Banner, Photography

4th of July Blog hop


Happy 4th of July!!!!!!

Today is the day of Scrapbook News and Review’s “Oh Say Can You See” blog hop, so  I invite you to hop around the Internet and visit some amazing blogs.

I’m so glad you could join the SNR Card Universe Blog Hop! If you came from Gerrie Johnnic blog  you are on the right track! If you didn’t you may want to hop to (link to the SNR Card Universe: start at the beginning.

To me 4th of July is a celebration of Freedom we have in the USA. I would like to take a moment to thank all the men and woman that are fighting for our freedom and their families. I personally know how hard it is on the families two special soldiers in my life our currently deployed-Brandon Brazil and Dan Caldwell! God speed home.We can’t wait for this war to be over and you be home for good!

Nothing says a celebrations better than a banner to me, plus I have tons of 4 x 4 coasters! LOL!


Close ups:




Supplies: Sunflower and Dragonflies Creative Designs 4th of July cake stamp, gesso to cover the coasters with, acrylics, stencil, white pen, charcole pencil, ebony pencil, crepe paper to make the medallions, stickles, flowers, string, felt letters, 4×4 coasters and brad. I used Koh-I-Noor woodless colored pencils to color the cake image. They color over a layer of acrylic wonderfully.


One lucky person will win a  4th of July cake stamp (so many uses for this cake stamp other than the 4th of July- here is another project I did with it) and custom-made “made by” stamp for the back of your cards. To enter simply leave me a comment.  You have until Sunday July 5th at 10pm CST to enter. Good luck 🙂


Thank you so much for stopping in to visit me. You next stop on the blog hop is Helen Dooley!

Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!



108 thoughts on “4th of July Blog hop”

  1. What an interesting way to use those coasters- I know what I’ll be “borrowing” the next time I go to Outback!
    Thanks for the idea-
    I hope I win!
    Dawn in SC

  2. What a fantastic way to use coasters! This really makes a striking centerpiece for your display.

  3. oh wow i luv the ensemble and details.

    Giving away a cuttlebug machine and new folders, don’t forget to enter your card in the challenge it fits the patriotic theme this week.:)

  4. Wow, what an amazing project. I kept thinking about making a banner, but just couldn’t make it work in my mind. Yours is amazing! I love that you used the crepe paper on it and the cakes are so festive! So happy you joined the hop. Happy 4th!

  5. I, too am proud to be an American. Thanks for sharing your day with us! Happy 4th!

  6. Fabulous banner! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!! Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!

  7. Love the banner and the Americana you displayed. Thank you for remembering our armed forces personnel. Enjoy your fourth and be safe in all you do.

  8. Goodness gracious GF, what an awesome post. So original too. I love what you did with the stamp and banner. I didn’t know you had that wonderful collection. TFS.

  9. Beautiful banner. I love the way you used the crate paper. Thanks for sharing and being a part of Scrapbook News and Review Card Universe’s Oh Say Can You See blog hop!

  10. love it how fun is this I also love all your decor right up my ally!

  11. Great projects thanks so much for the giveaway

    Have a fantastic 4th of July weekend

  12. Kim that is one gorgeous banner GF and I hope you are having a great 4th

  13. Very clever banner. My son’s birthday is today too so the cake stamp wouuld be perfect!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  14. Great banner, love the idea for the coasters, thaks………
    Have a happy 4th of July………….

  15. Clever stuff!! Love that cake image!! I have blog candy on my blog, too, and would love for you to hop on over and enter!!

  16. Happy 4th to you and your family! Thanks for sharing your art with us! See ya at the Shack…

  17. Happy Fourth! Kim

    I hope you are all well and will enjoy safe 4th of July.

    I like banners, never made any. I like how you did this one and how you jazzed up the crepe paper. It seems vintage.

    Love it.

  18. Great idea for the banner….and the cake stamp is wonderful. After all this is celebration of America’s birthday.

  19. Love the Banner – I have a huge stack of coasters to work with. Have a great 4th.

  20. Love your decorations! I’m blog hopping today & haven’t a blast 🙂
    enjoy your 4th

  21. Your banner and display are GORGEOUS!!! Love them! And that cake stamp is toooooooo cute! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Have a wonderful 4th!!

  22. Happy 4th! Love your artworks and blog.Thanks for sharing and a chance at the stamp. Hugs,Ina

  23. The banner is great … I like how you modified it since Friday with the 2 strands … looks great with Joann’s knick knacks!

  24. Wonderful project, very creative! Thanks for chance to win some blog candy, Happy 4th!

    Christy Dillman

  25. Happy fourth of July…yay!!! I am done cooking..just waiting for company! 🙂 Have fun!

  26. Beautiful and inspiring work. The banner is FAB!

    Have a great 4th of July.

    Manitoba, Canada

  27. I love your projects. Very pretty! I love banners. They are so fun…Have a wonderful 4th!

  28. Wow Kim! the banner is so cute, it has a lot of S*P*I*R*I*T
    Happy blog hopping fun!

  29. Great decor and project. My dining room is Red,White, and Blue so I loved seeing your ideas. Happy 4th!

  30. I love that banner. It totally looks wooden in the up close photo. How did you make those circles behind the letters with the streamer type material? Do tell!

  31. Oh, I love this! I love how you used the flowers.. very cool!

  32. what a great banner…love the use of the cepe paper and that stamp…ive gotta win giggles

  33. Happy 4th of July from across the pond. Have lots of fun with those cute little inkspots. Love the coasters, great decorations.

  34. I love your decorations, reminds me of our daughter’s home. Happy 4th to you and yours!

  35. What great projects! I especially like the way you made the banner. Have a happy day.

  36. What a great use of coasters! I have a bunch too! Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!

  37. Love this banner ~ I think I just might need to pick up some coasters…..

  38. What a fantastic banner!
    Hoping your loved ones are home with you safely soon.

  39. Oh, wow, I love your banner!! Hope you’re having a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

  40. Your banner is simply adorable!! I think I need to go get some coasters!!

  41. Great banner! Thanks for the inspiration. Love the vintage display including the Shadow Dancer.

  42. Adorable banner! You ahvae me wondering what farkle is…sounds like you had a wonderful time with your family!!

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