Thursday, October 04, 2007

Holiday Banners and Blog Candy

As promised, here are the holiday banners I've been working on. I took the pictures this afternoon just before leaving for work. The ribbon arrived, and when I got home tonight I ran the ribbon through the letters. But the photos here show no ribbons.



Noel is going to hang vertically. I used the 5/8" Celery Grosgrain ribbon from Stampin' Up! I love the extra width, it adds more body and proportionately balances the look. Maybe I'll photograph it again hanging during the holidays ... who knows? Noel is made using the Designer Wintergreen paper.

Joy is going to stand ... at least I hope it's going to stand! I ran ribbon behind the chipboard to tie it together, but not to hang. I'm not sure I like it that way ... I may have to re-do the ribbon so Joy can hang like the other banners. Joy is made using the Designer papers from the Simply Scrappin' Christmas kit (and I'm diggin' the pink).

Anyway, as I said in my last post, I was able to make Thankful, Noel and Joy from the chipboard package ... and I still have bunches of letters, shapes and cool things to play with.
Both of these banners have lots of glitter. Holidays should sparkle, right? The glitter doesn't really show up in the pictures, but just imagine ...





This is a sideways, close up shot of the O in NOEL made from a snowflake. There was an alphabet O available, but I thought the snowflake would add a nice touch ... plus I could bling it up with a rhinestone brad.




This is what I'm talking about ... now you can see some of the glitter in this picture. This is a close up of the O in JOY. I loved the berries and holly leaves. I just smooshed them in an ink pad for color and then glittered them up. The O was put through a xyron machine and then glitter added. Having a xyron makes things a lot simpler sometimes!


Finally, this is the snowflake at the end of JOY. You can see the letter Y is also very sparkly. The green cardstock is adhered to the back of the chipboard, so I just ran it through my xyron as well which allowed me to not only stick it to the chipboard, but sprinkle just the right amount of glitter all over it.


Well, that's all I have for today ... except a surprise Blog Candy package! It's stamp stuff ... but I think I'll keep it a secret for a few days. To enter all you have to do is refer a friend to my blog and post a comment by Sunday night letting me know that you recommended my blog to someone else. Easy-peasy. And, maybe, just maybe, I'll post a hint later about what the blog candy is. Stay tuned!

happy stampin'

Susan

39 comments:

http://angeladaniels.squarespace.com/ said...

I think these are beautiful!

Lynn said...

These are terrific. I love the glitter on them. Very nice.

Ami said...

Very pretty Christmas stuff!!!!!
I recommended your blog to my sister...does that count as a friend???hahaha.

Cindy Keery said...

Hello,

Wow, is that ever beautiful! Can you make me one? LOL

I posted a referral for your blog at the top of my blog just under my banner: http://imagine-dream-create.blogspot.com/

Have a good weekend.

Cindy

Quilt Nut said...

gorgeous! love all the glitter. i've posted a note about your giveaway on my blog :)

scfranson said...

Wow, wonderful blog ! I just sent my best friend a link cause she's going to love it too.
Claudia

Karen Raymond said...

Your banners are beautiful! I have recommended your blog to several friends!
Karen

Anonymous said...

Your banners are beautiful!!!!
I've recommended your blog to several friends!
Karen

Kim Etherington said...

Wow, love these. What talent and patience they must have taken. I like your blog and will be adding you to inspiring blogs on mine. I'm also sending your blog directly to my friend who's an avid blogger.
Thanks for the chance.
Kim

~Shelly E.~ said...

The banners that you made are AWESOME! I have sent a link to your blog to two of my friends! They're going to love your blog too.

~Shelly E.~

Linda SS said...

The banners are very festive and fun - I love them! Thank you for offering blog candy. I'm sending a link here to a few of my crafty friends.

Cindy Vernon said...

I just sent a stamping buddy the linkd to your site! I absolutely love these samples! I might just have to get these chipboard letters!

Momsnack said...

I just recommended your blog to my stamping buddy.
That banner is beautiful!
NancyS (momsnack)

iteach said...

I sent a link to your blog to my best friend. I know she will be as impressed as I am! Thank you for sharing your talent.

Dana said...

I love these! I recommended your blog to a couple of my scrapping friends!

Karen E. said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I found your post because I check out the blog of Quilt Nut frequently :) so she has refered me! I will send your blog address to my SU demonstrator.

Doin' it with a Hooah!!! said...

WoW! Your work is just AMAZING!!! I definatly love them Banners!!! Bling is my weakness right now(cant get enough!!) I also told a few stamping buddies about your blog!
Enjoy your day!
Monica

Laura W said...

Very cute blog! I'm excited to peek through more pages. :) I'll go tell my crafty friends right now!

Nettystamps said...

Very pretty banners...love the 3D effects and the colors. I am going to refer your website to my upline (Stampin' Up), she loves do altered material and home decor projects. I think she'll wow over the banners as much as I did....

Thanks for sharing....

Kearneykrafter said...

New to blogging and have 4 friends that I've recommended to your site. We are new to the stamping world and love your work! thanks~!

Wife2TJ said...

What a beautiful job you did!

jodene said...

Very lovely signs. Love all the glitter!! I told my husband to come see your signs. He agrees very great job. OK I know I need more friends.

Pat Huntoon said...

All of it is spectacular!

Sheri said...

Hi There!

Thanks so much for posting your holiday banners! They are just the inspiration I needed! I posted a link to your blog on mine; I hope that counts as "referring a friend"! Thanks also for the oportunity to win candy! :)

Sheri

Cheryl said...

These are gorgeous! I would love to give them a try. I'm going to refer your site to a couple of friends.

Angel Wilde said...

I sent my friends here. And Allison pointed me your way.

foodpartyfun said...

I sent an email out to all my stamping friends to check out your blog. Thanks for sharing!

Pat

janet allen said...

I got an email (from Linda S.) to visit your blog. I'm glad I did because I love the banners and so many other of your great projects. I enjoy scrapping and card making. I will let my friend Phyllis know about your blog.

~Carla~ www.moralia.wordpress.com said...

Fabulous blog!! Told a few of my friends to come check out your blog!!! :)

Lilian said...

you holiday banners are gorgeous! i will definitely send friends over to take a look.

thanks for the surprise candy! :)

Suzy said...

I recommended your blog to my stampin buddies thank you for the chance to win :)
Suzy

Elaine said...

Ok, I've sent my friend Tammy to come on over and check it out! :)

Shutterbug said...

Telling my sister about your blog. I love the Banners and how cool they look.

Terria said...

Your banners are wonderful! This my first time see some where will you be hanging them or putting them.I have place a link from blog to yours and also shared you blog with my friends Tina, Jenn, and Tracy

Allison said...

I posted a referral...it's what I do!

Cheers, Allison

http://stampinwhenican.blogspot.com/2007/10/jens-happy-birthday-to-my-blog.html

Sharon in NE said...

Hi Susan, I referred my friend to your surprise Blog Candy (who doesn't love surprises?) we'll see what happens. Thanks for the extension in time. I'm behind in checking my blogs!

This banner is gorgeous! I swear it sparkles. Can't imagine how beautiful it is IRL.

Sharon in NE said...
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rspeterson911 said...

Great blog! My girl, Sharon just got me started on this. I really like your work, plus I can't resist hangman and a quote of the day.

I have subscribed and Sharon even got me on my own google blogger so I can leave comments. I know of someone else that would like your site. Thanks. Betsey

Kim Etherington said...

What great details on your letters for your Noel Joy. I have forwarded your blog to a non stop stamping friend. Thanks for sharing!