Friday, January 4, 2013

A New Year...A New Post!!'s been a while and I am very sorry to all of my dedicated followers!!  A tragic death in the family and the loss of two of my beloved Labrador Retrievers sort of crushed my spirit.  But my goal for the new year is to regenerate my blog.  I do love crafting and giving away my creations, so with spirits lifted, here is my first post of the year!!

Tomorrow we are having a 70th birthday party for my mother-in-law.  She is not your typical mother-in-law, she is very sweet and old-fashioned.  So I used my Cricut Storybook cartridge and lots of embellishments from my "stash" to create this wonderful banner for the party.

The letters spell out "HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOROTHY".  I used a combination of floral embellishments because she loves flowers.  I also chose another one of her favorites, birds, to embellish the pennants.  Finally, I added some extra butterflies, bees, and dragonflies to add a little more pizzazz.  I used ribbon from a recent yard sale find.  The ribbon was for Mother's Day, so it has phrases relating to all the wonderful qualities of a mother.  I finished the banner by tying the individual pennants to a strand of jute string. 

 I plan on collecting the banner after the party to use in a birthday memories scrapbook. I think that during the party I will collect handwritten memories from friends, relatives, and neighbors and use those comments to create memorable scrapbook pages.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! It's back to work for me on Monday :(.      Thanks for visiting!!   Patty

1 comment:

  1. My deepest condolences for your loss, I hope your family is doing well. Your banner is exquisite! I just love all the flowers, very very pretty!