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Sweet Shot Tuesday

Can you believe we’re only about a week away from the 4th of July? And Oh, Canada – your big day is already Friday. And every year, photogs struggle to capture fireworks.

4th of july des moines, iowa how to shoot fireworks photographer Darcy Milder

Want to brush up on how? Here’s is a post for you: Obligatory, Once-a-Year How to Shoot Fireworks Post

Next! One lucky participant in last week’s SST wins $40 in shop credit from Annie and Paint the Moon. Drumroll please???

#72 Katie Lloyd Photography – please contact me, so I can connect you with Annie to claim your prize. Congrats Katie!

Okay! Onward… I am so excited to feature the next shop. Often I am doing introductions, but if you’ve been around the blogosphere for any length of time, Red Letter Words requires no introduction.

Beautiful art. Gorgeous typography. Lovely home decor. Family-friendly company. Mom-entreprenuer business owner. Gracious soul.

dee red letter words

red letter words

You may be familiar with Dee‘s scripture artwork.

red letter words scripture artwork

But she also has a line of artwork aimed at girls (hang in there, boy moms! Dee assured me boy art is on its way!)

red letter words for girls artwork

You’ve seen her work featured on Nesting Place and Eclectic Whatnot – and now’s your chance to win one of Dee’s beautiful pieces.

One Sweet Shot Tuesday participant will win his or her choice of 12×12 Canvas Art Print from the Red Letter Word shop. Please swing over to Red Letter Words and let Dee and me know what you pick if you were drawn as this week’s winner.

Me? I have my eyes on this one!

coffee red letter words

How about you?

Thanks to Dee and Red Letter Words!

Can’t wait to see whatcha been shooting. ;)

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  1. I love Red Letter Words! If I won I would LOVE a fruit of the spirit print! Thanks for hosting!!

  2. I have been wondering where we were going to watch fireworks this year. Now I think we might come watch them with you!! :) What an amazing perspective…over the water…and wonderful, colorful capture! Thanks for the nudge to get excited about the fireworks shot again this year.

  3. What an amazing giveaway! *fingers crossed*

  4. Wow…what a great giveaway! Among my faves are the Swedish Proverb…and, of course, My Beloved My Friend. Thanks, Darcy!

  5. Wow! Awesome shot. Love this giveaway.

  6. SUPERCALIFRAGILISTIC give-away! If I won, I would most def. choose the “Cord of three strands…” print. Have been studying on that verse recently! Thanks so much for hosting the give-away!

  7. julie ulm says:

    It’s a toss up between micah 6:8 and coffee;)

  8. Excellent capture of the fireworks. Wonderful photo.

  9. Is it bad that I don’t even want to take firework shots this year?

  10. Thanks for the fireworks tutorial! :)

  11. Beautiful shot! Hope you have a great week.


  12. I love her work! Rustic and modern at the same time!

  13. Thank you for the fireworks tutorial! Meanin to brush up this week for the big night!

  14. I’ve got to read the article about shooting fireworks. Photographing fireworks I should say.

    I can’t believe I’m sharing my shots today. It’s really quite embarrassing. Oh well. Anything to win a Red Letter Words art piece! I can’t decide. I love Micah 6:8, Zephaniah 3:17 or Wait Hope Expect in Brown with Row of Flowers. Beautiful stuff.

  15. I would definitely pick a scripture piece of I won- there are too many to choose one right now! I would pick them all!

  16. Karyn A. says:

    Wow! thanks for introducing Red Letter Word – such beautiful stuff. I am in a Christmasy mood right now and would have to choose Nativity. Thanks for the opportunity.

  17. Krystal says:

    Blessed is the family… Ps. 1 I love that one!

    Ps – Darcy, how did you like writing program you used this year? I remember you mentioning it in the fall and you mentioned that you would see how this year went. I have been thinking about it for my kids and wondered how you liked it.

  18. oh, that’s the one i’d pick too! definitely great stuff!

  19. I love the scripture pieces – I’d love any one of those!

  20. Love these pieces of art! Anyways, thanks again for hosting this week!

  21. I would have a hard time choosing between Ephesians 4:8 and 4:13. Have a great day!

  22. thanks for the tutorial! I have my eye on one of those sweet girl pieces…the one with the peace sign looks right up my gals alley!

  23. I would probably want the “Fruit Of The Spirit With Pear” for my kitchen in my NEW OLD HOUSE! or something for the nursery…hmmm?

  24. I love the gallery wrap look of the Psalm 1 trio!

    I’d hand those babies right over the fireplace with the latest kids pics on the mantle.

    I’m also rather partial to the “True Love was born in a stable” cards….

  25. Oh what fun! I may have to arm wrestle you for that coffee print! :-) Have a great fourth!

  26. That fireworks shot is amazing!!! And love the Scripture artwork. Absolutely awesome!!

  27. Those fireworks are A-mazing! Beautiful Sweet Shots!

    I am so happy to have found your blog! It is AWESOME! First time to join Sweet Shot, & I LOVE it!

  28. I made it!! I always think I’ll participate, and then I miss it. But not this week.

    I love Red Letter.
    1 Thessalonians 5:16 – 18 is a huge fav for me.


  29. Thanks, Darcy, for sharing about Dee’s site! Her art is beautiful! I love this one: She knew that she was worth far more than rubies. If I win I will give it to my 5 week old granddaughter. Never too early to sow that seed in her heart. Thanks for the opportunity. blessings, k

  30. I love her Scripture art…. I can’t choose just one! :) But I really like the Psalm 1 set!

  31. Thanks for sharing the fireworks tutorial!! Love the word art, especially 1 Thessalonians 5-16!


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