Wednesday, June 15, 2011

4th of July Project

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I haven't had a chance to get on the computer all day because of storms. I did spend some time in my craft room and made a yard sign, banner and safe sparklers (no fire required!) to celebrate Independence Day. I wanted to stage these outside to photograph them but Mother Nature did not want to cooperate :(
I used paper from DCWV and Core Couture. It's really shiny and glittery and you can't tell at all in the pic because of the awful lighting on this overcast day. The banner and 4th of July were cut from the Independence Day cart. The fireworks and sparklers are from Stand and Salute. I cut the sparklers out of cardboard first so they would have a strong base. You can wave them around and pretend they are real :)

I am entering these in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great evening :D


  1. Your project looks wonderful, you did a fabulous job, thanks so much for joining DTC guest designer!!

  2. love this idea I can tell it has some shine to it. but yes pictures sometimes dont show the real beauty. but I see you did a wonderful job on this and thank you for entering at decorate to celebrate. hugs Rhonda and Amy

  3. thank you for entering this at our challenge decorate to celebrate it is so amazing and I am sure everyone will want to make these. thank you Rhonda

  4. Super cute project !!! Love that banner!!!! Great job!!!!

  5. Holy fireworks, Batman.... This is so cute. What a great display this will make for the 4th!

  6. oh this is so fesitve! I am inspired to make some 4th of July cards now!

  7. Very nice- love your banner and decorations! You'll be all set for the festivities with these party decorations! :)Amy

  8. great project! It came out awesome!! hugs! Dina

  9. Super cute banner I love it!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

  10. This is so cool, love it. Great job! Good Luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  11. Lisa-you captured my heart TWICE as I am a DT member for Getting Cricky AND a guest DT member for Decorate to Celebrate! Your project is FABULOUS and I'm so glad you are having fun playing along!I'm happily your newest follower! Creative blessings, Brynn

  12. Lisa, these are gorgeous. Your paper choices, perfect. So sorry you have overcast...I hate that when I wanna take pics. It's funny though, because both of our backgrounds are wood tables....LOL!
    Beautifully done though...ALL OF IT!

  13. Very cute. The banner turned out great, and I love the sparklers!
    Thanks for playing along with Getty Cricky!

    JulieK- Getting Cricky DTM

  14. What a cute project! I love it~very festive! TFS!
    Sherrie K

  15. This is very cute! I love patriotic projects... Your blog is very cute too. Love the mermaid theme (The Little Mermaid is my favorite kid's movie)! :) I am now a follower, would love for you to follow me too! :)
    Amy "redheaded crafter"

  16. Lisa, I love this project in honor of such a special occasion! :o) They look fantastic. The sparklers are so cute and I have no doubt you'll be waving them around. :o) Great work on every aspect of the festive endeavor... as always. :o) (I love that banner!)

    Hugs and blessings! :o)

  17. Lisa, Lisa, Lisa!! THREE projects??? You are a FIRECRACKER, girl!! :) I LOVE all three!! The banner is so pretty!! The yard sign is perfect!! And the 'safe' sparklers? Well, you outdid yourself!! :)

    And I get to love ya TWICE as much since you linked up to TWO of my FAVORITE spots... :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Getting Cricky with K Andrew this week AND for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Getting Cricky Design Team Member,
    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  18. Adorable project!
    Thanks for linking up at Decorate To Celebrate

    Guest DT

  19. Fabulous projects!! You did a really great job on the challenge I especially love the banner. :) Thanks for playing with us at Decorate to Celebrate. ~ Guest Designer, Star

  20. Lisa
    I love that banner! I love the 4th of July.
    Getting Cricky DTM

  21. Hi Lisa,
    Super cool Lady! Thanks for sharing seriously because I have the Stand and Salute cart and have never used it, shame on me. You truly inspire me. ~Shen

  22. Hi Lisa,
    WOWEEEE this is awesome girlfriend! I just LOVE seeing your name pop up on my linky--you are the sweetest and do such great work!
    THANK YOU for posting my blinkie--what a nice thing to do!
    Thank you SO much for playing along in my Simply Sunday Challenge.

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew of Getting Cricky

  23. What fabulous decorations, Lisa! Your banner is fantastic!

    I am visiting your site as part of the decorate to celebrate challenge. I am so glad I did as your lovely sparkler wands are just perfect for a child's party or for a fairy make believe. the tip to cut it out of cardboard first is a great suggestion.


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