Saturday, July 2, 2011

It's a Red, White and Blue Star Spangled Blog Hop

Welcome to the 4th of July blog hop.  There's a lot going on and you don't want to miss it.   First of all, a big thank you to Taylor Usry for putting this fantastic weekend together.  There are lots of blogs to visit and you can be a lucky winner of some amazing blog candy, just by leaving a comment.   
But first, here's my card . . .

I began by applying glossy white embossing paste to the Fireworks stencil (LJ886).  After carefully removing the stencil and placing it in a pan of water for cleaning, I applied gold, red, silver and blue glitter to the center of each firework burst, being careful not to cover the entire area.  I then applied translucent glitter to the remaining areas so that all of the paste was covered.  The sentiment is from Stampin' UP! and the tag is edged with a gold Marvy paint marker.

Now, for the Blog Hop details:   Blog Hop participants are listed below.  You'll want to visit as many as possible and leave a comment on each one.  You have until Tuesday, July 5th at 6:00 pm, EST, to comment on as many blogs as you can.  Winners will be drawn from random comments on blogs, and announced on Taylor's blog,    http://taylorusry.blogspot.com    next week.





Ready, Set, Hop!
Taylor -- http://taylorusry.blogspot.com/
Cyndi -- http://scrappychickcyndi.blogspot.com/
Lynn -- http://www.stamperosity.com/
Patricia -- http://thinkingofinking.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Alison -- http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/
Berenice -- http://karbersweetescape.blogspot.com/
Erica -- http://www.inkedupandreadytoplay.com/
Mary -- http://softangelkisses.blogspot.com/
Janelle -- http://rainpuddlesdesign.blogspot.com/
Erin -- http://stamptillucramp.blogspot.com/
Maria -- http://riacreations.blogspot.com/
Jennifer D -- http://just4funcrafts.blogspot.com/
Pam -- http://1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com/
Angelique -- http://scrapping-angel.blogspot.com/
Sandie -- http://sandieshores.blogspot.com/
Wendy P -- http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/
Suzi -- http://mrsweyremaster.blogspot.com/
Kathy -- http://pixieduststudio.blogspot.com/
Beth -- http://inkyfingersrule.blogspot.com/
Wendy J -- http://papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/
Kerry -- http://kerryischilling.blogspot.com/
Louise - http://www.artfullyarticulate.blogspot.com/
Liz -- http://www.blackcatsstudios.blogspot.com/
Laura - http://www.rememberinglifesmoments.blogspot.com/
Lee -- http://www.leekellogg.typepad.com/
Jennifer I -- http://www.justjingle.blogspot.com/
Krissy - http://www.paperinkspirations.blogspot.com/
Sunghee -- http://www.creativityinprogress.com/blog/
Cindy - http://cindycoutts.com/

And the prizes:
Stampendous - - http://www.stampendous.com/ (3 Cling Jumbo Flowers plus a handle - 3 prizes total) they are giving away: one Cling Jumbo Tulip set ( http://www.stampendous.com/product/0/CRS5012-R/_/Cling_Jumbo_Tulip_Set ), one Cling Jumbo Tiger Lily set ( http://www.stampendous.com/product/0/CRS5010-R/_/Cling_Jumbo_Tiger_Lily_Set), and one Cling Jumbo Dogwood set ( http://www.stampendous.com/product/0/CRS5011-R/_/Cling_Jumbo_Dogwood_Set ) . Each set will come with a Jumbo Handle. ( http://www.stampendous.com/product/32763/SSH57-R/_/Jumbo_Perfectly_Clear_Handle )

Chi Chi Memories - http://www.chichimemories.com/ - (digi stamp set of winner's choice)

Pixie Dust Studio - http://www.pixieduststudio.net/ - 2 digi images of winner's choice (1 winner)

Dreamweaver's Stencils - http://www.dreamweaverstencils.com/ - prize pack to 1 winner

Karber Digital Studio - http://www.karberdigital.com/ - 2 digi images of winner's choice (1 winner)

Maria Levine -http://www.etsy.com/shop/tykatsupplies - Ippity Kit (1 winner)

Skipping Stones Design - http://skippingstonesdesign.com/ - 1 clear stamp set of SSD's choosing (1 winner) --**as sooon as I know what the set is, I'll let you know)

Cindy Coutts/Christian Paper Crafts - http://cindycoutts.com/ - one SU stamp set - Fast & Fabulous -- US resident only (1 winner)

Sunghee Chon - http://www.amusestudio.com/sunghee/ - 1 a muse studio catalog + 1 stamp set of choice (Value equal or less than $12.99) for US resident only.

Sunghee Chon -- http://www.littlepotatohouse.com/ -- $20 gift certificates to Little Potato House template shop for US or non-US resident.

Karen from Your Next Stamp - http://www.yournextstamp.com/ would love to give away a stamp called Ellie loves The Beach http://yournextstamp.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=66_226_165&products_id=2586

Remember, if you get lost, go back to Taylor's blog  http://taylorusry.blogspot.com/ to get your bearings and then continue on for more fun and inspiration.

Have a happy and safe holiday,
Liz

50 comments:

  1. Those fireworks are awesome, gorgeous card:)
    Happy Hopping
    Suzi
    xxx

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  2. Amazing fireworks! Love the glitter!!

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  3. This is such a sparkly card makes you think of fireworks great job

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  4. Oh wow this is terrific I love the labor intensive quality it's art from the heart!

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  5. Love your card. Thanks for sharing

    jamlrise@comcast.net

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  6. Gorgeous card and I love the fireworks! So beautiful.

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  7. Love the fireworks, glittery and fun.

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  8. Love how you did the various colors on you fireworks! Happy 4th!

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  9. I'm not too into glitter, but I might be now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Fun, fun, fun card. Like the sparkle and glitz -- captures the fun aspect of the holiday. Good job!!

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  11. Great card,love the sparkle!
    Hugs Julie P

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  12. The sparkly fireworks are perfect for the holiday. I like that your tag also resembles a firecracker before it's lit. Nicely done!

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  13. Great job Liz, I love the glitter on your fireworks. Happy 4th!

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  14. Love the sparkles in the firework.

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  15. Beautiful fireworks! Love it!

    Lea Kimmel

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  16. Very pretty sparkles! We used the same stencil! (It is a great stencil, indeed)

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  17. Stunning, I'm in love with all the sparkles!!! Gorgeous card!

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  18. Love the sparkle and texture of the fireworks...just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!
    April D
    Marion, IA

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  19. Today is my birthday - so I love this card!!

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  20. Love all the details within the stenciled image. What a shiny, glittery card! Love it. CCC Connie

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  21. Nicely done--love the sparkle and sentiment!

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  22. So beautiful, and what an awesome technique! Thank you for sharing it! Fantastic card!

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  23. Stunning! Fantabulous fireworks...they are almost as great as the real thing (you just need some sound effects).

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  24. Your card is amazing; I love it!

    isabelzito at verizon dot net

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  25. Great technique! Love the results. Card is wonderful. Happy 4th!

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  26. I love how you used the glitter! The card is fantastic!

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  27. You did a wonderful job! Thank you for sharing some creativity!!

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  28. Super card! I love that stencil on this card. All the different colors just brings it to life all the more.

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  29. Wow, I like you did the fireworks! I don't think I would've had the patience to do that. Haha, I also wouldn't have thought to do that either! TFS!

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  30. What a wonderful sparkly birthday card!

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  31. Love the sparkly fireworks birthday card! Happy 4th of july!

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  32. What a beautiful card! I love the sparkly fireworks!!

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  33. This is a gorgeous card - I love the sparkly goodness of it!

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  34. Super fireworks!! As stunning as the real thing! Happy 4th!

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  35. Wow! Love the multicolor effect on the fireworks! Beautiful job!

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  36. Gorgeous card! Lovely LO and sparkles! Happy 4th!

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  37. Liz...that is such a beautiful card! Wonderful job...hope you've had a great weekend and all is good with your mum.

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  38. Great card! Love the multicolored fireworks.

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  39. Love the amazing colors in your fireworks!

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  40. Super fun patriotic project!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Your fireworks are fabulous!

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  42. Awesome! Love all the sparkle!!

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