Sunday, July 31, 2011

LOVE Banner

I made this LOVE Banner for my daughter, Mariah to use in her photo shoots. I saw some pics on Pinterest of a couple holding a similar banner and had to make one. Mariah has some photography jobs coming up and I can't wait to see how they turn out using this banner.
I used the 4x4 inch coasters as the base for each panel and covered them in designer paper, alternating between a blue pin-stripe and a green polka dot. There are also layers of floral designer paper cut in a circle and then a chipboard letter that I painted and rubbed glitter glue on them. The letters are actually the voided space of the chipboard letters when you pop them out of the decorative piece. These are from the same letters/frame pack that I used on the Elizabeth Banner from the last post. Everything is Mod Podged to protect it from getting dirty and to help make it durable. I added a large eyelet to each one on the top corners and threaded some shimmery blue organza ribbon through them for the hanger.

If you don't know what Pinterest is, it is a fantabulous website where you can "pin" pictures, like a bulletin board. And you can "repin" others and save them on your boards from others boards. You gotta go check it out! Go here and check out my boards and be my pinning buddy!! If you are alreay a pinner, let me know, I would love to follow you!!

Well that's it for me today! Until next time,
Hugs and Happy Creating!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

"Elizabeth" Banner

This is the banner that I made for my grandbaby Elizabeth's nursery. She is due in September and my daughter, Amber, is getting the nursery all ready with pretty pinks and yellows. I wanted this to be all pink and girlie and I think that it turned out exactly how I pictured it in my head. I used pink tulle as the ribbon part of the banner and love how soft and pretty is looks. Each letter is a chipboard cut shape using the Top Note die cut in the Big Shot machine. I covered each piece in decorative scrapbook paper, alternating between pink checkered and flowered papers. The letters are puffy stickers mounted on chipboard frames painted pink and then I backed with another chipboard piece painted yellow. I Mod Podged everything. I added a cute flower grommet in each corner and strung each one onto the pink tulle. I placed a pretty little pink flower with bling brad on every other letter. This banner measures about 3 feet long. I am only showing you the "E" and the "L" to show you what papers I used (so as to not overload you with pictures!!). I also made an "E" plaque that matches and I'll share that in a later post.

We had her baby shower yesterday and she received so many nice things, including a whole lotta clothes that are just absolutely adorable. I don't think that Elizabeth will be wearing the same outfit twice until she is at least 6 months old!  '

Well, that's all from me today. Until next time......

Hugs and Happy Stampin'!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Time flies so quickly!

Where has this entire first half of 2011 gone? My goodness, it flew by!! I didn't mean to stay away so long, I just haven't really been able to craft much, because my stuff was everywhere and so hard to get to in order to create even the simplest of cards. But, my building is done. Well, done enough to have everything in one place to create stuff. There is still some work to be done on it (actually the list is a little long), but I've been making pretty things and that feels so great! I will share one of the cards that I made this week. This card is for my daughter's baby shower coming up. I haven't even shared that bit of news with ya'll. I'm gonna be a first time Grandmommy in September!!! We are all beyond excited!! Now I will definitely have an excuse to create sweet little, girlie things for our sweet little Elizabeth.  So, about the card. It's girlie, frilly, pink and yellow. I got my inspiration from LilyBean's Paperie. If you haven't yet visited Melissa's blog, you have got to go check it out! She is fantastic. Not sure if you have noticed lately how popular banners are nowadays, but I've been seeing them everywhere. So of course, I had to incorporate a banner on this card. Not, too bad for someone who's been out of commission for a while, huh? I'll be back very soon with more goodies that I've been making.

Supplies: Pixie Pink and Barely Banana SU! papers, BoBunny Decorative paper, butterfly punch, Warm Words SU! stamp set, misc clear stamps, buttons, ribbon

Until next time,
Hugs and Happy Stampin'!