Saturday, July 06, 2013

July Challenge - Anything Goes!

Hi Berry71Bleu fans! Dana here today sharing the July Challenge with you. I'm thrilled to be joining the Berry71Bleu Design Team and to be hosting the July Challenge! The theme this month is "Anything Goes," which means we want to see what YOU feel like creating. Get creative and link up your project here before the end of the month for your chance to win!

Also, Berry71Bleu is sponsoring CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration this month! The Berry71Bleu Team will be Guest Detectives for CSI for the month of July. We'll be sharing our layouts here after they go live on the CSI site each week. Join us for any one of the weekly CSI Challenges for a chance to win a $35 Gift Certificate to the Zeus and Zoe Etsy Shop!

I used CSI Case File #79 as the inspiration for my patriotic page. I had a lot of fun gathering evidence for this case! I included many of the items on a tag, which I used as an embellishment on my layout. The evidence I have gathered is flowers, leaves, pinwheels, flourishes, stripes, gingham, polka dots, ribbon and a transparent bracket. I chose to document my July 4th celebration from last year. My girls loved the sparklers and the small amateur fireworks show that we put on in the backyard! 

I used the gorgeous Decorative Chateau Gate Die Set and the matching Grand Portal Stamps from Heartfelt Creations to create the frame around the image on my tag. Instead of using the die-cuts as windows I trimmed and pieced them together to create an ornate frame. I added some Scrapiniec Die-Cut Chipboard along the bottom of my tag.

Heartfelt Creations is the main sponsor for this month!

Heartfelt Creations® is a leading Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook manufacturer for the craft industry. Heartfelt Creations was established in 1997 as Golden Rule Supply manufacturing Rubber Stamps. In January 2006 Golden Rule Supply became Heartfelt Creations.

Heartfelt Creations provides a unique line of artistic stamps, detailed dies and designer papers. Many of our stamps coordinate with our exclusive Spellbinders™ dies. The innovation of our stamps paired with matching dies offers a whole new dimension of possibilities and quickly adds eye-popping 3D depth to any project. Our designer papers are designed to coordinate with our product collections adding the perfect complement to any Heartfelt Creations stamp or die.

The Inspiration
Linda the founder and CEO of Heartfelt Creations describes it as the 'AHH HA' moment when she picked up her first stamp to show her kids how to use it. At that moment she realized that she had discovered something amazing. With that a dream was born to offer the same creative delight to people around the world that she felt when she picked up a stamp for the first time. 

Main Prize:

Random Prize:
A one-of-a-kind Berry71Bleu Handmade Tag by Marivic Clifton

A special thanks to Scrapiniec Die-Cut Chipboard for sponsoring the Berry71Bleu Design Team, who will be sharing projects with their chipboard for the next several months.


Scrapiniec is the first Polish manufacturer of laser die-cut chipboard products for use in scrapbooking. They satisfy even the most unusual individual orders and are characterized by reliability, high quality and friendly customer service. 

We're looking forward to seeing what you create for this challenge! 
Please read the Challenge Rules before linking up your projects.


  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, and simply gorgeous!

  2. Dana,

    Very pretty! I love your tag! Your girls are so pretty...I don't know if I've already told you but your oldest one look just like you.

    Thanks Dana!!

  3. Awesome project, Dana! Love the " Anything Goes" theme...can't wait to see the entries.

  4. Beautiful layout Dana, I really love the tag you created for it!

  5. Great page Dana, and LOVE that really awesome! ;-)


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