Nov 14, 2014


It feels good to create again, even if it is something as simple as a card and this week I actually made two projects....WOOT! I'm on a roll!

I have had scraps of 4 x 4 pieces of paper with circles cut out of them from a previous project sitting on my desk for over a month. I didn't want to part with the negative pieces for a couple of reasons.....I had too many and knew they would come in handy AND I loved the DP. As soon as I saw the challenge at PDE I thought they would be perfect for a banner. Then I saw this week's sketch at DS#177 and knew this project was meant to be. This is what I came up with and I have the perfect place in mind for it...just in time for the holidays!

The letters where cut from the Cricut Storybook cartridge and pop-dotted. The Santa image is from a $1 JoAnn stamp and wet embossed with white opaque EP. Mesh bling, glitter, ribbons, twine, circle Nesties, scallop punch, CS, and mat board were used. Check out the felt covered jingle bells that I found at Michael's a few years ago which are hanging off of a TH swivel clasp. This bow would never exist without a Bow Easy.

Seriously, if I know I'm going to put glitter on a project why wouldn't I just use glitter paper instead of running it through a Xyron and pour glitter all over it? I asked myself that twice this week.

PDE (Linky party): Banners
Anything But a Card: #41 Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room: #173 Super Scraps Saturday
Deconstructed Sketch:  #177 ( sketch used for the letter O)

I love these challenges, they keep me motivated!
Happy Friday,
happy weekend.


Jen Shults said...

Oh how cool! What a great idea!!!! Thanks for joining us for this week's Deconstructed Sketch!

Danni said...

It's good to see you creating!! :) This is awesome!!

Crafting with Darcy said...

So gorgeous! I love what you have done and it is awesome!
Thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door challenge!

Leanne said...

woo hoo!! This is fabulous Denice! You're "stamp" is all over it! I'm glad you're back to crafting. Like me it's slow going. Awesome job my friend!!
Happy Friday!! Have a nice weekend!

Janis Lewis said...

This is awesome! I love how you used the sketch for your banner. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
Your project is featured in our album on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
~Janis, PDE Linky Party owner
Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

Blue6366 said...

What a great banner. Love how you took that sketch and owned it for our banner challenge. Thanks for sharing and playing along at PDE Linky party.

~DT Barbara

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Wow love this idea such inspiration. Thanks for joining in over at Anything but a card this month. Hugz xx

gobeagirl said...

Hi Denice. I think this is adorable! I have that Cricut cartridge and your are making me want to pull it all out and make up a few of these. What an awesome idea. I love the colors and the way you put the bells on the bottom. So sweet! Hope you are well. I am trying to get back into blogging more and I am so hoping that winter will bring extra time somehow to my life so that I can do just that. Hugs Lisa G said...

Denice this is lovely! I'm glad you are crafting again. Thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card this challenge.

Marji said...

YAY a project and a card. Both beautifully done. That banner is gorgeous. Keep it up I wanna see more. Now I have to pay attention on what I throw out. GEESH. Great job and glad to see you creating again. WAHOOOOO you know you can still move closer to me. Ha Ha.

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Such a brilliant idea and fab looking festive plaque. Thank you for joining in with us over at Anything but a card this time.
Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu DT