Monday, July 1, 2013

A special thank you and July hop winner announced.

Before I get to the winner of the "June is Bustin' Out with Flowers" blog hop, I have to give a big shout out to Lisa at Decosse's Dynamite Doodles and the awesome 4th of July digital paper she made for me and you. :)

This is such a nice story that I have got to share...

I was searching the web the other day looking for FREE (because I'm cheap) digital paper with a 4th of July theme. In my search, I came across Lisa's blog and even though she didn't have any 4th of July paper she did have awesome digital graduation words (click here to see it and download it). I thought her stuff was so awesome that I left her a comment and told her of my fruitless plight.

Well, the next thing I know I get this very sweet email letting me know that she had read my comment, thought about it, and designed a 4th of July paper. They all have red and blue stars but different textured backgrounds so they are very versatile. She also created a maple leaf digital paper for Canada Day.

I thought this such a sweet gesture that I made a card to show the digital paper and here it is.

The stamp is from Oriental Trading and I used my Ranger Distress ink markers to color each section before stamping. I then sprayed with red glimmer mist and added a blue and white bow with twine from My Life in Arts N Crafts. Click on the image to get a better look at the paper and to see the background texture.

Thank you again Lisa.

Now on to our winner...

I hear a drum roll playing

The winner, picked by, is #7 - Jamie M. who wrote:

"Pretty. Great embellishments."

Thank you all for joining us this month at Lorby's World of Hops and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday, July  25th when our theme will be GLITTER!

If anyone is interested in joining our July hop or seeing what other hops we'll be doing this year, please join us at Lorby's World of Hops on Facebook.

Challenges I have entered:
Craft Your Passion Challenges - Challenge 169 ~ Red,White & Blue  (ends Sunday)
Get Inky Challenge - Challenge 7: Red, White, and Blue    (ends July 5th)
Make It Monday - #147 with Saturated Canary (ends in 5 days)
Paper Playtime - Challenge #13 Red, White and Blue (ends Sunday)


  1. What a great card! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at MIM!
    Rene :D

  2. Thanks so much for the awesome shout out! The card turned out fantastic and I am so glad that I was able to help you out with that! I have over 100 freebies on my blog, mostly word art and quotes with some paper and other items thrown in so when you have the chance you should come back and check them out. Just click on free or freebie in the label section at the bottom of the right sidebar to locate them all. You certainly can't beat the price!


  3. That was a wonderful help that Lisa created the background paper...very kind. As a fellow Canadian of hers, I also appreciate that she included us, too. This card turned out really fun. Love the simple flag stamp with the glimmer mist on top. The twine is a sweet detail. Thanks for joining us for our Red, White & Blue challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I look forward to seeing your next creation.

  4. The paper is great - so good of Lisa to help you out.Brilliant stamping with the markers and the mist adds extra interest.Love the twine bow detail.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x


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