Monday, July 3, 2017

Fourth of July Family Fun


Hello friends!  Welcome to this week's Bitten by the Bug 2 Cricut Challenge. My super sweet Design Team sister, Emily, selected this week's challenge. Since Tuesday is July 4th, and July 1 was Canada Day, Emily is challenging us to use red, white, and blue colors on our projects or to complete a patriotic project. I went with a Fourth of July family fun layout.  



Since I completed the layout BEFORE the July 4th holiday, I am using my "faux family" in the photos.  For those of you who are unaware, every so often I pull out my "faux family" to enhance incomplete projects on my blog. My "faux family" photos are really just stock photos that I crop and print to fit the layout.  Though, I KNOW this layout will look even better with my REAL family (read Grandchildren) photos on it.

I used four Cricut image cartridges and one Cricut font cartridge. The two layered stars were cut using Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art, the American flag and fields of stars were cut using Home for the Holidays, the Uncle Sam hat was cut using Independence Day, and the Independence Day Circle was cut using Graphically Speaking.  I used the Extreme Fonts cartridge for the Fourth of July title.


I also used a lot of basic shapes and welding on this layout.  I used pearls and glitter pens to embellish the layout, along with my trusty white gel pen.

I hope that you take time this week to capture your family activities for the fourth, whether that be a vacation, BBQ, or quite time at home. Be thankful for our country.   And please 
do join us at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week by sharing your project at the BBTB2 blog.



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10 comments:

Georgiana said...

Fabulous layout with awesome pictures!

Laura Pizz said...

Love the layout and the colors that you used on this layout. Have a happy 4th of July!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

I was going to comment on what a fun day that looked like for your family, and then I read the blog post!!! My goodness, what a fun way to showcase your layout! Tee hee! :)

It's a great layout, but I agree, it will look that much better with YOUR family's photos in there.

Thanks for joining us for our Patriotic challenge at Cut it Up!

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Dana Johnson said...

Amazing 4th of July layout! Thanks for joining us at the Come and Get it challenge. ~DT Dana

Sian said...

Great layout! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Sian.

Caroline said...

Well your faux family looks fabulous in this wonderful layout. I know your family photos will look even better. I love all of the stars, too. Beautiful layout!

Janis Lewis said...

Marvelous layout! I love how you did the strips of pattern papers.

Scrapping Girl said...

Well, the faux family looks pretty spiffy....lol! But the grandkids will look EVEN BETTER!!!! Love your layout design! Hope you all had a lovely 4th.
:)
Michelle

moknowsall said...

How patriotic, I salute your red, white, and blue layout!

Sue - said...

Fabulous layouts! Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Guyz.