Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cooler Temps and a Halloween Banner

It was quite a cloudy and rainy day here in the valley of the sun.  
Good thing, too.
I think we topped out at a whopping 83* today.  
It's a welcomed change to the 115*+ summer weather we had this year. 

 At one point, I got into my car to see this:

Thank goodness for cooler temps!
Will it last?
I hope so. 

Anyway~ I never feel like fall is here until there is a drop in the temperature.  Today inspired me to take out some of my fall decor and start getting excited for Halloween!


Over the past few weeks I had been working on a new banner.  It seems like banners are the only thing I've been posting about (and not even that often). As I've said before, I am trying to get one made for each holiday/season.  So, without further adieu~ here is my Halloween Banner in all it's glory!


The paper is from the "Jeepers Creepers" stack I purchased from Hobby Lobby.

I decided to make each pennant a different shape and different pattern of paper.

I distressed the edges of each pennant and pinwheel with a Tim Holtz distressing pad in 
"Vintage Photo".

I used my Silhouette to cut out the spider webs and letters.  The font was a free one I 
downloaded called "IFC Railroad".

I used a vintage crocheted lace (purchased from SAS Fabrics in Tempe) and grosgrain ribbon at
 the top of each pennant.

I tied it them altogether with black and a sparkly green tulle.

And to finish it all up, I topped them off with these skull cameos I purchased last 
year from Michael's.
.Aren't they fun!?!?

What kind of Fall/Halloween stuff have you been working on?

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I just wanted to give a big  
to the wonderful blogs that featured my Patriotic Liberty Banner. 


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I feel so loved!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Patriotic "LIBERTY" Banner

I decided a while ago that I would try to have wreath and banner for every holiday and occasion.   I always see such lovely ideas out there, that I am determined to have some of my own.  So about a month ago I decided to get my butt in gear and make me a 4th of July banner.  I knew that if I didn't do it waaaay ahead of time, I wouldn't get it done in time and it would have to wait until the following year. 

Procrastination. How I loathe thee.


Anyhow~  I succeeded in getting my 4th of July banner done.


 The stars are an old sheet music copy of "The Star Spangled Banner".
 I love these vintage cards!
The edges of the  pinwheels and letters are glittered with Martha Stewart Glitter in azurite and garnet.
 For those of you in the Phoenix area, the paper came from ETC. (formerly Scrapbooks ETC.)
 I sewed the top of the banners with a zigzag stitch on my new sewing machine. (The only thing I've used it for so far! :)
 I tied it all together with red, white, and blue tulle.
 The writing at the top of the banners is an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

It makes my ♥ smile. :)

Up next, my 4th of July wreath!

Have you been working on any 4th of July projects?


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