Isn't this blog background ADORABLE!?!

I know you REALLY want it for your desktop wallpaper.

Well, since you asked so nicely...

Click the Free-bies! tab at the top of the blog 
and you will find it, as well as other creations I share from time to time.

Want to make your own wallpapers?
Or Facebook timeline covers?
Or digital scrapbooks?
or invitations?

Well, you can!  
My Digital Studio is super fun and super easy to use!

AND you can try it free for 30 days!

Its not one of those 
"Free but after the 30 days we will charge you an arm and a leg"
free trials.
This is an honest to goodness free trial.

July Blog Hop!

Its time for the July Blog Hop!
You may have hopped here from Martha's blog.
If not, the links are at the bottom.  Take a look at the rest of our creations!

This month, our theme is Red, White and Blue or Patriotic.

My kids needed some festive shirts for Independence Day
so, of course, I HAD to make them using Stampin' Up! products!

First is the girl's shirt:

This sweet shirt is made by sewing SU ribbon pieces to the front of the shirt.
This particular ribbon is all retired product, but this shirt could easily be done using 
I pinned the red and vanilla ribbon in place, 
then sewed a single line down the middle of each piece. 
After I tied the blue bow I hand-stitched it in place. 
Now, here's the boy's shirt. 
(He insisted that he salute for you.  I <3 him!)
 I made this shirt using My Digital Studio!

I created a blank 11 wide by 8.5 high page,
and typed the Pledge of Allegiance enough times 
that it made 30 lines of text (the last line doesn't have the complete pledge on it.)
 Then, I changed the font color for the words in the blue area, 
and made the words in the "blank"area white.  
I printed it on iron-on transfer paper
(make sure you print it mirrored - check your printer settings when printing)
and transferred it to the shirt.

I hope you like my patriotic shirts as much as my kids do!

Here's the complete list of the hop participants this time, in case you missed any slong the way.

1.  Elizabeth Harris
2.  Martha Haddock
3.  Stephanie Bradley      YOU ARE HERE!
4.  Lisa Fennewald
5.  Norma Fox