Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Our theme for our Blog Hop and Online Crop is Celebrate. So I chose to celebrate my home. We have lived here a little over 4 years. We were fortunate to build this home and choose much of the design. I designed our pool and landscaping and I am so happy when I look out the windows and see what I drew on paper actually came to life.
It's our version of our dream home. And to me it is so much more than just a house, it's the only home my 2 little boys have ever known, it's where we got our two sweet puppies, it's where we have made many memories already over the past 4 years. I can see us living here until we are old and grey. It is simply my favorite place to be.
My challenge to you is to design a layout (or go all out and do a mini book), celebrating something about home. It could be your childhood home, where you live now, or just something special about your home. Include some fussy cutting or a border punch and a handmade flower.
Here is my example:
In addition to the Color Me Daisy August kit, I used the Rouge Glitter Thicker add-on, Fiskars Apron Lace and Threading Water border punches, scallop edge scissors and a strip of red cardstock.
Here are some details:
I fussy cut one of the Cosmo Cricket Early Bird papers to create the flower border, then filled the centers with hand dyed gems. The quote came from the Early Bird paper border strips, I just cut it down and used scalloped scissors to create a border and then cut out the flowers from the borders and popped them up, so it would fit with my design.
I learned how to make this flower from this tutorial here at SplitcoastStampers. It's a bit tricky at first, but watch the video, I think it helps. If you try it you just need a little patience and some strong glue (I used Tacky Glue) and you will get it.
So recap on the challenge:
- Make a layout (or a mini book) that "Celebrates" something that means home to you
- Fussy cut or use a border punch
- Include a handmade flower (can be any kind, I just gave you an idea if you want to make one like mine)
When you finish the challenge upload your entry to the Color Me Daisy Celebrate Crop Gallery and link it back to the thread for "Michelle's Celebrate Home Challenge" in the Celebrate Crop Forum on our message board.
Finally, don't forget to finish the Blog Hop. Follow this link back to the Color Me Daisy Blog to visit your next Daisy Girl.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
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We have an updated new subscriber offer too. Look towards the bottom.
Depending on renewals this month, we may not end up with many extra kits this month.
So if you are on the fence you may want to act sooner rather than later.
Oh and we have some great Birthday Grab Bags this month and the prices are a steal.