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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to the Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop!!

Today we are celebrating Freedom.  I am grateful for my freedom thanks to the many military personnel who fight tirelessly for it!!!  

In this blog hop today, you will find a variety of projects all about Freedom.  You should have arrived from HERE, but if you found me first - no worries - just hop over to the BEGINNING so you don't miss a thing!!!

Here is a complete list of stops along the way in case you get lost!

I love celebrating the 4th of July and honoring our freedom.  I created a layout that will feature a picture of my son this coming 4th.  I started with my Gypsy:

I used:
 Birthday Bash for the 4 sized to 2.76 inches.
George for the star sized to 9 inches.
Billionaire for the "th" sized to 1.12 inches and welded.
Lyrical Letters for "of" and "July" sized to 1 and 1.47 inches.

I originally cut all of these out of white cardstock, but the letters and number were getting lost on my page, so I re-cut them in blue cardstock.

I did cut the regular layer of the 4 and ended up only using the regular (not the shadow layer) of it.  

I found the Freedom from Independence Day and sized it to 1 and 1.24 inches.  Used the bigger one on the layout.

These cuts were made with blue cardstock.

I needed some smaller stars.  I went back to George and sized them 1 and 1.12 inches.  I cut both sizes out of red and blue cardstock.

I use the negative cuts as my template when placing my letters and titles on a page.

I tied some twine around the 4 and pop-dotted it to the page.

I used a circle punch to hold the "th" and pop-dotted it to the page.

I added Freedom on the bottom with some ribbon and stars.

I will slide in a photo from the 4th of my son in all his firework glory!!!  I tied twine and pop-dotted a star on the photo mat.

We have several sponsors for this hop:

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

I hope you have a safe and Happy 4th of July!!!

Your next stop in the hop is HERE.


Maria said...

love your layout.

Haidee said...

Fantastic LO TFS your skills to apply for this project
Nice hopping with you!

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Great layout!! Love your big star!!
Glad to be on the hop with you!

An'Jenic G. said...

Awesome layout. I love the the fun embellishment used at the bottle. TFS AJ-

Sarah Biswabic said...

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

Crafting on Caffeine said...

great layout!

Beth F. said...

Your layout is so nice!

sally said...

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

Cropalcoholic!! said...

What a cute layout thanks for providing all the details!! I am now following your blog!

Unknown said...

So cute! Thanks for the idea of using the negative to layout letters - I'll have to try that!! Thanks for sharing :)

Tracy said...

Great job =) new follower too !!

Pamela Lash said...

Wow - I love your LO and how you went into detail to share how you created this - great job! Enjoying hopping with you today!
Mama LoveBug (Pam)
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Brenda Wooten Porter said...

very nice layout!! love how you used all the different fonts together!!
love it!
thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

Love your layout! Thanks for the tutorial too!

Rhapsody On Paper and Have Colors Be Happy said...

Love the way your layout turned out! Wonderful work!

Unknown said...

Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop i trying get to all i loved u star and u 4th july page u could make card out of this . i make 4 to 5 cards week just brighten ppl life 3 are in nureshome and the 1 my son who live out of my state and i have frined hubby who fighting cancer i try send cards out to them to . i dont sale anything i make i am on disably i love brighten ppl lifes with card even for few mins one them who i send card dont even know us no more but i thnk she thinks about her card when she gets it even for just few mins . pleases rember them in care home and home bound make cards for them to i love u page i can tell love what your doing . happy july

Migdalia said...

A beautiful LO! wonderful job!!
Have a wonderful day,

Unknown said...

Love the layout!!

Mary Ann said...

AWESOME!Love your layout!My VERY PRETTY!!!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful layout!!!

Scrap N Creations By Melissa said...

Love the Layout...Thank you for the
toturial :)
Melissa Clark
Scrap N Creations By Melissa (FB)

Sandy Hentzel said...

Great layout. Love the tip about using the negative to place the letters. Great hopping with you, Sandy.

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

wonderful LO

kristainmn at gmail dot com

Morph Mania Creations said...

Hi there, I'm stopping by from the Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop! I love your idea and how you included pictures and details.

Robin Brockopp
Morph Mania Creations

kim said...

Loved your page Thanks for sharing with us.

Kim Colson

Kim Ricketts said...

love your layout!

Kim :)

mamawcindy said...

Thanks for Sharing how you made your Layout. I Love It!
Thanks for Sharing!
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Tambo said...

Lori, your page is very cute. Love the tip on the negative of the letters for placement. great idea! 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...

Really great layout!

Melisa Alzammar said...

I love your layout. The twine on the 4 is a great addition. TFS!

Michele I said...

very cute

Honeybearz Designs said...

Awesome layout Lori. I love how you explain everything you did in such great detail. hank you for that. Thank you for being a part of this hop with me I have so enjoyed having you a part of it.