Sunday, June 30, 2013

Happy 4th!!!!

Hope ya'll had a great weekend and are looking forward to a wonderful week. For most, this will be a short work week, but not for me. We don't get that in the retail business. But we do have plans for the afternoon and evening of the 4th. Hope you have some wonderful things planned, too.
Talking about the 4th, that just so happens to be what inspired Diane to chose our theme for this weeks challenge at Exploring Cricut Our theme is 'Celebrate'. Celebrate the fourth or Canada Day or what ever it is that you celebrate in your country. The only thing that is required is to use a Cricut Cut of a flag.
Now I didn't make a card for this challenge. Yeah, I know!!!! Sharon didn't make a card?!! Since we have such big plans for the 4th, I just had to make a layout. I know I will get lots of pictures of at least the grands. Most of my layouts that I do manage to make are usually CAS. So is this one. I went with a black bg, added this great flag from the Independence Day cartridge that I cut at 5 inches. Then I pulled out the Stand & Salute cartridge and cut this great firework. It can be found on page 50. I cut it at 4 inches and the coated it with Star Dust Stickles to give it sparkle. The designer paper I am using as my base for my photo is open stock at Hobby Lobby. Then I added some Bo Bunny Anthem Jewels to finish it off. We sure hope you plan on squeezing in some crafty time this week and join us for our challenge. We so love to see what you create. Head on over to Exploring Cricut and check out what my DT Sister's made for inspiration and while you are there check out the rules of our challenges. Then head to your crafty space and create a project with the theme 'Celebrate' using a Cricut cut. You have until 10pm, EST, Saturday, July 6th to link.
Hope ya'll like my layout!!!! :)


Tanya/Nonna said...

Beautiful layout Sharon! And, how great to have it all ready for your photos. The flag is perfect and I love the sparkly fireworks! Hope your 4th is wonderful!

Mary Ann said...

Love your layout,Very Pretty!!!

Diane said...

love the layout and you are all ready for pictures! Thanks for being a big part of our fabulous DT.

Annette said...

Awesome layout! Happy 4th:)

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Pam said...

Been there done that in retail! It's no fun! But, I'm glad you will get to have some fun that afternoon and evening and take some photos to add to your great layout page! Have fun!!

Michelle N. said...

CAS rocks! And you did a darn fine job of it!

Donna and Sara said...

I love that you made a layout. This turned out so great. The sparkle and glitter were great details to add.

Scrapper69 said...

Well that's a pretty cool layout! LOVE the big flag and the pretty glittery sparkles in the sky for fireworks... I'm sure the photo you put on this page will light up the sky too with those grand kids on it! :o)