01 July 2011

Hooray for Independence

Oh Canada! and a Happy Fourth of July Blog Hop

In honor of Canada Day and the United States' 4th of July celebrations,
 The Stamping Boutique is having an all-inclusive 
Patriotic BLOG HOP

It all starts at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE, so head on over

I made a banner for my front door today!
I used the Eagle Image from The Stamping Boutique
and several new SVG Cut files from DtsArt.

The banner under the eagle is half a rosette.
Normally, I would make two of these and stick them together to make a round rosette, but I wanted the blue behind his head,
so I cut a circle to round out the background 
for the two eagle end pieces of my banner.

and close ups of each panel in the banner:

It's tough to take a picture of a window without being IN the picture, 
so if you look close, you can see ME! (-:
In fact, if you click any of the photos
you can see them in a bigger version! (-:

This is two of the SVG Cut files together.
The Patriotic Hat and the Land of the Free Sentiment.
The white panel of the hat is embossed with Sizzix Diamonds.
The star on the "L" is from the cutout on the hat.
All the blues are painted with Aquamarine Creative Inspirations paint
and have a really nice, deep shimmer.
The "of" is highlighted with Diamond Stickles.

This photo is such a disappointment to me!
This panel of the banner, in real life, is so shimmery and pretty.
But here, it just looks blotchy and streaky!
The SVG Cut file is called "Peace Love USA" from DtsArt.
The Peace sign is Diamond Stickles.
The stars on the heart are the cuts from the US Flag on the next panel.
The USA is embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots.
The blue base and the heart are spritzed with Pearl Shimmer Mist.
Up close, it's SO pretty and I hate this photo!

This is the US States and "Home of the Brave"
Again, I combined two of the cut files.
The blues are Aquamarine Creative Inspirations paint.
The "of" is Diamond Stickles.
The star on the "H" is an off-cut from the hat.

Thank you for visiting with me today!

This was a super-fun project and I'm so happy to be part of this
Stamping Boutique Blog Hop!

And just a quick little note:
the ENTIRE SET of SVG files that I used for this project
are ON SALE at the DtsArt Store!
For ONLY $2 you get 
all 3 patriotic shapes and 2 titles!! 
for ONLY $2

Now, head on over to Rhonda's Blog and enjoy your trip
thru our hop this weekend!
The project Rhonda has posted is quite possibly my 
favorite of the entire hop!!

I would like to enter the following challenges with this project:
Creative Inspiratons Paint, Inspired by Summer. I have used Aqua Marine CI Paint on all the blues and Fairy Dust on some of the whites. I LOVE this stuff and there's a chance to win more...
Tuesday Throwdown, Red White and Blue
Totally Papercrafts, Bingo: I used Die Cuts, Embossing and Ribbon (the bottom row)
Digi Stamps 4 Joy, Red Whte and Blue
Digi Doodle Shop, Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges, Red White and Blue
Craft Us Crazy, Red White and Blue
Guylou's Inimitability, Stars and Stripes
I Did It Creations, Patriotic
Little Darlings, Favorite Color Combo: This is their second challenge! I love this site and it looks to be off to a great start!! 
Papercutz, Star Spangle Banner Hop
Paper Playtime, Digi and Red, White and Blue (my digi is the Eagle from The Stamping Boutique)
Paper Play Challenges, Anything But a Card
Party Time Tuesday, 4th of July
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge, Red White and Blue
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle, Stars and Stripes
Order of the Opus Gluei, Red, White and ??? This is one of my FAVORITE challenge blogs and I'm so glad I'm able to play with them this time around!


Collette said...

"I'll be Baaack" ;)

Miranda said...

me tooooooooooooo!

Thea said...

Can't wait to see what you create!

Marsha said...

Aren't you the clever one and a patriotic one too! LOL

*CAFE said...

Wicked cool, chica!!! And wouldn't you fornt door is painted the same color as yours!!! lol! "Great minds", I tell 'ya!

Collette said...

WOWSA, Stacie - this is WONDERFUL. I love everything about it ... Wish I had something going on to decorate for the 4th - Great job.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fabulous banner. I just love how you've used the eagle. TFS.

Heide said...

WOWZERS! Fantastic job.

DtsArt said...

Stacie, This is FANTASTIC!! I love what you have done!

Michelle Single said...

Look at you, clever girl!!! I love love love love (etc) this!!!!!

Sara said...

Awesome banner Stacie! I love it! You are a mad woman with your cricut! Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

Rosemary said...

Hey there! Welcome back to Opus Gluei, and wow what a cool banner! I love the colors, the embellishments, and the motifs you chose - really came out looking SPECTACULAR!!!!

Thanks for participating with us at Opus Gluei!

~ Kendra ~ said...

What an amazing banner!! I love it! Just love all the shimmer!! Great work!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paint!

papertrails leaver said...

this is a super cool banner! What a great idea! Thanks for joining us at Penny's and Paper Playtime! :-) Amy

Brenda said...

What a fabulous project!! Love each piece of your banner. Thanks for playing along with us at Guylou's this week.

Electra said...

This is really a wonderful piece of art! I hope you bring it out each year and show it off!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh this is just gorgeous! What a fantastic creation!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Deena said...

wow, this is the patriotic feel and all the detail! thanks for playing at the Opus Gluei this week!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fabulous banner. Happy 4th July!!! Thank you for sharing it with us at DDSC this week.


Kristie said...

Your banner is absolutely incredible! Love all the detail you put into each piece of the banner. Thank you for playing along with PaperCutz!

ahlers5 said...

Great banner! Thanks for joining us at DDSC.

Sara I. said...

Amazing projects - so festive and patriotic! Thanks for joining us at Guylou's and good luck!

Charlene said...

Your banner is totally fabulous!! Each panel it's own little work of art. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Red, White and Blue challenge ~ Charlene DS4J DT

Myrna said...

Wonderful banner!
Thanks for joining us for the Little Darlings Challenge.

Danie May said...

WOW What a fabulous 4th of July Creation. Thanks so much for sharing this with us and joining us for the Party Time Tuesdays 4th of July Challenge. Good Luck.

Danie - PTT Design Team

Julie M said...

Fab banner, Stacie - I love all the differences between each piece.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

S`andra said...

Great Looking Banner...WOW!! all those wonderful details.
Thanks for sharing!

Cecelia said...

This is fantastic! I love your banner and all the detail!

Hugs xx
Cecelia B

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow awesome banner! You did a fantastic job! Love all the cut out and the DP you used!

Thanks for playing along with us at "Paper Playtime" and good luck!

xx Tracey xx PP/DT

Anonymous said...

Beautiful project, its just stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

BarbaraW said...

Great patriotic project. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints challenge.

jules said...

oh wow fabulous!!!! thanks for joining in at IDIC !

Lena Katrine said...

A great creation in lovely colours! Thanks for playing along at Little Darlings this time, hope to see you again at our next challenge!
Hugs, Lena K

Gini said...

Wonderful banner Hestia!
Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei :-)

Cheryl said...

Super, fabulous banner! I just saw you were the winner over at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle! Congrats!

Linda said...

Hi you are the winner of our Challenge at SSDS. Could you please send me your mailing address. Your Banner is wonderful.

Jana said...

This is SO freakin' cute. I love all the details. I am so glad that you played with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Gina L said...

What a really cool banner! I love it! Thanks for playing along at Guylou's Inimitability.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

OMgosh...this is fantastic....lord have mercy!

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