Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy July 2013!

It's July!  Summer is in full swing and our crafting continues to bloom.  It's the month of independence and fireworks.  It's the start of something new.

This month, I thought I'd share just a bit of 4th of July inspiration.  I actually made the above layout sometime ago. However, today it still makes me smile.  With my camera on the right setting, well actually having a camera that takes great "night time" photos, makes it easy to get good night time shots.  Unfortunately, the newer model of this camera does not sport the feature.  Therefore, for now I will just cherish my night time photos from days gone by, until I get another camera, which I will be sure takes great images at night.  Check out the awesome fireworks photos! Not only do those photos make me smile but the memories of spending the 4th of July on St. Simon's Island with my friend Angie light up my face with a smile, every time.

This card is the only 4th of July creation so far this year.  It may be the only one.  Not sure we are doing anything special this year.  We'll see.  I had a great time, playing with various mediums on this card.

Supplies used: Gesso, Distress Stain, Jolee's Hearts and Stars, May Arts Ribbons, Distress ink, Rub ons and Twine

Now on to more exciting news for SOC:

  1. We have added two new, wonderful, talented ladies to the SOC Blog Creative Team: Renee Hagler and Pamela Levingston.  They will bring us more projects and tutorials on using Copics.  Please join me in welcoming them to the team.  Please click on each ladies name to visit her blog to learn more.
  2. The SOC 2014 Retreat is up!  Registration is open and you can NOW reserve your spot here!
  3. There are only 14 days remaining until the start of the Summertime and the Scrappin' is EASY! Workshop.  You can save $10 by entering the code 4U10 at checkout.  Code good through Sunday, July 7, 2013!
  4. NEW!  SOC Creative Circle Membership!  365 days of inspiration.  Learn new techniques, learn to use your tools, get messy with art journaling, mix it up with mixed media and so much more...all while supporting the SOC Blog and Community!  Check out all the fun offerings in The Studio.
So excited about all the fun and craftivity!  LOL!  Yep...that's right craftivity.

Happy 4th of July!  Be safe. Be happy. Be free.


  1. Fun Card! Love the Gesso and stain, has the feel of real fireworks! TFS all the information, Tiare!

  2. Those are some fantastic pictures in your layout. You really did a great job of capturing the fireworks. Your card is fab too... I love how you clustered all of the elements together.

  3. Great design I am LOVING the card, especially the fireworks!

  4. Welcome Renee and Pamela! Looking forward to your creations.

    Love the cute card!

  5. What a WONDERFUL card! Your pictures are amazing!

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  7. Hi Renee and Pamela, welcome and I’m looking forward to seeing your beautiful works of art.


  8. Love the card and LO! Congratulations Renee and Pamela!



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