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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fireworks Scrapbook Layout

Happy 4th of July to everyone in the USA & belated Happy Canada Day to all the Canada followers of my blog.

Created this Fireworks Scrapbook Layout using photos of fireworks I photographed.

Used Stand & Salute Cricut cartridge for the fireworks die cuts. Used VersaMark ink on the fireworks die cuts. Used spunger too apply Buzz N Magic Stardust chalk to the fireworks die cuts to make them shine. You can buy the chalk at Chalk-Ah-Lot store and then you could enter the challenges there that require the use of their chalk. Used Spellbinder die cut for banner for journaling.

Closeup of fireworks die cuts with Stardust chalk:


chalk: Buzz N Magic Stardust
Cricut cartridge: Stand & Salute 2" Fireworks
ink: VersaMark
americana Kraft cardstock - red/off-white/blue
cardstock - red/white/blue - matting for photos
spunger - foam applicator for chalk

Entering this into the following challenges: 

2Sisters Ch98 Red/White/Blue w/opt extra Glitter or Bling unlim 6/30-7/6
Celebrate the Occasion Ch69 4th of July 7/3-8
Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Ch13 Summer used Stardust chalk & 4th of July is in the Summer 7/1-14
Cooking with Cricut CWC93 Happy Birthday USA 7/4-10
Cupcake Insp Ch167 Color Insp: Red/White/Blue lim3 2nd 7/1-7
Die Cuttin Divas Ch72 Color Ch Red/White/Blue w/Bonus Add Patrotic Symbol 7/3-9
Divas by Design CH42 Red/White/Blue lim2 1st 7/4-10
Fantabulous Cricut Ch118 Kaboom Firework Celeb 7/2-8
Fresh Brewed FBC103 Prize Ch A Summertime Theme lim5 1st 4th of July is in the Summer 7/4-31
Getting Cricky Simply Sun Ch Summer Celebrations unlim 7/1-8/4
Hiding in My Craftroom HIMCR52 Freestyle unlim  6/30-7/6
Jaihart Sundays are Lovely #11 7/1 

Kraft Journal Red, White & Blue unlim 7/2-8
More Than Favors Ch73 4th of July unlim 6/28-7/10
My Sheri Crafts Ch88 Oh I Love America Red/White/Blue unlim 6/23-7/6
Paper Issues Picnics & Patriots unlim 6/24-7/7
Paper Play Ch Wk26 Flags/Pennants/Banners unlim 6/28-7/4
Paper Playtime Ch78 Die Cuts Red, White & Blue unlim 7/2-19
Paper Pretties Mon Ch46 Summer Fun unlim 7/2-8
Paper Take Wkly Anything Goes unlim 7/3-9
Party Time Tues PTT75 Be Patriotic Show Your Country Colors unlim 7/3-9 
Penneys Ch83 Red/White/Blue unlim 7/4-9
Stamped Blessings Amusing Ch Red/White/Blue unlim 7/1-8 
Stamping With The Dragon Red/White/Blue unlim 6/29-7/5
Stampin Sisters in Christ Use something new unlim new item is the fireworks photos 7/1-7/7
Tammy Scrapin Corner Wk Ch17 Celeb/4th of July unlim 7/2-8
The Pink Elephant TPE155 Photo Insp - Patriotic unlim 7/2-8
Tues Alchemy Ch21 Anything Goes unlim addl entry for this "NAC" not a card or tag 7/3-9
Use it Tues Ch34 Be a Patriot! unlim 6/26-7/6


  1. Nice job! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  2. Such a fabulous LO - love those fireworks. Happy 4th of July:-) TFS

  3. Fantastic layout, Melissa! What great photos. Those are really hard to snap. We appreciate that you chose to play in our "Celebrations/4th of July" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week and hope to see you again next challenge.
    NanaConnie DT

    1. Used a tripod & let the shutter open longer to capture multiple fireworks. Not all turn out but I take alot and hope that a few are like these. Like my Canon camera!
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. Beautiful, love all the details.


  5. A fabulous layout! What great photos! Have a happy 4th! :)

  6. What an awesome layout, Melissa!! The pictures are so fabulous and I love how you chalked the fireworks!! I hope you are having a wonderful 4th of July!! Thanks so much for linking up at Getting Cricky and Paper Playtime :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Fabulous card, I love those die cut fireworks.
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
    hugs Mandy xx

  8. So lovin the stardust chalk. The fireworks look amazing. Thanks for joining us at Cooking with Cricut.

  9. What an AMAZING layout!!My favorite is the Stardust Chalk.
    Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin'Divas this week!

  10. I put a link to the Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe store where you can buy the Stardust Chalk. If you buy tell them I sent you. I do not get anything for letting people know but would like to see more people participate in their challenges that require the use of their chalk.

  11. Very nice layout. I so enjoy seeing firework pictures. And I like how your fireworks sparkle. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime this week.

  12. Beautiful photo's of the fireworks, it is so hard to get those well photographed!
    Love the matching background paper and diecuts.
    Thank you for joining us at Use it Tuesday!

  13. Fabulous LO....thanks for joining the Divas!
    xxx Margreet

  14. Love the sponge paint! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

  15. Great layout :) Thanks for joining in with us at Papertake Weekly - Jane x

  16. Wow!! Those fireworks diecuts are stunning! Lovely layout <3
    So glad you are playing along with us in this patriotic challenge at Use It Tuesday :)

  17. Very cute, love the background paper. Thanks for joining us on this challenge over at the FCCB.

  18. very patriotic layout! I love the shimmer on the fireworks! It really made them stand out! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

  19. How cute is this. I love the fireworks.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to come enter in this week's Challenge.I Love your Creative Side, Best of Luck!
    Hugs, Founder and Owner of Tammy Scrapin Corner, Tammy Ortiz

  20. Great page!! Love your fireworks! Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!!

  21. The fireworks are spectacular! Both your pics, great job, & the startdust die cuts! Thanks for playing at FCCB!

  22. awesome page, thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  23. Great layout AND photos! Fireworks are so fun. Thanks for entering the Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge this week.--Pat N.

  24. Fab layout and excellent technique for them too!! Thanks for joining us at Getting Cricky
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  25. amazing firewrs!! so shiny!!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy Challenges!!

    you can visit
    for my free digis!!

  26. Fabulous, love the fireworks...thanks for joining us at Divas!
    Helen x

  27. Your fireworks are all beautiful! Thank you for playing in our challenge this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ! ~H

  28. Love your scrapbook page layout and all the fireworks. Thanks for joining us at Pennys Paper-Crafty 'Red, White and Blue' Challenge. Good luck. Diane x

  29. Oooh the fireworks are perfect! Beautiful job with the layout, it is so patriotic. Thank you so much for joining in on our TPE red, white, and blue challenge this week!
    ~*Joni TPE DT

  30. Very nice layout! Love the firework die cuts! Thanks for playing at Party Time Tuesdays!!

  31. What a great LO, love the sparkle on the firework! Thanks for sharing with us this week @ CTO for our "4th of July" Challenge :)

  32. Great job on the layout!!! Thanks for taking part in Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.

  33. What a fun layout! I love the fireworks! Thanks for joining in the Simply Sunday Challenge fun at Getting Cricky

    Getting Cricky DT member