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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

SNS Creative Challenge & Are You Ready for the 4th?

Hi Everyone! It's time for another Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge!  And the July challenge is a fun one!  For the month of July; you're challenged to create something, anything other than a card.  So many fun possibilities!  (And don't forget, if you use a Sparkle N Sprinkle regular or digital stamp that you purchased - you'll receive an adorable free floral digital image from Beccy Muir!)

So, here's what I came up with.....


I've been on a bit of a medallion streak recently - once you start making those fun things; it's really kind of hard to stop!  (You'll be seeing some of my other medallion projects soon).

And I also happened to be working with some of SNS's Patriotic Stamp Sets for another project.  So....the idea just popped into my head - why not combine the two and make a Patriotic/Summer Table decoration?!  What a perfect addition it would be to anyone's picnic or home decor!



Wouldn't this just be great for your 4th of July festivities?!



Personally, I just love patriotic decor and I think it would look awesome sitting out around the house all year round too.

The stamps all came from the Patriotic Icons - Set 433.  And of course, every patriotic design needs lots and lots of sparkle and POP.  So for my sparkle & pop, I've used embossing powders and sparkling embossing powders for the sayings and lots and lots of glitter all around!  I wish you could see it glistening in person! So colorful, sparkly and FUN!



Here's some close ups of the individual medallions and the sparkly stars I included.








(Click any photo for a better view)




I had so much fun with this piece.  And I love how it turned out so much that I'm already working on a birthday version of it!  So many decorative possibilities with this - how about for a wedding or baby shower, a graduation party, 25th or 50th anniversary - so many possibilities!  And Sparkle N Sprinkle has all the stamps and "glitz" to make yours just perfect!





Hope you liked this fun "anything but a card" project.  I always love to know you stopped by and I also love to hear what you think; so don't forget to leave a comment before you leave.  (If I've inspired you to create one of your own; be sure to leave me a link so I can see what you created!)




And don't forget to make an "Anything but a Card" creation for your entry into the SNS Creative Challenge this month too!  Hope you have a wonderful, Happy and Safe Holiday!!

Until next time,
***Julie***

7 comments:

Brenda said...

What a fun project - Happy 4th of July to you :)

April said...

What a wonderful July Fourth project! Love it! Happy Independence Day!

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is amazing - I love the idea of doing it for different occasions too! I put my red, white and blue table cloth out on the screened-in-porch in anticipation of tomorrow. It really would look better with your center piece!

Gita said...

What a fun decoration item for the 4th! Love the sparkly stars!!

Donna Ellis said...

July, this is a fabulous project, and perfect for home decor at this time of year! It must have been fun to make - and looks so festive! All the sparklies look pretty, too!
xo

Anne Temple said...

What a great project! Perfect for today! Have a Happy 4th!

Jacqueline Smith said...

what a fabulous project especially at this time of the year! Very Patriot! Awesome!