Thursday, September 16, 2010

From my work table.....

Good Morning....
I have been running around like a crazed person this week trying to finish up some assignments and getting caught up with house stuff (not so much fun but necessary). There are many things I want to show you but for now just a quick post to display a baby banner I just completed for a friend. It's been a while since I have featured something I've made so here it is...
My friend, Barb, asked me to make a name banner for her grandniece's Baptism. She requested pink and green as the color scheme...which is such an easy one to work with.

The flower and butterfly shapes are chipboard.

The scalloped circles were cut using Nestibilities dies.

The letters were made with my wonderful Cricut machine.

After I put it all together, I decided that the letters looked too plain. Using some Quickutz dies, I made the flowers & stems for the "L" and "h" and punched the butterflies for the "e" and "a" using a Martha Stewart punch. I used a marker to color the butterfly bodies and draw the antennas. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them for detail. Baby gifts are always fun to make and you know how I love banners!

Now....I must get busy and finish my assignment for Elizabeth's Halloween banner swap.
I am the "W" in Halloween.

 Just a peek for now!
Hope you all have a splendid Thursday!
xoxo
Joyce

21 comments:

marie said...

Love the banner for Leah - the little flowers were the perfect touch!

I've been following along on Elizabeth's blog about this Halloween swap...can't wait to see the finished work!

marie said...

P.S. Your background looks good!!

Katsui Jewelry said...

So you re the "W" in Halloween! I have been wondering.... I love the Mary picture and can't wait to see what you do. I just bought her whole 2011 desk calendar...to cut out the pictures and play!!!

I haven't danced the night away for years but my mind and heart are dancing. I was so worried about this trip and it has been mostly just wonderful. We just heard there will be heavy rains in Rijeka but I would rather have heavy rain and be there than be in Saint Paul! Much more interesting!

Sending you big hugs and prayers for wellness!
Suz

Creative Breathing said...

Joyce, I am so glad I peeked in today! I think I will put a small Cricket on my Christmas list this year! It would be wonderful to be able to cut out letters. Such a sweet banner! So glad you had such a great vacation. We missed you! Happy to have you back. Elizabeth

kana said...

Cute "Leah" banner! Looking forward to seeing the "w" for the Halloween banner.

Home and Heart said...

What a darling banner Joyce!! The little extras you added made it even more precious. A great idea!!

full of bliss said...

So beautiful! As always, your work is perfection!
XO~Bekah

mary k said...

Joyce, The banner you made for Leah is beautiful. It is so much fun to create for babies. You have been busy creating since you returned from vacation. Oh, I need a vacation very badly! I have your swap package ready to go in the mail. I'm not sure it will get to you by Wednesday, but I am hopeful. Enjoy this beautiful weather, mary

NanE said...

Hi Joyce! Love the banner, it is so sweet! I can't wait to see your W, that little sneak peek is very intriguing. Have a wonderful week, Nan

LaurieStar said...

Hi Joyce!

Your banner caught my eye right away! Sorry I have been such a bad blogger! I love seeing your projects!:)

Elyse said...

hi joyce!

what a sweet banner! all of your little details add up to make it so special. it's sure to be cherished.

xo
elyse

Celestial Charms said...

Hi Joyce,
I'm not sure how I missed this post, but better late than never! What a pretty little banner. Pink and green are a favorite color combination for me. Hope you have a wonderful week.
Maureen

deb said...

Joyce,

your banner is really adorable. I love the paper you used and the little flowers are the perfect finishing touch.

Vicki C said...

Super CUTE Joyce!!

Betty Jo said...

What a delicate and gorgeous banner! The flowers are perfect and make it very special. Your blog is beautiful too. I followed your link from Elyse.

Katsui Jewelry said...

Hi Joy,

Just stopping in to say, "hi" and hoping that you are continuing to feel better. I have been thinking of you!

Hugs,
Suz

Sandy Michelle said...

It's lovely and I can't wait to see your banner for Elizabeth's swap!

Sandy xox

Mimi Sue said...

So adorable! I LOVE pink and green together. Looks like a fun place to stay. I love the beach too. Mimi

mimi said...

As always sooooo cute!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with for the Craft fair!!
xoxo
Mimi

heidi said...

Darling banner! You always come up with cute ideas. "w"onder "w"hat your "w" "w"ill be? LOL (Reminds me of the old Sesame Street song, "What is the letter we love?....it's not any trouble you know it's a double-U....whoo whoo whoo..."

Too much coffee today, can you tell?
Hugs, Heidi

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your works are sweet, so so sweet Joyce!
Have a happy Thursday xx

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