Thursday, November 13, 2008

Well I refuse, I refuse

I have completed my creations finally! I went to a crop last Friday night with my cousin and started the banner. I finished it a few days ago but then decided I wanted it a different way. I took it apart and re-arranged it. Like it much better now. Tell me what one you like best?



Fireplace banner or door banner (bottom). I personally like the door banner. Here is what it looks like on my door.



I want to do a garland type thing on the top of my door too. I think that will complete the look I have in my head. The banner was really fun to make. We go on walks every night and my son and I found those pine cones and sticks. When I think thanksgiving I think rustic. There is a tutorial for the banner up on the RVK blog. Go check it out. If you make a banner pls link it for me so I can leave ya some love.

I did other creations too with the kit.

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My daughter Aria eating a cupcake. I love this pic and I love the colors of these papers!


That was me I believe in 82ish. Christmas time. Watching something one of my older cousins was doing.


My MIL and SIL. Love this old pic even tho you can barely tell what it is. Not really feeling this page...Maybe I'll take it apart and do it over. Hmmm...

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My grandfather, mom and her cousin. I love how my grandpa has that Tom Selleck stash.


I really had no idea where this thing was going when I started it lol! I just knew it was going to be a wall plaque. Well that's what it turned out to be ha!


Ok so as I promised a mini tutorial on how to do the wall plaque above. First I traced my black oval paper on my chipboard sheet. I then cut about a inch out with my pinking shears to give it that boarder. I covered it with white glue and then immediately painted it with the brown (crackle technique). Glued my black paper to the brown painted chipboard. I used the green pp in the kit with the hambly rub on. pop dot the title to the plaque then added my leaves and buttons. Punch holes in the top for ribbon. Tied a knot at the end of the ribbon then threaded it thru the hole. Looped it over then stitched and glued it to the back of the chipboard. I added yellow stitched X's on the front to give it some decoration. I also glimmer misted my yellow leaf to mute the color. The "give" alphas look a little pink in the pic but irl are red. Find a fav stick to hang on and viola you have a nifty little thanksgiving plaque you can easily make with the kids!

Long enough post? Hahaha! Hope you all are having a wonderful fall!

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25 comments:

My scrappie life! said...

I love the door banner!!!
And a great mini tutorial!!

Jacqueline

Beth Perry said...

Hey darling!!! :P
This is my fave post of yours!! I love all the eye candy and the tutorial (which I will have to try). And I am with you on the door banner. That one looks the best and I like it above the wreath. So pretty!

I am so much loving your latest layouts. (I know I say that everytime, don't? lol) I need to go find them at Flickr, so I can pick them apart and tell you all the little things I love!! haha

Happy Friday! Have a good weekend!
B

TheresaK said...

I {heart} you!!
Everything you create is amazing!!!

Ann(i)e Hafermann said...

def. like the banner the way you turned it!!! good thinking!!
such gorgeous layouts and love your little tutorial!!!
xoxo
annie

Crystal said...

awesome work cousin. I adore the way the banner looks over the door. so gonna steal that Idea

Holly said...

Ooooh! Lots of pretties there! I'm especially loving the wall plaque, and the banner. But, I have some weird sort of banner fetish, so that's no surprise. LOL! I haven't made a Thanksgiving one yet, though. Hmmm...

Melissa said...

Fabulous stuff!! Love the banner!

Ginajam said...

Killer layouts, my friend! The banner is so cute on the door!! And thank you for sharing your tutorial...gonna have to do one as soon as I'm unpacked. Can't wait to start up again!!

shaina said...

those banners are terrific! way to go.
i also seriously LOVE your layouts. your scrapping style is so fresh. so inspiring.
thanks for sharing. :)

*fauve* said...

I am SO in love with that cupcake picture!

Sasha said...

OKAY HEFFAH .. LOVE THIS WOW you are doing the dang thang, love it all .. and girl who you telling, I am so dang happy I am going back to Japan I can taste the Curry Rice LOLOL

Ginger Dougherty said...

Diane and I want to scrap with you and Crystal in Oakdale sometime. Missing hanging with you!!! You did some wonderful LOs.

Diane B. said...

so when are me and ging gonna get to scrap with ya? maybe if we agree to take you on one of our escapades (yes, we will adopt you! LOL) then you will HAVE to crop with us in return. tee-hee!

dori said...

i so love the banner, the second one and over the door!

love what you did with the hambley too-never know what to do with those!

have a happy turkey day!

michelle said...

thanks for the tutorial. really need to start holiday crafting. i feel so behind. I like the banner on the door better, too. and that photo of Aria is awesome.

Lizee said...

wow... i love banner!
makes me wish i would have bought the kit!

Edleen said...

your door banner is Gorgeous! everything else is too! :D

have a wonderful week Marie :)

Bree said...

Wow love the banner, I love it over the door, I might have to move mine.

And man do i ever love your wall plaque.. absolutely gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Super fun! I like the colors on the redone banner. Very cool stuff!

danilouwho said...

I love the banner over the door, beautiful stuff!!

your stuff is always so prettyful.

And that wall plaque!! That's amazing, love it on that tree branch!

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Sweet Marie said...

Love it all !!!! The door banner is fabulous and the LO's... wow !!! And it's crazy how much your daughter looks like you !

Marit said...

Hi Marie! Yes, like most of us I prefer the last (door)banner too... In the Netherlands, we don't really have "thanksgiving" but I can always make a banner for some other occasion. Anyway, thanks for the inspiration you give AND for the comment on my (just started) blog.
It's exiting when you start up in the blogworld, and comments come in! But you knew that, didn't you? I'll always remember YOU were the one who helped me with my first steps into this world (putting my LO at Scrapmojo)so you are my first "online-scrap-friend". Love ya! Marit

Beth Perry said...

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!
;P
B

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*Paint & Ink Chick* said...

Ok, since you don't have the new post yet, here it is lol You know a sista in pain;) I really need to make one of those banner. Luvs ya lot! & I'll talk to ya on the phone. Hugs chickie.