From June 10-14, 2013 there will be a social sharing event that shares creativity…red, white and blue style…promoting the love of the USA, freedom and connection. My dream is that this blog hop in combination with all of the awesome designers, crafters, seamstresses, sewers, manufacturers, Cre8time, etc. working together and sharing their projects of red, white and blue will somehow create a consciousness in our land of the free that declares creativity to be forwarding, productive and transformational.
I draw with a Sharpie marker, creating little people based on the real ones in my life. I have been doing this for a long time and the little people have become a licensed collection of art called “Me and My Peeps”. The newest product on the market is “America The Beautiful” fabric at Jo-Ann Fabrics. I put this blog hop together with Jen Goode from 100 Directions to inspire people to create things using my fabric.
We talked to Cre8time and they were excited to play with us. They decided to run a red, white and blue patriotic craft contest simultaneously to further inspire our viewers to take action and make things!
Hosting the I Love The USA Blog Hop with Jen Goode has been an amazing adventure. It all started with the idea of sending my new patriotic fabric (America the Beautiful by General Fabrics exclusively for Jo-Ann Fabrics) to some of my favorite designers and see what they would create. It grew. FAST. It grew to 28 designers in a matter of days. Fiskars offered to contribute cutting tools to go with the fabric. Coats and Clark sent enough Phoomph, embroidery floss and thread to go around. Plaid contributed Apple Barrel paints in red, white, blue and cream along with Mod Podge for Fabric. Buttons Galore and More sent my Laura Kelly shades of buttons to coordinate with the fabric and created a patriotic mix to sell online.
Big HUGE thanks to all of the designers and bloggers that jumped in to share their creative mojo for this event! All week long (starting June 10th on my BIRTHDAY) we will be featuring fabulous projects designed by these amazingly creative gals. Here’s the list of participants:
There are three GREAT Giveaways too! a Rafflecopter giveaway
We hope you will join in, hop around, be inspired and support our efforts to get others to CREATE and SHARE!