Thursday, June 23, 2011

Red, White and Blue Blog Hop!

Hey there my FABULOUS FRIENDS! Welcome to our Red, White and Blue Blog Hop, brought to you be the lovely Nicolette! A special thank you goes to her for taking her time to prepare these hops for all of us to enjoy! You can begin the hop by clicking HERE, along the hop lane, you should be arriving from my sweet friend Sandra's Blog!

I am sharing with you one of my FAVORITE projects! This began as a class with my friend Melissa Kelly and then became THIS! Let me show you the details:


This is Page 1.












These are chipboard stars painted and sparkled then added silver paint pen around the edges, inter-mixed with ribbon and bling with Doodlebug paper.









I LOVE Doodlebug and their SWEET little embellishments. There's a touch of black here and there with the writing, and the star and bling theme is carried throughout.
















This is Page 2! Happy Birthday America!












It was printed on vellum and then jazzed up!












Aren't the little tabs and tags just delightful?!














I added on just about ALL of the coordinating embellishments available! You know how I am, less is NOT more! ;)



















I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!






Before you hop along, I must talk about the CANDY! For the blog hop, you'll be commenting to be eligible to win a SURPRISE gift package from me, valued at over $25 sure to include embellishments and stamps too! You must be a follower and leave a comment on this post, and I encourage you to tell me your FAVORITE 4th of July memory or why you're proud to live in the USA! I JUST ADORE hearing what you have to say! I'll draw a winner randomly and announce their name on Monday! Oh-AND, be sure to remember that I have my BIGGEST GIVEAWAY EVER, RIGHT NOW valued at over $500 in products and prizes! Click HERE to be taken to that post to participate!

Now it's time to visit Jaime's blog, she's your next stop on the Red, White and Blue hop dear friends! Enjoy!

47 comments:

  1. I am your newest follower thank you for checking out my blog! I am a proud American Momma of a United States Marine and love love love Red White and Blue!

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  2. Great layout! Love it! I come from a long line of military and I am so proud to be an American where I can worship freely, live freely, and raise my kids with freedoms that some children can't even dream of because they have grown up with explosions and fighting in their front yard since they were born. God BLESS America!!!

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  3. Fabulous layout! Love all the details!
    I remember 4th of July in winter coats. Gotta love Chicago!

    Janice
    www.cricutconfessions.com

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  4. Awesome LO and super crerative job!! I'm just glad to live in the USA where we have freedoms to do what we want to...we are blessed! My greatest 4th of July Memories were just growing up and having cookouts at my Grandma's with all my cousins, Aunts & Uncles and all the terrific food...mostly just fun being together.

    Donya/okscrappinmama@gmail dot com

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  5. Adorable lay-out! Love all the fun details! My favorite memory on the 4th of July... My Wedding! My Darling and I married on the 4th under all the fireworks! We love to celebrate on such a special day!
    Already a follower, abusybee24atcoxdotnet :)

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  6. I really like the stars--they look neat since they are all slanty. Very cute!

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  7. Gorgeous layout!! My fav 4th memory was watching fireworks on the beach in NC with my hubby! Thanks for sharing!
    Patti
    lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com
    www.shortnscrappy.com

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  8. Love the Lo, so cute. Thanks for another giveaway. 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays in our Neighborhood we have a parade every year, the kids decorate thier bikes, scooter, 4 wheelers, grandpas decorate their tractors it is just so much fun... Have a great 4th next week. And tfs your project.

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  9. Oh My Gosh, your layout is so wonderful!!! THere's just something about red, white and blue that makes my heart happy. :)) The 4th of July is very special to my family. I've had many many family members serve in the military and my husbands cousin just got back from Afghanistan. We don't take our freedom for granted. Thanks for sharing your talent in such a wonderful way.
    papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

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  10. you have put the colors to good use

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  11. Wow, amazing layouts, I am going to be saving this and doing some "scrap lifting", ummm... if you know what I mean. :) TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com

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  12. Some of my fondest memories are when my children were small we would go late at nite the see the fireworks downtown....miss those days, hopefully grandchildren will come! Your L/O is beautiful, thanks for the chance to win!

    mzcherub2009 at att dot net

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  13. beautiful lo. i'm a new follower. we always get together with friends and family on the 4th for a cookout and then go watch the fireworks.

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  14. I absolutely LOVE this layout! It is amazing!
    I love 4th of July in general because I am proud to be an American...no where else has the freedoms as we do here! Thanks for the chance at awesome candy!!!

    Nicki121986@hotmail.com

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  15. Wonderful layout. Love that you used all the embellishments. I'm proud to be an American and love all that the 4th represents.

    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  16. WOW!! Your layout is AMAZINGLY FABULOUS!!! i love your star banners .. ADORABLE super job my friend. My favorite part of the 4th is i take all of the kids to the Hampton's for a week,we get to watch the fireworks on the beach, the grandkids just love it!!Thank-you for sharing your creative talent with us :-)
    Scrappingmamma~ustoleit@comcast.net
    http://www.scrappingmamma.net

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  17. Your LO is AMAZING!! I love that your kept adding more and it all works so well together!!
    This year for the 4th we head to the lake for swimming, fishing and of course fireworks!! thanks for sharing your wonderful project!
    Jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  18. Love your layout! Love all the red, white and blue!!!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind words (:

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  19. OMGosh! This is just amazing! You totally rocked it as usual. Love all the details. I agree with you... I love to put tons of stuff on my cards and layouts to add move visual interest. I really love this LO! Wow! My favorite 4th memory happened about 5 years ago when my best friend and I went to Ouray, CO (an awesome mountain town) to attend the 4th of July events and fireworks show. We got soaked by the fire truck, met some great guys, went to a fun party in the biggest truck we've ever seen and just had the best time of our lives! It was so fun. By far, one of the best times ever! We will never forget the events of that day. :0)

    Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!


    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

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  20. awesome layout and awesome job calebwmartin@yahoo.com

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  21. What a beautiful project. Great detail. I am a follower of yours of course. TFS

    http://vintageheartfeltdesigns.blogspot.com
    http://deesdesignsfrommyheart.blogspot.com
    vintageheartfelt@aol.com
    designsfrommyheart@ymail.com

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  22. Awesome layout!! Thanks so much for being in the hop.
    Nicolette
    beyondscrapin@aol.com
    www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com

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  23. great LO. I love the colors and you used just the right amount of each color.
    For every year family and friendss my fthe locked to the local beach to watch the fireworks. Growing up I also loved the idea of picking which beach we would sit at. There were 3 beaches within 10-minutes of our home. Thats why we live in the OCEAN State... RI
    Dawn RI
    abosoffit@hotmail.com

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  24. Wow! This is amazing! The details are beautiful, and I love the tab look you have where your picture can be placed! Your work def. inspires me, thank you so much! It was just the lift I need before I have a night of scrappin!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

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  25. Brynn,

    This is just lovely! I am so glad I hopped along here, I need some mojo to get going on some projects. I've been kinda down lately. I guess my favorite 4th was when we went to Mt. Vernon, it was really fun!
    america57@comcast.net
    chrissandlou.blogspot.com

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  26. Ok Brynn... I LOVE THIS LAYOUT! Can i just have a list of everything you used in detail so i can recreate it? There is no way i can make something this beautiful without help! When my kids were little, they used to do these massive fireworks displays at the University of Utah which is really close to where my in-laws live. We would go up there and have dinner and then sit on the balcony and watch the fireworks. They live up on a hill above the university and the fireworks looked so close we could almost touch them! the kids thought they were the best thing since ice cream! We can still see the fireworks all the way down the Wasatch front from their balcony, but the U of U doesn't do them there anymore. And my kids are all teens now so they would rather go to Sugarhouse Park, ditch me and find their friends :)

    thanks for the amazing inspiration in this layout! Hugs!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  27. Love your projects!! TFS
    scrapbooks1953@sbcglobal.net
    believedreamcreate.blogspot.com

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  28. Wow Brynn!! You have done an Awesome job on this Project and I have to say that It is my most Favorite of all !!! The 4th is celebrated with alot of our Goldwing Friends (a goldwing is a Motorcycle for those that may wonder) We are like a huge family that love life and Ride when ever possible!! TFS!! and I have already posted you Huge giveaway all over the place... LOL Try to tweet it every day!! Thanks Brynn!!

    Come and check out my Blog for a huge Giveaway!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  29. GREAT Layout!!!! Very cute blog too! You are almost at 1000 followers too! That's FAB!

    http://jmecreations.blogspot.com

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  30. Such wonderful projects as always, love everything about them. Great details. I am sorry to say that I am Canadian but I do love the States and hope to be a snow bird soon!
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  32. Great pages! I love how you did the title and little folders on page 2. The striped pp on page i is so cool! Very creative designs. My most favorite and memorable memory of July 4th is about my mom and extended family. My mom's bday is Dec 20 and my aunt's told us that growing up, my mom would complain that she had to share her bday with Christmas and both parents were born in Dec as well. One summer, my aunt's decided to throw a surprise Christmas in July bday party for my mom on July 4th. We completely decorated my aunt's house like it was Christmas (the artificial tree and trimmings, decorations throughout the house, my dad dressed as Santa with flip flops on... lol, the backyard and pool area were also decorated.) My aunt also found Christmas candy at the grocery store. We (aunts, uncles, cousins and my brother) all were wearing shorts, bathing suits, winter hats, scarfs and gloves. As my mom drove up to my aunt's house, we were all standing out front singing Christmas Carols...(even the neighbors joined in with us) She was so surprised and so excited. It was a great day! Thanks for letting me share my memory, sorry so long. http://kimmarieskorner.blogspot.com

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  33. Everything looks awesome! :)

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  34. I just love this layout...so many new techniques! I have to say I just love watching the fireworks! I remember as a teenage girl one year someone accidently set off all the fireworks all at one time! It was amazing but too short of a show. We all waited to see what would happen next. Thanks for sharing your wonderful layout!
    Hugs, Angela
    lauermaa at gmail dot com
    http://angelascrafty.blogspot.com

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  35. Love your layout. I cant remember my favorite layout but my most remembered one is when I was a teenager and we had a house at the beach, everyone in the community would get together and shot fireworks. well the wind was blowing and lets just say that a firework fell over and exploded in a golf cart! luckily no one was hurt but it is something I will never forget!
    Sarah
    craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
    craftingwithsarah@gmail.com

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  36. Love the layout, well put together, very patriotic. I am a follower and enjoy your blog. Now for my fave 4th of July was when my husband and four young children went to New Hampshire camping. we had soooo much fun. Tfs
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

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  37. Fabulous layout! I'm already a follower.

    I love the 4th of July because it celebrates our freedom and also makes me think of all the service men/women who serve to help maintain our freedom.

    http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com
    HappyScrapper64@bex.net

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  38. Love the excitement of your layout..something happening everywhere!!! As a kid, we didn't do fireworks (my mom was afraid we would lose fingers), but always went to the big displays. A blanket, pop (which was a special treat then!), and an ice cold watermelon on a hot Texas night..fabulous! I'm a new follower!

    dreamsandmemories@yahoo.com
    www.DreamersKlub.blogspot.com

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  39. I am so glad you stop by my blog and introduce yourself. so NOw I have a new friend and a new blog to follow. AS for RED, WHITE and Blue, my hubby did 22 years in the navy and I am still very active with the military and love the USA alot!

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  40. Amazing layout. Thanks so much for sharing. My fav memory is taking my kids to the fireworks when they were little
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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  41. awesome layout! my favorite memory was that Me and my husband took our kids to a firework show at the museum and during the fire works show a fire truck comes blaring through and then later we found out that part of the museum had caught on fire but we all thought it was part of the show..
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com
    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

    Have a wonderful fourth of July!

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  42. lovely work!


    sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

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  43. Love love love your LO! I think the 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. My whole family always seems to get together on that weekend and we all have a great time.
    Theresa
    tmdettloff@gmail.com

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  44. Beautiful patriotic layout!! Love it!

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  45. Just became a follower after seeing this great layout. We are a military family so I'm sure I can incorporate your ideas in a page either for the 4th of Veterans Day parades. My niece has same birthday as you. If I won this great giveaway I would donate to folks in Joplin MO who lost everything!Peggie
    barker944atmsndotcom

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  46. Awesome LO, I love all the details. I'm just glad to live in the USA where we have freedoms to do what we want and to be who we want to be. we truly are blessed! My greatest 4th of July Memories were/are spending the whole day with family, Brothers, sisters, cousins, ect. playing games catching up and have a great time together. :)

    stars paper passion at gmail dot com
    starspaperpassion.blogspot.com

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  47. Love your layout... sooo pretty.

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