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Friday, June 28, 2013


Hello my bloggy friends!
 Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge.
Today is a very special day as it is my niece's 6th birthday
 and our 6th Funday Friday Challenge!
But seriously, where on earth did June go? I feel like I blinked and it was over.
But ya know what? Next week is one of my favorite times of the year, Independence Day. The summer sun beating down, the smells of BBQ cooking in the air, hearing kids' laughter with splashes hitting the pool and most importantly...our freedom to do it all!
 So with that being said...
This week's Challenge:
"Let Freedom Ring"
Create a card, layout or project for the 4th of July or showing us your
Red, White & Blue!
*One lucky winner will be selected via random.org for a Guest Designer spot for August!* 
Starts: Friday, June 28th 12:00AM
Ends: Friday, July 5th 6:00PM
(central time)
We have now changed the challenge rules to 3 entries per person per challenge except for the Anything Goes challenges which will be unlimited.
 Here is what I created this week for the challenge


For this challenge, I decided I wanted to create a tag. I forgot how fun they were to make! I cut out my tag using my Elegant Edges cricut cartridge and cut out the "burst" cut on oblong at 4" out of some blue CS from Recollections that had already been decorated with artist spackle. I cut a second "burst" out on oblong at 4 1/4" out of red CS from Bazzill. Speaking of artist spackle, I took my Flower Frenzy template by The Crafter's Workshop, layered it on top of my blue CS and spread my artist spackle over it. Once the template was covered with the spackle, I lifted it up and then let my CS dry. It gives a raised finish, kinda like embossing only a bit higher.

I then took my Lobster glimmer mist and lightly sprayed it over the top of my stencil to bring in some red splats. I took my white sakura pen and outlined some of the flowers and added in some dots. I took some white DIY Thickers to say "4th" and very carefully glittered each one up using red, white and blue glitter from Glitz. I also used some scor-tape under the "burst" and peeled it up little by little to glitter underneath it so that the burst was also red, white and blue.
To finish off my tag, I cut out some stars from an old cm punch, glittered them as well and popped the white and blue one up on foam tape for some dimension. I decided to also add a few silver sequins and some red and blue twine tied off at the top of the tag. Here is a close up of the "burst".
Well that is my tag my friends.
I plan on using this for a July 4th scrapbook layout.
I am also having a little giveaway~
How would you like to win this same cute flower frenzy template that I used on my tag?

All you have to do is submit one question using the "Ask Jo" tab at the top of my blog and you will be entered to win! Easy Peasy! I will announce the winner on Friday, July 5th.
Now let's see what our amazing design team have created for us......



Well my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us what
 you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. Only 3 entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until July 5th by 6:00Pm (central) time to link up.
All winners will be announced on Monday, July 8th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~

Thanks for stopping by!
I am entering my tag in the following challenges
Little Miss Muffet "Seeing Stars"
Simon Says Stamp "Anything Goes"
Paper Playtime "Red, White & Blue"
TTCRD "Anything Goes"
PDE #13 "Anything Goes"
Catch the Bug "Photo inspiration"
CDAC "Anything Goes"


  1. Thank you Jo for a lovely card and for a new challenge - I have made note of the changes - enjoy your day! Happy Crafting!

  2. Wow....lovin' your tag! SO much texture, sparkle dimension! Love it!!!! Your flower frenzy template is awesome and you did a fabulous job of showcasing it! TFS!
    Have a great weekend!
    Sherrie K

  3. Love how you have used the template and the embossing paste. I must try that again TFS

  4. Wow, what a fabulous tag Jo! I love all the texture, dimension and the shimmer and sparkle on it! I am loving that flower template, sure made your tag so beautiful! Hugs!

  5. Your tag is gorgeous, Jo!! I love all of the texture!! The flower frenzy template is so awesome!! The sparkle is fabulous!! All of the DT projects are beautiful!! Thanks for another fun challenge!! Happy Friday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Great projects everyone. TFS.
    Thanks for the fun challenges!

  7. Jo, Love your tag. so much detail. Love the way you used that template, so much glitz and glamour.

  8. Thanks for a fun challenge!
    Sherrie K

  9. Such a FUN Challenge!! AWESOME DT projects!!
    A Stunning ad GORGEOUS Tag!! Love it!!
    I am going to link my card!
    Have a wonderful day my bloggie friend,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

  10. super fun challenge and great projects from the design team...Karen

  11. Very cool tag!
    We are so happy you joined us this week for the Catch The Bug Photo Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Be sure to visit The Bug Blog today for a new challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Kaymin Kreations

  12. What a wonderfully patriotic tag! Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!


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