Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Challenge #2 -- 4th of July / Independence Day Themed Party

**To make it easier to link up, this post will stay at the TOP until the challenge ends -- Please scroll down for NEW posts!!**

Welcome back!!  What a wonderful start to the challenges we had!! :)  We truly have some creative followers out there!!  YAY to you!!

Since we had 9 entries, we have selected 1 winner to be entered in the MONTHLY drawing for the Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cartridge!! 
Congrats to Juliana T. for being our Challenge #1 Winner!!  Your name will be entered to win the June monthly drawing!! :)
Juliana made this super cute place card for her Father's Day celebration!  Isn't that tie just adorable???
Juliana's blog is For the Love of Paper...  
Please be sure to stop by her blog and congratulate her...  We are sure she would appreciate your visit!! :) 

For Challenge #2, we are asking you to create any project to be used as a party decoration (or party supply) for a 4TH OF JULY or INDEPENDENCE DAY THEMED PARTY!!  Let's celebrate FREEDOM, FIREWORKS, and SPARKLERS with your table decorations, party banners, pennants, yard signs, cupcakes, party favors and more!! *NEW* We would LOVE for you to link up a project that is THEME-inspired; however, we also welcome your ANY-themed party projects too -- We are all about celebrating YOUR party creations, whatever the theme!! :)

Link up your project below before 11:59pm (EST) on June 28th to be eligible for this month's prize -- a Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cartridge!!  Please take a look at our Challenge Rules (HERE) before submitting your project. :)  (*Remember, the more entries we have, the more winners we select -- which means more chances for YOU!!)

Now let's see what our fabulous team of GUEST DESIGNERS has created for your inspiration!!

Katie created this FABULOUS display of rosettes in an adorable decorative watering can as a centerpiece for her celebration!!  For more details on Katie's creation, please visit her blog HERE...

Melissa created these WONDERFUL 3x3 Invites and Thank You cards as well as a SUPER CUTE Favor Frame to feature at her celebration!!  For more details on Melissa's creations, please visit her blog HERE....

Brynn created these SCRUMPTIOUS cupcakes (YUM!) with super cute toppers for her celebration!!  For all the details on Brynn's creation, please visit her blog HERE...

Star created this SPECTACULAR set of popcorn bags for her celebration (which happens to be a trip to watch the fireworks with her kiddos)!!  For more details on Star's creation, please visit her blog HERE...

Rebecca created this SENSATIONAL bucket of sparklers perfect for lighting up the night for her celebration!!  For all the details on Rebecca's creation, please visit her blog HERE...

Rhonda created these FUN and FESTIVE cutlery and napkin holders for her celebration!!  For all the details of Rhonda's creations, please visit her blog HERE...

Now it's YOUR turn!!  Link up your NEW 4th of July, Independence Day or ANY Themed party project here!! :)  While you're considering what you can create, please take a moment to visit ALL 6 Designers' blogs and leave a comment on their projects for the challenge...  When you comment on all of the Designers' projects AND all of the participants projects, be sure to leave a comment on this post to be entered to WIN in our monthly drawing!!  :)  Here is a list of the designers' blogs to make hopping over easier for you (participants' links will be shown in the linky list below)!! :)


  1. would like to say all the guest designers did such a amazing job on all their projects want to thank everysingle one of you for helping our challenges become inspiration for those looking for some party decoration ideas. thank you for sharing your talent.

  2. Hopped over from Katie's blog....and so glad I did! What a wonderful place to get some fabby inspiration.....now stalking....oops...following, lol!

  3. Im a new follower and love what I see. all the DT projects are great. Cant wait to link my project.

    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  4. All of the guest designer projects are SO AWESOME! I had so much fun with this one!! Thanks for a great, inspiring challenge :D


  5. Thanks for leaving me the link to the blog Amy! Right up my ally! I can't wait to see more!!

  6. Oh darn, I missed the whole comments hop; I'll be glad when all my summer schedule is out the way--making it to hard for me to visit as I'd like, but I am glad to have seen all these wonderful projects!!!

    Congrats to the winner!!!

  7. All of the guest designers did a phenominal job!!!! They are all sew talented!!!
    Check out http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/ as I have an award for you my very special friend!

  8. Love all of these 4th of July projects. You all did an outstanding job! Have a great week:)

  9. Fabulous creations everyone...thanks for all the fantastic ideas!

  10. Such wonderful projects - what a great idea for a challenge blog!

  11. Super fun and awesome creatins to all the fine ladies on the DT and all the fine talent in the link ups!!!!

  12. New to your Blog and liking what I see. I am a new follower. All the projects are creative. The ladies are talented.

  13. What great projects! They make me want to head south to celebrate with you all!
    Phew - I created and took photos of my project just for this challenge and then forgot to post! I've made it with just over 20 minutes to spare. Thanks for your willingness to open your challenges to all. I'm glad I could take part!


Thank you for your lovely comments and entering this challenge!!