Saturday, July 06, 2013

Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop

Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop

Sometimes we take our freedom for granted and we should remember that we should not.  And also, we should thank our service men and women all over the world for the sacrifices they make for the freedoms we so enjoy.  I know I complain a lot about issues going on with our government and etc but if it was not for the men and women who serve in ALL branches of our military to protect and ensure that we enjoy the freedoms we do have, we could end up living a country that does not enjoy those freedoms.  So thank you to all the service men and women (and to my son who is serving in the U.S. Army and has been to Iraq twice) for all you do for us.

So to commemorate the Fourth of July a group of us crafters got together to show off our Red, White and Blue colors. I have created a card and a scrapbook layout for this Hop and without further ado, I would like to display them for you.


   The heart was cut out of the center of the base and than the Stars and Stripes glued to a heart to represent our flag and country.  I cut the heart with stars and stripes with my Silhouette Cameo along with the heart background.  The sentiment "Proud to Be" was print and cut and placed on a shadowed background and added foam tape to give it some dimension.  Added red gems to the card front ... a simple, basic card that will be donated to Operation Write Home to send to the deployed service men/women.

Using the same theme as the card, I created a scrap page layout.  While on vacation I purchased the paper punch by Martha Stewart and created this doiley and placed the Stars and Stripes Heart in the center.  This, in turn, was placed on a red mat and I create small banners at the bottom of the mat.  Placed red polka dot buttons spaced in between the banners.  I print and cut the sentiment "Proud to Be", after offsetting the font to create a background.  Cut out a small mat for a photo with two buttons attached to the one corner.

Here is the line up for the blog hop:

1. Lisa Pontious ~
2. Ashley -
3. Sandy-
4. Pam -
5. Haidee-
6. Melisa ~
8.  Angela -
9. Kathy -
10. Tabetha -
11. Sarah -
12. Lori -
13. Carolyn -  Here

Join us in the blog hop to see all the Red, White and Blue creations.  Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all xxxx.

Challenges entered:
  1. Challenge #22 New Nation Challenge
  2. 2 Sisters Challenge #151 Red, White & Blue
  3. Craft Loving Challenge #3 Independence Day


Sarah Biswabic said...

What a wonderful card and layout! I really enjoyed being in this awesome hop with you! Have a great day! Your friend, Sarah

Crafting on Caffeine said...

your card and layout are great.

Beth F. said...

Both of your projects are great!

sally said...

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

Lori Apgar said...

Great card and layout!! Love that heart/flag!

Glad to be in this hop with you!!

Cropalcoholic!! said...

I love, love, love your layout! Looks as if I have found a place to find inspiration!! Thanks for sharing!


Tracy said...

I love both projects =) New follower too!!

Cissy Shields said...

Very nice!! Thanks for sharing :)

Pamela Lash said...

Both your card and LO are super dooper - love the details and colors! Enjoying hopping with you!
Mama LoveBug (Pam)
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Brenda said...

I really like your layout and your card!! I have that punch too.. love it!
thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

Love your card and layout! Thanks for donating to OWH!

Jana said...

Your projects are wonderful. Love the touch of buttons. Great work!

Creative M said...

Both projects are absolutely AMAZING!! New Follower.
We would love if you joined us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,

Tabetha Watson said...

Love your creations!!!

Creative M said...

What I said earlier...
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Mary Ann said...

Beautiful projects!!!

Haidee said...

very cool projects thanks for sharing your creative idea. great hopping with you ;-)

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Beautiful creations! Thank you for joining in our New Nations challenge at Cut it Up!

Scrap N Creations By Melissa said...

Beautiful Layout!! Thank You for Sharing it's very inspirational :)
Melissa Clark
Scrap N Creations By Melissa (FB)

Sandy Hentzel said...

Great projects! I just the the MS punch around too, can't wait to use it on the next project maybe for TSC, lol. Great hopping with you, Sandy.

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

they are both very nice--you put a lot of love in to them

kristainmn at gmail dot com

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Great card and layout!!

Morph Mania Creations said...

Hi there, I'm stopping by from the Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop! I love the things you made for the hop.

Robin Brockopp
Morph Mania Creations

kim said...

Love your card. Thanks for sharing with us.

Kim Colson

Kim Ricketts said...

cute cute!

Kim :)

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Awesome layout. I love the little banners and buttons. TFS AJ-

mamawcindy said...

Oh, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Card and Layout. Thanks for Sharing! This was such a Fun Hop. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Tambo said...

Carolyn, I love the cards. Very cute. 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.
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Pam said...

Great patriotic card and layout!

Melisa Alzammar said...

WHat an awesome patriotic layout.

Michele I said...

very cute

Tabitha Davis said...

Great project.
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Low priced fun Digi Papers and stamps:)
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Honeybearz Designs said...

Great card and scrapbook layout Carolyn I really like them. Thank you for being a part of this hop with me and I hope you join me again on some of my other hops.

Nana said...

Both are beautiful.
Thanks for joining us over at Craft Lovin.

Have a great day.
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craftyeyes said...

fab card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x