Monday, June 29, 2009

Independence Day Decoration Tutorial

I have a really cute and really easy 4th of July project to share with you. The hardest part of this is a little painting. I used Dream Street MJ paper on one set and Scenic Route on the other set.

First, here are your supplies.

3 wooden blocks
red paint
a foam brush
3 large pieces of pattern paper to cover the font side of the block
3 smaller pieces for the "stars"
a U, S, and A (I cut them with my Cricut)
3 stars (I cut these with my Slice)
3 hand punched circles or hearts
3 fasteners (I used star snaps, you could use brads)
ink for distressing

Start by painting your blocks
I left the side I was adhering the paper raw because I didn't want to run out of paint. I was painting 6 blocks and I olny had a small thing of paint.

After letting them dry, adhere your large pieces of paper to the block.
I tried to pick paper that was mainly red, mainly white, and mainly blue. I wanted them in that order.

Then ink all your pieces! (this step is optional)

Next, sandwich together your star, heart/circle, snap.

Adhere your smaller squares, the letters, and your stars.

And you are done!

Place it somewhere and you have an easy 4th of July decoration!
This one is made with the July MJ kit.

Here is another one I made with Scenic Route's 4th of July paper that came out last year.
I like the letters on this one better. I didn't have a font like this for the MJ set though. Also, this one is not inked.

You can see how the two sets are similar, but still unique. What other projects could you make with this same process? I have lots of wood still! I might have to make more decorations.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

SD4U Summer Camp!

SD4U Summer Camp
Who is ready to sing some camp songs, sit by the campfire, canoe in the lake, and, best of all, EARN SOME BADGES???? is hosting summer camp this year. If you want to camp with us in July and August, then come on over and read about our camp. One camper will be our GRAND CHAMPION CAMPER! There is a great prize involved!

Read all the detail here:

We'd love to have a full camp this summer!

Thursday, June 25, 2009 July 2009 Kit

features Dream Street MJ paper, Coordinations Cardstock, Prima crystals, a Queen & Co felt boarder, lots of fun trim, a Jenni Bowlin alphabet, Pink Paislee rub-ons, and much more! ANd its on sale now!

We also have another kit with Bella Blvd Sweet Celebration. Both are wonderful. I was lucky enough to get the MJ kit to work with this month. Here are the layouts I have created.

Everything from the kit.
Weston's spring kindergarten picture.

Steve and Wade at Sea World last summer.
Everything here from the July kit!

Night at the Museum
Wade and I at the Discovery Science Center.
All items from the kit except background cardstock.

Jackson Family
My cousin, her, dh, and their baby. He is just 6 days younger than my Wade.
The stars are a negative space cut out with my Slice.
All items from the kit.

You are Everything I Hoped
Wade's 2 year old pictures
All items from the kit except red Thickers (found those at Big Lots for $2!).

Brave Boy
This is Weston right before his elbow surgery last summer.
All items from the kit except stickles, CI brads, and Jenni Bowlin shaped paper, stars, and ruler sticker.

I still have one other project to show you all on Monday too! I know you will like it.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Two More Peeks

The kits go on sale tomorrow and I have 2 more peeks. So far I have made 6 layouts and a project. This kit is packed!!!

Link to the store: STORE

Monday, June 22, 2009

July MJ Peeks

This kit is so great! I've loved what I've made so far. I even gave something I made with the kit to my dad for Father's Day. He liked it, but my mom loved it! You will have to wait to see what I am talking about, but I can show you a few little sneaks!

Here are my peeks so far. I am not done creating yet though:

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Full reveal will be in about 3 days!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

June kits at SD4U layouts and projects

Kylie's 2nd Grade Pic

Wes with my parents at Kylie's baptism.

Kylie's 2nd grade spring picture.

A frame Kylie got at Brownies that we spiced up with this cute paper!

Lisa, this is for you! Some older pics I found of you guys.

Kylie and Steve at her baptism.

I just realized that I forgot to post what I created with June's Zinnia kit. Here is what I made! There are a few kits left. Go on over to the store get yours today. Store

There are only 4 Zinnia kits and 2 Lime Rickey kits left.

Friday, June 19, 2009

SD4U kits for July

Hello Everyone!

It's that time of the month again! Here are the Beautiful July Kits at SD4U! Presales to sub members start today. Kits will go on sale in the store on June 25th!


~ Kit # 1 Sweet Celebration

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~ Kit # 2 MJ

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