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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Independence Day

.Are you ready for some true summer colors and fun?  If you said yes, you are going to be really excited about this weeks featured set, Fourth of July Party by Riefka Design! Day, a national holiday, is celebrated in the U.S. on July 4th. 

I decided to step "out of the box" and alter an easel. It was so easy with these images. Just size and print!

Using Word , I posted the sentiment on the image before printing.I added some Stickles to the stars, ribbon and gems... a nice table decoration for June-July:)
Our design team created some inspiring projects for you showing off this set. Just  click Here to see them.

Materials Used:
Easel: Michael's dollar bin
Images: My Grafico
Stickles, ribbon, gems: Michael's

Thank you for taking the time to visit this blog. I do appreciate all the comments my blogging friends leave:) My follower are near the 200 mark!!! I am so excited. If you like what you see and don't want to miss any projects, please consider becoming a follower:) I hope that I have inspired you to create your own Independence Day project. I plan on making a card or two also,using this set. Remember that you don't need a machine that will cut SVG files. I cut them out with scissors. The nicest part is that these images are precolored so I can spend more time thinking about layouts and embellishments. 

Tomorrow, Summer officially begins,,,but today surely feel like summer with a 90 degree day and oppressive humidity. Who's complaining, most of our year we are cold!! Have a wonderful week. 

Remember,our current challenge at My Grafico is a graduation challenge that you can join in on!  Click HERE to link up your project.

I still have blog birthday candy available. Just scroll down and leave a comment. June 20, 2012 if the last day to leave a comment. Good luck!!

I am sharing this paper project with:
divas by design challenge: summer theme
my mums craft shop challenges : Clean and simple
paper pretties blog: Red, white, blue
delightful sketches: For the boys
do you stack up: For a man or boy
samuel taylors.blogspot: Red, white, blue
clear it out challenge: anything goes, with two or more ribbons
the poodles parlour: Red, white, blue
the secret crafter saturday challenge: Red, white, blue
robyns fetish challenge blog: anything Goes
the squirrel and the fox: Make it sparkle
make it monday: Anything Goes


  1. I love your little easel Barbara its really different and unique.
    Thanks for joining is the 'Summer Fun' at the Diva's this week and good luck in the challenge
    Laurie xx

  2. So fun and summery Barbara!!

    Thanks so much for playing with us at DYSU!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  3. What a clever way to showcase such great images! Love the versatility of digis. Thank-you for sharing with us at The Poodles Parlour!
    {Hugs} Barb, DT

  4. Sparkly indeed, great card and colours, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

  5. Fabulous easel, great for the 4th of July!

  6. oh what a lovely creation just perfect for our Red, White and Blue theme this week, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge look forward to seeing your lovely work next week too
    Hugs Kate xx
    SCSC DT :)

  7. Beautiful work, thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour red white blue challenge. Good Luck cheers Sue N x

  8. So beautifully creative. Have a great Wednesday.
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Doing Life

  9.'s FANTASTIC!! I love your out of the box (or card) thinking. This easel is perfect! :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

    Also, Top Tip Tuesday is running our Independence Day and or Stars/Stripes challenge. We'd love to have you submit this there too! :)

  10. What a great decor idea, how fun! Thanks for joining us at the Clear it Out Challenge Blog :)

  11. Beautiful Creation Barbara. Love all the detail. TFS
    Hugs, Rosalee

  12. Beautiful creation thanks for playing along with us at poodles
    Jacki xx

  13. Very fun and pretty! Thank you for joining Robyn's Fetish this week! xx Lilia DT

  14. Great card thanks for joining in with the Secret Crafters Challenge this week.
    Hugs Sonia xx

  15. Awesome card and thanks for joining us at clear it out Tuesday challenge hope to see you again...