Sunday, January 31, 2010

Just Us Girls Challenge #18

Well, it was still technically Saturday when I started writing this post.  Does that count as not officially being a day late?!  This week was a busy one with work and finalizing everything I'm contributing to the My Time Made Easy February release.  After all was said and done, I really let this week get ahead of me.  Come 10 pm Friday night I hadn't even started my banner.  I was just exhausted, so I gave in.  I realized there was no way I would produce a worthy banner in a crunch last night, so I took my throbbing head to bed.  Sometimes life just takes over, you know? 
Oh, I'm kind of putting the cart before the horse, huh?  Saturday's challenge over at Just Us Girls is being hosted by sweet Dana who challenged us to make a pennant banner.  I've never made one before, so this was definitely a challenge for me!  My plan as the week went on was to make a banner with Tia's name.  She told me yesterday that she didn't want one, so I switched gears and made one for my craft room instead.  "CREATE".  That's right, walk in my craft room, read my order and get to work!  LOL  Seriously though, other than eat, drink, and listen to music, what else do you do in a craft room?  CREATE! 
I used colors from the chaise lounge in my craft room so that everything is "matchy-matchy" as Lauren would say :]  I didn't stamp a thing on this fact, the only ink used was from my printer. 
When I bought my Cricut Expression, it came with two awesome cartridges.  One was the Storybook cartridge that has the font you see on my banner.  Isn't it elegant?!  I just love it ♥
Here's a close up of the letter 'A'.  The paper is one of the sheets I designed for the January release at MTME.  I think I'll use this paper forever!  I can't imagine it getting old :]  It's the pink definition paper from Fluttering-by© printed on SU! Very Vanilla cs.  The butterflies in between the pennants were cut in two sizes (1.5" and 1") using the Flutters and Flowers cut file from MTME.
Please swing by our wonderfully talented DTs' blogs to check out their FANTASTIC projects! <--- Links are in my left sidebar.  Don't forget to stop by our SPECTACULAR January Guest Designer's blog, Ms. Gabby Arriaza.  Gabby and her family are kind of in dire straits right now and could use a boost.  She was an AMAZING guest designer and I feel very lucky that she was our first.  She left some HUGE shoes to fill ;]  ♥ You're in my prayers, Gabby ♥

If you play along, please add a link to your project using Mr. Linky over at Just Us Girls, and use keyword JUGS18 in the online galleries.

Thanks for swinging by today!  See you back here on Monday for the My Time Made Easy February release!  You don't want to miss it ;]  Lauren has some fresh products and samples in store for you. 

Stamps: N/A
Paper: Bazzil, Red Carpet; SU! Very Vanilla; My Time Made Easy TM LLC, Pretty Impressions Printables ©, Fluttering-by digi paper
Ink: N/A
Accessories: Primas; PTI, Vintage Buttons; Michaels, Buttons and Ribbon; Cricut Storybook Cartridge; EK Success, Border Punch; My Time Made Easy TM LLC, Flutters and Flowers Cut Files


Unknown said...

This is just darling, Kristin! This is such a wonderful addition to your craft room!!

Kathryn B said...

Wow! This is simply beautiful Kristin!!! The Storybook font is soooo elegant and the butterflies add just the right touch! Making a "create" banner for your scrappin' room was a good idea! Thanks for all your nice comments on my blog. :0) Have a good one!

Debbie said...

Oh so sweet! I love the letters cut on your Cricut - so elegant and pretty! I'll have to give that technique a try soon :) TFS!!!!!

AKiteFlier said...

Fantastic Kristin and well worth the wait! I LOVE that font - so fun and elegant - too bad we can't share cartridges :-) I love that you made this for your craft room - that's a fantastic idea - too bad Tia missed out but lucky you - I love your color combo and all your embelliesments to this.

Mona Pendleton said...

WoW Kristin! Your pennant banner is beautiful! That Storybook font is very elegant looking - I love how you used it! Perfect match with that gorgeous whimsical MTME© digi paper & embellishments! Great work of inspiration!

Tammy Hershberger said...

VERY cute, my dear! LOVE the style of those letters, and the scalloped edges on each pennant looks fabulous! GREAT job!

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