Time to Link Up for the Summer Outdoor Decorating & Parties Challenge


Happy 4th of July, my crafty friends!

Welcome back to the CSI Project! I am happy to say it is Party time!

This week has been all about Summer outdoor  decorating and parties.

The tutorials have shown us and hopefully inspired you to create your own summer parties or decorating.

So, have courage fellow crafters! You can create anything and come share it right  here.

Alright, onto the party.

Let’s recap the week before we party!

First up we had cute Porch Glam Makeover from Free Time Frolics that would make the cutest gifts.

 Then, we had this great Mermaid Party from Girl.Inspired.

To wind down the week of tutorials, we had this cute Summer Hued Party from This Girl’s Life!

Thanks for the inspiration, ladies. You know how to inspire us all.

If you are a guest poster or a guest judge, you can tell everyone on your blog by putting our button on your blog. Go here to get them.

When you link up your  Summer decortaing and parties, you can expect a visit to your blog from this week’s special guest judge, Amanda from Bullfrogs and Bulldogs.

Read all about her here. Be sure to visit her blog and say hi. She is fabulous!

Sarah will be looking at all of your projects and picking her overall favorite and 10 that make the CSI cut.

We can’t wait to see your projects this week!!! You might even take home the coveted winners button.

Happy Linking, my crafty friends!!!

So, let’s get on with the party!!!

Please remember that to be eligible to win this week’s challenge and giveaway, you must provide a link back to the challenge in your entry post. It’s easy–we have a button ready for you to insert into your post HERE. For additional challenge rules, please read below.

You’ll find the linkup for this week’s challenge at the end of this post, following the challenge rules. This challenge begins at 10 pm(MST) Wednesday, July 4th , and ends at noon (MST) Friday, July 6th.

1. All entries for this challenge need to incorporate the challenge’s theme. We are not simply a linky party. We have a specific theme for each week. All submissions are competing to be the judge’s top pick. If your project does not incorporate the theme we will have to remove it.

2. When you enter the challenge, please enter the link to the specific post on your blog that relates to the project — not to your general blog. This will help when a year from now, for example, someone who visits the site can find your project directly.

3. The CSI Project button must be in your blog post. HERE are the buttons. This makes it easy for other people to come over and join in the challenge if they like – and for us to know that we have the correct entry in the challenge when we’re judging. And if you use an older post, please update it so it’s current. If you don’t want to update it, please add the button to that post and to the sidebar for the week of the contest. Thanks!

4. The project you submit must be your own project and something you have made. (It can be inspired by something someone else has done, but it must be your creation.)

5. We ask that you are a CSI follower or subscriber to win the prizes. The more followers the site has — the more giveaways we are able to host

6. If you enter a project into our challenge, we ask that you please leave comments on at least 2 other entries in the contest. Not only is it nice to do, but it’s a great way to meet new people and make new friends.

7. By entering, you give us permission to spotlight your projects – we will give you credit and link back to your blog. You are welcome to enter as many themed projects as you like! You also give us permission to add your name to our newsletter list. If you wish to unsubscribe you may do so at any time.

Be sure to listen to the first CSI Project Podcast called CSI Confidential, here. You can listen every week as we interview our guest judges, sponsors and experts on the challenges.

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So, Ready, steady….GO!


I am a craft lovin’, Diet coke drinkin’ kind of girl! I love glitter and anything leopard print. My passions are crafting, fitness and living a healthy lifestyle and of course my family. The CSI Project believes in the mission to Create, Share and Inspire. When you create and share, you are sure to inspire! Hope you come away from The CSI Project inspired and come back anytime!!!


  1. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog and telling me about this link party! I’ve added my project and a link back to your site. There are some great projects here. I’m having fun checking them out! I have another summer project I’d like to link here, too. Am I allowed to have 2 here?

  2. I re-read the rules and linked up another project! I’ve also added your button to my Linky Party page!

  3. JOY says:

    Thanks for the heads up about linking up my Outdoor Decorations. I always enJOY showing off.
    I’ve added your button directly to my post & will later add it to my linky party page.
    I’d like to become a follower but for the life of me, I just can’t find the “follow” button. Is subscribing the only way to follow, or is the server on the fritz?

  4. Thanks for the invite. I just entered and followed via FB. Looking forward to seeing who won!

  5. Debbie says:

    Thanks so much for inviting me to link up. I hope I have followed all the rules. If not ,please let me know…


  6. oops – due to the time differences, I didn’t make it in time!
    But thanks for the invite – FYI – the post that you liked was the hula-hoop canopy…
    Maybe next time!
    Looked like fun. x

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