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,    next week.

Ready, Set, Hop!
Taylor --
Cyndi --
Lynn --
Patricia --
Alison --
Berenice --
Erica --
Mary --
Janelle --
Erin --
Maria --
Jennifer D --
Pam --
Angelique --
Sandie --
Wendy P --
Suzi --
Kathy --
Beth --
Wendy J --
Kerry --
Louise -
Liz --
Laura -
Lee --
Jennifer I --
Krissy -
Sunghee --
Cindy -

And the prizes:
Stampendous - - (3 Cling Jumbo Flowers plus a handle - 3 prizes total) they are giving away: one Cling Jumbo Tulip set ( ), one Cling Jumbo Tiger Lily set (, and one Cling Jumbo Dogwood set ( ) . Each set will come with a Jumbo Handle. ( )

Chi Chi Memories - - (digi stamp set of winner's choice)

Pixie Dust Studio - - 2 digi images of winner's choice (1 winner)

Dreamweaver's Stencils - - prize pack to 1 winner

Karber Digital Studio - - 2 digi images of winner's choice (1 winner)

Maria Levine - - Ippity Kit (1 winner)

Skipping Stones Design - - 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 - - one SU stamp set - Fast & Fabulous -- US resident only (1 winner)

Sunghee Chon - - 1 a muse studio catalog + 1 stamp set of choice (Value equal or less than $12.99) for US resident only.

Sunghee Chon -- -- $20 gift certificates to Little Potato House template shop for US or non-US resident.

Karen from Your Next Stamp - would love to give away a stamp called Ellie loves The Beach

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

Have a happy and safe holiday,


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

  2. Amazing fireworks! Love the glitter!!

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

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

  5. Love your card. Thanks for sharing

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

  7. Love the fireworks, glittery and fun.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  14. Love the sparkles in the firework.

  15. Beautiful fireworks! Love it!

    Lea Kimmel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  24. Your card is amazing; I love it!

    isabelzito at verizon dot net

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

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

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

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

  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!

  30. What a wonderful sparkly birthday card!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  38. Great card! Love the multicolored fireworks.

  39. Love the amazing colors in your fireworks!

  40. Super fun patriotic project!

    Carol B

  41. Your fireworks are fabulous!

  42. Awesome! Love all the sparkle!!