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Warmer days are ahead of us and that has me in the mood to head to the beach! Until I can get there I am going to bring the beach to me by adorning my home with this nautical banner that I’m sharing on the Carta Bella Paper blog today!
I cut the banner from various papers from the Carta Bella Paper Yacht Club 6×6 paper pad using my Cricut Expression machine and the Birthday Bash cartridge for the banner shapes. I cut the same shapes again from the Carta Bella Black Felt Designer Cardstock, and then adhered the two matching layers together to give each panel a little more weight to support the embellishments I wanted to add to it and to help it hang correctly.
I love the “Seas the Day” die cut on the third panel. The play on words just makes me smile! I wanted to add a little woodgrain tape to the top of the die cut; it was a little too wide, so I simply cut it in half lengthwise. Finally, I added the flag die cuts along the top.
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to don my boat shoes and go for a sail. I had so much fun playing with Yacht Club!
“Sea” you next week! *wink*
Happy weekend! I can’t believe Halloween is in just seven days. I can’t wait!
Even though we don’t get a lot of trick-or-treaters (we live on the end of a Dead End Street), I enjoy the magical feeling of Halloween. The older kids don’t collect candy anymore, but they always volunteer to take my youngest trick-or-treating. It’s an excuse to dress up and still enjoy being out with all of the ghosts and goblins. 🙂
Me? I stay home with a warm pot of soup answering the door and watching Halloween shows on T.V. It’s awesome!
Instead of using orange and black on these next two Halloween pages, I was inspired by my kids’ costumes in the photos and went with a red and black color scheme. Perfect for my little vampire and zombie, right?!
For this page, I used another sketch by Laura Whitaker as inspiration. I tweaked it a bit to accommodate my larger photos. After putting it together, I realized that my grouping was too low on the page. (Please tell me I’m not the only one who does that. LOL!)
Instead of trying to move everything up, I added a strip of pattern along the top of the page. Then, to tie the strip and the grouping together, I stamped a spiderweb in the corner of the background paper.
I love it! Spiderwebs always add a little spookiness, don’t you think?
My son had a blast creating his zombie costume last year. He didn’t want to just tear holes in his old clothes. No! That would be too easy! He meticulously singed the edges of each of the tears with a lighter. His patience paid off. He looked great!
I’m not a fan of the gory part of Halloween. Infact, this is the first year that my son has dressed up as something “scary.” No worries, I kept it “cute” with this funny little die cut I created with my Silhouette Cameo with this shape.
I even added a feathery tuft of hair to the top. Hehe!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend!
Happy Wednesday, Friends! Are you gearing up for a Happy Thanksgiving and spending time with friends and family over the next few days? Or maybe you are gearing up for some serious shopping this weekend, both at stores and on the web. 🙂 I’m not a Black Friday shopper, but I do love all of the deals I find online this time of year. 🙂
Infact, just this past weekend, I succumbed to the Today’s Special going on at HSN.com and bought myself a new photo printer. I’ve had my current color printer for almost ten years, so I figured it was time for an upgrade. I picked up the Canon Pixma here. I admit it, I was crushing on the sleek, white color. It had me at “hello.” Hehe! Now I just hope it lives up to my picky photo-printing standards. Does anyone have this printer? Do you like it? After I receive it and play with it for a few weeks, I’ll let you know my thoughts.
I also spent the morning on Joann.com filling my cart with several Technique Tuesday stamps (LOVE Ali Edwards’ stamps!). All paper crafting is 50% off right now! Until Thursday, you can use the code COZY331 for $1.99 flat rate shipping (or free shipping over $50). Just thought I would let you know in case you’re a pathological supply shopper like I am. *wink!*
I’ve been doing more scrapping with my stash and have a couple more pages to share.
First, another Halloween page using an older collection by October Afternoon called Witch Hazel. 🙂 Awww, how I love Halloween!
Next, I have a couple of pages with a vintage feel to them. I’ve been hanging onto Teresa Collins Fabrications line to scrap these pictures of Maryn’s Pioneer Birthday party at the Lion House from a few years ago.
Using vintage colors like this is actually quite tricky for me. I tend to gravitate towards bright, candy colors, but it’s also nice to step out of my comfort zone once in awhile.
For both of these pages, I pulled out my Cricut Explore machine. The lion head on the two-pager is from the French Manor cartridge. The children image on the “Pioneer Party” page is from the Nursery Rhymes cartridge.
Thank you so much for popping by! If I don’t get a chance to “see” you tomorrow, Have a Happy Thanksgiving!