is just beautiful. Wonderful job!

Creative M said...

WOW!! This is GORGEOUS!! Creative and FUN!! Love it!
Have a wonderful day,
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Tabetha Watson said...

What a pretty card!! Proud to be in the same hop as you!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!Love your design!!!

Colleen said...

AH~Mazing card!!!!

Sandy Hentzel said...

Wow, great card. Love all the elements to it. Great hopping with you, Sandy.

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Stunning card!! Very fitting for the holiday as it bursts!
I had to click the picture so I could examine how you made it close up.

kristainmn at gmail dot com

Morph Mania Creations said...

Hi there, I'm stopping by from the Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop! Neat card. Thanks for the instructions.
Robin Brockopp
Morph Mania Creations

kim said...

Your card is awesome. Thank you for sharing with us.

Kim Colson

Kim Ricketts said...

Oh so pretty!! Love your card!

Kim :)

mamawcindy said...

Your Card is so unique, I am Loving It! So Creative, Thanks for sharing how you made it.
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Tambo said...

I think that this is great. It looks like a big firework of color. I don't know about the spray so I will check that out. tfs Tami

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Great project! Loving the hop. I'm your newest follower! Thanks for the giveaways - great sponsors!!

La-Vie B.
Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

Pam said...

Great patriotic card! It has a tie-dye look to it!

Melisa Alzammar said...

What an awesome card. I love all the layers. TFS!

Honeybearz Designs said...

Pam I really like this card I like how the colors pop on it and how original it is. Thank you so much for being a part of this hop with me. I really appreciate it.

Michele I said...

very cute card