Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Artisans' Patriotic Blog Hop!!


Welcome to the 2010-11 Artisan Award Winner's Patriotic Blog Hop!! (I'm still so excited every time I hear someone say "Artisan Award" or look at my letter from Stampin' Up!). I'm so glad you could join us for our hop! Don't forget to leave lots of comments along the way, we all love to feel loved, don' we? We have been busy creating some fun patriotic projects just in time for the Independence Day and Canada Day, so I hope you enjoy.


For my project today, I decided to create a banner to add a little "stars and stripes" to my patriotic home decor. I hung it just above the fireplace so it's sure to let all our guests know we are excited to celebrate Independence Day. I LOVE fireworks, and I'm a sucker for summer-vendor-cart food, so you can imagine how much I'm really looking forward to this weekend! Fried food, here I come!

BUT, that's not the only reason I'm looking forward to this weekend...did you know Stampin' Up!'s brand new Idea Book & catalog is coming out on Thursday, July 1st??? Eeeeee!! I'm doubly excited now!! How would you like to have a copy to call your own?? Just CLICK HERE to email me and reserve your copy for 50% off! You just pay $5 plus $4.95 shipping. (Regular price is $9.95 plus $6.95 shipping). BUT, this offer is only good through July 4th!

Creating the Pennants for this banner was soooo easy! I just did a quick roll through the Big Shot (113439) with the Pennant Banner die (113483), and voila! I had a banner in no time! Want to see more projects using the Big Shot? CLICK HERE!

Another fave product of mine I used on this banner is the Chunky Essentials Glitter (108797). I love how big and chunky the glitter is, it is really eye-catching! Helpful Hint: Glitter is not a mess to be feared! When you use the Powder Pal (102197) it stays in the tray and goes right back in the jar with no mess at all.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Have fun on the hop! Oh, and don't forget to leave me a comment (I LOVE them!) :)

The next blog on the hop is the talented Andrea Munro's Blog, "Hiding Out in my Craft Room"

In case you like to jump around, here are links to all the blogs in the hop this morning:

Heather Van Duker, Stamptastic Creations (you are here)
Andrea Munro, Hiding Out In My Craft Room
Elizabeth Price, Seeing Ink Spots
Jodie Olver, Stamp with Jodie
Renee Ballard, Stamp Stadium
Richard Garay, The Fun Stampers Corner
Tessa Wise, Crafty Girl Designs
Angela Timms, Truly Inkspirational

Happy Stampin!

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Stampin' Supplies used on my Pennant Banner:

Paper:Whisper White, Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red, Long board Chipboard
Tools: Big Shot, Serif Essentials Alphabet Dies, Pennant Banner, Scallop Circle die, Scallop Circles Die #2, Circle Scissor Plus, 3/4" Circle Punch, Star Punch, Small Star Punch,
Embellishments: 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Chunky Essentials Glitter, Crystal Effects, Jumbo Eyelets

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Zoe said...

Love our Banner, quite festive. Thanks for doing the Blog Hog for us.

Erika said...

Very cute!!

Jackie L Watson said...

Your banner is adorable, cute and very in the spirit. Thanks for sharing and doing the blog hop.

Brenda said...

Great banner. So bright and cheerful.

ebeth9267 said...

So glad you thought of a blog hop. I have never been a part of one. I love banners/garlands and anything glittered--you USA banner is fabulous!

renee said...

I love the look of banners but I am unsure of what to make one of. Your's is amazing! Thank you for sharing your creativity.

Angela Timms said...

LOVE IT!!! Great job once again Heather you are amazing!!! ;) Ang Love how much it pops!!

procrastistamper said...

Congratulations on winning the Artisan Award, and thanks for the blog hop, this should be fun!

Alexandria said...

I love this banner, especially the sparkly letters!

Linda Tarolli said...

Love the banner done in the patriotic theme. Congrats on the well deserved award!

Angie Tieman said...

Toooooo cute! Love it!

Andrea said...

I love all of the detail in your banner! I have this die but have only used it once. Thanks for the inspiration to create something truly great with it!!!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Love the really pops! All the details really add to the fun and makes the heart want to stand up and sing the Star Spangled Banner.

Angie said...

Fantastic project!! I just might have to get one done before my party this weekend!! Thanks for the inspiration...and, congrats on being picked as an Aritsan Winner!!

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