Well now, here we go! My very first ever blog hop! Hope you enjoyed your visit with Sarah Pink Cricut I'm so excited! I hope you are all loving what you see! It felt good to do a layout about what our family values most, especially on this occasion.
So want to know one of the most important things to me & my husband, something so important we are teaching it to our kids? Made in USA. Speaking of Made in USA, did you know that our mini gel pen, mini Sharpie, & micro Sharpie holders as well as our embossing kits are all Made in USA? Not only that, we are a small family business & some nights you will find our whole family around the table cleaning and assembling parts! Even my 2 littlest ones join in & help how they can.
So I made a layout about just how important Made in USA is to my family. This is a photo of us all on 4th of July in our 4th of July T's, ready to celebrate!
I wanted to try something different with the metal sheets, so I embossed my silver Ten Second Studios metal sheet with the Chomas Creations embossing kit, then without removing my mat, I took out the embosser & added the Chomas Creations mini Sharpie holder! I then repeated the same design, with the Sharpie filling in the grooves! I think it turned out so cool! Key is to make sure your metal sheet is smoothed down very well, because sometimes with the embossing, areas start to raise a bit. That way the mini Sharpie won't write on the design where it isn't supposed to. That is what I did to my title & the star embellie.
For my flag, in Design Studio using Graphically Speaking, I added the little stars to the center of the flag. I added my metal sheet, colored side down to my embossing mat, & embossed my image. I then used a paper stump to make my stars POP! I then sanded off the raised image. I did the same thing for the flag part of my image.
My fav kind of tape to use to attach metal is the Terrifically Tacky Tape, once it is stuck down there is no removing it! Here is the finished page, and if you would like to read the journaling I will add it to the end of this post.
**CLOSED** Winner annnounced!
Now for my very first blog hop ever, I thought how about a sale on everything & a cool Made in USA prize? I'm sending out a mini gel pen holder & set of mini gel pens to one lucky hopper! Just leave a comment after this post and I will pick a random winner Sunday night, 9 pm'ish, unless I'm running late! Feel free to become a follower of my blog, I am always adding new ideas for using the Chomas Creations products.
For a super sale, this weekend only you can get a mini gel pen holder & a set of 10 pens for just $27.50! This price includes shipping! If you would like all 20 colors of the new mini gel pens, the price is $32.50, also includes shipping!
Also if you order a micro Sharpie this weekend, I will throw in a black micro Sharpie marker to get you started for FREE!
Don't worry, if you want to order this weekend, & you end up being the lucky winner, I will refund the purchase price of the holder & a set of pens!
Rules are simple, only 1 entry per person, and you MUST leave me some sort of contact info! I will post the winner on my blog & you will have 2 weeks to claim your prize.
I also have another giveaway celebrating the fact that Memory Miser picked up the entire Chomas Creations line to sell, WOOHOO! You can enter for that one here... Memory Miser giveaway
Now are you ready for the next stop on the hop? You are now off to Dawn's Addiction for more cute ideas!
Here is a list of everyone on the 9-11 blog hop...
Yellow Bird Creations
Scrappin Navy Wife
Creations by Christie
Jenny K Scrappin Addict
Our sponsor for the hop is Craft E Corner and they will be donating a Cricut A-Z DVD for one lucky hopper! There is also a discount code that you can find on Pink Cricut's blog!
And in case you would like to see the journaling from my page here it is!
Such an important symbol to our family, those 3 words... made in USA. From our cars, to our living room & dining room furniture, to the pencils we buy the kids for school, we take pride in buying everything we can with those 3 words. Now we've started our own family business, keeping everything we can in the USA. In fact Grandpa Al manufacturers all of our parts in his pull barn. This whole business has had a trickledown effect, helping other small businesses in our area, and in the USA. We make sure to stress to our children just how important those words are, & hope they keep the same values of their parents. After all, they were made in USA as well! July 4th, 2010