Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July 4th Blog Hop and "Her Craftiness" Guest Designer

If you came here from "Her Craftiness", please go down to "My Project" to see my project.  I encourage you to come join the hop!
Welcome to our 4th of July Blog Hop! What comes to mind, when you think of the 4th of July? Being with family, barbeques, picnics, and fireworks? That's what comes to my mind.  But, few know the actual reason we are celebrating this holiday. We know it has something to do with America, the flag, and independence.  On July 4, 1776, United States of America declared its independence from Britain.  So today is America’s Birthday! Happy Birthday, America!
Today we have a lot of wonderful, talented women wanting to celebrate this holiday, with you. In case you get lost and want to start at the beginning, go to Pamela’s blog
And we are giving away some really exciting 4th of July Candy! Kristy from Scraptastical Kreations has offered to give one lucky winner a $15 Gift Certificate to her store! All you have to do is visit every blog in this hop and leave a comment.
then you are on the right track.
My Project:  I missed a Design Team project this week, courtesy of a hospital visit, and I really wanted the challenge of making the windchime….so, I decided to make a patriotic windchime for my project.  I took 4 chimes, and attached them by fishing line from a metal ring. I spaced them equal distance apart around the ring.  I then attached a bar lengthwise to help ring the chimes.  The cross bar had fishing line that ran down to 2 white and 1 red bed ontop of a wire incased marble to help sway the crossbar.  I attached 3 equal length pieces of general purpose jewelry chain by large jumprings from the metal ring.  I attached the 3 pieces of chain to one large jump ring.  For the top of my chime, I used 2 left over aluminum dinner trays.  I used a star template and connected them together by folding and pressing tabs I made on the star points.  To straighten out all of the creases from the dinnerware, I ran it thru my Big Kick between two cutting pads and flattened it.  I then outlined a flag pattern, and painted using acrylic paints. I then applied Tim Holtz, Vintage Photo, Crackle Distress Crackly Glaze over the paint to make it look more vintage “Americana-ish.” I inserted a large eyelet in the top and bottom bottom of the star.  I connected the chime assembly to the bottom, and the hangar loop via a large jumpring from the top.  I hope you have enjoyed my project.
Thanks for stopping by! Now I must send you to
Remember, to win the blog candy, you must visit every ladies blog and leave a comment.
Have a safe and wonderful 4th of July!
Lisa Woodward


  1. Adorable Lisa!!! You're so talented!! :) Glad to have hopped with you!

  2. Love your wind chimes, what a great idea!

  3. What a great wind chime. Love the idea

  4. Wishing u Happy US Independence. here is a greeting card 4 u. Hope u ll like it - 4th July Greeing Card

  5. Great wind chime! It came out so cute!! Also love how you provide step by step instructions :)

  6. Great idea! This turned out great ~ love how you distressed it to look vintage. Thanks for the inspiration!


  7. I love windchimes... they are so calming and yours is beautiful!! I'm going to have to make one :) Thanks for hopping with me and sharing your beautiful work!!

  8. i have a zillion wind chimes if you have ever seen the movie house sounds like that when we get those Santa Anna winds from the east..great job


  9. Great idea!
    <3 Pam

  10. Wow This is Awesome.. Love the vintage look.. Sorry to hear about the hospital stays.. I so know that too well!

  11. Sorry to hear of your hospital visit but I'm so glad you decided to do the project because it is just AWESOME!


  12. Love your wind chime! Definitely some great inspiration for the 4th of July holiday.

  13. Love your wind Chime!What a wonderful idea!!


  14. Lisa love your chime it turned out great Hope ypou are feeling better We missed you in the hop but anm happy to see your creation !
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  15. Great project! I just love projects outside the box.