03 July, 2009

SNR "Oh Say Can You See 4th Of July Blog Hop"

Hi Everyone and Welcome to the SNR Card Universe 4th of July Blog Hop! So glad you have made it this far, If you are comeing from Robyn W's blog at http://www.simplysassydesignstudio.com/blog then you are right where you should be. If you are just starting out for the day start back at http://snrcardiverse.ning.com/
and hop along to see all the wonderful blogs that are participating today.There are a lot so pace yourself and when you find ones you really like, bookmark them. That way you can keep coming back to them.
I have Blog Candy to give away too. These are some of my hand made flowers and altered papers. The flowers will work well on layouts or cards. The papers are 6X6 or 6X8. Good background pieces for cards. All you have to do is leave me a comment here today so I know who dropped by and I will do a random draw on Monday to see who wins. How easy is that? You will need to check back Monday afternoon to see if you are a winner. Keep a list of all the spots you entered blog prizes at. Trust me you will be thankful later.


My grand daughters in their 4th of July sunglasses and pinwheels. I was really lucky and had the girls every day last week except Fri . I just had to make a Layout for this Hop with them in it. I painted the wood letters with crackle paint and then red paint and then did a black wash. i didn't have numbers in the wood letter set so I used Fun Foam number 4 and lower case th. When I painted them and treated them like all the others they look the same.


I traced out the reverse mask by Tim Holta on blue cardstock and then just used a metalic pen for the gold dots.



My mother gave me a magazine a while back that had belonged to my Auntie Freda. My mom knew that I would get a lot out of it. It is fragile so I keep it safe on a shelf protected and when I want to use something from it I just photocopy it. The magazine is called The Delineator and is from 1924. The photo in the center of my LO if from a Butterick Pattern Add. The Happy 4th of July and other sentiments were cut from a gift bag that I bought at our local dollar store.
I cut all sizes of stars for this and did some bead work. I also used rhinestone stars and sequin stars.
Now hop on over to Leahs blog at http://paperblossoms.blogspot.com/ and see what she has in store for you . Have a nice Hop.
Have a Great Weekend, and a Safe and Fun 4th Of July
Come Back and Visit Me Again Soon.

84 comments:

Rene said...

Melissa, your work is soo beautiful. I love all the textures and layers! Happy 4th!

Maggie said...

those sunglasses are way kewl.
Happy 4th, I'm giving away a cuttlebug machine :)
Maggie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

runningonink said...

Oh my heavens what awesome pages! Love all the textures. I need some of those super duper fun sunglasses. Have a wonderful 4th!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very nice!!! TFS and Happy 4th!!

Stampin_melissa said...

Beautiful! Your flowers are awesome!

Leah said...

Lovely pages! Have a wonderful 4th of July:)

Jaspere said...

Wow you sure added some wonderful details to your projects. Thanks for the chance for some amazing blog candy

silvia said...

Simply stunning Lo and card!! LOVE your flowers and papers!! Happy 4th!!

Ceal said...

all your work is wonderful! TFS
thanks for a chance to win

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous work! love your prettiest pretties:)

Denni said...

Those flowers are just gorgeus! They're almost too pretty to use! love your layouts! Happy 4th!!
dennicookie@embarqmail.com

Tami B. said...

So fun to see how you made all the elements in your adorable layout. I especially enjoyed hearing about the vintage magazine that you got the image from. Beautiful work on those flowers, too!

akagreenhouse said...

Your work is wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us! I have added you to my google reader so I can see when you make something marvelous! I hope you have a Happy 4th!

Joyce said...

Oh, WOW! A 1924 mag.! How cool is that. Guard it!!

Anne House said...

what a fun layout!

Barb said...

Beautiful work, Melissa!! I love all of the little touches and details... fantastic!

MrsETaylor said...

Melissa, this stuff is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

MrsL said...

WOW--lovely work!
Stephanie
dramateach.loomis@gmail.com

Sonia Kertznus said...

Awesome pages...Happy 4th...HUGS...SK :)

andrea said...

Great Page! I loved it. Happy 4th of July!

Norwayscrapper said...

very nice

Colleen said...

What fun stuff, love the sunglasses.

LoisB said...

Your flowers are absolutely beautiful!!!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...love your work!

The Wired Angel said...

I just LOVE your stuff and blog... I would love to win those beautiful items you are offering.
Have a great fourth and be safe!
peggymarsh5@yahoo.com

perezmom said...

I love your projects. I love incorporating vintage images in my projects too. Great work!

Cathy said...

Melissa, I love that you used an old magazine to creat a 4th of July collage with the butterick pattern. Very cool and creative!

~ Grace ~ said...

WOW these are some every inspiring projects. Thanks so much for participating in Scrapbook News and Review Card Universe Oh Say can You See blog hop!

Becky said...

your handmade flowers are GORGEOUS! Cute layout with your granddaughters. Don't you just love that age?

Becky
mypapermoon512 at aol.com

Lisa said...

You Blog title cracked me up! :) You do have prettier stuff! I like the flowers..hope I win some! Lisa jlnichols@columbus.rr.com

Happy 4th!

Shelley said...

Beautiful projects! Those flowers are too cute!

Jennifer E. said...

What a great layout & festive scrapbook page! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies--those flowers look awesome!! Happy 4th of July!

karen In Houston said...

Fantastic layout and your card is just wonderful, love the vintage feel to it, how lucky you are to have a magazine that you can use for the vintage things, you definitely can make a one of a kind with that unless you make a copy........This is just awesome
Happy 4th of July........

Sue D said...

Love the Butterick pattern ad!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

QweenDavia said...

wow I love both of your projects thanks for sharing!

when you ahve some time check out my blog
http://qweendavia.blogspot.com/

Ina Ftacek said...

Beautiful scrappage layout!!!Happy 4th!Would love to have some of those flowers and papers hope I win! Thanks for the blog candy and visit! Hugs,Ina

Anonymous said...

Love your artwork the layers and your post about the vintage magazine.

Happy 4th

diane
tdharris1@cox.net

Cr8ive ME said...

fantastic projects.

Your granddaughters look great in those sunglasses.

Happy 4th of July!

Diana said...

Melissa, thanks for sharing some really cute stuff. Happy 4th.
Diana Enns
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Cathy said...

There's so much to look at in your projects!! They're stunning! And I love your blog name :)

Janice Webb said...

What beautiful and inspirational work that you do!! thanks for sharing!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Your work is fantastic. I would be a happy camper if I won your handmade flowers and background papers. Lots of work went into them. I have marked your sight to come back and look at all of your projects later.

Shelly said...

Your LO is FAB! I love the technique and effect on the July 4th letters/numbers.

Have a Great 4th of July.

Shelly
Manitoba, Canada

rush8888 said...

pretty posies! happy 4th!

msfreida said...

Oh my goodness, what detail! Your pages are gorgeous!I could just sit and study each one and still not see everything! The flowers are beautiful! And oh BTW...your aunt was pretty cool!!! (hence, her name!) not too many of us around!

Freida
freida38801@yahoo.com

carpediem said...

Great work! Happy 4th! laura j

NitaBugg said...

Oh my gosh...your flowers are amazing! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Chrisd said...

Lovely job.Happy4th of July

Suz said...

Great projects Melissa. Happy 4th of July

Christine said...

Great projects!

suzann said...

WOw - Some very cool projects. Love all the great detals!!

did3454 said...

wonderful flowers. they will go anywhere! Thanks, Lynne

IRIT SHALOM said...

love your lo= as i am a scrapper mostly and there were cards only on my way to you.

n2kids said...

I love the flowers. Great layout.

Sheila
n2kids61@yahoo.com

Hollyk said...

What wonderful pages you made

Ginny said...

WOW, great job on the pages! Amazing detail. Keep up the fantastic work =)

Kim said...

Looks like you and your granddaughters had a great time. Love the layout.

Ladydoc said...

Beautiful flowers. Great ideas. Happy 4th

Beth said...

wonderful Melissa and your granddaughters are beautiful in there cool glasses I also love the layout from the old magazine that is awesome Happy 4th

Jean said...

Wow you have made a wonderful page - it is so interesting to look at!

Cheryl said...

I love the vintage pictures and the girls are adorable in their glasses!!

Karen said...

Love your projects! Have a great 4th of July! I love those handmade flowers....
kweight@byu.net

Leah's Card Designs. said...

Your work is beautiful!!!! Happy 4th!!!

Jodi said...

Gorgeous layout of your granddaughters ~ and those star glasses are too cool!

Nikki said...

Your Pages Rock and your flowers are so beautiful love how you've done them :)Handmade always beats store bought
Huggs Nikki

dclouser said...

Your flowers are absolutely amazing! Love your layouts and vintage look.

Carolyn Mcavoy said...

I just love you LOS those pic's from the past are totally cool...I can't get my crackle paints to work like you did...Great Job...
awesome giveaway..

jennifer said...

Gorgeous work Melissa!! I love your lo's, and those star sunglasses! Hope you're having a wonderful 4th of July weekend :)

Natasha said...

Love your layouts and the images from 1924 are priceless!
natashamurray12(at)gmail(dot)com

KanataNewf said...

Wow!

KanataNewf said...

Wow!

Ali Darling said...

Happy 4th of July! As usual; your work is AMAZING! You are such an inspiration. This has been so much fun to participate in. Thanks for telling me about it.

my email address is aliartist58@yahoo.com

Ali Darling....

Wendy said...

What great ideas you have and beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing.
Wendy
wendybyrd@roadrunner.com

GinniG said...

BEAUTIFUL work!!! LOVE how you used the magazine piece! And the sunglasses are tooooo sweet! gassgirl340@yahoo.com

Heather said...

Your pages are gorgeous as are your flowers!! I would love to win some of them :)
hippolito@gmail.com

mitz said...

what a pleasant time i had here.. what fun to look at...thanks
WTG........thank-you

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Love the LO! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.
Sandra
msk3@netzero.com

momto3yakimaniacs said...

What fun ideas!!

Tiffany said...

I love your blog candy, those flowers are awesome!

Paper Patti said...

Pretty layouts. Thanks for the chance to win some very yummy goodies!

Jess said...

Beautiful work! Happy 4th!

Kim said...

Those flowers are absolutely stunning! I love the creativity there!

Kim said...

Those flowers are absolutely stunning! I love the creativity there!

Maureen said...

that blog candy is awesome! i loved your projects as well.